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Reunion: A Supernatural Thriller

Reunion: A Supernatural Thriller

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

FINALIST Thriller 2013  eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair.


TEEN PLOTS MASS MURDER.

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


20 YEARS AFTER SHOOTING - SURVIVORS RETURN - SCHOOL HAUNTED.

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

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

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

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


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Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy

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In this essential and illuminating book, top business strategist Dev Patnaik tells the story of how organizations of all kinds prosper when they tap into a power each of us already has: empathy, the ability to reach outside of ourselves and connect with other people. When people inside a company develop a shared sense of what’s going on in the world, they see new opportunities faster than their competitors. They have the courage to take a risk on something new. And they have the gut-level certitude to stick with an idea that doesn’t take off right away. People are "Wired to Care," and many of the world’s best organizations are, too.

 

In pursuit of this idea, Patnaik takes readers inside big companies like IBM, Target, and Intel to see widespread empathy in action. But he also goes to farmers' markets and a conference on world religions. He dives deep into the catacombs of the human brain to find the biological sources of empathy. And he spends time on both sides of the political aisle, with James Carville, the Ragin’ Cajun, and John McCain, a national hero, to show how empathy can give you the acuity to cut through a morass of contradictory information.

 

Wired to Care is a compelling tale of the power that people have to see the world through each other’s eyes, told with passion for the possibilities that lie ahead if leaders learn to stop worrying about their own problems and start caring about the world around them. As Patnaik notes, in addition to its considerable economic benefits, increasing empathy for the people you serve can have a personal impact, as well: It just might help you to have a better day at work.



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MESSAGES (The David Chance Series Book 1)

MESSAGES (The David Chance Series Book 1)

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The David Chance Series: Messages, Voices, Lies

David Chance can see messages in the sea of words around him, messages that warn him of future events.

Words are everywhere-- on labels, magazines, sign posts, t-shirts-- everywhere. And as much as David Chance would like to hide from them, he can't. Words keep leaping off objects around him, forming messages in his mind. But how is this possible? Has his brain suddenly taken an evolutionary leap forward, or are the mysterious messages proof of divine intervention?

Driven to answer a question he'd long ago abandoned, and stalked by the killer he's trying to stop, David risks everything to follow the messages to a dirty bomb set to go off in the heart of Boston. But can he trust the author of the messages to protect him from a terrorist who seems to know his every move.


Seeing Julia: A love story

Seeing Julia: A love story

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A tragic past.

A weak moment.

One kiss.

Julia is well acquainted with grief. When she foolishly imbibes in a deadly combination of pain killers and martinis at her dead husband's funeral, she confides to Jake, a complete stranger, she's not sure she can start over again.

Their chance meeting leads to an inexplicable connection between them and becomes more significant when Jake ends up saving her life.

Julia explains away the strange attraction to Jake, telling her well-meaning friends that it was just one kiss in a weak moment for both of them.

It doesn't change anything.

Or, does it change everything?

And, therein lies the problem.




What Readers Say About Seeing Julia

"I found this book to be immediately captivating...The initial chapters reminded me of Maggie O'Farrell's "After You'd Gone," that's how impressed I was." Becky Gulc - Chick Lit Central

"If you are looking for a light read where everything is black and white then you will be very much disappointed. But if you are a reader that hungers for more so much more than Seeing Julia is a must read!" Amanda - Goodreads

"For some reason, I expected 'Seeing Julia' to be a fluffy, unreal romance novel...but I couldn't have been more wrong, 'Seeing Julia' is so much more. It is deep and real and full of emotion and pain and friendship and love..." Dana Burness - Let's Book It

"... The in-depth descriptions of her heart-wrenching sense of loss, is balanced by the beautiful caring nature, and actions, of friends...masterfully written in a first person present tense..."Seeing Julia" rightly deserves its 5 stars!" Ellen Fritz - Books4Tomorrow

If you are looking for an emotional roller coaster read full of angst and heartbreak as part of an unforgettable, epic love story, you need to ONE-CLICK this book.

Keep up-to-date with Owen's newest novel releases and writerly updates, sign up for her newsletter at her website: www.katherineowen.net or visit www.katherineowenauthor.com

Katherine Owen won First Place in Romance and the Zola Award for Seeing Julia with the Pacific Northwest Writers Association in July of 2010.

Wrecker

Wrecker

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Jane thought a loveless marriage was as bad as it could get.

Steve thought life was perfect with a hired man to do his chores.

They were both wrong.

Jane Havelock is coping a day at a time in a bad marriage when her husband Steve hires handyman Rob Manteo for a never-ending series of odd jobs around the house. At first Jane is repulsed by Manteo, a huge, muscular man with primitive communication skills. But revulsion reluctantly gives way to curiosity and even fascination as loneliness drives her into a precarious friendship with Manteo. He’s morose and mysterious, but there’s definitely more to him than meets the eye.

As her marriage and her husband’s career crumble around her, Jane digs into Manteo’s past and uncovers a horrible secret. She knows now that it was more than chance that brought Manteo into their world, but it may be too late.

The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India

The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India

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Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer—a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road, and never looked back.

A SPIRITUAL TRAVELER'S SASSY TALE

Packed with plenty of spicy curry, cows, and comedy, Bindi Girl takes us on one heck of a wild ride across India. From Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama to ashrams, yoga schools, and meditation melodramas, Bindi educates and entertains as she goes. We discover the Hindu deities, the tourist trap mafia, and the beach havens of the hippie trail. From “Guru Disney” to the holy hell of Varanasi, Bindi’s got us clamoring for more masala chai all the way.

When Bindi meets an attractive young stranger who is more than her mental and physical match, her fiery spirit is put to the test. He whisks her off to the furthest reaches of India—the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. There, in an isolated jungle, they attempt to live out a Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Will it be the Garden of Eden or end up a natural disaster? Among the wild beauty and danger of the islands and the kooky madness of “typical India,” Reese takes us deep into the heart of a country and her very self.

Bindi Girl is a gift to the traveler, the spiritual seeker, and the armchair tourist—anyone yearning for honest inspiration and a real kick to get out and truly live!


PRAISE FOR THE ADVENTURES OF BINDI GIRL

“Lovely, lyrical, gentle, and informative. It made my world bigger.”
~ James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide and editor of Essential Sufism

“Erin Reese ‘gets’ the spirit of India. In reading her adventures, I could almost hear the crowds and smell the curry. But more than that, I felt blessed by the soulfulness of half-a-dozen millennia. Erin was born to be in India — and to write this book.”
~ Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and Shelter for the Spirit

“‘Milk-coming-out-of-your-nose’ hilarious at times, and heartrending naked revelation at others, Reese takes us along on her unsentimental spiritual journey through India as she fearlessly follows her heart through worlds few travelers experience. Bindi Girl is a must-read for anyone who yearns to travel within and without, and who is not afraid to be transformed in the process.”
~ Pamela Lund, author of Massively Networked

“Erin goes places, physically and metaphorically, few travelers dare to go. Her stories amuse, outrage, inspire and provoke. This isn’t the tale of someone who received a book advance jetting off business class for a few weeks in an ashram. This is third class train, steerage class ship, with a dash of indulgence thrown in. Erin is a gifted, special writer, and she’s the real deal as a traveler.”
~ Lynn Braz, editor and travel writer featured in The Dallas Morning News

“It’s like Eat, Pray, Love — with teeth.”
~ Jessica Shepherd, author of A Love Alchemist’s Notebook

“Reese reports on an India few outsiders get to witness — not the Goa parties or tourist sites or political turmoil, no. Instead she dives into the throbbing spiritual centre of India and tries to place her California soul amongst the gurus, mystics and visionaries that remain a constant of Indian religion. Yet Reese is no New Age tourist full of cosmic waffle. Her writing is both beautifully descriptive and very funny. She captures the sweaty heat of India, its madness and charm. Her own spiritual quest mixes with her lusts and frustrations to create a new kind of travel writing. If I ever return to India it will be with Bindi Girl as my guide.”
~ Garth Cartwright, author of Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians and More Miles than Money: Journeys through American Music

“Reese’s nitty-gritty India travelogue shows an intense, all-or-nothing commitment to a lifelong spiritual path. This memoir shows vulnerability, respect, and gumption. A must-read for any would-be traveler. ‘Jai Ma!’”
~ Alicia Dattner, comedian, Eat, Pray, Laugh!

The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION (abridged version) (100% of proceeds to Advocacy For All 1)

The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION (abridged version) (100% of proceeds to Advocacy For All 1)

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The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION - is an abridged version of the complete book, also available on Amazon.com.

Volunteers are distributing donated copies of a paperback version of this edition to libraries around the country to make sure that people unable to afford a copy will gain access to the book.


A deceptively thin, constructive caregiving resource ...  A brief, compassionate guide to raising a disabled child."
 
   Kirkus Reviews



The Special Needs Parent Handbook
provides practical advice for any
parent of a child with special needs, for caregivers of children with mild learning
disorders to those with severe cases of autism, cerebral palsy or other
disabilities.


Learn more about:

  • Hiring babysitters and free respite help
  • Finding the best and kindest doctors
  • Keeping the family together
  • Taking care of your health
  • Strategies for inclusion and recreation
  • Being a strong advocate for your child
  • Planning for the future


Product Description

The Special Needs Parent Handbook - SPECIAL EDITION - is an abridged version of the complete book, also available on Amazon.com.

Volunteers are distributing donated copies of a paperback version of this edition to libraries around the country to make sure that people unable to afford a copy will gain access to the book.


A deceptively thin, constructive caregiving resource ...  A brief, compassionate guide to raising a disabled child."
 
   Kirkus Reviews



The Special Needs Parent Handbook
provides practical advice for any
parent of a child with special needs, for caregivers of children with mild learning
disorders to those with severe cases of autism, cerebral palsy or other
disabilities.


Learn more about:

  • Hiring babysitters and free respite help
  • Finding the best and kindest doctors
  • Keeping the family together
  • Taking care of your health
  • Strategies for inclusion and recreation
  • Being a strong advocate for your child
  • Planning for the future



Pandora's Succession (An International Spy Thriller) (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 1)

Pandora's Succession (An International Spy Thriller) (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 1)

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For fans of Barry Eisler, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler.

The deadliest weapon against mankind has been unleashed!

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancée's killers--a weapons consortium called The Arms Of Ares. When Fox follows a lead to one of their top-secret bioweapons facilities in Chechnya, he barely escapes alive. However, he's learned that Ares has weaponized a hyper-deadly microbe called Pandora. The trail leads Fox to Tokyo, where he teams up with an old flame and fellow operative, Nita Parris. Aside from Ares, they must contend with rogue agents who'll stop at nothing to get Pandora. This throws Fox and Parris into a deadly game of spy vs spy, as they must rely on each other to locate Pandora. For if it's unleashed, it could mean the end of humanity.

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A Higher Court

A Higher Court

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NO. 1 BEST SELLER IN LITERARY FICTION.

NO. 1 BEST SELLER IN RELIGIOUS FICTION.

NO. 1 BEST SELLER IN SPIRITUALITY.

"BEST BOOK OF 2010" - Readers Choice Book Reviews.

"GOLD AWARD FOR RELIGIOUS FICTION" - 2010 eLit Awards.

SILVER MEDALIST - 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards.

CAUTION: If reading opinions about the issue of God's existence that disagree with your own makes you angry, don't get this book. It is full of controversial material to ponder.
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My name is William Kensey. I have a wife and two great kids. Until very recently, I was a well-respected and financially successful trial attorney.

I was also a man who was comfortable with his religion. I preferred it served at arm's length from the pulpit on Sunday morning. And would rather not discuss it the rest of the week.

The circumstances that led me to write A HIGHER COURT changed all that. The entire experience was both bizarre and unavoidable. You see, I was summoned to serve as a juror in an improbable trial -- a trial to determine whether God exists.

I know.

You think that sounds ludicrous. I did, too . . . until the trial began.

Witnesses buried me under mountains of scientific evidence. My own eyes forced me to confront the reality of extreme human suffering. God seemed less and less relevant -- even absent -- as the trial progressed.

At the close of the trial, I had to render my verdict -- "God" or "No God." Affirm a new and deeper faith in a Creator, or confess the triumph of science.

A HIGHER COURT is the story of how I discovered my ultimate truth. If your mind is open, you can join me in this journey of self-discovery. Come along. You won't be sorry.

The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

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This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!



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Falling (Bits and Pieces Book 1)

Falling (Bits and Pieces Book 1)

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How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you?

Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.

FALLING (first in the Bits and Pieces Series) is a coming of age friendship story about Liz that chronicles parts of her life during the fall of her junior year. She’s had a rough year and managed to get through it without anyone’s support, including her parents’. Her life changes when her physics teacher assigns new seats in class and Patrick, her new lab partner, befriends her. Unlike her past partners, Patrick challenges her to see the true meaning of teamwork and friendship. With him as her new best friend, she learns what friendship is really about and starts to find herself in the process.

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How I Roll: Life, Love, and Work After a Spinal Cord Injury

How I Roll: Life, Love, and Work After a Spinal Cord Injury

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An unflinching look at what it's like to be a quadriplegic. This is the inspiring story of a Virginia country boy—J. Bryant Neville, Jr.—who became a quadriplegic thirty years ago after a car wreck, and how he refused to accept the medical sentence of a life unrealized. Hard work, devoted family, a caring community, and a determination to live as fiercely as his body would allow helped Bryant Neville earn two college degrees, become a respected banking executive, a loving husband and provider, an adoptive parent, and a biological father.
Some 250,000 Americans live with spinal cord injury and impairment. On average, thirty more sustain a spinal cord injury every day. Bryant Neville’s story is a beacon of hope for anyone facing a physical setback who needs proof that life can go on and dreams can be realized, and a guide for those who love and care for them.

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