Measured Expectations. This down to Earth book by Michael R. Poll provides suggestions and advice on dealing with Lodge and Scottish Rite issues such as Masonic law, Lodge operation, visitors, poor degrees, meals, officer roles, poor attendance, Masonic philosophy & history, the future of Freemasonry, and so much more. Written in an easy to read style with the goal of providing the new or seasoned Mason with useful information to help make their Lodge experience of greater value.
Narrated by Michael R. Poll
2018 Book of the Year!
"Masonry in Illinois is moving in a positive direction. To continue that momentum, I encourage each of you to review and then share some of the thoughts and ideas as presented in the Book of the Year for Illinois Masonry, 'Measured Expectations.'
May we be Masons living Masonry each and every day"
In His Own (w)Rite. New York Times best-selling writer and Masonic historian Michael R. Poll gives us a wonderful collection of some of his best Masonic papers and lectures. From rethinking long held beliefs regarding the early development of the Scottish Rite to the general philosophy and needs of today's Freemasonry, this book provides education, enlightenment, and enjoyment. Narrated by Michael R. Poll
A Ghost of a Chance. Jack Brennan, an ambitious high-powered attorney dies, only to find himself constrained to a peculiar afterlife as an earth-bound spirit trapped in an old Virginia farmhouse with a very much living, reclusive writer of campy vampire novels. Hallie Barkly recovering from a painful and disillusioning divorce has forged a career and exorcised her demons by writing under the pseudonym of Sebastian Winters. Their lives intersect and two unconventional lovers are brought together under insurmountable circumstances. Together they must battle an unseen force hell-bent on possessing Hallie's life and bridge death itself to make possible what cannot be - to find a chance. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
Treading on Borrowed Time. For Julia Moreau, life seems complicated. Emerging from a failed marriage and managing a lifetime of diabetes, she lives alone in her childhood home, where she communicates with the spirit of her great-aunt Lilia. But Julia doesn't have a clue what complicated is until she is thrust into being the key chess piece in a match between two powerful men of extraordinary abilities on the wild hunt for a mystical creature hidden in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Will Julia lose her soul to the karma of a devastating past life or her heart to the love of a man driven by dark forces? What is clear is that whichever way she turns she is Treading on Borrowed Time. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
Dragonflies: Journeys into the Paranormal. A powerful wizard, love-crossed ghosts, a mysterious dark warrior, and an enigmatic time traveler - a mystical wordsmith entices you into the world of the paranormal with a collection of inspired stories. Each tale takes the journey of the dragonfly, imbued with the momentum and energy of change, following a winding path that ultimately will lead you to find the truth buried beneath perception. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
The Witches' Own. On the surface things seem quiet and serene in the picturesque coastal village of Kilmarnock, Virginia. But something unseen roams its lush forests as the past and present collide and the unthinkable begins to wreak its vengeance. Young Lucy Bonner is executed for witchcraft in the town's distant and brutal past. Her death triggers an unholy chain of events which grasp at the restless heart of novelist Peter McQuade, spurring him towards a quest to uncover the dark and terrifying truth. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
The Left Palm and other Halloween Tales of the Supernatural. Just when all seems well and quiet, when all becomes comfortable and predictable, then reality bends. Evelyn Klebert takes you to a place where ordinary life fractures into the sphere of the paranormal. The journey begins with one woman's unstoppable quest for vengeance against a supernatural creature in "Wolves", and continues in an old historical graveyard where a horrifying discovery is uncovered in "Emma Fallon". In "The Soul Shredder", a psychiatrist's unusual patient opens his eyes to a disturbing new view of reality, while in "Wildflowers" a woman strikes up a supernatural friendship with impossible implications. And in "The Left Palm" a fortuneteller in the French Quarter receives a most unexpected and terrifying customer. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
The Broken Vow: Vol. I. of the Clandestine Exploits of a Werewolf. In the heart of every man there is a history. In the heart of every monster there is a story. In this first installment of The Clandestine Exploits of a Werewolf, Ethan Garraint is on a vendetta that begins in the heart of the Pyrenees with the fall of Montségur and leads him to the streets of New Orleans nearly 500 years later. But the person he chases isn't really a man anymore and Ethan has been a werewolf for almost a millennium. With the aid of a gifted seer, he is on a blood hunt that will culminate in a journey that crosses the line between heaven and earth and ends somewhere in between. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
Gravier's Bookshop: A New Orleans Paranormal Mystery. Max Gravier had no intention of becoming a recluse, but after his wife's death it seems his life is heading in that direction. He spends his time running Gravier's Bookshop on Magazine Street and occasionally on the quiet helps the police solve a crime with his psychic sensitivities. That is until he answers Caroline Breslin's call, a cry for help out of his dreams that draws him into a fierce battle for a young woman's soul.
In this first installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery series, Caroline Breslin, an amazingly gifted empath, is determined to strike out on her own and has moved out from the protection of her family home. All is going extremely well until, of course, she comes under siege from a devastating supernatural attack. The last thing Caroline wants is to run back to her family for help, even though she is painfully in over her head. What she really needs is a knight in shining armor - or maybe just that guy that keeps haunting her dreams. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
The Hotel Mandolin: A New Orleans Paranormal Mystery. Peril is wrapped up in the most enticing of disguises, in The Hotel Mandolin, the second installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery series. It's opulent, it's classic, and it's one of the most renowned hotels nestled deep in New Orleans' famous business district, but something is amiss at The Hotel Mandolin. PI Peter Norfleet is calling out the big guns to help him investigate a recent suicide at the famous establishment - his good friend Max Gravier, a formidable psychic, and his girlfriend Caroline Breslin, a talented empath. But none of them can seem to scratch the surface of this puzzle, no one except Cassie Breslin, Caroline's clairvoyant mother, who has somehow tapped into an unexpected connection with a tragic ghost from the turn of the century. And the more she uncovers the more dangerous and malevolent the mystery becomes. Narrated by Evelyn Klebert
The House at Pritchard Place: A New Orleans Paranormal Mystery. Nothing is really wrong with the old Warrick House on Dante St. except that there most certainly is. Nothing is exactly wrong with its new mysterious owner except that Elise is sure that something doesn't add up. In the third installment of The New Orleans Paranormal Mystery series, with the help of the very psychic Breslin clan, Elise is about to embark on a wild rescue mission into another dimension that will land her squarely somewhere she doesn't expect, right back into her past. Right back to a childhood home whose memory still haunts her to this day - The House at Pritchard Place Narrated by Evelyn Klebert