Category Archives: Budget Books

Horse Bones: 12 Tales of Secrets, Ghosts, and Legends

Ron Miller If you love spider-crawling chills along your spine, the mystery of things otherworldly and legends that just might have more truth than myth, then this book is for you. Join young Lori Miller as she finds out what frightening, brooding thing lives in the dark shadows of her room. Follow the hair-raising adventures of four teens as they face the terror of Andrew’s Swamp, brave the haunted house that glows ominously in the dark and investigate the mysterious stretch of railroad track lost in a forgotten forest. And if you haven’t been properly scare by the first 11 stories, then the 12th, Wallpaper, should do the trick.

This collection of tales will enthrall young and old alike, so pull the covers up to your chin and enjoy this creepy collection.

List Price: 14.95 / Web Special: $5

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.

List Price: $12.95 / Web Special: $5

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