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Monday, January 31, 2022

The Benevolence of New Ideas One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 3 by Carmela Cattuti Genre: Historical Women's Fiction

 


The Benevolence of New Ideas

One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 3

by Carmela Cattuti

Genre: Historical Women's Fiction 

The satisfying conclusion to Angela Lanza’s story which began in Between the Cracks when she loses her entire family in the earthquake on Sicily following the 1908 eruption of Mt. Etna and continues in The Ascent as she adjusts to life in the United States as a new bride and Italian American immigrant. Now, the final installment in the trilogy, The Benevolence of New Ideas, thrusts Angela and her family into the heart of the Vietnam War and the turbulent times of the 1970s.

As the family matriarch, Angela guides her niece, Marie, through these challenges and the era’s limiting structures of education and organized religion, helping Marie to embrace new ideas and expand her intuition and relationship with the unseen world. Angela’s compassion and wisdom has an exceptional impact on Marie’s life and those around her. A fulfilling ending that celebrates Angela’s wisdom in all things along with her well-lived life from tragedy to triumph and from heartbreak to the enduring love of family.


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The Ascent

One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 2

The sequel to Carmela Cattuti's first novel, Between the Cracks,, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, she manages to assimilate into the social life of a small town outside of New York City. Through the horrors of war, domestic tragedy, and raising her sister-in-law's children, hers is a successful immigrant experience. Angela seeks to transcend organized religion and develop her spirituality. She influenced three generations of Americans through her artistic sensibility and a sharpened intuition. The book parallels America's growth with Angela's growing sense of who she is in the world.


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Between the Cracks

One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America Book 1

Join Angela Lanza as she experiences the tumultuous world of early 20th century Sicily and New York. Orphaned by the earthquake and powerful eruption of Mt. Etna in 1908, Angela is raised in the strict confines of an Italian convent. Through various twists of fate, she is married to a young Italian man whom she barely knows, then together with her spouse, immigrates to the U.S. This novel is an invitation to accompany the young Angela as she confronts the ephemeral nature of life on this planet and navigates the wide cultural gaps between pre-World War II Italy and the booming prosperity of dynamic young America.

Author, artist, and teacher Carmela Cattuti created Between the Cracks as an homage to her great-aunt, who survived the earthquake and eruption of Mt. Etna and bravely left Sicily to start a new life in America.


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Carmela Cattuti started her writing career as a journalist for the Somerville News in Boston, MA. After she finished her graduate work in English Literature from Boston College she began to write creatively and taught a journal writing course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. As fate would have it, she felt compelled to write this homage to her great-aunt, who survived the earthquake and eruption of Mt. Edna and bravely left Sicily to start a new life in America. Between the Cracks and The Ascent began the story, which now concludes with the final book in the trilogy.



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Sunday, January 30, 2022

**The Winter Reading Online Book Fair is now LIVE!**

   


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The Unexpected Series ~ A steamy Romance Series ~ by Stacy Eaton

  



The Unexpected Series is a steamy romance series where anything can happen and probably will. Each book in the series is a stand-alone happily ever after, or happy for now book. While they are stand-alone, the books are all centered around Safety Zone Security and the employees there. Characters from one book will continue throughout the rest of the series.

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Unexpected Packages

The Unexpected Series Book 1

by Stacy Eaton

Genre: Steamy Romance

What happens when a neighbor accidentally opens a birthday present sent to you?

Lexi Miller lives a disciplined lifestyle, with no interest in spicing it up. With a great job and a best friend who tries everything to get her to break out of her dull life, it’s not until her birthday present arrives at her door, opened by a stranger, that Lexi needs to rethink her life.

Alex Miller is working on his second career after retiring from the military. He’s excited to be helping his best friend Jake Taite get his new business, Safety Zone Security, up and running. Plus, he can’t wait to build a relationship with his teenage daughter.
When a package shows up on his doorstep, he is kind enough to deliver the box to the rightful owner. When Lexi opens the door, Alex finds himself unexpectedly intrigued with his beautiful neighbor.

With misunderstandings, a few laughs, and some abrupt tension concerning a business trip, Lexi has to decide if her love for Alex is a gift or a curse.

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Unexpected Arrivals

The Unexpected Series Book 2

What happens when an unknown woman drops a baby in your lap?

Trevor Vaughn loves his job, his women, and his bachelor’s lifestyle. Sadly, for him, all of that might change when Davina Daniels walks into his office pushing a stroller. The problem is that Trevor doesn’t have any idea who Davina is.

After begging for her help, Davina and Trevor form an unexpected friendship that will bring them together in time for their friend’s wedding and a night of steamy romance.

With misspoken words, a dangerous trip, and Devon being rushed to the hospital, the chances that they can repair the relationship are slim to none. Will Trevor and Davina find a way back to each other, or will his unexpected arrival end it for good?

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Unexpected Trouble

The Unexpected Series Book 3

What happens when you run into your high school sweetheart after nineteen years?

Big things are happening at Safety Zone Security, and before a client meeting, Gregory Blaire heads down to Cocoa’s Coffee Café to grab some much-needed caffeine. Running into his high school sweetheart was almost the last thing he excepted, but the jewelry store heist that went wrong tops even that.

As hard as Maggie Valor works to build her career as a serious journalist, she’s stuck as a romance advice columnist, and she’ll do just about anything to change that. She might even get the chance when she finds herself held hostage.

With Maggie putting herself in the way of danger, stepping into Safety Zone Security to help with a client, and then pushing to join an operation, all Greg can see is trouble. Especially since the police are questioning her, someone is sending her threatening packages, and she is determined to drive him wild.

The only thing Greg wants to do is figure out how to keep the woman out of trouble, away from his job, and nowhere near his bed-or worse, his heart.

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Unexpected Storms

The Unexpected Series Book 4

What happens when you take a chance to dance with a stranger?

Ali Davidson is ready for a relationship; only the conventional methods aren’t much help. Working long hours as a head chef doesn’t either. Could being a contestant on the May I Have This Dance television show help her find love on the dance floor?

Harvey Melton works long hours and travels a lot, but while burning time off from work, his sister begs for his help. Harvey would do anything for his sister, including dance on her silly television show while trying to keep it quiet from his pals at the office.

Ali has to decide between her three dance partners, which two she will ask back for a second dance, and then choose between them to explore a relationship. With Ali trying to decide between the two final men, she has significant distractions in her kitchen.

When patrons get sick, and her reputation is on the line, friends step in to help and enlist the guys at Safety Zone Security. When they arrive, Ali is surprised to see Harvey, and the attraction between these two is undeniable and stormy. But will those storms ruin any chance they have?


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Unexpected Desires

The Unexpected Series Book 5

What happens when you find out she doesn't exist?

Being the technical specialist at Safety Zone Security has its perks for Mike Johnson. One is to have the ability to find virtually anything out on anyone that he wants to. Well, except for the woman who is sending his libido into overdrive. On her, he can find nothing.

Kelly Smith keeps to herself and has only a few work friends. When questions arise, it’s easier to pack up and leave than answer. That is until Mike scares the bejesus out of her at the cemetery and then shows up at her place of employment and ends up wearing her entire tray of drinks.

Now Kelly finds herself wanting to talk, but what she says might not help their relationship. In fact, it could destroy it before it even begins. Will Mike and Kelly deal with the unexpected desires between them or will her past life quench the flames for Mike.

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Unexpected Ties

The Unexpected Series Book 6

What happens when the woman you desire asks for your trust?

Jake Taite, the owner of Safety Zone Security, is brash and quick to lose his cool. When he finds out his father is dying, Jake needs to figure out a way to let his father know he’ll be fine after he’s gone.

Alice is far from the girl next door and is never afraid to voice her opinion, especially when it comes to her boss. If only he could trust her enough to let her in.

While on a trip to Las Vegas, Jake has an idea, but can Alice handle the unexpected ties thrust on her? Will Jake be able to deal with the ties she wants to put on him?

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Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Bestselling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016 due to a second serious concussion. Her last three years on the job were in investigations and crime scene investigation. She now writes full-time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement. She has a daughter in college and a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.

Stacy writes a variety of genres, but mostly romance. She enjoys writing real-life stories that people can relate to with real-life problems, emotions, and solutions.

Her favorites: Classic cars, photography, Disney, music, coffee, and her favorite sweatshirt that says, You are dangerously close to getting killed in my next novel.

Visit Stacy's website for more information on her and her books. www.stacyeaton.com


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Saturday, January 29, 2022

That Night by Donna M. Zadunajsky Genre: YA Thriller, Suspense

  





That Night

by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Genre: YA Thriller, Suspense 

Senior Kat Palmer observes several of her classmates acting suspiciously on the first day back to school. Her boyfriend was one of them.

One night, she follows him out to Lemmon's Park.

A fight breaks out and she hears a terrifying scream.

Four of the five classmates flee the area.

Kat goes looking for the fifth. All she finds is a shoe, an abandoned car, and a cell phone. What happened to the classmate who owned these things?

As Kat continues to search the woods, she is knocked unconscious. She wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of what had happened. As the days go by, she starts to remember bits and pieces of that night. She can't rest until she knows what really happened to the missing classmate.

Kat drives back out to Lemmon's Park, hoping to recall more of that night. But this time she finds a broken watch with an engraving on the back. How did her father's watch end up at the scene? He'd told her that the watch had been stolen when someone broke into their home last week. Had he been there that night?

The more Kat investigates, the more secrets she uncovers. She finds out that even the ones closest to her aren't who they pretend to be.

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Donna M. Zadunajsky started out writing children’s books before she accomplished and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She since has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME! Book 1 in the series, which is about teen suicide and bullying.
HELP ME!, won Awards in:
The Great Northwest Book Festival-Winner
Global EBook Awards- Gold Medal Winner
The Great Southeast Book Festival-Winner
IPA Award- Winner in Grief Category
Reader Views Awards- In 3 different categories:
*Children-Teen 12-16 year olds
*Children-Young Adult 16-18 years old
*Best Teen/YA Book of the Year
eLit Awards- Silver Winner

Talk To Me, Book 2 was a Finalist in the Author U unpublished contest, 2016.
IPA Award- Winner in Death and Dying

The author is available for speaking on the matters of teen suicide, bullying and for author events.


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Friday, January 28, 2022

Aesop The Aesop Series Book 1 by Michele Packard Genre: Conspiracy Thriller

 


Aesop

The Aesop Series Book 1

by Michele Packard

Genre: Conspiracy Thriller

Private contractor Matti Baker's personal quest is to keep America safe. With unwavering loyalty, she was trained to assist government and outside agencies in identifying, locating, and eliminating individuals and nations that pose as threats to the United States. Baker navigates through assignments, that on surface, appear to have no connection. Ultimately Baker finds out that they are all intertwined and will trigger global destruction if not stopped. While sacrificing to keep her family hidden and safe; Baker enlists the help of her best friend and closest colleagues to eradicate double agents.

Whether in Texas, California, the Middle East, or even the foothills of Montana, Baker finds herself in the center of world domination. She keeps her wits about her and those that are lucky enough to be in her inside circle.

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Fable

The Aesop Series Book 2

From the author of AESOP comes another psychological thriller in this series featuring Matti Baker as she navigates through the twisted world of deception and evil.

Matti Baker is a trained counter terrorism contract operative who maneuvers stealthily with secret identities as wife and mother. Matti is repeatedly tested by her domestic and international assignments in her quest to keep America safe.

With relentless action, Matti dives deeper into the world of artificial intelligence and the consequences of opening Pandora’s box to humanity while simultaneously identifying the players who are targeting world genocide and New World Order. A story of espionage, intrigue and adventure captivates you as Matti and her team engage in the rigorous and often deadly encounters that come with security.


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Teller

The Aesop Series Book 3

Counterterrorism operative Matti Baker is in a deadly game of cat and mouse with internal government agencies and external countries attempting to modify natural selection to create a New World Order. Traveling between Italy, Russia, China, Afghanistan, and the United States, Baker must do whatever it takes to stop the conspiracy, not knowing that she actually is the genesis of it all. Baker is more exposed and vulnerable than ever before, but is also more determined.

TELLER brings to conclusion the award-winning AESOP series with raw emotion and relentless action you will devour in one sitting. Inspired and interwoven with historical events and conspiracies, it will leave the reader wondering: could this be fact versus fiction?


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CounterIntelligence

A Matti Baker Thriller

Award-winning author Michele Packard delivers again in her most intense thriller yet.
Matti Baker returns as the marque attraction of an ensemble cast in this espionage thriller series, intertwining current and historical events.

Baker and her team must navigate a corrupt world where politicians are compromised by Big Tech and Big Pharma industries. A deadly virus is released into the world, with every country pointing fingers at each other. What if it wasn’t someone else? Did the US conspire to release this virus killing millions worldwide? Baker and her team must get to the bottom, to stop a pandemic that is causing havoc to everyone.


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Award-winning author, Michele Packard, comes from a military family and worked tirelessly as a cable tv executive before staying at home to raise her three children. She has written in both the fiction and non-fiction genres, utilizing her experiences and sharp wit to share stories with others. When not writing, she is a frequent traveler with her husband and is the primary caretaker of the family's beloved labs.


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