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Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal by L. A. Johnson Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal by Feb. 22, 2017 $1.99 3850 words Sample 25%
From a slave born in Washington D.C. to the namesake of a Maryland State University, Fanny Coppin was a world-class teacher. My book is a historical overview of her life and accomplishments. This book is the second in my Forget Me Not series.
Three Anzacs from Malta by Gioconda Schembri Three Anzacs from Malta by Feb. 21, 2017 $5.99 85549 words Sample 15%
A timeless story about migration, the heartache of separated families, loss and war, but it is mainly a tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of enormous adversity, as well as a celebration of the virtues that transcend borders and time: courage, friendship, and love.
The Tanager's Song by Ronald Blamey The Tanager's Song by Feb. 21, 2017 $2.99 51701 words Sample 20%
Ron Blamey is one of those countless, whose lives remain in the hands of a defeated but necessary American investment. A life not yet defined, the once remembered, a family loved, the goal, a future path, of mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, of the American Patriot, a simple story can best be shared through the eyes of the dweller, the one. A life’s saga of hopes and ...
More Than Words by Adam Hall More Than Words by Feb. 21, 2017 $2.99 11239 words Sample 20%
This is a powerful book of insightful poetry captured in its truest form. Light, but there’s no question that it carries a lot of weight when it comes to love, life, lessons, and struggles. These well-crafted poems will capture the imagination of the reader in a way that will make the reader think, or re-think about love, life, lessons, and struggles in ways perhaps never thought of before...
The Azanian by Thabiso Monkoe The Azanian by Feb. 21, 2017 $5.99 18317 words Sample 20%
The Azanian The author, Thabiso Monkoe was born in 1960. In 1976 he was one of the students who mobilised for the uprisings resulting in the June 1976 Soweto uprising. He is a June ’76 survivor and activist. Thabiso studied Dental technology and Biochemistry at Munster University in West Germany, while in exile.
Ancient Greek Quotes by Chris Collins Ancient Greek Quotes by Feb. 21, 2017 $1.99 14638 words Sample 10%
876 Quotes from 44 Ancient Greek Philosophers, Scientists, Poets , Statesmen . Quotes about Life, Self Improvement, Success, Politics, Motivation, Happiness, Finance, Communication, Freedom, Self Mastery, Health, Religion, Education, Relationships, Friendship, War, Nature, Character, Power.
Trim Kamp by A E Gold Trim Kamp by Feb. 21, 2017 $3.33 36230 words Sample 5%
A group of pro skateboarders take a gonzo dive into the Californian weed world; from a pool skating orgy, to a kung fu challenge-the drama never stops. This was one for the record books, or book -of record. This thing you’re reading right now. (Sidenote: Best to read when your hella HIGH.)
Majmuncek, Budala i Fenjer by Svetlana Lukovac Majmuncek, Budala i Fenjer by Feb. 20, 2017 $4.99 36872 words Sample 20%
Kuc-kuc! Nakon završetka našeg bestselera „Najbolje godine svog života provedoh u debelom stanju“, ma šta to značilo... Inkvizicija debelih neće dozvoliti mršavima da čitadu i uživadu u knjigi. Ti ′š dobit′ jedan preko plota preko veze. Po prvi put u istoriji biće to diskriminacija debelih nad mršavima pod sloganom „Ako želiš da pobediš, ne smeš da izgubiš“. E!
Magic of Wild Places by Bruce Taylor Magic of Wild Places by Feb. 20, 2017 $3.99 48323 words Sample 10%
An author's struggles to understand his father, and his own power as a writer.
Heart and Soul of a Warrior by Troy Helms Heart and Soul of a Warrior by Feb. 19, 2017 $9.95 9980 words
Heart & Soul of a Warrior’ tells the riveting life story of Troy Shawn Helms and a dream that he sets out to conquer. Troy embarks on his journey through dysfunctional times to live and achieve a lifelong goal that’s been buried deep inside his courageous heart
Publiczna historia by Piotr Tosz Publiczna historia by Feb. 19, 2017 Free! 25718 words Read a sample
Pamiętnik opisuje wydarzenia jakie miały miejsce w życiu autora po zakończeniu przeżyć opisanych w książce pt. "Prywatna historia". Tym razem autor zmaga się z siłami demonicznymi jak i z samym sobą. Akcja książki rozgrywa się w Polsce oraz na Węgrzech i obejmuje okres od września do października 2016.
Troubles A Trilogy by Dickie Hilton Troubles A Trilogy by Feb. 18, 2017 $9.99 269394 words Sample 10%
Abandoned as a toddler, Hilton learned woodsman skills from the man who raised him in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. Running away at 15 from an Arkansas school, lying about his age, he joined the Navy at 16, became a UDT-frogman. Troubles is the story of a warrior who survived three bullet wounds and capture in the jungles of Vietnam, America’s most notorious prisons and Big Oil boardrooms.
Across a Sea of Troubles: A memoir of illness, loss and recovery by Jennifer Barraclough Across a Sea of Troubles: A memoir of illness, loss and recovery by Feb. 18, 2017 $2.99 19205 words Sample 20%
Part 1 of this short memoir describes the series of medical and surgical emergencies that affected Jennifer’s family, starting with her husband’s heart attack. Part 2 contains reflections based on her professional experience as a doctor, and personal perspective as a relative and patient.
Pure Ambition by Jake Land Pure Ambition by Feb. 18, 2017 $4.99 79323 words Sample 20%
The struggle of a poor migrant boy, determined to become wealthy. Also to overcome the brainwashing of being born and raised by deeply religious parents into a Protestant cult which greatly clashed with his ability to communicate with the spirit world almost from birth. He also tells many details of his secret life as an undercover agent for over 30 years, under various guises.
A MUSIC JOURNEY REMEMBERED: The Life and Times of Brad Evans, Musician by Bradley Kuhns A MUSIC JOURNEY REMEMBERED: The Life and Times of Brad Evans, Musician by Feb. 18, 2017 $18.95 88869 words Sample 15%
Brad and his music groups on-stage presence made him somewhat of a Las Vegas staple. This book is an interesting tale of a musicians life of ambition and heartaches--and a life with few regrets.
El Eln por dentro by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido El Eln por dentro by Feb. 17, 2017 $4.99 116380 words Sample 10%
El Eln por dentro describe el trasiego de la cuadrilla Carlos Alirio Buitrago del Ejército de Liberación Nacional (Eln), conformada a comienzos de 1978, en Puerto Triunfo (Antioquia), por el sacerdote Bernardo López Arroyave, miembro de Golconda y  la Teología de la Liberación, doctrina afín a la línea ideológica  del Eln.  Bernardo López Arroyave,admirador del cura Camilo Torres; discípulo de obi
Reflections upon Life and Personality of Ven. Kyosang Rinpoche by Anna Schulthess Reflections upon Life and Personality of Ven. Kyosang Rinpoche by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 3417 words Read a sample
This article deals with oddities and peculiarities of the Grand Deceased rather than with his teachings, and is a mixture of recollections much more than a good scientific article. I must say in parenthesis that I was personally acquainted with the unique teacher of Tibetan Buddhism for Our acquaintance lasted from early 2003 until his death in July 2014.
The Story of a 21st Century 'Somebody': Independent Culture Creation in the 2000s & 2010s by TaraElla The Story of a 21st Century 'Somebody': Independent Culture Creation in the 2000s & 2010s by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 25736 words Read a sample
Throughout this book, I will be telling my own story so far, as a cultural voice in this rapidly changing world. But I will also be illustrating the wider story of how profoundly the world changed, in these first two decades of the 21st century. The technology changed first, and that was groundbreaking enough, but I think that the greatest change was in the culture.
Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin by Grigorios Zorzos Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 388 words Read a sample
Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
TORN 3: The Continued Story of an Undeserving Wallaby Drowning in a Septic Tank by Simon Williams TORN 3: The Continued Story of an Undeserving Wallaby Drowning in a Septic Tank by Feb. 15, 2017 $6.99 93010 words Sample 15%
What would you do, if everything in your life was suddenly upended? How would you react? Would you stay calm, would you panic, or might you be forced to give up? Simon Williams lives a typical, while at the same time unique, life. Then incredible circumstances cause it to fall apart. Faced with limited options, he draws on his lifetime of experiences to fight back in a way that no one ever has.
Pinky: Poverty to Prosperity by Frank Browning Clark Pinky: Poverty to Prosperity by Feb. 15, 2017 $9.99 88169 words Sample 20%
Pinky is the story of a young man born into poverty who had a father without ambition to change things, but had a loving, caring mother who struggled to raise twelve children over a 45-year period. Abandoned by her husband, the mother raised six young kids to adulthood, fed and clothed them, and bought a home for them to live in...
Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Harold Lepidus Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Feb. 15, 2017 $9.99 110715 words Sample 10%
Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined is a collection of more than 120 articles offering an informative and entertaining look at the people who have influenced, been influenced by, or simply hung around in Bob Dylan's orbit at one point or another.
Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato. by Chris Collins Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato. by Feb. 15, 2017 $2.99 15234 words Sample 5%
Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato in One E-Book for People who have Zero knowledge about Plato.
Aristotle Simplified by Chris Collins Aristotle Simplified by Feb. 15, 2017 $2.99 13268 words Sample 5%
Aristotle Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Aristotle in One E-Book for People who have Zero knowledge about Aristotle.
Dear People, I am Seeking Investigators Stop,Oh Pray,Stop My American  Assassination Team by Larry Margulies Dear People, I am Seeking Investigators Stop,Oh Pray,Stop My American Assassination Team by Feb. 14, 2017 Free! 3763 words Sample 20%
My future is very important to me, I am a late bloomer, and I have yet to reach my dream to have a family and finish my education.
You Don’t Have To Settle For Second Best! A Life of Hope, Courage and Determination by Linda Pearl Ramnath You Don’t Have To Settle For Second Best! A Life of Hope, Courage and Determination by Feb. 14, 2017 $4.99 15555 words Sample 15%
My book is an inspirational story of hope, courage and determination. I write about my experiences as I grappled for seven long years with depression. I share some of the challenges we face as immigrants and how to overcome them. As you read my story, may you draw strength to help you overcome the challenges you face. You can rise again; you don’t have to settle for second best!
Christian Bale - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green Christian Bale - Celebrity Biographies by Feb. 14, 2017 $3.99 4597 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Christian Bale rose to stardom? Born in Wales on January 30, 1974 to a commercial pilot father, David Charles Howard Bale and a mother, Jennifer “Jenny” James, who worked as circus clown and dancer, Christian had a bohemian introduction to the performance world. Throughout Bale’s childhood, the family traveled extensively to places like England, Portugal and the United States.
Жизнь на грани by Alain Dizerens Жизнь на грани by Feb. 14, 2017 $4.99 21702 words Sample 5%
Автобиография. Воспоминания, включающие в себя рассказы человека, который побывал в воюющем Вьетнаме, Камеруне, Израиле времен «войны Судного дня» и работал волонтером в госпитале, рабочим на фабрике, гидом-охотником, охранником, смотрителем музея, работником кибуца, помощником учителя. Авторский взгляд отличает поэтическое отношение к миру.
My Survival Guide to Love by Dale Craig My Survival Guide to Love by Feb. 13, 2017 $3.99 51150 words Sample 20%
Harsh reality: on a cold autumn morning, Dale Craig stands at the end of his driveway, his life in ruins. Alone and confused, he's in denial. 'It's over!' His marriage has just been sunk in the Sea of Love by a two-word tsunami. Join Dale's step-by-step journey as he attempts to answer the question of why, when he said 'I do', in the end he 'didn't'.
Between The Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by Inder Sandhu Between The Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by Feb. 11, 2017 $2.99 69117 words Sample 20%
“The thing about people we love, they either scar us for life or save us from impending doom.” "What can a dog teach you about life?", Inder asks. After being knifed in India, facing love and loss in the US, and experiencing the loyalty of his dog, Sir Speedy, Inder learns the answer. "A (expletive) dog can teach you a lot!"
Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France by Suzanne White Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France by Feb. 11, 2017 $9.99 66128 words Sample 10%
This book will make 50 Shades of Grey blush blue. Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France is the first volume of this best-selling author's autobiography. Suzanne White writes vividly about her lifelong sexual exploration. And she does so with skilled salacious insouciance. From 50's Buffalo to 60's Paris. Unmitigated Gaul is beautifully written with a rare honesty and a wicked sense of humor.
The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer by Jené Jackson The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer by Feb. 10, 2017 $5.99 136370 words Sample 15%
A former evangelical Christian and virgin-when-married mother of three finds the courage to explore her wild side, at 37. Rock concert, smoking (even marijuana!), dancing, watching porn and more, the 20-plus 'wild oat' tasks she tries over one summer are nothing compared to the fears she faces as she resists then embraces transformation.
Rosalee Glass 100 Years of Wisdom To Guide You Thru Life's Ups and Downs by Lillian Glass Rosalee Glass 100 Years of Wisdom To Guide You Thru Life's Ups and Downs by Feb. 10, 2017 $12.95 19067 words Sample 10%
No one is better equipped to share the secrets she's learned during her past 10 decades than Rosalee Glass as she helps guide you through these uncertain times with her original sayings and words of wisdom. She shows us that it is never too late to live your life to the fullest.
Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? by Valentino Zvonarek Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? by Feb. 10, 2017 $1.99 24751 words Sample 10%
Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? is a book covering around 200 players we used to buy on Football Manager 2007. Now, 10 years later it is time to see what did they actually made from their careers, and did they reached for the stars like we thought they would.
Smoke Drink F*#k by Esme Oliver Smoke Drink F*#k by Feb. 10, 2017 $9.99 61012 words Sample 5%
Screw Eat, Pray Love! Esme Oliver vows to Smoke, Drink, and Fuck her way to happiness. Based on a true story, this is the hilarious, outlandish and inspiring story of one fed-up woman’s journey from desperation to liberation. As she finds and loses love, uncovers what it really means to be independent, and discovers why no amount of praying does the trick of one great fuck.
I Also Walked on This Earth by Eugene Stefaniuk I Also Walked on This Earth by Feb. 09, 2017 $5.95 350519 words Sample 20%
Eugene has walked over eight decades of his life on this earth and knows his walk is coming to the end. Before he bids farewell to this earthly walk, he wants to leave for family, relatives and friends his earthly life history. His life history is varied; from a farm boy who grew up in the: “Great Depression”, to being a school teacher, a military man and lastly a clergyman.
The Innocence Of Guilt by Reggie Karam The Innocence Of Guilt by Feb. 09, 2017 $5.99 34929 words Sample 10%
This book tells the story of the author growing up in Mayfair, a tough cosmopolitan suburb, where Lebanese, Greeks, Italians, Portuguese, Jews, Indians, Coloureds, Blacks and of course Afrikaners, all mingled together to create the famous history and tremendous amount of character of the area.
The Murder of John Peanuts Manfredonia Genovese Family Associate by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Murder of John Peanuts Manfredonia Genovese Family Associate by Feb. 08, 2017 $2.99 2824 words Sample 5%
The body of John Peanuts Manfredonia was found by his wife around 3:30 on the afternoon of November 28, 1978. The bookie's murder remained unsolved despite an investigation by Westchester County, New York law enforcement, Detective Lieutenant John Kelly remained steadfast. He continued probing the murder on his own. In 1981 a suspect wanted for selling weapons to federal agents was arrested.
A Love Undeniable, A Life Unforgettable: A Memoir by Scott G. Howard A Love Undeniable, A Life Unforgettable: A Memoir by Feb. 08, 2017 $9.99 67821 words Sample 20%
It was ‘severe like’ at first sight. Chris Conlon was a bright light in Scott Howard's life from the first moment he laid eyes on her. What started out as a chance meeting over mini golf ended as a deeply touching journey through life, love and battling bone cancer. In this book, Scott shares how love is the one thing that gets you through it all.
More than the Madness by Dreaming Big Publications More than the Madness by Feb. 08, 2017 $1.99 92930 words Sample 20%
This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of someone living with bipolar disorder. It’s not a clinical book filled with facts and figures, but a book of humanity.
Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land by Jessica Fishman Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land by Feb. 07, 2017 $9.99 100968 words Sample 20%
After moving to Israel, Jessica Fishman survives the many landmines of Israeli culture, but finally meets one obstacle that tests the core of her identity.
The Socratic Trucker: An American Memoir by Roger Anthony Farinha The Socratic Trucker: An American Memoir by Feb. 06, 2017 Free! 2694 words Read a sample
A contemporary man travels across the United States as a big-rig trucker, discovering his country through talking with his fellow Americans on life and meaning, leading to his developing a vision for a new American and ultimately global social order.
Johnny Depp - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green Johnny Depp - Celebrity Biographies by Feb. 06, 2017 $3.99 5890 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Johnny Depp rose to stardom? After dreaming of becoming a rock star, Johnny Depp instead is now one of Hollywood’s best actors. He became a house hold name after he played Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. With leading man roles in movies and his bad boy image in Hollywood, Johnny has been named by People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive twice.
Brad Pitt - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green Brad Pitt - Celebrity Biographies by Feb. 06, 2017 $3.99 5704 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Brad Pitt rose to stardom? Brad Pitt is more than just a pretty face, though. In addition to his good looks and acting talent, the Shawnee, Oklahoma native is also an admirable human being, having struggled to attain his success, and a person who gives back to society and is concerned with social issues.
Angelina Jolie - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green Angelina Jolie - Celebrity Biographies by Feb. 06, 2017 $3.99 6005 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Angelina Jolie rose to stardom? Often described for her blue eyes, sexy look and big plump lips, Angelina Jolie became famous after her role as the video game character Lara Croft, in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. In 2005 she became even more famous when she and the famous actor Brad Pitt announced their relationship.
Confessions of a Cuckquean by Serena Synn Confessions of a Cuckquean by Feb. 05, 2017 $2.99 11222 words Sample 10%
Serena Synn confesses her dirty little secrets in Volume 1 of Confessions of a Cuckquean, The Discovery. Serena details the origins of her desire, the discovery of the cuckquean fetish, and how she finally confessed her deviant desires to her husband. Her cuckquean fetish leads them on a wild sexual journey of voyeurism, threesomes, and Cuckqueaning.
Georgia Witness by Stephen Doster Georgia Witness by Feb. 05, 2017 $4.99 123209 words Sample 20%
Take a step back in history and watch events unfold through the eyes of those who lived it. Meet senators and musicians, lawyers and doctors. Meet people from all walks of life and learn the thread that binds them all together to make the state of Georgia great.
Sihpromatum - Backpacks and Bra Straps by Savannah Grace Sihpromatum - Backpacks and Bra Straps by Feb. 05, 2017 $5.99 107480 words Sample 15%
Volume 2 in Savannah Grace’s best selling, award winning saga of her family’s four-year-long backpacking adventure continues. "Backpacks and Bra Straps" picks up where "I Grew My Boobs in China" leaves off, taking the reader through Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, through Western China and Tibet, and finally, to watch the sun rise over Mount Everest in Nepal.
A Brain worth Million Dollars by Sanyam Sadana A Brain worth Million Dollars by Feb. 04, 2017 $1.99 28590 words Sample 15%
Are you born in a middle-class family? That’s excellent! Or, are you born in a poor family? That’s outstanding! I’m not joking! I just want to tell you, and will be telling you throughout this book, that how interesting it is to born poor, and then, just by the power of your brain, which is still thinking how to be at the top of the world (am I wrong?), you will be seriously rich!
Honorable President Trump Save Lawrence Yudowitz Stop The American Assassination Team by Larry Margulies Honorable President Trump Save Lawrence Yudowitz Stop The American Assassination Team by Feb. 03, 2017 Free! 1178 words Read a sample
A non fiction. Everyone, please pray for me and those affected by this situation, and may good prevail. Honorable President Trump and anyone else in the position to help, please do.