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.NET Bibliography

by Safari Content Team

When Microsoft released the first beta of the .NET Framework in 2000 it quickly became the default way of developing software for Windows. Rising from the technological legacy of COM, with the C# language, Common Language Runtime (CLR), Intermediate Language (IL) and Just-in-time (JIT) compilation, it was a modern platform that made it easy for Java and C++ developers to develop for Windows. At the same time, Visual Basic .NET provided a natural transition path for Visual Basic developers. Since then, .NET has evolved and branched through 7 major releases of the framework to the current day, and with Windows 8, Microsoft has surprised developers with a completely new UI stack.

In this highly competitive world of technology, Microsoft makes the operating system that is running on over a billion computers, yet they continue innovating with unique features of programming languages, and breakthroughs such as Kinect or PixelSense. .NET offers an environment that is a pleasure to develop on and a consistent platform where you will feel at home moving from one technology stack to another. Should you decide to explore the exciting world of .NET development, be sure to use this bibliography to access Safari Books Online resources that will help you understand and master .NET programming.



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DREAM OF ECHOES – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Karen Webb

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Dream of Echoes is a cross-genre historical romance/ action-adventure with a bit of the mystical/fantasy and time travel.



Wilderness Woman – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Lawrence Power

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

This is a story of America’s formative years as a nation, from the point of view of camp followers on Colonel George Washington’s first campaign. He was ordered by Virginia’s Governor to engage a French force that had seized Virginia’s Forks of the Ohio. It lead to the bloody ambush of a French military camp and struck a spark igniting the Seven Years War, 3000 miles away. It would set the stage for America’s War of Independence. Camp followers never gave up on life, whether in Europe or the New World, which makes them attractive candidates for any historical romance. Their perspective in this narrative is shaped by America’s colonial roots, and provides insight into American individualism. The story opens in the spring of 1754, where independent events bring together two very different women in Winchester, a settlement at the wilderness tip of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. They become determined to flee a ruthless employer by joining Washington’s expedition while it passed through their settlement. Over the campaign’s summer months the story follows these resilient women and a remarkable Indian Medicine Woman who joined them over a shared husband. They manage daily wilderness life on the trail, and prevail over the killing of a personal predator, a military defeat, savage wilderness barbarities, an abortion and an ambush murder that went terribly wrong. In a television series, the story’s characters — white and black and Indian, slave and free — can live compelling lives and dramatic loves during America’s transformative colonial decades toward maturity and revolution.



The Cupid Business – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Julie H. Rosenfield

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Whichever way you look at it, Kate Parkinson is stuck. Trapped by her demanding, live-in partner, Paul Edmonds on the one hand, and a difficult job as a PA in an insurance company on the other, she has, seemingly, no way to turn. Until the day when Cupid takes a hand, tantalising her with a chance meeting with handsome, thoracic surgeon, Mark Greenwood. But is he really just what the doctor ordered? Suddenly, faced with dramatic changes on the work front, Kate decides to help other people find the love she is missing in her own life by setting up her own dating company: The Cupid Business. Can Kate finally turn her life around, start a new career and find the love she has been seeking? Or will she come unstuck? Cupid, it’s over to you! Filled with a host of colourful, comic characters and amusing events, and with its popular themes of love, dating and career, The Cupid Business will appeal to anyone who has ever worked in an office, been in love or who could also use a little help from Cupid!



Intermarry – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Rhea Harmsen

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A strange menagerie in an unlikely setting. Jack Wolinski, a young white architect with a crazy scheme and some maxed-out credit cards. Fiona Reed, a young woman with the brass of a CEO and the innocence of a nun. Otis Reed, a Denzel-like construction foreman with a penchant for poetry. And Towana Jackson, a desperate single mother with too many pounds and too many kids. Their lives intersect at the juncture of Drexel Boulevard and 47th Street. It’s a wild bid to turn a corner of the ghetto into paradise. Starting with boarded up, urine-smelling, condemned properties. Aiming for yuppie south side â??revitalization,’ and urban gardens. A mad venture that sucks them into a vortex of hard work, laughter, and near-bankruptcy. Hoping to find dignity, love and healing. But what the heart longs for and the eyes crave, you must not touch. It’s the truth about race in America. Complicated and perilous. You can lose your heart, yeah, you can lose your soul, amen, you could even lose your life. It’s the most challenging issue sabotaging the American dream. It can only be conquered by “The Most Great Law.”



A Father’s Son – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Richard Harris

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A deeply moving story of how the anti-heroes in life can be our strongest facilitators for growth, A Father’s Son is a heartbreaking tale of a teenage boy thrust into adulthood prematurely. When his mother is arrested in September 1988, 14-year-old hockey phenom Justin Maloney has to live with his estranged father once again. Unemployed and struggling with addiction, Rick Maloney wants to be a caring, responsible parent to his only child, but soon loses his way and begins a steady descent into darkness that will force him to confront old demons. Infused with the same prose and pop culture that would define a generation, A Father’s Son also touches on the universal themes of first loves, betrayal and the struggle for identity. Ultimately, the novel is a stirring account of how parent and child can grow so far apart while remaining affectingly close through a shared love of Canada’s national passion.



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Seducing the Honeywells – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Alli Curran

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When a spoiled divorce lawyer orchestrates a double seduction intended to reclaim her one true love, nothing goes according to her evil plan. Loaded with humor, suspense, and darkness around the edges, “Seducing the Honeywells” is a fast-paced ride that will captivate anyone who has ever fantasized about living a double life.



Limitation – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Rebecca Musgrove

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Maddie Morgan has dealt with crippling night terrors her entire life — night terrors which, for reasons she cannot fathom, are in fact visions of death. Her grandmother, her fourth grade teacher, that guy on the bus last week who was kind enough to lend her his umbrella… she’s seen all of them, and many others, die in her dreams and then die in real life. It’s something she’s learned to deal with and learned even better to hide, because her parents were well on their way to seeking mental help. When a new school brings her a whole crop of potential friends to haunt her dreams, she sees more than she’d ever bargained for: a death that is clearly not that far in the future, and that is violent enough to shake her out of complacency. She realizes that she has to do something with the gift she’s given and save a life. Armed with abundant new knowledge thanks to her stoic and serious mentor, Maddie must learn for herself if it’s better to follow the rules or to choose her own path, and if fate is something that can truly be molded and changed.



Swan Song – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Norma Gomez

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Shawn Delgado was an American, born in El Paso, Texas to Mexican parents. He had spent his youth crisscrossing the border to visit family and friends. When he turned eighteen, graduating in the top ten percent of his Texas high school class, and to the everlasting consternation of his parents, he crossed into Mexico one last time. He had chosen to live his a life as a Mexican Marine over an American college education, student loan debt, and a struggle to make it in a country that still considered him a wetback; a taco-eater from south of the border. Now married with one son and another on the way Petty Officer Second Class Shawn Delgado’s world is turned upside down when he is sent on a mission into the Lacandon jungle in northern Guatemala. When the members of the Lacandon mission team start turning up dead, Lt. Daniel Torres, a Mexican Naval Criminal Investigator is assigned to look into the murders. Everything he is able to uncover point him in just one direction, to the Office of Cooperative Intelligence, an alphabet soup of American intelligence agencies working in Mexico City. But when the OCI starts to stonewall his investigation he decides to take it in a different direction and soon joins up with Ruby Cortez, the Director of Mexican Consulate Security in Dallas, Texas. Daniel and Ruby soon realize they’ve stumbled onto something more dangerous than they ever could have imagined. And as their hunt for the truth to what happened to Shawn Delgado and the other Marines who went into the Lacandon jungle intensifies they are thrown into a life and death struggle with one of the United States most powerful agencies, the Defense Clandestine Service.



Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award – 2012 Contest Quarterfinalist Place Holder

Reserved for a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest entry



Johnnyjeva zgodba

by Natasa Likavec

Ko se zunaj mrak spusti,

se mucek Johnny prebudi.

Misli, da to je čas za igro

in tako pove nam svojo zgodbo.

Dogodivščin kar nekaj opisal je,

vi pa ob branju lepo zabavajte se.



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Reality is Cognition Part II: Goals to Completion (Reality is Cognitive)

by Mrs. Susan R. Hemann MS in Applied Psychology

Part II tells a personal story of my journey to wellness. Part of that journey is messing up. It’s not a long drawn out book in which you have to read through all the tech words to understand the meaning. Yes, I do know what I am talking about, six years of the study of the human mind tells you this. I just don’t want to bore you with words. I want to inspire you with true emotion and feeling, understanding and knowledge. I’ve had at least six years of training, yet I still have these negative feelings that seem to pervade my very essence. What I have learned is that you can change how you feel by the way you think. What I will do is help you understand through my personal experience with depression. I want you to know that I’m just as messed up as you are, maybe more so. I just know how deal with it. It isn’t easy, even with the knowledge. It’s worse because I know I shouldn’t feel this way. I know the techniques and sometimes I still don’t use them. I just know I must try. It will be a journey for both of us, together.



Reality is Cognitive Part I: The Ripple Effect

by Mrs. Susan R. Hemann MS Applied Psychology

The way we think is the way we perceive the world. The easier it is to do this the more it works. Learning is the best way to do this. Positive quotes and life experience teaches us that life can be changed, for the better if we change our minds. It seems simple, but it is complex. This is the premise of cognitive behavioral therapy which I have learned in graduate school and my counselor. Taking positive thoughts to heart is a great way to change your mind. Also, feeling understood is the second way. This is when you have the same type of experiences as the people you counselor or the people who read your book. I hope this edition inspires as I hope of all further editions. More is coming and better. This is what I do. Inspire and inform.



The World of Richelle Mead Free Digital Sampler

by Richelle Mead

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA



Life Blood

by Thomas Hoover

It lies hidden deep in the mist-shrouded rain forest of Central America.

A place where a brilliant doctor fulfills dreams for some – and creates chilling nightmares for others.

New York filmmaker Morgan James is about to journey straight into the heart of a dark conspiracy hidden deep in the mist-shrouded Maya rain forest of Central America, to a re-created Mayan town where a bizarre human experiment (including a baby factory) comes at a terrible price. And where she may be the next to pay with her . . . Life Blood

TAGS: Medical Thriller, In Vitro, Independent Film, Adoption, Fertility, Human Eggs, Guatemala, Peten, Maya, Mayan Pyramid, Vision Serpent, Jaguar, Baalum, Mayan Mothers, Movie Making, Copal



Remedial Magic (Faeriewalker)

by Jenna Black

Delve deeper into the world of the fae with this Faeriewalker bonus story from Jenna Black.

In “Remedial Magic,” Kimber finds that having a prodigy for an older brother is not so funâ?¦especially one who is magic wiz-kid. But Kimber has a plan to finally step out of his shadow.



CK-12 Probability and Statistics – Basic (A Full Course)

by CK-12 Foundation

CK-12’s Probability and Statistics – Basic (A Full Course) is an introduction to theoretical probability and data organization. Students learn about events, conditions, random variables, and graphs and tables that allow them to manage data.



Abandon Changes (FREE short story)

by John M. Cusick

Rei’s a runnerâ??fast, smart, doesn’t ask questions, and keeps her mouth shut about the errands she runs. She doesn’t know what’s in the packages she delivers and she doesn’t care. It’s simpler that way. But Rei’s soon-to-be-ex, Sam, has gotten under her skin, and she’s started thinking about the effects of her errands. Can Rei be close to someone and do her jobâ??and can she make a choice before it’s too late? ABANDON CHANGES is a short story by John M. Cusick, set in the same world as his compulsively readable debut novel, GIRL PARTS. This story includes a sneak peek at the first few chapters of GIRL PARTS.



Kristin Cashore eSampler

by Kristin Cashore

Three powerful women. Three books that transcend the fantasy genre.

Enter the Graceling Realm with these three stunning novels by Kristin Cashore: Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue.  Discover the romance and adventure of the seven kingdoms and beyond.  With additional material never before published.



Retro Demonology (Demon Trappers)

by Jana Oliver

“Retro Demonology” is a Demon Trapper’s bonus story, from bestselling young adult fantasy author Jana Oliver.

Before Riley Blackthorne can take on Grade Five demons, she has to trap her very first. Her debut solo trapping experience should be a breeze, just a harmless Grade One after all. But throw in some dippy hippies (whose peace signs and Patchouli really aren’t driving any demons away), one mischievous demon, and a run-in with the police, and Riley might not be able to pull it off…



CK-12 Middle School Math Grade 7, Volume 1 Of 2

by CK-12 Foundation

Explores foundational math concepts that will prepare students for Algebra and more advanced subjects. Material includes decimals, fractions, exponents, integers, percents, inequalities, and some basic geometry. Volume 1 includes the first 6 chapters.



Workshop ‘Til You Drop – 2014 ABNA Entry

by E. Sabbag

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Dashiell Rex Barker wants to live up to his name and what better way than to attend a workshop at the highly renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop? Unfortunately, the bartender-cum-author puts the same effort into writing as he does into everything else in his life and quickly finds himself in over his head. Especially when the bodies start dropping and he’s the prime suspect. The mayhem begins when Rex receives a less than favorable critique delivered by a Workshop celebrity, Dallas McGuire. McGuire, author of “The Roach’s Dream,” is more widely known for his romantic escapades and drug dealings than his writing skills. When he’s found dead in an alleyâ??his skull bashed in with a beer bottleâ??the police discover that while many writers were angry at McGuire’s heavy handling of their manuscripts, Rex was the only one mad enough to attack him at the local meeting place, Ye Olde Trail Tavern. Drugs, sex and murder â?? the workshop is certainly delivering more than was advertised. Can Rex and his longtime friend Angelica clear his name? Or will the Yellow Springs jail become more than just a weekend stay? A classic murder mystery, “Workshop â??Til You Drop” will not only provide enough plot twists and eccentric characters to keep you turning pages, but will also appeal to anyone who has ever experienced rejection by a heartless critic.



Words Wound Leader’s Guide

by Justin Patchin Ph.D.

A free discussion guide with valuable information for using Words Wound in the classroom and other group settings



The Rule of Three, Chapters 1-5

by Eric Walters

Download the first five chapters of The Rule of Three, the first book in a thrilling adventure series by Eric Walters!   One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soonâ??as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descendsâ??he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival.



Marcus Sedgwick Chapter Sampler

by Marcus Sedgwick

The Marcus Sedgwick Chapter Sampler includes chapter excerpts from Revolver, White Crow, Midwinterblood, and She Is Not Invisibleâ??available for freeâ??check out marcussedgwickbooks.com for more information about these YA reads.



The Best American Series 2012

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

This special edition contains selections from the following 2012 editions:

The Best American Short Stories edited by Tom Perrotta
The Best American Essays edited by David Brooks
The Best American Mystery Stories edited by Robert Crais
The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Dan Ariely
The Best American Travel Writing edited by William T. Vollmann
The Best American Sports Writing edited by Michael Wilbon

Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind.



Cenneteki Å?ato / Gerçek AÅ?k

by Olivia Gates

Cenneteki Å?ato – Olivia Gates
Kral, Prens Vincenzo D’Agostino’ya bir an önce evlenmesi gerektiÄ?ini söylediÄ?inde, müzmin bekâr tek bir kadını düÅ?ünmüÅ?tü. Glory Monaghan yani kendisine altı yıl önce ihanet eden kadın. Onu evliliÄ?e zorlarken kuralları kendisi koyacak ve onu sonsuza kadar sisteminden çıkartacaktı.
Vincenzo’nun teklifi, Glory’nin beklediÄ?i son Å?eydi. Prens yıllar önce onu baÅ?ından attıÄ?ında mahvolmuÅ?tu, Å?imdi sadece Å?ov için bile olsa ona nasıl evet diyebilirdi ki? Seçme Å?ansı da yoktu. Vincenzo’nun geçici karısı olarak ailesini korurken, prensin tutkusu, onun daha da fazlasını istemesine neden olacaktı.

Gerçek AÅ?k – Michelle Celmer
Güzeller güzeli pazarlama dehası Caroline Taylor ile Caroselli Ã?ikolataları’nın hissedarlarından yakıÅ?ıklı Robert Caroselli tek gecelik bir iliÅ?ki yaÅ?arlar. Kader pusuda beklemektedir.
Caroline, Caroselli Å?irketi’nin teklifini kabul edip Robert Caroselli’nin departmanını incelemeyi kabul ettiÄ?inde tüm yaÅ?amı deÄ?iÅ?ecektir.
Robert Caroselli’nin amacı kendisine bir erkek evlat verecek olan kadını bulmak mıdır? O kadın Caroline midir?
Uzun süreli, ciddi bir iliÅ?kileri hiç olmamıÅ?, tüm dünyaları iÅ? olan Caroline ve Robert, birbirlerine karÅ?ı duydukları ihtirasa raÄ?men, iÅ?lerini profesyonelce yürütebilecekler midir? Gerçek aÅ?k nerededir?



Terrorism Negligence: Daily Digest of True Crime

by Susan Knisely

Knowing her life is already in danger, a victim of terrorism files a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, hoping to find her son, her missing family & and the other victims. For some reason, US Senator Harry Reid is not doing more to help. Based on a true crime story in Arizona.



Artemis Fowl: An Agent Archive eBook Sampler

by Eoin Colfer

For your eyes only! Artemis Fowl’s Top-Secret eBook Sampler includes exciting excerpts from Eoin Colfer’s best-selling Artemis Fowl series–plus a sneak peek at the first chapter of the highly-anticipated series finale: The Last Guardian.



The Blue Bloods Saga eBook Sampler

by Melissa de la Cruz

Can’t wait to sink your fangs into Melissa de la Cruz’s highly anticipated conclusion to the Blue Bloods series, The Gates of Paradise? Prepare for sheer bliss and refresh your memory with these exciting chapter samples from the Blue Bloods saga–selected just for you by Melissa de la Cruz herself. Plus, a deep, dark secret is revealed: the first chapter of Melissa de la Cruz’s exhilarating new eBook, Wolf Pact!



Astro City Flipbook #1

by Kurt Busiek

A prelude tale for newcomers into the world of Astro City, complete with maps and behind-the-scenes sketchbook art by Alex Ross and Brent Anderson.

NOTE: we are not including the ARROWSMITH story that originally printed with this story.



The Red Balloon: A Story for the Children of the World

by Martin Auer

Little Fritz, from the (in)famous children’s story about the evil sourcerer who captures little children, arrives at the magic castle to free the children and bring them home again. But not all of them are happy to return to the lives they were taken from…



Writing a Novel Anthology, 2013

by James Bradley

In sparkling prose and with a desire to express essential truths of life in stories ranging from historical sagas to incisive observations of contemporary life, the distinct voices of the students of Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin are united in this volume.

Under the expert guidance of course directors Kathryn Heyman, Sophie Cunningham and Carrie Tiffany, a group of talented new writers embarked on the six-month creative writing course in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013. They shared their challenges and achievements, enhanced their creativity and practiced their craft. With witty, poignant and thrilling narratives, this anthology offers the work of these emerging Australian writers to the world.

Contributors are: Jenna Frost, Dave Verey, Maria Haughey, Ayla Sunday, Andrew Doyle, Shay Ongan, James Walden, Mandy Geddes, Barbara Hughes, Julian Canny, Kathryn Coughran, John Salmon, Samantha Sharpe, Hilary Badger, Hwei Oh, Robyn Harris, Ellen Rodger, Meredith Tucker.



Lion of Grievance – Grief

by Terrell Kornegay

A combat specialist, Moon of the Anosilvus Police Department has a job that no one envies. It’s tiresome and it’s difficult, but he’s one of the few that could actually do it. He went through the motions of life and his job normally, until one night when something strange came to him while he tried to sleepâ??something that he had never seen before. Moon, with his comrades, leave their city on an APD-backed mission, but what they experience outside of their city was nothing close to what they expected.



Writing A Novel: An Anthology

by Writing A Novel Dublin Students

An anthology of work by students from ‘Writing A Novel, Dublin’, a Faber Academy course taught by James Ryan and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne between October 2011 and March 2012.



Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature: Free Excerpts

by Guillermo Arriaga

Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature


Get acquainted with the work of some of the greatest authors of Mexican heritage with Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature.

This sampler has all the ingredients that makeup some of the best books that Mexican Literature has to offer. You’ll find excerpts from:

Malinche by Laura Esquivel

The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga

The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck

Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande

People Like Us by Javier Valdés

No matter what your literary preferences are, we know you’ll find something here to satisfy you.



Waiting for Hope – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Karen Hasley

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It’s 1905 and the new century overflows with opportunities for the smart, the strong, the confident, and the determined. All words that describe Hope Birdwell to a T. Her first twenty years had their share of trouble and torment, but she’s certain the next twenty hold only promise. Hope leaves a sordid past behind and heads for Wyoming to take up homesteading. Never mind that she’s alone in the world and has never known a real home in her whole life. Her name is Hope, after all, so what could possibly go wrong? Well, maybe the long reach of perverted violence from a brute she would rather forget could get in the way of her dreams. Maybe the warmly distracting appeal of friends and community could compromise her independence. Maybe the loving attention of a handsome young man with the unnerving ability to change her opinions about true freedom could cause her to falter. Maybe. Hope Birdwell knows she is poised at the edge of a bright future, if only she can protect herself and the people she’s grown to love from the dark and deadly menace of her past. Maybe that means she’ll have to risk everything she’s dreamed about and planned for and maybe she won’t succeed. Maybe she’s gone too long without the truth. Maybe. Hope Birdwell will discover some surprising truths in the wilds of Wyoming. That there’s danger in deception, freedom in sacrifice, and a cost to love. Hard and painful lessons, every one of them, for a modern, single-minded girl. But she’s not one to give up on her dreams no matter whatâ??and her name is Hope, after all.



Line of Defense #1

by Ricardo Sanchez

The Insurgents are determined to regain control of Arkangel, and their moment will come when Commander Dansing makes an inspection tour of Nightbridge Station. But when Akasuki Svenson gets her orders, she makes other plans!



The Last Tryst

by Ruth L Spurgeon

Death comes in many forms. Tonight she is a beautiful woman, straddling your chest. She has been with Roberto for a long time. She was with him the day his mother died. When he lost his father. And tonight, she visits him, and brings with her ghostly memories of the women he has loved, and lost.



The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Young People?s Literature Finalists

by Various

The Contenders: Excerpts from the 2013 National Book Award Young People’s Literature Finalists will be available on October 16, the date of the public announcement of the Finalist list. It will bring together samples of the five Finalists for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature selected by a panel of five experts from almost 300 submitted books.



Children of the After – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jeremy Laszlo

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It has been six months since their father locked them in the security vault with a promise to return. But he never came back. With supplies running out and vital life support systems failing, Jack, Samantha, and Will have no choice but to ignore their father’s warnings and leave the vault. With no knowledge of what befell the world outside, or what they might expect once the door is opened, they find themselves in a world they do not recognize. Thrust into the remains of the world they remember, how will they survive on their own, not knowing what or who else remains among the ruins?



The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia

by Vince Flynn

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.



Scandal’s Heiress – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Amelia Smith

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Hyacinth Grey has inherited a small fortune from her grandmother, an infamous courtesan. Suddenly, she must leave her quiet life in Gibraltar and travel to England, a land she barely remembers. She thinks that she might use her fortune and her education in the Classics, to found a charitable school for girls. She boards the Whistler accompanied by her maid and her young half-brother, but there’s another passenger. “Steer clear of that man,” her father warns, hinting at some long-ago scandal. Thomas Pently, alias Smithson, fled his aristocratic family a decade ago. He sailed east and earned his own wealth in India Company. Then his mistress was murdered, and his family summoned him home. He’s now third in line to his uncle’s duchy, after his aging father and one sickly cousin. Hyacinth spends her days aboard the Whistler tutoring her brother, but at the dinner table she’s seated across from the enigmatic Mr. Smithson, and the captain’s wife wants to play matchmaker. Hyacinth resists and even turns down a half-hearted proposal, not wanting to jeopardize her plans. In London, Hyacinth’s aunt schemes to prevent her from claiming her inheritance and to thrust her into any respectable marriage as soon as possible. Meanwhile Hyacinth meets Thomas again and learns his true identity. He is far above her in social rank. At best, he would only want her as a mistress, or so her aunt assures her. Back at home after so long, Thomas is reminded of all the reasons that he left England, but also of some things he’s missed. Miss Grey looks more beautiful than ever, dancing across a ballroom, and he wishes he could recapture their shipboard friendship, despite their families’ interference.



Another Man’s Bride – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Ariel MacArran

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Fleeing charges of witchcraft at the English court, Lady Isabella Beaufort agrees to a marriage arranged by her cousin, Queen Joan of Scotland. Deep in the Highlands, Isabella is captured by Colyne MacKimzie, an enemy to the king and a man set on claiming a rich ransom for her return. Even as she is drawn irresistibly to Colyne, Isabella’s visions show her terrifying images of him as the king’s murdererâ??and her own. Colyne knows giving in to his desire for this beautiful, haunted woman invites his swift destruction just as he knows he will risk anything to have her . . .



Two Brides for Ewan de Buchan – 2014 ABNA Entry

by E.Elizabeth Watson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Ewan de Buchan never thought he would open his eyes again, especially to look up into the veiled face of a maiden in Jerusalem. The Third Crusade has failed to regain the Holy Land and his commander has left him for dead. Now he finds himself being nursed by a woman as foreign to him as the customs of her land. Who knew kissing her hand would be a serious offense? Now he must marry the strange daughter of a high ranking commander to preserve her honor and take her into exile or both of them could be put to death. Except there is one problem: Ewan is already betrothed and must marry upon his return to Scotland, a contract that is not easily broken. Nasim has spent years learning the arts of healing from her father’s resident physician and has become quite skilled. Has she not proven to her father that she is worth more than marriage to the ugly Kalim? Yet when her father orders her to help heal a Christian infidel, she soon finds herself saddled with an unwanted Scottish laird for a husband instead, handsome as he is, and traveling to a strange place called Scotland. But Laird de Buchan’s betrothed awaits him in Scotland and is determined to be his lady at any cost. She is not amused when he returns home years later with a mysterious wife on his arm. Demanding that his marriage be void, she pushes the matter before the king. Furthermore, someone is threatening Nasim’s life, a woman whose beauty and intellect Ewan has grown to love. Ewan must follow the clues and uncover the truth to save the wife he wants â?? or lose Nasim forever.



CIRCLE EIGHT: CALEB – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Emma Lang

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game. Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life. Aurora Foster grew up on the very land the obnoxious Ranger is trying to throw her off of. Her parents and her husband died for it and there is no chance she would leave without a fight. A lady blacksmith might be an anomaly but she has the strength of the steel she forges and the courage to fight for what she believes is right. When Aurora is inadvertently injured by Caleb, he seeks medical help from a neighboring ranch. The sprawling hacienda is full of the finer things in life and the one person Caleb never expected to see againâ?? his youngest brother Benjamin. Forced to flee from a man who has kept the boy captive, the trio become traveling companions in a deadly game where no one wins. Life turns upside down and sideways for Caleb and Aurora, caught in a game neither of them expected while they desperately try to save the boy who was lost to his family. Pursued and hunted, the three of them ride for the Circle Eight ranch. The unlikely pair of rescuers fight their attraction and for their lives.



Companion – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Daniel Nuckolls

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It’s the beginning of the Dark Ages in Britain, shortly after the Romans abandoned the poor island inhabitants to their fate. Pillage and murder are everyday occurrences at the hands of invaders from near and far, and Tressa has lost everything. Her life was never easy, but now the blind, orphan girl has landed in the center of a struggle between heaven and earth, good and evil, life and death. But she is not abandoned. A horse mysteriously appears after the destruction of her village, and leads her on a journey that will change history. She names the horse Companion, and with his help, she accomplishes something extraordinary: discovering the greatest relic in Christendom.



Simon & Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler

by John Irving

This free sampler features extended excerpts from six novels coming in 2012 from Simon & Schuster. The books and authors presented in this sampler include  In One Person, the first new novel in three years from  John Irving, Carry the One by Carol Anshaw, Gold by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee,  In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer, and The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos. In addition to these exclusive previews, the sample includes interviews with the writers and commentary from the books’ editors.



Smitten Lovebites: The One You Didn’t Choose

by Kate Forster

Charlotte can’t wait to get her cheating ex out of her life. She just needs to pick up the last of her stuff from his house – and try not to fall for his adorable housemate. Full of love, romance and a whole heap of flirty fun, Smitten is a sexy new series. Download this free Lovebite to get a taste of what it’s all about. There are four Lovebites to collect… Smitten will make you weak at the knees xx



Smitten Lovebites: Well, This is Awkward

by Kate Forster

Lily didn’t mean to drink so much champagne at her friend’s 18th. But when gorgeous Henri shows up to hold her hair back, she’s not sure it was an entirely bad idea â?¦ Full of love, romance and a whole heap of flirty fun, Smitten is a sexy new series. Download this free Lovebite to get a taste of what it’s all about. There are four Lovebites to collect… Smitten will make you weak at the knees xx



The Writers’ Group – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Alan Carmichael

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The Writers’ Group presents the story of eight aspiring authors as they set out on the tortuous process of getting their first novels published. They’ve sat through the lectures, they’ve done the Creative Writing course. They know about point-of-view, characterisation, and playing God. Now they meet every two weeks to discuss and fine tune their novels. And to plot a path around the agents and publishers – and their own inner demons – who stand in the way of the literary success they feel they deserve. The Writers’ Group dissects the highs, the lows, and the absurdities of all those caught up in the creative writing industry, from writers to the professionals and hangers-on who serve them. But it also lays bare the compelling power of fiction to help shape and make sense of the world around us.



American Hex

by Justin March

Justin March leads a boring life until he embarks on a quest to find out the identity of the elusive computer hacker known as the Judge.

In the near future, Techclon, an American mega corporation, develops cheap wireless nodes making the Internet fast, access universal, and bandwidth abundant. Techclon convinces the government to ban personal hard drives, forcing everyone to store their data over the Internet on Techclon servers. After Justin is arrested for having his own hard drive, the CEO of Techclon gives Justin a choice: work for Techclon or go to prison.

Justin’s new career at Techclon centers on catching the Judge, an amateur philosopher and a black hat computer hacker who plans to release a doomsday worm that will take down the Internet. Through online conversations with the Judge, Justin becomes obsessed. Justin’s quest will sweep him to the top echelon of society and then plunge him into poverty as he seeks to figure out the Judge’s identity.

Even after the Judge is no longer a threat, Justin sacrifices everything to find the Judge because he believes the Judge is the only person who can cure his sense of alienation.

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Unless A Love Be Free – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jerilyn Willin

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Unless A Love Be Free Two souls with the same dream; Two wounded hearts fiercely protected. Falling in love surprised them, Neither anticipated what love would teach… What price freedom? Is it worth the cost of love, your life, your very soul? McKenzie Campbell has vowed never again to give her heart to another. Widowed from an abusive husband, she tries to forget what she once believed about love, the warmth of a man’s arms around her, the passion in his kiss. Now a man who has been friend to her has asked for more, has asked for a love she cannot return. He is a powerful man, if she denies him, will his power turn against her? Warden John Monroe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He wants McKenzie Campbell. She has what Monroe lacks: a quick intelligence, the respect of his soldiers, and she is trusted by the townspeople. With her as his wife, there would be no limit to where his career might go. And she owes himâ??she owes him a debt their marriage could repay. Garrick Stuart is known for his cunning and ruthless disregard for the law. Arriving on George Island as a shackled prisoner, Garrick believes all is lost. George Island has a reputation as well. No one has ever escaped. It is here he will live out the consequences of a reputation that far outweighs his crimes. Unless? As their stories unwind and combine, as curiosity leads to a fragile bond of trust, McKenzie and Garrick dare to believe freedom is within reach, built on hope, nurtured by love. Their odyssey begins in the confines of an island prison and climaxes on the vast reaches of the open sea, a metaphor for the journey of their hearts.



Mary, Mary, Not So Ordinary – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Shelly Klassen

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Miss Mary Bennet has been living a lie. She doesn’t want to get married, ever. But, when Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy raise the Bennet family fortunes, Mary casts off the deceptions used to keep suitors at bayâ??her unnecessary spectacles and annoying mannerâ??and declares to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet that she plans to remain a spinster for life. Intrigued by this remarkable transformation, Elizabeth Darcy invites Mary to Pemberley, where Mary (along with her new friend Georgiana Darcy) falls into an incredible adventure worthy of one of her favorite Gothic novels.



Compelled – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Cindi Madsen

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Kadence Cooper usually spends her weekends reading a book with her dog Hagrid by her side. But when the troubled Rhys Kinkaid moves next door, she finds herself immediately drawn to him, almost as if her attraction is beyond her control. When weird things start happening and a nightmare creature comes calling, Kadence worries she’s losing her grip on reality. The closer Kadence gets to Rhys the clearer it becomes that he’s hiding something. Whatever it is, he’s obviously afraid talking about it will get him another trip to the mental institution. When Kadence is attacked by the cloaked, skeletal creature again, Rhys shows up to save her. He explains the banshee’s been haunting him for years, angry at him for stealing souls she claims are hers. Now they’ll have to work together to break an ancient Scottish curse before it claims them both.



The Ceremony: (Errant Pack: Spade and Aria)

by Barbara Henninger

Errant Pack members are used to the peacefulness of their territory. The trees around them are always abuzz with animal activity until one evening the trees become quiet and the peacefulness is disrupted.



The Europa Editions Summer Reading Sampler

by Various

Compiled here are excerpts from some of Europa Editions’most exciting, entertaining and bestselling titles. From uproarious comic fiction to gripping historical crime novels, each one of these engaging and thought-provoking books has been selected as perfect for summer reads. In addition, each section in this sampler is supplemented with an author’s biography, selected reviews, and other fun and informative tidbits linked to each book.

Europa Editions titles are available everywhere books are sold.

Excerpts from:

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Old Filth

Cooking with Fernet Branca

Zulu

French Leave

The Most Beautiful Book in the World

The Angry Buddhist

Pure



Ig’nant Social Media’s Twitter and Facebook Users Most Ignorant Tweets and Posts! Boost Your Business Strategy & Marketing Success By Avoiding Blogging Pitfalls

by Ben Popp

Nowadays it is unbelievable what the masses tweet and post publicly online. Their messages are sometimes funny, ignorant, serious and inappropriate. Which all in all make the rockin social media world go round. Oh, and also can make them unemployed. Yet there are those brave bloggers who fear not the handout seekers, pot stirrers, media firestorms and opinions of the people. For they are what this country needs now more than ever.

R.I.P. #freedomofspeech ?

#inyourdreamspilgrim

-Book contains Adult Content. Viewer Discretion Advised.



Dread

by Tania Velez

I knew if I went, I would come back broken even more. But don’t get me wrong, I wanted to go. I wanted to see my great-grandma. I just couldn’t shake the feeling of dread. I could feel it. I just knew it. She wouldn’t survive to see tomorrow. She would die today.



Widow, Spy, & Lover – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Eden Carson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The year is 1864. The place â?? the Deep South. There’s typhoid in the town, soldiers at the door, and a dead husband in the springhouse. When gun smugglers come calling, Morgan Edgeworth has only one thing to barter â?? a deadly knowledge of bomb-making no woman should have. To escape a violent past and protect his brother, Liam Griffin crosses an ocean to America — only to step off the boat into the middle of a deadly war. The Irishman is forced to join the North – as scout, tactician, and the gun guarding his brother’s back. When Griffin steps into the Bleu Pig Tavern, he’s looking for information. What he finds is a woman â?? An elegant southern lady serving whiskey to thieves and deserters. She’s beautiful, well-spoken, and entirely out-of-place in a rowdy tavern. As she circles the room, pausing only for hurried conversations with men in Confederate uniforms, Griffin is forced to look beyond his interest in Morgan as a woman. Could she know something about the black powder making its way up the Mississippi? When Griffin rescues Morgan from a dangerous situation, he offers his protection in exchange for information. Can she survive on her own, or should she trust the charming Irishman to keep his word? Part Civil-War romance, part western romance, Widow, Spy, & Lover blends adventure, humor, and passion in a story of love and redemption.



To Find You – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Linda Schmalz

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Brigid O’Brien is not in love with David Cavanaugh, but agrees to marry him and move to America to escape an arranged marriage in Ireland. All hope of a bright future fades, however, when David perishes on the Titanic. With nowhere to turn, Brigid finds work as a kitchen maid in the stately mansion of millionaire Charles Ransom and his wife Eliza. Unfortunately, Charles and Eliza each have their own plans for the new maid. Thomas Ashton is a medical student, studying in New York. Hearing of the Titanic disaster, and hoping to aid the survivors, he goes to Pier 54, but can’t reach the ship due to the crowds. It is there, however, that he meets the beautiful Irish immigrant, Brigid. Over the next few weeks, Thomas and Brigid become friends, and romance blossoms. Enter Charles Ransom who decides he’s waited long enough to put his ideas for Brigid into action. When Brigid inexplicably goes missing, Thomas teams up with Eliza Ransom, and together they search for Brigid and a missing child. Set in the spring and summer of 1912, “To Find You” is a historical fiction novel and a mystery. Most of all, it is the tale of romance between a man and a woman, and a story about the never-ending love between a mother and child.



THE TWENTIETH OF JANUARY – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Ron McGraw

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

After years of overseas duty, Scott Foster is ready to get out of the intelligence game and go into business for himself. He has the means and credentials, but he’s not prepared for what happens when he’s recalled to Washington. First, he runs into Christine Ormand, the married and soon-to-be Deputy Secretary of State who’s determined to resume their onetime memorable affair and secondly, Scott attracts the attention of lame-duck President Bishop. Bishop, impressed with Scott’s apolitical independence, gives him extraordinary powers and tools to find terrorists who are rumored to be planning a nuclear attack on Washington. Drawn into Bishop’s White House, Scott is taunted by terrorists, entranced by Christine and deterred by a traitor on the president’s cabinet. Nevertheless, Scott pinpoints the looming date of the attack: Inauguration Day, the twentieth of January.



Texas Jack – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Bart Hopkins

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Jack Leonard’s father, Billy, is an alcoholic. Billy isn’t a bad guy. Friends would say he’s the life of the party; his family might refer to him as harmless. After all, he isn’t a mean drunk … he’s a happy drunk. Unfortunately, these things tend to run in the family, and it looks like Jack will inherit his birthright and join his father in the bottle. Then Jack meets a girl, and what once seemed inevitable, never materializes. Samantha fills the little holes in Jack’s life. Fast-forward twenty years and his life is nearly perfect. Except … that would be too easy. Fate has something sinister in store for the Leonard family. Texas Jack is a compelling story about family relationships, redemption, and finding harmony with loved ones. It’s about people at their best and worst and everything in between. At the core is always family. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a family drama, has been close to alcoholism, or believes in the power of love.



Sons of Light – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Shaghne Manning

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Throughout history, from the Oracle at Delphi to Native American shamans, there have always been a few individuals able to see further than the rest of us. They had within themselves the wisdom and the ability to see the future. These seers used their gifts to aid, to counsel, and to heal. Now, though, is a new age, and most seers have given up on, or forgotten their former knowledge in the face of science and modern medicine. Now numbering only a few hundred left in the world, one of these modern day seers resents what has become of them over the years and longs to see their former place of honor in society restoredâ??and to go even further than that. Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Carl Flint is Chairman & CEO of Flint Corp., a multinational conglomerate and the founder of a secretive university in the Rocky Mountains that is identifying and training young seers for a new purpose only he knows. Glen Quinn is one of these first students, and during his first year he goes on an extraordinary journey that takes him to Australia and back in pursuit of an ancient Aboriginal seer artifact purported to extend life. At the same time, he is just trying to navigate living in a world new to him that is simultaneously fascinating and frightening. To do so, he must find out whom he can trust and what it means to be a seer. In the end, he will have to choose between loyalty to the man who is offering him a tremendous opportunity both now and for his future, and his doubts as to whether it is ever acceptable to sacrifice morality in the pursuit of financial and technological gain.



Sapphire Shade – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Ann Serafini

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It’s a blustery day in Prohibition Era Chicago when Asiah O’Connor meets the man that will change everything she knows about humanity and her place in the world. His touch sends a shock of electricity through her, and she snatches her hand back quickly in alarm after only the briefest contact. His green eyes are so intense she feels dizzy and must look away in self-preservation. What is it about this dark stranger that reminds her so much of the mysterious premonition she had on the passage from Ireland nine years ago? When he tells Asiah that she’s destined to save the world from its own path of self-destruction, she immediately believes the handsome rogue belongs in an asylum. In the days that follow, Asiah learns that the world is not the place she thought it was, and that human beings are merely the ancestors of the highly intelligent master race that controls everything in the universe from dreams to the afterlife. Though Asiah is reluctant at first, Chase Brandon takes on the daunting task of training her in the ancient arts that have kept him alive during his 750-year search to find her. Shunned by society for his eccentricity, Chase finds comfort in Asiah’s company as the two realize their growing attraction to each other. No sooner have they met than time grows short as Chase struggles to teach Asiah everything she needs to know about saving the human race from annihilation before other, more evil forces threaten to tear them apart forever. Fantasy, romance, and science-fiction comingle in this first installment of the Sapphire Shade series.



With Love and Crocodiles – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Lindsay Ashford

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Everyone has secrets, but some can change your life forever? July 1943. Eva’s husband is missing after his boat is torpedoed in the South China Sea. Neither a wife nor a widow, she volunteers for a job so physically tough she begins to forget what it feels like to be a woman â?? until, in the heat of an English summer, she comes face-to-face with a man who turns her world upside down. Bill is a black American GI stationed in Britain for the D-Day landings. He thinks a woman like Eva is beyond his reach. And she is afraid of the way he makes her feel. But neither can deny the unstoppable passion that engulfs them in the frantic weeks that follow, when each new day could be their last. Torn between forbidden passion, loyalty and love, Eva is caught in an impossible situation. The decision she makes will echo down generations to come. Set in two contrasting British landscapes, this is a sweeping novel that encompasses three generations of the same family. It takes the reader from the gritty reality of wartime city life to the wild beauty of west Wales. A compelling moving epic full of love, passion and heartbreak â?? inspired by true events. If you liked War Brides, you’ll love this.



One Night at the Jacaranda – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Carol Cooper

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

One man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything. The lives of a motley group of 30-somethings intersect at a booze-fuelled speed-dating event, where lies and disguise get in the way. Dan is trying to conceal a stretch in jail, while time is running out for cancer-stricken Sanjay. Geoff is a burnt-out doctor coping with an ex-wife and erectile trouble, and Michael is the kind of man your mother warned you about. Lawyer Laure aged 38 is desperate to rewrite her abusive past but, for single mum of four Karen, sex is a distant memory she hopes to relive. Undercover journalist Harriet doesn’t think she has an agenda, other than writing articles that get her out of debt to her live-in lover. She’s only there on assignment for RightHere! magazine. Soon however she unexpectedly has to choose between the comfortable life she knows and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness. As Laure, Sanjay, Geoff, Harriet, Karen, Dan and the rest of the bunch discover, it’s not just about finding someone who’s dynamite between the sheets. It’s about finding yourself, and that’s not always where you expect. There’s a real chance of happiness only when they each stop telling lies about who they are. This tale of modern dating features memorable characters and a heart-rending medical strand which reflects the author’s experience as a doctor and brings the story to a satisfying conclusion. There are some darker issues here, but they are treated in a sympathetic way with a light and witty touch.



Nightfall till Daybreak – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jayne Castel

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A young woman taken as a king’s slave, an ambitious warrior in search of a new life in Britannia â?? and the will of one man who rules them both. It is the spring of 629 A.D. in Anglo-Saxon Britannia, and the Kingdom of the East Angles is in turmoil. Ricberht the Usurper has killed the king and taken the throne for his own. Meanwhile, Sigeberht, the exiled stepson of the late King Raedwald of the East Angles, prepares to return to Britannia from Gaul. Freya, a flame-haired and spirited young woman, meets an arrogant stranger on the East Anglian shore. Days later, she finds herself torn from her old life and forced into slavery. When Sigeberht attacks Rendlaesham and takes back the throne for his family, Freya discovers the man who stole a kiss from her on the shore is the new king’s right-hand. Aidan of Connacht has followed Sigeberht since boyhood. He owes the new king his life, and his freedom. Yet, Aidan does not expect to fall in love with the king’s beautiful slave. Sigeberht has returned to Britannia for vengeance, but soon discovers that reckoning comes at a price. In the shadow of approaching war between the East Angles and the Mercians, the fates of Freya and Aidan are intertwined with that of their king. With the warmongering Mercian King, Penda, marching on their border and a looming battle between the two armies, Sigeberht refuses to face the danger â?? a decision that will change all of their lives forever. ‘Nightfall till Daybreak’ is a timeless tale of love in a world where only the strong survived. Can Freya and Aidan’s blossoming passion endure duty, treachery and war?



Rose Bagabeenee of the Moose District: Quite Possibly the Real Story Behind Cinderella – 2014 ABNA Entry

by M.E. Yaeger

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

This is a humorous story of adventure, friendship, and orthopedic shoes. Rose Bagabeenee is a spirited girl whose physical disability fires her imagination to think up wacky inventions, like her wind-propelled tricycle and roller stilts. After a poisonous spider kills her father, she and her mother are shot through the air by an enormous slingshot, in accordance with the aboriginal Poohkey funeral instructions left behind. Loved ones flood the Bagabeenee House with their tears, forcing the head housekeeper to remove the rugs and the butler to restrict the entry of anyone under two feet for fear of drowning. The exception is Rose’s 23.5-inch Uncle Roopert, an excellent swimmer who rows elegantly from room to room in a bucket. Eventually Lady Torvikia remarries a widower with a daughter, but she is soon widowed again when his ship the Lucky Star does not return. By no fault of their own, the Bagabeenee family fortune is lost. Refusing to choose between poverty and marrying for money, Lady Torvikia converts the majestic Bagabeenee House into a boarding house. This introduces a host of new characters, among them stinky Lord Dolfred, flighty Young Lady Mossberry, and Baby Fourleaf who perpetually gets the smart-mouthed, cigar-smoking Sandra Ella into trouble with her stepmother. After Rose is romantically rejected because she uses a cane, sways, and drags one foot when she walks, she destroys her orthopedic shoes. She remakes them into “shoescapes,” wanting to give people “something to really stare at.” Her attempt to draw negative attention to herself fails when others admire her orthopedic shoes as unique works of art, leading some to even try to imitate her. It all comes to a head at the royal ball when Rose realizes it is she who defines who she is and what she can do.



The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Joan Lipinsky Cochran

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Since separating from her philandering husband, Boca Raton food writer Rebecca Ruchinsky has struggled to build a closer relationship with her quirky and contentious father, Tootsie. Then, one evening, as they’re sitting on the front porch of the retirement home where he lives, the widow of a gangster murdered 50 years earlier accuses Tootsie of being the killer. Tootsie admits to Rebecca that he ratted on the gangster. But he denies murdering him. Shocked, Rebecca sets out on a quest to discover the truth about her father. She learns he worked for the Jewish mafia â?? running numbers for the Cuban lottery, beating up Nazi sympathizers, and smuggling arms to Israeli independence fighters. When she discovers he knocked off his best friend for the syndicate, Rebecca is devastated. She must decide if she will accept her father’s criminal past and move forward in their relationship. Or cut him out of her life. The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter explores the precarious and colorful world of the Jewish gangster of 1940s and 1950s Miami and New York. It is a mystery that reveals how the sins of a father are visited on a daughter, as Tootsie’s enemies gun for Rebecca. It is also a story of healing that shows how a father’s love and daughter’s forgiveness can bring redemption to the most hardened criminal. Finally, The Yiddish Gangster’s Daughter tells the story of how our parents’ relationships shape our own, as Rebecca discovers she can forgive her husband only by coming to terms with her father’s infidelity.



Dundee International Book Prize Shortlist 2013

by Robert Nicholas Murgatroyd

The Dundee International Book Prize has established itself as the UK’s premier prize for debut novelists. The £10,000 cash award together with publication by Cargo Publishing, make The Dundee International Book Prize highly valued by tomorrow’s great new writers seeking to break into the publishing world. The award, now running for the eighth time, is for an unpublished novel on any theme and in any genre. Dundee is a city which embraces writers – A.L. Kennedy was born and bred in the city and Douglas Dunn, Kate Atkinson, John Burnside, Bill Duncan and Rosamunde Pilcher are amongst the “glitterati” who have drawn on the City of Discovery for their inspiration over the last two decades. The 2012 shortlist boasts talented debut authors from as far afield as the New Zealand and the USA.



Odin’s Wake – 2014 ABNA Entry

by R.W. Magill

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

While in the vicinity of the Flemish Cap area of the North Atlantic, a fire broke out in the engine room of the Icelandic f/v Odin. In the course of events, a mechanical failure of unknown origin resulted in flooding in the engine room. The crew could not stop the flooding and eventually abandoned ship. So begins the report on the foundering of the Odin, a sixteen-hundred ton commercial fishing vessel insured at just over six million dollars. The loss of the sturdy vessel was hardly routine, as the ship was lost under uncharacteristically calm conditions. Reconstructing catastrophic events is all part of the normal workload for former Naval Officer and forensic engineer Will Kelly, who has been hired to investigate the accident and piece together the likely chain of events. But sorting out what has happened is proving more than a little difficult. Will has his own problems to deal with, including an impossible workload, a mysteriously missing employee, and a disintegrating relationship with his beautiful ex-wife. And in a quiet suburb not far from Will Kelly’s Green Lake home, long-time Seattle police detective Jimmy Songhkla has just begun an investigation into a sadistic torture and killing. Songhkla is psychologically scarred from a decades-old search for one of the Pacific Northwest’s most notorious serial killers, and is determined to stop the brutal new murderer before he strikes again. A vessel lost at sea. A mutilated corpse. And at the nexus of the seemingly unrelated mysteries lies an unsuspecting family, a family that will soon find itself in utter peril?



Another Word for Sister – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Cheryl Irwin

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

NEW ZEALAND, 1876. ANOTHER WORD FOR SISTER is the story of two sisters and the man they both love. Lily and Rose Quinn are identical twins with ties to an ancient lineage of Celtic wise women. Liam McCann is an Irish farmer making his way in a new land who is irrevocably drawn into Rose and Lily’s private world. Since birth Lily and Rose have had a strong telepathic connection and have never been apart. But when they emigrate to New Zealand, they end up working in different households. Lily meets and falls in love with Liam, but Liam finds it difficult loving Lily without also loving Rose. Rose is torn between loyalty to her sister and her own feelings for Liam. Will the bonds Lily and Rose formed during their mysterious childhood strangle them as adults? Can they be whole without each other? Can the wisdom of their grandmother help them survive when tragedy intervenes? Can they defy death? Can love save them? “What happens when love is not what the world expects it to be, assumes it to be? Because the truth is that sometimes love can burst its banks, overflow in a wild rush of feeling and whoever is standing on the edges, just dipping their toes, is swept away and there is no time to ask for permission and no time to seek authorization. It is more a matter of keeping your head above water and not breathing in too many of the sparks in the air.” ANOTHER WORD FOR SISTER is a mystical journey of love, loss and loving again set against a backdrop of pioneering in colonial New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-473-26921-0 312 pages



Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 1

Ever wanted to hunt a notorious ghost through the halls of a spooky old house?  Be swept away at a Regency ball?  Solve a murder mystery, Vegas style?  Then Tor and Forge might have the perfect summer read for you.

With this sampler, Tor and Forge Books proudly present a one-of-a-kind collection of articles written by our authors, excerpts of forthcoming books, and unique content. We’re highlighting a cross-section of our exciting new titles in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult fiction, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, women’s fiction, and mysteries and thrillers. 

In addition to short articles written by our authors and excerpts from some of our forthcoming titles, this sampler includes a special roundtable discussion between five of the Tor / Forge editors.  From submission guidelines to eBooks (and more!), this roundtable offers a wealth of invaluable advice to new and aspiring authors.

In this collection . . .

*DEBORAH COONTS gives readers a taste of Vegas nightlife in “Casual Sex,” an all-new short story featuring the irrepressible Lucky O’Toole from the recent novel, Lucky Stiff.

*CARRIE BEBRIS provides the discerning reader an informative and entertaining Field Guide to Regency Men.  You simply mustn’t attend another ball until you’ve read this!

*A special preview of New York Times bestselling author W. BRUCE CAMERON’s next book, Emory’s Gift, provides a glimpse into a heartwarming new novel about a boy and his bear.

*Debut author NICOLE “COCO” MARROW takes readers on a genre-bending thrill ride in the first chapter of her novel, Angel. 

*New York Times bestselling author CARRIE VAUGHN writes candidly about reaching a milestone ten books in her long-running urban fantasy series.  Also included is a special preview of the next Kitty Norville adventure, Kitty’s Big Trouble.

*Tor and Forge editors discuss writing, publishing, and falling in love in a candid editorial roundtable revealing what editors areâ??and are notâ??looking for in a submission.

With more features and novel previews by:

KENDARE BLAKE

REBECCA CANTRELL

LISA DESROCHERS

CAROLE NELSON DOUGLAS

RHIANNON FRATER

KIKI HAMILTON

MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL

L. JAGI LAMPLIGHTER

JON LAND

J. A. PITTS

CHERIE PRIEST

GABI STEVENS

PATRICK TAYLOR F. PAUL WILSON

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.



Black Denim Lit v1 #1

by Christopher T. Garry

Edited by Christopher T. Garry, the first issue of Black Denim Lit brings you a Science Fiction story, “Can and Should,” by George Burdick. This asks, is it arrogant to do something that we are clearly capable of–that we were designed to do by means of evolution? Why “Black Denim”…? In work clothes, black denim is a less pretentious than khaki and more understated than blue jeans. This typifies the tone of writing style that appeals to our magazine: grounded, approachable and unassuming. Our tastes consider that “lasting artistic merit” can emerge from almost anywhere.



Deadly Election – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Arthur Crandon

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Hidden deep in the dense, humid, jungles of Asia is a shameful secret. For seventy years the barbaric acts of cruelty committed by the Japanese Imperial Army were hidden from the world. Times have changed, but the murders continue – the culprit now a corrupt politician, Senator Enrique Consuelo. Deadly Election is based on real events. The defeated General Yamashito and his band of cut-throat soldiers retreat, scrambling through the dense Philippine jungle towards the sea and freedom. But the advancing troops of the American General McCarthy are in close pursuit – too close for Yamashito. Tired and hungry the General’s men bury the treasure and gold – the spoils of war, deep within the jungle in an effort to enable their escape. Many years pass by, and the jungle guards its secret hoard until the fateful day three youths stumble upon a cache of hidden gold. Their good fortune is short-lived – the boys are brutally murdered and the gold disappears once more. But the murderers were careless. These new atrocities were witnessed by a retired Australian soldier – Paul Rowntree, who seeks his own rewards through blackmail. Consuelo is unwilling to part with his ill-gotten gains and hatches a plan to murder Paul – no witness, no problem – or so he assumes. But even the best laid plans are apt to fail. A downward spiral of murder, betrayal, intrigue and infidelity transpires that will shake his world to its very core. A power struggle instigated by Paul to bring the Senator down, ends with Consuelo’s capture. His loyal young wife, Chloe tries to support him but is out of her depth. Paul gets revenge but he is not a man to give up on an opportunity. He finds a way to profit from his efforts.



I ran

by John Evans

A troubled writer finds out that the little old woman he trades morning curtsies with shares more than just his secluded beachfront get away.

Their relationship turns into a journey of memories and murders, ending in a nightmare that test his sanity.

Preview of the first two chapters.



Take My Hand – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Christina Sol

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Alexandra Garcia arrives in Kingston Bay, Washington bruised, battered and unsure. However, she knows that she’s lucky to be alive. With her abusive husband in prison, Alex is determined to build a new life for herself and her unborn child. The last thing she’s looking for is any sort of romantic relationship â?? and most definitely NOT a knight in shining armor. But there’s just something about her handsome neighbor that makes her look twice and definitely gets under her skin. In a good way. Sheriff Quinn Malloy has sworn off damsels in distress â?? especially those with lots of baggage. When Alex moves in next door, he instinctively feels duty bound to protect her. He tells himself it’s because he’s the Sheriff, but he knows better. Against his better judgment, he finds himself fascinated by Alex’s compelling mix of strength and vulnerability. Alex and Quinn’s friendship quickly turns into something more. Together they learn what it means to trust, to live, and to love. But when the threatening phone calls start and her husband promises to return and destroy the new life she’s built, will their relationship survive? More importantly, will Alex and her baby survive?
Take My Hand Contemporary Romance with Suspense Elements 71,760 Words



The Redemption of Red Fire Woman – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Kathleen Rude

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When mural artist Sarah Cavanaugh lands the commission of a lifetimeâ??a three-month stint on a millionaire’s ranch in a remote river valley in the mountains of western Coloradoâ??she steps into a mystery that has reached through time to ensnare her. While in the local museum, Sarah faints after viewing a primitive bear claw necklace made by Ute Indians. She is plagued from that day forward by an inexplicable palsy in her left hand and ominous nightmares. The only person who understands what is happening to her is Duncan Hawk, an enigmatic Ute medicine man. Duncan’s helpâ??and Sarah’s compelling attraction to his troubled nephewâ??will change her life and her sense of reality forever.

As Sarah becomes involved in the landscapes, people and history she’s commissioned to paint, she finds herself an unwitting participant in a tragic story that began 160 years ago and in an environmental conflict that threatens the valley’s way of life. These seemingly unrelated events share a haunting connection that Duncan was warned about in a vision. Ancestral spirits suggests Sarah holds the key to healing the past and altering the future. But is she willing to risk her heart and her life to do as the spirits demand?

The Redemption of Red Fire Woman blends suspense and romance in this riveting journey of self-discovery, rich with sacred ceremony, treacherous obsession and timeless love.



Oaxaca Chocolate – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Charles Kerns

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Oaxaca Chocolate is a travelogue, a cross-border mystery, a taste of the comida and mezcal from Mexico’s colonial capital high in the scenic, southern highlands. Retired expat Roberto Evans investigates the destruction of his favorite bakery in the Centro, follows money flowing down from the States, and samples good breakfast hangouts. Oaxaca Chocolate is the perfect book to prepare for a Oaxaca visitâ??an introduction to its gracious people, historic architecture and warm-sun living with a little crime on the side.



Riding Elevators – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Lucy Partridge

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

We find Aster and Jake in bed on a perfect fall morning. Their relationship is envied by those around them and on this idyllic morning Jake tells Aster that he had known for some time that they will one day get married. We flash forward two years to find Jake about to get married, but soon realise the woman he is marrying is not Aster. Riding elevators is the story of a couple in love and the secret that destroyed their relationship. Somehow Aster has found herself playing the piano at her ex’s ceremony and on the way to the wedding Aster, her friend and her brother reflect on the relationship. At a shopping mall where a broken down escalator forces Aster to take the elevator, she meets Jake, who joking afterwards, says that he’d wished it might break down so they would have had a few more moments alone. This chance encounter pioneered a series of dates searching for that one elevator that might break down. Along the way we get to know the characters, the people in their lives and experience the highs and often humorous lows of the relationship. Even after the break up, no one is sure what the catalyst for it might have been, but it is only hours before his wedding that they are able to confront the truth about what happened that Fourth of July. Will Jake say I do? Will the relationship reconcile? Or are some things too broken to be fixed? Riding elevators is the story of a couple in love and the secret that destroyed their relationship. Funny, yet heart breaking, Riding Elevator’s will keep you guessing until the end.



The Boudicca Parchments – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Adam Palmer

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

At an archaeological dig site in England, a night-time intruder finds a parchment written in Hebrew script. Thousands of miles away, Semitic language expert Daniel Klein receives a blurred image on his smart phone. But when he goes to meet the sender – a fraudster with whom he has crossed swords in the past – he walks into an ambush. On the run, accused of murder – pursued not only by the police but also by a ruthless ultra-orthodox Jewish sect – he is helped by a beautiful Irish-Israeli Mossad officer. They follow a trail of clues that takes them from London to Rome to Jerusalem, in a quest for the link between two of the Roman Empire’s most troublesome opponents: the ancient Britons and the Judeans. But who are these ultra-orthodox Jews trying to stop him – even to he point of targeting his family? And why are they being helped a glamorous, antisemitic former fashion model? Could it be that what Daniel has stumbled upon is equally threatening to the Belgravia-based beauty and the small Jewish sect in their self-imposed ghetto? With the predators closing in from all sides, Daniel must keep his wits about him, as danger lurks in every corner – and he doesn’t know whom he can trust.



African Duel – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Mark Cotterell

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

In the run-up to a national election in Zimbabwe, several families, both black and white, are actively trying to prevent the subversion of the process. Chaos and violence contribute to the uncertainty of the outcome and the dangers of organising counter-measures. A romance between members of two culturally-different families adds complications when there is an assassination.



Anya’s Ocean – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Trevor Faulkner

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Anya Ward is on a luxury cruise for her sixteenth birthday. It’s a refreshing change of pace considering everyone she’s ever cared for is dead. There was the car accident that took her parents, and then the fire, the elephant, and the burglary. For eleven years Anya was passed between orphanage and caregiver, each time losing her new family. In fact, this is how she became the first child declared unadoptable by the state. So, it’s not surprising she’s a little upset when pirates interrupt her vacation and sink her plans to the bottom of the ocean. Lost at sea, Anya finds herself stranded with an unlikely group of teenage misfits. Unfortunately, the journey home is looking just as ill-fated as her past. Guided by a blue-eyed stranger, the forced companions must look to each other for survival. An island of thirteen life-stealing months, a steam powered pirate ship and its bipolar captain, a kingdom under the spell of a sleep-inducing siren, and a silver-haired specter who won’t leave Anya alone are all on the itinerary for the treacherous trip home. But out on the ocean, the bonds Anya forms with her fellow survivors may hold the key to unlocking her past and tearing down the walls around her heart. That is, if they can make it out alive. The Odyssey with a modern twist, Anya’s Ocean is an epic tale of an orphan lost at sea and the secret behind the misfortune that follows her. It’s a dark, fantastic journey through the emotional healing of a young girl and the importance of letting others in. A fresh and inventive tale, Anya’s Ocean is geared toward young adult readers and emphasizes the measure of our worth and how our actions define us.



A Tent for the Sun – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Mary Ellen Feron

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A Tent for the Sun is the first of three books in a trilogy based on the author’s family history in 19th. Century Ireland. In A Tent for the Sun we first meet Tom Phalen and Meg Wynn, characters based on the aiuthor’s third great-grandparents, Michael Maloney and Margaret Webb. The year is 1835. The place is Glynmor Castle in the valley of Clydagh Glyn, County Mayo, Ireland. The story is one of star-crossed lovers caught up in the class and religious struggles that set the stage for the near destruction of a way of life. The Wynns and the Phalens co-exist peacefully within their designated classes until Meg and Tom fall in love. The lovers’ illicit liaison explodes the false serenity of their lives and Meg’s father, Lord Jeffrey Wynn, responds swiftly and violently, plunging the lovers into exile. Their life together is threatened from the beginning by a political system that reaches its long tentacles into the very heart of both castle and cottage. A Tent for the Sun could be any family’s story. The characters of Tom and Meg embody their land, their class cultures and their history. Tom, strong and handsome, is a man of quiet depth and fierce loyalty. Lovely Meg is the fine, graceful child of privilege. Filled with passion and adventure, their story takes the reader into the towns and kitchens of Western Ireland where Tom and Meg, each sustained by different faiths, take us on a spiritual journey as they face their uncertain future.



Beyond the Sparkle Forest

by Camilia Wilson

16 year old Marianna Altimerg and her 13 year old sister Bethany Altimerg live a normal and steady life. But one day a mysterious letter appears with a gold star, and that could only mean there is magic. After reading the letter, Marianna and Bethany set off to the mythical place-The Sparkle Forest, and beyond, little do they know that, what they will discover and achieve will change their lives forever.



Black Flag – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jake Morris

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A find and a fix: that was the job. Locate the target, fix her to an address, observe and await further instructions. It should have been easy. When ex-soldier Owen Gallagher accepts a freelance surveillance assignment he thinks it’s just another job, but that’s before this off-the-books tasking ensnares him in an ever-deepening mystery. As he hunts to find the enigmatic young woman who has drawn him back into a world of violence and death, Gallagher finds himself in the middle of a plot to lure the UK and US into war with Iran. With the assistance of former military colleagues, a mercenary with anger-management issues, a Chelsea Pensioner, a smattering of gangsters, a confused MI5 officer, and various London low-lifes, Gallagher must gather and decode all the pieces of a puzzle that threatens to drag the world into the abyss. Wanted by the police and intelligence services, Gallagher has to move fast as events rapidly unfold in a series of devastating attacks on Britain and America. Fighting his own demons along the way, this former member of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment seeks answers among the shadows of global security that are inhabited by intelligence operatives, state-sponsored killers and terrorists. On their journey through a maze of conspiracy, betrayal and intrigue, the comradeship of veterans binds together a group of men fighting a new kind of battle, in a war where politics and deceit are the real weapons of mass destruction. Black Flag is an action-packed story that brings the espionage novel bang up to date for the twenty-first century. Packed full of dark humour and geopolitical issues, this is an unsettling work that will both trouble and delight the modern thriller reader. If you’re expecting another brainless action adventure, this isn’t it.



Yaguara – 2014 ABNA Entry

by P.A. Morris

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

After returning to her dig in Mosul Iraq after being abducted to the jungles of Meso-America, noted archaeologist Anastasia Nedved receives a mysterious e-mail asking for help from an old colleague searching for the Lost City of Gold somewhere in the Amazon. A city reported by the Conquistadores to be guarded by mystical headhunters. She also learns that Sergeant Terry, the soldier who complicated her life while rescuing her in Meso-America has miraculously survived and returned to Mosul to heal from his wounds. Ana needs to convince Sergeant Terry to guard her once again. This time in the Amazon jungle. There would be no rest for the man who moved so quickly and fought so skillfully to protect her before. An Aspie, as well as a master of aikido, his movements and primal instincts were so similar to the feared jaguar that the natives had named him “Yaguara”. But Terry’s biggest obstacle isn’t his health. During their previous trek, he and Ana learned a lot about each other, as well as themselves. They bickered and taunted each other constantly. Neither was prepared to face the fact that they might truly care about each other. So follow the two main characters and chuckle at their never ending battle of wits, from confrontations with Amazonian headhunters, to the barren West Texas plains, the source of a mysterious scourge of mass destruction bent on destroying a global power. They must stop the sinister leader of the paramilitary organization behind it. The Good Guys include the big Texas FBI agent Freddie Larsen who speaks more Texan than English; the 400 pound Orpheus, an Interpol agent with his own agenda; Moses, a goodhearted headhunter; and Kuruk, a West Texas Apache on his own mission. A unique, fast-paced blend of a thriller plot and humorous characters.



The Curse of Service – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Anita Davie

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The Curse of Service Alan Stanmore and his wife Jo, a Colonel in the British Army, live on a sovereign base in Cyprus. The garrison is familiar ground for Alan: his family was posted here during the Turkish invasion in 1974, and a decade later after his father became a hero of the Falklands War. Traumatized and guilt-ridden by an incident in Kosovo in which a young soldier and a Serbian girl died, Alan resigned his commission eleven years ago. Today he is a househusband and part-time tennis coach, conducting a desultory affair with born again Christian Andrea, wife of the Head of Military Police, Major Bill “The Bull” Turner. When Alan’s youngest child, Lucy, goes missing, he is reassured that an old friend, Chief Inspector Stefanos Papadopoulos, is heading up the investigation jointly with Bill. Events unfold rapidly: a married soldier is implicated, there are indications of Russian mafia involvement, and Alan too becomes a suspect. Finding Stefanos strangely distant and Bill more interested in avenging his wife’s infidelity than in solving the case, Alan takes matters into his own hands. Clues, intuition, and a creeping sense of destiny lead him to the ghost town of Varosha in Turkish occupied northern Cyprus, where international crime-fighting and diplomatic agencies have no jurisdiction. Alan discovers the kidnapper’s identity and motive. The ramparts of Othello’s Tower provide the spectacular back-drop to a denouement in which Alan finds redemption for past actions and resolves to start his life afresh. Set in the sweltering summer of 2010, this fast paced thriller provides insights into life in the post-imperial, austerity-hit British military, as well as the complex dynamic of relations between Greek, Turkish, British and Russian communities on a small Mediterranean island.



Remembering Poppy Mountain – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Haven Logan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Allie Tabor’s life is finally moving in a positive direction. She loves her job as marketing director of Degano Wines. Her boss, the handsome Francesco Degano, has just proposed, and they are only waiting for his parents’ arrival from Italy to announce their engagement. The past four years have been difficult ones for Allie. When her mother Gina was diagnosed with cancer, Allie chose to return to California to care for her. In order to be with her mother, Allie had to give up going to England with Jamie McKenzie, the man she loved, changing the direction of her life. Allie’s world is shattered again when she finds a letter from her mother, following her death. The letter reveals that Gina was not her birth mother, that in 1968 a stranger gave Allie to Gina to take care of for the afternoon at Poppy Mountain Ranch and never returned. Until this point, the one thing Allie could always count on was the steadiness of her parents. If the letter is true, she had been abandoned as a baby, and everyone important in her life has lied to her for twenty-eight years. Allie decides to look for answers from the five friends who were with Gina that day at Poppy Mountain Ranch. Her search takes her across the country from Lincoln, Massachusetts to New York City to Los Angeles to Orcas Island in Washington State. She struggles to understand the wild, hippie world of her parents’ youth and begins to question her own choices when Jamie McKenzie comes back into her life. This is a story that will delight your senses, intrigue your mind, and touch your heart.



Late-Blooming Women – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Catharine Gimbel

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Tate Beckett thinks life may have given up on her. First, there was the January health scare. In May, she lost her dad. At his funeral, her daughter informed her that her perfect marriage might be on the rocks. Then Tate’s dog died. All she wants to do is go back to bed. But, no matter how much she sleeps, she still wakes up to reality. At the suggestion of a grief counselor, Tate begins a quest for something that will shake up her worldâ??in a good way. She finds it in the most unlikely place, a web site dedicated to helping women stay sexually active into their so-called â??golden years.’ The web site is for sale, and intrigued and a little terrified, Tate impulsively puts in an offer. Surrendering to another impulse, Tate embarks on her first ever solo vacation. Confident that what happened in Hawaii will stay in Hawaii, she returns to San Francisco determined to focus all of her energy on her new career as an Internet entrepreneur. All goes well until Tate’s family gathers for Christmas. Her daughter Chloe is eager to share her capricious moods, but not her secrets. Her brother Kyle and his partner Marc arrive with a wholly unexpected and entirely unwelcome house guest and news of their pending nuptials. Tate manages to get through the holidays by telling herself everything will return to normal once they all leave! Wrong. As winter morphs into spring and spring into summer, Tate has to juggle her increasingly demanding family, her belovedâ??if scaryâ??new job, and a crazy little thing called love. Finally acknowledging that she’s a survivor, Tate starts to weave these disparate elements together into a tapestry that will be the story of her amazing life as a late-blooming woman.



No Secret Handshakes – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Orion King

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

This isn’t my tribe, Ali thought, surveying her fellow brothers in arms. As they listened to the debriefing in fidgety, sweaty silence, it appeared the mission they’d just pulled off was a success. It didn’t matter. Ali wanted out of mercenary moonlighting. A few days after the mission, a rogue member of C8, contacts Ali in person. It’s not clear if he’s trying to warn her or use her for his own immediate protection or bait. It’s also not clear why they are both shot as noncombatants in an apparent act of random street violence. Ali returns to her hometown, Howard, Ohio, to convalesce temporarily. As she becomes reacquainted with her estranged father, aunt, and uncle she discovers an extraordinary secret. Since the Cold War this college town has been a sanctuary for spies and members of the Witness Protection Program. Ali can’t help but question what brought her own family to Howard as it begins dawning on her that her stay in Howard may be permanent. Ali and her Aunt Louise have a chance encounter with an elderly family friend, Virginia, who owns a farm next to the small municipal airport on the outskirts of town. When Virginia dies suddenly, to everyone’s surprise, Ali comes to own the farm. Amid a quirky cast of “How Weird” locals, Ali must adjust to the challenges of her new bucolic and academic life just as a mysterious man appears and turns her world upside down. This debut novel, the first in a series, tells the interwoven stories of the people who come and go in Howard, where it’s hard to know if people are what they seem, for there are no secret handshakes.



Butterfly Jar – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jalondra A.D. Brown

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Butterfly Jar is a literary, urban, coming of age novel about an African American girl growing up in a turbulent family against the backdrop of the 1992 Rodney King Uprisings in LA. Appropriate for teens and adults, the novel is from a young girl’s perspective but chronicles the drama of both her parent’s rocky marriage and an imploding city, amidst the hilarity and pain of adolescence.



Project Lachesis – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Nita DeBorde

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A mysterious fog spreads over the global, wiping out 90% of the world’s population. A small group of survivor’s learns the truth about the fog, putting their lives in danger.



Twisted Lessons – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Randy Overbeck

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Teen suicides are always beyond comprehension. How could one so young think life is no longer worth living? But, to Counselor Martha Langer, the death of the beautiful, talented and bubbly Courtney Sterling is impossible to understand. And maybe, her fault. The day before, Courtney had stopped in to see her about “something important,” but Marsha had a meeting to attend and put her off. Marsha becomes obsessed with learning what drove Courtney to such a desperate act. She interviews everyone in Courtney’s lifeâ??mom, students and friends, her preacher, teachers, and coaches. Piece by piece, she assembles a very different picture of the teen and pries open a portal to a secret underworld of manipulation and sexploitation. One with Coach Harry Temple, the scion of one of the richest and most powerful families in California, right in the center. Not to mention the most successful coach in school history. Twisted Lessons is a novel of suspense and intrigue, set in a picturesque town perched on one of the most beautiful shorelines in America, the central California coast. Told through the eyes of a naive, but compassionate educator, the narrative explores one of the most taboo issues in schools today, and places her at the vortex of a struggle between between morality and justice and money and school politics.



Forbidden – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Shine Storm

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Orphaned at the age of eighteen, Jasmine Khan found shelter and solace in the home of Zarik Qureshi, her best friend’s brother. He was older, married and as hungry for love as she was. Alone and rendered mute by the tragedy of her parents’ death, Jasmine lost herself in the comfort of his arms and their relationship soon reached a point where she was ready to sacrifice everything for him. But one day, it all fell apart and she escaped from her desert home, seeking to be distracted from the pain in the sultry ambience of Italy. That was where she met Armaan. Sexy, shameless and incapable of taking no for an answer. Jasmine had no idea what to make of him and the feelings of overwhelming lust that she experienced whenever he was around. Tired of always having to deny herself love because of her disrupted past, she decides to use Armaan for her own pleasure, to gain some semblance of control of her life. Little did she know that he was even more dangerous to her peace of mind than her former lover. Even though she had sworn never to look back, fate brings all three of them together and Jasmine is forced to make a decision that would change her life forever. On one side is the man she knew that she would always love but who had broken her. On the other side, is the man who is the object of her sexual desire and who never fails to intrigue her because of his cavalier approach to life and sensual nature. For her, it is a battle between lust and love but for the two men, it is war…where her happiness is the only thing worth fighting for.



Brookdale and Beyond: A Barry Lyga Sampler

by Barry Lyga

Welcome to the Barry Lyga Sampler!
In this e-book, you’ll find excerpts from four of Barry’s young adult novels, collectively referred to as the “Brookdale books,” since they share a common setting in the fictional town of Brookdale, Maryland. Each excerpt here features a short introduction by Barry, as well as a snippet of an interview about the book. We’ve also included some free short stories. And as a special treat for you, those who have downloaded this sampler, we are proud to present the first chapter of Mangaman, Barry’s first graphic novel, with art by the illustrious Colleen Doran!
We hope you enjoy this look at Barry’s work. To buy any of the novels (including Mangaman), visit your local bookstore or favorite online bookseller.   Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com, www.facebook.com/barrylyga, and www.twitter.com/barrylyga.



Lost in Translation: A Short Story

by P. K. Gallagher

American Wren Saunders is halfway through a semester studying French language and culture in Paris. Li Hai is a Chinese student finishing up a business degree from La Sorbonne. The only thing they have in common is an imperfect grasp of French, and as their time together draws to a close, Wren discovers that this is not quite enough.



Death Cards – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Scott Hudak

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Nothing is quite as it seems in this twisting new crime novel, Death Cards, where an investigation into a teenager’s disappearance reveals that even the simplest of events can cover up a much darker reality. When eighteen-year-old Lauren Shor is abducted on December 16, 1977, Detective Ralph DeSantis and the New York City police department plunge into a full scale investigation. A year passes with no leads until the Shor family receives a holiday card from Lauren’s abductor, tormenting them with accusations that her death is retribution for their own wickedness. “Death cards” arrive postmarked every December 16 for the next twenty-three years and Lauren’s unsolved case becomes buried, until it eventually lands on the desk and into the life of Detective Paula Brocton. As Detective Brocton’s determination to discover the truth drives her to dig even deeper into the past, secrets slowly reveal themselves-secrets that were meant to stay buried.



The Dalhart Pursuit – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Randall Jarmon

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Greg Dalhart developed software that can find any fugitive in the U.S. Now it is tracking him down as he runs for his life. Suddenly, Greg Dalhart has become worth many millions of dollars dead. The killers after him, and the woman with him, will soon learn the same things: Greg Dalhart and his software are not what they had seemed — and one of the two is evil.



The Silver Promise – 2014 ABNA Entry

by William Walker

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The Silver Promise: Pitch For her entire, adult existence Juliet Driscoll has remained locked within herself. Orphaned as a toddler and abused as a young girl, she presently maintains a precarious emotional balance working as a bar waitress at a popular North Dakota watering hole. Her free time is spent solving complicated engineering problems through an on-line university. She dreams of obtaining an engineering degree, all the while unaware that she and her brother are the rightful heirs to a silver mining fortune. She partially succeeds in tamping down her defensive personality when Nickolas Olsen re-enters her life. He is not the same person whose high school kisses she rejected. He’s been away from Sherwood for a long whileâ??first the army and college, then almost four years of medical school brought to an abrupt halt by the death of his parents. Now he’s an almost-doctor playing sheriff for real, and as he treats a deep, lacerated wound in her hand, he begins to suspect that something is terribly wrong in Juliet’s past. Together they begin to unravel her true identity, an identity that places Juliet in the crosshairs of murder attempts so callous that only her quick thinking allows her to survive. In a twisting path of treachery and danger, Juliet confronts the legacy of her birthright, and in the process finally awakens to the astonishing power of a first love.



Eros – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Helen Harper

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

William Shakespeare once wrote that, “Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad.” The trouble is that Cupid himself would probably agree. As probably the last person in the world who’d appreciate hearts, flowers and romance, Coop is convinced that true love doesn’t exist â?? which is rather unfortunate considering he’s also known as Cupid, the God of Love. He’d rather spend his days drinking, womanising and generally having as much fun as he possible can. As far as he’s concerned, shooting people with bolts of pure love is a waste of his timeâ??but then his path crosses with that of shy and retiring Skye Sawyer and nothing will ever be quite the same again. Eros is a seductive re-telling of the classic Greek myth, Cupid and Psyche.



Elegy – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Hannah Heath Johnson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

They would be living in a speckled yellow cottage, six miles from the Nile River and, best of all, a world away from anyone they knew. Three years after the death of their daughter, Amber and Charlie Elliot are weeks away from a new lifeâ??a new country, a new job, a new homeâ??when Amber tells a lie. A lie that sabotages Charlie’s career, destroys their dreams, and anchors them to Parkin, a dying Arkansas farm-town Amber doesn’t love but can’t leave.

The same town where Sarah Scott lives in a stifling, abandoned trailer, eight-months pregnant and two weeks sober, trying to figure out how to re-gain custody of her eight-year-old daughter and where to borrow a car.

Enter Mabel Rogers, Charlie’s eighty-nine-year-old grandmother, who carefully waters a house plant she’s watered for thirty years and spends much of her time on the phone with her sister. Until she knocks on Sarah’s door.

When Charlie and Amber are asked to become foster parents for Sarah’s daughter and niece, the lives of these womenâ??a grieving mother in a crumbling marriage, a recovering addict desperate for a new start, and a widow trying to avoid the past that demands answers she still doesn’t haveâ??intersect powerfully and explosively. As Mabel forms an unlikely friendship with Sarah, pitting herself squarely against Charlie and Amber in an unpredictable battle for the custody of two little girls, the struggle that follows leaves old wounds hovering thick and heavy, like smoke rising off charred Arkansas rice fields.

The unique voices of Amber, Sarah, and Mabel combine to tell this story that becomes all three of theirs, a story of loss and betrayal, of sisterhood and of friendship, and of untold secrets.



Death of an Elephant – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Brij Mohan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Death of an Elephant is an allegory of existence. The author’s debut as a novelist marks a new beginning in general fiction. A childhood experienceâ??killing of an elephant in a feudal familyâ??represents a fictionalized reality. The protagonist, Pran Dubey, is a retired professor in a racist university in Southern USA. He is a conflicted man at the crossroads of civility. His eastern soul and western mind confounds his life. Pran’s life is torn apart by Diaspora neurosis at the intersections of past and present, east and west, tradition and modernity and, finally, life and death. An estranged outsider meets absurdity like the demise of a loyal elephant poisoned by of his own keepers.



Golden River – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Theresa Rose

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Thirty three year old Jasmine Anders is an insecure clairvoyant who has finally escaped from an abusive relationship in Fort Collins, Colorado and begun a new life with a new job in Moab, Utah. On the two-day drive through the Colorado mountains, she discovers the exquisite guitar playing and dark chocolate vocals of the late Texas country star, Tom DeVries. Jasmine becomes an instant fan, adopting Tom DeVries’ music as the soundtrack for her new life in the desert and her new job working for the chaotic, Rodeo Review. With the help of her joyful, beer-swilling boss, Jasmine becomes the owner of a charming adobe home, fully aware that the house is haunted by a seductive male presence that turns out to be the spirit of Tom DeVries himself. Tom is desperate to complete some unfinished business, left behind when he rolled his T-Bird in the Arizona desert. Jasmine, with her ability to communicate with spirits, is the perfect candidate to assist him with his last task on earth. Romance ensues, with obvious limitations. Further complications arise when Jasmine finds a boyfriend in the very physical, half Navajo, Rob Dishta. Humorous and sexy, this novel bounds from the Colorado mountains to the Utah desert and to the music scenes in Austin and Nashville. On the more serious side, Jasmine must recover from an abusive relationship and a lifetime of ridicule for her psychic abilities. As she juggles a grueling job, a difficult task and having to choose between two lovers, Jasmine learns to accept herself and her abilities, and to learn the meaning of true love. This is a romance novel with some bluegrass fed beef on its bones.



The Scribe – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Cheryl Ntumy

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Patrick’s life is changed when he goes to work for eccentric businessman Mr Samadh. Samadh’s house is filled with secrets – none more intriguing than the immense library that seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that only Patrick can decipher…



A Brand New Hell – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Fritz Hoffecker

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Liz Barnes, the driven, dark-hearted heroine of A Brand New Hell, is a successful real estate developer who plans to pave over as much of the world as possible. While Liz schemes to acquire Eastern Neck Island â?? a National Wildlife Refuge â?? and turn it into an exclusive community for the Super-Rich, oystermen over on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are getting ready for the first day of tonging season. Rock Hall natives like Crowbar, Seasnake and his son, Junior, fire up their workboats and head down the Chesapeake, as the modern ways of Liz? Western Shore head east across the Bay and threaten to ruin their way of life.



Dancer’s Rain – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Doug Sutherland

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

There was a time when Frank Stallings was as good a homicide detective as anyone on the planet â?? but not now. Now he’s come home, settled in as police chief in the small town where he grew up. He’s lost his edge, become too comfortable – at least until his comfort zone is shattered by two stunning newcomers. Frank isn’t the only one who notices. Their arrival brings a monster to the surface â?? an apex predator who’s survived this long by exercising an icy control over the terrifying urges that drive him. Now he’s headed for meltdown â?? and Frank may not have what it takes to stop him.



A Matter of Chance – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Zee Angle

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Sunny Brafford swore off men fourteen years ago when she kicked her lying, cheating husband out of her bed and out of her business, and Brafford Inn went on to be one of the most sought-after bed and breakfast locations in northern Wisconsin. Now, entering the New Year, Sunny’s at a place in her life where everything’s good and there’s not a thing she would change. But change is coming in as swiftly as the previous night’s snowfall. This New Year’s Day marks the start of many surprises for the town of Riley’s favorite innkeeper when she hears her name announced over the radio as the winner of a contest she never entered, for a vacation for two at one of the largest ranches in Arizona. To most people, this news would be cause for rejoicing, but Sunny isn’t like most people. She finds it unsettling that she would win a contest she never entered and is determined to find the culprit who set this in motion. Armed with her best friend and quirky stage performer at her side, Sunny ventures out of her comfort zone to take the first vacation of her life and finds herself dropped off in the heart of cowboy country on a ranch owned by Elrod Huntington Hawk, a big man with an even bigger presence as far-reaching as northern Wisconsin where his sketched portrait has been secretly adorning Sunny’s bedroom wall.



One Last Lie – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Robert Kaufman

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Her name is Angela – beautiful and charismatic, she’s every man’s dream and every woman’s envy. But she wasn’t always like this and the secrets of her scarred past cling to her like a poisonous leech. Her beguilement has become the perfect disguise, hiding her silent rage and compulsive determination to get whatever she wants no matter who gets hurt, or killed, along the way. And now she’s about to wreak havoc in the lives of her old college friend Philip and his life partner Jonathan, a loving couple whose most fervent dream of having a child has consistently eluded them. With a masterful performance, she convinces them that she’s not the person she once was and the three should have a child together through artificial insemination. The agreement is made and from that moment on, Philip and Jonathan’s idyllic life begins to unravel. Like Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction and Catherine Trammel (Sharon Stone) in Basic Instinct, Angela’s mask of deceit gradually disintegrates as her psychological demons claw to the surface, leaving Philip and Jonathan regretting the day they ever allowed her into their lives. Filled with psychological suspense and pervasive foreboding, this page-turning thriller brings readers on a relentless rollercoaster ride, evoking emotional upheaval that remains long after this novel’s final word. Bound to appeal to mystery/thriller buffs who currently comprise 52% of the adult reader market, this story has mainstream appeal that connects with every couple who has gone to extreme lengths to have a child. Told from an elderly Jonathan’s hospital bed, the story quickly unfolds into a tale of legal, medical and psychological twists that turn into heartbreak, deception and ultimately murder. One Last Lie is a timely and tension-filled novel with an ending that shocks even the most observant of readers.



Gun Controlled: Acoustic Shadows – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Patrick Kendrick

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When Justin Thiery is assigned to a school shooting in Frosthaven, Florida, he is disturbed by yet another mass murder but he takes some comfort knowing at least none of the children were hurt. As a Special Agent in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement he is tasked with heading the investigation in this tiny, rural town. He learns the reason the children weren’t hurt was because, unlike other shootings similar to this, one of the teachers, Erica Weisz, was carrying a gun and she used it on the school’s shooters. Wounded in the attack, Erica is a patient at the nearby trauma center but when Thiery goes there to question her, he finds that she is gone. Thiery has to wonder: why would a woman with critical wounds run away from the hospital and the medical care she desperately needs? As he interviews some of the witnesses, one student tells Thiery that when one of the shooters came into the classroom, he asked Erica what her name was. Instead of saying Erica, she told the shooter her name was “Millie.” Curious as to why the shooter would ask her name, Thiery begins to try to find more information about Erica/Millie and finds she has several aliases, all named, oddly, after famous magicians, people good at disappearing. Complicating the case, Thiery is partnered with a former lover, FBI Agent Sara Logan who wants more from him than just a crime solving partner. As he unravels the mystery of the missing teacher, he learns this is not the first time Erica has fled town unexpectedly. When a troubled U.S. Marshal comes to town looking for her, too, Thiery, believes he knows why she ran, but the question is: can he find her before other people -very bad people – do?



Homeless – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Michele Strider

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Daisy McLean had a happy, if unremarkable, life. The oldest of three children, she grew up in a loving family in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. After receiving her MLS from the University of Oklahoma, she accepted an ideal job as branch librarian in nearby Midwest City. Young, smart, and pretty, with a rewarding job and fun, supportive fiance, Daisy had every reason to be satisfied… and absolutely no reason to suspect that she was secretly the daughter of award winning novelist John Anders Erickson. After attending a memorial service for her cousin Laura-Lynn Weaver â?? a â??black sheep’ long estranged from the family flock â?? Daisy learns that her birth father is a writer widely considered to be on the short list for the Nobel Prize for Literature and that the woman laid to rest was actually her birth mother. Armed with John Anders’ latest novel and sections of Laura-Lynn’s hand-written journal, Daisy sets off to meet her estranged father. With the diary and novel as guides, Daisy pieces together her mother’s past, learning about parents’ romance and discovering the profound affect it had on John Anders’ future work. Homeless is the story of Daisy’s journey through the history, literature, and geography of The South on her search to find a family she never knew she’d lost.



Minnie Chase Makes A Mistake – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Helen MacArthur

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Think before you speak… Minnie Chase is an ordinary girl and an extraordinary mathematician. She has a great job and a husband-to-be and loves them both. She is brilliant with numbers but finds people more of a challenge. She believes that if she can just master the art of being normal, her life might turn out right. Ashton Greene is one of the most powerful and celebrated CEOs in business. He has the world at his feet and a glamorous fiancée at his side. When Minnie meets Greene she has a sudden rush of words to the head and says something that she really, really shouldn’t have said. As a result, Greene’s perfect world is catastrophically turned upside down. The subsequent fallout disastrously affects Minnie too. She sets out to correct her mistake, to put things right. She doesn’t know where to start or how to achieve this but she is determined to succeed. She soon finds out that it is easier said than done.



Soulless – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Toni Hofman

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Fairfield Detective Alexis (Alex) Martinez is in pursuit of a killer so brutal, he holds an entire city in the grip of terror. His victims are picked at random; their torture and mutilation, unspeakable. As the body count rises, Alex’s investigation puts her among the huntedâ??not by the serial, but by a much greater threat: a secret society with members imbedded inside world governments, law enforcement and every walk of life. Their prime objective is to avert discovery, and when her investigation comes too close to revealing their existence, Alex becomes a target. The only one that can save her is the trained assassin they’ve sent to kill her; someone who has already infiltrated her heart and mind, and who may be the monster she’s been chasing all along. David Jason Sawyer is a predator with the face of an angel, his mind a weapon as equally formidable as his body, prince of a powerful hidden society believed to represent the next step in man’s evolution: Family. Their physiology has evolved to consume bio-energy directly. They’re stronger. They age at an incredibly decelerated rate. With their extraordinary ability to heal, they’re close to invincible. And they feed on humans to survive. Since childhood, Sawyer has been trained to manipulate and entrap on reflex, to put emotion second and Family first; yet one moment of weakness, sparing the very detective that hunts him, the woman he has grown to love, makes him a dangerous threat his people cannot tolerate. Now, light must join forces with darkness as Alex and David struggle to stay one step ahead of an invisible army out to silence them both.



Crabshell – 2014 ABNA Entry

by J.Lacy Coughlan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Twelve years after the unexpected death of her beloved husband, Kaitlynn Gillespie remains consumed by grief. Become alarmingly reticent and withdrawn, she shelters herself within a narrow world of career and family, spiraling ever deeper into seclusion, spending endless hours alone, burrowed under a shield of creative endeavors. When Kaitlynn’s solitary passions begin to consume her, family, friends and coworkers alike become apprehensive that she has isolated herself far too long. Deep within her shattered heart however, harbors the free spirit she once embodied. One capricious act opens the door to an astonishing relationship, and Kaitlynn must grapple unexpectedly with emotions she thought forever lost. Her vacillation over this inadvertent intrusion into her life becomes even more complicated when the announcement of an office closure places her career tenure in jeopardy. Forced to choose a new direction, she makes a decision that plunges her into a life-changing course she never dreamed existed. Embroidered with a splash of office camaraderie, and deftly wrapped within captivating, in-depth journeys through some America’s most extraordinary wilderness vistas, Crabshell skillfully weaves a magical diary of Kaitlynn’s childhood memories, heart- rending loss, and poignant struggle toward a new beginning. Accentuated with original poetry, historical minutiae, Native American legends and artfully worded vignettes, this truly unique chronicle will inspire everyone who believes our lives follow a constantly shifting path, and all we need to navigate that next blind curve, is a measure of faith.



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The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2014

Author essays and excerpts from forthcoming fiction by Michael Parker, Anthony De Sa, Gabrielle Zevin, Ellen Gilchrist, and Amy Rowland.

A biannual publication for friends of Algonquin Books.



The Best of Frances Lincoln Poetry

by Janetta Otter Barry

Welcome to The Best of Frances Lincoln Poetry – a free ebook – which showcases our 13 brilliant and talented children’s poets. These include:
Roger McGough
Kathy Henderson
Rachel Rooney
John Agard
Tony Mitton
James Carter
Brian Patten
Cheryl Moskowitz
Paul Cookson
Brian Moses
Grace Nichols
John Hegley
Wes Magee
Each poem has been carefully chosen from each poet’s collection as a â??taster’, and we really hope you’ll be inspired to discover all the fantastic poetry books and authors Frances Lincoln has published. Happy reading!



I Love You, Jilly Sanders – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Cindy Lou Daniels

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Jilly Sanders runs away from her last foster home in hopes of finding her birth mother, with only the name of the town where she’d been abandoned sixteen years ago. When she arrives there, though, instead of finding her mother, she meets Otto Beckinhide, an old man with a medical condition called transient global amnesia who just might be the key to Jilly’s past if only he could remember the present for more than twenty-four hours. As if living with Otto isn’t complicated enough, Jilly’s life gets more tangled when she meets Gwenivere: a twenty-one-year-old pregnant woman who reminds Jilly of a swearing princess. Sadly, Gwen has had to abandon her first daughter, leaving her behind at the commune where she’d been born. When Jilly discovers Gwen’s secret, she knows someone has to rescue this child. She takes this perilous adventure with Tage: a young man living on his own until his father is released from prison for a crime he committed years ago in a desperate attempt to provide for his young son. Too bad Tage won’t agree to search for the money never recovered from the robbery. . . at least not until Cat Catella, the beautiful black woman who has fled an abusive relationship and finds a gentler love in Otto’s arms, ends up accused of murdering her ex. Jilly knows they can’t leave Cat in jailâ??especially since she also knows Otto is the one who pulled the trigger. But Jilly cannot give up hope of meeting her biological mother, so she sets in motion her last chance to force her mother to acknowledge her, even as she fears that if her real mother does show up, her appearance may prove once and for all that there is nobody on earth who truly loves Jilly Sanders.



Calendar Girl – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Elle Nipair

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

April Finch Russo, newly thirty and struggling with unexplained infertility can’t escape pregnant women. Nine-monthers hunt her down in bookstores. Saleswomen strap fake bellies to her waist. From immaculate conceptions to baby daddy juggling acts, everyone April knows is popping up pregnant. Everyone except for her. She and her husband, Joseph, spend their days transporting sperm in little plastic cups to a fertility clinic in Austin, Texas. While April’s failing at getting pregnantâ??a job a teenager can doâ??she’s also fighting to get herself noticed at her law firm and in her family. April must prove she’s as competent an attorney as her old law school nemesisâ??and for one split second, former boyfriendâ??Raj Padishar. And with her mother and sisters, three women born knowing how to attract attention, April must find a way to get theirs when she needs it most. With humor and sensitivity, CALENDAR GIRL explores the themes most central to us all. Family. Ambition. Making a name for yourself when you never got the memo on how that’s done.



God, Save the Pirate – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Ria Warrick

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Aislin is innocent and her faith in God has set her free, so how could it be that a murderous pirate holds her heart captive? Aislin Kira Campbell, visiting London for the first time, is wrongly convicted of her own father’s murder at the age of eighteen. Although innocent, she cannot remember the events of that night, so she is sentenced to a prison colony in Australia. On the voyage there, the prison ship is blown off course and winds up too far west, where the murderous pirate, Captain Jackson, is said to rule the seas. Her pleas to God seem to go unheeded as the ship is attacked and taken by the formidable buccaneer. Although she fights it with everything she has in her, Aislin can’t help but fall in love with the pirate captain who captured her. A pirate’s true treasure lies in the heart of one woman. Captain Gabriel Jackson is a pirate of a different breed. Playing the part of a bloodthirsty brigand, he finds himself coming to the aid of the enchanting maiden almost against his will. As they both struggle to survive in a vicious world, they are drawn together by an unseen force. But circumstances continue to prevent them from fulfilling their hearts’ desires. Even though she is kidnapped, thought dead and more, time and time again God continues to bring the pirate captain into her life. Why? Because God knows that through Aislin and her love for Him, the prayer of God, Save the Pirate may finally come true.



Innocence Lost – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jeff Meyers

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Innocence Lost is the first installment of the Altheizer Preserve trilogy, a series that chronicles the life of Jack Wilson as he attempts to survive in the wild lands that surround civilization 200 years into the future. Wilson had been living a normal life in a revamped New York City when he fled from civilization after the secret order of Regulators had targeted him for extermination. Wilson and his wife were part of a society that had discovered the secret of longevity and now follows strict population controls in a land where life expectancy is measured in centuries and not decades and new births are allowed only to replace people who’ve died in accidents or other unnatural means (often as a result of activities of the Regulators). Thrust into a new world behind the thick forest of Altheizer Preserve, Wilson crosses paths with the strange inhabitants of the wilds, the Naturalites. He only knows of these wilderness residents from the horror stories he’s heard about in civilization, but he quickly learns that there is more to their story than could have ever imagined. Innocence Lost is a whirlwind of adventure bouncing from a futuristic New York City to the untamed Altheizer Preserve and back to civilization as Jack Wilson searches for answers to why his life has been so dramatically altered and climaxing in the Adirondack Mountains, remarkably unchanged following two centuries of climate change, global warfare and economic strive that left humankind on the edge of existence prior to the discovery of longevity. Jack Wilson must now decide whether he belongs in the civilized world he’s known for most of his life or in a new world where he truly will never belong.



ALL STARS – 2014 ABNA Entry

by J.Gunter Brett

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Merlin Davis may be the one man who can save the galaxyâ??but only if he can make the team… In the spring of 2024, seventeen-year-old Merlin is poised for baseball greatnessâ??until injury shatters his dream of pitching immortality. Ten years later, the mysterious Mr. McGraw offers aimless drifter Merlin an impossible deal: A working right arm, and a chance at redemption, in exchange for a season of serviceâ??but this team plays its games light-years away, and for a much bigger prize than a championship. Spacefaring civilizations are deadlocked over how to treat less advanced planets, including Earth. On the verge of war, both sides agree to a slightly less bloody conflictâ??a primitive game called baseball. The century-old, best-of-seven Series is tied at three, and McGraw wants Merlin for the finale. His previous Earth recruits, three pitching legends, were all winners; McGraw intends to stick with that formula, even if no legends are available. Merlin feels at home in the Galactic League, even if Babe Ruth has a tail and Ty Cobb is purple. He’s less comfortable in the clubhouse, with a female pitching coach and a manager who doesn’t want a “primitive” on the team. The two rosters begin to resemble all-time All-Star teams, and many question whether the unknown Merlin belongs. The opposition has no such doubts, and will go to dangerous lengths to keep him out of Game Sevenâ??while his biggest supporter, McGraw, follows an agenda all his own. It seems most of the galaxy is lining up against him, and Merlin’s physical worries mirror his inner doubts. He must find strength from some unlikely sources, in order to save billionsâ??not just the people of his own sun, but of ALL STARS. “The Natural” meets “Men in Black.” Robert Heinlein meets Bill James. ALL STARSâ??an interplanetary baseball adventure.



Among the Joyful – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Erin Eastham

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Everyone knows that it’s a citizen’s duty to smile; negative emotion is a social contagion, an aggressive act against society. For Alaire Larkin, staying positive has never been a problem. Born into a prominent family, Alaire is a star student and a member of her school’s Joyful Court. Her future promises only happiness and a lifetime of service to the State, until the day she uncovers a secret library and a world of emotions she never knew existed. Alaire knows she must forget what she has learned or run the risk of internal exile. It should be easy. All she has to do is smile. It’s not as if she lives in a dystopian police state. In the Golden State, citizens are committed to helping those in need and contributing to the public good. But what about the Inders, those outcast souls diagnosed with Interpersonal Negativity Disorder, who linger on the margins of society? And what about the world beyond, a subject never discussed or taught in school? As Alaire looks at her world with new eyes, she discovers that happiness has a price, and it may be higher than she’s willing to pay.



Someone Else’s Shoes – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Scott Wilson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Years of working at Starbucks after graduating college have jaded Guy Pearson into thinking that his customers aren’t any more interesting than the drinks he serves them. But when he discovers a pair of golden shoes in the cafe dumpster that allow him to step into the lives of others, he finds out that the “ordinary” people all around him are anything but. Instead of walking cappuccinos and lattes, Guy sees past everyone’s plastic exteriors and into the stories of passion and heartbreak that they carry around inside them: the chubby high school kid trying to lose weight to impress a girl, the homeless woman who once had a wonderful life and lost everything, the Middle Eastern immigrant overcoming prejudice, the transwoman who struggled her entire life to find acceptance, and more. Terrified by his newfound powers, Guy struggles to unearth the secret origin of the shoes, realizing along the way that he can use them to become rich and famous. But his plan quickly takes a turn for the worse. Guy uses the shoes to peek inside the life of his girlfriend Ariel, the one person who never thought he was a loser, and discovers an unimaginable secret hiding inside her that makes him wish he’d never taken the shoes out of the trash. Now Guy must choose what to do with the shoes: he can use them to help everyone see the connections between each other that they can’t themselves, even if it means learning more things he wished he didn’t know, or he can give up and go back to his life of ignorant bliss. It’s tough when you know everything about everyone else’s lives, but are so unsure what to do with your own.



The Dreamings of Leonard J. M. Leaper – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jay McMurry

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Leo Leaper is an introverted 8th-grader whose sole aspiration for his southern Arkansas life is to become a published author, like his eccentric mother Patrice. He is a daydreamer and engages his overly creative mind to excuse himself from the most common aspects of reality, replacing them with fantastical scenarios and images that help sedate him from the things that cause him the most pain. At the top of that list is the fact that he’s never met his real father, and doesn’t know a thing about him. What’s worse is that Patrice will not utter a peep about the figure that’s been mysteriously absent from Leo’s life. The young writer watches his mother transform into a monstrous beast, finds his house covered in muddy footprints that no one else can see, is confronted by an army of trolls outside his bedroom window, and wonders why the strange guy living in his closet constantly demands hot tea and insists that Leo not open the door to look at him. But when he is visited by three sword-wielding young boys who speak of war, Leo questions how far his mind has taken him. On the last day of school Leo is approached by an old man that claims to have the key to understanding his visions. Guided by the man’s vague instructions, Leo slowly begins to understand that his recent dream experiences are part of a much larger phenomenon taking place. One that even his skeptical step-father will soon not be able to ignore. In this lightning-paced novel that brings more twists than chapters, Leo will be pushed to the limits of human capability, driven by a centuries-old unexplainable force.



Flither Lass – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Graham Higson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

In a small Yorkshire coastal fishing village, 16-year-old Amy Trott makes a meagre living scouring the shoreline for flithers (limpets) to use as bait on her father’s fishing lines. It is an inhospitable world of deep crevices and rock pools, where the fast-flowing tide can so easily trap the unwary in minutes, cutting them off from safety. Wild and unkempt, she is marginalized by the local community, which treats her as slow-witted, a virtual outcast. In those days, flither girls were seen as the lowest of the low; the hard work they did, toiling in freezing conditions, scaling cliff faces, wading out to sea and braving the treacherous currents, went largely unappreciated and undervalued. Amy braves the ferocious conditions without question or complaint; it is all she has ever known. One stormy day, her life is torn apart when her beloved father is lost at sea. In her denial of events, she searches the sea and shore, convinced that he will return, but instead of her father she finds another refugee washed ashore. Facing a life-threatening decision, she can either leave him there to perish and save her own life, or she can try to save both herself and this mysterious man. But in doing so, she risks being cut off and suffering a cruel death in the freezing water of the North Sea. The trouble is, it is 1915 and the refugee is German … Thus begins a story that combines family conflict, adventure, war and romance, in which we witness Amy’s rite of passage as we share her secret while she focuses all her attentions on this illicit friend. The conflict that came ashore turns a girl into a woman.



The Chained God – 2014 ABNA Entry

by James Witherspoon

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The first in a planned Trilogy. Eddy Winters never expected his dad to try to kill him. Luckily the police intervene in time and take his dad to a psychiatric hospital. Eddy moves across the country to live in a cliffside mansion that the locals call Rockwatch with his estranged mother who he has never met. Eddy just wants to have a normal life. He wants to make friends, get a girlfriend, go to parties, and graduate highschool. Unfortunately, strange things are happening at Rockwatch and they all seem to revolve around him. His mother’s butler Harold is up to something – arguing in an alley with a strange robed figure and holding secret meetings on the forbidden third floor of the mansion. His neighbor’s cattle are torn apart and their corpses scattered over the fields. Then Eddy finds a man chained to a boulder in a cave below the mansion who claims to be immortal. All that pales in comparison to the knowledge that his mother is actually hundreds of years old and plans to sacrifice Eddy to a demon on his sixteenth birthday in exchange for her continued immortality.



The Awful Mess: A Love Story – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Sandra Hutchison

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Cast off by a husband who wants children more than he wants her, Mary Bellamy seeks a fresh start in tiny, affordable Lawson, New Hampshire. She just wants to be left alone, but unhappily-married Episcopal priest Arthur Tennant is determined to befriend her even though she’s a self-proclaimed “heathen.” Handsome cop Winslow Jennings takes an interest even as he confuses her by being in favor of gay rights, but opposed to sex before marriage. Ex-husband Roger shows up, too, complaining that his new wife’s baby might not be his. Mary is just beginning to open her heart to love again when unemployment, a bad choice made on a lonely night, and her ex’s irresponsible behavior lead to financial disaster – and a scandalous pregnancy. Now she has a huge secret to keep, at great personal cost. Lawson loves its gossip, but as her predicament worsens, Mary also finds support that she never expected. Will it be enough to save her when her unraveling ex threatens everything she has left? In this witty and affectionate tale of small town life, Mary discovers that the connections we make can result in terrifying risks, but also unexpected blessings.



Your Lovely Small Face: An Algonquin E-Short

by Jeff Backhaus

“Your Lovely Small Face” is the story of an American who’s just immigrated to Korea in a risky scheme to resurrect his shattered career, prepare a home for his wife and daughter (who have promised to follow as soon as he lays a suitable foundation), and help his wife launch her own entrepreneurial venture.

The story is told through posts on a fictional Tumblr page, which the couple sets up to share their now-separate worlds. We watch as they communicate and miscommunicate with each other through their posts and photos, as they try to be honest about their lives but end up irresistibly manipulating their own experiences to get what they want.

Author Jeff Backhaus wrote the story based on thirty-nine photos he assembled from the thousands he’s taken around the worldâ??thin slices of his past severed from his actual experience to create an illusion, a photofiction, a story. 

Includes a special preview of Backhaus’s debut novel Hikikomori and the Rental Sister. 



Port Starbird – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Garrett Dennis

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

What do you get when you combine sun and sand, maritime history, barrier island ecology, scuba diving, a quirky love story, eminent domain abuse, and a violent crime? A literary low-key murder mystery that appeals on multiple levels. Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is in love with his town, his island, and the sea, and vehemently opposed to the coastal development juggernaut that’s sweeping across the modern-day Banks. He’s an ardent admirer of Hemingway and of the Hatterasman, a rugged, self-sufficient abstraction from old-time Hatteras Island lore. He hates his name, is not a private eye, and isn’t in fact any kind of detective at all – until he’s forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances. On the verge of losing his modest waterfront home to an unscrupulous developer, Ketch stumbles onto the scene of a nonviolent crime that might coincidentally expose the perpetrator of an unsolved murder and enable him to save not only his own home, but also the similarly threatened bohemian boatyard community he’s inexorably drawn into. And in case Plan A fails, he’s hard at work on a Plan B that’s both laudable and pitiable – if he can’t stop them from seizing his property and ruining what’s left of his historic town, he’s hell-bent on turning the event into a political statement, by converting his bungalow into a new and embarrassingly prominent landmark. His allies include a loyal dog, a salty charter boat captain, the sketchy denizens of the boatyard, and an alluring dive instructor who may or may not have a hidden agenda. With the help of this motley crew, Ketch struggles to make sense of his new reality, while trying to save some of the things that really matter along the way.



The Historian and the Widower – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Harlee Jordan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

She’s been writing fantasy stories about him her whole life; now reality is coming apart, and all she can do is fall desperately in love. The last two books in Alyse’s best-selling fantasy series have been lackluster, and her fans noticed. The hyper-realistic dreams of the world of Corante dried up, leaving her desperate. She needs the solitude, snowed in at her cabin far from the public and her social anxiety, to reconnect with the world of her dreamscapes. Rather than inspiration, she finds a half-dead man buried in the snow. When he wakes with no memoires, she comes to realize he bears a striking resemblance and uncanny similarities to a handsome and morose widower from her books. Is she imagining the connection, or is she going mad â?? Alertan’s only memory is a frightening dream of darkness, pain, and loneliness. He finds himself instantly and inexplicably drawn to fragile yet strong Alyse. He wants to ease her growing hysteria with answers, but every memory he recovers of his past only connects him more to her fantasy series. He longs to pull her close and protect her from the world and herself, but Alyse pushes him away. She knows more about him than she’s said in her books, and he senses their time of peace is fleeting. When Alertan’s nemesis suddenly attacks, magic, evil, and the world of Corante becoming impossibly real. Only Alertan’s fantastic abilities enable them to escape to a nearby town, but their enemy is ruthless and powerful. When Alyse is captured, Alertan has no choice but to relive his nightmare in order to save the woman he loves. At 64,000 words, “The Historian and the Widower” is a thrilling romance rich with unrequited love, frightening villains, and fiery passion that will leave readers begging for more.



The Woodbine Daughters – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Kalela Williams

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Noni Reid is seventeen, pampered, and petulantâ??and not at all happy with her recent move from an upscale Boston suburb to a tiny, rural, Southern town. Her mom, who hails from Magnolia, Virginia, is a renowned scholar of African American literature and a local success story. An underachieving C student, Noni is her mother’s most stunning failure. And unlike her mother, Noni feels no connection to their new house, which was built by her enslaved great-great-great grandfather. But on the property’s cemetery, she finds the grave of Sophie Dearborn, a member of the wealthy slave-owning family who once lived there. Sophie was just a teenager when she died in 1859. She was also unmarriedâ??and the mother of an infant son. Noni is intrigued. She can relate to this unknown, forgotten girl who must have profoundly disappointed her parents. But will any of this unearthed history bring her closer to her own heritage? And will it close the ever-widening rift between Noni and her mother?



The Bevin Boy – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Courtney Brach

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When a deserter of the British Army appears unannounced on the doorstep of Soran Manor, a mansion in England’s Kent countryside, his actions have unexpected and dire consequences for its wealthy family. It is March 1944. Britain is still in the throes of the Second World War and Soran Manor, once stately, has now fallen into decay and disrepair after the Luftwaffe bombings. Conscripted as a soldier, then as a “Bevin boy” to work in the coalmines on the home front, James Haddon at first seems to be the savior of the war-torn manor after he is hired by Augustus Soran, the manor’s patriarch, as the family’s gardener and jack-of-all-trades in reviving its splendor. Within months, the ha-ha wall is mended to keep out stray livestock, the overgrown and neglected grounds are tamed and in bloom, and the victory garden at long last produces more vegetables than weeds. Soran Manor, however, is on the verge of foreclosure. Augustus, also the company director of collieries in nearby Durham, is pressured to find Kerriganâ??another Bevin boy who escaped the minesâ??or risks losing his comfortable profession and the manor. After Augustus’s haughty eldest daughter Margaret falls in love with James (to her own dismay), the uncanny similarities between Kerrigan and James grow apparent. It is clear that James is not who he claims to be. With Augustus’s impending deadline set alongside the closing of the war, The Bevin Boy illuminates choices of betrayal, mistaken identity, and upstairs-downstairs relations in an era still rife with class divisions while exposing the timeless and enduring secrets we keep to protect those we love.



The Poisonous Ten – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Tyler Compton

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A woman is found in an empty room, the doors all locked, the victim of cyanide poisoning which has mottled her skin and turned her blood a dark shade of purple. Detective David Parks, battling his standing within the LAPD when his former partner is found guilty of planting evidence, is brought on to solve the murder of the woman in the room. He is joined by forensic toxicologist Jacqueline â??Jackie’ Isley to solve what becomes a series of gruesome, toxic murders: a famous photographer is found having bled to death from his eyes. Another man is paralyzed, having been poisoned with a toxin taken from an exotic fish. As the body count builds, Detective Parks and Dr. Isley discover a symbol meticulously carved into various parts of each victim’s body. This sends them on a path that goes back to an ancient society of assassins trained to rid the world of evil and sin via poison. Has someone picked up this ancient tradition? Or is there a simple and more personal reason behind the killings? More lives are threatened as Det. Parks and Dr. Isley work to get closer to the truth behind this poisonous killer. But as their feelings for each other intensify, Parks has to realize just what he’s willing to sacrifice and how far he’ll go in order to stop a killer who knows no limits.



Rock My World – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Sharisse Coulter

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Jenna Jax-Anders hit rock bottom in high school. Or so she thought. From rock star heiress to knocked-up has been, she turned it all around, marrying the punk rock baby daddy love of her life. The perfect Hollywood fairytale. Until the day she walked in on him kissing her best friend. As she struggles to find herself and redefine the world around her, she faces the challenges of raising her over-achieving teenage daughter, the heartbreak of losing her best friend (backstabbing aside), and emerging from the shadows of two famous last names to find her own identity. Oh, there’s also the tiny issue of her husband’s record label, backed by an anonymous mogul whose morally ambiguous creative direction may ruin them all. But she doesn’t know about that yet.



Siam Song – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jim Traylor

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Soldiers call them Dear John Letters. When Sergeant Matt Mathews received his letter, it marked the loss of his young daughter and the woman he loved for more than half of his life. It marked the loss of his military career, his musical talent to Amusia amnesia and it almost marked the loss of his life. But it was not all loss. Somehow he gained possession of a mysterious envelope, filled with ancient Chinese script. Local authorities and the Military Police refused to take it, even though someone was trying to kill him to get it back. He also gained a relationship. With his marriage over, he allowed his interest in a beautiful coworker to grow. Without realizing it, his attraction grew to captivation and he found himself in a romantic interlude of mesmerizing infatuation. He was enraptured with this woman, this enchantress with her rare, exotic qualities. He did not know she was guided by the stars, psychics, and ancient oracles, or that she came into his life not just to love him, but to heal him. She understood how the abuse in his youth crippled him sexually, and if she remained pure in her intent, she could make him whole again. Matt struggles to regain his musical memory, and grieves for his precious daughter. He finds himself entangled in the rapid transitions of misery, misfortune, joy, and good fortune, as he tries to sort out the confusing contradictions of good and bad love. Running for his life, he careens through the yin and yang of a world that crashes and rebuilds itself around him at breathtaking speed. As the murderous Vietnam conflict rages nearby, Matt fights his own war of love and redemption in the mystical metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand.



The Rice Filter – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Kenton Samuels

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

At last, the perfect society is a reality. But this isn’t it. After seven years waiting and hoping, civil servant Nicholas Machida is finally on the list of Harvestees: one thousand lucky citizens hoping to qualify for addition to the great city of Euchaea. At last, he will be reunited with the fiancé he was separated from seven years ago in the previous Harvest. At last, he can stop merely existing and look forward to actually living again. Unfortunately, his dream of becoming a member of this perfect society is suddenly shattered when a chance mugging forces him to kill a man, nullifying his potential admission. Plunged into a nightmarish spiral of fear and depression, Nicholas’ world begins to crumble around him as everything he thought he knew about right and wrong, justice and injustice, rapidly falls apart. In addition to this, he soon also finds himself on the run from an uncannily efficient judicial system which itself appears to be perfect in every way. With just four days remaining until his Harvest, Nicholas is forced to place his trust and, potentially, his life in the hands of a select few friends and acquaintances, each of whom take a starkly different view of the Harvest and what it means. But which of them is right? In Nicholas Machida’s final four days, he must do the impossible: first he must overcome his own debilitating guilty conscience, and second, he must find a way to escape the mysterious all-knowing systems running the city otherwise face the flip-side to the perfect society: the perfect punishment.



Death of a Pharaoh – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Gary Bedell

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The author describes the 106,000 word Death of a Pharaoh, the first in a trilogy, as an apocalyptic mystery thriller with heart-stopping plot twists in the spirit of The Da Vinci Code, only more plausible. The action spans two thousand years and invites readers on an exhilarating chase through three continents, not counting a surprising version of heaven. The skillful weaving of strands of historical fact with richly colored threads of fiction creates a tapestry that seduces even the most jaded imagination. The novel challenges important concepts of religious faith. What if Jesus became divine but not in the way Christians believe? It also poses a series of questions about our future, such as what happens if the Gods give up on the human race? The story begins in near-contemporary Philadelphia with the murder of Fannie Carter, the last in a long dynasty of True Pharaohs. Like her predecessors, she dedicated her life to keeping the balance of Ma’at in the world. Her death starts the countdown to Armageddon and leaves her young grandson as humanity’s only hope. Just one problem, the seventeen year-old African-American is serving hard time in a medium-security prison for manslaughter and has no idea of his destiny. The Servants of Ma’at devise a plan to break him out and offer him the throne. That’s the easy part! An evil consortium hell-bent on a takeover of the global economy, including major food supplies, will do anything to stop his coronation in Egypt, already complicated by the presence of an army of former Vatican Swiss Guards searching for the earthly remains of Jesus Christ. Even the Gods pray that the band of ruthless capitalists behind the regicide and the fanatical leader of Sanctus Verum, a secret agency of the Catholic Church, never decide to join forces.



Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures – 2014 ABNA Entry

by J.D.R. Hawkins

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Maxie Pierce has had a rough day. For a 17-year-old senior from Sioux City, Iowa, her precarious morning begins when a handsome detective in a fedora shows up at her doorstep. He informs her family that her father has been found dead of questionable circumstances. Maxie learns that her father was bootlegging whiskey across the Iowa border into Illinois, regardless of Prohibition, and that he had mob connections. After her uncle is called to the house, she follows him to City Hall, where she sees him bribe the detective. In search of consolation, Maxie goes to her aunt’s hotel, the Arcade. Auntie Rose, unlike Maxie’s mother, is concerned and reassuring, yet illusive. Later that evening, Maxie and her best friend, Becky, witness a murder at the hotel. Maxie thinks the victim is familiar, but she can’t be sure. Auntie Rose notices the detective, who keeps snooping around the hotel. Could he suspect her of running a speakeasy? Or maybe it’s because her husband, Sam, has mafia connections as well. Only yesterday, Maxie’s world was normal, but now, so many unanswered questions have presented themselves. What family secret is Auntie Rose hiding? Why is her mother indifferent to her father’s death? Why did her uncle bribe the detective? And who is the murdered mystery woman? Maxie feels compelled to uncover the answers in order to satisfy her own curiosity, and protect her best friend in the process. When things can’t get any worse, Maxie’s mother marries a mobster from Chicago, and gets arrested as an accomplice to murder. After escaping from prison, her mother goes on the lam. Maxie is faced with difficult decisions. Should she keep her silence and protect her family? Or should she answer to her moral conscience, confront them all, and rat on them to the detective?



JUMPED IN – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Cheryl Guerriero

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Seventeen-year-old basketball star Alexandra Campbell had everything going for her-looks, brains, a scholarship to college, good friends and a loving family. All that changed the night her younger sister Jenny was shot and killed in a convenience store robbery. Any hope for justice comes to a heart-wrenching end when the police are unable to collect enough evidence to arrest the Black Diamond girls suspected in the shooting. Alex, devastated by the loss, decides she must take matters into her own hands. Determined to prove the Black Diamond members’ guilt, Alex leaves her safe suburban home under the guise of going away to summer camp and takes up residency in the poverty-stricken town where these girls reside. Transforming herself from a wholesome girl next-door to a fearless badass, Alex infiltrates the gang and wins their trust. Soon, Alex is dating the gang leader’s brother and is invited to become a member. Fully immersed in her enemies’ lives, Alex begins committing crimes right alongside them, all with the intent of linking them to her sister’s murder. But what starts out as a revenge mission, unexpectedly turns into a journey of friendship as Alex begins to care about the girls and see them as more than criminals. Eventually, Alex’s risky deception takes its toll and she begins to question what she is doing and who she’s become. Things take a turn for the worse when a gang-member is killed and Alex’s true identity is discovered. With her life in jeopardy, Alex must act fast in seeking justice. But when the shocking truth of her sister’s murder is revealed, Alex will be forced to choose between taking her sister’s killer’s life or saving it.



On Winds of Change – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Ruth Davidson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When Cade Drake returns to West Fork, it has been five long years since he has seen Amy Bennett. He comes home to find her father dead and Amy desperately trying to save her land and ranch from her greedy stepmother. Will Amy turn to him for help or will she shun him after the way he left her in the past?



Monkeys in the Jaguar’s Realm – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Paul Coulter

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Dan Stover is a field biologist studying capuchin monkeys. Dan’s brother Charlie disappears while visiting Colombia. While searching for him, Dan is kidnapped by FARC guerillas. His harrowing ordeal and escape are featured in the novel’s first third. Meanwhile in Bogota, Charlie is accused of murdering a teenaged girl. He lands in La Modelo, an actual Colombian prison that makes the ones in Midnight Express seem benign. Though he speaks no Spanish, Charlie must survive this hellish place long enough for Dan to learn what’s happened. Trying to establish proof of Charlie’s innocence, Dan is helped by two Colombian women, the tour guide Flor who’d begun a romance with Charlie before his arrest, and Mariela, a colleague from one of Colombia’s most prominent families. Under conditions of great emotional strain, the brothers each must cross severe cultural barriers and extreme danger to achieve a future with the women they love.



A Nightingale Sang – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Sally Anderson

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The year is 1943. American GIs are pouring into England, bringing with them romance and heartache. An American army unit has set up base outside a small Hampshire town in preparation for the D-Day landings. Lieutenant Jack Webster is focused on preparing his men for battle and has no intention of getting involved with a woman while there is a war to fight. But then he meets Samantha Mitchell, a beautiful English nurse whose life has already been shattered by four long years of war, and almost at once his resolve begins to weaken? Set against the backdrop of the Second World War and its aftermath, A Nightingale Sang is a heartwarming story that celebrates the triumph of love over the separation of war.



The Locked Box – 2014 ABNA Entry

by S.Lee White

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

My young adult fantasy, THE MUSIC BOX, is set in nineteenth century England with a magical twist on an historical figure.

It is nearing the turn of the century and rumors are circulating that the wizard Napoleon Bonaparte may attempt to escape from his prison on St. Helena Island. Even as he plots and plans, twelve-year-old Willa Caper begins having strange dreams involving the imprisoned wizard, dreams that seem all too real and frightening. These dreams reveal clues which will lead her to a music box that has the power to free Bonaparte. Willa knows that she will need help from her friends as well as unexpected assistance from a former assassin to England’s royal household in her search for the music box.

The dreams will take her from the drawing rooms of Hesby Wold, through the streets of London in a mad dash to retrieve the box, and then into the hidden world of the Faerie Kingdom, the only place where the music box might be safe, to stop the vengeful French wizard set on bringing war to his enemies over half a century after his final capture at Waterloo.

THE MUSIC BOX, complete at 90,000 words, is my first novel. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



ARRU 7 – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Dale Jefferies

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The year is 2093, and Special Agent Kyle Harris of the ATF is in a race against time. He desperately needs to discover the lead that will give him the edge to find a resolution before the case that has already spun out of control consumes the lives of him and his team. After the discovery of one of the largest illegal weapons’ caches in history, every turn brings a new challenge from shadowy characters and self-serving organizations with their own agenda. His every move is being watched, and as he attains needed ground, power and privilege becomes both an ally and an adversary.



Pump – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Gary Denne

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Sean couldn’t believe he’d won the lottery. His numbers had come up. Finally, he could forget all his troubles and escape this horrible world and everything it had become. But it wasn’t money he had won. It was the chance to live a normal life again. After the catastrophic and world-wide economic collapse, the United States had been a broken shell of its former self for more years than he cared to remember. But on the island of Manhattan, a comfortable standard of living still existed that only the world’s richest could afford. Sheltered from the chaos and anarchy of the outside world, New York City had become a privately-run sanctuary operated by a mysterious and powerful company named Maddox Corporation. As one of the world’s last remaining and fully functioning cities, Manhattan required ongoing human resources for its daily operations, and to provide the luxurious services that wealthy clients still demanded. To recruit workers for the island, Maddox ran a lottery program, offering winners the chance to escape what was now a brutal and desperate existence in the real world, and instead begin a privileged life in the safety and comfort of a city that most would only ever dream about again. But not all was well in this walled utopia. For the wealthiest of residents, a kill-for-thrill game was available to cure man’s most basic of urges. Pumped up on a synthetic, designer drug for unparalleled strength and endurance, players could hunt and kill randomly selected lottery winners by any means necessary. Having just arrived onto the streets of Manhattan from the Maddox Screening Center in New Jersey, Sean couldn’t wait to start his new life. Of course, entrance into this last remaining paradise on earth came with a catch. There was always a catch.



The Conception Artist – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Megan Beardsley

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Anna Brennan needs help. Professional help. But help may come at a cost that’s hard to imagine.

Desperately trying to conceive a child she’s not even sure she wants, Anna is fixated on a past she would rather forget. Even a fortuitous move to Paris with her devoted husband has exposed new uncertainties she can’t resolve. And so she turns to Dr. Corvol, a charismatic, unconventional fertility doctor who takes beautiful pictures of the children born under his care, and believes that mind and body play equal parts in procreation. Hooked by his insightful questions, she agrees, with some trepidation, to undergo treatment with him, including his form of psychotherapy.

With Corvol to lead her, Anna delves into her past, in a painful introspection that brings her childhood’s darkest mystery to light. The discovery redefines her views on life and parenting, and opens the way to a successful medical intervention. She becomes pregnant, gives birth to a beautiful daughter, and even discovers her true calling. Her happiness seems complete.

But the emotional upheavals caused by therapy, along with Anna’s fascination with the doctor, have created dangerous fault lines in her marriage that persist long after treatment is over. When Anna makes a disturbing discovery a few years later, she must use all of her new-found strength and sense of self to keep her family from getting torn apart.

And even then, all is not as it seems.

The Conception Artist is a haunting upmarket novel, layering mysteries within mysteries. It shows how loveâ??whether romantic or familial, open or secretiveâ??can push us to make troubling decisions with lasting consequences. It also explores the everyday miracle of two people striving to keep a relationship alive even as they are changing side by side.



Divergent Lives – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Minnie Lahongrais

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The humble wife of an immigrant man, middle-aged Cruzita nervously awaits the birth of her child. During a blizzard on December 12, 1962, her complicated delivery produces unexpected twins. One twin, Adina, is born perfectly healthy; the other, RJ, is born “different.” The first-time parents never learn RJ has entered the world. Her doctor takes it upon himself to hide the baby in the hospital until he is able to sell it on the black market a short time later. He has deemed this traditional family incapable of dealing with the issues that will surely arise from RJ’s aberration. A home is found for RJ where he grows up with his docile mother, a former-prostitute who is married to an abusive Baptist preacher. His is a home shrouded in secrets and peeling with scabs of scorn. He fends off verbal and physical blows courtesy of his adoptive father. Typically quiet and reserved, RJ finds the switch that sets off his own anger and it is both his savior and his downfall. Adina remains with her biological parents who bind her with strict religious and cultural handcuffs. Her transition to adulthood is transitioned by her falling for a bad boy who gets her pregnant. Her mother takes matters into her own hands, triggering an indelible change in Adina’s psyche. Adina grows into an adult whose brutal sexual control enthralls every man she can use to get ahead â?? and some just for fun. RJ and Adina’s lives begin and end in New York City where their paths entwine and converge in an apex of horror and carnage. This is an explicit tale of two sociopaths whose light and dark sides will keep you riveted yet sometimes jittery with discomfort. Could things have been different? Decide for yourself.



The Rockaway Boys and Maggie – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Don Kellin

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

World War 2 adventure novel



Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher – 2014 ABNA Entry

by John Byrne Barry

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Honesty is the best policy, except in love, politics, family, and murder. For ambitious Albuquerque Mayor Tomas Zamara, that covers just about everything. It’s 2008, the Democrats have nominated the charismatic Barack Obama, and the presidential election is all coming down to the Land of Enchantment. Mayor Zamara, charged with doing “whatever it takes” to deliver New Mexico’s five electoral votes, is directed to shut down voter registration drives and accuse the Democrats of stealing the election. He knows that politics is like playing football on a muddy field – if you don’t get dirty, you’re not giving your all – but gutter politics is not his style. Challenging him every step of the way is fierce, young Sierra León of the Democracy Project, who calls on him to listen to his better self and reject his party’s unsavory practices. Mayor Zamara is also fending off his father, who wants to rescue his failing business with city money; and struggling to satisfy his demanding new woman, the radiant and volatile Tory Singer, who may not be who she says she is. Then, when a flash flood unearths the skeleton of his long-missing wife, investigators zero in on Zamara as a suspect.



Shay Sable: The Puppetmaster – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Helen West

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Meet Shay (don’t call her Shannon â?? she hates that). Fourteen. Completely brilliant. Has an IQ of 150 and a photographic memory. An orphan from the age of two and now a top class spy. She’s a littleâ?¦difficult, though. And she has a pet rat named Daga. Meet Rebecca. She’s Shay’s handler and, as her title suggests, is pretty much the only person who can handle Shay. They have a great relationship until Rebecca does something that Shay doesn’t agree with and things getâ??awkward. Meet Patrick. He’s an American Casanova. He also happens to be the newest member of Shay and Rebecca’s team. After almost getting Shay killed, he’s got to really step it up and prove himself to them and his father. But can he actually take things seriously? From rescuing a Senator in New York to an adventure above ground in North Carolina, to an even more dangerous adventure even higher above ground, will Shay, Rebecca and Patrick be able to find some kind of common ground and manage to save the day? Or will they end up killing each other first? Lastly, meet the Puppetmaster. He’s not a nice fellow and he does all sorts of really bad things. He’s also very dangerous. And he has his eye on Shay. When Shay finds out that someone else could be pulling the Puppetmaster’s strings, she realises that she may be in over her head.



California Cotton – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Lori Bentley Law

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It’s 1935. The country is still recovering from the Great Depression. Droughts ravage the Midwest. Young men hit the roads in search of a better lifeâ??something twenty-year-old Emily longs to do as well, except young women don’t have that same freedom. Emily has never been the kind of girl to do the expected; some even call her a bad girl, but really, Emily simply wants more than her small town can offer. Her grandmother understood that about her, even encouraged her to live a life to be remembered, just like Alice Ramsey had in 1909 when she drove an automobile cross-country. But with her grandmother’s death and the consequences of some unwise decisions, Emily has become trapped in the mundane. Her life is a mess. On a whim, she sticks out her thumb on the new road running through town, climbs into a car with a stranger, and leaves everything she’s known behind. Without aim or destination, she embarks on an adventure that takes them across the still forming Highway 66, through the legendary Dust Bowl storms to the California cotton fields, all with a man who won’t share details about himself, whether because he’s looking for an escape, or because of some deeper secret, Emily doesn’t know, and frankly doesn’t care. She had to get away, even if it ends up being with a criminal, and even if it ends up being the final in a lifelong string of bad decisions.



Bicycle Tramps – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Jon Billman

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

It’s the Gay Nineties, 1897, and the United States is having a spirited affair with the bicycle and on the verge of war with the Spanish. While Teddy Roosevelt trains with his rough riders on horseback, on a remote wilderness outpost in Montana, the 25th Infantry is mustering African-American “Buffalo Soldiers” into the Bicycle Corps, a detail committed to testing the feasibility of the bicycle as a tool of warfare. The Army is using black troops so, if the experiment fails, they can laugh it off; it does not fail. Bicycle Tramps is the story of what happens next. The novel is narrated by J. Hallertau Leech, a reluctant and incompetent assistant surgeon ordered to accompany Uncle Sam’s Iron Riders, as they were called, on their grueling trek from Fort Missoula to St. Louis, Missouri. What happens in St. Louis with Leech and Zipp McNabb and Miles Littlejohn, two enlisted Buffalo Soldiers, will alter the course of the trio’s lives thereafter as they race across a country caught between peace and the horse, the bicycle and war. An unlikely bond takes hold when these soldiers realize that their survival depends on one another and they end up fleeing to the American West on bicycles. A bit True Grit, a bit Huckleberry Finn, a bit Glory, a lot of Breaking Away, Bicycle Tramps is a literary bicycle western, an argot and a picaro based on true events and authentic, strange cycle-powered steampunk machines.



Tripping Through – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Michelle Morgan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Quirky, clumsy and eager-to-please Karly has more than her fair share of bad luck. Waaaay more. We first meet our 29-year-old accountant in her loud (the fire alarm is going off) and smoky (she’s trying to bake) kitchen. During the chaos, Karly is dumped because of a misunderstanding over a divorce lawyer she didn’t hire and an affair she didn’t have. This comes just weeks after performing a very efficient auditâ??on a company that wasn’t actually a client. Oops. Single and unemployed, Karly continues tripping through life both metaphorically and physically. She thinks her luck may be turning when she meets the perfect man but in true-to-Karly form, manages to scare him off. And he isn’t just “not returning her phone calls” scared but more “sprinting away across the parking lot screaming like a banshee” scared. Crap. Just as she thinks it can’t get any worse, it inevitably does. Is Karly destined to lead a life of loneliness and poverty or does fate have something else in mind?



The Town Upstairs – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Frank Jamison

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Everyone has two stories, the one they allow others to see and the one they keep inside. In 1940, Griffin Wynne, a gravestone sculptor in Hatchie Landing, Tennessee regrets his involvement in activities of the Ku Klux Klan. To put it behind him, he seizes an opportunity to move to nearby Paradise to operate a funeral home. Griffin spends the rest of his life building a model of the town of Paradise in an upstairs room. The model faithfully replicates the town in every detail even down to license plates on cars in the parking lot at the Supper Club. But who will be the one to read the stories he has buried there? Jesse Wickham is a child growing up in the neighborhood. Griffin allows him to help with the modeling and when Jesse is older, he goes to work for Griffin to help pay his way through college and become a journalist in a distant city. Years later, upon Griffin’s death, a letter arrives to draw Jesse back to Paradise and the town upstairs and the story it tells of three murders and a wrongful conviction. But it takes the help of retired lawyer Loyal Hall and Bibi, the African American matriarch of the Hanks family whose special brand of spirituality allows her to see beyond the immediate into the essence of events for Jesse to be able to understand the story of the murders of Nathan Hanks, Nathan’s friend Elbert Wiggins and the shadowy Bennie Hoskins. Jesse’s quest to discover just how much Griffin Wynne knew and put into the town upstairs leads him on a journey of revelation about his friend Griffin Wynne and the warmth of a woman who lives a lifetime of hope in spite of the brutal injustice inflicted on her family.



Raven Project – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Robert Moore

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Career government employee, Aaron Wright, transitions to a new role, analyst for the Raven Project-a state-of-the-art clandestine surveillance program-and discovers the people he works for are more dangerous than the subjects he tracks. Less Raven Project tracks subjects across the globe with bio-chip technology. Every conversation, location and action are captured and recorded. An eclectic group of people become intertwined by the project. From an Afghani national who endures extreme hardships, to an indebted rancher cuffed by past generation’s obligations. A politician determined to capitalize on a large investment conspires with the creator of Raven’ technology to make sure the program is implemented regardless of the circumstances.



The Korr Stigmata – 2014 ABNA Entry

by T.J. Dugan

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The Korr Stigmata is a historical fiction/urban fantasy that I believe will have mainstream appeal. Set during World War II, Arthur, the once and future king, returns to England at a pivotal point early in the war, and with the help of a young English woman, engages the Germans in a dangerous race for the Holy Grail. In September 1940 the German blitz began pounding England in preparation for invasion, and it looked for all the world as if mighty Britain would be the next European state to fall to Nazi Germany. Graduate student Grace Arundel, who recently ended a long engagement, finds herself suddenly alone in the middle of the war, and her world is in complete turmoil. The crisis throws her together with historian John Perceval and a new relationship blossoms, and it is at that time that the incredible begins. Arthur appears to Grace and tells her she is “important” to the unfolding conflict. Shaped around actual WWII events, including the SS search for the Holy Grail, the story becomes a desperate race for the lost Grail, the mysterious but powerful key that will turn the war in favor of its possessor. Grace is caught up in the chase along with Arthur, John and the druid Merlin, and before it’s over she discovers the staggering secrets passed down from her ancestors that eventually make her the object of the race. The Korr Stigmata is an adventure, and it also has mystical elements. But at the core it is the story about Grace at the most pivotal point in her life, and what she has to do and learn and overcome in order to find out who she truly is.



Seraphim – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Rishonda Anthony

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When a former child prodigy tries to start a new life at a small town college, she discovers her deadly past isn’t so easy to escape. Cassandra Rose won dozens of trivia contests, spelling bees, and brain bowls as a girl. But after having a psychotic breakdown at the age of 12, she spent the next 5 years being home schooled in solitude. Now at 17, Cassandra is socially starved and determined to fit in. Enrolling in tiny Calvary College seems like the perfect escape, but when Cassandra starts to see strange lights and winged creatures in the forest surrounding campus, she once again questions her sanity. Only this time, the demons might not be in her head. Our heroine must face numerous trials during her first semester at Calvary: from going to her first frat party, to getting her first kiss, to tracking down the creature that has been stalking and killing her new friends. Seraphim is a story about the angels and demons that walk among us. It combines the awkwardness, excitement, and natural fear most young people feel when they leave home for the first time with the very unnatural horror of realizing that monsters do exist, and they might be out to get you.



First Pages, Volume One: Curated Content from Hardie Grant Books

by Various

First Pages is a curated collection of long-form content from Hardie Grant Books. Each issue contains chapter extracts, author interviews and many more ways for you to sample our books in an access-all-areas way you’ve never been able to do before.

This first edition includes:
– An interview with author Katerina Cosgrove, on the reasons behind writing her war-and-genocide epic Bone Ash Sky. A sample first chapter is also included.
– The first chapter from The Tour, Denise Scott’s hilarious, rollicking, real-life tale of a comedy tour gone off the rails.
– Boomer and Me author Jo Case’s brilliant blog post in defence of the memoir as a valid form of storytelling and literature.
– A sample chapter from journalist Paul Anderson’s gripping crime thriller The Robbers.
– An interview with one of our newest authors – the candidly shocking Summer Land – on writing her memoir Summerlandish at only 25 and the writing process from Sydney Writer’s Festival pitch to final pages. A sample chapter is also included: be warned.
– Award-winning wine writer Andrea Frost’s opening chapter of her eloquently written journey through the wonderland of wine, Through a Sparkling Glass.

Read the books, meet the authors and hear their stories in First Pages.



The Boy Without a Tribe – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Robert Bookout

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

This guy had been making school hell for Bobby Fine. And there were still two weeks left before summer vacation. So what does Bobby do? He fakes measles, gets out of the last two weeks. That’s what. His grades were plenty high â?? up to now, the highest in his class. It will cost him little academically. So, why not, he had reasoned. Anything to avoid Matt. It worked. Summer came and school let out. With Matt put safely in his rear-view mirror, Bobby was free. Free, that is, until, on his way to summer camp, his life takes an unexpected dangerous and frightening turn? Bobby hadn’t wanted to go to that stupid church camp, the one that his dad had picked out for him. But it would have been infinitely better, safer, and a whole lot less dangerous than what had become the alternative: a quest for survival across a hostile desert, through third world slums, with terrorists, narco-traffickers and federal police in pursuit. His only friend, a teenage hit man on the run from the infamous Tijuana Cartel. The ordeal, deadly as it is, begins to change Bobby Fine. Mold him from the mostly defenseless person that he was. Shape him in a way that should he survive, should Matt ever again accost him, the usual outcome will be much different â?? if, that is, if Bobby Fine survives.



Loser’s Odyssey – 2014 ABNA Entry

by J.S. Puller

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Oliver thought it was no big deal being called a “loser” by his classmates. He never realized that names have power. They’re so powerful, in fact, that a vicious insult can transform a student into the most literal interpretation of that name. Suddenly, poor Oliver finds himself losing his homework, his keys, and his way. But he’s not alone. In fact, the reluctant Oliver is the newest initiate in a secret community, inhabited by students who have been disappearing for over fifty years. They call themselves “the misfits” and with names like Ice Princess, Fatso, and Metal Mouth, that’s no surprise. The misfits live to amuse their tyrannical leader, Weirdo, with barbaric gladiatorial games. Like Oliver, their names grant them powers, but as far as he’s concerned the ability to get lost in the boys’ locker room means he doesn’t stand a chance. Oliver wants his life back. The legendary Mr. Know-It-All is said to have the power to help misfits find their way home, but Weirdoâ??who seems weirdly attached to keeping the other misfits aroundâ??won’t make it easy for Oliver to find him. He’ll have to avoid being frozen to death, eaten alive, and ripped apart by Weirdo’s flunkies.



The Source – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Dan Beatty

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

We all have times in our lives when we look into the mirror and wonder: “who am I?” Defining one’s self is challenging enough for the most enlightened, the most well-adjusted person. But for Miriam Walker, a young woman who recently awoke from a catatonic state in a mental health hospitalâ??whose memories of a traumatic, brutal childhood are repudiated by the only people who could corroborate themâ??discovering a sense of self is nearly impossible. Once discharged from the hospital to a group home, Miriam is assigned a legal guardian due to her mental health diagnoses. For months she desperately tries to piece together a past that may not even exist in order to seek a future over which she seemingly has no control. As she and her assigned legal guardian, clinical social worker Jerry Stanton, build a bond of trust, Jerry questions her diagnosis of Schizophrenia, believing Miriam’s apparent psychotic symptoms might dissipate if only she could confront the truth to her past. But if the memories of her past exist anywhere outside of her own mind, the truth lies in the secretive cult of The Church of the Chosen and its members dedicated to what they call ?The Source.? And there is no way to find these answers. At least, not unless Jerry infiltrates the church himself. But Jerry, battling his own internal demons, is no match for The Source’s charismatic leader Jehu. Quickly, Jerry becomes as committed to The Source as the others in the churchâ??if not in spirit, then in a web of seemingly innocuous commitments to which Jehu finds a way to make sure Jerry agrees. Can Jerry help Miriam piece together her past in order to build her future? Perhaps. Assuming that he, himself, can escape the Church of the Chosen alive.



Second Skin – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Price Colman

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

When Gus O’Malley survived a run-in with terrorists a few years back, he figured it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Just to make sure, he dropped out of mainstream journalism and turned into a river guide. But guiding pays squat and it’s his talent for finding missing people that supports his family of four. When the lead scientist of a Boulder biotech company developing classified gene technology goes missing, Gus gets called in. It doesn’t take him long to find the bold, young scientist, Clay Walker, running whitewater in New Zealand. That’s the easy part. But when the whitewater run turns into a near disaster and shadowy international assassin kills Clay and nearly kills Gus, things spiral out of control. What had been a simple case for Gus becomes a personal mission: Find the killer and bring him down. Helped by a hundred-year-old Chinese tai-chi master Wang An Yueh and his niece, Lili Chen, Gus lures the killer back to Denver and sets a trap. It works — all too well. Gus, Wang, and Lili barely escape with their lives when the killer — Hei Li Hu — comes for them. They manage to subdue Hei, but he soon escapes and sets out to unleash a genetic nightmare. Amid all this, Gus’s personal life is going off the rails. His 92-year-old mother has had a stroke, his youngest son has gotten his girlfriend pregnant and Gus’s wife is leaving him. Before he can begin to even think about getting his own life back on track, Gus must unravel two dark family histories and a classified biotech project that threatens the future of humanity.



An Eye For An Eye – 2014 ABNA Entry

by LD Beyer

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

After years of escalating drug violence, Mexico is on the brink of collapse. When the carnage begins to push north of the border, the US finally takes off the gloves. Working jointly with Mexican forcesâ??those that aren’t already corruptedâ??government soldiers take on the cartels. One by one, cartel warehouses and tunnels are raided and one by one their drug caches are destroyed. One by one, their sprawling ranches and bank accounts are seized. And one by one, their drug lords are targeted and killed. One by oneâ??all except for Pablo Guerrero, the ruthless head of the Tamaulipas Cartel, who’s only grown stronger as the others have fallen. Guerrero is known as El Ocho, a name he wears with pride and one he received on his tenth birthday when he brutally executed eight federal policemen. His peasant roots are long behind him and he now enjoys a drug kingpin’s life. But with US and Mexican forces bearing down on him, his lavish lifestyle is in jeopardy. Guerrero considers his next move. They can have his land and his drugs but they’ll never take him. But when government forces take the one thing that he holds most dear, Guerrero unleashes a war no one is prepared for. And Matthew Richter is the only man can who stop him.



Coppers & Shotters – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Fred Ranjac

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Stitch is loosed into Tottenham’s seedy streets after a five year stretch in the clink. Unreformed and dead skint, he’s determined to claw back turf a rival gang has annexed in his absence. But with the ranks of his gang having been decimated, it’s going to take a savage resolve and lethal speed with a sharp blade to climb back atop London’s villainocracy. Tabs lands at Heathrow Airport with a bellyful of cocaine. Later as she’s receiving her payment,the police pounce. A fearsome bent copper, DS Cooper, extorts her and seizes her passport. She’s left penniless in a foreign land. She’s rescued by Hydro, a leering thug. To weasel into his good graces, Tabs promises to deliver a big shipment of cocaine – tall order for a tyro. DS Cooper is enmeshed in a corruption scandal. CIB, the Met’s internal affairs division, is probing him. To compound his woe, he receives a County Court Judgement against him. He’s drowning in debt. He faces losing his badge if the Met discovers the CCJ. To avoid dismissal, he goes after the shotters?(crack dealers) illicit earnings. With brutal purpose, DS Cooper ruthlessly extorts the fiends, desperate to dodge the bullet and keep his badge. These three fiery characters intersect in a tale pulsing with bone-crunching action and propelled by sheer,naked avarice. With an unstinting gaze, the story explores the murky morass of illicit drugs, venal cops and enterprising dealers. Set amidst the pulsating menace of North London’s grungy backstreets and shadowy alleys,it confirms Urban Crime Fiction as a dynamic,vibrant genre and its role as a mirror reflecting the ghastly underbelly of society.



Samuel Creed – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Seth James

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Some people define themselves by their jobs, others as belonging to this political party or that social class, while a talented few are forever defined by their greatest work of art. But what happens when that definition of self is no longer sustainable? What happens when the mask is torn away? They were the King and Queen of New York: Richard Kilmer, the literary golden boy whose début novel had captured America’s heart, and his wife Carrie, an Amazonian in height, beauty, and prowess that every musical on Broadway wanted to hire as the city’s hottest young choreographer. Behind their throne, however, the dream life they had built was on the verge of collapse. Rich hadn’t written a single word of his second novel in three years of trying. Failing to produce his next book by the contracted deadline would mean the end of his career and financial independence, driving him back to his wealthy father’s house of humiliation and shame. In desperation, Rich looked to the provocative novels of his prolific but unpublished best friend Samuel Creedâ??and stole one. Alarmed by her husbands seclusion and the loss of their once inexhaustible intimacy, Carrie then sought the advice of their closest friend, Sam Creed. Though looking for insight and comfort, Carrie reawakened feelings for Sam she only now had the courage to face, leading to a passion greater than she imagined and consequences more tragic than betrayal. But neither love nor friendship, nor even ambition, will grace the stage when the truth is revealed, and the final act is written by Samuel Creed.



Missing Symphony – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Nick Padron

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

A cell of Basque terrorists kidnaps and ransoms a young man from a rich family at the Pamplona bull running festival, but find themselves also in custody of his spirited fiancée, the daughter of a Mafia capo, but unable to admit that they have her in this novel of terrorist-against-terrorist. The result is a world-spanning race for information and revenge, populated by a witty, well-drawn collection of underworld characters, driven by politics but even more driven by their own human quirks. From the doting father who pulls in too many Family favors at once in his zeal to retrieve his daughter, to the hit man who directs the film of his life story in his mind while he records the deaths of his victims as a bonus service for his clients, to lawyers who play both sides of the game, and the ETA terrorists who bicker about who has to make dinner for the prisoners, the players may be devoted to their causes, but what happens has much more to do with their personal needs than those of their organizations. More than a clash between Euro-terrorists and American gangsters, this novel shows the volatile mixture of emotions that pulls average men and women to shocking choices in the name of nationalism, the murderous follies of greedy hit men, the actions and inaction of the victimsâ?? families and law enforcers alike. Most of all, it is the story of the devotion that sustains the two young protagonists through their brutal abduction and, in the end, the courage and ingenuity of their unexpected saviors.



Retribution’s Emissary – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Nick Rayner

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Mark, a talented marksman with a murdered daughter and a fragile marriage is forced to resign from his regiment. However he is soon recruited by a covert multi-national organisation. Their expedient philosophy to sacrifice the life of a tyrannical dictator to save the lives of thousands is secretly financed and supported by the governments of most democratic nations. Mark’s new role, to target oppressive tyrants, takes him to Damascus, Beirut, Kenya and Somalia. Here he is beguiled by the lovely Judy who soon brings another threat to his marriage. Finally Mark confronts a nest of ruthless pirates with connections in high places.



THE THIRD STEP – 2014 ABNA Entry

by SHARON STRICKLAND

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

“The Third Step” is a book about people on the fringe of society trying to survive in the harsh climate of 1800s Pendleton, Oregon. Polly is a 20-year-old prostitute at Belle’s Place. Ben is a Chinese man, forced to live and work in a subterranean world because of his race. When he comes to her rescue, the two begin a love affair against all social codes of the day. They are aided by the benevolent Belle and a group of “working ladies” that are both tough and tender; Quinton, the Native American bouncer that tries to right a wrong and almost pays with his life; Ben’s wise old uncle that avenges a brutal killing; and a defrocked priest that both harms and helps. The socialites of the town condemn the brothel in their midst, while their husbands pay secret visits to the establishment. Suspense, social injustice, violence, love, humor and redemption round out the story. A seed was planted for this story after a visit to the Pendleton Underground Tours, which tells the true story of folks during that time and place. Further research of the times and the area resulted in full blossoming of my novel, “The Third Step.” I have been a closet writer all my life, while making a living and raising my family with my husband. I am a member of the Idaho Writers League and have won awards for short stories and poetry. “The Third Step” is my first novel.



Kybernos – 2014 ABNA Entry

by M J A Watney

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

The Willderschen, a shadowy alliance of some of the most powerful people on the planet, are dead, killed in an explosion. But why should that matter to Bertram, a lonely middle-aged Physics teacher, to Anita, an overweight schoolgirl escaping her bullies, or to Charles, a toff with more money than sense who thought he was just out on a boozy stag-week with his mates? And who exactly are the Kybernos? And why do they need the help of this motley trio so desperately? Meanwhile, in an apparently unrelated incident, a tiny space capsule, returning from a three-year mission to Mars and back, overshoots its landing ground in the deserts of Kazakhstan, arcs low across the Polish sky and hits crowded Kazimierz market in the Old Jewish quarter of Krakow, unleashing a cataclysm that nobody could have predicted. As two groups of people unknown to each other and a hundred miles apart struggle to bring the growing catastrophe under control, Bertram Anita and Charles finally come to understand the true nature of the Kybernos and, more importantly, the power within all of us to control our destinies, if only we can learn how to harness it. For, truly, there is no such thing as a coincidence. Sparsely written to maintain pace, and told by a sometimes acerbic narrator, this story has no chapters but shifts rapidly from focus to focus as if a movie. Set primarily in and around the Polish cities of Krakow, Lublin and Zakopane, and featuring American, British and Polish protagonists, the book’s themes explore chance, intuition, manipulation, unrequited love and the pleasure to be found in Polish beer.



Elixir of the Incas – 2014 ABNA Entry

by Edward Farber

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry – this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words; it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.

Billy Brannigan, handsome, brash and savvy at age 20, arrives in New York in 1893 fresh off the stage of Primrose and West minstrels. He seeks stardom on the gas-lit stages of New York’s bawdy music halls and vaudeville theaters after spending years honing his skills and learning the ballyhoo needed to peddle the cure-all “medicine” Elixir of the Incas in Doc Noble’s traveling medicine show. With his junior partner, Daniel Baron, two years younger, he forms an act–Baron and Brannigan–Song and Dance, and they begin their quest for fame on the vaudeville circuits. They mix with talented acts, willing showgirls, colorful song-writers, and meet many of the famous personalities of the fabulous Gilded Age, including John L. Sullivan, Victor Herbert and Tony Pastor. And each finds love but discovers that love, like life, seldom follows the path chosen. The question is, can Billy’s relentless thirst for fame, wealth and respect conquer the calamities that befall him–lost career, lost love, failed friendship, intense personal conflict, even a charge of murder? Billy will have to use all the skills and ballyhoo that Doc Noble taught him to finally reach his goal.



Preschool Explorers (Parenting Shift)

by Dr. Scott Turansky

The preschool years are a fascinating time where kids are learning fast and parents must make significant adjustments in their parenting just to keep up. In this book you’ll learn practical ways to help your child grow socially, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. The ways you parent right now are foundational to your child’s future.

You will learn_:
– How to address your preschooler’s emotional intensity
_- Relational skills to teach through sibling and friend interaction_
– Important bed time strategies
_- The value of chores and how to implement them_
– Ways to enhance spiritual growth in your child
_- How to maximize play for intellectual development_
– A strategy for mealtimes_
– and much more

So many new patterns are developed in the preschool years that you’ll want to be intentional at every step of the process. How children relate to others, respond to your leadership, and solve problems are all important. You’ll come back to these chapters over and over again as you help your preschoolers grow and develop.



Turning Points

by Sian Turner

Bronwyn Bowen had been an inspiring woman: a talented teacher, a gifted artist, an exceptional piano player and a hardworking business woman. Carys thought she was the perfect mother too; she admired and loved her and wanted to be just like her when she grew up.

But when Bronwyn dies, 10-year-old Carys’ father Gareth sends her away to live with her aunt. It has always been obvious to Carys that she isn’t as good as her mother and now her beloved father is proving she’s right by not letting her stay at home and look after him.

And the dreams don’t help…

Growing up in rural 1940s Wales, Carys has a lot to learn about life, love and what’s really important.

Leaving home for an exciting life in London, Carys hopes she can prove that she’s good enoughâ?¦



Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award – 2012 Contest Quarterfinalist Place Holder

Reserved for a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest entry



Johnnyjeva zgodba

by Natasa Likavec

Ko se zunaj mrak spusti,

se mucek Johnny prebudi.

Misli, da to je čas za igro

in tako pove nam svojo zgodbo.

Dogodivščin kar nekaj opisal je,

vi pa ob branju lepo zabavajte se.



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Disguised for Love: The Strickland Sisters

by J. B. Lifflander

It’s 1931 and the time is the Great Depression. Many wealthy families have
lost everything in the stock market crash but some are keeping quiet about
it. They are keeping up appearances in the hope of marrying into a rich
family.

Esther, Priscilla, and Anna Strickland are from one of the richest families
and they are all looking for husbands. The problem is how can they know
if the men they meet are truly in love with them, or are only after their
money? Priscilla thinks she has figured out a way, and she gets her sisters
to go along with her scheme.

But will it work? OTHER BOOKS BY J.B. LIFFLANDER INCLUDE LEMUEL: WITCHCRAFT’S SEDUCING POWER AND JOURNEY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.



Pirate This Book

by Linton Robinson

The title might be an entry in the controversy surrounding pirating of ebooks–and a suggested motto for unknown indie writers who are concerned about it.

But the content is strictly pleasure reading: shorts and samples from books by Linton Robinson. Some are complete short pieces, some are chapters that can stand alone. And a special treat: they’re selected to fit the jolly rogering theme of the book. If you like pillaging and plundering, waylaying and heisting–especially with cute and well-armed babes involved–you’re going to like “Pirate This Book”. Maybe enough to rip it off and pass it around.

For more information of the stories in this volume of booty, have a look at http://linrobinson.com/Pirates



Compostela

by Gisa W. Slonim

“Compostela” is a novel that follows a group of modern day pilgrims who take to the ancient road of St. James, walking from Arles, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain in a bid for salvation. A journey lasting two months.

This odyssey encompasses the mundane daily events as well as the adventures linked to a much more alarming phenomenon – for there is a threat this year to the very meaning of the road and to the peaceful and festive celebrations in Compostela on July 25th, the Saint’s own day.

Can this small band of brothers uncover the nefarious plot in time to prevent it and will they ultimately achieve their own deliverance?



The Girl Inside of Him 1 (Femdom Humiliation Crossdressing)

by Amanda Richol

Matt succumbs to new loves like a slave to his mistress. Usually, his weakness in the early stages of a romance isn’t a big deal. But his new fling, Heather, has him doing things he’s never imagined.

It’s all harmless at first. He begins wearing her panties, allows her to probe him with a finger (or three) and even wears a little wig and bra — all to make Heather happy. But as the domineering firecracker gains more and more control over Matt’s suddenly wimpy self, he can’t help but fantasize about sinful, dirty thoughts that have him questioning his sexuality… and gender.

When he stares down a real man and is tasked with pleasuring him, Matt has a decision to make: embrace the bimbo lifestyle he’s been given or run far, far away. Does he even really have a choice?

This story is 10,000 words of crossdressing, gender-bending excitement.



The Brit’s Widow

by Matt Cairone

Three women, each brought together and affected by events three years earlier, start over, not knowing that all of their paths will cross again three years hence. This is the short story that bridges the past with what is to come in the future. A must for anyone who read The Brit: Drawing Dead.



Hard-Boiled Witch: Hocus Pocus, You’re Dead

by K. A. Laity

Hecate Sidlaw eats punks like you for breakfast — at least that’s what her familiar Henry claims. When someone needs a protection spell or a nasty hex, they knock on her door. Hecate can handle most magical problems, but what happens when a new crime kingpin gets a magic man of their own?

This 20-page ebook single is the first in a new series from the author of WHITE RABBIT, OWL STRETCHING, and the CHASTITY FLAME thriller series.

“Laity has been proving for quite some time now that her noir prose ranks right up there with the likes of Meg Abbott, Dorothy B. Hughes, and Sara Paretsky.”

~ Vincent Zandri

“Laity knocks your socks off with the language and also with the dialog.”

~ Les Edgerton

“Laity is probably a figment of her own imagination, and what an imagination that is! A witty and inventive wordsmith. A natural storyteller. A one off!”

~ Paul D. Brazill

“Laity mixes genres in ways that are always rewardingâ?¦ a compelling writer who is utterly readable.”

~ Richard Godwin



Cauldron of the Lost Ancestors (Part Two of the Suzy da Silva Series)

by Tom Bane

Following the audacious theft of the world’s most precious diamond, Suzy da Silva becomes entangled in an epic struggle against the forces of evil, as she attempts to unlock the code to a spellbinding mystery that connects the grail romances of Avalon, the enigmatic Shroud of Turin and the pagan beliefs of the ancient Celtic Druids. Suzy da Silva and her trusty sidekick, astrophysicist Tom Brooking are swept into a deadly game of cat and mouse, as they fight against the forces of military cyberwarfare, martial assassins and a shadowy religious sect with access to immense power and untold resources.



Between Us (The Love Poem Series)

by Brian Zuckerberg

Starting with this very book containing possibly the shortest poem ever, The Love Poem Series takes you on a journey through love and romantic poetry in a sort of a loop fashion.

Building from possibly the shortest poem ever written to possibly the longest poem to be written, The Love Poem Series is a loop series of poetry books that have each book containing one poem. The series starts from a one word poem and adds the next digit for the next title. From 1, the next number is 12, followed by 123, followed by 1234, then 12345 and so on.

This book contains the shortest poem ever!



The Mystery of Moutai

by G.X. Chen

A teenager returns home from school to find a gruesome scene: the apartment he shares with his mother, Shao Mei, in Boston’s Chinatown has been ransacked and she is dead. There is a bottle of Moutaiâ??the most exotic and expensive Chinese liquorâ??left at the scene and traces of rat poison in one of the two shot glasses on the kitchen counter. This was evidently a homicide, but who could possibly be the killer?

Ann Lee and Fang Chen, close friends of the victim, team up with the Boston police to solve this mystifying crime: why would anyone want to murder a harmless middle-aged woman, one who worked as an unassuming mailroom clerk, with no money, no connections, and presumably, no enemies?

Realizing that important clues behind the motive may be buried deep in the victim’s past, they travel to Beijing, where Shao Mei spent more than fifty years of her life. While there, surrounded by the antiquities of China’s rich and complex history, they stumble unwittingly into a cobweb of mystery and danger. Fearing for their lives but determined to press on, they end up unearthing a scandal more deceptive and far-reaching than either could have imagined.



Scorpion (An Alexander Scott Novel)

by Richard Turner

At the close of the Civil War, Colonel Scott once again finds himself pitted against a deadly adversary, this time in Mexico and the stakes could not be higher. From Washington D.C., to a Confederate prison in Richmond, to French occupied Mexico, Alexander Scott must find out why a shadowy organization known as The Order is determined to find a treasure that has not been seen for centuries. A discovery that could tilt the balance of power in the world.



Tundersvart

by Lee Bithlo

This is the legend of Tundersvart. The young son of a Viking chief is tricked into committing a horrible act and is banished from his village. The boy grows to a man seeking revenge on the skillful, trickster troll who endowed him with a very peculiar power that is a boon and a curse. Tundersvart’s life and legend becomes entwined with adventure, wealth, fame and romance.



Roadkill

by Jac Van Wyk

Jake Richards is back.

This time the black winged creatures that only he can see, lead him into the hands of a sadistic serial killer.

Wounded, Locked-up in a cage and responsible for the life of the girl captured with him, Jake has to find a way to escape, deal with three monstrous dogs, and face a killer that specializes in cleaning up dead bodies.

Just when he needs them most, the winged creatures seem to abandon him and he is dumped into a nightmare so horrific that it will haunt him for the rest of his life.

How hard can you fight when you have nothing left to give and someone else’s life depends on it? Jake is about to find out…



The Colony

by John Davis

Lieutenant Jack Strong leads his team of elite marines to a distress beacon in the far reaches of colonization. Expecting faulty equipment, they instead find themselves in the first stages of war against a species similar to mythical demons.

The Colony is a fantastic short story of military warfare and science fiction, with an ending that will leave you questioning everything.



My Future With Mr White

by J A Fielding

Part 7 in the popular ‘Mr White’ series by J A Fielding!

The family unit is complete. The Afro American Natasha Schmidt and her white husband Mitchell Schmidt have been juggling work and their daughter, Alexis Madeline Schmidt. But when the stress of getting Alexis into a good school starts taking it’s toll on Natasha, how will this affect the usually happy couple? Read on to find out!

Look out for a special appearance from Desiree and Taylor, the lead couple from ‘My White Ex Soldier’.

A black man white woman interracial romance with scenes of a sexual nature. Not suitable for anyone under 18 years of age.

Previous parts:

1. ‘Is Mr White Mr Right?’,

2. ‘Mr White Proposes’,

3. ‘Wedding Planning With Mr White’,

4. ‘My Honeymoon With Mr White’,

5. ‘Making Babies With Mr White’,

6. ‘Giving Birth To Mr White’s Baby’, and

7. ‘My Future With Mr White’ (this one).



Goodbye to Soho

by Clayton Littlewood

Business in London’s Soho is not going well and the designer menswear shop that Clayton Littlewood runs with his partner, Jorge Betancourt, is under threat. Will they survive? Following on from his award-winning diary Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho. Littlewood is back, watching the hookers, the gangsters, the rent boys and following the same strange characters who make up this strangest of villages. Will eccentric artist Raqib Shaw continue on his path to artistic immortality? Can Sue and Maggie, the Soho madams, keep the law at bay? What will become of Chico, the imprisoned ex-Diana Ross impersonator? And what of the Prince of Soho himself, Sebastian Horsley? Will America welcome him to its shores? Goodbye to Soho is a snapshot of modern London – a Samuel Pepys diary for the Soho subculture.



The 15th Star: History Mystery (Real-Life History Mystery)

by Lisa Grace

Set during the War of 1812:

In the fall of 1809 Grace Wisher, a young slave girl, escapes the plantation to live her life in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland. She is indentured to Mary Pickersgill who teaches her the skill of sewing flags and standards. Yet Grace is hiding a terrible secret, one men will murder for even hundreds of years later.

In the present, Keiko Zorben is finishing her master’s degree by working as an intern at the Smithsonian Institute. While archiving mislabeled letters, she finds a clue to the whereabouts of the missing star from the Star Spangled Banner. For over two hundred years its location has been a real-life mystery, until now.

Keiko asks the handsome Dr. Julian Lone Wolf, the head of the American Indian Studies Department, to join her on her search for the missing star.

When a docent is murdered and an attempt is made on their lives, Keiko and Julian realize finding the missing star and the secret it holds, is their only key to survival.

“The 15th Star” has been compared by first readers as a mix of “National Treasure” meets “1776”.



College Collage

by Scott Haworth

Nick Bowman, like most college freshmen, is a terrible human being. He’s arrogant, argumentative and rude. He knows that he is smarter than all of the students and most of the professors at his school. Nick is not liked by many people despite the fact that his rants against higher education are usually accurate.

Sex, drugs and Karl Marx. Nick knows that is what the college experience is really all about. The Ohio State University is wasting his tuition money and all the other students seem to be too drunk to notice. At first the only thing that seems worse than the school’s bureaucracy are Nick’s two roommates. Drew Gaul would do much better academically if having sex and drinking were majors. Chris Dawson, a conservative Christian, appears to be Nick’s enemy in the culture war. Nick soon finds that his first impressions of his roommates are not entirely accurate. The three young men are inseparable by the end of their first quarter at OSU in the autumn of 2001. The fun times do not last for long. Nick’s roommates are on a collision course that threatens to end both a friendship and a life.

College Collage is humorous and aimed at the adult market.



SHUDDERVILLE FOUR

by Mia Zabrisky

SHUDDERVILLE FOUR

For Sophie, getting her daughter back was a miracle. Losing her again was a nightmare.

Now she’s on the hunt for the man she believes to be responsible for Jayla’s disappearance, but Tobias is struggling with demons of his own.

When she is joined by the drug-dealing duplicitous Hector, all hell breaks loose. Nothing is as it seems, and the stakes are even higher than she imagined.

The fourth mind-bending episode of a chilling horror series in the tradition of “The Twilight Zone” and “Fringe.”

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Shuddervilleâ?¦ places Zabrisky in a small, elite group of literary suspense writers.” Dana Micheli, reviewer

“Plenty of shuddersâ?¦ I was left wanting more.” Tyler Tichelaar, author of “Spirit of the North: a paranormal romance”  

“Another story expertly crafted by Zabrisky that left me wide-eyed and gasping for breath.” Karen Luellen, author of “The Winter’s Saga”



Fairway To Heaven

by Lily Malone

When Jennifer Gates drives to Sea Breeze Golf Club to kick off date-night with her boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find Golf-Pro Jack giving one of his lady students a privateâ??and very personalâ??lesson in bunker-play.

Lucky for Jenn, her best friend gives her the keys to the Culhane family’s beach shack on the white-pepper shores of Western Australia’s Geographe Bay. Jenn hopes a weekend on the coast with her young son will give her the space she needs to rebuild her confidence after Jack’s betrayal.

But she’s not the only person seeking sanctuary by the sea. Brayden Culhane is there too, and Jenn can’t look at Brayden without remembering the tequila-flavoured kiss they shared on the shack steps years ago.

As long-buried feelings are rekindled, and a friendship is renewed, Jenn knows it is more than lazy summer days bringing her mojo back. Romantic sunsets, ice-cold beers and the odd round of golf can only go so far, because this time, trusting Brayden with her heart won’t be enough. Jenn has to learn to trust her body, too.



Awakened (The Story of Maxwell Cain)

by David Matthiesen

Maxwell Cain was just your average, fifteen-year-old, high school misfit. Then one day, he wakes up and realizes ten years of his life have gone missing…and he is now a businessman worth billions. Now, on the run from people trying to kill him, Max is quickly found by a man who calls himself a tracker. This tracker tells him crazy, impossible stories of powerful magic and evil tyrants determined to control the world. If that’s not enough, he tells Max it has been prophesied that he will play a part in it all. Max will travel on a daring rescue mission, all the while, attempting to control his abilities… and save the world. If he can’t, he will succumb to his powers and become the evil tyrant he was predestined to be.



The Reluctant Pirate

by John Guy

This fast-paced thriller follows Abdi, a Somali boy brought up in the UK, as he is sucked into a pirate gang in Somalia. Tension builds as Islamic militias and the pirates fight over a ship held to ransom while the shipowner and insurer stall over freeing the ship. Abdi faces conflicts between his Western upbringing, his arranged bride in Somalia and his desire for a Norwegian woman who is an officer on the captured ship.



Such Beautiful Deadly Things

by Heather Mosko

Carol Ann Miller leaves her hectic life in New York City to move back to her small hometown, opening an antiques shop with her mother and best friend. Carol Ann is happier than she’s been in years going to auctions and estate sales hunting down merchandise for Miller’s Fine Antiques. All is going well with her new life until her creepy, Peeping Tom neighbor is found murdered in her shop. As she tries to juggle the police investigation, her eccentric mother and her disconcerting attraction to the new, enigmatic shop keeper in town, Carol Ann thinks her new life may not be so simple after all.



This Found Thing (Tales of the Gray Prince)

by Chelsea Gaither

Haron Jinar was a Knight of the Faerie King…until a terrible accident left him in the body of his worst enemy. Thousands of miles away from home, in an unknown place and time, he must fight his way back to his homeland and warn his king about treachery in the shape of a friend.

But his new body is tainted by dark magic. Fed on violence and suffering, the darkness within threatens far more than any evil without. Can he save the world without losing his own soul? He has no choice but to find out…



Blood Mother (The Analyst – Paranormal/Psychological Horror)

by Brian Geoffrey Wood

(DISCLAIMER: This book contains coarse language, gore, drug and alcohol use, and sexual content.)

Praise for Brian G. Wood’s THE ANALYST:

“There are no vampires here, no werewolves rampaging over misty moors; these are monsters of grunge and filth. Monsters of true and real terror.”

“Wood balances the graphic with the human with a delicate touch.”

“This novel is hauntingly beautiful, with all the daring and originality of a young author starting his career and the considered, meticulously plotted scope of a seasoned middle-aged professional.”

Another botched encounter gets Tom on the bad side of the Dry Ones, a coven of blood-drinking near-humans. Tom heads to their colony in New Orleans to plead his case before their barbaric court, and becomes embroiled in a brutal power struggle between the colony’s two leaders: pragmatic Judge Berenger, and bloodthirsty Archbishop Hatcher.

Hosting the ancient demon known as Aki is taking its toll on Tom’s new friend Keda, making the young medium increasingly unstable. The deranged paranormal broker Harold Saldana still wants Aki back, and his influence still looms far from his base in Tokyo. All Tom wants is to get out of Louisiana in one recognizable piece, before he’s turned into a Dry One himself.

The nightmares are back, showing Tom a terrible power that grows deep in the swamp…

EXCERPT:
He tried in vain to find a point of navigation– the North Star, or similar– but the sky here was alien, and the stars followed no recognizable pattern. Even had he found something, dark clouds were coming in on a high wind. They shrouded the yellow eye of the moon, but did nothing to obscure its sick glow.

Another pound of thunder shook the trees. There was something lying on the ground in the distance. It was a skinless body, contorted and mutilated. It had to be George, he thought. He’d found his killer. No, that wasn’t right– the killer had found him.

There was a heavy shuffling up ahead. Tom ducked down behind a tree and did his best to hide in the grass. Sweat ran into his eyes, and coated his palms. He made sure he still had a good grip on his gun. When he saw what lumbered out of the yellow fog, his training kept him from dropping the firearm and running for his life, but he still wanted to.

It was like a massive, featherless bird. It took pendulous steps on muscular legs, having muddy human hands in place of feet. Atop its pot-bellied body, at the end of a swan-like neck, there was a person’s head.



Dari (The Sword of Freedom)

by Nadejda Rozanova

“Dari” tells the story of a young woman and her friend and teacher Rina. Their adventures and relationships are very similar to TV show Xena the Warrior Princess.

“Dari” might appeal to readers interested in fantastic adventures with element of action.



Bea’s Notes

by Lauren Kells

Bea is a quirky bio major who approaches her new sex life like a lab experiment: she wants to control everything controllable and hypothesize possible outcomes. Of course, how she and Peter feel about each other isn’t so easily controlled. In this funny short story, Bea is inexperienced but open, awkward but unashamed. Most of all, she is full of heart.



Flood Plains

by Mark Wheaton

For New Orleans native Big Time, one devastating hurricane was enough to last a lifetime. Like many Louisianans, after Katrina he packed up his family, moved west to Houston, and started over from scratch. Finding low-paid work on a computer assembly line on the north side of the city, Big Time and a handful of other transplants – including would-be track star Alan Terrell, single mom Zakiyah Weldele and her daughter, Angela, and others – begin putting down roots. But then, a monster of a late summer hurricane roars into the Gulf heading straight for Houston. For Big Time and the others, deja vu turns to horror as they discover, buried within the storm, an Apocalyptic nightmare of monumental proportions.

Unleashed on Galveston Island only to soon exploit the flooding of the Bayou City and spread inland, a monstrous, ghostly collective emerges from the ocean floor after lying dormant for a hundred years. Cutting a swath of supernatural destruction through the city, the mysterious creature unleashes an infinite array of oil-based tentacles to hunt and devour every human soul it encounters.

Cut off from the rest of the world, Big Time and the survivors of a first assault must rally together as they fight to survive, search for family members, and try to escape the demonic leviathan. They soon discover that they alone may hold the key to stopping the madness, but it will come at a great cost. For each of the survivors, this becomes a test of will but also their humanity as a personal struggle becomes a race to save all mankind from this fiendish abomination.



Lost Days

by R.W. Ridley

For as long as she can remember, Hayley Wilkes has been oddly fascinated by her uncle Crew, the one everyone else in the family says is a bit “touched.” After her parents’ divorce, fifteen-year-old Hayley moves with her mom and brother into her grandparents’ house, where Uncle Crew lives in a room over the garage. It’s there she learns the source of her uncle’s trauma: when he was just four years old, Crew was lost in the woods of Lake Roosevelt, Washington, for over a year. He’s tormented by those lost days, and so Hayley makes it her mission to find out the truth about what happened to him so many years before. Delving into Crew’s past forges a fragile bond between the girl and her uncle and unexpectedly brings her face-to-face with a legendary creature whose very existence has long been a source of worldwide debate. Filled with quirky characters, Lost Days is an endearing coming-of-age novel about a loveable young girl who discovers that being different isn’t so bad after all.



Something’s Amiss

by Yawatta Hosby

SOMETHING’S AMISS is a women’s fiction novella with romance elements

Oliver never thought he’d see his ex, Poe, step foot in Rhode Island again. But, she returns a year later to pay her respects for the loss of Jenna, his cousin. Deciding life’s too short, Oliver plans to fight for what he wants. Can he convince Poe to give him a second chance? Or will old resentments resurface?

Poe’s life is going well in Pittsburgh. Her comic book is in production, and she has a great social life. Her world is shattered when she finds out her best friend, Jenna, passed away. She goes to Rhode Island, planning to attend the funeral. Poe gets an unexpected surprise when she bonds with Jenna’s young daughter, Raven. And, for a long time, she thought her ex hated her. Soon, she realizes, maybe she was wrong.



Reckless Abandon

by T. M. Kimbrell

Excerpt:

She stood there, looking at his face, waiting for his reaction. Had she offended him? Maybe she should have been a little nicer. Surely he knew that this was impossible. What if it rained? At that thought she looked hurriedly in the sky, through the holes in the ceiling, for any signs of clouds. He must have read the emotions on her face because suddenly he started laughing.

He stood there laughing at her until she finally crossed her arms over her chest and huffed in aggravation.

“Are you finished?” She asked haughtily.

” I’m sorry.” He said still chuckling. He came over too her. He was still shaking with laughter. ” I wish you could have seen your face.”

“So glad I’m here to amuse you Cole.” She sniffed trying to pull away.

“I’m teasing Sally.” He said pulling her in for a small peck on the lips. ” I want to show you something.”

“The last time we did this you threw me out of a perfectly good plane!” she grumbled behind him.

“And you loved it.” He said turning slightly and winking at her. She rolled her eyes in response. She couldn’t quite hide the grin that tugged at her lips. He was hunkered down tapping his knuckles on the boards. Suddenly she heard a snap. She looked around nervously imagining all the wild animals that could easily gain entrance into this, for lack of a better word, shelter.

“Cole!” She said tapping his shoulder insistently. ” Did you hear that?”

When he stood she stood as close as possible to him. She looked up at his face and frowned. He was barely hiding his grin. Before she could say anything else, he led her over to the wall that held the shelf. Surly he doesn’t expect me to eat anything out of those disgusting looking cans? Then she saw it. A door. How had she missed that? Cole opened the panel to revel a metal ladder that descended into darkness.

” Climb down the ladder. When you get to the bottom, step to the side so I don’t hit you with my feet.” He said with a wink.

“Its dark.” She said nervously. She wasn’t a big fan of darkness. He pulled her close for a hug.

” You survived jumping out of a plane, and now your going to be afraid to go down a little ladder? ” He goaded softly.

Looking into his eyes she nodded at his rational. She turned slowly and began the decent. She eased her way carefully down. She kept hoping beyond hope that she wouldn’t run into any spider webs. She had climbed down about twenty rungs when she finally reached the bottom. She stepped over to the right and pressed herself against the concrete wall.

“I’m down!” She called up to Cole. She could hear some shuffling around. Then a small click of the door above closing, and the small amount of light it had provided disappeared. She had to fight down her panic, as she stood alone immersed in darkness. Whenever he finally reached the bottom she threw herself at him. He grunted in surprise.

“Its ok.” He said. “I’m here.” He wrapped his arms around her. After a moment he set her back away from him and turned. She heard the squeal of metal coming together then a click of a switch and suddenly there was light.

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This book is (approximately) a 30,000-word novella.

Due to the occasional graphic scenes that occur, this book should only be downloaded and read by adults 18 years or older.



MITZI MAGEE: BLOOD SCENT (The Vampire Poodle Mysteries)

by April Campbell Jones

A LAUGH A MINUTE WITH SCARES TO BOOT!

Here’s what a British reader said about the Mitzi Magee: Vampire Poodle series:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and funny 9 Aug 2012
By Freddiesmum
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I have totally fallen for this series of books, and I wish that there were more than 3 in the series!!

In the second of the VAMPIRE POODLE MYSTERY SERIES, Mitzi Magee the Vampire Poodle and her owner Ed Magee are up to their old tricks as they cozy up to a luscious model named Sylvie and head off to Chicago to track down Ed’s girlfriend and hybrid Clancy, who has been spirited away by the Prince of Vampires and Alicia’s former lover, Ivan Kolchek.

Loaded with humor, sex and chills galore, the Mitzi Magee series will please even the most diehard of vampire fans and mystery fans alike!

Look for the original MITZI MAGEE: VAMPIRE POODLE and the third in the series, MITZI MAGEE: A NIP IN TIME!



Finding Forever (Finding Forever book #1)

by Melisa M Hamling

Free for limited time. Book 2, Paradise City is now available here: amzn.to/1mPGKjK                                                                                                                                                     Through the splinters of glass, I see his face, the one who has this hold on me, on my soul and I know he holds the key to something I have yet to learn.

Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it. Morgan Masters is about to find out that what you wish for doesn’t come in a perfect little package.

Plummeting off the side of the mountain wasn’t the escape Morgan had planned. Or was it? Disconnected from who she was, where she came from, Morgan knows she’s in a hot mess when the lines blur between two worlds. What is real and what is imagined? Her inner struggle to find herself and to learn the truth, leads her into the arms of Ben, the perfect little package she once wished for, but doesn’t remember it.

Ben is Morgan’s solace, her guide through her state of confusion, offering comfort and love to degrees she is certain she has never known before. Longing to stay in the heavenly bliss, something keeps pulling her back, a little at a time.

When Morgan’s world crumbles, she endures weeks of heartbreak. She must decide between this life, or go in search of the unknown, in search of reestablishing the love she had for the man who helped her survive. What must she sacrifice to find him? Does he really exist? What will she uncover when she goes in search of Finding Forever?



The Shroud

by David Moore

We have the technology to clone human beings.

But do we have the right?

We have the ability to play God.

But what if we could clone God?

We can…

And already did.

An ancient prophesy predicts a dire future

as past and present intertwine into a deadly dance

of power with mankind as the ultimate pawn.



Pay Attention: A Novel of Mystery and Suspense (Maeve Tidewell Pay Series)

by K.L. Barnes

Pay Attention:

A young woman, a man from her past, and a psychic connection between two strangers sets the stage for a dangerous situation where heroes emerge when we least expect them to.

Maeve Tidewell has a gift, of sorts. She sees glimpses of the future in her dreams. Unfortunately for her, Joseph Binyon wants that gift for his own.

When Maeve wakes to find she is being held captive by the disturbed man from her past, she realizes she stands to lose much more than her vision. She stands to lose her life.

As Maeve plans her daring escape, a stranger enters her dreams. She reaches out to him for help before Joseph has time to complete his bizarre ceremony.

*****

Ben Drake hopes to strengthen his relationship with his teenage son during a road trip that takes him from California to the picture perfect mountains of Colorado. But strange dreams begin to fill Ben’s nights and, when he discovers Maeve Tidewell is missing, he is compelled to search for her in the vast woodlands high above the valley floor they call home.

Ben doesn’t question the connection he experiences with Maeve as he sleeps. He only knows that if she is going to survive, he’ll have to risk everything.



The God Wars

by Sierra Philpin

Set in New York City, The God Wars is a mind-bending novel that focuses on multiple characters at a crucial moment in our shared history: a vagabond journalist with a knack for prophecy; a mysterious woman discovering that the bedrock of her reality â?? time â?? does not exist; a young bride who finds her true identity in a change of clothes; and a physics professor whose unifying “Theory of Everything” splinters his mind.

Sierra Philpin is the pen name of Patricia Sierra and John Philpin, who have co-authored other titles now available in the Kindle Store, as well as Kindle titles they wrote individually.



The Secret World of Magic

by Sandra Harvey

Magic, betrayal, and the whispers of war await Emmaline Reeve in the sequel to The Secret World of Dragons. After her friends were imprisoned, Emma vows to save them. But other dangers lurk just out of sight, including the feared D’jao and the mighty Generals of Vashgal. Emma must put aside her fears and become the hero Dragonis has long searched for – the hero that will save them all.

Welcome to The Secret World of Magic, the second book in the series.



Reptilians In New York – The Ultimate Battle Of The Human Race

by Neil Gollum

Kale is just a simple window washer who, on an average morning, will laugh with his partner Hector as he sneaks peeks at Janae, a cute graduate student that he’s only seen from behind the university’s laboratory glass. That is, until the governor is assassinated a few blocks down from the university, unleashing a terrifying sequence of events that will change Kale’s life forever.

When vicious reptilian creatures from another planet invade New York City and promise the extinction of the human race, Kale and Hector seek refuge in the botany laboratory with Janae, where they witness a blood curdling battle between humans and extraterrestrials.

Kale makes a discovery and realizes that he may have the answer to save the planet. After the discovery Janae enlists the help of a disgraced chemist, Robert, who is thirsty for redemption, to bring this life-saving discovery to the authorities. But when their cries fall on deaf ears, they realize it is up to them to save the entire human race.

If they fail, everything they know including their families, their civilization, and their own lives will be lost. With help from an unlikely source and some quick thinking, this group of window washers and scientists will set out to prevent a catastrophe that has been brewing for generations. This is truly a story to remember so find out what happens today in “Reptilians in New York”!



Have Mercy

by K. Trace

What is truth? What is memory? Do we determine our own truths? Do we choose our memories? Readers will ask themselves: What is my truth and how far will I go to defend it?

People, their oddities and their ordinariness, fascinate Samantha. She is completing her doctorate in neuro-psychology when she takes on the clinical study of Maria, an eighty-eight year old woman with inconsistent personalities and no verifiable past. Samantha has no idea that this patient will ultimately lead her to cheat on the man she loves, question the person she is, and kill in the name of mercy.

The only useful information Samantha receives in Maria’s chart is that she committed herself four years prior after a botched suicide attempt and that she is a seasoned storyteller. Dr. Wilder, Maria’s physician, in conjunction with Samantha’s advisor, allot Samantha three months to determine whether Maria makes up stories in hopes of fabricating a past where none exists, can’t help but create multiple lives for herself, actually believes that she’s experienced all the things she claims, or something yet unimagined. Samantha does diagnose Maria and that diagnosis is far from the only facet of this story that is not what it seems. Maria and Samantha learn to appreciate life and each other in a way that is heartrending, heartwarming and utterly unexpected.



The Death of the Wave

by G. L. Adamson

Knowledge will set you free

Following the fall of the modern world, the State of Eden is divided into two distinct classes that all adolescents must test into. Students with math and science aptitude enjoy a high quality of living and technology in the Palaces, but in the Camps, students with artistic and verbal abilities must scrounge to survive.

Breaker 256, a policewoman who was born into poverty, had always followed the rules for the sake of her family. But when the unthinkable upends her world forever, she is faced with an irrevocable decision: take down the State, and face defeat, anarchy, and death, or stand idly by to watch the sufferings of all of that she cares for.

Written in stark, unrhymed verse that reflects the desolate world of Eden, The Death of the Wave asks what is most important â??is it the person who tells the tale or the fact that the story has been told at all?

The Death of the Wave will delight aficionados of dystopian futures and literary science fiction.

The war never ends. Only the enemies change.



The Roof Idiots: Breast Awareness

by Dylan Court

A comedy style often compared to TV shows like ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, ‘Eastbound and Down’ and ‘Trailer Park Boys.’

Four arrogant and self-deluded men live out their ridiculous lives ignorant to not only their utter co-dependence on each other, but also the fact that it is their own psychological problems that lead to the absolutely ridiculous situations in which they, constantly, find themselves.

When Shane has a hot date, he and Ted must overcome his lack of clean pants by hastily inventing a new type of garment for the sexually active man on the go.

Meanwhile, all medicine man Jo wants is some breast implants, but without the funds to achieve his goal, he and Huck must concoct an ingenious method of extracting cash from concerned citizens.



Lemuel: Witchcraft’s Seducing Power

by J. B. Lifflander

It’s a future time and all the popular girls in high school are in witch’s covens. Lemuel, sixteen, has only known his foster mother because of a memory erasing drug he was given when he was five. His real parents died in a car accident, and he’s been told they were terrible people who were in an illegal blood cult religion.

But he’s gifted in computers and as he searches for traces of them from old email archives, a different picture arises. Then a surprise happens – one of the most beautiful witches in school, a cheerleader, seems to take a liking to him, though he thought she didn’t even know who he was. THIS IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF BOOKS – THE SEQUEL HAS YET TO BE PUBLISHED BUT WILL BE SOON. OTHER BOOKS BY J.B. LIFFLANDER INCLUDE JOURNEY IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND DISGUISED FOR LOVE: THE STRICKLAND SISTERS.



The Time of Your Life, Book 1: Dreams

by Sarah Noel

The thought-provoking story of a man’s decision to tell those he loves the most important piece of information of their lives.

Would you want to know when you’re going to die?
Chris Menno thought anyone would.
When he started seeing the dates of death of those he loved in a dream, he was faced with a decision.
How will people change how they’re living their lives with this one crucial piece of knowledge?
A story filled with tenderness, heart-wrenching circumstances, and life-altering decisions.

The Time of Your Life is the exciting debut novel by Sarah Noel.

*Note: This is a full-length novel.



Fat Beaver and the Crucifix – a collection of short stories

by Christian Blake

Fat Beaver and the Crucifix contains eight Horror stories written by Christian Blake.

Maddie – Welcome to the world of Government Science Extreme. Three crackpot scientists delve into experimentation on the human race. They have a monthly budget and an underground lab; they’ll do what they, when they want. They will document your demise and video tape your screams until you exhale your last breath. Don’t take it personal; it’s just another day at work. Everything’s going smooth until one night the boss tries to administer shock treatment to a twelve-year long experiment named Maddie. Don’t stick your fingers in her cage; she’s a hungry girl.

The Boys – Harry is an aging, sex craved cop. He’s on the downhill slope of his career and his life. His belly is getting bigger; the weight is creeping up, and so is the age of the women that will sleep with him. But his badge shines bright as ever; a shield he wedges into the lives of anyone that peaks his curiosity. He can’t run for shit anymore. He’s a big guy and he may carry a big gun, but he’s going to spy on the wrong family and he might just pay the ultimate price.

The Coming – Johnny lives on a small Midwest farm. Summer is about to begin. He’s a young man that’s undecided about God, but tonight he’ll learn all he needs to know to make up his mind.

The Hudson Street Robbery – Part time thief and part time antiques dealer, he will gladly quote a value on your family heirloom. But it’s all a sham; he’s just sizing up your wallet and your collection. He’ll wait a year to burglarize your home. He’s been doing it for twenty years. It’s all fun and games until he breaks into the wrong house on Hudson Street. His attempt at a quick prowl transforms into a night of pain and extreme blood loss; the thing in the dark wants to kill him.

The Lie – Two scientists from Government Science Extreme embark on an above ground experiment to expose the truth behind a popular news story about a backhoe tearing a man in half. They’re going to recreate the conditions and see what happens when they stretch a man with a chain and a ten thousand pound piece of machinery. Will he be skinned alive? Will the chain bite through flesh and bone? Or will the entire experiment go amiss?

Don’t Eat That Creampuff – Donuts to die for.

Naked At Midnight – It’s hot and humid and the shotgun is getting heavy. Where did the shadow go?

Case #713 (G.S.E.) – She may be young and beautiful, but she’s a certified psychotic. He’s a street drunk that ends up between sharp blades. And it’s all caught on tape before lunch time.

This book is a work of fiction by Christian Blake. This digital book is 24,000 words in length.



MISSION FROM THE STARS – The Story Of One Man’s Mysterious Quest To Establish Peace On Earth!

by John Alethia

Mission From The Stars – The Story of One Man’s Mysterious Quest to Establish Peace on Earth! This is the story a man that was carefully chosen by a peaceful alien race to carry out a near impossible mission with the means to establish peace on earth. Through the greatest depths of outer space and the unknown he acquires the knowledge of the universe and powers that are nothing less than out of this world. The mysteries of space, UFO’s, aliens and advanced alien technology are only a small piece of what lies ahead in this thrilling adventure ride. Have you ever wondered what earth would be like with no war, no violence and a thriving humanity that lives in complete love and harmony, a world of absolute paradise and peace? You will soon discover that the task may be immense but nothing can compare to power of love within, driving a now gifted and all-knowing earth human to complete this unimaginable mission from the stars. Take a walk on the wild side and prepare yourself for one of the most energizing stories that fiction has to offer. Purchase “Mission From The Stars” Today and discover what’s really in store for the future of planet Earth! This story may not be available for long. Get it while you still can.



Only In China – Photographs through the eyes of a foreigner

by Murray Thompson

Only in China – Photographs through the eyes of a foreigner is a collection of photographs during a two year stay in China. This is a companion book to the e-book “Only In China – A Collection of funny stories through the eyes of a foreigner which goes into far more detail in telling funny, hilarious and interesting stories about life in China and the experiences that I had there.

The photographs in this e-book are all taken by myself. Some are funny. Some are just plain hilarious. Some though illustrate the beauty of China and illustrate some everyday life in an interesting way.

This e-book is best viewed on a colour kindle, iPad, Android tablet, or Kindle for PC as the majority of the book are photos with captions / writing below. If you want to do more reading, look at the stories book “Only in China” for a good read.

If you have found this book interesting and funny, please do leave a review so that word gets around!



Little Valley

by Shawn Weaver

Bringing his family home to Little Valley, Wisconsin, Allen Young thought that this move was the chance for a new beginning, a new job, a new town, a breath of fresh air. Little did he know that the very home he had lived in as a child held more than the memories of his father and grandfather. It held their very souls.
Built by loving hands a replica of Little Valley sat in a room on the second floor of Allen’s new home. With loving care every tree, every building, every street was placed on the model. And, day by day, whatever happened in town showed itself in miniature detail before Allen’s eyes.
Then one by one his children vanish within the house. Their soul’s caught in the battle between the living and the dead, a battle of those wanting to be brought home to an eternal rest, and a soul wanting them to stay locked in an eternal embrace.



Love Born Dead

by Anton van Niekerk

Love Born Dead evaluates the effect when one chooses love instead of power, prestige, money and sex.

It follows the lives of three families whose lives intersect and whose expectations of self and each other causes conflict in the story as it does in life. The need to escape from unbearable situations leads to them falling into temptations.

The story moves swiftly to a surprising climax and conclusion carrying the reader along on a wave of emotional and dramatic conflict but in the end the realization that a life without love is not livable. Love Born Dead is Part 1 of a Trilogy.



Flashes of Fiction (Volume 1)

by M Allman

Five short stories for quick, fun reads. Each volume contains stories in various genres, so there is something for every reader.

Volume 1: Metro Dome-(sci-fi) In the future, families live domes to protect themselves for the scorching sun, but one man longs for the days when families lived in houses and the worlds seemed endless.

Viral Smiles-(humor) A young lady decides to put the theory to test that smiles are contagious with some humorous results.

Shannon Elizabeth Riley- (mystery) A little girl finally finds her way home after being lost for 30 years

Operation Onion- (sci-fi/speculative fiction) Samuel is born with a strange affliction that makes him emits different odors based on his moods and this makes people shy away from him. But, Samuelâ??s mother says God has a plan for everyone, so does this mean Samuel will find his place in this world?

The Handbag- (sci-fi) Sara finds a handbag that seems to make money on cue, but all good things have a catch. Right?



Morsel (Single Shot Short Story Series)

by Terry M. West

The unhappy man sits in a motel room with the call girl. The only thing that makes the unhappy man a happy man is a strange and dark fetish. But it does make quite a mess…

WARNING: This story is not for the squeamish!

MORSEL is just one of the dark tales featured in West’s critically-acclaimed collection, A PSYCHO’S MEDLEY. MORSEL is part of the Single Shot Short Story series which adds exclusive story notes and bonus content that you can only find in the Single Shot Story Series! Included in this edition for the first time anywhere is the Demons of Flesh teleplay that inspired the short story, MORSEL.

And if you want more madness, here is what people have said about A PSYCHO’S MEDLEY:

“This book is a read that will never be forgotten. It’s a true exploration of mental, and physical torture, with an element of bounteous apprehensions…”-Wesley Thomas, Horror Novel Reviews

“This my friends is a horror masterpiece, sent straight from the deepest depths of the mind…”-Joey’s Horror Reviews

“This collection sits you gently down, asks you if you are comfortable… and then introduces you to the very real human monsters that could well be lying there under your bed and just waiting to introduce you to their insanity…”-Stuart Anderson, UK Horrorscene

“A Psycho’s Medley is captivating and Terry M. West knows how to draw the reader in. I will definitely be reading this again. I highly recommend this collection to anyone that enjoys an all too real scary story…”-Melissa Thomas, Little Blog Of Horror

“Overall, West once again shows he knows horror and what fans truly want out of the genre. I highly recommend it.”-Mac Brewer, Horror Society



Blood Debt

by James Mathews

New York City, nineteen-fifteen, a dark gunfighter stalks the streets of Brooklyn, desperately searching for the man in the white derby. John Grady has scoured the earth in search of his father’s killer. Now, all of his clues point to one man, the cruel leader of the Irish Mob. But, as he rushes toward his destiny, his past is fast on his heels, and the love of a woman threatens to end his quest for righteous vengeance.



Shadow Truth (a Novella)

by Bill Larkin

A deadly boat explosion in Newport Harbor looks like an accident, but Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin “Schmitty” Schmidt soon finds himself in the middle of a homicide investigation that raises questions about his relationship to the victim’s wife. Pitted against enemies inside the OCSD, Schmitty races to follow his own investigative instincts.

Schmitty learns that the victim had invented a new lie detector, giving the investigation new importance. The traditional polygraph was invented in the 1920s and although it’s evolved, scientists, courts, and critics know it isn’t perfect. A clever liar can manipulate anybody and any machine – until now. This new lie detector can’t be beat. But it threatens a new future, and a lot of people will do anything to get their hands on this technology.

“There’s so much going on in this little thriller: suspense, crime, politics, greed and ethics. That’s only one reason that I enjoyed Shadow Truth. In just 81 pages, the characters are well developed and the writing is vibrant. I was sucked in until the very end.”

–Underratedreads.com



The Light

by Richard Slater

And then Life said: “No more.”

Our time may be done.

No longer does Man sit upon the heady heights of creation.

Another walks amongst us.

More powerful. More intelligent. Senses perfectly attuned. For the Light is a predator.

And what is this creature’s prey?

It is Us.

The Lights are here and we are their nourishment.

Small in number as they struggle to gain a foothold on earth. Their quest has ultimate clarity: feed on the human race and breed for the longevity of their kind.

And then there is â??she’. She who knows not what she is. She who doesn’t fit in. She who chooses self-destruction and she who will determine our destiny.

But there is one who can see the Lights. Is this our redeemer? For the Hunter is their equal in every way. He kills them for pleasure, for glory, for he knows nothing else. But his violence knows no end. His brutality knows no boundaries.

So who is the monster, you ask? The Light, the Hunter, Sheâ?¦..

But it was Life that said: “No more.”



Revolution in the Underground

by S. J. Michaels

All is perfect in the treetop village of Erosa, except to Ember Oaksâ??a depressed nineteen year-old with an inexplicable desire for tragedy. When Ember and his fun, energetic, younger sister Maggie, venture into the surrounding forest, they encounter a mysterious dying man who will ultimately set in motion a series of events that will forever change their lives. Instead of going home and informing the rest of the village, Ember and Maggie, against better judgment, make the fateful decision to explore a small hole in the ground. The ground collapses and Ember and Maggie are knocked unconscious. When they awake, they find themselves in the Buffer Zoneâ??a quasi-anarchic, though relatively hospitable, region between two warring despotic statesâ??of a secret underground city, with no way out. Now our heroes must join four complete strangersâ??Styles, Luna, Kara and Svenâ??and a revolution if they ever want to see their home again. As Ember and Maggie habituate to life in the Underground, they learn of the peculiar circumstances of their four mysterious compatriots, and uncover the secrets of a dark and haunted past. To survive the Underground and succeed in revolution, the group must learn to keep their emotions in check, work together, and grapple enveloping philosophical questions.



The Book in the Loft (The Book in the Loft Series)

by Neil Hawkins

The Book in the Loft is the first in a sci-fi/fantasy series. The story involves the discovery of an incredible book, the powers of which allow the hero to travel from Earth to any of a hundred different worlds. But only one holds his interest, as it is to that world he must travel to find his grandfather, who mysteriously disappeared. Arriving through time and space, he is told by five “beings” he must fulfill a missionâ??about which he supposedly agreed to on Earth, but which he in fact knows nothing aboutâ??to end the “darkness” he will find himself in. He is not alone in his quest that takes him into battles in space and on alien planets. But to succeed, and to obtain the love he desperately seeks, he must travel back and forth through the powers of the book, not knowing if “time” will be his staunch ally or become his bitter enemy.



Ridden by the Griffin Prince

by Tallia Ravejoy

After hiking all day through the mountains of Greece, Emily and her college group settle for the night. As the night deepens, Emily hears an ethereal song drifting among the mountain walls. No one else notices it but her. At its source, shadowed on the bank of a lake, is a Prince, and a future she never thought possible….

*WARNING*

This short story has intense scenes of graphic sex. ADULTS ONLY.



Shall We: You Know He’s a Gambler?

by Michail Devoul

You deserve a great Erotica Romance Story, so I give you , “Shall We.”

“Julie Stevens boarder the cruise ship for a relaxing vacation following her recent divorce. Its not long before she meets a hot sexy gambling playboy by the name of Mark Stewart on board the ship… he was just what she needed after her unpleasant divorce …but just how far will they take it?”

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The Club (Room 237 Series, Book One)

by Emma Payne

*Warning: This book contains graphic content, graphic language, and graphic scenes. Recommended for 18+ only.

One year after leaving her cheating boyfriend, Laney Holden still can’t seem to catch a break with men. After a year of blind dates that go nowhere, she grows jaded against the male race, even with the choice men at work. When her best friend comes up with a new plan for her love life, Laney follows along, hoping to find something different. What waits for her behind the door of room 237 is nothing like she ever expected.

“The Club” is the first novella in the Room 237 Series.



Rough…Really Rough

by Veronica Halstead

Rough sex is one of those fantasies that just won’t quit! The thought of a lovely lady pushed to her limits is exciting and scorching! In this red hot collection, you’ll find bondage, spankings, rough first anal sex, and more! It’s just a click away, so what are you waiting for?

1. A Couple of Good Spankings: An Erotic Tale of Lesbian Submission by KZ Roth

Jenny and Sandy are trying something different, and they’ve brought in Katie to help. As this couple explores their sexuality as never before, they learn the delicious art of domination and submission, or at least a part of it, a blisteringly erotic spanking experience in an encounter that leaves everyoneâ??even the experienced Katieâ??overcome.

2. He’s Taking My Ass! A Rough First Anal Sex Short by Jeanna Yung

Regina can’t believe how attractive her new neighbor Neal is. When he comes over, she’s even more turned on. He likes her, too. In their first meeting, they end up together, and she’s in for a surprise. Neal likes it rough, and he’s after her tight, untouched ass. It’s a rough first anal sex experience as only Jeanna Yung can write it.

3. Bend Me Over, You Brilliant Beautiful Boy! A First Anal Sex Erotica Story by Callie Amaranth

Bent over an armchair and waiting for Brandon to do something about itâ?¦Jamie can hardly believe she’s in the situation, having picked up a complete stranger, but with her ass in the air and her shoulders on the fabric, there’s no denying it. He’s so slow and deliberate though, and it isn’t long before she’s begging him to move faster and harder. He’s happy to oblige, but he’s not interested in limiting his experience, and before she knows it she’s right in the middle of her very first anal sex!

4. Service without a Smile: A Rough and Reluctant Gangbang Short by Veronica Halstead

Connie is in trouble. She’s taken the “Service with a Smile” slogan at her work a little too far and extended credit to all of her friends, and the partners who own the business aren’t happy when they discover what she’s been up to. To keep her job, she’ll have to give more than service to the customers. Her whole body will have to service four men, and she’ll have her first anal sex experience, her first gangbang, and her first rough deepthroat in a very rough and reluctant gangbang.

5. Tied Down and Made to Please a Woman: A BDSM Threesome Erotica Story by Tracy Bond

Master decides I should writhe in anticipation tonight, and he leaves me bound on the hotel room bed while he enjoys a leisurely dinner with his friends. It feels like days or weeks though I know it’s been only an hour or so, and I desperately need him when he returns. Still, I can’t beg. I have to wait. It’s so damned maddening, but I have to wait. Finally, he arrives and my punishment begins until I’m desperate for him to use me. He does, but it’s nothing at all like I expected. Instead, he’s brought another woman into the hotel room!

Warning: This ebook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity during various rough sex encounters. It includes rough bondage, rough first lesbian sex, rough threesome sex, rough and reluctant sex, rough group sex, rough first anal sex, and rough stranger sex. It is intended for mature readers who will not be offended by explicit descriptions of sex acts between consenting adults.



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French Cuisine Cookbook: 50 Easy and Delicious French Recipes (French Cooking, French Recipes, French Food, Quick & Easy)

by Patrick Smith

French Cuisine – French Recipes Anyone Can Cook

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95 Fast, Simple & Effective Weight Loss Tips!

by Jason Eneilio

95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips! These weight loss tips, strategies and techniques are proven to help YOU lose weight fast! Listed from 1 to 95 these highly effective weight loss tips contain everything necessary to help you achieve maximum weight loss in no time! Try “95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips” Today and discover the sexy body of your dreams Tomorrow!



Revealed: Part One: New Year’s Eve with Jiro and Mark (The Nogiku Series Short Stories)

by S. J. Pajonas

Get immersed in the Nogiku world with Jiro Itō as he gets ready for a boring and annoying New Year’s Eve out in Nishikyō. At least, that’s what he expects his night to be like. Jiro would rather drink with the geisha all evening, and avoid taking anyone home, but he has family business to attend to instead. When the family business leads to an unfamiliar restaurant, Jiro spies Sanaa Griffin smiling at him from across the room, and his night turns around.

But Mark Sakai, his uncle, is not pleased with Jiro’s flirtations. Mark has worked hard for over a decade to get Sanaa into position for her new life, and he can’t have Jiro interfering. Will a stern warning be enough to keep them apart?

PART ONE of REVEALED is a companion short story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series. The first two chapters of REMOVED are included at the end of PART ONE. Read REVEALED first or read it later, but don’t miss this look into the other side of Sanaa’s story.

Approximately 10,000 words.

Companion story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series: http://amzn.com/B00F4IE978



Ð?ак опÑ?бликоваÑ?Ñ? ваÑ?Ñ? книгÑ? на Amazon – Russian Edition

by Mark Hallaq

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by Mark Hallaq

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GOING TO THE FUTURE

by Emily Mahmoud

This Children’s book is about Emily and her doggie Harry. TJ comes from the future and he needs Emily’s and Harry’s help to save the future.



A Pocket Full Of Needles

by Steven P.R.

Meryl thought that she could get away from her parents and the pressures of college when she left home after graduation. But when she accepted an offer to homeschool the Creighton’s daughter, Dara, she had no idea she would be walking into a world of pain and tragedy beyond her imagination.

Dr. Creighton, a psychologist, is an addict. Mrs. Creighton is a high school teacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown. After their son, Ian, was murdered, they blame it on their daughter Dara, believing she failed to protect him on that fateful day.

But as Meryl bonds with Dara, reinvigorating her with a sense of purpose, she learns of the Creighton’s tortured past, a past that will eventually catch up with them.



God Isn’t Dead Book 1: Logic and Math

by Mauro Neaus

Finally a direct answer to ‘Does God Exist?’ which is probably one of the most asked questions in all of religion.

This two part series explains how a God exists through reasoning, logic, math and science.

So, if you have ever wondered what proof there is to God’s existence, dive into this book and know the full proof in depth answers to this simple question!



THE WATER TRADE (scary suspense thrilllers)

by Charlie Deer

“A refreshing non-supernatural horror that will have you sleeping with the light on” David Marsh

“Thrilling, a great book” Beth Cummins

When two girls working in the London sex club scene get offered work in Hong Kong they think their dreams have come true. But what seems like a well-paid holiday soon turns into the trip of a nightmare. They have entered the water trade, will they get out alive?



Green Drink Recipes: Detox, Lose Weight & Feel Great!

by Barbara Richards

Green Drink Recipes that Will Chagne Your Life!

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Insider Secrets From A Model Agent: How To Become A Successful Model (Modeling, Modelling, Model Agency)

by Summer Fisher

Insider Secrets From a Model Agent provides you step by step instructions on how to be a successful model

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The first model I scouted went from schoolgirl with braces to shooting the cover of Vogue Using the strategies and information I outline in this book I have gone on to create over 30 international careers in less than 4 years. Each chapter provides a bonus ‘insider secret’ tip that most potential models don’t know that will give you a leg up in your career. The majority of these tips are FREE to implement!

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Night Shitf

by L. L. Fine

Pulp Fiction meets Grey’s Scrubs.

When Moses, a miserable, aging orderly in a public hospital, starts his graveyard shift, he never expects it to be the one that will change his world forever. Yet, the following bizarre eight hours do exactly that – thus exposing the terrible secret that he has kept hidden for twenty-five years, and pushing him, screaming and cursing, into the arms of the secret love of his life.

This hilarious book begins with a bang (literally), and then just picks up the pace. It sweeps you to the hallucinatory, filthy, behind-the-scenes areas of an urban hospital, with doctors from hell, nurses who live in one, hospital thieves, scary hospital urban legends and patients that… well, have it coming. Join this minute-by-minute rollercoaster journey from the ER to the morgue, from painfully funny moments to the heart-achingly touching.

The book is based on the real life experience of the author during his time as an orderly who meets his wife in exactly the insane way described here.

A must read for anyone who considers going to a hospital – or working in one.



Laser parlour guide for hair removal

by Mahesh Kaushik

Before you spent your hard earn money in laser hair removal treatment, it is advisable to read this unique guide about laser hair removal and clear all of your doubts about laser hair removal.
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This book is based on articles, reviews and frequently asked questions and answers which I write on my website www.laserparlour.com .
So before you go for a laser hair removal treatment or buying a home laser hair removal kit it is advisable to read this book because it will help you to make a right decision.



The Fox And The Rabbit

by Summer Foovay

Can a fox win the heart of a rabbit? An unlikely love story grows in the heart of the woods from a mouthful of white clover, to a thrilling battle of equals. Through the seasons, from summers abundance to winters austerity, the love between a fox and a rabbit grows into a lasting relationship.

Inspired by the classic animal stories you grew up on by writers like Jim Kjelgaard and Jack London, and illustrated with charming black and white drawings you will enjoy reading this book out loud to your children, and feel safe allowing them to read it to themselves.



Mortgage Backed Securities: Your Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Mortgage Backed Securities

by Justin Adams

Discover How To Get Started Investing In Mortgage Backed Securities

This Book Is The Complete Guide To Mortgage Back Security Investing

Mortgage backed securities have been around in one form or another since the middle of the 19th century when versions of this type of security were used in the development of the railroads. They have a mixed history with many people blaming this instrument for causing various financial meltdowns over the years. This guide will educate you on what makes mortgage backed securities a good investment, different ways to invest, and the types of risks that are associated with themâ??and how to get started!

Here are some of the specifics you’ll learn…

– What mortgage backed securities are, including the 4-step formation process– Chapter 1

– How you can get a higher return from a mortgage backed security than from a bond (without increased risk!)– Chapter 1

– The 3 main types of mortgage backed securities, including the capital requirements, advantages and disavantages of each– Chapter 2

– Warning! One type of mortgage backed security has a dramatically higher risk than the others (you don’t want to miss this!)– Chapter 2

– Exactly how mortgage backed securities work– Chapter 3

– 4 important risks associated with mortgage backed security investment that you must understand– Chapter 4

– Step-by-step how to get started buying mortgage backed securities to add to you investment protfolio– Chapter 5

– Key factors that drive the price– Chapter 6

– A complete guide to investing in mortgage backed security ETFs– Chapter 7

– A complete guide to “Collateralized Mortgage Obligations” and other advanced types of mortgage backed securities– Chapter 8

– And much much more!

Download your copy today!



Taming Fire (The Dragonprince’s Legacy)

by Aaron Pogue

Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He’s the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King’s Guard.

Then Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces. It only helps that Daven has no home, no family, and nothing left to lose.

But when conspiring forces destroy the wizard’s plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King’s Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven’s only hope of surviving is to become more than he’s ever dreamed possible.

Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince’s Legacy. Approximately 110,000 words.



American Legends: The Life of Paul Newman

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures.

*Includes Newman’s quotes about his own life and career.

*Includes a bibliography for further reading.

*Includes a table of contents.

“The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming Hud in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it’s flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they’re mixing me up with the roles I play â?? characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am.” – Paul Newman

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

Over the course of his long film career, Paul Newman was once one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood during his peak, and that was decades before he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Color of Money (1986), one of the eight times he was nominated for an Oscar. Having come to prominence as a handsome but rebellious young man in the mold of James Dean, Newman was able to maintain an aura that viewers found both cool and irresistible even into his 60s, typically an age when leading men find themselves on the outs. Newman was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Road to Perdition (2002), when he was in his late 70s, and he continued working in the industry until just shortly before his death in 2008.

While Newman was a recognizable film star in his time, younger generations know Newman more as a pop culture fixture than as a movie star. Newman acted and directed in Hollywood for six decades, but he was noteworthy off the screen for various pursuits, including running a racing team that was successful in IndyCar racing, but especially for the food products that bore his name. Newman established the food company Newman’s Own as a philanthropic endeavor, once joking, “When I realized I was going to have to be a whore, to put my face on the label, I decided that the only way I could do it was to give away all the money we make. Over the years, that ethical stance has given us a 30 per cent boost. One in three customers buys my products because all the profits go to good causes and the rest buy the stuff because it is good.” Although he started jokingly referring to himself as the “star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars”, consumers still find Newman’s face on labels for goods like salad dressing and popcorn, and the brand name is still very popular today, helping carry Newman’s name and legacy forward.

American Legends: The Life of Paul Newman examines the versatile life and career of an American icon. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Paul Newman like never before, in no time at all.



Diabetes Cure: A Diabetes Type 2 Breakthrough Cure Without Drugs! Fast And Quick Diabetes Diet Recipes To Lose Weight and Get Healthy (Diabetes Cookbook, … diabetes, reverse diabetes, diabeti)

by Martha Neilson

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“The Diabetes Cure: A Diabetes Type 2 Breakthrough Cure Without Drugs!

Fast And Quick Diabetes Diet Recipes To Lose Weight and Get Healthy” contains proven steps and strategies on how to control and eventually control diabetes without having to resort to commercially-manufactured drugs.

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a single diabetic’s special diet, but there ARE recipes that are perfect for diabetics who want to maintain blood sugar levels and still enjoy decent food.

More than that, this book reminds us that a healthy and well-balanced diet is more than enough to quickly remedy diabetes. By being knowledgeable about the body dynamics and some principles that are fully discussed in this book, you will see that you can have a healthy life!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • Taking Full Control of Diabetes without a Single Drug
  • Eight Kinds of Food Diabetics should Include in his Diet
  • High Fiber Slow-Release Carbohydrate Diet
  • Cutting Down On Sugar
  • Choosing your Kind of Fat
  • The Best Diabetes Diet Recipes
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  • Much, much more!

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Conair Firecats

by peter dancey

Specialist Canadian fire-fighter Conair operated a fleet of DC.6 and firecat conversions of the Grumman s-2 Tracker as fire-bombers converted to turboprops until the introduction of the Canadair CL-215.



Film Business Plan and Investor Guide: Independent Filmmakers Manual to Writing a Business Plan and Finding Movie Investors

by FilmProposals.com

Included in the Film Business Plan and Investor Guide

  • Business Plan – full outline and detailed descriptions of each section, where to find the information you need, exactly how to do Financial Projections and Comparable Film Projections with current industry statistics, graphs and charts you can use right in your own business plan.
  • Financing Sources – hundreds of ways to get soft- and hard film funding, various types of film investments and which tools you need for each. PPM vs Business Plan, crowdfunding, active and passive investors, JOBS Act, tax incentives and more!
  • Film Investors – secrets to finding private movie investors, things you MUST know before approaching them and what you can do right now to attract investors.
  • Film Investor Tips – specific language to close the deal, how to accomodate your pitch to each investor, easy and inexpensive ways to get investors to want to write you a check on the spot, what to say, how to say it and how to instill confidence in your investors.
  • FULL Sample Business Plan – an entire actual plan including legal and confidentiality notice, industry statistics and descriptions, distribution explanation, financial projections and charts and much more.
  • Templates – special discounted links to download Business Plan and Financial Projection templates so you can get started right away and not waste your time re-creating everything from scratch.

The Independent Filmmakers Manual to Write a Business Plan, Find and Pitch Movie Investors

“I have the most amazing idea for movie and if I could just get [insert famous producer’s] ear for 5 minutes, I know it would be a huge success!” If only that were how it actually happens! I’m Melissa, owner of FilmProposals.com, THE site for Independent Film Makers serious about raising capital for their movie and I watched the above scene happen dozens of times as I introduced potential film makers to A List producers. They pitched, but nothing came of it. They did not understand how the film industry works.

These producers, my friends, collective talent has created too many films to mention, but they include: American Gangster, Brokeback Mountain, Deception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Get Him to the Greek, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin Robin Hood, Sling Blade, Superbad, Rent and more.

These extraordinarily talented people would say to me, “You know what you should tell Indie Filmmakers…” and www.FilmProposals.com was born. Now, all their sage advice, everything I can possibly convey to you from these film pros, is in our Film Business Plan and Investor Guide and on the website.

We show YOU, the film maker, how to do it yourself, but also provide tools, should you want a complete ready-to-go Film Investor package. The Film Business Plan and Investor Guide easily coordinates with our Financial Projections Template and Business Plan Template, both available for immediate download.

What Others Say About the Film Financing Guide and Templates

“As a first time Executive Producer I found your software first to be great for helping me understand film financing, and second helping the various investors who we have been pitching to better understand their risks and potential rewards.”

“Reading through the guide I gained a lot of confidence that reinforced my own ideas. I ended up taking the bits I wanted and customizing other sections to create a condensed and concise 11 page business plan, backed up by a whole lot of figures and data. In the US economic slump, I found investors were looking for alternate investments with high yield – my Film Investor Brief was perfect!”

Ready to Make Your Movie? Just scroll up and click Look Inside!



The Morys Minor Tales (The Wormhole Series)

by David Winship

If the Voyager 1 space probe was picked up in outer space by extraterrestrials, what would happen? Here’s your opportunity to find out.

These stories take you to a planet called Morys Minor where the inhabitants are trying to make sense of life on Earth.

Earthwatch Uncovered lifts the lid on a popular Morys Minor tele-immersion series examining earthling life in the wake of a decision to reject Earth as a colonisation target.

One Way Ticket tells the story of how Melinda Hill from Camden in London somehow ends up millions of miles from Earth, marooned, perhaps forever, on a planet in the constellation of Cygnus.

The Stove Boat tells the story of how polkingbeal67 from a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus swapped hearts with earthling Melinda Hill. In Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab summoned the crew to his quarter-deck and asked them: “And what tune is it ye pull to, men?” The whalemen responded: “A dead whale or a stove boat!”, reflecting the fact that such missions typically resulted in either a slaughtered whale or a smashed boat. Distraught at the loss of his Mortian heart, polkingbeal67 embarks on an Ahab-like quest for vengeanceâ?¦



A Soldier’s First Time 1

by Amanda Richol

22-year-old Luke steps into the sandy world of a war-torn country for a second time, but this tour of duty is unlike any he has ever experienced. With no women to satiate his most primitive needs, he allows a fellow marine to give him a little love. That one, sinful act opens Pandora’s Box and plunges Luke into a world he never knew existed.

Keeping his newly discovered love for men under wraps is essential — having it leak out among his entire platoon would be disastrous. But as Luke finds out, not all is fair in love and war.

This story is 5500 words long.



Tempest’s Course: Quilts of Love Series

by Lynette Sowell

Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a 150-year-old Mariner’s Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain’s home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Army veteran Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary’s own sad tale of regret. Then Tom learns secrets of his own family’s past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.



The Laurel Rhythm

by George Alexiou

This book describes spirituality and its relationship to science and human behavior. It presents practical processes that can help bring more energy into your life. Living a more energized life can lead to new relationships, new opportunities for success, and the experience of real joy and self fulfillment.



Miss Affliction

by Sarai Larivee

Maladie Bronwen, a nineteen-year-old college dropout, has had her entire world ripped from underneath her. Her brother, Peter, was killed in a tragic accident, and her best friend and confidante, Logan, disappeared soon after. Living in an abusive household, Maladie is left without a support system or an outlet for her troubles. Soon, a discovery leads her to realizations about her life, and lies that have been told to put her where she is soon unravel as she follows the trail they left. What exactly can pictures say to someone?



The Great Scribe

by Tomas Care

The Warblade Emperor has become bored with his collection of kingdoms and welcomes news that a rebellion is growing stronger in a distant land.

In order to tip the balance of the impending war, the cleverest men in Asimmeny experiment with dangerous magic as they strive to create the perfect champion.



The December Conspiracy

by Michael Allen

The December Conspiracy is a gripping thriller set in World War II. Kirkus Reviews hails it as follows:

â??There is something about the plot that makes the book difficult to put down, and it certainly lingers in the mind. Mixing real and fictional characters, Michael Allen has constructed an entirely plausible scenario in which the Duke of Windsor and his American wife Wallis Simpson are involved in a plot to force the British government to surrender to Germany. Also involved is Joe Kennedy, whose Irish background has him doing deals with Joachim von Ribbentrop while his bed is still warm with Simpson.’

This December conspiracy is initiated in Berlin, and it involves the kidnapping of the young Princess Elizabeth. And when Jane Padget, daughter of King George VI’s Legal Secretary, is an accidental witness to the kidnapping, she inevitably becomes involved in the desperate search that follows. Jane enlists help from her American boyfriend, the even younger Seymour Jensen – and before long it turns out that the young couple are the only people who can rescue the Princess before it is too late.



Alphabet All-Stars Academy Volume Two (4 Fun Books in 1!)

by Scott Gordon

Approximately 200 pages in all. An $8.46 value!

This incredible collection contains these four educational books:

1. Alphabet All-Stars: Clever Cards (includes American Sign Language!)

Obi the Owl is back with another fun set of flashcards! Each card contains 2 items that your child can guess, and in addition, the American Sign Language equivalent for that letter. This book is 62 pages in length, and like the other books in the series, the illustrations are clean, simple and vibrant.

2. Alphabet All-Stars: Funny Flashcards

Uncle Ozzie is filling in, and he’s brought with him a funny-looking set of flashcards. This volume features ugly fairies, crazy leprechauns, hardhat hippos, and more!

3. Alphabet All-Stars: More Animals

It’s the ultimate animal alphabet book! This edition is over 60 pages in length, and utilizes a mixture of artwork and photography to convey what the animals look like in real life. A fantastic reading experience for children ages 3-6!

4. Alphabet All-Stars: Silly Animals

It’s a silly alphabet book with even sillier writing by the silliest author of all! This edition is approximately 40 pages in length, and is best viewed in color. A fun way to practice the alphabet for children ages 3-6!

Descriptions of my other popular children’s books are included after the main feature (an additional 9 pages).



Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series Ebook Sampler

by Lauren Kate

The Lauren Kate Fallen Series Ebook Sampler is the ultimate FREE introduction to the #1 New York Times bestselling series Fallen, the worldwide phenomenon. Featuring excerpts from all five of Lauren Kate’s bestsellers, Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love, this free ebook preview is the perfect way to introduce the atmospheric and compelling Fallen world of supernatural romance and fallen angels to readers.



Recession Proof Graduate

by Charlie Hoehn

Recession-Proof Graduate is a popular career guide that’s been downloaded over 150,000 times. This book is frequently shared among students, teachers, parents, counselors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It’s been integrated in the coursework at a number of universities, given away as a graduation gift, and translated to Italian.

I struggled to find meaningful work (or any work) after getting out of school. I graduated in 2008 – during the worst economy in 80 years – and spent my days spamming my resume to hundreds of companies I didn’t want to work for… and never heard back. It was exhausting.

When I changed my strategy, I landed a handful of dream gigs, got to work with amazing people like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, and found myself turning down multiple paid job offers. Best of all, I was getting paid to work on projects that made me come alive. It was a far cry from the days of begging for soul-crushing work. People kept asking how I did it, so I wrote this free guide on how to use free work to land your dream job.



A Hero of Our Time (Illustrated)

by Mikhail Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov published in 1840. It tells the story of a young officer, Pechorin, sent to the Caucasus after a duel. This is what the author himself wrote about his idea of Pechorin in the preface: “Pechorin, my dear readers, is in fact a portrait, but not of one man only: he is a composite portrait, made up of all the vices which flourish, full-grown, amongst the present generation. You will tell me, as you have told me before, that no man can be so wicked as this; and my reply will be: “If you believe that such persons as the villains of tragedy and romance could exist in real life, why can you not believe in the reality of Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren’t you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn’t it because there’s more truth in it than you might wish?”
This edition includes 16 illustrations by artists of the late 19th and early 20th century (including Mikhail Lermontov).



On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile

by Michael Allen

On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile is an essential ebook for writers. It can save you years of work and heartache.

â??As a some-day, would-be author, I found it an eye-opener.’ Roy Jacobsen, writingclearandsimple.com

â??Every aspiring writer should read it.’ Tonto Books blog.

â??The only serious and innovative piece of writing about fiction publishing that I have seen is by the British author, publisher and literary blog writer, Michael Allen. He has written a quirky, thought-provoking piece.’ Robert Elwood Burns

In this recently revised essay (22,500 words) Michael Allen describes the hopelessly inefficient and irrational ways in which publishers and agents deal with the unpublished manuscripts which are sent to them by as-yet-unknown writers. The result is that success for writers is governed by randomness (chance) to a far greater extent than is generally realised. This creates serious problems. Allen then outlines some practical strategies through which writers can improve their chance of success despite the many obstacles.

Michael Allen has been involved in the book trade for over fifty years, and his first novel was published in 1963. In this book he enhances his reputation for providing practical assistance to unpublished writers. Those who are already published will also find plenty to help them to develop their careers.



Revenge of the Simians

by Thomas Weston

The exploitation of helpless simians by a wicked pharmaceutical company comes to an end when their genetically-altered research subjects escape, and the tables are turned on the human species that had too long exploited the creatures that shared the planet with them.

In this award-winning and terrifying science fiction novel, Thomas Weston envisions a future when the time of the people of today’s world comes to an end, and earth moves on to the next cycle of evolution.

A must readâ?¦chilling and horrific!



Ruining Angel

by Shelly Pratt

A NOVELLA FROM AMAZON & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RUINED

WARNING: This novel contains material suitable for those 18+years. (It is recommended you read RUINED before this so secrets aren’t revealed).

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NOVELLA, INSPIRED BY THE NOVEL RUINED.

Ruining Angel brings you Angel’s POV from the very beginning.

Getting in Angel’s head isn’t easy. He’s got these dark broody eyes that beg you to get on your knees and say please when you want a question answering.

You want to know what he was thinking the first time he made Bailey his? Well first you’ll need to visit his childhood. Bringing you never before scenes from a young Angel’s perspective, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous way he works his way into your heart forever.

In Ruining Angel, all the important moments of his life are encapsulated in this novella.

But what about the aftermath of RUINED? It’s here, waiting for you to find out what happens once his and Bailey’s secret is out.

If ever there was a tale of forbidden love that made you want the characters to get their happily ever after, Ruining Angel is it.

From me to you, if you loved Ruined, this is one story you can’t afford to miss!

Customer review of RUINED by Skye (amazon):

FIVE STARS

This book is MIND-BLOWING!!! I want to say SO much but I don’t want to give anything away. I started this amazing novel just 4 hours ago!! Yes you read that right I.COULD.NOT.PUT.IT.DOWN!!! When dose living a lie become too hard?

This is a book with a twist so huge I doubt ANYONE will see it. It sucker-punched me in the face and I LOVED every second of it!! I can’t beg you enough to read this book. You won’t be sorry! The dynamics between these charterers is extraordinary!

http://shellypratt.net



SHUDDERVILLE (Episode One of the Series)

by Mia Zabrisky

Sophie will do anything to get her dead daughter back. 

After losing her husband and child in a traffic accident, she spends her evenings alone with a bottle of Stoli, eavesdropping on her feuding neighbors.

Then one day, the strange man next door makes a startling offer – he will bring her daughter back from the dead. All she has to do is make a wish.

Don’t miss the chilling first episode of this mind-bending new series in the tradition of The Twilight Zone,” “American Horror Story,” “Lost” and “Fringe.”

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“THIS, people, is how short fiction is done. No idea where this author came from, but she’s going places. One to watch for sure.” Candy Beauchamp, “CandysRaves” Amazon “Top 1000 Reviewer”

“Shuddervilleâ?¦ places Zabrisky in a small, elite group of literary suspense writers.” Dana Micheli, reviewer

“It’s better than most of the television series out there today, and fast-paced, full of surprises.” Tyler Tichelaar, author of “King Arthur’s Children” and “The Gothic Wanderer” 

“If you would like to read of magic, wish fulfillment, and human tragedies, with a taste of quantum mechanical theory, I heartily recommend this series.” Ronald W Maron, Top Amazon Reviewer



Betrayed! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part Five)

by Paul Moxham

In Part 5 of Last Plane out of Paris, Bill realizes that something is amiss. How could the Germans always be one step ahead of them? He’d put it down to bad luck, but now, as more incidents occur, the ugly truth rears its head.
There’s a traitor! Who can it be? Is it Marie, the charming resistance agent? Or is it Pierre, the man who seems to crush every German that comes in his way? Or is it his friend Jim, the person whom he went to school with? Or could it even be Marcel, the Frenchman that they have been asked to rescue?

What causes the town of Montmirail to catch fire? And, as the team heads towards Paris, what could possibly happen for the team to turn around and head back into enemy territory?



The Homo Spiritus Sessions: Vol. 3

by Veronica Torres

PLEASE NOTE: This book is also available as part of The Homo
Spiritus Sessions, Collection one.  Collection one includes volumes 1-8
of the Homo Spiritus series.

Change your life! Transform triggers, set boundaries, and learn to say NO comfortably. Explore possibilities and new perspectives; you are not your circumstances. Live in grace, ease, bliss, and serenity by choosing your reactions to your creations (experiences).

Volume three of the Homo Spiritus Sessions includes the transcript of the July 21, 2010 channeling session and includes the following tools: Equal signs; How ridiculous does it have to get?; “No” is a complete sentence; Point fingers; Preferences/Judgments; Short, factual statements; Vulnerability vs. Weakness; What is true now?

Volume three also includes 112 definitions of terms and concepts including the following new terms: Checking things off of your list; Fire hose; Lack; Triggers are handholds.

The Homo Spiritus Sessions series offers channeled messages from Eloheim and The Council.

The Council is comprised of seven different groups: The Guardians, The Girls, The Visionaries, The Matriarch, The Eloheim, The Warrior, and Fred. During a channeling session, each of The Council members take turns sharing their teachings. Each Council member has a distinct personality, style of delivery, and focus.

The Council is best known for their multitude of practical tools, which support our journey out of the fear-based operating system into the consciousness-based operating system. These tools are developed during private sessions and public gatherings.

Each book in the Homo Spiritus Sessions series consists of the transcript of one of our public sessions, enriched with supporting material. The supporting material includes information about Eloheim and The Council, descriptions of tools referenced in the session, and over 100 definitions of terms and concepts.

Each of the Homo Spiritus Sessions books can stand alone, but taken together will allow the reader to follow along with the progression of the teachings including the introduction, in-depth explanation, and evolution of The Council’s tools.



Essential Guide To FCE Reading: Learn Tips On How To Pass The Reading Paper (The Definitive Cambridge Self-Study Series)

by Emmanuel Donkor

This is the second in a series of self-study guides on how to prepare for the Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE).This e-book is about tips on how to pass the reading paper. It is written by an experienced FCE preparation teacher who the strategies on how to study and what to do on the day of the exam.

This guide is for those who want to prepare for the exam but either do not have the time to attend a preparation class or simply do not have the money for pay for a class. It is written in such a way that you won’t miss being away from the classroom. It gives practical instructions on what you can start doing by way of preparation and then what to do during the exam.

In this study guide, you will learn:

– The benefits of an FCE Certificate

– The different parts of the reading paper

– What part of the reading paper is testing for

– Useful tips about the paper

– Strategies and techniques on how to get the correct answers

– Useful links to find sample practice tests



The Eclective: The Celtic Collection

by M. Edward McNally

Six stories from The Eclective, six accounts of Celtic things. There’s more than one way to go Green.

Irish Kiss by Shéa MacLeod
Morgan Bailey, vampire Hunter, thought finding a Leprechaun’s missing pot of gold would be easy. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The Luck of the Irish Brigade by M. Edward McNally
The Irish are fighting themselves, only because there are no other worthy opponents.

Song of the Banshee by Heather Marie Adkins
Belinda has a job to do, but a dying man’s grandson may be a big problem. It’s a hard world for a lonely banshee.

The Red Veil of Vengeance by Jack Wallen
Vlad Kurvail is back and, as usual, he’s pissed. This time his cold vengeance is served up to the Irish. Will their luck hold out?

Zombies Eat Leprechauns by P.J. Jones
When a zombie curse infects the Fairytale Kingdom, Lucky the Leprechaun needs the help of an idiot dragon slayer and a cross-dressing dragon to escape. Can he make it out with his pot of gold, or will Lucky’s luck run out?

Five Shamrocks by Alan Nayes
After her husband dies on St. Patrick’s Day, life goes on for Mattie O’Malley.



The Right Way: The Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Marketing Your Business Online: Your Ticket to Increasing Your Online Presence, Generating More Revenue, Creating Loyal Fans, and Dominating…

by Tyson Downs

More and more people are searching online each and every day for your service, and it’s imperative that you be found. It can be overwhelming at times. It can seem impossible at times. It can seem like there is no way that you can do it. Until now. There is a science in creating a beautiful website that converts websites visitors to customers. There’s a science in getting to the top of the search engines. There’s a science in getting positive reviews for your business across the Internet. The good news for you is that Tyson Downs, Owner-Titan Web Agency has put these strategies in a simple, step-by-step plan so you can do it all yourself, with limited to no understanding of online marketing.

Downs combines the latest online search tactics with a down to earth approach while giving you the best marketing advice available. You’ll get the straight forward approach and the same strategies that he has used to build one of the most successful Web Design & SEO companies in Utah.

This is for any small business owner who understands the value of establishing a strong brand online, but needs somebody to put the information together in a clear, concise approach. In The Right Way: The Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Marketing Your Business Online, Downs gives tips, techniques and advice from the front lines about what the search engines want to see from your website. He also goes into the power of directory listings, client reviews, blogging, social media â?? and getting authoritative and relevant links to your website, helping you increase your online authority and online presence. He covers what every business owner wants to know-how to increase your online presence so that you can get more customers from online searches.

What a few of his customers say:

Brian A., Attorney at Law:

Tyson has used his expertise to dramatically increase our web presence over a relatively short period of time. His SEO services are essential in today’s market.

Craig B., Dentist

We switched our online marketing over to Tyson Downs and [Titan Web Agency] and I could not be happier. He has been able to do in just a month and a half what our previous online marketing couldn’t do in a year. Besides doing a great job on the SEO, Tyson helped put a new face on our practice with a new logo and website. I couldn’t be happier!

Dustin N., Dentist

I have practiced dentistry for 38 years and in that time I have had 5 websites. I have worked with several SEO companies, and Tyson Downs is by far the most knowledgeable and proactive in this field. In a tight economy, with quarterly changes to Google’s algorithms, a business must have a great SEO partner to compete on the web. Hiring SEO Bulldog is the best choice I made in 2013. Thank you Tyson for the great work so far. You are indeed a pleasure to work with.

Jake L., Director of Communications

I’ve known Tyson personally for ~5 years, but only just recently had the opportunity to work with him.

I’ve found him to be supremely competent, knowledgeable and timely in both his execution of work and communication. In the sometimes-murky world of digital marketing and SEO, Tyson’s professionalism is refreshing.

Look at the list of services provided by Tyson and [Titan Web Agency]: I wholeheartedly endorse him for anything now-listed or that he may yet list in the future.

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One of the best business choices I have ever made was using [Titan Web Agency]. Tyson is seriously a fantastic communicator and a true SEOBulldog.



American Legends: The Life of Jack Nicholson

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures.

*Includes Nicholson’s quotes about his life and career.

*Includes a bibliography for further reading.

*Includes a table of contents.

“If I go into a restaurant there’s a very good chance that I’m going to spend my time being the mayor.” – Jack Nicholson

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

In 1994, the American Film Institute gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Nicholson, who became one of the youngest actors to ever receive the award. It was a fitting choice, given that Nicholson was already one of the most decorated and critically acclaimed actors in the history of Hollywood, but such tributes typically come as a capstone to a star’s career, not when the actor is still in his 50s. In fact, Nicholson would go on to win the Oscar for Best Actor just a few years after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award as a result of As Good As It Gets (1997), and he would earn another Academy Award nomination for About Schmidt (2002). Those two would give him 12 Academy Award nominations, more than any other man in history, and make him one of just two actors to be nominated in every decade between 1960 and 2010.

In addition to winning so many awards, many of Nicholson’s roles have become pop culture fixtures, and many of his most famous lines have become part of the lexicon, helping cement his legacy and making him a living legend. Americans of all ages are familiar with the classic movies Nicholson acted in, particularly Easy Rider, Chinatown, The Passenger, The Shining, Batman, A Few Good Men, The Pledge, About Schmidt, and The Departed, and his career has continued into the current decade, thanks to his ability to seamlessly transition into playing different kinds of elderly roles in everything from dramas to comedies.

While any actor would be proud to have his resume, Nicholson has transcended Hollywood stardom and has become his own institution, instantly recognizable not just for his past roles and sound bites but also for his prominent status everywhere he goes. Whether he’s sitting courtside at a Lakers game or hanging out with other celebrities, Nicholson has crafted an image unlike anyone else, combining cool with bad boy behavior. From conducting bizarre pranks with Hunter S. Thompson to fighting lawsuits and dating models, the always quotable Nicholson has seemingly reveled in it all, once noting, “Well, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I haven’t been a rogue most of my life.”

American Legends: The Life of Jack Nicholson examines the life and career of America’s most critically acclaimed actor. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Jack Nicholson like never before, in no time at all.



Sam: A love story

by Sharon Seithel

Samantha thought she had life under control until she fell in love with the beautiful Kelly Faraday. But her world was changed forever when she found her first true love. Nothing prepared her for the compromise and vulnerability that real love takes.

An excerpt from chapter two “Sam was struggling within herself. She wanted to reach out to Kelly, kiss her, hold her, make love to her.”



Pharmakon: Book 3 (The Kota Series)

by Sunshine Somerville

Get your copy of this mind-bending Book 3 in The Kota Series!
Phantasya is a world of second chances. It’s also a world fated to test man’s faith. In this supernatural paradise, trials and revelations arise for each Kota Warrior. Rave and Arctos must travel back to Ebon to finish a mission they thought was over. Amu teleports to Rowen and discovered a secret hidden since Earth. Kynacoba and Galcon fight a devilish enemy who could lead the Phantasyans into horrific rebellion against their Guardian.
Meanwhile, the isolation of Trok’s immortality begins to take its toll. Knowing how this future will end, he must do what is right for everyone involved.
But how do you best fight a losing battle? The more the Warriors discover, the trickier their choices become.



Exotic Dusk Book Five

by Ron Koppelberger Jr.

The expectation of consequence and the never professed luster of unbidden drama and climax……..if you enjoyed the drive, the climb, the way to the unknown then you will enjoy book five of Exotic Dusk!



Unlovable: The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist

by Cynthia St. Aubin

It isn’t every day a sexy demigod throws a pissed-off Cupid onto psychologist Matilda Schmidt’s couch and informs her the fate of the world depends on her ability to get him off his diapered ass and back to helping people fall in love.

Just when Matilda convinces herself she’s not hallucinating, in walks a Vegas hit man with a big gun and a bigger threat: pay back the million dollars she owes a notorious casino mogul, or wind up as fish food in Lake Mead.

Rocketing across country with a gun to her head, Matilda has a dysfunctional love-god in her laptop bag, a million dollar debt she has no knowledge of, and must convince the seductive hit man he’s snatched the wrong woman before he convinces her he might be the right manâ??for a night.

Can Matilda stay alive long enough to keep love from becoming history?



Sekret, Chapters 1-5

by Lindsay Smith

Download the first five chapters of SEKRET by Lindsay Smith.

An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one–not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention–and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.



Dark Side of Io

by Ty Johnston

An ancient evil awakens aboard a military spacecraft, stranding the ship’s crew on the dark side of one of Jupiter’s moons. As the deaths mount one by one, can the captain and other survivors of the spaceship Nordis hope to survive?



Q.U.I.T Drinking: Advice On How To Quit Drinking In 4 EASY Steps (New Beginnings Collection)

by William Briggs

Do you for a drink all the time?

Do you find yourself hung-over more often than not?

Have you tried to stop drinking alcohol before but have not been successful?

Heavy drinking is a common problem. In fact, drinking is a fairly normal activity for many people. On the other hand, if you find yourself unable to control yourself drinking after you feel any emotion, this is a problem. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be fixed. All it takes is a desire to stop drinking, learning about drinking and what causes it, understanding that you are the only one responsible for your drinking regardless of external influences, and an open mind to the ways to cease your drinking. This is the basis for QUIT, the four steps to stop drinking.

QUIT is a four step method to quit drinking. Like the acronym ROY G BIV you learned in elementary school to remember the colors of the rainbow, QUIT is an acronym to help you remember the four steps.

Q stands for “Question Yourself about Your Drinking.” It is important to question yourself about your drinking because this will give you an understanding about why you want to stop and why you drink the way you do.

U stands for “Understand What the Problem Is.” Equally important as questioning yourself about your drinking is making an effort to understand what the fundamental problem is. Many people will say they have a problem but have no idea what the problem is. There are many reasons why people drive and it is important to understand what drives you to drink.

I stands for “I Am the Sole Decision Maker in My Choice to Stop Emotionally Eating.” It is important that you stop because you want to stop not because someone else wants you to stop. You are the one who makes the decisions about you every moment of every day. You can’t blame others for your decisions.

T stands for “Take control and Think Positive.” We cover different ways you can stop drinking and other information that will aid you in your journey to stop drinking.

And there you have it – QUIT, the four steps to stop your drinking.

Then this book is for you.

Download it right now and start your “New Beginning” today!



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French Cuisine Cookbook: 50 Easy and Delicious French Recipes (French Cooking, French Recipes, French Food, Quick & Easy)

by Patrick Smith

French Cuisine – French Recipes Anyone Can Cook

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Dear friend,

France is known for its fine cuisine and a large number of iconic dishes. With an archive of French recipes like this at your disposal, you will introduce new colors and variety into your kitchen.

In the French Cuisine Cookbook, you are going to find 50 French recipes of all kinds, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and side dishes. There is no need to be a chef to enjoy a nutritious Ratatouille on a sunny day, or Mousse Chocolat on a cold afternoon. All you need for dishes like these is right here.

French Cooking – Where Every Dish is a Star

Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:

  • 10 French Breakfast Recipes
  • 10 French Lunch Recipes
  • 10 French Dinner Recipes
  • 10 French Side Dish Recipes
  • 10 French Snack & Treat Recipes

As a health and nutrition coach from Europe, I have a vast archive of healthy recipes, ingredients and their properties that I use myself. In this book, I wrote down some of the finest French recipes for the everyday person that anyone can cook.

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95 Fast, Simple & Effective Weight Loss Tips!

by Jason Eneilio

95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips! These weight loss tips, strategies and techniques are proven to help YOU lose weight fast! Listed from 1 to 95 these highly effective weight loss tips contain everything necessary to help you achieve maximum weight loss in no time! Try “95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips” Today and discover the sexy body of your dreams Tomorrow!



Insider Secrets From A Model Agent: How To Become A Successful Model (Modeling, Modelling, Model Agency)

by Summer Fisher

Insider Secrets From a Model Agent provides you step by step instructions on how to be a successful model

Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced

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The first model I scouted went from schoolgirl with braces to shooting the cover of Vogue Using the strategies and information I outline in this book I have gone on to create over 30 international careers in less than 4 years. Each chapter provides a bonus ‘insider secret’ tip that most potential models don’t know that will give you a leg up in your career. The majority of these tips are FREE to implement!

Don’t waste time with all the scams out there. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started and covers the basics of the industry right through to the smallest of actions you can take immediately. You will learn everything you need to know and answering questions you may have including:

  • Do I have potential to be a model?
  • What type of model am I?
  • How do I go about working internationally?
  • How can I get scouted?
  • What should I expect on set?
  • Who are the top agencies?
  • How should I apply to these agencies with maximum chance to success?
  • How can a develop my portfolio for free?
  • What cities are best for my look internationally?
  • What are the downfalls of modelling?
  • How do I marketing my career online and offline?
  • How can I sustain momentum in my career?
  • What other careers can I go into after modelling?
  • Much, much more!

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There is a glossary of frequently used terms that you can refer to any time and an in depth look at the worlds top markets including New York, Paris, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul and Auckland.

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Mortgage Backed Securities: Your Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Mortgage Backed Securities

by Justin Adams

Discover How To Get Started Investing In Mortgage Backed Securities

This Book Is The Complete Guide To Mortgage Back Security Investing

Mortgage backed securities have been around in one form or another since the middle of the 19th century when versions of this type of security were used in the development of the railroads. They have a mixed history with many people blaming this instrument for causing various financial meltdowns over the years. This guide will educate you on what makes mortgage backed securities a good investment, different ways to invest, and the types of risks that are associated with themâ??and how to get started!

Here are some of the specifics you’ll learn…

– What mortgage backed securities are, including the 4-step formation process– Chapter 1

– How you can get a higher return from a mortgage backed security than from a bond (without increased risk!)– Chapter 1

– The 3 main types of mortgage backed securities, including the capital requirements, advantages and disavantages of each– Chapter 2

– Warning! One type of mortgage backed security has a dramatically higher risk than the others (you don’t want to miss this!)– Chapter 2

– Exactly how mortgage backed securities work– Chapter 3

– 4 important risks associated with mortgage backed security investment that you must understand– Chapter 4

– Step-by-step how to get started buying mortgage backed securities to add to you investment protfolio– Chapter 5

– Key factors that drive the price– Chapter 6

– A complete guide to investing in mortgage backed security ETFs– Chapter 7

– A complete guide to “Collateralized Mortgage Obligations” and other advanced types of mortgage backed securities– Chapter 8

– And much much more!

Download your copy today!



Recession Proof Graduate

by Charlie Hoehn

Recession-Proof Graduate is a popular career guide that’s been downloaded over 150,000 times. This book is frequently shared among students, teachers, parents, counselors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It’s been integrated in the coursework at a number of universities, given away as a graduation gift, and translated to Italian.

I struggled to find meaningful work (or any work) after getting out of school. I graduated in 2008 – during the worst economy in 80 years – and spent my days spamming my resume to hundreds of companies I didn’t want to work for… and never heard back. It was exhausting.

When I changed my strategy, I landed a handful of dream gigs, got to work with amazing people like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, and found myself turning down multiple paid job offers. Best of all, I was getting paid to work on projects that made me come alive. It was a far cry from the days of begging for soul-crushing work. People kept asking how I did it, so I wrote this free guide on how to use free work to land your dream job.



How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars! – The #1 Best Guide To Quickly & Easily Get Rid Of Acne Scars!

by Celine Stansosts

How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars! – The #1 Best Guide To Quickly & Easily Get Rid Of Acne Scars! – Do you suffer from embarrassing acne Scars? If so, this book is for you! This helpful guide was created by a leading health expert and dermatologist with years of experience in acne research and treatment.

This incredible guide will teach you all of the essentials and information necessary to quickly and easily get rid of acne scars. Its packed full of helpful guidance and info to include home remedies for acne scars that will bring in overnight results, herbal home remedies for acne scars, food that help reduce acne scars, little known secrets to get rid of acne scars and more!

After reading “How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars” you will be able to easily get rid of your acne scars in no time! Invest in this incredible guide today and finally get the clear, beautiful and healthy skin you have always wanted!



FASTING FACTOR – Fast Out Your Fat Fast With Intermittent Fasting

by Gregg T. Roberts

You Are Just One Step From Discovering The Secrets Of Intermittent Fasting !!!

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One problem that is becoming out of hand nowadays all revolves around health – diabetes, heart diseases, eating problems, getting overweight and obesity. It is quite ironic that even with the advancement of technology knowledge about human health, many illnesses also develop; worst, age-old health problems are not totally eliminated. Is it really the cure that we have to improve, or our lifestyle?

In this book, we will tackle one of the improvements that stems from the age-old practice of dieting called as intermittent fasting. We will also discover how it can be used to get rid of the problems in weight as well as how to make your body healthier. Specifically, the book will cover the following topics:

  • Basics of intermittent fasting – these include what this dietis about, its benefits on different areas of our life, and some of its drawbacks
  • A scientific explanation on how intermittent fasting can be used for losing weight and for body building
  • Different approaches that can be used to apply intermittent fasting, along with their pros and cons
  • Tips and tricks to make fasting easier and bearable
  • Guidelines in limiting your calorie intake
  • Healthier food choices that will help you lose fat faster
  • FAQs about intermittent fasting

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How to Gain Financial Freedom: 4 Practical Steps to Building Wealth

by Mark J. Zetter

Discover how to gain financial freedom the smart way

You’re about to discover four proven steps on how to increase your income, reduce your expenses, make profitable investments, and become financially independent forever.

In this guide I’ll explain the money mindset you must embrace today to be rich. I’ll also equip you with the tools to make the right decisions and smart investments. Start gaining your financial freedom today!

In this guide:

The 4 Practical & Powerful Steps to Building Wealth, Including:

– A Simple Trick to Excel at Turning Your Income Into Wealth

– How To Release Massive Amounts of Cash Flow Into Your Life

– How To Get Out of Debt

– How To Build Wealth Using The Power Of Compound Interest

– How To Become Rich Through Creating Side Businesses

– The Mindset You Must Embrace Today To Be Rich

– A Simple Technique to Reduce Any Financial Risk

– Much, much more!



Anti Aging From Within: How To Beat Your Aging Cells, Regenerate, Look Younger and Have Glowing, Vital Skin Naturally and Economically (Anti aging, look … food, vital skin, regenerate, natural aging)

by Sivan Berko

Discover How To Look Younger And Really Slow Your Aging Process Naturally And Economically

Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

You are going to learn specific strategies to help you look and feel younger, regenerate your skin and save a lot of money each month. While many companies will sell you their useless creams and other chemicals , they aren’t dealing with the source of the problem. Some toxins you haven’t thought or known about, that are going inside your body every single day, are ruining your body and your health.

The important thing to understand is that you can easily and naturally help your body regenerate and be more vital than it is, just by following a simple lifestyle. It will not only affect your skin, but also your health, energy, emotions ,physical activity and much more. You’re well on your way younger energetic version of you!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • How does your food affect your aging
  • What your body needs to maintain natural vitality
  • How some simple methods will save you a lot of money and help you avoid toxins
  • Make you think about what you are actually eating
  • How to stop wasting so much money on creams, and other chemicals that don’t actually work
  • How and why to give your body the best building blocks
  • Much, much more!

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Creativity STORM – Learn To Harness Your Infinite Source (Creativity Stimulation, Creativity Improvement Techniques, Creativity Obstacles)

by AUDEN SPARKS

 You Are Just One Step From Discovering Your Creative Genius !!!

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All around us we can see the work of creative people, starting with the toothbrush to the beautiful buildings, stunning works of art … If you want to be one of those creative people deserving to build a better world around us, this is the right book for you. In everyday life most of us live according to certain routines and patterns, of course it makes it easier to navigate and our life familiar and predictable. Creative thinking or divergent production how it’s called by psychology and cognitive science, help us to find new and unusual solutions. This book will take you on a journey of free thought and expression of mind. Today creativity is not a possibility, creativity is a necessity. Creativity is certainly the best remedy for passiv thinking, apathy, and the grayness of everyday life. So, let us be creative.

HERE IS A PART OF KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL GAIN BY READING THIS BOOK:

  • THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO CREATIVITY
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY BY PARENTS AND TEACHERS
  • RELATIONSHIP OF CREATIVITY AND OTHER PERSONALITY TRAITS
  • A CREATIVE OBSTACLES AND BLOCKAGES
  • OVERCOMING CREATIVE INHIBITION
  • WAYS OF IMPROVING YOUR CREATIVITY
  • STRATEGIES, TECHNIQUES AND EXERCISES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CREATIVITY

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Between Us (The Love Poem Series)

by Brian Zuckerberg

Starting with this very book containing possibly the shortest poem ever, The Love Poem Series takes you on a journey through love and romantic poetry in a sort of a loop fashion.

Building from possibly the shortest poem ever written to possibly the longest poem to be written, The Love Poem Series is a loop series of poetry books that have each book containing one poem. The series starts from a one word poem and adds the next digit for the next title. From 1, the next number is 12, followed by 123, followed by 1234, then 12345 and so on.

This book contains the shortest poem ever!



Jellybean the Dragon… A Hilarious Book for Kids Age 6 – 10 (The Wacky Adventures of Jellybean the Dragon & a Child Astronaut)

by Elias Zapple

Jellybean is a clumsy dragon. As a matter of fact, all dragons are clumsy. So when Jellybean falls from the sky and lands in front of Emma, a 10 year-old astronaut, naturally a series of calamitous events occur forcing Emma to eventually leave her land and meet more clumsy dragons. However, Emma soon learns to live with Jellybean and experience a whole new and exciting life as well as improving her vocabulary!

A fun story and a great way to learn new words! Ages 6+



Secrets Make You Sick

by Trevor Kleinhans

“Shocking in its candour, yet liberating” Clinical Psychologist Jake Pieterse

Only 3 percent of crack cocaine addicts beat their addiction. Trevor Kleinhans was one of them. In his book, Secrets Make You Sick, Trevor takes readers on a remarkable journey to the darkest pits of denial as he uncovers the cause of his drug abuse and ultimately, illness.

It’s a gripping, graphic tale with a strong message of healing that follows Trevor’s journey from age 6 to today. A great read for both those trying to beat an addiction and their families.

This story will capture your imagination as it takes you through the life of a gay man living in South Africa in the early 1980s and enduring arrest; through a childhood of living with an alcoholic father and with a sexually abusive sibling; through two years of compulsory National Service in apartheid South Africa and the horrors witnessed along the way; and through abusive relationships with no clear way out, and a path that led to drugs and illness. Yet, even after all of this, Trevor was able to heal, recover, and live with HIV. Find out how he emptied his Emotional Tank, and why you need to do the same.



LOSING LISA: Intuitive Investigator Series, Book One

by Deanne Acuña

Drug addicted and crazed with greed, Kevin Norris shot their mother, father and younger brother in their opulent suburban L.A. home, leaving them for dead.

Apprehended in Las Vegas, Kevin proves smarter than the system by behaving psychotic to get a mental evaluation in the jail ward of the Los Angeles county hospital. Escaping custody, he eludes authorities during a five-state manhunt with one goal in mind: Eliminate Lisa so he will inherit the entire family fortune.

Afraid for her life, Lisa turns to Deanne Acuña, a private eye renowned for her sixth sense as well as her common sense. In a true story of extraordinary courage and intuitive skills, Deanne offers a safe haven for Lisa then sets out to track down Kevin Norrisâ??a journey that will test her abilities and Lisa’s will to survive as she is stripped not only of family and friends but of her very identity.



RULES OF ALPHA – How to Become the Great Leader You Were Born to Be

by Ashton Thor

Awake Primal Leader Within You and Discover The Path Of True Life Mastery !!!

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Are you envious of great leaders in your life? Feel like you could surpass them one day if you just understood what their secrets where? Well, fret no more! The secrets of an Alpha are found in this book- a potent combination of tools for self-improvement armed with an understanding of human biology. This book is going to help you understand what makes most people human and what can make you an Alpha.

Every person is born with a genetic code- a blueprint to their mental and physical states. In this book, you will learn to how to optimize your genetic code through social interactions and more. We will go in depth into what hold society together and creates the common roles we see- from Alpha to Omega. Next, we will talk about how Alphas have changed in the last fifty years and how you can capitalize on this and be a modern Alpha! From there we will explain five traits all Alphas must have to maintain their game including: self-acceptance, a dedication to improving physical, a dedication to improving mentally, self-sufficiency and the ability to dress for success!

We will also walk you through dealing with subordinates, challengers, potential romantic partners and your own children! Learn how to avoid using the crutch of fear tactics and a trick to making your subordinates love your leadership skills! Find out how not to look like a yappy dog but rather a powerful Alpha wolf! Learn the tricks to wooing powerful partners from the first date all the way to your 50th anniversary!

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS THIS GREAT BOOK WILL HELP YOU LEARN:

  • How to improve your self-confidence in less than 2 minutes a day!
  • How to use body language to show everyone who is in charge before words are even spoken!
  • How physical improvement will increase your salary!
  • How to turn a $40 suit into a million dollar statement!
  • How to deal with subordinates!
  • How to outwit challengers!
  • And finally how to attract a worthy partner and raise quality children!

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Infinity Force: The fifth dimension and WHY

by Dennis Klinger Jr.

Come with me on a journey to understand what holds this universe together and how everything we thought we knew could be the dark before the light. Imagine our world like you never have before, allowing for outrageous claims that make so much sense they just might be true. Is gravity really two objects attracted by mass? Does the Sun really pull on the earth? Do we live in all dimensions, because we need to? Are solar systems really so far from each other? It is nothing short of magic that orchestrates our universe and a logical explanation for it all could be disguised as fantasy. Think outside the box and approach science like a riddle with me. I have a feeling, at the very least, you will enjoy the journey.

Please visit simplertheriddle for videos on the internet to help explain the concept.



Bruises: Divorce, Crazyland, Jiu-jitsu…a Memoir (Journey to Black Belt)

by Michael R. Simpson

Mike was trapped in *Crazylandâ??â??that’s a term he’d coined for that place between marriage and divorce. He was spending too much time at the bars, in the beds of strange women, on “spring break” in Mexicoâ?¦and in his own head. This thirty-six-year-old yuppie was every kind of messed up. And it wasn’t like he didn’t know it. He was smartâ??â??an engineer running his own company, a father of two and he had been married for over ten years. Then one day he “blinked” and went from blending in beautifully in blissful suburbia to becoming the mayor of Crazyland (yes, the vote was unanimous).

Somewhere in between watching news stories of regular guys stopping crime with their bare hands and his small, teenage cousin using Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to dominate him in a “friendly” grappling match in front of his kids, Mike decided it was time to fight his way out of Crazyland. Within a week he had signed up at the nearest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu studio. Unknown to Mike at the time, it was run by a BJJ legend.

On the mats of this dojo, Mike began enduring ass whippings like never before. But a metamorphosis of mind, body and soul had started to occur as well. He discovered that Brazilian Jiu-jitsu wasn’t just a sport, it was a club, a religion, a therapy sessionâ?¦and the people in it were his new family.

“â?¦Looking down at the splay of bruises decorating my body as if Jackson Pollock had gone apeshit with scads of paint and a dozen brushes made me aware of one, simple fact: I could never quit or stop practicing jiu-jitsu. I couldn’t go through this twice.”

Apparently a few good BRUISES were exactly what he’d been looking for.

*Crazyland is a place where anyone going through a divorce must pass. There are no exceptions. If you are getting divorced, your passport will get stamped in Crazyland, it is the law. You cannot reroute your trip to avoid this stop no matter how sane you attempt to be. My advice: get in and get the fuck out. The

longer you stay, the less chance you have of ever leaving.

Evidence that you might be residing in Crazyland may include, but is not limited to:

– Over indulgence in alcohol and/or drugs.

– Over indulgence in sex. Men could have accidental encounters with fat chicks while wearing skinny jeans. Middle-aged women could suddenly have their ass crack peeking out from between the waist of a pair of low-rise jeans and their muffin top.

– Tattoos suddenly appear out of nowhere.

– Jumping out of, or off of, any fast moving object indicates that you’re in Crazyland. And…

– Traveling to Mexico for Spring Break in your thirtiesâ??â?? which is where we are in this storyâ??â??is a red flag that you’re there. You might even be the honorary mayor at that point.

“In these brief moments of sparring, I find something inside of me possessing a superiority, not over man, but over mind and matter, over my own mind and physical body. That is the reason I am here challenging myself, that is what I am seeking to gain: dominance over my own manly limitations, so that I may grow above myself in the face of a challenge. And whether the outcome is win or lose, maybe it’ll lead me to the warrior within.”

Excerpt from the Prologue

Matthias Meister

 





The Life and Prayers of Saint Anthony of Padua

by Wyatt North

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Anthony of Padua is an essential book for any Christian. 

For centuries Saint Anthony of Padua, Thaumaturgist, Evangelical Doctor of the Church, has been regaled and venerated as a wonder-worker, eminent theologian, and preacher. To him infertile women, sailors, the poor, seekers of lost articles, to name a few, have prayed to intercede. Thousands upon thousands flocked to hear him preach, and witnessed his miraculous deeds.

We hope that with this book, the reader might realize an invitation to call upon Anthony, not just to find lost things, but as a companion in a quest to find a renewed and challenged faith, hope, and love.



FISH: Fun Facts and Incredible Pictures on Animals and Nature: Fish (AGE 7-12) (Children’s Books on Animals & Nature, fish,)

by Tiffany Saunders

Learn the Amazing Facts About Fish in this Captivating Nature Series

***Get this Amazon Best Seller now for the special promotion price of $2.99! Regularly priced at $3.99***

Using carefully chosen words and attractive pictures, Jillian Hastings has created a nature series for children like no other. These are excellent books for parents to read to their child, or have their child read it themselves. It has been professionally developed specifically to teach your child to understand more about the world around them.

In this book, children will learn about the magnificent fishes that live in the ocean, rivers, and aquariums. These creatures are found in nearly all aquatic environments and are an essential part of our ecosystem and lives.

Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* Ancient Fish and a Short History of Fish

* Anatomy of a Fish

* Habitats of Fish

* Difference between Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish

* What do Fish Eat?

* How do Fish Travel?

* The Biggest and Smallest Fishes in the World

* Featured fish: the Aggressive Betta, the Beautiful Lionfish, various Cichlids, Catfish, and much much more

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY

Comments From Other Readers

“I read this fish book with my daughter and she absolutely loved it! Excellent and detailed pictures, easy to understand paragraphs. I recommend this book for all children.” – Lester H. (Austin, USA)

“This book has some really interesting facts that even I found interesting. Who would have thought the Giant Mekong Catfish can reach 10 feet long. The research is phenomenal and is great for kids and adults alike.” – Regina W (Los Angeles, USA)

“I love the pictures and the information. My 3 kids loved it too. They’re begging me to get them an aquarium now.” – Haley C. (San Diego, USA)

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Mayo :The Ultimate Recipe Guide – Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes

by Danielle Caples

The Ultimate Mayo Recipe Guide

America’s favorite condiment, Mayo, has been around since the early 1800s. Mayonnaise is by far the most popular form of condiments today–people use it to flavor hamburgers, fish, sandwiches and other dishes. Cooks also use it as the base for gourmet dressings. Making your own mayonnaise is easy, and all the herbs and spices can be adjusted to your own personal taste. We have collected the most delicious and best selling recipes from around the world. Enjoy!

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Goodbye to Soho

by Clayton Littlewood

Business in London’s Soho is not going well and the designer menswear shop that Clayton Littlewood runs with his partner, Jorge Betancourt, is under threat. Will they survive? Following on from his award-winning diary Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho. Littlewood is back, watching the hookers, the gangsters, the rent boys and following the same strange characters who make up this strangest of villages. Will eccentric artist Raqib Shaw continue on his path to artistic immortality? Can Sue and Maggie, the Soho madams, keep the law at bay? What will become of Chico, the imprisoned ex-Diana Ross impersonator? And what of the Prince of Soho himself, Sebastian Horsley? Will America welcome him to its shores? Goodbye to Soho is a snapshot of modern London – a Samuel Pepys diary for the Soho subculture.



YEAR of LITTLE LESSON PLANS: 10 Minutes of Smart, Fun Things to Teach Your Little Ones Ages 3-8 Each Weekday

by Courtney Loquasto

Amazon #1 Bestseller and Indie Book Award Recipient

Sure, we’d love to talk to our kids about interesting, relevant topics each weekday. Of course we’d love to supplement what they’re learning in school and keep them sharp in the summer. Yes, we even think we can spare 10 minutes a day to do that.

But ~ we might have forgotten some – ehem – possibly many – historical details. We’d rather not commit to months of research to prepare our own family lesson plans. Not to mention, little things (and people) demand our attention and break our train of thought all of the…wait, what were we talking about? 

YEAR OF LITTLE LESSON PLANS will give your mouth actual words to say to entertain and educate your little ones ages 3-8, from a Christian perspective, one little lesson at a time. Open, read and enjoy as your children wonder out-loud just how you came to know a little bit about everything.

**A portion of the proceeds goes to an Atlanta-area at-risk pregnancy shelter        



Wedding Planning: Ask These Questions to Avoid Costly and Upsetting Problems

by Sue Shafer

Wedding Planning: Ask These Questions to Avoid Costly and Upsetting Problems

Are you wondering what the best ways are to create a magical day without stressing and straining your relationship? Do you want to avoid costly pitfalls in planning your day? Are you looking for ideas to make your day unique?

You’ll Learn:

– The top 10 questions to ask each of your wedding professionals to save you grief.

– Insider secret questions to ask so you will know what to expect.

– Why each question is important to ask so you can decide if the question is a good one for your unique situation.

In addition to the 15 chapters based on wedding professionals there are General Questions to Get You Started, a Checklist of Essentials for Wedding Appointments, and a Chapter on Same-sex or Gender-neutral Weddings.

This book was written to provide a valuable resource for people who are naturally inclined to be detail oriented and for people who prefer to look at the big picture. It is for people who are cost conscious and want to ensure they receive the best deal and for people who are extravagant and want to ensure they receive the best experience.

It is also for the people somewhere in between!

There are more than 15 types of wedding professionals that you can enlist to help you celebrate your wedding day. Average US wedding costs are often cited at $25,000+.

Don’t be overwhelmed. Be prepared to make the best use of these experts as possible!

More than 80 wedding planning professionals from around the world contributed to the editing of the book.

Here is what Wedding Professionals have to say about Wedding Planning Ask These Questions to Avoid Costly and Upsetting Problems.

“enlightening and insightful… I need to have prepared materials that address the answers to these questions.” Daniel M Jackson, Owner/Wedding & Event Planner Merrimack Valley Events http://www.merrimack-valley-events.com/

“…great advice and tips…very helpful. I would highly recommend this reading to brides.” Connie Amos-Parsons, Owner At Your Service Events Planner Accredited Bridal Consultant, Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) http://www.lynchburgeventplanner.com/

“…an invaluable resource.” Charlotte Purdy Photography http://www.charlottepurdy.com/

“â?¦ a great help to anyone planning a wedding.” Virginia Hudler, Owner/ Wedding Planner http://tietheknot-weddings.com

“a nice, concise reference which would be useful to any engaged couple as they start planning their wedding.” Rob Tol, Reverend Rob RevRobSD.com

“â?¦ informative, full of tips and easy to read.” Glenda Hoskin Civil Marriage Celebrant [email protected]

“Wow what a detailed manualâ?¦- overall a good tool to have.” Lucille Reynolds Wedding Planner www.lucesbox.weebly.com

“Nice with the short intro before the actual questions, easy to read and understand.” Louise Ojeda Wedding Planner [email protected]

“â?¦very valuable tool and easy read.” Kelsey Johnston http://www.bedazzleddigital.com/

For a limited time receive a FREE Bonus 24 page report which offers you a strategy to Tackle the Big Items First

In the report’s 24 pages you will:

– See how you can make better decisions and make them quicker.

– Learn how the date you choose for your wedding can make an impact on your day.

– Begin to understand your wedding style as a couple.

– Become venue savvy.

– Consider the role of the officiant in this milestone day.



How to Create a New Identity & Disappear! The Right Way

by Sum Wan Nu

There are many reasons why someone may want to create a new identity. It’s no surprise that with the way records are posted on the internet these days, escaping who you were could be the only real way to start over.

It is none of my business why, all I can tell you is How! (The right way…)

In this book, we examine the reasons and ramifications of creating a new identity. It’s important to start with the end in mind and for the right reasons. Once you begin this journey you will not be able to stop without seriously risking jail-time or worse.

Learn to do it the right way if you a serious about changing who you are. You’ll need to know what NOT to just as much as HOW TO DO IT!

The rest of your life is before you now. Choose the right guide and you can start over or disappear with ease, choose the wrong one and make any number of simple mistakes – you’ll wish the new you had never been born…



YOU DON’T KNOW….MY STORY: I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Thru (YOU DON’T KNOW…MY STORY)

by Hope Destiny

Have you ever wondered if the person you see everyday always had it together? Do you ever wonder where they’ve been or what they’ve been thru? Langston Hughes said it best when he said “life for me ain’t been no crystal stair”.Take a journey with me into my life as I tell you a tale from my childhood up into adulthood and air out all my dirty laundry….



First, Last, Only…

by James Craigmiles

Chase is an aspiring actor living in Hollywood. Jennifer is an almond-eyed beauty from a wealthy family. When the two are introduced, they quickly realize that there is a lot more electricity between them than can be found on the Sunset Strip. When someone from Jennifer’s past threatens to steal their future away, the two must wrestle with decisions that they make. Decisions that will determine not only the rest of their lives, but ultimately that will test their love for one another. In this narrative by Chase, he tells of the events that have landed him in a lonely hospital room in California. Events that have made him face his greatest fears, while at the same time following his biggest dreams.



Summer Activities For Kids: Fun Ways To Keep Kids Active – And You Sane: activities for kids 4-8 years old

by Barbara Allisen

The last bell, school that is,â?¦and now the kids are home. The kids are home for the summer. The whole summer. Yes, you can survive this! Yes, yes, this may even become your favorite season. I know you don’t think so now, but there are some strategies that will turn these few summer weeks into precious, wonderful time with your kidsâ?¦without having to ship them off or feeling like you need a holidayâ??from the kids! ! The weeks are short but oh, those summer days can be lo o o ng, so what can help keep the kids active and you sane? And still be fun? This book is full of ideas for kids.



A Wannabe Teacher’s Guide: Getting Hired, Having Fun & Staying Sane

by KT Spiegel

In A Teacher’s Guide: Getting Hired, Having Fun, and Staying Sane, KT Spiegel, a current classroom teacher, explains how to survive and thrive as a fledgling educator. Perfect for college students considering a career in teaching or career switchers. Easy read, low key, doesn’t take itself too seriously. The anti-textbook.

This step-by-step guide takes readers from thinking about a career in education to earning a degree, to resumes, interviews, first days, and the first year. Secrets include up to date buzzwords, the differences between inner city and suburban schools, and the disparity between theory and reality in terms of pedagogy and discipline. The pages are filled with lighthearted advice and include:
-checklists
-sample resumes
-letters to parents
-syllabi
-first day plans
-and so much more



A Mother’s Worst Nightmare…Read Our Stories, Share Our Angels

by Nicole Martin

A Mother’s Worst Nightmare was written by two strong and courageous women, Nicole and Sharnel. We decided to share with the world our journey of caring for a child with an illness that ultimately led to their death.

We introduce:

Shakil Williams, whom was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 11

And

Nyasia Martin, whom was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 6

This collection is presented by two authors living in different States whom was bought together by God to inspire and share their love, loss and coping skills with other parents/caregivers whom experienced similar heartache and loss. If you are reading this, it’s not by accident. Please support us and our hopes to help someone that may be dealing with similar issuesâ?¦

Read Our Stories, Share Our Angelsâ?¦



How To Create Your Own Website & Earn Passive Online Income Easily – A Step By Step Guide to Building a Profitable WordPress Website!

by Neil Saibhreas

Learn How To Create Your Own Website Fast & Earn Passive Online Income Easily! Earning a descent income online is nothing new. In fact, it has been a very lucrative industry for over a decade now with new opportunities being created every day! One of the simplest and easiest ways to make a generous income online is by creating a website and monetizing it with your own product, offer, etc. You can also utilize affiliate programs and promote other peoples products on your website to earn some very generous commissions. Of course there are many other methods to make money with a website such as creating a subscription site where you would charge your members a monthly subscription fee or building a list of names and emails with a squeeze page that you can later market to via mass email blasts. You could even make a website where you offer your talent and services for a fixed price such as advertising, artwork, beat creation, graphic design services, singing, video testimonials, review services etc. One of the great things about having your own website is that if you have a special talent or interest you can easily monetize that talent or interest and start making money from doing what you love to do! So if you are interested in creating your own website that will generate passive online income easily than this eBook is definitely for you! This valuable eBook breaks down every step, detail and aspect necessary to have your new website up and running in no time. You will learn how to research your desired niche market and find a category within that niche that has low competition, how to set up your domain and hosting, which WordPress plugins are essential for your website, you will learn search engine optimization, how to set up your WordPress website for your specific business plan or strategy, how to drive targeted traffic to your website, how to convert that traffic into buyers when they get to your site and more. So don’t wait any longer, Invest in this powerful eBook today and be on your way to the financial freedom that you have always dreamed of!



Digital Gold: How I Escaped the Rat Race and Discovered Online Treasure

by Husam Jandal

Welcome to Digital Gold. At first glance this book will appear as a personal story, and the story of starting new business – but most importantly it’s a story about taking risks and following dreams. It’s about the psychology of success just as much as the real-world process.

This book is the story of how I left the comfort zone of my old life at a comfortable, enjoyable job to strike out on my own and launch a successful franchise business.

Some people are satisfied moving through life with a good job and a reliable salary – perhaps they want more occasionally, but they aren’t willing to take the risks necessary to go beyond the comfort and apparent security of employment.

There are others – a much more rare type of person – who will never be satisfied working for someone else, no matter how much money, respect and status the job may bring.

In the pages of this book you will find my own personal story of success in life and in business. You will learn the practical, pragmatic process I went through to find the perfect business model and how I grew my internet franchise from a small operation into a service solution with dozens of clients. You will learn who provided the most positive influences on my path to success, and who tried to hold me back – and how I dealt with obstacles and negative influences, both from outside and within myself.

But above all else, I would like you to take away from this book the importance of action and execution when it comes to pursuing your own dream of success. There are times in any success person’s life where they have to go against conventional wisdom, make an unpopular decision, and take a big risk. It’s a bridge that always needs to be crossed – real success, and the real happiness and freedom it can offer, never come easy.

I hope that you enjoy the story in this book, learn from it, feel inspired by it, and ultimately take your destiny into your own hands as a result.



YEAST INFECTION HOME REMEDIES – Discover How YOU Can Cure Your Yeast Infection Quickly & Easily With Yeast Infection Home Remedies!

by Ashley Brookstone

YEAST INFECTION HOME REMEDIES – Discover How YOU Can Cure Your Yeast Infection Quickly & Easily With Yeast Infection Home Remedies! This book will provide you with the skills and information necessary to quickly and easily eliminate your yeast infection problem. These home remedies have been proven 100% effective for curing yeast infection and are definitely well worth the investment if you are currently suffering from a yeast infection or perhaps know someone that is. You will learn natural remedies for yeast infections, the causes of yeast infections, the different types of yeast infections, over 15 easy and effective home remedies for yeast infections and more! These yeast infection home remedies have been scientifically tested and carefully researched to not only ensure that they are highly effective but that they are safe home remedies as well. It’s important to keep in mind that your yeast infection will not cure itself and if left untreated it can become worse. So What Are You Waiting For? Purchase Yeast Infection Home Remedies Today and not only cure your yeast infection but eliminate yeast infections from your life altogether!



BELLY FAT EXERCISES FOR WOMAN – 20 Of The Best and Most Effective Belly Fat Exercises for Woman – Proven To Eliminate Belly Fat Fast!

by Aidan Shambalah

Are you tired of those embarrassing love handles? Are you looking to trim down your mid-section and get rid of that stubborn belly fat once and for all? If so than this eBook may be exactly what you are looking for! “BELLY FAT EXERCISES FOR WOMAN” contains some of the best, simplest, and most effective exercises that are proven to dramatically reduce belly fat when combined with a proper diet. Each specific exercise includes step by step instructions on how to perform the exercise, how often to perform the exercise, how many repetitions should be done in each exercise, etc. Each one of these belly busting exercises also includes injury prevention tips as well as pictures of the exercise to eliminate any confusion. So if you truly want to tone up your mid-section and finally lose that stubborn belly fat look no further than “BELLY FAT EXERCISES FOR WOMAN”! Go ahead, give these exercises a try today and be on your way to having that flat, beautiful, and sexy belly that you have always wanted! Guaranteed 100% Effective!



Clean Eating: 17 Eating Clean & Drinking Clean Recipes with High Speed Blenders (Clean Eating & Clean Drinking Recipes that are Delicious, Healthy, Simple Satisfying & 5 Minute Quick)

by Juliana Baldec

In this Clean Eating recipe book you will not only learn about eating clean, but you will also discover some amazing clean drinking with high speed blenders recipes. These high power blender recipes for busy families are delicious, healthy, simple and satisfying juice smoothies with pulp & toxin cleanse clean eating recipes that you can make in most of the times make in 5 minutes or less.

Juliana will show you how she uses powerful and hi-speed smoothie makers like the Nutribullet (or you can use any other high speed blender like the Vitamix or a regular mixer that you like) to tear through chard, kale, frozen berries, coconut, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds and other clean food ingredients and transforms them into these heavenly tasty smoothies when she is done. With these amazing clean eating & drinking recipes, Juliana shows you how to keep the nutrition inside the dish and the healthy pulp inside the drink.

She has the lifestyle of clean eating down to a science and shows you how you can go into your kitchen, make a high speed blender recipe, clean up and be out in most of the cases in about 5 minutes max.

Preparing her clean drinking recipes takes her most of the times only 5 minutes of prep time then another 5 minutes or so of cleanup.

The clean eating recipes are most of the time 5 minute quick in prep time and there is some cooking or baking time involved.

She shows you some amazing recipes that are boosting your immune system, restoring your body’s natural ability to heal itself, cleansing your body and brain, energizing and regulating your hormones, helping neutralize free radicals in our body and brain, satisfying your daily supply of the cancer fighting mineral selenium, treating fungal bacteria in the body like candida, boosting your energy level to fight against fatigue and illnesses, loosing some weight and become lean, burning fat, and many other health benefits!

If you are looking for some amazing clean eating and clean drinking high-speed blender recipes that you can make with your favorite blender like the Nutribullet or the Vitamix to boost a healthy living free from calories, fats, and other unhealthy ingredients, check out Juliana’s collection of her 17 amazing clean eating and clean drinking high-speed blender recipes.

Juliana is an online marketer and always on the go so she understands the importance of having a convenient healthy snack around.

When she first began with her online business, she was struggling to maintain her weight.

This was due to all the high fat and sugar foods that she was eating.

During this time she built up a lot of toxins in her body and began to get sick plus she has been suffering from Asthma and breathing problems for a long time.

After talking to her sister Alecandra Baldec, who who told her about these healthy Nutribullet smoothies, drinks and other delicious dishes, Juliana became a fan of these powerful smoothie maker recipes, and these healthy, simple and satisfying juice smoothies with pulp, and toxin cleanse drinking and eating recipes.

Juliana was able to achieve her health and weight loss goals that she wanted to achieve for a long time. Only this time she achieved a lean and healthy body with enjoying these effortless, delicious and satisfying clean eating and drinking recipes.

If you, too, want to replace these common and sick making fat food options with clean eating and drinking solutions that are tasty, 5 minute easy to make and that are going to make your body lean and clean, then you owe it to yourself and your family to test out these 17 amazing high-speed blender recipes!

The book is not expensive and you can now get it at its low introductory prize. This investment into your clean eating and clean drinking lifestyle will keep the expensive doctor away!

The book is easy & quick to go through and you will enjoy some inspirational moments with each recipe!

Go ahead and give clean eating and clean drinking a try!

See you inside…



The Real Truth about Using Solar Panels (Solar Panels Guide for Homeowners)

by Felipe Jose

If you are a green energy enthusiastic who likes to try new things to save energy in your home but sometimes don’t know how to get started, this book will reveal some of the most important aspects about solar panels and also some of the most common misconceptions that lives in this niche.

We named the book “Why Do People Think Solar Panels is a Good Idea?” because even though we support advances in technology and the whole culture behind going green, there are a lot of people taking advantage of this green movement and we are here to show you how to differentiate what can be a good alternative for your scenario and what it is just a waste of your time and money.

If you have doubts about using solar power or another renewable energy as your residential supply I have to warn you that this book is devoted to help you understand if you should use solar panels at the first place.

The authors of the book are Electrical Engineers and they dedicated a lot of effort to show you crystal clear comparisons of some of the solutions available at the moment, whatever it is online or at the regular marketplace; because unfortunately some of those solutions are just a way to generate profit for the ones who developed this or that alternative

Why Do People Think Solar Panel is a Good Idea?

You will find out why after reading the book, but most important you will have the answer if solar panels can be a good idea for your case.

That is what you are going to get after reading this new book.



Foods That Help Burn Fat – A List Of 75 Foods That Help Burn Fat!

by Jennifer Jameson

Foods That Help Burn Fat – 75 Foods That Help Burn Fat is The Ultimate List of Foods That Burn Fat! Are YOU looking to reduce your weight or lose unwanted body fat? Are you searching for foods that promote fat burning or foods that help burn belly fat? If so, you are in luck. This guide will provide you with a detailed list of the top 75 foods that promote fat burning as well as foods that help burn calories. In this list of foods that burn fat each food is followed by a description of its benefits and some facts on why it is featured in this list of the top 75 foods that help burn fat. Simple, Quick and to the point, this list of fat burning foods is guaranteed to help you burn more fat, quickly and safely if you apply these foods to your diet. It’s important to remember though, that to attain the best fat loss results it’s always best to eliminate harmful food products from your diet such as junk food, sugars, bad fats etc.

INCLUDES FREE BONUS: An overview of foods that burn belly fat!

So Go Ahead, Discover Some Of The Best Foods That Help Burn Fat Today!



The Amazing Animals: 23 of the Largest Animals in the World, Fun Facts & Photos

by Cera D. Colby

Best Selling Kindle Author Presentsâ?¦

INSIDE: 23 of the Largest Animals in the World!

The Amazing Animals: 23 of the Largest Animals in the World, Fun Facts & Photos is a great way for kids to learn all about 23 of the largest animals in the world. Some are really large, but some may be only a few inches long. Read on to learn why even these small animals are included on our largest animals in the world list.

READER REVIEWS:

  • “Great educational book for kids!”
  • “This is the fun type of book that kids love to read over and over and share with their friends!”
  • “There are some animals in here that I had never heard of before and both me and my granddaughter learned quite a bit from reading this book.”
  • “Wow! what an interesting book on the largest animals in the world!”
  • “Lots of useful information that will entertain kids. Good work, Miss Colby!”
  • “My grandson liked the pictures of the animals and we liked how she compared facts about the animals to objects we can relate to.”
  • “I had no hesitation about giving 5 stars to this book.”
  • “We highly recommend this book for great summer reading for the whole family.”
  • “Accurate information for children”
  • “If there is one thing I enjoy, it is a children’s book packed full of information and beautiful illustrations.”
  • “Actually, “Amazing Animals” is a great educational opportunity for both children and adults to learn more about 23 of the largest animals in the world.”
  • “The kiddie in me loved this book, so do my friends kids!”



This book is filled to the brim with many incredible animal facts and full-color photographs, whether you’re interested in birds, bears, sharks, spiders, elephants, bugs, dogs, or whales, you’ll be surprised to find out some of the facts that we share in this book.

Did you know that there is an animal with a tongue that is nearly 2 feet long? How about an animal that can lift over 800 times their own body weight? Can a snake really weigh over 200 pounds? Yes, it’s all true! Your kids will love it!

This kids book is only available on Amazon and for a short time, it’s on sale right now …but for a limited time. Order your copy today and start learning about the largest animals instantly.



The Secret of Luminaries

by B. N. Dunn

She was born once, recreated twice in a world that was totally strange to her. Every day as she learnt how to survive, another wound is inflicted, and the closer she gets to hope.
Find out about Bianca’s fate in of one of the strangest chilling stories of witchcraft and superstition you will ever read that illustrates the untold true story of the world’s most hunted dispossessed children of our time.



Emotional Eating: How to Stop Binge Eating & Overeating when the World Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You (Weight Losing Philosophy)

by Joe Bullock

Are you acting this wayâ?¦?

Every time when you get bored, stressed, sad or angry (sometimes even when you’re happy) you eat more and more?

And then suddenly you realize you gained some weight, and you need to attend a Function in the next few days. You don’t know how, but it keeps happening again and again. You don’t know how to control yourself and your habits. Then finally one day, you decided enough is enough, you don’t want to be overweight again anymore because it’s really taking a toll on you.

Well I’m about to show you “The one factor that changes everything” and the best part is that it actually works and it will be life-changing for you as well.

This is coming from somebody who has lost 50 pounds in the last 5 months. I started out in the same eating pattern as you are right now. When I wasn’t happy at all; when I was in tears, depressed or sad, I wouldn’t think twice about grabbing some food. It became this very bad habit that got a little out of hand.

So don’t think that you can’t do it. I’m almost 40 and I was over 200 pounds a few months back.

Something inside of me snapped, I dared myself to look good and went about changing my eating habits. Instead of eating when I was sad or depressed, I turned to jogging 7 kilometers. When I was happy, and I wanted to celebrate by eating a chocolate cake, I went for a 40 lap swim instead.

The hardest part is always the mindset shift. If you can take the first step and empty your learning plate, you’ll be able to take massive action with your “little new found knowledge” further and faster. And that’s from my personal experience.

“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” – Dale Carnegie

I’m by no means a medical doctor or a certified weight loss instructor, but if you want to have life-changing epiphanies like this one, make sure you give this a reading chance.

If something is causing you to act this way psychologically, learn why you’re doing so. Sometimes people aren’t that good at understanding ourselves at all. Consult an expert or a therapist, and discover new ways of handling your behavior before you resort to trying various dieting courses which would only bring temporary results. Why do you think the weight loss market brings in a total of 61.6 Billion dollars annually?

There is a single factor that ultimately determines your success in trying to stop binge or emotional eating. Without it, even people who have exceptional self-control and the best genes would falter.

This single factor maximizes your ability and persistence and minimizes your obstacles and negative thoughts. It also determines your physical health and mental state of mind. It colors your characteristics apart from everyone else, as well as your well-being and uniqueness.

So what is this all-important factor?

You’ll be able to find out for yourself after reading this short guide.

“According to the American Psychological Association, Americans name the lack of this single factor as the breathing ground for always failing to meet their goals.”

Studies also show that this single factor is a better determinant when it comes to predicting whether one would achieve success in whatever they do, more than your IQ, experience, ability, talent and even intelligence would give you.

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Animal Poop – What’s All the Stink About? ( Fully Illustrated With Funny and Disgusting Facts ) (Exploring Our Incredible World)

by Mark Smith

What’s All the Stink About?

“Brilliant! Gross and Disgusting.” Jim from Atlanta

“Who knew that cow manure could one day be powering the world!” Anna from Orlando

“My two children are curious about animals. I was a little skeptical about this book, but they both thoroughly enjoyed every page.” Barb from Los Angeles

Best selling children’s book author Mark Smith has takes you closer than you may ever want to get to the world of animal poop. Don’t be afraid. Dive right in!

There are very few books that will make you laugh, feel disgusted and amazed at the same exact time. That is exactly what Animal Poop – What’s All the Stink About accomplishes. This book is for kids, but adults will find the train wreck of animal poop facts hard to put down too.

In this fully illustrated book there are over 80 pages of gross out laughable facts that are all based around the subject of animal poop.

Kindle Fire users can pinch and zoom all of the images to get a realy close look.

Let’s face the facts,there comes a time in every kids life when they want to know more about poo. They want to look at it real close. This book gives them that opportunity without getting their hands all dirty.

Dive in and find gross and disgusting facts about:
Animal Poop Lingo
Which Species Produces the Most Feces
Dinosaur Poop
Putting Animal Poop to Good Use
Poop Paper
Poop Cakes
Poop Coffee
Poop Medicine
Poop Jewelry
Is Animal Poop Nature’s Filter?
Will Bird Poop Make You Look Young?
Using Poop as a Disguise

This animal poop fact book is loaded with hilarious poop illustrations and it features an animal poop gallery. Now kids and their parents can get a close up look at some disgusting poop pictures that include:
Elephant Poop
Otter Poop
Mouse Poop
Bird Poop
Cow Poop
Bear poop and much more.

Find out what all the stink is about. Grab your copy of Animal Poop today before it becomes a number two best seller!



The Quickest Way To Lose Weight

by Sandra Romain

QUICKEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT – This Ebook outlines the best and quickest way to lose weight! Discover each essential element necessary to burn off pounds of fat safely, quickly and easily. Get detailed info on nutrition, diet, exercise, mood, and more plus learn what steps you can implement right now to lose weight as quickly as possible. Purchase now and start losing weight today!



The Tale of the Little Lost Puppy: A Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book, A Humorous Story of Friendship (Morgie & Peej’s Wagging Dog Tales)

by Jane Meadows

Morgie and Peej, the amazing two dogs who think and act like humans, are the best of friends and live with Boss and Wife, their two loving owners. They are back again with an exciting new adventure set in the scenic Blue Mountains.

Morgie has recently purchased a digital camera so he and Peej decide to go hiking in the Blue Mountains and photograph their journey.

On the way to the Blue Mountains they stop at a circus to photograph the animals in their cages and there they meet Malcolm, the Mischievous Monkey.
Malcolm, who begins nearly every sentence with the phrase “Ohhhhh My Word!” falls in love with Morgie’s shiny new camera. Because the circus will be moving close to where Morgie and Peej will be hiking, he plans to keep a close eye on them.

Their hiking trip becomes an exciting adventure when Bella, a young puppy who has become lost, stumbles across their camp in the middle of the night. They offer to help her find her way back home.

On their journey they encounter a whole host of memorable Australian animals and enlist their help. Then when they are setting up camp in a beautifully painted ancient cave, the rascally Malcolm reappears, having followed them all day. He is ready to execute his mischievous plan to steal the camera.

Will they still be able to help Bella? All will be revealed……

This is a happy story for kids about friendship and helping others. Although this book is targeted at the age group 5 to 10, it will be enjoyed by a wider age range. Besides the lovely story, readers said they really had great fun spotting the naughty but lovable Malcolm in some of the scenes as he keeps an eye on Morgie’s camera.
The author, Jane Meadows, has created some memorable characters that children of all ages will love. Illustrator Mallory Anderson has once more demonstrated her great talents with about thirty five of her beautiful and whimsical pictures of the unique Australian landscape and animals.
Don’t forget to try the free sample which will introduce you to the main characters including Malcolm. You will no doubt love the illustrations. The one of Morgie taking pictures of the lion is gorgeous and such an amusing concept.
Enjoy and please don’t forget to review the book after you read it.



Angelique

by Rebecca Johnson

Angelique is an adventurous spirit who finds herself in a difficult situation. She is dating her boss and if she leaves her job, she also risks the loss of a new love interest. In order to stabilize her emotional life, Angelique decides to wait for the man she loves to pursue her and rescue her from a less than fulfilling relationship. In the moment Angelique gives up control of her future, life sweeps in and makes a few changes to her plans.

Jacques is a creative chef who has Angelique on his mind. When they appear together in the story there is a playful spontaneous chemistry. Angelique is caught between her commitment to Scott and her attraction to Jacques, who intrigues her and makes her feel beautiful. As her relationship with Scott dissolves, she embraces a long-distance relationship she hopes will turn into her new reality.

Will she ever find the love she deserves or will she watch as the man she loves fades into a distant memory? Will Jacques ever forgive her for canceling their day in Paris? Can Angelique ever forgive herself for what happens next?

Inspired by a story written for a girlfriend, Angelique evolved into a collection of recipes, diary entries and imaginative romantic dreams. The story is based on reality and fantasy with touches of magical realism.



HOW TO GET A BIGGER, SEXIER BUTT FAST!

by Lisa Aidans

HOW TO GET A BIGGER, SEXIER BUTT FAST! – Are you looking to increase the size of your booty? Would you like to have a shapelier, sexier and more toned butt? Maybe you are seeking a little bit of both and would like to increase the size and tone of your booty. If any of these ideas interest you than consider thisâ?¦.This helpful guide covers the essentials to gaining a bigger and sexier butt fast to include exercises and diet to get a bigger but, using padding and supplements for a bigger booty, unconventional ways to increase butt size, the lowdown on butt enhancement augmentation surgery, plus information on butt enhancement oils, creams, lotions and more. By utilizing the helpful information and guidance contained within this book you can quickly be on your way to having that sexy, healthy looking booty that you have always dreamed of. So what are you waiting for? Discover how quick and easy it is to get a Bigger and Sexier Butt Today!



The Comfrey Supplement: Alternative Medicine for a Healthy Body (Health Collection)

by William Wagner

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Learn how Comfrey can boost your overall health. Learning about ways that you can supplement a healthy diet is a great step in the right direction towards a healthier you!



Andy Walks With Me: Surviving FATHER Was a Daily Task To Hard For Leroy To Handle On His Own So He Created Andy! (True Story of Child Abuse).

by Ralph Heidler

– Immerse your self in this true life account of severe child abuse, memory lost, and rebuilding a pass that was meant to be forgotten.

-You will grow to love this gentle man after reading his childhood memories of “FATHER” a psychopathic tyrant who took pleasure in the suffering of his children using the Bible as his guide, forcing Leroy to create “Andy” Who took the beatings for him.

-Mother who stood by submissively waiting to repair the damage, and the phone call that reviled a lost pass.

-You will want to share this story! We appreciate your reviews. Thanks for your purchase 🙂

Review: I honestly couldn’t finish this book. I got to the part involving the favored puppy and I was crying so hard that I just could not continue. This book is NOT for the faint of heart. It breaks my heart to know that somewhere, there are people who have or are suffering at the hands of people like the father. Wow.



Capitalism is Dead – Peoplism Rules: Creating Success Out of Corporate Chaos

by Alec Reed

Peoplism is a revolution. It is radically altering the formation and functioning of business and society. This strategic management book analyses the impact Peoplism has on organizational success. It outlines the challenges facing business leaders in adjusting to the demands of a marketplace where commoditization and globalization continually erode margins.

Coined by Alec Reed, the term Peoplism describes an economic state where individuals own and control the most important factor of production, their human ability. After centuries where money and capital have been the driving force of business and the economy, Reed argues that the importance has shifted irreversibly towards the individual. And whilst companies confidently declare that people are their most important asset, the real consequences of such statements have yet to bite.

Based on original research, Capitalism is Dead: Peoplism Rules examines and proffers practical solutions to the key challenges which lie at the core of today’s business. They include:

– the diminishing power of the state – organizational implications and opportunities
– recruitment, retention and measurement of top talent – optimizing private intellect insurance
– the diminishing power of the brand – how to reposition marketing when it is off-target
– short-termism and narrow focus of accounting practices – how to realign with the key value drivers
– how to develop Unique Strategic Positioning within companies, strategies for boosting the corporate libido, and proposals for developing the new Profit:Enterprise ratios.

Written with the warning that Peoplism is no kinder than capitalism, this book explains why companies need to act on this radical sea change, and advises how best to do so.



For the Love of the Horse, Volume II: Amazing True Stories About the Horses We Love

by Ann Jamieson

These amazing horse stories explore the beautiful and timeless bond between horses and humans. The true horse stories illustrate the many facets of the horse:human connection. They include horse rescue stories, a variety of horse breeds, and a variety of riding disciplines. Each horse story will amaze you with its wisdom, love and sincerity. The horse is seen as a teacher, as a therapist, as a friend and a family member. He is a partner in athletic pursuit, a friend who is there when no one else seems to care. The short horse stories for children and adults are not just for dyed in the wool horse lovers, but for any animal lover. Pet lovers of all kinds will love these amazing animal stories.

In this volume we meet Antigua, who taught Will Faudree the ropes of upper level eventing. We
learn about how the Lippizans of Austria helped a young girl deal with the terrors of
encroaching Nazism, and how an arrogant stallion turned into Liz Austin’s beloved partner and
dressage super star Olivier. Find out how a sensitive and intuitive horse named LT reclaimed a
young man discarded for lost. Stacy Westfall and Whizards Baby Doll blew audiences away
with their bareback and bridleless reining routine. How did Stacy train “Roxy” to do it? Find
out here.



How To Cure A Hangover! – The Ultimate Guide – Discover The Easiest & Quickest Way To Cure A Hangover!

by James Thorn

How To Cure A Hangover! – The Ultimate Guide! Have you ever wondered when you woke up after a long night of drinking, if there was some magic remedy or some magic solution to cure your hangover? Well, you’re in luck because there is! This guide will teach you exactly how to cure a hangover! In this detailed guide you will learn the essentials for curing a hangover to include foods that help cure hangovers, activities, home remedies to cure a hangover, the truth about all of the myth remedies for hangovers, proven curative measures for treating hangovers and more! “How To Prevent A Hangover – The Ultimate Guide” will give you the complete set of skills needed to never again suffer from a miserable hangover or any of its nasty symptoms. Discover how to cure a hangover quickly and Easily Today!



Fat Beaver and the Crucifix – a collection of short stories

by Christian Blake

Fat Beaver and the Crucifix contains eight Horror stories written by Christian Blake.

Maddie – Welcome to the world of Government Science Extreme. Three crackpot scientists delve into experimentation on the human race. They have a monthly budget and an underground lab; they’ll do what they, when they want. They will document your demise and video tape your screams until you exhale your last breath. Don’t take it personal; it’s just another day at work. Everything’s going smooth until one night the boss tries to administer shock treatment to a twelve-year long experiment named Maddie. Don’t stick your fingers in her cage; she’s a hungry girl.

The Boys – Harry is an aging, sex craved cop. He’s on the downhill slope of his career and his life. His belly is getting bigger; the weight is creeping up, and so is the age of the women that will sleep with him. But his badge shines bright as ever; a shield he wedges into the lives of anyone that peaks his curiosity. He can’t run for shit anymore. He’s a big guy and he may carry a big gun, but he’s going to spy on the wrong family and he might just pay the ultimate price.

The Coming – Johnny lives on a small Midwest farm. Summer is about to begin. He’s a young man that’s undecided about God, but tonight he’ll learn all he needs to know to make up his mind.

The Hudson Street Robbery – Part time thief and part time antiques dealer, he will gladly quote a value on your family heirloom. But it’s all a sham; he’s just sizing up your wallet and your collection. He’ll wait a year to burglarize your home. He’s been doing it for twenty years. It’s all fun and games until he breaks into the wrong house on Hudson Street. His attempt at a quick prowl transforms into a night of pain and extreme blood loss; the thing in the dark wants to kill him.

The Lie – Two scientists from Government Science Extreme embark on an above ground experiment to expose the truth behind a popular news story about a backhoe tearing a man in half. They’re going to recreate the conditions and see what happens when they stretch a man with a chain and a ten thousand pound piece of machinery. Will he be skinned alive? Will the chain bite through flesh and bone? Or will the entire experiment go amiss?

Don’t Eat That Creampuff – Donuts to die for.

Naked At Midnight – It’s hot and humid and the shotgun is getting heavy. Where did the shadow go?

Case #713 (G.S.E.) – She may be young and beautiful, but she’s a certified psychotic. He’s a street drunk that ends up between sharp blades. And it’s all caught on tape before lunch time.

This book is a work of fiction by Christian Blake. This digital book is 24,000 words in length.



Gooroo’s *Pro*-Magnon Kitchen

by Matthew David Brozik

There are more cookbooks in print than one can shake a stick at. Throw a stone in any store and you’ll hit a book about how to be environmentally friendly. But, for reasons unclear, there’s been no environmentally friendly cookbook for those who actually shake sticks and throw stones… until now.

GOOROO’S *PRO*-MAGNON KITCHEN is a culinary manual for the enlightenment of the Neolithic epicure, stressing the need for protecting the planet while providing for one’s clan. Accompanying sixteen lessons in considerate consumption are recipes for soups, salads, bread, appetizers, entrees, and dessertsâ??for carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and lapivores all. (Lapivores eat rocks!) Additional material provides direction and advice regarding use of the inedible parts of creatures cookedâ??hides for clothing, shelter, crafts projectsâ?¦ bones for tools, personal adornment, crafts projectsâ?¦ plus contributions from several cavemen and cavewomen who careâ??leaders in their respective fields who can see beyond the selfishness of the Stone Age.

Advance praise for GOOROO’S *PRO*-MAGNON KITCHEN:

“This book made me laugh my ass off. Granted, I was drunk off strawberry wine, but I guarantee you will also laugh your ass off. You’ll just need this book and perhaps a glass of strawberry wine.” – Mike Sacks, author of AND HERE’S THE KICKER and YOUR WILDEST DREAMS WITHIN REASON

“If you’re one of those people who can barely boil water, this is the cookbook for you. After all, its namesake has only just discovered fire. Let Gooroo drag you back to her cave and then into a more enlightened era of cookingâ??if by enlightened era, you mean the Pleistocene. From Rock Soup to Pteriyaki Pterodactyl Wings, the recipes in GOOROO’S PRO-MAGNON KITCHEN won’t have you digging too far before you hit a cache of prehistoric funny bones.” – Adam Kuban, founding editor of SeriousEats.com and founder of Slice and A Hamburger Today

“Matthew David Brozik and Lauren Krueger’s caveman cookbook is so funny, it could have evolved mankind from the Stone Age right into the Rubber Chicken Age.” – Rob Kutner, multiple Emmy-winning Conan writer and author of APOCALYPSE HOW

“Book good. Buy book, or Jacob hit you with bone of locally sourced, organic animal.” – Jacob Sager Weinstein, The New Yorker; McSweeney’s; HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR BABY

“A delightful read, GOOROO’S PRO-MAGNON KITCHEN somehow manages to be an actual, useful cookbook and also very funny. Recommended not just for cavemen, but for everyone who enjoys a tasty bowl of pterodactyl.” – Jeremy Blachman, author of ANONYMOUS LAWYER

“This book is seriously funny! It’s funny in the way that someone with a significant cerebral defectâ??like having a chunk of one’s prefrontal cortex burrowed through by brain parasites, sayâ??can be funny, even though they really don’t know why everyone around them is laughing uncomfortably. That kind of funny. So enjoy (I certainly did), and know that this is definitely a book worth purchasing, if not for the laughs, then for the sake of its authors, who so clearly need money for brain parasite medication. That stuff is expensive.” – Scott Gold, food writer, author of THE SHAMELESS CARNIVORE



The Captain’s Daughter (Illustrated)

by Alexander Pushkin

“The Captain’s Daughter” (also known as “The Daughter of the Commandant” or “Marie: A Story of Russian Love”) is regarded as Pushkin’s best prose work. It was first published in 1836 in the literary journal Sovremennik.

This historical novel is dedicated to the events of the Pugachev’s Rebellion in Russia in 1773-1775. It tells the story of a 17-years-old officer, Peter Grineff, sent by his father into military service. Peter was assigned to a small fortress of Belogorsk, where he fell in love with Maria, the daughter of the commandantâ?¦

This edition is based on the translation by T.Keane and includes explanatory notes and illustrations by Pavel Sokolov.



Man, A Dog’s Best Friend – Fixed Layout Edition: (125 Pages: HD: A different look into the creation of cartoons)

by Michael Schulz

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– This Book is also available in Regular Edition

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– Please click on the “Amazon Dropdown Menu” or the “Author’s Name” to see other editions available.

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In “Man, A Dog’s Best Friend”, Michael Schulz takes his readers behind the scenes of the creative process which brought his characters to life. A chapter by chapter breakdown walks the reader through the birth and development of the characters that coexist in these wonderfully illustrated cartoons. “Man, a Dog’s Best Friend” is a descriptive view into the sometimes complex relationship that exist between humans and their canine counterparts.

The process in creating each cartoon is discussed in great detail, from the rough drawings to the final inked strips. An in depth look is also included for the discussion about the deeper meaning of the cartoon, the intentions and interpretations of the artist and the balance in making the cartoons come to life.



Making Money on Squidoo: A Step By Step Guide to Making A Real Income with Squidoo Lenses

by Paul Smith

Have you ever wanted to make a side income in your spare time with no outlay? Have you ever wanted to create an income through the internet but had no idea how? Squidoo Lenses are a perfect place to start a real side income if you put in the necessary effort.

Making Money with Squidoo: A Step By Step Guide to Making A Real Income with Squidoo Lenses goes through the basics on making money with Squidoo lenses. This starts with keyword and competitor research and progresses through to creating a lens, choosing modules to maximise your earnings potential and steps for promoting your squidoo lenses.

The real treasure of this book is a section on goal setting specific to Squidoo lenses. This section follows through with planning guidelines and motivational techniques to ensure you stay focused and complete the necessary work in order to create a real side income rather then just a few dollars each month.

Squidoo is the perfect place for a beginner to start their Internet Earnings Empire and this book is the perfect guide to get you start earning sooner rather then later.



A New Orleans Tale: A short story

by a. traub

Born prematurely on a freezing day in 1862, a prayer is said over Adam Corbe’s tiny body by a Cajun traiteur. After hearing beautiful Cleopha Langlinais tell stories of the great city of New Orleans, he makes it his life’s ambition to see it one day. Through luck or fate, he finds his way to the Crescent City and makes it his home. In Adam’s long life he witnesses the beginnings of jazz, New Orleans’ storied red-light district, creole mistresses, and the renaissance of the street cars. He lives a long life that brings him heartbreak and happiness, no different than most. He’s just a regular guy with a story to tell, and tell it he does. Adam paints such a vivid picture of “America’s Paris” that you’ll find yourself longing to visit her.



I Shot my Son’s Dog

by Mike D. White

Dog’s are people too Mitt Romney.



Debt = Zero: How To Manage Your Debts And Achieve Financial Independence

by Prof Charles Lincoln

Debt, for many it’s a constant source of anxiety and stress, for others it has simply become so prevalent in their lives that they cannot even imagine their life without it.

This Book will not only help you to get out of debt but it will teach you how to achieve your financial objectives without it. Reading this book will give you new hope, and hopefully get you out of the constraints of debt and living freely again.

Readers say:

“This is a helpful guide to money management written from the perspective of poor choices have already been made. The book is basic but very helpful to one in trouble. He takes a step by step simple approach to help get people back on track. His information is clear, concise and easy to implement the strategy.I found the book an interesting helpful read. I recommend it to others. Thank You”……..Marilyn Sullivan

“Not complicated. Easy to read and understand. Gives simple instructions on how to get back on track without driving yourself crazy”……..Katherine Keenan



The Road Out: 12 sure steps towards solution for life’s challenging situations

by Emmanuel N. Obu

It may be true you are faced with a huge challenge, grave obstacle and a perplexing situation, but it is not true there is no road out! The road out is within reach if you can look more intently at the problem, stretch your hand further and act wisely and promptly!

The natural tendency for every rational mind is to seek for solutions when there are situations. Situations that require answers continue to occur daily and throughout our life time. This means, we will always keep searching for solutions at all times.

In this book, THE ROAD OUT you will find a very potent guide, fresh insight and spiritual giant steps that are capable of helping you overcome situations and come out of problems. Situations don’t just go away, they require discovery, truth, wisdom and practical approaches to solve them, and these are the things this book has been equipped to deliver. This book is for you!

Inside this book you will discover:
1. You can handle any situation confronting you.
2. The solution to that situation is just there waiting for you.
3. How to become a problem solver.
4. You can through laughter make yourself happy and even ride over challenges with ease.
5. There is hope for any change you are desiring.
6. You will become changed, which is the greatest change you need to overcome challenges.

It is time to adequately engage the two sides of life and the two sides of your being – the spiritual and the physical, for impact!

With God, with a renewed you, with insight, understanding and wisdom, there is already a road out!

“There have been visible and invisible creations, provisions  and solutions before situations. God provided everything in lavished abundance for every life’s question. Diligence and determination will give you access to them.”
                                                             –Emmanuel N. Obu



WOMANIZER: Thee Uncomfortable Truth about Men and Marriage

by Byron Williams

WOMANIZER delivers Thee Uncomfortable Truth about desperate husbands and their struggle with insufficient sex, fatherhood, self worth, finances, adultery and love. WOMANIZER is the ultimate ego trip for the sexes. Take an exotic yet graphic journey with the bachelors as they grow from boys to men, in hopes of finding the perfect wife. Read real life stories of everyday men as they yearn for honor and passion within a marital union, all while fighting the temptation of their bachelorhood.

Book Reviews

“Too brutally honest for us to review!” – NY TIMES

“A MUST READ BEFORE YOU MARRY!” – WIRELESS FLASH NEWS

“HE GIVES GREAT ADVICE AND KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT!” – PLAYBOY RADIO (SIRIUS SATELLITE)



101 Ways To Be Romantic: Everything You Need To Be Romantic Every Couple Days (Dirty Talk 101 Series)

by Denise Brienne

Whether you are in your first relationship or you have been married for 20 years keeping the romance going is the secret. Denise will help you to keep the fire lit in any relationship with these 101 ways to be romantic.

Relationships need work just like anything else that is worth having. If you are looking to make your relationship grow and be a healthy one, then you need to tend to it like you would anything else you care about.

If you can keep the passion going and the fires burning in your relationship, then you will be very happy for many years to come. Let this fire fade, and your relationship will start to fall apart like so many others.

Denise writes books that help keep the fire lit and the passion burning. Never stop communicating, never stop having sex, and never ever let the burning flame of desire fade with your partner.

We hope you enjoy this list of 101 ways to be romantic.

Scroll up and pick up your copy today!



Men’s Sex Guide: A Simple Guide to Lasting Longer in Bed, Increasing the Size of Your Manhood, and Making her scream for more

by Laurence Eckland

This book is meant to help men improve in various areas of their sex life. From lasting longer in bed, increasing your sex drive, and natural ways to improving the size of your manhood.

It’s straight to the point, and full of useful information that all men can find useful. This will benefit your intimate relationship for years to come.



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French Cuisine Cookbook: 50 Easy and Delicious French Recipes (French Cooking, French Recipes, French Food, Quick & Easy)

by Patrick Smith

French Cuisine – French Recipes Anyone Can Cook

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Dear friend,

France is known for its fine cuisine and a large number of iconic dishes. With an archive of French recipes like this at your disposal, you will introduce new colors and variety into your kitchen.

In the French Cuisine Cookbook, you are going to find 50 French recipes of all kinds, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and side dishes. There is no need to be a chef to enjoy a nutritious Ratatouille on a sunny day, or Mousse Chocolat on a cold afternoon. All you need for dishes like these is right here.

French Cooking – Where Every Dish is a Star

Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:

  • 10 French Breakfast Recipes
  • 10 French Lunch Recipes
  • 10 French Dinner Recipes
  • 10 French Side Dish Recipes
  • 10 French Snack & Treat Recipes

As a health and nutrition coach from Europe, I have a vast archive of healthy recipes, ingredients and their properties that I use myself. In this book, I wrote down some of the finest French recipes for the everyday person that anyone can cook.

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95 Fast, Simple & Effective Weight Loss Tips!

by Jason Eneilio

95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips! These weight loss tips, strategies and techniques are proven to help YOU lose weight fast! Listed from 1 to 95 these highly effective weight loss tips contain everything necessary to help you achieve maximum weight loss in no time! Try “95 Fast, Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips” Today and discover the sexy body of your dreams Tomorrow!



Revealed: Part One: New Year’s Eve with Jiro and Mark (The Nogiku Series Short Stories)

by S. J. Pajonas

Get immersed in the Nogiku world with Jiro Itō as he gets ready for a boring and annoying New Year’s Eve out in Nishikyō. At least, that’s what he expects his night to be like. Jiro would rather drink with the geisha all evening, and avoid taking anyone home, but he has family business to attend to instead. When the family business leads to an unfamiliar restaurant, Jiro spies Sanaa Griffin smiling at him from across the room, and his night turns around.

But Mark Sakai, his uncle, is not pleased with Jiro’s flirtations. Mark has worked hard for over a decade to get Sanaa into position for her new life, and he can’t have Jiro interfering. Will a stern warning be enough to keep them apart?

PART ONE of REVEALED is a companion short story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series. The first two chapters of REMOVED are included at the end of PART ONE. Read REVEALED first or read it later, but don’t miss this look into the other side of Sanaa’s story.

Approximately 10,000 words.

Companion story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series: http://amzn.com/B00F4IE978



Ð?ак опÑ?бликоваÑ?Ñ? ваÑ?Ñ? книгÑ? на Amazon – Russian Edition

by Mark Hallaq

Ð?Ñ? можеÑ?е с легкосÑ?Ñ?Ñ? пÑ?бликоваÑ?Ñ? ваÑ?ей книги на Amazon! УзнайÑ?е, как эÑ?о сделаÑ?Ñ? Ñ?аг за Ñ?агом.



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by Mark Hallaq

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GOING TO THE FUTURE

by Emily Mahmoud

This Children’s book is about Emily and her doggie Harry. TJ comes from the future and he needs Emily’s and Harry’s help to save the future.



A Pocket Full Of Needles

by Steven P.R.

Meryl thought that she could get away from her parents and the pressures of college when she left home after graduation. But when she accepted an offer to homeschool the Creighton’s daughter, Dara, she had no idea she would be walking into a world of pain and tragedy beyond her imagination.

Dr. Creighton, a psychologist, is an addict. Mrs. Creighton is a high school teacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown. After their son, Ian, was murdered, they blame it on their daughter Dara, believing she failed to protect him on that fateful day.

But as Meryl bonds with Dara, reinvigorating her with a sense of purpose, she learns of the Creighton’s tortured past, a past that will eventually catch up with them.



God Isn’t Dead Book 1: Logic and Math

by Mauro Neaus

Finally a direct answer to ‘Does God Exist?’ which is probably one of the most asked questions in all of religion.

This two part series explains how a God exists through reasoning, logic, math and science.

So, if you have ever wondered what proof there is to God’s existence, dive into this book and know the full proof in depth answers to this simple question!



THE WATER TRADE (scary suspense thrilllers)

by Charlie Deer

“A refreshing non-supernatural horror that will have you sleeping with the light on” David Marsh

“Thrilling, a great book” Beth Cummins

When two girls working in the London sex club scene get offered work in Hong Kong they think their dreams have come true. But what seems like a well-paid holiday soon turns into the trip of a nightmare. They have entered the water trade, will they get out alive?



Green Drink Recipes: Detox, Lose Weight & Feel Great!

by Barbara Richards

Green Drink Recipes that Will Chagne Your Life!

Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

You’re about to discover how to use Green Juices and Green Smoothies to transform your health and your body. Learn how Green Drinks will help you lose unwated fat, double your energy levels, give you great skin and much more!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • Green Drink Recipes that Detox
  • Meal Replacing Green Smoothie Recipes
  • Energising Green Juice Recipes
  • Green Drinks that will help you Lose Weight Much, much more!

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Insider Secrets From A Model Agent: How To Become A Successful Model (Modeling, Modelling, Model Agency)

by Summer Fisher

Insider Secrets From a Model Agent provides you step by step instructions on how to be a successful model

Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced

at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.


The first model I scouted went from schoolgirl with braces to shooting the cover of Vogue Using the strategies and information I outline in this book I have gone on to create over 30 international careers in less than 4 years. Each chapter provides a bonus ‘insider secret’ tip that most potential models don’t know that will give you a leg up in your career. The majority of these tips are FREE to implement!

Don’t waste time with all the scams out there. This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started and covers the basics of the industry right through to the smallest of actions you can take immediately. You will learn everything you need to know and answering questions you may have including:

  • Do I have potential to be a model?
  • What type of model am I?
  • How do I go about working internationally?
  • How can I get scouted?
  • What should I expect on set?
  • Who are the top agencies?
  • How should I apply to these agencies with maximum chance to success?
  • How can a develop my portfolio for free?
  • What cities are best for my look internationally?
  • What are the downfalls of modelling?
  • How do I marketing my career online and offline?
  • How can I sustain momentum in my career?
  • What other careers can I go into after modelling?
  • Much, much more!

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There is a glossary of frequently used terms that you can refer to any time and an in depth look at the worlds top markets including New York, Paris, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul and Auckland.

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Night Shitf

by L. L. Fine

Pulp Fiction meets Grey’s Scrubs.

When Moses, a miserable, aging orderly in a public hospital, starts his graveyard shift, he never expects it to be the one that will change his world forever. Yet, the following bizarre eight hours do exactly that – thus exposing the terrible secret that he has kept hidden for twenty-five years, and pushing him, screaming and cursing, into the arms of the secret love of his life.

This hilarious book begins with a bang (literally), and then just picks up the pace. It sweeps you to the hallucinatory, filthy, behind-the-scenes areas of an urban hospital, with doctors from hell, nurses who live in one, hospital thieves, scary hospital urban legends and patients that… well, have it coming. Join this minute-by-minute rollercoaster journey from the ER to the morgue, from painfully funny moments to the heart-achingly touching.

The book is based on the real life experience of the author during his time as an orderly who meets his wife in exactly the insane way described here.

A must read for anyone who considers going to a hospital – or working in one.



Laser parlour guide for hair removal

by Mahesh Kaushik

Before you spent your hard earn money in laser hair removal treatment, it is advisable to read this unique guide about laser hair removal and clear all of your doubts about laser hair removal.
by www.laserparlour.com
This book is based on articles, reviews and frequently asked questions and answers which I write on my website www.laserparlour.com .
So before you go for a laser hair removal treatment or buying a home laser hair removal kit it is advisable to read this book because it will help you to make a right decision.



The Fox And The Rabbit

by Summer Foovay

Can a fox win the heart of a rabbit? An unlikely love story grows in the heart of the woods from a mouthful of white clover, to a thrilling battle of equals. Through the seasons, from summers abundance to winters austerity, the love between a fox and a rabbit grows into a lasting relationship.

Inspired by the classic animal stories you grew up on by writers like Jim Kjelgaard and Jack London, and illustrated with charming black and white drawings you will enjoy reading this book out loud to your children, and feel safe allowing them to read it to themselves.



Mortgage Backed Securities: Your Complete, Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Mortgage Backed Securities

by Justin Adams

Discover How To Get Started Investing In Mortgage Backed Securities

This Book Is The Complete Guide To Mortgage Back Security Investing

Mortgage backed securities have been around in one form or another since the middle of the 19th century when versions of this type of security were used in the development of the railroads. They have a mixed history with many people blaming this instrument for causing various financial meltdowns over the years. This guide will educate you on what makes mortgage backed securities a good investment, different ways to invest, and the types of risks that are associated with themâ??and how to get started!

Here are some of the specifics you’ll learn…

– What mortgage backed securities are, including the 4-step formation process– Chapter 1

– How you can get a higher return from a mortgage backed security than from a bond (without increased risk!)– Chapter 1

– The 3 main types of mortgage backed securities, including the capital requirements, advantages and disavantages of each– Chapter 2

– Warning! One type of mortgage backed security has a dramatically higher risk than the others (you don’t want to miss this!)– Chapter 2

– Exactly how mortgage backed securities work– Chapter 3

– 4 important risks associated with mortgage backed security investment that you must understand– Chapter 4

– Step-by-step how to get started buying mortgage backed securities to add to you investment protfolio– Chapter 5

– Key factors that drive the price– Chapter 6

– A complete guide to investing in mortgage backed security ETFs– Chapter 7

– A complete guide to “Collateralized Mortgage Obligations” and other advanced types of mortgage backed securities– Chapter 8

– And much much more!

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Taming Fire (The Dragonprince’s Legacy)

by Aaron Pogue

Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He’s the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King’s Guard.

Then Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces. It only helps that Daven has no home, no family, and nothing left to lose.

But when conspiring forces destroy the wizard’s plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King’s Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven’s only hope of surviving is to become more than he’s ever dreamed possible.

Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince’s Legacy. Approximately 110,000 words.



American Legends: The Life of Paul Newman

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures.

*Includes Newman’s quotes about his own life and career.

*Includes a bibliography for further reading.

*Includes a table of contents.

“The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming Hud in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it’s flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they’re mixing me up with the roles I play â?? characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am.” – Paul Newman

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

Over the course of his long film career, Paul Newman was once one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood during his peak, and that was decades before he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Color of Money (1986), one of the eight times he was nominated for an Oscar. Having come to prominence as a handsome but rebellious young man in the mold of James Dean, Newman was able to maintain an aura that viewers found both cool and irresistible even into his 60s, typically an age when leading men find themselves on the outs. Newman was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Road to Perdition (2002), when he was in his late 70s, and he continued working in the industry until just shortly before his death in 2008.

While Newman was a recognizable film star in his time, younger generations know Newman more as a pop culture fixture than as a movie star. Newman acted and directed in Hollywood for six decades, but he was noteworthy off the screen for various pursuits, including running a racing team that was successful in IndyCar racing, but especially for the food products that bore his name. Newman established the food company Newman’s Own as a philanthropic endeavor, once joking, “When I realized I was going to have to be a whore, to put my face on the label, I decided that the only way I could do it was to give away all the money we make. Over the years, that ethical stance has given us a 30 per cent boost. One in three customers buys my products because all the profits go to good causes and the rest buy the stuff because it is good.” Although he started jokingly referring to himself as the “star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars”, consumers still find Newman’s face on labels for goods like salad dressing and popcorn, and the brand name is still very popular today, helping carry Newman’s name and legacy forward.

American Legends: The Life of Paul Newman examines the versatile life and career of an American icon. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Paul Newman like never before, in no time at all.



Diabetes Cure: A Diabetes Type 2 Breakthrough Cure Without Drugs! Fast And Quick Diabetes Diet Recipes To Lose Weight and Get Healthy (Diabetes Cookbook, … diabetes, reverse diabetes, diabeti)

by Martha Neilson

Take Action And Control Your Diabetes And Take Back Your Life!!

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“The Diabetes Cure: A Diabetes Type 2 Breakthrough Cure Without Drugs!

Fast And Quick Diabetes Diet Recipes To Lose Weight and Get Healthy” contains proven steps and strategies on how to control and eventually control diabetes without having to resort to commercially-manufactured drugs.

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a single diabetic’s special diet, but there ARE recipes that are perfect for diabetics who want to maintain blood sugar levels and still enjoy decent food.

More than that, this book reminds us that a healthy and well-balanced diet is more than enough to quickly remedy diabetes. By being knowledgeable about the body dynamics and some principles that are fully discussed in this book, you will see that you can have a healthy life!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • Taking Full Control of Diabetes without a Single Drug
  • Eight Kinds of Food Diabetics should Include in his Diet
  • High Fiber Slow-Release Carbohydrate Diet
  • Cutting Down On Sugar
  • Choosing your Kind of Fat
  • The Best Diabetes Diet Recipes
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  • Much, much more!

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Conair Firecats

by peter dancey

Specialist Canadian fire-fighter Conair operated a fleet of DC.6 and firecat conversions of the Grumman s-2 Tracker as fire-bombers converted to turboprops until the introduction of the Canadair CL-215.



Film Business Plan and Investor Guide: Independent Filmmakers Manual to Writing a Business Plan and Finding Movie Investors

by FilmProposals.com

Included in the Film Business Plan and Investor Guide

  • Business Plan – full outline and detailed descriptions of each section, where to find the information you need, exactly how to do Financial Projections and Comparable Film Projections with current industry statistics, graphs and charts you can use right in your own business plan.
  • Financing Sources – hundreds of ways to get soft- and hard film funding, various types of film investments and which tools you need for each. PPM vs Business Plan, crowdfunding, active and passive investors, JOBS Act, tax incentives and more!
  • Film Investors – secrets to finding private movie investors, things you MUST know before approaching them and what you can do right now to attract investors.
  • Film Investor Tips – specific language to close the deal, how to accomodate your pitch to each investor, easy and inexpensive ways to get investors to want to write you a check on the spot, what to say, how to say it and how to instill confidence in your investors.
  • FULL Sample Business Plan – an entire actual plan including legal and confidentiality notice, industry statistics and descriptions, distribution explanation, financial projections and charts and much more.
  • Templates – special discounted links to download Business Plan and Financial Projection templates so you can get started right away and not waste your time re-creating everything from scratch.

The Independent Filmmakers Manual to Write a Business Plan, Find and Pitch Movie Investors

“I have the most amazing idea for movie and if I could just get [insert famous producer’s] ear for 5 minutes, I know it would be a huge success!” If only that were how it actually happens! I’m Melissa, owner of FilmProposals.com, THE site for Independent Film Makers serious about raising capital for their movie and I watched the above scene happen dozens of times as I introduced potential film makers to A List producers. They pitched, but nothing came of it. They did not understand how the film industry works.

These producers, my friends, collective talent has created too many films to mention, but they include: American Gangster, Brokeback Mountain, Deception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Get Him to the Greek, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin Robin Hood, Sling Blade, Superbad, Rent and more.

These extraordinarily talented people would say to me, “You know what you should tell Indie Filmmakers…” and www.FilmProposals.com was born. Now, all their sage advice, everything I can possibly convey to you from these film pros, is in our Film Business Plan and Investor Guide and on the website.

We show YOU, the film maker, how to do it yourself, but also provide tools, should you want a complete ready-to-go Film Investor package. The Film Business Plan and Investor Guide easily coordinates with our Financial Projections Template and Business Plan Template, both available for immediate download.

What Others Say About the Film Financing Guide and Templates

“As a first time Executive Producer I found your software first to be great for helping me understand film financing, and second helping the various investors who we have been pitching to better understand their risks and potential rewards.”

“Reading through the guide I gained a lot of confidence that reinforced my own ideas. I ended up taking the bits I wanted and customizing other sections to create a condensed and concise 11 page business plan, backed up by a whole lot of figures and data. In the US economic slump, I found investors were looking for alternate investments with high yield – my Film Investor Brief was perfect!”

Ready to Make Your Movie? Just scroll up and click Look Inside!



The Morys Minor Tales (The Wormhole Series)

by David Winship

If the Voyager 1 space probe was picked up in outer space by extraterrestrials, what would happen? Here’s your opportunity to find out.

These stories take you to a planet called Morys Minor where the inhabitants are trying to make sense of life on Earth.

Earthwatch Uncovered lifts the lid on a popular Morys Minor tele-immersion series examining earthling life in the wake of a decision to reject Earth as a colonisation target.

One Way Ticket tells the story of how Melinda Hill from Camden in London somehow ends up millions of miles from Earth, marooned, perhaps forever, on a planet in the constellation of Cygnus.

The Stove Boat tells the story of how polkingbeal67 from a small circumbinary planet in the constellation of Cygnus swapped hearts with earthling Melinda Hill. In Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab summoned the crew to his quarter-deck and asked them: “And what tune is it ye pull to, men?” The whalemen responded: “A dead whale or a stove boat!”, reflecting the fact that such missions typically resulted in either a slaughtered whale or a smashed boat. Distraught at the loss of his Mortian heart, polkingbeal67 embarks on an Ahab-like quest for vengeanceâ?¦



A Soldier’s First Time 1

by Amanda Richol

22-year-old Luke steps into the sandy world of a war-torn country for a second time, but this tour of duty is unlike any he has ever experienced. With no women to satiate his most primitive needs, he allows a fellow marine to give him a little love. That one, sinful act opens Pandora’s Box and plunges Luke into a world he never knew existed.

Keeping his newly discovered love for men under wraps is essential — having it leak out among his entire platoon would be disastrous. But as Luke finds out, not all is fair in love and war.

This story is 5500 words long.



Tempest’s Course: Quilts of Love Series

by Lynette Sowell

Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a 150-year-old Mariner’s Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain’s home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Army veteran Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary’s own sad tale of regret. Then Tom learns secrets of his own family’s past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.



The Laurel Rhythm

by George Alexiou

This book describes spirituality and its relationship to science and human behavior. It presents practical processes that can help bring more energy into your life. Living a more energized life can lead to new relationships, new opportunities for success, and the experience of real joy and self fulfillment.



Miss Affliction

by Sarai Larivee

Maladie Bronwen, a nineteen-year-old college dropout, has had her entire world ripped from underneath her. Her brother, Peter, was killed in a tragic accident, and her best friend and confidante, Logan, disappeared soon after. Living in an abusive household, Maladie is left without a support system or an outlet for her troubles. Soon, a discovery leads her to realizations about her life, and lies that have been told to put her where she is soon unravel as she follows the trail they left. What exactly can pictures say to someone?



The Great Scribe

by Tomas Care

The Warblade Emperor has become bored with his collection of kingdoms and welcomes news that a rebellion is growing stronger in a distant land.

In order to tip the balance of the impending war, the cleverest men in Asimmeny experiment with dangerous magic as they strive to create the perfect champion.



The December Conspiracy

by Michael Allen

The December Conspiracy is a gripping thriller set in World War II. Kirkus Reviews hails it as follows:

â??There is something about the plot that makes the book difficult to put down, and it certainly lingers in the mind. Mixing real and fictional characters, Michael Allen has constructed an entirely plausible scenario in which the Duke of Windsor and his American wife Wallis Simpson are involved in a plot to force the British government to surrender to Germany. Also involved is Joe Kennedy, whose Irish background has him doing deals with Joachim von Ribbentrop while his bed is still warm with Simpson.’

This December conspiracy is initiated in Berlin, and it involves the kidnapping of the young Princess Elizabeth. And when Jane Padget, daughter of King George VI’s Legal Secretary, is an accidental witness to the kidnapping, she inevitably becomes involved in the desperate search that follows. Jane enlists help from her American boyfriend, the even younger Seymour Jensen – and before long it turns out that the young couple are the only people who can rescue the Princess before it is too late.



Alphabet All-Stars Academy Volume Two (4 Fun Books in 1!)

by Scott Gordon

Approximately 200 pages in all. An $8.46 value!

This incredible collection contains these four educational books:

1. Alphabet All-Stars: Clever Cards (includes American Sign Language!)

Obi the Owl is back with another fun set of flashcards! Each card contains 2 items that your child can guess, and in addition, the American Sign Language equivalent for that letter. This book is 62 pages in length, and like the other books in the series, the illustrations are clean, simple and vibrant.

2. Alphabet All-Stars: Funny Flashcards

Uncle Ozzie is filling in, and he’s brought with him a funny-looking set of flashcards. This volume features ugly fairies, crazy leprechauns, hardhat hippos, and more!

3. Alphabet All-Stars: More Animals

It’s the ultimate animal alphabet book! This edition is over 60 pages in length, and utilizes a mixture of artwork and photography to convey what the animals look like in real life. A fantastic reading experience for children ages 3-6!

4. Alphabet All-Stars: Silly Animals

It’s a silly alphabet book with even sillier writing by the silliest author of all! This edition is approximately 40 pages in length, and is best viewed in color. A fun way to practice the alphabet for children ages 3-6!

Descriptions of my other popular children’s books are included after the main feature (an additional 9 pages).



Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series Ebook Sampler

by Lauren Kate

The Lauren Kate Fallen Series Ebook Sampler is the ultimate FREE introduction to the #1 New York Times bestselling series Fallen, the worldwide phenomenon. Featuring excerpts from all five of Lauren Kate’s bestsellers, Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love, this free ebook preview is the perfect way to introduce the atmospheric and compelling Fallen world of supernatural romance and fallen angels to readers.



Recession Proof Graduate

by Charlie Hoehn

Recession-Proof Graduate is a popular career guide that’s been downloaded over 150,000 times. This book is frequently shared among students, teachers, parents, counselors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It’s been integrated in the coursework at a number of universities, given away as a graduation gift, and translated to Italian.

I struggled to find meaningful work (or any work) after getting out of school. I graduated in 2008 – during the worst economy in 80 years – and spent my days spamming my resume to hundreds of companies I didn’t want to work for… and never heard back. It was exhausting.

When I changed my strategy, I landed a handful of dream gigs, got to work with amazing people like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, and found myself turning down multiple paid job offers. Best of all, I was getting paid to work on projects that made me come alive. It was a far cry from the days of begging for soul-crushing work. People kept asking how I did it, so I wrote this free guide on how to use free work to land your dream job.



A Hero of Our Time (Illustrated)

by Mikhail Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov published in 1840. It tells the story of a young officer, Pechorin, sent to the Caucasus after a duel. This is what the author himself wrote about his idea of Pechorin in the preface: “Pechorin, my dear readers, is in fact a portrait, but not of one man only: he is a composite portrait, made up of all the vices which flourish, full-grown, amongst the present generation. You will tell me, as you have told me before, that no man can be so wicked as this; and my reply will be: “If you believe that such persons as the villains of tragedy and romance could exist in real life, why can you not believe in the reality of Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren’t you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn’t it because there’s more truth in it than you might wish?”
This edition includes 16 illustrations by artists of the late 19th and early 20th century (including Mikhail Lermontov).



On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile

by Michael Allen

On the Survival of Rats in the Slush Pile is an essential ebook for writers. It can save you years of work and heartache.

â??As a some-day, would-be author, I found it an eye-opener.’ Roy Jacobsen, writingclearandsimple.com

â??Every aspiring writer should read it.’ Tonto Books blog.

â??The only serious and innovative piece of writing about fiction publishing that I have seen is by the British author, publisher and literary blog writer, Michael Allen. He has written a quirky, thought-provoking piece.’ Robert Elwood Burns

In this recently revised essay (22,500 words) Michael Allen describes the hopelessly inefficient and irrational ways in which publishers and agents deal with the unpublished manuscripts which are sent to them by as-yet-unknown writers. The result is that success for writers is governed by randomness (chance) to a far greater extent than is generally realised. This creates serious problems. Allen then outlines some practical strategies through which writers can improve their chance of success despite the many obstacles.

Michael Allen has been involved in the book trade for over fifty years, and his first novel was published in 1963. In this book he enhances his reputation for providing practical assistance to unpublished writers. Those who are already published will also find plenty to help them to develop their careers.



Revenge of the Simians

by Thomas Weston

The exploitation of helpless simians by a wicked pharmaceutical company comes to an end when their genetically-altered research subjects escape, and the tables are turned on the human species that had too long exploited the creatures that shared the planet with them.

In this award-winning and terrifying science fiction novel, Thomas Weston envisions a future when the time of the people of today’s world comes to an end, and earth moves on to the next cycle of evolution.

A must readâ?¦chilling and horrific!



Ruining Angel

by Shelly Pratt

A NOVELLA FROM AMAZON & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RUINED

WARNING: This novel contains material suitable for those 18+years. (It is recommended you read RUINED before this so secrets aren’t revealed).

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NOVELLA, INSPIRED BY THE NOVEL RUINED.

Ruining Angel brings you Angel’s POV from the very beginning.

Getting in Angel’s head isn’t easy. He’s got these dark broody eyes that beg you to get on your knees and say please when you want a question answering.

You want to know what he was thinking the first time he made Bailey his? Well first you’ll need to visit his childhood. Bringing you never before scenes from a young Angel’s perspective, you’ll be blown away by the gorgeous way he works his way into your heart forever.

In Ruining Angel, all the important moments of his life are encapsulated in this novella.

But what about the aftermath of RUINED? It’s here, waiting for you to find out what happens once his and Bailey’s secret is out.

If ever there was a tale of forbidden love that made you want the characters to get their happily ever after, Ruining Angel is it.

From me to you, if you loved Ruined, this is one story you can’t afford to miss!

Customer review of RUINED by Skye (amazon):

FIVE STARS

This book is MIND-BLOWING!!! I want to say SO much but I don’t want to give anything away. I started this amazing novel just 4 hours ago!! Yes you read that right I.COULD.NOT.PUT.IT.DOWN!!! When dose living a lie become too hard?

This is a book with a twist so huge I doubt ANYONE will see it. It sucker-punched me in the face and I LOVED every second of it!! I can’t beg you enough to read this book. You won’t be sorry! The dynamics between these charterers is extraordinary!

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SHUDDERVILLE (Episode One of the Series)

by Mia Zabrisky

Sophie will do anything to get her dead daughter back. 

After losing her husband and child in a traffic accident, she spends her evenings alone with a bottle of Stoli, eavesdropping on her feuding neighbors.

Then one day, the strange man next door makes a startling offer – he will bring her daughter back from the dead. All she has to do is make a wish.

Don’t miss the chilling first episode of this mind-bending new series in the tradition of The Twilight Zone,” “American Horror Story,” “Lost” and “Fringe.”

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“THIS, people, is how short fiction is done. No idea where this author came from, but she’s going places. One to watch for sure.” Candy Beauchamp, “CandysRaves” Amazon “Top 1000 Reviewer”

“Shuddervilleâ?¦ places Zabrisky in a small, elite group of literary suspense writers.” Dana Micheli, reviewer

“It’s better than most of the television series out there today, and fast-paced, full of surprises.” Tyler Tichelaar, author of “King Arthur’s Children” and “The Gothic Wanderer” 

“If you would like to read of magic, wish fulfillment, and human tragedies, with a taste of quantum mechanical theory, I heartily recommend this series.” Ronald W Maron, Top Amazon Reviewer



Betrayed! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part Five)

by Paul Moxham

In Part 5 of Last Plane out of Paris, Bill realizes that something is amiss. How could the Germans always be one step ahead of them? He’d put it down to bad luck, but now, as more incidents occur, the ugly truth rears its head.
There’s a traitor! Who can it be? Is it Marie, the charming resistance agent? Or is it Pierre, the man who seems to crush every German that comes in his way? Or is it his friend Jim, the person whom he went to school with? Or could it even be Marcel, the Frenchman that they have been asked to rescue?

What causes the town of Montmirail to catch fire? And, as the team heads towards Paris, what could possibly happen for the team to turn around and head back into enemy territory?



The Homo Spiritus Sessions: Vol. 3

by Veronica Torres

PLEASE NOTE: This book is also available as part of The Homo
Spiritus Sessions, Collection one.  Collection one includes volumes 1-8
of the Homo Spiritus series.

Change your life! Transform triggers, set boundaries, and learn to say NO comfortably. Explore possibilities and new perspectives; you are not your circumstances. Live in grace, ease, bliss, and serenity by choosing your reactions to your creations (experiences).

Volume three of the Homo Spiritus Sessions includes the transcript of the July 21, 2010 channeling session and includes the following tools: Equal signs; How ridiculous does it have to get?; “No” is a complete sentence; Point fingers; Preferences/Judgments; Short, factual statements; Vulnerability vs. Weakness; What is true now?

Volume three also includes 112 definitions of terms and concepts including the following new terms: Checking things off of your list; Fire hose; Lack; Triggers are handholds.

The Homo Spiritus Sessions series offers channeled messages from Eloheim and The Council.

The Council is comprised of seven different groups: The Guardians, The Girls, The Visionaries, The Matriarch, The Eloheim, The Warrior, and Fred. During a channeling session, each of The Council members take turns sharing their teachings. Each Council member has a distinct personality, style of delivery, and focus.

The Council is best known for their multitude of practical tools, which support our journey out of the fear-based operating system into the consciousness-based operating system. These tools are developed during private sessions and public gatherings.

Each book in the Homo Spiritus Sessions series consists of the transcript of one of our public sessions, enriched with supporting material. The supporting material includes information about Eloheim and The Council, descriptions of tools referenced in the session, and over 100 definitions of terms and concepts.

Each of the Homo Spiritus Sessions books can stand alone, but taken together will allow the reader to follow along with the progression of the teachings including the introduction, in-depth explanation, and evolution of The Council’s tools.



Essential Guide To FCE Reading: Learn Tips On How To Pass The Reading Paper (The Definitive Cambridge Self-Study Series)

by Emmanuel Donkor

This is the second in a series of self-study guides on how to prepare for the Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE).This e-book is about tips on how to pass the reading paper. It is written by an experienced FCE preparation teacher who the strategies on how to study and what to do on the day of the exam.

This guide is for those who want to prepare for the exam but either do not have the time to attend a preparation class or simply do not have the money for pay for a class. It is written in such a way that you won’t miss being away from the classroom. It gives practical instructions on what you can start doing by way of preparation and then what to do during the exam.

In this study guide, you will learn:

– The benefits of an FCE Certificate

– The different parts of the reading paper

– What part of the reading paper is testing for

– Useful tips about the paper

– Strategies and techniques on how to get the correct answers

– Useful links to find sample practice tests



The Eclective: The Celtic Collection

by M. Edward McNally

Six stories from The Eclective, six accounts of Celtic things. There’s more than one way to go Green.

Irish Kiss by Shéa MacLeod
Morgan Bailey, vampire Hunter, thought finding a Leprechaun’s missing pot of gold would be easy. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The Luck of the Irish Brigade by M. Edward McNally
The Irish are fighting themselves, only because there are no other worthy opponents.

Song of the Banshee by Heather Marie Adkins
Belinda has a job to do, but a dying man’s grandson may be a big problem. It’s a hard world for a lonely banshee.

The Red Veil of Vengeance by Jack Wallen
Vlad Kurvail is back and, as usual, he’s pissed. This time his cold vengeance is served up to the Irish. Will their luck hold out?

Zombies Eat Leprechauns by P.J. Jones
When a zombie curse infects the Fairytale Kingdom, Lucky the Leprechaun needs the help of an idiot dragon slayer and a cross-dressing dragon to escape. Can he make it out with his pot of gold, or will Lucky’s luck run out?

Five Shamrocks by Alan Nayes
After her husband dies on St. Patrick’s Day, life goes on for Mattie O’Malley.



The Right Way: The Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Marketing Your Business Online: Your Ticket to Increasing Your Online Presence, Generating More Revenue, Creating Loyal Fans, and Dominating…

by Tyson Downs

More and more people are searching online each and every day for your service, and it’s imperative that you be found. It can be overwhelming at times. It can seem impossible at times. It can seem like there is no way that you can do it. Until now. There is a science in creating a beautiful website that converts websites visitors to customers. There’s a science in getting to the top of the search engines. There’s a science in getting positive reviews for your business across the Internet. The good news for you is that Tyson Downs, Owner-Titan Web Agency has put these strategies in a simple, step-by-step plan so you can do it all yourself, with limited to no understanding of online marketing.

Downs combines the latest online search tactics with a down to earth approach while giving you the best marketing advice available. You’ll get the straight forward approach and the same strategies that he has used to build one of the most successful Web Design & SEO companies in Utah.

This is for any small business owner who understands the value of establishing a strong brand online, but needs somebody to put the information together in a clear, concise approach. In The Right Way: The Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Marketing Your Business Online, Downs gives tips, techniques and advice from the front lines about what the search engines want to see from your website. He also goes into the power of directory listings, client reviews, blogging, social media â?? and getting authoritative and relevant links to your website, helping you increase your online authority and online presence. He covers what every business owner wants to know-how to increase your online presence so that you can get more customers from online searches.

What a few of his customers say:

Brian A., Attorney at Law:

Tyson has used his expertise to dramatically increase our web presence over a relatively short period of time. His SEO services are essential in today’s market.

Craig B., Dentist

We switched our online marketing over to Tyson Downs and [Titan Web Agency] and I could not be happier. He has been able to do in just a month and a half what our previous online marketing couldn’t do in a year. Besides doing a great job on the SEO, Tyson helped put a new face on our practice with a new logo and website. I couldn’t be happier!

Dustin N., Dentist

I have practiced dentistry for 38 years and in that time I have had 5 websites. I have worked with several SEO companies, and Tyson Downs is by far the most knowledgeable and proactive in this field. In a tight economy, with quarterly changes to Google’s algorithms, a business must have a great SEO partner to compete on the web. Hiring SEO Bulldog is the best choice I made in 2013. Thank you Tyson for the great work so far. You are indeed a pleasure to work with.

Jake L., Director of Communications

I’ve known Tyson personally for ~5 years, but only just recently had the opportunity to work with him.

I’ve found him to be supremely competent, knowledgeable and timely in both his execution of work and communication. In the sometimes-murky world of digital marketing and SEO, Tyson’s professionalism is refreshing.

Look at the list of services provided by Tyson and [Titan Web Agency]: I wholeheartedly endorse him for anything now-listed or that he may yet list in the future.

Eric B., Chiropractor

One of the best business choices I have ever made was using [Titan Web Agency]. Tyson is seriously a fantastic communicator and a true SEOBulldog.



American Legends: The Life of Jack Nicholson

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures.

*Includes Nicholson’s quotes about his life and career.

*Includes a bibliography for further reading.

*Includes a table of contents.

“If I go into a restaurant there’s a very good chance that I’m going to spend my time being the mayor.” – Jack Nicholson

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

In 1994, the American Film Institute gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Nicholson, who became one of the youngest actors to ever receive the award. It was a fitting choice, given that Nicholson was already one of the most decorated and critically acclaimed actors in the history of Hollywood, but such tributes typically come as a capstone to a star’s career, not when the actor is still in his 50s. In fact, Nicholson would go on to win the Oscar for Best Actor just a few years after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award as a result of As Good As It Gets (1997), and he would earn another Academy Award nomination for About Schmidt (2002). Those two would give him 12 Academy Award nominations, more than any other man in history, and make him one of just two actors to be nominated in every decade between 1960 and 2010.

In addition to winning so many awards, many of Nicholson’s roles have become pop culture fixtures, and many of his most famous lines have become part of the lexicon, helping cement his legacy and making him a living legend. Americans of all ages are familiar with the classic movies Nicholson acted in, particularly Easy Rider, Chinatown, The Passenger, The Shining, Batman, A Few Good Men, The Pledge, About Schmidt, and The Departed, and his career has continued into the current decade, thanks to his ability to seamlessly transition into playing different kinds of elderly roles in everything from dramas to comedies.

While any actor would be proud to have his resume, Nicholson has transcended Hollywood stardom and has become his own institution, instantly recognizable not just for his past roles and sound bites but also for his prominent status everywhere he goes. Whether he’s sitting courtside at a Lakers game or hanging out with other celebrities, Nicholson has crafted an image unlike anyone else, combining cool with bad boy behavior. From conducting bizarre pranks with Hunter S. Thompson to fighting lawsuits and dating models, the always quotable Nicholson has seemingly reveled in it all, once noting, “Well, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I haven’t been a rogue most of my life.”

American Legends: The Life of Jack Nicholson examines the life and career of America’s most critically acclaimed actor. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Jack Nicholson like never before, in no time at all.



Sam: A love story

by Sharon Seithel

Samantha thought she had life under control until she fell in love with the beautiful Kelly Faraday. But her world was changed forever when she found her first true love. Nothing prepared her for the compromise and vulnerability that real love takes.

An excerpt from chapter two “Sam was struggling within herself. She wanted to reach out to Kelly, kiss her, hold her, make love to her.”



Pharmakon: Book 3 (The Kota Series)

by Sunshine Somerville

Get your copy of this mind-bending Book 3 in The Kota Series!
Phantasya is a world of second chances. It’s also a world fated to test man’s faith. In this supernatural paradise, trials and revelations arise for each Kota Warrior. Rave and Arctos must travel back to Ebon to finish a mission they thought was over. Amu teleports to Rowen and discovered a secret hidden since Earth. Kynacoba and Galcon fight a devilish enemy who could lead the Phantasyans into horrific rebellion against their Guardian.
Meanwhile, the isolation of Trok’s immortality begins to take its toll. Knowing how this future will end, he must do what is right for everyone involved.
But how do you best fight a losing battle? The more the Warriors discover, the trickier their choices become.



Exotic Dusk Book Five

by Ron Koppelberger Jr.

The expectation of consequence and the never professed luster of unbidden drama and climax……..if you enjoyed the drive, the climb, the way to the unknown then you will enjoy book five of Exotic Dusk!



Unlovable: The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist

by Cynthia St. Aubin

It isn’t every day a sexy demigod throws a pissed-off Cupid onto psychologist Matilda Schmidt’s couch and informs her the fate of the world depends on her ability to get him off his diapered ass and back to helping people fall in love.

Just when Matilda convinces herself she’s not hallucinating, in walks a Vegas hit man with a big gun and a bigger threat: pay back the million dollars she owes a notorious casino mogul, or wind up as fish food in Lake Mead.

Rocketing across country with a gun to her head, Matilda has a dysfunctional love-god in her laptop bag, a million dollar debt she has no knowledge of, and must convince the seductive hit man he’s snatched the wrong woman before he convinces her he might be the right manâ??for a night.

Can Matilda stay alive long enough to keep love from becoming history?



Sekret, Chapters 1-5

by Lindsay Smith

Download the first five chapters of SEKRET by Lindsay Smith.

An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one–not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention–and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.



Q.U.I.T Drinking: Advice On How To Quit Drinking In 4 EASY Steps (New Beginnings Collection)

by William Briggs

Do you for a drink all the time?

Do you find yourself hung-over more often than not?

Have you tried to stop drinking alcohol before but have not been successful?

Heavy drinking is a common problem. In fact, drinking is a fairly normal activity for many people. On the other hand, if you find yourself unable to control yourself drinking after you feel any emotion, this is a problem. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be fixed. All it takes is a desire to stop drinking, learning about drinking and what causes it, understanding that you are the only one responsible for your drinking regardless of external influences, and an open mind to the ways to cease your drinking. This is the basis for QUIT, the four steps to stop drinking.

QUIT is a four step method to quit drinking. Like the acronym ROY G BIV you learned in elementary school to remember the colors of the rainbow, QUIT is an acronym to help you remember the four steps.

Q stands for “Question Yourself about Your Drinking.” It is important to question yourself about your drinking because this will give you an understanding about why you want to stop and why you drink the way you do.

U stands for “Understand What the Problem Is.” Equally important as questioning yourself about your drinking is making an effort to understand what the fundamental problem is. Many people will say they have a problem but have no idea what the problem is. There are many reasons why people drive and it is important to understand what drives you to drink.

I stands for “I Am the Sole Decision Maker in My Choice to Stop Emotionally Eating.” It is important that you stop because you want to stop not because someone else wants you to stop. You are the one who makes the decisions about you every moment of every day. You can’t blame others for your decisions.

T stands for “Take control and Think Positive.” We cover different ways you can stop drinking and other information that will aid you in your journey to stop drinking.

And there you have it – QUIT, the four steps to stop your drinking.

Then this book is for you.

Download it right now and start your “New Beginning” today!



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Muse – Fighting Fate #1

by Maree Green

** There are NO CLIFFHANGERS in any of the Fighting Fate novels **

After a life altering tragedy during her childhood, Mia Campbell is left with an incapacitating fear of crowds – especially angry ones. Now at eighteen, with her final months of high school before her, she only has one goal: To remain unseenâ?¦

Jace Wallace is about to start living a rockstar’s life. As lead guitarist for the newest internet sensation, Fighting Fate, he’s rocking the stage – and a different girl – every weekend, and that’s the way he prefers it. With the band’s popularity about to explode to new heights, he doesn’t have time for complications. Or commitments. He only has one goal: To succeed…

The only thing standing in the way of achieving their goals? Each other.

When unusual circumstances bring the two of them together, and one thing quickly leads to another, Mia finds herself proposing an arrangement she never thought she’d ever consider. A no-strings-attached relationship. But when feelings start creeping in, and their one goal blurs to include another, they’re both forced to make a decision.

Sit back and take what Fate hands you, or fight for what you want.

** Please Note: this book contains sexual content and the kind of language you would expect from up and coming teenage rock stars.



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Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy)

by Ilsa Madden-Mills

100% of the May proceeds from the prequel will benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund for Suicide Prevention.   “Angst, dark secrets, and off the charts sexiness abound in this twisty installment of the Briarcrest Academy Series. First love never sounded so hot and good. Ilsa never disappoints!” ~Shanora Williams, NYT bestselling author  
“Ilsa Madden-Mills slayed my heart in the best kind of way. Cuba’s pain was like my very own. Absolutely gut-wrenching.” ~Crystal Spears, international bestselling author  “Cuba is hot, delicious, and intoxicating…the perfect book boyfriend. Be prepared for a heartbreaking yet addictive read.” ~Tijan, NYT bestselling author  Very Wicked Beginnings is a prequel novella. (Briarcrest Academy 1.5) 
The follow-up book is Very Wicked Things. (Briarcrest Academy 2) Meet Cuba Hudson:
  Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden. It’s not. But, ESPN did rank me as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good. Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention. But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything. She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one girl I couldn’t have. So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost. She would be MINE. Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive. WARNING: This new adult romance is dark with mature content. Over 18 please. THIS IS NOT YOUNG ADULT.  Although each book is a standalone, here is the reading order: Book 1      Very Bad ThingsBook 1.5   Very Wicked Beginnings (prequel novella to Very Wicked Things)Book 2      Very Wicked Things



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