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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.

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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



Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals

Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals

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Consistent daily actions are the key to living your best life...
Get started now with daily actionable steps from this self-help motivational book.
Get the inspiration and guidance needed to take your life to the next level.

Learn How To Live The Life You Always Imagined
This book will show you how.

Learn to reinvent yourself, get motivated and wake up every day happy to be alive.

With 365 actionable suggestions, you'll be inspired to live your dreams and achieve your goals.

This motivational self-help book will help you unlock your full potential

The first self-help book was published in 1859 simply titled "Self Help."

Today two of the top trending genres of books on Amazon are:
  • Self-help books
  • Motivational books
It is all part of the larger growing tend of self-care. People went to take charge of their life, feel better, and have a sense of purpose. Achieve Anything In Just One Year will help you do just that.


The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery

The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery

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"A superb writer"--Los Angeles Times

Disgraced journalist Ty West is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. When he investigates a series of shocking murders among San Diego's elite, he uncovers a common link--torture devices last used during the Spanish Inquisition.

Plunged into a mysterious world of medieval scholars, antiquities collectors and sadomasochists, Ty scrambles to unmask the monstrous zealot--and soon learns that he is fighting for much more than his job.

What readers are saying about The Scavenger's Daughter

"I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly's books, and I think Ty West may be Harry Bosch's biggest competition."--Grace Krispy, MotherLode

"One of those books I didn't want to put down...Thrillers don't get much more intense than this."--BigAl's Books and Pals

"Mike McIntyre has built a stunning plot, with perfect characters, and enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing."--Chris Truscott



Book of Mercy

Book of Mercy

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A town banning books.
One woman stands against the censors—and she can’t read. Can she win?
There’s more worth fighting for than you can ever imagine.

Antigone Brown has trouble reading road signs, keeps a stone in her pocket to help her remember right from left, and despairs of ever being a good mother to her unborn child. She runs a deer farm and vegetarian café in Mercy, North Carolina, where Irene Crump and the Mercy Study Club run the show.

But then Antigone takes in a homeless boy against her husband’s wishes and the Study Club forces her best friend, the school librarian, to remove “undesirable” books from the school’s collection. And soon Antigone finds herself challenging the controlling Irene and fighting for the very things that have made her life a misery—books. The dyslexic Antigone starts her own library and sets in motion a series of events destined to change Mercy forever.

If you like serious subjects (censorship) treated with a sprinkle of humor, you’ll love Book of Mercy.

***Love yoga? Love mysteries? Share the path to danger with Maya Skye in Sherry's cozy Minnesota mystery: Down Dog Diary.
***If you are looking for Sherry's funny, quirky novel about art and losing your creativity, simply search under "Maud's House."

PLAZA: An Archaeological Thriller

PLAZA: An Archaeological Thriller

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"Move over Matthew Reilly and Michael Crichton. Shane M Brown has crafted a roller-coaster ride of non-stop archaeological adventure that will have readers glued to the page. When this book becomes a blockbuster movie, we'll be camping out to buy tickets!"

Strictly Fiction Reviews


"This is the type of book that reviewers crave. Believable characters, solid writing and, most important of all, a gift for story-telling that places this book firmly into our ranks of fiction favorites. "

Kerkus Reviews



PLAZA


THEIR FIRST MISTAKE was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.

They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.

THEIR SECOND MISTAKE was opening it.

Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?

THEIR LAST MISTAKE proved the biggest.

This last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….





Comments from Amazon reviewers-



"Brown masterfully wove everything together into an ending that had me super intrigued and wondering what was going to happen next." - August

"Wow! I just read my 2nd book by Shane Brown and I loved it! Shane Brown is 2 for 2 in the action-thriller department as far as I am concerned. I loved FAST, and I loved Plaza just as much." - CoachD

"Fast-paced and exciting. I really enjoyed the book. It kept me entertained until the end. Hoping for more like this from the author" - Jim Fields

"Excellent thriller. Grips you to the end" - R Ryan

"Fast moving archaeological thriller with many surprises. You will enjoy reading this book. It was worth losing sleep because it was so interesting I did not want to put it down!" - Earl

"I really enjoyed this book! It is action packed from start to finish. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to read about archaeology on a thrill ride!' - Surreallst77

"Very much enjoyed reading this story. Didn't start reading until midafternoon. Could hardly wait this morning to pick up where I left off. So many twist and turns will leave the reader on and on till the last words roll off the pages."- Allie






About the Author:


Hi there!


If you haven't landed on this page by accident, then you're one of those curious people, like me, who likes to know a bit more about the authors we read. My life is much less exciting than my writing (thank goodness, because I put my characters through hell!)

I married my university sweetheart (not sure how she still puts up with me) and I’m the lucky father of three young children (Cassandra, Luca and Nicholas). We live in Brisbane, Australia. I met my wife at James Cook University, where I completed a Bachelor of Biological Science with duel majors in Zoology and Archaeology, a First Class Honors Degree in Underwater Archaeology, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management. My writing draws on these disciplines, but while researching for books I try to never stop learning.

To date, I have completed five novels and an anthology of shorter stories. Right now I’m working hard on my sixth novel, and very much enjoying my role in assisting with the development of a feature film based on one of my short stories.

I love hearing from people. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you like, or what you think I could do better. Like I said, I’m always trying to learn.

Have a great week,

Shane M Brown



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Patriots Awakening

Patriots Awakening

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A complex and compelling story of how one man, corrupted by greed, uses his power to take over the world. But he never counted on the little people--those stalwart men and women with heart and soul who made this country great in the beginning. Is this a scenario that could happen today? You decide.

Satin Pleasures

Satin Pleasures

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Bustiers, Birds, and the Blues…

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except….

Dan’s scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory’s shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid…sexy, smart, and obsessed with work.

Tess is determined to make her life a success and right the wrongs of her past, no matter the cost.

They’re both going to discover that true love breaks all their rules.

** RomCon Reader's Crown finalist ~ Contemporary Category
** Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist ~ Best Short Contemporary Romance

The Belly Fat Diet: Lose Your Belly, Shed Excess Weight, Improve Health

The Belly Fat Diet: Lose Your Belly, Shed Excess Weight, Improve Health

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***LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER $4.99 (normally $9.99) ***

Belly fat: Either you have it, or you are doing everything you can to keep it off.

Despite what the headlines on the newsstands claim, achieving a flat stomach is not a ten-minute transformation; it’s a lifestyle transformation.

In his latest work, bestselling author John Chatham blasts the myths surrounding belly fat. The groundbreaking research in The Belly Fat Diet reveals a science based approach to healthy eating and looking good, and it doesn’t involve starving yourself.

Achieving a flat stomach is not about doing hundreds of crunches or worrying about how much you eat; it’s about what you eat. The Belly Fat Diet teaches you how to eat more and weigh less, so there’s no need to ever go hungry.
It’s common knowledge that obesity is dangerous to your health, but did you know that belly fat is the deadliest fat on your body? Belly fat increases your risks of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

•Discover the scientific secrets to why eating when you are hungry actually leads to shedding weight and stomach fat

•The Belly Fat Diet offers workouts, healthy meal plans and a shopping list to help you minimize your intake of sugar and processed carbohydrates

•Fight disease with a few easy steps that will help reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease

•Learn how to break the cortisol cycle and reverse insulin resistance

•Gain scientific insights into the supplements that work and those that don’t

The Belly Fat Diet is more than a diet; it is an easy-to-follow health solution that gets fast, visible, long-lasting results from the inside out.

30 Perfect Popcorn Recipes : How to Make Sweet & Savory Gourmet Popcorn at Home (The Green Gourmet Book 7)

30 Perfect Popcorn Recipes : How to Make Sweet & Savory Gourmet Popcorn at Home (The Green Gourmet Book 7)

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New from #1 Bestselling author Lori Jane Stewart!

Popcorn has probably been around longer than any other snack food on the planet. It has a rich history, dating back to before civilization and taking part in a multitude of events we celebrate every year. It's the most popular snack food around the world, and the second most popular snack in America (falling just behind potato chips). Popcorn can be found all over the country, at movie theaters, carnivals, and most people's kitchens or pantries.

It is a common misconception that popcorn is an unhealthy snack. The reason some people avoid popcorn is because they don't understand the real culprit! Behind its supposedly unhealthy status, are the seasonings and additives, often added to commercially packaged products to liven up the bland natural flavor and to lengthen it's shelf life. The popcorn itself is a wholegrain, and these can help prevent cancer and lower the risk of heart disease, while also supplying healthy nutrients that support our vision.

There are many different methods to create popcorn, but the basic principle stays the same. All you have to do is make the kernels hot enough to heat the moisture contained naturally inside, and turn that into steam. The steam creates pressure from inside the hard shell casing and before you know it, POP! - the kernel is turned inside out and is ready to be consumed. As long as you can generate heat and have some kernels on hand, you can make popcorn!

Enough of the history, what about the recipes? I've gathered 30 of the finest popcorn recipes from around the world for your snacking pleasure, and have tried to keep them free from artificial sweeteners, preservatives or other nasty additives wherever possible. I've specified 9 cups of popped corn for most recipes, as that gives 3 generous cups per serving - you can have as many or as few servings as you fancy, but keep an eye on the calories! For your convenience, I've also included nutritional data from the USDA for each recipe (that's the U.S. Department of Agriculture and not the United Square Dancers of America!)

My preference for both flavor and health reasons, is freshly air-popped popcorn - so I have used that kind for all of these recipes. Everything in this book can be made with kernels you have freshly popped, or if you are in a hurry (or feeling lazy!), then you can always use the plain store bought pre-popped variety - just make sure you check the packaging for artificial nasties!

Most of the ingredients for these recipes can be found at your local grocery store or deli, but if you get stuck, then the slightly more unusual ones can also be bought online via a link at the end of the book.

Enjoy preparing and sharing!

Lori

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