When a scouting expedition goes disastrously wrong, Marius Quinctius Regillus finds himself in a horde of trouble. With the Mongols encircling the grand fortress city of Antioch, Regillus and his men are trapped between a governor’s ambitions and the Mongolian weaponry. With nowhere to turn, can they save the city, or will Antioch Burn?
Discover a new threat to the industrial Imperium of Rome in Antioch Burns, the latest novella in the Steam Empire Chronicles by award-winning author Daniel Ottalini.
Ever wondered what happened to those pansy Persians? Got a hankering to see the Mongols unleash some horde-ifyingly awesome surprises? Antioch Burns is the right book for you!
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Playing with patterns and forms, this sampling of poetry by Annalise Phenix combines imagery from the natural world with the language of dream and myth.
Winner of the 2014 EPIC award for poetry.
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What if CAGE took your mom?
17-year old XJ Patterson comes home from school to find her revolutionary mother using pyrokinectic abilities to fight officers from CAGE. XJ freaks out when her mother falls and CAGE hauls her away for a mind-swipe procedure. She wants to get her mom back but she won’t become a revolutionary to do it. XJ hated growing up in the GEP Revolution and will do anything that she can to be mainstream even ignore the boy that she crushes on… She won’t join him. She won’t let him tell her story…
Brandon Miller has a huge crush on XJ. He doesn’t care if they’re the wrong mate designation type, that she’s poor or he’s rich, that she’s black and he’s white, or that she’s his stalker ex-girlfriend’s step-sister. All he cares about is convincing her to become his girlfriend and telling her story on his Revolutionary TV program. When he sees XJ cut a deal with a crooked mainstream reporter, he does anything in his power to show XJ the truth but will it be too late?
Breaking Free is the first story in the Genetic Revolution series. Three cousins come together to become the ultimate weapon that will destroy CAGE, an organization designed to keep GEPs under control. With the help of their holographic grandfather and host of GEP allies will XJ, Amber, and Whitney reunite to overthrow CAGE and free GEPs from oppression and tyranny?
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What people are saying about Elise Skidmore —
I’ve read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment’s respite or inspiration–or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely book! — Diana Gabaldon
Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem. Each poem brought back personal memories of family members and past experiences, each one re-lived through Ms. Skidmore’s precise pen. I thorougly enjoyed this selection of poems, and look forward to reading more from Elise Skidmore! — Karen White
… I really enjoyed the beautiful poetry in Poems from the Edge of Spring. I will pick it up and read it again…and again. — Cheryl Secomb
Elise Skidmore gives us a glimpse of her inner most feelings and she does it well. Each of us can find a bit of our own soul inside her elegant words. Definitely worth the read! — Susan Michalski
When Leaves Fall is the eagerly anticipated second book from acclaimed poet Elise Skidmore whose poetry reaches into the heart and brings us together in the seasons of life that we all share.
When Leaves Fall
When leaves fall,
still shouting life with
their last rasping breath,
as brilliant reds, yellows and umber
crunch beneath our feet,
I breathe deep,
inhaling sunshine, wood smoke
and memories of laughing
with the leaves
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A book of poetry from Elise Skidmore touching on the phases and loves of life, family, friends and the world we find ourselves in. Elise is converting poetry haters into poetry lovers with her accessible poems that delight and entertain.
Like love, spring snuck up on me;
one day when I wasn’t looking,
the trees stretched bare arms to the sky
and the next thing I knew,
the world was amass of green,
rich and alive,
and smelling oh so sweet.
Like love, it filled my heart
near to bursting;
the sheer beauty of it
left me walking in circles
with this silly smile on my face.
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