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WIRED

WIRED

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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller read by more than a million people. The #1 bestselling Kindle book for an entire year in two major categories: technothrillers and science fiction.

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve a transcendent level of intelligence. But this enhancement comes at a high cost. When Kira is found to be behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions, special forces operative David Desh is tasked with hunting her down. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. One that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history. . .

WIRED is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-expanding science, and intriguing concepts readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

"Richards is an extraordinary writer," (Dean Koontz) and "a worthy successor to Michael Crichton," (SF Book.com), who can "keep you turning the pages all night long." (Douglas Preston)"

Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1)
AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND'S EYE (Nick Hall 1)
BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)
MIND WAR (Nick Hall 3)
SPLIT SECOND (Split Second 1)
TIME FRAME (Split Second 2)
QUANTUM LENS
GAME CHANGER
INFINITY BORN
SEEKER -- New in 2018
VERACITY -- New in 2019

Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1)
CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2)
STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)
OUT OF THIS WORLD
THE DEVIL'S SWORD

Alex

Alex

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Whenever Ian’s alone, he sees his murdered son.

Sometimes the little boy is laughing and playing. Other times he's screaming for help, reliving the moments before his death.

Are these aching visions real? Has Alex found a way back, to pass on some vital clue to his father?

Or has Ian's sorrow quickened into psychosis?

As the visions intensify, assaulting him in every corner of his life, Ian is driven to his breaking point. His final choices may avenge his son…

Or snap his final ties to reality.

Kindle readers have launched Alex to the bestseller lists and raved in over a thousand reviews. If you're looking for a novel that seizes you on the first page and drags you relentlessly to the finish, you'll be glad you joined them.

Read Alex now.

The Secret of Lies

The Secret of Lies

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Named a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2nd place for Newbie Fiction-Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Finalist Global eBook Awards.

Includes Book Club Discussion Guide

Propelled by an insurmountable sense of desperation, Stevie Burke is recklessly abandoning home, husband, and outwardly contented life under cover of night; at last resigned to defeat in her long battle against the tortured memories of the past.

Days later, lost and floundering in a dreary motel room without plan or destination, it is a long ago song playing on the radio that gently tugs Stevie back through the dust of remembrance. 1957 - The last summer spent at the ancient house overlooking the North Atlantic. A season which had unfolded with abundant promise, but then spiraled horribly out of control - torn apart by a shattering tragedy that leaves a family impossibly broken.

"This is a coming-of-age story at its best."
"It was as if I could smell the sea air as the words unfolded from the page and danced around me. It was really breathtaking."
"An impressive and detailed story of love, loss, and betrayal ... "
"An amazingly accurate account of how many lives can be affected by one single moment in time, and how long the repercussions can last."
"The imagery and character depths capture the reader by both hands with the author not letting go, even at the very end."
"I recommend this book for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the written word and a story well-told."

Product Description

Named a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2nd place for Newbie Fiction-Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Honorable Mention Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Finalist Global eBook Awards.

Includes Book Club Discussion Guide

Propelled by an insurmountable sense of desperation, Stevie Burke is recklessly abandoning home, husband, and outwardly contented life under cover of night; at last resigned to defeat in her long battle against the tortured memories of the past.

Days later, lost and floundering in a dreary motel room without plan or destination, it is a long ago song playing on the radio that gently tugs Stevie back through the dust of remembrance. 1957 - The last summer spent at the ancient house overlooking the North Atlantic. A season which had unfolded with abundant promise, but then spiraled horribly out of control - torn apart by a shattering tragedy that leaves a family impossibly broken.

"This is a coming-of-age story at its best."
"It was as if I could smell the sea air as the words unfolded from the page and danced around me. It was really breathtaking."
"An impressive and detailed story of love, loss, and betrayal ... "
"An amazingly accurate account of how many lives can be affected by one single moment in time, and how long the repercussions can last."
"The imagery and character depths capture the reader by both hands with the author not letting go, even at the very end."
"I recommend this book for anyone who appreciates the beauty of the written word and a story well-told."


The Effortless Sleep Method:The Incredible New Cure for Insomnia and Chronic Sleep Problems (The Effortless Sleep Trilogy Book 1)

The Effortless Sleep Method:The Incredible New Cure for Insomnia and Chronic Sleep Problems (The Effortless Sleep Trilogy Book 1)

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"Original, practical and very effective. This new approach to insomnia will change lives." -- Dr W Rosental, Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist.

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To those who are longing for a good night's sleep
To those addicted to sleeping pills
To those who would give anything to get over their insomnia
To those for whom 'nothing ever seems to work'
To every person who has suffered the horror of chronic insomnia, to every insomniac everywhere...
...this is for you


The Effortless Sleep Method is the book insomniacs all over the world have been waiting for, even those for whom 'nothing ever works'. This highly practical and hugely effective method offers a simple and permanent solution for long-term and new insomniacs alike. The Effortless Sleep Method gives you something no other sleep aid can - an entirely different way of looking at insomnia. The step-by-step insomnia recovery programme contained in this book doesn't just treat insomnia, it totally undermines it. This is not another dry as dust reference book written by a doctor, but a lively, empowering book which connects the sufferer intimately to one who has gone through the same pain.

Many insomnia books follow a similar format: scientific information about sleep, a section on sleep hygiene and a set of relaxation techniques, all interspersed with various case studies. While in some cases this will be helpful in learning how to sleep better, for many, this will never be enough. The chronic insomniac can think his or her way around the sleep hygiene, will doubt the validity of the case studies and will fight the relaxation techniques. The chronic insomniac has been there, done that; the chronic insomniac has an answer for everything.

This book is entirely different in its approach to insomnia. Yes, there are practical changes to make, but the real magic lies in the changes it will make to your thinking. Because of this, the approach in the book is not only useful in treating insomnia; once mastered, the principles can be extended into other areas of your life.

What will you get from The Effortless Sleep Method?


  • You will discover a truly permanent solution to chronic insomnia, even if you have suffered for decades

  • You may end up sleeping better that you have ever done,

  • Discover the one simple rule which can instantly improve your sleep

  • Learn the secret most doctors won't tell you

  • You will finally understand why 'nothing seems to work', no matter how many remedies and sleep aids you try

  • Learn the astonishing and unexpected ways in which you may be sabotaging your own recovery with everyday talk and activities

  • Hear a new and surprising take on sleep restriction therapy, which explains why it may not have worked for you

  • You will feel empowered, optimistic, acquire a positive outlook and feel more in control of your life in general



The ability to sleep soundly, naturally and unaided is the desire of every chronic insomniac. This book will guide you to rediscovering your innate ability to sleep without pills, potions or external sleep aids. When The Effortless Sleep Method is followed properly, the results can be incredible. Many people report sleeping better than they have ever done. Now, anyone really can have perfect sleep.

I Am Alive (Born This Way 1)

I Am Alive (Born This Way 1)

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Fans of Divergent, Hunger Games and the Maze Runner will crave this world of dark secrets, intrigue and thirst for a better tomorrow.
Every girl dies - not every girl really lives!

I am not my heart rate.
I am not my sleeping problems.
I am not my stress.
I am not my fears.
I am not how I look like.
I am the very essence of me.
I am my will.
My passion.
My beliefs.
I am how much I can give and receive love.
I am infinite and possible & unpredictable...
I AM ALIVE!

Where Decca Tenderstone lives she is considered a monster, the lowest rank in Faya, where teenagers are ranked on a scale from one to ten on their sixteenth birthday. There's never been a Ten., but Six and above are permitted to live and grow up into adulthood. Five and below become monsters and are brutally killed for entertainment by the Summit. Period.

But Decca is different. She refuses to give in.

And when she meets the mysterious Leo Van Ark, who, in spite of being a Nine, is also hunted by Summit, she has a stronger reason to survive.

Will Decca and Leo ever make it, though no monster has ever survived? Will Leo open up to get and tell her about his secret? Will they change the world together? And most important of all, could Decca become the first Ten in Faya ever?

Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth Book 1)

Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth Book 1)

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Sixty years ago Abe Griffin saved the world and gained eternal youth.

Or so he thought.


Now, a man that Abe believed to be long dead is killing the surviving members of Abe's old squad in order to reclaim the relics that they have kept hidden for decades.

The relics form an ancient beacon that must never be used, in a ritual that must never be completed. But the end of the world requires more than just activating the beacon.

It requires Abe.

With help from the granddaughter of his oldest friend, Abe must learn the truth about his immortal body, while at the same time trying to stop a horrifying series of supernatural opponents from sweeping away everything that he cares about.

Death By A HoneyBee: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 1 (A Southern Bluegrass cozy) (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

Death By A HoneyBee: A Josiah Reynolds Mystery 1 (A Southern Bluegrass cozy) (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries)

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READERS' FAVORITE - GOLD MEDAL WINNER
Death By A HoneyBee is an enjoyable read which will capture the interest of most die-hard mystery fans!


Abigail Keam writes with vision and understanding. Keam leaves the reader yearning for more. -Midwest Book Review

Josiah Reynolds is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover the victim is her nemesis.
The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect! Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon, and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

Josiah faces the world with sarcastic humor and a number of quirky, oddball friends that can only be found in the Bluegrass town of Lexington, the heart of Kentucky horse country. Some mysteries end with a bang, some are not solved at all and the first one ends with a cliff hanger, but they always entertain in the sassy, humorous, and suspenseful world as Josiah goes about sleuthing. Like Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Josiah observes the world about her and solves even the must troubling cases.

Death By A HoneyBee is the first of an episodic series and as such ends in a cliff-hanger which is crucial to the rest of the series. Attached to HoneyBee is a bonus chapter from Death By Drowning which continues our heroine's story in linear time. I hope you enjoy reading Death By A HoneyBee as much as I have enjoyed writing it. It was a labor of love.

The Josiah Reynolds Mystery Series is just like fried chicken - finger-licking good! Add some sweet tea and a piece of chocolate pecan pie with a scoop of ice-cream and you got yourself some tasty reading.

We are introduced to a cast of characters and a storyline that, like honey, is sweet and delicious. -Linda Hinchcliff, Chevy Chase Magazine

Other books in the Josiah Mystery Series
Death By Drowning
Death By Bridle
Death By Bourbon
Death By Lotto
Death by Chocolate
Death by Haunting
Death By Derby
Death By Design
Death By Malice
Death By Drama
Death By Stalking


100 Easy Recipes In Jars

100 Easy Recipes In Jars

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The most innovative way to give gifts from your kitchen. 100 Easy Recipes In Jars is a collection of easy to make, delicious jar recipes that are wonderful for any gift-giving occasion. Photos of jar decorating ideas are throughout the book.

The recipes use simple ingredients to create a homemade meal or snack that's as easy to use as a store-bought mix. You do the hard part, while the recipient sits back and enjoys. 

As an added bonus, readers have access to more than 2000 online labels and recipe cards to decorate and personalize their handcrafted gift. (Labels updated October 2018 with chalkboard and metal labels) These handsome, professionally designed templates can be used to add a personal touch and create a one of a kind gift that will be the highlight of any occasion. 

Recipes Include:
  • Cookies
  • Popcorn Seasoning
  • Coffee, Tea, Cocoa
  • Soups
  • Chili
  • Nuts & Snacks
  • Muffins
  • Bars
  • Breads
Uses for Recipes in a Jar:
  • Holiday gift-giving
  • Fund raisers
  • Wedding favors
  • Baby Shower favors
  • Teacher gifts
  • Christmas gifts
  • and so much more!
Buy 100 Easy Recipes In Jars today and make something different for gifts this year!

Free Gift With Purchase

Free Gift With Purchase

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Your free gift with purchase doesn?t always come from a department store makeup counter.

Emma and Laura are about as different as two sisters can be. Emma?s always been the party girl, Laura, the hardworking doctor. But now, the two have something in common. Both are newly single and trying out the dating scene after marriage.
Emma?s a widow and a single mother with a guilty secret she can?t let go. Laura?s husband just dumped her for one of four women he?s been sleeping with. A dispute over the house forces Laura to move in with her sister and that?s when the fun begins.
Go on some dates with these 42 and 44 year-old adorable sisters who are both looking for love and your jaw will surely drop! Laura?s mixed bag includes Dan, a selfish womanizer, Ari, a stalker, and Tim, a compulsive liar. For Emma there?s sexy, adorable Preston, a self-proclaiming ?fun guy,? beautiful Alice, who's a lesbian, and a string of Matts who go from bad to worse. Then there's separated, charismatic, wealthy Luke Sullivan. Luke?s carrying some baggage, but he makes Emma?s heart stop every time he appears.
Free Gift With Purchase is a book about two sisters who have always seen things from an entirely different perspective, but who as women in need of each other learn to consider that instead of judging, looking through each other?s eyes might make their lives a lot richer. In other words, when you buy into opening your heart and believing in yourself, you might just end up with a Free Gift With Purchase.

Beyond the summit: An Everest adventure and Romance

Beyond the summit: An Everest adventure and Romance

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An American journalist in Nepal meets a young Sherpa porter and discovers beauty, love, danger, and tragedy in a cross cultural, mountain climbing drama. Beth and Dorje's worlds come together in a tender love story and high adventure as he follows his dream to reach the summit of Everest.
The novel has something for everyone: Sherpa culture, Buddhist rituals, mountaineering,avalanches and storms, conflict between generations and among friends as the modern world challenges centuries of tradition, the Chinese takeover of Tibet, an Everest expedition from the porter's point of view.

Beyond Office Politics: The Hidden Story of Power, Affiliation and Achievement in the Workplace

Beyond Office Politics: The Hidden Story of Power, Affiliation and Achievement in the Workplace

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Beyond Office Politics: The Hidden Story of Power, Affiliation & Achievement in the Workplace is a game-changer. This book will make visible to you something extremely important about yourself and others that has always been there—and once you see it, your career and your professional life—as well as your personal life—will make much more sense to you. This newly visible reality, together with what this book teaches you about how to navigate it, will allow you to ask better questions, make more enlightened choices, and create much greater success for yourself.

• If you have ever been frustrated or put off by office politics, you need the information and skills presented in this book.
• If you have ever felt misunderstood or underutilized by your boss, you will learn why and what you can do about it.
• If you have had trouble managing your team or getting your employees to do what you need them to do, you will find most of what you need to know in the pages of this book.
• If you have a coworker or boss that you just can’t seem to get along with, you really need to understand and apply what I will teach you in this book.

From Linda Sommer:

“My years of coaching executives and professionals at the highest levels in the fields of finance, technology, marketing, entertainment, business, education, law and medicine have taught me that positioning is the #1 blind spot—and that this material is priceless. In the end, business is about relationships with other people, and your success will be determined by how well you build and maintain rapport with others. I know from experience that understanding the positioning styles of Power, Affiliation & Achievement will empower you to make the most of yourself and your talents—and give you the leverage you need for success.”

About the Story:

Beyond Office Politics follows senior manager Don E. as he is coached through common office politics situations, including power plays, miscommunication, motivation issues, teamwork problems, undervaluing of subordinates, and competition for promotion. He learns that his blind spots regarding his personal brand image in business—as well as his blind spots about the realities of the game of business—have essentially sidelined his career. He finds out that having skills is not enough, and that moving his career forward requires that he become people savvy. With guidance from his coach, Don learns about loyalty, people games and how to win. He learns to recognize and utilize his strengths, and how to build teams that produce results. Most of all, Don learns to expand his point of view about power, affiliation and achievement, leading him to find value and influence in unexpected places.

Let's Go Find The White Squirrel! (Squirrels - Rare Animale Series Book 2)

Let's Go Find The White Squirrel! (Squirrels - Rare Animale Series Book 2)

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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ha... It's like a very funny Cartoon! Just some great kids humor

[RE-EDITED!]...NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2015!


That Children Ages 3-5 and 4-8 just love!!!  -  "This is the Perfect childrens book series" with a poetry/bedtime style that kids just love!


Let's go find the White Squirrel! - This is the second squirrel stories squirrels fiction squirrels book in the Rare Animal Series!


* Over 6,300 People have Downloaded the  rare animal series squirrel books: "Have you spotted the White Squirrel?" rare animal series book, and now we have the second brand new book in the series.


Well, in this book you'll discover why White Squirrels are so rare, and unique, and loved by so many people since the book is really based off of of some hilarious questions asked about white squirrels.


This is the Second of a series of our children's books under 2.99 all about "rare animals". It's designed to bring awareness to animals you might not have known about (unless you're into zoology, lol), or might not see very much. That's because each and every chapter is a question that has been asked by real people (grownups) in the last 5 years or so all in the name of humor.


kids enjoy these cartoon "rare animal series" popular childrens books too, but when it comes to the the short blurbs in each chapter, you grownup kids can get a little chuckle knowing that these questions came from other grownups like yourself!


That's why we took all these questions and answered them in funny little poetic blurbs that is perfect to read out loud, especially for children.


This book is great for anyone interested in...
  • childrens books under 2.99
  • squirrel books for kids
  • humor
  • childrens books by age 4-8
  • animal books for toddlers
  • cartoons
  • or... childrens books by age 3-5

AND...

For children ages 4-8  -  "this childrens book series is just as entertaining as scaredy squirrel"


In this squirrels fiction book you will discover a zany funny kids fictional version of squirrels the animal answer guide, when you read the poetic answer to different funny little scenario's.


All of them are questions about


White Squirrels


like...



  • What would happen in this world if all the white squirrels were the taxi drivers?

  • What do you do if you always have two squirrels looking in your kitchen window?

  • If a white squirrel came up and started talking to you...what would you do?

  • What about if you saw a white Squirrel in a suit & hat swimming in a pool?

  • Do you think white squirrels feel lonely?

  • If a white squirrel came up and started talking to you...what would you do?


...and more!


This squirrel chapter books are animal books for toddlers and childrens age 4-8, and was inspired by the White Squirrel we see year in and year out on the campus of the University of Louisville, and the question is always asked...


"Have you spotted the White Squirrel?" and now...


"Let's Go Find The White Squirrel!"


If you haven't "Spotted a White Squirrel" or "Found a White Squirrel" yet, then this is one of the great childrens books that you'll fall in love with! If you have found one somewhere already, then no doubt you will agree with several reviews that call this one of the  top childrens books of the newest childrens books online



The Donzerly Light

The Donzerly Light

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With a destitute childhood and the tragic loss of his parents a distant but constant memory, Jay Grady has come to Wall Street to make a name, and a fortune, for himself. But the success he’d imagined is frustratingly elusive.

Until he meets the bum. An enigmatic transient who occupies a Manhattan corner, offering puzzling morsels of wisdom on a sign he changes daily. Drawn to the bum one day by a familiar snippet on his sign, Jay gives the man some spare change.

What he gets in return shakes him to his core.

Suddenly gifted with some power of prescience, Jay becomes the darling of Wall Street, picking winning stocks as if he can glimpse the future.

Or shape it.

But the dark side of this gift reveals itself as a curse when Jay tries to turn away from what he’s been given, leading the bum to reach into his life with murderous results. Running from the horrific reality that his power now unleashes, Jay finds his flight coming full circle as he must face the man, the thing, that set him on this path.

Baby, I'm Back! (Return to Redemption, Book 2)

Baby, I'm Back! (Return to Redemption, Book 2)

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She's trying to forget the pleasure in her ex's arms   
He's doing his damnedest to remind her 
 
Fledgling entrepreneur Samantha Riverà is in charge of her own life for the first time and determined to keep it that way. She's attempting to banish her call-all-the-shots ex-husband, who could charm the knickers off a nun, from her dreams. Unfortunately, it's kind of tough forgetting the Zorro look-alike who's willing to do anything for her, except give her the only two things she wants--another baby and his love. 

Corporate vice president Nicolàs Riverà's refusal to sire a second child ultimately destroyed his marriage. His ex-wife has no clue how terrified he is of losing her to another high-risk pregnancy. Now, Nick will stop at nothing to get his family back, even if it means blackmailing his way into his ex-wife's home--and with any luck--her bed and her heart.  

Not for readers who prefer a 'sweet' romance 
  
Originally THE GREAT BEDROOM WAR 

The Gauguin Connection (Book 1) (Genevieve Lenard)

The Gauguin Connection (Book 1) (Genevieve Lenard)

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Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.

It's up to a brilliant autistic investigator to keep a ruthless killer from striking again.

Click now and read!

World renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Doctor Genevieve Lenard investigates insurance claims. Not murder. So when her boss asks her to help his acerbic friend look into the death of a young artist, her autistic mind rebels against the change.
 
A straightforward murder investigation quickly turns into a quagmire of stolen Eurocorps weapons, a money-laundering charity, forged art and high-ranking EU officials abusing their power. As if this isn't enough, she reluctantly teams up with an international thief whose knowledge of the art world proves invaluable.

Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into being part of a team in a race to stop a ruthless killer from targeting more artists.

The Man Who Left

The Man Who Left

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THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It's about the men who leave, and the men who stay.

It's a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her father left his family for a better life with a wealthy socialite. Many years passed with only occasional and grudging contact by Theresa's father. When Theresa married into a successful farm family, her father resurfaced, but she couldn't help but be suspicious of his awkward visits.

Years later, when the aging socialite dies and Theresa's father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, people expect Theresa to move to Florida to care for him. A daughter's duty.


This is Theresa's personal story of a strained and painful father/daughter relationship.

What does a daughter owe the father who abandoned her?

From the editor:

THE MAN WHO LEFT could be considered a companion to the stunning memoir THE ORCHARD. But where THE ORCHARD is a dark fairy tale, THE MAN WHO LEFT is pure Middle American gothic, told in Theresa Weir's unadorned yet richly powerful and emotionally resonant style. A story about the burdens of remembering and the costs of forgetting, THE MAN WHO LEFT poignantly chronicles the emotional consequences of betrayal and abandonment by those who are supposed to love us the most.

~~~
From the book:
I doubt I’ll ever forgive him. It’s not in me to forgive him, but my own sense of humanity won’t let me ignore him and his plight. This would be easier if he were a stranger. Or, if I loved him. If he were a stranger, I could help him without having to listen to stories that pierce my heart, stories of a fabulous life that didn’t include his children. If I loved him, I would swoop him up and carry him off to live with me.
Through the wall, I hear him shift in his bed, and I hear the jingle of a dog collar, and I imagine the two Dalmatians curled beside him in the king-sized bed. The walls are pale blue, covered in framed Irene Spencer prints; soft images of mothers cuddling babies. Long white dressers with gold trim are strewn with Eve’s ornate perfume bottles and tiered glass shelves of jewelry. A floral spread covers my father in oblivion, his shape undefined and fragile. He doesn’t know it, but he is the man who broke us.

~~~
PRAISE FOR THE ORCHARD
An Oprah Magazine Fall Pick
Featured Review in Entertainment Weekly
Number Two on October Indie Next List
BJ's Book Club Spotlight
LIbrarians' Best Books of 2011Maclean's Top Books of 2011
On Point (NPR) Best Books of 2011
Abrams Best of 2011
Publishers Lunch (Publishers Weekly) Favorite Books of 2011Best Nonfiction of 2011
One Book, One Community Read
Target Book Club Pick, September 2012

KILLING PLATO: Jack Shepherd #2

KILLING PLATO: Jack Shepherd #2

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"The gritty and taut KILLING PLATO is 100% unadulterated attitude. Needham’s provocative views about Asian culture jump at you from every page.” -- The Singapore Straits Times


“Jake Needham is that rare author we should all treasure. He’s a classic master of crime, intrigue, and edgy thrillers.”-- James Grady, New York Times best-selling author of SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR



Jack Shepherd was a politically connected American lawyer until he traded the fierce intrigues of Washington for the quiet life of a college professor in Thailand. Everything had been going pretty well for him there, too, at least it had until the day he walked into a bar on the jet-set island of Phuket and found the world’s most famous fugitive waiting for him.

Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and money laundering. There’s also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis fled the United States and disappeared, the world’s media whipped itself into a frenzy searching for him.

Karsarkis is waiting for Shepherd in that Phuket bar because he wants to hire him. He figures a presidential pardon would be his ticket back to America, and he thinks Shepherd’s connections to the White House just might get it for him. But the U.S. Marshals are in Phuket, too, and they need Shepherd’s help as well. The marshals want Shepherd to set a trap for Karsarkis so they can grab him and drag him back to New York. All Shepherd wants is for everybody to go away and leave him alone.

At least he does until he learns a chilling secret that plunges him a violent spiral of friendship and betrayal and pulls him straight back into the life he thought he had left behind in Washington.

The marshals aren’t really in Phuket to arrest Plato Karsarkis.

They’re there to kill him.

Always Remember to Tip Your Ninja: And Other Maxims for the Clinically Absurd

Always Remember to Tip Your Ninja: And Other Maxims for the Clinically Absurd

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What is the secret of happiness?

Can the laws of attraction help you to cheat death?

What's the best way to get rich during the zombie apocalypse?

How do you fix your life with nothing but a spork and a DVD box set of “Charles in Charge”?

Why do you see evil clowns every time you close your eyes?

These are just some of the questions this book won't answer for you.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TIP YOUR NINJA contains 99 absurd maxims that will change your life forever, or at least make you chortle.

Here's a tasty sampling:

"The pen is mightier than the sword, if you know where to poke it."

"The best part about being in a pickle is eating your way out."

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. But leave the mimes outside in the cold where they belong."

Praise for Jeremy C. Shipp:

"I'm convinced Jeremy Shipp is a little bit crazy, in the best possible way."
--Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints & Madmen

"Jeremy Shipp is a very good drug."
--John Skipp, author of The Emerald Burrito of Oz

"Two thumbs up!"
--Midwest Book Review

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Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Sheep and Wolves. Jeremy enjoys living in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse called Rose Cottage. He lives there with his wife, Lisa, a couple of pygmy tigers, and a legion of yard gnomes. The gnomes like him. The clowns living in his attic—not so much. His online home is www.jeremycshipp.com.

The Ivy

The Ivy

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Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do?

Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the right clothes, and she may have way too many complications in her love life, what with—

Gregory
the guy she loves to hate

Evan
the guy she'd love to forget

Clint
the guy she'd love to love

and Matt
the guy she really should love

—all vying for her attention.

But she has three fantastic roommates (best friends or her worst nightmare?) and a wholesome California-girl reputation (oops) and brains and beauty and big, big dreams.

Will it be enough to help her survive freshman year at Harvard?


Mandarin Yellow: A Mystery Introducing Socrates Cheng (Socrates Cheng mysteries Book 1)

Mandarin Yellow: A Mystery Introducing Socrates Cheng (Socrates Cheng mysteries Book 1)

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Conspiracy, the theft of a valuable historic object from a Washington, DC art gallery, suspense and murder -- It's all here in this mystery whose roots go back to World War II in China, and come forward to modern-day Washington and its Chinatown.

Why would a burglar break into a Washington, DC art gallery and steal an historic fountain pen worth $2200, but leave behind other art and cultural objects worth tens of thousands of dollars each? And why would someone else later commit murder to protect the burglar’s secret?

These are some of the questions that confront Socrates Cheng — an American of Chinese and Greek heritage — in this intricate murder mystery as Socrates investigates the burglary and attempts to recover the pen, all in an effort to curry favor with his lover’s estranged father who is the leader of a Washington and Shanghai based criminal Triad.

In a search that takes him from Georgetown to Chinatown and elsewhere in Washington, Socrates finds himself threatened, physically assaulted, suspected of having committed murder, jailed for a time, and constantly confronted by conflicts arising out of his three disparate cultures. Yet he is neither daunted nor deterred by these obstacles. Instead, Socrates draws upon his deep knowledge of vintage fountain pens, Chinese history, and the Mandarin language to puzzle out the complex motives behind the burglary and murders, until he finally uncovers the identities of the criminals and makes a discovery that forever changes his life and the lives of everyone else involved.

Mandarin Yellow involves ethnic and cultural conflict, forbidden love, friendships sustained and friendships lost, and the ever present and sometimes deadly immutable law of unintended consequences.

Mandarin Yellow is an intelligent mystery that sometimes is funny and sometimes sad, occasionally is irreverent, and always is suspenseful. Mandarin Yellow will appeal to readers of modern noir murder mysteries, to collectors of vintage fountain pens, and to people interested in the culture and history of 20th century China and in the Chinese experience in modern America.

The Bath Time Book (Bedtime Book for Kids)

The Bath Time Book (Bedtime Book for Kids)

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It was eight o' clock and time for bed, but Alfie wasn't tired.

Alfie doesn't want a bath. He just wants to play. As he turns this nightly chore into a fun, imaginary adventure, read along as Alfie goes from a "heat filled jungle" to putting on "his armour to...slay the dragon."

This is the perfect book to read before bed or bath!

Another quality children picture book from the father and daughter team of Michael and Rachel Yu.











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The Profiler's Daughter (Sky Stone Thriller Series Book 1)

The Profiler's Daughter (Sky Stone Thriller Series Book 1)

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A grisly murder. A six-year-old eyewitness. A gun from the grave.

The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner.

Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate. Thirty-six hours into the investigation, Sky's world turns upside down when she is fired from the Homicide team. They pin the murder on an innocent man, forcing Sky into a life-threatening game of cat and mouse with the real killer. From the stately mansions of Beacon Hill to the flat scrubland of central Texas, Sky keeps the reader on a razor's edge, culminating in a no-holds-barred shoot-out.

The Profiler's Daughter, the first in the Sky Stone Thriller series, introduces a moody, enigmatic, and brilliant female sleuth with the fierce bite of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander. As adeptly written as Martin Cruz Smith's complex Arkady Renko novels, this thriller offers an intriguing plot, richly detailed characters, and an astonishing conclusion guaranteed to leave the reader begging for more.

Astrology Made Simple and Easy to Understand

Astrology Made Simple and Easy to Understand

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What if you had the ability to know when you were influenced by a particular planet in a certain way?

Imagine if you were able to understand why a new energy was influencing you and you could adjust to it, wouldn’t that make life a lot easier all around? What would your life be like if you could know this?

Astrology can be a very complicated subject, but this book explains it as simple and plain as it is at all possible to do with Astrology.

It is written in plain English and made easy to understand, even if you know nothing about astrology.

It is also ideally suited for people with a basic knowledge looking to further their understanding on the subject.

It is pleasurable to read and complemented by funny cartoons.

It will help you identify your strengths and make the best use of them.

It will help you overcome your fears and weaknesses.

It has a description of all the Star Signs.

It has an explanation of the Ascendant and the 12 signs.

This book has been updated with an explanation of the Ascendant.

Tags: astrology, zodiac signs, horoscope, astrology chart, moon signs, sun signs, four elements, fire, earth, air, water.



Get Er Done: The Green Beret Guide to Productivity

Get Er Done: The Green Beret Guide to Productivity

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There's just too much to do!!!

There is a lot to do. There is a lot to do at home or at work. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming. Don't you wish you could be more productive?

The Special Forces Green Berets are known as masters at getting things done. By normal standards, some of their missions would be deemed impossible. Often times they are expected to operate far behind enemy lines with limited resources. Their training gives them principles and techniques in being extremely effective and doing more with less. By using some of their principles you will be able to:

- Plan and use your time more effectively
- Increase your confidence
- Reduce distractions
- Train for success
- Improve commitment
- and much more

Michael Martel uses his real experiences as a Green Beret to illustrate how you can use these techniques in your life to "get er done." It is a great, interesting read that will make you much more effective in your daily activities.

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There's just too much to do!!!

There is a lot to do. There is a lot to do at home or at work. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming. Don't you wish you could be more productive?

The Special Forces Green Berets are known as masters at getting things done. By normal standards, some of their missions would be deemed impossible. Often times they are expected to operate far behind enemy lines with limited resources. Their training gives them principles and techniques in being extremely effective and doing more with less. By using some of their principles you will be able to:

- Plan and use your time more effectively
- Increase your confidence
- Reduce distractions
- Train for success
- Improve commitment
- and much more

Michael Martel uses his real experiences as a Green Beret to illustrate how you can use these techniques in your life to "get er done." It is a great, interesting read that will make you much more effective in your daily activities.

Dolphins: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 3)

Dolphins: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 3)

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Bestselling children’s author Kay de Silva presents “Dolphins”. The book uses captivating illustrations and carefully chosen words to teach children about "the acrobat of the sea."

This series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle. The description in the large text beneath is simple enough for early readers or for a parent to guide a child through.

There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate their beauty.

This book depicts the wonder of the world of Dolphins in all its glory. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful mammal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Dolphins are featured:
* The fun-loving Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
* The loveable Bottlenose Dolphin
* The acrobatic Dusky Dolphin
* The energetic Pacific White-sided Dolphin
* The shy Risso’s Dolphin
* The endangered Amazon River Dolphin

Get this book at this special price exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

Galapagos Dreams: A Photo Journey

Galapagos Dreams: A Photo Journey

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Susanna Ivy captures one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet with a fresh eye and stunning sense of perspective and color. Here, readers will be transported to the islands famed for their vast number of animal species—an island studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle.

Galapagos Dreams presents full-color photographs of a whirlwind tour of these diverse islands. Isolated from the mainland of Ecuador, here animal and plant species evolved at their own pace...and the results are breathtaking. All of which are captured in full color by nature photographer, Susanna Ivy. Sponsored by Sony and winner of the prestigious Galapagos Calendar Contest, Susanna will bring to you the Galapagos Islands as you’ve never seen them before. And for those new to this wondrous island chain, be prepared to fall in love with it.

Use this book as an addition to your travel guide and as inspiration for your own great shots.

Please note: For best results it is recommended that you view this book on Kindle Fire, a free Kindle computer application or a free Kindle smartphone application. For those with black and white Kindles the photos will still be viewable.



**Acclaim for the Photo Books by Susanna Ivy**

"Galapagos Dreams: A Photo Journey' is just that; a dream journey through images that take your breath away. Susanna Ivy doesn't just show you what it looks like, she puts you there. Her beautiful images give you the feeling that you are there with her experiencing the sights, sounds and smells that she did. Sometimes playful, often striking and inspiring but always memorable, her work is like a visual memoir that leaves you awestruck and anxiously awaiting to join her in the images of her next passionate photography adventure."
- PATRICK KELLEY, professional photographer at Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography, National Geographic

For updates follow her here: www.facebook.com/susannasworld

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Susanna Ivy captures one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet with a fresh eye and stunning sense of perspective and color. Here, readers will be transported to the islands famed for their vast number of animal species—an island studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle.

Galapagos Dreams presents full-color photographs of a whirlwind tour of these diverse islands. Isolated from the mainland of Ecuador, here animal and plant species evolved at their own pace...and the results are breathtaking. All of which are captured in full color by nature photographer, Susanna Ivy. Sponsored by Sony and winner of the prestigious Galapagos Calendar Contest, Susanna will bring to you the Galapagos Islands as you’ve never seen them before. And for those new to this wondrous island chain, be prepared to fall in love with it.

Use this book as an addition to your travel guide and as inspiration for your own great shots.

Please note: For best results it is recommended that you view this book on Kindle Fire, a free Kindle computer application or a free Kindle smartphone application. For those with black and white Kindles the photos will still be viewable.



**Acclaim for the Photo Books by Susanna Ivy**

"Galapagos Dreams: A Photo Journey' is just that; a dream journey through images that take your breath away. Susanna Ivy doesn't just show you what it looks like, she puts you there. Her beautiful images give you the feeling that you are there with her experiencing the sights, sounds and smells that she did. Sometimes playful, often striking and inspiring but always memorable, her work is like a visual memoir that leaves you awestruck and anxiously awaiting to join her in the images of her next passionate photography adventure."
- PATRICK KELLEY, professional photographer at Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography, National Geographic

For updates follow her here: www.facebook.com/susannasworld

Desert Angels

Desert Angels

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The end of the world, December 23. Nuclear war has come and gone, but planet Earth is now a radioactive graveyard, where the laws of physics no longer apply; the dead walk, and angels, demons and ghosts apparently populate the planet.

A survivor to this backdrop of horror is a scientist and medical doctor, Jack Calisto, whose wife had foreseen Armageddon shortly before she died two years earlier. He constructed a facility to take care of survivors and to ensure a small community of human beings survived. Plagued by mutants called Maddogs,

Jack and his people are also faced with irradiated horrors called Stiffers - zombie-like monstrosities that kill without reason. Jack is assisted by a mysterious entity that will not reveal itself to him - called the Guardian Angel. The Angel is actually the reincarnation of his dead wife who has come back to help him battle the forces of evil now unleashed on Earth. She is a bird by day, and turns human by night when Jack is asleep. She can only communicate to him in the written word, and informs him of a young woman he must save, Laura, who may be the new Eve to mankind. Jack Calisto is both scientist and warrior, up against impossible odds, in a world that now defies every known law of nature.

101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks: Tips for Better Sport Climbing, Trad Climbing, Multi-Pitch Climbing, Rappelling, and More

101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks: Tips for Better Sport Climbing, Trad Climbing, Multi-Pitch Climbing, Rappelling, and More

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101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks is for climbers who have a handle on the basics (they know how to belay and rappel, for example) and are looking for ways to climb better, climb more efficiently, and make their climbing life easier. Beginning and intermediate climbers will find a lot of useful information in these tips and even advanced climbers will likely find some new tricks to implement.

In this book are 101 rock climbing tips that the author wrote over a period of two years for a now-defunct rock climbing blog, and which are now exclusively available again for the first time. The tips are based on the experiences of the author, who has been climbing for more than 18 years and has established over 200 new routes, including the second longest sport climb in the United States. He's been in Climbing magazine twice.

The 101 rock climbing tips are broken into the following 9 categories:

• Essential climbing tips (17 tips)
• General climbing tips (12 tips)
• Sport climbing tips (6 tips)
• Trad climbing tips (15 tips)
• Multi-pitch tips climbs (14 tips)
• Gear tips (23 tips)
• Training and downtime tips (5 tips)
• Rappelling tips (5 tips)
• Other tips (4 tips)

Included in the book are 31 photos and illustrations to help explain and clarify the text.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of tips and tricks you can expect to find in the book:

#3 – Should you practice falling?
#8 – 9 ways to climb better without even trying
#18 – How to read a route in 6 steps
#29 – 9 tips for getting over your climbing plateau
#36 – What's the best way to start trad climbing?
#52 – 6 things to consider before doing a multi-pitch route
#65 – 6 ways to score cheap gear
#59 – The $2 climbing knife
#78 – How to jumpstart a car with climbing gear
#79 – The chalk funnel
#87 – 16 things to do with an old rope

And there's a lot more where that came from!

All of the tips and tricks are written in a conversational style that is far removed from the boring, textbookish language used in most instructional climbing literature.

Want more? There is now a FREE download link for my Freestanding Hangboard Plans ebook on the very last page of 101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks. The book goes into detail about how you can set up a hangboard without drilling holes in your walls.

101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks is approximately 27,000+ words in length.

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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – The book now has a new cover and has been re-edited and gone through again to make sure everything is still relevant and up-to-date. Climb on!
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The Sinner King: Book of Fire

The Sinner King: Book of Fire

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Also Available - The Sinner King: Book of Earth (Book Two)

Ripped apart and separated by 3,500 years, two souls are about to reunite. . . .

Time magazine journalist William Coulee was covering the war in Iraq when he met a mysterious beauty unlike any woman before. Rebecca Badeau was supposed to be a volunteer helping restore the National Museum; however, it was only a cover for her real mission: locating a world-altering power not seen since the reign of King Solomon. But when tragedy struck--and Rebecca was killed--William was left to pick up the pieces. He uncovered Rebecca's secret and discovered an unbelievable truth about life after death--one that went beyond his accepted reality . . . and spirituality.

Thousands of years later, William's journey is discovered, and its shocking outcome is revealed; however, the person doing the discovering isn't ready for what she reads or the terrible effect it has on her life. Where William's quest ended, Rebecca Badeau's re-begins--launching an epic race to recover the biblical power before it falls into evil's hands . . . for a second time.

Amid terrifying twists and heart-pounding suspense, The Sinner King: Book of Fire is an action-packed enigma filled with captivating history and perplexing predicaments that will leave the reader mystified and pleading for more.

Discover more at: TheSinnerKing.com

Lizzy's Tea Party: Picture Book

Lizzy's Tea Party: Picture Book

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Join Lizzy as she turns a boring old chore into a wild, imaginary adventure. With the help of her trusty teddy bear, King Theodore, and her faithful companion, Skip the one-eyed dog, cleaning Lizzy’s room will never be the same.














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Lit (P.S.) by Mary KarrKindle Daily Deal: Lit

Mary Karr’s best-selling debut memoir, The Liars’ Club, brought to vivid, indelible life her hardscrabble Texas childhood, and her follow-up, Cherry, told of her adolescence. With Lit, Karr uses her relentlessly honesty, lacerating humor, and literary style to tell the story of her descent into alcoholism and her astonishing resurrection.

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The Elephant's Child (Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)) by Rudyard Kipling and Tim RaglinKindle Kids Daily Deal: The Elephant’s Child

Rudyard Kipling’s story of how the elephant got its trunk has long delighted children with its playful use of language and sense of high adventure. Tim Raglin’s illustrations wonderfully bring Kipling’s beloved story to life. (Available on Kindle Fire, Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle for Android).

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