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Blessed For a Purpose: From Africa to America by Susan Njemanze Blessed For a Purpose: From Africa to America by Aug. 27, 2016 $8.99 50983 words Sample 20%
Inspiring autobiographical story of Susan Njemanze who was born and raised in a rural community in Kenya. After much suffering and uncertainty, Susan was fortunate to be able to immigrate to the United States. She eventually formed a charitable non-profit that is touching the lives of vulnerable children on two continents.
Iron Soldiers In VietnamThis book will be an enjoyable read for any soldier who served with an engineer unit in Vietnam. Iron Soldiers is the story of the 577th Engineer Battalion (Construction) in Vietnam from January of 1967 through January of 1968 by Richard F Hill Iron Soldiers In VietnamThis book will be an enjoyable read for any soldier who served with an engineer unit in Vietnam. Iron Soldiers is the story of the 577th Engineer Battalion (Construction) in Vietnam from January of 1967 through January of 1968 by Aug. 27, 2016 $3.99 56778 words Sample 20%
This book will be an enjoyable read for any soldier who served with an engineer unit in Vietnam. Iron Soldiers is the story of the 577th Engineer Battalion (Construction) in Vietnam from January of 1967 through January of 1968. It is the story of a young Captain and the thousand or more men he worked with during the construction of many demanding construction projects under combat conditions..
Wind in the Fire by Bobbi Gibb Wind in the Fire by Aug. 27, 2016 $9.99 129848 words Sample 20%
Bobbi Gibb's personal journey - from 1964, when she first saw the Boston Marathon, through 1966, when she became the first woman to run the historic course. She was also traveling on a spiritual and philosophical quest, seeking the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Bobbi overcomes obstacles, challenges prejudice, and makes a difference with tenacity, perseverance and love.
En zij kwamen in Elim aan by Henk Staal En zij kwamen in Elim aan by Aug. 27, 2016 $2.99 16983 words Sample 20%
Zes weken lang alleen maar spelen op het strand en wandelen in de duinen. Dat is wat Henk Staal mocht doen toen hij in 1952 voor het eerst als ‘bleekneusje’ naar het Koloniehuis Elim werd gezonden op Schiermonnikoog. Een periode in zijn leven die een grote indruk achterliet. In dit boek beschrijft Henk hoe het was een bleekneusje op Schiermonnikoog te zijn.
Τα Τραγούδια του Καµάλ by I.B. Fander Τα Τραγούδια του Καµάλ by Aug. 27, 2016 $3.99 5726 words Sample 20%
΄Οπως και ο Neale Donald Walsch στο βιβλίο του «Συνοµιλίες µε το Θεό», ο Καµάλ µας δίνει, µε το ποιητικό του ύφος, µία σπάνια ευκαιρία να ρίξουµε µιά κλεφτή µατιά στην εµπειρία ενός αναζητητή δια µέσου αυτών των προσωπικών σελίδων ηµερολογίου που αφορούν την συνοµιλία του µε Το Ενα.
KISSIM SAVVY by Julie Hopper KISSIM SAVVY by Aug. 27, 2016 $3.50 97000 words Sample 15%
Autobiography "Kissim Savvy" by Rita Lowther based in Papua New Guinea and told with a vivid commentary of it's people and their traditions this book is an amazing journey of innocence turned savvy, through years spent in Papua New Guinea..
One Step At A Time - A Story of Survival by Claire Anderson One Step At A Time - A Story of Survival by Aug. 27, 2016 $4.95 62624 words Sample 20%
As a teenager Claire was a talented sportswoman and student but at the age of 20 she was sexually assaulted and her wide world narrowed to one of despair. Five years later, suffering from crippling depression, she headed to a tranquil spot with a packet of pills for the first of two suicide attempts. This is the remarkable story of Claire’s journey from that dark place to becoming an Ironman.
De krulvliegenkweker by Kai Camber De krulvliegenkweker by Aug. 26, 2016 Free! 9711 words Read a sample
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The Black Deck by Nicola Peffers The Black Deck by Aug. 26, 2016 $7.75 74639 words Sample 20%
When Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boards the Winnipeg for her first deployment with the Canadian Navy, she embarks on a psychologically deadly voyage rife with unimaginable life-altering challenges. At a break-neck pace Peffers undergoes intense training, fierce hierarchies, and unjust mistreatment by her superiors. In The Black Deck, Peffers offers a glimpse into a harsh world at sea.
The Ladies of Loretto by Viga Boland The Ladies of Loretto by Aug. 25, 2016 $4.95 35028 words Sample 20%
A humorous memoir about what it was like to attend a Catholic girls High School in the 60's when the "Twist" was a sin, the Beatles were just becoming known, and President Kennedy's assassination shocked the world. Laugh and cry along with Heidi, who feels like a geek and often acts like one as she tries to fit in with the nuns' determination to turn teenage girls into "the ladies of Loretto".
Outside the XY by Morgan Mann Willis Outside the XY by Aug. 25, 2016 $9.99 76267 words Sample 5%
Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity is an anthology of more than 50 stories, memories, poems, ideas, essays and letters--all examining what it looks like, feels like, and is like to inhabit masculinity outside of cisgendered manhood as people of color in the world.
Four Seasons of Loneliness: A Lawyer's Case Stories by J. W. Freiberg Four Seasons of Loneliness: A Lawyer's Case Stories by Aug. 25, 2016 $2.99 100805 words Sample 20%
A prominent lawyer looks back on his career to explore the moving true stories of four individuals whose lives and law cases were deeply affected by their chronic loneliness.
Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts by Paul Douglas Lovell Playing Out: Swings and Roundabouts by Aug. 25, 2016 $3.99 71497 words Sample 20%
If Paul was a pigeon his dad would probably wring his neck. The runt of the litter, the youngest of five, he grasps at life. Children struggle with different and Paul is unique. He’s being raised by his dad on social welfare… It’s the 1970s, toys are crap and money is short.
Of Me I Muse by Gary D. Kessler Of Me I Muse by Aug. 25, 2016 $4.99 60749 words Sample 20%
An inspirational guide to lateral thinking when writing family and personal histories. Whether or not there’s a heaven or a hell, people will live on in the memories of those they’ve left behind. On that premise, and with the belief that we all have life stories, philosophies, and influences simply by “having been,” to pass on down to later generations— memoirs and family histories are for all.
A Winter Hike by Mike Bozart A Winter Hike by Aug. 25, 2016 Free! 2229 words Read a sample
Four guys (agents 2, 33, 107, and xxx) go on a smoky hike to three waterfalls near Brevard, NC, USA on a winter day in 2000. Dialogue proves to be a challenging adventure, just as much as the climbs. When some multicolored round objects are seen, a fate is cast. Approx. 2200 words. No sex. No violence. Some foul language. Drug usage: marijuana only. No Mr. Malloy. Movie rating: PG-13.
Auslander – Wrong Color, Wrong Place, Wrong Turn by A. Schneider Auslander – Wrong Color, Wrong Place, Wrong Turn by Aug. 24, 2016 $5.99 81197 words Sample 20%
In this gripping true story, the author describes his life growing up as a biracial boy and young man in the German Democratic Republic. Even though racism contradicted the communist ideology, the author found himself confronted with it on a daily basis. He lets the reader know how difficult it was for him to cope with this situation.
The Final Dive by Terrence Morrissey The Final Dive by Aug. 23, 2016 $3.99 19537 words Sample 20%
An absolutely fascinating story of how two men met, one man of prominence, the other was the manager of a car rental company in the Bahamas. It all began with “Would you like to borrow my car?” Spear fishing and diving in the beautiful Bahamas, late night dinners, and joyful night-clubbing. An untimely death and a casual remark changed one man’s life forever.
Peygamberleri Örnek Alalım by Küresel Üniversite Peygamberleri Örnek Alalım by Aug. 23, 2016 Free! 27049 words Read a sample
İbrahim Peygamber öz oğlunu kurban olarak sunmaya hazırlıklar yaptı. Musa Peygamber bir kâtil idi. Davut Peygamber zina yaptı. Peki, bu adamların hayatları Tanrı'nın Sözü olan Kutsal Kitap'ın takdirini nasıl kazandılar? Biz de onları nasıl örnek alabiliriz? Onları Tanrı'nın beğenisine tavsiye eden şey neydi? Bu yıl okuyacağınız en değerli kitap Peygamberleri Örnek Alalım olabilir.
Madness in reality :  The previous war between myself and I by Saer Vimo, Jr Madness in reality : The previous war between myself and I by Aug. 23, 2016 $5.00 18612 words Sample 10%
You will learn the hard path. No safety. Pleasure. Loads of anwsears .. but wrong questions. Welcome. This book will make you laugh. But the reality is sad. Self improvement tips, emotional healing and my biography. All in one. You are about to see something not that regular .....yet familiar. I will give my best to taste better to anyone. But you would know,anyway.
Bob Hope: A Tribute by Raymond Strait Bob Hope: A Tribute by Aug. 22, 2016 $3.99 134501 words Sample 20%
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! He's an American legend whose wisecracks entertained us jor more than sixty years. Now you can enjoy all the glamour and fun of Bob Hope's fabulous life in this intimate, wonderfully detailed biography. Discover how an English immigrant named Leslie Downs Hope became the great Bob Hope, the funniest man in Hollywood, a comedian who won our hearts.
Seventh Volume of Poetry: Cultivating Love by Paul David Robinson Seventh Volume of Poetry: Cultivating Love by Aug. 22, 2016 $2.99 87506 words Sample 30%
After his divorce, the author broke his engagement to his lover and began to live alone. Within four months he was in love again. The poetry in this volume covers his relationship with three more women before he found his soul mate and wife, Carolyn. The poetry in Volume Seven was written between February 1982 and March 1985.
Ready Reference Treatise: I am Malala by Raja Sharma Ready Reference Treatise: I am Malala by Aug. 22, 2016 $2.99 11627 words Sample 20%
The author, Malala Yousafzai, was born on 12th July 1997 in the Swat District of Pakistan. The district is in the North-Western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
Sixth Volume of Poetry: Falling in Love Again by Paul David Robinson Sixth Volume of Poetry: Falling in Love Again by Aug. 22, 2016 $2.99 71334 words Sample 30%
Sixth Volume of Poetry: Falling in Love Again is written for and about one of my lovers. We had a wonderful courtship before the realities around us began to close in and separate us. I hope you will enjoy reading it. Every one of us has to struggle to be good and kind and loving. I wish you a lifetime of loving and caring for others and being loved and cared for.
Don't Give Up by Marlena Lewis Don't Give Up by Aug. 22, 2016 $3.00 9695 words Sample 20%
The book is a brief testimony about my life and the struggles I have had and continue to on a daily basis. I talk openly and candid about life issues and how hard it is to get past one thing and then you look up and there's something else. It's real talk and real life. I speak on facts and my faith in God. The book is truly encouraging!
Three Men Up A Mountain by John Furniss Three Men Up A Mountain by Aug. 22, 2016 $4.50 34631 words Sample 10%
John Furniss and his friends took every opportunity to escape from their work and studies and go climbing together, first in England, Wales and Scotland and later tackling the more challenging peaks of the Austrian and German Alps. Adding the vertical metres together, they scaled more than 13 times the height of Mount Everest.
Kattey’s Arrow by KentseBadirwang Kattey’s Arrow by Aug. 22, 2016 $2.99 59332 words Sample 10%
Kattey’s Arrow follows the journey of a young girl who from birth felt her life was accompanied by a profound spirit of darkness that always landed her in painful and emotionally draining situations.
Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal by Naima Sohaib Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal by Aug. 22, 2016 Free! 8809 words Read a sample
Ahmed bin Hanbal was a noted scholar of Hadith (Prophet’s sayings) & Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He authored the Musnad, a widely used collection of over 30,000 Hadith. He is the founder of the widespread Hanbali school of thought. He refused to change his rulings despite serious persecution by the ruler of the time, & is remembered as a courageous and dedicated intellectual of Islamic history.
Imam Shaafai by Naima Sohaib Imam Shaafai by Aug. 22, 2016 Free! 9065 words Read a sample
Imam Shaafai was a famous scholar of Arabic linguistics, Quran, Hadith & Fiqh. His original work, determining the guidelines for jurisprudence by integrating the perspectives of traditionalists and rationalists, was a highly valuable contribution to the field. He was also the founder of the Shaafai school of thought dominant Egypt, Saudi Arabia and southeast Asia.
Imam Malik by Naima Sohaib Imam Malik by Aug. 22, 2016 Free! 8008 words Read a sample
Malik bin Anas is the founder of Maliki school of thought. He is also the author of Al-Mautah, a collection of the Prophet’s sayings and religious rulings. The Maliki school of thought gained immense influence and spread into Arabia, Africa, and Spain. He is remembered as a true Muslim hero from the world of learning.
100 Years II: Truth Be Told by Mark L Baynard 100 Years II: Truth Be Told by Aug. 20, 2016 $2.99 49978 words Sample 20%
100 Years II: Truth Be Told is the follow-up to the book “100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle.” The first book shared the true story of how Mark was on the journey to end the cycle of crime, drugs, and prison within his family. Mark continues his journey to end the cycle of crime and prison in his family as well as in the African American Community. Mark is addressing issues such as the de
The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz The Sugarless Plum by Aug. 19, 2016 $9.99 66631 words Sample 20%
For dancer Zippora Karz, a rising young star with the famed New York City Ballet, being diagnosed with diabetes could easily have ended all her dreams. The Sugarless Plum takes readers deep into the heart and soul of a young dancer, and is a remarkable testament to determination and perseverance.
Just a Number by Tony Yarwood Just a Number by Aug. 19, 2016 $1.50 85290 words Sample 15%
If you support your Armed Forces then you will want to read this book.
The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. – A Short Biography by Doug West The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. – A Short Biography by Aug. 18, 2016 $2.99 7770 words Sample 20%
John Forbes Nash Jr. was a brilliant mathematician who won the Nobel Prize, despite spending his darker years coping with paranoid schizophrenia.
Frank Little Frankie Gallucio The Man Who Gave Al Capone His Scarface by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Frank Little Frankie Gallucio The Man Who Gave Al Capone His Scarface by Aug. 18, 2016 $2.99 2582 words Sample 5%
Little Frankie Gallucio dropped out of sight after the Prohitibition era, until he was suspicioned for a slaying that was attributed to Murder, Inc. Murder, Inc. was a crime combine that was based in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It was famous for contracting murders for hire, beginning around 1933. William O'Dwyer, the Brooklyn D.A., tried to tie Gallucio and Ralph Sprizza to the crime.
Keira Knightley - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Keira Knightley - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 5298 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Keira Knightley rose to stardom? Today Keira Knightley is one of the most in-demand and popular actresses in the world. Although her appearance does not fit within Hollywood notions, she has been in the lists of the most beautiful people on the planet more than once. In 2005 the young actress Keira Knightley topped a hundred of the sexiest actresses in the world.
Kate Beckinsale - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Kate Beckinsale - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4783 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Kate Beckinsale rose to stardom? Kathrin Romary Beckinsale - better known as Kate – was almost certainly born to act. Born in London England in 1973, she was the child of actors. Her mother, Judy Loe, appeared in a plethora of British television series from the early 1970’s all the way to the late 90’s.
Jordana Brewster - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jordana Brewster - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4630 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Jordana Brewster rose to stardom? Jordana Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama on April 26,1980 to an American investment banker and a Brazilian Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. After moving to London and Rio de Janeiro, the Brewster family finally settled down in Manhattan when Jordana was 10.
Jennifer Lawrence - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jennifer Lawrence - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4375 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Jennifer Lawrence rose to stardom? Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville Kentucky. She was discovered by talent scouts in the spring of 2004 and has been acting ever since. Graduating from high school two years early, her first major role came as a cast member of the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, which aired from 2007-2009.
Jason Clarke - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jason Clarke - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4336 words Sample 10%
Ever wondered how Jason Clarke rose to stardom? Jason Clarke is an Australian actor born on July 17th 1969. From a family of sheep shearers, he led a transient childhood as his father traveled the rural countryside for work. However, it quickly became evident that Jason, a budding intellectual, was not cut out for manual labor.
Harrison Ford - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Harrison Ford - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4369 words Sample 10%
Ever wondered how Harrison Ford rose to stardom? Harrison Ford was born to a Russian Jew mother and an Irish Catholic father in Chicago on July 13, 1942. The eldest of two brothers, Harrison grew up in a liberal household and was allowed to freely explore his interests, whether that be at a Baha’i temple or at the local movie theater.
Evangeline Lilly - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Evangeline Lilly - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 4485 words Sample 10%
Ever wondered how Evangeline Lilly Rose to stardom? Young, beautiful, and incredibly talented, Evangeline Lilly is one of the hottest names in the entertainment industry. But unlike many of today’s most prominent celebrities, the down to earth Lilly never expected to find herself in such a visible position. In fact, she doesn’t even consider acting a passion;
An Autumn Hike by Mike Bozart An Autumn Hike by Aug. 17, 2016 Free! 3339 words Read a sample
In October of 1994, the author and a Korean American lady go on a hike to Big Bradley Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a perfect fall day ... until a misstep. Very closely based on a real event. Only some proper nouns were changed. Approximately 3,300 words. Another one in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. If this tale were a movie, it would most likely get a PG-13 rating.
Chris Pratt - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Chris Pratt - Celebrity Books by Aug. 17, 2016 $3.99 3897 words Sample 10%
Ever wondered how Chris Pratt rose to stardom? People everywhere can appreciate a rags to riches story: someone from a humble background works hard and eventually becomes rich and famous. However, the story is usually a bit more complicated than that. Sometimes being at the right place at the right time is enough to catapult someone into wealth and fame. Such is the case with actor Chris Pratt.
Elvis Before Graceland by Adrian Keller Elvis Before Graceland by Aug. 16, 2016 $7.99 70098 words Sample 5%
With over 70 unique and never-seen photos, “Elvis Before Graceland” is a treasure trove of documents and events never released or told before. “Elvis Before Graceland” is a must-read for all who hope to understand Elvis' life.
Life and Other Shit: Memories of A Broken Teen by Isabella Doucette Life and Other Shit: Memories of A Broken Teen by Aug. 15, 2016 $2.59 10188 words Sample 20%
Through the eyes of depression and dyslexia unedited this is all mine from my Life to Love and Depression all mixed up into one story one bit that collects the thoughts of a teenager on the verge of self-distraction. Life and Other Shit is a collection of writing done by a lost little girl who feels alone and scared as she struggles to find a place all her own, and that girl is me.
Giant Journeys:  Becoming an Ironman by Douglas W. Thomson Giant Journeys: Becoming an Ironman by Aug. 15, 2016 $0.99 36161 words Sample 20%
Ironman finisher Douglas W. Thomson shares his incredible journey of preparing for and completing an Ironman race in honor of his brother-in-law, Stu Mills. Giant Journeys: Becoming an Ironman is a compilation of Thomson's competition, Mills' battle with cancer and universal life lessons.
The Lanzetti Mob Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1921-1938 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Lanzetti Mob Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1921-1938 by Aug. 15, 2016 $2.99 2608 words Sample 5%
The Lanzetti Mob controlled vice in South Philadelphia for almost two decades. Unlike rival gangsters they were diversified, entering numerous rackets. Aside from bootlegging the Lanzettis were also involved in drugs, the lottery, numbers running.. The murder of mob leader Pius Lanzetti on the final day of 1936 spelled the end of the family mobsters' power. Yet there were remnants that survived.
The Chase Story -- My First 70 years by Chase Edwards The Chase Story -- My First 70 years by Aug. 15, 2016 Free! 55638 words Read a sample
This is an autobiography of Chase Edwards. Chase tells his story from birth until the age of 70. There are many helpful tips woven into his story. Chase has gone from a suicidal past to a life of living each day in gratitude. This is the story of a man who shares 70 years of his life with you. Visit amusement areas that have since closed down and look for situations that have faded with history.
Not the Red Baron - One Pilot's Love Story by Geoff Pridmore Not the Red Baron - One Pilot's Love Story by Aug. 14, 2016 $5.99 87117 words Sample 20%
One man's story of courage, dedication, love and loss, Not the Red Baron is the remarkable story of Great Britain's last great barnstorming pilot - Robin Bowes.
HIC ET NUNC - Vent'anni e non capirci un cazzo by Fabio Manenti HIC ET NUNC - Vent'anni e non capirci un cazzo by Aug. 14, 2016 $2.99 32749 words Sample 15%
Un diario di vita che descrive il lento e tortuoso incedere dell'esistenza dal punto di vista di un ventenne.