Friday, May 26, 2017

The Gilded Cage




Born to society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and became one of the major robber barons of the city, giving generously to causes of which he approved. She put philanthropy into words, going into shanty neighborhoods, inviting factory girls to her home, working at Jane Addams’ settlement Hull House, supporting women’s causes. It was a time of tremendous change and conflict in Chicago as the city struggled to put its swamp-water beginnings behind it and become a leading urban center. A time of the Great Fire of 1871, the Haymarket Riots, and the triumph of the Columbian Exposition. Potter and Cissy handled these events in diverse ways. Fascinating characters people these pages along with Potter and Cissy—Carter Harrison, frequent mayor of the city; Harry Collins, determined to be a loser; Henry Honoré, torn between loyalties to the South and North; Daniel Burnham, architect of the new Chicago—and many others. The Gilded Cage is a fictional exploration of the lives of these people and of the Gilded Age in Chicago history.



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nowhere Else I Want To Be



Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam’s House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed from her own experience: addiction, poverty, and the institutional racism that permeates our society on every level. From the humorous to the tragic, the mundane to the sublime, Marsh offers a gripping view into a world where the stakes are high and love is pushed to its limit.

Nowhere Else I Want to Be is the story of the inspiring women who transformed Marsh’s life. From Kimberly, who triumphs over a lifelong alcohol addiction, to Alyssa, who dies reaching out for the mother who abandoned her, Marsh witnesses the spectrum of human experience and the depth of the human spirit.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Seize the Flame




Jessica Depre's life is in tatters. She’s on the run, thanks to her abusive husband Robert, who needs to silence her about his criminal escapades and the part he forced her to play in them. When bounty hunter Drake Adams walks into the boarding house where she works, Jessica slips away into the night. Her only hope of surviving and protecting those she loves from her husband’s rage is to vanish forever. 

Unable to accept that the only woman he ever loved left him standing at the altar and married another, Drake Adams has given up a good law practice in the Wyoming Territory. If he’s not hunting down bounties, he’s pursuing the bottom of a bottle of bourbon. When Drake learns his former fiancée, Jessica Majors-Depre, has a price on her head, he decides he will collect the reward.

Can the bounty hunter and the bank robber ignite a future from the ashes of their past when they are trapped by a blizzard in a mountain shack or will playing with fire burn them both? 



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Heart of it All


The Heart of It All 

(HeartSick Series Book 1)


In everything you do, give everything you've got.

  Unless you're giving blood.

    Austin Kyle just wants to be a normal freshman at college, get a girl, make some friends, maybe even make it to a class or two. Except that he isn't normal. Due to a car accident in high school, and the resulting blood transfusions needed to save him, he now carries the cure for Cancer in his blood. 
    Austin's girlfriend, Mia, has been suffering from Leukemia. She tries to hide her sickness from Austin and their growing band of friends, wanting them to only see her and not her disease. As her health deteriorates she pushes them away in an attempt to save her friends from enduring the devastation her own family went through during her mom's losing battle against Breast Cancer. 

Dr. Greer has been working towards a cure for the last ten years, funding and operating a smaller version of a medical X prize. Fate brings these two together when Austin becomes a paid volunteer at the Dr.'s foundation. When the Doctor realizes what Austin's blood is capable of, she devises a plan. It's the only way she can be sure to control what might possibly be the cure for every illness on Earth.
       Will Austin be able to make his way back to her in time?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Expert Secrets


We all are experts in our own way.  Why shouldn't you be cashing in on it.  Well this free book helps you see how you can not only be known as the expert but to make an amazing amount of money doing it.  Yes, even the most narrow subject needs experts and there are thousands of people out there waiting to pay you for your knowledge.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - Featured Books

Featured Books of the Week

AN ENLIGHTENING QUICHE

By Eva Pasco
Augusta Bergeron: Dysfunctional.  Deceptive.  Demure.  More than meets the eye at face value, and stuck in a holding pattern, the town siren engages in reckless behavior she attributes to maternal abandonment until she eggs-humes her mother’s quiche recipe.

Lindsay Metcalfe: Pedigreed.  Privileged.  Proper. Mourning the recent death of her mother, the historian-in-residence hailing from Boston, sets out to preserve the legacy of an impoverished mill, but gets more than she bargains for when taking a self-centered adolescent under her wing.

Their alternating first-person narratives relate how an heirloom quiche recipe and baking rivalry between two bosom buddies redress erroneous assumptions, misdeeds, unleashed secrets, and malicious intent—all of which wreak havoc in altering the lives of those affected from the fallout of a tragedy.

Other Great Books to Check Out!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Self-Editing Tips



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Downstream




At the celebration of his hundredth birthday, local billionaire Francis Hearty Withers announces to the people gathered on the front lawn of Witherston Baptist Church that he has finalized his will. In it he bequeaths $1 billion to his north Georgia hometown of Witherston and another $1 billion to be divided up equally among the town’s 4,000 residents—in recognition of their support of a Senextra pharmaceutical factory. Senextra is a drug that enables individuals to lead healthy lives well into their second century, but it has some unanticipated consequences. 

The group assembled to hear Withers’s announcement do not all applaud. One person carries a sign that says SENEXTRA VIOLATES MOTHER NATURE. Another, KEEP SENEXTRA OUT OF OUR SYSTEM. A third, WE DON'T NEED MORE OLD MEN.

Withers flies into a rage. He vows to change his will and disinherit the community. Two days later he is found dead.

In Betty Jean Craige’s first murder mystery a few humans die in unusual circumstances. A few others live in unusual circumstances. Who dun nit?




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Standing In the Shadows



The discovery of a brutally murdered young woman has shocked a peaceful island community. 

Tom Nowak, photographer for the Jersey Evening Post, had been eagerly awaiting his best friend’s visit from the mainland, until accidentally capturing a series of ghostly silhouettes in his pictures.

With few leads, and the impending trial of the island’s most notorious criminal, the local police force seems powerless to help.

Are these ethereal shadows a way to identify and apprehend the murderer, or will Tom’s obsession in seeking justice cost him more than his career?




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Unchanging Points of Light



Prior to the emergence of navigational technology, the captain of a ship relied on unchanging points of light in the nights sky to navigate his vessel in the darkness. These celestial objects were so well known and behaved so precisely that you could trust your life, your vessel, and all of it’s valuable contents to their guidance. You still can, if you understand them well enough.

Over the last 200-300 years our world has abandoned the idea that there are eternal, reliable, and absolute principles or reference points from which human beings can gain the power and the confidence to navigate through a very dark world. In essence, we are lost. It seems that we have also lost our ability to observe, critically think, and apply the laws of logic to what we see. Our lostness and the resulting error is increasing at a faster and faster rate as the pace of change in our modern world is exceeding human capacity to adapt.

Besides being lost, we are just plain confused about how we got here.

My hope in this book is to offer you the opportunity to take a new and perhaps unique look at the foundational concepts of truth, life, love, identity, sexuality, money, power, brokenness, belief, and light. Further, I hope that you consider what role they play in your life individually and in our culture collectively. If you are willing to experience the tension of staying in these questions, perhaps you can decide whether you are to conform yourself and your views to these unchanging points of light, or whether they are to conform themselves to you and what is attractive to you.

In my view, all of us are just trying to find our way through our life on this planet. Maybe we should work harder on doing this together, regardless of how different each of us is. If together we are attempting to guide our modern day vessels by these unchanging points of light, then I believe that we have a chance.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Stan - The Awakening




A controversial New York artist is entangled in a dramatic clash between good and evil.

Ever since he survived his suicide attempt, New York artist Stan Foster has not been himself. Plagued by amnesia and a head full of visions of death and destruction, he claws his way through a life he doesn't recognize. The search for his true identity leads him to believe he is Satan: spit out from the bowels of hell to live among the mortal inhabitants of earth. Is he delusional, or is there truth behind this troubling revelation?
Stan must piece together who he was with only clues he stumbles across. Eventually, he must decide if he wants to remain who he used to be or become someone new. Stan’s psychiatrist, Abigail, is committed to help him find his true identity. She too must overcome her troubled background to offer him the redemption he is after.

A brilliant literary piece of the supernatural, redemption and love

Stan is a masterfully crafted and suspense-filled story about evil, love, and the power of redemption. Deep, intriguing and full of soul-searching, this satisfying mystery thriller will keep you captivated from the first page to the last.