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Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare by WildBlue Press Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare by April 09, 2017 $5.99 67720 words Sample 10%
For years he stalked elementary schools and playgrounds looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. They were "throwaway kids" to him, hardly missed, soon forgotten. He was every parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about, who lurked in the shadows outside of bedroom windows.
Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss by April 09, 2017 $2.99 2478 words Sample 5%
Toto D'Aquila was shot 5 times by unknown assailants in October 1928. He had just driven from the Bronx to take his wife to a doctor in Manhattan. As his wife and four children made their way into the physician's office Toto stepped outside to repair his car. Looking up from the hood of the auto he spoke with the men briefly before they shot him multiple times. D'Aquila was the first Gambino boss.
72-hour Ordeal by Chandan Kumar Pathak 72-hour Ordeal by April 09, 2017 $1.00 5580 words Sample 20%
A narration of a real life 72-hour ordeal while traversing 2,775 km from one end of India to the other under gruelling circumstances of mental and physical agony. It was an acid test of life. Did the protagonist manage to come out with flying colours? Or his confidence got shattered into pieces?
Embracing the Sublime by Christopher Freeland Embracing the Sublime by April 09, 2017 $7.99 87004 words Sample 15%
One man’s journey striving for the harmony that reigns when the all-conscious heart guides the cerebral conscious mind.
A Tribute to a Scottish Physicist by Mark Rice A Tribute to a Scottish Physicist by April 08, 2017 Free! 1835 words Read a sample
Why we need to remember the scientists.
Chemistry Kid by Mark Rice Chemistry Kid by April 08, 2017 Free! 1498 words Read a sample
How chemistry can influence our lives.
Writings By Norris Ward by Norris Ward Writings By Norris Ward by April 08, 2017 Free! 10276 words Read a sample
The purpose of these writings is to leave some words with my offspring and friends who might be interested, hoping to encourage others in their walk of faith. Psalms 90: 6,10 are verses that are so vividly clear to me now that my “long home” comes into view. Evening is near. Thank you for caring enough to read and reflect on these words.
Wit & Wisdom of Donald J. Trump by Ted Summerfield Wit & Wisdom of Donald J. Trump by April 07, 2017 Free! 254 words Read a sample
Biographies of famous people always include some of the subject’s wise and witty sayings. Donald J. Trump is no exception. Here within are the up-to-this-date collection of sayings by Donald J. Trump which have earned him a top spot in the annals of American Presidents.
Alphonse Attardi Gambino Family Soldier by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Alphonse Attardi Gambino Family Soldier by April 05, 2017 $2.99 2955 words Sample 5%
Before 1970 Alphonse Attardi changed his name to Jim Carra, had plastic surgery and gave a detailed interview to syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He turned his back on the Mafia, opting to risk his life as an informant, someone who was constantly chased by mobster executioners. The information he provided federal agents was crucial to prosecuting organized crime cases of the mid 20th century.
The Spy and His CIA Brat by carol cini The Spy and His CIA Brat by April 05, 2017 $14.95 55297 words Sample 5%
From Paris to Italy to Holland to Vietnam to Honduras and back to Italy, the author recites a tale of family love and bonding all while the covert affairs of his father, the CIA spy were run parallel to those of a domestic but very adventurous life.
Time Never Runs Out by Jennifer Dempster Time Never Runs Out by April 04, 2017 $4.99 96319 words Sample 20%
Nina recently came back from a trip around Europe where she was off trying to find herself. What she found was that she missed home and everyone she knew. She also felt ever so lonely. Coming home to London seemed like the perfect solution to her problem and bumping into the gorgeous new guy at work took her mind off her troubles.
Light From Behind The Clouds by Nick Robb Light From Behind The Clouds by April 04, 2017 $2.99 30044 words Sample 20%
The first ever major traumatic event in my life, other than a close relative dying, was when I was an eighteen-year-old Police Constable in Northern Ireland. I was shot at by a terrorist sniper as I stood in front of a shop on a crowded high street watching the beginning of an organised riot. The high velocity round hit the wall behind me about twelve inches directly above my head.
Tales and Travels of a Teacher in Thailand by Jeff Sparks Tales and Travels of a Teacher in Thailand by April 01, 2017 $2.99 68281 words Sample 10%
Disillusioned with the tedium of life in cold UK, Jeff Sparks is drawn to Thailand’s tropical climate and the people’s joi de vivre. For over two decades he and fellow ex-pats work together as English teachers, building new lives in the Land of Smiles to varying degrees of success. Humour and surprise accompany the teachers throughout their adventures, both in the classroom and upcountry.
You are a Queen Nothing Less A Letter To my Daughter by KingPen You are a Queen Nothing Less A Letter To my Daughter by April 01, 2017 You set the price! 30589 words Sample 20%
BLACK women need to be told how beautiful, strong, living and kind they are every single day. It is the BLACK mans duty to handle that
Awake I by Gregory Hoey Awake I by April 01, 2017 $2.99 57882 words Sample 20%
"Powerful. Compelling. Great prose, Great story-telling abilities, Dramatic. Complex and acutely intelligent are the words best used to convey the breadth and majesty of this undoubted classic!" -Carey Holbourn-Armfield, editor of Atlantic Times Monthly.
Unapologetically Me by Leah Forney Unapologetically Me by April 01, 2017 $1.99 17891 words Sample 15%
In UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME, Leah Forney recounts her personal story of abandonment and redemption to inspire others and teach them that even the painful parts of our lives have a purpose.
My Father's Daughter, From Rome to Sicily by Gilda Morina Syverson My Father's Daughter, From Rome to Sicily by April 01, 2017 $7.99 101916 words Sample 20%
In this nonfiction memoir, My Father's Daughter From Rome to Sicily, by Gilda Morina Syverson, we are captivated by a trilogy travel adventure, with ancient sites of Rome, contrasting the landscape of a picturesque countryside, the seaside villages of Sicily, and olive trees in the valley of Mount Etna. This Novello Literary Award Book Finalist exudes passion, eloquence, and heartfelt language.
The Rorkes Drift North by Lindy Rorke The Rorkes Drift North by March 31, 2017 $5.99 102094 words Sample 20%
This entertaining memoir is set in Gatooma (Kadoma) during the time the country Zimbabwe was still known as Rhodesia. It is largely an account of a family history that touches on the lives of so many others and their memories.
Rough Draft Confessions: Not A Guide To Writing And Selling Erotica And Romance But Full Of Inside Insight Anyway by M Jane Colette Rough Draft Confessions: Not A Guide To Writing And Selling Erotica And Romance But Full Of Inside Insight Anyway by March 31, 2017 $2.99 45715 words Sample 20%
A non-fiction collection of inside insights about writing dirty, the power of words, taboo language, the freedoms and limitations of genres, fulfilling your creative drive, and the business of writing, this behind-the-scenes companion piece to the author’s ER novels takes readers inside the process of writing and selling flirty-dirty stories, with the goal of inspiring them to write their own.
Hard Times by Ward Price Hard Times by March 30, 2017 $2.99 30379 words Sample 25%
An explosive Breakout Auto-Biographical Series! Ward Price shares his life as a young man seeking meaning in the midst of the struggle to survive, surrounded by a community in turmoil, and a prison system that is not always seeking 'justice'.
Tom Flynn, Medium & Healer by Sharon S Darrow Tom Flynn, Medium & Healer by March 29, 2017 $2.99 30345 words Sample 20%
Tom Flynn is the 7th. child of an English carpenter and his Romany Gypsy wife. They died when he was a child, but still serve him as spirit guides. Tom's messages contain specific details, proof of life. He's now an internationally known medium and healer, but lives a simple life. Tom's work is sharing the truth that life and love transcends death.
THE NICHOLS BROTHERS SUBURBIA TO DESTRUCTION by mark nichols THE NICHOLS BROTHERS SUBURBIA TO DESTRUCTION by March 29, 2017 $15.99 0 words Sample 15%
Mark Nichols takes you by the hand and walks you through his life. He gives you a view of how he, his brother, Brian and friends deal with being Black and middle class in Baltimore. He shares the struggles and adjustments that they had to make to survive. Everything early in life was good but our lives took tragic turns. This book will explain a lot of rumors that aren’t true and will give an in
I Promise: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Afterlife by Linda Knappett I Promise: A Memoir of Love, Death and the Afterlife by March 29, 2017 $3.99 31300 words Sample 20%
Military assassin. Bad boy biker. Mensa genius. One last chance to be the hero. Rob Hutson knows how to deal with twists of fate when the enemy is clearly defined, but he’s running out of time. It seems like life will continue adventure upon adventure when a new adversary appears. The odds are not in his favor yet he whispers a deathbed promise.
Diary of A Scottish FireFighter  by Martin T. Robertson by Martin T. Robertson Diary of A Scottish FireFighter by Martin T. Robertson by March 29, 2017 You set the price! 20522 words Sample 15%
When I was a lad I watched monochrome movies with my large family. I had terrible feeling of emotional claustrophobia that could only be ignored by day-dreaming. I would escape this when I grew up; I just knew. Twelve years later in the Fire Service I found that I had jumped from a frying pan into a fire. I was ignored and disliked but I was too naïve to realise why. This is my story.
Countryman by Jim Emerton Countryman by March 29, 2017 $3.50 11786 words Sample 10%
Jim Emerton is a lifelong lover of the wilderness and the creatures of the countryside. In this book he recalls the joys of an innocent childhood in the Lincolnshire Wolds spent watching and sometimes hunting for the wild birds and animals that fascinated him. He also reflects on the more philosophical perspective on nature and the wild.
MAI (volume 1) by maivmai MAI (volume 1) by March 28, 2017 Free! 5914 words Read a sample
Zine collection: stories of Southeast Asian America. Volume 1
Tallweed by Paul David Robinson Tallweed by March 28, 2017 $2.99 78934 words Sample 20%
Faith Naber wanted to share with us what it was like to grow up in Mount Greenwood during the great depression. She started her book at the beginning of her first memory of THE HOUSE that her parents built. Her parents and four children to live in a wall tent on the floor of a house without walls or a roof through a Chicago winter in 1924. Faith was 4 years old.
Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by March 28, 2017 $9.99 199795 words Sample 10%
1885. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, rushes to the Montana wilderness, saves her friend’s life and remains, surviving inclement weather, peril and plots against her while helping Ursuline nuns and native american girls to survive. Employing strategy, grit and goodwill toward her community for thirty years, Mary Fields manifests a personal vision of rightful independence before her death in 1914.
The Ascent of a Rural Boy by Dr. Tc Jain The Ascent of a Rural Boy by March 28, 2017 $1.99 72348 words Sample 20%
The ascent of a rural boy, traces the incredible journey of Dr. T.C. Jain, senior agriculturist and former consultant with the World Bank, as he catapults from a remote village in Rajasthan to the global arena. Dr. Jain, one of the many children of a middle-class Jain family, managed to climb the steep steps of academic success and social recognition with nothing but the help of his never-say-die
Trapped Minds A Story of Schizophrenia by Tom Jacibons Trapped Minds A Story of Schizophrenia by March 27, 2017 $0.99 19484 words Sample 20%
Tom shares what it is like to be trapped in your own mind living with mental illness. Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Tom shares the ups and downs of a journey with mental illness. Imagine a mind tormented with voices screaming at you, visions that are not real, and beliefs that are fixed in your mind as reality. Tom explains the tragedy that his psychosis brings upon him and how he overcomes it.
New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman Links to Joe Adonis And Organized Crime by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr New Jersey Governor Harold G. Hoffman Links to Joe Adonis And Organized Crime by March 27, 2017 $2.99 2990 words Sample 5%
Harold Giles Hoffman agreed to carry a message from Albert Anastasia to Joe Adonis while the gangster was in prison in Trenton. The New Jersey governor denied knowing either Anastasia or Adonis. He also denied knowing that Anniello Ercole had a criminal record. Ercole, an ex-boxing manager, was picked to carry a missive to Adonis from Anastasia. My e-book looks at Hoffman's ties to the syndicate.
The Thin Wobbly Blue Line- Tales From a West Australian Cop Series Book 2 by Bob MacDonald The Thin Wobbly Blue Line- Tales From a West Australian Cop Series Book 2 by March 26, 2017 $3.99 102682 words Sample 10%
Real life police drama is okay ...... but true stories of police emergencies that make you laugh out loud; as well as shudder, are better.
The Crazy Me by Mikey Saint The Crazy Me by March 26, 2017 Free! 9481 words Read a sample
Jimmy is just an under achiever binge drinking no good scoundrel trying to take the high road as his care free and reckless attitude keeps him in trouble.
Life of Swami Vivekananda by Diksha Upadhyay Life of Swami Vivekananda by March 26, 2017 $1.99 14872 words Sample 30%
The Seer of Vibrant India Swami Vivekananda’s journey to the Western countries starting with his universally-acclaimed presentations in the Parliament of Religions in 1893 gave self-respect, dignity and purpose to his Motherland. His work inspired many to work in the field of education, social reforms and spiritual service while simultaneously fighting for the freedom of India.
My Brother's Brother by Jackie Battles My Brother's Brother by March 26, 2017 $3.99 30569 words Sample 20%
Time, plus boys, plus imagination, regularly exact their painful payments of injuries, lacerations, and promises to do better. Read these true stories about how these boys escaped explosions, parachute failure, and wild outlandish experiments gone awry and survived.
Kappa Mu Kappa:BB4 by Daniel Holback Kappa Mu Kappa:BB4 by March 25, 2017 Free! 8712 words Read a sample
The new manual for kmk
An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York by R. Scott Williams An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York by March 25, 2017 $9.99 83954 words Sample 15%
The thrilling true story of a reporter who achieved great fame and fortune writing about New York and Hollywood in the early decades of the 20th century. Buried under a century of change, what Odd wrote about entertainment, media, and politics nearly one hundred years ago still provides a unique glimpse into one of the most fascinating periods in American popular culture.
Wine Comes in Six-Packs by Lisa Orban Wine Comes in Six-Packs by March 25, 2017 $3.99 155281 words Sample 20%
“Looking back at the wreckage of my relationships, they have one common denominator… me.”
Genios de la Estrategia Militar Volumen IV, Douglas Mc Arthur El César del Siglo XX by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Genios de la Estrategia Militar Volumen IV, Douglas Mc Arthur El César del Siglo XX by March 24, 2017 $4.99 147168 words Sample 10%
El general Douglas Mc Arthur fue denominado el César de Siglo XX. Según Richard Nixon, fue uno de los hombres más grandes de todos los tiempos. Roosevelt lo llamó la encarnación del pueblo americano, pero Harry Trumman lo destituyó del cargo de Comandante Supremo Aliado por ligereza temperamental y no porque esta decisión favoreciera los intereses estadounidenses luego de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
The Life of Samuel J Tilden - Volume Two by Nikki Oldaker The Life of Samuel J Tilden - Volume Two by March 24, 2017 $3.99 159948 words Sample 20%
Samuel Tilden Biography Vol 2 - During the 1876 presidential election, Tilden won the popular vote over his Republican opponent, Rutherford B. Hayes, proving that the Democrats were once again competitive in the American political process following the Civil War.
She's One in a Million by Janet Zimmermann She's One in a Million by March 24, 2017 $2.99 27513 words Sample 9%
Janet Zimmermann’s daughter, Emily, was a typical 14-year-old girl—in love with life and excited to be starting her freshman year of high school—when her world turned upside down. When Emily is diagnosed with a brain tumor, Janet journals the hardship, trying to make sense of the tragedy that plagued her family. The words are honest, real, and heart wrenching. This is her story.
Tightwads on the Loose by Wendy Hinman Tightwads on the Loose by March 24, 2017 $5.99 109189 words Sample 20%
Tightwads on the Loose features the exciting story of two vagabonds who explore far flung islands and civilizations for seven years aboard a 31-foot wooden sailboat. They live without what most would call "necessities" and discover that what matters most is a sense of humor.
The Autobiography of a Mathematician and a Religious Fanatic by Victor Porton The Autobiography of a Mathematician and a Religious Fanatic by March 24, 2017 Free! 12280 words Read a sample
The autobiography of a mathematician and a religious fanatic. The most mindblowing thing you ever read.
Flash Mom: Your Personal Guide to the Universe by Abby Kamen Flash Mom: Your Personal Guide to the Universe by March 24, 2017 $9.99 20462 words Sample 20%
Abby Kamen offers an entertaining account of her sixth sense awakening and her discovery of the sacred gift of nurturing.  By taking on the spirit of a camera, she encourages you to take a snapshot of your life and seek the meaning deeper than the obvious, your pathway to purpose.  In doing so, Abby challenges each of us to embrace our responsibility to put the “human” back into humanity.
The Life of Samuel J Tilden - Volume One by Nikki Oldaker The Life of Samuel J Tilden - Volume One by March 24, 2017 $3.99 142257 words Sample 20%
Volume One -Early Years Biography of Samuel Tilden's early years - 1814 to 1876 - Book is fully revised and edited with a new typeset and charts.
Samuel Tilden, the Real 19th President : Elected by the People's Vote by Nikki Oldaker Samuel Tilden, the Real 19th President : Elected by the People's Vote by March 24, 2017 $2.99 99033 words Sample 10%
Democratic candidate New York Governor Samuel Tilden's won the 1876 Presidency and how Republicans stole it from Tilden by just ONE Electors Vote using dirty tricks.
Goodbye, Mama by Susan A. Lewis Goodbye, Mama by March 23, 2017 $3.00 17575 words Sample 10%
Even though we knew she wasn't going to survive, Mama still managed to laugh those final months. Her strength showed through, her passion for life, her gift for the absurd but mostly the immense love she felt for everyone around her was truly overwhelming. Mama asked me to write her story and when she closed those green eyes for the last time...I kept my promise.
Man of My Word by Dorian Rand Man of My Word by March 23, 2017 $4.99 15230 words Sample 20%
Writing this jeopardizes me. What I've done is illegal. What's written in this book isn't entirely true. Details have been changed and/or left out to protect identities, you will understand why in time.
President George H. W. Bush: A Short Biography by Doug West President George H. W. Bush: A Short Biography by March 23, 2017 $2.99 10628 words Sample 20%
George H. W. Bush is an American politician who was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the U.S. Republican Party, he was previously a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence Agency.
Early Memories - Poems of Childhood by Martin Litherland Early Memories - Poems of Childhood by March 22, 2017 $0.99 6602 words Sample 15%
The poet of Richard III and Lost World now recounts his early memories with a linking narrative and many original photographs. Read of a magical trip to Cowdray Park; of life in an east Manchester manse; a schoolboy’s view of Jim Laker’s cricket Test; of his great uncle lost in no man’s land; and of other family members who died too young.