Have you ever gone skinnydipping?
You may have felt the freedom of running nude through your backyard, feeling the sun all over your skin and the wind enveloping you like a hug from nature.
You may have enjoyed the company of friends who went skinnydipping with you by the lake or the beach. You may have invited a loved one, a girlfriend or boyfriend to share in that moment of nude freedom.
If all of this sounds like a great lifestyle, well, it… Continue
Added by Tony Young on April 16, 2013 at 3:15pm —
My name is Moonlight. I was an orphaned slave. I wrote the first Primer for orphaned slaves after the Civil War and started a school on Jewelweed, the planation on which I was once a slave.… Continue
Added by Lyn LeJeune on February 4, 2013 at 9:26am —
I'm stoked to be hosting author Heather Huffman on my blog. She has graciously written a guest post and is allowing me to post information about her book. Continue
A paradoxical blend of light and dark, Jailbird is a warm and humorous tale about the power of hope.
Neena Allen has led a tough life. Born on the reservation, raped and unjustly convicted of murdering her attacker, she survives prison - barely. When an…
Added by Terri Morgan on June 15, 2012 at 8:25pm —
More than 6.5 million Americans are in prison or have served time there. That's 1-100 adults living in the U.S., the highest incarceration level in the world, according to a new report by the Justice Department. In California and New York, more tax dollars are spent on prison corrections than higher education. Many other states are catching up.
Troy Jones, a 44 year old black male, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana understands these stats from the inside out. He has served time… Continue
Added by Glenn T Langohr on May 2, 2012 at 6:59pm —
In Roll Call, Glenn Langohr takes the reader on a journey from his runaway childhood, to addict and drug dealer, deeper into the drug war for an inside look at Mexican cartel wars, corrupt narcotic detectives and a California Prison Union bent on breeding bigger criminals.
Added by Glenn T Langohr on April 30, 2012 at 3:03pm —
As the state seeks to cut crowding, voters favor sentencing modifications for three strike penalties and other non violent drug crimes. The economy plays a major role along with the awareness of a futile drug war and tough sentencing laws that didn't work out as expected. Tough on crime political stances and tough sentencing laws that started in the 1980's during the crack cocaine epidemic, and the three strikes law in 1994…
Added by Glenn T Langohr on April 26, 2012 at 2:23am —
Glenn Langohr draws from his own experiences as an inmate in his new books, Roll Call and A California Pelican Bay Prison Story Series, and drops readers into the story behind the story of the ongoing L.A Jail prisoner abuse scandal.
Added by Glenn T Langohr on April 22, 2012 at 7:29pm —
Title: How the Moon Regained Her Shape
Author: Janet Ruth Heller
Illustrator: Ben Hodson
Publisher: Sylvan Dell… Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on April 9, 2012 at 11:10pm —
In the writing of “Navigating Life’s Roadways” Deborah L. Parker, born and raised on Route 606 in Waverly, invites you to share the stories of her motivational memoir filled with “Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey”. Published in July 2011, the triumphs and setbacks of faith, career, family, health, and relationships are creatively presented in her book’s narratives as she reveals the many twisting paths and roads of her personal voyage… Continue
Added by Deborah L. Parker on February 25, 2012 at 9:34am —
You know by now that I’m a sucker for a beautiful book cover and this one was no exception. There’s just so much potential in that gorgeous sky. When I read the publisher’s description for Rust by award-winning author Julie Mars, it touched something in me and knew I wanted to read Rust whether I reviewed it or not. Although I could have reviewed it closer to its release date, I knew it would be the perfect novel to share with you for… Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on February 14, 2012 at 1:59pm —
This is another book cover that intrigued me. My family is very musical, which is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to it. I really knew nothing else about A Good American by Alex George when I received an advance readers’ copy from the publisher. As I read the inside cover blurb, I realized I had other connections to this novel’s subject matter through my ex-husband’s family. That made this a much more personal read for me.
In A Good… Continue
Added by Mk - PopcornReads.com on February 3, 2012 at 2:12pm —
AMER'ICAN, a. Pertaining to America. Webster’s Dictionary 1828…
Added by Brother Bey on July 18, 2011 at 7:31pm —
When I reviewed Demon Hunts (Walker Papers, Book 5)
by C E Murphy, I said that it was the best in the Walker Papers series to date. Well, as befits a series, … Continue
Added by Barbara Fernandez on February 7, 2011 at 11:30am —
Lost on Spirit River
Written by Tommy Batchelor…
Added by William R. Potter on December 4, 2010 at 1:47am —
Mexican Autumn Continue
John Howard Reid
Lulu.com (February 9, 2006)
Mexican Autumn is a short story collection that reads like a novel, full of intriguing characters and trademark charm and wit from author John Howard Reid.
The first sixteen…
Added by William R. Potter on November 5, 2010 at 7:48pm —
In Nazi Literature in the Americas Roberto Bolaño - an Argentinean writer who sadly died aged fifty in 2003 - has provided the perfect literary companion. It’s an exhaustive collection of pocket obituaries of all the major and many of the minor poets, writers and novelists whose political conservatism took them to the extreme right, who became Nazis or fellow travellers, all of whom were born in the Americas. It’s such a pity we do… Continue
Added by Anastasia Fitzgerald-Beaumont on September 9, 2010 at 8:46pm —
Detective Lieutenant Frank Ryman and his girl friend Jaysa have quarreled. His cases have come apart and he is despondent. He tells her he needs her and she says she cannot see him that night. Angry and surly he hangs up on her and goes home thinking that this might as well be the end for them. He is there for her, but she surely is not there for him. At home, he finds her there sitting in the dark.
He stood still, ambivalent. He wanted to kiss her blind, go into her body and never… Continue
Added by Francine Craft on July 28, 2010 at 7:30pm —
The Portable Patriot… Continue
Added by Cyndi Beane Henry on July 2, 2010 at 10:54am —
My last novel. Nowhere is a Place was a homage to my family history. I used the names of my ancestors for many of the characters in that book. Nowhere is a Place went on to be nominated for a Pulitzer and was chosen by The Washington Post as one of the best novels of 2006.
I've always thought considered this particular novel as my own personal version of Alex Haley's, Roots
- and a few reviewers have also likened Nowhere is… Continue
Added by Bernice McFadden on February 3, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Did you know that there was was a summer resort in Ohio that catered to slave masters and their negro mistresses? Well this is the backdrop of Dolen Valdez- Perkins debut novel Wench
Debut novelist Heidi W. Durrow draws on her on life for The Girl Who Fell From the Sky which tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family… Continue
Added by Bernice McFadden on January 22, 2010 at 4:59pm —