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The Girl From Long GuylandThe Girl From Long Guyland
Lara Reznik
MEMOIR MEETS THRILLER: Set against a 1969 psychedelic love-in backdrop, The Girl From Long Guyland is shared through the eyes of Laila Levin when decades later, an unsolved murder pulls her reluctantly into her past. A dramatic collision of then and now -- entwining family, marriage, profession and ethics.

Laila enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.

When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.

Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only seventeen, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.

Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.

She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

A Very Ugly Story (Very Ugly Stories Comedy Series Book 1)A Very Ugly Story (Very Ugly Stories Comedy Series Book 1)
Carry Lada
Read this story, because it is fun.

#1 A Very Ugly Story: (Short Fiction: approximately 4000 words)

Warning: In this story there are plenty of nipples. (o)(o) Don't reach for a paper towel just yet, because this is not erotica. ;)

Immerse your imagination into this silly story that will tickle your funny bone.

Quick, yummy, and probably not too good for you.

An amateur mad scientist, a very ugly mishap, some beautiful people, and a bouncing bikini babe running away to retain her beauty.

What does this all mean?

Grab some nacho chips and relax. There is some cheesey fun waiting inside.

Less than the price of a bacon double cheeseburger and just as yummy. Also zero calories.

Four out of five pretentious people roll their eyes at my story.

A quick fix. The fast food equivalent of storytelling. (No MSG Added)

Lowbrow loveliness at its finest.

Enjoy this beautiful ugliness. <3

Delusions of GrandeurDelusions of Grandeur
Jason Najum
“Reads almost like a poem . . . An earnest, soulful book about the world’s woes.” — Kirkus Reviews

A book that asks the big questions facing today's generation

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR is part dark and humorous memoir, part relentless cultural critique. How can a people who have so much still feel dissatisfied? How does an educated but jaded society reconcile what they know with what they see happening around them? These and other big questions are examined and updated for today. If you have ever felt that more should be happening – in your life, in this culture we give ourselves to – then this book is for you.

Thousands protesting in the streets of New York. Revolutions across the Middle East. Millions of people plugged into social networks, searching for a connection, longing for a sense of community. This is not the trailer for a movie, not the hook of an epic novel; this is what’s happening today, all around us.

Using a familiar backstory and well-known cultural examples, revisiting our history to better see where we came from, DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR is a passionate and personal examination of that “something” that is missing in our lives, why this something continues to eat at us, and why we need a different approach to how we deal with it.

In a modern and fast-paced style, a compelling and common sense argument is presented for the next stage in our cultural evolution.

A must-read for anyone who's ever felt sure that there must be more than this



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Five Freebies For You

by Alana on February 27, 2013

Titanic with ZOMBIESTitanic with ZOMBIES
Richard Brown

A story over 100 years in the making!


This is the story of a shipbuilder who designed the greatest ocean liner ever imagined. A captain on the final voyage of his long and distinguished career. A crew dedicated to the safety and well-being of all passengers. An unsinkable woman who stood up when everyone told her to sit down.

Oh, and there's an infection that turns hundreds of passengers into violent, flesh-eating zombies.

That's right. This ain't no love story.

Forget everything you thought you knew about the Titanic disaster. This is the zombie apocalypse...at sea.

All aboard. It's about to go down!



Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure - Novella (Valkyrie Series Book 2)Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure - Novella (Valkyrie Series Book 2)
Karen Perkins
#1 Bestseller - Sea Adventures
#1 Bestseller - Caribbean Historical Fiction

Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown.

Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage.

Aboard the Freyja, she is hopeful that her new life in the Dutch West Indies will be an improvement - a hope that dies when she is given a slave, Klara, and a whip. She discovers that her soon-to-be father-in-law is a ruthless slave trader in league with pirates, and her fiancé is cold, unfriendly and disinterested in Gabriella. She is little more than a vessel to provide the next generation of van Eckens.

Largely ignored and desperately unhappy, she and Klara develop a friendship which makes life bearable - at first. Once married, Gabriella's life takes a turn for the worse and she descends into a world of horror and abuse until tensions finally explode. Life will never be the same and she has no choice but to take fate into her own hands.

Ill Wind is also available in the box set: The Valkyrie Series: The First Fleet with Look Sharpe! and Dead Reckoning.

The parable of the Sower: and other mysteries of Christ's KingdomThe parable of the Sower: and other mysteries of Christ's Kingdom
Rick Spinos
This book offers an analysis of the parables of the 13th Chapter of Matthew through which Jesus explained veiled principles of the kingdom of heaven to His disciples. The true meaning of these parables escape the understanding of the great majority of Christians just as they did the multitudes to which Jesus preached.

The Indie Author´s Guide To Fiverr Resources: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Book for Only $5! (Kindle Self-Publishing 101)The Indie Author´s Guide To Fiverr Resources: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Book for Only $5! (Kindle Self-Publishing 101)
Alvaro Parra Pinto
TWO BOOKS IN ONE! - SPECIAL OFFER: ONLY $2.99!
LEARN HOW TO BOOST YOUR WRITING CAREER WITH FIVERR!
(From the same author of The Indie Author´s Guide To Creativity and The Entrepreneur´s Guide To Fiverr Resources)

I have been writing and publishing books for a living for three decades and, to this date, my publishing company has released over 60 different Kindle books in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. In great part I owe this to Fiverr. You see, thanks to Fiverr, there is always someone new in my growing staff as well as new ways to complete each step involved in the production of a new Kindle book ...for only $5!

T W O   B O O K S   I N   O N E !

The first book is the Indie Author´s Guide To Fiverr Resources, designed to show you, step by step, how to produce your new Kindle book ...even without writing a single word! Well, metaphorically speaking, that is, for you will certainly need to write precise instructions for each task and supervize the three steps of professional book publishing: Pre-production, Production, and Post-Production

The second book is the Fiverr Gig Directry for Indie Authors & Kindle Book Publishers, with direct links to top ghostwriters, editors, proofreaders, keyword and niche researchers, illlustrators, graphic designers, photoshop experts, books cover designers, book trailer producers, online promoters, marketing experts and basically everyone you need to write, publish and promote your new Kindle book!

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Horror Four: Anthology of Terror - Volume OneHorror Four: Anthology of Terror - Volume One
J. Joseph Wright
Four novelettes from the J. Joseph Wright Horror Collection

Brain Food - Bestselling author Stanley Cox looks to cure his writer's block and finds...Brain food.

Your Number - A Hollywood star learns of a strange curse killing young celebrities who've used their real names.

STP - It's the biggest ride of the year, and nothing will stop Parker from going, not even a psycho killer on the rampage.

Fugue - Paul can't escape from the atrocities he's committed in the past, nor the memory of the woman he's always loved.

These stories contain graphic violence and sexual situations. Not for children.

Planning High School Courses:  Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation (The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series 1)Planning High School Courses: Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation (The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series 1)
Lee Binz

Chart Your Child’s Course to Success

Be Confident You're Covering the Essential High School Classes

Experienced hikers know to never begin a demanding journey without a good map and a strong plan. For homeschooling parents, it’s even more important to establish a solid plan toward high school graduation.

What Are Your Plans?

  • Do you have a plan for high school?
  • Do you know the courses essential to preparing for graduation, college and career?

Here's Why You Need This Book:

“Planning High School Courses” highlights all the subjects required for college preparation, so your child will be fully prepared for competitive admission and scholarships. You’ll learn strategies for choosing curriculum as well as tips for grouch-free grading. The free Planning Guide will be essential for keeping track of your student’s coursework.

“Planning High School Courses” is part of The HomeScholar's Coffee Break Book series. Designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series combines Lee’s practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop!

Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Who is Lee Binz and Why Should You Listen to Her?

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life. Lee's practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student, and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world.

A firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior education for their children, Lee's mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.


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Reflections on Resilience for Challenging Times: Inspirational Quotations and Life Lessons to Lift the Spirit When You Need it MostReflections on Resilience for Challenging Times: Inspirational Quotations and Life Lessons to Lift the Spirit When You Need it Most
Marquita Herald
When faced with the brunt of change, an unexpected detour or a life crisis, it is far too easy to shut down or fall into the trap of negativity which can quickly prevent us from moving forward and blinding us to potential opportunities for growth.

There are very few experiences in life that are completely unique...that someone else hasn't faced before. The perspective of others who have gone though similar situations and learned insightful lessons can simply be invaluable to help us awaken to the possibilities and replace negative scripts with positive self-talk; to lift the spirit when we need it most and to give us a reason to press on.

Reflections on Resilience for Challenging Times contains hundreds of carefully selected motivational quotations and life lessons that each in its own way illustrates that you have the power to grow stronger and more resilient … any and all self-limiting beliefs can be overcome.

A Nonentity With IdentityA Nonentity With Identity
Peter Mutanda
Challenging, thought-provoking and moving, these poems were inspired by the author's day to day life experiences, from his humble beginnings in Zimbabwe to living in the USA and Europe. They raise awareness of maladies ravaging the lives of the poor and the corruption committed by elitist members of the ‘big society’, question racial bigotry and explore the current global political and social turbulence


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Deliver: How to Perform Your Best When it Counts the MostDeliver: How to Perform Your Best When it Counts the Most
Josh Matthews-Morgan, Nita Matthews-Morgan,
Have you ever experienced a moment of peak performance? You feel in complete control of yourself. All of your thoughts and actions align in perfect flow to bring you what you want. You feel energy surge through you and clarity sweep through your mind. You feel powerful, like you are handling the task at hand with ease and nothing can stop you. In short, you feel like the best version of yourself.

Drawing on their experience as performance coaches, authors Josh and Dr. Nita Matthews-Morgan have created a guide to reaching this state of peak performance in any moment. Written to help performers in all fields—speakers, athletes, artists, musicians and salespeople—this brief but power-packed guide is like having access to your own personal coach. It was designed to bring you the greatest impact with the fewest words, so that simply reading each concise chapter will help you reach your best performance.

Whoever said big things don’t come in small packages? Read this book. Internalize the words. And watch as you Deliver like you’ve never done before.




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