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Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 1)

Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 1)

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It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn't leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, Deadly Proof, and Pilfered Promises, as well as the novellas, Violet Vanquishes a Villain, Kathleen Catches a Killer, and Dandy Delivers, and the short stories based on the characters from the novels, which can be found collected in Victorian San Francisco Stories.

Pirates of Savannah: The Complete Trilogy - Colonial Historical Fiction Action Adventure (Pirates of Savannah (Adult Version) Book 1)

Pirates of Savannah: The Complete Trilogy - Colonial Historical Fiction Action Adventure (Pirates of Savannah (Adult Version) Book 1)

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Pirates of Savannah : The Trilogy includes "Sold in Savannah", "Battle Rats" and "The Rise of April", The trilogy is a historical fiction novel about the birth of liberty in the south.
It takes place during pre-Revolutionary War age, truly a fascinating time in history that has been greatly ignored by other authors. At its heart, it is a tale of prisoners, refugees and society’s casts offs all joining together to escape from government tyranny and discover a path to liberty. Find out how a group of oppressed colonists gain the courage to start defying authority and begin planning a revolution from British control. It is a gritty, vivid account of what life was like in the 1700's and is loaded with real, obscure historical events that time erased and buried. Follow the group of freedom seekers as their adventure takes them through Savannah, the Florida Keys, St. Augustine, Charles Towne and Cape Fear, as well as many other towns of the Low Country. Most importantly it is a fun read loaded with action.
Please note: There are two versions of this novel, one for adults and one that has been adapted to be the first in a trilogy of novels for young adults. If you spend your booty on this, you're buying the adult version, yarrr.

Crossroads Road: A Novel

Crossroads Road: A Novel

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Jovis McIntire's quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.

But there's a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch's life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.

Not a chance!

And that would only be the beginning of it, he knows. The rest of his wife's family is no prize, either. Nancy the bohemian earth child with organic, free-range armpits, Kevin the pompous scarf-wearing intellectual, Sue the 400-pound attention junkie who throws herself down flights of stairs for sympathy… Jovis sees them all as kooks, in one way or another, and they want him to live amongst them? Not for a million bucks! Or two million, even.

But his defiance begins to fade when Jovis returns to his job, and realizes he's now there by choice.

Crossroads Road is the first novel by Jeff Kay, proprietor of the popular humor site The West Virginia Surf Report! It is a rollicking comedy, perfect for fans of National Lampoon's Vacation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

An early reader called the book "relentlessly hilarious."

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The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships

The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships

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2012 International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in the "Relationships" category
2012 Living Now Awards Silver Medal Winner in the "Relationships/Marriage" category

Create the Love of Your Life--Keep the Life in Your Love

Since it was first published, The Soulmate Experience has helped thousands of people around the world create relationships that are intimately connected on all levels--emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual--and a continual source of love, inspiration, and joy.

This "practical guide" is really two books in one:

Part 1 gives both singles and couples powerful tools for creating extraordinary relationships. Chapters like Loving Your Body, Reducing Your Baggage, and Raising Your Soulmate Potential will help you let go of anything that might be preventing you from experiencing deep connection and intimacy.

Part 2 shares the secrets for keeping the love and passion in your relationship fully alive, every single day. Through chapters like Turning Expectations into Invitations, Transforming the Energy of Jealousy, Exploring the Edges, and Connecting on a Soul Level, you will learn how to approach even the toughest challenges in ways that actually bring you closer together. And Playing Leapfrog will show you how to lovingly guide each other to unlock your full potential in every area of your lives.

Whether you're single and searching for your "soulmate," or want more excitement and connection in the relationship you already have, the groundbreaking ideas in this book--and the inspiring stories of real people putting them into practice--will open you to a whole new world of possibilities. Because The Soulmate Experience is more than just a book. It's a great way of living life.

About the Authors
Mali Apple and Joe Dunn are relationship coaches, lovers, and best friends. They have dedicated their relationship to discovering how to keep the magic in any relationship alive. They take great joy in helping singles and couples create and sustain their own "soulmate experiences."

Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (Paperback)

Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk (Paperback)

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The human race created money and finance: then, our inventions recreated us. In Extreme Money, best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das tells how this happened and what it means. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance.

 

"...virtually in a category of its own — part history, part book of financial quotations, part cautionary tale, part textbook. It contains some of the clearest charts about risk transfer you will find anywhere. ...Others have laid out the dire consequences of financialisation ("the conversion of everything into monetary form", in Das’s phrase), but few have done it with a wider or more entertaining range of references...[Extreme Money] does... reach an important, if worrying, conclusion: financialisation may be too deep-rooted to be torn out. As Das puts it — characteristically borrowing a line from a movie, Inception — "the hardest virus to kill is an idea". 
-Andrew Hill "Eclectic Guide to the Excesses of the Crisis" Financial Times (August 17, 2011)

 

Extreme Money named to the longlist for the 2011 FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.


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Interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk

Read an interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk
Read an interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk.

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The human race created money and finance: then, our inventions recreated us. In Extreme Money, best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das tells how this happened and what it means. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance.

 

"...virtually in a category of its own — part history, part book of financial quotations, part cautionary tale, part textbook. It contains some of the clearest charts about risk transfer you will find anywhere. ...Others have laid out the dire consequences of financialisation ("the conversion of everything into monetary form", in Das’s phrase), but few have done it with a wider or more entertaining range of references...[Extreme Money] does... reach an important, if worrying, conclusion: financialisation may be too deep-rooted to be torn out. As Das puts it — characteristically borrowing a line from a movie, Inception — "the hardest virus to kill is an idea". 
-Andrew Hill "Eclectic Guide to the Excesses of the Crisis" Financial Times (August 17, 2011)

 

Extreme Money named to the longlist for the 2011 FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.



If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders

If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders

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If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides readers with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this book will help you grow as a leader. Doug Moran starts by posing four critical questions for every reader to consider:
1. Who am I?
2. What do I want?
3. How can I get others to make their own choice to follow me?
4. How can I earn and retain the privilege to lead?
If You Will Lead helps each reader discover his or her own answers to these pivotal questions.

Moran has taken Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem "If--" and created a leadership framework out of it that comprises sixteen eternal and essential leadership attributes. He draws on noteworthy historical events to illustrate how great leaders like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and others applied these leadership attributes to achieve extraordinary results.

If You Will Lead uses the power of storytelling to teach its leadership lessons. It combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be. It's a practical guide that offers numerous resources and tools to help readers hone their skills and achieve their full potential.


Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest

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New Contemporary Novel from an Award-Winning Author

Jane Morrow has a dilemma. She's engaged to Seth Ballantine, a member of the National Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and he's returned from Iraq severely wounded. Jane hasn't seen him for nearly a year, and with trepidation, she heads to the VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is being treated.

Seth isn't happy to see her. He'd asked her not to come. He wants to end the relationship. But Jane loves him, and despite his injury, she's determined to convince him that they can have a life together. Her faith has never been strong, yet she hopes God will answer her prayers and tell her what to do.

Beautifully written, Travelers Rest takes readers on a journey through pain and tragedy to a place of hope and redemption.

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How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide

How to Fail:  The Self-Hurt Guide

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Now with over 100,000 copies sold, "How to Fail" is the cult book more and more people are discovering every single day.

Self-help guides SUCK.

"How to Fail" is the world's FIRST Self-Hurt Guide, the polar opposite of a self-help guide.

"How to Fail" follows the misadventures, misgivings, and massive mistakes of Stu Fish as he tries to find success in New York City.

This satirical novel includes such hilarious chapters as:

Chapter One: How to Fail to Write a Cohesive Introduction

Chapter Two: How to Fail to Not Get Mistaken For a Bum
Footchapter Two: How to Go Insane and Garner Voices in Your Head

Chapter Three: How to Fail to Make Your Parents Proud of You
Footchapter Three: How to Fail to Write Commercial Material

Chapter Four: How to Fail to Do Something Productive All Day
Footchapter Four-A: How to Develop an Addiction
Footchapter Four-B: How to Masturbate at Work

Chapter Five: How To Fail to Live in a Healthy Environment
Footchapter Five-A: How to Locate and Find Yourself Paying Rent to a Slumlord
Footchapter Five-B: How to Have Fucked-Up Neighbors

Chapter Six: How to Fail in Love
Footchapter Six-A: How to Get Usurped By Your Girlfriend's Ex
Footchapter Six-B: How to Have a Sordid Past

Chapter Seven: How to Fail All the Way to Rock Bottom

Chapter Eight: How to Live on a Couch
Footchapter Eight: How to Avoid Your Ex in a Small Town

Chapter Nine: How to Fail to Extend Your Family Tree
Footchapter Nine: How to Fail in Bed

Chapter Ten: How to Get Laid on a Couch
Footchapter Ten: How to Acquire the STD That's Right for You

Chapter Eleven: How to Be Haunted by Demons
Footchapter Eleven-A: How to Be Aimless and Uninspired
Footchapter Eleven-B: How to Piss People Off, Alienate Yourself, and End Up Alone

Chapter Twelve: How to Have a Negative Net and Self-Worth
Footchapter Twelve: How to Network

Chapter Thirteen: How to Fail to Be Normal
Footchapter Thirteen-A: How to Be a Hypochondriac Without Health Care
Footchapter Thirteen-B: How to Grow Apart From Your Friends

Chapter Fourteen: How to Fail to Fail

Epilogue: How to Write a Successful Book and Become Rich

There's not an aspect of life that "How to Fail" doesn't tackle and offer a terrific non-solution for! All delivered in perfect single serving-size chapters for a modern A.D.D. culture more used to reading blog entries on their phones while riding the subway than in carefully reading a book.

There's other people out there just like you. Stu Fish is one of them.

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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!

Mrs. Lieutenant: A Women's Friendship Novel

Mrs. Lieutenant: A Women's Friendship Novel

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What W.E.B.Griffin's BROTHERHOOD OF WAR series does for Vietnam-era active duty military personnel, MRS. LIEUTENANT -- a 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist -- does for Vietnam-era military spouses.



"Miller captures the freshness and naiveté of those women, all transplanted to an environment that forced them to deal with new challenges."--Dr. Cathy Goodwin, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer



"I loved MRS. LIEUTENANT. Reading it brought back for me, a military wife, memories of the Vietnam War era, when so many of our young men were in uniform due to the draft, and memories of what it was like being in the sub-culture of the military as a new Army wife."--Mary Raynor

"This book should be required reading for every contemporary military spouse, the families of our servicemen and women, and civilians who want to understand the lifestyle of our men and women in uniform. The military isn't just a job or career, it is a WAY OF LIFE that can't be fully understood by those who haven't lived it. Phyllis Zimbler Miller's MRS. LIEUTENANT makes it clear--this is a life she understands at the deepest level."--Bonnie Bartel Latino, co-author of "Your Gift to Me"

"Phyllis Zimbler Miller's MRS. LIEUTENANT is one of those stellar reads that keep you engaged from the first word to the last, and how long or how short the book is doesn't concern you at all. Keep a box of tissues handy, because you'll need it; I certainly did, and more than once."--George Polley, author of "Grandfather & the Raven"

When newly married Sharon Gold suddenly finds herself in the unfamiliar culture of the U.S. Army during the unpopular Vietnam War, she quickly realizes she must adapt to this alien world. If she does not learn to "fit in," the consequences could have a severe impact on her husband's military career and even his life.

By sharing the unique perspective of these women alongside their men in uniform, MRS. LIEUTENANT provides a compelling look inside the military during a turbulent time in U.S. history (with many parallels to today).

Don't have a Kindle? No problem. You can get a FREE Kindle app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac at http://bit.ly/freeKindleapps and in just minutes you can be reading MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is a former Mrs. Lieutenant who often writes on topics of interest to U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans.