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Five AlarmFive alarm

Following in someone’s footsteps isn’t easy. And when it’s your father, a decorated New York City fireman who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, it’s downright terrifying. Filipino-American Ariston “Sonny” Hermano must overcome his fears to honor his dad’s memory and become the only thing he ever wanted to be – a fireman. Can he, as the brotherhood of firefighters would say, do the job “the right way”?

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Just For KicksJust For Kicks

Sometimes, even at a young age, we find ourselves at a crossroads in life. Jimmy Roberts, the soccer player with the big kick and the floppy socks, has a dilemma when he is recruited to be the placekicker for the local football team. Can Jimmy be a star in two sports? Or will the pressure of trying to be all things to all people get to him?

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Magic Locker Adventure Series (Books 1-6)Magic Locker series

Travel back in time with three young athletes in their magic gym locker as they assist in making certain some of sports’ greatest events take place. Guided by “The Coach” and using the locker’s special powers, best friends Jamie, MJ and Juanito embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Join them as they help legendary athletes Mike Eruzione, Hank Aaron, Joe Namath, Briana Scurry, Muhammad Ali and Rebecca Lobo reach their dreams.

On the Hardwood – Orlando Magic

Orlando MagicTake a trip to Florida and step On the Hardwood with the Orlando Magic. Read about a team and a city that regularly make magic happen. A franchise marked by superstar centers and narrow championship misses is now rebuilding with the ultimate prize in mind. On the Hardwood: Orlando Magic reveals that the pieces may soon be in place.

On the Hardwood – Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland CavaliersLace up your high-tops and get ready to run the fast break On the Hardwood with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The dream of an NBA championship starts with Cavs’ superstar Kyrie Irving and trickles down to the young and promising players in the organization. You may know the names: Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, Tristan Thompson, and Anthony Bennett. Soon, everyone will know their game. On the Hardwood – Cleveland Cavaliers profiles a proud city and a rising franchise determined to win an NBA title.

On the Hardwood - Boston Celtics

Boston CelticsBefore you step On the Hardwood with the Boston Celtics, look toward the rafters and count the 17 championship banners. You know the names: Auerbach, Russell, Cousy, Havlicek, Bird, Pierce, Garnett and Rondo. Now, know their stories. On the Hardwood: Boston Celtics details the NBA’s most successful franchise, the great players and coaches that have spent time in Boston and the passionate fans that cheer them on.

On the Hardwood - New York Knicks

New York KnicksMost NBA fans will agree that when Madison Square Garden is rocking and the Knicks are playing well, the sport is simply better. The Knicks, behind Carmelo Anthony, have reenergized the Big Apple, where the connection to basketball runs deep. On the Hardwood: New York Knicks will examine the close relationship between a city, its’ favorite team and its’ favorite sport.

On the Hardwood - San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio SpursJoin the San Antonio Spurs On the Hardwood. One of the most successful franchises in all of sports, the Spurs have won four NBA titles since 1999. Read about their rise to the top, how the organization built its championship units and how the city of San Antonio has embraced its favorite team.

On the Hardwood - Chicago Bulls

Chicago BullsStep On the Hardwood with the Chicago Bulls. Go behind the scenes with the team that weathered several rough years before becoming a powerhouse. With Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson, the Bulls captured six championships en route to becoming one the league's greatest dynasties of all time.

On the Hardwood - Minnesota Timberwolves

Chicago BullsGo On the Hardwood with the Minnesota Timberwolves and learn about the team that brought basketball back to the Twin Cities. See how the Timberwolves thrived after drafting one of the game’s greats, Kevin Garnett, and how new stars Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are poised to deliver a long-awaited championship to Minnesota.

Is This Thing On? The Alejandro Kolleeny Story

Is This Thing On? The Alejandro Kolleeny StoryAlejandro Kolleeny is a college kid from Brooklyn, N.Y., who writes and performs his own stand-up comedy. A graduate of Kids 'N Comedy in Manhattan, Alejandro has taken his wit and love of language, not to mention his passion for the art of stand-up, and started his journey to a career on stage. Here is an account of Alejandro's education as an artist that includes a look back at comedy's evolution in America. His story, peppered throughout with his original material, is one that will inspire anyone who loves to laugh.

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Fighting El Fuego

Fighting El FuegoFighting el Fuego is the story of Paco Diaz, a young Puerto Rican-American who lives outside of Philadelphia. Paco has a problem with his temper. When he gets mad, "el fuego," the fire, takes over. And once that fire is lit, there’s nothing Paco can do to put it out. So he’s always getting into fights at school. At the request of a psychologist, Paco decides to try hitting a punching bag when he’s angry. He likes it. So much so, that he gives boxing a try. Under the watchful eye of his no-nonsense trainer, Paco begins to learn how to control his emotions, both in and out of the ring.

Locals Only

Locals OnlyLocals Only is the story of Toby Hardin, an Air Force brat who is living in Germany, playing soccer for his local team, until his father, “The “Colonel,” moves the family back to the States. Now in a Florida town where skateboarding is king and "locals rule," Toby is a true outsider. He learns to skate and quickly falls in love with the sport, a sport [and subculture] his father detests. The Colonel would be angry if he knew what Toby was doing. On top of that, his new best friend has started drinking, leaving Toby with several tough decisions to make.

Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed AheadThere are few people who find the courage to remain positive in the face of incredible odds. The rest of us look on in awe and, ultimately, turn to these individuals for strength and inspiration. Bryson McLeod, a teenager from New Jersey, has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life. Yet, he always has a smile on his face as he moves full speed ahead in pursuit of his dreams. A former child model who now excels in wheelchair basketball, track and sled hockey, Bryson has his sights set on the Paralympic Games. Catch him if you can.

A Burning Desire

"Doing it the right way, just like my dad." Sonny Hermano wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a NYC fireman. But can he overcome his fear, knowing that his dad died in the Twin Towers on 9/11? Read Pete's latest book, Five Alarm, available at Rossiter-Ewers Publishing, to find out.