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The Halfway House by Constrictor The Halfway House by Jan. 19, 2018 $2.99 7,940 words Sample 30%
The halfway house is the personal memoir of the author, it describes the struggle to adapt to the brutal reality of growing up in a third world country and its effect on the mental health of its citizens. The book serves two purposes, to sensitize the reader on the prevalence of mental abnormality with its associated stigma in society at large and to provide a healing outlet for the author.
HOTEL CONSTELLATION: Notes from America's Secret War in Laos by David L. Haase HOTEL CONSTELLATION: Notes from America's Secret War in Laos by Jan. 19, 2018 $6.99 77,200 words
Expelled from Viet Nam in 1970, college student David L. Haase stumbles upon the CIA’s secret war next door in Laos. For two years, he witnesses the unraveling tragedy, takes notes and does his best to grow up.
Wild Shores by Rebecca Burg Wild Shores by Jan. 18, 2018 Free! 22,660 words Read a sample
This little book shares the trials of growing up with a physically abusive alcoholic parent, overcoming adversity, and learning how to take charge in life. It’s also about the importance of having fun and finding meaning no matter the circumstances. Each life episode, positive or negative, is a learning opportunity. A chance to discover who we really are.
На заснежаны востраў by Анка Упала На заснежаны востраў by Jan. 18, 2018 $4.10 48,690 words Sample 20%
Сённяшні свет – маленькі і крохкі. Тое, што адбываецца на іншым кантыненце, адбываецца на адлегласці выцягнутай рукі, адбываецца з табой. Мы ўсе жывём разам, дыхаем адным паветрам, п’ём адну ваду. Ніхто не чужы, ніхто не іншы настолькі, каб быць бясконца далёкім. У пэўным сэнсе іншасць – гэта ілюзія.
Dem Veterinär ist nichts zu schwer - Memoiren eines Buschtierarztes by Stephanie Rohrbach Dem Veterinär ist nichts zu schwer - Memoiren eines Buschtierarztes by Jan. 18, 2018 $4.99 91,750 words Sample 20%
Dem Veterinär ist nichts zu schwer - erzählt von einem Leben in Afrika, einem Schloss in Pommern und einem Familienurlaub mit unvorhergesehenen Konsequenzen. Es ist eine Geschichte über die Liebe und das Leben; über zwei- und vierbeinige Freunde und Familie; über Natur, Wissbegierde und das Verständnis für Zusammenhänge. Es ist die Geschichte eines Mannes, der das Leben liebte.
Champions by Paul Michaels Champions by Jan. 18, 2018 $2.99 137,240 words Sample 15%
Her name was Marjorie Davis. She was a schoolteacher. She died in 2012 at the age of 44.This is one man’s recollection, an ethereal image, as seen through the eyes of the love of her life. Like all memories it's intensely personal and elusive, yet refuses to die. Based on true events, Champions is a heart-warming and tragic novel of eternal love. THIS STORY IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
The Other Side of My Mind by Jen Selinsky The Other Side of My Mind by Jan. 17, 2018 $0.99 13,850 words Sample 20%
"The Other Side of My Mind" is a transcription of some of Jen's dreams. Though words alone cannot do them justice, Jen thought these dreams were worthy of sharing with rest of the world.
The Crazy Emigrant by Robert Longpre The Crazy Emigrant by Jan. 17, 2018 Free! 44,680 words Sample 20%
I originally wrote this because Andrew’s stories intrigued me. I also knew that at some point my own children would want to know more about their Ukrainian roots. With that said, I dedicate this book to all of the descendants of Andrew Kohuch, who was born Nicholas Berdowitz.
My Last Summer as a Fat Girl (excerpt) by Dr. Ellie Henkind Katz My Last Summer as a Fat Girl (excerpt) by Jan. 17, 2018 Free! 13,320 words
In her memoir, Dr. Katz opens up about the events that have given her life its miraculous shape. She invites the reader on a personal journey as she investigates the powerful role food has played in her biography.
My Last Summer as a Fat Girl (excerpt) by Dr. Ellie Henkind Katz My Last Summer as a Fat Girl (excerpt) by Jan. 17, 2018 Free! 13,320 words
In her memoir, Dr. Katz opens up about the events that have given her life its miraculous shape. She invites the reader on a personal journey as she investigates the powerful role food has played in her biography.
Pieces of My Life by Jen Selinsky Pieces of My Life by Jan. 16, 2018 $0.99 27,970 words Sample 20%
"Pieces of My Life" contains essays about some of Jen's profound life experiences. Supplental materials contains previously unpublished pieces from Jen's private files.
Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder by Jan. 14, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
Frank Bompensiero's murder occurred on February 10, 1977. A mob turncoat the former Mafia hit man shielded himself from a mob hit for some time. He stayed in Pacific Beach. Seldom venturing out, he sometimes went for a walk or made calls in a phone booth. The L.A. mob had been in flux since the death of boss Jack Dragna in 1956. In the early 1970s Louis Tom Dragna replaced Frank DeSimone as chief.
Kojo's Confession by Baruch Michael-Osabuase Kojo's Confession by Jan. 14, 2018 $2.00 45,310 words Sample 10%
Kojo's Confession is the moving story of Kojo Louis, a young undergraduate destroyed by illicit drugs. Kojo has had his share of a dysfunctional childhood; broken home, parental witch-hunt, physical abuse, step-mother, idolatry, infatuation, bereavement, rejection, fear, alcohol, drugs, cultism, youthful exuberance, shame, mental derailment and psychotic breakdown.
Shirley's Memoirs by Shirley Choi Shirley's Memoirs by Jan. 13, 2018 You set the price! 3,610 words Sample 20%
A true brief account of a Chinese woman's life and her struggles with health and growing up
More than Just Skeletons by Jean Hendy-Harris More than Just Skeletons by Jan. 11, 2018 $3.99 59,680 words Sample 20%
Stories from a shared childhood east of London in the years following WWII, of overwhelming poverty, food rationing and shortages, neediness and overcrowding, a memoir of a time that is now almost forgotten.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City by Jan. 11, 2018 $2.99 2,840 words Sample 5%
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Damaged, But Never Broken by Edah Cherub Damaged, But Never Broken by Jan. 10, 2018 $0.99 29,510 words Sample 20%
This book is about surviving traumas and hoping to inspire people who have gone through similar experiences.
An Extraordinary Ordinary Life by Susan Phillips Bari An Extraordinary Ordinary Life by Jan. 10, 2018 $9.95 72,650 words Sample 10%
Susan Phillips Bari’s insightful and page-turning memoir follows her life from Boston to the White House and beyond. As she says and I love...life between the hyphen... An Extraordinary Ordinary Life is a gripping account of a woman's curiosity, determination, and dedication to climbing the mountain of success prior to Title IX. Timeless,
Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home by Katja Meier Across the Big Blue Sea: Good Intentions and Hard Lessons in an Italian Refugee Home by Jan. 10, 2018 $8.99 76,570 words
"Riveting and funny... an important and illuminating book! Katja Meier brings a fresh and critical perspective to the complex issues surrounding the immigrant flows in and out of Italy. What unfolds in her quaint Tuscan village can teach us larger lessons about how to welcome new people into our communities." - Angela Ledgerwood, The Lit Up Show host and Esquire book editor
The Complete Biography of Prophet Adam (Pbuh) & Eve (Hawa) by Muhammad Vandestra The Complete Biography of Prophet Adam (Pbuh) & Eve (Hawa) by Jan. 09, 2018 You set the price! 9,420 words Sample 20%
Prophet Adam is believed to have been the first human being and Nabi (Arabic: نَـبِي‎, Prophet) on Earth, in Islam. Adam's role as the father of the human race is looked upon by Muslims with reverence. Muslims also refer to his wife, Hawa (Arabic: حَـواء‎, Eve), as the "mother of mankind". Muslims see Adam as the first Muslim, as the Qur'an states that all the Prophets preached the same faith.
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Trip to the Post Office by MJ Blehart The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Trip to the Post Office by Jan. 09, 2018 $5.99 56,040 words Sample 15%
What do you do when you wake up in the hospital, and can’t remember how you got there? At the end of 1999, that’s exactly where i was to be found. I was the victim of a hit-and-run, and I had a lot of damage to recover from. Within these pages is a whole bunch of crazy stuff that really, truly happened. The story of these experiences is a little sad, sometimes tragic,infuriating, but also funny.
Perspectives by M. M. Siassi Perspectives by Jan. 09, 2018 $1.00 6,140 words Sample 20%
The nonfiction journal of a father, written over a span of 28 years.
How I Got to Yesterday: a Fictionalized Memoir by Paul Sedlock How I Got to Yesterday: a Fictionalized Memoir by Jan. 09, 2018 $2.99 90,860 words Sample 15%
A powerful and reflective fictional memoir detailing 40 years in the life of a functioning alcoholic. When does denial end and acceptance begin?
Borders, Bandits, and Baby Wipes: A Big Adventure in a Tiny Car by Bassam Tarazi Borders, Bandits, and Baby Wipes: A Big Adventure in a Tiny Car by Jan. 09, 2018 $7.99 88,860 words
Bassam Tarazi scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest, navigated New Zealand’s Grand Traverse, and hiked in Patagonia—but it wasn’t enough.
MI PAZ VIENE DEL ESPIRITU by jubilo MI PAZ VIENE DEL ESPIRITU by Jan. 08, 2018 You set the price! 21,730 words Sample 20%
Una autobiografía, con una narrativa crónica de sucesos históricos, pasados presentes y futuros; revelaciones de conocimiento sobre el tema de la paz, el principio y fin de la guerra, no solo en Colombia sino en el universo. El autor Jesús Javier Suarez, pastor y teólogo, administrador de profesión, cantautor, músico y productor del genero gospel, explica la paz desde su perspectiva.
I Would If I Could by Rosalind Menter & Marc Shamus I Would If I Could by
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$2.99 11,200 words Sample 10%
Powerful Biographic of Rosalind Menter This book is the full details behind the scenes of the song: "I WOULD IF I COULD". This song is based on a fictitious story about a married couple and the fancy car that gets in between their marriage at times. Download I Would If I Could: But I Can't So I Won't now to get started today. Scroll up and click the buy button.
The Kojima Code by Terry Wolfe The Kojima Code by Jan. 08, 2018 $8.00 168,490 words
This book tracks the lonely personal life, daring career, and radical game design philosophy of one of the most enigmatic, polarizing, and devious minds in entertainment. Only by understanding the man and the corporate world he struggled with can we illuminate the unbelievable story behind one of the greatest works of postmodern art ever made.
Gambino and Colombo Families The 1972 New York City Serial Mafia Murders by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Gambino and Colombo Families The 1972 New York City Serial Mafia Murders by Jan. 08, 2018 $2.99 2,580 words Sample 5%
The attempted assassination of Joseph Colombo Sr. and the murder of Joey Gallo are important in the fallout amongst Mafia organizations. In 1971 Colombo was gravely wounded at an Italian Unity Day celebration held in Manhattan. On April 7, 1972 Gallo was shot and killed by a gunman who entered a restaurant clandestinely. The murders triggered a wave of violence among Gambino and Colombo partisans.
RT!  -  Reflections on a Career in Respiratory Therapy by Jeff Maurer RT! - Reflections on a Career in Respiratory Therapy by Jan. 06, 2018 Free! 51,290 words Read a sample
As a Respiratory Therapist, I had over thirty years of fascinating Health Care experience ranging from resuscitation of extremely premature babies to rehabilitation of older folks with chronic lung disease. The tales I tell may seem tall, but they are all true. Here you will find life, death, altruism, tragedy, and miracles. At times, I criticize perceived wrongs, but also embrace forgiveness.
Una esperanza de vida by Ramón L. Morales Una esperanza de vida by Jan. 06, 2018 Free! 54,630 words
Historia verídica de un trasplantado renal. El autor nos cuenta sus motivos, aquello por lo que vale la pena pelear.
The War Poets and the Diary of an Ordinary Tommy: Convergence, Class and Transmission by Margaret Parry The War Poets and the Diary of an Ordinary Tommy: Convergence, Class and Transmission by Jan. 05, 2018 $4.99 24,910 words Sample 20%
The book is a highly original and personal response to the diary of an RAMC soldier recording his experiences at the Somme and Arras. Written by his granddaughter, who never knew him
A Delicious Life: One Moment at a Time by Gary Yardley A Delicious Life: One Moment at a Time by Jan. 05, 2018 $4.99 126,090 words Sample 20%
This true story is retold by Gary, a 30-year-old nurse who has taken a job doing night shifts in a suburban Sydney nursing home. He is a well-travelled young man, haunted by the hurt caused by calling off his wedding.
Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran and My Life by Jen Selinsky Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran and My Life by Jan. 05, 2018 $0.99 15,980 words Sample 20%
"Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran and My Life" talks about Jen's experiences following the band. Included are bonusus such as a Simon LeBon drink recipe, an unpublished newspaper interview with Jen, and a blof post from "The Daily Duranie."
Stripped: A Journey From Rejection To Redemption by Mary Stewart-Holmes Stripped: A Journey From Rejection To Redemption by Jan. 05, 2018 $4.99 57,470 words
Stripped is the raw and revealing story of a girl who endured childhood sexual trauma, unhealthy relationships and depression to not only survive but also become a #1 International Best-Selling Author. Dr. Mary Stewart-Holmes reveals personal accounts of growing up with a drug-addicted stepfather and numerous suicide attempts and unveils the rewarding path to redemption.
Advance and be Recognised: The Autobiography of A. W. Stapleton 1896 - 1978 by Arthur William Stapleton Advance and be Recognised: The Autobiography of A. W. Stapleton 1896 - 1978 by Jan. 05, 2018 $4.99 62,500 words Sample 20%
Advance and Be Recognised: The Autobiography of A. W. Stapleton 1896 –1978 is an absorbing life story. Arthur was a young man from working class roots, who was thrown into the horrors of war. He was a machine gunner in WW1 and an Air Raid Warden in WW2. Arthur Stapleton founded Advance Electronics before retiring a wealthy man.
Sarah: A Love Story by Peter Steele Sarah: A Love Story by Jan. 04, 2018 $4.99 29,980 words Sample 20%
In Sarah: A Love Story, Peter Steele tells the story, in letters to his good friend Robert, of the last year of his wife Sarah’s life. While both Peter and Sarah knew the end was near, neither one allowed this knowledge to prevent them from living as fully and joyfully as possible.
GOD...Chairman of the Board of the World by Raymond Dierker GOD...Chairman of the Board of the World by Jan. 04, 2018 $6.99 16,330 words Sample 9%
In September, 1981 Ray Dierker, a Vice President with ADP has a work related incident and is admitted to Methodist Psychiatric Hospital screaming that he hates Frank Lautenberg, the Chairman of the Board of ADP. What follows is the memoir of a wild, roller coaster ride through the 80's analyzing trust with the staff of Unit 2C and the other patients, including Ruth Lilly, the Heiress of Eli Lilly.
The Making: A Revealing Memoir by ACR The Making: A Revealing Memoir by Jan. 03, 2018 $2.99 35,640 words Sample 15%
The Blonde, The Redhead, The Brunette, The Latina In The Making the author presents a vivid and revealing account of what is admittedly the most poignant time in his life. Via an intimate first person viewpoint, the reader delves into the heart and soul of an individual caught up in misdirected sentiment and given to escapism as he searches the urban landscape for meaning yet even more so, love.
Inexplicable Occurrences: My Experiences with the World of the Supernatural by Calvin A. Johnson Inexplicable Occurrences: My Experiences with the World of the Supernatural by Jan. 02, 2018 $3.99 49,360 words Sample 15%
When one crosses into the world of the paranormal it is a life-changing event. The further you explore, the more intense the experience. It is akin to entering a Black Hole where nothing functions in a standard or familiar manner anymore. All the rules have changed and there is no rule book to guide you. These are the stories of my journey into the world of the paranormal.
Guru's Path by Bonnie Turner Guru's Path by Jan. 02, 2018 $1.99 11,360 words Sample 10%
Guru’s Path is a memoir, a collection of special blog posts featuring thoughts and ideas from inside a writer’s mind, which never ceases to whirl. Who knows what word tapestry a bored muse might weave next?
Mermaid in The Kitchen by Sarah Delamere Hurding Mermaid in The Kitchen by Jan. 01, 2018 $19.95 170,800 words Sample 15%
Meet The Bridget Jones of the Spiritual World! Mermaid in This fun, informative, fast-moving and comprehensive memoir has many layers to beguile, amuse and entice you. Sarah was a hostess at U2's nightclub, The Kitchen for many years. Mermaid in The Kitchen charts Sarah's rite of passage from young intuitive, via three academic degrees, to feted status as a celebrity psychic.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by Jan. 01, 2018 Free! 61,640 words
John Bunyan’s personal and honest biography. He shares his immense struggles with sin, doubt, and of eventually overcoming. You’ll also get a glimpse behind the scenes of Bunyan’s very effective ministry.
Adrift in the Panama Canal by Joseph J Wilson, Jr Adrift in the Panama Canal by Dec. 29, 2017 $0.99 2,430 words Sample 20%
This is the true story of survival. Two guys with one oar and two holes in the bottom of a flat bottom john-boat. When it looked like all hope was lost..........
A Marvellous Party by Ian Elmslie A Marvellous Party by Dec. 28, 2017 $9.99 76,020 words Sample 20%
Ian Elmslie's engaging book tells – with candour and humour – how he came to brush shoulders with TV stars, music heroes, or world-renowned actors. Above all, it's the tale of a young gay man learning about love and life, and reflecting on changes in his community in the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. An inspiring and moving read.
Philip Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York by Dec. 28, 2017 $2.99 2,530 words Sample 5%
My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.
Biografías Militares: O, historia militar del país en medio siglo (1874) by José Maria Baraya Biografías Militares: O, historia militar del país en medio siglo (1874) by Dec. 27, 2017 $5.99 197,900 words Sample 10%
Biografías de algunos próceres de la guerra de la independencia deNueva Granada contra España, quienes con sus armas y su talento construyeron la república de Colombia, escrito en 1874 pero de total actualidad dada la objetividad y profundidad investigativa de su autor el historiador José María Baraya. Libro de obligada lectura para amantes de la historia colombiana y latinoamericana.
Western Cycles: Canada by Alejandro Puerto Western Cycles: Canada by Dec. 27, 2017 $4.99 40,590 words
Canadian transformations become palpable after the Second World War. Western Cycles: Canada describes these changes, dividing several historical periods within the actions carried out during the administrations of the respective prime ministers from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Stephen Harper. It also presents graphic information related to the behavior of various economic indicators.
Her by Amy Sparks Her by Dec. 26, 2017 Free! 5,160 words Read a sample
Do you wanna hear a story? Well, of course, you do because everyone loves stories. Especially mine.
Tesla: The Forgotten Genius of Electricity by James Samuels Tesla: The Forgotten Genius of Electricity by Dec. 26, 2017 $9.99 58,970 words Sample 10%
Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is his story.
Twenty by J.R. Lonsway Twenty by Dec. 26, 2017 $3.99 147,670 words Sample 10%
An unapologetic and politically incorrect memoir of policing. This may be one of the best books out there about cops and the job they perform.