Lust, Love & Whatever by Dr. Manny Rich
An Intense, candid, and unflinching excursion Into the emotions and behaviors of the heart.
In his years of practice as a psychotherapist, Dr. Elias Meyers had guided hundreds through analysis and had treated an equal number of conditions. He helped his patients contend with a wide variety of demons, both external and internal, and he made a difference in countless lives. What he discovered was that people from all walks of life – whether they were billionaires, crooks, or prostitutes – have one thing in common: they are emotionally damaged and yet strive to make meaningful change in their lives.
Now Dr. Meyers is facing a confrontation with the truth that could change everything forever. It will take everything he has learned in his decades of experience to navigate.
More than just an ear to the door, this novel takes us into the heart of sexual obsession and dysfunction. A revealing and absorbing work of fiction written with the insight that only an accomplished, long-term therapist can provide. Lust, Love & Whatever is an intense, candid and unflinching excursion into the heart of sexuality, loneliness, and high anxiety – a true exploration into the nuances of the soul.
Ashes by Steven Manchester
Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement.
But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer.
The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for.
Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Achterberg
The houses in Pine Estates are beautiful McMansions filled with high-achieving parents, children on the fast track to top colleges, all of the comforts of modern living, and the best security systems money can buy. Welcome to normal upper-middle-class suburbia.
Crossing the Street by Molly D. Campbell
This wasn’t the way Beck Throckmorton had planned it. She wasn’t expecting to find herself in her thirties writing erotica and making flat whites for a living while she stewed over that fact that her ex had wound up with her sister. She never saw herself living in a small suburban Ohio town with an octogenarian neighbor best friend. And she definitely wouldn’t have imagined the eight-year-old great-granddaughter of that friend turning her world upside down.
As summer comes around, Beck’s life is unsettled in every way. And that’s before the crazy stuff starts: the sister taunting her with her pregnancy, the infuriatingly perfect boyfriend, the multiple trips to the emergency room. The needy, wise-beyond-her-years little girl finding places in her heart that Beck didn’t even know existed.
Beck has found herself at an emotional intersection she never anticipated. And now it’s time to cross the street.
Darwin’s Selection: Blinded by Love by Christopher Slater
Darwin Woodman is starting to accept the truth: beings from other universes can be found everywhere on her college’s campus, and she is one of the few that can see what they are. Now she is trying to figure out how to live with that knowledge. Looking for allies and watching for new enemies, Darwin starts losing focus on the task at hand for reasons entirely unfamiliar to her. Can she root out the distraction before it endangers everyone she cares for?
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