Congratulations to Jessica Bell and Vine Leaves Press on the release of A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon, poetry inspired by the special bond between mother and son.
From quiet nights reflecting on the sound of her child's smile to viewing the world from the perspective of a potted tree dreaming of being rooted into true mother earth, A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon is a collection of raw, honest, modern-day fables that remind readers to look deeper, feel more, and let the world speak for itself.
Praise for A Tide Should Be Able to Rise Despite Its Moon
"A gorgeous collection. Very highly recommended.” ~Readers' Favorite
"Mystical, wise, and original." ~Karen Alghabban, writer
"Jessica Bell has thoroughly explored the topography of parenthood." ~Alan Humm, editor of One Hand Clapping magazine
"Ethereal. Hypnotic. Oracular." ~Amie McCracken, author of Emotionless
"Each compelling meditation on daily life as mother and son blends the earthy with the ethereal." ~Melanie Faith, author of From Promising to Published
About Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell is a multi-award-winning author/poet and singer-songwriter who was born in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to having published a memoir, five novels, four poetry collections, and numerous craft books on writing and publishing, she is also the Publisher of Vine Leaves Press and a highly sought-after book cover designer. To learn more, visit her website.
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Broody meets bubbly…and a bunch of cuddly tree kangaroos.
Very few people can keep up with Eva Stamford. She’s chatty, volunteers everywhere in the community, and has one passion in life—saving the Lumholtz tree kangaroo before the curse comes true.
Jack Waller is broody and gruff and couldn’t be more different from Eva. He’s returning to his childhood home to make good on a promise to his mother, but everywhere he goes, Eva is there. The more time they spend together, the harder it is to ignore the chemistry intensifying between them.
Eva needs to stay on Jack’s good side because his property borders the Tree Roo Rescue Park, and any changes he makes might unsettle her furry babies. She needs to tell Jack about the curse and forget about encouraging one final fling. Is there a chance of beating the curse and living a life together?
4.6 stars, 48 ratings on Goodreads
A second-chance contemporary romance. Can one little blue box get their lives back on the same path?
There’s one thing missing in Ella’s life—her biological father. All she has is a few clues in a little box and a mother not willing to share anything. Add in her impatience and stubbornness and Ella decides to go about finding him herself.
Zane is used to barrelling his way through life without too much stress. He has a great family, a new career path, and a beloved Ducati motorcycle. When tasked with searching for Ella’s father, Zane discovers a secret that threatens to unravel their lives.
The attraction between Zane and Ella is flaring up quickly, but all will go up in flames if Zane doesn’t tell Ella what he knows. Will the unexpected twist that comes their way be enough for the head-strong Ella and Ducati-loving Zane to find their way back onto the same path?
Five Stars from Readers' Favorite
A heart-warming, secret billionaire contemporary romance.
It’s been eighteen months since Kelly escaped to the Australian outback. The guilt and regret she carries still won’t leave her.
Newly arrived from Boston, Patrick can thank the Australian outback for healing him in ways his affluent and empty life back home could not.
After Kelly discovers she’s inherited her grandfather’s property, she heads north. Patrick lands on her doorstep right when she could use the extra help. Amidst the hard work of untangling vines from the derelict castle, an astonishing history emerges and an unexpected chemistry ignites between them—until Kelly’s parents turn up unannounced, necessitating Patrick's departure. But the chance finding of a precious stone might end up bringing Kelly and Patrick back together.
"An emotional rollercoaster!" ~Goodreads Review
A silken scarf entwines itself around two hearts. Sometimes it unravels...
Melita’s swimwear is starting to make waves in the industry. Hoping to ride the success, she’s determined to open her own boutique/teahouse. A chance find of a derelict building might be the solution—and she wants Luke to do the renovations.
Down-to-earth tradesman Luke has dreams of his own, determined to be a leader in sustainable green buildings. When Melita offers him the chance to showcase his skills, Luke agrees despite mixed feelings about their past relationship.
When the building's history ends up putting Melita's life at risk, Luke needs to put the past aside and deal with the present—because Melita wants everything she’s worked so hard for, including the man she loves.
As a contemporary romance author, Frances loves nothing more than losing herself in a good romance. She's all about helping you forget the housework or the bus to work you're going to miss if you don't put the book down now!
She's devoted to giving her readers an emotional, yet satisfying ride, with a love story that'll melt your heart and keep the pages turning right until the end.
Frances is a finalist award winner in both Australia and overseas. Her awards include:
- 2016 - Emerald Finalist - Romance Writers of Australia
- 2019 - Pacific Hearts Finalist - Romance Writers of New Zealand
- 2019 - Emily Finalist - West Houston Romance Writers
- 2020 - Valerie Parv Finalist - Romance Writers of Australia
- 2021 - Mara Finalist - Mid America Romance Writers
- 2022 - The Koru Award for Best New Book - Romance Writers of New Zealand
She lives with her husband in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia, and uses her great baking skills to tempt her three daughters to visit home as often as they can. Learn more about Frances on her website.
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Book 1 in the Mintari Series
A dinosaur adventure for fans of Jurassic Park! From the USA Today bestselling author of Earthrise.
Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They’ve captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.
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But these magnificent beasts might soon disappear. And only one man can save them.
They call him Jurassic Joe. A semi-mythical figure. A ranger who lives in the wilderness of Mintari. Defender of dinosaurs. Bane of poachers. Folk hero. But is he real?
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About the Author
MINTARI -- Dinosaurs. Majestic giants. They've captured our imagination for generations. On planet Mintari, they live again.
EARTHRISE -- They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. But we will fight back! Start reading with Earth Alone, the first novel.
STARSHIP FREEDOM — The starship Freedom is just a museum ship... until the aliens attack.
REQUIEM -- Welcome to Requiem, an ancient kingdom whose people can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Start reading with Requiem's Song.
KINGDOMS OF SAND -- Enter a world of sand and splendor, a world where gladiators battle in the arena, where legionaries and barbarians fight for glory, and where empires rise and fall. Start reading with Kings of Ruin.
MOTH -- Discover Moth, a world torn between day and night--its one half drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless darkness.
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