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The Chosen Ones
The Chosen Ones
by Lisa Luciano Rating: 0.0

Brody Yates has fallen on hard times. Fired from his job as a sports reporter for a major New York newspaper, his wife has left him and taken their daughter back to Kansas. To his shock, the paper’s editor offers him the chance to resurrect his career by taking on an unusual assignment. He must go undercover in a world totally unfamiliar to him – figure skating.

The newspaper has received a tip indicating that a world class skater will be dead before the end of the upcoming Olympic games. Brody masquerades as a trainer in order to infiltrate the backstage world that hides countless secrets behind the sequins. He has one chance to save someone’s life and to turn his around.

Focusing on the men’s competition, the story follows the major contenders such as a former Olympic champion who wants another shot at glory even if it costs him the woman he loves. His main rival needs vindication and another shot at a gold medal, but knows federation officials don’t want him to win and will do anything to prevent it. Other skaters have secrets to protect. One is a maverick who loves women and cocaine. Another is being blackmailed. This and much more unfolds against the backdrop of world-class athletes and their demanding, high-pressure sport. Only one can win. Not everyone will survive.

The story is a Roman à clef inspired by the author’s experiences writing about figure skating for the New York Times during the 1990’s when the sport was at its most popular.

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The Chosen Ones
The Chosen Ones
by Lisa Luciano Rating: 0.0

Brody Yates has fallen on hard times. Fired from his job as a sports reporter for a major New York newspaper, his wife has left him and taken their daughter back to Kansas. To his shock, the paper’s editor offers him the chance to resurrect his career by taking on an unusual assignment. He must go undercover in a world totally unfamiliar to him – figure skating.

The newspaper has received a tip indicating that a world class skater will be dead before the end of the upcoming Olympic games. Brody masquerades as a trainer in order to infiltrate the backstage world that hides countless secrets behind the sequins. He has one chance to save someone’s life and to turn his around.

Focusing on the men’s competition, the story follows the major contenders such as a former Olympic champion who wants another shot at glory even if it costs him the woman he loves. His main rival needs vindication and another shot at a gold medal, but knows federation officials don’t want him to win and will do anything to prevent it. Other skaters have secrets to protect. One is a maverick who loves women and cocaine. Another is being blackmailed. This and much more unfolds against the backdrop of world-class athletes and their demanding, high-pressure sport. Only one can win. Not everyone will survive.

The story is a Roman à clef inspired by the author’s experiences writing about figure skating for the New York Times during the 1990’s when the sport was at its most popular.

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Against the Odds
Against the Odds
by J. Adams Rating: 0.0

Tired of dealing with an unfaithful husband after seven years of marriage, Raine Edmunds finally gets a divorce. Wanting to start over, she leaves her successful modeling career behind and goes to a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico to stay with her best friend. The ranch is the perfect place for her to take stock of her life and all she's accomplished.

Then Raine meets Hayden, her friend's brother-in-law, and the opposite of all the other men she has ever known. As their friendship blossoms, so does her love of ranch life. She discovers that what she wants most-what her heart truly desires-is right in front of her.

Everything about Raine and Hayden's love is against the odds. Now they must prove to each other and to themselves that no matter what trials assail them, their love will be strong enough to overcome any obstacle.

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Crossing River Jordan
Crossing River Jordan
by Mari Barnes Rating: 0.0

Signals are crossed at River Jordan Full Gospel Church!

A mix-up with Pastor Darnell’s schedule takes Deanna “Dee” Ramsey from a wedding hike to a funeral with a floor show. Dee only wants to take a little break from her responsibilities, but there’s no way that’s going to happen while Rev. Beem is plotting a comeback. He’s hoping that his Forgiveness Festival will make everyone forget all about those awful pictures. He’s fighting to recover everything he’s lost—his position in the church, his self-respect and his family.

A vicious attack at the church leads to a murder in a ballroom with a wrench. Dee jumps at the chance to help the Chicago Police Department solve another crime. But when the criminal crosses Dee’s path, this time it’s personal—the murderer has kidnapped Dee’s mother!

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Titanic: A Voyage Through Grief
Titanic: A Voyage Through Grief
by Erin Kilfoyle Rating: 5.0

• How can I go on living when I feel dead inside?
• Everything hurts, but I don't know what's real and what's in my head.
• God, why did You take my husband away from me?
• My so-called friends tell me I shouldn't still be crying myself to sleep.
• If only he could be here to see our girls now.
• I never expected to be left alone to raise my children.
• I didn't think I would ever feel this way again or have a man look at me with such tenderness.
• There are good days and bad days, but I have determined that this will be a good day.
• I feel like I've weathered the storm and come through safely on the other side.

Using the sinking of the Titanic as a historical backdrop, Erin Kilfoyle’s new book "Titanic: A Voyage Through Grief" is a fictional account of letters written back and forth between two women whose lives were altered because of the disaster. Fifty-four-year-old widow Victoria Harrison survived that awful night but lost one of her sons. Twenty-four-year-old Laura Chapman was left behind in England and lost her husband on the Titanic. Familiar with grief herself, Victoria takes Laura under her wing and walks with her through the grieving process. Their initial shock and denial is replaced by acceptance and hope for a happy future.
April 15, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. If you are facing a difficult loss yourself, or know someone else who is grieving, I hope the story of these two women will encourage (and entertain) you.

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