When Tom and Fiona Garner visit their father on his fiftieth birthday, they find that his new girlfriend is a lot more than they bargained for. Squalling Brats is a story about prejudice, parental relationships and the difficulty in washing up sieves.A short story from our Nibs literary line.
"As Captain L. J. Bohanin heads for California to enjoy his retirement from the 10th Cavalry he becomes immersed in a mystery involving a beautiful and complex school teacher in Springfield, Colorado. Bohanin, a romantic at heart, decides to champion the woman's cause only to find that the deeper he becomes involved, the more complex and dangerous are his circumstances. The old saying goes, ""There's no fool like an old fool,"" and Bohanin soon realizes how much he fits the profile. "Bohanin s Last Days" is not the typical shoot-em-up, even with a large quota of bad guys, blazing guns, and Old West adventure. If you like westerns and want a good read, B"Bohanin s Last Days" is the ticket. Boson Books offers several novels and nonfiction works about the Old West by Randy Smith. For an author bio and photo, reviews, and a reading sample, visit bosonbooks.com. "
There is no doubt in Liz Dolan's mind where her urge to write came from. Her old man never shut up. He had the Irish gift of the gab which often drove her nuts. Sometimes he was hysterically funny, sometimes deliberately cruel. In hindsight, Liz believes all of the bluster was a cover up for loss, especially that of three infant girls and a son at five years old. Still, her father's voice haunts her reverie; still she laughs and cries. Collected here are the anecdotes that not only bring either laughter or a tear to the eye, but also help to paint a portrait of perhaps one of the most important and influential people in a young woman's life: her father.This is the first in the new Untreed Reads Essay Series, giving a voice to authors for short commentaries on all categories of nonfiction.
Cecily has no desire for a husband. Instead, she plans to follow the example of her spinster aunt-refusing to marry, supporting herself with a modest inheritance and entertaining herself with a stream of lovers and a collection of naughty books. She's already acquired a taste for sex through her secret stock of books, and she can't wait to make her vivid fantasies come true.Forced into attending a house party, Cecily decides to make the best of it-which means taking up with a fop her parents are certain to disapprove of. Perry is no mere fop, though. He's attending the house party to investigate rumors of espionage...and is definitely not there to find himself a wife.Cecily and Perry seem like an unlikely pair, but together they'll learn much about spying, exhilarating passion and true love.
""The story of the cop was a made-for-tabloid tragedy: He was young, good-looking, talented, and convicted of murder. Then there was the love interest. Beautiful, about ten years older]" John Arany is the detective, shot down with his partner in a dark hallway. Celia is the lover, the beautiful police psychologist, who injects him with an aggression-enhancing virus. When his partner dies, Arany goes hunting for the killer. He does not know the virus has altered his psychology Celia wants only to save his life. Mysteries pile up. Murders occur. Good guys turn bad. Totisz sets his detective novel in the dark ambience of Philadelphia's streets, its warren of underworld nightlife. In "Poisonous Kiss," Totisz evokes Philadelphia as an important character in the manner of Hammett's evocation of San Francisco and Chandler's of Los Angeles. For an author bio and photo, reviews and a reading sample, visit bosonbooks.com. "
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