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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: A story of love & survival through NICU by Natasha Sinclair One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: A story of love & survival through NICU by July 22, 2018 $6.63 56,850 words Sample 20%
Born 4 months early, how could she possibly survive? Following her daughters birth at just 25 weeks gestation, Natasha shares her starkly emotional and honest account from her daughters initial 106 day hospital stay before finally making it home. Giving a uniquely raw insight into life as a parent in the NICU.
Ek Onthou:  Boek 2 - Ervarings herinnerings by Andri Nieuwoudt Ek Onthou: Boek 2 - Ervarings herinnerings by July 21, 2018 $2.99 35,910 words Sample 20%
Hierdie lewensreis word voortgesit: gebore in Alexanderbaai, maar-soos dit maar gaan as jy klein is word jy saamgeneem- waarheen het jy geen seggenskap nie en nog minder beheer oor- het.
Powder Keg by Oren Or Bittoun Powder Keg by July 21, 2018 $9.99 62,240 words Sample 20%
It took 16 years of running away from his problems for Oren Or Bittoun, a former commander of the Border Police’s undercover counter-terrorism unit, to get a proper diagnosis for what he was suffering from. Bittoun was one of the first soldiers in the unit, taking part in dozens of classified operations in the West Bank during Israel’s First Intifada.
Soñador Indomable by sannrodrigues Soñador Indomable by July 21, 2018 $6.69 54,640 words Sample 10%
Sann Rodrigues vivió el infierno y el cielo en la vida personal y profesional. Después de enfrentar problemas con las drogas, mendigar, sufrir amenazas de muerte y fracasar en diversos negocios, se volvió uno de los más grandes especialistas en ventas y marketing de multinivel con millones de asociados propagados por los cinco continentes. Ahora, él va a rebelarnos los detalles de un negocio reple
Sonhador Indomável by sannrodrigues Sonhador Indomável by July 21, 2018 $5.32 51,280 words Sample 10%
Sann Rodrigues viveu o inferno e o céu na vida pessoal e profissional. Depois de enfrentar problemas com drogas, mendigar, sofrer ameaças de morte e fracassar em diversos negócios, tornou-se um dos maiores especialistas em vendas e marketing multinível com milhões de afiliados espalhados pelos cinco continentes. Agora, ele vai revelar os detalhes de um negócio repleto de esquemas, mentiras e invej
A lottery called 'Dreams' by Theo Von Cezar A lottery called 'Dreams' by July 21, 2018 $1.99 59,590 words Sample 10%
The ups and downs of life seen through Theo Von Cezar's eyes. A semi-biography of one of the most non-famous writers of our planet.
من تقولون أني أنا (Arabic Who Do You Say I Am) by Danny Clifford من تقولون أني أنا (Arabic Who Do You Say I Am) by July 21, 2018 $4.99 21,940 words Sample 20%
حلم كل صحفي هو أن يقوم بحوار صحفي مع نجم شهير أو سياسي قدير، خاصة عندما يكون حول هذه الشخصية الكثير من الجدل الذي خلقته أفعال هذا الشخص. قام مراسل البي بي سي ديفيد فروست بعمل حوار صحفي مع ريتشارد نيكسون مباشرة بعد أن تم تنصيبه كرئيس للولايات المتحدة الأمريكية. أذيعت هذه المقابلة على قنوات التلفيزيون في العالم كله، وكسبت بعض من أعلى التقييمات على مستوى تاريخ عروض الأخبار.
MADONNA STORY MICHIGAN GIRL OHIO BOY by TERRY WRIGHT MADONNA STORY MICHIGAN GIRL OHIO BOY by July 20, 2018 Free! 1,240 words Read a sample
MADONNA AND I MEET IN BAY CITY MICHIGAN AT THIS LAKE IN THE 70'S I WAS 6 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME SHE WAS 18 AT THE TIME SHE SAVE MY LIFE THIS HAPPEN BEFORE SHE LEFT MICHIGAN TO GO TO NEW YORK
Jimmy Hoffa Is Shot With An Air Pistol Nashville, Tennessee December 5, 1962 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Jimmy Hoffa Is Shot With An Air Pistol Nashville, Tennessee December 5, 1962 by July 20, 2018 $2.99 2,410 words Sample 5%
Warren Swanson was a former mental patient who'd been confined to the Camarillo State Hospital as late as January 1962. Following his release he made his way to Cincinnati. While there he claimed to have received a message to kill Jimmy Hoffa while he was reading a Bible in his hotel room. Finding an ad for an air pistol at the back of a magazine, he purchased the gun through the mail.
Noside - The Adventures of Ronniehood by revron1759 Noside - The Adventures of Ronniehood by July 20, 2018 $6.99 244,560 words Sample 20%
A look at life growing up as a teenager in Edison, N.J. in the 1970's.
Surviving Myself by Dina Pestonji Surviving Myself by July 18, 2018 $4.99 95,100 words
GROWING UP, DINA PESTONJI was afforded all the comfort, love and affection anyone could ask for. She should have been a happy, carefree girl. But from the age of 10, she felt uncomfortably "different," like an ugly brown duckling in a sea of perfect girls with white skin and blue eyes.
Backwoods College by Dr John McElhaney Backwoods College by July 18, 2018 $5.99 30,070 words Sample 20%
This book is kind of a continuation of my book, “When God Will Not Let Go”. I have added more experiences in my early life and show how a back woods education is so much superior to an Ivey League education especially in the things that are importin.
Ek Onthou - Boek 1 by Andri Nieuwoudt Ek Onthou - Boek 1 by July 18, 2018 $2.99 59,540 words Sample 20%
Andri Nieuwoudt bring ’n reeks van onthou uit en nooi u uit om die pad saam met hom te loop wat hy geloop het: hy belowe jou hy sal jou nie verveel nie, want hy was anders, en die andersgeit is sy normaal.
Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol II Wild Boys and Girls Of The Road by Sebastian Jaymes Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol II Wild Boys and Girls Of The Road by July 18, 2018 $3.95 113,580 words Sample 15%
Vol II Author Sebastian Jaymes Trilogy about the adventures he finds as he works his way around the world "on someone else's dime" in the entertainment industry.
Memoirs of a Surgeon's Wife: I’m Throwing Your Damn Pager into the Ocean by Megan Sharma Memoirs of a Surgeon's Wife: I’m Throwing Your Damn Pager into the Ocean by July 17, 2018 $9.99 52,160 words Sample 20%
Megan Sharma is a surgeon's wife. During her husband's seven years of post-medical school training, while he tackled the dirty work of putting broken faces back together and painstakingly peeling cancer from his patients' jugular veins, she became his sugar mama and helped pave his path to glory. When medicine meets holy matrimony, anything can happen…
Test-In-Matrimony: How Strong Do I Have to Be, Lord? by Demeris Holman Test-In-Matrimony: How Strong Do I Have to Be, Lord? by July 16, 2018 $3.99 14,240 words Sample 20%
In "Test-In-Matrimony", you will learn how God's redemptive power enabled Demeris to persevere throughout the hardships presented to her. You will embrace her journey and shed a sorrowful tear or two; but don't fret! You will then come to experience the grace of GOD as you "see" yourself and others in her TRAGEDY-TURNED-TRIUMPH TRUTHS!
Albert Einstein: A Short Biography  Father of the Theory of Relativity by Doug West Albert Einstein: A Short Biography Father of the Theory of Relativity by July 16, 2018 $0.99 7,470 words Sample 20%
Albert Einstein was the leading scientist of the twentieth century. His theory of relativity upended man’s understanding of natural world that had been held sway since Isaac Newton’s day.
Living The Zine Life by Mel Thompson Living The Zine Life by July 15, 2018 Free! 24,340 words Read a sample
An otherwise-doomed poet's life is saved when luck has it that he falls in with a crowd of people who understand everything he's talking about and who accept his extreme mental illnesses and bad health as completely normal. He finds his voice and begins narrating his own life and the lives of those around him. His supreme triumph is that he lives to tell his story in short prose passages.
The Chair by Tony Angelo The Chair by July 15, 2018 $1.99 5,120 words Sample 20%
That chair became larger and more significant the older I got. Now I sit at the head of my table, doing my best to impart on my children what was passed down to me. I only hope that I have learned my lessons well.
The Roar of an Uncaged Lion by Frederick Howard The Roar of an Uncaged Lion by July 15, 2018 $14.95 64,280 words Sample 20%
The Roar of an Uncaged Lion reveals to the world the struggles of one man with the hope that a connection will be made to the struggles of a greater population. People within and without of the community can gain the understanding that change and growth are possible for people who are dealing with generational ignorance and trauma.
John John "Poppa John" Priziola Detroit Mafia Boss by July 14, 2018 $2.99 2,300 words Sample 5%
John Priziola was one of multiple Detroit area Mafia bosses in the years between the 1930s and the 1960s. He was involved in numerous rackets, most notably the lucrative narcotics trade. Michigan's largest city became a nexus of a thriving drug trade that operated internationally. Detroit Police Commissioner, George Clifton Edwards, testified about the city's huge mob problem in October 1963.
Taylor Swift:  Success Story by Investment Ways Taylor Swift: Success Story by July 14, 2018 $9.99 7,720 words Sample 20%
The full story of Taylor Swift’s stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who’s taking over the world.
Without Script by Pierluigi Conti Without Script by July 14, 2018 $5.99 123,840 words Sample 9%
Al Cliver aka Pierluigi aka Biondo, encases several lifetimes into one. His coming of age via a vagabond childhood, tossed from one boarding school to another, then an early escape to freedom. In the background, the cultural and social upheavals of the 70's and 80's.The discovery of being '' beautiful '' and his numerous adventures in the world of Italian cinema. A glimpse into an incredible life
"How Peter lynch does it" by July 14, 2018 You set the price! 1,160 words Sample 20%
Personal History: Peter Lynch’s spot in the list of greatest investors stems in large part from his work with the Fidelity Magellan Fund between 1977 and 1990. During this 13-year period, the fund posted an annual average return of 29%, beating the S&P 500 index in 11 out of 13 years and building the fund’s assets from $20 million to $14 billion. The fund had the best 20-year return rate
12 Sisters Who Changed History by Amber Schamel 12 Sisters Who Changed History by July 13, 2018 $2.99 20,590 words Sample 20%
Historians paint pictures of amazing men and women who influenced the world, but seldom do we hear about sister duos that forever altered the course of history. Whether fighting together—or against each other—these twelve women transformed countries and religious systems. Join us on an inspirational journey through time as we explore the extraordinary lives of Sisters Who Changed History.
Death in Hollywood by Peter Underwood Death in Hollywood by July 13, 2018 $4.99 100,130 words Sample 20%
In this unique study, Peter Underwood charts the lives, loves and deaths of thirty of Tinseltown’s most glittering stars. Many deaths were sad or senseless; some were tragic; others were the revenge of old age, while a few were the revenge of something altogether more sinister. . .
Drawdey 99: Lyrics of a Canadian Folksinger by Drawdy Drawdey 99: Lyrics of a Canadian Folksinger by July 12, 2018 $8.99 19,410 words Sample 20%
Folk Music is partially responsible for this new release of Drawdey 99. This personal memoir is a true life story, mostly. Read the lyrics before ya hear the songs. Drawdey 99 is a complete list of songs in chronological order. With exception of a few songs, this book is a true story in reflecting upon Drawdey's experiences.
All This and Free Boots Too by Tony Rattigan All This and Free Boots Too by July 12, 2018 $4.99 97,540 words Sample 10%
In the 100th anniversary year of the RAF, it’s time to tell of my small part in its operation and my 22 year’s service during the Cold War. WARNING – this book is not “politically correct” and contains some adult content. The views expressed are my own and have not been sanctioned by the UK government or its military.
A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains, A Memoir by William Walters & Victoria Golden A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains, A Memoir by
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Homeless at age four, he found an extraordinary path through nine decades of U.S. history.
Four Green Fields: Irish Banter & Stories, Shenanigans & Poetry. by Greg McVicker Four Green Fields: Irish Banter & Stories, Shenanigans & Poetry. by July 10, 2018 $3.99 80,230 words
The authors of 'Four Green Fields' open the doors of their closets and introduce us to family skeletons, put flesh on their bones and make them dance! Glimpse into the wacky world of their Irish upbringing with humorous tales, family members devoid of any sense of political correctness who wreak havoc and cause embarrassment, as well as intimate Irish memories told by each author's own poetry!
Mi voluntad by Jorge Luis Préndiz Bonilla Mi voluntad by July 10, 2018 $3.50 63,470 words Sample 15%
Esta es la historia de un joven que narra sus vivencias en el servicio militar en la Nicaragua de 1989, al final de una década de guerra civil.
Just The Ticket! Part Three - Milestones by Tracey Saunders Just The Ticket! Part Three - Milestones by July 10, 2018 Free! 33,660 words Read a sample
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years
Just The Ticket! Part Two : One-Stop Shopping by Tracey Saunders Just The Ticket! Part Two : One-Stop Shopping by July 10, 2018 Free! 96,900 words Read a sample
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years
Herald Of Legends by Julius O. Akubo Herald Of Legends by July 10, 2018 $2.00 16,100 words Sample 20%
This book is compiled in a manner that will empower and expand your drive towards becoming the best of the success picture you have being painting or have painted about yourself by bringing you to the knowledge of some great legends across the world. You shall not only be informed on their achievements but shall also be exposed to some key lessons from their lives.
Just The Ticket! Part One - The Impossible Dream by Tracey Saunders Just The Ticket! Part One - The Impossible Dream by July 10, 2018 Free! 113,020 words Sample 20%
Percy Tucker's remarkable autobiography recounts the dramatic and exciting history of entertainment in South Africa as he alone can tell it. In his company, we revisit theatres old and new and meet a parade of colourful, sometimes outrageous personalities, share in the excitement of opening nights at home and abroad and meet the most significant performers and directors of the last fifty years.
Conquistador de los mares: Historia de Magallanes by Stefan Zweig Conquistador de los mares: Historia de Magallanes by July 09, 2018 $5.99 79,370 words Sample 10%
Biografía del marinero portugués Fernando de magallanes, cuya intrepidez y tenacidad condujo a fuerzas navales de la marina española a encontrar el lugar en el planeta donde se unían los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico. Un libro lleno de emociones y aventuras que no puede faltar en la biblioteca de un buen lector
Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman (A Historical True Crime Short) by July 08, 2018 $3.99 13,610 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival, Murderess on the Loose, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the interesting historical true crime short, Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman.
Who is Branwell Brontë? by James T Kelly Who is Branwell Brontë? by July 08, 2018 $4.99 56,920 words
The story of Branwell Brontë has been plagued by misconceptions, lies, and misunderstandings for decades. This incredible new volume seeks to set the record straight.
Anthony Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo Lucchese Family Boss by July 07, 2018 $2.99 3,000 words Sample 5%
The December 1966 bribery scandal involving Tony Ducks Corallo and the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity was a multifaceted kickback scheme. The fiasco proved an immense embarrassment to NYC Mayor John Lindsey. The crime began when Water Commissioner James Marcus borrowed $10,000 from Corallo. The loan contract stipulated that the loan be repaid in the amount of $40K.
Crean - The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero by Tim Foley Crean - The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero by July 07, 2018 $13.13 47,860 words
An heroic tale that covers the remarkable story of Tom Crean, who was born into poverty in late 19th century Ireland and who went on to serve under Captain Robert Falcon Scott, on two expeditions to Antarctica, Discovery 1901-1904 and the fateful Terra Nova expedition 1910-1913. Later, in 1914, Crean served with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Endurance expedition 1914-1916.
Jorge Lorenzo, The Man of Steel by Tony Coco Jorge Lorenzo, The Man of Steel by July 07, 2018 $1.69 6,180 words Sample 20%
Jorge Lorenzo is one of the most successful Spanish riders. He has won two world champion titles of 250cc and three of primary class. The characteristic of the number 99 is a high fighting spirit on the track. This character also makes Lorenzo always became a threat by the rivals and crowned him as 'The Man of Steel'. He has crashed and injured for many times but still race and gain points.
I Miss Chamran by ICDI I Miss Chamran by July 07, 2018 $5.99 22,580 words Sample 20%
“I Miss Chamran” is the memories of Ghada Jaber in her four-year life with Chamran published under the series title of “Hero's Helpmate
Mi inmigración a Canadá by Miguel Galeano Mi inmigración a Canadá by July 06, 2018 $1.99 3,450 words Sample 5%
Canadá ofrece una gran cantidad de oportunidades para aquellos que quieran integrarse y hacer parte de su desarrollo. El grado de preparación que requiere inmigrar a un nuevo país varía de un individuo a otro y no siempre se logra una adaptación completa. Escribí este libro en un intento de contar algunos apartes de mis primeros años en este país.
Libero: Eludere la sorveglianza. Questa l'idea fissa di un uomo che rifiuta di vivere da sottoposto. Riuscirà alla fine nel difficile intento? Una storia vera by peppino zappulla Libero: Eludere la sorveglianza. Questa l'idea fissa di un uomo che rifiuta di vivere da sottoposto. Riuscirà alla fine nel difficile intento? Una storia vera by July 06, 2018 Free! 44,300 words Read a sample
La trama del romanzo, perché una trama ci vuole sempre, è la vita stessa del protagonista che trama a sua volta. Anche in senso letterale, visto che uno dei suoi tanti impegni di lavoro è stato quello di tessitore: ordito e trama appunto. Prende avvio dalle povere vicende di una famiglia siciliana di “modeste ma rispettabili” condizioni sociali. I fatti narrati si svolgono quindi inizialmente in S
Para perpetua memoria. For perpetual memory by Amics del Papa Luna Para perpetua memoria. For perpetual memory by July 06, 2018 $1.75 9,270 words Sample 20%
Edición Bilingüe: Español - inglés Bilingual edition: Spanish - english VI CENTENARIO DE LA CREACIÓN DE LA UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS (ESCOCIA) POR BENEDICTO XIII, DESDE PEÑÍSCOLA THE 600TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS (SCOTLAND) BY BENEDICT XIII, FROM PENÍSCOLA
Oft Made to Wonder by Jia Apple Oft Made to Wonder by July 05, 2018 $6.49 53,470 words Sample 20%
Jia's powerful memoir takes the reader back to the seventies and the challenges of a young adolescent girl, the eighth born of ten children. Raised by a schizophrenic mother and an angry father, she gives an inside look into the Apple home where the neighbors might hear the sounds of family prayers and then the screams from beatings...all in the same night. Dennis Apple, M. Div, author
Unashamed - a memoir of dangerous faith by Sammy Tippit Unashamed - a memoir of dangerous faith by July 05, 2018 $3.99 100,680 words Sample 15%
A most unusual memoir - a Christian evangelist who is threatened by Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, deported by dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu, and arrested in the former Soviet Union. Sammy Tippit's autobiography, Unashamed, not only allows the reader to pour over these events, but QR codes allow you to use a simple code reader on your phone to watch and listen to firsthand accounts.
Global Impact of the Works of Harun Yahya Vol. 2 by Harun Yahya Global Impact of the Works of Harun Yahya Vol. 2 by July 05, 2018 Free! 44,470 words Read a sample
This book is the second volume of Global Impact of the Works of Harun Yahya. Since the first volume was published, the number of his works, the languages into which they have been translated, the magazines and newspapers in which his articles have appeared, and the television channels and Internet pages on which his documentaries have been aired have increased considerably.
Black & Blue by Yasmin Chinoy Black & Blue by July 04, 2018 $9.99 61,790 words Sample 20%
Two lives. Two passions. Two unrelated true life experiences playing their rolls miles apart, one in Niagara Belt and the other in the Ottawa Valley. Two lives derailed from their paths in life; one high profile of a coloured cop unjustly accused of crime he did not commit, the other of a female farmer trampled by male chauvinism as she dared to enter a man's world.
Black & Blue by Yasmin Chinoy Black & Blue by July 04, 2018 $9.99 61,790 words Sample 20%
Two lives. Two passions. Two unrelated true life experiences playing their rolls miles apart, one in Niagara Belt and the other in the Ottawa Valley. Two lives derailed from their paths in life; one high profile of a coloured cop unjustly accused of crime he did not commit, the other of a female farmer trampled by male chauvinism as she dared to enter a man's world.