Saturday, May 27, 2017

No Place Like Home - Love in Seattle



Janelle Harper has a promising career as a journalist at the Cincinnati Enquirer – writing articles about baking as she dreams of one day owning a bakery of her own.
More than an opportunity awaits when she agrees to fill in at Harper’s Café in Seattle while her parents are away on vacation. 
Not only is she faced with the need to forgive Colin Davis, an enemy from college, but she has to decide how much her dream means to her. 
Will her love of baking make her stay in Seattle or will it take something more?




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!

Expert Secrets



Your message has the ability to change someone’s life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more…

But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Self-Editing Tips



You'll learn 4 of the most important pieces you need to focus on when self-editing your book! - Absolutely Free!


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.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cyber Crisis - It's Personal Now



If you access the web from a smartphone, tablet or computer, this book will add to your knowledge about social network risks, online trust and privacy, content oversharing and smartphone addiction. 
 
Written in plain English (not geek-speak), Cyber Crisis also offers easy-to-follow steps you can take to improve your personal cyber security. You can read it in about ninety minutes (88 pages), and you will learn at least one new thing you can do that will lower your risk of being hacked or harmed online.

When online, you, your friends, children, parents, co-workers and social acquaintances are always just one click away from a stalker, predator, thief, troll, catfish or another social media sewer dweller. Protecting yourself is a matter of personal responsibility.

Reading Cyber Crisis will heighten your awareness of some of the factors and conditions that could, in the blink of any eye, suck you into a personal cyber crisis. It represents a warning shot for those of you predisposed to trust your fellow man in the real-world and, without thinking, carry that bias into cyberspace.
The Web is us, and we as a collective are the Web. After reading Cyber Crisis, my hope is that you will better understand this dynamic relationship, and will motivate you to accept a higher level of personal responsibility for your digital well-being.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Little Night Fishing



You will be afraid to go anywhere near the water. Hidden by the sea and the fog, he watches. His lust for human flesh has sprouted and grown over a preternaturally long life. Now his hunger is insatiable and he will hide no longer. On shore, a young , bumbling security guard barely escapes a mind-wrenching encounter, only to find himself all that stands between the thing and humanity, and a multiplying horror that is closer to us than we are to ourselves.




Friday, May 12, 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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Big Romance Lil Finance



Whether you’re a man or woman, this book will show you just how easy it is to excel at romance without breaking the bank. Over 300 ramantic tips and ideas to with your mate. Romance on a budget

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lost



"Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 by A.E. Hellstorm is one of the best books in its genre I have read for some time. Whether you like crime, thrillers, or horror, Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 is for you. It expertly combines several genres in an involved, intricate plot. There is so much to this book that any aspect could make a brilliant stand-alone novel, but the combination creates a tense, emotionally driven tale." - Reader's Favorite 

Two years... Two years of trying to cope with the memory of the last monster he met, the one that gave him the scar on his neck, but, honestly, it’s just another one to his collection. FBI-agent Carl Hansen has seen too much of the dark, of things that shouldn’t exist, that nobody would believe. 
Now, he only wishes for a peaceful life. For some time it seems that he might get that, but then everything happens all at once. The terrorist attack that takes everyone by surprise, the loss of his colleague, the serial killer case he gets appointed to, and his new, unpredictable boss who sees through him like he was made of glass – and this is before the real weird things happens. 

Lost is the second book in the series about the Field Researchers; horror novels loosely based on the world created by H.P. Lovecraft. 





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sexy Challenges 33 Adventurs



Whether you want deep soulful lovemaking or hot-rip-your-clothes-off sex, you can consciously connect to your spirituality, your friskiness, your heart and your lover every time with these 33 unique sexy challenges.  Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex are an amazing power couple who help you and your partner open your hearts, souls, minds and bodies through playful, metaphysical spirituality and sexuality. 

Lovemaking is far more than just a physical interaction between lovers.  It is actually a sacred journey you and your partner travel together.  One of the greatest things about Sexy Challenges is that they're easy, practical and a lot of fun.  And, they lead you on a mystical journey like no other. 

Most couples want to keep their relationship hot and sexy, but aren't sure how to do it.  On top of that, they crave a spiritual connection.  However, blending the sexy and the spiritual can seem confusing or even impossible.  Drs. Rob and Janelle have created a solution with these almost effortless ideas for you and your lover.   

Plan your sexy date nights with the couples' sexual planner while creating planned spontaneity.  Transform yourselves into vampires or Egyptian lovers.  Build a love retrieval machine while exploring an orgasmic reincarnation.  Spin the bottle and sensually motivate your partner.  

When you experience these 33 adventures you'll discover how to create powerful energy with passion, purpose and love.  You'll even learn how to sexually charge your money! 

No matter how you look at it, Sexy Challenges 33 Adventures will set your lingerie, spirituality and intimacy on fire.


Monday, May 8, 2017

The Vampire




"I envy your journey with him." 

Jason Sterling never meant to put his life or anyone else's in danger. The Genier law firm's excellent reputation assures him all is well when he accepts the unusual job offer with the Genier's personal friend and client. The mysterious and alluring Augere becomes Jason's obsession. He doesn't know that the sumptuous home they share on Beacon Hill in Boston is far from the life in France, and the bayous of Louisiana,  where Augere's existence was forever changed. He has yet to learn the secrets of the decaying house in Savannah and its connection to Augere. Jason rationalizes the occurrences of anything unusual even when  events on a trip to Europe  suggest a reality quite different than what he knows but has begun to suspect.  When a terrifying incident convinces Jason he has been the victim of a dangerous and bitter betrayal he loses everything in an attempt to save his life. In time he comes to realize that putting his former life back together may not be the easiest or wisest decision. Both harrowing and uplifting occurrences continue to divide and reunite the two as their journey becomes a struggle for understanding, acceptance and friendship on their own terms.




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Self Editing You Can Do It



Discover the secrets to becoming your own editor for your book.  This webinar could have you a lot of money and effort in the editing process of your book.  See the secrets that that pros use when they are editing books and then put them to use in your own editing. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Moving To Love




Iraq veteran and motorcycle shop owner Jeremiah “Dog” Sheppard is looking forward to the annual Veterans Ride benefit for local vets, but this year he might be rewarded with more than the usual satisfaction of doing a good deed. When he asks the stunning single mother of one of his employees to help with the charity event, he finds himself facing a greater challenge than expected. 

Joci James is happy to use her graphic design and marketing savvy to help a good cause but charity might not be her only motivator. She cannot deny a mutual attraction but her bruised heart is closed for business, even to her son’s good-looking boss. Fortunately, the tenacious Jeremiah never gives up without a fight. 




Friday, May 5, 2017

Ancient Blood - A Novel of the Hegemony



A one-night-stand with a vampire leaves Avery Doyle forever changed.

Avery is fascinated by vampire fiction and lore. He’s read every novel, seen all the movies, and researched the myths. When his hot date, Caroline, turns out to be a true vampire on the run, he jumps at the chance to exit his blasé human existence and join her as a child of the night. Then Caroline’s brutal Creator Sebastian enslaves them on his secluded island estate. The honeymoon is over…

Avery is thrust into a savage vampire underworld, nothing like his romanticized dreams. To survive, Caroline and Avery become servants in Sebastian’s household during a council gathering of the most powerful vampires, entrapped in the intrigues and deceptions of The Order.

A secret society of wealth, power, and inhuman decadence hidden in plain sight, the immortal aristocracy of The Order manipulates the mega corporations and political leaders of the world. And Sebastian plans to overthrow The Order and shatter human civilization.

To avoid a vampire apocalypse, Avery and Caroline must defy the most powerful creatures on Earth, and confront the darkest aspects of their true natures. Victory could cost their souls . . .

A fast-paced dark fantasy thriller that redefines and pays tribute to the traditional vampire. Ancient Blood is a story of love, ambitions, sacrifice, and betrayal that is frighteningly human.




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Oubliette - A Forgotten Little Place




Veronica knows the monsters aren't "just in her head", but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.
Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution — a job opportunity decorating a castle in France. Will Veronica risk what little she has left to chase a fairy tale?
When the shadowy things that once terrorized her return, Veronica must decide how much she'll sacrifice for them, for her sanity, and for her life.
Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place consists of interwoven stories with paranormal twists. An epic adventure, it spans nearly two millennia.
You'll be transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it's ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution, while you unravel Oubliette’s cryptic layers.
Vanta M. Black was inspired to write Oubliette after learning about the real oubliette at Leap Castle, the famed most-haunted castle in Ireland. She traveled there, as well as to châteaux in France, and to the Paris Underground, for research.
Real paranormal accounts of elemental spirits, ghosts, sorcery and demons, plus actual historical events and legends, all feed into this masterfully-crafted narrative. Additionally, Black's own encounters with entities known as "shadow people", serve as the novel’s foundation.
Oubliette delivers blow after blow of mystery, horror, and suspense. This thriller seeps into your soul and doesn't let go. In the end, as you're begging for mercy, you'll also be begging for more.





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Deja Vu (Dial M for Murder Book 2)



When she was a little girl, Elena Davidson had to witness something no child should ever have to. On Christmas morning, she witnessed the murder of her parents from her hiding spot in their closet. The killer wore a ski mask, but he was eventually caught, and Elena would never forget the face of the man convicted—Jeff McCormick—because of the hideous scar running down his cheek and the bright orange hair that helped convict him. She would also never forget the coldness in his eyes, as he proclaimed his innocence on the witness stand, while being sentenced to sixty years imprisonment.
It's now twenty years later, and she's seen "the tall man" again—right before her house is broken into and a trinket of her mother's, missing since the day of her murder, is left behind—and right after similar grisly murders. This all brings about the questions—why is Jeff McCormick out of prison, and is he after her? Or was he telling the truth all along and he really is innocent, and the real killer is after her? Either way, someone is breaking into homes and murdering couples in the Greenville, MS area.
With the help of Detective Brooke Daniels, and hunk FBI Special Agent Shane Braun, maybe Elena's haunting past can finally be closed—before it kills her.




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Chameleons - A Novel Based Upon Actual Events



US Navy investigators Lieutenant Commander Christopher Pastwa and Lieutenant Karen Yamura know all about the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. Too many brave men lost their lives that day at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Navy. And although the Allies triumphed in World War II, some of the aggressors were never brought to justice. 
One such group is the crew of the I-16-tou, the Japanese midget submarine responsible for sinking the USS Oklahoma. They vanished without a trace.



Monday, May 1, 2017

Prince of Nightmares




"Fantastically warped and wonderfully twisted, John McNee is a writer with a towering imagination, and he knows how to use it." ~Victor Gischler, Edgar Award-nominated author of GUN MONEYS and DEADPOOL: Merc with a Mouth. 
“McNee has taken the dream spectrum and contorted it into an unrelenting haven of fear.” ~ K. Trap Jones, author of The Charm Hunter 
Welcome to the Ballador Country House Hotel. Nestled in the highlands of Scotland, it is unlike any other lodging. Guests can expect wonderful scenery, gourmet food, and horrifying nightmares—guaranteed. Daring travelers pay thousands to stay within the Ballador’s infamous rooms because of the vivid and frightening dreams the accommodations inspire. 
Before Josephine Teversham committed suicide, she made a reservation at the hotel for her husband, Australian magnate Victor Teversham. Once he arrives at the hotel, Victor finds himself the target of malevolent forces, revealing the nightmares—and their purpose—to be more strange, personal, and deadly than anyone could have guessed.