Unspoken Bond

 Pets & Animal Care > Dogs
Author: Blake O’Connor

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Unspoken Bond

An Amazon reviewer says: “I truly enjoyed this beautifully told and emotional story. Blake stole my heart with her story from the opening paragraph right through to the close.”

A judge of a major metropolitan writing contest says: “Smooth, fluid prose, with a strong emotional hook.”

Based on a true event, Unspoken Bond is an award-winning, heart-warming story about how one unselfish act can have far reaching and lifelong consequences. It’s a celebration of the unspoken bond between a man and his dog, and the timeless bond between two people, held together by a whisper of a touch.

University senior David Hess doesn’t know what’s wrong with him.

Vampires 1 (Tales of the Undead)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: J.R. Rain

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Vampires 1 (Tales of the Undead)

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

Pelican Bay (The Captain Shelby Trilogy Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Jesse Giles Christiansen

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Pelican Bay (The Captain Shelby Trilogy Book 1)

Some things are better left alone…

After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn’t listen.

Ethan’s best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.

Shopping Addiction: A Cure for Compulsive Shopping and Spending to Free Yourself

 Health, Fitness & Dieting > Mental Health
Author: Jeffrey Powell

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Shopping Addiction 2nd Edition:  A Cure for Compulsive Shopping and Spending to Free Yourself from Addiction! (Shopping Addiction, Addiction, Compulsive ... Therapy, Self-Help, Impulsive Buying)

Shopping is a raging phenomenon among developed countries and has been studied over and over. Sociologists say it’s a ‘female drive’, in an attempt to explain the differences in shopping behavior between men and women.

It’s hard to not love shopping. The glitz, glamour, scents of a newly minted shopping mall, the vibrant colors, the excitement, the friends you meet along the way, the giddy feeling of being able to all the fabulous things that money can buy – all of these are hard to resist!,

But when does shopping stop being a charm and starts haunting you like a curse?

Where do you draw the line between recreation and obsession?

Do you think you’re a shopaholic? Let’s go find out.

Just Another Day (ATLAS)

 Technothrillers
Author: Isaac Hooke

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Just Another Day (ATLAS)

Name’s Facehopper. Well, that’s my callsign really, but it might as well be my name. I’ve embraced it.

Killed with it.

I’m the Leading Petty Officer, or LPO, of Alfa Platoon, MOTH Team Seven. One of the most elite special forces units in the galaxy. MOTH stands for MObile Tactical Human. We’re tacticians, corpsmen, snipers, astronauts and commandos rolled into one. Our specialty is what is known in military circles as DA, or direct action: we perform short-duration operations of surgical precision conducted in hostile, denied, or diplomatically sensitive environments. You want someone seized, recovered, or terminated quietly, and without stirring up a political shitstorm, you call us up.

Let me tell you about this one time when…

Hold: Hold & Hide Book 1

 Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Marilyn Grey

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Hold: Hold & Hide Book 1

This isn’t your typical dystopian, because Claire Connelly is not your typical girl. She’s smart, compassionate, and … weak. But that very weakness, she’s told, is her biggest strength.

Along with hundreds of other twins, Claire and Audrey are sent away to an experiment where strange things happen. The television talks to them and she has a name. The little box in the corner glows when it’s time for a daily blood draw. And memories blur and disappear, distorting reality more and more each day.

As Claire struggles to discover the purpose of the experiments, she loses pieces of herself and just as she feels an urge to fight back … she’s left with a choice that will define her future in ways she doesn’t want to be defined. In ways that will ruin her and everything she is.

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The Lonely Christmas Tree

 Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations
Author: Shannon Glenn

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The Lonely Christmas Tree

A short bedtime story full of Christmas magic. A lonely tree stands in an empty field on Christmas Eve. Will the Christmas star grant his only wish? Written for children, but enjoyed by all.
New for 2012: A fully illustrated version is now available.  Just search “The Lonely Christmas Tree (Illustrated)”.

A short bedtime story full of Christmas magic. A lonely tree stands in an empty field on Christmas Eve. Will the Christmas star grant his only wish? Written for children, but enjoyed by all.

Between the Bridge and the River

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Craig Ferguson

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Between the Bridge and the River

Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offend regardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or profession. Between the Bridge and the Riveris the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’sThe Late Late Show. Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow interconnected and, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic odyssey that actually delivers and rewards.

The Water Is Wide

 Fiction > Biographical
Author: Pat Conroy, William Keyserling, Paul Keyserling

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The Water Is Wide

The moving story of a young teacher’s experience on an island forgotten by the world. Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the coast of South Carolina, they can’t name the president or the ocean that surrounds them. Many can’t sign their names. Most can’t read or write—they’re unable to reach their potential to grow and learn because they have been failed by their school district and handicapped by their poverty and isolation. But with the arrival of an eager young teacher, their prospects begin to brighten.
Based on Pat Conroy’s experiences teaching elementary school for a year on South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island, The Water Is Wide is a revealing portrait of the inequalities of the American education system and a powerful story of the group of children that changed one man’s life forever.

Wallenberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved the Jews of Budapest

 Biographies & Memoirs > Historical
Author: Kati Marton

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Wallenberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Saved the Jews of Budapest

A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Eu-rope. He left a life of privilege and, against staggering odds, brought hope to those who had been abandoned by the rest of the world. Here is the gripping, passionately written biography of the courageous man who displayed extraordinary humanity during one of history’s darkest periods.

Promise Me Light

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Paige Weaver

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Promise Me Light

At one time my life was simple. Easy. But that was before the war. Now I was no longer an average college student. I was a survivor. A woman living in a ravaged world. My future was not bright and my life was far from perfect. The war had taken so much from me… but it wasn’t finished yet. It wanted more.

It wanted my heart. My soul. The one person I couldn’t live without.

It wanted Ryder Delaney. My best friend. The bad boy. The one person who could fight like no other and love me like no one else. He was the father of my baby. I watched him walk away one hot summer day and I prayed he would return. I needed him like I needed air to breathe and water to drink. Without him I was lost. A light without her darkness.

Until he returns, I’ll wait for him. And I believe he will return because love is powerful…

Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal

 Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: Ann Rule

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Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal

For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than two months later, their dream exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father.

Pat’s only brother had died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic, and no one — from her wealthy employers to her own children — was safe when Pat Allanson didn’t get her way. It took Georgia lawmen more than two decades to stop her for good — if indeed they have.

Larkspur Cove (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #1)

 Contemporary Fiction > Christian
Author: Lisa Wingate

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Larkspur Cove (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #1)

Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson’s mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she’s struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith.

For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn’t an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can’t forgive himself.

But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope–and may bring them closer than either ever planned.

Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.

 Self-Help > Happiness
Author: Joshua Becker

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Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.

Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes.

They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live?

Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents.

Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives. And it just may inspire you to live the life you’ve been searching for all along.

Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

 History > World > Transportation > Ships
Author: Owen Chase, Gilbert King

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Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition: The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

Read Owen Chase’s memoir which inspired Moby-Dick and In the Heart of the Sea, the major motion picture from Ron Howard, which will be released December 2015.

Owen Chase was the first mate on the ill-fated American whaling ship Essex, which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820. The crew spent months at sea in leaking boats and endured the blazing sun, attacks by killer whales, and lack of food. The men were forced to resort to cannibalism before the final eight survivors were rescued. Herman Melville based his 1851 novel, Moby-Dick, on the sinking.

Chase recorded the tale of the ship’s sinking and the following events with harrowing clarity in the Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex.

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Speed Secrets 6: The Perfect Driver: No. 6

 Sports & Outdoors > Miscellaneous > Motor Sports
Author: Ross Bentley

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Speed Secrets 6: The Perfect Driver: No. 6

With racing, as with almost any pursuit, being the best entails having a clear idea of what the best is–having a mental model that instructs and motivates and inspires. That’s where Speed Secrets 6 comes in. Drawing on his extensive experience as a competitive driver and coach, author Ross Bentley helps the aspiring professional and the ambitious amateur develop the mental model that is essential for successful racing. His book reviews the techniques needed to drive fast, win races, and build a career as a professional race driver–and then, more importantly, schools readers in the process of turning this clear mental picture into racing perfection.

Last Man Out: Surviving the Burma-Thailand Death Railway: A Memoir

 Biographies & Memoirs > Military & Wars
Author: H. Robert Charles, James D. Hornfischer

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Last Man Out: Surviving the Burma-Thailand Death Railway: A Memoir

From June 1942 to October 1943, more than 100,000 Allied POWs who had been forced into slave labor by the Japanese died building the infamous Burma-Thailand Death Railway, an undertaking immortalized in the film “The Bridge on the River Kwai.” One of the few who survived was American Marine H. Robert Charles, who describes the ordeal in vivid and harrowing detail in Last Man Out. The story mixes the unimaginable brutality of the camps with the inspiring courage of the men, including a Dutch Colonial Army doctor whose skill and knowledge of the medicinal value of wild jungle herbs saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow POWs, including the author.

Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy

 Arts & Photography > Other Media > Calligraphy
Author: Shozo Sato, Gengo Akiba Roshi, Alice Ogura Sato, Shinya Fujiwara
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Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy

Shodo, or Japanese brush calligraphy, is a traditional art that is much-loved in Japan. In Shodo, respected Japanese master calligrapher Shozo Sato teaches this art form through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry. Designed for all learners, from beginner to advanced, Shodo will inspire all with the intersection of Japanese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist thought found within its pages.

Shodo is practiced regularly by all students of Zen Buddhism in Japan, since this art form is thought to be one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen. In this book, Shozo Sato guides beginning and advanced shodo students alike to a deeper understanding of this unique brush painting art form. The basic supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills are clearly laid out, and 30 selected zengo or single-line Zen koan aphorisms are included.

Point Hope

 Romance > Military
Author: Kristen James
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Point Hope

After his Navy career came to an end, Trey became an EMT in his hometown of Coos Bay, Oregon. He struggles with PTSD, which affects his ability to do his job and connect with his family. His wife seems to be living life without him.

Rosette can’t figure out what happened to her marriage, or to Trey—the man she once loved so desperately. It feels like she’ll lose everything along with him. Meanwhile, he’s enclosed in his own world without her.

Their marriage is on its last legs when their family is faced with two deaths and an orphan. They’re already raising two young children and Trey’s teenage brother, Alex. Trey and Rosette make a shaky agreement to play “family” for now so they can take care of Trey’s recently orphaned niece. But can faking it ever be enough?

The Lost Executioner

 History > Asia > Southeast
Author: Nic Dunlop
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The Lost Executioner

In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, some two million people died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Twenty years later, not one member had been held accountable for the genocide. Haunted by an image of one of them, Comrade Duch, photographer Nic Dunlop set out to bring him to life, and thereby to account. “I needed to understand how a movement that laid claim to a vision of a better world could instead produce a revolution of unparalleled ferocity; how a seemingly ordinary man from one of the poorer parts of Cambodia could turn into one of the worst mass murderers of the twentieth century:”

Weaving seamlessly between past and present, Dunlop unfolds the history of Cambodia as a lens through which to understand its tragic last forty years. He makes clear how much responsibility the United States must share, through failed political alliances and the illegal bombing of Cambodia, for the bloodshed that followed. Guided by witnesses, Dunlop teases out the details of Duch’s transformation from sensitive schoolchild and dedicated teacher to the revolutionary killer who later slipped quietly back into village life.

Shinsengumi: The Shogun’s Last Samurai Corps

 History > Asia > Japan
Author: Romulus Hillsborough
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Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps

Shinsengumi: The Shogun’s last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun. The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps’ two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both impeccable swordsmen. It is a history-in-brief of the final years of the Bakufu, which collapsed in 1867 with the restoration of Imperial rule. In
writing Shinsengumi, Hillsborough referred mostly to Japanese-language primary sources, including letters, memoirs, journals, interviews, and eyewitness accounts, as well as definitive biographies and histories of the era.

The fall of the shogun’s government (Tokugawa Bakufu, or simply Bakufu) in 1868, which had ruled Japan for over two and a half centuries, was the greatest event in modern Japanese history. The revolution, known as the Meiji Restoration, began with the violent reaction of samurai to the Bakufu’s decision in 1854 to open the theretofore isolated country to “Western barbarians.”

What is Chemistry?

 Chemistry > General & Reference
Author: Peter Atkins
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What is Chemistry?

Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible, fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules.

Peter Atkins wants to change all that. In What is Chemistry? he encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist’s eyes, to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture. Atkins shows how chemistry provides the infrastructure of our world, through the chemical industry, the fuels of heating, power generation, and transport, as well as the fabrics of our clothing and furnishings.

Some Fine Day

 Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Kat Ross

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Some Fine Day

A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society.

This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.

Jansin grew up in a civilization far below the Earth’s surface. She’s spent the last eight years in military intelligence training. So when her parents surprise her with a coveted yet treacherous trip above ground, she’s prepared for anything. She’s especially thrilled to feel the fresh air, see the sun, and view the wide-open skies and the ocean for herself.

But when raiders attack Jansin’s camp and take her prisoner, she is forced to question everything she’s been taught.

The Hindenburg Murders (Disaster Series)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Max Allan Collins

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The Hindenburg Murders (Disaster Series)

How the Hindenburg went from luxury airship to gargantuan fireball wasn’t the only mystery surrounding the zeppelin’s fatal flight. First came the murder.

When a passenger vanishes during the Hindenburg’s trans-Atlantic voyage from Frankfurt to New Jersey, mystery writer Leslie Charteris is asked to use his knowledge of the criminal mind to quietly pinpoint the killer. Charteris is famous for his fictional detective, the Saint, who extracts riches as well as vengeance from evildoers in true Robin Hood fashion. But in this case, the villain turns out to be the murder victim himself—a Nazi spy. And the list of passengers who might want him dead is long. Suspecting that sabotaging the German airship is the killer’s true aim, Charteris must solve the murder before innocent lives are engulfed in flames.

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