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Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge

by Cliff Simon

Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge

A memoir by the critically acclaimed actor Cliff Simon.

Paris Nights, the memoir of a South African soldier turned performer in the world’s most famous cabaret, delivers in a hugely entertaining way. He writes of Paris as no one has done before, the after-dark city of night clubs, dance groupies, street fights, and shady characters. His is a truly singular story, and it’s told with humor, swagger, and absolute honesty.” –Marcia DeSanctis, author of 100 Places in France Ever Woman Should Go

Little did Cliff Simon know that a single phone call and a one-way ticket to Paris would ultimately change his life forever. Now the acclaimed television and film actor shares his journey from Johannesburg to the Moulin Rouge to Hollywood in his debut memoir, Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge.

From a young age Cliff Simon knew he was headed towards big places. Having grown up as both a skilled gymnast and a competitive swimmer, performance was in his blood. But with the onset of Apartheid and the looming threat of war, he and his Jewish family soon retreated from Johannesburg, South Africa to the London countryside. Before he knew it, he joined the British swim team and was near Olympics-bound with a full-ride offer to a United States university. But something wasn’t quite right. Instead, Cliff returned home and enlisted in the South African Air Force. Cliff’s habit of impulsive risk-taking would continue but ultimately pave the foundation for an experience most of us would only dream of.

After he was honorably discharged, twenty-seven-year-old Cliff worked a series of odd jobs at a resort near the Indian Ocean until he received a phone call from an old friend inviting him to join him at the iconic Moulin Rouge. Here begins the story of Cliff’s meteoric rise at the Moulin from swing dancer to principal in the glamour filled show, Formidable; his offstage encounters with street thugs and diamond smugglers; and the long nights filled with after parties and his pick of gorgeous women. Encounter the magic, the mayhem, and the glory that was and still is the Moulin Rouge.

Spirits & Spells True Paranormal Anthology

by Heather Marie Adkins

Spirits & Spells is a podcast by USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins & Alex Owens, both of whom are obsessed with things they can’t explain – especially the weird, the witchy, and the woefully spectral.

Step beyond the veil with twenty-one spooky tales of TRUE supernatural encounters by some of today’s hottest paranormal authors. Between these pages, you’ll witness a pair of disembodied legs cross the street and wake up beside ghostly felines; you’ll experience visits from deceased family members and be haunted by terrifying shadow people.

But be forewarned: these strange tales will send shivers down your spine and make you certain you’re not alone, even when you are.

The old saying is true: real life is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction.

Stories included:
Heather Marie Adkins – Residual Darkness
Alex Owens – Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Rick Gualtieri – A Ghost Cat, Broken Crystal, and No Body in Sight
Karin Cox – Paws For Thought
Jennifer Rainey – Up Close and Personal: A Visit to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Candace Osmond – Nightmares
Lily Luchesi – The Man in the Black Hat
Alyssa Breck – Wicked Game
Michelle Hughes – A Haunting on North Street
Kim Cleary – Uplifting Real Life Paranormal
Lindsey R. Loucks – Just Curious
Ann Gimpel – The Benson Hut Ghost
Shannon McRoberts – Precognition
Caia Daniels – We See Dead People
Tanya Dawson – My Paranormal Experiences
Brea Viragh – Poppy’s Coming
Debra Kristi – A Ghostly Research Trip
LA Kirk – Gravity in Reverse
Selene Kallan – The Chase
Bria Lexor – Encounter with the Devil in Mexico
S K Gregory – A Ghostly Encounter

and a bonus novella from Caroline Peckham – A Game of Vampires (A Vampire Games Prequel Novella)

My Journey: The Truth hurts but it also heals

by Erica Johnson

My name is Erica N. Johnson I am a mother of 4 amazing children. My mother and father are still living and I thank God everyday for them, they are truly my backbones. I have lived a life of fear, regret, hatred, depression, anxiety you name that was me. I’ve been married, divorce and had children out of wedlock. In this life I’ve had no crystal stair, but its because of my faith, children and my parents I’ve been able to press forward.

The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World

by Emmanuel C. Ezike II

From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book which is now Free on Amazon.
Written primarily to inspire and encourage, Ezike takes us through peaks and valleys of his life leaving the reader spellbound and utterly amazed and most importantly motivated in finding one’s true passion and calling in life.
In this soon to be classic, Ezike dives right in and depicts detailed examples of how each one of The Greatest Ten Self-Help books in the world affected and improved his life; starting with The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino all the way to Neville Goddard’s Resurrection.
Ezike writes with such poignant and dramatic precision that one is left inspired and simultaneously entertained. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World proves to be at par with some of the self-help classics of our times; and Ezike could and if not be one of our modern day Philosophers and Thinkers. His life chronicles periods of deep frustration, challenge and ultimate success that is common amongst many high achievers. A writer for our times, he is poised to say much more of what this era needs to showcase how one can come from the bottom and edge their way to the top. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World is a book you will definitely want to keep close to your heart!

About the Author:
EMMANUEL C. EZIKE II is an award winning Screenwriter, Author and Entrepreneur. His screenplay When All is Said And Done won Best Break-thru Screenplay in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. He was born in Monrovia Liberia and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager fleeing the Uncivil war in Liberia in the late 90’s. He writes prolifically in the genre of Self-help Fiction, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction. Ezike currently resides in the Carolinas with his family and their Boston terrier; ginger, parakeets bluey & joey. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

Counting Numbers: Spanish to English Counting Numeros en Ingles (Pedro & Pete Spanish Kids Book 1)

by Bobby Basil

Learn numbers and counting in Spanish with this fun book!

Pedro & Pete teach young readers how to say words in Spanish and palabras en ingles. Like Spanish apps, each page uses a split screen so young readers learn how to speak the Spanish language by seeing the English to Spanish words at the same time. Perfect for beginning readers or anyone who wants to learn a new language.

***Get 2 free books by clicking the link inside the book!***

This book includes:

  • Bright, full color pages
  • Fun cartoon kids teaching how to count in Spanish and English
  • 2 free books (click the link inside the book to get your books!)

Get this book and help your child become bilingual today!

POWERMOVES: A Maori Entrepreneur’s Journey From the Benefit to the Boardroom

by Robett David Hollis

There’s this thing in New Zealand called â??Tall Poppy Syndrome’ and it works like this: instead of applauding our fellow Kiwis’ success and patting them on the back, we chop them down. It’s a real thing – AND IT SUCKS!

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Tall Poppy Syndrome refers to â??a tendency in our society to try and cut down people who are considered to be too successful or prominent (cutting the tall poppies down to size)’. If you’ve lived in New Zealand for a while you might have noticed Kiwis generally don’t like other Kiwis doing too well.

For some reason we don’t like people who are too big for their boots, or drive flash cars, or create massively successful businesses. It can even begin at school. â??Try-hards,’ â??nerds,’ and â??teacher’s pets’ are all examples of Tall Poppy Syndrome. I say – STUFF THAT! This book is about starting the conversation to destroy the Tall Poppy Syndrome and saying YES TO SUCCESS. It’s ok to win – it’s ok to be successful.

Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story

by Sandi Gorisek

This book is a tribute to “good old times” from recent history that shaped everybody that grew up in this territory, including current USA’s first lady. It was written in the same way as my father and many others did build houses around Slovenia and/or ex-yugoslavia to provide shelters for their families. For my English writing debut I gathered few of my dearest friend following my father’s footsteps for successful construction. We are all from the part of Slovenian that is now gaining popularity due to mrs. Melania and do in my opinion have the necessary skills to “construct” this little “house”, including the audio narrated version, which is as part of this book our gift to readers and their friends. You can find the link for free download inside the book, enjoy getting to know us better.

Amelia’s Story

by C.P Murphy

While the nation fights in The War of 1812, Amelia Samuels fightes her own battle. Her father is forcing her to marry Thomas Van Martin, the son of the wealthiest man in Millersport. Thomas is everything she’s against in a man and the last thing she wants is for him to be her husband. When she has nobody to turn to, she befriends Patrick Buchanan, the village stranger. After falling in love, Amelia and Patrick discover the reason behind her unwanted engagement but Amelia finds herself in grave danger before she can make things right.

Amelia’s Story is about a village seeking the truth. It’s what happens when one man’s mistakes effects the entire community. Though the residents of Millersport never learn the complete truth, the readers of this story will know exactly what happened that frightful night of August 25, 1813.

GOD is HERE: Finding God in the Pain of a Broken World

by John W. Nichols

Link to FREE AUDIOBOOK in Introduction!

Our world can be cruelâ??we experience a mixture of health and sickness, hope and fear, peace and discord, wealth and poverty, love and hate. In the aftermath of tragedy, people ask, “If God is good and cares for me, why does He allow suffering? Where is justice for evil? Where is healing for my loved ones? When I’m hurting, where is God?

In GOD is HERE, John W. Nichols shares how he hated God because of His apparent absence. But when John was at the peak of his anger, God spoke to him in an undeniable way. The author weaves in the story of God revealing His love with a Biblical explanation of the trials we face, while inviting us to break down any walls we’ve put between us and Jesus, so we can return to Him the love He first showed us.

What GOD is HERE is About:

  • Why do we experience suffering?
  • Does God send sickness, natural disasters, and war to teach us?
  • Can we trust God after tragedy occurs?
  • Is there more to life than what we see?
  • Are we influenced by spiritual forces?
  • Can we interact with God?
  • How does God care for us?
  • Does God have a good plan for our lives?
  • Can we make a difference in this world?
  • And so much more…

Book Sample:

Introductionâ??Paradise Lost

IMAGINE A PERFECT WORLD. Where the evils of crime, hate, and envy are inconceivableâ??in fact, completely alien. There’s no pain, sickness, disease, or disability. No stinging bugs, venomous, or bloodthirsty animals. There aren’t even earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, or tornadoes.

In this imagined utopia, motives are genuine. No one has thoughts they can’t tell others. We have no misunderstandings and don’t need to pretend. Our best foot is always forward because both our feet are perfect. There’s constant pleasure. People smile and laugh, freely and unashamedly. Joy overflows each person’s heart. Everyone is known and loved. Peace covers the land…

Whether we recognize it or not, this is what each of our hearts cries for. Why don’t we have it?

What We’ve Had As Long As We Can Remember

When we look at the real world, we see a blurred image of the perfect, tainted with all the opposite characteristics. In the best of times, imperfection lingers and calamity waits at the door. In the darkest times, we cling to the hope that disaster can only last so long.

Even attempting to lead a life of joy and selflessness is draining. Each heart instinctively knows our many anxieties are an injustice. But despite every effort, we suffer.

Faithful friends are rare. Community threatens to shun. We long to be known and accepted, even as we put up walls. Our goodness, we fear, is surely nullified by the hate, impatience, lust, and envy hidden within.

We have impure motives, dirty politics, depression, illness, betrayal, starvation, deformity, natural disasters, perversion, rage, chaos, war, and deathâ??among many other problems. These are the atrocities our hearts cannot understand, the horrors every person desperately wants to escape but has no idea how…

… In this book, I’ll share the story of God breaking down my wrong ideas and how He helped me see another perspective. I’ll talk about the darkness in us and the world, as well as the Light, and how you can know God’s goodness despite the struggles you’re facing. My hope is you’ll walk away with a peace that defies understanding.

You’ve had different experiences than mine, but I believe you’re not reading this by accident; and God wants to help you in a similar way as He has me. He wants you to know: He’s always been with you, desperately wanting to help, and never holding back His love…

Be sure to sign up for the free audiobook inside!

Edmund Kemper: The True Story of The Brutal Co-ed Butcher (Real Crime by Real Killers Book 2)

by Ryan Becker

Real Crime by Real Killers

A series where we explore how normal individuals turned their darkest fantasies into a reality.

Edmund Emil Kemper III achieved notoriety as a serial killer when he took the lives of 10 people between August 27, 1964, and April 21, 1973. His victims included his adoptive grandparents, six co-eds from the University of Santa Cruz, his mother, and his mother’s friend. This book explored the life of Kemper from his abusive childhood to his sentencing in November 1973.

The horror of Kemper’s actions go beyond the killing of his victims; it was what he did with his victims’ bodies after killing them. Necrophilia, cannibalism, and dismemberment were all part his routine in his attempts to satiate his morbid desires. Just as terrifying as his dark fantasies were his ability to appear and function as an average person, allowing him to avoid raising suspicion in those he interacted with, including law enforcement.

Contrary to the myth that serial killers kill indiscriminately, Kemper’s killing spree may have been rooted in the hatred that he felt for his mother. In an interview after his capture, he admitted that he was intentionally developing his killing skills with each co-ed that he killed. He was training for the ultimate murder, which was the killing of his mother.

From beginning to end, the book provides insights into why Kemper became a serial killer as well as his mindset behind the killings.

Be warned, reader you’re about to enter a very dark fantasy…

From Cleopatra to Hugo: History’s Most Legendary Love Affairs (Book 1)

by A. G. Mogan

History has many romantic stories to tell of the part which women have played in determining the destinies of nations. Sometimes it is a woman’s beauty that causes the shifting of a province. Again it is another woman’s rich possessions that incite invasion and lead to bloody wars.
Many men in private life have lost fortune and fame for the love of woman. Kings have incurred the odium of their people, and have cared nothing for it in comparison with the joys of sense that come from the lingering caresses and clinging kisses. Cold-blooded statesmen have lost the leadership of their party and have gone down in history with a clouded name because of the fascination exercised upon them by some woman, often far from beautiful, and yet possessing the mysterious power which makes the triumphs of statesmanship seem slight in comparison with the swiftly flying hours of pleasure.
The love story of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony has most attracted the fancy of poets, dramatists, novelists, and painters, from their own time down to the present day. But that story is not the only one. Let us now discover the most legendary love affairs of all times.

Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul

by Simon Williams

What did internet trolls do before social media came into existence? We traveled the world.

When Simon Williams was a young man he dreamed he would spend his years avoiding responsibility travelling the world. His only regret, that he would not have enough time to create sufficient havoc. Eventually a lifetime of misadventures catches up to him.

From being trapped in a plane with broken landing gear high above the Grand Canyon, to facing arrest in Hong Kong for holding up traffic in a bathrobe, to being accosted by three aggressive locals while entering a men’s washroom in New Delhi Airport, you won’t find stories like these on the Travel Channel.

These are one man’s enthralling adventures of wandering the planet with explanations on exactly how not to act and what not to say when you find yourself in a hairy situation.

Nobody travels like this anymore. Maybe for good reason. Simon Williams doesn’t go looking for trouble, but when he finds it he can’t keep his big, sarcastic mouth shut.

Travelling – it leaves you speechless then turns you into story tellers. Ibn Battuta Drinking also helps.

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by Linnell Rodge

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Beyond the Horizon

by Biju Goppalan

In times when negativity and darkness seem to have taken over our world, we need a little help to discover ourselves and the peaceful path to our busy lives. Author Biju Goppalan, a former professional athlete, will teach you how to get out of the daily routine that may harm your soul and get back on your feet, diving into a life filled with gratitude and self-care. It is your time to shine and transform your entire life, exuding good energy and self-confidence!
Take a sneak peek and find the motivation you have been lacking!
“Beyond the Horizon” is a special volume through which Indian author Biju Goppalan will teach you how to regain your life and become happier than ever before. A collection of short stories inspired by the author’s life at different moments, the book will help you find the motivation to change your habits and gain inner peace even when times may look quite dark. Surround yourself with the people you love and cherish, and offer a new meaning to your existence, all while improving the present version of yourself and your reality.

Saucy On The Side

by Jen Purcell

Restaurant guru Anthony Pedonti has made a few mistakes over the years, not excluding doing a job for the mob and screwing over several vengeful women. When he is questioned for the murder of a young hairdresser, all of his enemies come forward. It suddenly seems impossible that Anthony Pedonti is anything less than guilty as charged.

San Francisco Daddy: One Gay Man’s Chronicle of His Adventures in Life and Love

by Charles St. Anthony

Charles St. Anthony dreamed of living in San Francisco his whole life, and after a sudden return to the USA from Japan, he makes his way to the Bay. In this novella-sized mini-memoir, Charles finds the humor in every situationâ??whether it be a series of dating fiascoes in the Castro or beating a path down to Silicon Valley. He takes you on a tour of the New Age Babylon by the Bay, and Charles describes his notable adventures in political canvassing, polyamory, getting fired from a Jamba Juice knock-off and driving a sketchy San Francisco taxi cab (in the age of Uber). So what are you waiting for? Grab your Ruby Red Slippers and fly on down to the Golden Gate, because San Francisco Daddy is ready to take you on a fantastic voyage to the land of Sexual Disorientation.

Story: …and how to write one

by Adam J Pestridge

Writing a book or creating a good story is a skill. Learn the secrets here in this quick read that shows you the secrets of how authors compose their books.
Learn the 10 stages of writing a book and what the seven basic plots are.
At the end of the book is a special invitation to show you how to launch your own book successfully and become a writer for a successful fantasy series.

In Search of the Free Individual: The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Svetlana Alexievich

“I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans.” So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing.

Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation.

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom

by Adam Siddiq

Khaled Siddiq “Charkhi” is only six years old when he and his entire extended family are imprisoned. Following a grand betrayal, Khaled’s father and uncles, the respected right-hand men to the King of Afghanistan, become targets of the new regime. Khaled’s father is exiled, his uncles are executed, and their families are locked away in a forgotten corner of Kabul.

So begins a decades-long struggle in captivity where Khaled faces the hardship of prison life while enduring tragedies as more of his loved ones are executed and succumb to diseases. Despite the tribulations he experiences, Khaled never gives up hope, choosing to make the most of his time by studying five different languages, advanced literature, and philosophy. Eventually, Khaled and his family are released from prison, but are they truly free? Forbidden from leaving the country, one thing continues to haunt Khaled: a longing to reunite with his father.

SHACKLED is a raw, heart-opening story about resilience. It follows the Charkhi family from the 1932 coup to the 1979 Soviet invasion. Amidst national and personal upheaval, Khaled finds his freedom by choosing to lead a life of optimism, kindness, joy, and love.

Adam Siddiq is the grandson of Khaled Siddiq. Adam wrote SHACKLED alongside his grandfather, Khaledâ??a shared journey they hope will inspire others to become more involved in the sacred bond between the youth and their elders.

Rescue the Captors 2: Faith That Can Move Mountains

by Russell M. Stendal

Missionary Russell Martin Stendal returns to Colombia, where years earlier he was captured and held hostage for five months. His mission? To take Jesus Christ to his enemies.

What unfolds reads like a fiction adventure book. But better than fiction, this true story will keep you in suspense. At the same time you will be praising God for His never-ending faithfulness to those who love Him.

The movie La Montaña is based on scenes contained in this book.

About the Author
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.

What Happened To Baby?: Treacherous Baby kept the other escorts in line. When Prince is locked up, how will Baby survive? ($7 My Journey Series Book 6)

by Toni Crowe

Have you ever wondered: “How does a Lady of the Night survive when her pimp is locked up?”

Baby has been the bottom bitch for Prince for years. Beautiful, smart, intelligent and treacherous, Baby kept all the other escorts in line as second in command.

Baby taught the other women that she was a force of nature; a cold-hearted beautiful woman with a goal to be the last one standing with Prince at the end. She did whatever it took to insure the survival of the fittest.

But when Prince is locked up and another woman runs off with all the money, how will Baby survive? “What Happened to Baby” reminds us that the best laid plans of mice and women sometimes go astray. Survival is a matter of working with what you have to get what you need.

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

by Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as “a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures.” Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov’s own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of her subject’s own favored devices.

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong Free Sampler: The True Story of a Devastated Little Girl and the Foster Carer who Healed her Broken Heart

by Angela Hart

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong can either be read as a full-length eBook or in three serialized eBook-only parts. This is part one of three.

Author Angela Hart is an experienced foster carer; The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the moving story of her experience fostering one little girl with a heavy burden to carry.

Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy’s disruptive behaviour. Social Services hope a stay with experienced foster carer Angela will help Lucy settle down. She misses her dad and three siblings and is desperate for a fresh start back home, but will Lucy ever be able to live in harmony with her stepmother and her stepsister – a girl who was once her best friend at school?

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the fifth book from well loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. Another true story from the experienced and bestselling foster carer – sharing the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. A story of the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to those children whose upbringing has been less fortunate than others.

Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.

Sea Beast (True Tales of the Supernatural Kind Book 3)

by Riley Truehart

The forecast was gloomy, a stormy Sunday, the kind you should stay in bed for, read a book, cuddle and so on. The seas were riotous, and so I moderately objected to what seemed like a somewhat risky undertaking. But the intrepid skipper reckoned we had a stellar morning of shark breaching ahead of us. I took his word. We left for the open ocean at dusk, heading towards Shark Alley. Six humans on a tiny boat out to find the impressive Great White Shark. Darkness began to evaporate, but the sun was nowhere to be seen. Despite dense clouds, the increasing lightness brought on by daybreak revealed just how rough the ocean really was. Colossal waves assembled and then subsided before they could break. The sea took deep raging breaths followed by violent exhales. Halfway to Shark Alley, we threw out the decoy, hoping to entice the esteemed predator with the promise of fresh meat, all of us wishing we could get the damn shots and go back to shore. Nothing. Not even the tremendous ocean beings were up for the weather, either that or they knew it was a hoax. The skipper reckoned we should go in deeper to where the sea was even more belligerent. So we did…

Converging Wisdom: Eckhart Tolle and David Icke

by Stephen Parato

Who would’ve thought that the “spiritual-guy-on-Oprah” and the “crazy conspiracy nut” who writes about reptilians are actually saying the same things?

Well, they are. And after a lot of exposure to the works of both Eckhart Tolle and David Icke, the similarities became glaringly obvious. They just approach everything in very different ways.

These individuals share integral wisdom and empowering information for the expansion of human consciousness. They touch on the most crucial, intersecting topics that will forever change the way you view the world.

Profound insights into the human condition, applicable knowledge and the most fundamental problems and solutions are distilled and laid out for you in this book.

If you’re curious about the world around you (and within you), this is a must-read.

Join me on the exciting adventure of connecting the dots. It’s like putting together a grand puzzle of life and seeing a beautiful image you otherwise would never have known existed.

Are you ready?

Dancing for Your Life: The True Story of Maria de la Torre and Her Secret Life in a Hong Kong Go-Go Bar

by Brandon Royal

Dancing for Your Life is the true story of a beautiful, young Filipina who, in order to help her family financially, leaves her home in the quiet Philippine countryside to work as a dancer in Hong Kong’s red-light district of Wan Chai.

This book will hold special appeal for readers interested in gaining a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of an Asian go-go bar and will serve as a companion guide for individuals interested in cultural studies, gender studies, or spirituality. It presents a rare first-person account that is thought provoking and controversial. Here is the “untold story” of faith, friendship, and sacrifice, but also of triumph and forgiveness.

Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration

by Logan Crannell

Adapted from the journal of a falsely imprisoned man, ‘Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration’, is a testament against a society quick to point fingers and cry wolf.
It implores us to question the motives of those claiming victimhood, for it may reveal their own lack of integrity.
With each public accuser advertising their oppression, and clamoring for sympathy, it’s clear we must develop a rational dialogue.
In these times when one tweet, one blog post or soundbite, regardless of context or humor, could be enough to ruin a life well-lived, we have to find a way to ground ourselves.
This non-fiction account, both infuriating and inspiring, relates the struggle of a man trying to regain his dignity,
and reframe his situation in a positive light.
‘Hands Down: A Story of Incarceration’, is a book written for the era of mass imprisonment, and a striking rebuttal to the new moral culture in America.

The Peppercorn Tree

by Jill Lovett

The Peppercorn Tree traces Jill Lovett’s autobiographical memoir of growing up in a Sydney Australia suburb in the 1940’s and 1950’s. She has used the analogy of a hardy Peppercorn tree which survived in her childhood backyard, symbolising for her the endurance of suburban ‘battlers’ struggling to achieve purpose and hope within a somewhat barren environment..

It reveals a very different world of post Second World War frugality, British style education, no television or computers; a time when children largely created their own entertainment, were expected to conform and obey all authority figures and accept limitation in terms of their personal development and dreams.

The final chapters reveal how Jill’s childhood impacted on her later life as a mother of six children, a victim of a difficult marriage and her eventual achievement of four University degrees as a mature-age student.

Jill also touches on aspects of Australian literature and how some of the greatest Australian authors such as historian Manning Clark, novelist Patrick White and social scientists Donald Horne and John Thornhill have viewed suburbia and the Australian psyche developed over two centuries of pioneering a beautiful but harsh land.

Jill’s story includes humour and pathos and is a keenly observant record of the Australian suburban culture of that era. This is a book for all who live, dream and struggle in suburbia.

Fiona Stoll Diary 1937

by Fiona Stoll

Many years ago when there still was a British Empire upon which the sun never set, I lived with my father and mother and my two younger brothers in Shabani, Southern Rhodesia. My parents decided to take a trip to England and Europe, and took all of us along. In March 1937 when our trip began, I had just turned 15, my brother Bernard was 10 and my brother Leonard was 8. My mother suggested that I should keep a diary of the trip. She pointed out that I would be missing a whole school term and should do something to keep my hand in. Ever amenable and obedient, I did what I was told and kept the diary. In 2001 I was looking for old photographs when I came across my diary and read it for the first time. I thought it might be of interest to my children and grand children, so I typed it up. And here it is unchanged in every respect save for the names of some people who are still living.

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by عباس Ù?Ø­Ù?Ù?د اÙ?عÙ?اد

Targeted Individuals: How to Fight Back

by Richard Lighthouse

Rev. 2C – This short ebook describes some methods to fight back against the criminals of the Deep State. It does not involve violence of any kind, but has been proven to be very effective. The yard signs shown on the cover are one method, which informs FBI agents. The CIA runs the microwave torture program, and the FBI is in charge of the gangstalking. If we can break down the Deep State, then the microwaves will stop. Wake people up to the serious government corruption, and the microwaves will stop. Just making people aware of the government corruption, can be “domino effect” that will break down the Deep State.

One of the simplest ways to fight back is to inform FBI agents about 9-11, via There is enough information on the website, so that they can be certain that the CIA and Mossad were involved in the planning and murder of 3000 people. By doing this, you are turning their own agents against the agency. That’s a powerful weapon.

This simple yard sign can be a very effective tool. Place it along the public driveways that lead to the parking areas for FBI personnel at FBI buildings. Every major city has at least one FBI office. According to one whistleblower, about 50% of the FBI agents still have integrity and will respond to the obvious corruption. Other places to put up yard signs with, along public streets: Police Stations, Fire Departments, Government Contractors such as GE, Boeing, LockheedMartin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Honeywell, Stratfor, Pratt & Whitney, SpaceX, and NASA facilities. These are smart people that will realize our government is lieing. And by doing this, you are recruiting whistleblowers that can do the most harm to the Deep State, without violence.

To fight back, it must be done without violence. If you are considering violence as an option, then this ebook will not help you. The CIA criminals want you to commit an act of violence. This helps to drive their propaganda for a greater police state. The ends never justify the means.

The FBI can be the best defense against the Deep State. There are many agents in the FBI that have integrity and an excellent sense of justice, even when their crooked bosses order it otherwise.

For additional details on the Deep State and the Shadow Government, I refer readers to the recent information of CIA Whistleblower, Kevin Shipp. Mr Shipp has provided details on many of the horrific activities of the CIA and how they control all of the other intelligence services. They also control many members of Congress by paying large bribes to them, when they vote the way that the CIA instructs them. Mr Shipp stated that the Big 5 intelligence contractors are:

1. Leidos Holdings
5. Booz Allen Hamilton

If you live close to one of these contractors, please put up some signs about DrJudyWood, or something similar.

The Appendix contains a link to Dr Daniel Lebowitz’s presentation to the Senate Committee Hearing on Civil Rights abuses, regarding Targeted Individuals.

Whaling for Beginners: Breach

by AXELOS Limited

A fictional story about the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of board level executives, known as ‘big fish’. It follows the story of Jim Baines, CEO of a major US packaging company who is targeted by hackers and his company’s survival hangs in the balance. Out of nowhere, hard-won reputations, hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars are all suddenly at risk.

To Touch Eternity: A Memoir of Miracles

by Joseph Padgal

To Touch Eternity consists of miracles that defy explanation, near-death experiences that will take your breath away, lessons not taught in any classroom and truths that will set you free.

Read it if you dare!

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing)

by Françoise Lionnet

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche.

The O’Dell File (Kindle Single)

by Victor S. Navasky

The general public has never heard of Jack O’Dell. But many of those who worked with him in the fifties and sixties consider him the unsung hero of the Black Freedom Movement. Victor Navasky, the longtime editor of The Nation and author of the acclaimed book Kennedy Justice, drawing on secret government files and interviews with O’Dell himself, seeks to correct that historical oversight. O’Dell, at one time a close confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr., was described by J. Edgar Hoover as “the number five Communist in the United States,” cited as a reason for the wiretapping of MLK, and was subsequently forced out of King’s inner circle. In this compassionate and vivid biography, Navasky reveals O’Dell’s unique organizing capacity and brilliant mind, while lamenting what American society, obsessed by the so-called Communist menace, lost by disqualifying him from being an open and visible contributor to the Civil Rights movement.

VICTOR S. NAVASKY is the former editor and publisher of The Nation, a former editor at The New York Times Magazine, and founder of Monocle, a “leisurely quarterly of political satire.”. He is the author of, among other books, Kennedy Justice, Naming Names, which won a 1982 National Book Award, A Matter of Opinion, which won the George Polk Book Award, and The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power. He teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he is the director of the Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism and chair of the Columbia Journalism Review. He lives in New York.

Cover design by Evan Twohy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Words

by Daniel Coenn

This book is a collection of 186 fundamental quotes and aphorisms of F. Scott Fitzgerald:

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”
“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
“Action is character.”
“Forgotten is forgiven.”
“There are no second acts in American lives.”
“Optimism is the content of small men in high places.”
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
“The two basic stories of all times are Cinderella and Jack the Giant Killer â?? the charm of women and the courage of men.”

The Sue Kim Story: The Authorized Biography

by Sarah Gerdes

Sue Kim’s story is one of tragedy, imagination, luck, perseverance and the hand of God as she went from a life of wealth and privilege to displaced refugee, immigrant then super stardom as the first wave of Korean’s in American. Along the way, Sue broke racial barriers on every major stage in America, from New York to Los Angeles, pitched the first baseball at a MLB opener, was feted by Elvis, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, but ultimately met and married a New Yorker, who became the longest running casino boss in America. Together, they reigned over Las Vegas at the height of its glamour, eventually having children and conquering the demons that come with decades of stardom. Sue’s story is truly the greatest American story never told.

SJ Choi, Producer, the Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Company, Broadway
“I have always been fascinated by the untold stories of Asian entertainers who overcame difficulties and cultural differences to make their name in Hollywood – e.g. Anna May Wong, Sessue Hayakawa, Johnny Yune, Philip Ahn, etc. Despite the fact the Kim Sisters were the first and the most successful Korean singers to ever perform in the U. S., over the years they have mostly been forgotten by Americans and Koreans alike, and I always wanted to learn more about them. I’m deeply impressed by not only the wonderful storytelling of this book but also the comprehensiveness of the material. Most of the details in the book were unavailable through any other sources I could find in either Korean or English An eye opening read.”

Chuck Pryor, Producer, the Joel Osteen Show
“The best movies… like the best books… and frankly, the best life comes from real, true, stories. These real, true, stories include everything from joy, heartbreak, tension, sadness, exuberance, conflict, impossible odds, defeat, overcoming, and a plethora of ups and down that can only be matched by the worlds most raucous roller coaster ride… it thrills you, it terrifies you, and at times you think it’s going to kill you. That’s real life… that’s Sue Kim’s real life.

I recently had the privilege of meeting her and her family… She is as kind as she is beautiful and I loved meeting her. Her husband gave me a copy of this book and I was captivated. Sarah Gerdes does a masterful job of telling The Sue Kim story, with all the ups, downs, heartache, joy, and everything in between do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It truly is the greatest story NEVER told… until now.”

Lucas’ Foster, Producer, Warp Film
Imagine a 12-year-old having the sense to sing, sell bottles on the black market, and keep her family alive. She was the start of the Korean community in the United States, which but this story is far bigger than that. Sue’s story is an incredible love story, of overcoming adversity against all odds, and one of sacrifice and perseverance. It’s time that the rest of the country learned about her amazing contribution to music and to America and Sarah Gerdes does an excellent job capturing it all.
It truly is the greatest story NEVER told.

The Life of Mikey: A Memoir

by Michael K. Willis

Michael “Mikey” K. Willis spent his most impressionable years in southern Appalachia. In his eye-opening new memoir, he perfectly captures the local culture of 1960s rural North Carolina. Willis’s memoir shows both the unique heritage of the region and his personal struggles as a young man growing up in an abusive family.

The mountains of North Carolina serve as a deterrent to outsiders, but the locals embrace the beautiful scenery and rugged isolation. This isolation serves to make Mikey’s life a living hell. Even in the wild beauty of the mountains, he can’t escape the violent actions of his parents. If his father isn’t missing, he is beating young Mikey. But his neighbors know Mikey’s father only as the pastor of the local Baptist church. As Willis explores this early-childhood trauma, he also chronicles his encounters with southern gospel music, baptisms, and revival meetings.

Things change for his family when his father accepts a position at a church in Asheville, North Carolina. Mikey suddenly finds himself in the big city. As he makes new friends and encounters the pangs of first love, he finally stands up to his father and plans a better future for himself.

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Naoto Kan

In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, Naoto Kan describes the harrowing days after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In vivid language, he tells how he struggled with the possibility that tens of millions of people would need to be evacuated.

Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation.

Я ниÑ?его не пÑ?идÑ?мал (Russian Edition)

by Соколов Ð?ладимиÑ? Ð?вановиÑ?

ЭÑ?а книга â?? о наÑ?ей сÑ?Ñ?ане. Ð?Ñ?емя дейсÑ?вия â?? с 1925 по 1945 год. Ð?есÑ?о дейсÑ?вия â?? оÑ? Ð?аÑ?киÑ?ии и УÑ?ала до Ð?осÑ?оÑ?ной Ð?Ñ?Ñ?ссии.
ЯзÑ?к книги â?? и лÑ?гкий, и сеÑ?Ñ?Ñ?знÑ?й. Ð? ней есÑ?Ñ? Ñ?моÑ?, самоиÑ?ония, лиÑ?иÑ?носÑ?Ñ? и мÑ?дÑ?осÑ?Ñ?. Ð? ней есÑ?Ñ? насÑ?ояÑ?ая Ñ?еловеÑ?еская Ñ?еплоÑ?аâ?¦ Ð?ак бÑ?дÑ?о Ñ?Ñ? говоÑ?иÑ?Ñ? спеÑ?ва с малÑ?Ñ?иÑ?кой, сÑ?ном, а поÑ?ом со сÑ?аÑ?Ñ?им бÑ?аÑ?омâ?¦ Ð?вадÑ?аÑ?илеÑ?ним паÑ?нем, победивÑ?им сÑ?Ñ?аÑ?, болÑ?â?¦ Ð?Ð?Ð?НУ. Ð?еÑ?елисÑ?Ñ?вая последнÑ?Ñ? сÑ?Ñ?аниÑ?Ñ?, Ñ?Ñ?всÑ?вÑ?еÑ?Ñ? благодаÑ?носÑ?Ñ? к авÑ?оÑ?Ñ? и Ñ?адосÑ?Ñ?, Ñ?Ñ?о Ñ?Ñ? пÑ?инадлежиÑ?Ñ? к ЧÐ?Ð?Ð?Ð?Ð?ЧÐ?СТÐ?У.

Snakes Have Right of Way

by Austin Stevens

From the outset of his bid to set a world snake “sit-in” record, AUSTIN STEVENS is left in no doubt as to whose behaviour will have to be adapted if he is to survive this self-imposed incarceration with his venomous room-mates.

SNAKES HAVE RIGHT OF WAY is an entertaining and often hilarious account of Austin’s record-breaking 107 days and nights spent in a glass cage with 36 venomous snakes, a humanitarian feat which he attempted in an effort to raise funds to procure a mate for Kaiser, the lonely male gorilla housed at the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park. He relates the behind-the-scenes story of this time spent in the cage with a delightful sense of humour and optimism, attributes which no doubt helped him survive this potentially dangerous isolation he had imposed on himself, which included a near fatal bite from a cobra.

The lengthy period of isolation allowed Austin much time for reflection and he shares his thoughts, misgivings, fears, highs and lows of this unique experience, while at the same time bringing to light some of the outrageous characters involved in the business of running a zoo.

Austin Stevens was born in South Africa and spent many years working as curator of herpetology at the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake and Animal Park in South Africa, and in Germany, where he assisted in the design and establishing of the Nordharzer Schlangenfarm. Austin has four previously published paper-back books, including his most recent RUNNING WILD and he is internationally known for his Animal Planet TV series; Austin Stevens Snakemaster, Austin Stevens Most Dangerous, and Austin Stevens Adventures.

Austin now resides in Australia with his wife Amy.

Auguste Comte (Key Sociologists)

by Mike Gane

Auguste Comte is widely acknowledged as the founder of the science of sociology and the ‘Religion of Humanity’. In this fascinating study, the first major reassessment of Comte’s sociology for many years, Mike Gane draws on recent scholarship and presents a new reading of this remarkable figure.

Comte’s contributions to the history and philosophy of science have decisively influenced positive methodologies. He coined the term â??sociology’ and gave it its first content, and he is renowned for having introduced the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology. What is less well known however, is that Comte contributed to ethics, and indeed coined the word â??altruism’. 

In this important work Gane examines Comte’s sociological vision and shows that, because he thought sociology could and should be reflexive, encyclopaedic and utopian, he considered topics such as fetishism, polytheism, fate, love, and the relations between sociology, science, theology and culture.

This fascinating account of the birth of sociology is an unprecedented introductory text on Comte. Gane’s work is an essential read for all sociologists and students of the discipline.

Blue Planet Blues Vol. 1 Hitchhiking the Psychedelic Matrix: The Multimedia Memoirs of Holly Avila

by Holly Avila

Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s. Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this opening chapter of the series, we are introduced to Holly’s pursuit of truth after rebelling against her cloistered life & upbringing with a midwestern military family. Through her love affairs, philosophical musings & psychedelic experimentation we are brought on a journey around the continent as a reflection of her internal search for answers. Why have I never felt at home? Why did my mother give me up? Why do I feel incomplete without a lover? Why does the ‘real world’ seem so unreal to me?

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by عباس Ù?Ø­Ù?Ù?د اÙ?عÙ?اد

Marching Orders

by Don Mance

Military service and life in the Kingdom of God have a great deal in common. The author explores some of the similarities by drawing on his own experiences in the United States Air Force and his life as a Christian.

A Spark of Light: Short Stories to Brighten the Darkness

by Zachariah Wilhelm

What do you call that little glimmer of hope you see throughout life? We all catch sight of it from time to time. Sometimes we see it in ourselves. Sometimes we see it in others. And every so often we see it through some experience or revelation that we ourselves have. I chose to call that glimmer of hope a spark of light. In A Spark of Light, you will find an assortment of fictional stories, personal essays, creative nonfiction, and academic papers as Zachariah Wilhelm showcases a masterful knowledge of English and writing. And all throughout, a common thread runs across the pagesâ??that little spark of light.

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