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The Dirty Parts of the Bible — A Novel

> Comic Fiction > > Historical >Coming of Age

Author: Sam Torode

The Dirty Parts of the Bible -- A Novel

The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous novel set during the Great Depression—a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of Water for Elephants, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Mark Twain, and Johnny Cash….

While the title suggests a raunchy read, this rich and soulful novel is actually a rather well-done coming-of-age story steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that at times recalls The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. The story begins in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his way from Remus, Mich., to his uncle’s farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to find a hidden bag of money, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his car into the church and is removed from the parsonage. The author does an excellent job in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire meals under the stars) seem vibrant and new.

For Time and Eternity (Sister Wife)

> Christian Fiction > Historical

Author: Allison Pittman

For Time and Eternity (Sister Wife)

All Camilla Deardon knows of the Mormons camping nearby is the songs she hears floating on the breeze. Then she meets one of them—a young man named Nathan Fox. Never did she imagine he would be so handsome, so charming, especially after Mama and Papa’s warnings to stay away. Though she knows she should obey her parents, Camilla can’t refuse her heart. But even Nathan’s promises cannot prepare her for what she will face in Utah.

Write A F*$%’ing Book Already! – How To Write A Book To Skyrocket Sales & Boost Your Career

> Writing, Research & Publishing Guides

Author: Jim Kukral

Write A F*$%'ing Book Already! - How To Write A Book To Skyrocket Sales & Boost Your Career

How’d you like to never have to look for business again? How’d you like leads flowing into your inbox and answering machine daily? How’d you like to never pay for advertising again? A good book will do that for you if you can finally just get off your you know what and get it done. This is it. This book will show you how to do it and give you the motivation to get it done.

Writing an amazing book isn’t as hard as it seems. If you know a lot about your topic, you can do it, if you follow these simple steps to just getting it done. Learn how I have been able to publish 8 great books so fast, and how I use those books to drive sales and leads and massive publicity.

What are you waiting for? This fast, easy read will blow your mind and get you motivated.

Lose Fat with FAT Balance: How to Lose Fat, Lose Pounds, and Lose Inches with a Simple 10 Step Fat Loss Plan

> Diets & Weight Loss

Author: Kevin Jones

Lose Fat with FAT Balance: How to Lose Fat, Lose Pounds, and Lose Inches with a Simple 10 Step Fat Loss Plan

Have you tried and failed to reach your weight loss goals despite your best efforts? No matter how many times you have tried and failed…you can lose fat and achieve a lean, sexy body!

95% of all diets and weight loss programs fail because they are simply not designed to be effective long-term solutions. Lose Fat with Fat Balance shatters popular weight loss myths and provides a step-by-step plan that will teach you how to put your fat loss on autopilot for guaranteed results.

Escaping the Arroyo

> True Accounts > True Crime

Author: Joyce Nance

Escaping the Arroyo

On April 5, 1981, two college coeds were kidnapped from a residential street of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The next morning, the girls were found in a desolate mountain arroyo; one raped and murdered, the other savagely stabbed 33 times and left for dead. As fear engulfed the University of New Mexico’s quiet campus, police had few clues to assist them in tracking down the vicious killer. This book is based on the true story of what happened that night in the Sandia Mountains, a shockingly brutal crime that changed the city of Albuquerque forever.

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series)

> Genre Fiction > Family Saga

Author: Monique Domovitch, Stacey Curtis, Darlene Dion

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series)

Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art.

Speed Training for Martial Arts and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Boxing Speed, Kick Speed and Power, Punching Speed and Power, plus Wrestling Speed and Power for Combat and Self-Defense

> Individual Sports > Mixed Martial Arts

Author: J. Barnes

Speed Training for Martial Arts and MMA: How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Boxing Speed, Kick Speed and Power, Punching Speed and Power, plus Wrestling Speed and Power for Combat and Self-Defense

What essential quality do all champion fighters possess? Simple. They possess the attribute responsible for making all combat training applicable–speed. Regardless of your combat style or method…you cannot apply it unless you can react quickly and respond instantly. Razor-sharp speed and reflexes are often the sole difference between winning and losing a physical confrontation.

Based on proven concepts of martial arts masters, such as Bruce Lee, this bestselling guide provides advanced training methods to maximize speed and power for combat and self-defense.

The Dark God’s Bride (Book 1)

> Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic

Author: Dahlia Lu

The Dark God's Bride (Book 1)

Imprisoned by the Archangel Lucifer ages ago, Summit, the Dark God, wanted nothing less than equivalent retribution. After breaking free and successfully retaining some splintered shards of his sanity, Summit set out to confront Lucifer. The Archangel was nowhere to be found. He has, however, left behind his most coveted mortal bride. The Dark God stormed into Hell to capture Lucifer’s one and only weakness, but inadvertently abducted the wrong female – his own.


> Literary Fiction

Author: Patti Frazee


Mariana, the fortune teller, makes herself invisible and drifts through the nighttime circus, listening in on conversations and watching over her beloved Shanghai, a fire-breathing dwarf who closely guards his secrets, even from Mariana’s second sight. Conjoined twins Atasha and Anna cling to each other and weep for their home and for their mother and father who sold them to the circus. Jakub, the circus manager and husband to Mariana, fears his wife’s gifts, grieves his own failures, and drinks to forget it all. The stories and closely guarded histories of the troupe of performers dance around each other until a love affair between Shanghai and Atasha destroys the delicate balance.

Confident Kids: How Parents Can Raise Positive, Confident, Resilient and Focused Kids (The Parenting Trap)

> Parenting & Relationships

Author: Karen Campbell, Katrina Kahler

Confident Kids: How Parents Can Raise Positive, Confident, Resilient and Focused Kids (The Parenting Trap)

Every parent wants the best for their children. We all want them to grow up to be confident and positive adults. Raising a child to be resilient and able to deal with life’s ups and downs is also something that most parents strive for. Confident Kids will give you practical strategies for shaping and improving your child’s outlook and mindset. Parents have a huge influence over the way their children think and deal with life’s situations and events. Happy and successful children usually grow up to be well-adjusted adults who lead fulfilling lives.

The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn’t Telling You

> Personal Health > Christian Living

Author: James L. Marcum, Charles Mills

The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn't Telling You

Would you like to discover the powerful ways God is part of the healing process? Do you think the media, the government, or your doctor is telling you the whole truth when it comes to health care? Are you tired of taking medications that really don’t fix the problem? In The Ultimate Prescription, Dr. James Marcum, a board-certified cardiologist, in-demand speaker, and radio host, discusses these questions and many more from a biblical point of view. He encourages you to find the real answers about your health—and the health of your loved ones.

The Shadow in the Garden (The Spirithaven Adventures)

> Religious Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: Braden McElroy, Barb Lilland

The Shadow in the Garden (The Spirithaven Adventures)

Luna couldn’t stand it anymore, so she escaped Grandfather’s house and sought refuge in the backyard. And that’s where she discovered the mysterious hedge-fence gate…

Step with Luna into Spirithaven, a place between places where vibrant emotions become colorful traveling companions, memories are carefully sculpted–and fears grow into daring realities. There, a dreadful gnome strives to fashion Luna’s unhappiest moods into a prison, but several extraordinary (or at least extraordinarily peculiar) new friends reveal that such places can often be reshaped with perspective.

For 91 Days in Savannah

> Travel > United States > South

Author: Michael Powell, Jürgen Horn

For 91 Days in Savannah

Photos, advice and anecdotes from our three months in Savannah, Georgia. We’re two travelers who spend 91 days in various cities around the world, capturing the history, local flavor and way of life.

For 91 Days in Savannah is not necessarily a city-guide, but an honest and impartial account of our three months in this gorgeous southern jewel.

Greatest Clicks: A Dog Photographer’s Best Shots

> Photography > Animals & Pets

Author: Mark J. Asher

Greatest Clicks: A Dog Photographer's Best Shots

From a Golden Retriever on a swing to a Standard Poodle tending bar, Greatest Clicks is a captivating collection of dog photographs that tickles the funny bone and touches the heart. The images–sweet, silly, and emotive–reveal the innocence and beauty of dogs and why we love them. Snapped by famed pet photographer Mark J. Asher (Old Friends), Greatest Clicks spans a ten-year career, and includes a behind-the-lens story for each dog captured in the book.

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 3)

> Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult

Author: J.L. Murray

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 3)

Niki Slobodian came back, but there were side effects. She is filled with a strange power no one seems to be able to explain. Not even Sam. She is also plagued with strange visions whenever she touches anyone. This does nothing but complicate the fact that she may be the reason for the war raging in the streets of her own city. A war that could mean the end of humanity.

The Grimm Curse (The Girl In The Red Hoodie)

> Genre Fiction > Horror

Author: Stephen Carpenter

The Grimm Curse (The Girl In The Red Hoodie)

Jake discovers that a cheerleader at Woodland High, Lisa Richardson, is being stalked by Rex Russell, a handsome football player from a rival high school. Lisa is intrigued by Rex’s advances, but what Lisa doesn’t know is that Rex is a 600 year-old wolf—the big bad wolf, to be precise. Jake knows she will fall fate to the Wolf’s voracious appetites, as countless young women have throughout the centuries, unless he acts fast.

WITNESS (Seeds of Christianity)

> Genre Fiction > Historical > Christian Fiction

Author: E. G. Lewis

WITNESS (Seeds of Christianity)


The events Rivkah witnessed changed history. As a young shepherd girl, she accompanied her father to a Bethlehem stable where she held the baby Jesus. She watched Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt, met the strange visitors from the East who’d followed a star to Bethlehem, and saw Herod’s soldiers kill the children of her village.

You can experience life in Roman Judea as the Jewish people struggle under the burden of Caesar’s armies and Herod’s cruelty. Watch false Messiahs rise and fall and see the fatal retribution that followed.

The Devil’s Tide (Devil’s Fire, Book 2)

> Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure

Author: Matt Tomerlin

The Devil's Tide (Devil's Fire, Book 2)

Hostage-turned-pirate Katherine Lindsay returns in this action-packed followup to The Devil’s Fire, and the last thing she wants is to go back to her mundane life in London. A young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Blackbeard, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she becomes a pawn in his schemes.

Startup From The Ground Up

> Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Author: Cynthia Kocialski

Startup From The Ground Up

Practical insights for entrepreneurs on how to go from an idea to starting a new business. Cynthia Kocialski gives commonsense and actionable advice to entrepreneurs for building a thriving business from nothing but an idea. In this invaluable guide, you’ll discover:

  • Why it’s not enough just to have a great product
  • How to build a team and keep them, and why a team is more than founders and employees
  • How to take a product concept and turn it into a full-fledged successful business

Mayan Calendar Prophecies| Part 1: Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

> Religious Studies > History > Mexico

Author: Gary C. Daniels

Mayan Calendar Prophecies| Part 1: Predictions for 2012 and Beyond

Mayan Calendar Prophecies asks: did the Maya really predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012? If not, then what did the Maya actually predict for 2012?

There are primarily two types of 2012 books and websites: “true believers” and “debunkers.” This book offers a third approach, neither “true believer” nor “debunker,” instead it approaches this subject the way a modern futurist would by looking at past events and comparing them to present-day realities in order to create the most probable scenarios and forecasts for the future.

Go to college without going broke: 33 ways to save your time, money and sanity

> Advice & How-to > Personal Finance > College Guides

Author: Grigory Lukin

Go to college without going broke: 33 ways to save your time, money and sanity

Today’s college students face many challenges such as overabundant credit card offers, sky-high tuition, obscenely expensive textbooks, etc. Unlike most books in this genre, “Go to college without going broke” was written by an actual college student that used those tips to get through college. Instead of generic, old-fashioned, one-size-fits-all advice, Grigory Lukin offers a unique perspective on saving one’s time, money and sanity while in pursuit of a college degree.

Katherine’s Southern Cooking (Know About Cooking Series)

> Cooking, Food & Wine > U.S. Regional > South

Author: Katherine Baldwin

Katherine's Southern Cooking (Know About Cooking Series)

This book has 40 step by step recipes that cover most of the traditional Southern foods that I learned how to cook from my Mother and Grandmother. However, I have adjusted them to use extra virgin olive oil and spices instead of the traditional method of seasoning them with salt pork and bacon drippings.

You will find appetizers like Cheese Straws and Asparagus Roll Ups and a few more. It covers the breads like Buttermilk Biscuits, Cornbread Dressing, and Hushpuppies. The Main Dishes section gives you recipes for Baked Ham, Chicken Pot Pie, Fried Flounder, Roasted Chicken with instructions for 3 different methods of roasting it. And, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a Southern Style Deep Fried Chicken recipe.

The Darkest Lie

> Genre Fiction > Coming of Age

Author: Angela Day

The Darkest Lie

15 year old Thane feels like he doesn’t belong in his own life. He isn’t good at anything, really, and sometimes all he wants to do is disappear. Then he meets Remi, an energetic girl who decides to be his friend and bring him out of the shadows of his own life. Being her friend means being noticed, and suddenly everyone is paying attention. His chemistry teacher might be trying to kill him and a secret organization is trying to recruit him.

Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb: A Marty Boggs’ Paranormal Mystery

> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Author: M.T. Acquaire

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb: A Marty Boggs' Paranormal Mystery

Have you ever wondered if curses really do exist? Marty’s grandfather always said that superstition was nothing more than nonsense that hindered fools from discovery, but now Marty’s not so sure. Ever since his grandfather, a world-renowned archeologist, discovered a tomb in Egypt his family has been plagued with tragedy.

First Marty’s mother disappears, and then Reginald himself collapses at the museum in the weeks leading up to the mummy’s unveiling. One by one children start to disappear as the town turns against Marty and his family, blaming them for unleashing the curse upon them.

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes

> Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Cakes

Author: Lori Burke

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes is a collection of Lori Burke’s favorite family cake recipes. These are the cakes she bakes for family dinners, holidays and special occasions. There’s a wide variety of cakes: no-bake cakes, refrigerator cakes, cake mix cakes and bake from scratch cakes.

Whether you’re looking for a simple but delicious Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for a summer dinner or a mouthwatering Chocolate Almond Torte for a special anniversary, you’ll find a cake to fit the bill in this collection.

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series)

> How-to & Home Improvements > Remodeling & Renovation

Author: Amanda Smith

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series)

Your home’s decor speaks a thousand words. As guests and visitors walk into your home for the first time, its appearance on the inside will be a reflection or an extension of your personal preferences as well as your personality.

Decorating a bathroom can be a challenge, especially when it comes to a bathroom that will be used by visitors. Decorating can also become a challenge when it comes to the size of the bathroom being decorated. ‘Bathroom Decorating’ is the perfect comprehensive guide that will lead any homeowner to make the right decisions when it comes to creating the perfect bathroom.

Chocolate Chocolate Moons

> Humor & Entertainment

Author: Jackie Kingon

Chocolate Chocolate Moons

“Chocolate Chocolate Moons,” a comic mystery set in the future, tells the story of plus sized Molly Marbles, who wins a scholarship to Armstrong University on the Moon, where her weight drops from 287 Earth pounds to 47.6 without passing up a piece of pie.

But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her and jumps at a job at Congress Drugs, a company that makes low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes. And, when her favorite chocolate treat, Chocolate Moons are poisoned and others fall prey, the plot thickens and hijinks ensue.

From Socks to Insanity

> Health, Mind & Body > Mental Health

Author: Patsy Scott

From Socks to Insanity

The true story of a woman’s journey into deep depression, including the amusing tales of the people who shared her experience. There’s the man who thought he was a tree, the man who thought he was John Lennon, and the others in a psychiatric unit where she was committed. From Socks to Insanity details the stories of people who cut and burned themselves, desperate for attention, and the equally strange psychiatric professionals who dealt with these people every day.

Small Business Owners Guide to Dynamite Marketing

> Business & Investing > Marketing & Sales

Author: Jeff Testerman

Small Business Owners Guide to Dynamite Marketing

Marketing doesn’t have to be a confusing and mysterious challenge. Dynamite Marketing, will help you put together a marketing plan that works. This could be your best year ever!

You’ll learn how to:

  • pinpoint your ideal customer
  • make your advertising twice as effective
  • turn marketing failure into success
  • remove mental blocks that are holding you back from success in your advertising and promotions

Growl (The Lacey Hannigan Series)

> Fantasy > Paranormal > Teens

Author: Elaine Pierson

Growl (The Lacey Hannigan Series)

Seventeen year old Lacey Hannigan knows that she’s different from other people. Her ability to move things with her mind has made her an outcast, even in her own home. She hates the power that she has and wants nothing more than to be normal like everyone else. But when she is forced to run away from home or be sent to a hospital to be studied like some kind of science project, she has no choice but to rely on her telekinesis in order to survive on her own. She soon finds herself in more danger than she ever thought possible when she discovers that there are even stranger people than her in the world.


> Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult

Author: G. Brailey


Zack Fortune has never had to try too hard — a handsome and charismatic, a successful lawyer, life has treated him well. When his good friend, Clarissa, training to be a past life regression therapist asks him to undergo hypnosis to regress to a past life, he reluctantly agrees.But the visions Zack encounters from his past life are horrific, (a demon dying in a sea of blood and clutching him at the throat,) so ignoring Clarissa’s advice, he breaks out of the hypnosis and cuts the session short. Zack embarks on a desperate journey of discovery, but the more he manages to find out, the more he starts to question his own sanity when his life is thrown into relentless trauma and anarchy.

Amulet (DragonBlade)

> Fantasy > Epic
Author: Nancy Lee Parish

Amulet (DragonBlade)

When Tristan finds an amulet, he has no idea how much his life is about to change. When his amulet awakens the evil of another amulet, long thought lost, it is all of Ranaria that hangs on the brink. The black crystal has stirred.

Even with dragons on his side, is there enough time for Tristan and his companions to stop that which has been unleashed?


> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Jeanette Windle


This action-packed international thriller brings readers to Guatemala, where anthropologist Vicki Andrews discovers that her sister has been murdered. Guatemalan authorities dismiss her death as another of the country’s frequent muggings or a kidnap-for-ransom, but Vicki refuses to accept their verdict. Vicki launches her own investigation and uncovers corruption buried so deep that crossing international lines may cost Vicki her life.

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