Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 26 Feb 15

How to Become a Spy: A Guide to Developing Spy Skills and Joining the Elite Underworld of Secret Agents and Spy Operatives

by Maxwell Knight

If you’re ready to learn how to become a spy and improve your tactical skills, then this book is for you!

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

Despite their very purpose of lying low and going unnoticed, the Spy has become quite a popular figure in our society. Thanks to big screen icons like James Bond and his peers, the life of a spy is coveted by many a starry-eyed child due to its glamorous, jet-setting, and fast-paced lifestyle. Make no mistake, however; the life of a covert agent isn’t all fancy cocktail parties and swanky black outfits. Becoming a spy requires rigorous training and a lifetime of dedication. Only “the best of the best” get selected to go on high-stake missions overseas to gather information in service of their country. Even with their top-notch qualifications, spies rarely if ever get a glimpse of the fame and fortune depicted in movies. As the mere concept of a spy entails, their job is to be unseen and unheard.

If being the unsung hero or the dark knight of your country appeals to you, then you are on the right path. Becoming a covert operative will be grueling work, no doubt, but with this guide’s help, you might just be on your way to becoming one of the elite who serves justice in the shadows. And even if you decide this lifestyle isn’t for you, at least you’ll pick up a few spy skills that may come in handy some day. Let’s get started!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • The Inaccuracies of Spying Portrayed by Popular Media
  • The Basic Qualities Necessary for a Covert Operative
  • Methods and Techniques for Shadowing and Tracking
  • Getting Your Physical and Mental Acumen Up to Par
  • Basic Field Skills to Be a Spy
  • How to Get Hired by Intelligence Agencies
  • Much, much more!

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CLIMAXES – My Shockingly True Story: A True Sex Story Memoir (Hot Erotic Stories Book 1)

by Richie Drenz

Based on his true story, #1 National Bestseller & Awardee, Richie Drenz, is in a committed relationship and has never cheated on Mary-Ann. They plan their wedding, telling friends and family and that’s when he met the Tori on Facebook. But he’s determined he won’t cheat on his wife-to-be because they’ve lived together for a couple years and though no one is perfect, she’s as close as it gets.But … Tori doesn’t only has sex appeal she has a weird sex fantasy, she wants them to explore. Will they explore this weird fantasy?

Richie Drenz tells you about cheating and lust truthfully from a man’s perspective, exposing the raw inner thoughts of most good men who try to be faithful. This book shows the real truthâ??no sugar-coating

If you enjoyed Fifty Shades, Zane or Eric Jerome Dickey then CLIMAXES is a must read for you. Buy or download to your collection.


– 5.0 out of 5.0. Buzz Magazine selected as their Readers Choice.

– “A truly intense and boldly provocative story

that is unpredictable from start to finish” – Sanjay, INTENSE

– “Bold content from a talented Jamaican maverick

“- Jason Williams, ONSTAGE


“If I tell you I’m seeing my period you gonna be angry?”

I’m a man, I’d definitely be pissed, I answered, “No. I wouldn’t be at all. You’re seeing it?”

“You’d be disappointed?” An obvious lisp in the way she pronounced “disappointed.” The truth was I’d be absolutely crushed but I said, “No. Why? I don’t even have sex on my mind like that. If it happens, it happens, though. I’ve no plans.” I shrugged one shoulder disinterestedly. “Just going with the flow.”

“Ok. Good.” She observed my face as she said, “I’m on my period.”

My heart split into two pieces. Hell naah. This girl’s flipping mad? After all that, she knew she was on her period and didn’t even have the decency to mention it before? She didn’t think I had the right to at least know about it before?

“Just look at your face,” she giggled. “Stop opening up your mouth like that, Man.” Her finger playfully flipped my lower lip to shut my mouth…


“Psst, Sexy.” The man complimented, his eyes pasted on the girl’s bottom.

She was in seventh grade, she wasn’t ready to have such a great hatred and she was tall, five feet, eleven inches.

“Richie, you see what that man did with his tongue at me? Disgusting. Why won’t these big grown men stop looking at me like I’m some sort of cooked food?”

Pim-Pim turned her back to his direction, rolled her eyes and scrunched her face. “Sexy? Hmphh. I know exactly what he wants. I know I’m sexy but . . .” She childishly blushed as she said the word “sexy.”

I wasn’t sure if she was really disgusted by the attention she was getting or if she secretly revelled in it. As a thought dawned on her, she lifted her chin sharply and said, “I’m keeping my virginity till I’m out college. And my first time will be with someone special, you know? Someone I love.” She smiled her cute smile. She seemed to always be smiling â?? nothing got her down.

Her name? Pim-Pim. Twelve years old, and bigger than her seventh grade teachers â?? she was the biggest in her class and wanted to be grown. When Pim-Pim’s parents weren’t home, she plastered her face with foundation, eye-shadow, lipstick and eyeliner. But she hated nail-polish, all colors.

She had a single mole. A black beauty dot nestled to the right above her feisty upper lip. That beauty mark was the only mark on her entire skin. Her over-protective father taught her to be careful of lurking men on the streets â?? he didn’t want to go to prison for chopping into mutton minces anyone who dared touch his underage little princess. But before her thirteenth birthday came, his little princess was no longer a virgin.

The person she first had sex with was a grown man three times her age, and she loved him. She wore makeup to the doctor’s office when she went to have the abortion.

American Legends: The Life of Aretha Franklin

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes Aretha’s quotes

*Includes a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.” – Aretha Franklin

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.

A certain inevitability characterizes the rise to fame of Aretha Franklin. Indeed, while it is true that neither of her parents were pop singers, they were each talented vocalistsâ??Aretha’s father, C.L., was a particularly famous preacher, with a voice so melodic that his sermons effectively doubled as musical performances. Moreover, in an age in which economic opportunities were particularly limited for African-Americans, Aretha was fortunate enough to grow up in a household of relative comfort. Not only was she exposed to music on a daily basis in her household, but her father was a savvy enough businessman to orchestrate her career during its nascent stages, helping her navigate the challenges of entering the music industry. To be certain, in many respects, Aretha Franklin was from an early age the beneficiary of opportunities that are simply unavailable to most aspiring vocalists.

At the same time, it is also clear that in quite obvious ways, Aretha Franklin diverted from her parents and, indeed, important aspects of her racial and cultural heritage. Where her father’s musical performances were directly related to his faith, Aretha was a pop singer rather than a gospel one. Her musical style was heavily influenced by the musical traditions of gospel, but she also incorporated aspects of rock and other more popular idioms, an important decision that granted her a far wider audience than she could otherwise have hoped to acquire. As much as Franklin’s family upbringing prepared her for a career as a vocalist, her decision to break away from the musical tradition that defined her youth also positions her as something of a maverick. Further, while she certainly enjoyed a far greater audience than her father, this also carried its own challenges in a tumultuous era that saw first the Civil Rights Movement and then Second Wave Feminism. More than just someone who was prepared for success from an early age, Aretha Franklin became very much her own person, a socially- and politically-committed individual invested in promoting social change.

American Legends: The Life of Aretha Franklin looks at the life and career of one of America’s most influential musicians. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Aretha Franklin like never before, in no time at all.

Police Blues: Police and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

by T.J. Mahoney

Police Blues is the brief, true, tale of the hidden issue of job related stress, anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as told by a former United States law enforcement officer.

From the beginning symptoms, to the battle with the system and the agency that abandoned him, the former police officer is candid about his issues including suicidal thoughts and the impact that both his PTSD and subsequent mistreatment from his agency had on him and his family.

Police Blues offers valuable insight for officers, loved ones, first responder agencies and mental health professionals treating the police officer with PTSD.

Sales profits from Police Blues will go to Emergency Services PTSD/Suicide Awareness Charities.

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On May 20, 1988, a young woman rampaged through Chicago’s northern affluent suburb of Winnetka, depositing poisoned food and drink at a few homes, starting a fire that nearly killed a mother and two children, and spraying an elementary school classroom with gunfire, causing the death of one child and injuring several others. After holing up in a nearby house and shooting one more person, she committed suicide.

A truly tragic story of a young woman in desperate need of help.

Pearl River Drama: Dating in China – A Memoir

by Ray Hecht

Sex, drugs, and Mandarin lessons.

Dating in China: A Memoir.

When one nerdy, young American moved from California to China in the autumn of 2008, he had no idea what was coming. He knew there would be an adventure and it would have its challenges, but he didn’t know it could get that bad.

From the deserts of Black Rock City, Nevada, to the towering metropolis of Hong Kong, this memoir takes our humble writer all across the globe in search of love. Well, maybe not always searching for love, but in search for something.

It starts on a psychedelic trip in Burning Man, and continues in the “overnight city” of Shenzhen. That’s in the Pearl River Delta, among the densest megacities on Earth. In breakup after breakup, one lonely expat struggles to understand the Chinese mystique. Featuring an ensemble cast of international girls, he had many experiences and leaned a few lessons along the way. The story continues to further exotic locations: Beijing, Canton, Bangkok, Manila, Ohio, the ruins of Cambodia, and Seattle.

Once or twice, he may have even found love. And lost it. Hearts were broken. Minds were mended. All in a haze of sexual exploration, online dating, and travel.

This is his story. Complete with travel photos, and quotations from “Seinfeld” and Mo Yan.

Bonus: The latest edition includes a 6-page original comic by the author.

The Red Journal- Part 2

by Aynoit Ashor

The most dangerous time for an abused woman is when she leaves. I knew my life could be in danger but the taste of happiness was too real. I checked into a battered women’s shelter, with my young children, with hopes of never looking back. Little did I know, the love I felt for my batterer and his promises of change would make my escape more difficult than I realized. It takes courage to leave an abusive relationship. It’s scary to start over. My confusion, pain and hope are all chronicled here.

This is part two of my courageous journey.

The Bible Detective finds Jesus and the Queen

by Richard Tamayo

NYPD Detective finds himself solving a true life mystery that has puzzled millions for centuries. Veteran detective solves the secrets found in the Bible and Da Vinci’s controversial painting. Readers are left in shock and in amazement as the foundation of the church is shaken. The exclusive and never shared before knowledge of the Bible keeps readers humbled by God’s revelation. The true identity of the two witnesses and the woman with a crown, puts the missing pieces of the puzzle together, that aids Detective Richard Tamayo in solving the oldest case in the history of mankind.

Nickey’s Flesh: It’s More Than A Mic and A Stage (Taylor Family Series Book 1)

by Christina Faith

Nickey Taylor has it all: She’s got the voice, the talent and the looks…and has everyone believing her story. She can be who she wants, when she wants. On Sunday’s, she’s the Choir Director of a 10,000-member mega church. Every other day, she lives a secret life full of lust, sex and lies. Every week, Nickey captivates the congregation with her songs of praise and worship. But the real act begins the moment she steps off the stage.

How long will Nickey be able to live like this without anyone knowing the truth? She thinks she has the best of both worlds, but will she ever be forced to choose one? Will her friends and family ever find out who she really is? More importantly, will she ever find out who she really is?

In her debut novel, Christina Faith wittingly pulls you into a fascinating story filled with suspense and shocking revelations. Your mind will be stimulated to the point of asking yourself, which character can “I” identify with? Everyone will be talking about this hu- morous, yet powerfully gripping story of the fall from grace and transformation.

Sunny Side Up: Life and Times with Backyard Chickens

by Natalie Kwong

This fun, quick-read eBook exclusive includes all the beloved tales from “Sunny Side Up”, featured in Natalie Kwong’s book “Natalie’s Notebook”. “Sunny Side Up” is about 13-year-old Natalie growing up in a suburban town with crazy chickens living in her backyard. Short stories range from a desperate chicken escape, a surprise rooster, a poor little chick with a crooked beak, and more. Written when Natalie was 11-years-old in 2012, readers will feel her emotions as she tells her tales of quirky chickens who somehow found a place in her heart.

After The Descent Volume 3 Essay #8: Geeks are People Too… and all People are Assholes (After The Descent Volume 3 (2015))

by Josh Hilden

In this one I rant about my irritations with geek culture.

Failures: What Made Them Ordinary to Extra-ordinary

by Ritwik C

Ever wondered how they made changes in this world?

What makes them extraordinary?

Was luck their key to success?

You heard about them, read about them, talk about them and write about them. You know about them, you want to be like them. Why? They were not aliens nor any accident made them themselves. They were from here exact same place we live in, they ate exact same food eat, they breath in the same air. What made them so special? We all can be like them, all we need to do is to think like them.

We have to dream the obvious, and have the courage to achieve them. Like they did.

We should never give up on ourselves. Like they did.

We choose the path of solitary until the society understands us. Like they did.

This book is all about the things that made them in reach of our selves. Their “failures”- this is what make us believe in ourselves that if they can do it we also can do it. We just have to take massive action towards our goals and never give up!

This is the first part of the series. This book include famous failures like:

Abraham Lincoln

Albert Einstein

J K Rowling

Marilyn Monroe

Michael Jordan

Steve Jobs

Walt Disney

From their failures and their life philosophy we will get the most inspiration we’ll ever need.

May this book become an inspirational guide for you, and help you to believe in yourself.

All the best!

Memoirs Of An Underground Filmmaker

by Malcolm Hart

In these Memoirs Malcolm Hart recalls the strange and unpredictable paths he traveled in pursuit of a movie through a jungle of sex, drugs and rock â??n’ roll.

Underground film-making is never divorced or protected from the ongoing life that runs through it and around it. A movie’s conception may be pure and well defined but, for the film-maker, its execution is subject to unexpected and inexplicable changes in a situation or in someone’s behaviour.

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