Biographies / Memoirs

Five Fresh Free Reads for You Today

by Alana on February 21, 2013



Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)
Filipa Fonseca Silva
Joana is a conservative, controlling woman who expected much more from marriage; Maria is trying to get back on her feet after being dumped just before her wedding; Filipe hides his broken heart in failed relationships.
Is this as good as it gets when you're thirty something?
That's what these three friends from college times will find out during a dysfunctional dinner party. Because life is not always how we dreamed it would be.
Considered by some 'The Big Chill' of the 21st century, this debut novel is all about the end of innocence. Funny, clever and real.

"A very courageous novel that asks us to explore the hard questions in our lives no matter if we are thirty something or much older." - 5 stars - Karen Doering, Top 1.000 Amazon Reviewer

"Thirty Something is basically a story of reflection. We see how a group of friends, that are so different and have taken diverse paths in life, come together over dinner and how each one reflects on how different their lives are now." - 5 stars - Crystal Burns, Blogger: getlostinfiction.com



Captain's Day: A Golf CauserieCaptain's Day: A Golf Causerie
Terry Ravenscroft
At Sunnymere Golf Club meticulous plans put in place by club captain Henry Fridlington ought to have guaranteed that his Captain’s Day would be the best day in his life. However Henry has recently enforced a ‘no swearing on the golf course’ policy, a policy which has not gone down at all well with the membership - and a policy which is largely instrumental in ensuring that far from being the best day in his life his Captain’s Day quickly turns into the very worst day of his life. Of course the self-important behaviour of Henry himself doesn’t help matters. Neither does the arrival of the fire brigade on the golf course, the arrival of the police and the arrival of a twenty feet high pile of manure on the eighteenth green. But even without these unwanted distractions the two naked golfers charging about the course, one of them fuelled by drugs, the other fuelled by the desire to escape from the cuckolded fellow golfer chasing him, might have been enough to make Henry wish he’d never heard of the game of golf. Not to mention the mayhem caused by dance DJ Daddy Rhythm and his 120 decibel disco. Nor what the Lady Captain was getting up to with Henry’s father-in-law and two of his friends when Henry called in with his friend the Lord Mayor at the hospitality tent.
Captain’s Day will make non-golfers wonder why otherwise sane people take up the game and those who have taken up the game wish they had taken up something less fraught with danger, such as formation hang-gliding.

Just one of many 5 star Amazon Reviews -
“This is a very funny book. It will be enjoyed by golfers and non -golfers alike. In fact if Captain’s Day was like this in real life, lots more would take up the game. Refreshingly non PC with events that only the author could ever think of. Great fun and I doubt you have ever read anything like it before.” Cornishblue.

Captain's Day contains some sex scenes and strong language.

Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)
Janet Louise Stephenson
Two sisters passed around from family to family as toddlers, handled their situation in dramatically different ways. The older sister internalized the abandonment and rejection, while the younger sister eagerly embraced each new mother figure asking, "Are you my mommy?"


Thirty years after being adopted into a Forever Family, these sisters seek out their past. In the search to reconnect with their biological family, they easily locate and reunite with their birth father. Through this reunion, they start to learn of the difficult life their birth mother had lived, and might still be living.

Several clues point to Native American Heritage through their birth mother's family line. While intense curiosity drives them to know more of their ancestry, their desire to reunite with her is diminished by an uncertainty over whether she wants to be found or if she would rather leave the past behind her where she buried it over 30 years ago.

They seek answers to these questions:
  • Is their birth mother alive? 
  • How will the answer to this question affect them?
  • If found alive, will she accept or reject them? 
  • What secrets has she been guarding all these years?
  • Does she hold the keys to connect them to their tribal ancestry?
  • What will it take to heal the wounds for both mother and daughters?
The tale stretches beyond the exhaustive search for their mother, delving into complicated family relationships, spirituality, healing, and forgiveness.





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Five Freebies Today

by Alana on February 19, 2013

Boxcar To Boardrooms by Mannie JacksonBoxcar To Boardrooms by Mannie Jackson
Mannie Jackson
Mannie Jackson is President of Boxcar Holdings LLC, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame, Chairman of the Board and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Chairman and a founder of the Executive Leadership Council. After a brief professional basketball career in the National Industrial Basketball League and with the Harlem Globetrotters, Jackson went on to distinguish himself in corporate life as a senior executive with Honeywell Inc, and as one the first African-Americans to serve on multiple (six) Fortune 500 boards of directors. Jackson, a former All-Ten point guard and captain of the University of Illinois basketball team, has two honorary doctorate degrees. He built a career at Honeywell as president of that company’s telecommunication business, which he built as a venture start-up by acquiring seven regionally interconnected companies and sourcing a highly publicized technology agreement with Sweden's LM Ericsson Co. Jackson went on in his career to rescue the Harlem Globetrotters from bankruptcy in 1992, when he became the first African-American to own outright a major sports and entertainment organization. In a short time the organization was revived as a dominant global brand reaching top quartile Q-ratings and accruing fourteen consecutive years of growth at an average annual rate of 14 percent. Mannie Jackson’s inspirational memoir is an odds-beating story that spans his history-making careers in sports and business and chronicles his journey from being born in a rain-soaked railway boxcar to leadership and significance.

Weight Loss Success: How to Lose Weight and Have Fun Doing ItWeight Loss Success: How to Lose Weight and Have Fun Doing It
Joan Marie Verba
A note from the author:
Like you, I have lost weight and gained it back. I have started exercise programs and not stuck to them. But, in 1979, I lost weight and have kept it off since then.
If you also have tried to lead a healthy lifestyle and found your efforts didn’t work in the past, I have good news: I have found that the secret to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is having fun.
Success comes through having fun.
Isn’t that great?
The motto that inspires me is: “Do one thing every day that makes you happy.” Why? Because when you participate in activities that are fun for you, you’ll stick with them. When you find nutritional, healthy foods that you enjoy, you’ll eat them. When you are spending your time on fun activities, you won’t have the time to be stressed (and you’ll avoid emotional eating)!
Read this book to find out more....

Contents:

The Importance of Having Fun Losing Weight
My Story
Why the Diet Didn't Work Before
Losing Weight Is Hard
Lifestyle Changes
What Do I Eat?
What About Exercise?
Games the Food-Addicted Play
Motivation

Joan's Credentials and Experience:

Weight Loss Coach Joan Marie Verba was once obese herself. She reached her weight goals in 1979 and kept the weight off ever since. She has had nine years' experience advising clients how to lose weight as part of a nationally advertised weight loss program, and has additional training as a health coach.

Disclaimer: The contents of this book or web page may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physician’s care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joan's results are not typical, and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!

The BIG Book of Moods: Wisdom Quotes about Human EmotionsThe BIG Book of Moods: Wisdom Quotes about Human Emotions
little BIG Books

           
Excited? Embarrassed? Or maybe a little anxious?  Well, you're not the only one. 
Ancient Egyptians were sad too. At least sometimes. 
And sometimes even during wars there are moments of happiness. 
And it happens to everyone to hate something or someone. 
So, happy or sad, you don't have to generate big thoughts about that, someone already has. 
If you're looking for some words of wisdom, you'll surely find them here. 

In The BIG Book of Moods you'll find quotes about 
  • anger 
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • boredom
  • compassion
  • depression
  • doubt
  • fear
  • gratitude
  • grief
  • guilt
  • happiness
  • hate
  • hope
  • loneliness
  • love
  • pleasure
  • pride
  • regret
  • sadness
  • shame 
not only from masters of wisdom like Confucius, Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi, but also from people like J.K Rowling, Jim Morrison, Chuck Palahniuk, Charles Bukowski, Viggo Mortensen, Julian Casablancas, Debbie Harry and many others.

"You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing."
Who said that? The Dalai Lama or Charlie Sheen?

Broken (Daughters of the Jaguar Book 2)Broken (Daughters of the Jaguar Book 2)
Willow Rose
Praise:
"Best series I have read! I loved Broken even more than Savage (Savage was fantastic also). I never felt like the storyline slowed down or was boring at any point".

"Couldn't put this book down . I had to read it after I read the first. It was insane I love books like this that make you feel you are inside the book that your actually are the character."

Description:
The year is 1993.
It has been ten years since we left Christian in Savage (Daughters of the jaguar#1). He is now a grown man, eye-surgeon and a father to five-year old William.
Even though time has passed Christian hasn't aged a day. But now Christian is suddenly changing. Something is happening inside of him that he doesn't quite understand. Why are his eyes glowing? Why does he feel muscle-pain?
Meanwhile Christian is fighting for his marriage when suddenly Aiyana's prophesy comes true and she is back in his life again.

Broken is the second book in Willow Rose's series called "Daughters of the Jaguar". It is a New Adult novel with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up. It is the second in a family saga that covers three decades of the character's lives. The first novel Savage is also available for sale here:
http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Daughters-Jaguar-ebook/dp/B008BP5ONY

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Six More Free Reads Today

by Alana on February 16, 2013

Essentially RawEssentially Raw
Marie Sarantakis
The Standard American Diet is defined by it's acronym, SAD. In a world where sea-salt covered pretzels and a diet soda are considered healthy alternatives, Marie Sarantakis provides an accessible introductory guide to pure and healthy eating. Marie's approach is simple and realistic. We need to integrate more raw fresh fruits and vegetables into our diets on a daily basis. This no nonsense guide will answer your basic questions, teach you the fundamental benefits of pure food, and provide you with ten days worth of raw vegan recipes. Life is too short not to eat raw and it's even shorter if you don't.

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ANGEL'S KISS (A Dark Angel's Novel Book 1)ANGEL'S KISS (A Dark Angel's Novel Book 1)
Lynne Stevie
Alexandria Hayes-Lewis was blessed with the perfect life. By day she managed her family’s detective agency. By night she made love to her devilishly handsome husband.

Lexie never knew she’d been marked at birth by an Angel's Kiss—until one ordinary case turned deadly.

A brutal attack awakens a deeply hidden family legacy: a superhuman strength and vitality. Not only is she stronger—her gift also increases the power of immortal beings. With the secrets of her heritage unlocked, and her legacy revealed, Lexie becomes the prey.

Terrified by changes she doesn’t understand and sensual nightmares she can’t control, Lexie desperately searches for ways to harness the power flowing through her veins. But when people die and her family is threatened, she takes the ultimate step against those who want to shield her, those who want to possess her, and those who want to kill her. In a frantic bid for freedom, she enlists the help of an unusual guardian and an ancient weapon.

Will it be enough to save her?





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Five Freebies to Start the Week

by Alana on February 11, 2013



CONTACTCONTACT
AFN CLARKE
This newly expanded edition of AFN Clarke's best selling and controversial memoir CONTACT is a raw, visceral, "no-holds-barred" account of combat from one of the men we paid to kill. When first published it caused a furore for its devastating honesty and chilling revelations. Clarke takes us into the private world of soldiers operating under extreme stress and living each day with their senses on high alert. Where the enemy wears no uniform and shoots from the shadows, and the bomber's trip-wire is an ever-present nightmare. We experience their emotions, fear, courage, humour, bravado and the anguish of death.

In this powerful classic, Clarke vividly recounts his experiences of two tours in Northern Ireland (in Belfast and Crossmaglen) as a Platoon Commander with Britain's elite Parachute Regiment during the blood soaked 1970's. The dangers, political agendas and religious roots underlying the conflict are eerily and heartbreakingly similar to Iraq and Afghanistan today, where soldiers are ordered to hold the lines in an ancient quarrel they have little affinity for, but whose consequences are deadly.

This expanded edition includes a section omitted by the publisher from the original book, where Clarke reveals what it was like to be in his twenties, go to hell and come back having nearly died with half his insides missing, suffering from PTSD and being expected to return to a "normal life". It's a story of the scars of war that affect generations on all sides of a conflict. Of heartache, courage and hope for peace. (Available as an ebook and paperback.)

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE BOOK

"Clarke's tale of his actions in Northern Ireland are eye-opening to this American... like the stories I have heard first-hand from the men who served in Vietnam." Robert, USA 2013.

"The best account we have had of what it is like to serve in Northern Ireland." Richard West, The Times Literary Supplement.

 "A major contribution to our understanding of war and how people act ... Contact is the work of a brave writer." Kevin Toolis, Irish News.

"Contact is one of the best military stories that I have ever read and I recommend it to you in the highest terms; it's a book from a past conflict that has timely and resonant lessons for a present one." Steven McLaughlin, Author of Squaddie: A Soldier's Story. UK 2010.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CONTACT was reviewed by soldiers who served with Captain Clarke as verification of his recollections. First published in the UK in 1983 by Martin Secker & Warburg, it was serialized for 5 days in The Mirror, and became an instant best seller. In 1984 it was published in paperback by PAN Books, by Schocken Books New York and made into an award-winning BBC TV film. The expanded ebook edition was published in 2012, the paperback in 2014. Readers outside the UK are invited to visit Amazon.co.uk for soldier's reviews and comments.

For readers interested in other books by AFN Clarke, though his latest books "The Orange Moon Affair" and "The Jonas Trust Deception" are thrillers and works of fiction, they do continue a thread established in CONTACT, revealing the inner turmoil of a former soldier who wants nothing more than to forget his past and live a "normal" life but whose circumstances make it difficult to do so.

"CONTACT" - BOOK CATEGORIES 

*Biography and Memoirs of Military People
*Memoirs of a Soldier
*Military Best Sellers
*Biography and True Accounts
*Classic Best Seller
*Books Made Into Film
*Controversial Books
*Leaders and Notable People
*Parachute Regiment
*History of Northern Ireland
*Politics and Philosophy

I am Wolf (The Wolfboy Chronicles Book 2)I am Wolf (The Wolfboy Chronicles Book 2)
Willow Rose
They call me Wolfboy. Of that very simple reason that I am part wolf part boy. I'm not immortal as many people might think, but I will live longer than most. Thousands of years longer. I am immune to all diseases, I am stronger than most other beings on this planet and I have lived through many wars and sustained much pain in my life that no human could ever do. I heal easily, but I do get hurt. I have up until this day never told anyone how I became who or what I am.
This is my story.
I am Wolf is a Paranormal thriller with some violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.

I am Wolf is part of The Wolfboy Chronicles. We first met him in Willow Rose's novel "A Gypsy Song".

Professional DestinyProfessional Destiny
Valerie Hausladen
Professional Destiny is one of those rare books that can truly change your life. It will help you discover the unique gift that's inside every one of us, and show you how to use your gift to find the career you were born for. Valerie Hausladen points the way to a more fulfilling professional life by weaving her own experiences with those of business legends and ordinary people. It's invaluable help for anyone searching for the right career-or a second career - at any age.

Internet Dating For Single Moms: How To Find Love Online (Dating Sites 101 Vol 1)Internet Dating For Single Moms: How To Find Love Online (Dating Sites 101 Vol 1)
Berna Vermont
YOUR EASY GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING - INTRODUCTORY OFFER: ONLY $2.99!

The easy guide to online dating, written by Berna Vermont, author of the Online Safety Guide For Women.This book will teach you all the basic guidelines, tips, and steps you need in your own online dating quest!

C O N T E N T :

FOREWORD
1-THE DAY THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
2-IT´S NEVER TOO LATE FOR ROMANCE
3-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY SISTER
4-MY LUCKY SEVEN DATING SITES
5-IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY ORIENTED SITES
6-CONVENIENCE AND SECURITY ISSUES
7-BASIC PILLARS OF DATING SITES
8-HOW TO BUILD YOUR ONLINE PROFILE
9-MY LONG AND WINDING SEARCH
10-HOW TO DETECT ONLINE LIARS
11-ON DATING SINGLE DADS
12-GOING FROM ONLINE TO OFFLINE
13-DEALING WITH LONG DISTANCE
14-INTRODUCING THE KIDS
15-ONLINE DATING AND MARRIAGE
16-APPENDIX ONE: LOVE IN THE AGE OF COMMUNICATION
17-APPENDIX TWO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MATCHMAKING
18-APPENDIX THREE: CELEBRITIES TURN TO ONLINE DATING
19-APPENDIX FOUR: ONLINE RESOURCES


By the same author of the best-selling book Online Dating Safety Guide For Women: Protecting You & Your Loved Ones (Includes FBI Tips & Cyber Crime Reports)            





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Free Games for the Kindle Fire (Free Kindle Fire Apps That Don't Suck Book 7)Free Games for the Kindle Fire (Free Kindle Fire Apps That Don't Suck Book 7)
The App Bible

COMPLETELY UNIQUE APP RANKING SYSTEM!



”I have gone through a number of books like this one, and most of them are pretty much the same. This is the one you want… Personally, I will check out any book this author writes about apps because, for some reason, maybe a bad case of OCD, he is obviously compelled to do the most thorough investigation into each and every aspect, good and bad of apps in a particular genre. My hat's off to him, and he has my thanks for saving me a ton of time and grief.” - Linda Abbott (Reviewer)

Experience nearly 200 Pages of In-Depth Reviews, and Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Your Free Kindle Fire Games



Question: Why Do You Need This Book?


Answer: Because you have better things to do with your time than to trudge through the Amazon App Store and test tons of apps until you find the best ones



Question: OK. But Why Do You Need To Buy THIS Book?


Answer: Because you need more than just a random list of “Top Kindle Fire Apps.” You also need:



  • To know which apps to download first

  • Tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the apps

  • How to find help if you’re having a problem with an app

  • An in-depth review describing what is good and what is bad about each app


  • Problem: Even if you have a list of the top free apps, how do you know which ones to install first?


    Solution: At the end of this book, all the apps are ranked from best to worst according to a

    UNIQUE RANKING SYSTEM FOUND ONLY IN MY BOOKS



    Question: How Else Is This Book Unique?


    Answer: In addition to its unique ranking system, it also offers in-depth reviews that provide the following:



  • A summary of what the app does

  • A summary of what is good and what is bad about each app

  • When available: The app developer’s contact information, website information, as well as links to pertinent articles about the app

  • Tips and tricks for many of the apps (how to get the most from the app)

  • A brief summary of the positive and negative reviews of the app on Amazon


  • Question: OK…But What Types Of Apps, Exactly, Does The Book Include?


    Answer: Over fifty of the top…



  • Arcade game apps

  • Sports game apps

  • Strategy game apps, and more


  • A Note from the Author: My aspiration was to make this book the very best resource of its kind. To that end, I put a great deal of time and effort into researching and writing it. I really hope you’ll find it useful!

    PLEASE NOTE: This book is an abridged version of my magnum opus (nearly 800 pages long!): The Complete Free Kindle Fire Apps. (Also, some of the contents of this book may be found in one or another of my other books, too.) If you think you might be interested in more than just the best free Kindle Fire apps for kids, you might want to consider checking out my magnum opus first.

    Reunion: A Supernatural ThrillerReunion: A Supernatural Thriller
    Jeff Bennington

    Nominated 2013 Best Thriller and HARVEY AWARD from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Blog. 

    FINALIST Thriller 2013  eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair.


    TEEN PLOTS MASS MURDER.

    David Ray makes the final arrangements before he walks into school to kill everyone who had tormented him over the years. As he gathers the guns and weapons into his car, he remembers the bullies and abusers that made him what he is... a freak... a monster. His life sucks because of them and they're going to pay.


    20 YEARS AFTER SHOOTING - SURVIVORS RETURN - SCHOOL HAUNTED.

    Although they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder a small band of survivors  reunite at the school, hoping for healing and closure. But there's a problem; the school's haunted and Nick, an alcoholic, is the only one who sees it. Is he crazy? Or is there something to his blathering? Nick may be going off the deep end, but he'll do anything to prove he's right.

    What's haunting Crescent Falls? Were they told the whole truth about David Ray's death? Is he coming back to finish what he started, or is there something more sinister dwelling within the boarded up school? Will a surprise visit from a seventh classmate have the answers they're looking for? As the haunting spirals out of control, the survivors might learn the truth about their past and rediscover who they are. But first, they must relive their nightmare at their 20th Reunion.

    Grab a copy Today!

    "Reunion tackles a controversial subject with dramatic insight and grace."~ Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of The Red Church.

    "When I started reading Reunion I was shocked by the quality of writing. Natural dialogue, good flow, interesting story, and efficient prose--it's all in there. This book draws you in and doesn't let go." ~ Neal Hock, Bookhound's Den

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