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The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel

The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel

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Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
and previous #1 Bestseller in Humorous Literary Fiction

"A rich and soulful novel...steeped in wanderlust and whimsy." --Publishers Weekly

"The Dirty Parts of the Bible might just be the long-awaited Great American Novel." --New York Times bestselling author John M. Perkins

The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression--a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.

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It's 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls.

Mostly girls, of course.

But being a Baptist preacher's son, he can't escape God.

When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he's initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.

The Kindle e-book is FREE with purchase of the paperback, through Amazon Matchbook.

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The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller and featured on Oprah. One man's journey from coast to coast. No promises. No guarantees. And no money.

What would you do if you had to journey penniless across America, depending only on the kindness of those you met along the way? If you're Mike McIntyre, you might meet...

A biker-turned-minister who shares faith, food, and self-defense tips with a stranger on the road...

A lady firefighter who used to be a man...

A lonely woman who offers a place to spend the night, and in the morning feels the loss of yet another man who leaves her...

Stuck in a job he no longer found fulfilling, journalist Mike McIntyre felt his life was quickly passing him by. So one day he hit the road to trek from one end of the country to the other with little more than the clothes on his back and without a single penny in his pocket.

Through his travels, he found varying degrees of kindness in strangers from all walks of life--and discovered more about people and values and life on the road in America than he'd ever thought possible.

The gifts of food and shelter he received along the way were outweighed only by the touching gifts of the heart--the willingness of many he met to welcome a lonely stranger into their homes...and the discovery that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

"A truly heartening book, one that restores one's faith not just in the road, but in the openness and humanity of the people of this country."--Salon

"A superb writer...Something about McIntyre and his quest makes people want to feed him, pray for him, reveal their innermost torments to him."--Los Angeles Times

"Captivating."--San Jose Mercury News

"An incredible journey."--CBS News


Amazon.com Review

A road-trip and self-discovery book with a difference: McIntyre hitchhiked across America with no money, accepting only the "kindness of strangers"--rides, food, shelter, and the occasional beer. This book grew on me with every page, just as McIntyre's feelings for the ordinary people he met grew with every mile. Few books I've read since Studs Terkel's Hard Times (a classic oral history about the Great Depression) so effectively captured the day-to-day lives of typical Middle Americans, with all their strengths and weaknesses. Highly Recommended.

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller and featured on Oprah. One man's journey from coast to coast. No promises. No guarantees. And no money.

What would you do if you had to journey penniless across America, depending only on the kindness of those you met along the way? If you're Mike McIntyre, you might meet...

A biker-turned-minister who shares faith, food, and self-defense tips with a stranger on the road...

A lady firefighter who used to be a man...

A lonely woman who offers a place to spend the night, and in the morning feels the loss of yet another man who leaves her...

Stuck in a job he no longer found fulfilling, journalist Mike McIntyre felt his life was quickly passing him by. So one day he hit the road to trek from one end of the country to the other with little more than the clothes on his back and without a single penny in his pocket.

Through his travels, he found varying degrees of kindness in strangers from all walks of life--and discovered more about people and values and life on the road in America than he'd ever thought possible.

The gifts of food and shelter he received along the way were outweighed only by the touching gifts of the heart--the willingness of many he met to welcome a lonely stranger into their homes...and the discovery that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.

"A truly heartening book, one that restores one's faith not just in the road, but in the openness and humanity of the people of this country."--Salon

"A superb writer...Something about McIntyre and his quest makes people want to feed him, pray for him, reveal their innermost torments to him."--Los Angeles Times

"Captivating."--San Jose Mercury News

"An incredible journey."--CBS News



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Overlay: One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Book 1)

Overlay: One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Book 1)

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AT LAST: My mother's backstory is available! Miss Perris Valley does justice to the lives that women of my mother and grandmother's era lived. Get it now for the special release price of $2.99!

OVERLAY has been called the "most powerful suicide prevention memoir ever written."

Why?

Because Marlayna was determined not to be another teenage statistic ... despite the fallen adults entrusted with her care.

In Vegas, an overlay bet is when the odds of a particular wager are higher than they should be and tend to favor the player rather than the house.

Could Marlayna develop the resilience to survive a cycle of alcoholism, abuse, and abandonment?

This true, profound story explores the characters and events populating 1970s Las Vegas as Marlayna moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless by the age of fourteen.

*2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges a gripping inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.

Award-winning author Marlayna Glynn delivers her breakout biography - a mesmerizing memoir epic destined to become a classic.

Get it now.



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Unbreak My Heart (Childhood Sweethearts Reunited)

Unbreak My Heart (Childhood Sweethearts Reunited)

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Andre Le Court first set eyes on Kate Frost when he was two and she was a babe in her mother's arms. He's twenty-five now, and he still remembers the moment perfectly, the moment Kate Frost slipped inside his heart.

His family owned a big hotel, her parents worked there. Andre's father spent years trying to separate his son from the daughter of the hired help. Eventually he grew desperate and sent Andre away to boarding school.

Nine years later, Kate turns up on the doorstep of Andre's prestigious hotel with the paparazzi at her heels and the six-week-old daughter of her celebrity ex in her arms. She has nowhere left to run except back to the place where she left her heart all those years ago.

Andre lost Kate once. He can't lose her again. But he has an image to maintain, a reputation as a successful businessman. A bohemian young woman with beads in her hair is not a suitable wife for him, so he tries to change her to fit into his world.

Kate still loves Andre and sees tantalizing glimpses of the boy she adored. But most of the time she hardly recognizes the powerful, successful man he's become, his lifestyle so like that of his despised father.

Can they forgive each other for the pain of the past, accept each other as they are now, and rediscover the childhood love that was snatched away from them?

The Army Doctor's Series. (Books can be read in order or as stand-alone reads.)
Prequel The Army Doctor's Forever Baby. Can their love survive a heartbreaking test?
#1 The Army Doctor's Baby. He falls in love with his brother's girlfriend.
#2 The Army Doctor's Wedding. A marriage of convenience to adopt an orphan baby.
#3 The Army Doctor's Christmas Baby. Heartwarming Christmas romance.
#4 The Army Doctor's New Year's Baby. His commanding officer's sister is irresistible.
#5 The Army Doctor's Valentine's Baby. An abandoned baby brings two lonely doctors together.
#6 The Army Doctor's Honeymoon Baby. Best friends become lovers, but a family secret threatens their happiness.

Sweet Italian Christmas Trilogy
#1 Italian Christmas Proposal. Take a Christmas vacation in Italy and fall in love!
#2 Italian Christmas Baby. Emily has everything ready for the birth of her baby--the only thing left to do is tell the father!
#3 Italian Christmas Wedding. She runs from the Mafia straight into his arms!

Praise for Helen Scott Taylor's Books.

"It was incredibly romantic and sweet, and I couldn't wait to find out how it turned out." Abbey, Wendy's Minding Spot

"This is the type of book to snuggle up on the couch with on a slow Saturday afternoon to lose yourself in heartbreak, romance, and happily ever after." Sandy M, The Good, The Bad, and The Unread

Other books by Helen Scott Taylor

A Family for Christmas. The magic of a little girl's love brings them together.

A Christmas Family Wish. She's rescued from a storm by her teenage crush.

Love is All Around. A Box Set of three contemporary romances.

Oceans Between Us. A Cinderella love story - A wealthy celebrity falls for a penniless cook. Contemporary Romance.

Finally Home. She can finally stop running from the past .

Unbreak My Heart. Childhood sweethearts torn apart have a second chance at love. Contemporary Romance.

A Family Forever. A lonely man and his little boy long for a proper family.

Moments of Gold. Anthology of short love stories - Love always finds a way.

Flowers on the Water. A tragedy so devastating she thought their love had died.

Cursed Kiss. Love in his eyes and death in his kiss.

Ice Gods. He's loved and protected her from afar, now he can finally make her his.

The Magic Knot. Danger and romance in a dark fairytale world.

The Feast of Beauty. Ancient Celtic magic binds her destiny to a mysterious Irishman.

Warriors of Ra. Once bathed in his fire, she's his forever.

A Clockwork Fairytale. A young spymaster falls in love with a lost princess.

Wildwood. The blood of a Celtic god runs through his veins.

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What the Heart Wants: An Elemental Romance (Soulmate Series Book 1)

What the Heart Wants: An Elemental Romance (Soulmate Series Book 1)

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A recurrent dream.

A fated encounter.

A destiny neither can deny.

Heaven Lewis needs a break—from college, from relationships, from her life. After arriving in L.A., her vacation plans are thwarted by chaos. Encountering a celebrity wasn't on her to-do list. Neither is dating him. But the more time they spend together, the more his soul speaks to hers.

Dylan McBride is desperate to find the girl haunting his dreams. When he meets Heaven, her presence calls to his soul, awakening a desire so primal, he struggles to control it. A simple glance, a tender touch, even the sound of her voice electrifies his body. As much as he craves her, there’s more than a physical attraction drawing them together. Dylan can sense Heaven’s emotions.

As the mysterious connection between them deepens, Dylan uncovers a secret that proves his and Heaven’s destinies intertwine. Yet telling her the truth won’t be easy. Outside influences threaten to keep them apart, and a horrific encounter puts Heaven in danger. Dylan must find the courage to tell her the truth or risk losing the woman whose fate is linked to his.

What the Heart Wants is the first installment in the Soulmate Series. If you like captivating romances with suspense, soulmates, and supernatural twists, you’ll love Kelli McCracken’s compelling take on love, fate, and destiny.

Buy this mesmerizing romance today!


***Message From the Author***

This book ends in a cliffhanger, but the good news is that you can begin reading the next book in the series. See below for the series reading order.

Soulmate Series Reading Order:

What the Heart Wants: Soulmate 1

What the Heart Needs: Soulmate 2

What the Heart Takes: Soulmate 3

What the Heart Desires: Soulmate 4

What the Heart Seeks: Soulmate 5



In Deep Shitake: A Humorous Romantic Suspense (Shitake Mystery Series Book 1)

In Deep Shitake: A Humorous Romantic Suspense (Shitake Mystery Series Book 1)

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From the award-winning author, Patricia Mason comes this hot and humorous romantic suspense, IN DEEP SHITAKE.

Praise for IN DEEP SHITAKE:

"A case of mistaken identity turns into a fun, fast paced romp ... Once you pick up this great story, you won't be able to put it down."
- Lois Lavrisa, Amazon Kindle Top 100 Author

"Believable yet quirky and charmingly flawed characters...a very enjoyable read."
-D. Shea, Book Reviewer

Overview

Take one devastatingly handsome movie star.
Add one outrageously sexy female private eye with a penchant for food-word obscenities.
Mix in a dose of mistaken identity and a handful of Russian mobsters...And they're all In Deep Shitake.

More Praise
"A fun fast-paced book that you can't put down."
-Tomreads, Book Reviewer

"The story is captivating, the characters are likeable, the pacing is just right."
-Always Tomorrow, Book Reviewer.

Cross Notting Hill with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and add a splash of spice. If you like your romance hot and your suspense hilariously thrilling, you'll LOVE In Deep Shitake.

More Books by Patricia Mason

* * * A Girl, A Guy and A Ghost by Patricia Mason - - Giselle has three days to find a ghost and save her job. Will sexy private eye, Ry, help her or just provide a distraction that could cost her life. (Humorous Romantic Suspense)

* * * Sacrifice in Stone by Patricia Mason -- Mara's blood brought Garrick to life, freeing him from his statuary prison. But the reprieve may only be temporary and freeing Garrick forever may require Mara to sacrifice herself. (HOT Paranormal Romance)

* * * Undisclosed Desires by Patricia Mason - -When circumstances conspire to force Grace to reveal her undisclosed desires, the result is carnal pleasure beyond her dreams...where wildly exquisite sex turns best friends into lovers. (Steamy Short Story).

If you are looking for Patricia Mason's Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy books look for:
***Fated Hearts (a paranormal romance novella) by P.R. Mason -- Will his love mean her end?

***The Banshee and the Linebacker (a paranormal romance novella) by P.R. Mason -- Two brothers, both on course for tragedy. A girl tormented by visions of their deaths. Changing their fate could mean sacrificing her heart.

* * * Entanglements (an urban fantasy/ paranormal romance) by P.R. Mason Accidentally opening a vortex sucks!