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How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch (The Morrow Girls Series, #1)
by D. Bryant Simmons (Goodreads Author)
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If you like reading about strong women, you've gotta meet the Morrow girls! The series begins with Peca…more[close] WIN A SIGNED COPY WITH FREE FAN CLUB MEMBERSHIPView Details »
If you like reading about strong women, you've gotta meet the Morrow girls! The series begins with Pecan Morrow as she fights an uphill battle to leave an abusive marriage in How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch.
PLUS as a member of The Morrow Girls Fan Club you'll have access to extra scenes and chapters!
See http://www.themorrowgirlsfanclub.com for more details. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 20141 copy available, 204 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Kestrel Waters : A Tale of Love and Devil
by Randy Thornhorn (Goodreads Author)
WIN A FREE SIGNED COPY of the acclaimed novel THE KESTREL WATERS.
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”I was haunted throughout...a mesmerizing...extraordinary work of the imagination. Thornhorn, where the hell have you been?" ~ William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist)
In The Beginning were The Brothers Brass. In The End there is no end to what one wounded girl's heart will give. And no end to what one brother will give for the other.
The Brothers Brass. Two young bluegrass singers (with echoes of The Everly Brothers). Raised in Savannah by the sea, together, these boys' voices chime like heavenly bells.
The oldest brother, Kestrel, falls in love with a wild little thing who hides up in the trees—a bit of a girl named Bettilia. An abused girl raised by a flesh and blood devil on a haunted mountain called Riddle Top.
Soon all the Family Brass falls for Bettilia. She touches Kestrel, she touches everyone. And they touch sweet Bettilia, forever.
Then comes that fateful day when, deep in his own heart, Kestrel says I do to his own devil, within and without.
"Captures the tragedy of romantic and familial love better than any story I have ever read." ~ Janeiro Bento
The Kestrel Waters is an eerie, heroic, and beautiful story of human love, like none you’ve ever known. An epic fable of an epic family whose hearts are comic, profane, and profoundly true.
"Mellifluous, Lyrical...with a darkness that creeps like kudzu." ~ Kirkus Reviews
The Kestrel Waters (A Tale of Love and Devil) by author Randy Thornhorn.
"One of the South's wildest new voices..." ~ The Oxford American Magazine
(Set in Savannah Georgia and Tybee Island...1942 to 1962.) [close]
The Best of Me
by Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 26, 2014Enter now to win a copy of THE BEST OF ME (movie tie-in) edition!
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"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. Sh…more[close] Enter now to win a copy of THE BEST OF ME (movie tie-in) edition!View Details »
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"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."
In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.
Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 201425 copies available, 1146 people requestingCountries available: US
The Island of Excess Love (Love in the Time of Global Warming, #2)
by Francesca Lia Block (Goodreads Author)
Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 201410 copies available, 310 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 201410 copies available, 730 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Daniel Amory (Goodreads Author)
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Cameron’s Court is set in modern day Chicago and is narrated by a troubled, young, native Chicagoan na…more[close] Add Cameron's Court today! ***5 Signed copies***View Details »
Cameron’s Court is set in modern day Chicago and is narrated by a troubled, young, native Chicagoan named Cameron Hoffenberg. The events he narrates take place one afternoon between a Christmas party for his high school achievements internship program and the ballet recital of his 4-year-old niece, Chloe. Under the physical and psychological turmoil of adolescence, a host of brash observations, strange encounters and deep revelations about himself and the secret importance of that day lead to increasing erratic behavior as he tries to find his place in the world.
Patron Press is pleased to announce a giveaway of 5 signed copies of Cameron's Court by Daniel Amory. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 20145 copies available, 218 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Just a Drop of Water
by Kerry O'Malley Cerra (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 02, 2014Almost sold out on Amazon!
"Cerra does a good job of re-creating the combination of fear, confusion, patriotism, prejudice and commun…more[close] Almost sold out on Amazon!View Details »
"Cerra does a good job of re-creating the combination of fear, confusion, patriotism, prejudice and community spirit the attack engendered, and readers should identify with Jake's plight. A perceptive exploration of an event its audience already sees as history." —Kirkus Reviews
"9/11 reverberates in a middle-school boy's life, thrusting him into a bigger and more threatening world. This is history tensely told for readers too young to remember the moment when this century truly began." —Richard Peck, author of On The Wings of Heroes
“Tackling a difficult topic, Kerry O’Malley Cerra captures the mood of the country right after September 11 in a way that’s not frightening or sensationalized. This well-told, poignant novel about prejudice, school bullying, and best friends should spark discussion and capture the hearts of young readers for a very long time.” —Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be
“Kerry O'Malley Cerra’s Just a Drop of Water explores the aftermath of September 11th, but more importantly, she shows how Jake Green, a middle school track star, comes to understand how to be a much needed friend to Sameed Madina, of Muslim decent, and helps to restore peace in their neighborhood. This touching story is like the legend of the origami paper cranes, a symbol of peace, which states that if you fold one thousand of them, your heart’s desire will come true.” —Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of A Diamond in the Desert
“Kerry O’Malley Cerra has written a novel that is both brave and true. In showing us the darker sides of ourselves when confronted with tragedy and fear, her characters lead us to the light.” —Laurie Calkhoven, author of Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943
"Just a Drop of Water brings this generation's young readers a glimpse of
September 11 that is both thought-provoking and real." —Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B
"Memorable characters bring to life a story of friends who, after the tragedy of September 11, must confront the darker side of their community, their families, and their hearts. Kerry O'Malley Cerra is definitely a debut author to watch!" —Christina Diaz Gonzalez, author of The Red Umbrella and A Thunderous Whisper
View the book trailer here: http://bit.ly/1t2kaK4 [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 20141 copy available, 210 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
An Airship Named Desire
by Katherine McIntyre (Goodreads Author)
A steampunk adventure from Katherine McIntyre.
Airships, sky-pirates, smugglers and soldiers... An Airship Named Desire is an action-filled steampunk a…more[close] A steampunk adventure from Katherine McIntyre.View Details »
Airships, sky-pirates, smugglers and soldiers... An Airship Named Desire is an action-filled steampunk adventure. Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew of her airship can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog. So, when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British merchant airship, they jump at the opportunity. Somehow, though, their employer forgot to mention the box's military escort, and the Morlock mercenaries who would kill to get their hands on it. Oh, and that if made public, the contents could engulf Europe in another devastating war. Stealing the box was the easy part. Now, with a target on their back, and some of the toughest characters in the sky after them, they have to find a way to survive. If the crew of the Desire don't polish their pistols and prepare for a hell of a fight, they'll end up worse than grounded. After all, everyone from the Brits to the Morlocks will kill for the contents of that box, and no one survives an airship crash. [close]
by Jacob M. Appel (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 15, 2014Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends pro…more[close] Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries––at which time that sister is cut off financially. The sisters’ family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding. The morning after the wedding, Florence is found dead in her bed. Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow? Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death. He soon discovers that all of the sisters’ relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep. So could have the bridegroom. But who did it? And why? With no money and no motive, why would anyone kill the old woman? Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties, intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime––and the sinister culprit behind it. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Aug 26 - Sep 02, 20143 copies available, 97 people requestingCountries available: US
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated?
by George Langelett (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 13, 2014"This outstanding book about managing with empathy is destined to become a business classic." Foreword Reviews
"How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated?”…more[close] "This outstanding book about managing with empathy is destined to become a business classic." Foreword ReviewsView Details »
"How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated?” is an imperative book for leaders in all fields. In order to motivate, you must be able to comprehend and connect on a personal level."
--Tom Daschle, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Are you looking for a better way to connect with your employees and keep them motivated?
Every person in your organization desires to be understood and accepted. The purpose of this book is to teach you how to empathize with each of your employees, and create a better work environment. When work days become mundane, you will learn how to create a sense of connection with your employees. During stressful times, you can display empathy to calm and reassure each employee, so that they can think clearly and problem solve.
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated? provides clear, specific techniques that teach you how to empathize and create an atmosphere where everyone working for you feels accepted and understood. Through displaying empathy you learn how to positively influence the attitudes, behavior, and long-term level of motivation of people in your life. This book is a useful guide not only for managers, but also for anyone who desires to learn how to become more empathetic in your daily interactions with other people.
Learn more about empathy at www.langelett.com
Killing Despair (Loser Mysteries, #3)
by Peg Herring (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 09, 2014KILLING DESPAIR is the third Loser Mystery. Readers should read at least Book 1, KILLING SILENCE and possibly Book 2, KILLING MEMORIES, in order to fu…more[close] KILLING DESPAIR is the third Loser Mystery. Readers should read at least Book 1, KILLING SILENCE and possibly Book 2, KILLING MEMORIES, in order to fully enjoy the final chapter of Loser's story.View Details »
Beth Lousiere, once known as Loser, learns there’s new evidence concerning the murders of her husband and daughter three years ago. The crimes, along with suspicion that she was responsible, sent Beth into such despair that she lived on the streets of Richmond, Virginia, for almost a year, lost in grief and pain.
Somewhat recovered though still plagued by insecurity and odd phobias, Beth returns to Richmond to face the past. Soon she’s the suspect in a new murder--a woman who might have been involved with her husband. To escape arrest, Beth disappears into the anonymous world of the homeless, becoming Loser again. There she’s protected by people like her, society’s outcasts, but she also finds support from others: Jake, her former partner on the police force; Verle, a local restaurant owner; Bert, her lawyer; and his associate, Alex, who cares more about Beth than she’s comfortable contemplating.
As events of the past and present merge, Loser comes to realize she’s been framed for murder a second time. Fearing her problems will endanger her friends, she goes deeper into hiding. By the time she begins to understand why someone did this to her, Loser is pursued by killers who don’t care why. They track her to Belle Isle, determined to kill her. As she struggles desperately to survive, Loser realizes the life she once thought worthless has become precious, offering friendship, peace, and perhaps love.
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 27 - Sep 02, 20143 copies available, 97 people requestingCountries available: US
Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door
by Denette Fretz (Goodreads Author), Gene Barretta
Release date: Sep 02, 2014AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED F&G (folded and gathered) Advance Readers' Copy
It’s a good thing Conrad brought his Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit to Uncl…more[close] AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED F&G (folded and gathered) Advance Readers' CopyView Details »
It’s a good thing Conrad brought his Mega Ultimate Extreme First Aid Kit to Uncle Clint’s ranch because learning how to be a cowboy turns out to be a lot harder—and more painful—than he thought. Conrad has a lot to learn – including don’t squat with spurs on and never wave your red sweatshirt at a bull. But the biggest challenge of all is dealing with Imogene Louise Lathrup, the know-it-all-cowgirl next door. When Imogene shows up, she is all too happy to point out Conrad’s shortcomings. In this follow-up to their debut hit Pirates on the Farm, author Denette Fretz and illustrator Gene Barretta team up once again to tell a humorous tale about what it means to love your neighbor. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 27 - Sep 02, 20142 copies available, 161 people requestingCountries available: US
Dying by the Hour (Jesse Sullivan #2)
by Kory M. Shrum (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 02, 2014TWO AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACKS--DYING FOR A LIVING and its newly released sequel DYING BY THE HOUR, the first two books in the Jesse Sullivan urban fantas…more[close] TWO AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACKS--DYING FOR A LIVING and its newly released sequel DYING BY THE HOUR, the first two books in the Jesse Sullivan urban fantasy series.View Details »
In DYING FOR A LIVING:
"On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.
But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself—or die trying."
In DYING BY THE HOUR:
"After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she’s being hunted.
For Ally Gallagher, death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized and threatening messages are turning up in the safest of places.
Then Jesse is taken and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price."
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves, Patrick Lencioni
Release date: Apr 04, 2014"Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way."
--THE DALAI LAMA…more[close] "Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way."View Details »
--THE DALAI LAMA
"Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve your score."
In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.
By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:
3) Social Awareness
4) Relationship Management
For the first time ever in a book, TalentSmart's revolutionary program helps people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.
Includes a passcode for online access to the world's bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®, which will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately.
Rooted in sound research involving more than 500,000 responses, this new edition of the test will:
-- Pinpoint which of the book's 66 emotional intelligence strategies will increase your EQ the most.
-- Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your EQ scores.
-- Allow you to test yourself a second time to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts.
The book's smooth narrative style turns rigorous research into memorable stories and practical strategies that anyone can use to his or her advantage.
With 90% of top performers high in EQ, and EQ twice as important as IQ in getting where you want to go in life, who can afford to ignore it?
If you're interested in articles on emotional intelligence while you’re waiting to see if you won, visit TalentSmart.com
--Winner will receive a signed copy--
American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile That Saved American Independence
by Jane Hampton Cook (Goodreads Author)
Enjoy this Pulitzer-nominated nonfiction book (recently mentioned on The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel) about John Quincy and Louisa Adams a…more[close] Enjoy this Pulitzer-nominated nonfiction book (recently mentioned on The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel) about John Quincy and Louisa Adams and the international side of the War of 1812. It's John Adams meets War and Peace and Jane Austen in half of the page count. John Quincy Adams transforms from a man who has lost his dream job into someone who uses his talents to benefit his county in ways he never imagined--establishing lasting peace. His wife Louisa transforms from a mother who isn't allowed to weigh-in on the decision to leave her children behind in America into a woman entrusted to make life or death decisions to be reunited with her family. Communication changes. Technology transforms time, but the human heart doesn't change. The need for faith, hope, love and respect is as real today as it was 200 years ago. [close]View Details »
Paper Doll (Jana Lane #1)
by Joe Cosentino (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 27, 2014Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and…more[close] Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York, Jana’s flashbacks from her past turn into murder attempts in her present.View Details »
The local suspects include Jana’s down-on-his-luck husband with a dislike for living off the fruits of his wife’s young labor, Jana’s sister and male friend (who both have eyes for Jana’s husband), Jana’s show business father, her deranged loyal fan, and Jana's young Guy Friday who covets her fame and shares an uncanny resemblance to Jana.
“Joe Cosentino has utilized his keen knowledge of show business through shrewd celluloid eyes with tight twists, wicked turns, and one stunning surprise after another!” Jeff Walt, author of “Hex”
“Paper Doll is a delicious concoction of suspense and nostalgia with all the trash of the tabloids and all the style of classic film noir. Romance, glamour, lust, and murder, make a page turning mystery. I can’t wait for the sequel; I can’t wait for the movie!” Gerald Fierst, storyteller and author of “The Heart of the Wedding”
Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana visits the California movie studio she once called home. This sends her on a whirlwind of visits with former and current movie studio personnel. It also leads to a romance with the son of her old producer—Rocco Cavoto—the devilishly handsome filmmaker who is planning Jana’s comeback both professionally and personally. With Rocco’s help, Jana uncovers a web of secrets about everyone she loves, including the person who destroyed her past and threatens to snuff out her future.
[close]Giveaway dates: Jun 05 - Sep 03, 20141 copy available, 394 people requestingCountries available: US
Cloak & Dagger (Stuck In 2 Worlds, #1)
by G. Avetis (Goodreads Author)
A young woman who wanted nothing but her freedom. A vampire who would try to control her destiny.
Ruby Rahman, age seventeen, ran away from her home in…more[close] A young woman who wanted nothing but her freedom. A vampire who would try to control her destiny.View Details »
Ruby Rahman, age seventeen, ran away from her home in the Middle East to escape an arranged marriage. But her dream of an independent life in the U.S. turns into a nightmare when she becomes the captive of William Scott, a handsome young vampire who finds her scent irresistible.
Despite herself, Ruby finds herself falling for William. After all, he and his “family” have risked their lives to keep her hidden from the rogue vampire who’s on her trail—and the council that would kill her for uncovering an ancient secret.
But Ruby has secrets of her own. And when a gorgeous young vampire named Nikolas challenges William for her affections, she’ll be forced to unravel the mystery of who she really is—and where she really belongs. [close]
The House at Anzac Parade
by Victor Kline (Goodreads Author)
THE HOUSE AT ANZAC PARADE
“ONE OF THE MOST ENTRALLING BOOKS I HAVE READ IN MY LIFE. IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, READ THIS ONE. A TOTALLY AMAZI…more[close] THE HOUSE AT ANZAC PARADEView Details »
“ONE OF THE MOST ENTRALLING BOOKS I HAVE READ IN MY LIFE. IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR, READ THIS ONE. A TOTALLY AMAZING READ”
(Bob Phillips, Radio 3 RPP Melbourne)
“SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY. I WAS STAGGERED.”
(Joe Hildebrand, Channel Ten’s Studio 10)
“IT READS LIKE A NOVEL YOU DON’T EVER WANT TO PUT DOWN.”
(Elizabeth Ban, broadcaster, author and blogger)
“FULL AND FULL AND FULL OF LIVED WISDOM.”
(Natasha Mitchell, Presenter ABC Radio National’s Life Matters)
“AN INCREDIBLE STORY.”
(Helen Shield, ABC Radio Statewide Evenings)
"AN AMAZING READ!"
(Glenn Ridge, Radio MyMp Melbourne)
“VICTOR KLINE HAS GONE ON TO HAVE QUITE A REMARKABLE LIFE.”
(Steve Price, Radio 2GB Sydney)
“AN INCREDIBLE READ.”
(Stuart Bocking, Radio 2UE Sydney)
(Sarah MacDonald, ABC Radio Presenter, author of Holy Cow, An Indian Adventure)
“A BOOK SO ENTHRALLING, IT HAS A PULSE OF ITS OWN. AMAZING AND UTTERLY INSPIRING.”
(Jackie Loeb, Hollywood Broadcaster Comedian and Writer)
“A TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.”
(Petra Aeron Lohmann, author of Truth, Love and Unity)
"A CONFRONTING, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK OF SEARING HONESTY".
(Dr Michael Gliksman, Chair Issues Committee, AMA, author of Skink and Jewboy).
“THIS BOOK WILL RESTORE YOUR SOUL.”
(Rev Dr Ross Clifford AM, President Council of Churches).
“A RICH JOURNEY WHICH IS AS COURAGEOUS AS IT IS INSPIRING.”
(Dr Kathy Kezelman, President ASCA).
“BRAVERY AND COURAGE HAVE MANY GUISES. HERE IS ONE.”
(Jane E. Seymour, actress).
“AN AMAZING STORY. EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. SAD AND HUMOROUS. WONDERFULLY WRITTEN.”
(Natela Dzuliashvili, actress and acting teacher, Yaroslavl State Theatrical Institute).
“KLINE WRITES WITH INSIGHT AND CANDOUR, SHOWING HONEST REFLECTION ABOUT HIS CIRCUMSTANCES, BEHAVIOURS AND ATTITUDES, AS WELL AS A WILLINGNESS TO HEAR AND LEARN FROM OTHERS’ WISDOM.”
(Monique Mulligan, Write Note Reviews)
“EVERY FACET OF VICTOR’S VARIEGATED LIFE HELD MY INTEREST, NOT JUST BECAUSE OF HIS AMAZING ADVENTURES, BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF HIS CANDOUR.”
(Marjorie Lewis-Jones, A Bigger Brighter World – A world of Books).
“THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ THIS YEAR.”
(Athol Cowan, Radio 101FM Logan City)
“WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE LIFE. PLENTY OF OUCH MOMENTS AND PLENTY OF LAUGHS TOO.”
(Jan Huggett, Radio 4 RPH Brisbane)
“AN ENVIABLE ABILITY TO PAINT CHARACTERS.”
(Peter Fagan, Radio 90.3 FM Sydney)
“A BEAUTIFUL AND FASCINATING BOOK.”
(Gordon Wilson, Radio Joy 94.9, Melbourne).
“A GREAT READ FROM A GREAT AUTHOR.”
(Steven Hopley, Artistic Director, Sydney Shakespeare Company)
“A WONDERFUL MEMOIR OF HEALING AND THE JOURNEY IT TOOK.”
(Jenny Hayworth, author of Inside/Outside)
“KLINE IS A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STORYTELLER AND AN EXPERT AT CONJURING CHARACTERS FROM HIS PAST WITH INESCAPABLE WIT AND CANDOUR.”
(Sonia Nair, ArtsHub)
“VICTOR KLINE HAS GONE ON TO HELP OTHERS BY WRITING AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK.”
(Jo Lamble, Channel Ten’s Studio 10 You)
“A CONVERSATIONAL, UPLIFTING MEMOIR THAT WILL INSPIRE AND SHARPEN YOUR RESOLVE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.”
(Eloi Santos, Guiltless Reading)
“TOTALLY ABSORBING. IT IS A REMARKABLE STORY.’
(Ann Creber, Radio 3 MDR)
by Maria Alexander (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 16, 2014ADVANCE COPY
"Elegant chills, genuine awe, and true tragedy are all ingredients in the spell cast by Maria Alexander's MR. WICKER…rich, lovely, and dee…more[close] ADVANCE COPYView Details »
"Elegant chills, genuine awe, and true tragedy are all ingredients in the spell cast by Maria Alexander's MR. WICKER…rich, lovely, and deeply unnerving. - Lisa Morton, author of MALEDICTION and TRICK OR TREAT: A HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
Alicia Baum is missing a deadly childhood memory. Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. The Librarian is Mr. Wicker — a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. After committing suicide, Alicia finds herself before the Librarian, who informs her that her lost memory is not only the reason she took her life, but the cause of every bad thing that has happened to her.
Alicia spurns Mr. Wicker and attempts to enter the hereafter without the Book that would make her spirit whole. But instead of the oblivion she craves, she finds herself in a psychiatric hold at Bayford Hospital, where the staff is more pernicious than its patients.
Child psychiatrist Dr. James Farron is researching an unusual phenomenon: traumatized children whisper to a mysterious figure in their sleep. When they awaken, they forget both the traumatic event and the character that kept them company in their dreams — someone they call “Mr. Wicker.”
During an emergency room shift, Dr. Farron hears an unconscious Alicia talking to Mr. Wicker—the first time he’s heard of an adult speaking to the presence. Drawn to the mystery, and then to each other, they team up to find the memory before it annihilates Alicia for good. To do so they must struggle not only against Mr. Wicker’s passions, but also a powerful attraction that threatens to derail her search, ruin Dr. Farron’s career, and inflame the Librarian’s fury.
After all, Mr. Wicker wants Alicia to himself, and will destroy anyone to get what he wants. Even Alicia herself. [close]
The Epistles of James, Peter and Jude
by Trina Bresser Matous (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Sep 03, 2014Advance Review Copy
(Christian Living Bible Study Series)
Reading the Bible can be a daunting task. Verses often require a great deal of study, prayer a…more[close] Advance Review CopyView Details »
(Christian Living Bible Study Series)
Reading the Bible can be a daunting task. Verses often require a great deal of study, prayer and meditation in order to gain an adequate understanding. But don t loose heart! God reveals His Word to those who earnestly seek Him (Jer. 29:13). The Epistles of James, Peter, and Jude is designed to help you identify with and relate to the author. In this book you will read of the authors circumstances surrounding their writings, the setting, probable dates of origin, and the purpose for each epistle. As you learn more about the history and purpose of each verse, you will find yourself growing in wisdom and knowledge. [close]
Captain Skull: From the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley
by Ted Anthony Roberts (Goodreads Author)
Captain Skull: From the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley .... The memories of young Charles, and of his adventures upon the waters of the Caribbean and…more[close] Captain Skull: From the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley .... The memories of young Charles, and of his adventures upon the waters of the Caribbean and Spanish Main, where he meets and joins with the legendary Captain Skull. But, before his adventure even begins onboard the Skull Ship, he manages to fall madly in love with Lady Rebecca Armstrong, an aristocratic beauty on the tropical island of Jamaica. However, and after learning that she was actually married to the man who had become his sworn and bitter enemy, young Charles (who had changed his name to Sir Charles of Riley, in trying to appear better born than he was) hopes that an adventurous life upon the open sea ~ with a band of Pirate gentlemen ~ will help him to forget that dear lady . . . that is, until he accidently bumps into her again, only a year later, in England. Having last seen her in a very bad way (that is, with lying to, and of stealing from her and her husband), Charles begins to realize that he may have made some terrible mistakes in the recent past, and he begins to wonder if she will ever forgive him! Captain Skull, from the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley, is packed with Swashbuckling Adventure, Exciting Swordplay, Breathtaking Tropical Locations, Occasional Lighthearted Comedy, Intense Drama, and Romance! [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Jul 03 - Sep 03, 20143 copies available, 175 people requestingCountries available: US
Rebooted (The Emile Reed Chronicles, #3)
by Nicole Sobon (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 23, 2014**This giveaway is for a paperback copy of Rebooted, Book 3. Check out the ebook version of the first book, PROGRAM 13, which is on special offer at m…more[close] **This giveaway is for a paperback copy of Rebooted, Book 3. Check out the ebook version of the first book, PROGRAM 13, which is on special offer at most eBook retailers!**View Details »
All they wanted was to regain control of their lives.
But they failed to realize what they'd lose in the process.
In this third and final novel in the Emile Reed Chronicles, secrets will be revealed, lives will be lost and choices will be made.
Every ending gives way to a new beginning. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 03 - Sep 03, 20141 copy available, 149 people requestingCountries available: US
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
by James M. McPherson
Release date: Oct 07, 2014Enter to win an advance copy of EMBATTLED REBEL: JEFFERSON DAVIS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF!
History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went do…more[close] Enter to win an advance copy of EMBATTLED REBEL: JEFFERSON DAVIS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF!View Details »
History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. If that cause had succeeded, it would have torn the United States in two and preserved the institution of slavery. Many Americans in Davis’s own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, if not a traitor. Not so, argues James M. McPherson.
In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause’s failure. In order to understand the Civil War and its outcome, it is essential to give Davis his due as a military leader and as the president of an aspiring Confederate nation.
Davis did not make it easy on himself. His subordinates and enemies alike considered him difficult, egotistical, and cold. He was gravely ill throughout much of the war, often working from home and even from his sickbed. Nonetheless, McPherson argues, Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force: the quest for independent nationhood. Although he had not been a fire-breathing secessionist, once he committed himself to a Confederate nation he never deviated from this goal. In a sense, Davis was the last Confederate left standing in 1865.
As president of the Confederacy, Davis devoted most of his waking hours to military strategy and operations, along with Commander Robert E. Lee, and delegated the economic and diplomatic functions of strategy to his subordinates. Davis was present on several battlefields with Lee and even took part in some tactical planning; indeed, their close relationship stands as one of the great military-civilian partnerships in history.
Most critical appraisals of Davis emphasize his choices in and management of generals rather than his strategies, but no other chief executive in American history exercised such tenacious handson influence in the shaping of military strategy. And while he was imprisoned for two years after the Confederacy’s surrender awaiting a trial for treason that never came, and lived for another twenty-four years, he never once recanted the cause for which he had fought and lost. McPherson gives us Jefferson Davis as the commander in chief he really was, showing persuasively that while Davis did not win the war for the South, he was scarcely responsible for losing it. [close]Giveaway dates: Jul 13 - Sep 03, 201420 copies available, 669 people requestingCountries available: US
by Chris McGrath
Why are we buried under an avalanche of conspiracy theories? Have we all become paranoid or is there a larger conspiracy behind what we’re told to fea…more[close] Why are we buried under an avalanche of conspiracy theories? Have we all become paranoid or is there a larger conspiracy behind what we’re told to fear?View Details »
Having survived multiple imprisonments and torture at the hands of America’s enemies, former USAFSS Linguist and CIA black ops operative Chris McGrath has utilized his unique expertise to write Remote Control, a novel seeped in millennia-old intrigue that questions the very fabric of international affairs and our daily lives.
Remote Control centers around an unlikely couple sucked into the maelstrom of danger and violence caused by a secret organization that not only manipulates world politics and economics, but actively constructs “campaigns of disinformation” that divert attention from their machinations by fabricating mountains of false but plausible conspiracies.
Disinformation may be a common practice by government agencies and multi-national companies, but when unseen puppet masters use it to manipulate our governments, how will we ever be able to root out the truth?
In Remote Control, McGrath threads the faceless fear of vast conspiracy theories through the hard reality of how, even now, we are all being socially and politically controlled.
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About the Author
Chris McGrath began his life’s journey as a Mandarin Chinese Crypanalytic Linguist serving through the USAFSS at the NSA Far East Headquarters at Torii Station, Okinawa. He was loaned to CIA black ops in Saigon frequently. Many ops ended in capture and torture. He survived. He served in executive capacities at many major corporations, including Microsoft and Lotus. Recently, he invented a new software technology based on the concept of distributed intelligence, modeling the neurons and synapses in the human brain, spanning multiple connected computers in a nanotechnology manner. He has tapped many sources in his past to bring to his fiction a strong grounding in little-known facts that will shock the reader while debunking many conspiracy theories deliberately planted by organizations hiding in plain sight and ruling our world by Remote Control.
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Sep 03, 20145 copies available, 100 people requestingCountries available: US
Dead Soul Mary: A Novel
by M.J. Winn (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 03, 2014WIN A SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF THE NEW SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, DEAD SOUL MARY: A NOVEL BY M.J. WINN!
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...the novel…more[close] WIN A SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF THE NEW SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, DEAD SOUL MARY: A NOVEL BY M.J. WINN!View Details »
IndieReader 5 STAR RATED, Top Book Pick
...the novel's powerful kick to the "tell it like it is" solar plexus is a big part of what makes the story so formidable. It is a rich, dense novel... The horror lies not in the shock value of jarring scares but in the insidious creep of emotional degradation on a soul-deep level. Winn precisely crafts his characters in such a way that the reader can't help but be emotionally invested in the journey they take, which makes the horror all the more appalling." -IndieReader
Megan Bauer, a spirited seventeen-year-old high school student, didn’t know souls could become sick. She didn’t know souls could die while the host lives on, unaware. But she’s going to find out. Within M.J. Winn's chilling horror novel, DEAD SOUL MARY, Megan must save good people from brutally turning against one another in unprovoked, bloodthirsty rages. But is there time? For she must first defeat her own demons before taking on the utterly terrifying one that is incubating an evil, supernatural virus. Can Megan stop the plague of violence before it becomes unstoppable?
2014 KINDLE BOOK AWARD semi-finalist (Finalists to be announced Sept. 1)
DEAD SOUL MARY by M.J. Winn is available in paperback and popular eBook formats.
True Love Scars
by Michael Goldberg (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Aug 01, 2014It's 1972, and the Sixties are gone, baby gone. Only Michael Stein, Age 19, doesn't have a clue. Soon enough he will. The love is gone and all that's…more[close] It's 1972, and the Sixties are gone, baby gone. Only Michael Stein, Age 19, doesn't have a clue. Soon enough he will. The love is gone and all that's left are the drugs. How the dream died and what there is left after. How you cope.View Details »
“Michael Goldberg is comparable to Kerouac in a 21st century way, someone trying to use that language and energy and find a new way of doing it.”
MARK MORDUE, author of “Dastgah: Diary of a Head Trip”
A Northern California beach-side town, and Michael Stein, a serious Bob Dylan fan, is bummed out as he walks across the quad at The University. He is searching, searching for what he calls the authentic real. A way he felt, a way he lived, in the late Sixties, in the days when he was with her, his high school girlfriend, his first love. Searching for who he was before he lost Sweet Sarah, and his life crashed and burned.
“True Love Scars reads like a fever dream from the dying days of the Summer of Love. Keyed to a soundtrack of love and apocalypse, Writerman pitches headlong into a haze of drugs, sex and confusion in search of what no high can bring: his own redemption. Read it and be transformed.”
ALINA SIMONE, occasional New York Times Op/Ed contributor, author of “Note to Self” and “You Must Go and Win”
Michael Stein is obsessed with sex; only the sex is more than sex. Sex is the door to intimacy, and transcendence. And women, especially one woman, his Visions of Johanna, is the only door he knows to escape into ecstasy, and free himself from himself.
“Radioactive as Godzilla.”
RICHARD MELTZER, author of “The Aesthetics of Rock”
For Michael Stein, the Sixties ended in the nut house. His parents blamed his erratic behavior on drugs. Michael Stein blames himself. After all, he broke his Sweet Sarah's heart.
“Michael Goldberg reminds us of the difficulties of remaining true to our own visions amidst the powerful exigencies of young adulthood. He paints crazy intimate portraits of the excesses and eccentricities of the sexual revolution. To hear a voice from this realm is a blessing. Goldberg makes of himself a channel from that forbidden country.”
JOLIE HOLLAND, recording artist, whose albums include Catalpa, Escondida and The Living and the Dead
Aware. Michael Stein is aware he is living through one of the biggest social changes America has experienced. Trouble is, Michael Stein isn't aware that the Sixties are over. On that day, as he walks across the quad, Michael Stein doesn't know it yet but he is about to set forth on the wildest ride of his life.
"True Love Scars." Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll like you've never experienced them.
If you liked Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" or J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" or Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity," this book, which some might call "Literary Fiction" and others might call "New Adult," is for you.
"His prose is hallucinogenic in all the best ways.”
DAVID BROWNE, author of Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970 and Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 02 - Sep 03, 201410 copies available, 138 people requestingCountries available: US
Journey Towards a Falling Sun
by N. Lombardi Jr. (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 27, 2014Journey Towards a Falling Sun - a romance adventure set in Kenya
Romance, adventure, and a search for cultural identity, come together against the back…more[close] Journey Towards a Falling Sun - a romance adventure set in KenyaView Details »
Romance, adventure, and a search for cultural identity, come together against the backdrop of the desert wilderness of northern Kenya. [close]
The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter
by Katherine Freese
Release date: May 04, 2014The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe--from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars--constitute only 5 percent of all…more[close] The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe--from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars--constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science--what is the universe made of?--told by one of today's foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.View Details »
Blending cutting-edge science with her own behind-the-scenes insights as a leading researcher in the field, acclaimed theoretical physicist Katherine Freese recounts the hunt for dark matter, from the discoveries of visionary scientists like Fritz Zwicky--the Swiss astronomer who coined the term "dark matter" in 1933--to the deluge of data today from underground laboratories, satellites in space, and the Large Hadron Collider. Theorists contend that dark matter consists of fundamental particles known as WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles. Billions of them pass through our bodies every second without us even realizing it, yet their gravitational pull is capable of whirling stars and gas at breakneck speeds around the centers of galaxies, and bending light from distant bright objects. Freese describes the larger-than-life characters and clashing personalities behind the race to identify these elusive particles.
Many cosmologists believe we are on the verge of solving the mystery. The Cosmic Cocktail provides the foundation needed to fully fathom this epochal moment in humankind's quest to understand the universe. [close]Giveaway dates: Aug 03 - Sep 03, 20145 copies available, 234 people requestingCountries available: US
Yeshu: A Novel for the Open-Hearted
by Charles David Kleymeyer (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 15, 2014This fresh retelling of the New Testament saga was awarded two national prizes for fiction (“Print Book” and “E-Book”) by the Associated Church Press,…more[close] This fresh retelling of the New Testament saga was awarded two national prizes for fiction (“Print Book” and “E-Book”) by the Associated Church Press, a broad network of publishers including the Christian Science Monitor and Sojourners Magazine. Readers are invited in to experience the resonant silences in the written record by joining the storytelling carpenter Yeshu, his young neighbors Daavi and Shoshana, and a band of fellow seekers as they travel through wilderness, village, and city in search of what is divine and what it means to be human. Brimming with lessons, laughter, and natural beauty, the quest they share forever alters their lives, and still impacts ours.View Details »
The narrator steps out of the obscurity of history to show us that the meaning of the public story we thought we knew eludes us until our personal story makes it our own. Daavi is a helper in his neighbor Yeshu’s workshop. He hands the carpenter tools and fetches water from the village well. In return, Yeshu tells him stories. Over time, they forge a friendship that is deepened by the arrival of Yeshu’s second cousin Yohanan (John the Baptist), who wanders the wilderness, emerging from time to time to sing his praises of the natural world and to teach seekers of the spirit. Among those seekers are lifelong friends of Daavi’s that include the “lost soul” Maria Magdalena and the exuberant Thunder Brothers, James and John. They treat him as their equal, and he blossoms. Meanwhile, Shoshana has gone mysteriously missing, leading her brother on a search to find her that puts his own soul in the balance during his journeys with Yeshu and beyond.
The transformative impact of Yeshu’s teachings and example are illuminated in the dilemmas facing Daavi and his friends, and in the choices they make and avoid. They are challenged to embrace all living creatures as sacred, and the role of family and community are pitched against responsibility for the destiny of society. Each person must answer their questions personally, and Daavi’s lifelong road to clarity of insight and effective action is neither level nor straight.
[close]Giveaway dates: Aug 03 - Sep 03, 20142 copies available, 77 people requestingCountries available: US
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