An ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon, Soren Johansson has always believed he'll be reunited with his loved ones after death in an eternal hereafter. Then, he dies. Soren wakes to find himself cast by a God he has never heard of into a Hell whose dimensions he can barely grasp: a vast library he can only escape from by finding the book that contains the story of his life. In this haunting existential novella, author, philosopher, and ecologist Steven L. Peck explores a subversive vision of eternity.
A riveting, emotional story of one wrestling family's refusal to give up, to be able to endure tremendous emotional pain, and to keep moving forward toward achieving their ultimate goal: to care for and to cure their daughter Jessica, who as a normal 18-year-old college student, has suddenly been placed in a medically induced coma, and to continue to live and love life. Without dying inside. One, without the other was just unacceptable. JohnA must fight to keep living in order to keep his daughter from dying.
"What an inspiration for parents"
Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams. When her husband's brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life. Now they are left with only one choice - to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life. Will the journey be worth the cost? Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years.
"Interesting story; different narrator needed"
Lenardo, one of the most powerful Readers in the Aventine Empire, can read thoughts and sense details about objects and people miles away. His abilities are crucial, since the Empire is being attacked by savages with immense psychic powers. When he discovers that one of his former students, Galen, has turned traitor, he's sent on a mission to retrieve the turncoat. Instead, he encounters Lady Aradia, who dreams of ending the conflict. But most of the savage Adepts are allied with Lord Drakonius, whose only interest lies in conquest.
A young man's odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. Set 13 centuries in the future, A. A. Attanasio meticulously creates a brilliantly realized Earth, rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy. In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic and transcendent journey.
Again is John A. Passaro's sequel to 6 Minutes Wrestling With Life. The fight inside of you must be dictated by the outcome you want to achieve. You must fight for the whole six minutes. Every second counts. Everything matters. Every breath is gold.
Forcibly conscripted into an alien training program as a child, nineteen-year-old Sam Locklear has grown up on an alien planet. Smart and charismatic, he has become one of their favorite cadets, but although he's come to trust a few of the aliens, he isn't blind to their harsh treatment of Earth.
"Secret double probation for Earth"
Ricky Delgado works as a chicken hanger at the poultry plant in Rugoso, Texas, a small border town just 30 miles south of Laredo. His quiet, illegal lifestyle is disrupted when he learns that his brother Tomás has been shot and injured shortly after crossing the border. Together, Ricky and Tomás and seek justice, or remain silent and endure the injustices common to all "wetbacks" within the states. Meanwhile, Ricky is fighting a battle within his own body, a disease he acquired in the poultry plant.
"A Story for Our Times. . . Realistic"
When the dead suddenly decide to not stay dead, this unexplained epidemic turns the world upside down overnight causing everything to come to a grinding halt. For Chris Commons and his folk band of friends, tour is definitely canceled. No more shows! Several States away from his family, Chris struggles to keep his sanity while hoping to make his way back home. After the sudden death and resurrection of his cousin and fellow band mate, Chris changes gears eager to simply just stay alive!
"Not bad "
The end of America is near. A plague that kills its victims and resurrects them as flesh-eating ghouls has decimated the American population, forcing what's left of the government to take shelter underground in the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Virginia. President Cole must decide whether to start nuking his own country in order to save it from the virus that has a hundred percent kill ratio. Whether America survives or not, it will never be the same.
Jack's immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret - a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters - a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia - his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?
"NEW/YOUNG ADULT BUT DEFINITELY NOT MATURE ADULT"
The aliens have landed, and this time they're not hostile. They're just rude. Coming in waves of rocket ships, the aliens not only refuse to acknowledge the existence of Earth's cultures. They refuse to acknowledge the existence of humanity itself. The aliens by means of their bulk block entry into cars, grocery stores, even elevators...without malice or even purpose. No one knows what it's like to be ignored by the aliens more than Craig Mencken, an amateur journalist who writes inane copy for a magazine tycoon.
"Decent story with some annoying aspects"
Thousands of years from now, the human race has expanded throughout the galaxy, colonizing millions of worlds and creating myriads of bizarre new religious cults and sects. One of these worlds is Stohlson's Redemption, where the human settlers raise dinosaurs for their religious ceremonies. When the ten-year-old Kerryl Ryson creates an unseemly incident that upsets a visiting Important Person, his father is fed to a dinosaur - as an object lesson in politeness - and his remaining family are sold into slavery.
The brutal murder of a Baron in the provinces punctuates the bitter rivalry between two royal houses. While this kind of small-scale conflict isn't uncommon amongst the male-driven rural estates, the fact that one of the Lords is an Islander (Black) while the other is a Continental (White) adds a racial dimension which concerns the Queen and the Royal Congress of Ladies who represent these houses in the Capital City.