Free non-fiction Kindle books for 31 Aug 12

Robin Nixon's PHP Crash Course: Learn PHP in 14 easy lessons

Robin Nixon’s PHP Crash Course: Learn PHP in 14 easy lessons

by Robin Nixon

If you know HTML and/or CSS and want to take your skills to the next level, or even if you are a complete web novice, you really need to learn PHP. Not only is it available free either pre-installed or ready-to-install on almost all web servers, it’s also extremely fast and flexible too.

Long gone are the days when you had to compile unwieldy C programs in order to add dynamic functionality to websites, because PHP provides everything you need with simple commands you embed in your web pages (in much the same way you do with JavaScript). What’s more, PHP is easy. If you’ve ever tried to learn it and been put off by a plethora of jargon and technical mumbo-jumbo then you’re in for a real treat, because Robin Nixon’s Crash Courses have helped tens of thousands of people learn the new skills they need.

From the top-selling author of Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript, and starting from the ground up with no assumption of prior knowledge, every aspect of PHP is explained in this book, in logical order with plenty of simple examples, clear explanations, informative figures, and advice on how best to use the new things you learn. If you want to learn PHP up to a solid intermediate level, this book will teach you all you need to know, without recourse to other books and materials. Plus all the examples are free to download from the companion website, so you won’t have to type them in to follow along and try them out for yourself.

This course features the following lectures:

  1. Introduction to PHP
  2. Incorporating PHP Code Into a Web Page
  3. PHP Language Syntax
  4. PHP Operators
  5. PHP Arrays
  6. Multi-dimensional Arrays
  7. The PHP Array Functions
  8. Controlling Program Flow
  9. Looping Sections of Code
  10. PHP Functions
  11. PHP Objects
  12. Errors and Expressions
  13. Web Forms and Security
  14. Advanced PHP

Reasons why you will learn all you need from this course:

  • No assumption is made of previous knowledge.
  • Every new concept is explained in logical order.
  • Fully-tested examples are provided throughout.
  • Each lecture features several notes offering extra, handy advice.
  • The examples can all be downloaded free from the companion website.


Fast Weight Loss, Your Way: The FAST WEIGHT LOSS Guide for Women and Men Who Want to Lose Weight Fast, Look Leaner, and Eat Their Favorite Foods

Fast Weight Loss, Your Way: The FAST WEIGHT LOSS Guide for Women and Men Who Want to Lose Weight Fast, Look Leaner, and Eat Their Favorite Foods

by Terry Beals

***AMAZON TOP 100 BESTSELLER***

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Exercise & Fitness


Lose Weight and Eat Your Favorite Foods

Do you want to know what really causes most people to gain weight?

Do you want to know some of the fastest ways to lose weight, and continue
to eat the foods you like most?

This fast weight loss guide is for Women and Men who want to lose
weight fast, look leaner, and eat their favorite foods, with
or without running and exercise.

Find the Way that Works Best for You
There is no single, perfect weight loss method that works for everyone.
Our bodies store and release fat at different rates, under different
conditions. This book is designed to help you find the weight loss
method that works best for you and your lifestyle.

FAST WEIGHT LOSS, YOUR WAY teaches you proven ways to quickly lose
body fat, while eating the foods you enjoy. The information in this book is based on
easy, simple principles that have been proven to work quickly and consistently.
It is also based on my personal experience with fitness and weight loss.

This book was created to help you learn about the REAL reasons for weight
gain and weight loss in most people. It gives information that you can use to lose
weight, and manage your weight, while enjoying the foods you REALLY want
to eat.

You’ll learn about:

    * Fast, healthy ways to lose weight with, or without exercising
    * The best ways I know of, to eat what you want and still lose weight
    * The real reason for most weight gain (It’s not always because of fat in foods)
    * Some of the fastest, most effective ways to lose weight and look leaner

This book is designed to be effective, efficient and economical. The book can also
be used as quick reference guide whenever you gain a few pounds, and want to lose them quickly.

Get the book and discover the methods that will help you achieve your weight loss
and fitness goals starting now.



30 Day Chia Smoothie Diet

30 Day Chia Smoothie Diet

by Vienna Zanders

30 Day Chia Smoothie Diet

The secret is out.

Chia seeds are quickly becoming recognized as one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. The Chia seed is loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega-3’s. Not only are do they give you energy, but they help reduce hunger cravings in between meals.

Couple the power of Chia seeds with the health benefits of green smoothies and you’ll be amazed how much better you look and feel. This 30 day diet will increase your energy, improve your overall health and help you lose weight. Many dieters are experiencing weight loss of up to ten pounds per month!

So what are you waiting for? Get started on the 30 Day Chia Smoothie Diet now!

Written by Rebecca Gruden (in collaboration with Mario and Vienna Zanders)



Life Is A Business

Life Is A Business

by Charles E. Cox Jr

The Fortune 500 Life is achieved by recognizing that every step needed to build a successful personal life emulates every step CEOs take to build a successful businessâ??you simply need to learn what they are and how to apply them. And that’s exactly what the upcoming book “Life Is A Business! Manage It Better So You’ll Enjoy It More” is designed to do.

Authored by Charles E. Cox, Jr., “Life Is A Business! Manage It Better So You’ll Enjoy It More” is the first in “The Fortune 500 Life” book series. Demonstrating parallels between running a successful business and managing a successful life, this book profiles current Fortune 500 companies to showcase nine key principles that relate to and impact your personal life.

Considered a “Life Improvement” book, Life is a Business! is designed to appeal to everyday working class people who often struggle to manage their personal lives. These struggles can be overcome when recognizing that “life is a business” – life and business challenges are strikingly similar and nearly every life decision is a business decision.



How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog

How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog

by Bob Lotich

In 2 years Bob went from not knowing what a blog was to making more money blogging than from his corporate day-job.

Bob Lotich founded ChristianPF.com back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job. While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period.

These are some of the topics covered in the book:

* 4 Steps to Start Blogging in 10 minutes
* Blogging Basics
* How to setup a Self-Hosted Blog
* The importance of a Customizable WordPress theme
* 3 primary ways I earn from my blog
* How long does it take to make money from your blog?
* How to get traffic to your blog
* SEO Tips for bloggers
* How I increased Adsense earnings $1500/m in less than 3 months
* 9 online tools that made it all possible



SLIMMING - Mindset

SLIMMING – Mindset

by Dustin Maher

Mindset: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008J157XC
Do you know that you need to be healthier and fitter but just don’t seem to be able to make it a lifestyle? Have you tried endless diets and exercise programs in the past? If so this book is going to help you discover WHY you have struggled and give you some powerful tools that you can use to make the mindshift change necessary to make lasting change.

You will discover:

-A visualization technique that is so powerful it might make you cry
-One thing you can do everyday that will ensure you make the right choices
-Strategies other successful people have used to lose weight and keep it off
-And much much more



Gents with No Cents

Gents with No Cents

by Ron DeLegge II

GENTS WITH NO CENTS explores a rarely examined side of Wall Street: Its childish antics. From accountants that can’t count, to financial regulators that don’t regulate, GENTS WITH NO CENTS will make you howl with laughter at their incompetence.

Written by Ron DeLegge II, veteran radio host of the Index Investing Show, GENTS WITH NO CENTS is narrated in an easy going style with sharp satire throughout and 20 hand drawn illustrations by noted cartoonist, Dave Clegg.

DeLegge draws from his personal experiences as a Wall Street salesperson with crazy supervisors and even crazier customers. He offers a refreshing perspective that’s opposite of the angry and condescending tone of financial literature that has come to characterize our era.

GENTS WITH NO CENTS also pokes fun at taxes and the IRS, along with the
media for misreporting the news, inventing questionable facts, and contributing to the public’s confusion.

About the Author:
Ron DeLegge II is the weekly radio voice of the Index Investing Radio Show (IndexShow.com) and a former financial advisor. Ron has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry and he also covers the exchange-traded funds marketplace for ETFguide.com and Research Magazine.



Phalaenopsis Orchid Care: The Ultimate Pocket Guide to Moth Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care: The Ultimate Pocket Guide to Moth Orchids

by Mary Ann Berdak

Featured in Garden and Greenhouse Magazine! 

Download this #1 Amazon Best Seller for only $2.99 in our special “Back to School” Sale available for a limited time THIS week!

“This guide is amazing. It’s well written and there was information I hadn’t heard before. It really helped me and gave me some good tips with caring for my Phalaenopsis orchid. I highly recommend this…” — L. Jaeger, 5 Stars

“I thought I knew everything there was to know about growing phals, but even I learned a few new tips and tricks. This is an awesome guide worthy of a spot on everyone orchid lover’s shelf. Love it!” — K. Jones, 5 Stars
From the publisher of the “Orchid Care Zone” blog and Orchid Secrets Revealed comes the ultimate pocket guide for phalaenopsis orchid care.

Forget wading through 20 pounds of bloated textbooks! Now you can get all the phalaenopsis orchid care answers you need right at your fingertips in this easy-to-read, fun guide.

From little-known phalaenopsis history to buying tips, watering advice, fertilizing strategies, potting methods, dealing with pests, propagation checklists, ongoing care, a cheatsheet, pictures and more…it’s now all at your fingertips for proven, fast results with your phals!

In this pocket guide, you’ll discover everything you need to know to have beautiful success with phalaenopsis orchids (the #1 most popular orchid). Buy your copy today. Beautiful blooms guaranteed!



The Newbie's Guide to Publishing (Everything A Writer Needs To Know)

The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing (Everything A Writer Needs To Know)

by J.A. Konrath

Are you a writer?

This book was written for you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting your ears wet and learning your craft, or if you’re a seasoned pro with an extensive backlist. The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing contains all of the information you need to understand the writing business and maximize your sales and success.

There’s over 370,000 words of writing advice, tips, tricks, and observations. That’s more than 1100 pages. It’s the biggest book on writing and publishing ever put together, featuring hundreds of essays on the following topics:

WRITING – More than forty essays, covering everything you need to know to craft fiction.

BREAKING IN – Over forty essays on how to find an agent and sell your writing.

PUBLISHING – More than twenty essays about the publishing business, and how it works.

PROMOTION – Over fifty essays on marketing, advertising, and self-promotion.

TOURING – Extensive, in-depth details on how to do book tours and signings.

INTERNET – Dozens of essays on how writers can effectively use the world wide web.

EBOOKS – Speculation and real-life examples of digital publishing, the Kindle, print on demand, and self-publishing.

MOTIVATION – Over fifty essays guaranteed to enlighten and inspire your writing efforts.

Plus many, many more.

It also includes a foreword and several bonus essays by bestselling author Barry Eisler.

About the Author

J.A. Konrath has written dozens of novels and hundreds of short stories. His work has been published in over a dozen countries, and there are millions of copies of his fiction in print.

His blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, has been named one of Writer’s Digest Magazine’s Best Web Sites.

In a 12 month period, he sold over 35,000 self-published ebooks on Amazon Kindle.

He’s been featured in Writer’s Digest, Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Book Page, Entertainment Weekly, and The Huffington Post.

Konrath is known as the hardest working author in the business, having toured more than 1200 bookstores. He’s done successful blog tours, sent over 7000 letters to libraries, and has been flown all across the country to speak on the topics of publishing, marketing, ebooks, and self-promotion.

Under the pen name Jack Kilborn, he wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas. The Jack Daniels thriller series has houndreds of thousands of books in print around the world. The latest is Shaken, published by AmazonEncore.



Seven Bones, Two Wives Two Violent Murders, a fight for justice

Seven Bones, Two Wives Two Violent Murders, a fight for justice

by Jason K Foster

Seven Bones is the story of one of the more bizarre murder investigations in Australia’s history. Two wives die in
suspicious circumstances: co-incidence or, as husband Thomas Keir describes it, â??bad luck’?
Three years after Thomas Keir alleged his first wife
Jean deserted him and her young son for another man,
his second wife Rosalina, Jean’s cousin, lay scorched
and strangled on her bed. Arriving on the scene,
Detective Peter Seymour realised he was dealing with
the world’s unluckiest husband or a serial wife killer.
While Keir was remarkably found â??not guilty’ of
Rosalina’s murder, despite a clear cut case, her death
unlocked the mystery of Jean’s disappearance. A
subsequent police investigation lead to the discovery
of seven small fragments of Jean’s bones – fingers,
knuckles and toes – buried deep under the same
house in which Rosalina died.
Keir’s â??grieving husband’ act was suddenly in question.
The investigation revealed Thomas Kier was a man
so jealous he hated even his own baby son touching
his wife, Jean. A man so possessive he threatened
he would cut her up and feed her to the dogs if she
ever left him. A man who thought he could commit the
perfect crime and publically taunted the police through
the media.
Written through the eyes of Detective Peter Seymour,
Seven Bones follows his relentless pursuit of justice
and his own family sacrifices, through the drama of the
police investigation into Jean’s death, and the three
trials, convictions, and appeals that would take fifteen
years to reach their final conclusion.
Peter Seymour, joined the NSW police force in 1980 as
a general duties officer before gaining rank of Detective
and then moving into the Police Prosecutor’s Branch.
He has written the book in collaboration with author,
journalist and history teacher, Jason Foster



Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes (Vegetarian Recipes)

Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes (Vegetarian Recipes)

by Rachel Lane

The title says it all. Reknowned home chef Rachel Lane has done it again. This book is chock-full of delicious and healthy vegetarian breakfast recipes the family will love. Your family will love these foods so much, they won’t even realize they’re eating healthy.

This recipe book is a must-have for vegetarians and anyone looking for healthy breakfast ideas.



The Worm Book For Beginners: A Vermiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Worm Farmer And Make The Best Natural Compost From Worms (Backyard Farm Books)

The Worm Book For Beginners: A Vermiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Worm Farmer And Make The Best Natural Compost From Worms (Backyard Farm Books)

by Frank Randall

From the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller ‘The Bee Book – An Apiculture Starter’ comes this brand new introductory guide to home worm farming, which thanks to you kind people is now also a #1 Bestseller!

Hello!

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my book.

Are you tired of hearing about the awful effects of chemical-based fertilizer on your local environment?

If so, would you like to find another way?

Well, your search is over!

The best way to avoid the hassles of chemical fertilizers is to make your own organic fertilizer at home – all you need is a worm bin.

Worm composting (or vermicomposting/vermiculture) is the practice of using worms to break down kitchen scraps, and to turn those scraps into nutrient-rich garden compost. It is an ecologically sound way to eat healthier foods, throw away less waste and spend less money.

I have written this step by step guide on worm composting for all of those who are tired of gardening with harmful chemicals. In its pages, you will find out how many worms you need and what kind. You will also find out how to obtain and maintain your worm bin.

What bedding will your worms like? How do you make that bedding? What foods can your worms eat? What foods are hazardous to them? How do you keep pests out of your worm bin?

The answers to all of those questions and more will be revealed.

Most importantly, my book will tell you when and how to harvest your compost for use in the garden. You’ll be amazed at all of the benefits that vermicomposting can offer, whether you’re dealing with seeds, seedlings or full-sized garden plants.

This easy to read, beginners book, summarizes the essential information I have learned over the years, and is written to help you integrate worm composting in to your daily routine.

Best wishes,

Frank



Gain Health, Lose Weight

Gain Health, Lose Weight

by Felicity Garver

Learn the 13 foods you MUST include in your healthy eating plan if you hope to lose weight and keep it off, and tune up your hormonal system for health.

Diets don’t work! The last thing you want to do is set yourself up to put on MORE fat by actually eliminating the process that will enable you to burn your excess fat for energy. That’s what you do when you starve yourself on a restricted calorie diet, or worse, go on one of the awful diets that have you eating only grapefruit for a week.

To burn fat for energy, you must eat the foods that support healthy endocrine functioning, or your body will stubbornly insist on holding on to its fat stores. To be successful at weight loss, you must first tune up your glandular system to function at top efficiency, then you can gently coax the pounds off, by making a few simple and easy changes.

Weight loss is much easier when all your systems are working correctly, including your metabolic and endocrine systems. That’s why you need to be “healthy” before you can achieve “slim.”

It’s not dramatic, it’s not quite as exciting as “Lose 20 pounds in 5 days!”, it might even be called “boring.” But slow continual weight loss, where you can easily and effortlessly, lose 12 lbs. a year, sounds pretty thrilling, wouldn’t you agree?



The Naked Diet Plan - Dr. Oz's Plan for Realizing Your Best Self (Fitness, Weight Loss, Wellness)

The Naked Diet Plan – Dr. Oz’s Plan for Realizing Your Best Self (Fitness, Weight Loss, Wellness)

by Serge Devant

ABOUT THE BOOK

Every woman wants to be attractive and healthy, but not many are able to stay in great shape without spending time and energy dieting and exercising. Of course, most women are busy developing their careers and taking care of their partners and children, which leaves very little free time to take care of their own health.

The great number of diets and exercise regimens available on the Internet and in various magazines can create confusion and anxiety rather than providing clear answers. The programs purport to save time and produce fast results, but few have a scientific foundation. Fortunately, there are a few diets designed by highly trained medical professionals who dedicate their time to designing comprehensive and easy-to-follow plans based on medical evidence rather than on unverified facts. The Naked Diet Plan, designed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, is a great option for people who are tired of run-of-the-mill fad diets.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Banaba is a plant that contains several biologically active compounds that effectively lower blood sugar and prevent formation of new fat deposits. According to a 2011 study conducted by experts at Creighton University, Medical Center, Omaha, NE, and published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal, Banaba supplementation causes a decrease in blood sugar through an enhanced uptake of sugar by cells. Additionally, Banaba leaf tea is effective in lowering blood cholesterol and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-viral properties. It means that regular Banaba leaf tea consumption reduces inflammation in the body, protects the tissues against oxidation and damage by toxic substances and prevents viral infections. Dr. Oz recommends consumption of one or two cups of Banaba leaf tea per day.

Acetic acid is a natural nutritional component found in vinegar and pickles. It is produced through a process of fermentation by human-friendly bacteria. Medical researchers have observed that countries were vinegar consumption is high have lower rates of obesity. Further medical research confirmed that acetic acid containing products stimulate the burning of fat by activating certain genes responsible for acceleration of metabolism….

Buy a copy to keep reading!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

– Introduction
– What is The Naked Diet Plan?
– Avoid These Common Mistakes When Starting The Naked Diet Plan
– Tips and Tricks
– Sources and Additional Reading



Intuition -- Your Secret Radar Guidance System for Success

Intuition — Your Secret Radar Guidance System for Success

by John Harricharan

Intuition — Your Secret “Radar” Guidance System for Success shows how easy and simple it is to develop your intuitive talents to help you overcome most of your problems.

The author, John Harricharan, provides 7 easy steps to guide you into developing and using your intuition to achieve your dreams. There are countless examples of people who’ve succeeded by developing their intuition.

This ebook sells for thirty-nine dollars on the web, but is a fraction of that amount if purchased through amazon kindle. The website
http://www.intuitionreport.com/ provides more information



The Inferno: An Eyewitness account of San Diego on Fire

The Inferno: An Eyewitness account of San Diego on Fire

by Kalpanik S.

This eBook is an Eyewitness account of the 2007 California wild fires, specifically, the Witch Creek fire. The Witch Creek fire was the first and the largest of a series of wildfires that spread across Southern California – including areas in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties – and Northern Mexico.

The author and his family had just moved to San Diego a few months before the wild fire burned down 198,000 acres (800 square km) in his neighborhood and adjacent towns.

Wildfires are a relatively common natural occurrence in Southern California and occur naturally expected between June and October in the arid Southern California region, when the combination of the arid climate with less than 10% humidity and the fierce Santa Ana winds (also known as the Devil Winds) combine to ignite the dry forest timber and spread the resulting flames.

As human habitation has spread across the arid areas covered highly flammable “brush-lands”, the potential for catastrophe has simply becomes greater.

In 2007, when the author was forced to witness this right after moving to the area, these fires were so fierce that flames and smoke could be seen from outer space. In fact, NASA satellites were able to take some pictures that would be considered awesome, if only they weren’t depicting something so terrible.

These giant flame required the evacuation of more than a million people – the largest evacuation ever staged in the history of California. In San Diego alone, 900,000 had to leave their homes.

By the time the fires were finally brought under control on October 26, at least 12 people were dead and 2,000 homes and other structures had been burned down. San Diego County was, of course, the worst hit. In that area alone, losses amounted to around a billion dollars.



Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

by Peter Sanderson

MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT examines WATCHMEN from a variety of perspectives and uncovers surprising answers about the history of scientific theory, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, WATCHMEN’s murder mystery, Rorschach and Steve Ditko, the secrets of Captain Metropolis and the Minutemen, whether the Comedian was right, who shouldn’t read WATCHMEN, and how the motion picture adaptation illuminates the original text.

From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.



OSTEOPOROSIS - Basic Facts on How To Get Strong Bones

OSTEOPOROSIS – Basic Facts on How To Get Strong Bones

by Joseph Harper

Osteoporosis – Basic Facts You Need to Know on How to Get Strong Bones. It is a book for those who want more information about the condition. This book tells basically what it is and what can cause it. It tells who can get osteoporosis and how some have treated it. It also gives a few suggestions on some foods to eat and some to avoid. Read the book through several times to get the most benefit. It is admittedly short but to the point. Another volume may appear at a later time. CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE to get more information and the table of contents.

Other books by Joseph Harper: Arthritis – Facts That Help the Pain



Funny Numbers Count With Us (A Funny Rhyming Counting Book)

Funny Numbers Count With Us (A Funny Rhyming Counting Book)

by Beáta Noémi Bálint

A beautiful illustrated book made especially for ebook readers. With ”Funny Numbers” your child can easily learn to count, without realizing that shehe is learning , because learning become a funny game with the beautiful illustrations and the funny rhyming text . Parents and babies will delight in the funny rhymes that will make them laugh.



The WOW! Factor: Discover the Secrets to Book Covers that Sell

The WOW! Factor: Discover the Secrets to Book Covers that Sell

by Kristen Eckstein

You have 7 short seconds to convince a buyer to pick up or click on your book – and their decision will be made primarily on your book cover.

Inside discover:

  • The difference between print and eBook covers
  • How to “treat” your title
  • Where to find the best photos, stock images, and custom artwork
  • How to find a good illustrator
  • How to brand your book to your business
  • What types of subtitles work best and why
  • How to negotiate rates with a professional book cover designer
  • The design process – step by step
  • And much more!

Grab this inexpensive eBook now and discover ways to engage your audience with your cover!



Fun-E-Book- Dictionary, learn Ebook and Internet Terms, A Seriously Funny Guide.

Fun-E-Book- Dictionary, learn Ebook and Internet Terms, A Seriously Funny Guide.

by E.J. Kelly

FUN-E-BOOK DICTIONARY!

“HELPFUL E-BOOK TIPS AND internet TERMS FOR THE BOLD, BRAVE AND CHALLENGED” WHO WANT TO MAKE MONEY!

2nd Edition 2nd revision.

Here it is folksâ?¦It’s what you have been waiting for all your internet life. An informative funny dictionary of terms tips and phrases to get you pumped and ready, to write and sell your next e-book.

Keep it handy. Keep it available as a reference tool on your laptop. You never know when it will serve as a hammer for smashing writer’s block or at the very least put a smile on your face. (Hopefully)?

Hi, this idea came about while considering my next book. You can see the other books in the store. Turns out it can be used as a way to brainstorm or freestyle for ideas. (See inside the fun E-books Dictionary for the definition of freestyle and brainstorming.

Inside you can learn more about e-book terms definitions and phrases.

Yes that’s right e-books have their own vernacular (big word).

Like most folks, meaning you and me, these terms are very important, when it comes time to writing an e-book, report, guide or manual.

Ordinary dictionaries can be a dry. I did my best to lend some fun and levity, while being informative.

After finishing my latest e-book, it gave me a chance to unwind, let loose and get humorous. (I Think) Let me know after you read it.

Originally it was called the funny e-book dictionary, but I put the word funny down on the screen next to e-book and came up with Fun- E. What a revelation Duh?

Here is your chance to discover the words, phrases and definitions of the wonderful world of e-books. This dictionary is jam packed with the necessary information to be fully conversant at your next cocktail party.

You will feel relaxed and confident, while discussing the subject with fellow marketers, e-book writers, techies or ordinary people.

Get to know the terms, phrases, and learn some important and valuable money making tips along the way.

Discover the things that can help you make tons of money and save you oodles of time.



Heavy and Healthy - Forget your weight and get fit

Heavy and Healthy – Forget your weight and get fit

by Othniel Seiden MD

Correcting the facts & myths surrounding obesity, weight loss and your health…

Now that scientists have discovered that many weight issues are genetically and chemically determined, it is time to take the emphasis off of faddish & futile weight loss programs & concentrate on being fit!

This book is written for Saint Bernards like you and me, who for years have tried every diet around hoping to become Greyhounds… and have finally realized that Saint Bernards can’t change into Greyhounds. We are a sizable (no pun intended) group, for only five percent of all dieters ever keep off what they take off. So what’s our next best hope? Well if we have to remain Saint Bernards, let’s become the healthiest St. Bernards we can possibly be. And in addition, let’s learn to be happy as Saint Bernards.



The Littlest Angel

The Littlest Angel

by Heidi Chandler

Two weeks before her due date, my unborn daughter unexpectedly died. After the shock wore off, I found myself in the depths of depression, questioning my worth as a mother, wife, and human being. This deeply personal story of love, loss, and redemption follows my quest to find normal after being blindsided by death, and proves that it is possible to live, love, and smile again.



Intertwined: Humble Journeys on the Pathway to God

Intertwined: Humble Journeys on the Pathway to God

by Cheryl McCausland

What do a waitress on Long Island, an interior decorator in New Jersey, and an attorney in the Hudson Valley of New York have in common? They believe human souls are predisposed to seek God, and by doing so, journey with the souls of others on the pathway to Him. They support their beliefs with numerous examples of otherwise unexplainable events.

Tracy’s journey begins as a five-year-old who awakens to find spirit beings surrounding her bed. Her claims of nightly visitations gain credibility when older sister Laura shares an extraordinary encounter involving a deceased football player. As Tracy matures, she receives divine messages, dreams, and visions and struggles to incorporate them into her daily life.

Laura becomes a successful yet unfulfilled businessperson. While away from her family, she succumbs to an invisible force that propels her into an emotional and spiritual cleansing. Since then, she has become keenly aware of how information tidbits–‘puzzle pieces’– are provided to human beings to foster spiritual enlightenment.

Their friend Cheryl loses control of her car on an icy roadway. She surrenders her destiny to God as the car lands upside down on a snow-covered pond.

The mothers of the three women die after suffering debilitating illnesses. Days, weeks and years after their deaths, dimes, crosses, and angels, appear ‘out of thin air’ to comfort the women and their family members.



Where Were You All My Life (Don't Ever Give Up on Love)

Where Were You All My Life (Don’t Ever Give Up on Love)

by Timothy Carroll

“This book reminds us that older people have needs, desires, and can find love once again” Grace Darby

“My real life began when I met My present wife” Bill H

“Never too late to find love” Joan V

These stories were written by International Best Selling Author Timothy Carroll.

Whether one finds love early, or loses it too early, it is never too late to find it again. Sometimes the best in life is yet to come. These two wonderful and inspiring stories illustrate that the result can be well worth waiting for.

Be on the lookout for the first book in Tim’s new series “They Never Gave Up on Love”

ENJOY!!!



Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide

by Caleb Stokes

A snowflake that describes the multiverse. A team of archaeologists with a mystery benefactor. A century of pulp heroes, atomic ants, kung-fu ghosts, and ships that sail between universes. Villains who hide these wonders from a world they have sold to an unfathomable alien intelligence. And the man, born with the 20th century, who alone can save the world… and his lost friend.

These are the elements of PLANETARY. In telling its story, creators Warren Ellis and John Cassaday uncovered the secret history of the super-hero genre and helped point towards its future, as well as â?? just perhaps â?? our own.

KEEPING THE WORLD STRANGE: A PLANETARY GUIDE excavates all of this, as well as future studies, revisionism, decompression, whether the characters are proactive or reactive, and other topics. This book offers an archaeology of the archaeologists, and its essays allow us to see the snowflake-like structure of the series from new angles. PLANETARY lives and grows in these pages.

From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.



Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes

Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes

by Martín A. Pérez

For 50 years, the Legion of Super-Heroes has occupied its own, vital corner of the DC Universe â?? and comics fandom. The Legion’s expansive cast, bizarre characters, futuristic setting, extended storylines, and elaborate continuity all set it apart from other super-hero comics.

This essay collection, from fans and scholars alike, is as diverse as Legion history. Essays examine significant runs (by Jim Shooter, Paul Levitz, and Keith Giffen); the Legion’s science, architecture, and fashion; the role of women, homosexuality, and race; the early Legion’s classical adaptations, teenage cruelty, and relation to the early Justice League; Lightning Lad’s death and resurrection; whether the Legion should be allowed to age; the Amethyst saga; the themes of the reboot Legion; and the so-called Threeboot’s relationship to adult adolescence and generational theory.

No Legion fan or comics scholar should go without this critical celebration of the Legion.

From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. More info at http://Sequart.org



Part B

Part B

by David Warren

Part B is a book that takes a look at some of the more common Bible passages that are taken out of context. It is written in an easy to read format that is intended to explain the complete meaning of the passage. It is a brief overview of the entire passage rather than the familiar portion that we tend to focus on. It is the authors hope that this will inspire a more detailed study and awareness of these passages.



The Job Search Action Plan: What You Need To Know To Get The Job You Want

The Job Search Action Plan: What You Need To Know To Get The Job You Want

by Shane Turner

A Must Read For Anyone Who is Job Hunting

Capitalizing on a 15 year career in human resources and participation in thousands of interviews, author Shane Turner provides a clear roadmap for getting hired no matter where you are in your career or in your job search. With an easy to follow four-step plan, readers will learn job search strategies that can’t be found elsewhere.   Whether you’re trying to land your first job, going for a promotion, or trying to pick yourself up after being laid off, this job search guide has actionable advice for every step of the way.

Cover Letters and Resumes:

  • You’ll learn why those who say the resume is dead are just dead wrong
  • You’ll find out why you need more than one resume
  • You’ll get valuable resume writing advice that allows you to avoid job search landmines that can ruin your chances and that you didn’t even know were there
  • You’ll learn specific techniques for resume and cover letter writing that move your application from the “maybe” pile to the “interview” pile

Job Interview Tips:

  • You’ll learn why books about job interview questions and answers are a waste of time
  • You’ll be able to identify what turns a good interview answer into a great one
  • You’ll find out valuable interviewing skills including how to answer job interview questions up to three times better than your competition.
  • You will get a foolproof technique for answering any interview questions – even when you don’t know the answer! This technique alone is worth more than the cost of the book!

“The information in this book will change your employment prospects forever!”



Welcome to my weird and wonderful life

Welcome to my weird and wonderful life

by Rosheen Messruther

Introducing Hailey Warden

Learn the truth about Hailey Warden….
She isn’t your normal shy teenager.
Learn the most jaw dropping secrets about her, you’ve ever heard!
Join her on her adventures and meet her friends and family the door is open we are waiting for you!



100 Ways to Find Ideas for Your Blog Posts

100 Ways to Find Ideas for Your Blog Posts

by Steven Aitchison

Find ideas for your blog posts: becoming a pro blogger:
This book is all about finding your muse. The muse never ever deserts us, it’s when we stop looking for the muse that we lose the writing in our heads. This books gives you 100 ideas to find blog post ideas and for writing articles in general so it is for the blogger and for the magazine or article writer. If you buy it and run out of ideas I will refund your money.



Words of Wisdom: a Thinker's Palette

Words of Wisdom: a Thinker’s Palette

by Scott Gallagher

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.”–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Words of Wisdom: a Thinker’s Palette (Excerpted from eBook Introduction)First released by Harper Collins, this book has, I am grateful to say, found an enthusiastic readership. Based on anecdotal evidence from readers, the reason for its popularity is owed, I infer, to the awareness that it is not a “Self-Help” book, per se. Rather, it is more a handbook of inquiry . . . .
My reflections on the quotations in these pages are simply that: my particular interpretations of the ideas and insights presented, which the reader may or may not find useful.
In the end, my aspiration for those that read this book is that its content will (as indeed happened to me during its composition) stimulate contemplation and introspection or; in a word, thought.
–Scott Gallagher
“All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.”–Benjamin Disraeli



In Pain We Trust: A Conversation Between Mother and Son on the Journey from Sickness to Health

In Pain We Trust: A Conversation Between Mother and Son on the Journey from Sickness to Health

by Vicki Whiting

In Pain We Trust is a joint memoir written by mother and son. It explores the role and methods of advocacy in medical healing, the current state of the health care system from a personal perspective. This book provides insights into fighting for a child’s welfare in the health care system. Celebrating the resilience of the human spirit, and the stong bonds of family.



Yoga Poses For The New Yogi: 37 Wickedly Effective Yoga Postures To Transform Your Day (Yoga Fitness)

Yoga Poses For The New Yogi: 37 Wickedly Effective Yoga Postures To Transform Your Day (Yoga Fitness)

by Julie Schoen

What are the best yoga poses for transforming your life, your body, and your yoga practice? Don’t wait any longer — begin improving your body and life with yoga today!

With detailed descriptions of the benefits of each pose, beautiful illustrations, and step-by-step instruction for safely performing each of the 37 postures, this is the only book you will need. Experienced yoga instructor, Julie Schoen, shares her 37 favorite yoga poses, the ones she teaches on a regular basis, the only 37 needed on a deserted island.

Master these poses and you are set for a beautiful, healthy life and a new and improved you!

Whether you are new to yoga, an experienced yogi, an instructor, or just someone who is sick of pain and weakness in their body, 37 Wickedly Effective Yoga Postures will not disappoint.



How to Attract Men

How to Attract Men

by Paulene Randol

How to Attract Men reveals ways of attracting men with flirty girl tricks and controlling the game afterwards. This book is a guideline for flirting with a man once you find an eligible one; how to read his body language to evaluate your situation and decide whether to go on or end it; how to keep your boyfriend interested and spice up your relationship; and understanding men with commitment issues in case you are unlucky to meet one. This book is divided into 5 chapters as follow:

Chapter I – Women Men Adore: Tips and Tricks of Flirting with Men
– The Art of Attracting a Man: How to Make Every Man Want You
– How to Keep a Man Interested: Good Conversation Topics with a Guy

Chapter II – Reading Body Language of Men
-Body Language of Men Interested
-Body Language of Men in Love
-Signs He is not Into You

Chapter III – How to Maintain Your Relationship: Spice It Up a Little!
-How to Spice Up Your Relationship
-Examples of Talking Dirty to a Guy: Things to Text Your Boyfriend to Turn Him On
-Cute Coupons for Your Boyfriend

Chapter IV – Men and Commitment
-Men with Commitment Issues
-Fear of Commitment Signs
-Commitment Phobia Signs



The Truth Never Dies - Life Never Ceases

The Truth Never Dies – Life Never Ceases

by Valter Dos Santos

The Truth Never Dies is a story of love and spirituality, past lives and how they affect our present lives.
The book tells the story of Michael, a young journalist, who passes away leaving his wife, Gina, and his three kids. At the moment of his human body death, Michael is greeted by his mother, Harriet, who had passed away few years before and he then discovers that we never die and that we are infinite. Michael is taken to a spiritual colony named The Towers and is then mentored by his mother Harriet and her long term spiritual partner, Mateo, on the mysteries of the spiritual world.
Everything goes well until when on a visit to his family on earth he discovers that life has carried on for his family and perhaps his wife has got strong feelings for another man. Heartbroken, Michael faces the dilemma of continuing on his spiritual journey or going against everything he has learnt so far and fight for the love of his life.
Michael’s spiritual journey takes us to a discovery about the secrets of the afterlife and the meaning of real love.

â??Try and imagine death not as the end but as the freedom of our spirits towards the way back home’ by the author



Twice Begun

Twice Begun

by Reina Lisa Menasche

It all begins in the closet.
Paris Jablonski, wife, mother, social worker, and aspiring writer, is celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary when she uncovers a secret letter about her sexy French husbandâ??and his girlfriend. The letter is in French, nearly incomprehensible, and so is the betrayal. How could she, an experienced mental health professional, have so misread her own life?
After traveling to France to confront her husband, Paris returns to face wildfires, evacuations, and a new job with recovering addicts. And she finds herself attracted to the most unlikely candidate: a recovering alcoholic who also happens to be a client.
In this heart-tugging story of love, loss and renewal, Paris Jablonski is a heroine whose street savvy must learn to take back seat to a wiser heart.



Bark Out Loud! Motivational Quotes Inspired by Dogs

Bark Out Loud! Motivational Quotes Inspired by Dogs

by Elizabeth Parker

“Bark Out Loud” is a compilation of motivational and thought-provoking quotesâ??some about dogs and some about life in generalâ??that have been inspired by my own dogs, as well as those that I’ve met and those that I’ll never have the opportunity to meet. Many of the quotes are meant to motivate, some are meant to initiate a smile and others are simply thoughts to ponder. All of the animal-related pictures in this book are either of dogs or cats that weâ??or someone we knowâ?? had the opportunity to rescue. If you enjoy goofy photographs of animals or pretty landscape pictures along with uplifting words, then this book is for you! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to animal rescue organizations. Enjoy and thank you!
*Please note this is a short book under fifty pages.



How To Quit Smoking Forever in 10 Steps (Tapbooks Quickie Series)

How To Quit Smoking Forever in 10 Steps (Tapbooks Quickie Series)

by Karen Henrich

Few things are as difficult as quitting smoking, but follow this Quickie’s advise and you could be smoke-free forever, in the easiest way possible. The author explores the ways that people typically try to quit smoking and fail repeatedly and suggests a different approach. This tried-and-true formular was developed by her doctor — a caring physician who took the time and effort to discover the best way possible to help get her patients off of nicotine for good.

Keys to success are the Two Simple Statements that can prevent you from ever having another drag and nine other steps. You can quit just like she did and stay off nicotine forever by following this simple approach. Discover important information that will put YOU in control, and NOT the addiction and allow you to quit in the most painless way possible.

Happy Quitting and no one wants to congratulate you more when you do than this author.



The Low Carb Diet - The Eat And Lose Weight Diet !

The Low Carb Diet – The Eat And Lose Weight Diet !

by Victoria C Masters

Looking for a good diet plan that will not leave you starving? If that is the case, then a low carb diet means that you can eat and lose weight, with a low carbohydrates diet plan that will not leave your stomach grumbling for more food!

With the holiday season upon us, perhaps you are thinking ahead to lying on your sunbed, in your sexy bikini, cold drink in one hand and Kindle in the other!
Yes, and your next thought may be “but look at my stomach !” Yes I know, this is the time to start panicking about our weight, and dreading the summer diet regime. Most of us have heard about the low carbohydrate diet by now I would imagine, and just how successful it can be for dropping the pounds in â??quick time’.
This publication aims to help you to a better understanding of the low carb diet, and just how it is possible to actually eat your way to losing weight; against the usual starvation diet regimes out there.
It’s true – there is no need to go hungry when on a low carbohydrate diet.



Six Revelations (Life Changing)

Six Revelations (Life Changing)

by Burton Rager

Life Changing

Six Revelations

Concise and Informative

Designed to be read in 20 to 40 minutes

Revelation One: Surrendering Your Life to Him
In this life, you have 3 choices; run you own life on your limited wisdom, understanding and inadequacies, let someone else tell you what to do based on their limited wisdom, understanding and inadequacies or surrender your life to God, with His unlimited wisdom, understanding, resources and power.

Revelation Two: Knowing Sin and Satan Will not Overcome You
Make no mistake; Satan is the greatest enemy you have in your life. The Bible says he prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Devour pretty much means he intends to leave nothing left of you by the time he’s finished. According to John 10:10, he also comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” That’s a far cry from messing up your life a little bit.

Revelation Three: The Sweetness of Obedience
As a result of our love for God and submitting our lives to Him, our becoming more Christ like and experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit in us, obedience takes on an aroma of sweetness in our lives. Obedience becomes the desire of our heart not an obligation.

Revelation Four: Realizing God Doesn’t Need You
Sometimes we may think life is about what we can give God, ourselves, our talents, our abilities, for Him to accomplish His work. When we begin to realize that God does not need us, He just wants to use us, the pressure is gone.

Revelation Five: Eternity in Your Heart
Our eternity begins the second we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Some break this into two eternities: our earthly side and our heavenly side. While not completely accurate from a theological standpoint it does paint a picture of the differences between the two.

Revelation Six: Living in the Heavenly Realms
As humans, without God in our life, we live life in a physical realm, one we are very familiar with, where the physical laws of science rule and we have no higher authority to call upon. As you have witnessed, living life in the non-spiritual realm is not God’s desire for you.



Out of the Darkness: Surviving Migraines and Headaches

Out of the Darkness: Surviving Migraines and Headaches

by Jenniffer Rabe

As a migraine sufferer, I understand the pain you go through and how having migraines and headache can completely control your life. I want to share all the information I have learned and gathered over the past twenty years regarding migraines and headaches. Here you will find information about the different types of headaches, different triggers, different types of commonly prescribed medications and herbal supplements that may help. This book is not how to cure your headache or migraine but how to learn to adapt and succeed in getting your life back. This is a book on how to survive them.



The Lovely Stratford

The Lovely Stratford

by Josh Kunowski

A collection of three short stories by author Josh Kunowski.

The first short story is about young man in middle school who deals with bullies and abusive parents, but finds hope in three friends.

Guardian From the Shadow is the story of a young man who stalks a women he likes and protects her.

The third story is The Poker Pros. Allan meets some poker buddies on Facebook but gets more than he bargained for.



SKIN CARE SECRETS - Causes & Solutions

SKIN CARE SECRETS – Causes & Solutions

by Margaret Bell

The secret to solving skin care problems is usually found in the cause. Find the cause and you most likely will find the answer.

In this book, you will learn not only the causes of specific skin care problems but the solution to them. What you can do safely and effectively. Plus what we recommend you not do.

What you will learn here is what you could have known had you done the research that I did. But frankly, most of us want answers now without having to spend countless hours looking for help. I have done that for you.

I will give you the causes but will show you several possible solutions. Some are home remedies with a recipe of ingredients and instructions. Some of these work for some people and some do not. You must do the testing.



Gay and Christian?

Gay and Christian?

by S. T. Cowden

Are some people born gay? Is homosexual behavior sinful? If so, is it the worst sin? Can gay people be saved? Is change possible? How should churches respond to homosexuals? What does the Bible say? Evangelical Christians have not always answered these questions adequately or with biblical accuracy.



Delightful Short Stories Little Romances

Delightful Short Stories Little Romances

by Frannie Dee

Frannie Dee has done it again with this series of four little romantic short stories suitable for teenagers and discriminating adults. In “The Cafe Incident,” hoping for an engagement ring, our girl gets a blast of reality instead. In “Blizzard Blossoms” two hard working girls in the big city find a new meaning for “Cabin Fever”. In “Salvatore’s War”, a young man from Italy goes off to fight in World War I and has an adventure that teaches him how to love. In “A Good Day” a mature mother goes to work as usual and gets a blast from the past.



Anthem - The Practical Guide to Being a Good American

Anthem – The Practical Guide to Being a Good American

by Glenn A. Bruce

Are you tired of the yelling, the anger, the confusion in America’s political system today? If you are, you need to read this book today! It’s short and to the point; but more important, it is just as the title says: a Practical Guide to Being a Good American. This book should become the Anthem for the 80% of Americans who are “in the middle.” As the author says, “If you take away the 10% on the extreme left, and the 10% on the extreme right, you are left with 80% of Americans who want a quieter, saner dialogue about our many problems, so that we can actually begin fixing them now.”

This book is easy reading, written in an everyday speaking style that makes it accessible to everyone. No concepts in the book are “over anyone’s head.” These are, as the title implies, practical ways of looking at our nation’s issues. The author doesn’t attempt to offer solutions. He’s not an expert. He is one of us, just another American citizen who is frustrated by the shouting, red faces that lead us farther and farther away from each other, rather than uniting us to solve our many problems.

If you are a rabid right-winger, or extreme lefty, don’t read this book; but if you consider yourself to be a calmer person who is looking for direction, “Anthem” is your doorway! The author encourages you to read it, think and seek out answers for yourself. If you don’t agree with everything, that’s fine! That’s America! We aren’t supposed to agree on every point that comes up. We are supposed to do our best to find common ground and solutions.

We must return to the idea that we can agree to disagree; that we can discuss a problem calmly, find a solution somewhere in the middle, and proceed! We cannot continue to argue without forward movement. We must move ahead now to save our country, our jobs, our American way of life.

Again, you will not agree with everything in this book. That’s the point! We are a nation of 312-million people with just as many opinions. We can’t all ever agree. But we can talk to each other more calmly, listen to each other, search out the factsâ??the actual factsâ??then come together to move our country ahead.

We have been united before, and we can be united again. We are the UNITED States of America, not the Name-Calling Accusing States of Static Immobility. We are America, we are Americans, and we can “encourage” our leaders to change, but we need a rally cry, an Anthemâ??and this is it.

The author Glenn A. Bruce has pledged that out of any profits he receives over just one-thousand dollars, he will donate 10% to charity; out of any profits he receives over ten-thousand dollars, he will donate 20% to charity. See the specific charity name(s) at his website www.glennabruce.com.

“Anthem – the Practical Guide to being a Good American.”



A Quick Guide to Time Management

A Quick Guide to Time Management

by Frank Long

Making good use of your time is essential if you want to be successful. Learning how to properly manage your time is a great step forward in wanting to improve your life. A Quick Guide to Time Management is a straight forward book that gives you content to help you learn how to manage your time wisely. To improve your time management skills, be sure to use this short guide that is easy to read and includes:

Introduction
Importance of Time Management
Time management Techniques
Time Management For Students

If you are looking for an easy-to-read guide that is full of content and no fluff, A Quick Guide to Time Management is for you. It is easy to read and understand and outlines the steps you need to take to become a pro at time management. Get your copy of A Quick Guide to Time Management today.



The convenient truth about losing weight

The convenient truth about losing weight

by C.F. Meuleman

“Find a consenting partner and have sex with them, a lot. Let’s face it. It is fun, it is burning calories and according to research it is very good for a relationship to have a lot of sex. Presuming the partner you are having the sex with is the same one you are in a relationship with, otherwise it could hurt your relationship a little bit.”

“If you are working out and you are smiling, chances are you’re not doing it right.”

“The key here is SMALLER portions. If you are used to eating three pizza’s a day, starting to eat five pizzas’ a day will not help. (Eating 3 pizza’s a day even if you split it in 5 portions is still not very helpful in losing weight, but you no doubt get the point).”

A surprising fresh debut book from this new author. The laid-back writing style makes this book very relaxing to read. In a funny and very understandable way no time is wasted going to the heart of the matter:
“Why are we overweight and how can we fix it”?
Some issues might seem to be a bit oversimplified, but in reality they are not. They just are in fact pretty simple.
You cannot argue with the truth, ok fine you could, but you’d lose.

Regardless of your size this book is intended for you.
Even if you are in the minority of the US which is not overweight, this is something which concerns all.
If you are part of this large majority (no pun intended) this is definitely for you.
Some of the topics you will already know, but if you want to learn about losing weight, what have you got nothing to lose but weight itself?



Single Mom Soul - Autumn

Single Mom Soul – Autumn

by Brian Shell

Are you a single mother in need of encouragement on a daily basis? If so, the “Single Mom Soul” series is for you. It provides seasonal doses of daily inspiration. While each day’s short dose of uplifting nourishment is targeted towards single moms, they all have a universal kernel of truth and inspiration that makes it a great read for one and all.

Inside you’ll find dating advice, tips for raising your kids, a bit of poetry, personal reflection, destiny inspirations and daily encouragement.

Each day’s inspiration is short enough to be read in a few minutes to give your mind something to digest and ponder in order to transform your soul.

Brian Shell has been writing for over a dozen years, and he is the son of one of the most loving single mothers ever… so he wrote the Single Mom Soul eBooks as a way of giving back to people like you.

This daily devotional series precipitated a positive change in him which he hopes will help you grow as well.



Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments for Success

Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments for Success

by Robert Hammond

Imagine if the legendary director who invented Hollywood and the Biblical epic offered you his personal secrets to unlimited wealth and power. Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten Commandments for Success reveals the hidden keys for winning the race, decodes the secret strategies for resolving conflicts and turning enemies into allies, and uncovers the dynamic principles to becoming a valued and admired person at work and in your personal life. Cecil B. DeMille illustrates his unique insights and interpretations of the Ten Commandments with anecdotes about his personal successes and failures along with powerful and practical applications for living life beyond your wildest dreams. Ready When You Are weaves the timeless truths of one of our greatest spiritual foundations into a detailed road map for successful living today. When acclaimed director Steven Spielberg fell in love with movies after watching Cecil B. DeMille’s Academy Award-winning film, The Greatest Show on Earth. Spielberg credited DeMille for teaching him how to put a lot of money on the big screen and then make the studios pay for it. In this powerful book, comparable to such classics as 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Purpose Driven Life, and The Secret, visionary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille reveals his breakthrough strategies to achieve a life of financial success and personal fulfillment.



No One Special: The Authorized Biography of Jerry Ray

No One Special: The Authorized Biography of Jerry Ray

by Jerry “Ray” Rander

The stories of a true rock star and singer/guitarist for local Pittsburgh Rock Band The Krush.



WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly - A One Year Workbook in Christian Living

WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly – A One Year Workbook in Christian Living

by Carolyn Molica

WINGS: A Journey in Faith from the Earthly to the Heavenly is a compilation of storiesâ??thoughts, musing, insights, revelations and guidance gathered from my experiences living as a Christian in Las Vegas.
The truths I find are not unique to Las Vegas; they’re just magnified here. We live in the middle of a desert. Survival here, whether in Red Rock Canyon or the casinos, is dependent upon preparedness, insight and wisdom. Learn quickly or die. Soar high or get crushed under foot.
I’ve put together this book to use as a workbook. There are 52 chapters, one for each week of the year, and separate chapters for special holidays.
Reading each chapter will give insight into the spiritual forces behind everyday decisions and explore the key ingredients for empowerment. Answering the questions at the end of each chapter will help you to locate where you are on your spiritual journey and to make action plans for going further and higher.



Double Time: On The Oregon Trail

Double Time: On The Oregon Trail

by Dixie Dawn Miller Goode

The past and present meet on the Oregon Trail when two girls travel the same trail with the same lap desk 152 years apart.
Kenyon is traveling in 2002 from Pittsburgh to Salem, OR. Her mother is pregnant and staying behind to close escrow on the house and then flying west to join the family. Kenyon; her 5 year old sister, Melissa and her father are in a Dodge Caravan, with a trailer hitch. Her Grandfather has given her a plain, black polished ebony wooden lap desk lined with a scented wood that still smells faintly of cedar. The box is filled with thick, creamy paper, envelopes, a calling card, a hand mirror, pens and pencils and a small Swiss army knife, postage and an electronic address book. Her Grandfather is not moving with them but plans have been made for him to fly out in December for a visit. Kenyon strongly resents being expected to entertain Melissa at the motels in the evenings. Her father has decided to take the long way and show his girls some of the wonders of this country and Melissa is excited but Kenyon is determined to not have any fun.
Traveling in 1850, Della, age 15, has already traveled from Northern Illinois to St. Louis, then a week by steamboat on the Missouri river. She stopped in Independence, MO to prepare for the journey and meet with the wagon train. She left behind her 60 year old grandmother who feels too old to attempt the trip, but who gave her a gift of a wooden lap desk. The desk is filled with paper, a small mirror, wooden handled pens with steel nibs, a metal letter opener, hair pins and a small sewing kit. Her younger brother, Orville, her father, and her pregnant mother are traveling with her. She has been asked to teach the younger children around the campfire in the evenings.
What happens when they open the desk to see the other girls journal?



Quick Lube Nightmares - Are You Getting Your Car Care Thats Needed

Quick Lube Nightmares – Are You Getting Your Car Care Thats Needed

by Don Minor

Quick Lube Nightmares is the first book of its kind. It tells the truth about the fast lube and quick industry. Automobile Care should be honest and dependable but what kind of service are you getting at these places?

Are you getting taken advantage of by those fast lube places.

Are they just out to empty your wallet.

Quick Lube Nightmares tells it like it is, and gives you the basics that you need to know about these places. It also arms you with the knowledge to help protect yourself from those fast lube places, plus information you should know about car care.

It informs you of the differences of quick lubes versus your professional garage. What to look for in car care and the garage you choose.

Tells why places should use suggested maintenance schedules to service your car. Members of Car Care Council and Car Care Clinics have been suggesting maintenance schedules for years. There must be a reason, learn why!

Just what kind of business are those fast lubes are anyway and just what are they doing, you may be amazed when you find out.

* Are the instant oil change places really what you think they are?
* Is your car really getting the care you think your are paying for?
* Could you accidentally be voiding warranty?
* What is the quality of the care you’re receiving?

Quick Lube Nightmares tells the real truth about the quick lube car care industry.

Are you ready for it?

The cost of oil change may not seem like it much but it’s one of the most important things to be done to your car but there is more that needs to be done, too!

Transmission oil changes and oil and filter changes can save you big money, when it comes to your car or truck, if it’s done the right way.

Changing engine oil is vital in keeping your car running strong, and the right oil is very important also. There’s reasons to beware!

Read the book and find out why I will never step foot in one again.

If this has raised questions in your mind then you really need to read this!

Quick lubes interest may not be what you think it is!

Don’t let it become your next nightmare!!



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What the Hell: How Did We Get it So Wrong? Eternity, Grace, and the Message of Love

What the Hell: How Did We Get it So Wrong? Eternity, Grace, and the Message of Love

by Jackson Baer

What if everything you’ve been taught about Hell was wrong?

Many Christians think that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and those who
don’t believe in Him will spend eternity in a literal and burning Hell.
Is this what the Bible teaches?
Will the majority of mankind spend
eternity in torment because they rejected God in this life?

“What the Hell” will show you what the Scriptures clearly teach about this subject
and where this idea of Hell came from. It’s not about winning or losing
or even changing the Christian faith. It’s about the honest pursuit of
truth.

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Winged Lion of Babylon

Winged Lion of Babylon

by T.L. Richards

“First Lieutentant Marc Lucas rode bouncing in the right front seat of the Humvee, a military map in his hand.He was delivering Intelligence Reports from the Third Ranger Battalion S-2 (Intelligence) to the 711th Signal Battalion for secure transmission to Washington, DC.”

“Marc was something of a history buff and the idea of driving up the Processional Way through the Ishtar Gate filled him with awe.”

…..”He felt soft, small hands stroking his chest and his flanks. They were getting uncomfortably close to his exposed midsection and he moved his hands to the awakening symbol of his gender for modesty’s sake.”

“The order to execute came and the aircraft were pushed from the hangars…in minutes they were in the air flying nap of the earth, beneath radar.”

Do you like a good adventure, a little eroticism, and lots of military covert action? Then this is the book for you!!! Follow the adventure of Lt. Marc Lucas as he receives and use the Gift of Ishtar.



Columbian Connection (Arrowhead)

Columbian Connection (Arrowhead)

by James Edwin Branch

Susan Fielding was running for her life. Undercover in a Columbian Drug Cartel she worked six months getting the evidence on the flash drive she was carrying. After catching a plane from Bogotá to San Antonio she thought she’d gotten away. Suddenly she realized the Columbians were in the airport looking for her.
Sue called her boss Agent Phillips, he told her to get to the Amtrac Station and he would bring her in. She made it only to find out that it was a set up. She was at the end of her rope. With a Columbian hit squad closing in, she needed a miracle. That miracle was Bart Taylor a man with more secrets than she had. When Sue Fielding met Bart Taylor he took her on a thrill ride that was destine to change everything she knew. She was about to enter a world filled with Adventure as she discovers ARROWHEAD in “THE COLUMBIAN CONNECTION” Series Book 1



Chernobyl, USA

Chernobyl, USA

by Drew Williams

A novel about two midwestern people thrown together by death and danger, who must race against time to stop nuclear holocaust on the East Coast of the U.S. Running from a cabal of terrorists and dangerous men, the pair must try to find help in their quest to save their countrymen. Encountering both bad and good federal agents, Coast Guard and Navy officers and enlisted, and the men and women who help keep this country in energy, the duo find themselves on the pointy end of the spear in the battle against the nation’s enemies; both foreign and domestic.



the assassin (Roy Scott: Assassin)

the assassin (Roy Scott: Assassin)

by Bob Joyce

This is the story of a man with two identities: one is a loving family man with an eight-year-old daughter whose mother was killed in a tragic accident, and the other is a cold-blooded assassin who works for the company on anti-terrorist missions.

Roy Scott is a former U.S. Marine Sniper/Scout with eight confirmed kills in Iraq.  All were members of the elite Revolutionary Guard.  While still in the Marines he is recruited by the company to solve extraordinary problems with terrorists around the world.  Now, having failed to kill the 4th-ranked al-Queda leader with two separate drone attacks, the company dispatches Scott to Yemen to finish the job.



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The Mule Tamer III, Marta's Quest

The Mule Tamer III, Marta’s Quest

by John Horst

Nineteen-eleven is the year our two beauties, Rebecca Walsh and Marta del Toro leave the comfort and safety of their boarding school back East, under the watchful eye of their grandmother Abuelita and Madame Boutin, headmistress of Stonefields School for Young Ladies. They’re headed to Smith College in the fall, to continue on the path of the blueblood debutante. But something is rotten in their beloved Mexico. The Revolution has started; Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa are on the move. Adulio, their faithful servant and overseer of the Del Toro ranch has come to fetch them. They are needed in Mexico.
Follow the girls on an adventure, a road to discovery where they will have to summon their courage and call upon their talents, their loyalty, their faith in each other to overcome the challenges facing them as they search for inner and outer peace, battling the old demons, greed, lust, vanity, self-doubt and a new one, likely the most difficult of them all, maturation into adulthood. The people of Mexico need them, need their help fighting the minions of a greedy oil company and the totalitarian thugs held over from the Díaz Regime, with the father of Yellow Journalism thrown in for good measure.
Read the story of these strong and intelligent young women as they respond to first love, romance, intrigue and betrayal. Will they defeat the dragon, or will it consume them, take them down and make them just one of the many victims in the sad and tragic life story that is Mexico?
Marta’s Quest is the final chapter in The Mule Tamer Trilogy, chronicling the exploits, trials and tribulations of this remarkable and heroic family.



Aries Fire (Sign of the Times)

Aries Fire (Sign of the Times)

by Elaine Edelson

The Roman Empire. 415 AD. Renowned scholar Hypatia of Alexandria is brutally murdered. Why? And by whom? Hypatia’s death leaves her 17 year old bastard daughter, Seira, fleeing for her life. Alone and homeless, Seira is thrust into a life of struggle and survival amidst the rise of the Catholic Papacy and the savage Roman battles with The Huns. Two menâ??the sea captain Alexander and the great Khan, Attila– vie for Seira’s love as she searches for her mother’s murderer and father’s identity. Her epic journey across Europe and the Middle East throws Seira onto a never-ending precipice of conspiracy, war, passion, mysticism, initiation, and self discovery. What Seira ultimately discovers can destroy an empire and change the tides of history.

“‘Aries Fire’ is filled with twists and turns and develops into a love
story with an unexpected ending. Edelson creates a main character
that the reader learns to love. I certainly will be looking forward
to reading Edelson’s next creation.”–Brittany Murphy BookNookClub.blogspot.com 4 Stars

“An action packed, fast paced non-stop adventure with
intrigue, suspense, romance, and tragedy. The author
has characters who not only capture your heart but will
have you turning pages on their fight for survival during
the turbulent years of the Roman Empire. A must read!
— April Renn, My Book Addiction Reviews 4 Stars

.Phenomenal! I stayed up all night reading this book. A beautiful rendering of historical figures. It’s one of the best reads I’ve had in a while.
â??Teresa de Grosbois, Calgary CAN

Elaine has a real gift. The way she immerses you in the novel is spectacular. I loved the tough, funny, sassy lead character, Seira. Elaine’s wonderful description of locations, events, history and dress made Aries Fire a very visual and visceral read. I loved this book.
â??Deborah Dachinger, Los Angeles CA

Elaine Edelson has written the perfect historical novel. She takes us on a fantastic voyage, deep in the 5th century. I felt like I was truly connected with Seira and her journey to become a powerful woman. I could smell the smells, feel the textures and experience her adventures firsthand. I couldn’t put the book down and loved the ride. You’ll love getting lost in Aries Fire.
â??Laura Gisborne, Sedona AZ

Elaine’s style of writing is very fluid, descriptive, and enjoyable to read. The book is packed with non-stop intrigue, suspense, romance, tragedy, and adventure. Well done!
â??Robyn McCann, Sacramento, CA

Aries Fire is such an inspiration. To journey with Seira, her friends, and enemies on her harrowing adventures was a true delight.
â??Stephen Hobbs, Alberta CAN

“I was absolutely transfixed by Elaine’s rich, beautiful, captivating novel. I felt like I was there! Found the characters alive. It caused me to positively reflect on the lessons in the book and my own life learnings. Aries fire is a wonderful read; it is one that you will not put down.”
â??Dr. Anita Sanchez, Boulder, CO

“Aries Fire is a marvelous story that is deeply entertaining and holds the reader captive until the final page. The superb plot draws on a wealth of research and briskly moves through the lives of the finely drawn characters. It’s an intricate tale with a heroine crackling with insight and bravado.”
â?? Casey DeFranco, author Angels’ Share

“Aries Fire is an astonishing work of art, full of grand adventure and delicious surprises. The book’s heroine Seira, is a compelling force who grabs you and holds you captive from the first page.”
â??Tommy Stovall, writer/director Hate Crimes

“Elaine Edelson is one of the rare writers who knows how to write spellbinding fiction that grabs the reader and never lets go.”
â??Steve Harrison, Book Marketing Update RTIR



Daughters of Iraq

Daughters of Iraq

by Revital Shiri-Horowitz

Daughters of Iraq is the compelling story of three women from the same family. It is the story of emigration from Iraq to Israel as experienced by two sisters: Violet, whom we learn about through a diary she kept after being diagnosed with a critical illness, and Farida, whose personality unfolds through her relationship with her surroundings, and with herself. The third character is Noa, Violet’s daughter and a student, a young woman in her twenties who is searching for meaning. Noa embarks on a spiritual quest to the past, so that she can learn how to build her life in the present and the future.



The Companion of Lady Holmeshire

The Companion of Lady Holmeshire

by Debra Brown

A baby girl was found in a basket on Squire Carrington’s doorstep. She was raised and sent to work as a servant girl for The Countess of Holmeshire. The widowed and unconventional Countess chose Miss Emma Carrington as a companion and sent her off for finishing with the goal of dragging her along into genteel Victorian society. What sort of reception would she have at tea and dinners? The young Earl of Holmeshire was engaged by arrangement to a lovely London lady, but their relationship was difficult. Could they work it out? Even the tribulations and banned romances of the servants downstairs play into the story as we follow Emma from a stone fortress to a Victorian village and then into fabulous London mansions. Great surprises unfold at a Midsummer Night’s Dream Ball which help to solve mysteries that have gradually developed. You are invited to predict the great revelation of the last few pages!



DRINKWATER: A Sobering Tale About A Medieval Knight

DRINKWATER: A Sobering Tale About A Medieval Knight

by Otto Scamfer

This epic adventure begins in England in the twelfth century. It covers several traumatic months in the life of Winston Tabor, a young nobleman, who is well known in his village for being an irresponsible drunkard. When his father is murdered and he is framed for the crime, Winston’s world is turned upside down. His life becomes a whirlwind of action and adventure as he seeks to prove his innocence and avenge the murder of his father. To fulfill his goal, he duels with swordsmen, battles on horseback, and earns the honor of knighthood. At the same time he must find a way to come to grips with his unrelenting desire for ale, which has controlled him for most of his life. Last of all, he is compelled to prove to a beautiful young peasant girl, who comes to own his heart, that he is worthy of her love. Will he succeed in his quest, or will he die with his last breath reeking of ale?



SIkander

SIkander

by M. Salahuddin Khan

Winner of the Grand Prizes in each of the 2010 Los Angeles Book Festival and the 2011 Paris Book Festival, SIKANDER is the tale of the son of a Pakistani middle-class family. It’s 1986. Seventeen-year-old Sikander, dreams of studying and living in America, but after a family quarrel, he leaves his Peshawar, Pakistan home. Encountering mujahideen warriors, he joins them in their fight against the occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. American assistance is stepped up with advanced weapons, like the Stinger missile, and the mujahideen are able to neutralize the Soviet military advantage. After just two years following Sikander’s arrival, a Soviet withdrawal begins. Amid the turmoil, Sikander finds love and marries a young, sharp-witted Afghan village girl. With the fighting all but over, the couple decide to move to Sikander’s Pakistan home where he hopes to reconcile with his family. But his dream of living in America endures. It’s a dream that is shattered in the aftermath of 9/11 and in seeking to help his Afghan relatives, Sikander, now a successful entrepreneur, finds himself on an unavoidable collision course with the America of his dreams.

SIKANDER takes us from the pricey suburbs of Peshawar to the primitive war-torn landscape of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, to the placid serenity of Scotland, through the camps of Guantanamo, and finally, corporate America. It is a 21 year journey through freedom and captivity, love and loss, wealth and poverty, dignity and humiliation, and transgression and redemption. A rare glimpse of a non-radical mainstream Muslim’s experience of the West, SIKANDER is a journey of growth, self-discovery, and hope. It will touch the humanity of its readers. Along with the two Grand Prizes, SIKANDER has collected numerous other awards including Best Fiction in the Hollywood Book Festival and the Beach Book Festival and Best Multicultural Fiction in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards for 2011.



Heart of Dixie

Heart of Dixie

by Ronald Polizzi

Dixie, Jennifer Leigh Darling, tells the unforgettable story about growing up in the deep South during the 1960s. She grows up in a harsh world filled with violence and racism, but her heart tells a story of bravery and trust.

When she is devastated with the untimely suicide of her mother, and her father rejoins her life, but provides little supervision or guidance, Dixie finds herself alone. In spite of the looming racism and threats by the KKK, she finds friendship with a young black boy and all hell breaks loose.

Dixie is willing to stand up for what she believes is rightâ?¦even if it means her own life.



Preemptive

Preemptive

by Douglas Grant

Growing up in Manhattan, Zack McCrady did not have an easy life. First, his father died in a skiing accident. Then his mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Eventually Zack was left orphaned, and his big sister Jenny took over parenting and provided him with the unconditional love he craves. But after Jenny’s death during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, Zack begins spending his days pondering his rage toward Al-Qaeda, his dark feelings toward his own government, and his enduring pain and inner turmoil. On the other side of the world, Afghanistan is rotting from within. The Soviets have withdrawn and, technically, the Mujaheddin have won. Hakeem Rashid, raised by a surrogate father since infancy, is bright and gifted and knows the lessons of the Koran in depth. Despite growing up in war torn Herat, Hakeem has managed to remain civilized and with a sense of purpose, but when Hakeem’s real father returns, everything is subject to change. Zack is involved in a violent crime. Hakeem has become his father’s minion. As two men on opposite sides of the world battle intense psychological tumult, one of them is about to uncover a truth that will change him forever.



A Girl Child (Lusitania Series)

A Girl Child (Lusitania Series)

by Donna Nitz Muller

Tillie is a German concert pianist in 1915. She is assigned by the German Military to an American tour in order to provide good-will and to spy. All the while she does her duty, she has an agenda of her own. She must rescue her sister from kidnappers. Tillie changes from a young lady on the brink of promise to a resourceful woman willing to sacrifice everything.
As Tillie learns, desperate times lead to desperate acts. Her journey takes her from Frankfurt to Washington DC to France and to England. Even as she runs for her life, she finds love with a German Intelligence Officer.
While she risks being shot as a spy, she performs her music. While she grieves for her fallen friends, she works to reach the child, Rose.



Astral

Astral

by Eric Kasten

When Thomas Wolfe’s ship, the Astral, is sunk off the coast of Spain, he is thrust into an unpredictable world of military espionage. After rescue, he falls in love with a fisherman’s daughter, Maria. A crazy Nazi, El Gato Malo, takes his life and Maria must raise their son alone. After a tragic plane disaster in New York City, Maria tells her son about his father. Once he learns where El Gato Malo may be hiding, will he be able to carry out his long-planned revenge for his father’s murder?



Lost in Depravity

Lost in Depravity

by Frederick Arrow

Ingrid is trapped in her own personal hell. Not only has her entire family been brutally murdered by a gang of outlaws, but she is also accused of the crime. An immigrant Swede, all alone in an unknown land, Ingrid clings desperately to the only person looking out for her.

Mary is that person. Vile and sadistic, she is evil incarnate. Knowing Ingrid is dependent on her, Mary has forced her into a life of crime.

Young and fashionable Bostonian Annabel has lived a privileged life until the day she is forced to raise a gun against her abusive fiancé. Nowadays she is a skilled con woman, seducing wealthy bachelors to maintain her high standard of living.

Despite coming from different worlds, the three women bond to elude the law in a violent time and place where only the strong survive. Until a man comes between them.



Falling For the Devil

Falling For the Devil

by Britt Holmstrom

A novel about the witch hunts and the destructive force of blind, fanatic religion. It is set in Scotland in the first half of 17th century and follows the life of two childhood friends, Elspeth Finnie who grows up to become a brewster like her mother before her, and Enoch Gibb, youngest son of laird Gibb, who, wishing only to serve God, becomes the minister of the parish of Sauchiedale.
Life is hard for the destitute, superstitious population of Scotland, but it is not until the frenzied witch hunts in 1649 – the worst to date – that tragedy occurs in Sauchiedale. King Charles I was been beheaded in London, and in Scotland the jubilant Covenanters’ religious zeal knows no bounds. When Elspeth Finnie is falsely accused of having signed a pact with the Devil, and of having procured a human infant for him, both Elspeth and Enoch are forced to choose between their humanity and their God.



Jennie McIntyre (Chisholm Chronicles)

Jennie McIntyre (Chisholm Chronicles)

by Robert Holden

Peter Chisholm has just discovered he is in love with Jennie McIntyre. But, before any relationship can develop, he must leave his native Scotland, a fugitive and victim of the vicious Highland clearances in Strathglass. Fleeing with his cousin Geordie to Fort William he seeks the help of Alexander Grant to secure passage for the New World. Unfortunately, things go very wrong. Peter and Geordie are forced into indentured servitude to pay their way across the Atlantic and escape Alexander’s daughter, the beautiful and vengeful Isobel Grant. Isobel attempts to entrap Peter into a marriage of convenience to legitimize her unborn child by another man. Peter eventually reconnects with Jennie in Nova Scotia as she too has immigrated to the New World. They plan to be wed. But, a series of misadventures dashes their plans and leads Peter to Boston and northern New York where he is swept into the danger and drama of a new conflict between Britain and the United States. Ensnared into gathering intelligence for the Americans on their northern frontier, Peter wonders if he will ever see his Jennie again.



One Golden Hour

One Golden Hour

by Maureen Reynolds

Tessa was a most unlikely schoolteacher, with a womanly luster that defied her prim demeanor. But she hid a dark past, a nightmare that forced her to start fresh in a raw Western boomtown. There she was greeted by Cody Butler, an insufferably handsome rake with an eye for luscious women. He saw beyond her schoolmarm drab and sensed the true splendor that was Tessa. Slowly they drew close, sharing wit and passion, anger and understanding. Could Tessa give her heart to this man, or would the dark shadow of her past destroy the glory of her new love?



For Fear of My Ruin

For Fear of My Ruin

by Grace Harden

As the English steadily take over the Irish countryside, one woman fights to keep her life, her family, and her love. But the foes beside her hearthside are more dangerous than those marching north.



Knaverie - A Medieval Fable (Storyteller)

Knaverie – A Medieval Fable (Storyteller)

by Elizabeth Wexford

Knaverie – A Medieval Fable. Approximately eight thousand words.

Medieval fables from the Realm of Igiely Glooe Poonge, a place of adventure, fable, and history.

A short story intended for an adult audience, but which is also suitable for reading to children. The second instalment in our Storyteller series, â??Knaverie’, is a story of medieval intrigue, romance, and mystery, and may be read independent of the other stories in the series.

Preparations for the wedding of the year are underway; the castle kitchens at Igiely are abuzz with activity while Prince Leofwin eagerly courts his betrothed. The couple, promised to each other since birth, in order to uphold the seal of alliance between kingdoms and countries. The pair will be married amid much pomp, pageant, and celebration, expected to last a full week. The players destined to provide the entertainment enter the court via the village of Poonge, travelling there from the town of Oobangilkto, having cut short their countrywide tour at the express wish of the king. Their number swells the inner sanctum of the court, and with myriad comings and goings, nobody looks to or has a care for the stranger in their midst…



A MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS

A MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS

by Rose de Lillac

This short story tells of Catherine II of Russsia and Potemkin’s relationship, seen through the eyes of young Felipe de Monterojo, secretary to Francisco de Miranda, with as backdrop the wars, the revolutions and the unrest of the period.

Felipe de Moterojo, now Philippe Montrouge, learns the death of Francisco de Miranda, and reminisces about the years he spent with him, during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. He remembers the famous trip to Crimea, during which he had the opportunity to see at close range Catherine II and her lover Potemkine, and how their extraordinary relationship affected his views forever.



Pregnant Pregnancy

Pregnant Pregnancy

by Sunday Ogbonna

Ekenta tradition holds that having twins is an abomination. Akanze faces serious persecution from the people, powered by the brazen youthful exuberance of Ikeora, when his wife gives birth to a set of twin babies. He suffers banishment and pain in order to save them. But what becomes of the twins when they grow up?



Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series

Celtic Skies, Book 3 in the Celtic Steel Series

by Delaney Rhodes

Celtic Skies
Celtic Steel, Book 3

Flynn Montgomery has just taken a new commission as the chieftan of O’Malley clan troops in Western Ireland. His cousin, Patrick MacCahan-O’Malley, is the Lord of the O’Malley clan; and they are expanding their shipping enterprise across the seas. Flynn is needed in O’Malley territory to lead the clan’s defense and military operations.
O’Malley lands are far from his home in the Shiant Islands of Scotland. A highlander by descent, Flynn is well respected among his people, but unknown to the Irish clan he is bid to serve. Will the O’Malley clan grow to accept him as one their own?
Is someone stealing the MacCahan and O’Malley clan ships? The O’Malley Lord, his brother Payton, and Ruarc O’Connell, the former chieftan, must investigate the strange disappearance of three vessels and ensure the clan’s safety during their absence. Are there pirates on the sea, or could this be the work of a much darker force?
Dervilla O’Malley has watched as her sister and friends have found love. Are the goddesses ignoring her? Is she destined to remain alone as most of the women of O’Malley territory; or will her knowledge of clan maps and nautical charts introduce her to a life she never imagined?



Lynchcliffe Scenarios Vol 1: Courage of conviction

Lynchcliffe Scenarios Vol 1: Courage of conviction

by Melanie Dent

WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE BELOW 18 OWING TO ADULT CONTENT

A trilogy of novellas which will turn everything you thought you knew about the Lynchcliffe Cuckoo trilogy on its head.

COURAGE OF CONVICTION

Celia Trevelyan is forced to confront her past when her friend, Dr Alan Jameson, makes a revelation about his own origins. Can Celia ever see him as more than a means to obtain passage home to England?

PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Lewis Franklin is forced to face the green eyed monster when Margaret, whom he has already claimed as his, spends a weekend with eligible bachelors at Lynchcliffe Park.

DESTRUCTIVE PASSIONS

Lord Michael Lynchcliffe is jealous when a new footman pays attention to Irene, whom he has loved from afar for ages. But his jealousy leads to near tragedy. Can he open his heart to her or is it already too late?



Yours Until Morning

Yours Until Morning

by Patricia Masar

June Kerrigan usually looks forward to summer when out-of-town vacationers bring glitter and glamour to the sleepy town of Lockport. But this summer is different. With her daughter Claire recently diagnosed with epilepsy, June is not just afraid something terrible will happen to her, but that Claire will be shunned, local prejudices being what they are, if the townspeople find out about her illness. It doesn’t help that household money is in short supply when everyone around them seems to be rising up in the world. Her husband John works long hours as a boatmaker, but there never seems to be enough to make ends meet.

Things start looking up when John receives a big commission from a wealthy New Yorker, not to mention the social possibilities the sophisticated summer residents might bring their way. When June begins a passionate affair with her dashing neighbor, an ad man from New York, her normally dull domestic world takes on a flavor and excitement she had never imagined possible. If only life could go on this way forever. But the days pass swiftly, and when this particular summer draws to a close, an unforeseen tragedy will change June’s life forever.

Set in a Cape Cod fishing village in the summer of 1963, ‘Yours Until Morning’ examines the life, loves, and dreams of a young family teetering on the brink of a rapidly changing world.



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Dark Seduction

Dark Seduction

by Shaun Jeffrey

Forced into accepting a bet by a group of mysterious card players, Zen Barker soon discovers that there is a world beyond ours. A place of nightmare where the monsters are real: The Shadowland.

The rules of the wager? Kill or be killed. The target? A woman named Melantha who wields a sinister power called the Glamour that allows her to bewitch anyone she meets. She intends using it to take vengeance against the descendents of those who have persecuted her gypsy clan through the ages. But in doing so she risks creating a disturbance in the infrastructure, and if that happens, then the monsters that reside in the Shadowland will be released.

Now the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a disgruntled anarchist. God help us.

(Around 42,000 words)



Twisted Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Twisted Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

by Jason Tipple

What if fairy tales were turned on their head?

A unique spin on traditional fairy tales that children from 2 – 10 will love.
Twisted Fairy Tales is a series of stories where everything is different and nothing is as it seems!
Written with colourful characters, fairy tale cameos and surprises along the way.
Read, share and enjoy them all.



The Wishing Well (Seamus and the Leprechaun)

The Wishing Well (Seamus and the Leprechaun)

by Shannon Glenn

The Wishing Well is a timeless children’s story set in mythical Ireland amidst a crumbling cottage and magical woods filled with faeries. Seamus O’Callaghan receives a used shovel for his eighth birthday and offers to dig a wishing well for his impoverished mother to change their fortunes. His quest for a penny leads him on an incredible adventure into the realm of faeries and leprechauns. His fierce determination, self-reliance, and a belief that your destiny is what you make it, make Seamus (Pronounced SHAY-mus) a strong, memorable character. An endearing tale, well-paced, and full of adventure; The Wishing Well truly delivers.



THE SAD KING

THE SAD KING

by Santiago Martínez Concha

This is a magic book for children of all ages. It’s a beautiful love story told in a tender and poetic way which depicts unique and magnificent illustrations. It will surely move your heart. It’s the kind of fairytale one would like to tell children at bed time. This is a classic that must surely transcend the barriers of time and will make you dream with a world were fairies, kings and princesses exist as well as witches, gnomes and magic. At one point the story takes a twist and holds a big surprise leading to a happy end.



Legends of Altai - King Argoz and Maya, the Street Girl - Short Story from Book I

Legends of Altai – King Argoz and Maya, the Street Girl – Short Story from Book I

by Paolo Tiberi

I welcome you to the beautiful realm of ‘The Legends of Altai’, where you and your child will discover and explore the universal laws and principles that underline your very own existence.

This is a storytelling book that opens both the heart and mind of its readers. It aims to bridge a connection between life, understanding our relationship with others, knowing our purpose and finding a sense of inner peace.

The stories in the Legends of Altai are told in a very easy to follow format that are appropriate for all ages. They contain an inspiring combination of philosophy, ancient wisdom, and storytelling. They are presented in a completely accessible way that makes even the most profound concepts easily understood.

While the stories are geared for children aged 5-9, parents and other adults alike have found the tales most uplifting, beneficial and applicable to their own lives. I truly hope that the messages in this book will reveal themselves to you and your child in many different ways and on many different levels as experienced by many others.

This is e-Book is Chapter 7 (of 8 chapters) in the book of the Legends of Altai volume 1. This beautiful book of children stories, is helping parents teaching valuable lesson to children from all over the world, and at times also inspiring parents.

Summary of the Life lesson/Wisdom
You can unlock the gift of life. Everyone has special Gifts, Talents and something worth sharing. Everyone has a special place in this life. The best way to deal with love or life is to share it. Individuals will deal with life differently. The more we think outside the box and find solutions that do not only benefit us but everyone, the more we will be able to support life, others and ourselves. Try to find a win/win situation when you are faced with choices. It does not matter if the recipient recognizes your effort. It’s about you knowing that your choices can make a difference.

“I cannot tell you what a joy it had been to get this series of books into my home. As a loving mom and author I am always looking for books that entertain, educate, and open up opportunities for conversations with my daughter. The Legends of Altai series does just that. Every tale in the book takes you away to a story that is amazing and thoughtful. This one is a must for every child’s collection and adult too!”
Jill McKellan author of Brophey’s Forest Adventures

“These beautifully crafted, uplifting stories are deceptively simple, but contain deep wisdom. A must have book for all the children in your life and also for the child within you.”
Frances Wilks, author of ‘Intelligent Emotion’

“An inspiring book that has the power to help children become better, wiser, more compassionate human beings.”
Glenn Adams – Public Speaker, Business Coach to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Knoworth amongst others, but more importantly father of tree.

If you are looking for a book that can:
* Inspire and motivate children
* Offer Value Education
* Offer easy to read stories for children
* Non-Scary Fairy Tales
* Have stories that can create topics of conversations
* Beautiful Bed stories
* Short Stories
* Children Stories
* Simply a good book to read

Or you were just looking for a nice story online to read, than this is for you!



Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly Dreams

by C.E. Wheeler

This collection of three stories was influenced by the art of Chinese storytelling. The title comes from the ancient Taoist master – Zhuangzi, who wrote of dreaming he was a butterfly. The three tales: The Papermakers’ Apprentice, Mountain and Moon, and Sunrise and the North Wind bring to life the elemental of fairy tales. My Chinese name is Zhuang Daobai.

The three tales in Butterfly Dreams came about through reading numerous ancient and modern Chinese tales, including fairy tales and classic epics. Zhuangzi was a Taoist sage who once wrote, “Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly happily fluttering about joyously forgetting who he was. Suddenly Zhuangzi awoke, but he did not know if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man, or a man who dreamed he was a butterfly.”
I have tried to emulate the rhythm and magical realism elements of Chinese tales in this three-story collection.
The first tale “The Papermaker’s Apprentice” begins in the modern world and proceeds to weave the magical tale of the ancient painting master Chen Hongshou and his supernatural apprentice.
The second tale “Mountain and Moon” creates a mystical bond between the moon and a mighty mountain. It is a love story of deep longing and total devotion.
The third tale “Sunrise and the North Wind” unites the demure Sunrise with the bold North Wind. This tale uses magical realism to craft a enduring love story.



A Birthday Surprise (The Tales Of Wooffer's Woods)

A Birthday Surprise (The Tales Of Wooffer’s Woods)

by Betty Fasig

17. A Tale of Wooffer’s Woods – October meant winter was coming. It was a time of getting ready for cold nights, and a time for storing up food for the hard times in the winter when food was scarce. Every animal does this in their own way. The squirrels, including Mr. A.A. Corn, Mr. Hoy T. Toity and Sir Right (Dickey) Doodah, were storing acorns and nuts.
The rabbits were getting as fat as possible to be ready for the cold nights and dry grasses. Old Agnes and her Thousands were lining the walls of the house with straw and grass to be ready for the cold times of winter.



Raising Wild Ginger

Raising Wild Ginger

by Tara Woolpy

Parenting is hard. That’s what Edward Rosenberg has always assumed, although his only experience with children has been as the drunken uncle. Now the love of his life, Sam DaCosta, is yearning for fatherhood. Edward’s been sober for years. He and Sam are in a good place. Why rock the boat? On the other hand, how can he deny Sam his dream of a family?

Then they meet Ginger. At twelve she’s been through more than either Edward or Sam can imagine. She’s seductive, secretive and dishonest. But somewhere between stealing his cash and alienating Sam, Ginger manages to wind herself into Edward’s heart. Can the three of them create a family? Or will Ginger blow them all apart?



Pony Anne and the Silver Lantern Express

Pony Anne and the Silver Lantern Express

by C.E. Wheeler

A Young Readers’ story. Fifteen total pages.
The story opens in modern times. It is nearly Christmas and the difficult economic times have forced the Macalister, descendents of Pony Anne, to sell the family homestead. The matriarch of the family Amy Macalister tells the tale of the only female Pony Express rider, her great grandmother – Pony Anne.
Although the Pony Express lasted eighteen months, it is one of America’s most enduring legends. Anne’s parents died on the Oregon Trail, and the North’s, her adopted parents, run the Cottonwood Pony Express station. Three fourths of Pony Express riders were under 24 years old, and young Billy is a pony express rider whose route includes Cottonwood Station.
During a pre-Christmas blizzard, Billy rides out to deliver the mail, but he is late arriving. Anne goes searching for Billy and finds him with the help of a kindly old stranger named Klaus. Klaus gives Pony Anne a magical silver lantern that helps her, and her descendents, find the way home.
Enjoy this charming Christmastime tale of: courage, dedication and love set on America’s frontier.



Orpheus Ascending

Orpheus Ascending

by Kathleen S. Allen

Novella. Retelling of the Greek Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
The tragic story of Orpheus and the woman he loved and lost.



How the Fox Got His Color

How the Fox Got His Color

by Adele Marie Crouch

This delightful little story tells of a young girl’s time with her grandmother as she relates a legend of how a mischievous little white fox with all his grand adventures going over and under and through became the red fox we all know today.
How the Fox got His Color may well become all-time children’s classic and a perfect book for the young reader.



THE ADVENTURES OF WOLSTENCROFT THE BEAR

THE ADVENTURES OF WOLSTENCROFT THE BEAR

by Karen Lewis

Six exciting stories starring our favourite teddy bear:

WOLSTENCROFT THE BEAR
LOST IN THE PARK
LOCKED IN A HAUNTED HOUSE
MISSING THE LAST BUS
TRAPPED IN A CAVE
CAUGHT IN A LEAKY BOAT

Wolstencroft has his very own website:
http://wolstencroftthebear.blogspot.ca/



The Perfect Hit (A Short Story)

The Perfect Hit (A Short Story)

by Erik Boman

In a busy downtown train station, a troubled woman leaves her morning train to walk to her job.

Hunting her from the shadows is a legendary but currently fuming and frustrated hitman, who is running late for the shot of his target’s lifeâ?¦

A racing and riotous short story about love, death and the unexpected.

Ca 2,990 words



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English-Catalan; Bilingual: 28 poems

English-Catalan; Bilingual: 28 poems

by Marc Tarrús

28 poem’s in English and Catalan (original work). Selection of Catalan Hunter’s poetry (Neo-romantic, Surrealistic).

28 poemes en Anglès i Català ( obra original ). Selecció de poemes de l’obra poètica Catalan Hunter.



Not Afraid to Be Real: A Poetry Collection

Not Afraid to Be Real: A Poetry Collection

by Maranda Russell

More than just a poetry collection, “Not Afraid to Be Real” is a raw, honest, down-to-earth look at what it is like to be human. Within these pages you will find poems representing a wide variety of subjects, including the ups and downs of romantic love, the everyday frustrations we all face and the overwhelming grief felt by those who have lost a loved one. Of course, there are some lighter, more humorous poems to lighten the mood as well, so go ahead and dive in!



Through the Fire

Through the Fire

by Shennod Moore

“Through the Fire” is a collection of poetry that focuses on love, sensuality, courage, determination and just life in general. Most of the poems are serious but there are a few that are funny and take you by surprise. It is my hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it and know that you can also make it “Through the Fire”



The Darkness Looms

The Darkness Looms

by Josh Kunowski

A collection of dark poetry, mixed with a few love poems, from author Josh Kunowski.



The Darkness Looms (The Darkness Looms Vol. 2)

The Darkness Looms (The Darkness Looms Vol. 2)

by Josh Kunowski

Volume two of “The Darkness Looms” poetry book.



POETIC JOURNEY

POETIC JOURNEY

by Jenniffer Rabe

These are poems about the tough roads in life. The ups and downs, happiness and sadness. Learning something from everything we experience.



Clad in Shadow

Clad in Shadow

by Jeremy Laszlo

Clad in Shadow is a collection of poetry written by Jeremy Laszlo over the last two decades. This collection is compromised mainly of darker poetry spanning topics from religion to parenting and death. Clad in Shadow is a labor of love and emotion inspiring thought and self reflection as well as a realisitic view of society.



Ten Thoughts About Love

Ten Thoughts About Love

by Orna Ross

An artist ignores what he is creating in his life; a woman survives genocide and its aftermath; an Irish wedding blessing is reworked…

This poetry, from an acclaimed and bestselling novelist, is elegant and simple, powerful and profound.



Collection of Poems: Romance (Annotated)

Collection of Poems: Romance (Annotated)

by S. K.

Collection of romantic poems and general compositions.



From the Cafe and Beyond: A Collection of Poems and Other Writings

From the Cafe and Beyond: A Collection of Poems and Other Writings

by Nadia Hasan

“Nothing is ever lost or broken. Connections don’t die, they simply fade. Nothing is ever lost or stolen. What lives in the heart can’t be taken awayâ?¦” Poetry isn’t an exact science and it doesn’t have any hard or fast rules. It flows from the heart, a deeply personal narrative of each person’s journey through life. Inside this book are poems told through the eyes of one woman and her struggle to make sense of the world she lives in. Beautiful, sometimes dark, haunting and tragic…Her voice resonates off each page. Also inside this book, you will also find stories and excerpts that she has written. Each one with characters as interesting and diverse as the issues they all face. Perhaps, you will find someone who is very much like you. So take a sit, have a cup of coffee, enter the cafe and beyond…



Poems of the Heart (Volume 1)

Poems of the Heart (Volume 1)

by Stephanie Nematzhonov

A collection of poems on different subjects, including love, humor, relationships, friendship and depression. Some are funny, some are sad. But most importantly, they all came from the heart.



All The Way Down From Here

All The Way Down From Here

by Nur-Viktoria Ellen

A Collection of modern day poetry



Stare Way to Heaven

Stare Way to Heaven

by George Roland Wills

This Second Edition Release has 44 poems from the time of the Seven-Thirty Thursday era of poetry, that era from 1984 to the year 2000.

These poems are from the SEVEN-THIRTY THURSDAY Collection of Poetry by George Roland Wills, the 381 poems from that time period. All of these poems will eventually be released on KINDLE in collections like this first one – STARE WAY TO HEAVEN. This is the first book in the series.



Ascetic Sciences of AQUARIAN TREES - DICTA. - C-JAZZ.

Ascetic Sciences of AQUARIAN TREES – DICTA. – C-JAZZ.

by Mr. Charles Sankey Emanuwa (Poet Laureate)

This book is made of:

– Poem: a literary composition in verse, especially one expressing deep feeling or noble thought in an imaginative way.
Spiritual: of the human spirit or soul, not physical or worldly.
Spiritualism: the belief that spirits of the dead can and do communicate with the living.
Carnal: Of the body or flesh, not spiritual, e.g. Carnal desires.
Psalm: a sacred song, especially one of those in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.
Anthology: a collection of passages from literature, especially poems.
Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of several words in succession, e.g. sing a song of six pence or I love to love those who choose to love.
Myth: a traditional story that embodies popular beliefs or explains a practice, belief or natural phenomenon. A parable, allegory. A fictitious person or thing.
Metaphor: the application of a word or phrase to something that it does not apply to literally, in order to indicate a comparison with the literal usage, e.g. the evening of one’s life, food for thought, Peter the Rock.
Simile: a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, e.g. went through it like a hot knife through butter, he is as hard as rock.
Oxymoron: putting together words, which seem to contradict one another, e.g. bittersweet?
Eulogy: a speech or piece of writing in praise of a person or thing.
Dirge: a slow mournful song, a lamentation for the dead.
Euphemism: a mild or roundabout expression substituted for one considered improper or too harsh or blunt, â??pass away’ is a euphemism for â??die’.
Paradox: a statement etc. That seems to contradict itself or to conflict with common sense but which contains a truth, e.g. â??more haste, less speed’.
Pantheism: the belief that God is everything and everything is God.
Parable: a story told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth.
Split infinitive: an infinite with a word or words placed between to and the verb, e.g. to thoroughly understand. Many people dislike this construction and it can usually be avoided e.g. by putting to understand thoroughly.
Exaggeration: to making of (a thing or issue) seem larger or more than it really is; with exaggerated courtesy, with excessive courtesy.
Evocation: calling up, produce, or inspire (memories, feelings, a response, etc.)
Hyperbole: an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally, e.g. a stack of work a mile high.
Fact: something known to have happened or be true or to exist.
– Propaganda: publicity intended to spread ideas or information that will persuade or convince people.
Fiction: a product of the imagination; an invented story.
Onomatopoeia: the formation of words that imitate or suggest what they stand for, e.g. cuckoo, plop, sizzle, chirp, screech, bubble.
Omnipotent: having unlimited power or very great power.
Omnipresent: present everywhere.
Omniscient: knowing everything, having very extensive knowledge.
– Om: a mystic syllable considered the most sacred mantra (in Buddhism and Hinduism etc)
Chant: a tune to which the words of psalms or other works with irregular rhythm are fitted by singing several syllables or words to the same note; a monotonous song.
Verse: a metrical form of composition, as distinct from prose.
Prose: written or spoken language not in verse form.
Satire: the use of ridicule, irony, or sarcasm in speech or writing.
Parody: a comic imitation of a well-known person or literary work or style.
Satanism: worship of Satan, using distorted forms of Christian worship.
Tautology: saying of the same thing over again in different words.
Travesty: an absurd or inferior imitation.
Innuendo: an unpleasant insinuation.
Craze: a great but often short-lived enthusiasm for something.
Dream: a series of pictures or events in a sleeping person’s mind.
Vision: the faculty of seeing, sight. Something seen in the imagination or in a dream etc.
Visionary: existing only in the imagination,



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Broken Pottery

Broken Pottery

by Joan K. Smith

Very Topical and even Metafictional!

This fictional book is great for discussions of politics, religion, and life. You know – those things you aren’t supposed to talk to anybody about to keep the peace?

Do we all exist in Heaven before becoming human? Is our life on Earth a test to see if we then get to spend Eternity with God? Does evil exist? Do evil spirits exist? Is there anything to the December 21, 2012 Mayan prophecy or other political, environmental, or astronomical events suggesting we may be living in the END TIMES? What does it mean to be Christian in the year 2012 and beyond? Is God even in control? These questions and many more are answered in the pages of Broken Pottery.

Janice Thresher is the typical middle class suburban teen of the 1980’s. Living near Pittsburgh, PA, she follows her high school sweetheart off to Penn State where he proceeds to dump her. She copes with her loss by partying heavily until God brings a new love into her life. In a cruel twist of fate, this love was not meant to last either.

On the other side of the country in Southern California, Sophie Ulsrey, a girl several years younger than Janice, spends her time trying to hide ugly scars sustained after a terrible auto accident in which she lost her father. The accident, and her mother’s reaction to it, drives Sophie to achieve wealth and fame as she becomes an adult.

As adults, the lives of Janice and Sophie divinely intersect in time to warn fellow Americans of a government cover-up to hide important factual information with apocalyptic national security implications. Just as it was in 1938 when an American radio audience believed Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast to be truth instead of fiction, many readers of Broken Pottery will be tempted to check their cell phones and digital libraries just to make sure they, too, are reading only a book of fiction.

Broken Pottery takes you on a suspenseful adventure through the years 1965-2020, taking on the real difficulties we all have in life, dramatizes them, and provides a considered, thoughtful view of how we tackle them. 21 Study questions for self-reflection or group study are included. Below is an example of three of them:

2. Does God want us to question our beliefs?

9. Do you believe there are both heavenly and demonic forces at work in your life and in the lives of all of us?

17. Do you believe that the “ends justify the means?” Who gets to decide which “ends” are important enough that the “means” are justified? Why?



Charlotte Marries a Vampire (Battle of Charlotte: Faith Comedy Series)

Charlotte Marries a Vampire (Battle of Charlotte: Faith Comedy Series)

by Cheryl Hammer

Take a stroll with Charlotte Stephens in this lighthearted love comedy set in the South. Charlotte’s about to turn 30 when she wonders if her steady beau has what it takes to propose. Along comes charming Stefan Babson and Charlotte’s fears as a spinster are relieved with an impulse wedding on the coast.

Life seems to be going Charlotte’s way until Stefan discloses one small omission: he has a rare sleeping disorder. She shrugs it off–every couple has their woes. But as more surprises begin to surface, Charlotte has to face the truth. Will she survive Stefan’s secrets? Did she give up on faith too soon?



The Faith of Ashish: Blessings in India Book #1

The Faith of Ashish: Blessings in India Book #1

by Kay Marshall Strom

“His name is Ashish. His name is Blessing. The boy is my blessing.”

Virat and Latha named their son Ashish, for he is the light and glory of their world. Yet a simple drink of water from the wrong cup changes them forever. Virat, Latha, and Ashish are Untouchables in 1905 India, members of a caste who must never contaminate the world of the other, higher, castes.

When Ashish is in desperate need of a doctor, Virat risks everything to save his son and ventures into the dangerous realm of the high caste. There, the strength of a father’s love, the power of a young British nurse, and the faith of a child change the lives around them.

“Kay Strom has penned a high-powered suspense novel using her extensive overseas research and her experiences in third world countries. A master in creating the unexpected.” – DiAnn Mills, Christy Award winner and author of Pursuit of Justice, The Fire in Ember, and Under a Desert Sky

“Author Kay Marshall Strom, in her professional yet heart-rending style, has penned another story that will open the eyes and change the lives of her readers. This is an exquisitely written tale of hope and faith in the midst of difficulties born out of superstition and bondage. I am already anxiously awaiting the sequel!”-  Kathi Macias, award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion series

“Do not miss this historical, inspirational novel by Kay Marshall Strom. It will touch your heart.”



Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

by Corinna M. Dominy

At the dawn of a new religious movement, in 1830s small town, Lorraine, North Carolina, two families are faced with difficult decisions, trials, heart break and even tragedy.

The Matthews and Tylers families have been friends for so long, their respective children call each other cousins and call the adults uncle and aunt. However, will the close bond change as decisions are made that could tear both families apart? And what happens when tragedy strikes and many questions go unanswered?



Betrayal's Wake

Betrayal’s Wake

by J. Heather Leigh

After Bethany learns of her husband’s secret, she retreats to a lake house with her mother and sister. The pain is familiar for the three women because this is not the first time betrayal has wounded the family. Is forgiveness possible?



Michael, Beloved of God (The Firstborn)

Michael, Beloved of God (The Firstborn)

by L.M. Wood

“Before. We were. Before there was light, before the stars were hung, before the galaxies were fashioned and the planets set to revolving around their suns, before the oceans were mixed, before the mountains were formed, before creatures were created, before there was sound, before there was matter, before there was time, before all except the One, we were.
He formed us first to be his companions and his servants, to share his joy, and receive his light. All of his creations delight in His holy will, obey his every thought, and joyously dance to the tune He plays for them. Only man, who was formed in His holy image, dares to defy His laws. To your kind he gave generously of even the highest gifts, that none but we, the firstborn, knew.
He was surely aware of the resentment building in one of us, the first among us, the fairest, the strongest, our brother, our sun. I cannot speak of that time, and I try not to give rise to the anger in my being against those responsible for his fall. For would I not then be no different than he? Would I not share his fate in my arrogance for questioning the will of He who is above all things?
Perhaps He senses my resentment and knows of my frustration over my inability to set it aside. In His infinite mercy, He has given me this task, so I might understand, so my anger might ever be silenced, and I can return to the peace of knowing all will be well, and my brother will one day return to us. If I knew such an outcome to be a fact, I would not be troubled. For what is time to us but the count of endless dawns, the birth of new worlds and the death of ancient ones? But I know not what will come. Will my brother repent of his arrogance? Will man be my brother’s salvation or his eternal damnation? As to the fate of man, I do not presume to hazard a guess. For He is unfathomable and in time He may share his thoughts with me, I know not.
So here is the task He set for me. Here is the story of man from the point of view of one who has watched his haughty little march across the face of his little world from the moment God first called him into being. At times I find myself filled with laughter at his antics, at others I am awed by his breathtaking conceit. Always I wait, seeking some sign all will be wellâ?¦”
He paused in the telling and I raised my eyes to his, both humbled by the depth of his loss and afraid of the terrible anger I sensed he kept masked deep within. In his eyes I found answers to questions I didn’t remember asking, yet I knew they were answers I desperately sought. In a single glance I learned faith was not the absence of doubt. Faith was overcoming doubt, even in the face of our rage and resentment when God’s plan failed to follow the course we believed it should. Absolute faith was not a goal to be attained, but one we were called to strive constantly for, even the greatest among us. When we convinced ourselves our faith was inviolate, it was then we were at our most vulnerable. Wasn’t that the lesson of Lucifer’s fall from grace?
I knew the awesome presence before me understood this, but still I trembled before him. My mortal half instinctively recognized he could dismiss me from the face of this little earth, as he referred to it, with but the merest slip of his mighty will. The tense silence extended between us and I looked away, not wanting to intrude on his inner struggle.
I thought about the story of Lucifer, a mighty prince of the first born before he challenged God and was cast out of heaven along with those of his brothers he seduced to join him in his futile attempt. Were there no others? Did all of the angels learn their lesson after just one failed attempt? Or did another great one rise in his place and seek to displace God from his eternal throne?
“No, though we are conscious of the danger.”



The Hush

The Hush

by William Flowers

From the older images of a sad, blue-eyed Jesus to the more recent, more violently graphic portrayals of his suffering, Hollywood has trained us to see the savior of the world as just another victim. To be sure, Jesus Christ endured terrible physical abuse and a barbaric death, but the night before it all happened, when he prayed in agony, alone in the garden, he was anticipating a much darker prospect, a terrible moment that according to Luke’s Gospel would cause the sun’s light to fail.

The Hush presents an alternative view, a much larger, more comprehensive look at the familiar story, combining a unique blend of speculation with the biblical record. Passion and humor and friendship are exchanged between Jesus and his disciples, while all around them danger and conflict and unseen posturing mounts. The week wears away, the hours tick down, the trials commence, and the abuse escalates. Evil is unleashed like never before.

And then comes the moment when the sun refuses to shine; as the Lord of the universe is nailed to a tree and lifted from the earth, the Hush descends.



Catching Kate (Scenic Route to Paradise)

Catching Kate (Scenic Route to Paradise)

by Andrea Aarons

Book 3 in the Series, Scenic Route to Paradise
Money, men and pirates in a tale of adventure, redemption and romance; Catching Kate!
Can anyone really catch Kate? She has been running from her past for almost ten years but she hasn’t an inkling that the Master Hunter has set his sights to capture Kate.
Clueless, Kate Merriweather runs headlong into her future and her destiny… after dodging the obstacles laid strategically by the nemesis of her soul.



Surviving February-Revised Edition

Surviving February-Revised Edition

by Jen Dawson

“What a great modern romance story and the tension between the love interests is well maintained and escalated fabulously right throughout – no small feat! ” Cands, book reviewer

“Fantastic writing I want to read more of her books if this is her style of writing.” Deb, book reviewer

This is an edgy religious romantic fiction novel that has characters that are relatable and real. Surviving February is a novel in the spirit of “A Walk to Remember” by Nicholas Sparks.

The novel opens in San Diego at a celebration of a well known evangelists 25th anniversary in the ministry, where youth pastor Michael Binder is there attending with his wife Susanna. A planned ruse goes horribly wrong and Michael and his wife are involved in a horrific car accident. At the same time as the accident, widow and mother Jeanine Bertrand is taking her daughter on a shopping spree that she cannot afford and soon faces the fact that she is going to lose her home. Jeanine ends up moving to Glendale, Arizona and moves into her cousins Sally’s house. Michael returns from the hospital to his humble home in Phoenix and wonders how he will face life alone with his four children. Michael struggles with grief and Jeanine struggles with anger and a loss of faith. They meet when Jeanine answers Michael’s ad for a nanny and their instant attraction becomes an issue for both of them. Can Michael forgive himself and move on? Can Jeanine get past the anger she has at God and at herself? Can a man of God convince an unwilling woman to give religion a second chance? Could they make a relationship work?



November Snow

November Snow

by Michael English Bierwiler

NEW FOR THE SUMMER OF 2012 from the author of LIVING IN QUIET RAGE and THE COLOR OF DARKNESS!

Tom edged up to the window where the fight unfolded. Lynch was curled defensively on the couch while Cath towered over him wielding the boys’ souvenir slugger. The wooden bat swung up and down rhythmically interspersed with her diatribes as she beat him senseless. Tom slipped the key in the deadbolt.

Lynch sobered up enough to get on his feet and grab the bat from her. Cath didn’t relent. She kept pushing against him, pounding her fists into his chest. Lynch backed his wife up against the wall with his forearm against her throat. She stopped screaming. He wasn’t letting up even when Tom slammed through the front door.

“Lynch, let her go!”

Cath gurgled. Tom tried to pry his arm loose. She was turning bright red while her bulging eyes rolled back in her head. Only the pressure of his forearm against her neck kept her from crumbling to the floor. Tom pulled his brother off-balance and Lynch fell on top of him.

Cath crawled over to the phone, braced herself against the wall and punched 9-1-1 screaming into the phone at arm’s length.

“Lynch, no! I can’t breathe.”

She followed up with another blood-curdling scream dropping the phone. Lynch and Tom stared back from the floor.

“If you can’t breathe, you can’t scream, woman,” Lynch observed. He just had to stoke the fire.

Big brother Lynch generated excitement. Wind him up and he went crazy. On one hand he was Tom’s brother and best friend ever since he could remember. On the other Lynch was the alpha son. No matter how badly he screwed up, he always basked in the love of the first-born child. They were blood. They were Kendricks, genetically imprinted with the same capability for heinous thoughts and malicious behavior. NOVEMBER SNOW tells their story.



Hidden Earth Volume 1 Maycly PART 1 (Hidden Earth Series)

Hidden Earth Volume 1 Maycly PART 1 (Hidden Earth Series)

by Janet Beasley

Kids will love this faith based epic fantasy adventure, suitable for the entire family. The three parts of Maycly found in the paperback are sold separately as Ebooks. Part 1 is an amazing start to an epic journey. Get attached almost immediately as the protagonist, Iona, is thrown into circumstances beyond her control. Just as you’re getting acquainted with her, you’ll find yourself being taken back in time on Maycly, where the stage is being set for their queen’s hopeful arrival. Part 1 offers a great cliff hanger, leading you right into Part 2.



We Started Out as Friends

We Started Out as Friends

by Marjorie Tulloch

Best friends since kindergarten, nothing has ever come between Rachel and Fatima. Will their childhood friend, Ali, who is now Fatima’s husband, finally be the force that tears them apart? While Rachel is tormented by her past, Fatima is devastated when a disturbing letter lands in her hands. Will Rachel gather the strength to keep her friends and family safe? Can Fatima hold onto her once perfect marriage? Is Ali the man his family believes him to be? As the underlying dynamics of their relationship triangle come to the surface, the three will be forced to reassess their faith, their families and the foundation of their friendship.



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The Missing Boatman

The Missing Boatman

by Keith C. Blackmore

Miracles are happening.
Pray to God they stop.

In the dead of winter, on a highway in Quebec, a man crashes his car and survives. In New York, a homeless person is run over by a bus and lives. In Tokyo, a teenager jumps off a high rise building and fails in taking her own life. All over the world, miracles like these transpire, and people breathe a sigh of relief.

But for the next week, some people will begin to suspect a terrible truth. A handful will even search for it. One man will find it.

And in seven days, all hell will break loose.

(A tale of horror. Graphic violence and language.)

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Dating Dracula, Jr.

Dating Dracula, Jr.

by Minda Webber

V.J. Frankenstein has a lot on her mind. She has a brother that her father made in his basement laboratory who drives her crazy. He’s a monster – literally, along with her two sisters, who aren’t really monsters, they just act like it. She can’t partner with BFF Bea Franklin for her science project since they accidentally blew up the science lab last year with their quantum physics project. Jason Jekyll, her ex-boyfriend wants to get back together, but he’s too picky. And Hart Hyde, his cousin, is crazy about Debbs Van Helsing who is crazy about Seth, the Mummy’s son. So nobody’s happy in love. V.J. doesn’t even have a date for the Halloween Dance. And to top it all off, their high school mascot is lame. So, V.J. and her friends decide to find a new mascot. A zombie would be perfect. Only when they open the grave you’ll never guess who they find. Now, ghouls, werewolves and vampires are all out to â??put the bite’ on them. And who is chasing after them is the biggest secret of all. There is danger, deceit and deadly intent.

It is monster mayhem with flashing fangs, stabbing stakes, wacked werewolves and exploding garlic bombs (which Bea Franklin, a chip off the old Ben Franklin block invents to save the day). In the midst of all this monster mashing and malevolent madness, only V.J. Frankenstein could get a date to the Halloween Dance, even though he sucks. But then he is Dracula’s grandson!



The Mutilation Machination

The Mutilation Machination

by Shaun Jeffrey

A collection of eight tales that delve into the darker side of human nature. What happens when a sex doll malfunctions? Sit back and listen to an orchestra with a difference. Sometimes self help can work too well. A boy who brings dead things back to life. And what happens when the devil moves in next door? Now sit back and enter a world of nightmare and illusion.



Dark Spells: Four Books

Dark Spells: Four Books

by J.R. Rain

Boxed set of four bestselling supernatural novels of mystery and suspense, including:

CURSED
Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy, an insurance negotiator who likes booze and women and never having to say he’s sorry. And he thinks this is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge, with ingredients as follows: First you take one psychotic ex from a family of serial killers. Next add a pinch or two of an irrational childhood fear. Now thoroughly mix in an angry sister, a life-stealing great-granddad, and a notorious mass murdererâ??who happens to be dead but doesn’t know it. Let it stew and froth and bubble thoroughly….In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s life turns upside down and he enters a world where magic and evil lurk beneath the fabric of Southern California. And all his choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, shattered families, and a couple of tiny problems. Namely, killer mice and a baby. Albert Shipway is finally getting a chance to right some wrongs. That is, if it’s not too late.

GHOST COLLEGE
First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck. Then the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night. When they encounter the unhappy ghost of a young girl, Monty’s skepticism is shaken, but he resolves to help his wife free the trapped spirit. Their search uncovers the Latin phrase “Non omnis moriar”â??not all of me shall dieâ??and they learn more about the site’s history as a Catholic school destroyed by an earthquake. But a mysterious presence has plans of its own for the young ghost, and Monty and Ellen must go head to head with a Dark Master that’s had more than a century of practice in demonic deeds. Now Monty must leave his body to do battle with the Dark Master, and he’s not sure Ellen will be able to bring him back in one piece. He’s not even sure what’s happening is real. All he knows is that all hell is breaking loose and he’s taking a crash course where an “F” means eternal damnation.

THE VAMPIRE CLUB
The first in a series that features The Vampire Club, a group of lovable, laughable, larcenous college students turned vampire hunters. Over 150 years ago, a man was killed with a silver bullet in a rural, Pennsylvanian town. A man who just might be a vampire. The Vampire Club, a group of misfits who meet regularly in the basement of Western Virginia University’s library, think that they might have found their first documented case of a real vampire. Better yet, the Club thinks that the vampire might still be alive to this day, lying comatose in a hidden grave. And this is good news indeed for a group of vampire lovers. The hunt begins, and as they close in on their immortal prize, they soon realize that they aren’t the only ones interested in the vampire; indeed, a powerful group of killers will use whatever means possible to keep the vampire permanently in its grave.

BAD BLOOD
They call him Spider. And people come to him when they have a problem. So when teenager Parker Cole approaches Spider at night school, he figures she’s just another problem waiting to happen. But then she tells him about her father, who runs a cult called Cloudland based at the foot of mystical Mount Shasta, California. And then she tells Spider about her best friend, who is now dead, her body completely drained of blood. Spider wonders if the death is the work of a fellow vampire…or if he’s now the target of a sinister game designed to lure him to Cloudland, where darker mysteries await.



Innsmouth Magazine: Collected Issues 5-7

Innsmouth Magazine: Collected Issues 5-7

by Angela Slatter

This e-book collects issues five through seven of Innsmouth Magazine, compiling a tasty buffet of Weird fiction. On the menu, we have the sword-and-sorcery adventure, “The Song of Tussagaroth,” the disturbing historical secrets of “On The Generation of Insects”, and the hidden land of the “Black Sand”. Have a nibble. Read a story. But be wary: Horror lurks in every morsel.

With stories by: W.H. Pugmire, Paul Jessup, Angela Slatter, Don Webb, and many others.



El Paso Under Attack (Book 1 of The Guardian Interviews)

El Paso Under Attack (Book 1 of The Guardian Interviews)

by Michael Clary

Book 1 of the Guardian Interviews.

It was a warm summer morning when the dead began to rise up and feast upon the living. El Paso was overrun in a matter of hours.

The military acted immediately. They closed all the exits leading out of the city in order to contain the outbreak. They shot anyone trying to escape.

Their methods were successful. The outbreak was contained, but all hope for the people trapped behind the gates . . . had been lost.

The internet was the only form of communication still available to the survivors. It was there that the legend of the General began to take root. He was a hero that fought back against the zombies . . . a hero that saved lives. The survivors once again found something to believe in, but the rest of the world wondered if the man truly existed.

They were about to find out.

The fifteen minutes of footage was leaked onto the internet only minutes after it was filmed. It showed a single man standing between a horde of zombies and a group of frightened survivors. What happened next was amazing . . . and it made the world believe. Because within those fifteen minutes of footage, the man known only as the General stepped out of legend and entered reality.

This is his story.

WHAT THE FANS HAVE TO SAY:

“If you like zombie novels and action movies this is a truly fun read… Has a couple truly epic moment’s of glory that raised some hair on the back of my head. All A type goofballs should enjoy.” John

“Love the Interview style of narration. Well structured sentences and word choice. Loved every minuet of this.” Ian Umholtz

“…My favorite thing about this book is the star of the show, a character named Jaxon (or in certain circles, the General). This character is a new kind of hero. A hero weighted down by some interesting flaws, BUT and i can’t stress this enough, you actually like the guy even more because of his flaws. He’s arrogant, sometimes rude and somewhat reckless but if i were in hostile territory and surrounded by zombies, he’s the guy i would want coming to save me!” Zombiefan

“I do have to say that this book took me by suprise – I just figured it would be another zombie book. In fact as I was browsing through books I had come across this one many times and just passed on it because both the description and the cover didn’t really pop. Well the old saying to “never judge a book by its cover” is so correct what I thought was just an initial zombie story of one man leading a group to safety and overcoming both the zombie horde and his own government well I was wrong.” ROgden

“Absolutely loved this book, read it in one day.” Sussy Q

“I really loved this zombie novel. It has such an original plot in The Guardian concept, and it was wonderful how the author developed that concept throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to the sequel…Our hero Jax is one of those ornery guys who likes to do things his way, and his way means never giving up on people. Jax does not walk away, ever. When that kind of mind set collides with a zombie apocalypse in El Paso, well, look out!” New Yorker

“Really fast paced book and I enjoyed the hell out of it.” Zombie309

“I really enjoyed this book. Chain of events is interesting and fun, the characters are dynamic, and the action is non-stop.” Babymamma08

“No shortage of talent here. Clary has created a host of beleivable characters led by his protagonist “The General”. And he has left it hanging to be open to all types of evil things for the general and his team.” S. Coyle

FROM THE AUTHOR:

Thanks to all the folks that have written to me, left reviews and mentioned my book in the different forums. Your kind words are truly inspirational as i complete the final phases of book 2.
MC

Book 2 of the Guardian Interviews will be available in July of 2012.



Julie Rayzor ~ Romance, Adventure, Zombies (Julie Rayzor Zombie Novel)

Julie Rayzor ~ Romance, Adventure, Zombies (Julie Rayzor Zombie Novel)

by Richard Howes

What do you do when you’re 17, in a fortress surrounded by a zombie apocalypse, and your boyfriend is outside and lost? If you’re Julie Rayzor, you lock and load.
Reviews:
“Crisp, fast-paced action novel… Writing style is very impressive… usually found in male adventures, yet his heroine is a woman in love… he pulls off the balancing act between realistic feminine energy and highly effective tough combat… Successfully blends all three genres: sci-fi, a love story, and a war story, and it works on all three levels… Great dialogue in this entertaining novel… Elmore Leonard type: short, character-revealing, and advancing the story conflict. And conflict is everywhere… I will not give away any secrets in the plot… I won’t tell you about the train scenes, wow, you’ll have to discover those yourself. I will say that the love story kicks in like an afterburner…” says John Hill, Author and Screenwriter of “Quigley Down Under”, and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (uncredited), “LA Law” and “Quantum Leap”.
Details:
17 year-old Julie is caught between a world of zombies outside of “Fort Tulsa” and a life of drama inside. When everything she loves in life is stolen away; her soldier-boyfriend missing-in-action; troubles with Jill, her best friend; Felix, a nerdy medical researcher fawning over her; plus a broken leg in a cast to weigh her down, she has to join the zombie war to fight or be killed. When she learns of a plan to rescue her boyfriend and save the city, she uncovers a dark secret – a secret that she must keep hidden deep inside until she can complete the most dangerous task of her life.

The sequel, Rayzor-Wire, is in production.

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RIG: A Novel of Terror

RIG: A Novel of Terror

by Bryan Alaspa

Rig 42 is the largest and most advanced oil rig the world has ever known. Just after the rig goes on-line, terrifying and eerie radio signals are received, followed by silence. The rig has hit something, and whatever it is has completely wiped out the crew. The company is desperate to find out what’s happened. A team of mercenaries and oil rig experts is dispatched to determine what the danger is and if it can be eliminated. They find that the rig hit something that had been buried for centuriesâ?¦something older than evil itselfâ?¦something that leaves only the unbearable screams of the tortured behindâ?¦something that hungers. Rig is a story of terror. It is a terror that can take any shape. It is a terror that will destroy a man’s body and tear apart his soul.

BONUS: Read a preview of Bryan Alaspa’s first hard-boiled detective novel “Deklan Falls: One Against Many.”



Shadow Keeper (Book One of the Shadow Trilogy)

Shadow Keeper (Book One of the Shadow Trilogy)

by M. K. Yarbrough

Brendon Alexander was a normal high school kid until his dead grandfather appeared in the flames of a fire and told him of the gift he inherited: He has the power to force a demon from an inflicted body and send the creature back to Hell.

Lisa Stratton, the new girl at school, has a secret of her ownâ??her father is possessed by a demon. She recognizes the scar on Brendon’s chest that brands him as a protected one, but she must discover if he has the ability to cleanse the evil from her father’s body.

The closer Brendon gets to Lisa, the more he uncovers buried secrets from the past. Not hers, but hisâ??his father’s death and the creature that killed him, and the legacy handed down to him from beyond the grave. Burning curiosity and frightening nightmares thrust Brendon deeper into his past while Lisa urges him forward into dangerâ??and into his destiny.



Of Madness Sing (Dark Fantasy Collection)

Of Madness Sing (Dark Fantasy Collection)

by David Scroggins

Join bestselling Dark Fantasy author David Scroggins as he weaves a web of darkness, betrayal, psychosis, death and the afterlife!

Alice & June is a tale of a disturbed young woman who tortures her victims in hopes of showing them the way to enlightenment.

In Remembrance is the story of a man who is contacted by his recently deceased wife. She’s calling to him to join her. Will he listen?

Also featured in this volume is an original poem directly from the pen of David Scroggins.

Of Madness Dwell is a Dark Fantasy collection that is 3000 words long.



The Animals

The Animals

by Nick Steckel

A group of guests are looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at an island restaurant in the middle of the Mississippi. Midway through the meal, chaos breaks out as animals begin attacking. Birds slam into the windows, and vast clouds of insects circle in tornadoes around the island.

Soon, it’s clear that every animal in sight is looking for a feast of their own–or maybe just revenge. Even if the surviving guests can fight their way outside, how long can they last when the natural world’s united against them?



Descendants: Vampire Chronicles: Vampires of the Nile (Descendants - Vampire Chronicles)

Descendants: Vampire Chronicles: Vampires of the Nile (Descendants – Vampire Chronicles)

by J.A. Laughlin

Continue the saga of Kibwe and his clan of Vampires. This book follows the vampires in the Nile River valley as they live a year of their lives among the kind and accepting west bank natives. The valley faces invasion from the Berbers, domination by the east bank kingdom and the rise of new gods. Through these trials, the vampires (Vim-Pyr) try to protect the people that they call friends. Live with them as they use their abilities and their ingenuity to try and keep the lives of the villagers from drastic change in the course of the year. The Second book in the Descendants: Vampire Chronicles series the story picks up where the first book left off.



THE FALL OF MAN Vol. III

THE FALL OF MAN Vol. III

by Gwendolyn Graves

This is the 3rd novella in the series.

When Katrina Wroth is abducted by a secretive group, she embarks on an epic journey that leads her through the bowels of hell and into the next era.

Immersed in her captor’s apocalyptic ideology, Katrina learns that they’re on crusade to bring peace to the Middle East–no matter what the cost. If she can’t prevent their misguided ploy, a scourge will befall humanity, redefining our interpretation of the word MANKIND.

In an attempt to prevent Armageddon, IT’S CREATED!!!

This series is published in an episodic format that is similar the radio soap operas of old. There are four novellas, each ending with a dramatic cliffhanger meant to encourage you to TUNE IN later.

THE FALL OF MAN is a 2012 MUST READ!



Tales from the Beyond

Tales from the Beyond

by Kay Darling

A collection of paranormal Short Stories. Full of strange happenings and ghostly apparitions. Perhaps you’ll never see ghosts in the same way again …



Pitch (Death Day)

Pitch (Death Day)

by Jillian Eaton

Sixteen-year-old Lola is a daredevil. She likes playing hooky, making out with bad boy Everett James, and stealing cars. The reason behind all of her rebellious antics? Because she can. But what can one girl do against a horde of murderous vampires?

Aided by her sometimes sober father, her best friend Travis, and Maximus, the mysterious stranger who appeared out of no where to save her life, Lola must accomplish what the rest of the human race has failed to do in the aftermath of the world wide massacre: survive.

But how do you survive when everything you know has been destroyed… and the one person you thought you could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?



Dying Days 2

Dying Days 2

by Armand Rosamilia

Dying Days 2

St. Augustine, the oldest city in what used to be Americaâ?¦ now an apocalyptic wasteland, where undead fight over the scrapsâ?¦

For Darlene Bobich and the remaining survivors it will be the ultimate testâ?¦ zombies surrounding them, zombies coming from the ocean, across the Bridge of Lionsâ?¦ undead searching in eternal hungerâ?¦

Continuing the adventure of Darlene Bobich, started in “Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer”… “Dying Days”… and now “Dying Days 2″…



The New Girl: Creepy Scary Story

The New Girl: Creepy Scary Story

by Anthony Brewster

Blood. So much blood.

Up to now, Julia Gardner could still see the streaks of blood that ran down Carmen Winstead’s head. Julia could no longer see Carmen’s face, for it had been ripped off her head as she had fallen down the dirty manhole. It now lay by her feet, covered in deep green muck and God-knows-what-else.

The New Girl is a creepy scary story for those who are fans of ghost and paranormal tales. If you are going for a campfire and looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



Siafu! The Ants Are Coming!

Siafu! The Ants Are Coming!

by Bruce Bullock

The African Driver Ant often forms the largest and most deadly colony of insects on earth, of up to 50 million ants. They are voracious predators and will devour all living creatures in their path.

Known as the Driver ant, they ‘drive’ vast quantities of insects, reptiles and small mammals before their advance. In central Africa they are known as Siafu, and villagers know that when the Siafu come, they need to vacate their village fast.

Siafu! Tells the story of one such village and the horrors its inhabitants have to endure.This is an encounter with a much larger swarm of Driver ants than is usual, with fearful repurcussions.

This is a short story running to 8500 words or about 35 kindle pages, with an active table of contents. Not for the faint hearted it is fiction based on fact.



Collected Shadows

Collected Shadows

by Tyler Hansen

From fledgling author Tyler Hansen comes 13 tales to twist your mind. A writer comes to terms with a decision about his soul in “What Is Owed”. A cheating boyfriend finds out the consequences of being unfaithful in “The Magic Is In the Heart”. And the captain of a ship takes on an unusual passenger in “Of Pirates and Pentacles”. This macabre collection has everything, from dark humor to science fiction, and everything in between.



The Creepy Barn and the Cursed Book: Creepy Scary Story

The Creepy Barn and the Cursed Book: Creepy Scary Story

by Anthony Brewster

“Dan is a rich farmer and his wife is about to give birth to his 7th child. He is so excited about the new baby and should be very happy but he can’t stop thinking worriedly about the diary he found under his wife’s bed. She seems to have a hidden past that she has kept secret all along. He refrains from asking for her clarification whether she really did the horrible things as claimed in the diary. His unborn child is the only thing that matters now.

The Creepy Barn and the Cursed Book is a creepy scary story for those who are fans of ghost and paranormal tales. If you are going for a campfire and looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups. “



The Devils Harvest.

The Devils Harvest.

by Glen Johnson

(125,000 words)

EUROPE 1350’s 75 million human souls perish from the Spanish Influenza.

WORLDWIDE 1920’s 100 million die from the Black Death.

YEARLY, almost half a million die due to new strains of viruses and plagues.

OR DO THEY?

A SHOCKING SECRET

Jacob Cain’s life changes forever when he starts to receive a series of reanimated corpses, each impart a fragment of a message. An ancient tale unfolds as old as time itself relating humanities darkest untold secret – the biblical story from the Devil’s point of view.

A DESPERATE QUEST

As the chain of events unfolds Cain repeatedly finds himself confused and covered in blood. Suddenly he becomes a fugitive from the authorities, wanted in connection to multiple murders, his garden now a mass grave.

A HORRIFYING TWIST

Guided by one catastrophic event after another, Cain finds whole villages eerily silent with corpses littering the streets as a new plague from an unimaginable source starts to sweep the country. At an old farmhouse he comes face-to-face with mankind’s worst nightmare. And buried in a field is the answer to all the riddles that climax in a terrifying, unearthly twist.

As Cain fights for his life he must unravel the shocking truth, before billions die. He is all that stands in the way of a global pandemic on an apocalyptical scale.

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Then God said: “Where do you come from?” At that Satan answered God and said: “From roving about in the earth and from walking about in it.”



Corruption: Book One of the Corruption Trilogy

Corruption: Book One of the Corruption Trilogy

by Olivia Chase

Natalie Silver is a top-notch Surgery Resident working at Detroits largest trauma center, home of diseases and motor-crash victims. But when ex-boyfriend Sergeant Jason Brent shows up at her hospital accompanied by scores of wounded, enraged men she knows her night isn’t going to go as planned. Instead of broken bones and concussions she’s forced to face seizing psychopaths craving for human flesh– and that’s only the beginning of her night. When she finds out that her brother Officer Silver is in danger of becoming infected she has no choice but to face the dangerous streets outside of Detroit in search of her brother. Willing to risk everything to save his life she’ll realize that it might just cost her own.



Doors

Doors

by Jaime Johnesee

A short story

Attempting a new hypnotherapy technique Dr. Rachel Everby learns that some doors should never be opened.



Psychic: a story about a story

Psychic: a story about a story

by Nan Coleman

When the editor of a paranormal magazine asks Nick Young for a story yesterday, the part-time writer is determined to give him one. Featuring high school students Adam and Kysa, who are telepathic twins, Psychic seems to write itself. As words flow, a plot reveals that a terrorist blows up a building, and describes how the brother, sister, and their mother, an ER nurse, must work together in order to save the survivors trapped inside.

Just for fun, Nick has based the main characters on his friends and people that interested him, but when his tale suddenly begins to come true, fiction turns into real-life horror. Far from being a figment of his imagination, the demon that appears in Psychic turns out to be a reality. In the past, Kysa, a ghost-hunter, had robbed the evil creature by releasing souls to heaven, and now it wants payback. As the story plays out, the only things left standing between death and devastation for hundreds of people are the clues that lay hidden in the pages of Nick’s story.

Is Psychic is more of a prediction than a fictional tale of horror? Nick, Kysa, Adam, and Elaine must decipher the clues to keep a demon from stealing innocent lives, and any one of them could fall victim to the evil. Filled with terror and suspense, this story within a story is guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.



Dark Entry

Dark Entry

by John Kachuba

The terror is back.

Sandy Lawrence flees New York City, deserting her coke-addicted, abusive boyfriend Kevin. She finds refuge at her friend’s home nestled in the woods atop Coltsfoot Mountain in Connecticut. The house stands alone except for old cellar holes from the 18th century ghost-town called Dudleytown, formerly inhabited by charcoal makers. The isolation and the deep, dark woods surrounding the house relax her, but there is something sinister living in the woods.

As a vindictive Kevin searches for her, Sandy meets Nathan Bishop, a descendant of one of the original Dudleytown settlers. He tells her about the curse that had been visited upon Dudleytown by the spirit of a murdered Indian sachem, resulting in murders, suicides, Indian massacres, shootings, and other forms of mayhem inflicted upon the villagers. What they are both about to discover is that the curse has returned . . . for them.

Based on the true-life story of Dudleytown, Dark Entry is an engrossing and chilling tale that will have you reading with the lights on.



Lost (Cappuccino Heaven)

Lost (Cappuccino Heaven)

by Michelle Wright

27.7.2012.This is a revised edition of Lost based on the invaluable feedback I have received from my readers in the last couple of months….As Elizabeth waits patiently in the afterlife for the loving reunion with her husband Mike the dream becomes a nightmare when upon death he goes straight to the dark lower levels manipulated by evil entities. They delight in taking him further away from the light at every turn as endless missions with trusted friends to rescue him fail. Each time Elisabeth discovers that he’s been taken deeper and deeper into the bowels of hell unaware of her presence and, stuck in an abyss of his own creation. It appears all is lost or is it?If only she could find someone powerful enough to challenge the manipulative game-playing spirit jailers and release her beloved Mike. But what if she can’t and has lost him forever? Clinging to any shred of hope she refuses to give up believing as her own strength grows stronger that the love she has in her heart will be the shining light in what becomes a never ending battle between good and evil.
A strong page turner that should leave you thinking twice of the consequences of harming another unless you’re 100% sure that in your afterlife all will be forgiven.
This is the stand alone sequel to the much talked about Cappuccino Heaven. A life after death.



Heaven can Wait

Heaven can Wait

by Nicola Lawson

â??Heaven can Wait’ is the story of Faith Jones, an Angel who uses her empathic talents and ability to talk to the dead to bring comfort to the relatives of the deceased. Faith finds herself drawn into an alliance with Selene, a part-demon bounty hunter. Together the two women struggle to find the force behind a series of horrific murders while contending with a society that hates and fears them.



The Thirteenth Heart

The Thirteenth Heart

by Jennifer J Carr

FBI agent Joshua Kane had taken down the most heinous serial killer of his career. But his daughter, Alex Kane is only beginning to see the true horror of Mason Alexander.



Fearlings Three (The Fearlings Series)

Fearlings Three (The Fearlings Series)

by Michael Edward

When I became a Vaun, I lost my mother…my father. It was a day of horror that I will never forget. I was only eight years old, but I made a promise to myself. I was going to find a way to travel to their world, I was going to find my parents. It is this day that motivates me, and nothing will stop me.



Rusty Nails (The Dade Gibson Case Files)

Rusty Nails (The Dade Gibson Case Files)

by Jason Brannon

Dade Gibson, supernatural investigator, becomes involved in one of the strangest cases of his career when he finds himself at the center of a second war between fallen angels. The angels feverishly search for a mystical street drug called Rusty Nails, whose side effect is the eradication of guilt. Many of the fallen angels are remorseful for the sins they have committed against God and become addicted to the drug because it lifts the weight of remorse. Principalities from all sides are scrambling to get their hands on the drug as it will give them control of legions of addicted angels, and thus, turn the tide in a battle which has spread from Heaven all the way to a small town on earth called Crowley’s Point.

Following where the clues lead, Gibson’s investigation takes him to a nightspot called The Zodiac Club where a fringe subculture pretends to be seraphim and real angels hide in plain sight. He realizes he’s in above his head, however, when the search for the drug puts him on the hunt for the bones of a dead drug dealer and on the run from Samael, the Angel of Death. Further complicating matters, his deceased father suddenly shows up in his office with a mysterious commission to assassinate a strange twelve-year-old boy who has an affinity for healing injured angels.

With all of Heaven and Hell searching for answers, Dade’s success in breaking the case is the only thing that will stop the second angelic civil war from spreading and tearing his hometown apart.



Death at Green Hollow's Curve: Scary Story to Tell in the Dark

Death at Green Hollow’s Curve: Scary Story to Tell in the Dark

by Scream Chamber

Bump. Bump. Bump. Anna could still hear the steady and rhythmic sounds from outside. She didn’t have enough patience left. She could not sit still for much longer, and she longed to be out of the station wagon. She rubbed her hands together to keep them warm. The heater was off, and the night breeze was much colder after the rain. She looked around once over, scanning the area, and looking for some signs that the police had arrivedâ?¦

Death at Green Hollow’s Curve is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



The Haunting of Blackwood Manor: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

The Haunting of Blackwood Manor: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

by Scream Chamber

“There were running rumors that Mr. William Tarlton had a debilitating disease, a disease that slowly affected the brain producing the most horrifying of hallucinations. At most times, Mr. Tarlton would lock himself up in the top most room in his manor. No one really knew what was being kept in the room. It was the strictest of orders from Mr. Tarlton to not disturb him whilst in the work room.

The Haunting of Blackwood Manor is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups. “



The Light In The Cabin

The Light In The Cabin

by Tom Miller

Larry Caswell just celebrated his eighteenth birthday and is by all accounts your average teenager. He still lives at home with his parents, jokes around with his friends, and he daydreams about all the pretty girls he meets.

Life couldn’t be better for Larry; his family is together again now that his sister’s home from college for the summer, and the prettiest girl in town accepted the invitation to his birthday party.

That is until the night he begins dreaming of an old log cabin in the woods with a mysterious light inside. The things he sees in the cabin disgust him but every time he tries to leave he is pulled back in. Follow Larry as he desperately tries to find out the meaning of the light and in doing so delves into the mind of a sadistic being in order to try and save himself.



Diana's Dreams

Diana’s Dreams

by Brenda Coffman

Surrounded by the supernatural: wizards, vampires and werewolves, Diana is kidnapped by a lunatic and forced to endure cruel tortures while locked away in his basement. While her husband and former lover search for her, the madman responsible for her imprisonment utilizes dark magics, and even darker allies, to keep her hidden. How long can she survive while being tormented by an obsessed lunatic?



Indefinite Fear

Indefinite Fear

by Rachael H Dixon

Some things in life deeply affect us – but just what is it that Janie’s so scared of?
A dark psychological/supernatural short story of 1700 words, Indefinite Fear is about a young woman who struggles with her own past and future when she finds out that her mother has terminal cancer.



The Creepy Crypt: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

The Creepy Crypt: Scary Story to Tell in The Dark

by Scream Chamber

John moved in with his family to a new house next to an old cemetery. He got over his fear for dead bodies after he accepted this job as an assistant to the town’s only mortician. And one day the unexpected occurred, the day he would remember for the rest of his life.

The Creepy Crypt is a chilling ghost story for those who are fans of paranormal tales. If you are looking for scary stories to tell in the dark, this is a good one. This book is appropriate for readers of all ages: kids, teens, and grownups.



The Clown Picture

The Clown Picture

by Troy McCombs

Horror novels have just gotten more horrifying… and this may be the next generation in all of children’s horror stories…

“Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Come see the flying trapeze twins, the lion and lion tamer, the clown and his appetite for children! Do be scared, as it helps in the digestion process!”

9-year-old Logan Barnes loves the circus more than anything. In fact, all he wants to be when he grows up is a clown. To instill hope in people; to make sick children feel better.

But when his mom brings him home a painted picture of a sad-looking clown, he begins to seriously reconsider. Something is seriously wrong with this old, worn painting, and it’s only going to get worse–much worse. The picture is just plain evil. In addition, the clown inside it is somewhat alive, and will do everything he can to escape into the real worldâ?¦ no matter what it takes.

Does Logan stand a chance against him? Or is he doomed from the start? Either way, it’ll be one heck of a battle.

“The Clown Picture” is one of few scary kindle books meant for all ages. And of all scary books for kids 9-12 to adults from age 18-87, the unrelenting terror in this never lets up. It will not only frighten the child, but the adult as well.



Kisses in the Moonlight

Kisses in the Moonlight

by Kelly Young

A night celebrating a promotion with the girl of his dreams takes a horrible turn for one young man in this tale of luck gone horribly wrong. Can zombies feel urges? One can only wonder.



Devil's Toll

Devil’s Toll

by Malachi Stone

DEVIL’S TOLL asks: what happens to our
consciousness when we die? Despite the current appetite for supernatural
suspense fiction, to my knowledge no novel to date has dared explore the Aerial
Toll Houses, a
time-honored religious belief that at the moment of death, our souls encounter
supernatural toll houses guarded by demons seeking their last chance to snatch us away to eternal
damnation. The existence of the Aerial Toll Houses is an ancient doctrine in the Eastern Orthodox
Church–a doctrine that persists to this day.

DEVIL’S TOLL, written in a deceptively
light-hearted tone, leads the reader on a death walk with a modern woman
through her mysterious premature demise and the harrowing of her soul by
malevolent unearthly beings masquerading as humans.

 



Lilies

Lilies

by Iain Rowan

“Alex thought of his grandfather, of the way that the river at home curved between the fields and shone secret and silver in the light of the moon, of the trains full of soldiers that rattled off up into the hills towards the mud and the fear, and of the dead that walked the city.”

Lilies is a short story of the dead and the living, in a city at war where it is hard to tell one from the other, and where the men who carry the lilies commit the strangest of murders and kill the already dead.

Lilies was chosen for Stephen Jones’ Best New Horror anthology and recommended for the British Fantasy Society’s Best Short Story. Iain’s short fiction has been reprinted in anthologies, won awards, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger award.

“Iain Rowan is both a meticulous and a passionate writer, and these stories showcase his ample talent wonderfully well. You owe it to yourself to discover Rowan’s fiction if you haven’t already had the pleasure.”
(Jeff Vandermeer, author of Finch, Shriek:An Afterword, City of Saints and Madmen; two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award)



The Dead Mans Detective Agency: Castle Epilogue

The Dead Mans Detective Agency: Castle Epilogue

by Keith Nichols

In a throw back to Gothic crime novels of the past, Keith Nichols pays tribute with this collection of short stories. Our hero is a hard drinking, hard smoking and tough loving detective who spends his nights hunting ghouls and ghosts with the occasional vampire thrown in.



From Darkness

From Darkness

by Karil Wade

From darkness evil stalks us.  Living outside our light, retreating into darkness, never fully of our world.  Only in our dreams and darkest corners of our existence does it approach boldly.  We glance nervously into the dark pockets of the hallway after extinguishing the lights, the glow of the bedroom lamp the only beacon at the end of it.  What could possibly reach out from the darkness to get us?  Our imaginations and nightmares know.  Do you?
From Darkness is a story of evil commanding an entrance into this world.  A young woman’s battle to stop it-her sister, whom she loves, its target.  From a small dark hole in a wall behind a washer in a basement, the nightmare emerges.  A nightmare that visited this basement before and the people who live on Orca Island.  An evil deified and forgotten, returning once again from darkness to devour the light. 



Soul of the Dragon

Soul of the Dragon

by Karil Wade

A dark and stormy night, an atmosphere of fear and dread.  Horror.  The tales of nightmares and frightening realms of reality only a turn of the page away.  The fiction of horror, a place our imaginations go so eagerly, filling our minds with alternative ways of thinking and feeling.  Training for bigger truths to come?
Soul of the Dragon, a story of innocence and evil, puts us inside a killer’s skin as hostage witness to violent acts of murder.  Revealing that this killer never acts alone.  Beyond deaths door the dragon waits at a point just past ones death, when a being is unwilling to let go of human bonds.  The dragon’s doorway into our world of the living.  Only the innocent thoughts of a young boy can send it back.  But not before its wrath is wrought. 



Terror in the Wire

Terror in the Wire

by Robert Bennett

In this short story in the horror genre, the fate of the world may depend on the prisoners inside the Rockwell Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections when a new load of prisoners bring something else inside the barbed wire with them.



Shadow Guardians II- Rise of Mortevonnis (Shadow Guardians Saga)

Shadow Guardians II- Rise of Mortevonnis (Shadow Guardians Saga)

by Albert Long

A new being takes an interest in Miguel, Matt, Jericho, and Mimi. Who is Mortevonnis? How did he rise to the world of the Shadow Guardians? Is he a friend to the Team and their plight to help abused children, or is he a foe that is intent on destroying the Team? What roles do the Strange woman from Senecca Farms and the Onyx Foundation play? Book Two of the Shadow Guardians Saga delves deeper into the dynamics of the Team, the perils they face, the children they save, and the complexities of the afterlife. Book Three will be out in September.



Jackpot

Jackpot

by Calvin Westbrook

When a master thief breaks into his latest victims home, the last thing he expects is to be granted three wishes from a genie that he releases from a bottle.

Arnie Walker is about to learn that sometimes, you can only have so much of a good thing.



Four Corners Dark

Four Corners Dark

by William McNally

Upon learning of the tribe’s fears, the townspeople agreed to intervene. Instead, they antagonized a creature that devours the hearts of the living and the souls of the dead, a witch that hunts on tribal landsâ?¦ Terrifying encounters and haunting twists power this collection of works. In “Engine Eighteen,” a group of Mexican immigrants attempt to cross a desert border to begin new lives, but end up paying a price for their old lives. “Return to Nowhere,” is the story of a man who has the extraordinary ability to remake his lives and escape his pasts. “The Raven Mocker,” a novella, tells the tale of a couple who encounters a dark force along the border between life and death. “The Spinning Wheel,” examines the face of fate and the choice given to one man to change it.



KILL BALLADS

KILL BALLADS

by Okamoto

A punk/crime Border-noir novel in stories & fragments — a dark echo chamber for plangent voices of the morose, the desperate, the holy, the melancholy & the damned. Fictional documents of sufferings “handed down like an unwanted curse.” A young woman travels with a wanted outlaw & documents their sufferings. A Japanese sailor seeks to avenge the murder of his hotel maid sister. A malefic puppet possessed by the spirit of a hanged pirate teaches human beings some murderous tricks. A coffin-maker wordlessly demonstrates to his son the meaning of bravery, love & redemption. A queer, taciturn cripple takes on some Chicago hard men with surprising results. A parachutist-assassin in Nazi occupied Paris reflects on his life & training. A beautiful Sicilian virgin in the Old West draws two brothers into a world of suffering & mayhem. Okamoto, author of THE LONELINESS OF THE BLUE-EYED ASSASSIN, infuses all these lives & moments with his characteristic mix of dark wit, psychological acumen, stark intensity & literary splendor.

“This is quite simply unique. Words like discursive, picaresque, surreal, trippy and post-modern mash up begin to describe it . . . All inhuman life is here. A great read that you can dip in and out of and always find something to entertain. Shocking in parts — a hidden gem that needs to become better known.” -Writer Adam Gilray, MOVELLAS.



The Tourist (The Portsmouth Stories)

The Tourist (The Portsmouth Stories)

by Matt Wingett

1821. When young rebellious Charles de Tilby returns to England from his Grand Tour of Europe, he has no intention of heading up country to return to his family home.

Escaping from his guardian to a mysterious castle, Charles finds himself in far deeper water than even he can manage, when he is approached by a mysterious stranger… and offered the secret of eternal life.

Approx 8,500 words – a short story.



Counterclockwise

Counterclockwise

by Michael Montoure

A childhood tragedy left James marked, leaving him with the power to see into “dead time” — the sights and sounds of people and places long since gone — and with a debt he can never repay. Unless he can change everything ….

“I don’t think about it because I have to get on with my life,” Darryl hissed. “Okay, you’re right, it was wrong, for all I know we’re going to hell for it, but I can’t think about it every day! It was thirty fucking years ago and there’s nothing we can do to change it!”

James didn’t say anything for a second. Then he said, even more quietly — “What if there is? Do you remember what the refrigerator was? What we were playing it was, I mean?”

“What — “

“A time machine. We were building a time machine. And I think it worked. I think it did something to me, and if you take me back there — “

“Okay, now you have officially lost your fucking mind — “

” — If you take me back there, I think I can fix this!”

This short story originally appeared in the collection “SLICES,” available now.



Death in Holy Orders (A Taster II) (A Father Morterilli Historical Fiction Book)

Death in Holy Orders (A Taster II) (A Father Morterilli Historical Fiction Book)

by Merlin Lockey

A time of plague, murder and mayhem. A time when neighbour fears neighbour and even shuns his own wife and family. Yet, it is also a time hope, of friendships newly forged in the fires of adversity.Truth and evil battle for supremacy in 17thC Italy. Can it be that even the highest authority in Rome is complicit?

This first of three ‘tasters’ will introduce you to the world of Father Morterilli as he searches to answer questions that will challenge the most scared of his beliefs.



The Gatherers

The Gatherers

by Rory J Cole

“This isn’t a soft story about how it will be okay. Those days are over and we know it won’t. The Gatherers came. You woke up and this was the world.”

So begins The Gatherers, the first instalment of an ongoing series as told by the few survivors who have encountered The Gatherers and lived.

Left abandoned after his fellow campers are attacked, this one survivor staggers through the trees, disoriented and lost. Above, the Gatherers are watching, stalking from the trees. These hunters are numerous and something otherworldly, and seem to be giving him a free pass.

“You don’t know it, but they’re watching. Anything can be misconstrued. It’s safer to just keep on walking. Never dwell. Hide your emotions until you’re locked in a room with a wall to your back and your gaze on the only door. That’s how it is. That’s how you live.”



GHOST AT WORK: MUGGED

GHOST AT WORK: MUGGED

by N. LeukLap

GHOST AT WORK: MUGGED

“STOOOP!”, he screams as he awkwardly picks himself up and just as awkwardly storms towards the darkness enveloping the hallway. “RICHARD STOP! YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY!”



The Glass Braid, a tale of the supernatural

The Glass Braid, a tale of the supernatural

by Bobbi McCutcheon

This supernatural short story is a tale of ruthlessness, retribution, and ultimately compassion.



HACK

HACK

by TOM THORNTON

America is currently fighting two PC wars in the Middle East for pseudo democracy.  This is coming at tragic costs in soldiers’ lives and taxpayers’ dollars.  The neocoms have continued the neocons’ PC-war agenda.  HACK gives you the Chicago version of what we are trying to export.   



Prey For The Vampire

Prey For The Vampire

by Michael Burnside

In the country town of Gowanshire during the later half of the 19th Century, Christopher Hoggons, a retired doctor from London, visits his nephew, Richard; the new police sergeant of the town. However, Richard has not been finding his new role quite as easy as he hoped.

Slaughtered farm animals, missing daughters and a horrific murder have all lead the town’s folk to doubt Richard’s ability as sergeant. Suspicious minds and town gossip also point to the Baron, recently returned from travels in Eastern Europe. Could it be a man, like a Baron is responsible for the torment of Gowanshire?

A Hammer inspired gothic horror novella from Michael Burnside



Specter: Part I (A Spectral Admirer)

Specter: Part I (A Spectral Admirer)

by Silvana S. Moss

Marceline Harper is a young teacher and is married to a man who is lazy, cheats, and doesn’t appreciate her. Her students don’t respect her, and now she feels she is going insane, seeing a ghostly visage every evening when her husband leaves for work.

Marceline has no idea what her ghostly visitor wants, until finally she speaks to it, and it speaks back to her. It seems she has a secret admirer.

Part 1 of the Specter paranormal romance short story trilogy.



veins (cadmus thorn)

veins (cadmus thorn)

by R T Rockey

det cadmus thorn is a complicated man,set in his ways and his own world of logic,science and rational explanation.when a drug addict is found dead in his town due to a drug induced accident,he is initially uninterested,as he hates them with a passion,that is until he’s sent to the crime scene and quickly realises that not only is it not an accident,but that there may be a serial killer loose in his town.a notion which forces him not only to face his predjudice towards drug abusers,but the fact that he may be up against the one thing he does not believe in……supernatural forces.



Zombie Scare

Zombie Scare

by A Rosaria

Jacobs and Smith, two police officers from Maine, set a pointless roadblock to catch potential drunk drivers coming from a festival held in town.

The night is dark and long, and boredom sets in. Looking forward to return home, they spend their time chit chatting about recent events.

Though the night doesn’t stay uneventfulâ??things turns out darker for them, ending in a climax neither was expecting.



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Rice, Rats and Rickshaws

Rice, Rats and Rickshaws

by Valerie Astill

“We were all looking at Anna as she raised her leg and shook it in panic. A large rat was dangling from her trousers by its teeth. It let go, dropped to the floor and ran off across the restaurant…

There was a short period of mayhem while the kitchen staff chased and cornered the rat. A waiter knocked it unconscious, popped it into a saucepan and carried it through to the kitchen.”

This was just one of the many incidents that took place during this fascinating journey through China from Hong Kong to Beijing.

Discover the amazing Stone Forest, the Giant Buddha of Leshan and Mount Emei, one of China’s four sacred mountains. Encounter the dentist, ear cleaner and barber at work in a country market, learn the health benefits of drinking snake’s blood and find out why August is the most propitious month in which to marry.

This book, illustrated with photographs, is not intended as a guide since China has changed considerably in recent years. Instead, it is a snapshot of places visited at one particular time and a record of personal experiences.



Bangkok Travel Guide: Bangkok & The Surrounding Area

Bangkok Travel Guide: Bangkok & The Surrounding Area

by Marcel Liedtke

Bangkok, the city of angels, is always worth a visit. With this guide, you will experience the diversity of this metropolis of seven million up close. Visit ancient and beautiful temples and learn about their history. Be enchanted by the city in which tradition and modernity are so close together, unlike anywhere else.

Apart from Bangkok, you will also discover the neighbouring provinces. Many day trips such as the Tiger Temple or the Summer Palace at Bang Pa In (Ayutthaya) offer further opportunities.

Contents

Impressum
Contents
Introduction
What is a Chedi, Stupa or Ubosot?
General Security Situation
Warnings
Entry Regulations
Diplomatic Representation
The Thai Currency
Taboos & Right Behaviour
Health & Vaccination
Preface
Belief in Spirits
Lak Mueang
Thai Cuisine
Easy Recipes
Thailands Festivals
Songkran
Traffic and Transportation
The emergence of floating markets
The Mon people
Streets
Mae Nam Chao Praya
Map of Chao Praya Ferry
Map of BTS/MRT
China Town

Bangkok – Temples
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Pho
Wat Arun
Wat Mahathat ( Bangkok)
Wat Intharavihan
Wat Saket & Golden Mount
Wat Suthat
Wat Rachabopit
Wat Ratchanatdaram Woraviharn
Wat Trimit-Gold Buddha

Bangkok for young & old alike
Baiyoke Sky Tower 2
Suan Siam City (Siam Water Park)
Safari World
Siam Ocean World
Dusit Zoo
Bangkok Snake Farm

Bangkok Muesums
Bangkok national museum
Jim Thomson House and Museum
Wang Suan Pakkad
Royal Barge National Museum
Kukrit’s House
Bangkok National Gallery
Children’s Discovery Museum
Buddha Dharma Relics Museum

Monuments
Fort Phra Sumen
Mahakan Fort
Victory Monument
Democracy Monument

Parks
Lumpini Park
Suan Luang Rama 9 Park
Chatuchak Park

Bangkok – Shopping Malls
Siam Center
Siam Discovery Center
Siam Paragon
Central World Shopping Complex
Pantip IT Plaza
MBK
Platinum Fashion Mall
Union Mall Bangkok
Central Lad Prao Bangkok
Central Plaza Rama 3
Seacon Square
Seri Center

Markets
Thewet Flower Market
Chatuchak Market
Pratunam Market
Khao San Road

Bangkok- Nightlife
Baiyoke Sky Tower
Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Khao San Road
Chana Songkhram district
Patpong Night Market

Bangkok – Restaurants
Sky Coffee Shop / Crystal Grill
Crepes & Co
Old German Beerhouse
Bei Otto (At Otto’s)
On the Chao Praya River

Nonthaburi province
Nonthaburi Temples
Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Woraviharn
Wat Prasat
Wat Ku
Wat Chomphuwek

Nonthaburi – Shopping
Sai Noi Floating Market
The Ngam Wong Wan Mall

Nonthaburi – Parks
Suan Golden Jubilee Commemoration Park

Ko Kret
Map Of Koh Kret
Wat Poramaiyikawat
Wat Phai Lom
Krueang Pan Din Phao Museum Koh Kret

Pathum Thani province
Dream World
Future Park Rangsit
Rangsit Floating Market
Wat Phai Lom

Samut Prakan – Days Out
Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Club Taco at Bueng Taco
Bang Poo Nature park

Samut Prakan – Temples
Phra Samut Chedi
Wat Asokaram
Wat Bang Phli Yai Klang
Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai
Thamma Katanyu Foundation
Paknam City Pillar
Wat Protketchettharam

Samut Prakan – Museums
Naval Museum
Chulachomklao Fort
Erawan Museum
Ancient Siam

Samut Sakhon province
General
History

Samut Sakhon – Temples
Wat Yai Chom Prasat
Wat Suthiwat Wararam
Phanthai Norasing Shrine

Markets – Samut Sakhon
Mahachai Market

Days out in the surrounding area
Khao Yai National Park
Human Imagery Museum
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo
Khao Khiaow Open Zoo
Bridge over the River Kwai
Tiger Temple
Talat Nam Don Wai Floating Market
Bang Pa In Summer Palace

Register
Bangkok – Hotels & Accommodation
Bangkok – Star Hotels
Bangkok Accommodation on a low budget & backpackers
Some more accommodation
useful phone numbers
Emergency Numbers
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Embassies
Hospitals & Doctors
Credit Card Issuers

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PATTAYA TRAVEL GUIDE
THAILAND – THE EAST
Contact Informations



Top 20 Places to Visit: London, England, UK

Top 20 Places to Visit: London, England, UK

by Jennifer Jen

Discover London and find the best places to visit including London’s top sightseeing destinations. Take your pick London’s most-visited Top 20 attractions.

Guide includes maps, prices and opening times of all locations.

Discover the very best of London, England, UK!



Too Fat For Europe

Too Fat For Europe

by Joe Leibovich

A hilarious travelogue through Europe featuring the adventures of two comedians, who happen to be married. Follow their whirlwind tour of London, Paris and Rome…all in about a week.



Survive Your Drive: Defensive Driving Techniques

Survive Your Drive: Defensive Driving Techniques

by Jonathan Serge

Defensive driving is the best defense against the hazards of the road. Knowing what to do in a bad situation could save your life. The items covered in this book include:

Introduction to Defensive Driving
Focus, Focus, Focus
Aggressive Driving (Or As We Like to Call It, Stupid Driving)
Speeding
Safe Stopping Distances
The Dangers of Street Racing
Road Rage
Recognizing and Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Intersection Safety
Driving in the Inclement Weather
What to Do If Spinning or Sliding
Driving Around Big Trucks



Things To Do With Kids Under 6 (and Over 60) Years Old at Anaheim's Disneyland: (An Unofficial Guide)

Things To Do With Kids Under 6 (and Over 60) Years Old at Anaheim’s Disneyland: (An Unofficial Guide)

by Kirsten Anderberg

Small kids are often excluded from faster rides at Disneyland and people need to know where they can go to have fun with small kids in the park. Additionally, Disneyland can be exhausting and overwhelming for parents and older folks, and they, too, need a guide for fun with more relaxation at the park. This guide was written with these groups in mind. The author grew up in Southern CA and has been to Disneyland as a child, teen, and then as a parent and older person. All of the suggestions in the book are based on personal experience. Need to find a shady place for you and your kids to relax yet still be entertained? Want to find a quick healthy snack or a bathroom with shorter lines? What happens when kids get lost? Can I rent a stroller on site? What about our family dog on vacation with us? Are there lockers inside the park? Where can I get a personalized kid’s parasol while sipping a non-alcoholic mint julep and eating a Mickey-shaped Beignet? Is there somewhere to get breakfast inside the park? All of these questions, and more, are answered in this book. (This book is in no way associated with Disneyland or the Disney Company. It is an unofficial guide written by a fan and parent.)



Bordeaux and its region (an eTravellers guide)

Bordeaux and its region (an eTravellers guide)

by Andy Frazier

Nestled on the Atlantic coast, Bordeaux likes to classify itself as one of the culinary centres of Europe. Here, fine wines and fine dining are the order of the day, but the city and its surrounding region has so much more to offer.
In this informative and entertaining short guide book, the author will offer extensive details on all there is to see and do in the area, including a few personally recommended restaurants and other attractions.

This book is part of the eTravellers guide series.



Full Time Travel: Tips To Save Money and Maximize Cash

Full Time Travel: Tips To Save Money and Maximize Cash

by Lindsey Gallagher

The first in a series of books about full-time travel, this book gives the full-time traveler the tools they’ll need to stretch every last cent as far as they can. For example, did you know there are interesting places you can travel to where lodging will cost you as low as $3.50 a night and food will only cost you around a dollar a day?

If you want to travel the world on a minimal budget, this book’s a must-read. The topics covered include:

Create a Budget and Stick To It
Save Money on Airfare
Caretaking: Accommodation That Won’t Cost You Cash
Hospitality Exchanges: Free Lodging
Free Lodging Through Volunteering
The Homestay
Working While on the Road
Novel Ways to Save Money on Lodging
Hotels: Get the Most Bang For Your Buck
Camping: Roughing It to Save Cash
Eating Cheap: Frugal Gourmet
Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget
Supermarket Savvy
Traveling in an RV
Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?
Save Money On Car Rentals
Free Rental Car, Hotel and Airline Upgrades
Alternative Travel Tips: Buses, Trains, Etc.
50 Scams That Will Cost You Money
Get Your Sales Tax Back
Finding the Best Exchange Rate
Tips: Should You or Shouldn’t You
Travel Diseases That Will Cost You a Small Fortune
Additional Resources



The Canals of Venice (Vacation Explorer Series)

The Canals of Venice (Vacation Explorer Series)

by Paul Anthony

This is the first book of a new series called “Vacation Explorer.” Over time, new books will be added as world travelers Professor Gilbert Globe and his companion Suity Suitcase travel from here to there. This wonderful book helps young children learn about the world we live in through the eyes of Gilbert and Suity, two lovable cartoon characters. By word and vivid, colorful photographs taken by the author, children of all ages are shown the wonders of the city of canals. The book is on a very basic level and aimed at toddlers through age 10 plus although the book is informational to all ages through adult. The photographs are equally attractive in a Kindle’s black and white format. The book will also introduce children to things they might see on a family trip, and a very important and fun introduction to geography, history, art, transportation and nature in a fun and very viewable/readable way.



A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico Carolina (Pueblos of Puerto Rico)

A Gringocua Travels Puerto Rico Carolina (Pueblos of Puerto Rico)

by Greg “Froggy” Boudonck

We have been traveling the byways and highways of Puerto Rico visiting all the pueblos. In this edition, we visit Carolina which is where the airport is. Come along with a gringocua and a boricua and learn the history and interesting sights. Collect the whole set and bring with when you visit this beautiful island of Puerto Rico!



Best Museums Worldwide: Top Art Museums

Best Museums Worldwide: Top Art Museums

by Twilda Brenson

Never visit a city without checking out the unique museums in the area.

This report contains an overview of the best museums worldwide. Your ‘bucket list’ should contain a trip to everyone of them! Some of the museums contain art and the history of mankind. Why learn about things by book alone?

Get a perfect starting point for your ultimate museum list by reading this guide to art museums that are a ‘must see’.



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Golf Swing Instructions, Mechanics, Speed and Secrets

Golf Swing Instructions, Mechanics, Speed and Secrets

by R Rowley

Golf Swing Instructions, Mechanics, Speed and Secrets is another informative and revealing golf manual from R Rowley. Read and discover the methods behind the perfect swing that will see you adding yards to your game.

Take stroke atfer stroke off your round as you learn to:
-Get fit before you hit.
-Find equipment that fits your style
-The ABC’s of golf
-Do what the pro’s do
-Get to know yourself

All of these chapters help you to find the perfect posture, address position, club face angle, speed, rhythm and so much more that will enable you to ping that golf ball further down the fairway then you ever thought and with more accuracy than you’ve ever experienced!

Grab your copy of Golf Swing Instructions, Mechanics, Speed and Secrets at the ridiculously low price and access methods, tips, techniques and resources that the pro’s dont want you to know and laugh as your golfing buddies wonder what you’ve been doing between rounds!



100 Bowling Tips: Ways to Improve Your Bowling Game

100 Bowling Tips: Ways to Improve Your Bowling Game

by John Edgar

Learn the most effective and practical ways to improve your bowling game!!!



Boxing Icons: The Lives and Legacies of Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson

Boxing Icons: The Lives and Legacies of Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures of Ali, Tyson, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Comprehensively covers their most famous fights
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“To prove I am great, he will fall in eight.” – Muhammad Ali

“Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.” – Mike Tyson

The sports world has never suffered from a shortage of self-promoters, but none have ever walked the walk and backed up the talk like Muhammad Ali, boxing’s greatest icon and possibly history’s most famous athlete. Indeed, even referring to Ali just as a boxer does a disservice to the transcendent figure he has become around the world as a living legend.

Of course, the legend of Ali begins in the squared circle, where a young, brash kid named Cassius Clay rose to the top of the boxing world with a style so unorthodox that anyone else attempting it would all but assure he’d get knocked out. But Ali became the heavyweight champ by keeping his hands low, “floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee”, and outboxing heavyweight champions like Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Floyd Patterson.

Though he was both loved and hated during his career, since his retirement, Ali has remained one of sports’ greatest icons across the globe, and he has been honored with too many awards to count. Held in awe just about everywhere, Ali has lit the torch at the Olympics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and received the Presidential Citizens Medal, among other honors.

Iron Mike Tyson was one of the most feared opponents to ever step into a boxing ring. With unbelievable power that floored or stopped all but two of his first 28 professional opponents, Tyson began an unprecedented ascent to the top of the boxing world, becoming the youngest champion in history with a second round TKO over Trevor Berbick, the last man to box and defeat Muhammad Ali. That victory, in November 1986, prompted one British sports reporter to write, “The noble and manly art of boxing can at least cease worrying about its immediate future, now it has discovered a heavyweight champion fit to stand alongside Dempsey, Tunney, Louis, Marciano and Ali.”

Tyson became one of the biggest names in sports during the 1980s and could literally do no wrong in the ring, compiling a 37-0 record with 33 KO/TKOs. Unfortunately, as everyone knows today, the unprecedented nature of his rise is rivaled only by his stunning fall from grace. In February 1990, Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglas in one of boxing’s greatest upsets. Though he won his next few fights, his career was derailed by his conviction for raping Desiree Washington, landing him in prison for 3 of his prime fighting years.

When Tyson got out of prison, his career simply became surreal. After winning a few belts back, he lost two bouts to Evander Holyfield, infamously biting part of Holyfield’s ear off out of frustration during the rematch. He had another stint in jail before the end of the â??90s, and his odd comments before his loss to Lennox Lewis ensured that the man once billed as an all time great was now more of a one man circus than anything else. In 2003, near the end of a career that had netted him $300 million, Tyson declared bankruptcy, hitting rock bottom. Today Tyson is nostalgically remembered as one of boxing’s great heavyweights, but that shares the pedestal with his controversial quotes and antics.

Boxing Icons chronicles the lives, careers and legacies of both fighters, from their unprecedented highs to their infamous lows. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about Ali and Tyson like you never have before, in no time at all.



Concealed Carry: How to Legally Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

Concealed Carry: How to Legally Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

by John Pershing

The road to being able to legally carry a concealed weapon is fraught with perils. One mistake and you could seriously jeapordize your chances of ever getting a concealed carry permit. The laws concealed carry are a tangled web of state regulations that are nearly impossible to navigate.

Concealed Carry vol. 2: How to Legally Carry a Concealed Weapon gives you the information you need in order to legally obtain a permit to carry in your state. It also covers federal law and legal issues that can arise from concealed carry.

This book is a must-read for anyone looking to carry a concealed weapon.



Concealed Carry: Why You Need to Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

Concealed Carry: Why You Need to Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

by John Pershing

Concealed Carry: Why You Need to Carry a Concealed Weapon explains why you should legally carry a gun. Carrying handgun on your person might be the difference between you and your family walking away from a dangerous situation and being carted off in an ambulance…or worse.

Find out why you need to start carrying a concealed weapon on your person today.



Basketball Greats: Michael Jordan

Basketball Greats: Michael Jordan

by Parkway Publishing

* Includes an in depth look at the life of the greatest basketball player of all time
* Includes over 20 photos
* Includes a table of contents

Michael Jordan is a name that transcends sports as one of the most recognized athletes of our time. There are not many athletes that are known outside of the sporting world like he is.  Mention the name Michael Jordan and everyone from die hard sports fans to people who have never watched a sporting event in their life will know the name.  We have all seen his gravity-defying dunks and his clutch shots that defined his career, but how much do you know about the path he took to becoming the global phenomenon he is today?

This book delves into the details of Michael’s life and gives an inside glimpse of those moments that shaped Michael Jeffrey Jordan into Michael “Air” Jordan. You’ll learn about his life as a youngster growing up in North Carolina and find out what he’s been up to since he retired from basketball. You’ll also get an in-depth look at some of his greatest on-court moments from his NCAA Tournament game-winning shot as a freshman at North Carolina to his championship moments as the star guard of the Chicago Bulls.

Michael has lived a life full of tremendous highs including winning six NBA championships, but he has also dealt with extreme lows such as the murder of his father and his failed attempts as a basketball executive. Through it all he has persevered and shown millions of children and adults that he is the ultimate competitor and champion. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane and relive some of Michael’s greatest moments while learning some new things about him along the way.



Football Mindset Guide; A Real Beginner's Guide To Doing What It Takes To Get In The Right Mind Frame To Play Good Football

Football Mindset Guide; A Real Beginner’s Guide To Doing What It Takes To Get In The Right Mind Frame To Play Good Football

by Ioan Draniciar

Football Mindset Development is a guide created for beginners and it will teach you how to develop a sound clear mindset of what you’re expected to do on the field during a game, whether you’re a defender, midfield player or a striker. Jam packed full of tips and training information with clear and easy to understand instructions to get you up to speed with how to play the game of soccer. Learn how to:

How to handle high balls with confidence and authority and how to dive properly;

How to make yourself as big as possible and cover your angles;

How to collect the ball when a low shot comes in;

How to strike the ball with power after you make a save;

How to position yourself during a corner kick;

How to collect the ball in the air without getting hurt;

How to defend one-on-one;

When you should tackle the ball;

What to do in order to keep your body under control when defending;

The best way to defend corner kicks;

How to position yourself when defending corner kicks;

How to clear the ball from corner kicks;

How to play the offside trap correctly;

How to hold the ball when you’re under pressure;

Why good passing of the ball is crucial in the game of football;

How to control the ball when running at full speed;

Where and how to cross the ball when playing as a wing;

What is required from a good winger;

How to control and pass the ball correctly;

What a striker needs to do in order to get an open shot;

What a striker has to do when he can’t take a shot;

Why off the ball movement is essential if you want to be a good striker;

How being fully fit can give you an incredible advantage over your opponents;

How to use the offside trap to your advantage;

Why it is crucial to be able to strike the ball with both of your feet;

How to properly prepare when taking a shot while running;

How to strike the ball when you’re running at full speed;

How to prepare and take penalty kicks;

How to take free kicks: various techniques.



Light in the Mountains -- A Hoosier Quaker Finds Communal Enlightenment in Nepal (Himalayas Philanthropy Trekking)

Light in the Mountains — A Hoosier Quaker Finds Communal Enlightenment in Nepal (Himalayas Philanthropy Trekking)

by Jeff Rasley

What is real community?  In Light in the Mountains Jeff Rasley relates what he discovered in the unique and ancient communal practices of the Rai people in remote Basa Village in the Nepal Himalayas. Rasley was welcomed into the community, not as stranger or even guest, but as “Dhai”– brother.  The villagers taught the explorer-adventurer the true meaning of communal hospitality.  Rasley has returned each year to Basa and has helped to build an elementary school, a hydroelectric system and smokeless stoves. But Rasley affirms that he has received more from Basa than he has given.

Reviewers have praised Bringing Progress to Paradise, the prequel to Light in the Mountains, as a more honest Three Cups of Tea. It is “Part memoir, part travelogue, part documentary, this true adventure captures your interest in the opening pages and leaves you yearning for your own personal pilgrimage through the remote villages of Nepal.” Cherri Megasko

“It really is an inspiring story, beautifully written, and beautifully illustrated.” Andrew Olivo Parodi

“This book reminds me of Three Cups of Tea in that Rasley went to Nepal, saw the needs of the tiny village in the Himalayas, which had no running water and no electricity and badly needed teachers and a school, returned home and made it happen.” Bonnie Neely

“Well written and full of colorful descriptions and insights about the mystical Nepalese, this book made me want to get in high-altitude shape and go trekking under the shadows of the Himalayas to meet these wonderful people.” Glen Craney

Light in the Mountains; a Hoosier Quaker Finds Communal Enlightenment in Nepal is a call to those living in urban North America and Europe to regain the connectedness of community. The wisdom offered to “us” by Basa Village is to work hard but sing, dance, cultivate flowers and enjoy life in community.

Readers of Bringing Progress to Paradise demanded the rest of the story:
“But the central issue … demanding a sequel, is the question of whether the “Progress” he is bringing, while admittedly of material value to the villagers, might lead to some degree of corruption of their way of life, a consumerist, Western-oriented degradation of a spiritual depth and sensitivity to their surroundings… I can hardly wait for the necessary follow-up in the next book of the series.” John McLaughlin, PhD

“The reader is taken on a fascinating journey to explore, compare and contrast, as well as debate how the meeting of the East and West has altered the landscape and lives of people in this remote part of the globe.” Erika Borsos

“If I could picture a time pre-written word and be sitting around a campfire with the people of my community listening to the old story teller sharing stories of the quests of our people, I could picture Mr. Rasley being that story teller.” DJ Sauer

If you liked Seven Years in Tibet, read Light in the Mountains to find out whether “progress” has damaged the village called a beautiful little flower in the mountains.

Other books by Jeff Rasley –
   If you are interested in learning the rest of the story of Basa Village, read Bringing
Progress to Paradise

   To understand where 3 Cups of Tea went wrong, read Nepal Himalayas – In the Moment
    Want to get out of the snow and mountains and onto sandy beaches and swaying palms, check out the lyrical Islands in my Dreams
    For a change of pace curl up with False Prophet? a legal-political thriller, romantic mystery and inspirational tale based on a legal case Rasley handled in his Indianapolis law practice.
     If you enjoy sports action, history, humor and/or the sex/drugs/rock & roll cultural revolution of the 60s, check out MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY:  The Worst Team in College Football?



It's Called a Trout Stamp Not a Food Stamp

It’s Called a Trout Stamp Not a Food Stamp

by Shannon Olson

Shannon Olson is fascinated with the outdoors and has a passion for exploring God’s country. His stories can touch your heart, make you gasp and definitely wet your pants. He divulges about his supper eyeballing him, parking his four-wheeler in a tree, pays respect to his old bird dog and even makes breaking bones a comical event. He has a unique way of ending up in near disaster situations and somehow always gets up laughing.



Poker: Everything You Need To Know About Poker and Online Poker (Poker: A Helpful Guide)

Poker: Everything You Need To Know About Poker and Online Poker (Poker: A Helpful Guide)

by Edward Colfelt

Everything You Need To Know About Poker and Online Poker.
A Helpful Guide to the World of Poker.

In this book you will find the history of poker…

Between 1830 and 1845, Poker was played more by an increasing number of players. It was during this time when the draw was then introduced. However, the term draw was already known in poker’s English counter-part, Brag. The addition of the draw and the flush combination boost the pleasure of the game, thus, a second betting interval was made. Poker and Online Poker.

It was in 1864 when the combination of straight sequence or rotation was introduced while playing poker. With the addition of straight, an additional rule was introduced where a straight and a flush combination will undeniably outrank a full combination. Poker and Online Poker. The addition of straight in poker was an exhilarating development because, as experts say, without straights and straight flushes, the only highest possible hand would be four aces or four kings and an ace kicker. Poker and Online Poker. In the poker world, this type of combination at hand is not just unbeatable, but cannot be matched or tied. Poker and Online Poker.

Everything You Need To Know About Poker and Online Poker.

In this book you will find the meaning and essence of poker…

The Poker game is a game everybody loves. It is played in every card room across the world. With its growing popularity, it even invaded the Internet. Poker and Online Poker.

Basically, a poker game is the most popular in a class of games known as the vying game where players who fully conceal or partially conceal their cards then make bets into a central pot. Poker games end when the player with the best combination of cards wins. Poker and Online Poker.

Like any typical vying game, one or more players are asked to put a primary amount of money into the pot before the cards are dealt. And like most card games, the cards are shuffled, and then cut. The correct numbers of cards are dealt facing down to the players. Poker and Online Poker.

In this book you will find strategy to poker…

poker strategy is a decisive move basically because playing poker involves more psychological activities. Poker and Online Poker. A player should know how to read the cards of other players and must be well adept in reading the actions and reactions of his playmates. The best poker strategy is to know how to interpret body language, actions and talk of the players. Both of these things can divulge a lot of the strengths and weaknesses of the hands. Poker and Online Poker.

A good poker strategy also requires a player to vary his poker approach. This means that there should be times that you know how to tactically bluff a game. Poker and Online Poker. This, in turn, will make other players have a hard time reading your cards or predict your next move. Poker and Online Poker.

In this book you will find all you need to know, from the history of poker to online poker, and of course strip poker!

Everything You Need To Know About Poker and Online Poker



Golf's Greatest Players: Tiger Woods

Golf’s Greatest Players: Tiger Woods

by Parkway Publishing

*Includes an in depth look at the life of Tiger Woods
*Includes high quality photos
* Includes Table of Contents

The name “Eldrick Woods” means nothing to most people, but when you say “Tiger Woods,” the whole world is suddenly alert and listening. Most individuals are unaware Eldrick Woods and Tiger Woods are, in reality, the same man. Have you heard the story of how Eldrick became Tiger? Of course, everyone knows Woods was the first African American to win the Masters Tournament, but did you know he was also the youngest to win the event? Are you aware of the number of professional major championships this golf superstar has won? In this biography, you will explore the different worlds of Tiger Woods and learn exciting facts about the extraordinary golfer who changed the world of golf when he was only 21 years of age.



Unleash The Power!

Unleash The Power!

by Rick Karboviak

“Unleash The Power!”, The ASAP Workouts Strength & Speed Camp Guide, is a guide created by Coach Rick Karboviak for his area’s athletes for a summer camp in 2011. In this guide, he covers the “Spartan Way” of strength & speed workouts for athletes to do, following popular programs for athletes such as BFS, Power to the People, and various kettlebell training techniques. Not sure how to jumble the demands of summertime training, a summer sport, plus a summer league for another? Coach Rick provides some sample solutions for you. Find your own unique training solutions with this handy, helpful guide you can have right on your Kindle!



The Ultimate Michael Jordan Fun Fact And Trivia Book

The Ultimate Michael Jordan Fun Fact And Trivia Book

by Mark Peters

The Ultimate Michael Jordan Fun Fact and Trivia Book contains more than 180 pieces of trivia, little known information, and fun facts about the greatest basketball player ever. This is perfect for you if you are curious about your favorite player, want to impress your co-workers, need information for a trivia contest, or even if you want to win a bet or two with family or friends. There are some hard to find tidbits in here including stuff related to his pro days, college days, and even his life away from basketball. This is exactly what the title says it is, the Ultimate Michael Jordan Fun Fact And Trivia Book.

Includes sections devoted to his year playing baseball as well as his time as a member of Team USA in Olympic competition.

Find out great info like:

-What three other future Hall of Fame members did he play with during one of his NBA seasons?

-What was his major in college?

-What was his batting average and what team did he play for in the Arizona Fall League?

-What is the most free throws Michael Jordan ever made in a game when he didn’t miss a single one?

-How many points per game did he average during his freshman year at the University of North Carolina?

…plus over 180 other fun facts and trivia tidbits about this great player!



The Masters of Golf: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods

The Masters of Golf: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods

by Parkway Publishing

* Includes an in depth look at the lives of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods
* Includes several pictures of each golfer
* Includes a table of contents

Arnold Palmer:

There are few professional athletes that have made an impact on their sport like Arnold Palmer. Palmer single handedly elevated golf into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. He was the quintessential player who transformed the game from a hobby into an art, and was the complete package of good looks, charisma and charm. The fact that he was the best golfer of his day didn’t hurt either.

Like many other great athletes, Arnold Palmer transcended sports. Today Arnold is a variety of things to many different people: golf immortal, successful golf course designer, prominent businessman and devoted family man. In a world where famous athletes are known for their demonstrative personalities and prima donna attitudes Arnold Palmer was and still is a breath of fresh air.

We’ll take you through Palmer’s life from the son of a groundskeeper in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to the pinnacle of golf success on the PGA tour as he captures 62 PGA Tour victories including seven major championships. We’ll also take you behind the scenes of his golf business including his golf course design firm and his founding of the Golf Channel.

Palmer’s life on and off the golf course is inspiring. Unlike so many elite athletes, he was able to transition from the game as his body failed him and did it with dignity and honor. He has too many accolades to list – including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2004. Ask him and he’ll tell you he’s just Arnold Palmer, a kid from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, but to us, he’s “The King.”

Jack Nicklaus:

Jack Nicklaus is more than just a famous name in golf history. While he is most known for his prowess on the golf course, he has also done a lot to promote and further the entire sport. From his award winning golf course designs to his philanthropic work, Jack Nicklaus is truly one of a kind when it comes to generosity and humbleness.

Jack Nicklaus started out golfing as a child for fun and then his hobby led him in to doing it as a full time career. Jack said he never imagined golf would be a career for him because he loved to play the game so much. However, it worked out well for him as he left school to try and earn money on the golf circuit and earned way more than he ever could have imagined.

Besides setting records on the courses for just about every record ever kept, Nicklaus became a legend off the course as well. He went into business designing golf courses and remains in business with his sons to this day. Many of the PGA major golf tournaments are held at his courses.

Besides designing courses, Nicklaus also has a line of golf apparel, three lines of golf clubs, a brand of wine, a golf academy, a real estate division for his golf courses and even a travel agency. Nicklaus oversees hospitable charities with his wife and they donate hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to many worthwhile causes in their home state of Ohio and their adopted state of Florida.

Tiger Woods:

The name “Eldrick Woods” means nothing to most people, but when you say “Tiger Woods,” the whole world is suddenly alert and listening. Most individuals are unaware Eldrick Woods and Tiger Woods are, in reality, the same man. Have you heard the story of how Eldrick became Tiger? Of course, everyone knows Woods was the first African American to win the Masters Tournament, but did you know he was also the youngest to win the event? Are you aware of the number of professional major championships this golf superstar has won? In this biography, you will explore the different worlds of Tiger Woods and learn exciting facts about the extraordinary golfer who changed the world of golf when he was only 21 years of age.



Golf's Greatest Players: Arnold Palmer

Golf’s Greatest Players: Arnold Palmer

by Parkway Publishing

* Includes a detailed biography on one of the greatest golfers to play the game
* Includes several pictures
* Includes a table of contents

There are few professional athletes that have made an impact on their sport like Arnold Palmer. Palmer single handedly elevated golf into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. He was the quintessential player who transformed the game from a hobby into an art, and was the complete package of good looks, charisma and charm. The fact that he was the best golfer of his day didn’t hurt either.

Like many other great athletes, Arnold Palmer transcended sports. Today Arnold is a variety of things to many different people: golf immortal, successful golf course designer, prominent businessman and devoted family man. In a world where famous athletes are known for their demonstrative personalities and prima donna attitudes Arnold Palmer was and still is a breath of fresh air.

Despite all of the success, fame and money he is known for his unwavering kindness and affability. It was that approachability and genuineness that propelled him to stardom in the 1950’s and has endeared him to millions of fans all over the world.

We’ll take you through Palmer’s life from the son of a groundskeeper in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to the pinnacle of golf success on the PGA tour as he captures 62 PGA Tour victories including seven major championships. We’ll also take you behind the scenes of his golf business including his golf course design firm and his founding of the Golf Channel.

Palmer’s life on and off the golf course is inspiring. Unlike so many elite athletes, he was able to transition from the game as his body failed him and did it with dignity and honor. He has too many accolades to list – including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2004. Ask him and he’ll tell you he’s just Arnold Palmer, a kid from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, but to us, he’s “The King.”



Cheating in Sports: A Journey Into the World of Low-Down Dirty Cheats

Cheating in Sports: A Journey Into the World of Low-Down Dirty Cheats

by Max Daly

The sports world is seemingly rocked with scandal after scandal, yet somehow manages to rebound back. Author Max Daly takes a sometimes-humorous, sometimes-painful look at cheating in sports. He doesn’t pull any punches with this entertaining and revealing look at the dirty side of sports including baseball, football, basketball, boxing, ice skating and the Olympic games.



That's Football...Matt's Story.

That’s Football…Matt’s Story.

by Jack Rushton

Matt is a ten year old boy who is obsessed with football. His friends are equally fanatical and together they spend every spare minute practising their skills. Despite this, when Matt tries out for the local football club, he doesn’t get into the elite team.
A family holiday in Wales gives Matt the opportunity to train with a proper coach but then Darren, one of a threatening pair of boys from school, turns up unexpectedly. A blood slurping wolf-dog, van dwelling zombies, a quirky family, X-rays and mates, all play a part in Matt’s Story. It is a tale of disappointment, friendship and eventually fulfilment, playing his beloved game of football.



Pavlov's Trout - The incompleat psychology of everyday fishing

Pavlov’s Trout – The incompleat psychology of everyday fishing

by Paul Quinnett

Pavlov’s Trout answers that question and many more as it examines the mysteries of the sport of fishing through the microscope of modern psychology. Eminent psychologist and veteran fisherman Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., explores the many, often mysterious motivations that attract millions to the sport of fishing. In this lighthearted and insightful book,
Quinnett postulates that people fish to satisfy primitive instinct, connect to the wilderness, relieve stress, and to experience the optimism, freedom, and excitement of the pursuit. Pavlov’s Trout is truly a fishing book like no other — a venturing into the world of the psyche of the angler, a world where it is better to fish hopefully than to catch fish.

What others say …

“Pavlov’s Trout is a first-rate book” — Patrick McManus

“An entertaining, insightful, fresh look at an ancient human pursuit… Pavlov’s Trout has cast a new mold for fishing literature.” — The Spokesman-Review

“… wonderful little book… Quinnett maintains a light touch throughout, even while angling for life’s most elusive secrets.” — Small Press Review

“Great good humor and insight.” — Sporting Classics Magazine

“… a guidebook through the streams of life… an enchanting, real book.” — Anchorage Press

“A good gook… readable, insightful and well ballasted with common sense.” — Gray’s Sporting Journal



A Rusty Hook

A Rusty Hook

by Dave King

“A Rusty Hook” is a short story about five men who take a fishing trip. Four of the men are adamant about catching some serious numbers of crappie. One of them is just there for another kind of adventure.

Word count: approx. 4000



Camper Van Conversion Guide

Camper Van Conversion Guide

by Shaun Thornburgh

Are you thinking of purchasing a Volkswagen Transporter with the intention of converting it into a Camper Van? Maybe you own one already and have thought about doing a conversion? The thought of being able to drive away for the weekend without having to book a hotel and have the complete freedom of the roads is a very tempting scenario.

Maybe you’re into surfing/extreme sports and you want to use your van to pitch and do what you love all weekendâ?¦

Perhaps you want to take the kids away on exciting adventures and camping tripsâ?¦

Or maybe you want to be able to go to festivals and stay in relative comfortâ?¦

As it happens I wanted to do all of the above! You probably already know that buying a Volkswagen Transporter and converting it is far cheaper than buying Volkswagen Camper Van. Better still in most cases you will add considerable value to your Transporter. However, are you a little overwhelmed with the task at hand; I know I was! Altering with the electrics to wire up additional devices such as the fridge, cutting a hole in the side of the van for additional windows, making the front seats swivel, these are just a few of the necessary tasks I had no idea about. The problem is the information out there is scarce, and sometimes unreliable. Why? They skip over many important parts and their diagrams are confusing and unclear. At one point I was almost ready to give up and let a specialist do the job. I turned to Google to help and there were various scraps of information but nothing complete and certainly nothing that filled me with the confidence I needed to embark on my task. If you are in this situation I understand your pain because I was once in your shoes! What if I told you that you can get the job done cheaper, faster and without the headaches by copying exactly what I did?!

Here are the chapters in the book:

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Planning Your Transformation

Module 3: Stripping the Van and Preparation

Module 4: Insulation

Module 5: Power Cabling from Main Battery

Module 6: Interior Carpeting – Metal Work

Module 7: Interior Carpeting – Ply Panels

Module 8: Interior Carpeting – Window Trims

Module 9: Interior Carpeting – Cabin Headliner

Module 10: Vinyl Floor Covering

Module 11: New Side and Rear Steps

Module 12: Furniture Unit – Initial Fitting

Module 13: Wiring the 240v Hook-up

Module 14: Attaching Water Storage Unit and Initial Plumbing

Module 15: Wiring Part 1 – Internal 240v Sockets, Light Switch, and Appliances

Module 16: Wiring Part 2 – Connecting to the PMS Unit

Module 17: Gas Pipe Work

Module 18: Securing the Furniture Unit + Fridge Vent

Module 19: Wiring Part 3 – Connecting to the Van and Leisure Battery

Module 20: Installing the Fridge

Module 21: Installing the Hob/Sink Unit & Worktop

Module 22: Replacing the Front Seats for Rotating Captain Seats

Module 23: ICE – In Car Entertainment #1 Head Unit Replacement & Speaker Cable

Module 24: Building the Roof Bed

Module 25: Hanging the Doors to Furniture Unit and Building the Table

Module 26: Installing Gas Bottle & Drop Vent

Module 27: Rock n Roll Seat Bed Construction & Installation

Module 28: ICE – In Car Entertainment #2 Speaker Installation

Module 29: Hanging the Curtains



Complete Beginner's Guide to Picking a Martial Art

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Picking a Martial Art

by Chad Kunego

Everyone knows that what you put into a martial art is what you get out of it, but nobody ever seems to ask what you want out of a martial art to help you determine what you’re willing to put into it. A lot of people who would greatly enjoy and benefit from training in the martial arts are turned off because they picked the first style they came across at the local strip mall instead of really thinking about their reasons why they would want to take a style.

This is the only book on the Kindle marketplace that covers this information.

I wrote this book because everyone I met that learned I was into the martial arts always seemed to ask the same questions, like what’s the best one (depends on what you want to accomplish), or how good is such and such style, ( for what? Self defense or getting in shape?). After seeing these patterns and realized I went through the same questions, albeit a more abbreviated and quicker version, I decided to see if there was anything out there to answer these questions that I could refer someone to. After a few fruitless hours searching for different ways to ask this question on the Kindle â?¢, I realized that if I wanted something to address these questions, I needed to write it myself.

Every book I had come across always talked about how their style was the best, but never really said what they were the best for. Were they the best style to get in good physical shape with, best for defending yourself with, for competition, or something else?

What I hope to help you with is determining what you want out of a martial art style first, then determining where you are physically, then finally where you are mentally. From this framework, I hope to provide you a good framework to evaluate a martial art to determine if it’s going to be one that you’re going to enjoy taking and want to advance in it for years to come.

This isn’t a book about what the best style is, because nobody can answer that. A style that’s good at self defense might not be good in a sporting aspect since self defense doesn’t have rules, where a sporting event does.

This work is 13,769 words in length and made with the finest free range electrons available.



Cross-Training: The Original XT

Cross-Training: The Original XT

by Rick Karboviak

The “X” moniker seems to be attached to almost anything in exercise today, to make it sound “X-treme!” or out the ordinary. However, The Original XT, Cross-Training, has been around much longer than any programs out there that have an X slapped on it to make it sound tough. Coach Rick Karboviak takes you through the ‘old school’ means & ways of applying different cross-training techniques to your exercise plan. Long before DVD’s, people would use cycling, running, swimming, and more to challenge their body on different days per week. Triathletes were some of the first athletes to really popularize this method of training, because it still delivers awesome results! Coach Rick shows you how using XT techniques can help you burn calories without all the pounding & grinding, such as combining shorter runs with long bike rides on days in-between. Learn new information about these methods, plus sample weekly programs for beginners through advanced. See what “The Original XT” is all about and how it can help you break through plateaus & Occupy 1st Place with your goals!



Football: The Basic Knowledge of Offensive Positions

Football: The Basic Knowledge of Offensive Positions

by Vick Boone Jr.

Football is the most popular sport in the United States and the Super Bowl is the most watched event in all of sports. Everyone just loves to watch football on a sunday afternoon and loves to cheer for their home team. This short ebook is straight to the point and it covers all the offensive positions in american football. If you have any doubt about any offensive positions or the functions of a certain offensive position, then this short ebook is for you. Football-The Basic Knowledge of Offensive Positions is simply a quick guide to shed some light on every position that you see on friday night’s with high school football, saturday’s with college football and on sunday’s with professional football. If you have kids, family members or friends who might wanna learn about some offensive positions, this will help out.



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