May 15, 2017

'Interrupted' Takes Readers on a Dark Psychological Journey

Interrupted
Author A. Coenraad creates a thrilling tale of intrigue and mystery

ISHPEMING, MI — What would you do to achieve your dream? To what depths will you stoop to get what you want? In Interrupted author A. Coenraad creates an enthralling new book that follows a young woman’s quest for power and riches and the surprising twists and turns her life goes through.

Interrupted follows a young woman named Jessica Hardy who dreams of power and riches. She schemes and plots to reach her goal no matter what the cost, but her plans, almost at fruition, came unstuck because of her half-brother’s fractured grip on reality. This story reflects on the instant attraction that two people experience when fate brings them together due to bizarre circumstances involving kidnapping and greed. Although they come from different worlds, they find an undeniable connection that would be tested to its limits.

This highly engrossing read takes readers into the psyche of a young woman who will do anything for riches and power, and how one person changed her life and the way she looks at the world forever.

Interrupted by A. Coenraad

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-945960-19-2
PDF | ISBN 978-1-945960-20-8
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-945960-21-5
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-945960-22-2

Available at BookVenture, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

About the Author

Born in Brisbane and spending her life in Queensland, A. Coenraad has always had a fertile imagination and had dreamed of becoming a full time author. Growing up, her mother always said she should write fiction as some of her colorful tales, mostly conjured up to escape discipline, and truly astounded her. Graduating from short stories and novellas, the dream has been realized with this, her first novel.

May 9, 2017

Skipper Is a Touching Story of Self-Discovery

Skipper
Author Craig B. Bass chronicles a young boy’s journey through life

ISHPEMING, MI — Growing up is a harsh process. As a child your perceptions on the world are so assured and everything seemed so safe. But growing up changes this perception drastically. As you grow up, you notice that the world is more complicated than you thought. You realize that the world is not in black and white. In Skipper the author Craig B. Bass captures the confusion and beauty of youth.

The story follows the life of a young boy who thinks his life is boring and uninteresting. But his life soon changes as he is transported into a magical life of excitement and adventure through explorations of a rural ranch life, fishing in remote lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. A Scout Master provides the opportunity of a life time for these wonderful new experiences, but is there too big of a price to pay? Only the boy can answer this question as he seeks the truth.

Skipper is a coming of age story about a boy growing up in Central Florida in the 1950’s. The boy seeks to know the truth about God and religion, sexual awakenings, love, friendship, hate and betrayal. This beautifully introspective read captures the struggles of growing up and finding yourself.

Skipper by Craig B. Bass

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-946735-00-3
Hardback| ISBN 978-1-946735-01-0
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946735-02-7
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946735-03-4
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946735-04-1

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About the Author

Craig B. Bass lives in Idaho and Southern California with his wife and dog. In his earlier years he wrote and published professional articles. He wrote and published fictional stories as a hobby only. He now writes full time when not sailing. His interest in writing has been life long since reading Hemingway, London, Steinbeck and Faulkner at an early age. He now prefers writing about subject matters that deal primarily with complex problems of the human condition and spirit. His future interests in writing will primarily be concerned with creative fiction and experimental prose styles.

April 25, 2017

"The Circus and Joe Brown" Is a Fun Read for Children Everywhere

The Circus and Joe Brown
Follow a friendly lion as he strolls around town and makes new friends

ISHPEMING, MI — Have you ever been to the circus? If you have you would know that it is one of the most interesting places in the world. It is chock full of interesting sights and sounds from circus clowns to trained animals. The smell of popcorn and the sweet taste of cotton candy is commonplace in the circus. In short the circus is a truly fun and vibrant place. In The Circus and Joe Brown the author Dottie Allegro-Canal takes readers on a fun trip through the circus.

This is the story of a big lion, with a big attitude who was too sweet to even notice that he was intimidating some people. He marched into the little town and got everyone excited for the show to come, under the big tent. The Circus and Joe Brown is a well written children’s book that combines clever wordplay with well-drawn illustrations. The main character of Joe Brown is a whimsical character that captures the imagination and gives you a nostalgic feeling.

The Circus and Joe Brown is a truly well-crafted story that will entertain kids and show them a whole new world of fun and adventure.

The Circus and Joe Brown by Dottie Allegro-Canal

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-945496-69-1
PDF | ISBN 978-1-945496-70-7
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-945496-71-4
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-945496-72-1

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About the Author

Dottie Allegro-Canal was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, but has lived in California for many years. She has written many children’s books but only recently got up the courage to seek publication. She is married and has 2 sons, to whom she constantly read when they were much younger.

April 20, 2017

"Notorious Casolini" Follows One Man's Quest for Justice

Notorious Casolini
Author Angelo Crapanzano creates a thrilling read of intrigue and vengeance

ISHPEMING, MI — To what lengths will you go to avenge a wrong? To what depths will you stoop to gain true justice? In Notorious Cassolini author Angelo Crapanzano creates a truly immersive read that follows a good man’s quest for justice and how it changed him forever.

Inspired by real events, the novel Notorious Casolini tells the story of the life and adventures of Peppino Casolini. Peppino lived in the city of Barrafranca, Sicily, in the early 1900’s. A gentle person of high moral values dedicated to his family, he wanted nothing more than the simple life of a farmer, with those he loved nearby. But fate had other plans for Peppino. When Peppino’s beautiful younger sister spurned the advances of the son of the ruling mayor, it ignited a fire that would consume the entire family. The oppressive ruling class of Barrafranca turned the full force of their power on Peppino and his family with deadly results. However, from their seats of privilege and authority, they never imagined that a gentle farmer might rise up against them with a furious vengeance.

Building on the known historic facts of Peppino Casolini, author Angelo Crapanzano weaves an exciting story filled with unforgettable characters, passionate romance and an unexpected conclusion that will knock readers off their feet!

Notorious Casolini by Angelo Thomas Crapanzano

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-946735-41-6
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946735-42-3
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946735-43-0
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946735-44-7

Available at BookVenture, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.

About the Author

Angelo Crapanzano is a full time writer who retired as Manager of the Electronic Research and Development Department of an aerospace corporation. Notorious Casolini is his third Novel. He has written six novels. He is currently working on his seventh novel. It is not yet named. It is a romantic novel about two young lovers who had to overcome many problem to get together. Angelo lives with his wife of 65 years near Akron, Ohio.