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Mark Jacobs is a freelance writer, martial arts instructor and semi-professional poker player who regularly plays for more money than he can afford to lose. His written work has appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and TimeOut New York. The author of the acclaimed instructional text, The Principles of Unarmed Combat, he currently serves as a monthly columnist for Black Belt Magazine. Pascal’s Wager is his first novel.
Destined for a brilliant career in academia, Pascal Silver instead decides to be a risk taker. Packing up his unfinished philosophy dissertation he moves to Las Vegas to pursue his dual goals of winning the World Series of Poker and the only slightly less daunting task of finding the meaning to existence.
Low on cash, Pascal is forced to take a part-time job at a private detective agency. Now, with his boss out of town, into his life walks the gorgeous Allegra LaPierre. She asks Pascal to find out who murdered her father, casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre.
Using his uncanny poker skills, Pascal can tell everyone involved with Houston Phil has something to hide, including his ex-stripper widow, his knucklehead son, Bruce, and his old business partner, Fat Johnny, who’s in debt to a local gangster. Complicating matters, Bruce LaPierre is suddenly found dead in his office and the number one suspect is Allegra. Though all the evidence points to his client’s guilt, Pascal falls back on the famous wager of faith put forth by his illustrious namesake. He chooses to have faith in Allegra, not just because he’s gone head over heels for her, but because it’s a good bet.
But when representatives of the Chicago mob show up and tell him to drop the case, Pascal has to take his greatest gamble yet. With Allegra’s life hanging in the balance, he’ll need to pull off the biggest bluff he’s ever attempted to get her back alive. Even if he does, he’s still left with the question “Who killed Phil?” a question only he is shrewd enough to answer.
Toni Annable and Maria Kaspar started writing bilingual children's books for school language programs lots of years ago. They are really pleased to reissue these books in the ebook format as well as the new stories coming up. Currently, the ebooks are in English/French and English/Spanish. We hope to get some of them out in English/Arabic.
When Toni is not writing, she spends her time editing other manuscripts and a plant tissue culture newsletter. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health and started out in nursing and health education. Later she taught in elementary schools and was teaching when she met Maria Kaspar. Maria and her husband had come to the US to further their education. She was a French teacher writing children's short stories and poems - and they were off and running in bilingual children's books, French, English and Spanish. Over the years they have had lots of fun creating these stories and plan on many, many more.
They were most fortunate to get Lawrence Lumetta to illustrate the first 3 books. You can see these in the ebooks. He was a noted artist and had many fine works exhibited world wide. The detail he put into the illustrations makes them works of art on their own. Larry retired and is no longer available for additional illustrations. He will be sorely missed him as they develop new works.
Why do the leaves change their clothes in the fall? Why do the birds hide in the winter? Young Celine, her sister and brothers have many questions about the seasons. And their mother has all the answers.
The beautifully detailed Lawrence Lumetta drawings highlight the different seasons. Color enhanced by Bashar Attar. Bilingual French-English. For ages 7 - 10 and up.
Pourquoi les feuilles changent-elles de robe en automne ? Pourquoi les oiseaux se cachent-ils en hiver ? La jeune Céline, sa sœur et ses frères se posent des questions sur les saisons. Quant à leur maman, celle-ci a réponse à tout.
Les illustrations détaillées de Lumetta mettent en valeur les différentes saisons. Mise en couleurs par Bashar Attar.
Ouvrage bilingue. Anglais-Français pour enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans et plus.
Rita Ciresi is the author of two award-winning short-story collections and three novels. Mother Rocket was winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and finalist for the Los Angeles Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Sometimes I Dream in Italian, a Book Sense 76 Pick and finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize, garnered praise from the New York Times: “Ciresi has a lovely ear for dialogue and the ability to nail the details in descriptions that are both funny and painfully accurate.” Blue Italian was included in the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series and received the following praise from Elle: "Rita Ciresi's beautifully written, bittersweet first novel examines love and marriage with unflinching honesty. The ending, with its moving, explicit sense of loss, resonates long after the book is closed." Pink Slip--winner of the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize for the Novel—was described as a “lively novel” by Mademoiselle and “a moving love story” by Redbook. Its sequel, Remind Me Again Why I Married You, was called “a cutting commentary on the lasting implications of 'til death do us part” (The Hartford Courant) and Entertainment Weekly said, "Ciresi's depiction of post-singleton life is clever and surprisingly honest.” Visit the author’s website at www.ritaciresi.com.
Getting cancer in your twenties is hardly a picnic. But in this sparkling romantic comedy by Rita Ciresi, two young cancer survivors manage to meet, fall in love, and live to laugh about it.
Twenty-seven-year-old Francie Malarkey has one remaining relative left on earth: her Great-Uncle Sol, a concentration camp survivor whose last grand mission is to see Francie happily married (preferably to a cardiac surgeon). Francie, however, has zero interest in getting hitched to some guy who actually knows the Latin names for her more intimate body parts. Although she would love to claim that she met Mr. Right at a noisy New Year’s Eve party, her initial encounter with her husband-to-be comes to pass in a hushed hospital waiting room marked with fallout shelter symbols. Joel Goldman--like Francie--is a young cancer survivor who happens to be sitting underneath a warning sign--DANGER! RADIATION IN USE!--that seems to imply that love is a risky business best undertaken by AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY.
Francie and Joel's courtship would be a dream come true. . . if only Great-Uncle Sol would stop insisting that Francie needs to marry a doctor instead of a guy who already has one foot in the grave. . . if only Joel's doctor-father would stop trying to micromanage his son's medical care. . . and if only Francie and Joel learn to accept the fact that any person on earth can pass through death's door without a moment's notice.
Bring Back My Body to Me--quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and runner-up for the Faulkner/Wisdom Novella Award—illustrates that sometimes the deepest and most abiding relationships result from our most trying experiences.
Personality disorder... What a tired and over-used topic, right? However; have you ever heard a story from the perspective of emerged identities? This is a perfect chance to see a picture from the eyes of 'the disease' itself, without ridiculous superhuman abilities and maniacal multiple homicides. A tale of a totally average guy's recently arisen 'dark-side', with an unusual mix of little comedy, many disappointments and Yuri's snow vodka.
I live with a crazy family and a crazy dog, all of whom I love dearly. My interests are wide-ranging, and I hope my writing can help me pay for my expanding number of hobbies. I write what I like to write, in a number of genres, and with a good dose of humor in each. Eventually, I would like to quit my boring job and write full-time.
Athene Arrington’s new house is perfect, except for one little thing: There’s a vampire living in the basement. His name is Brandon, and he insists he still owns the place. One heated argument and a death threat later, it’s decided that Athene can stay.
In spite of Brandon’s constant teasing, his insistence that Athene is not as nice as she looks, and his peculiar diet, she's still attracted to him. Torn between normal and Brandon, she has to decide what she really wants. Should she settle into a regular life, or follow deeper feelings? Will Brandon let her live, kill her, or turn her into a vampire? Not even he knows.
Dr. Abernathy has been involved with biological research and
laboratories most of his adult life. He is an avid environmentalist
and is deeply concerned about global warming, pollution, recycling,
and renewable energy sources. He has a number of scholarly
publications as well as patents on environmental friendly processes.
The tower is an incredibly mammoth undertaking involving a remarkable
coalition of private investors and governments. Part space elevator,
part launching pad, the tower is placed on top of Mount Everest for
several reasons: the mountain is one of the tallest peaks in the
world, providing a 29,000 foot platform from which to work. It is the
most famous peak in the world, making it a strategic marketing tool
for attracting both investors and customers. Cities are actually
built within the mountain to help finance the project. As the story
unfolds, the unscrupulous nature of some men is quickly revealed,
coupled with a blatant disregard for a global treasure. Amazing feats
of technology are accomplished which boggle both the mind and
imagination. Loyalties come and go, the end justifies the means, and
the law of unintended consequences always seems to have the final say.