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The Beauty in My Mess: Stories of Truth, Transparencies and Triumphs by Dr. Nicole Long The Beauty in My Mess: Stories of Truth, Transparencies and Triumphs by Oct. 15, 2018 $7.99 99,240 words
Over 30 courageous women joined together to tell a small piece of their autobiography that had a profound impact on their lives. Within these pages, the authors have poured their hearts and souls into their story by unveiling a time in their life where they had to find the deep inner strength, faith, & determination to see the beauty in their mess.They are stories of pain, healing & perseverance.
60 лет в хирургии by avkarpenko 60 лет в хирургии by Oct. 14, 2018 Free! 142,910 words Read a sample
Мемуары выдающегося украинского хирурга Виктора Степановича Карпенко (1923 – 2003) – особенный памятник эпохе. В них напряженный пульс истории глазами активного участника событий, кристальный дух в буднях войны и труда, высокая цель профессионального совершенства и радость творить добро. Это живая книга, захватывающая читателя. Дух сильного, умного и честного человека общается с нами.
Salvatore Salvatore "Crazy Sal" Polisi Gambino Family Turncoat by Oct. 14, 2018 $2.99 2,520 words Sample 5%
Salvatore Polisi was in the Colombo crime family organization before becoming an associate of the Gambino organization. His contacts included Dominick Cataldo with whom he began a successful gambling enterprise. In 1971 Polisi opened the Sinatra Club at 87th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ozone Park. In 1979 Polisi clothed his youth football team in unis purchased from the proceeds heroin sales.
Муров by Катрин Стэллинг Муров by Oct. 14, 2018 $2.47 31,040 words
«Муров» — острая биографическая драма Катрин Стэллинг. Произведение рассказывает о юности русского писателя и актера Алекса Мурова. Когда парень только начинает сниматься в сериалах и выступать на концертах в столице, параллельно с этим у него развивается сильное обсессивно-компульсивное расстройство, вследствие чего у Мурова возникают серьёзные проблемы с наркотиками и социумом.
Inside Out & Backwards: Stories of Humor & Hope for Life’s Journey by Walker Moore Inside Out & Backwards: Stories of Humor & Hope for Life’s Journey by Oct. 13, 2018 $6.99 33,550 words Sample 20%
Stories that tickle your funny bone—and touch your heart. Following the wild success of Chicken Lips, Snake Legs, & Jesus, Walker Moore has pulled together a second heaping helping of laughter and hope. Inside Out & Backwards draws on Walker’s adventures across the globe, spiced with his unique blend of homespun humor and wisdom.
The Big Schnitzel~Outflanking the Corps with the Coffee-call Commandos of the KAB by Steve Smith The Big Schnitzel~Outflanking the Corps with the Coffee-call Commandos of the KAB by Oct. 13, 2018 $1.99 58,080 words Sample 20%
For veterans of the fifties and sixties, this book will revive memories of duty stations where boredom and aggravation fought for dominance with the wacky humor inescapable in the living comic strip that was the Peacetime Army.
Paghayag Ng Katotohanan [Truth Be Told: Tagalog Edition] by Tashima Dukes Paghayag Ng Katotohanan [Truth Be Told: Tagalog Edition] by Oct. 13, 2018 $3.49 35,420 words Sample 20%
Ang Tashima Duke ay isang dating anak na nagmamay-ari na nagwawasak ng hindi kapani-paniwala na kakaiba upang makahanap ng tagumpay at layunin, ngayon siya ay naglalakbay nang malawakan, naghahatid ng mensahe ng pag-asa, pagpapagaling, at layunin sa Diyos na pagyamanin ang mga bata, mga magulang at mga propesyonal sa Industriya sa buong bansa.
Ship of Dreams by Charles T. Whipple Ship of Dreams by Oct. 12, 2018 $3.99 70,680 words Sample 15%
"'Lucky is the man who is obsessed with the sea, and the one who builds a craft worthy of her greatest challenge.' This book might be the closest thing to accomplishing both, whether you sail or not." --Corinne Joy Brown, bestselling author of "Hidden Star", winner of the New Mexico/Arizona book award, historical fiction.
Untitled: The Story of Sixty by Khali Raymond Untitled: The Story of Sixty by Oct. 12, 2018 $3.99 16,830 words
Having sixty books published, Khali decides to tell you the story behind it all.
Vivencias de un joven en la vieja Managua by Jaime Caldera Vivencias de un joven en la vieja Managua by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.00 21,970 words Sample 20%
Jaime Caldera Fuentes (22 de junio de 1955) nos presenta en este libro, vivencias de su niñez y juventud en barrios, parques y calles de la vieja Managua pocos años antes que fuera destruida en 1972, por un terremoto.
Ancient Heroines by Laurel A. Rockefeller Ancient Heroines by Oct. 11, 2018 $4.99 45,430 words Sample 20%
The fascinating and inspiring stories of three of the ancient world's most famous heroice women come together in one volume. Begin the journey with "Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh." Then discover Roman Britain with "Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni." Finally, defend the light with "Hypatia of Alexandria." Three heroic women. One boxed set you won't be able to put down!
Alphonse Alphonse "The Professor" D'Arco Lucchese Family Acting Boss by Oct. 11, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
Anthony "Little Al" D'Arco was a principal figure in the Lucchese crime family organization, beginning in the 1980s. Also a hired killer for the mob, D'Arco sent a team of assassins to kill "Fat Pete" Chiodo. Mafiosi were worried that Chiodo would reveal mob secrets to the government. A difficult convert, Chiodo eventually turned government informant after he survived an assassination attempt.
An Encounter with Invisible People by Md Taslim An Encounter with Invisible People by Oct. 10, 2018 $4.99 26,140 words Sample 15%
It is an intriguing story of my encounter with invisible people. This story will give you shrill and force you to sit and wonder, what lies in this world and beyond. Brace down to take a journey never taken before. Unleashing for you a story gravely real, a tale of shamans, the fortune tellers, the faith healers and the Goodman, who are so-called mediums, connectors between worlds.
19S17. ES MÁS LA ESPERANZA. TESTIMONIOS DEL SISMO DE 2017 by DEMAC A.C. 19S17. ES MÁS LA ESPERANZA. TESTIMONIOS DEL SISMO DE 2017 by Oct. 10, 2018 Free! 65,150 words
Mujeres que cuentan por escrito sus historias del temblor de 2017.
A Way With Words by Daniel P. Quinn A Way With Words by Oct. 09, 2018 You set the price! 12,460 words Sample 50%
A collection of thoughts and feelings, Through my eyes and onto paper. In my words, my way..
The Absolute Woman: It's All About Feminine Power by Vicky Tiel The Absolute Woman: It's All About Feminine Power by Oct. 09, 2018 $9.99 34,740 words Sample 20%
Design legend Vicky Tiel shares everything she’s learned about love, confidence, and style from decades of dressing the world’s most powerful women.
Strip Me Naked by Miss Aubrean Ellís Strip Me Naked by Oct. 09, 2018 $1000.99 6,790 words
STRIP ME NAKED is a series within a series written by Miss Aubrean Ellis'. Her series takes you on a journey of a single mother with an unknown multiple personality disorder trying to find her way to success. In the mist of her journey, she gets stuck in her mind, trying to live a life that wasn't in her means, to keep her children from enduring what she suffered.
Eugene Boffa New Jersey Bank and Mail Fraud by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Eugene Boffa New Jersey Bank and Mail Fraud by Oct. 08, 2018 $2.99 2,220 words Sample 5%
Eugene Boffa was president of the Edgewater Bank of New Jersey when it collapsed in 1958. The failed bank was the creation of "boy wonder" entrepreneur Earl Belle. Belle fled to Rio de Janeiro before facing U.S. federal charges. The indictment against Pittsburgh resident Belle and his codirector, Mitchell Ostwind grew out of a federal investigation. In June '58 Boffa controlled the Edgewater Bank.
Archived Essays of Khali Raymond by Khali Raymond Archived Essays of Khali Raymond by Oct. 08, 2018 $3.50 21,720 words
Today, Khali has went into the deep crevices of his archives, digging up an intense selection of gems that he will drop for you today.
Dr. Awadhesh Kishore  (Biography) by Dr Rakhi Sharma Dr. Awadhesh Kishore (Biography) by Oct. 07, 2018 Free! 4,110 words Read a sample
Dr. Awadhesh Kishore born on Oct. 26, 1967, at Firozabad (India) has completed graduation, post-graduation, and Ph.D. in the Agricultural subject in 1986, 1992, and 1997, respectively. Now he is working as the Professor and Dean, Sunrise University, Alwar, Rajasthan, India. Till date, he has an experience of more than 29 years in the field of teaching, research, and extension in his field.
Adventures Of A Kid by Mario V. Farina Adventures Of A Kid by Oct. 07, 2018 Free! 7,990 words Read a sample
This book is a collection of events in the life of a kid. The kid was the author of this publication. This story gives you an idea of what life was like in the era around the time of the "Great Depression". The story begins with the author's early life and continues from there. The story is open-ended. He expects to keep adding topics on a frequent basis for an indefinite period
Chronicle Of My Testimony: A True Life Story by Uche Mike Chukwuma Chronicle Of My Testimony: A True Life Story by Oct. 06, 2018 $4.99 27,790 words Sample 20%
This is not fiction, this is my story, this is my song. "After dark" they say, "come shine". This is a true life story written for posterity and for all who had had misconception of what transpired, as far as my testimony at the 2015 Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal issue was ...
Alfred Diete-Spiff: A Tribute by Uche Mike Chukwuma Alfred Diete-Spiff: A Tribute by Oct. 06, 2018 $4.99 10,080 words Sample 20%
“When a woman gives birth to a baby, there is always a celebration. When that child is a baby boy, the happiness and pride of the parents are more pronounced” so goes a local saying. This was the case on 30th July, 1942, at the ancient town of Twon Brass, when the Lord blessed Chief Claude Diete-Amangi and his wife, Princess Sarah Ann Diete-Amangi, nee Olali Okhai, with a handsome...
John Spurdis NYPD John Spurdis NYPD "Hero Cop" Mafia Associate by Oct. 05, 2018 $2.99 2,800 words Sample 5%
John Spurdis was cited on multiple occasions as a hero cop prior to his abrupt dismissal from the New York Police Department. On June 6, 1979 Spurdis was convicted for attempted murder in an August 1978 shooting of Yonkers pharmacist Joseph Loeb. Spurdis' expulsion from the NYPD stemmed from his association with mobsters like Joseph DiNapoli. Before this Spurdis received multiple commendations.
Dearly Loved Exile by Janell Mellish Dearly Loved Exile by Oct. 04, 2018 $6.99 53,170 words Sample 15%
Periods of captivity are not ideal. Being held captive, you focus on wanting to breathe. Your attention stays directed to survival. These aren’t times of productivity, but of existence. Behind every smile is a tear. The future is non-existent; goals are unimportant, and hope is lost. Captivity becomes consumed by a life of survival.
Fear And Joy: A Life In And Out Of Nappies by Michael Bent Fear And Joy: A Life In And Out Of Nappies by Oct. 04, 2018 $4.75 59,130 words Sample 10%
Ben Ingram's first person account of growing up in England wearing nappies and bedwetting and developing an interest in them that lasted until today.
Master In The Making by Julie Ann Guthrie-Smulson Master In The Making by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.99 56,100 words Sample 20%
A Stranger than fiction spiritual journey. If You Give a Pig a Pancake meets Dr. Strange! Julie starts out trying to heal her broken heart and life with a Reiki session. Feeling sick after the Reiki session, she seeks out a different healer for more healing. Julie begins to have mystical and supernatural experiences and finds herself amidst a spiritual awakening.
And Then The Snow Fell by Vikki Hammond And Then The Snow Fell by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.99 50,090 words Sample 20%
The day Kai came into our lives it snowed, and the day he left so suddenly, it snowed. This is the final book to my previous two, WHENEVER I FALL and AFTER THE FALL. One I didn't plan on writing. But after sharing Kai with everyone, it didn't seem right not to share his final journey. Some people never get to meet their hero, I was lucky, I gave birth to mine.
A Ramble by William Gehron A Ramble by Oct. 02, 2018 Free! 83,090 words Read a sample
Three generations of Gehrons lives are chronicled in this memoir by one of those whose life typified what has come to be known as The Greatest Generation.
Matthew Ianniello Genovese Family Acting Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Matthew Ianniello Genovese Family Acting Boss by Oct. 02, 2018 $2.99 2,440 words Sample 5%
Matthew Ianniello was called "Matty the Horse" from a nickname he acquired following a youth baseball game. A resident of Old Westbury, Long Island, Ianniello became acting boss for the Genovese crime family. My e-book focuses on Genovese manipulation and extortion from a Utica, New York Teamsters pension fund. The retirement fund was raided by famous mobsters like Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano.
Orphans by Ana Iacob Orphans by Oct. 01, 2018 $7.30 46,620 words Sample 20%
A little girl's journey from her parent's poor home to a family in England who make her dreams come true.
Seen: A Memoir by Leah Zaccaria Seen: A Memoir by Oct. 01, 2018 $2.99 63,410 words
An inspirational journey to openness and vulnerability, love and self-worth, seeing and being seen.
A Dime to My Name: Breaking the Silence, Healing the Brokenness, & Living the Dream by Kim Harris A Dime to My Name: Breaking the Silence, Healing the Brokenness, & Living the Dream by Oct. 01, 2018 $10.99 28,730 words
Is your money story holding you hostage? One woman held hostage by a single dime wrapped in a sadistic cycle of abuse which led to a lifetime of torment, shame, and emotional trauma. Sexually assaulted at the age of five, living with the pain resulted in being broken, broke, homeless, and suicidal. A story of replenished self-love and forgiveness that led to a life of abundance and prosperity.
Relentless - An Immigrant Story by Wudasie Nayzgi & Ken J. Howe Relentless - An Immigrant Story by
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After returning to a war-torn Eritrea, a young mother receives a devastating medical diagnosis for her first-born child. With adequate treatment unavailable in-country and her desperate search elsewhere thwarted by an increasingly oppressive government, she must make a heartbreaking decision - stay and risk her daughter's health, or leave and divide her family, possibly forever.
Skeletons in My Closet: Life Lessons From a Homicide Detective by Dave Sweet Skeletons in My Closet: Life Lessons From a Homicide Detective by Sep. 29, 2018 $9.99 65,820 words
Skeletons in My Closet is an unorthodox police memoir taking readers on a ride-along like no other, revealing poignant truths about life and death, and how we can all work and live together. Danger and grit pair with humour and compassion in this gripping, fresh read.
Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities by Belo Miguel Cipriani Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities by Sep. 29, 2018 $3.99 70,820 words Sample 20%
Take a step back in time with some of the best writers with disabilities as they recount their first adventure, their first heartbreak, and the first time the unexpected treaded into their life. From body transformations to societal setbacks, to love affairs and family trauma, Firsts collects the most thought-provoking and exciting stories of our time by people with disabilities.
John John "Handsome Jack" Giordano Gambino Family Caporegime by Sep. 29, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
John and Joseph Giordano were nephews of career Gambino associate Joseph "Piney" Armone. Born in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Armone was a Gambino underboss from 1986-1990. Having joined the Gambino syndicate in the 1950s Armone was scarred in a 1964 barroom fight. Shot at point blank range, its miraculous that the gangster survived. The Giordanos were prosecuted by Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau.
Поколение обманутых физиков. Хроники бывшего физтеха 1980-х by Андрей Савельев Поколение обманутых физиков. Хроники бывшего физтеха 1980-х by Sep. 29, 2018 $30.00 109,200 words Sample 20%
Книга писателя и политика Андрея Савельева посвящена его сверстникам – поколению ученых-физиков, по судьбе которых пришелся самый сильный удар социально-экономической катастрофы конца 80-х - начала 90-х годов ХХ века, заставивший многих сменить профессию и планы на будущее.
Pocket Guide for a Broken Heart by G. Annette Daly Pocket Guide for a Broken Heart by Sep. 28, 2018 $4.99 24,270 words
I have shared my personal pain and heartbreak with you, because I want you to know that you are not alone in your misery.
Newsboy by Bill Fairbairn Newsboy by Sep. 28, 2018 $4.99 97,300 words
Newsboy or newsgirl (Oxford dictionary) Boy or girl who delivers or sells newspapers
A Midwife's Memoir by Carol Duncombe A Midwife's Memoir by Sep. 28, 2018 $4.99 59,500 words
Following a long career as a midwife and then a community midwife, Carol retired in 2016, but she found she missed the excitement of bringing new life into the world,
Twenty Years by Neil Parker Twenty Years by Sep. 28, 2018 $4.99 61,500 words
‘If you do read on from here, then I hope at least a few of the stories will make you smile…’
1000 African Heroes by Dallys-Tom Medali 1000 African Heroes by Sep. 27, 2018 $9.77 6,860 words
Every child deserves and needs some inspiration, precursors, heroes and role-models, preferably from a similar background, that he or she can emulate. This is what this book is trying to offer. A hero is a person admired or idealized for his courage, his service, his excellent achievements or his noble qualities; regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, ideology and background.
As Fathers Go by Anand Nair As Fathers Go by Sep. 27, 2018 $2.99 69,920 words Sample 10%
A father-daughter story as well as a memoir set in Thalassery, Kerala, this is a fascinating account of growing up surrounded by the tensions and traditions of rural Indian society, living through the dramatic changes in politics and lifestyle leading up to Indian independence, experiencing a Catholic secondary education, and finding ways to cope with a loveless arranged marriage.
Angelo Amico Rochester, New York Mafia Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Angelo Amico Rochester, New York Mafia Boss by Sep. 26, 2018 $2.99 2,520 words Sample 5%
On October 2, 1987 Angelo Amico was indicted for extortion in connection with an extortion operation that began in late October 1984. The indictment included several mobsters who were charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The ranks of the Rochester LCN had been considerably thinned by a combo of court convictions and inter family fighting.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Short Biography by Doug West Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Short Biography by Sep. 26, 2018 $2.99 8,430 words Sample 20%
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or FDR, as he was known, was the 32-nd president of the United States. Though afflicted with polio, he led the nation through the Great Depression and much of World War II.
Unforgiving by Carmel Beresford Unforgiving by Sep. 25, 2018 $7.99 81,290 words Sample 20%
‘Unforgiving’ is a human-interest story. There are elements and emotions for readers of all genres. It has that pure Australian element of an outback setting with y strong descriptions of the landscape and scenery. The Australian bush portrays strong background images for the story and the ordinary characters of the outback, display extraordinary resolve in the face of tragedy and grief.
Babies by the Litter by Cheri Gillard Babies by the Litter by Sep. 25, 2018 $8.99 73,410 words Sample 20%
The must-read memoir about going from nothing to everything in less than sixty second—one woman’s journey from infertility to having babies by the litter. Enjoy the laughter, endure the loss, and feel the love in this remarkable story of endurance and unquestionable blessing. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down, except maybe to find a baby—or any loved one—to embrace.
Resumen De  Nunca Te Pares: Autobiografía Del Fundador De Nike (Shoe Dog) - Resumen Del Libro De Phil Knight by Sapiens Editorial Resumen De Nunca Te Pares: Autobiografía Del Fundador De Nike (Shoe Dog) - Resumen Del Libro De Phil Knight by Sep. 23, 2018 $4.99 7,570 words Sample 20%
Este resumen del libro llamado “Nunca Te Pares” contiene las memorias de Phil Knight sobre la fundación de Nike y de todos los procesos y contratiempos que tuvo que superar para que su marca se convirtiera en lo que es hoy en día. En esta obra descubrirás el desarrollo que tuvo Knight para pasar de vender zapatos en la cajuela de su coche a ser dueño de una marca icónica.
Autism Is My Super-Power by Travis Breeding Autism Is My Super-Power by Sep. 23, 2018 $1.99 10,130 words Sample 20%
Travis shares how he took what he used to perceive as disadvantages and challenges associated with autism and turned them into strengths and super-powers that helped him change his life. Today those super-powers help him create the amazing life he loves living. Learn how Travis changed his beliefs from negative ones to positive ones that allowed him to see autism as an amazing super-power in life.