ISBN-10: 1539033538
ISBN-13: 978-1539033530
Pages: 770
Formats: Softcover, e-book
Softcover price: $25.95
e-book price: $9.99

In Counting on Trust, information is stolen from a U.S. genetic engineering company (Omniprotein) by an employee promised payment by a Chinese general who wants to profit from selling the company’s technologies in the military region of China he commands.

To force quick payment the thief attacks fellow employees and threatens to continue until his money arrives. Will his next targets be:

  • young lovers, computer geek Gabriel and gorgeous biologist Selena, who are discovering loving sex while trying to overcome post-traumatic effects of Selena’s girlhood rape . . .
  • company president, Eleanor, who’s determined to keep some privacy and intimacy although her job’s high profile and her husband, Charley, has just had prostate cancer surgery . . .
  • venture capitalist, John, who plans to duplicate Omniprotein’s facility in China and reunite with his ex-wife, fashion designer Ziyi, who returned to Shanghai after their only child died.

The personal stories of these couples explore how privacy and trust are changing in our social-media age. Sex is taken beyond modern America’s view of it as equal female-male access to a commodity to its ages-old status as a supreme way of celebrating love and cementing caring relationships.

 

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ISBN-13 (softcover): 978-0615656007
ISBN (e-book): 978-0-9857946-1-3
Pages: 430
Format(s): Softcover, e-book
Softcover Price: $17.95
e-book Price: $9.99

“An action-packed environmental thriller”  Kirkus Reviews

“A swift-moving story of adventure and redemption”  Wayne Ude, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

“OrcaSpeak covers critical issues about Southern Resident orcas; a suspenseful thriller with fun characters.” Howard Garrett and Susan Berta of the Orca Network

“Captures the roles of protest in making public policy.” Allen L. Carpenter

Ben Singleton and his wife, Frances, operate OrcaSpeak, a Pacific Northwest orca protection organization. When Frances and her car disappear in a ferry crash at an island dock, police think she’s dead but Ben stubbornly searches for her with the help of ocean biologists Selena Campbell and her husband Gabriel Jordan.

The ferry crash occurs when a peaceful protest against fossil fuels organized by eco-activist Donal Hopkins is sabotaged by a violent teammate, Nick Malit. Donal kidnaps Frances because he needs a car to finish his mission with Nick. As Donal tries to block Nick from further acts of terrorism and plans a new mission to protect local orcas from sonar tests by the U.S. Navy, he falls in love with Frances.

 

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ISBN (softcover): 978-0-615-54714-5
ISBN (e-book): 978-0-9857946-0-6
Pages: 193
Format(s): Softcover, e-book
Softcover Price: $11.95
e-book Price: $3.99

“Heartwarming and humorous, a solid pick for young teen readers.”  Kirkus Reviews

Each Unique and Fascinating, M. Ferguson Powers’ absorbing, provocative novel for adults and young adults tells how everyday events during a visit by teenage biology-geek, Julia, to her grandparents on a Pacific Northwest island turn into adventures that teach her about love and letting others help her reach her goals.

Julia’s divorced parents are in unspoken but determined competition to shape how she approaches life, with her mother insisting she avoid problems, and her father requiring her to confront them. As they come and go–her career-driven mother traveling for her job, and her career-military father deploying to dangerous assignments in war zones–Julia misses them and worries greatly about her father. Her story is rooted in the sustaining powers of supportive grandparents, an intelligent dog, and an opinionated younger sister whom she bosses around and protects. When an interesting boy with the unusual nickname “Mister Blue” arrives on the island, Julia is immersed in new adventures that force her to grapple with issues of fear, jealousy, and bullying.

With wry humor, an action-packed plot, and characters that come to life on every page, Each Unique and Fascinating will captivate anyone who relishes a rare tale of the everyday bravery of a young girl expected to deal with challenges beyond her years.

 

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