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Maria M. Bermudez

What exactly is feminism and why does it draw so much media attention? Why do people talk about it so much? Why do people love to engage in passionate debates about it?

Delve into an unbiased look at the history of feminism, from its first recorded beginnings to the present time. Learn why feminism has been misinterpreted and misjudged because of media prejudice and misunderstanding. Explore the diverse definitions of feminism, which, at its core, is a belief that all human beings should be valued in her/his own right.


 

                                                                                                                                                     

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Barrett

If you purchase the ebook of Balefire from the Bedazzled Book Peddler between November 20 and December 24, you’ll be eligible to receive a Free ebook Novella featuring the two protagonists from Balefire, Kirin Foster and Silke Dyson, when it is published around Christmas time. This applies only to the ebook and only if it's ordered from the Bedazzled Book Peddler.

It’s our way of sharing the love this holiday season.

Silke Dyson is a sculptor who is dealing with impaired vision as a result of a physical assault. Kirin Foster is a pragmatic travel magazine writer with wonderful opportunities to see the world. Their lives collide at thirty-thousand feet during a tropical storm and they strike up a friendship under the Belize sun.

Much to their delight, they discover they both live in Milwaukee and, back home, they develop an easy rapport amidst common interests and friends. Sometimes a random spark of kindness or caring can spark a small flame. With patience and opportunity, this small flame can grow into a balefire, a beacon of hope to guide a pair of souls to their true home.

 

                                                                                                                                                     

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Ann McMan and Salem West

"The romance of the novel took me on a nice roller coaster ride. It’s fun. It’s funny. It’s heartbreaking. It’s familiar. It’s a steady, if unusual, courtship with plenty of flirting, second-guessing, and friends advising against the relationship, just to turn around and wonder what’s taking so long." -- Carleen Spry, Frivolous Views

Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a line supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices.
 
Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it's been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy.


                                                                       

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Barb Lien
Ryan Howe, illustrator

"Our current rave [for digital graphic novels] has to be Gun Street Girl . . . Sassy, smart, and socially subversive . . ." --Diane Anderson-Minshall, Curve Magazine
 
Tough girl Liz Pendragon is the bodyguard and muscle for  magician and supernatural investigator Eddie Caution. Liz loves magic as much as she loves her girlfriend, Prana. She has the best of all worlds protecting London from ghosts, monsters, and supernatural evils while creating a new kind of family for herself. Now all she has to do is to stay out of trouble and deal with the ghosts from her own past.

                                                                       

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Face of the Enemy
Terran-Novan Universe, Book 1
Sandra Barret
New Paperback Edition

Helena “Dray” Draybeck is a cocky military brat, and Jordan Bowers is the daughter of a high ranking ambassador. Both want to be top pilots when they finish fighter pilot training at a Terran military space station. Both live under the shadow of very different family legacies.

Just when it looks like smooth sailing for their success as cadets and their growing attraction to each other, the Novans declare war. Dray and Jordan now have to survive an acceleration to active duty and a dangerous secret that threatens their happiness together. They learn that the enemy has many faces.

                                                                       

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Terran-Novan Universe, Book 2
Sandra Barret

Kay has no official family, no official name, just a gene line designation and a crappy future thanks to the Nassien Research Division. As the sole Terran genetic experiment in a Novan Marine outfit, her life is a never-ending conflict.
 
When her Novan ship comes under attack from unknown assailants, she becomes a part of the dreaded Black March and an aide to the enigmatic Lieutenant Colonel Nassien. As the only world she's ever known crumbles around her she no longer knows who to trust.

 

                                                                       

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Lavender Secrets
Sandra Barret
New Paperback Edition

"At first, Lavender Secrets appears to be another romance, but, as the story unfolds, it is clear that much more is developing. These people are trying to learn how they fit into each other's lives. And the bonus in this book is that everything takes place in what is a plain good story.  Lavender Secrets is well worth the time you will spend reading it." -- 

They say opposites attract. So when Math major Emma LeVanteur takes English Professor Nicole Davis’s class, the sparks flying between them should have meant an end to Emma’s romantic dry spell. Except that Nicole is straight. And engaged.

When Emma learns Nicole is getting married, she gives in to a moment of insanity and agrees to plan the wedding. All this crazy attraction can only lead to trouble . . . and who knows what else.

                                                                                                                                                     

Signed . . .


 
 

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Blowback by Bev Prescott.

Sometimes, the things we believe will protect us are actually the things that destroy us.

Watch for it mid- 2014.
 
 

                                                                                                                                                     

News, Announcement & Events . . .

 

The LesficReader's READ for December is Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran.

Sandra Moran will be participating in Spot On Historical Genre at The Virtual Living Room on December 6th, starting at 1 pm EST.

Anne Azel, author of Tides, and Benny Lawrence, author of Shell Game and The Ghost and the Machine, will be participating in O Canada at The Virtual Living Room January 3-4, 2014.