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Ring Around the Rosy by W. B. Cushman

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Ring Around the Rosy is a  Dystopian YA adventure by W. B. Cushman.

 

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The sun has broken through the inevitable hole in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the only survivors are those underground during the event. Seven young people, led by a girl in a wheelchair, her nerdy high school attendant, and a boy with Down Syndrome, meet in the ruins of a private school in their hometown of Marion, Massachusetts. One finds a portable radio in a ruined basement, and the group hears the plea of the one station still broadcasting. “Please come to Rockport.” So begins a journey across the length of the state, in hopes of finding the one parent who may still be alive.




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Author Buddy Cushman pictureRosy is in her wheelchair, Matt is her nerdy attendant for the summer, Home Slice has Down Syndrome. They are underground in an aquarium when the sun burns through the Earth’s atmosphere and cooks the entire, 24-hour rolling planet. They make their way to the burned surface, miraculously find a way to keep Rosy’s chair charged and, after discovering their families and homes and everything they knew is gone, find their way to the ruins of a school in their hometown of Marion, Massachusetts. There they meet up with four younger boys, and when one of them discovers a still working portable radio in the ruins of a basement the group scans the dial and finds just one station still broadcasting – WANN in Rockport. That leads the group of seven on a journey across the state, and along the way they are joined by a family hiding in the underground Tube, and later, an alcoholic scientist who has given up on life. It’s just possible, they all come to believe, that one parent remains alive – in Rockport. This is a story of hope in a seemingly hopeless world, and faith – faith in each other, and , eventually, faith in miracles.

(W. B. Cushman, January 2017)

 

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The Cherubim Rosewood by Larry D. Shackelford

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The Cherubim Rosewood is a Christian fiction story by Larry D. Shackelford

 

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In 1982, a gifted St. Louis college student traveled to Northwestern Brazil to visit his Lutheran missionary parents. Born and raised in Africa, the epic journey reduced the young man to the most primitive and instinctive forms of survival; but also to the nascent essence of life and death, and the ultimate archetype: the evil nature of man. An incredible story that will challenge the reader to reconsider choices they have made in their own journey through life. An incredible journey of survival, hope and healing.

“Oh my! Shackelford certainly knows how to weave a rich tale. The amount of research that must have gone into this book is staggering, and it reads so authentically that it felt like I was there seeing everything through Edward Hamilton’s eyes.

Edward is a well developed, and a likeable, fascinating, character that I took to straight away, and I am sure you will as well. I thoroughly enjoyed his story and the journey that is Edwards life. Although that incident with the VW Beetle – that was mean, funny, but mean!

I could have quite happily curled up under a warm blanket, and allowed Shackelford to take me away to this wonderfully believable world that he has created, alas life got in the way, but I still managed to read this book within two days – I so did not want to put it down.

If you are looking for a book that is not only rich in detail but also a fantastic read, then I thoroughly recommend The Cherubim Rosewood. I truly loved it. Shackelford is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.”




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author-larry-d-shackelford-pictureThe Cherubim Rosewood is unique Orthodox Christian fiction story that takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, Africa, and the Amazon jungle. In the early 1980’s, a gifted St. Louis college student traveled to Northwestern Brazil to visit his Lutheran missionary parents. Edward Hamilton is fascinating college student that possesses unique abilities, which include a photographic memory. Edward was born and raised in Africa, and his epic journey into the Amazon jungle reduced him to the most primitive and instinctive forms of survival; but also to the nascent essence of life and death, and the ultimate archetype: the evil nature of man. Edward’s incredible expedition is a Christian allegory that will challenge the reader to reconsider choices they have made in their own journey through life. Edward’s story is also a journey of survival, hope and healing. Albert Einstein once wrote: “The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.” Edward learned that no truer words were ever spoken. “This was a young man’s exciting trip deep into the amazon where the jungle is not the only hazard. The excitement builds slowly beginning in 1970s Africa, sidelines to the US then plunges into a grizzly page turning Apocalypse Now conclusion.” Amazon.com reviewer.

(Larry D. Shackelford, November 2016)

 

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The Reliquary by Larry D. Shackelford

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The Reliquary is the second book of The Keresa Headdress crime fiction/action/adventure/romance series by Larry D. Shackelford

 

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The Reliquary is the sequel to The Keresa Headdress. The fast-paced crime fiction novel takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The unique cast of characters from the Keresa Headdress are back, along with new team members, to solve another extraordinary criminal investigation involving fossil theft and a psychotic killer.

FBI Special Agent Karen Adams’ career has flat lined since the exciting Keresa Headdress investigation, where she met Special Agent Marcus “Playboy” McCoy and her fiancĂ©, archaeologist Derek Simms. Karen’s supervisor, Roger Miller has since reassigned her to investigating mundane medical waste, fraud and abuse cases. Karen and Marcus are reunited as unlikely partners when a paleontology team goes missing in the remote Morrison Formation near Richfield, Utah.

The missing persons case quickly escalates into a chilling nightmare that no-one could have expected. Karen and Marcus soon discover the murdered scientists along with missing Allosaurus fossils. The violent killer leaves few leads to pursue, and the team enlists Riley, a local polygamist and nudist, along with heavyset homicide detective, Colin Childs, to assist with the investigation. Marcus continues his “Playboy McCoy” antics until he meets Dr. Lisa Gruber, a paleontologist from the University of Utah who is unlike any woman he has ever met.

Dealing with recent personal issues, Karen finds herself in another professional frustrating situation. Unfortunately, she must risk her own life as another case submerges her into the unimaginable underworld of antiquities theft and the criminally insane.




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author-larry-d-shackelford-pictureThe Reliquary is the second installment to The Keresa Headdress. The fast-paced crime fiction novel takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The discovery of pristine remains of an Allosaurus fossil in the Morrison Formation is the highlight of a university paleontology team. Six weeks in to the excavation, they have an unexpected visitor. The professor, Dr. Hernandez senses something is not right with this individual. The excavation site is in a remote area, and not easily accessible. The stranger’s story and peculiar interest in the fossil does not add up. The zany casts of characters from the Keresa Headdress are back, along with new team members, to solve another extraordinary criminal investigation involving fossil theft and a psychotic killer. FBI Special Agent Karen Adams’ career has flat lined since the exciting Keresa Headdress investigation, where she met Special Agent Marcus “Playboy” McCoy. Karen’s supervisor has since reassigned her to investigating mundane medical waste, fraud and abuse cases. Karen and Marcus are reunited as unlikely partners when the paleontology team goes missing. The missing persons case quickly escalates into a chilling nightmare that no-one could have expected. Karen and Marcus soon discover the murdered scientists along with missing Allosaurus fossils. The violent killer leaves few leads to pursue, and the team enlists Riley, a local polygamist and nudist, along with heavyset homicide detective, Colin Childs, to assist with the investigation. Marcus continues his “Playboy McCoy” antics until he meets Dr. Lisa Gruber, a paleontologist from the University of Utah who is unlike any woman he has ever met. But, Marcus can’t shake off a feeling that he is missing something vitally important that would help them bring this case to a close. Dealing with recent personal issues, Karen finds herself in another professional frustrating situation. Unfortunately, she must risk her own life as another case submerges her into the unimaginable underworld of antiquities theft and the criminally insane. As the body count rises, Karen is determined to solve the investigation. “Although The Reliquary is the second book in the series, it doesn’t read like one and can very easily stand-alone. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in thrillers, for this book certainly is one. Well done Shackelford, for another wonderful read.” Amazon.com reviewer.

(Larry D. Shackelford, November 2016)

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