Abraham Lincoln's Lie
A note for conservative readers: Don't read this book. It's just going to make you mad, and I don't want to make you mad. I'm a pretty nice guy. I just wanted to write a silly story to make my liberal friends laugh. The plot is outlandish, and it's filled with exaggerated stereotypes and crazy descriptions of conservatives that have no basis in reality. It was not designed to be accurate or to be taken seriously. Life's too short to get all worked up over this ridiculous book. If you're a conservative, I implore you to skip this and go read something you'll actually like. Or turn on the TV and watch a rerun of Seinfeld. Everybody likes Seinfeld, right?
From the author of the popular Dark Moonlighting series:
Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Senator Nick Bennett believes that it should not stand. Disgusted with partisan politics, Nick calls for America to be split up by political ideology. The idea of living in separate utopias is wildly popular with Americans. The blue states form the Progressive States of America and the red states create the United States of Ronald Reagan. The two new governments are free to address foreign relations, economic policies and social laws without the interference of an opposition party.
While the P.S.A. thrives, the U.S.R.R. is crippled by the inanity of its conservative ideology. A generation of its citizens receives a terrible education and loses the right to privacy. Many are killed either by an abhorrent health care system or the preemptive wars their government starts. The dreadful conditions inside the U.S.R.R. enrage the conservative citizens. Revolution seems inevitable, and the conflict threatens to engulf the liberal country as well.
Abraham Lincoln’s Lie contains political and social satire and is intended for a liberal audience. The novel takes a humorous look at how fiercely debated ideas could actually be implemented by the two ideologies.
Joan Marie Verba
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Revenge, Denied (a fantasy short story)
A story of magic and triumph over hardship, with a shocking ending. At 6300 words, this story is a perfect short read.
Marlys, excited about being accepted as an apprentice sorceress, is astonished to find that the other apprentices bully her mercilessly. No matter how hard she tries, no matter what she does, she isn’t good enough. Worse, no one seems interested in teaching her sorcery. Can she become a sorceress despite this, and, if given the chance for revenge, will she take it?
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DREAMS FROM THE DEATH AGE (The Book of Baker 1)
DREAMS FROM THE DEATH AGE is the first book in THE BOOK OF BAKER Trilogy. This futuristic satire is a humorous, irreverent novel full of colorful characters and fast-paced events from a writer with a rascally sense of humor and a “nothing-is-sacred” attitude. And with its humor comes a more enlightened message, about the strength, understanding and heart required to survive a world on the brink of disaster.
Sean Baker is a despondent young man, a failed author who can’t even seem to go through with his own suicide. But that “cowardly” action is the first step in the fulfillment of an amazing destiny. Sean’s life changes forever when he finds a mysterious manuscript, “The Texts of Praetus”, written by a sophisticated 100,000 year-old civilization. Inspired by its stunning revelations, Sean writes a new book - “Dreams from the Death Age” - whose enlightened message resonates with such intensity that it becomes a best seller overnight. With over 75 million readers, THE BOOK is talked about in hushed whispers with a reverence usually reserved for only the most holy, metaphysical and visionary phenomenon - or for “new age” books like The Celestine Prophecy, The Secret or Conversations with God. But with blind adulation also comes the danger of misinterpretation and manipulation.
Enter Lillian Schatsheimer, the loud mouthed, outlandish and somewhat jaded campaign manager of Senator Melvyn W. Ballsfield’s bid for the 2020 US Presidential election. In an attempt to reverse his fading hopes, Lillian latches onto THE BOOK with an almost biblical fervor. She establishes the Baker Academy for the Advancement of Humanity (BAAH for short) as a “front” for her political campaign. This unwittingly sets in motion a cult movement with both hilarious and disastrous consequences.
For centuries enlightened and prophetic writings have been misinterpreted and used to further personal agendas - and BAAH is no exception. Its disciples spin out of control and both candidates for the presidency, with their self-inflated egos and outdated ideologies, resort to desperate measures to fulfill their dreams of political domination unaware that no-one is listening as they have bigger things to deal with, like the possible end of the world!
As natural and man-made disasters shake the core of humankind’s very existence, Sean and his partner Dawn, with help from unexpected sources, become the voice of reason leading those who care to listen, to safety.
But can the explosive chain of events be reversed? Or is Armageddon actually required to cleanse the world of a "mutated" humanity that has totally lost its way and its connection to its own heart and soul? Are the devastating revelations of “The Texts of Praetus” about to become prophecy fulfilled?
DREAMS FROM THE DEATH AGE is the first book in The Book of Baker Trilogy, followed by ARMAGEDDON (Part 2) now available on Amazon; and GENESIS REVISITED (Part 3) to be published late 2012.
Book length 134,979 words.
What 9th Graders Need To Do Get Recruited For A Football Scholarship: Athletic Scholarship Info (Football Recruit Book 1)
Most college football coaches pay very little attention to prospective athletes when they are only freshmen in high school. Unfortunately, many parents and high school coaches basically do the same thing. The ninth grade is considered, by most, to be too early to be thinking about getting your son involved in the college football recruiting process.
However, here at College Athletic Scholarship, it has been our experience through helping thousands of high school athletes over the past fourteen years that a solid recruiting foundation can be started as early as the ninth grade. This, of course, depends on the maturity and determination of your ninth grade football player.
For example, is he willing to tackle the steps necessary to land a college athletic scholarship. Is he willing to learn and apply the steps in the recruiting process as they are given month-by-month? Is he willing to lay the groundwork that will put him ahead of his competition next year? If the answers to these questions are yes, then this book will take him and guide him through the foundational steps in the recruiting process.
If he does the steps as they are given, he will be prepared next year when there is a good possibility that he will see playing time. He will be familiar with basic recruiting terminology, and he will be physically fit to play for his team.
Contrary to what many people still believe, obtaining one of these coveted college scholarships is a process, and in most cases the earlier, you start the more likely you are to play for the school of your dreams. This guide is for the student/athlete and his parents that want to get a jump-start on recruiting process. Fortunately, the process is simple. It really is just a matter of starting early and doing steps as they come along.
Conservatively speaking, college football scholarships can be worth in excess of $150,000 depending upon the school and the number of years your son takes to get his degree.
Unfortunately, even in the ninth grade, recruiting mistakes can be made. If your son is determined to win a college football scholarship and you approve, this guide, written by college athletic scholarship recipients, will not only get him started off on the right foot, but it will also keep him compliant with the NCAA guidelines.
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