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a novel by Pat King: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.com“Shades of THE HUNGER GAMES permeate a story centered around two courageous teens determined to buck all odds in an effort to regain their loved ones. But the true strength in any story lies not so much in its setting and events as in how the characters come across, come alive, and handle their lives--and it's here that ARENA ONE begins to diverge from the predictable and enters the more compelling realms of believability and strength….ARENA ONE builds a believable, involving world and is recommended….for those who enjoy dystopian novels, powerful female characters, and stories of uncommon courage.” --Midwest Book Review D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer The #1 Bestseller! New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever. Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death. Brooke, a Marine’s daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission. What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected—including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena? ARENA ONE is Book #1 in the Survival Trilogy, and is 85,000 words. Book #2 in the series, ARENA TWO, is now also available. “Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.” --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} "I will admit, before ARENA ONE, I had never read anything post-apocalyptic before. I never thought it would be something I would enjoy….Well, I was very pleasantly surprised at how addicting this book was. ARENA ONE was one of those books that you read late into the night until your eyes start to cross because you don't want to put it down….It is no secret that I love strong heroines in the books I read….Brooke was tough, strong, un-relentless, and while there is romance in the book, Brooke wasn't ruled by that....I would highly recommend ARENA ONE.” --Dallas Examiner
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Dead Lamont

Dead Lamont

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a novella by Sean Ruane: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comJace Bana has denied his lycan heritage, including being the alpha of his clan. He's content to live a human life as a private investigator--until he imprints on a beautiful woman. Now, he can no longer deny the beast within...Kira Warner is a seer who doesn't know how to "see." The one man who holds the answers to her powers is her father: kidnapped by lycans. If she wants to find him and protect herself, she'll have to trust the beast who can't stay away...This story is part of a serial and it includes a cliffhanger.Lycan Wars SeriesImprintImpulse Coming August 2015 Invade Coming September 2015
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Omunkashyu

Omunkashyu

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a novel by Dilshan Boange: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comThe Punishment of the Gods is an epic fantasy story spanning five books:The peace and safety of Weldera has long been bound to the fortress of Dadron, which stands impregnable in the center of Falsis. In the west, however, a dark spirit plots revenge against his ancient rival, who is worshipped as a god in Dadron. Good and evil prepare for the coming clash; but for those caught up in the midst of the struggle, the difference between the two seems to vanish away.In the midst of this conflict, Daryas Galvahirne finds himself torn from his homeland by forces beyond his understanding. Tortured by dreams and terrified by the uncertainty of the future, he discovers, to his horror, that much of this future has come to rest upon his own shoulders. Though he has a powerful prince for a rival and a terrifying monster as his enemy, his greatest anxiety is born from the demand of his beloved that he return to her without spot or blemish. But how can a soul, black throughout, be made white?
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Four Self-Interviews About Cinema: the short films of director Norman Reedus

Four Self-Interviews About Cinema: the short films of director Norman Reedus

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The self interviews in this collection originally appeared in the Montage: Cultural Paradigm (Sri Lanka) from September 5th-25th, 2011. Focusing on three films directed by Norman Reedus in 2006, each self-interview is an exploration of cinema, philosophy, and the conscious and unconscious mind in creation and reaction to art.Mystery writer Violet Carsten has spent most of her life behind the pages of a book, either reading one or writing one. When she inherits a house in the city she ends up getting much more than she bargained for! Through some amazing coffee, a real life mystery, an overprotective older brother, and a little bit of pepper spray, she finds the man of her dreams. Will she take a chance on love or will old fears keep her heart locked up tight?
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Notes Toward The Story and other stories

Notes Toward The Story and other stories

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a collection of short fiction by Corey Mesler: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comMelinda and Rob MacCreadie have been married for nearly thirty years, but she is the worst wife for a hard-working Montana rancher and she knows it.With their five children grown and finding love, Melinda is daunted by the idea of accepting newcomers into the family. She and Rob still hold a secret that dates from before the birth of their triplets all those years ago.Rob is such a fine man, strong and good-looking and endlessly patient. He’s wise, too, but is he right to insist that it’s time to tell people what happened? Does he really understand how she feels?
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Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom

Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom

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a novella by Mel Bosworth:more infomration can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.com"In a world where caffeine is distributed only by terrorists and 1000-SPF sunscreen isn't strong enough, scientists long for a discovery that will restore Earth to a greener state. However, the International Government likes to think it has everything under control, especially since it issues twenty to thirty new laws each day to keep its constituents current."Six-year-old Zeddy, whose "IQ is off the charts," soon finds himself racing to avoid capture when his physicist father, Zane, goes missing. His mother, Zadie, suspects that the International Military Police have taken Zane, but Nimueh, the ancient Lady of the Lake, believes that he's in a parallel universe in a neighboring constellation. She also believes that young Zeddy, with a "brain that is exceptionally rare," is the key to saving Earth."The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is a charming tale told in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle. Like young Charles Wallace, who is misunderstood by his teachers and peers, Zeddy finds himself alone and forced to "hide as much as possible in front of others." His only friend is a zutterfly made of dark matter, which proves to be a significant clue to finding his father. Other classic tales influence this story as well, such as The Man of La Mancha, The Count of Monte Cristo, and some King Arthur legends."The postapocalyptic setting is filled with fascinating social reforms, such as newly engaged couples being required to take parenting classes and the International Military Police kidnapping gifted children in order to force them into government service. The story's technologies have plausible explanations, like the transporter device that was supposed to get Zeddy's father to Zamira (a dark-matter planet) or the pretty crystal that contains dark energy."At times, Zeddy's dialogue is overly mature for his age, but his adult-like speech patterns might be attributed to his high IQ. Still, the character's adventures are appropriate for his tender years, like chatting with a dark-matter butterfly, believing in Nimueh's magical gifts, or convincing a nervous professor to divulge information about Zane's last experiment. These scenes are paced in short chapters, making them just the right length for young children with shorterattention spans. Although six-year-olds aren't likely to have the reading abilities to tackle this story, it would make excellent bedtime reading with a parent's help. Even teens might be amused by all the high-tech explanations and the challenge of solving the author's mystery."Known as Holy Ghost Writer, the author has placed clues about his/her identity throughout the series. The first reader who figures out the author's identity will earn a $1,000 reward. Despite its part in the larger series, The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter makes a fine read all on its own, although a reader will most certainly crave the sequel to find out if Zeddy gets his father back." ForeWord Clarion review
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The Purse Snatcher Letters

The Purse Snatcher Letters

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a collection by Hugo Cambridge (introduction by Samuel Yost)First book in series of five: A novel about how Irish, a heir-servant angel, takes a learning journey with Grace, a very naive and sometimes goofy newly created angel, to teach her about human ways. Irish's journey takes her cross-country to Sewanee, Tn. there, with the help of Aaron, commander of the angel legions, Irish tries to stop Apollyon's assassin from ruining God's plan for the end times. This novel is filled with angelic warfare and action and peppered with appropriate romance and tongue-and-cheek humor. This is the first in a series of five books under the Maranatha Chronicles. Sometimes referred to as the angel series or Christian fantasy.
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Dirty Old Town

Dirty Old Town

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a collection of short fiction by Nigel Bird: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comAccording to ancient Mohawk legends, in severe winters the long dormant Stone-Coats/Ice Giants awaken and feed. As predicted by some climate modeling, a few areas on Earth are cooling instead of becoming warmer. When climate change brings year-long snow to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the reclusive Iroquois Mohawk tribe that guards against monster emergence enlists the aid of Ed Rumsfeld, a seventh grade history teacher with recently gained telepathic abilities (see the first story of this series). Can the Stone-Coats be stopped? And what do genetically altered intelligent ants and a Mohican NSA agent have to do with it? Steeped in scientific rationale and Mohawk culture, this novella/short novel is the second story of an ongoing fantasy/sci-fi series that chronicles an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
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ApartFrom

ApartFrom

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A novella by Constance A. Dunn: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comSet during the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, the father of a murdered girl retreats into his writing to escape the tragedy. As his story progresses, he realizes he may have a chance to create a better world for his daughter inside the pages of his fantasy novel.As a parent of a child the same age as those gunned down in Newtown, I wrote this as a way to explore my understanding of senseless violence and how our minds can cope with tragedy through art.
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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

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a collection of micro-fiction by Chris Deal: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comJohn Elderberry thought he knew who he was and where he came from... until he found himself lost in a town that should not be. Monsters may snarl or smile, but all of them seek whom they may devour. John fights for his life but is losing his mind and soul. He realizes that dying within would be a fate worse than death. He must survive... even if he must perish.
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ambient Florida position

ambient Florida position

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a novella by Josh Spilker:more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.com‘Kurungabaa’ is a Dharawal word for the Australian pelican, a handsome bird with a peculiar way of gliding low over the waves. We have chosen it to express respect for the Dharawal country where we love to surf, to celebrate the continuing culture of the Dharawal people, and to acknowledge the memory of the Dharawal people’s ancestors.Kurungabaa is a not-for-profit volunteer publication, and is published bi-annually (June and December) as a hard copy by the generosity of subscribers and donors. Digital versions of the earlier and current editions are available from 2011 onwards, check the better-known online stores.Kurungabaa publishes diverse genres including poetry, fiction, reflective and scholarly essays, memoirs, review essays, and interviews. Four pages each issue are made available for a photo essay or series of art reproductions by a single photographer or artist.Emerging writers from coastlines around the world are encouraged to submit their work. Several pages will be dedicated to emerging authors in each issue. Editorial and writing assistance can be arranged, if requested.Indigenous writers, surfers and artists are encouraged to join in kurungabaa’s production, both as members of the editorial collective and as contributors. Every issue aims to contain material on surfing-related Indigenous history, culture and politics.More info and submissions to kurungabaa.net
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Gardner Remembers: the lost tapes

Gardner Remembers: the lost tapes

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a novel by Corey MeslerLydia and Mark are left with incredible new physical abilities after an accident with experimental chemicals during a high school field trip to a pharmaceutical company. With the limitations of these abilities, they discover that they’re not beyond human reach, but their lives are changed—perhaps forever.The two become separated; Lydia is whisked away by a government official, while Mark is offered a job with the wealthy owner of the pharmaceutical company. The two men thrust the pair into a world they never knew existed, full of gifted people with powers like their own. The opposing ideals of the two sides drive Lydia and Mark into a swirling confrontation with one other and with their respective groups, one that will force the two to question the consequences, motivations, and nature of their actions and abilities.
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It Smells Like Plastic and Hurt Feelings

It Smells Like Plastic and Hurt Feelings

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stories by J. Bradley: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comGattica Province died five years ago and sparked a war between the Earth Federation and the Epsilon Alliance. Cat Anders left E-Fed service after she learned the truth about the attacks on her home, defecting to the Alliance as a fighter pilot. She’s good at what she does, and she knows it.When she’s assigned to the Iron Vipers commando squadron as their dropship pilot, she figures that her job just got easier: no more dogfights, no more wingmen, no more personnel reassignments to destroy squadron morale and fighting trim. All she needs to do is shuttle a commando squad from point A to point B while there’s a war on. It’s a cake assignment for a fighter pilot like her, a ‘reward’ for faithful service.Life has a way of throwing curve balls when you’re not expecting them, and Cat’s about to catch one right in the stomach.She’s not the only one who survived the death of Gattica Province after all…
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Quintessence of Dust

Quintessence of Dust

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stories by Craig Wallwork: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comCaroline's life is on track. She's about to get her nursing degree and she's engaged to rich, handsome Trevor. But, before they get married, Trevor wants Caroline to spend the summer in Louisiana, getting to know her father, who's never been in her life. She reluctantly agrees and heads south, deep into bayou country where she meets Cade. Charming and handsome, he's pulling out all the stops to convince her that he's the man for her, not Trevor. As she becomes frightened by a series of strange accidents that began after her arrival, she learns that the woman haunting her dreams is actually a long-dead family member come to warn her about the men in her life. Caroline soon realizes that if she doesn't solve the mysteries from the past, they could permanently alter her future.
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Ash Cinema

Ash Cinema

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a novel by edward j. rathke: more information can be found at www.kuboapress.wordpress.comBy 2050 the country has gone through some slight changes thanks to a dramatic shift in the makeup in the country's populace giving liberals, referred to by various uncomplimentary names, control over Washington. In that thirty years the country becomes the veritable paradise moonbats have long sought to create, but more resembling a third-world banana republic where English is replaced by twenty-five variations of gang slang, no one gets beyond third grade, rioting and something resembling football with hockey sticks are the national pastimes. There is now a "Forever President," welfare moms have replaced small business, corn is the cornerstone of industry, and people drive around in either battery-powered bubble cars or Latino lowriders. All the while, non-thinking Schwartz is led around on a doggie leash, and has become a 'pinball,' with names ranging from Vic to Dick to Bic, and spends his day bouncing around the fenced playground of a former elementary school turned asylum for the insane. One fine spring day the gate to the compound suddenly opens and Schwartz, along with a hundred or so inmates, unthinkingly escape. While walking aimlessly down a highway, he is struck by another truck (an electric bus) and suddenly awakens from his long sleep to find the liberals' variation of paradise has really arrived in America! Schiessen!
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