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Post-Human (Book 2) (Post-Human Series)

Post-Human (Book 2) (Post-Human Series)

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The future should have been perfect. Microscopic robots known as nans could repair any damage to your body, keep you young by resetting your cellular clocks, and allow you to download upgrades like intelligence, muscle strength, and eyesight. You were supposed to be able to have anything you wanted with a simple thought, to be able to fly without the aid of a machine, to be able to live forever. But when a small group of five terraformers working on Venus return to Earth, they discover that every other human in the solar system has been gruesomely murdered. Now, James Keats and his four companions must discover what happened to the rest of humanity and fight back if they wish to avoid the same, horrifying fate. Welcome to the post-human era.

Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Series)

Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Series)

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Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part the most important mission in American military history—a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world’s first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig’s story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.

Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Series)

Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Series)

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In this sequel to Post-Human, humanity will be forced to face a future more advanced than it could have imagined if it wants to survive. Nineteen months have passed since the A.I turned against humanity and was subsequently destroyed. In the meantime, James Keats has turned over the AI's powers to a non-intelligent, easily controlled operating system. He and Thel have left the planet and spent six months vacationing on Venus, which has been newly terraformed without the consent or knowledge of the Governing Council. The A.I has been deleted, but the message it sent out into the abyss of space in search of a companion has been answered. An alien force dwarfing the Earth is on its way to find out why the A.I has stopped communicating. Keats and company can only assume its intentions will be hostile when it finds out the truth. Only one thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same again. Welcome to the Trans-Human era. Welcome to the singularity.


SEAL of God

SEAL of God

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Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq.

Part memoir, part evangelism piece, SEAL of God follows Chad’s journey through the grueling Naval Ops training and onto the streets of Iraq, where he witnessed the horrors of war up close. Along the way, Chad shares his own radical conversion story and talks about how he draws on his own experiences as a SEAL to help others better understand the depths of Christ’s sacrifice and love.

THE EDGE OF TRUST: Book ONE (TEAM EDGE 1)

THE EDGE OF TRUST: Book ONE (TEAM EDGE 1)

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Emotional, Adrenaline-Filled Thrill Ride!

The stakes are incredible. Failure is unimaginable. The malice unthinkable.

Living a nightmare…

When EDGE operative Dillon Caldwell follows a direct order to infiltrate and bring down the Sanchez Brothers drug cartel, he figures it will be a long, perilous year that he might not survive. He has no idea that his one year assignment will become three punishing, soul-destroying years, or that the price of his mission will ultimately be paid with the lives of his family.

Dillon thought nothing could match the pain of losing his wife, but when Sara mysteriously turns up twelve months later, beaten yet alive, he realizes he was wrong. Sara has secrets she’s unwilling to share, secrets that may cost them their lives.

Hunted by a relentless killer...

Rafael Sanchez has turned a vendetta into a war with no rules. He has taken retribution to an extreme and wants to shatter more than just Dillon’s life. He wants to destroy every reason Dillon has left for living.

One way in, and and no way out...

Trapped in a hostile jungle, Dillon and Sara have nowhere to turn, nowhere to hide, and they find themselves shifting from the shadows of vengeance into the sunlight of justice. In order to survive, they can trust no one, will betray anyone, and are determined to win at whatever the cost.

Even if it means going over the edge.

**From One Good Book Deserves Another - Emotional, Adrenaline-Filled Thrill Ride**

When EDGE operative Dillon Caldwell was given a mission to infiltrate the Sanchez Drug Cartel and bring down Rafael Sanchez, Dillon figured it would be a long, grueling year he might not survive. He had no idea it would be three horrific, gut-churning years, or that the price paid for his efforts would be a nightmare worse than abject failure.

Dillon, wracked by loss and guilt, is nearly rabid in his hunt for Sanchez, intent on ending his reign of terror. What Dillon finds along the way, though, will change everything he thought he knew to be true. Washed up on a nearby beach, badly beaten and suffering from exposure, is the woman he thought dead for the past twelve months. His wife Sara is alive.

Dillon's stunned relief and joy are short-lived, however, shredded by the razor-sharp fangs of betrayal and kept secrets, scorched by the obvious disdain from a woman who may as well be a stranger. And if that's not enough, not only is Sanchez is still out there, but Dillon can't even trust the people he works for. 

He's got a sadistic, murderous drug lord after him and someone from his own country betraying him. He's got a wife who is alive, but looks at him with loathing. And he's got the knowledge that, despite his best efforts, he has failed every single person he loved. But wait, Dillon's plate isn't yet full. The stakes he's played with for three years are raised higher still when he finds out that Sanchez has something of his, something Dillon didn't even know existed. And it's a game-changer in every way.

~*~

KT Bryan doesn't just kick off her Team EDGE series with this powerhouse of a story, she fills it with rocket fuel and launches it straight into the stratosphere. Powerful writing, a hell of a plot, and two flawed characters thrust into one incredibly perilous situation after another are the backbone of this awesome debut. The devil is in the detail, and Bryan proved herself adept at snagging that devil by the throat, slamming it down on the page, and introducing her characters to hell.

USA TODAY - If you're looking for a dark thrilling read as unpredictable as it is emotionally wrenching, look no further. Get ready for the mother of all plot twist-veering the story toward a road that isn't anywhere on the map.

The Author's Guide to Publishing Success (Previously: The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe)

The Author's Guide to Publishing Success (Previously: The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe)

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“Jeff Bennington has an understanding of the e-book business that truly impresses me. I’ve taken his advice and it has made a huge difference in my career as an author. I highly recommend this book.” ~ Al Boudreau, author of In Memory of Greed

"The Indies Author's Guide has made a huge impact on my sales. I've only just started incorporating what I've learned and in three days have tripled my sales." ~ Robbi Bryant, author of The Beautiful Evil

"If you are preparing to self-publish, and even if you've already done so, you need this book! Finally, a guide that covers it all... every aspect of book creation from humble beginning to publishing success! This guide is my "go to" writer's bible! High praise to Jeff Bennington for creating a writer's gold mine of information and advice." ~ Deborah Hughes, author of Be Still, My Love

ABOUT THE INDIE AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE:
From the Author of Reunion, a #1 Amazon best-selling ghost story.
Reader Voted Breakout Author of 2011 ~ Goodreads

The Indie Author’s Guide to the Universe is meant to help any author, whether they are traditionally published or self-published, to take one step further in their journey. This book is designed to encourage and inspire authors in their craft, and give creative ideas that can improve sales and grow your author platform.

If you bought a book about self-publishing 6 months ago, it is ancient history.

The Guide Includes Helpful Information Like:
~Encouraging Stories
~How to Build a Blog Tour
~Your Role as Marketer
~Marketing Strategies
~Your Role as Publisher
~Author Blogging
~The Ultimate Book Promotion
~Understanding "Floatation Pricing"
~How to Build an Author Platform
~Selling and Price-point Strategies
~Strategies for Navigating Amazon's KDP Select Program
~Understanding the Indie Author Movement
~Helpful links
~Tips From Best-selling Indie Authors Like Scott Nicholson, Bob Mayer, Joanna Penn, Blake Crouch, Robert Bidinotto, Richard Bard, Amber Scott, Melissa Foster, Saffina Desforges and many more!

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR THE INDIE AUTHOR'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE:
"If I only had one resource to effectively promote, market, and sell my novels, it would be the Indie Author's Guide. It is definitely the roadmap to success with each step of the way carefully marked and easy for anyone to follow." ~ Caleb Pirtle III, author and publisher from Venture Galleries


WHO IN THE WORLD IS JEFF BENNINGTON??
Jeff is the Author of Reunion, Twisted Vengeance, and Creepy: A collection of scary stories. He Blogs at The Writing Bomb and is the founder of The Kindle Book Review. Jeff is also an author consultant and has helped other writers hit the Amazon Top 100.

You can follow Jeff on Twitter @TweetTheBook, and Facebook. Check out his Author Services Page at The Writing Bomb and The Kindle Book Review.

In Memory of Greed

In Memory of Greed

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An Amazon #1 customer rated political thriller.
One of The Best Books of 2011 by The Kindle Book Review.

About In Memory of Greed:

A powerful, corrupt group of individuals have set their sights on Murhkin Mocado to help carry out a nefarious scheme. Born of relentless greed and hunger for power, these men are willing to sacrifice countless lives to bring their insidious plans to fruition. However, the purveyors of evil deeds are also being watched by one Joelle Barstow, an operative well versed in the tradecraft of industrial espionage. Initially sent to gather information on the CEO of a specific corporation, Barstow rapidly gets in over her head and uncovers a web of deceit involving big business and government.

Once Barstow crosses paths with Murhkin Mocado her skills are pushed to the limit, as she tries desperately to navigate this dangerous and deadly world. Mocado, expertly manipulated by his devious handlers, initiates a chain of events leading to one of the worst man-made ecological disasters the world has ever known. Will the pair escape with their lives in order to bring those responsible to justice?

More Reviews:

"For a novel with 'greed' in the title, it is exceptionally generous with intelligent action and a plot grounded in relevance. Spanning the globe with believable characters, In Memory Of Greed floors the accelerator and never lets up." - Ryne Douglas Pearson, author of Simple Simon ( basis for 1998 movie, Mercury Rising )

"A well plotted political thriller filled with many spellbinding moments. The characters were well drawn, interesting, and compelling." - Louise G. ( avid reader )

This mystery/thriller takes the reader on a rapid-fire adventure, beginning in the United States, racing through the breathtaking splendor of Ireland, and culminating in Kenya; one of the most exotic countries within the boundaries of Africa's "Dark Continent."

THE BOOKS OF RACHEL

THE BOOKS OF RACHEL

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The Books of Rachel is a fictional microcosm of 500 years of Jewish history. Since the 15th century, in the Cuheno family, the first daughter born to the family is given the name Rachel and a heritage of faith and courage as precious as the family diamond. A saga sweeping from the Spanish Inquisition to the birth of a Jewish homeland.
"Highly recommended."
—Library Journal


French. Practice for Perfection

French. Practice for Perfection

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Practice For Perfection is the key to success when learning French. The language itself is easy to learn and to assimilate since it is an organized language that does not require the memorizing of an endless number of expressions or idioms. French is endowed of a set of rules that are easy to follow and apply. In this book, we have addressed subjects that will assist you in conjugating verbs, using nouns, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs and in constructing sentences. We have also touched on subjects that may be of interest to people who intend to move to or to do business with France. The topics of Business French and Legal French are broached adequately for a new comer to the country. Throughout the book, we have chosen a series of sentences and expressions used in the day-to-day life of a French-speaking person. Whether you wish to apply for a job, to reside or to do business in France, you’ll find your basic answers in this book.

Self Immersion is the learning method we advocate in this book which is a learning system that does not require the assistance of anyone but your good self and your brain.

We encourage you to keep it simple and have fun learning French!

Green Smoothies. 50+ Recipes for Nutrition, Life and Health

Green Smoothies. 50+ Recipes for Nutrition, Life and Health

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In my 20+ years as a personal fitness and diet coach, I've repetitively witnessed the miraculous health effects that Green Smoothies have brought into my clients' lives. Green Smoothies are very effective at preventing, treating and reversing a wide array of health conditions and diseases. This book was written to help people better understand how powerful the body can be at battling free radical damage, symptoms of disease and aging - especially when it's given regular servings of nutrient-optimized food sources, like Green Smoothies.

In Green Smoothies: 50+ Recipes. Nutrition, Life and Health a variety of topics are covered besides the recipes. A history of the human diet is included along with modern health statistics. The profound importance of free radicals and antioxidants is addressed. Vitamins, minerals, water, fiber and phytonutrients (plant based nutrients) are discussed in detail. Other topics include selecting & storage of fruits and vegetables, and tips for preparing and consuming Green Smoothies too. And of course, there are the 51 delicious, super-healthy Green Smoothie recipes to enjoy and experiment with as well. Enjoy!

French. Learn the Easy Way

French. Learn the Easy Way

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Learning to speak French is not a daunting task. It should be a pleasurable effort and one that could bring you enormous rewards. One of the main reasons for which French is an easy language to learn is because it is well organised. This book is dedicated to help you construct the French language from building blocks that I will provide for you. It will also demonstrate how you can “train” your brain to speak French such as a toddler would, and how it is not necessary for you to attend any course to learn to speak the language.

The most fun you will have with learning French is perhaps when you speak to yourself. In fact, I recommend that you do so, on a regular basis. Getting used to the pronunciation of every word is one of the most important things that you can do when learning this language. Besides which, your brain needs to familiarize itself with the sounds of the French language. This “training” is a type of immersion, but one that you can do easily at home in your own time.

Therefore, this book will provide you with the guidelines and assistance that you will need to make your journey into the learning of the language a lot easier and much more effective.

I have perfected and used this self-immersion training system for over 20 years while tutoring English students of various ages in Canada and abroad.

SPANISH. An Easy Way to Learn

SPANISH. An Easy Way to Learn

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Spanish: An Easy Way to Learn
Imagine having a teacher of Spanish 24/7 ready to give you a class and explain the topics in the easiest possible way... That is what you will find among the pages of this book for beginners.
Spanish: An Easy Way to Learn was written to target the needs of adult learners who want to speak Spanish but feel overwhelmed by the challenges this language poses for foreign students. With a simple and interactive approach, this course covers the basic grammar and vocabulary topics for beginners, and introduces the reader to the language in a way that makes them feel comfortable by understanding the process of acquiring new knowledge.
You will find not only essential grammar structures and rules, but also vocabulary lessons, tips for studying and exercises to put your knowledge to the test. Written in an informal style, the book includes real classroom experiences and focuses on giving the reader the tools to communicate in real life situations, as opposed to academic scenarios that we often find in books for learners of a second language.
Spanish: An Easy Way to Learn will take you from level zero to a basic command of Spanish, and will prepare you for furthering your knowledge of the Spanish language in the Future.

Quick Learn. Teach Me Spanish

Quick Learn. Teach Me Spanish

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This Learning Spanish eBook is written for beginners and advanced students of the language, for those who have visited a Spanish speaking country and for those who have yet to travel there. It is for business men and women who will travel to a Spanish speaking country for meetings or conferences and need to know how to communicate well in Spanish. It is also for those individuals with an adventurous spirit who dream of living in a Spanish speaking country but have no idea how to get there and what to do once they arrive.

The eBook is arranged into chapters and lessons. Each chapter gives you information about learning the language, advice about what to do when traveling to a Spanish speaking country or specific lessons and exercises that will help you to practice and learn Spanish for everyday communication. The book contains a pronunciation guide, beginner and advanced grammar lessons, and vocabulary lessons organized in alphabetical order and by subject.

The eBook provides website links to online dictionaries and other resources, and travel tips that will help you advance in the study of the language and the culture. The great thing about this eBook is that you can store it in a portable storage device or download it to your e-reader and easily take it with you when you travel; read it in your spare time; or while you’re waiting in line for your morning cup of coffee at the pastry shop.

Psych Investigation Episodes: Episode I

Psych Investigation Episodes: Episode I

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Jack Harris thought failing math was the worst thing that ever happened to him.

That was before he discovered he had superpowers: before he became the prime suspect in a series of murders.

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet: One Man's Brave Adventure into Dating Again in the 21st Century

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet: One Man's Brave Adventure into Dating Again in the 21st Century

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After his marriage ends, Chad Stone finds himself single again. He begins a middle-aged dating adventure in search of the last great love of his life. Told as a humorous memoir, the book also serves as a self-help guide to dating for men. For women, the book offers a unique, unvarnished look into the mind of a real man—revealing how a single man thinks and why he behaves as he does.

Sprinkled throughout the book are Babe Magnet Rules that provide insightful advice for single men of all ages. Stone quickly discovers that his soul mate isn’t going to knock unannounced at his front door. (Babe Magnet Rule #9: When in doubt, a Babe Magnet gets his butt off the couch and goes out.) He learns how to woo a woman by paying attention to what women appreciate. (Babe Magnet Rule #36: Any time a man cooks a meal for a woman, he gets relationship points.) And he learns how to stand apart from all of the clueless single men. (Babe Magnet Rule #87: Be a gentleman. There are so few gentlemen left in the world these days, and being one is a great way to set yourself apart from the other men that women have been dating.)

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet is a journey of modern self-discovery that is laugh-out-loud funny in some places and poignantly tender in others. Fascinating, fun and heartfelt, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet is a triumph of the human spirit and proof that love is possible at any age—as long as you’re willing to embrace it.

Stone’s tongue-in-cheek “Babe Magnet” persona turns out to be merely the vehicle he uses to find the last great love of his life. This is a powerful, entertaining story with a happy ending that will make you smile and fill you with hope.

Ghost Story (The Ghost Story Trilogy Book 1)

Ghost Story (The Ghost Story Trilogy Book 1)

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At the end of the day, not a lot separates life from death.

My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. I am very intelligent and studious, and I like to keep things clean and organized. I’m shy and the only thing close to a sport that I can do is ballet. The highlights of my world are my academic grades and almost non-existent social life.

I am ordinary.

At the end of the day, not a lot separates life from death.

My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. My parents died in an untimely plane crash and left me to inherit a cold manor in Scotland. I, along with my little brother, Socrates, had to uproot all we’ve ever known and move to this unknown place. We are surrounded by frightening, unexplainable things.

I am no longer ordinary.



**Book I in this explosive three-part series**

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At the end of the day, not a lot separates life from death.

My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. I am very intelligent and studious, and I like to keep things clean and organized. I’m shy and the only thing close to a sport that I can do is ballet. The highlights of my world are my academic grades and almost non-existent social life.

I am ordinary.

At the end of the day, not a lot separates life from death.

My name is Eleanor Alba Benedict. My parents died in an untimely plane crash and left me to inherit a cold manor in Scotland. I, along with my little brother, Socrates, had to uproot all we’ve ever known and move to this unknown place. We are surrounded by frightening, unexplainable things.

I am no longer ordinary.



**Book I in this explosive three-part series**

Tea With Emma (The Teacup Novellas Book 1)

Tea With Emma (The Teacup Novellas Book 1)

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From Diane Moody author of the bestselling Of Windmills and War.

Fresh from a Jane Austen tour in England, Maddie Cooper returns home to Texas, determined to bring a touch of "Austen to Austin." She dreams of opening an authentic English tea room and, like Austen's Emma, put into practice her self-proclaimed gift as a matchmaker. But an airport mishap with a cranky Englishman gets her off on the wrong foot (quite literally), especially when he moves into the university guest house across the street.

Can Maddie find a love for her unapproachable new neighbor, or has she finally met her match?

What readers are saying about Tea with Emma:

"Every once in a while you come across someone who writes so well, you want to put the book, or kindle down, and start clapping. Bravo to Diane Moody...I'm applauding!"

"I absolutely love the premise of the Teacup Novellas series - a collection of teacups, each with its own story."

"Here is a writer with spunk and a lot of gumption. She tells it like it is really happening now and I am there in the scene with her well-developed characters. It's like it's not even fiction.....it's in real time. I love Diane's writing."

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Diane's wonderful way of portraying her characters. They come to life and are so very easy to relate to.

"I don't often reread books, but this one I might. It was just a lot of fun."

Perfect Gluten Free Cakes. 50+ Favorite Recipes

Perfect Gluten Free Cakes. 50+ Favorite Recipes

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When approaching a gluten-free lifestyle, there is so much to learn. The world of alternate flours, wheat avoidance, and careful label reading can feel so overwhelming. In fact, it might take some time before you even attempt to return to your favorite foods and find ways to enjoy them without gluten.

Well, if you have settled into your gluten-free life and you’re ready to take the next step, then this book is for you! Within this book you will find over 50 recipes for delectable cakes. Yes, that’s right, you can enjoy cake without the gluten! From flourless cakes to cakes utilizing all kinds of alternate flour sources, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to celebrate big events or just treat yourself on an average Wednesday with a lovely slice of gluten-free cake.

A Departure from the Script

A Departure from the Script

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A NOVEL OF LOVE, FAMILY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:


Sheila Katz has it all: a successful amateur theater debut, a husband who looks like Robert Redford and performs in bed like a man twenty years his junior, and two wonderful grown children. True, her son became Catholic when he married - not a Jewish mother's dream. But Sheila is sure that any day now her daughter will announce her engagement to a wonderful Jewish boy. When the announcement comes though, there's one small change to Sheila's script. Jenny's intended is a wonderful Jewish girl.

With assistance from a support group, Sheila rises to the occasion and helps Jenny plan a blowout lesbian wedding. Even as she calls caterers, Sheila is keeping the affair secret from her disapproving spouse. But another secret disturbs her far more: She has become infatuated with a striking lesbian artist. Now Sheila is dreaming of an affair of her own, one that could alter her life forever.

A selection of Reading Group Choices: Selections for Lively Book Discussions 2002. Suggested discussion questions for book groups are printed at the end of the book.



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A NOVEL OF LOVE, FAMILY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:


Sheila Katz has it all: a successful amateur theater debut, a husband who looks like Robert Redford and performs in bed like a man twenty years his junior, and two wonderful grown children. True, her son became Catholic when he married - not a Jewish mother's dream. But Sheila is sure that any day now her daughter will announce her engagement to a wonderful Jewish boy. When the announcement comes though, there's one small change to Sheila's script. Jenny's intended is a wonderful Jewish girl.

With assistance from a support group, Sheila rises to the occasion and helps Jenny plan a blowout lesbian wedding. Even as she calls caterers, Sheila is keeping the affair secret from her disapproving spouse. But another secret disturbs her far more: She has become infatuated with a striking lesbian artist. Now Sheila is dreaming of an affair of her own, one that could alter her life forever.

A selection of Reading Group Choices: Selections for Lively Book Discussions 2002. Suggested discussion questions for book groups are printed at the end of the book.




Money for Old Rope: The Origins of Some Things You Thought You Already Knew (The Big Book of Everything - Part 1)

Money for Old Rope: The Origins of Some Things You Thought You Already Knew (The Big Book of Everything - Part 1)

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From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo:

Money for Old Rope is essentially a ‘best of’ collection of best-selling books that reveal the origins and history of just about everything we can think of. In fact, as one wise man suggested, it is the history of everything you didn’t realise you wanted to know about, until you found out about it. A must have for dinner conversations and pub chat the world over, this book of history will help to make you feel clever.

To begin with we reveal the history of some of our favourite phrases and learn why we turn a blind eye, a cat has nine lives, who Jack Robinson was, why we toast each other with good health when we are about to poison ourselves with alcohol and how a square meal appeared on the menu. There are hundreds more tales from history that explain how the English language became so rich and expressive.

Then famous urban legends also get an airing including the creepy hooked hand on the car door story, the legendary phantom hitchhiker and what exactly were the Rolling Stones doing with that Mars Bar and poor old Marianne Faithful. All stories are hilariously explained along with many others. Then the world’s great mysteries are covered in ten minutes flat and the truth about D.B Cooper, the death of Marilyn Monroe and the real Loch Ness Monster, among others, are revealed.

As are the true stories behind Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York and the Three Blind Mice. Many more of our childhood favourite rhymes are also exposed in all of their gory glory.

Then, of course, the fabulous stories of The Red Lion, Marquis of Granby, Garibaldi and the Blind Beggar are revealed and why they are remembered in that typically English fashion of naming a high street pub after them. Loads more of our favourite local boozers also have a tale to tell involving a historic person, or event.

Then we move into the food section and we find out who Margarita was, and why the world’s most famous pizza is named after her, what Benedict had to do with our breakfast eggs and how the Thousand Island’s holiday resort invented the world’s preferred seafood sauce. The great stars from the past have also influenced our favourite foods and we find out what Dame Nellie Melba had to do with peaches (or thin toast for that matter) and how bimbos take their place alongside the great diva between the pages of the dictionary.

Finally we turn to words and discover who Tom the Fool was and how the word tomfoolery became part of our culture. Same too for Blotto Freres and why a drink too many can make you act like his French invention. Who were the original pipsqueeks, those we think are doolally and why there might be something of a kerfuffle about using that particular word. In fact, Money for Old Rope reveals the delightful history of just about everything, from the Anoraks to the Zombies.

Emily's House (The Akasha Chronicles Book 1)

Emily's House (The Akasha Chronicles Book 1)

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When an ancient evil arises, Emily embarks on an epic quest to become the magical warrior she must to finish the business her ancestor started - before it's too late.

What Reviewers Are Saying about Emily's House:



"Excellent! Five stars! A fun, action-packed book with depth!" ~Great Summer Reads for Teens

"Natalie Wright is a very gifted author weaving elements of Celtic religion, Christianity and science to create a tale that will keep you wondering and guessing what will happen next." ~ Maegan Morin, Reviewer for Great Minds Think Aloud Book Reviews
"With lots of myths, magical creatures, clashes and good plot development going on, I read this in one sitting. All in all, this is a wonderful story of a young girl coming to know herself through facing her own fears and doubts, while recognizing and accelerating her new-found strengths. A great YA novel." ~Dianne Greenlay, author of Quintspinner

All in all, this is a wonderful story of a young girl coming to know herself through facing her own fears and doubts, while recognizing and accelerating her new-found strengths. A great YA novel.
"The writing quality is excellent. The teen characters are realistic and would be easy for teens to relate to when they read this book. The suspense is fun, keeps you on edge and satisfied with the twist of the story." ~Jane Jones

"I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading (and this is a rare comment to type!) this. Overall a strong character-led narrative, one that is engaging, original and current." ~ Gary Smails of BubbleCow Editing

About Emily's House



Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams has special powers she doesn’t want, a spiteful aunt she can’t escape, and a primeval legacy she knows nothing about. But when an otherworldly being materializes, Emily discovers the true purpose of her magical blood and of the danger that threatens to annihilate her world.

Dormant for over a thousand years, an ancient evil has arisen. This time, it will destroy anyone – or anything – that stands in its way. Only Emily has the power to banish the corruption once and for all.

With her two best friends by her side, Emily risks everything and embarks on a dangerous journey to Ireland and beyond. As the hour of world annihilation draws near, the fate of her friends, her family, and her world lies in her hands.

Can a teenage girl without hero credentials save the world? And will Emily find the courage to face her true self in Emily’s House?

Join the Journey . . .

Product Description

When an ancient evil arises, Emily embarks on an epic quest to become the magical warrior she must to finish the business her ancestor started - before it's too late.

What Reviewers Are Saying about Emily's House:



"Excellent! Five stars! A fun, action-packed book with depth!" ~Great Summer Reads for Teens

"Natalie Wright is a very gifted author weaving elements of Celtic religion, Christianity and science to create a tale that will keep you wondering and guessing what will happen next." ~ Maegan Morin, Reviewer for Great Minds Think Aloud Book Reviews
"With lots of myths, magical creatures, clashes and good plot development going on, I read this in one sitting. All in all, this is a wonderful story of a young girl coming to know herself through facing her own fears and doubts, while recognizing and accelerating her new-found strengths. A great YA novel." ~Dianne Greenlay, author of Quintspinner

All in all, this is a wonderful story of a young girl coming to know herself through facing her own fears and doubts, while recognizing and accelerating her new-found strengths. A great YA novel.
"The writing quality is excellent. The teen characters are realistic and would be easy for teens to relate to when they read this book. The suspense is fun, keeps you on edge and satisfied with the twist of the story." ~Jane Jones

"I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading (and this is a rare comment to type!) this. Overall a strong character-led narrative, one that is engaging, original and current." ~ Gary Smails of BubbleCow Editing

About Emily's House



Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams has special powers she doesn’t want, a spiteful aunt she can’t escape, and a primeval legacy she knows nothing about. But when an otherworldly being materializes, Emily discovers the true purpose of her magical blood and of the danger that threatens to annihilate her world.

Dormant for over a thousand years, an ancient evil has arisen. This time, it will destroy anyone – or anything – that stands in its way. Only Emily has the power to banish the corruption once and for all.

With her two best friends by her side, Emily risks everything and embarks on a dangerous journey to Ireland and beyond. As the hour of world annihilation draws near, the fate of her friends, her family, and her world lies in her hands.

Can a teenage girl without hero credentials save the world? And will Emily find the courage to face her true self in Emily’s House?

Join the Journey . . .

Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure (Z&Z Book 1)

Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure (Z&Z Book 1)

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Formatted for the Kindle Fire as well as black & white kindles--with over 50 full-color images!

When hungry aliens begin their 'rain' of terror, break out the umbrellas—the aliens can't eat you with an umbrella shoved in their huge mouths.

Looking for yummy human tenders, Admiral Nact-bauk invades the local school. Zack and Zoey lead the counterattack armed with rulers, protractors, and dodge balls.

They might have a chance, if Nact-bauk didn't gulp down the only teacher brave enough to stand up to him. Even worse, he forces Zoey onboard the alien vessel for dinner — along with a bucket of honey-mustard sauce.

Zack will do just about anything to save her. If Principal Blathers won't help, Zack sees no choice but to 'borrow' the principal's car. Chasing the alien saucers, he meets up with a wrinkly WWII hero who thinks he knows the alien's weakness: electric toothbrushes.

Wielding only umbrellas and battery-powered dental weapons, things look grim. Even if the pair manage to rescue Zoey, there's the small matter of escaping a spacecraft flying at over two hundred miles an hour.

Can you say, Jetpacks?

Zack & Zoey's Alien Apocalypse is approximately 17,000 words (similar in length to Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and contains no cursing or strong language.

The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies

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"The Color of Lies" is the Gold Medal Winner for adult fiction from the Florida Publishers Association in 2012 as well as the first place winner in women's fiction (unpublished) from the Florida Writers Association in 2011.

Forty-year-old widow Molly Culpepper believes her hometown is a place of harmony and white picket fences--until a colleague chalks a racial slur on the blackboard during Barack Obama's presidential campaign. In the uproar that follows, a citizens’ group files a lawsuit alleging discrimination against the high school where Molly teaches. To address the lawsuit’s concerns over academic weaknesses, Molly joins forces with a black minister to plan curriculum improvements and a fundraiser for equipment upgrades. The town’s racial divide becomes personal when Molly clashes with a new black student, J.D. Marshall. His rough language and lack of control disrupt Molly’s classroom, but she is determined to find a way to reach him. Gradually, both Molly and J.D. discover their families have a tangled history involving violence, charity, and misunderstanding.
The serious themes of the novel are lightened by Molly's witty voice and the dark humor that stems from the effects of the Great Recession. In addition to problems at work, Molly struggles to raise two boys on her own, to keep her alcoholic father out of trouble, and to find time for romance.

35 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

35 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes

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35 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes



Quick & Easy Healthy Chicken Recipes for Your Crock Pot!

I'll bet you are a busy person just like I am. This is the very reason I love crock pot cooking and it goes without saying that I absolutely love chicken too, don't you? This is why the cookbook came into existence.

For busy people like you and me, slow cooker chicken is the ultimate set and forget recipe maker. This cookbook offers 35 slow cooker recipes for chicken giving you the freedom to choose a variety of meals any day of the month.

And, let's not forget the nutritional value of broiled chicken. You can prepare dishes so delicious that even your kids could be asking for them. Just imagine your teenage son or daughter selecting chicken over hamburgers. Wouldn't that be amazing?

This book is filled with yummy recipes including ...

- Swiss Chicken Casserole
- Cowboy Chicken
- Chicken and Wild Rice
- Ranch Chicken
- And lots more!

So, if you're ready to engage on a journey of outstanding poultry dinners let's take a minute to read these 35 slow cooker recipes for chicken - and enjoy!

To download this cook book, just go to the top of this page and click the orange buy button on the right. You'll be reading within about 7 seconds!

Be sure and get it now at the current low price.

The Dating Intervention

The Dating Intervention

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~~~Heartbreak and humor entwined in a contemporary tale of lost love and second chances~~~

Vanessa had it all: handsome husband, two beautiful children, a lovely home, and a successful career. She was living the dream life she and her friends fantasized about as girls over hot fudge sundaes…but that all ended when her husband mis-dialed his phone.

Leaving the life she knew behind was difficult enough, but when Vanessa’s attempt at love with someone from her past falls apart, her well-meaning friends decide an intervention is in order. They quickly discover, however, that the dating pool has become a puddle with each blind date crazier than the one before.

Weekend Homesteader: May

Weekend Homesteader: May

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Twelve months to self-sufficiency!

This fully updated second edition of the popular Weekend Homesteader series includes exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise.

The May volume includes the following projects:

* Plant your summer garden
* Decipher nutrition
* Choose the right mulch for each plant
* Make homesteading easy with teamwork

The second edition has been revised and expanded to match the paperback, with extra photos and feedback from weekend homesteaders just like you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the more advanced homesteader to explore.

An Almighty Conspiracy: A novel, a thriller, four people doing the unexpected

An Almighty Conspiracy: A novel, a thriller, four people doing the unexpected

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A man sitting beside a detective in a bar in New York is murdered. Another man, whose warning saved the detective’s life, disappears without a trace. A conman and a former Miss USA contestant form a relationship that’s trusting and deceiving at the same time. The detective and an attractive policewoman, who is not influenced by people’s appearances, form a relationship that changes from one extreme to another when past occurrences leak to the surface.
The events move from New York to Paris. Existing players and new players are brought together by fate. There appear to be links between crimes in New York and Paris. A mysterious man enters the scene and past events need to be rewritten. Opposing sides form, but which is the good side and which is the bad one? The conman, the former Miss USA contestant, the detective and the attractive policewoman do the unexpected.

Socialize to Monetize: How to Run Effective Social Media Campaigns Across the Top 25 Social Networking Sites (Give Your Marketing a Digital Edge Series)

Socialize to Monetize: How to Run Effective Social Media Campaigns Across the Top 25 Social Networking Sites (Give Your Marketing a Digital Edge Series)

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The opportunity to reach a wider community and customer base, grow your network & stay abreast of social media trends is key to driving success online
 
This can also however be a confusing world where new networks and fads are literally springing up daily. It can be tempting to join an overwhelming number of social media sites without any real idea of how to make the most of your online presence. While most of these platforms are valuable to your brand, it is essential that you know how and when to use them effectively for maximum return. 
 
Gabriela Taylor, a global online marketing strategist and recognized expert in social networking, explains in Socialize to Monetize the different options, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, and StumbleUpon, and offers strategies and tips on how to engage across multiple platforms and successfully manage your social media activity.
 
"What I really like about this book is that you can review the different social media platforms, decide which one to start with and then follow the very clear and detailed instructions in order to create a business presence using the platform you picked," says reviewer Jennie Zahn. "If you're a business owner, social media can really help you to connect with more people and make more money. This book will show you how to do that."
 
"This gave me a good perspective on social media and allowed me to focus on the platforms that will work for my business," says reviewer Emily Jane Trent. "The tips given were helpful. I'm glad I bought the book."
 
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social media strategy, social media for profit, social media small business, facebook, twitter, viadeo, pinterest, google+, google plus, youtube, instagram, flickr, klout, yahoo answers, yelp, stumbleupon, tumblr, social link building, social media profiles, ning

Unclutter Your Life! How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, Lighten your Load

Unclutter Your Life! How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, Lighten your Load

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Escape the evil grip of clutter!

Unclutter Your Life: How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, and Lighten Your Load reveals exactly how to gain control of your stuff and your life. It’s 40 pages of no-nonsense, simple, straightforward and meaningful information.

Come along on a journey of life assessment, self-discovery and goal setting that brings you closer to living a clutter-free life than ever before. Along the way you’ll learn the health, emotional and time-wasting impacts of clutter in your life and your surroundings. You’ll understand the behavioral and psychological reasons why you clutter. And you’ll know exactly what it takes to break free of clutter’s grip – once and for all!

So scroll up, click "buy" and start to unclutter your life today!

Hero Dad by Bryan Langdo and Melinda Hardin

Kindle Kids Daily Deal: Hero Dad

Some superheroes wear army boots and leave on long trips to make the world a safer place. This endearing picture-book makes a difficult and tender subject more accessible to children with parents serving far from home. (Available on Kindle Fire, Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle for Android).

Today’s Price: $1.99 (80% off)
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