Category Archives: Budget Books

Sam Whitton and the Angels’ Prophecy by William Hamel

William Hamel Eleven-year-old Sam Whitton can see angels. How is it possible? Unwanted by his foster parents, being whisked off to an angel city for questioning seems to be a welcome diversion for Sam. It may be the wrong time, however, for the first-ever visit of an earther to an angel city. An ominous prophecy has come to light that threatens the city’s very existence.

List Price: 15.95 / Web Price: $5

Earth Quest by Perry and Brinkley

Brinkley and Perry by: Kathleen Perry and Ginny Brinkley

Imagine what life would be like if our beloved planet were to become uninhabitable, either because of our own failings or from forces beyond our control. Would we have sufficient technology to be able to travel the unfathomable distances in space for years, perhaps thousands of years, in search of a new homeland?

The Enlilliians, remants of an ancient civilization, experienced such a fate. A select few had escaped from their planet before it was incinerated by their ever-expanding sun. These survivors, confined to their giant spaceship, hoped that their search for a new home – and a new food source – would end within a few generations. Their quest seemed hopeless. That is, until they came across a little planet called Earth – and a biologist named Dr. William Lance.

List Price: 14.95 / Web Price: 7.00

Casino’s Gamble by Sean Espenship

Sean Espenship A one-night drunken fling ignites a cover up: a child deceived about his father. For 25 years this smoldering lie rips at the boy’s psyche until finally the ebb and flow of the deception triggers a mental meltdown. Set amidst the college town of Gainesville, Florida, a fatherless and psychologically tormented law student from the street of hard-knocks unwittingly embarks upon a nine-month journey in search of a higher meaning to life. From his earliest days, he fought to transcend his Dickensian childhood, and clawed his way into adulthood governed by nothing other than his own wits and instincts.

This autobiographical multicultural novel delves into the human condition and dysfunction and the social issues affecting the struggling and impoverished, touches on race and how the protagonist fights—mentally—the Black, White, and Jewish clash of cultures. It is an inspirational story of one driven by strong convictions and dogged determination, combined with innate intelligence and street-smarts, who conquers abuse, survives the death of loved ones, stands tall in the face of racial and religious bigotry, as well as surmounts social and economic hardships.

List Price: 18.95 / Web Special : $5

Bad Blood by GW Reynolds III

GW Reynolds III The Mayport Murders: The horrific fact that five people were murdered in a trailer on a main street in Mayport, Florida, near John King’s haunted house, brought shock and horror to the family members of the victims and general public. However, such evil is not new to Mayport’s past. This most recent tragedy may go down in Mayport history as the worst, but it is definitely not the first.

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The Keeping of Ellie by Nate Tolar

Nate Tolar Twenty some odd years after the death of old Dr. Brian, Vince, a young man recently discharged from the Army at the end of World War II, becomes infatuated when Ellie’s image smiles at him from the window of a passing bus. Then when he encounters her in a dream, and is lured to a flea market where he discovers an oil painting of her in an antique frame, he becomes even more intrigued. His obsession takes him to the previous owner of the portrait, who is the elderly spinster daughter of Dr. Brian, then to the ruins of the plantation in Mississippi, and finally to a nursing home and the woman, a centenarian and former slave who had lived at the plantation, and raised Ellie and Brian. The sprightly Miss Liza unfolds the story of her life at the plantation, and the concerns and tragic death of Ellie’s mother. She explains why she is still here, how she in implicated in the spell and the responsibility she was given by Ellie’s mother.

As the shadows hovering just beyond the edges of his mind draw closer and begin to take shape, Vince starts to understand his feelings, and why he is being entrusted with The Keeping of Ellie.

List Price: 14.95 / Web special: $5

Magic Trash by Gertie Poole

Gertie Poole 2006 Royal Palm Literary Award Winner

Hattie Mae screwed up. Along with her dysfunctional magical neighbors she is banished from the Magic Realm and forced to survive in a penal colony – Magic Memories Trailer Park in Florida. Even though they’re forbidden to use the trace magic left to them, Hattie finds she’s become an aging, fat, miserable elf. She can’t resist and the results are disastrous. Her indiscretions cost her a fortune in fines and years added to her sentence. Residual magic has side effects. To make matters worse, someone is murdering the residents. Argon, the king’s champion griffin is dispatched to investigate and eliminate the murderer. Invoking an antiquated law of the Realm to save a friend, Hattie now has one week to produce the murderer or forfeit her life. With the help of fastidious elf, an emotional troll, a foul mouthed parrot, a berserk toilet, and the pompous griffin with whom she shares a secret past, Hattie blazes forward to save lives, especially her own.

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Olivia’s Favorites by Joyce Davidson

 Joyce Davidson In Moss Grove Pennsylvania, the outstanding 1898 graduating class includes young people ready to burst forth to find success at new ventures. Olivia Arbusson, their teacher, breaks the rules to expand their education with the blessing of Headmaster Miffle. Eleven members of the class make up Olivia’s favorites, and they are thrust into various journeys when fate cuts down their original aspirations. New Your City beckons them. The Gold Rush entices them. California lures them. Heartaches goad them on to unplanned adventures, which test those who are brave enough to taste life on their terms at the birth of a new century.

List Price: 18.95 / Web Price: $5