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Wanderlost 5: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Simon Williams Wanderlost 5: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.99 56,020 words Sample 20%
If you had a chance to live your life all over again would you choose the same path you took the first time? Or would you do something different? This is book five in the story of how it might have turned out if you did it differently.
Wanderlost 4: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Simon Williams Wanderlost 4: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.99 55,130 words Sample 10%
If you had a chance to live your life all over again would you choose the same path you took the first time? Or would you do something different? This is book four in the story of how it might have turned out if you did it differently.
Wanderlost 2: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Simon Williams Wanderlost 2: More Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.99 53,350 words Sample 10%
If you had a chance to live your life all over again would you choose the same path you took the first time? Or would you do something different? This is book two in the story of how it might have turned out if you did it differently.
Sweeping Out the Attic: Tales, Topics, and Small Talk from the Nooks and Crannies of a Well-Worn Mind by Jerry Harris Sweeping Out the Attic: Tales, Topics, and Small Talk from the Nooks and Crannies of a Well-Worn Mind by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.99 48,210 words
Need a break? Want to laugh? You don’t need a magic wand or a fat bank account. Just take a look inside your own head. You might stir up some magic while SWEEPING OUT THE ATTIC.
Just One Chance by Myron Portley Just One Chance by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.00 9,000 words Sample 15%
Raised in a community of poverty and violence Myron is searching for a way out. This is my journey of how I broke the cycle and found success in life. A journey that will inspire you and make you believe that the American dream is possible.
Samuel Samuel "Sam" Lagattuta Magaddino Crime Family Associate by Aug. 19, 2018 $2.99 2,370 words Sample 5%
Captured in a car near Buffalo City Hall, Sam Lagattuta was jailed beginning in January 1959. This ended thirteen months of life as a fugitive from justice. Lagattuta had been excluded from a subpoena that netted many other Apalachin attendees. These men had appeared in court on February 7, 1958. Lagattuta was also being pursued for missing tax records that weren't on file from 1946-1957.
Stephen Hawking R.I.P 2018 by Stephen King Stephen Hawking R.I.P 2018 by Aug. 18, 2018 $0.99 7,350 words Sample 20%
Prof Stephen Hawking, who had motor, neurone disease, died on 14 March, aged 76. at his home in Cambridge.
The Sue Kim Story: The Authorized Biography by Sarah Gerdes The Sue Kim Story: The Authorized Biography by Aug. 18, 2018 Free! 121,720 words Read a sample
The story of Sue Kim, lead singer of The Kim Sisters, has captivated music lovers, history buffs, and fellow entertainment legends alike. From singing on the streets to reigning the stages of Las Vegas, hers is truly the greatest American story never told.
Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Simon Williams Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul by Aug. 17, 2018 Free! 36,950 words Read a sample
If you had a chance to live your life all over again would you choose the same path you took the first time? Or would you do something different? This is book one in the story of how it might have turned out if you did it differently.
George Chuvalo George Chuvalo "The toughest man on the planet!" Chasing Muhammad Ali, Fighting The Opioids by Aug. 17, 2018 $1.99 22,260 words Sample 100%
9-chapter preview FREE w/coupon to right!: George Foreman called George Chuvalo “the toughest man on the planet." He went on to become the only heavyweight in the history of the sport never to be knocked off his feet. Then, just as his boxing career wound down, opioids infested his family and he fought the most hard-fought battles of his life, ultimately losing three sons and his wife to opioids.
What I Learned From 50 Celebrities  (By Screwing Up In Front of Them) by Farrell Hirsch What I Learned From 50 Celebrities (By Screwing Up In Front of Them) by Aug. 16, 2018 $9.99 48,620 words Sample 5%
Hirsch was one of the people who founded The Ovation Awards, LA's answer to The Tonys. Writing, producing, and lining up talent for those shows for seven years brought him into contact with stars like Charlton Heston, Annette Bening, Carol Burnett, Neal Patrick Harris, Stephen Sondheim, Nathan Lane, Danny Glover, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, and hundreds more. These are his stories…
Buffalo Gambling/Lottery Raid October 23, 1959 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Buffalo Gambling/Lottery Raid October 23, 1959 by Aug. 16, 2018 $2.99 2,620 words Sample 5%
A massive roundup of lottery operators occurred in upstate New York and several northeastern states in the late afternoon of October 23, 1959. The New York sweep was coordinated by State Investigative Chairman John W. Ryan. The 1959 New York Crime Commission handled the arrests of the state's central area, i.e. its key professional gamblers. Agents also struck across the border from Buffalo.
Жанчыны ў жыцці Уладзіміра Караткевіча by Дзяніс Марціновіч Жанчыны ў жыцці Уладзіміра Караткевіча by Aug. 16, 2018 $5.00 44,200 words Sample 20%
Каму быў прысвечаны першы зборнік Уладзіміра Караткевіча «Матчына душа»? Хто і чаму называў паэтэсу Раісу Ахматаву жонкай пісьменніка? Ці існаваў працяг культавага рамана «Каласы пад сярпом тваім»? У 2012 годзе крытык і літаратуразнаўца Дзяніс Марціновіч паспрабаваў адказаць на гэтыя пытанні ў кнізе «“Донжуанскі спіс” Караткевіча».
Arabia Unified A Portrait of Ibn Saud by Mohammed Al-Mana, Sr Arabia Unified A Portrait of Ibn Saud by Aug. 15, 2018 Free! 94,200 words Read a sample
Amid the plethora of works about Arabia and the Arabs written by European ‘experts’, here at last is a book which gives a Saudi Arabian’s view of his country’s’ recent past. A unique ‘insider’s’ view of Arabia, it is full of humour, anecdote and reminiscence.
Arabia Unified A Portrait of Ibn Saud by Mohammed Al-Mana, Sr Arabia Unified A Portrait of Ibn Saud by Aug. 15, 2018 Free! 94,200 words Read a sample
Amid the plethora of works about Arabia and the Arabs written by European ‘experts’, here at last is a book which gives a Saudi Arabian’s view of his country’s’ recent past. A unique ‘insider’s’ view of Arabia, it is full of humour, anecdote and reminiscence.
Forgive Us, Wolves by Klaus Kronenberg Forgive Us, Wolves by Aug. 14, 2018 $6.00 155,520 words Sample 20%
As a German soldier during World War II, I marched to the Russian Front, a confident patriotic youth who believed in my country, family and faith. I was convinced that Communism posed a threat to the free Western World, which Germany needed to confront. My convictions did not survive the war, but they were adopted by my new country, the United States, and the Western World.
Woman With a Thousand Hats by Denise Kawaii Woman With a Thousand Hats by Aug. 13, 2018 $4.99 54,450 words Sample 20%
A memoir that gives a behind the scenes glimpse in the life of author Denise Kawaii. From body image issues to chronic illness, Kawaii connects with readers through tales of overcoming tragedy and following dreams.
Pasquale Pasquale "Pat Titters" Natarelli Buffalo Mafioso by Aug. 13, 2018 $2.99 2,780 words Sample 5%
In November 1967 a U.S. District Court in Buffalo, New York named Pasquale Natarelli as one of five men who planned 2 major jewelry robberies in Los Angeles. Although the robberies never occurred the conspiracy involved $500,000. Former North Tonawanda resident Pasquale Calabrese gave damaging testimony in the trial involving the conspirators. One defendant, Louis Sorgi, formerly lived in Buffalo.
Uncovered: The Naked Road From Timid Girl To Confident Woman by Alex Okoroji Uncovered: The Naked Road From Timid Girl To Confident Woman by Aug. 12, 2018 $9.99 42,650 words
In this raw & riveting memoir, Nigerian Actress, Alex Okoroji takes off the covers and gets downright NAKED & gritty, unashamed to tell it like it is- stripping down the lies & insecurities on her powerful journey to womanhood, to reveal her innermost secrets and limited beliefs about love, sex, money, career, habits and friendship as she uncovers the connection between Truth, Freedom & Greatness.
Soldier’s Wife - Cotton Fields to Berlin and Tripoli by Rickey Butch Walker Soldier’s Wife - Cotton Fields to Berlin and Tripoli by Aug. 11, 2018 Free! 58,810 words Read a sample
Soldier’s Wife provides insight into the often-overlooked life of the women standing behind service men. Historically, military wives have made contributions and sacrifices that were critical to their husband’s success, and Lucy was no exception. As a patriotic American woman, her pivotal role was just as important as the soldiers who were actively serving in the United States armed forces.
Escape from Dubai by Herve Jaubert Escape from Dubai by Aug. 11, 2018 $9.99 119,520 words Sample 15%
Escape from Dubai is the true story of Herve Jaubert who was offered a lifetime opportunity in the Emirate of Dubai, unbeknownst it was under false pretense, he then found himself the scapegoat for the incompetent and corrupt government officials, trapped with no passport, victim of betrayal, threatened to be tortured and blackmailed by the highest executives of Dubai Government.
Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child: Life. Personal Reflections. Poems. by Greg McVicker Through the Eyes of a Belfast Child: Life. Personal Reflections. Poems. by Aug. 11, 2018 $3.99 74,590 words Sample 20%
A heartfelt memoir. Leaving behind family in war torn Belfast, this story is oft described as a direct reflection of immigrants who have experienced political and religious persecution and upheaval, only to be met with harrowing challenges and unexpected trauma while trying to resettle in a county that was full of promise, hope, and new beginnings. Telling his story tells the story of many others.
The Clarks of Willsborough Point: The Long Trek North by Darcey Hale The Clarks of Willsborough Point: The Long Trek North by Aug. 10, 2018 $9.99 38,290 words Sample 20%
The Long Trek North introduces us to the Clarks as, in 1801, Lydia and George leave behind all that they had known in the Berkshires and head north to begin a new life on the New York shores of Lake Champlain. The author invites her reader to accompany the young family on their journey, to join George as he builds anchors for the U.S. Navy, and to become part of their lives in their new home and c
Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Anthony Perna The Criminal Career of a Buffalo, New York Hoodlum by Aug. 10, 2018 $2.99 2,600 words Sample 5%
Anthony Perna's career as a gangster/ mobster began in the late 1920s. In 1927 he was indicted and convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl. Before his assault conviction was overturned in 1932, Perna and an accomplice had kidnapped a Buffalo contractor. Listed as Buffalo Public Enemy #9 Perna was questioned in the 1933 murders of the Calleo brothers, alcohol distributors. Perna died in March 1968.
No Common Task: The Autobiography of a Ghost-hunter by Peter Underwood No Common Task: The Autobiography of a Ghost-hunter by Aug. 10, 2018 $4.99 112,000 words Sample 20%
This is the autobiography of a man who has spent thirty-five years of his life covering scientific psychical research, with detailed investigations into all kinds of manifestation that might be supernatural or paranormal in origin, including spiritualism, ESP, telepathy, hauntings and other occult phenomena.
Short Essays on Everything by Thompson D Short Essays on Everything by Aug. 09, 2018 Free! 6,770 words Read a sample
Mini Journal followed by short essays exploring varying human themes on life, people, and our inner worlds, from religion, to movies, to the depths within us, I try to paint a picture of how rich all of us are, and how difficult connection can be, despite the reality that we are always connected and united just by being human and by the intrinsic natures we all share.
The Crystal Road by Jan-Andrea Day The Crystal Road by Aug. 09, 2018 $9.99 73,880 words Sample 20%
AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY about the unravelling of relationships and the tightening grip of alcoholism, in lieu of a Stage IV, Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis. There is a rawness, which makes this novel both authentic and relatable. This will be an enlightening read for many people who are not ready to admit when life is going off the rails. The writing is calm, which gives reassurance that...
A Survey of Gay Literature by Keith Hale A Survey of Gay Literature by Aug. 09, 2018 $19.99 252,020 words Sample 10%
A Survey of Gay Literature is a single-volume collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from antiquity through the First World War. This book is also available as a two-volume set for readers who prefer more slender volumes or who are primarily interested in one half of the survey.
Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1) by R. Barri Flowers Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1) by Aug. 09, 2018 $9.99 72,280 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder Chronicles, Serial Killer Couples, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime anthology, Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1).
Lonely Girl (A True Story) by J. Lin Lonely Girl (A True Story) by Aug. 08, 2018 $9.99 73,080 words
Lonely Girl is a true, modern replay of a classic Biblical story found in the New Testament, in the Book of John, called “The Story of a Samaritan Woman.”
Blind: A Memoir by Belo Miguel Cipriani Blind: A Memoir by Aug. 08, 2018 $1.99 47,910 words Sample 20%
Blind: A Memoir chronicles the two years immediately following the 2007 assault, which robbed Belo Cipriani of his sight. At the age of 26, Belo found himself learning to walk, cook, and date in the dark. Armed with visual memory and his newly developed senses, Belo shows readers what the blind see.
Born An Angel by D L Phillips Born An Angel by Aug. 08, 2018 $2.99 26,870 words Sample 10%
How could you go on in the aftermath of the most devastating loss imaginable? Deborah suffered extraordinary pain and devastation over the breakdown of her relationship and the loss of her first-born daughter. Deborah finally shares her story with the world, bravely displaying not only her scars, but the strength and courage she found to carry on.
Yo combatí en el Ejército Rojo by Dimitri Konstantinow Yo combatí en el Ejército Rojo by Aug. 07, 2018 $5.99 59,670 words Sample 10%
La acometida alemana contra la UR.S., en 1941, encontró al Ejército Rojo falto de preparación técnica para enfrentar al poderoso invasor. En el apremio de aquellas horas, el gobierno soviético llamó a filas a todos los ciudadanos capaces de empuñar las armas, y las nuevas divisiones así formadas, sin organización y sin armamento adecuado, fueron enviadas al frente para resistir al invasor.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970 by Aug. 07, 2018 $2.99 2,600 words Sample 5%
John V. Cammillieri was a prominent lieutenant in the Magaddino crime family. Charged with perjury, i.e. lying to a grand jury, Cammillieri went on trial in Erie County. His court ordeal is a part of this story of nearly a decade in the life of the Magaddino group. Cammillieri was assassinated outside a Buffalo restaurant in 1974. The Magaddino syndicate was comprised of multiple ethnicities.
VIDA - Desistir não é uma opção by William De Grassi VIDA - Desistir não é uma opção by Aug. 07, 2018 Free! 8,430 words
O autor, através de seu pseudônimo William De Grassi, nos mostra os caminhos tortuosos que podem levar alguém a pensar em tirar a própria vida. Por isso mesmo, "VIDA - Desistir não é uma opção", traz sua própria experiência e memórias que se iniciam na infância até a vida adulta e que podem ter contribuído imensamente para chegar até essa situação limítrofe.
You Could Be Prime Minister One Day Son - Memoir of a Baby-Boomer by Dennis Harrison You Could Be Prime Minister One Day Son - Memoir of a Baby-Boomer by Aug. 06, 2018 $5.99 88,330 words
Dennis is brutally honest, open and frank in this memoir. The big themes of family relationships, sense of spirituality and refusal to see himself as a victim are interweaved in the story and all told with great humour. The importance of male mentors to advance a boy into manhood can be observed as the story unfolds. Through their guiding hands and leadership wisdom is gained. Love wins through.
Memoirs of an Ordinary Man by Warren Lieberman Memoirs of an Ordinary Man by Aug. 05, 2018 $2.00 30,580 words
My life in brief.
Out of the Ashes ( A Wounded Daughter's Diary) by Tyra Hodge Out of the Ashes ( A Wounded Daughter's Diary) by Aug. 05, 2018 $1.99 40,460 words Sample 20%
Stripping, drugging, and homeless, Deanna is a modern-day prodigal daughter. One wrong choice after another has left a scarlet stain on her life. After a failed suicide attempt Deanna realizes she has something to live and fight for.
Rosario Rosario "Roy" Carlisi Buffalo Restaurateur And Mafia Associate by Aug. 04, 2018 $2.99 2,440 words Sample 5%
Rosario "Roy" Carlisi was among the hoodlums rounded up by Buffalo Police in a 1967 raid on Panaro's nightclub. Given as a wedding dinner for a Tonawanda pizzeria owner, authorities believed it was actually a La Cosa Nostra promotion. Many of the attendees were pigging out in a first floor dining room. Others were sequestered in the club's basement gambling. More than fifty arrests took place.
Ek Onthou - Boek 3 - Onthou om te onthou: Die reis duur voort by Andri Nieuwoudt Ek Onthou - Boek 3 - Onthou om te onthou: Die reis duur voort by Aug. 04, 2018 $2.99 46,060 words Sample 20%
Die reis wat begin het in die stofstrate van ‘n klein myndorpie op die Noordwes grens van Suid Afrika het gelei deur die opleidings eenhede van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch en eers ‘n jong geneesheer uitgespoeg en later na ‘n kort rondreis deur die platteland van Suid Afrika en Suidwes Afrika, ‘n ginekoloog.
Senza Copione by Pierluigi Conti Senza Copione by Aug. 03, 2018 $5.99 108,230 words Sample 9%
Al Cliver, Pierluigi, ‘er Biondo’. Tante vite vissute contemporaneamente. Un’educazione rigidissima, un’infanzia da vagabondo, sballottato da un collegio all’altro, fino alla fuga, precocissima, verso la liberta. Sullo sfondo, il mondo che attraversa gli stravolgimenti culturali e sociali degli anni 70 e 80. La scoperta di essere’’ bello’’ e tra le tante avventure l’incontro con il cinema.
Behind the Scenes: Skeletons in my Closet by Dave Sweet Behind the Scenes: Skeletons in my Closet by Aug. 02, 2018 $0.99 10,810 words
Download sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes secrets of writing Skeletons in my Closet, the unconventional police memoir by Detective Dave Sweet and Sarah Graham.
Beyond Belief by Patty French Beyond Belief by Aug. 02, 2018 $4.99 67,630 words Sample 15%
My spiritual memoir chronicles my adventures as I navigate many aspects of my multi-dimensional soul journey of recovering my power and universal connections as a psychic, awakened Starseed, former cult member, positive ET contactee, Earth healer. I describe learning to transcend limiting New Age beliefs, spiritual abuse, mind control, predatory Indian gurus and false light entities and more.
Dominic D'Agostino Niagara Falls Mafioso by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Dominic D'Agostino Niagara Falls Mafioso by Aug. 02, 2018 $2.99 2,840 words Sample 5%
Dominick D'Agostino was linked to organized crime as early as the late 1920s. He was part of a drug ring that flourished in Niagara Falls and the neighboring region. Federal agents and local police cracked down on this drug operation in 1930. Narcotics were seized and brought to Syracuse where they were impounded under guard. One of the ring leaders, Archie Renda, was later tried with D'Agostino.
Andrew Jackson: A Short Biography by Doug West Andrew Jackson: A Short Biography by Aug. 02, 2018 $2.99 11,240 words Sample 20%
“Old Hickory” as Andrew Jackson came to be known, aptly described a man with a tough constitution and a fiery disposition. Orphaned at a young age, Jackson would climb to power as the seventh president of the United States and become one of the most influential of American presidents.
We Were Tourists by Jim Toomey We Were Tourists by Aug. 01, 2018 $4.99 27,630 words
Jim Toomey was already a successful drummer when he became a part of a new group, The Tourists, in the late seventies. He formed the group with Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Peet Coombes and Eddie Chin.
Clear Lower Deck by Roger Paine Clear Lower Deck by Aug. 01, 2018 $4.10 31,110 words Sample 20%
Do you know where the expression ‘grog’ comes from? Or what happened when the admiral’s parrot got seasick? Or why a gun-toting generalissimo in the Philippines distributed medals from a shoebox?
Maruja by Manuel Barrero Maruja by Aug. 01, 2018 $3.52 66,440 words Sample 20%
Narra la historia de éxito y emprendimiento de una diseñadora de modas internacional desde su niñez.
Siempre Estare Contigo by Manuel Barrero Siempre Estare Contigo by Aug. 01, 2018 $3.52 33,370 words Sample 20%
Esta es la historia real de una familia española como muchas, es la historia de mi familia, gente de campo con muchos sueños, transita por la linea del tiempo entre el fin de la monarquia, la segunda republica española y la guerra civil española.
The Boy on the Bicycle by Nate Hendley The Boy on the Bicycle by Aug. 01, 2018 $4.99 48,430 words Sample 20%
On the night of September 15, 1956, seven-year-old Wayne Mallette, was brutally murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The chief suspect was a “boy on a bicycle” seen pedalling away from the CNE.