Al Moreno, CA

Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

L.A.'s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A vivid, true-life tale of service, survival and sacrifice

This gripping memoir vividly recounts Al Moreno's rise as a gifted and fearless Los Angeles police officer, surviving gangs and homicidal situations in brutal urban war zones as he strove to achieve his personal and professional dreams. Packed with unforgettable scenes of both beauty and despair, it culminates in his vocal stand against corruption within the L.A.P.D., and the political retribution that ensued--a dirty internal investigation that unleashed the murderous vendetta of a violent ex-con from the Aryan Brotherhood.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

In The Spirit Intended

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This journey that I am undertaking as a Christian writer is a work in progress. With this release of my second book I am continuing to be obedient to the Lord as much as possible. I will be the first to admit that I have found myself on many an occasion wondering why this was happening to me. That being said I am reminded of the fact that with each of us we can attest to the fact that God will in the end see his purpose and mission fulfilled in us. It will come to fruition in the time and season that He has decided. As well He will equip us with what it is that we need to be of service

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Scuba Zak Meets Thaddeus the Barracuda

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Scuba Zak discovers a friend when he meets Thaddeus, a creature with fins. On this great dive adventure, Scuba Zak realizes sometimes things are not always what they seem. Enjoy this rhyming tale of misunderstanding and a newfound friendship. Visit Alice's website: tigerflybooks.com

Available in English

Reasonable Dragons

  • Holistic healing
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The heart has its own field of consciousness, and it is vast. As a thirty-year student of consciousness, Dr. Alison J. Kay wrote "Reasonable Dragons" for you to see and feel the magical capacities that are becoming re-awakened now, as we move out of the Age of Reason and into the Age of Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening—for a synergistic blend of ancient wisdom and the new sciences.

In this book, you will:
•Get Activated to Take Intuitively Inspired Action
•Shift From Chaos to Assisting the Birth of Higher Consciousness
•Learn How to Tune Into, Discern, and Follow Your Intuitive Knowing
•Receive Subtle Energy to Power Up Your Awakening and Manifesting Skills
•Consistently Access and Create From the Magic Within and All Around You

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

No More Dodging Bullets

  • Biography / Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

After overcoming a heroin addiction in her teenage years and striving to move forward, Amy Herrig faced an entirely different addiction twenty years later: money. She and her father, Jerry Shults, were thriving as the owners of the Gas Pipe stores in Dallas, Texas, as well as other successful businesses, when a government lawsuit threatened to take everything—their businesses, their money, and their freedom. Accused of crimes she hadn’t committed, Amy spent the next four years fighting to stay out of prison, but that wasn’t all she had to fight along the way. When one life-altering change after another shook up Amy’s world, she gained a new perspective on herself and on what matters most in life. From an exhausting and demoralizing situation came a new outlook of gratitude, but also remorse and humility. Although Amy’s actions in the past had not all been illegal, she had let the allure of money guide her decisions rather than using her moral compass; the shocking turn of events that resulted from those decisions led to profound changes and made a lasting impact on Amy’s life.

Available in English
Indie Author

Brook & Brax: Undercover Ninjas

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Brook & Brax face a terrifying reality. Everyday, on their way home from school, they are cornered by bullies Puke and Lil Dumps, who threaten and hurt them. The boys always run and hide to escape further punishment, but one day, something extraordinary happens. While hiding, they are discovered by Sensei Iron Post, a teacher who would change their lives forever.

Fast forward to today. The boys have survived five years of intense martial arts training and finally achieve the skills to defend themselves. But there is more to it…the boys now need to prove they are worthy of receiving magical ninja suits—suits that can only be worn by the truest of warriors.

Unfortunately, while Brook & Brax train, Puke and Lil Dumps amass a huge army of goons and thugs—the Stank Rebels—and take over their school. The Stank Rebels bully, harass, and extort students, teachers, and even the principal!

It all falls to Brook & Brax. Can they prove they are worthy and save their school, or will they also become victims to the sinister Stank Rebels? It’s a battle of good versus evil, and the fate of Moondrop Academy is in their hands…

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Along Came a Soulmate

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Along Came a Soulmate, the true memoir by Armenia Jess, tells the story of poverty, survival, faith, hope, grit and pure love. Armenia was born in an impoverished village in Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. Her father passed away when she was only twelve years old, her youngest brother who was only nine years old, became the bread winner and supported her education through college. Later on, she met her husband who significantly changed her (and her family’s) life. The book follows Armenia and her family’s bittersweet life experiences in the Philippines before she made it to the USA. Her family struggled to survive their impoverished living conditions and the cruel circumstances they encountered in a village near her hometown; when they left to live in the town to chase her dream only to be evicted from multiple rental houses they couldn’t afford to pay; and when she unexpectedly met the man who loves her unconditionally and showed her the world.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Byzantine Pineapple

  • Government/Politics
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result, so why should anyone believe that either the political right or the political left has a plan to solve the socioeconomic, legal, political (SELP) issues facing citizens around the globe when all they do is the same failing things over and over again? That's insane! The byzantine pineapple applies systems analysis and systems design methodology to propose a redesign of governmental SELP systems, including a new macroeconomic flat tax for the rising class of independents to implement. It is time to wake up from the matrix!

Available in English
Indie Author

Perpetual

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

"No government or corporation will control perpetual energy. My discovery will be free for the world, or nobody gets it at all!" His own words haunt Dr. Jackson after his wife’s suspicious death. Can a reclusive man at a Lake Michigan compound, surrounded by security tighter than the White House, protect his son and himself from ever-powerful enemies? A generation later, an all-American whiz kid named Matthew Eaton learns the answer to that question. Who, if anyone, will control Dr. Jackson’s miracle of science?  The Perpetual series bursts off the first page when Matthew witnesses three men gunned down before his eyes. But not before he and Maria are handed the keys to solving one of society’s greatest dilemmas—how the world can fuel its insatiable energy demands. Drawn by a chance encounter into the life of a charismatic stranger called Cracker Jack, Matthew is soon dodging bullets from evildoers—to whom profit trumps life.

While Matthew and Maria take flight along the East Coast in a battered VW Bus, seemingly unrelated events unfold around the globe, some set in motion decades before Matthew was born. Can Matthew trust those closest to him? Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust anyone?

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

The Economy of Enough

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Never put off being kind to yourself again.  What if you could go from feeling like the worst person in the world to stepping into happily ever after?
How about in the time it takes you to read this book?
'You're useless....' 'You're so dumb...' 'How could you be so stupid?'
How many times have you said these things to yourself? Probably multiple times a day, every day of your life, if this describes how you feel about yourself:
- Never have a kind word for yourself
- Easily find ways you could have done something better
- Have a foreboding sense of resignation that you'll never get anything 'right'
- Hold yourself to much higher standards than everyone else
- Nothing you ever do is 'good enough'
In her latest book, award-winning businesswoman Bronwen Sciortino unlocks the secret to happily ever after and shares practical and easy steps to allow you to experience the same love and commitment you give to everyone around you.
From exhausted to exulted, this book reveals just how easily you can infuse your life with outrageous happiness, love and laughter - using an easy to follow process and with loads of ease and grace.
The world is waiting for you to become the magnificent person you were always supposed to be.
Let's be real. There are no 'miracle' cures that work without applying attention. But there are simple and practical steps you can easily take to move your life in a different direction.
Infused with all the 'downloads' you need to catapult your life differently, The Economy of Enough is the golden nugget you've been waiting for to understand exactly what you need to be happy.

Available in English
Indie Author

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

How do you live an authentic life while keeping a secret? This is Carol Anderson's struggle throughout her award-winning debut memoir.

Carol grew up in an era when being gay was against the law in most states, and in opposition to cultural and religious mores throughout society. Fearing rejection, she hid the truth from her loving Christian parents and from others significant in her life. The cost was a painful emotional distance that could not be bridged for years.  Thanks to the feminist movement, she found the freedom to love whomever she chooses and the courage to come out to her mother after her father's death. The news was received with both love and reservation, and, ultimately, acceptance. Carol's deep respect for her parents, and theirs for her, shines through her own confusion and struggle to be true to herself.

This memoir allows people to experience the complex, invisible dynamics that arise for those forced to cover up a part of themselves to survive. It also provides life lessons for anyone hiding a core and frightening truth about themselves.  Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance….

Available in English
Banyan Tree Press

When Family Calls

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Long Distance Caregiving can be challenging—and one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar—children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends. There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story—the raw emotions, the exhaustion—but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.

In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014).  Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, she learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson

Does She Think of Me, A Birth Mother's Journey to Forgiveness

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

"You're not permitted to see your child at birth." The nurse was cold and stern as she draped a curtain across the teenager's midsection. The baby's cries echoed off the cold operating room walls and boomeranged back to the girl's shattered heart. Wiping the tears from her eyes she desperately clung to her baby's fleeting shadow, cast upon the thin fabric that hung between them. An unplanned pregnancy at seventeen, and the feeling they had nowhere to turn, forced a young couple to make a decision they would regret for the rest of their lives. Although Cathy and Joey had their entire future planned to eternity, nothing could have prepared them for this fork in the road. One decision, either way, would change the course of their love forever. The pounding of her heart dances in rhythm to the methodical passing of time. How could nineteen painful years drag on like an eternity, yet suddenly fade in the blink of an eye? Anxiously waiting for the phone to ring Cathy accepts the unknown. Her future happiness depends on the questions she yearns to have answered. Did she make the right decision? Can her daughter forgive her?

Available in English
Morgan James Publishing

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires the sick and suffering to see their challenges through a lens of faith.

Each “Spoonful” chapter provides a small dose of faith, hope, and encouragement written from a physician’s viewpoint. A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering inspires readers to:

* Recognize they are not alone, * Respond to their health challenges with faith and courage, * Help others, and in so doing, experience healing, * Experience freedom from worry and stress, * Learn from the lessons of others who have faced a physical crisis and survived.

This compilation of real stories from real people encourages those who are sick and suffering to see their greatest challenges as their biggest blessings―one spoonful at a time.

Available in English

A collection of poems: A journey through life

  • Poetry
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A Collection of Poems takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one's direction and journey through life.

With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, author Cheryl Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn't fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Failure Is Not The Problem, It's The Beginning Of Your Success

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction
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What would you do if you had a revolutionary resource to help you become a successful leader, reach your goals, make your life better and propel you to become all that you are meant to be? Sounds impossible? Well, its not! In the “impossible” is the “possible.” And if you want the possibility of becoming successful, U. S. Army Retired Colonel, George Milton’s book, Failure Is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning Of Your Success is a must read. Most leadership books discuss how to achieve success only, but in life we all fail sometimes. If you want to succeed you must walk through the doorway of this life changing resource; failure. In his amazing book he addresses the challenge of adversity and how failure can motivate you, focus you, and change your life for the better. His inspiring story of growth from a difficult youth to a distinguished career Army combat officer, he shares that it was only possible because he changed his attitude. Not only does he reveal personal triumphs and defeats, he demonstrates in12 easy to follow steps, how you can transform your mindset from negative to positive regarding failure and in the process become successful.

Available in English
Indie Author

Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Angelina led a life which required her to fib. When Angelina, the black sheep of the Pagano family, meets the mysterious Mr. Russell, she has no idea that she has seen him before…in another country. And so begins Farewell My Life, a novel in three parts, which spins an operatic tale of dangerous love and loss. The Lost Mother opens in Georgetown, Washington D.C. and reflects a family’s troubled past in the village of Marostica in the Italian Veneto. An Unsuitable Suitor is a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s Berlin. Farewell My Life, set in Berlin during the dark 1930s as the Nazis gain power, takes comfortable lives, assumptions and civilizations and crumbles them into ash. And all of this revolves around Grace, Angelina’s younger daughter, whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.

Available in English

The Dream of Jack Love

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

Jack has big ideas about his future.He’s going to be a great artist, instead of living in suburban Woodford, painting toy soldiers every night to make ends meet with his Nan. And, he is going to play for the greatest football club in East London, rather than Ashton FC, where he is midfield dynamo and free kick specialist!Jack’s life changes when Mr Burns, the new art teacher at St. Barnaby’s School, enters him into the Prince's young artist competition in West London. He then finds himself in a sinister alternative jungle where he encounters the smoking Captain Capstan non Filtre, to find his lost parents. Jack makes an incredible discovery at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square which maps out his way forward, generating hope as he learns never to let anything stand in his way.

Available in English
Indie Author

Is This the Mary of the Bible?

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

The evidence regarding this salvation issue is examined by a former pre- and post-Vatican Council II Catholic. In this easy-to-read, documented and Scripture-indexed volume you will be exposed to the present-day official teachings of Catholicism on Mary, which parallel what it has been declaring for hundreds of years through various past popes, cardinals, Catholic saints and theologians to the greatest Marian apparitions that have ever occurred. The Mary of Catholicism is so deeply interwoven throughout the whole of Roman Catholicism that it is impossible to logically reject it and still have a trustworthy religious system left to aid one with spiritual guidance. In this publication you will be presented with compelling evidence contrasting the Mary of Catholicism to the Mary of the Bible.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Believer’s Conditional Security

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

This fully-documented, 801-page volume will take the reader from the origin of eternal security or once saved, always saved (OSAS) to the present time, as the contemporary OSAS teachers of our day are quoted hundreds of times and their teachings are examined under the light of God’s truth. If you are like many, among other things, you will be shocked to learn that the teaching of OSAS is sometimes equated to grace and the gospel! Furthermore, the chapters exposing Calvin’s dark side and unmasking the Synod of Dort (1618-1619), will give a factual, historical account that seems to be little known in our day. But most importantly, hundreds of Scriptures are cited in both offensive and defensive ways that will substantiate The Believer’s Conditional Security.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Push It to Move It: Lessons Learned From a Career in Nuclear Project Management

  • Business
Nonfiction
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If you currently lead (or aspire to lead) a high-stakes organization, project, or facility, you need honest insights from people who have “been there and done that” in mission-critical roles. David B. Amerine’s Push It to Move It: Lessons Learned from a Career in Nuclear Project Management is a vital resource that will provide you with a full appreciation for what it really takes to avoid large-scale problems or to recover from them quickly and fully when they inevitably occur. Learn first-hand from a nuclear industry leader about what it takes to bring out the best in yourself and others while operating inside an organization in the midst of crisis, evolution or change.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Investable Benchmarks: A Guide To ETFs, Technology and Leverage

  • Finance
Nonfiction
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This book answers:

1. Which ETF portfolio gained 976%, 4x the S&P 500?

2. Which bond ETF returned 7x the Aggregate Index?

3. Which leveraged ETF delivered over 60x? “Academic studies show that benchmark indexes are hard to beat. Using them as investment cornerstones within your portfolio, as this book suggests, is darn good advice. Beyond that, this book provides an investing framework for how to amplify potential returns using leverage.

David knows his stuff!” -Ron Delegge, Founder @ ETFguide

Available in English
Indie Author

Boss

  • Romance
Fiction
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Synopsis

Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to the men who know him, had only one rule--never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was her arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips caressing his ear as she whispered, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend."
Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other.

Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old reunite them once again. Life has gone on, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog, become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her daughter safe for more than one night.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Conscious Teacher

  • Education
Nonfiction
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The Conscious Teacher is about all kinds of strategies and techniques educators might employ to become more effective teachers. In an accessible, conversational style, Deborah Nichols Poulos presents unique approaches to teaching that will inspire new and veteran teachers alike. She begins with her personal story of not being able to read all through elementary school. Her early failures convinced her she was dumb. At first, she struggled, but when she still failed, she adopted an avoidance strategy that served her well until junior high. An experience in the seventh grade flipped a switch and started her on a journey to becoming an outstanding student and, later, to applying the lessons she learned as a child to her own teaching


What makes The Conscious Teacher unique are the inspirational lessons that are unlike what most teachers get in their teacher-education courses or student teaching. Ms. Nichols Poulos points out, for example, that from the very first day, it is important that students learn they will be treated with dignity and respect no matter what. And especially helpful are the steps Ms. Nichols Poulos employs to set up a behavior management plan that works. She explains the strategic steps she takes before school starts—how essential it is to get to know each student before they walk into class on that first day. She also illustrates how setting up classroom routines helps students know what to expect and how to make the best use of every minute. And she emphasizes the importance of the parent-student-teacher team and includes many examples of how to communicate with—and involve—parents, even those who may be difficult. Foundational to her program are reading and writing. Among other things, she lays out the steps for students—even as early as fourth grade—to write five paragraph essays and their own student-authored books, and to research and write reports that include bibliographies. When she differentiated curriculum to support all students’ needs, she found their learning accelerated.


All teachers will appreciate her ideas about how to teach the basics of math, as well as advanced math concepts. And her ideas for teaching the arts are inspirational, as she describes in detail how her fourth graders performed Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also shows how to integrate social studies with literature and writing. Her experiences taught her that young students are much more capable than many people realize.
The Conscious Teacher is an indispensable guide for all new teachers. Many of the ideas Ms. Nichols Poulos provides will also be an eye-opener for parents and experienced teachers as well. The Conscious Teacher is simply a must have for anyone truly interested in giving young children a positive and solid foundation for their later schooling.

Available in English
Indie Author

The Moonshiner’s Daughter

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, The Moonshiner’s Daughter evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family’s past . . .
 
Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser’s daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she’s concerned, moonshine caused her mother’s death a dozen years ago.
 
Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school’s gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the “monster” inside Jessie.
 
Resenting her father’s insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals
long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie’s loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for.

Available in English
Indie Author

Book of Proverbs: Wisdom vs Wilderness

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness delves into the necessity of obtaining wisdom. The primary purpose of the Book of Proverbs is to teach wisdom to everyone. The Book of Proverbs provides intellectual depth and insights and exceptional wisdom on how to live a fortunate and tranquil life, by honoring and respecting God as omnipotent. God wants us to live a life like Christ and to do that we need to aspire to have wisdom. King Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived. God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom. King Solomon is credited with writing chapters 1-29 in The Book of Proverbs. Book of Proverbs – Wisdom vs. Wilderness discusses all chapters in Proverbs 1-31 and brings insight, clarity, and basic meaning to several verses in each chapter to solidify why wisdom is essential and mandatory in life, so you can have a blessed life versus living destitute, empty, and obsolete.

Available in English
Indie Author

Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

Available in English
Indie Author

2018-Top Female Author - Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Felix and Booboo - a series

  • Children
Fiction
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Dr. Nicole, a family doctor who has been in practice for over three decades, has published numerous medical and children books, and has received multiple national and international literary awards.  Her "Felix & Booboo" educational series on diseases and the body, originally published in French is now available in English. Find out more about Dr. Nicole HERE

Available in English
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Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

The Magic of Empathy: Theory and Practice

  • Communication skills
Nonfiction
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So many of our relationships—including those most important to us are complicated by not listening: we are eager to speak, we talk over each other, or we unintentionally disregard the inner experiences of others. This is most notable in the working world, where a gap exists between professional efficiency and true human connection. In this heart-warming and radically honest book, Dr. Nicole identifies the remedy for resolving the pain and distance caused by miscommunication: empathy. Empathy, the ability to recognize and make space for another’s emotions without judgment, is both an action and a choice. Discovering the power of empathy to heal and create connections dramatically improved Dr. Nicole’s life, both as a mother and a doctor.The initial chapters demystify the theory of communication, focusing on empathy in theory and practice. Dr. Nicole also shares numerous powerful stories from her own life and career that reveal how empathy has led to authentic connections and long-term healing. Lastly, she provides the reader with proven exercises that will allow you to practice listening without judgment, honoring silence, responding with wisdom, and speaking from the heart. Such communication skills will open the doors to moments of pure magic in your life.Foreword by Ruth Vachon, President and CEO of the Quebec Business Women’s Network.

Available in English

Out of This World Ideas: And the Inventions They Inspired

  • Science Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Have you ever heard someone claim that a particular invention was inspired by a work of science fiction? Should you believe them? As it turns out, it’s not impossible. The real question is, which claims are true and which are not?

Out of This World Ideas looks at number of such claims in detail. Did a novel by Frank Herbert inspire a British engineer to come up with an invention to solve a problem created by the Suez Crisis in 1956? Did a story by a Russian scientist who was also a science fiction author inspire a Russian engineer to invent a new type of holography? Did a work by Robert Heinlein affect U. S. plans for atomic weapons in the period just before the United States entered World War II?

Ed Wysocki, who has written two other books of non-fiction about science fiction, considers and analyzes these and other claims in detail. As was said, some are true and some are not. In addition, he presents a way of organizing and presenting them, with a view toward discovering and investigating additional claims.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

The GARDEN and the GLEN, A Fable about Character and the Courage to Be Different

  • Children
Fiction
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"You are all different and all perfect, just as you are. Lately, you have become more than that. Now, you reach beyond yourselves, using your differences to help your friends. That is the magic of belonging."

A tiny blue butterfly is chased out of a yellow garden because she does not blend in.
She flees to the nearby forest glen, where she encounters a colorful band of woodland creatures-all of them expelled from the garden for the same reason-being different. The glen provides safety, friendship, and acceptance. However, it's the garden that holds the blue butterfly's true destiny.

A Queen, a mystical potion, and the fate of their natural world hang in the balance. The blue butterfly, and what makes her different, holds the key.
The Garden and the Glen is about the magic that finds us when we're brave enough to be our unique selves.

Available in English

Ethan's Healthy Mind Express

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

The Healthy Mind Express is the First Children's Mental Health Primer. It was created to take readers on a journey that will promote better mental health. Its lessons teach us how to accept Atypicals in our culture and embrace meeting their needs. Atypicals are the fastest growing demographic within the U.S. educational system. Come aboard Engine 403 with Rena, Evan, Leah, Jesse, Hannah, Josh and Max who struggle with various mental health challenges as they travel through the social spheres of influence including family, faith, friends, school and community. The book also provides tips to avoid the dark web and areas of the Internet that can lead to isolation or danger. With Ethan's Engine 403 Express guiding the way, the journey takes them safely to their final destination, a world where they are encouraged to keep moving positively forward without looking back because it’s not just the train, it’s really the track. The book contains 19 brilliantly photographed handcrafted paper illustrations. All proceeds support the Ethan Bean Mental Wellness Foundation, a Michigan 501(c)3 Nonprofit.

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Indie Author

A Cracked Egg

  • Humor
Fiction

Synopsis

A Cracked Egg follows the misadventures of Bruce, an educated, sophisticated, well-to-do yet severely malcontent man with a checkered past whose only escape from a loveless marriage is a series of love affairs. After his latest one blows up in his face, he exchanges flirtatious smiles with a young woman he spots on the platform of a commuter train. Although she misconstrues his overtures as an expression of interest in joining her nondenominational Christian Church, he joins under false pretenses only as a ruse to get close to her. This arouses the curiosity of his long time pal, Jimmy, a Private Eye, who decides to stake the place out to ensure Bruce isn't getting involved in anything untoward. When Jimmy becomes suspicious of the church's pastor, he enlists his friend's help in conducting a full investigation. Together they set uncover a series of secrets and scandals which turn the church and their lives upside down.

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The People Factory

  • Science Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

THE PEOPLE FACTORY takes place in the not-too-distant future. Human-like robots (Androids) have become commonplace. Advanced experimental androids are just becoming available for the general public. They are capable of rapid learning and independent thought, can display emotion and even have the same body temperature.

Steve Renna, a former military officer purchases one of these experimental models. He calls her Vanessa. Then he accidentally discovers that some of these advanced androids already have their own agenda. He tries to bring this conspiracy to the N.S.I.A. (National Security Intelligence Agency). They don't believe him, he keeps agitating. As a consequence, he is kidnapped. Vanessa finds him in a maximum security prison off the grid.

How can she get him out of such a place? It looks escape proof. There is no one she can turn to or trust. She will have to find a way and must do it alone. If she were able to help him break out, how will they be able to avoid the massive government manhunt sure to ensue? Will she just be leading Steve to recapture or death?

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The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr. Gary Conrad has seen almost everything. Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what “sphincter moments” are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they’d rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done. "The Pit" will take you on an unpredictable, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, joy, offbeat, sardonic humor, success, failure, gut-wrenching moments, and much, much more.

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Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving is a 2016 Best Book Awards Finalist

Loss hurts. It's tough to go through, and painful to watch.

Do you know someone who's grieving and wish you could help? Are you the one grieving and wonder if what you're going through is normal? Do you wish those around you understood you better?

This book has answers. This practical and easy-to-read book provides the answers you need to make a difference - in your own life and in the lives of others. Award-winning, bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe gives you a look at the grieving heart - the thoughts, emotions, and struggles within. If you're wanting to help someone who's grieving, you'll get a glimpse of what's going on inside them and be better able to love and support them. If you're in the midst of loss, you'll see yourself as you read, and be encouraged that you aren't as weird or crazy as you thought. This book can help you develop a priceless ability- how to hear the heart of someone who's hurting. The benefits for them, and for you, can be staggering.

Available in English
Indie Author

After Kilimanjaro

  • Contemporary
Fiction

Synopsis

Dr. Sarah Whitaker has always been an obedient overachiever, but she is burned out. Training to be a surgeon is stressful. So when her fiancé, David, offers a solution―take a break year at a hospital in Africa and climb Mount Kilimanjaro together―she jumps on board. When he backs out, she embarks on the adventure alone.

Sarah quickly falls in love with Tanzania, a land of gentle people, exotic wildlife, and stunning natural beauty, from the sands of Zanzibar to the peaks of Kilimanjaro. She also develops great respect for new Tanzanian friends: strong African women who strive to serve an overwhelming need for health care. Shocked by the high rate of maternal mortality and the scourge of female genital mutilation in the country, Sarah begins to speak out against FGM and develops an experimental program to train tribal birth attendants in a remote mountain village. Conditions are primitive there, and life is fragile. The separation takes its toll on her relationship with David, and she fights against feelings for another man. As the months pass, one thing becomes clear: if Sarah survives this year, her life will never be the same again.

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Mason's Gray

  • Romance
Fiction

Synopsis

Rock Icon, Brody Mason, steers clear from commitment at all costs. When an unforeseen accident draws him to the new neighbor, Morgan Gray, he finds her impossible to resist. His stubborn attitude and playboy ways will not be enough to keep the barriers from faltering.  Two strangers, two completely different lives meld together. Fate or coincidence? Either way, love found them when they weren't looking for it.

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SMACK in the MIDDLE: My Turbulent Time Treating Heroin Addicts at Odyssey House

  • Holistic healing
Nonfiction
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In 1967, an eager 30-year-old psychotherapist named Gibbs Williams was offered a job treating heroin addicts at an innovative therapeutic community in lower Manhattan called Odyssey House. What followed over the next seventeen months represents one of the most harrowing and illuminating journeys a young professional can experience at the beginning of his career, due - in large part- to Odyssey's brilliant, pioneering, inscrutable, and mercurial founder and Director, (both a lawyer and psychiatrist). Williams documents his personal and professional Odyssey at Odyssey House in a new book that is both a fascinating look back and an important mirror on some of the most vexing problems our society faces today.

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Killing Vincent: The Man, The Myth, and The Murder

  • Mystery
Nonfiction
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On July 27, 1890, Vincent van Gogh came stumbling into his room in the Ravoux Inn, in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, bleeding from a wound in his abdomen. Thirty hours later, Vincent was dead. The common myth, which has prevailed for over one hundred years, is that the "mad" artist shot himself in a wheat field after suffering from years of unhappiness and "insanity". But is that what really happened? Killing Vincent is meant as a historical analysis and exposé of the most dastardly murder of Vincent van Gogh and the19th century, nefarious cover up of the world's most iconic artist’s death. This is the biggest cold case in the annals of the art world. I have attempted to continue to explore the key questions that TIME magazine asked in its October 31, 2011, cover story: “Who killed Vincent van Gogh?” and “Was van Gogh’s death really a suicide?” on the “Culture” Cover. I have attempted to answer both questions by adding in modern 21st century forensic analysis. This work is not meant as an academic treatise or dissertation, with every observation, thought, and detail requiring documentation. It is only an attempt as an expose’, to seek the truth of what really happened….

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The ID Paradox

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction
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After disastrous experiences in law and education, Jake Kazmareck tries to disappear into a menial job picking melons on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley.

An estranged friend tracks him down, however, with news that their mutual bosom buddy is not dead but rotting in a Mexican prison. The stage is set for his rescue.

Jake, Connors McClain, and Artie Cavazos’s friendship was forged during an almost fatal canoe trip in which only Artie’s genius for survival kept them alive. Their brush with death, however, unleashed in Jake a primitive beast that has never stopped plaguing him. A few years later, the three engage in an attempt to rescue Artie’s uncle and family from the Mexican drug cartel that had forced his uncle to work for them. Jake mistakenly attributes their failure, and Artie’s death, to Connors’s betrayal. When Connors later contacts Jake, he shares some startling news. Connors, now the Texas attorney general, has discovered that Artie is still alive and imprisoned in a Mexican jail.

The harrowing rescue is successful, but Artie’s experiences have effectively destroyed his spirit. Jake and Connors now reconciled, they enlist the aid of psychiatrist Judith Neuwirth to try to piece back together Artie’s shattered self.

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Only One Woman

  • Women Literature
Fiction

Synopsis

Two women, one love story. June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away. December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it. As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

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Undercover: Crime Shorts

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction

Synopsis

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Beastly Bionics

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Discover how the natural world inspires innovation in science and technology to create the latest and greatest breakthroughs and discoveries in this exciting book.

Did you know that scientists have developed a bionic tool shaped like an elephant's trunk that helps lift heavy objects? Or that the needle-like pointed beak of the kingfisher bird encouraged engineers in Japan to change the design of the Shinkansen "bullet trains" to reduce noise? Across multiple fields of study and methods of problem-solving, scientists are turning to biomimicry, or engineering inspired by biology or nature, to make all kinds of cool technological advancements. From robots that protect people and gather information to everyday inventions, like reflectors on the roads and ice-proof coatings for airplanes, to new sources of renewable energy, this book dives into the ways that nature can give us ideas on how to improve our world. Discover more than 40 examples of technology influenced by animals, learn about some of the incredible creatures who have inspired multiple creations, and meet some of the scientists and the stories behind their inventions.

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Science God and You, The Ancient Theory of Everything

  • Philosophy
Nonfiction

Synopsis

THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM: THE SOLUTION IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE

"The central lesson of quantum physics is clear. There are no independent objects free from consciousness, sitting out there in some pre-existing 'public space.'"
"Jesus taught no theology or dogma. He did not bring religion, but TRUTH. His teaching and his daily demonstrations of healing were entirely spiritual and metaphysical.

They were not religious but are true for EVERYONE on Earth."
 

There is a reason establishment science has been unable to theorize a bridge between its "material" world of mechanical physics and the ephemeral, quantum world of probabilities. The overarching theory of everything they seek will not be about complex mathematics. Jim Gleeson puts the clues all together for non-scientists and calls it "The Ancient Theory of Everything”.

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Rapture Advent of The Last Days

  • Religion-Christian
Fiction

Synopsis

Christopher, the leader of an elite U.S. special operations unit undertakes one of the most important missions of his military career, attempting to rescue a French journalist kidnapped by ISIS, while distracted with trusting God over himself. He is confused and angry with God and ineffective in his leadership, however, Jackson, the team-deputy and long-time mentor and friend provides much-needed stability for Christopher and the team.

The operation reinforces in Christopher that God was not to be trusted when needed most and Jackson leaves the mission searching for God and meaning to his life, as the men prepare to return to Washington D.C for debriefing. As Christopher and his team redeploy from the rescue mission back to Washington D.C., they find themselves out of work as the National Security Advisor deactivates the Christopher-led unit pending an investigation into the failed journalist rescue.

Things go from bad to worse for Christopher and Jackson as the two disgraced soldiers are thrust, unbeknownst to them, into the midst of the Rapture. They attempt to keep the chaos of a post-rapture world at bay, in a series of globetrotting missions, from rural Virginia to Brazil, ancient Babylon to remote Alaska. The actions of the president and others leave the world on the brink of World War. Christopher continues throughout each mission to trust himself above God. He refuses to listen to the Holy Spirit-inspired advice that those around him provide and the question lingers will he reconcile and surrender his pain to God.

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Town of Angels

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Angel vs. Bully in the town of Mystic Bay, California, where a well-kept secret lies. Angels live as humans there. After angels appeared to three children, all was blissful in the town full of psychics, and ordinary folk. But as brute, Klaus Waxman, comes to town, angel Ken Leighton, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give in to the bully's efforts. As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angel sightings, angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer, and her family to thwart his efforts. And with the help of the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, the bully meets his match through the soft voices and intuitive minds of his neighbors.

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The Angel's Daughter

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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A secret lies in Mystic Bay California and only two people know it. First there's Hannah O'Ryan, a tender, curly-headed half-angel. Then there's her father, Gabe an effervescent, teddy bear of a full-blooded angel. And it's up to Hannah to keep the secret safe. But she's made a colossal mistake telling her ex-boyfriend and writing Professor, Sam Blakley. Now he's written a book exposing the secret to the world.

What will happen to her angel father? What can Hannah really do to stop this? With her special tears, animal ESP and a surprising gift she doesn't know she has, will Hannah be able to thwart Sam's efforts? With her new love Josh and her beloved Mystic Bay behind her, Hannah finds her very angelness can make all the difference. Maybe she'll get to fly again like she does in all her dreams.

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When the Angel Sent Butterflies

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

Children need to know love from their parents and others surrounds them.  Love conquers fear and believing that angels are near can help sweep any childhood fear away. In this story Angel Ken’s sending Jones and Kate butterflies was my example of sending love.

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Executive Hoodlum

  • True Crime
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Meet John Costello, Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations for Microsemi Corporation, a $6billion leader in the advanced-semiconductor market. Well-known and respected in the industry, John Costello graduated from college in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration. John's social circle includes high-level corporate executives, politicians, military leaders and movie stars. Born into a working-class neighborhood on Chicago's north side and grew up under quite difficult conditions. His father was a talented Italian tenor with mob connections and a proclivity for violence; his mother, the daughter of an Irish street cop, was a straight-laced Catholic girl till she took to the bottle after falling victim to that violence. . Readers who might enjoy this book are those interested in true-crime stories, mob activity, murder and mayhem, as well as anyone seeking a no-holds-barred story that describes the resilience of the human spirit. Spiced with wit and humor and distinguished by the inimitable voice of tough-talking John Costello, his story touches our hearts while keeping us on the edge of our seats. And that is what makes our book "unique" - John Costello's life is unique.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Liberty's Flight

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Liberty's Flight is the first in a series of novels attempting to capture the spirit and flavor of the evolvement of our nation. Well-known personages and events are seen through the eyes of an irredeemable Jacobite, who fled Scotland at the end of a bayonet fixed on a Brown Bess by order of King George II.

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Those Deep Below

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction
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Fast moving, page-turner scifi thriller! Twists and turns of the story will keep you wondering what will happen next! A terrifying adventure in a world based on the Inca Empire. Rezi was a relatively unimportant member of the King's household until her unique talent for singing was discovered and she was made a personal attendant to the King. As her friendship with the King grows, rumors begin to circulate comparing her to legendary Nightingale for her ability to soothe the King's troubled heart through song. Not everyone is pleased by the comparison, especially the King's wife, Queen Qhush'qunca. The Queen is a ruthless and sadistic person who jealously guards her status as the first wife to the King. Threatened by Rezi's friendship to her husband, Qhush'qunca decides to take revenge on the girl. However, when the King unexpectedly dies, both Rezi and the Queen are buried alive with the rest of the household in the dead King's massive tomb. Trapped together underground, Qhush'quenca takes her revenge by repeatedly torturing Rezi and binding them together through an arcane ritual. Desperate to escape both the Queen's wrath and the Tomb, Rezi must turn to…  Book 1 in the series of three.

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No Precedent

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

‘There wasn’t a lightning strike at the church in Evesham where the funeral took place, which Bob regards as sufficient evidence that his theology is sound.’ The northern grammar school pals Bob Swarbrick and Richard Shackleton are back, now facing the era of Brexit, Momentum and Donald Trump. The trials and renewals of Where’s Sailor Jack? behind them, they find themselves in a world whose faith and politics have moved beyond their sphere of influence and feel increasingly cut off from their roots. Bob, now settled with Wendy, must reconcile old memories and new children while Richard must save his family from themselves. Along the way, they are adopted by the lascivious Lucy Fishwick and her predatory daughter Maddie, whose lives are as mad and chaotic as the radio play Lucy is trying to write and, indeed, the world itself. But despite the coming plague, it doesn’t look like Armageddon. There is to be an apocalypse, but one of personal dimensions. We don’t all go together when we go!

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The Augmented Man

  • Science Fiction
Fiction
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What do you do with a deadly weapon when it's no longer needed?

Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can't even imagine exists. Captain James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret.  But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home.  Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the Governor of Maine who wants to use Nick's struggle to propel himself to the White House.  The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home...or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.

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Rakes and Roses

  • Romance
Fiction

Synopsis

In the third standalone novel, Lady Sabrina finds herself falling in love with gambler and rake, Harry Stillman. But the closer they become, the more she risks him discovering a secret that could destroy everything.

A Mayfield Family Romance - Vol. 3 in the standalone series

Lady Sabrina endured an abusive marriage, a miscarriage, and early widowhood to emerge as a smart, successful, confident woman who found a way to make her mark in a man's world. She has friends and purpose, but cannot hide from the emptiness she feels when the parties are over and the friends have gone home to families she will never have.

Harry Stillman may be charming and handsome, but he's a gambler and a rake who has made a mockery of his privileges. He turns to the mysterious Lord Damion for financial relief from his debts, but still ends up beaten nearly senseless by thugs and left in an alley.

When Lady Sabrina comes upon Harry after the attack, she remembers the kindness Harry once showed to her six years ago and brings him to her estate to heal. Though their relationship begins on rocky footing, it soon mellows into friendship, then trust. But Lady Sabrina needs to keep Harry at a distance, even if he is becoming the kind of man worthy of her heart. After all, she is keeping a secret that, if exposed, could destroy everything she's so carefully built.

"Uplifting...Kilpack flips the typical Regency romance script, with the heroine rescuing the hero. Kilpack's strong, upright heroine who finds a way to claim her power in Regency society sets this love story apart. This magnetic tale will appeal to fans of emotional romance." Publishers Weekly

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Path of Sweetness - Joy Chronicles

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction
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The Adventures of Joy Chronicles Book 1

Journal of Galactic Romance and Global Evolution

The first book in The Adventures of Joy Chronicles leads us down the Path of Sweetness as author Joy Elaine discovers a part of herself that has been living on a different dimension. As she connects with this 10th dimensional version of herself, she begins developing her ability to consciously interact with galactic beings and ascended masters.  With the assistance of this team, she and all of you that join in supporting Earth’s evolution, ignite a global shift that offers hope and a glorious new reality for us all. This is a story of self-discovery and infinite possibilities that evoke heart-welling excitement for the dawning of our world’s elevation to non-duality.

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Aurora's Gold

  • Adventure
Fiction

Synopsis

Aurora "Rory" Darling is the only female dredge owner in town. She's got money problems, a disgruntled former employee, a complicated family, and an ex who won't let go. After her father has a horrible accident, Rory must find a way to save the family dredging operation from financial disaster.

Enter Ben Abel, a former Navy diver with a mysterious past. He may be just the ticket to pull her butt out of the fire. She finds herself falling for him, but then discovers the truth: he's on the run from the law. With time running out to get the gold, however, she has no choice but to work with him.

As competition intensifies and the danger ratchets up, Rory realizes it's hard to trust anyone in a town full of liars and vengeful cheats who will do anything to make their fortune. And those she trusts the most might just be the ones she should watch out for.

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Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Mom's Choice Awards Silver Winner

Readers' Favorite Silver Winner

Rated ★★★★★ by Readers' Favorite


Who hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for eleven-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true but he's in for the surprise of his life!

In the year 2113, most people live in robotically maintained homes, ride around in self-flying cars, and wear ozone-resistant clothes. Most people that is; just not Leo Gray's parents. They're stuck in the past, and science know-it-all Leo is completely fed up with his beyond-embarrassing living arrangement with them. But when he enters a rocket-building competition for a chance to attend the Lunar Academy, Leo's luck finally seems to turn in his favor!

However, it's not long after stepping foot into his dorm room that Leo discovers the moon's celebrated city is harboring a world of dark secrets. It's soon a race against the clock for Leo and his friends Andromeda Groves (a code-hacking whiz from Canada), Pavo Digbi (a history buff from Brazil), and Grus Pinwheel (a musically gifted and comically endearing Aussie) to intercept and foil plans to destroy the city leaving the group's leader faced with a decision that no eleven-year-old should ever have to make: save Earth or save himself and the city he fought so hard to reach.

Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is an epic adventure set in a wonderfully imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, superhero-esque suspense, and page after page of laughter and heart that will leave boys and girls equally gripped under its spell!

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An Era of Error

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Kass Ghayouri's An Era of Error sheds light on an Indian girl growing up in a period of racial segregation enforced through the legislation of the Apartheid government, in South Africa during the period of 1960 to 2000. During the time of the Apartheid regime, Kay found it a liability being an Indian. The Immorality Act was a strict code of conduct, which prevented interracial affairs and marriages. It is a story of jaw-dropping dehumanization, torture and verbal intimidation, conducted in total violation of the Apartheid laws. The major characters suffered gross violation of civil rights and human rights, unleashed by the Apartheid era. Amidst the brutality, emerges the most beautiful love story that transports the major characters into a new dimension.

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THE Quit Book

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

THE Quit Book

The complete solution in one book. THE book. To help YOU Quit Cigarettes NOW!

Set out to be used like a guided workbook, you get exercises to complete and questions to answer in an order that will help you to achieve clarity around your goals and your smoking habit as a whole.

By completing each section honestly, this book will dramatically increase your chances of taking your control back from cigarettes, setting you up for a mindset of success, and the ability to increase your health, your wealth and live a positive, empowered life free from cigarettes!

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Leadership with a Servant's Heart

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart exposes front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders of small, medium and large organizations to practical and proven leadership principles, strategies, facts and real-time examples. Our readers should begin in high school and college as well as the well-educated and progressive population of Millennials. Multiple proven lesson plans will enhance personal relationships while increasing performance and productivity.

This book’s principle goal is to teach, coach, mentor and share several aspects of leading others by valuing and caring for them. While it is true that “…many will not remember what you say, but most will remember how you make them feel,” the readers of this book will learn the truth of this emotion and how to effect change in their respective leadership styles. When leaders value and care for those that they are entrusted to lead, their influence increases exponentially.

Leadership with a Servant’s Heart is systematically divided into three parts, three chapters each, for a total of nine chapters, to emphasize the core characteristics of a servant leader – serving, inspiring and leading:
Part I - The Key to Servant Leadership: Serving Others
Part II - The Goal of Servant Leadership: Inspiring Others
Part III - The Result of Servant Leadership: Leading Others

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Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Mrs. White's Sub Snips

  • Comic Book/Graphic Novel
Fiction

Synopsis

These humorous substitute teaching real life experiences show fun snapshots or 'snips' into the world in which all who sub, used to sub, or has had a sub can relate to. These cartoons illustrate 15 years of subbing grades K-12. All school teachers and administrators will be able to identify with this book. Have any of these situations happened to you? You've got to read it to believe it! This is a coloring book; color with colored pencils for hours of fun.

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The Mystery of the Lost Avenger

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

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The Madonna Ghost

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

THE MADONNA GHOST,  An Annie Tillery Mystery by Linda Maria Frank, winning  “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” from iUniverse.  Annie Tillery sets out with her NYPD Aunt Jill for a vacation of sun and sailing on beautiful Fire Island. She meets Ty Egan, setting the stage for a sweet little romance. Together, with a local ghost hunter, they set out to investigate an eerie ghost from a shipwreck in the 1800’s. As the tale of the ghost unfolds, Annie and Ty stumble upon a diabolical plot that impacts national security, threatening the life of Annie’s aunt.

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Girl with Pencil, Drawing

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

Another book in the Annie Tillery mystery series by Linda Maria Frank. Girl detective, Annie Tillery, wins art lessons at a glamorous N.Y. gallery. When the director of the gallery is found murdered, the prime suspect is Annie’s instructor, Francesca Gabrielli. While tracking the murderer, all the clues lead to a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn, where they uncover a ring of art forgers and thieves, who will stop at nothing to protect their fabulous enterprise. Annie and Francesca face death by fire and water in the thrilling conclusion. It’s a case of Nancy Drew meets CSI.

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Secrets in The Fairy Chimneys

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

Annie Tillery joins boyfriend, Ty Egan, and his best friend, Cedric Zeeks, at an archaeological dig in Turkey. All is not what it seems in the fascinating city of Istanbul. The gang finds themselves tracking treasure hunters and thieves through mysterious passageways in Istanbul’s old city, and the treacherous caves surrounding the ancient archaeological site.

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2018-Top Female Author - Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Genres

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

2Connect

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

The book, 2Connect transforms the way an individual finds a soul mate using a new science of the mind technology for a more compatible, intimate, and long-lasting relationship. The key that unlocks this secret to finding a mate is the understanding of the predictive behaviors of a person and whether they are compatible with yours early on in a relationship and not after the honeymoon period is over and you are living together and married or worst yet expecting a child. The new "aha" described in this book is identifying a person's true self. The big "aha" is that people are born with innate differences. They have predictable behaviors that may or may not be compatible with yours. Individuals of opposite preferences from yours do not offer a comfortable, long-lasting, romantic relationship. 2Connect's new psychographic technology explains why and educates a person on how to find a good match, a soul mate. Until the discovery of 2Connect technology only happenstance and hormones contributed to the romantic relationship where both partners are so immersed in a strong connection mentally and physically. Sex is part of a relationship and can be playful and imaginative, erotic and passionate, pleasurable and exhilarating but needs to be personalized to the different intrinsic motivations of people and those predictable behaviors that affect a relationship for the ultimate sexual experience. The last best-selling book was in the 70's, The Joy of Sex and it only addresses how people experience their sexuality and not the relationship behaviors that contribute to the ultimate in compatibility and intimacy. 2Connect provides a sexual cognofile report that is personalized to your preferences based on how the mind works.2Connect sets the bar for a compatible and intimate relationship by defining the certain magical feel that is possible between soul mates with love that is so strong the chemistry is not explainable and sex is mind blowing. Seventy photographs and illustrations contribute to understanding key learnings.2Connect defines what a romantic relationship can be. How do you know what it is if you have never been there? Love is the center of everything a person does and the synergy that is magnified when two people find their soul mate. Soul mates feel that their souls are connected no matter the distance. Everything blends together harmoniously, conversations flow seamlessly, you feel their touch when apart and their voice echoes in your mind peacefully. A soul mate is your twin, a reflection of yourself, someone that will hold your hand and walk with you in challenging situations. Your soul mate makes you proud and everything he/she does or says you find enlightening. A soul mate completes you and provides a safe environment for exploring your sexuality in order to reach the highest levels built on total trust. It's like a best friend, but more. 2Connect helps in where to find your soul mate, the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who inspires you. A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens you'll always love them and have a special connection.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction, A Physician's Journey of Discovery

  • Self-Help
Nonfiction

Synopsis

A SPIRITUAL PATHWAY TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION is the memoir of a group of physicians going through an intensive rehab program for addiction to drugs and alcohol. It is presented as a collection of their stories and the lessons they encountered during their time together. It is a step by step guide to understanding the disease of addiction and how to treat it.

Here you will discover how to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction through the use of spiritual tools-a simple and successful treatment that works for impaired physicians and can be used by anyone.

You will find answers to these questions: Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?  How did I get this disease? Can it be cured?  Will I ever be able to drink socially again?

How can I get over this insane craving?  How can spiritual principles help me?  What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?

Topics covered include: The disease concept of addiction  -  Overcoming the uncontrollable craving  -  Finding the openness, honesty, and willingness to change  -  Dealing with past mistakes and removing character defects  -  Exchanging my old addictive ways of thinking for healthier ones  -  Finding spiritual principles I can live by  -  Living without fear or worry  -  Finding happiness within myself

Addiction occurs among physicians at the same rate as in the general population, about 10%. Unlike the general population, however, an intensive rehabilitation program, geared specifically for their profession, vastly improves their chances of finding long-term sobriety. Over 70% of these physicians will be clean and sober-and practicing medicine-five years later.

Available in English
Indie Author

A Love Letter to My Daughter

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter chronicles Crystal and her five-year journey with heroin told through the eyes of her mother, Lou Alpert. Two stints in detox, two trips to rehab, two babies, and homelessness are just broken fragments of this engaging story. As Crystal’s disease progressed, so did her mother’s. Stalking her daughter’s addiction and isolating herself to cope with the chaos of loving and trying to fix an addict, she lost herself in darkness until a CNN story exploded and forced her to look at her life and walk back into the light to face her own demons of co-dependency.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Old and New

  • Romance
Fiction

Synopsis

Three sisters and one enchanted wedding dress. 

Jamie vows to never get married.
When a package and a letter from her great-grandmother arrives from Scotland containing an heirloom wedding dress, fate may have other plans. The dress is supposedly enchanted and if her great-grandmother's descendent tries the dress on, her future will be revealed in the mirror.

Curiosity piqued, she tries on the dress. What would it hurt to wear it, after all, this will be her only opportunity? In the reflection, she sees a shadow of a man. Is he her future or just a trick of the light? After telling her sisters what she's done, they devise a plan to see if the handsome lawyer she's been dating could be 'the one'.

Then she meets Caleb. The sexy twin brother, who, with a simple look, sets her heart racing. The only catch: he lives a vagabond life. 

Will Jamie turn her back on a once in a lifetime love or is she ready to embrace a different future?

Available in English
Indie Author

Cat Soup

  • Children
Fiction
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Synopsis

In the kingdom of Bandon, the princess loses her beloved cat!  One day the cat gets trapped in a travelling tinker’s cart and without knowing it, many miles away, the frightened cat jumps out and runs away. 
The princess’s father, the king, will give half his kingdom to the one who finds the cat.  Afar off, the King of Hod sends his son, Gael, out to find the cat, but he is delayed when he finds a cottage in the woods where a pot of soup is boiling. Gael eats it and falls asleep only to be awakened by an ogre. The ogre threatens to kill him, but Gael promises to give the ogre half a kingdom if he will take the prince back to the kingdom of Hod.  After many misadventures with the ogre, a cat is found. Is it the right cat? Does the ogre get half the kingdom? Does Gael? Or was it all just Cat Soup?

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson

Call Me Joe

  • Contemporary
Fiction
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Synopsis

The world is on the brink of disaster.

The environment, society and mankind itself are facing extreme challenges in a world that is both more connected, and yet more divided than ever before. Fear and confusion seep into all parts of everyday life… now, more than ever, the world needs one voice, one guide…  One day the Earth is plunged into darkness and when light appears again so does a man – call him Joe – claiming to be the son of God. Can Joe bring the world's most creative thinkers and leaders together to tackle the ills of mankind?  Can he convince us all to follow him before it’s too late? 

In this compelling and prescient novel, Martin van Es and Andrew Crofts highlight the key concerns of our time and imagines a future where we, at last, all work together to ensure the future of our world and all the life that calls it home.

Available in English
Indie Author

Ravens Cove, The Supernatural Battle for a Small Alaska Town

  • Paranormal/Supernatural
Fiction
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Welcome to Ravens Cove, Alaska, a tiny town nestled in a small hollow on the majestic Cook Inlet. A town familiar with storytelling—after all, Alaska abounds in rich legends. In Ravens Cove, though, legends have a tendency to come to life. Meet Josiah Williams, the peculiar stranger whose warning to lifetime residents Kat Tovslosky and her cousin, Sheriff Bart Andersen, raises more questions than answers; a man whose dark past and knowledge of the murders make him a suspect more than an ally. Join Kat and Bart as an unlikely troop forms (including an unwelcome FBI agent) to discover the identity of a killer. The unearthing of which will throw the reluctant warriors into a battle for their very lives and the lives of all who call Ravens Cove home.

Available in English

A Measured Thread

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Fifty years is a long time to keep a secret

Looking back on her life, Maggie O’Connor is rightfully pleased. Fifty years ago she left Ireland with a single suitcase and a dream. After a long and satisfying career, she is enjoying retirement on her farm in rural Wisconsin — until she falls.  
Determined to regain her independence, she hires Isobel, a young woman who is  also an emigrant. Helping Maggie clean house, Isobel finds a cache of letters that Maggie wrote to her parents those many years ago and begins to read them aloud to Maggie
But the letters contain a secret, one that Maggie has kept for fifty years. A secret that threatens to destroy her life and that of the people around her. With little time left, she must make a choice — give up, or face her past.  
A Measured Thread is a powerful story that explores questions of guilt, abandonment, redemption, and the consequences of the choices we make

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Concordis Publishing

Silent Partner

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction
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LOGAN VAN HOEHN was at the peak of his profession, with the best job in the United States Navy. He was a seasoned aviator, and his mission as an adversary pilot, what the Navy commonly refers to as a "Bogey Driver," was to play the "bad guy."  As an adversary pilot, Logan trained other naval aviators to be the best pilots in the Navy. In simulated air-to-air combat missions over the deserts of Nevada, he "taught" the good guys, either by training or "killing" them in simulated combat scenarios, and then instructing them on how they might have done better. That is, until the fallout from the widely-publicized scandal known as "Tailhook '91." A small error in judgment ended his career. He found commercial airline work easy, but also uninspiring. He decided that what he really wanted was to be rich. He had a dream. All he needed was an "Angel," someone with seed capital. He found one, and more. SILENT PARTNER is a story about a naval aviator who finds himself unwittingly immersed in the most extensive distribution network of cocaine and heroin in United States history. At a time when Pablo Escobar was at the apex of his power, the war on drugs had just begun. Rumors that the CIA was selling drugs on the streets of the United States ran rampant in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.

In a war that seemingly has no end, sometimes even the good guys question whether they are the good guys after all.

Available in English
Indie Author

Finding the Lost (Moose Beach Trilogy)

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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What was it that Alicia heard, groggy from sleep? Later that day, she takes a break from school assignments and ventures outside, stunned and confused to find her Mom and Dad frozen inside an amber bubble. No matter how loud she screams or how hard she beats on the bubble, her parents don't respond. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who can free them as she realizes the Wild Side has been calling her.

Three years older now, our heroine Alicia is on the annual family visit to their mountain cabin in the wilds of Idaho. This is the last summer before starting high school and she finds herself spending more time in the cabin completing summer assignments made by her teachers than doing her normal mountain cabin activities: exploration, discovery, and games of imagination. On a particularly normal day, Alicia takes a break from her school assignments and ventures outside expecting to see her father Richard chopping or stacking wood, and her mother Katie focused on her latest painting of the beautiful surroundings. She was stunned and confused to find them both seemingly frozen, trapped inside an amber-colored bubble. No matter how loud she screamed or how hard she beat on the bubble, her parents did not move a muscle, nor did they breathe. The frightened teenager has a gut-wrenching feeling that she is the only one who could save them.

Alicia had heard unusual sounds during this visit as if someone or something was calling to her. With the discovery of her parents in amber, she had the sudden realization that the Wild Side might be calling her back. This time, she prepared herself by filling a backpack with things she did not have three years ago when she somehow walked through the portal to the other side. With food, supplies, and an extra layer of clothes, she ventures on the most important adventure she has had in her short life. Somehow, Alicia knew she had to get back to the wild side to free her parents from the bubble and she knew that she must be prepared for anything.

Once on the other side, Alicia finds herself fearing for her life in the search for answers to the mystery that holds her parents captive. She befriends Tawny, a frighteningly beautiful cougar who becomes her ally and protector when Alicia decides to look for "The Ancients", beings that her friends in the Wild Side had talked about three years ago. She felt in her heart that they could help her free her parents but could they. More importantly - would they?

Available in English
Indie Author

The Company of Demons

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction
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Synopsis

2019 International Book Awards Finalist in Mystery/Suspense
2018 Florida Book Awards GOLD Medal Winner in Popular Fiction
Amazon Best Seller in Historical Thrillers
Amazon Best Seller in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Amazon Best Seller in Serial Killers
The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all.
But he cannot shake a growing sense of dread.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Total Submission: Training Warriors For Christ

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Total Submission is about turning your entire life over to Jesus Christ. It is designed for the Christian that is no longer satisfied with being "lukewarm." It is for the believer that wants to experience real power and victory in their Walk with our mighty Savior.  Christ came to give us eternal life and to transform us into being "on fire" for Him. We are called to be "God Chasers" and to live a life of freedom and joy. We shall no longer be dominated by depression, anger, frustration, sadness or dread. We will now live like Warriors full of fervent love, strength and abundance. Surrendered to Jesus is the only way to live! He will break all the strongholds in your life and give you purpose and peace! Come and learn how to step into the authority and destiny that the Lord has planned for you.

Available in English

Madness: The Man Who Changed Basketball

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Who's the greatest basketball player ever?  It's not Michael Jordan.

Madness is the intriguing story of Hank Luisetti, the predawn of March Madness, and how modern basketball was born.

This historical fiction novel is based on the basketball achievements of Hank Luisetti.  Some actual events, aspects, and characters have been fictionalized.

A heart-warming short story that invites readers to the Bronx during the 1960s and into the home of the DeFrancos, where two estranged brothers are forced to play on the same little league team.

In the process they learn about life, each other, and the enduring challenges of being brothers.

Available in English
Indie Author

Misti Moments: The Collection

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction
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Life is a series of moments. With courage, authenticity, and a commitment to her continually evolving spiritual growth, author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual teacher, Misti Rains, has gathered a collection of wisdom gleaned from various moments throughout her life. Misti Moments will fall as a refreshing rain to water the dry places of the soul and provide a fresh dew upon the human heart. These soul-stirring thoughts are rare gems that offer an intimate and compelling glimpse into lessons gleaned from life's most heart-piercing themes. These short essays will help the reader face the circumstances of their life with more purpose, intention, gratitude, awe, and an eagle's eye view of what the various moments they encounter throughout their life are truly there to teach them. The spiritual teachings in Misti Moments are prolific writings as well as genuine pieces of divine, higher truths that will serve to awaken, uplift, and heal the spirit. Her stories and universal lessons provide readers with the framework for living the truest, most authentic, and happiest versions of themselves. Misti Moments will serve to awaken and strengthen the power that lies within the human spirit to overcome any obstacle by fully connecting with their Divine Source.

Available in English
Indie Author

B Styled for Life - Living with Sass and Style Over 50

  • Women Literature
Nonfiction
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REALIZE YOUR OWN UNIQUE SASS AND STYLE AFTER 50

Are you a 'mature' woman who is feeling a bit lost?  Have you fallen out of love with your body and wardrobe?  Do you wish you could look and feel confident and alive again? 

You're not alone. Many women experience this as they move into their 50s, which can lead to anxiety and even depression.

This must-read book by professional stylist and life-coach Moana Robinson, will empower you to take charge of your life and rediscover your sass and style.

You've experienced many of life's challenges and rewards. Made it through the highs and lows. You have loved and lost and possibly loved again. But if you have a yearning for more, to live a full, vibrant life without regrets, read on.  With just a few tweaks, the most exciting part of your life journey is yet to come!

Women over 50 are changing the world. Many find they now have the freedom to use their experience, time and knowledge to create an impact, in their own lives and the lives of others. It begins within and ripples out.  The time has come to recognise the opportunities that are now before you. Use these 'Wisdom Years' to develop that sass and style that is uniquely yours and yours alone.  It's time to reclaim your confidence and your life. It's time for sass and style!

This is one book you'll read over and over and want to gift a copy to your friends because you won't want to part with your own!

Available in English
Indie Author

Traces of Heaven (A Spiritual Guide to Life After Life)

  • Spirituality
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Traces of Heaven is an uplifting, light read about some very significant human transitions. Do you sense from time to time “there must be something more?” Are you curious about the mystical and spiritual nature of yourself and other human beings? Would you like to learn more clearly where your deceased loved ones are? And would you like to learn how to connect with them even now from your two different worlds? The book, Traces of Heaven, is a divinely revealed guidebook which maps out in delightful story form the answers to these and many other questions about life and afterlife mysteries.
The author, Nancine Meyer, is a long-standing angel medium and sixth sensory guide. In Traces of Heaven she shares in a reassuring, simple style the Angels' communications to her regarding our divine origin, the human experience, the spirit world, and how to reach each other from different energy realms.

Available in English

Albert the Albatross: attitude equals altitude

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

Albert the Albatross is on a journey sharing wisdom and Knowledge while traveling around the world. On the way he will meet and greet lots of his friends and we will learn what they do, and why they do it ( and what Albert thinks about it all )A rhyming story for the young and old !

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Compassion Mandala: The Odyssey of an American Charity in Contemporary Tibet

  • Government/Politics
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Eastern Tibet, or Kham, is a place of rugged ranges and torrential rivers, home to the fierce Khampa rebels who tried for a decade to defeat China’s army and win independence for Tibet. Pamela Logan is an inveterate traveler who fell in love with Kham and was deeply affected by the poverty she saw there. With the help of many friends, she started a nonprofit to do the impossible: bring development and humanitarian assistance to Tibetans under Chinese rule. This book chronicles Logan’s fourteen years of work in Kham: helping children stay in school, saving the lives of babies and mothers, providing job training to nomadic herders, improving health care, assisting communities hit by earthquakes, and repairing centuries-old architecture. Compassion Mandala records Logan’s first-hand observations of rural Tibetan society and China’s relentless efforts to modernize it. Outlining each gate of the development mandala – areas such as education, health care, jobs, and the environment – she explains how Tibet has changed over the past century, giving historical context to contemporary challenges. She details obstacles faced by Tibetans as ethnic minorities in China, and she describes how they are adapting to China's rapid development and coping with the tidal wave of Chinese migrants arriving in their homeland. She portrays many individuals she knew: incarnate lamas, ordinary farmers, educated professionals, corrupt officials, devoted Buddhists, and a brilliant young woman determined to overcome her humble origins and realize her dreams.

Available in English

CEO

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

Is shattering the glass ceiling enough?

Melissa Lynn Horn is the first woman CEO of UCC, an international industrial corporation. Her ambition, drive and years of devotion to her career make her the best candidate for the position.

Still, there are those who are both skeptical and jealous of her leadership capabilities. Will she be able to manage her all-male team and lead the corporation to new heights?
When a plot surfaces, Melissa has to uncover and stop a ruthless enemy before his actions destroy her and the company.

Corporate greed, glittering receptions, high-powered enemies, and moment-by-moment surprises follow this fast-paced, true-to-life story of a woman who risks everything in the high-stakes game of corporate intrigue.
 

Available in English

Where Sheep May Safely Graze

  • Religion-Christian
Fiction

Synopsis

When Jim, the pastor of a prestigious city church, is blinded in Iraq, he and his organist wife, Amy, find their faith challenged. Not only must they adjust to Jim's blindness and a new marriage, but to the loss of his pulpit, when the congregation asks him to step down because of his blindness, in spite of his successful rehab training.

They go to serve a congregation in a rural village, where in addition to the usual duties of a pastor and his wife, they pray for animals, cope with a huge drafty parsonage, befriend a young couple, secretly married, and help bring a baby into the world in the middle of a flood. The characters are like animals and people the reader may meet every day, those people who will invite you in for iced tea and the latest news.

The reader will laugh, and cry and find inspiration as Pastor Jim and Amy struggle and find the will of God.

Available in English
Indie Author

Kalila and Dimna Vol 1 — Fables of Friendship and Betrayal

  • Romance
Fiction
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The tales in this book stem from humanity’s ancient immersion in oral traditions, when “once-upon-a-time” triggered utter entry into imaginary ‘storyworlds’. Wild extremes of primitive music (probably from flute or drum), voice, accent, mimicry, song and dance aroused small groups — then as now — into a vivid social sense of extra-dimensionality. Today, our more subdued, linear and sanitised literary storytelling tradition, developed over the past 2,500 years, is codified through the written word or notated score. It marks the difference between silently reading a play by Shakespearea or absorbing it through the hurly-burly of any stage performance. 

The stories of Kalila and Dimna hark back to wilder times, close to our hunter-gatherer era, before agriculture, when animals, shadows and spirits lurked nearby. Some of its ancient animal-stories were first transcribed and then rejigged by poets, monks and scholars through five languages — the Pali Jataka Tales (450 BCE?); the Sanskrit Panchatantra (300 BCE?); Arabic (750 CE); Persian (1505 CE); and the 1570 English rendition by Sir Thomas North (published when Shakespeare was a mere stripling of six). Two of the earliest scholastically “re-constructed” (and distinctly different) 19th Century Panchatantra manuscripts link directly to humanity’s oral tradition of physical storytelling. We are drawn to their stories as we are to the mysteries of pre-historic cave paintings. Here be dragons indeed!

Mexican novelist Carlo Fuentes noted in 1980: “Wood’s superb stories should be set alongside Italo Calvino’s retelling of the folk tales of Italy. No higher praise is necessary.”

Available in English
Indie Author

The One

  • Science Fiction
Fiction
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Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

An Epic Adventure of Good versus Evil. A juxtaposition, dystopian novel of terror, hope, and faith. Written for the Christian market, this novel will inspire you. You’ll cheer the heroes in the face of war and death, and your heart will dip and rise on the roller-coaster ride of their romances and heartbreaks. Beliefs are tested. Amish and English—the Remnant—forced to choose how to survive. Can they trust each other? Betrayal, honor, bravery and cowardice on full display. Their mission—an impossible feat—defeat an Artificial Intelligent entity created in the image of man, yet lacking all emotions—including empathy, pity, and mercy. The stakes—all life on Earth. The unlikely heroes of this thriller will fight against an omnipresent, omniscient god while demonstrating principles of virtue and defining what it means to be human. Blessed are the Machines, for they shall inherit the Earth.
Wonderful premise

Available in English

Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope for Sensory Processing Differences

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction

Synopsis

There is nothing easy about raising a child, especially a sensational one. If you're seeking a handbook on how to support a child with special needs -- especially a child impacted by sensory processing disorder (SPD) or other nervous-system dysfunctions -- look no further. This memoir is a one-stop-shop of insights, and a survival guide for parents and caregivers. Filled with tried-and-true prevention and treatment strategies for SPD, Sensational Kids, Sensational Families is a valuable resource for all special-needs families, including those who cope with or suspect SPD, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome and ADD/ADHD.

Available in English

Conquering Life’s Course

  • Inspirational/Motivational
Nonfiction

Synopsis

Does Today's World Frustrate You?
Do You Wonder if Common Sense Is Vanishing?


Conquering Life's Course's stories of time proven principles have enabled people to live more successfully through the ages. It will entertain and inspire the reader to think, laugh and undertake actions to realize a more fulfilling life.
If you or a loved one have given up on understanding the world of today, Conquering Life's Course is a must read. It offers reassurance to the reader that age old traditions and wisdom still rule over unproven theory.
It is concise, easy-to-read and offers invaluable insights that can be shared with the whole family. It includes motivational quotes.

Available in English

Growing in Intimacy with God: Accept, Adore, Abide

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Have you ever wanted to get away, perhaps to a beautiful mountain top, and leave the worries of the world in the clouds below you? Would you like to go to a place where you could relax, rest, and refresh your body, mind, emotions, and spirit in the morning sun, and, more importantly, in the light and love of the Son?

The most important relationship you can have is a personal, intimate relationship with God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You can know God and have continual fellowship and communion with Him.

As you read this book, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you through three essential steps – Accept, Adore, and Abide - so that you may have the intimate relationship with God that you were created to have and begin enjoying the abundant life, now and forever, that Jesus promised (John 10:10). Additionally, experience an inward transformation into the likeness of Christ and the outward manifestation of His love for others.

Available in English

Life Is Short... Compared To Eternity

  • Religion-Christian
Nonfiction
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Who was (and is) Jesus Christ? What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is the Bible trustworthy? How can the gospel of Jesus Christ benefit you? (Apologetics) What are the central teachings of Islam, atheism, and secular socialism and why do these fail to measure up to Biblical Christianity? (Polemics) What are the major yet-to-be-fulfilled biblical prophecies and how will these affect you? (Prophecy) The Bible says that God created you in His image, that God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you! How can you know God and have a personal relationship with Him? How can you grow and mature spiritually? (Spiritual Growth) How can you share your faith with others? (Witnessing and Evangelism) How can you help other believers grow and mature spiritually? (Discipling) Come along with me and consider the answers to these and other questions that have eternal significance to you. This will be an exciting journey as you discover God's plan for an abundant life for you, now and forever, ... if you place your faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Available in English
Old Stone Press

After All: A Gathering Storm of Romance, Revenge and Espionage in Postwar South America

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

This author’s interview and book can also been seen on your television screen.  Look for “THE AUTHORS SHOW” app on AMAZON FIRE TV and on the ROKU CHANNEL.

Two years before the end of WWII, two gifted German Jewish musicians—one a Holocaust survivor who barely escaped the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp with his life, the other the daughter of a prominent Wehrmacht general—having fled the catastrophic Nazi conquest of Western Europe, where they had been hunted and hopelessly separated, reunite in Brazil. Dieter Meister, barroom piano man extraordinaire, and scintillating chanteuse Sofie von Siegler, the subjects of Robert Arthur Neff's first historical novel, Über Alles, seize a second chance at freedom and a life together.

But residual shadows from the war’s conflict soon darken the skies of their bright new world. Determined parties, from a fledgling American intelligence agency to Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, relentlessly sniff out the trail of Sofie’s father, hiding out in South America. As the net draws tight around Sofie and Dieter, it’s impossible to tell who can be trusted. And the United States, after having assembled a military force unparalleled in history and executed a remarkable strategy for victory, turns out not to be so well prepared for the war's aftermath.

Available in English

Tighten The Lug Nuts

  • Business
Fiction

Synopsis

Each and every day, we face choices.
It’s how we make those choices that determines the kind of leader we can be. In Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership, Rocky Romanella uses his over forty years of experience in supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational management at UPS, and his CEO and Director roles, to explore the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success.

In an engaging, personal, and witty style, Rocky Romanella details how leaders must make their three major constituents equal priority by actively listening to their needs and building strong relationships. By following the steps Romanella lays out, you can truly learn the importance of Balanced Leadership.

Romanella believes the true measure of a great leader is someone who leaves things a little better than they found them. In Tighten the Lug Nuts, you’ll follow Joe Scafone as he demonstrates the importance of small acts of kindness, the power that comes with understanding your role, and the freedom that accepting responsibility affords. Learn how to tighten the lug nuts in your own life to keep from becoming overwhelmed and to take the steps to becoming a truly balanced and valuable leader.

Available in English
Indie Author

On The Devil's Side of Heaven

  • Suspense/Thriller
Fiction
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Synopsis

With the drop of a judge’s gavel, Walt Walker has finally lost everything. The badge and gun he used to carry and the moral certainty of right and wrong, good and evil that used to keep him grounded. Now Walt, sans gun, gets his badges from an Army Navy store. He spends his days in South Florida, working for a boutique insurance firm as their investigator. He spends his nights in dive bars, trying to forget the mess he has made of his life.

Ronald Jacobs always preferred the title Human Resource Manger to Hitman. But now that he's retired, he can concentrate on living in the shadows as a respectable gentlemen farmer. Far from the reach and pull of his past life.

Their transgressions are behind them but a chance encounter and a failed assassination attempt sets the two of them on a collision course of violence and retribution. Hunted by contract killers, the law, and corporate bag men, they are pursued across the unforgiving adobes and the sweeping vistas of the Mesa Valley in Western Colorado.

Survival means putting their past in front of them and their differences aside, because in this world the only thing that matters is to cast not others on the devil’s side of heaven, lest you be cast in with them.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Quick Fall of Light

  • Dystopian
Fiction

Synopsis

Can A Shocking Resurrection From Extinction Save Mankind? While the world succumbs to the horrors of a great flu epidemic, a woman vows to protect the perilous fate of a bird whose existence manipulates the destiny of man. In this suspenseful tale, part Michael Crichton, part Rachel Carson, a global virus sets the tone, but it’s a one-pound bird that determines who lives. . . and who doesn’t. Science collides head-on with the untamed in this powerful novel of redemption. “A wonderful reading experience... I think anyone who picks up this book will be changed by it.” Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., Author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love “Quick Fall of Light shares Rachel Carson’s fears for our planet and exhibits Woodley’s own “sense of wonder,” as well as her sure instincts for mystery and suspense.” Linda Lear, Author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature “A prophetic mystery and an environmental thriller, Quick Fall of Light will keep you reading and wondering.” Brenda Peterson, Author of Animal Heart “This book has everything! Great characters, vivid language, a shocking resurrection, and birds. I loved it!” Sy Montgomery, Author of Birdology. “A suspenseful tale of a near-future virus, Quick Fall of Light is a unique contribution to the literature of extinction” Christopher Cokinos, Author of Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Cross Genre Fiction and Visionary Fiction categories of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

 

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Siegfried and the Vikings

  • Young Adult
Fiction
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One day young Siegfried is fetching water from the river when he receives the fright of his life! A fierce dragon’s head looms through the mist in front of him. The mist clears revealing a longship containing more than forty grim-looking men, covered in chain mail, hefting swords and battleaxes. Who are these men? Why are they here? Siegfried discovers that they are Vikings from Norway and is so fascinated by these warriors and their leader,  Odo the Dragon Slayer, that he stows away with them on their departure. Little did Siegfried know that his life was about to change forever! This is a story of how one young boy, with natural abilities and a nose for treachery, saves the Vikings and finds favour and acceptance with Odo the Dragon Slayer and his mighty warriors.

Available in English
Indie Author

The MIT Murders

  • Mystery
Fiction
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Undergrad Susan Pearce meets Professor Hans Berger when she is selected to work on a cutting edge brain research project at MIT. After what appears to be a significant breakthrough in the quest to cure Alzheimer's, the team attracts 'angel capital' and launches a start-up biotech company. Later, several young women turn up dead in a series of sensational murders that rock the greater Boston area. Could there be a connection? Cambridge PD Chief Homicide Detective, Dimas Augustin, is tasked with finding out. The trail leads from New England to California and reaches as far as Europe. Unexpected twists and turns, with a strong dose of action and suspense will keep the reader riveted right through to the chilling climax.

Available in English

The Matter of the Vanishing Greyhound

  • Mystery
Fiction

Synopsis

How can a Greyhound Bus with four bank robbers, $10 million in cash, the contents of all of the safety deposit boxes and 12 hostages being follow by the San Francisco Police vanish off the Golden Gate Bridge?  The police are stumped so a specialist in impossible crimes, Captain Heinz Noonan, the Bearded Holmes, is sent to San Francisco to solve the crime. With the clock ticking, Noonan will have to unravel how the bus was able to disappear – and why there are still hostages if the money has already been stolen and the bank robbers have vanished. Ride along with Captain Heinz Noonan, the nation's foremost impossible crime sleuth, and see if you can solve the crime as fast as he does!

Available in English
Indie Author

SHOT DOWN

  • Military
Nonfiction

Synopsis

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder’s story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about.  Shot Down was created from the vast number of letters and journals of Howard Snyder; diaries of men and women on the ground who rescued, sheltered and hid the crew; and interviews conducted by historians. Centered around the 306th Bomb Group in Thurleigh, England, it is informative, insightful and captivating. For most, 70 years is a long time ago. World War II fades in importance as each year goes by. Shot Down moves history out of the footnotes into reality, keeping the stories of real people alive as they experience being shot down. You are there, almost holding your breath as Lt. Snyder gets his crew out of his B-17 when bailing out over Nazi occupied Europe.   SHOT DOWN has received 16 national book awards.

Available in English
Morgan James Publishing

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Synopsis

A new breakthrough book.

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure reveals the visionary discoveries of a French scientist whose suppressed research led to improvements in the prevention and treatment of cancer...naturally and without toxicity.

This book is a "story within a story" as through its pages, Sylvie Beljanski, the daughter of Mirko Beljanski, PhD, outlines a personal journey of discovery of her father's new, and promising, paradigm for the treatment of cancer. This tale unfolds against the backdrop of the French establishment, determined to obliterate the findings of the world's first green molecular biologist, one who spent over40 years studying the environmental impact on DNA replication and transcription. 

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Power Kids

  • Education
Nonfiction

Synopsis

'Power Kids' is one of the most wonderful modern-day parenting books, where you can discover how to teach your kids manners and social skills in the comfort of your own home. With guidelines on family strategies, a guide to money management, on how the super-wealthy manage their everyday wealth, and strategies on life and growing up, this book will increase your child's self-esteem, help them maintain friendships, and learn about basic strategies on conflict resolution. Once they understand the formula, it will help them manage family relationships and friendships at school. Motherhood and fatherhood are not easy; families need strategies which will support blended families, step-parenting, and solo-parenting with guided and loving discipline and with a range of styles. In home life, it is not easy or straight forward; this is why Taryn Jahme, with her extensive experience, has brought as much of it together for you, right here, where she feels important strategies should be shared with her audience. She quotes: ''It is not just about the power of knowledge; the real power is in the application. ''It is not easy for a child to become an adult. The 'Power Kids' book is a wonderful resource to offer your children, transitioning to teenagers, which is easy and precise to follow! Some topics are embarrassing for children to discuss as they move into their 'tweens' - what better way to get them to start practising at home, by reading this book? The 'Power Kids' book is not just about maintaining high standards at home, it teaches children about respect, tips on multiculturalism, finance, and the power of words. Early learning for children is extremely important, with entrepreneurship starting at an early age. Home-based businesses are on the rise, creating an environment where self-respect and learning the fundamental techniques of modern-day manners and etiquette will encourage kids to become the well-developed law-abiding citizens of the future. We need those incredible survival skills; when kids are outdoors learning practical sports, or doing various clubs at school, learning about business, budgeting and creating a plan for the future, Power Kids will be the book to deliver the basics of what 'being in the corporate world' is all about. Your families’ mental health is so important in this day and age, and Power Kids includes structured motivational and practical guidance you can put into practice at home for your children, enabling stress management techniques and self-help solutions for your lifestyle.

Available in English
Indie Author

Beyond the Higher Ground

  • Literary Fiction
Fiction
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Tasked with an assignment to manage the construction of a prison on a remote Appalachian mountaintop, Tucker Mason sees an opportunity to restart his life past the death of his wife and the recurring demons of his childhood. But strange occurrences at the house that he rented on Bright's Mountain and the suspicion of drugs being smuggled through the prison construction site create distractions that lead to violence, intrigue, and his own imperilment. Struggling under the weight of loss and guilt, he encounters a world that he never knew existed in the shadow of the emerging prison. With a unique perspective on the human condition, Beyond the Higher Ground takes its reader through a historical glimpse of Southwestern Virginia to a powerful exposition of the drug crisis that has devastated the region and the abject brutality of those who deliver it.

Available in English
Interviewed by Don McCauley
Indie Author

Everything We Had: a Novel of the Pacific Air War November-December 1941

  • Historical Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

November 1941: War is coming to the Pacific.

In Europe, the Nazis are triumphant. England is under siege by air and sea. France has fallen to the Nazi Wehrmacht, which in turn fell on Soviet Russia. The Red Army is reeling in full retreat, with the Nazis at the gates of Moscow itself.

In the Pacific, Japan has been at war with China since 1937. Her war industries depend upon imports of scrap metal and oil from what are now the Allied nations. When an embargo is placed on imports to Japan, they are left with a year's supply of oil to supply their armed forces.

Japan surrounds American possessions in the Philippines on three sides. The US Army is making a desperate, last-minute attempt to reinforce the Philippines garrison, but the clock is ticking for the Japanese, with their oil running out. The armed forces of Imperial Japan may attack the Philippines at any moment.

Two brothers, Jack and Charlie Davis, are pilots in the US Army Air Forces. They are part of the reinforcements sent to the Far Eastern Air Force, charged with air defense of the Philippines.

For Jack and Charlie, in a time when the US is on the brink of world war, a simple question must soon be answered: what will I do when the Japanese come?

 

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Are You a Dragon?

  • Children
Fiction

Synopsis

In this, the fourth book in 'The Precious Knights' series, a strange creature meets the young dragon, Timothy. Are You a Dragon? introduces Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, all the way from Drumnadrochit in bonnie Scotland. Och Aye!

Available in English
Indie Author

The Big City Dance

  • Children
Fiction
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Moe Doodle is a country mouse who decides to move to the Big City in search of excitement and adventure. Although he finds plenty of fun, he soon realizes he is homesick and missing his friends. Told in bouncing rhyme and rhythm with incorporated dance movements for young listeners and readers, discover how Moe solves his problems while exploring and living in the Big City. Ideal for children of three years and older.

Available in English
Interviewed by Linda Thompson
Indie Author

Good Morning I Love You, Maintaining Sanity & Humor Amidst Widowhood, Caregiving and Alzheimer's

  • Biography/Memoir
Nonfiction
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Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations where we haven’t much choice. Our heart tells us one thing while our mind tells us something entirely different. And Sometimes…We’re reluctant to admit that the person silently hiding within us is a much better version of our self than we ever realized was possible. That’s what Veasey learned, the hard way, after her husband died in 2017. That’s when she became her parents’ caregiver 24/7, and they both had Alzheimer’s. This is a truthful, personal story that bares the author’s soul as she struggled to find acceptance, forgiveness, and peace. You’ll shed a few tears and laugh along the way. But never forget that this could be you one day, a reluctant caregiver for a loved one. As Vicki states in the introduction, “No one should enter this world of caregiving blindsided, without some idea of what to expect.” Veasey takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the emotional struggles, relentless stress, and daily frustrations she contended with as her parents’ caregiver, while simultaneously trying to come to grips with the reality of recent widowhood. Despite everything, the author never gave up, even though there were many times when she was tempted to. Along the way, Vicki learned more about herself and her relationship with God; an enlightenment that helped her to accept the new chapter of her life as a widow and full-time caregiver. Her story is both spellbinding and honest, passionate and raw. Eventually, she was able to look herself in the mirror at night and say, “I’m an amazing caregiver!” The author doesn’t mince her words regarding her concerns about widowhood, quality of care for our loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the quality of life for dementia caregivers, and the need for short-term respite care so caregivers can take a much-needed break from caregiving once in a while. Scattered throughout the book are Caregiving Tips from the Heart. These invaluable bits of information, thirty-six in all, are provided to assist Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. This book also includes an extensive bibliography and additional resource materials. Someday, you may find yourself a widow, widower, or dementia caregiver, are you prepared? Veasey wasn’t at the time, but she learned the hard way how to make the best of a bad situation and she learned so much about herself in the process. And, rather than turn her back on the experience, she’s embraced it by becoming an advocate for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and widowhood. “No one but another widow can understand what a widow goes through. And no one but another caregiver knows what a dementia caregiver goes through.”

Available in English
Indie Author

Redefining Job and the Conundrum of Suffering

  • Religion-Other
Nonfiction

Synopsis

As a species, we are storytellers. Our best stories, those that endure for generations, are stories of trials and suffering and of surmounting the challenges set before us. The biblical Job is such a story, one that has become encrusted with centuries of interpretations. Redefining Job and the Conundrum of Suffering sets out to retell the story, to make “once upon a time” have meaning for us today.
The best way to break old patterns is to start from scratch. Redefining Job dissects the story, the history of interpretations, and the history of how humanity has dealt with suffering. As the story is rebuilt with different insights gained from research in biblical studies, humanities, and science, the message can be viewed in a fresh light. The author of Job lived at a time when knowledge was expanding and our perception of our place in the universe was changing. From this perspective, Job becomes a hero. No longer patiently waiting for some ambiguous answer, he is demanding something more of his Maker. “Before I heard, but now I see” becomes an affirmation that he grasped a new path to discovering why we suffer and how we should respond.

Available in English
Indie Author

Enchantment

  • Fantasy
Fiction
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Princess Maagy has had great adventures and harrowing moments in her life, but none could prepare her for what she was about to discover behind the ominous doors she had never been allowed to enter.  King Henry surprises Maagy on her sixteenth birthday with a joyous, celebratory breakfast of pancakes and spumoni ice cream. However, his mood darkens when he tells her to meet him at the mysterious east tower. Henry pulls a key from around his neck and releases the heavy creaking door. Cobwebs reach and grab, as they ascend the darkened stairs. Once there, Henry begins to tell Maagy the truth about her mother’s death and enigmatic lineage. The greatest mystery in Maagy’s life has been her mother Queen Melania. How and when did she die? Why will her father never speak of her? His stubborn refusal to answer her questions has only fueled her inner rage. Maagy has been intrigued by her resemblance to the mysterious warrior woman in a portrait at Whitmore Estate, but no one knows her identity. Then Henry shows her a large blue crystal. Little does Maagy realize the significance of the portrait, the woman in it, or how her life will change when she takes hold of the mysterious blue crystal. Her destiny is before her, as her next and most challenging adventure begins.  This fairy tale for middle readers is the third in the seven-book Maagy Series about the coming of age of a young woman.

Available in English
Interviewed by Danielle Hampson
Indie Author

Diamond in the Rough

  • Christian Fiction
Fiction

Synopsis

Diamond in the Rough is a captivating story about Taylor Green, an attorney who has worked tirelessly to earn everything he has, including his reputation. Married with four children, Taylor is a partner in a thriving practice, as well as a legendary little league coach in a typically American small town. His talent and love for the game is an inspiration to many, but none more than his twelve year old son Skip. When a drastic turn of events devastates his life, an embittered Taylor recluses into anger and self-pity, abandoning his profession and everything else he'd lived for. As a result the whole family suffers, most notably his wife Paula, who deeply loves him despite their bumpy marital past, and Skip, who takes his fathers withdrawal personally. Though others valiantly attempt to encourage Taylor back into a normal life, it's his innate love for baseball and a unique relationship that develops from an unlikely source that pulls the sidelined veteran out of his shell to experience what true compassion is all about. In a journey that takes us beyond being spectators and into the very fabric of life, the author portrays the wonderful unfolding of one mans realistic path to salvation that challenges both those who don't believe in God, and those who do.

Available in English

2019-Top Female Author - Empty Seats

  • Young Adult
Fiction

Synopsis

They were all stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league ball, thinking it would be an easy ride to playing in the big time. Little did they know that they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, and without the support of their families and friends, they’re often faced with split-second decisions. Not always on the baseball diamond.

Available in English
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