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Thugs Cry

Thugs Cry

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Cam'ron and Raheem hail from the notorious Brick City in Newark New Jersey. The two friends grew up eating noodles off of the same fork, now they are primed to eat off the drug game. From the Bricks to the ATL nigga's must bow down or get laid down.

Cam'ron epitomizes the grimy streets of Newark, he's a supreme hustler with a vicious murder game. Cam'ron loves four things: his money, family, his homie, and his boo. Touch either one and you get served, Cam'ron warns the streets. Of course Newark niggas are the grimiest so they don't take heed to Cam'ron's threat, they touch all of the above.
Tamika who is Cam'ron's boo makes shit hotter when she sets out to show him that he's not the only hustler checkin for her and she does not have to condone his womanizing. When Tamika gets with a hustler who refuses to let her go back to Cam'ron the consequences get catastrophic for somebody.

Meanwhile, Raheem who is the polar opposite from his man, is quietly putting his G down in the Dirty South. When ATL thugs test Raheem's gun they find out that a quiet storm is the deadliest. Raheem is as gentle with his woman as he is proficient with his murder game.
Kayundra, Raheem's shorty has fallen into drug addiction and it has her in a vice grip. Raheem's love for Kayundra never wavers. He helps her beat her addiction and soon she's refocused on her dream of becoming a R&B diva. With Raheem's help Kayundra lands a recording deal and almost overnight she becomes a star. But success comes at a price that threatens to shatter their love.
Raheem and Cam'ron go hard for what they want, and they attain it, leaving a lot of bodies along the way. They make many mothers bury their sons and shed tears, but on the road to hood fame and riches they learn that sometimes the enemy strikes back and its your turn to cry.

When the blood and tears stop falling will what Cam'ron and Raheem gained be worth what they both lose?

Shorty Got A Thug

Shorty Got A Thug

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Hailed as one of the best authors of street lit, Ca$h is back with this gritty, vicious and compelling tale of a young beautiful career woman who is deeply in love with a thug…….and she can’t let go.

Shorty Got a Thug is a stunning portrayal of Niesha’s undying love for Brazen, and Brazen’s unrelenting love for the streets.

It is a novel that lays to bare the shocking truths about the drug game. Shorty Got a Thug unveils the greed, betrayal, violence, and even the heartbreaking love. It is a close to true account of a thug’s obsession with the life, and how his obsession puts everyone that loves him at risk.


As Brazen stacks bodies along his climb to the top, will his quest eventually push Niesha away? Or will Niesha get caught in the crossfire when Brazen’s fiercest adversary strikes back, taking grimey to a whole new level?


What price will Niesha pay for loving a thug?


Cash masterfully spins a story that can only be told by someone who has intimate knowledge of what he writes about. The characters are unforgettable, and the dialogue is jaw dropping.


This book will hold you from the first page to the last, and it will stay with you long after its conclusion.

Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year Book 1)

Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year Book 1)

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In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.

Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.

The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes.

Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race.

It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what.

And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.

Dominant Species Volume One -- Natural Selection

Dominant Species Volume One -- Natural Selection

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Spanning a millennium, the Dominant Species Series is a panoramic story of human and alien species locked in mortal conflict. Against this backdrop of deadly biological rivalry, humankind will fight an inner battle whose outcome is as final—and as brutal—as natural selection itself.

Volume One – Natural Selection

It started as a peaceful visit to his weekend getaway in the Sierra foothills. Hours later teacher Phil Lynch finds himself living a nightmare. Paralyzed and taken prisoner, his body is used as an unwilling host in a bizarre and grisly series of parasitic infections. As the terrible truth about the alien visitation unfolds, a small group of captives must first understand – then fight for escape from the terror that holds them prisoner. Their struggle will stretch razor-thin the human will to survive.
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Loyalty

Loyalty

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“There is only room for one woman in his life, and I’ve already claimed that spot!”

Loyalty is an urban tale of love, lies, and betrayal. Loyal is the fiancé of Iras Taylor, son of Philadelphia’s Kingpin Eric Taylor. Glued at the hip, the two were inseparable. That is until he is reunited with his ex-drug addict mother, Monica, after twenty years. Raised by his father since the age of two, Iras wanted nothing more then to build a relationship with his biological mother. Be careful what you ask for! Through jealousy and deceit, Monica uses the power of manipulation to turn her son against everyone who is closest to him. Her motive: REVENGE!
She will not let anyone step in the way of a future with Iras, especially not his leading lady, Loyal. As Monica's plot fall into place just as she planned, the past that Monica thought she’d escaped meets up with her present, unveiling her shocking secrets! Loyal is determined to expose the true side of Monica at any cost, maybe even love!

Take a journey in the mind of Tammy Capri as this page turner is sure to keep you on edge!

A PATH LESS TRAVELED (A Miller's Creek Novel Book 2)

A PATH LESS TRAVELED (A Miller's Creek Novel Book 2)

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From this bestselling page turner series comes a single parent romance a grieving widow, her traumatized little boy, and the new attorney in town who longs to rescue and protect them.

A recently-widowed woman is tired of being rescued. Though surrounded by friends and family, Trish is determined to blaze a path for herself and her daddy-starved little boy without outside help. Unfortunately, her attempts to run a small town business just doesn't pay the piles of bills. Though the new attorney in town seems interested in both her and little Bo, the timing is all wrong. At heart, she's a small town girl, but will her current life circumstances mean leaving Miller's Creek?

When a world-weary lawyer starts a new practice in Miller's Creek, he's prepared for business challenges, but not for falling in love. Can the new attorney romance Trish and get through the wall of stubborn hurt encasing her heart? And can they see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled?

Written with the feel of Mitford and Mayberry, readers have fallen in love with Miller's Creek. Will you? If you love Christian contemporary romance and inspirational women's fiction, you enjoy this feel-good novel. Grab your copy of this book about hope, faith, and second chances.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING...

"Although it is fiction, I know this one will stay with me for a long time."

"Another entertaining story about family and friends in Miller's Creek. I love the atmosphere of the little town that Bryant conveys so well in her novels. I want to live there!"

"If you enjoy a good story with a wonderful message then stop by Miller's Creek. Don't forget to bring your appetite, cause Mama Beth is the best cook around!"

"This author has won my heart and soul with her writing style."

"Cathy Bryant's delightful writing style will grab your attention and have you hoping the story never ends. You will find yourself laughing one minute and shedding silent tears the next."

"I really enjoyed this well-written Christian romance. Good conflict, good character development. Has humor, warmth, small-town feel."

"This was a fulfilling story that had me binge read!"

OTHER CATEGORIES:
Christian Romance
Inspirational Romance
Christian Fiction
Christian Women's Fiction
Women's Religious Fiction
Inspirational Fiction
Inspirational Women's Fiction
Christian Dramatic Romance
Christian Contemporary Western Romance
Christian Contemporary Western Fiction


Polar Cap Five (Eric Blue Thrillers Book 2)

Polar Cap Five (Eric Blue Thrillers Book 2)

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The new Homeland Security Department has its first Crisis and the White House Liason Officer is suddenly called to the scene

The Riddler's Gift: First Tale of the Lifesong (The Tale of the Lifesong Book 1)

The Riddler's Gift: First Tale of the Lifesong (The Tale of the Lifesong Book 1)

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A shadow steals across Eyri. One by one, the Lightgifters are snuffed out. When darkness strikes her family, Tabitha receives a dangerous legacy. Soon the Riddler walks beside her, but is he on her side?

The more she searches for answers, the further into treachery she is led. The more she tries to flee, the harder she is hunted. And the more she sings the ancient Lifesong, the more the world begins to change.

Can she grasp her gift before the darkness captures the last of the light?

"In a darkening realm, which is better: the power to save your love, or to save your love from power?"

Undrawn

Undrawn

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Kyle Reed stands on the verge of his lifelong dream of artistic immortality when a call from his estranged older brother Stuart puts a halt to everything in his carefully constructed life. Kyle faces the impossible decision to go back "home" and attempt to undo the many painful choices he made that severed his ties with his family and the woman he once loved.

As he steps into the house he grew up in, Kyle revisits the lives he led. He walks through the elegant rooms where he learned to keep quiet to avoid his father's temper, and dealt with the debilitating disease that opened the doorway to his art. In his journey through his past, he assesses the perilous habits that distanced him from his family, the bitter enmities that still ravage his peace, and the surprising loyalty he finds in the people who surround him.

Kyle juggles with the present and the past and he clings to sanity through his art, the passion that has become his true north. Between the sculptures and images that fill his spaces and canvases, lie the crucial aspects of his life that he's been avoiding for years: the icon he destroyed, the crime that still fills him with shame, and the forgiveness he never offered...or received.


The Secret in The Rubble (The Moonshine Series Book 2)

The Secret in The Rubble (The Moonshine Series Book 2)

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The air grew thin as a sinister spirit sucked the oxygen from the room. She gasped for a breath but inhaled scalding wet air. Her head felt light and the room began to spin. Another gust of wind blew, toppling over an abandoned floor lamp with a crash. Spinning around, she screamed, seeing Falcon standing behind her. Frightened, she almost whacked him with the coveted book.
“What are you doing in here? Why did you sneak up on me like that?”
“I‘m not to let you out of my sight, remember. Travis‘s orders.”
She hugged the soft book in an attempt to control her shaking.
His impish grin melted into a reverent spirit as his eyes fell upon the book. His face grew more solemn than she'd ever seen it. His eyes went from the book and back on her.
“You found it?”
She nodded. He smiled but this time there was nothing impish in his grin.
“It’s been here all this time.”
“Twenty four years,” she whispered, and then, as if she’d just discovered buried treasure, “Want to see if the prophesy is hidden inside?”
Readers intoxicated with The Secrets of Moonshine are thirsty for more! In The Secret in the Rubble, Denise Daisy takes you on a cross country trip with Bronwyn and the rogue Falcon. The second installment in The Moonshine Series delivers another page turning combination of romance and suspense, while divulging secrets and introducing some bizarre new characters along the way. Bronwyn's forbidden love for Travis continues as she finds herself face to face with the lovely Kenalycia. While running for her life, Bronwyn is accidentally transported through the portal to Eden. It is there she meets the impious one himself, Abaddon, fighting off his advances as she makes her way back to Travis. Spellbinding, and full of surprising twists and turns, this forbidden love story is well on its way to epic greatness.

A Black Girl's Poetry for the World

A Black Girl's Poetry for the World

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Poetry on Love and Life

The Puglian Cookbook: Bringing the Flavors of Puglia Home

The Puglian Cookbook: Bringing the Flavors of Puglia Home

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The cuisine of Puglia is famous for being among the best in Italy. Puglian food is deeply rooted in the traditions of this southern Italian region, its geography, and its history as the breadbasket of Italy and the largest producer of olive oil.

In this cookbook, beautifully illustrated with recipe and preparation photos as well as images from Puglia itself, first-time author Viktorija Todorovska (a Chicagoan who studied cooking at the famed Florentince culinary school Apicius) has created a memorable introduction to this unsung cuisine. Puglian cooking's two great benefits are of huge interest today: it's very simple, usually requiring little technique and basic prepartion, and it's incredibly healthful, as it's based largely on olive oil and fresh vegetables.

Puglian cooking as Todorovska present it here respects the integrity and quality of the ingredients, which should be as fresh high quality as possible. The recipes in this cookbook are simple, the ingredients easy to find, and the dishes bursting of flavor. These are healthful, easy to prepare dishes that should appeal to everyone.

Gray Area

Gray Area

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Lou Diamond is known for being the best field agent around in the Los Angeles Police Department's elite division, the Office of Special Services. The OSS, quite simply, gets the worst crime jobs on the planet-and Lou Diamond, at one time or another, has seen them all. An ex-tactical assault agent with Special Weapons and Tactics, Diamond has enjoyed a near one hundred percent success rate in solving any crime, anywhere.

But when lawyers suddenly end up mysteriously dying at his brother's prestigious law firm, the evidence to be found is wanting in every way. The suspects in Lou Diamond's book are all dirty in some way, but all clear of the suspicion of murder. As the body count continues to grow at the firm he is investigating, so to does Diamond's belief that the murderer at large is killing with a purpose other than personal revenge.

Things become more complicated still when he meets one of the firm's most powerful partners, the beautiful and alluring, Linda Baylor. Compelled into a bizarre, sexual relationship with Baylor, Diamond begins to have a terrible suspicion that there is a gray area between sex, trust and blood. And that at the end of the day, nothing is as it seems-and no one is who they claim to be.
Lou Diamond comes to understand that the end result of such ambiguity is death.

Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist

Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist

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Would you like to learn to balance the left-brained world of conventional medicine with the right-brained realm of alternative healing?

Let Magic Happen takes the reader on a journey from academic medicine and radiology to holistic medicine and parapsychology guided by unexpected synchronicities and gifted teachers. The adventure starts in the early days of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), filled with safety concerns about claustrophobia and the health hazards of electromagnetic fields. It leads back to the future to discover the connection of these modern dilemmas to the ancient healing arts of hypnosis and acupuncture in integrative medicine. The book features the early development of musculoskeletal MRI and 3D CT, and the founding of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine and the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, as well as alternative cancer diagnosis and treatment, and guidance through dreams and shamanic journeying. Relief of anxiety by shaking medicine and tapping using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is also included. Every step of the way is guided by a variety of mind-body-spirit, self-healing methods concluding with a how-to-do-it summary of the Top Ten techniques in the appendix.

The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 1 (The Grimm Chronicles Box Set)

The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 1 (The Grimm Chronicles Box Set)

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200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us, cursed by a corrupting black magic. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. More dangerous.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, summer vacation was supposed to mean part-time work at the local library. But when she comes across a mysterious creature and a magic pen, she finds herself suddenly thrust into the role of the Hero. It is now her responsibility to wipe out the Corrupted once and for all. She has no choice in the matter. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are.

This book contains the first 3 episodes of the critically acclaimed series:


Episode 1: Prince Charming Must Die!

Alice Goodenough has been chosen to be the new hero, but not before undergoing a test to see if she's worthy. Shaken, confused, Alice discovers that her weapon is a magic fountain pen and her ammunition is her mind: whatever she can draw, she can create. With the help of a rabbit friend, Alice must learn the ways of the hero and discover the truth about her frightening dreams: who is the terrible creature feeding on its victims at night?

Episode 2: Happily Never After

Alice's nightmares have begun to grow more real. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the city of Chicago, and it's up to Alice to figure out a way to stop them. But before she can do that, she'll have to face off with an even more dangerous enemy sent to kill her.

An enemy that has killed heroes before ...

Episode 3: Revenge of the Castle Cats

After being rushed to the hospital, Alice Goodenough finds herself trapped in the worst dream imaginable: a horrible monster is hunting in the darkness, searching for its next victim: Alice. It will stop at nothing to kill her.

And that's not the worst of it. All across the city, people are growing more addicted to Castle Cats, a smartphone game created by Grayle Incorporated. And it's not just a game. The more you play, the more it controls you. Soon, Alice learns that the dwarfs who run Grayle Incorporated are watching her everywhere she goes, using human beings to spy on her.

There must be a confrontation. Sam Grayle and his brothers have to be stopped. And Alice is going to need help.

Additional features for this special edition:
- An introduction
- Two special "Lost Diaries"
- A behind-the-scenes interview
- Links to the original Grimms' Fairy Tales

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change

Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change

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In June, 1978, six months before the cult massacre in Jonestown, Guyana, Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman published SNAPPING, a groundbreaking investigation of the spreading epidemic of sudden, drastic personality changes that was bringing a frightening new era of personal loss and horrific human tragedies. SNAPPING went on to sell 100,000 hardcover and trade paperback copies and become a required text in high school and college classes in psychology, sociology, persuasion, mass communication, criminology, and comparative religion.
Now SNAPPING is back in a new Kindle edition of the expanded and updated 2nd Edition from Stillpoint Press. Today snapping is on the rise among zealous cult members, born-again Christians, anti-government ideologues, participants in popular self-help, professional training and “stress reduction” programs--and, increasingly, among people in everyday life situations. And the epidemic is spreading worldwide in the 21st century. In this Kindle edition, the authors show how powerful, mind-altering spiritual and personal growth practices found in all these domains may impair the brain’s living information-processing powers and lead to profound personal changes, altered awareness, thinking, feeling and free choice, post-traumatic stress disorders, grand delusions, and violent destructive acts. In exclusive interviews and fascinating science, Conway and Siegelman span the history of snapping--from the 1969 Manson Family murders, to the 1978 Peoples Temple massacre, to the disastrous 1993 siege and conflagration at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Findings in their award-winning study of the effects of new spiritual and personal growth practices—the first of its kind—along with a special postscript on the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the Aum Shinrikyo poison gas attack in the Tokyo subway, and the global rise of extremist “terror cells” of many persuasions complete this seminal work that calls for new ways to counter a mushrooming threat to the mental health of America and every civilized society.

"It's Cancer"

"It's Cancer"

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It's Cancer



Thirty-Two Weeks They Could Never Have Imagined -
When your wife is diagnosed with cancer it is agonizing. When both of you are diagnosed within weeks of each other the uncertainty is relentless. Jay Otterbacher's memoir details one unbelievable year he could never have imagined. Anyone with a friend, colleague or loved one facing cancer can better understand what they are going through from this amazing story of thirty-two weeks in 2006.

"It's Cancer" provides an unfiltered view behind the public facade into the home, relationships and treatment of one ordinary couple facing an inconceivable battle against two cancers at the same time. The implausible circumstances created the story. This narrative captures it in an open and friendly manner that allows you to be there with Karen and Jay as they use humor and strength to navigate through the fear, stress and uncertainty that all cancer patients know too well. 

Inspiration and Insight -
Whether it was family, friends, dolphins or doctors something always appeared just the way it had to at just the time they needed it during this incredible year. Jay shares the impact that each of these encounters had on their fight with the disease and their perspectives on life.

If you have been told "It's Cancer", this book can be a source of hope and inspiration while you learn from the choices (both good and bad) that Karen and Jay made in their treatment and in communicating with the people who cared about them. If cancer has touched someone in your life the details captured in this book will give you insight into the week to week grind of the fight to regain control of their lives. 

From the Book:
When he finished walking us through the plan I asked about mastectomy. He said it was not even something he was considering in Karen's case. He explained that mastectomy was invasive surgery with a long recovery time and there was no evidence that it would improve her survival chances. I thought about debating with him since I had about twelve hours of exhaustive internet self-study on breast cancer but since we loved his answer I let him ride on this one.

By the time we had walked back across the causeway through the hospital and to our car, Karen had her jaw set. She was going to beat this and she was going to do it in a big way. She declared that she wanted an elliptical machine so she could work out at home and stay in shape during her recovery. I responded that we would get one. Karen let me know that that was not good enough; she wanted one now. We drove from the hospital to an exercise equipment store.

They had six or eight different models in the store, three of which were on sale. Karen pointed to one of the top models and said "that one". At that point the salesman in the store started his pitch on a lesser model that was on sale. He apparently did not understand that the answer to everything that day was to be yes. I gave him a shut up look, a credit card and asked how much to have it delivered that day. By the end of the day it was installed in our exercise room.

It would be nine months before either of us would use it.

Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life

Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life

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Winner of the 2010 International Book Award (humor category) and a 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist.

"The guidance is skewed and the humor is . . . wait for it . . . divine!" -- Armchair Interviews

Deedee Divine is "delightfully wacky and unexpectedly wise," says Celia Rivenbark, author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning.


Find out why Bubbas build the best burgers, men shouldn't use the B-word ("budget"), and the term "happy camper" is an oxymoron.

From raising daredevil children to her struggles with weight-loss, Estill mines laughter from her many failures. Anyone who's ever been aggravated by postal service, annoyed by excessive psycho-babble, or frustrated by the search for a fool-proof diet will find Estill's takes on such subjects refreshingly honest and entertaining.

Sands of the Solar Empire (The Belmont Saga Book 1)

Sands of the Solar Empire (The Belmont Saga Book 1)

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GET THE BRANDY TO BAZZ . . .

That’s all Paymaster Stenstrom, the Lord of Belmont-South Tyrol, has to do and the old warbird Seeker is his. He has dreamed of captaining a Fleet ship his entire life.

Little does Paymaster Stenstrom realize that he is in the grip of an old Vendetta and the short trip to Bazz might very well be his last.
Faced with a dead ship and a lost crew, Paymaster Stenstrom finds help in the strangest places: the thief Marine and the milquetoast young man from the Admiral’s office, and, though he just became acquainted with these two strangers, he discovers they have been influencing each other’s lives for a very long time.

Something sinister hovers over Paymaster Stenstrom and his two new friends, something they are only now becoming aware of. The SANDS OF THE SOLAR EMPIRE stretch out before them in an endless gulf brimming with the unknown. Can a masked Paymaster, a thief, a coward and a once great warbird face what awaits them?