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The Butterfly Forest (Sean O'Brien Book 3)

The Butterfly Forest (Sean O'Brien Book 3)

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He hid the old pencil-drawn map for 40 years.

The guards never found it.

After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest.

"The Butterfly Forest is a high-octane thriller that is part mystery, part love story, and full bore great storytelling that you'll think about days after you've left the woods."
- John Davenport (Orlando, FL)

College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

Sean O'Brien does see something -- a predator. Between the sea of cars in a Walmart parking lot. Walking quickly. Stalking two women.

As O’Brien tries to prevent the abduction, he opens the door to a new relationship. And he opens a dark door to a horror that is secluded within the forest. He follows veiled tracks that lead him farther into the woods where an evil from the past intersects with a frightening presence to form a volatile trap with only one way out.

"ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZING!!!!!"
- Anthony B. Thomas (Louisville, KY)

"If you like the works of writers like Lee Child, Robert Crais, James Lee Burke and Michael Connelly, you'll enjoy Tom Lowe's THE BUTTERFLY FOREST."
- Aaron Winters (Miami, FL)

Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited By Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

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Gold Medal Winner 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Best Holiday Book. 1st place winner for the Global International Best Christian Children's Book. This colorful and bright edition was created for young readers in mind. Attracting global media attention, The BBC, The View, The Colbert Report, New York Post, Huffington Post and many others for what the Kirkus Review calls a legitimate editing of the reference to the pipe and wreath of smoke for the first time in the history of this the most famous poem in the English language. This is the edition that is credited with having Santa stop smoking after 189 years and for taking a small bite out of history. The public health sector, parents, educators and grandparents have applauded and welcomed the addition of this child friendly edition. Winner of 4 IBPA 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards, including first place best cover, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2012 Gold Medal best holiday book, first place at the Global International Ebook Awards best Christian children's title, gold place for the Mom's Choice Awards in 2013. The edition is the first in the poem's 190 history to present Santa Claus as smoke-less. This small yet significant edit captured international media attention including the New York Post, Associated Press, NBC Nightly News, The Colbert Report and The View. The debate over the edit went to the airwaves,including the BBC, and National Public Radio. The book became a *bestseller on Amazon.com in both 2012 and 2013 with hundreds of positive reviews to its credit. Over 1,000 children aged 3-7 were interviewed about smoking and the result was that 98% of them wished no one smoked. This was produced with these children in mind. Positive reviews: Kirkus, Midwest Book Review,Resources Children's Literature Journal.



City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)

City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)

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When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.

Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.

Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.

A girl.

She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there.

Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her.

Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Bestselling author Peter Navarro (The Coming China Wars) and Greg Autry challenges the dominant paradigm of a "Chinese Miracle" - the one featuring a modernizing, progressive Chinese state heading toward political reform and driving global economic growth with its new found embrace of capitalism and freedom.
Tearing this delusion away, Death by China documents the myriad ways that a powerful, wealthy, and corrupt Chinese Communist Party emboldened by a growing nationalistic frenzy is becoming the biggest threat to global peace, prosperity, and health since Nazi Germany.
From currency manipulation and abusive trade policies, to slave labor and deadly consumer products, China's ruthless rulers threaten the livelihood of the citizens of every developed nation. These thugs have created a frightening amoral society ruled by a constant fear hidden to outsiders and bought off with the ill gotten profits of a myopic quest for economic advantage at any cost - social, environmental, or civil rights concerns be damned. Worse, as with everything else, China is scaling and exporting the model around this world, threatening their neighbors and exploiting developing nations across the globe with a new imperialism.
While America worries that Al Qaeda or Iran may get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction, China is using our Wal-Mart dollars to build them by the score; filling brand new nuclear submarines with missiles aimed at our heartland and building stealth planes designed to obliterate our friends in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
America's policy of appeasement and perpetual bending to Beijing's tacit threat to stop funding our unsustainable consumption based economy and deficit addicted government has left the Chinese people and the world in a frightening position while achieving absolutely nothing. With each new attempt at further "engagement" China simply rounds up more artists, writers, and political dissidents into its gulags and continues its policies of virtual genocide against the peoples of Tibet and the Uighars of East Turkestan. It tightens control over media and the Internet and expands its regional, territorial and resource claims. Laughing at our timidity, it becomes ever bolder in executing its plan to shutter every last manufacturing plant in the West.
Meanwhile, Western turncoat CEO's are content with pumping up one more quarterly report by driving every last high-value manufacturing jobs to Guangzhou or Chengdu. Congress is happy to be re-elected with contributions from those same corporations. Together they are happy to leave the rest of us with a future of low paying service and retail "careers" based on selling junk made in China to each other while accumulating a pile of Chinese debt and building a geopolitical time bomb of epic proportions.
For every American, European, Japanese or Korean reader who wonders where his job has gone and worries about the world his children will inherit, Death by China is a must read. The book features an inspiring Forward by Chinese Dissident, Baiqiao Tang and a brilliant Epilog by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Bestselling author Peter Navarro (The Coming China Wars) and Greg Autry challenges the dominant paradigm of a "Chinese Miracle" - the one featuring a modernizing, progressive Chinese state heading toward political reform and driving global economic growth with its new found embrace of capitalism and freedom.
Tearing this delusion away, Death by China documents the myriad ways that a powerful, wealthy, and corrupt Chinese Communist Party emboldened by a growing nationalistic frenzy is becoming the biggest threat to global peace, prosperity, and health since Nazi Germany.
From currency manipulation and abusive trade policies, to slave labor and deadly consumer products, China's ruthless rulers threaten the livelihood of the citizens of every developed nation. These thugs have created a frightening amoral society ruled by a constant fear hidden to outsiders and bought off with the ill gotten profits of a myopic quest for economic advantage at any cost - social, environmental, or civil rights concerns be damned. Worse, as with everything else, China is scaling and exporting the model around this world, threatening their neighbors and exploiting developing nations across the globe with a new imperialism.
While America worries that Al Qaeda or Iran may get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction, China is using our Wal-Mart dollars to build them by the score; filling brand new nuclear submarines with missiles aimed at our heartland and building stealth planes designed to obliterate our friends in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
America's policy of appeasement and perpetual bending to Beijing's tacit threat to stop funding our unsustainable consumption based economy and deficit addicted government has left the Chinese people and the world in a frightening position while achieving absolutely nothing. With each new attempt at further "engagement" China simply rounds up more artists, writers, and political dissidents into its gulags and continues its policies of virtual genocide against the peoples of Tibet and the Uighars of East Turkestan. It tightens control over media and the Internet and expands its regional, territorial and resource claims. Laughing at our timidity, it becomes ever bolder in executing its plan to shutter every last manufacturing plant in the West.
Meanwhile, Western turncoat CEO's are content with pumping up one more quarterly report by driving every last high-value manufacturing jobs to Guangzhou or Chengdu. Congress is happy to be re-elected with contributions from those same corporations. Together they are happy to leave the rest of us with a future of low paying service and retail "careers" based on selling junk made in China to each other while accumulating a pile of Chinese debt and building a geopolitical time bomb of epic proportions.
For every American, European, Japanese or Korean reader who wonders where his job has gone and worries about the world his children will inherit, Death by China is a must read. The book features an inspiring Forward by Chinese Dissident, Baiqiao Tang and a brilliant Epilog by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships

The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships

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2012 International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in the "Relationships" category
2012 Living Now Awards Silver Medal Winner in the "Relationships/Marriage" category

Create the Love of Your Life--Keep the Life in Your Love

Since it was first published, The Soulmate Experience has helped thousands of people around the world create relationships that are intimately connected on all levels--emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual--and a continual source of love, inspiration, and joy.

This "practical guide" is really two books in one:

Part 1 gives both singles and couples powerful tools for creating extraordinary relationships. Chapters like Loving Your Body, Reducing Your Baggage, and Raising Your Soulmate Potential will help you let go of anything that might be preventing you from experiencing deep connection and intimacy.

Part 2 shares the secrets for keeping the love and passion in your relationship fully alive, every single day. Through chapters like Turning Expectations into Invitations, Transforming the Energy of Jealousy, Exploring the Edges, and Connecting on a Soul Level, you will learn how to approach even the toughest challenges in ways that actually bring you closer together. And Playing Leapfrog will show you how to lovingly guide each other to unlock your full potential in every area of your lives.

Whether you're single and searching for your "soulmate," or want more excitement and connection in the relationship you already have, the groundbreaking ideas in this book--and the inspiring stories of real people putting them into practice--will open you to a whole new world of possibilities. Because The Soulmate Experience is more than just a book. It's a great way of living life.

About the Authors
Mali Apple and Joe Dunn are relationship coaches, lovers, and best friends. They have dedicated their relationship to discovering how to keep the magic in any relationship alive. They take great joy in helping singles and couples create and sustain their own "soulmate experiences."

Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk

Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk

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The human race created money and finance: then, our inventions recreated us. In Extreme Money, best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das tells how this happened and what it means. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance.

 

"...virtually in a category of its own — part history, part book of financial quotations, part cautionary tale, part textbook. It contains some of the clearest charts about risk transfer you will find anywhere. ...Others have laid out the dire consequences of financialisation ("the conversion of everything into monetary form", in Das’s phrase), but few have done it with a wider or more entertaining range of references...[Extreme Money] does... reach an important, if worrying, conclusion: financialisation may be too deep-rooted to be torn out. As Das puts it — characteristically borrowing a line from a movie, Inception — "the hardest virus to kill is an idea". 
-Andrew Hill "Eclectic Guide to the Excesses of the Crisis" Financial Times (August 17, 2011)

 

Extreme Money named to the longlist for the 2011 FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.


Amazon.com Review

Interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk

Read an interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk
Read an interview with Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk.

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The human race created money and finance: then, our inventions recreated us. In Extreme Money, best-selling author and global finance expert Satyajit Das tells how this happened and what it means. Das reveals the spectacular, dangerous money games that are generating increasingly massive bubbles of fake growth, prosperity, and wealth--while endangering the jobs, possessions, and futures of virtually everyone outside finance.

 

"...virtually in a category of its own — part history, part book of financial quotations, part cautionary tale, part textbook. It contains some of the clearest charts about risk transfer you will find anywhere. ...Others have laid out the dire consequences of financialisation ("the conversion of everything into monetary form", in Das’s phrase), but few have done it with a wider or more entertaining range of references...[Extreme Money] does... reach an important, if worrying, conclusion: financialisation may be too deep-rooted to be torn out. As Das puts it — characteristically borrowing a line from a movie, Inception — "the hardest virus to kill is an idea". 
-Andrew Hill "Eclectic Guide to the Excesses of the Crisis" Financial Times (August 17, 2011)

 

Extreme Money named to the longlist for the 2011 FT and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.


Silas: A Supernatural Thriller

Silas: A Supernatural Thriller

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Ken Lowery is a man at odds with his life. He hates his job, is disappointed in his marriage, and feels resigned to leading a mundane existence.

That all changes when his wife brings home a rambunctious Black Labrador puppy named Silas, who forges a remarkable connection with Ken and begins to heal his inner turmoil. But when some neighborhood children start to go missing, Ken is thrown back into despair and takes it upon himself to protect those around him as he is thrust into a surreal world where monsters roam and not everything is what it seems to be, including his new best friend.

Wearing the Spider (A Suspense Novel) (Legal Thriller) (Thriller)

Wearing the Spider (A Suspense Novel) (Legal Thriller) (Thriller)

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A female lawyer's identity is hijacked and misused by a ruthless partner of her Manhattan law firm who engages in email impersonation, political gamesmanship and electronic forgery to set her up in a scheme that ultimately leads to murder. She embarks on a clandestine investigation while dodging the FBI, risking her life as well as her career.

***

It starts with a simple unwanted kiss…and evolves into a labyrinthine trail of forgery and illusion…a hijacked identity, a corruption scandal involving a U.S. Senator accused of channeling illegal benefits to a shady South American firm…even kidnapping and murder. Wearing the Spider, the award-winning debut novel by Susan Schaab, may be the only novel to combine elements of sexual harassment, identity theft, and political scandal into one sophisticated plot set in the hard-driving corporate culture.

Evie Sullivan, a rising legal star on the fast track to partnership at her respected New York law firm, is being set up for a fall…a BIG fall. Besieged initially with seemingly innocuous recordkeeping errors, she overhears portions of a shocking telephone conversation. Then, she is blindsided by discoveries that are much more troubling: impersonation of her email username and unmistakable sabotage of one of her client projects causing a groundswell of doubt within the firm about her competence. Once her name is linked to a deal containing a questionable, and possibly illegal, arrangement, she has no choice but to conduct her own clandestine investigation to clear her name. An FBI agent confronts her with tough questions about murder and fraud for which she has no answers. As she searches for the truth, the electronic evidence shifts and transforms behind a dynamic veil of security””and certain pieces of the puzzle simply disappear. How will she gather tangible evidence to prove her innocence among the elusive clues and carefully woven traps? At stake: not only her professional reputation and her future with the firm, not only a commission worth $25 million””but several lives.

In this intricately plotted and memorable thriller, attorney and former computer consultant Susan Schaab draws on her expertise in intellectual property and technology law as well as computer systems design to create a fast-paced and thoroughly believable journey through corruption and intrigue…an exhilarating joyride that explores the complex relationships in a big-city law firm, where sexual harassment and manipulation may be more common than any statistics suggest.

“The Devil Wears Prada in legal technicolor. A smart, thoroughly enjoyable tale.”� ”“Liz Smith, New York Post

“Wow…a high-tech thriller that cracks open the inner workings of a large law firm and leaves one wondering just how often sexual harassment and hostile work environments are tolerated in the corporate world…I highly recommend Wearing the Spider.”� ”¨”“Heather Froeschl, Book Review Journal

“Imaginative, suspenseful and well thought out, Wearing the Spider is a mystery thriller that readers will find hard to put down.”� ”“Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review

“…confronts us with some of the horrifying truths of our computer age world.”�”¨”“Ross Malde, TCM Reviews

“...The characters are memorable and the vicarious technological insights are very interesting…Thrilling read…”�”“Jill Stovall, Armchair Interviews

“It is one of those novels that one finds impossible to put down…If I could have given it a higher score than five stars, I would have…It will keep you on edge until you find out the truth of what is going on…”� ”“Paige Lovitt, Reader Views


Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters

Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters

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World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

 

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation:  Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

 

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!


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World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

 

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation:  Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

 

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!


How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks

How I Made Over $42,000 in 1 Month Selling My Kindle eBooks

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#1 Marketing book specifically designed for Amazon's KDP Select program; contains 130+ links to sites that will promote your ebook.

In March 2012 one Canadian author boldly went where few have gone before—into the land of making real money with Amazon's KDP Select program.

This is her story…

My name is Cheryl Kaye Tardif and I am an international bestselling suspense author who earned over $42,000 dollars in March 2012 selling ebooks via Amazon's KDP Select program, captured the interest of a major literary agency, and went on to sign with a foreign rights agent. And I'm about to tell you HOW I did all that.

I don't normally tell people how much money I make, but I believe writers need to know it IS possible to earn a real income from your books. Seriously, if I can do it, anyone can—if you have the right combination of criteria and techniques.

In this book, I'll share with you what I believe are four key elements you must have in place to see high sales. And I'll reveal the strategic techniques I used during my KDP Select promotions that resulted in earning over $42,000—with $32,000 of that from ONE title alone.

Not only did I earn over $42,000 in ebook sales, I was contacted by Trident Media, one of the leading literary agencies in New York. The chairman, Robert Gottlieb, saw my success when my one title made #4 in the Top 100 Bestselling Kindle ebooks, right under The Hunger Games trilogy. I am now represented by Trident Media Group and I have 2 audiobook deals in the works.

So, if you're ready to earn some real money with Select, let's begin…

The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life (Richard Templar's Rules)

The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life (Richard Templar's Rules)

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The first edition of The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This revised edition includes nine new rules to take you further, faster. Author Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference.

 

Templar offers real wisdom on:

  • Deciding what's important and what isn't
  • Focusing on changes you really can make
  • Using your intuition
  • Learning positive lessons from your regrets
  • Having great dreams and making practical plans
  • Staying young
  • Forgiving without becoming a pushover

 Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place.


The Procedure (The Clan Book 1)

The Procedure (The Clan Book 1)

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Unmarried and unwilling to wait for Mr. Perfect, Melanie Allen decides it’s time to have a child and enters the infertility program at the Upstate Family Clinic in Syracuse, New York; a decision that will cost her dearly.

Melanie’s horrifying journey starts, as do all roads to Hell, with good intentions. In this case, it’s an act of kindness, as she offers to lend a much needed hand at the clinic, which is owned and run by the famous infertility specialist, Dr. Reed Neumann.

Almost immediately, Melanie senses that the clinic has dark secrets, and before long is unearthing evidence of Neumann’s terrifying research and medical procedures. Before she is through, Melanie discovers the worst secret of all – that Neumann’s evil deeds reach all the way back to her own home and her own family.

Follow this 28-year-old single mother as she attempts to wrestle herself from the clutches of the doctor she once idolized and save herself and her family from the terrifying future he had planned for them. Be there as Melanie shockingly comes into contact with long-dead victims of the doctor and learn how they are able to reach across the divide between spiritual and physical worlds to help, as Melanie faces evil in its truest form.

Lie Down in Green Pastures: The Psalm 23 Mysteries #3

Lie Down in Green Pastures: The Psalm 23 Mysteries #3

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Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds. Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people.The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure.This third volume in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series finds Jeremiah and Cindy matching wits with an unscrupulous land developer. In a fast-paced story set around St. Patrick's Day, murder invades an idyllic landscape, challenging them to save hundreds of teens even as they try to discover the source of their unexpected danger.

Drawn

Drawn

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She's the artist that finds him in her drawings. He's the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out.

Michelle De Freccio moves with her dad to England, where she hopes for a more normal life. Instead she discovers a handsome guy appearing all her sketches. When she actually meets him at the town's castle, she's unmistakably drawn to him. But something is definitely not normal. He wears medieval garb, talks of ancient murders, and tends to disappear with a kiss. Could he be a ghost? Could Michelle be losing her mind? Or has she simply uncovered a love so timeless it's spanned the centuries...

A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick: "...an utter delight to read. I could not put it down. This is a fantastic romantic and tender story that will continue to enchant readers for years to come."

"A lushly romantic ghost story...captivating and haunting. I didn't want it to end." --Cyn Balog, author of paranormal YA novels Fairy Tale, Sleepless, and Starstruck

"...a wonderfully spooky tale of romance and discovery. It's a magical exploration of the unconquerable power of love. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay

"In DRAWN, Marie Lamba deftly entwines romance and mystery, past and present, into a page-turning adventure. Buy it today and I promise you'll be finished reading far too quickly!" --Joy Nash USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author of The Immortals series, The Grail King and The Unforgiven

Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success

Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success

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Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover:

  • What "love" really means in the organizational context.
  • Why leading with love is not "soft" management!
  • How to use redirection and tough love to handle inappropriate behavior or performance.
  • Why "servant leadership" is love in action, and how to make it work.
  • How to build the compelling vision and culture that sustains leadership with love.

Product Description

Once, there was a remarkable person who led with love. Her company succeeded where its competitors struggled. Its customers were loyal, its employees loved to work there, and it was profitable year after year, for decades. This loving leader began her career as an executive secretary, yet the company's founder chose her to succeed him as president. When asked why, he said, "Because she knows how to love people to success." She is Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and the legendary Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. Drawing on personal experience, Barrett and Blanchard reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead and how it can help you achieve truly amazing levels of performance. Discover:

  • What "love" really means in the organizational context.
  • Why leading with love is not "soft" management!
  • How to use redirection and tough love to handle inappropriate behavior or performance.
  • Why "servant leadership" is love in action, and how to make it work.
  • How to build the compelling vision and culture that sustains leadership with love.

Mirror Talk

Mirror Talk

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Winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Memoir.

A Catholic girlhood, New York theatre, marriage, and the healing power of humor are interwoven in Mirror Talk's lyrical and often witty reflections.

Argosy Junction

Argosy Junction

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With a past more like a tragic ballad than a sweet love song, Lane’s life is about to change forever.


Montana—rugged, wild, and full of sheep that Matt Rushby had never imagined in his childhood dreams. Much to his relief, the local rancher’s daughter arrives just in time to save him from certain death by sheep smothering.


If only her family’s faith could have survived that fate.


They’ve left the local church, rejected God, lost their first Love. What had once been a close-knit fellowship of believers became a restrictive cult, and Lane wants nothing more to do with them or their God.


He didn’t mean to fall in love with her. She can’t let herself love someone who belongs to Jesus. The inner-city man meets rancher’s daughter and shakes up their lives.


Lose yourself in the pages of Argosy Junction and fall in love with Matt, Lane, and the entire Argosy family today.


They say that love conquers all, but Matt knows better. Without faith, love hasn’t got a chance.


Note: this is a revised version of the original Argosy Junction. The story has not changed.

Voodoo Love And The Curse of Jean Lafitte’s Treasure (Boxed Set)

Voodoo Love And The Curse of Jean Lafitte’s Treasure (Boxed Set)

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*** This is the Boxed Set of the 5-Part Voodoo Love series. A Paranormal Romance Ghost Story. ***

Elizabeth knows what adventure is about. Or at least she would if her memory would ever come back! She's been told that two years ago she was chased by a greedy thug who believed she knew the location to a cursed pirate treasure hidden deep in the sultry bayous of Louisiana. During the process of escaping, Elizabeth’s lover and assassin for hire drowned trying to save her. Though she now lives in a government arranged marriage in a small Louisiana town, Elizabeth is struggling to remember the past, remember the danger, and most of all remember Juan Carlos- the dead Latino dreamboat who dragged her into the mess in the first place.

When Elizabeth’s idyllic new life is interrupted by a ghostly visit from a still sexy Juan Carlos, she finds herself once again plunged into unwanted intrigue. With his help, her memory of the past begins to come back, along with her memories of their hot nights of passion.

With the help of a powerful voodoo queen, passion between the two is re-ignited. But the curse of ancient pirate treasure is strong. Can voodoo be used to lift the curse? Can their love be saved?

This is a story about voodoo magic, passion and love eternal that will not soon be forgotten.

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

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Saying Goodbye is a collection of true stories about saying goodbye to the people, places, and things in our lives. The stories are universal. They are incredibly powerful and moving. And they are surprisingly uplifting and cathartic. "The stories are about love, really, not sadness," says one critic. "Despite all the sadness and grief that come with saying goodbye, there is love and joy and comedy on the Other Side." Says another: "If you have ever had to deal with loss, read this book. It will make you feel better."

These stories show that there is sadness in goodbyes, but there is also irony and humor. We cry about the sad stories, we laugh at the funny ones, and along the way, we learn valuable lessons about how we say goodbye -- sometimes under the most difficult of circumstances. We learn because the contributors are unflinchingly open and honest when it comes to sharing very personal stories about how they and their loved ones say goodbye. Taken together, these stories serve as amazing examples of how to say goodbye with grace, dignity, and good humor.

Saying Goodbye is the first anthology in a new series from Dream of Things intended to fill the gap between popular anthologies of stories that are "short and sweet" and the Best American Essays series, which are longer form. Dream of Things anthologies are collections of quality stories between 500 and 2,500 words. Instead of short and sweet, these stories are short and deep.

My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany)

My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany)

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2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist for the "Family & Relationships" category.

Award Winning Finalist in the 'Self-Help: Relationships' category of the 2013 International Book Awards.

My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany) is about seeing things as they are in our relationships. It’s stripping away any illusions we may have conjured up and removing unrealistic expectations. It is a primary and primal message of self-empowerment. Kevin Darné delivers the all-important message that we tend to forget: Life is a personal journey. Our lives are the result of decisions and choices we have made. Each of us chooses our own friends, lovers, and spouse. We have the ability to learn from our mistakes and make better choices for ourselves in the future. When we change, our circumstances change.

Darné attacks the well-established Changing Water into Wine Myth, Communication Myth, Relationship Work Myth, Unrealistic Romantic Myth, and Monogamy Myth. My Cat Won’t Bark!: reveals and defines The Three Basic Types of Cheaters, The Real Meaning of Commitment, The One: Separating Myth from Reality, The Six Common Mistakes Women Make with Online Dating, The Recipe for Relationship Happiness, Finding Your Own Way, and much, much more!

My Cat Won’t Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany) will forever change the way you view and choose your relationships.

Xavier Decides To Stop A Killing

Xavier Decides To Stop A Killing

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One blood-soaked night of chaos in 1970, fifty-something Alberto Paredes finds himself in a room with Carmen, a 16-year-old political activist. It should have been a night of passionate abandon, while outside the room bloodshed rages, but no--Alberto, in the accidental company of a "nymphet," is stunned and powerless, and this failure at what he thinks is a "final romance" will haunt him to the end of his days. The implications of Alberto's desire reverberate through the subsequent three decades of his search for meaning, purpose and redemption, only to arrive at his friend Xavier's doorstep in the form of a dying man's last request: find her. But little does Xavier know that he will soon have to grapple with the rough, calloused horns of a dilemma--a dilemma that threatens to take away the things he holds dear and leaves him asking that most important Shakespearean question fools ask themselves: why did he ever kiss that girl?

Xavier Decides To Stop A Killing--a story about love, longing, and all those other monsters--is not your usual literary romance. You've been warned.

Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

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Kristianna Harrington always dreamed of a Christmas wedding. But after two broken engagements, she's content to forget romance and run her Christmas shop in Jingle Bells, Arkansas. She thinks her biggest fear is making it down the aisle as maid of honor in her best friend's Christmas wedding, with at least one ex-fiancé looking on. But when her beloved Jingle Bells is threatened, Kristianna struggles to sort through her jumbled feelings concerning the handsome lawyer hired to change the town name and her childhood sweetheart who has returned just in time to come to her aid. Will her heart discover the truth before both her town and her Christmas spirit is extinguished?

SHORT EXCERPT:
"I’ve had three real loves in my life. I married the first one, the winter we turned ten, in a Christmas wedding at the top of Snowy Mountain. In exchange for my heart, the sweet green-eyed boy gave me a pop-top ring. But the sun came out, the snowman preacher melted, and I lost the ring in the slush. After that, my heart remained unscathed for thirteen years, a record I blew when I fell madly in love with a starving artist during my second year in law school. The ring he gave me wasn’t made from a pop-top, but it might as well have been when I caught him making out with his old girlfriend the night before our wedding.

Other than a whirlwind summer romance with my best friend’s brother, I’ve never even been tempted to risk it all again. Well, technically I guess I risked it all again this year, when I ditched law school and inherited a new hometown, my true true love—Jingle Bells, Arkansas. Which works perfectly, because how can a town break your heart?"

REVIEWS:
Christine Lynxwiler's "Forever Christmas" is a charming and well-plotted work of romantic fiction that speaks to the heart about heartfelt loss, conflict, differing opinions and forgiveness. ~ Stacey, Amazon reviewer (5 stars)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christine Lynxwiler lives with her husband and two daughters in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A four-time winner of the prestigious American Christian Romance Writers’/American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Award, Christine has written seventeen novels and novellas for Barbour Publishing, including Arkansas, Forever Christmas, Promise Me Always, Along Came a Cowboy, and three cozy mysteries - Death on a Deadline, Drop Dead Diva, and Down Home & Deadly - she co-authored with two of her sisters.

Christine’s newest release, book two in her McCord Sisters series, Cowgirl at Heart, received a 4 ½ star review from Romantic Times and was an RT Top Pick for February, 2010. The Romantic Times reviewer had this to say about the new book—“This completely compelling and suspenseful novel will leave you wanting more. Lynxwiler puts you in the middle of the action, where you’re thoroughly engaged and where the scenes come to life. The dialogue and plot run at a smooth pace as she cuts between the various stories of the McCord household. Fans will not be disappointed and new readers will want to read everything she’s ever written.” This is a double honor, since the first book in the series, The Reluctant Cowgirl received similar accolades from Romantic Times magazine and was a Top Pick when it released in April, 2009.

Facebook Group: Christine Lynxwiler Readers

Other Kindle Books by Christine Lynxwiler

My True Love Gave To Me - a Christmas Novella - http://amzn.com/B00A1ETWMC
Home for the Holidays - a Christmas Novella - http://amzn.com/B00A43ZQI4

Sleuthing Sisters Mysteries (with Jan Reynolds & Sandy Gaskin)

Book 1 - Death on a Deadline - http://amzn.

Torn Souls

Torn Souls

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This book is dedicated to all the children who have lost their lives from being bullied and the one who will find the strength and courage to continue on.....

The unspeakable acts of bullying can destroy a life. So many children are affected in the world and together we can make a difference. Let’s be the change we want to see in the world...

Julia Stone’s life has been turned upside down ever since her parents decided to move out of the country and into the city. The life she knew was gone and starting over was something she wasn't prepared for. The thought of a new school, new teachers and even new friends was terrifying, but after a few weeks things didn't seem all that bad. Julia had met a boy and his name was Alex. He wasn't a jock, he wasn't even the
smartest kid in school, but he was nice and he made her laugh. Alex and Julia hung out all the time, eventually becoming best friends. They even made a pact never to keep secrets from each other, but for Julia it was harder than she thought. She had a secret that was destroying the very cord of her soul. Her life as a teenager was being ripped apart by the kids in her school. Julia was being bullied mentally and physically. The thought of going through the next three years in high school being bullied continuously wasn't something she was prepared to do. The choice was simple, and she wasn't about to do it alone.

Bookworms Anonymous: A Non-Traditional Book Club for All Readers

Bookworms Anonymous: A Non-Traditional Book Club for All Readers

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Part memoir, part cookbook, and part informational guide, Bookworms Anonymous is a true story and laudatory examination of reading as a hobby, diversion, obsession, even sport. The book features a Bookworm's eye view of eight meetings as well as menu plans, recipes, and instructions for establishing your own chapter of the fresh, frugal, fun book club known as Bookworms Anonymous.

The book includes lists of the club's favorite reads, Book Handling Commandments, book shuffling and other literary athletic pursuits, strategies for finding reading time every day, anecdotes about life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and many book reviews (mostly positive).

A light, fun read, it makes a great gift for any reader in your life.

Author Interview

What inspired you to write Bookworms Anonymous?

I’ve wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember—probably since I saw the first book and realized what it contained inside. For years, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t conceive of one viable book idea.
Our reading group, Bookworms Anonymous, was formed in November 2000. Around 2007 or 2008, I started taking notes about the meetings as my way of capturing the witty comments and hilarious conversations we had at the meetings. Whenever I ran into friends who weren’t part of BA, they asked me what the group was reading, what I was reading, and what was the best book I’d recently read. They also asked about the menu selections. As I told and retold some of the funnier stories about our meetings, I realized there are probably a lot of people out there who love to read, who would enjoy reading about our particular group.
We live in a very unique corner of America, too—Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—and I incorporated quite a few anecdotes from our culture up here. Living here presents economic challenges, and we’re so geographically isolated it’s virtually impossible to commute to a town with any sizable population. Most of us Yoopers (those who live in the UP) hold down more than one full-time job just to make ends meet. I always enjoy learning about obscure cultures, and I wanted to share my own obscure culture in this book.

How was Bookworms Anonymous received by the women in your reading group?

They loved it the first time they read it! We are a group of seven women, with ages spanning 35 years, so we naturally have differing interests and opinions, but we all love reading. Each Bookworm was pleasantly surprised to learn I’d been surreptitiously recording their comments and logging the books we were reading, and the positive reviews and support I received from each Bookworm as well as their spouses, friends and relatives was overwhelming. Many people who know the Bookworms said I captured each of their personalities within my pages, and that was my main goal. Hearing this was inspiring and reassuring.

How long did it take you to write Bookworms Anonymous?

I always say, if I ever win any kind of prize for my writing, I’ll have to thank ESPN. My husband is an avid hockey fan, which is lucky for me, because I’m able to tune out the game and write.
It took one hockey season to write the first draft. I outlined each chapter from the notes I’d taken during meetings, and writing the chapters came easier than I’d dreamed. My husband helped by pouring wine and being quiet while I escaped into my own world every night the Red Wings played. After I had the first draft down, I approached my sister Jen and fellow Bookworm Angie (also my high school English teacher) to read through it and give me some feedback, and they both loved it. We edited it a bit, then passed it around to the remaining Worms so each one had a chance to correct anything I may have presented in a different way than they remembered.
Within eight months, I had a finished manuscript.

What's your fuel? Coffee or tea?

Coffee. And wine. 😉

Frugal and Delicious: Secrets to Saving Thousands in the Kitchen

Frugal and Delicious: Secrets to Saving Thousands in the Kitchen

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Author and official coupon fashionista, Charmaine Gerber has had nearly a two decades of experience in the fine art of frugalness in the kitchen and she estimates she saves her family around 5 thousand dollars a year with a simple system that anyone can implement.

Despite her frugalness in the kitchen her family is well fed and they enjoy healthy, delicious meals every time.

The secret according to Charmaine is simple “It is a combination of smart planning, shopping and cooking. It isn’t rocket science, but if you follow my guide, I will show you hundreds of tips that will save you thousands of dollars in the kitchen every year and also leave your family healthier as a result. The choice is yours, you can harness all of my tips and save even more money or select which tips are right for you and still enjoy significant savings.”

Just a sample of the many techniques covered in the book are:

Her system of selecting meat and produce that ensures you get both healthier food and enjoy significant savings as a result.

Tips for stocking and storing produce to maximise your savings and ensures that your food maintains as much quality as possible over time.

Tips to turn boring leftovers into exciting lunches that your kids will look forward to eating. Included are a number of recipes and ideas to work with.

A comprehensive guide for how long you can store each type of food so you can plan out months in advance.

Bonus 30+ recipes for delicious, healthy meals that won’t bite your purse (or your wallet).

If you are looking for a way to give your family healthier meals, save time and also save thousands of dollars a year in the process, this is the book for you.

Pick up your copy today.

Also By Charmaine Gerber
Confessions of a Coupon Fashionista

Tall Trees: A Story of Triumph

Tall Trees: A Story of Triumph

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“Wow… just wow…”
“Powerful, poignant, and so well written. A pleasure to read.”
~Chris Hartman, Fairness Campaign Director

“With a traumatized past and an empowered adulthood, Thomas Paul ignites hope for all survivors of childhood trauma and familial struggles. Tall Trees is a must read for anyone who is passionate about the human condition.”
~Carey Moore, LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist)

Thomas Paul Stanton was born blessed with a strong personal character, exceptional good looks and, at first glance, appeared to be the all American dream boy. Born in 1960, at the end of the baby boom, he was raised in a socially revolutionary era of American history. It was the dawning of the age of enlightenment, the sexual revolution, and the fight for individual rights.
Isolated by the obscurity of the burgeoning middle class sprawl, Thomas Paul finds himself standing alone to face unrelenting adversity. With no education, no knowledge of a family life beyond his own, and nowhere to turn, he endures the neglect of his physically and emotionally ill mother, the tyranny of his menacing father, and finally, just as he begins to find new hope, the ultimate abuse and betrayal by a trusted priest.
This is a story about a family, from which hidden pathologies emerged, over time, to form and mold their children into adults and set their moral compasses. It is about parents, and how the environments they create shape us as people of the world.
The writers delve into the heart and mind of Thomas Paul as he, with hope, courage, and deep spiritual convictions, struggles to learn the true meaning of love, forgiveness, and the value in living.

TYMURS: The 1982 Tylenol Murders (TYMURS, Book 1)

TYMURS: The 1982 Tylenol Murders (TYMURS, Book 1)

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Seven people died near Chicago after taking cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules on September 29, 1982. The unsolved Tylenol murders case has perplexed federal, state, and local authorities for 30 years. Now, this riveting expose tells the story of an inquiry led astray from the start and marred by the mishandling and destruction of evidence.
 
Drawing on thousands of archived news articles, police reports, court documents, interviews with the prime suspects, and interviews with authorities who were involved in the investigation, this compelling narrative provides a revelatory account of the investigation into the murders that terrorized a nation.

 

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