A Well Written Suspense, An Entertaining Humor Novel & A Must-Read Nonfiction

by Alana on February 28, 2013

The Girl From Long GuylandThe Girl From Long Guyland
Lara Reznik
MEMOIR MEETS THRILLER: Set against a 1969 psychedelic love-in backdrop, The Girl From Long Guyland is shared through the eyes of Laila Levin when decades later, an unsolved murder pulls her reluctantly into her past. A dramatic collision of then and now -- entwining family, marriage, profession and ethics.

Laila enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.

When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.

Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only seventeen, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.

Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.

She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

A Very Ugly Story (Very Ugly Stories Comedy Series Book 1)A Very Ugly Story (Very Ugly Stories Comedy Series Book 1)
Carry Lada
Read this story, because it is fun.

#1 A Very Ugly Story: (Short Fiction: approximately 4000 words)

Warning: In this story there are plenty of nipples. (o)(o) Don't reach for a paper towel just yet, because this is not erotica. ;)

Immerse your imagination into this silly story that will tickle your funny bone.

Quick, yummy, and probably not too good for you.

An amateur mad scientist, a very ugly mishap, some beautiful people, and a bouncing bikini babe running away to retain her beauty.

What does this all mean?

Grab some nacho chips and relax. There is some cheesey fun waiting inside.

Less than the price of a bacon double cheeseburger and just as yummy. Also zero calories.

Four out of five pretentious people roll their eyes at my story.

A quick fix. The fast food equivalent of storytelling. (No MSG Added)

Lowbrow loveliness at its finest.

Enjoy this beautiful ugliness. <3

Delusions of GrandeurDelusions of Grandeur
Jason Najum
“Reads almost like a poem . . . An earnest, soulful book about the world’s woes.” — Kirkus Reviews

A book that asks the big questions facing today's generation

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR is part dark and humorous memoir, part relentless cultural critique. How can a people who have so much still feel dissatisfied? How does an educated but jaded society reconcile what they know with what they see happening around them? These and other big questions are examined and updated for today. If you have ever felt that more should be happening – in your life, in this culture we give ourselves to – then this book is for you.

Thousands protesting in the streets of New York. Revolutions across the Middle East. Millions of people plugged into social networks, searching for a connection, longing for a sense of community. This is not the trailer for a movie, not the hook of an epic novel; this is what’s happening today, all around us.

Using a familiar backstory and well-known cultural examples, revisiting our history to better see where we came from, DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR is a passionate and personal examination of that “something” that is missing in our lives, why this something continues to eat at us, and why we need a different approach to how we deal with it.

In a modern and fast-paced style, a compelling and common sense argument is presented for the next stage in our cultural evolution.

A must-read for anyone who's ever felt sure that there must be more than this