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There are hundreds of great, cutting edge mysteries, westerns, thrillers, and literary fiction novels that were published between the 1940s and 1970s that have been out-of-print for decades, lost to generations of readers who either never knew those books even existed… or aren’t willing to slog through used bookstores to find tattered copies. Or, in some cases, the books have become so rare, only collectors can afford to own copies. We’re changing that. We’re publishing new, outrageously affordable digital and trade paperback editions of these long-lost, forgotten, and rare books that even today, are still on the cutting edge of their genres. But that’s not all. We’re also publishing selected non-fiction classics as well as some new, never-before-published titles. Whether the books are reprints or brand-new, our titles all share one thing in common—they are all fantastic, boundary-pushing stories that will entertain, thrill, shock, captivate and excite you.

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Author The Split-Level Game

The Split-Level Game By Louis Lorraine

A Scorched-Sheets Glimpse of Surburbia in the 1960s

When Lelia was Spence Hawk's secretary, she went out of her way to satisfy all of his whims and physicals desires. But now that they are married, and living in a split-level home in suburbia, she's concentrating on satisfying her own, seemingly insatiable physical needs in this new, free-wheeling society where all the norms are questioned. She made a game of it -- quantity over quality, that was what counted. Spence is enjoying the freedoms too, but is also beginning to feel the price, especially after a no-rules, "trade partners" party shatters everything.

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Author The Haunted Heart

The Haunted Heart By Claudette Nicole

Was She The Victim of a Monstrous Vengeance...or Her Own Crazed Fear?

Even as a child, Cathy Atwood was able to predict death. Time and again, she watched helplessly as foretold tragedy struck, her heart swelling with sorrow and guilt. Some people believed she was cursed...or, worse, was a murderer.

Now it's happening again. Cathy senses her husband Brad's impending death...and shortly after they have a big argument, her vision comes true. His family believes she's responsible and she can't shake the sensation that Brad's ghost has come back to kill her.

She's trapped in a nightmare, unable to escape from a horror she doesn't deserve and that she knows, with terrifying certainty, is coming for her.

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Author Apache Wells

Apache Wells By Robert Steelman

It's 1876. Three brothers head west to California to find their fortune, but end up settling in the Arizona badlands instead. There's courageous Big Saul, as huge and solid as the boulders he used to build his earthen home... there's his middle brother Dave, who is fast with a gun and with women, including Saul's wife Eda, who runs off with him...and there's teenage Joey, perhaps too honest and too innocent for the brutal country he's trying to tame before it beats him down.

"It has excitement and really moves right along." St. Albans Daily Messenger

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Author Dangerous Harem

Dangerous Harem By John B. Thompson

This novel, originally published in 1952, was substantially rewritten and re-released nine years later under the title TEXAS TRAMP by a different publisher. Both versions are available from Cutting Edge Books.

Ex-G.I. Frank Barden is an unlicensed investigator hired by a millionaire to be his personal, in-house detective, unearthing the secrets of his family and his investors. It's a pursuit that reveals the powerful passions of the woman in the tycoon's life: Little Dene, who has sex, murder and money on her mind...and in that order. Big and beautiful Prett, who can brawl almost as viciously as she can love, and there's Marlo, whose cunning and lust were more than a match for any man.

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Author Moonwater

Moonwater By Claudette Nicole

Pirie DuChamps fears for her own life, but she can't leave Moonwater, their ancestral home, because of her sister Peely's grave illness...one that causes Peely to see horrific, ghostly reflections of herself and terrifying visions of the future. Most disturbing of all, Peely can see Pirie being brutally murdered. Their housekeeper Valonia believes the visions are real, that Peely is seeing her own "astral double," and won't let anyone but an old bayou doctor of folk medicine treat her. But Pirie wants to get her sister to a real doctor....before someone kills them both. 

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Author The Big Bold West 14: Four Classic Western Novels

The Big Bold West 14: Four Classic Western Novels By Bradford Scott/John B. Prescott/Muriel Elwood

FOUR classic rip-roaring, action-packed western novels by four masters of the genre in one ebook edition.

CANYON KILLERS by Bradford Scott * HERITAGE OF THE RIVER by Muriel Elwood * THE GUNS OF HELL VALLEY by John Prescott * TOWARDS THE SUNSET by Muriel Elwood

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Author Masters of Literary Fiction #3: Four Full Novels

Masters of Literary Fiction #3: Four Full Novels By Bonnie Golightly/Delano Stagg/James Warner Bellah/William Dale Smith

Four ground-breaking, critically acclaimed literary novels, lost for decades, now back in print and in one ebook edition for the first time.

A MULTITUDE OF MEN by William Dale Smith, THE GLORY JUMPERS by Delano Stagg, INTEGRATION OF MAYBELLE BROWN by Bonnie Golightly, and WARD 20 by James Warner Bellah

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Author Commuter Widow

Commuter Widow By Louis Lorraine

A shocking, passionate story of a bored, scorned wife who trades her experience in love for the unschooled embraces of a teenage boy. Scorching, pulp fiction that's been out of print for 60 years...and is nearly as scandalous today as it was then.

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Author Masters of Literary Fiction #2: Four Full Novels

Masters of Literary Fiction #2: Four Full Novels By Carolyn Weston/Donald Stewart/Jan Huckins/Robert Wernick

Four ground-breaking, critically acclaimed literary novels, lost for decades, now back in print and in one ebook edition for the first time.

The Freebooters by Robert Wernick, Face of My Assassin by Jan Huckins & Carolyn Weston, Tamiko by Ronald Kirkbride and Crow by Donald Stewart

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Author Masters of Literary Fiction: Four Full Novels

Masters of Literary Fiction: Four Full Novels By Hans Werner Richter/Jim Bosworth/John Cantwell/William Russell

Four ground-breaking, critically acclaimed literary novels, lost for decades, now back in print and in one ebook edition for the first time.

A Wind is Rising by William Russell * The Awakening by John Cantwell * Beyond Defeat by Hans Werner Richter * The Long Way North by Jim Bosworth

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