Derek Haines's Blog: Whizbuzz Books
July 10, 2020
Park ranger Ryan is shocked when Jenny, a one-night stand from years ago, moves to his Montana town with her troublesome daughter, Alison. But he can���t resist the pull he feels toward her ��� especially once Alison goes missing and the truth about her daughter���s real identity comes out���
July 9, 2020
The Mezzogiorno (Southern Italy). Up to 85 percent of Italian Americans have their roots in this region. The story of the Coriello family begins in the fictional fishing village of Punto Roccioso along the Amalfi Coast. Alta Italia (Northern Italy) looks down on their southern countrymen as uneducated peasants. With limited opportunities available, many southern Italians dream of escaping poverty by leaving the land they love for a better life in America. But like all dreams, hardships, sacrifices, and realities intrude.
Having lived through World War I, the Spanish Flu, the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, and racial laws, Raffaela must raise and feed her ten children without any help from her estranged abusive husband Giuseppe, who refuses to give her money. With the support of her two oldest children, Geno, and Luisa, she struggles to survive. World War II devastates Italy and Italian Americans alike when “Il Duce” joins Hitler’s side, leaving Italians vulnerable at home and the object of hatred abroad. Young Italians are sent around the world to fight in a war they don’t believe in. At home, Jewish families are under increasing threat. Yet, Italian men and women rebound to fight the Germans and Italian Fascists with a large and fervent partisan guerilla army.
Meanwhile, in America, Raffaela’s young Uncle Corrado has struggles of his own. He vows to move from the tenements of New York’s Little Italy, build a business, marry, bring over family members, and make good on his version of the American dream. But America is not so welcoming. Ignorance and prejudice reveal the ugliness of the immigrant experience as numbers of Italian Americans find themselves confined to internment camps during World War II.
Their courage and the ability to survive are a testament to the resilience of the Italian people who left their homeland with little else but a dream and changed America in the process.
(Caution: strong language, domestic violence, war violence.)
July 8, 2020
Carrie puts her math skills to the test in the kitchen and proves successful in baking her very favorite vanilla bean cupcakes alongside her mother and decorating them too!
Carrie shows children you can achieve anything if you set your heart and mind to it.
July 6, 2020
As a small group of Airman Recruits started basic training, they had no idea they were going to be part of two seminal events; i.e. the quiet re-emergence of United States Air Force Special Operators and the Secret War that had started to blossom in Laos in the mid-1950s, the war that expanded and became known to the public as the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
Less than a year after completing basic training they found themselves in Laos assigned as members of a highly classified Counter Insurgency Study Group.
They arrived in Laos with specific instructions to avoid aggressive contact with hostile forces and stay ���hidden in plain sight��� around other friendly forces wherever and whenever possible.
���Boy Scouts with guns���, was a mindset that came to a shocking halt when one of their numbers was killed in an ambush. The first team death listed as ���training accident in the Philippines���.
Two ���War Dogs��� continued their training and seasoning into an effective, self-sufficient unit that could function and survive on its own in the Mekong Plain and up in the Annamite Mountains of Laos in an area that later became known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The heavy veil of secrecy they operated under became particularly oppressive when they began to realize that the intel they were gathering and the recommendations forwarded ���up the hill��� by their immediate superiors was being largely disregarded and the simple solutions for cutting down the traffic on the Trail were being ignored.
July 5, 2020
The story of a magnificent beautiful lesbian, Christmas, her wife Calina, and their dog Juvia, who is an angel, that are God’s messengers, who the Lord has favored and chosen, like Moses, to lead all oppressed people of the world, out of bondage and suffering, and onto freedom, and to receive God’s Laws, throughout the ages, in hundreds of centuries, and in many dimensions and reincarnations, all over the world, including Fatima and the Miracle Of The Sun, Portugal, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, France, Italy, the United States, Africa, on a cruise from America to Europe, and finally on the isle of Lesbos, where thousands of lesbians live, and millions visit in passion and love every year.
At first, Christmas is very promiscuous with hundreds of women, and the main purpose of her life is seducing other beautiful women. But like Paul, in the New Testament, who was originally a Roman who persecuted our Lord, as soon as the Lord suddenly appeared to Christmas, and He told her what her calling was, Christmas became an extraordinary being who had great faith, belief, and love of the Lord, and there was no doubt in her soul that the Lord was everything that was great in the world, and she became a soul who found her calling, which was to love the Lord and to help everyone who needed her. In the end, Christmas, Calina, and Juvia became three of the Lord’s favored messengers. And yes, lesbians have amazing sex, love, and same-sex marriage, which the Lord never said was a sin in the New Testament, which means that it is acceptable as love by the Lord.
Compassion I,��Compassion II, Juvia, Kennedy & the Trial and Confession of Trump, The Lex Talionis of Brett Kavanaugh God, The Devil & The Curse Of Tippecanoe, The Ecstasy and The Kazandra Appearance by Lawrence David Niren are also on Whizbuzz Books.
July 4, 2020
All of London is ablaze with rumors about the identity of the female brazen���and desperate���enough to advertise for a husband.
Zeus Tanner, a self-made man full of pride if not pedigree, answers the ad, vastly curious about the property alluded to by the mysterious Lady Scandal. He may not care about winning the lady, but he certainly wants her lands.
After a miserable arranged marriage, newly widowed Juliet determines she���ll not be married off again without having her say. Shielding her identity, she braves deciding her own fate. What she never expects is the sizzling encounter that happens when she meets applicant twenty-four…
***Lady Scandal is a fun and super sexy Regency-styled Historical Romance written using period-appropriate slang (known as cant) and words common during the early 1800s. Zeus, Juliet (and Larissa, of course) bid you ���Sparkish fine reading���.***
July 2, 2020
Getting sober and staying sober can be a challenge for anyone. To fully experience all the positivity and abundance that sobriety (and life) can offer, you must develop healthy, uplifting habits in your life every day.
Discover 50 positive and healing habits to improve your recovery from addiction.
The Sober Journey: A Guide to Prayer and Meditation in Recovery, The Sober Journey, A Practical Guide to Health, Nutrition and Fitness and Polluted! My Sober Journey by Dirk Foster are also on Whizbuzz Books.
June 30, 2020
Rescued is a feel-good book written through the eyes of Rina, a miniature poodle. If you love dogs and believe in magic and unconditional love, then this book is for you. Below is what Rina has to say about her book.
I’m Rina, the poodle and this is my story. I’d had three homes in six years and wanted what every dog wants: a forever-family. This plays with your head, makes you feel rejected and unloved.
Dropped off to Steve and Bayu, a gay couple living in Bali, Indonesia, I smelled my last chance at happiness. It was now or never. I suppressed my fears, my doubts, and my distrust of people who make promises only to break them. Maybe this would be fourth time lucky.
Come with me on our journey. I promise to hold nothing back. I’ll share adventures, stories of love and hate, health and illness, culinary experiences, travels, infidelity, drag queens stories, visits to cinemas, disasters, and all our little secrets.
Along the way, you’ll meet my friends, both animal and human, and you’ll experience the magical world of Bali, an Asian paradise. You’ll see how I had to train Steve and Bayu to my way of doing things. I’ll share our love for each other and life.
Let me take you into our world and share the evolution of a dream coming true.
June 28, 2020
[image error]Deep with atmosphere, Slipstone Rill is a tale of long-simmering revenge in a remote New England village.
Down from the Chapel, far in the woods, he has waited long enough. Now he will cross the rill, deep in the dark, and climb with sharpened tools to ask his questions.
���From a distance they looked like small birds feeding, perched side by side on the path, watching each other and ready to fly. At least, that was how he later described Jean���s disembodied hands as he approached them through the foggy Saturday dawn…���
Away from Slipstone Village���s old chapel, across the rill and deep in the woods, live the remnants of a reclusive family of carpenters and violin makers. Two generations earlier, their treasured ring of spruce trees, whose wood is necessary for the distinctive tone of their violins, was poisoned by a girl who had been raped by one of the family. Now, with threats and violence, the last of those craftsmen looks to regain the secret of the trees��� regeneration. Telling the story is the village���s newly arrived chapel administrator, whose predecessor had disappeared, along with the chapel���s prized Maggini violin.
Slipstone Rill introduces a warren of underground tunnels, severed hands appearing on the village path, a little girl looking for her lost doll, mysterious stone and tree circles, a curious mouse, a fat dog, and the strains of a faraway violin joining the evening wind as it plays through the chapel tower���s old wood and iron.
Listen to excerpts at www.michaelmatros.com
June 26, 2020
In the United States of America, racism against Black women still reigns unjustly; from within the secluded judge’s chambers to the courthouse parking lot, we are presented with five different incidents where powerful Black women are forced to come face to face with being on the other side of the law.
Follow the stories of Taetrece Ann Harrison, Desir��e Mary Charbonnet, Gay Polk-Payton, Angela Stokes, and Rhonda Crawford as their experiences in the Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Illinois judicial systems as both attorneys and judges are explored.
Connected by one simple, yet complex dynamic-Black womanhood-what will the end game be for these women who are committed to upholding and enforcing what is right? Will they succumb to the pressures of America’s hand, or will they push forward in the face of adversity?
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