Tales of a Traveling Saleslady: The Cage

Hawk, known many years ago as Trashcan Hochley, is the attendant at an aging hotel/bar establishment where his desk is safely enclosed at the front door in a cage with bars. When saleslady, Ashley Adams, lands in a new city without a reservation and is forced to take a room in what even he'd describe as a "dive," Hawk is drawn back through his own memories to contemplate his life and choices.Stories in the Tales of A Traveling Saleslady series take a voyage through the metamorphosis of an ex-farm wife into a woman of the world in 1985. From small towns on the Canadian prairies to the Los Angeles County Fair, Ashley Adams, the saleslady, finds herself in a perpetual state of limbo. On one hand her new lifestyle alienates her from the life she's always known, while on the other, she's still a naive country girl who often finds herself in unexpected predicaments as she does here in The Cage. Each of the stories is narrated, not by the saleslady, but by the people she encounters on her journey.In The Cage, Hawk, known many years ago as Trashcan Hochley, is the attendant at an aging hotel/bar establishment where his desk is safely enclosed at the front door in a cage with bars. When saleslady, Ashley Adams, lands in a new city without a reservation and is forced to take a room in what even he'd describe as a "dive," Hawk is drawn back through his own memories to contemplate his life and how he has ended up working the night shift in a cage.The Cage is about life--the choices we make and the ones we avoid.
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A Bride for Pastor Dan

Anna is content with her life. She works as a kindergarten teacher for a local school, and gives as much of her time as she can to her church. The new pastor at her church has caused quite a stir among the single females, because not only is he a single pastor, but he’s a handsome single pastor. Anna knows she doesn’t have a shot with him. Or does she?Running for his life, he takes her along for the ride….Werewolf Levi Harris has a habit of going off half-cocked and getting into trouble. But this time, the trouble just might prove fatal. He’s stolen a trove of information from a powerful vampire mafia network, and they won’t rest until they get it back—and get revenge. His only chance of survival is to extract the information and put it to use before the bad guys catch up with him. Curvy bombshell Harper Bailey is a good girl with a weak spot for bad boys. When Levi appears, she thinks her dreams have just rolled up on the back of a motorcycle. Little does she know that he’s about to hijack her car and take her straight into the crossfire. But Levi himself might just prove the greatest danger of all….~~~~~~
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Someone Else's War: A Novel of Russia and America

In December 1993, Pentagon weapons designer and engineer Doctor Olivia Tolchin attends a Washington, DC arms show. She is accomplished, professionally stymied and personally drifting. Then the senior Russian military intelligence officer in America, Major General Getmanov, approaches her and makes her an offer she can't refuse. A love, politics, and war story set in Russia in the 1990s.It is December 1993 in Washington, DC at an arms show. Pentagon weapons designer and engineer Doctor Olivia Tolchin is drifting. She is at the conference to network and to interview, to take the next step in her life. In a cliché, she is a brilliant, beautiful blonde.Professionally, she is stymied, on the verge of allowing herself to be co-opted by the Military-Industrial-Congressional complex, a far more lucrative life than her current one at Los Alamos. She is a highly-regarded engineer, worth a great deal of money to a defense contractor who could use her to sell sensors for urban combat to the Pentagon: fragile, exotic and hopelessly overpriced, while she wants to create reasonably-priced, reliable, good-enough. In the aftermath of the Cold War, she knows that this is more and more the defense contracting game. Playing it would give her access to better labs, equipment and personnel. It would make her a wealthy woman, while the betrayal, of herself and her country’s best interests, would embitter her deeply. Personally, Olivia was badly hurt in a light plane crash. A licensed instructor pilot, she learned too late how reckless her student was. In the instant when she chose to save her student’s life as well as her own, and then during all the months of therapy that followed, she fundamentally chose to live without compromise. By the time of the arms show, she is still unable to run but she can now hike again. Her lover didn’t wait to experience the changes in her character: he left her while she was still hospitalized. She settled out of court with the wealthy lawyer who was her student. Between the settlement, her family money, and her personal ability, she is more than financially secure. There is a great deal she could do with the rest of her life: it doesn’t have to be defense. She has many options. She is pondering these facts of her life in a defense contractor’s hospitality suite at the arms show when the senior Russian military intelligence officer in America, Major General Getmanov, approaches her. He tells her simply: you and your work are of great interest to us. Although we are not yet friends, we are no longer enemies—but we share common enemies. Call me if you want your work to matter. She does. Late that night, walking and talking, he makes her an offer. Come work for us, he says. Be our Walter Christie, the tank specialist whose ideas revolutionized our armor designs and helped us win World War II. She counters in a way that strips him of his tradecraft: not here, that would make me a criminal or worse. In Russia. Where I will skip all the phony testing and benchmarks, and within a quarter, maybe two, go straight to operational testing and evaluation in the field.In the cauldron that is the First Chechen War, a cauldron made infinitely worse by a Russian Army collapsing into the particular horror of military ineptitude.The last thing Olivia does before she gets on that plane to Russia is to tell the CIA what she’s going to do, and why. It’s not a promising meeting. Her CIA contact blows her off as drunk, drug-addled, probably promiscuous, delusional and grandiose, but, he promises her, he’ll write a memo. Do that, she tells him: gelding. Of course that memo is sold. Back to the Russians. Where it threatens to destroy not just Olivia but all those she has come to love and who have come to trust her.A love, politics, and war story set in Boris Yeltsin’s corrupt and violent Russia of the 1990s.
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A Romance in Transit

Francis Lynde was an early 20th century author best known for writing Westerns, which were extremely popular in the wake of the frontier "closing" at the end of the 19th century. His most famous works are The Master of Appleby (1902), The Grafters (1904), A Fool for Love (1905), The Quickening (1906), Empire Builders (1907), and The Taming of Red Butte Western
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The Shining Cow

The Shining Cow is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Alex James is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Alex James then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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An Unsuitable Occupation for a Lady

Spying isn't the thing for ladies, but Chiara Brownlee's skills make her invaluable in the fight against Napoleon. Assigned to rescue the Pope with Rafael FitzHenry, she finds that allies can be more dangerous than enemies. He wants her, just not working with him because this is an unsuitable occupation for a lady.Spying isn't the thing for ladies, but Chiara Borwnlee's skills make her invaluable in the fight against Napoleon. When she's assigned to rescue Pope Puis VII with Rafael FitzHenry, the mutual loathing is obvious to all around them. Working together provides a foundation of mutual respect, but even that can't overcome old scars. They find that suspicion, failure, and loss make a wedge that can separate or unify.
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Marcella

Marcella, young and with a new-womanly independence, has a yearning to help the poor. When a gamekeeper is murdered near where she lives, Marcella finds herself at odds with her wealthy fiancé over beliefs about property and justice. The discovery leads Marcella to pursue—among other things—a career in nursing. In settings ranging from village cottages, London slums and hospital wards to fashionable drawing rooms and the Ladies’ Gallery of the Houses of Parliament, the book combines a gripping story with serious issues—socialism, rural and urban poverty, poaching laws, journalistic ethics, the Woman Question—inspiring critics to liken Marcella to George Eliot’s novels. The Broadview Literary Texts edition records the substantive differences between the two major editions published during Ward’s lifetime, and included among the many appendices are news accounts of the murder trial and executions that inspired the novel, and previously unpublished letters by Ward. NB: Mary Augusta Ward has traditionally been known as Mrs. Humphry Ward.
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El Lazo - The Clint Ryan Series

1840's Alta California is on the verge of revolution. The Mexicans struggle to keep their gracious life-style, the Indians have sworn to defend their tribal heritage. America is determined to reach the shores of the Pacific. In this turbulent land comes John Clinton Ryan, an adventurer, a seaman, a man who must learn the ways of the vaquero if he is to survive.1840's Alta California is on the verge of revolution. The Mexicans struggle to keep their gracious life-style, the Indians have sworn to defend their tribal heritage. Both are doomed by the inevitable war with the colossus to the east. America is determined to reach the shores of the Pacific. In this turbulent land comes John Clinton Ryan, an adventurer, a seaman, a man who must learn the ways of the vaquero if he is to survive. For only then will he have a chance against cruel Mexican soldados and a brutal American captain who has sworn to see him hang.
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The Hunter Cats of Connorloa

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The Entailed Hat; Or, Patty Cannon's Times

The Entailed Hat - Or, Patty Cannon's Times is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by George Alfred Townsend is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of George Alfred Townsend then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The Secret Touch of Mary Kincaid

The talent God gave her makes her an outcast. Mary Kincaid has a gift, a healing touch. Once a street urchin, Mary was rescued by the kindly Liang, who taught her the ancient art of massage. She believes her ability to ease pain is more than a physical treatment—it’s a ministry. But folks in town see it as scandalous and act as though coming into contact with Mary might tarnish them.The talent God gave her makes her an outcast. Mary Kincaid has a gift, a healing touch. Once a street urchin, Mary was rescued by the kindly Liang, who taught her the ancient art of massage. She believes her ability to ease pain is more than a physical treatment—it’s a ministry. But folks in town see it as scandalous and act as though coming into contact with Mary might tarnish them. And when Liang suddenly passes away, Mary is unsure how she will survive on their homestead alone. Seth Hatchett thinks Mary must be some kind of seducer. No woman would touch a man who isn’t her spouse. But he soon sees Mary is a woman of faith whose hands do “good work.” Seth offers to help her—not out of pity or to make her more respectable, as Mary thinks—but out of love. Despite her feelings for the most eligible Texan around, Mary’s heart is torn. She desperately wants to accept his love. But will doing so mean she has to choose between Seth…and her ministry? The Secret Touch of Mary Kincaid is a novella.
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Branded

Francis Lynde was an early 20th century author best known for writing Westerns, which were extremely popular in the wake of the frontier "closing" at the end of the 19th century. His most famous works are The Master of Appleby (1902), The Grafters (1904), A Fool for Love (1905), The Quickening (1906), Empire Builders (1907), and The Taming of Red Butte Western
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Jaclyn of the Lantern

Jaclyn has always known her family was unusual. Her mother is a witch and her father, well, he's been dead for almost 600 years. On her 23rd Halloween, family secrets will be revealed that change everything.Jaclyn has always known her family was unusual. Her mother is a witch and her father, well, he's been dead for almost 600 years. On her 23rd Halloween, family secrets will be revealed that change everything.(1st in the Season of the Witch series)
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