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Deep Water by Shakita R. Dixon Deep Water by March 01, 2017 $9.99 35539 words Sample 10%
A riveting memoir, Deep Water, was finally penned by Shakita in late 2015. Shakita, growing up on the Southside of Montgomery, AL, never thought that she would grow up to have a story that would touch and heal so many people, while also providing healing for herself. Grab some tissue, a blanket, a big slice of Red Velvet cake and dive into Deep Water.
Dancing on the Tundra by Emma Stevens Dancing on the Tundra by March 01, 2017 $7.99 80190 words Sample 15%
In the final book in this trilogy of romantic memoirs, Emma is adjusting to ‘life in a small hub city in SW Alaska with the man she married after an online romance blossomed into love. Her husband is the superintendent of nine Eskimo village schools. As bicultural coordinator, Emma flies to remote village schools, works with local teachers & unites the villages in a huge dance celebration.
The Murder of Gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Murder of Gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy by Feb. 28, 2017 $2.99 2840 words Sample 5%
Roger Touhy died in a hail of shotgun blasts near his sister's home in Chicago. Only recently paroled from Stateville Prison, where he was serving a 99-year-sentence for kidnapping, the hoodlum died in the company of his bodyguard. Touhy was one of a number of Irish brothers whose family immigrated to the United States. Three of them died in shootouts before the end of the 1920s.
Devine Rapid Response by Chuks I. Ndukwe Devine Rapid Response by Feb. 28, 2017 $0.99 55180 words Sample 20%
Devine rapid Response is a fascinating memoir, Chuks Ndukwe loses everything, about to become homeless and survived. Now Ndukwe welcomes readers into the darkest hours of his life, astounding us with focus on faith during moments of pain. Written with authority, and lightheartedness, this memoir is a reminder of how faith can lead us out of the darkest corners.
Resonant Desire by Chuks I. Ndukwe Resonant Desire by Feb. 28, 2017 $0.99 71282 words Sample 20%
Resonant Desire is a narrative of a young boy’s first encounter with electricity which did more than light up his Nigerian classroom—it shone a spotlight on his path to higher education and a career in science and technology through the love and guidance of his teachers. A captivating, inspirational memoir with an African flavor. Resonant Desire proves childhood dreams can come true.
Drama, Pesadilla y Espectáculo by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Drama, Pesadilla y Espectáculo by Feb. 28, 2017 $4.99 68756 words Sample 20%
El 30 de agosto de 1996, 415 terroristas del Bloque Sur de las Farc atacaron por sorpresa y arrasaron la base militar de Las Delicias, ubicada a orillas del Río Caquetá. Después de 17 horas de fieros combates, 28 militares perdieron la vida, 60 fueron secuestrados y 15 quedaron heridos de gravedad. Lea aquí el relato de los sobrevivientes y de algunos de los terroristas atacantes.
Renunciation:  My Pilgrimage from Catholic Military Chaplain, Hawk on Vietnam, and Medal of Honor Recipient to Civilian Warrior for Peace by Charles Liteky Renunciation: My Pilgrimage from Catholic Military Chaplain, Hawk on Vietnam, and Medal of Honor Recipient to Civilian Warrior for Peace by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 104853 words Sample 15%
"Renunciation" tells the story of Chaplain (Capt.) Charles Liteky, a Catholic chaplain who was awarded and then renounced and returned the Medal of Honor. As he became aware of the true nature and reasons for the war in Vietnam and after seeing the effects of U.S. government policies in Central America (and, later, Iraq), he became the only Medal of Honor recipient to renounce this honor.
Head for the Hills by Glennyce Eckersley Head for the Hills by Feb. 27, 2017 $2.99 53619 words Sample 20%
HEAD FOR THE HILLS is a compelling and humorous autobiographical eyewitness account of the early days of Hollywood and some of its iconic stars.
En el Infierno by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido En el Infierno by Feb. 26, 2017 $4.99 58625 words Sample 10%
En el Infierno, recopila y graba para la memoria histórica, el espontáneo y estremecedor testimonio de Johny, exguerrillero que militó trece años en las Farc. Su relato, describe las crueles vivencias de un campesino colombiano, quien engatusado, abandonó el hogar materno al inicio de la adolescencia, por ingresar a las filas de la agrupación terrorista más antigua de Latinoamérica.
THE FEAR by Gerard Fritsch THE FEAR by Feb. 26, 2017 $4.99 160218 words
This is the remarkable story of a twenty years old conscript called Chris who is send after a short training in Algeria to fight the Algerian army of liberation. He has to survived in this inferno 851 days or 28 months in the most dreadfull condition, sleeping under tents without any confort next to the mighty electric barrage and fighting side by side with the French Foreign Legion.
BJ’s Memoirs, Beginnings by Tony Vatore BJ’s Memoirs, Beginnings by Feb. 25, 2017 $9.99 51181 words Sample 15%
You can call me Bj who entered this world by being, shoved out of a womb by the wildest woman in the State of Illinois who was, known to be one of the wilder of the two daughters to come from my grandparents. Therefore, I invite you to join in an adventures that I can assure you, gets me involved with all kinds of child and sexual abuse, and continues through twist and turns of daily life.
The Decision by Miroslav Krejci The Decision by Feb. 25, 2017 $2.99 23305 words Sample 20%
This is a true story of two friends, an adventure set in the present. There are stories from their childhood and youth when each were in the army under the former regime, at a military school. The story has nothing to do with politics – boys between fifteen and eighteen have different interests. This is the story of two real friends affected by the terminal illness of one of them.
Life at School - A Short Collection by Kord Christensen Life at School - A Short Collection by Feb. 25, 2017 $0.99 925 words Sample 20%
Life at School - A Short Collection contains memoir-style stories from my Jr. High and High School days. Two of the memoirs depict particularly difficult subjects (the 9/11 tragedy, and failure), while one is more light-hearted.
O SAL DA TERRA by Manuel Antonio Goncalves O SAL DA TERRA by Feb. 25, 2017 Free! 61044 words Sample 5%
Não se existe por existir, há realidades para as quais é necessário abrir a mente e o coração. Deus olha por todos nós e nunca se esquece de nos suster, mesmo quando O julgamos longe e indiferente ao que nos acontece na curta vida que vivemos. Curta, sempre curta, por mais que vivamos.
Kids in Orange: Voices from Juvenile Detention by Mindy Hardwick Kids in Orange: Voices from Juvenile Detention by Feb. 24, 2017 $5.99 59491 words Sample 10%
The gang leader doesn’t like poetry, but will a detention center workshop show her how to express love for her newborn daughter? A teen boy dies of a drug overdose. Will his final poem speak what he cannot say? By helping the teens write about their lives, author Mindy Hardwick discovered the courage and strength to grieve the loss of her father, find forgiveness and release the past.
Fall Down by Billy Oxkidd Fall Down by Feb. 24, 2017 $1.99 29257 words Sample 40%
I Fall Down during my second decade of youth, psychologically wounded, free of my past, however still locked within my past. Over the next 50 years, my ten years nomadic wandering in search of transitory comradely, "My Girl" entering my life, my body now broken, My self sponsored alcohol redemption, the egregious medical community conduct failures and my rebirth with "My Girl Jenny at my side.
Dear People in the Yellow House by Dave Kardee Dear People in the Yellow House by Feb. 24, 2017 $8.99 48612 words Sample 20%
Just when Dave thought things couldn’t get any worse, the world proved him wrong, introducing him to rapists, racists, education scammers, religious freaks and more. This is nothing like other coming-of-age stories you have read before. Written as a series of letters addressed to a neighboring family, this odd childhood tragedy turns out to be the weirdest investment lesson ever!
13 Almas by Sara de Miguel 13 Almas by Feb. 24, 2017 $2.99 32466 words Sample 20%
Resulta curioso que cada vez que alguien me pregunta a qué me dedico, y contesto que soy psicóloga de cuidados paliativos, automáticamente se cambia de tema. Casi nadie me pregunta por mi trabajo, casi nadie quiere oír hablar de enfermedad, ni mucho menos de muerte, cuando lo único seguro en nuestra vida es que moriremos. Aprendamos a vivir mejor gracias a ellos.
SQUISHED: Jackie Kennedy, Espionage, Murder and Me by ericflanders SQUISHED: Jackie Kennedy, Espionage, Murder and Me by Feb. 23, 2017 $9.00 50670 words Sample 20%
The true story of Jackie's collaboration with the author to uncover the full story of one of the Cold War's great espionage tales. The ringleader, a Soviet immigrant to New York and good friend of Jackie's was apparently murdered in 1990 in retaliation for his role. The story suggests the identity of an unknown Soviet mole in the US government.
Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal by L. A. Johnson Fanny Marion Jackson Coppin: First Black Female Principal by Feb. 22, 2017 $1.99 3850 words Sample 25%
From a slave born in Washington D.C. to the namesake of a Maryland State University, Fanny Coppin was a world-class teacher. My book is a historical overview of her life and accomplishments. This book is the second in my Forget Me Not series.
Three Anzacs from Malta: a true story of friendship, love and loss by Gioconda Schembri Three Anzacs from Malta: a true story of friendship, love and loss by Feb. 21, 2017 $5.99 85581 words Sample 15%
A timeless story about migration, the heartache of separated families, loss and war, but it is mainly a tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of enormous adversity, as well as a celebration of the virtues that transcend borders and time: courage, friendship, and love.
The Tanager's Song by Ronald Blamey The Tanager's Song by Feb. 21, 2017 $2.99 51701 words Sample 20%
Ron Blamey is one of those countless, whose lives remain in the hands of a defeated but necessary American investment. A life not yet defined, the once remembered, a family loved, the goal, a future path, of mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, of the American Patriot, a simple story can best be shared through the eyes of the dweller, the one. A life’s saga of hopes and ...
More Than Words by Adam Hall More Than Words by Feb. 21, 2017 $2.99 11239 words Sample 20%
This is a powerful book of insightful poetry captured in its truest form. Light, but there’s no question that it carries a lot of weight when it comes to love, life, lessons, and struggles. These well-crafted poems will capture the imagination of the reader in a way that will make the reader think, or re-think about love, life, lessons, and struggles in ways perhaps never thought of before...
The Azanian by Thabiso Monkoe The Azanian by Feb. 21, 2017 $5.99 18317 words Sample 20%
The Azanian The author, Thabiso Monkoe was born in 1960. In 1976 he was one of the students who mobilised for the uprisings resulting in the June 1976 Soweto uprising. He is a June ’76 survivor and activist. Thabiso studied Dental technology and Biochemistry at Munster University in West Germany, while in exile.
Ancient Greek Quotes by Chris Collins Ancient Greek Quotes by Feb. 21, 2017 $1.99 14638 words Sample 10%
876 Quotes from 44 Ancient Greek Philosophers, Scientists, Poets , Statesmen . Quotes about Life, Self Improvement, Success, Politics, Motivation, Happiness, Finance, Communication, Freedom, Self Mastery, Health, Religion, Education, Relationships, Friendship, War, Nature, Character, Power.
Trim Kamp by A E Gold Trim Kamp by Feb. 21, 2017 $3.33 36230 words Sample 5%
A group of pro skateboarders take a gonzo dive into the Californian weed world; from a pool skating orgy, to a kung fu challenge-the drama never stops. This was one for the record books, or book -of record. This thing you’re reading right now. (Sidenote: Best to read when your hella HIGH.)
Majmuncek, Budala i Fenjer by Svetlana Lukovac Majmuncek, Budala i Fenjer by Feb. 20, 2017 $4.99 36872 words Sample 20%
Kuc-kuc! Nakon završetka našeg bestselera „Najbolje godine svog života provedoh u debelom stanju“, ma šta to značilo... Inkvizicija debelih neće dozvoliti mršavima da čitadu i uživadu u knjigi. Ti ′š dobit′ jedan preko plota preko veze. Po prvi put u istoriji biće to diskriminacija debelih nad mršavima pod sloganom „Ako želiš da pobediš, ne smeš da izgubiš“. E!
Magic of Wild Places by Bruce Taylor Magic of Wild Places by Feb. 20, 2017 $3.99 48323 words Sample 10%
An author's struggles to understand his father, and his own power as a writer.
Publiczna historia by Piotr Tosz Publiczna historia by Feb. 19, 2017 Free! 25718 words Read a sample
Pamiętnik opisuje wydarzenia jakie miały miejsce w życiu autora po zakończeniu przeżyć opisanych w książce pt. "Prywatna historia". Tym razem autor zmaga się z siłami demonicznymi jak i z samym sobą. Akcja książki rozgrywa się w Polsce oraz na Węgrzech i obejmuje okres od września do października 2016.
Troubles A Trilogy by Dickie Hilton Troubles A Trilogy by Feb. 18, 2017 $9.99 269394 words Sample 10%
Abandoned as a toddler, Hilton learned woodsman skills from the man who raised him in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. Running away at 15 from an Arkansas school, lying about his age, he joined the Navy at 16, became a UDT-frogman. Troubles is the story of a warrior who survived three bullet wounds and capture in the jungles of Vietnam, America’s most notorious prisons and Big Oil boardrooms.
Across a Sea of Troubles: A memoir of illness, loss and recovery by Jennifer Barraclough Across a Sea of Troubles: A memoir of illness, loss and recovery by Feb. 18, 2017 $2.99 19205 words Sample 20%
Part 1 of this short memoir describes the series of medical and surgical emergencies that affected Jennifer’s family, starting with her husband’s heart attack. Part 2 contains reflections based on her professional experience as a doctor, and personal perspective as a relative and patient.
Pure Ambition by Jake Land Pure Ambition by Feb. 18, 2017 $4.99 79323 words Sample 20%
The struggle of a poor migrant boy, determined to become wealthy. Also to overcome the brainwashing of being born and raised by deeply religious parents into a Protestant cult which greatly clashed with his ability to communicate with the spirit world almost from birth. He also tells many details of his secret life as an undercover agent for over 30 years, under various guises.
A Music Journey Remembered: The Life and Times of Brad Evans, Musician by Bradley Kuhns A Music Journey Remembered: The Life and Times of Brad Evans, Musician by Feb. 18, 2017 $18.95 88881 words Sample 15%
Brad and his music groups on-stage presence made him somewhat of a Las Vegas staple. This book is an interesting tale of a musicians life of ambition and heartaches--and a life with few regrets.
El Eln por dentro by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido El Eln por dentro by Feb. 17, 2017 $4.99 116380 words Sample 10%
El Eln por dentro describe el trasiego de la cuadrilla Carlos Alirio Buitrago del Ejército de Liberación Nacional (Eln), conformada a comienzos de 1978, en Puerto Triunfo (Antioquia), por el sacerdote Bernardo López Arroyave, miembro de Golconda y  la Teología de la Liberación, doctrina afín a la línea ideológica  del Eln.  Bernardo López Arroyave,admirador del cura Camilo Torres; discípulo de obi
Reflections upon Life and Personality of Ven. Kyosang Rinpoche by Anna Schulthess Reflections upon Life and Personality of Ven. Kyosang Rinpoche by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 3417 words Read a sample
This article deals with oddities and peculiarities of the Grand Deceased rather than with his teachings, and is a mixture of recollections much more than a good scientific article. I must say in parenthesis that I was personally acquainted with the unique teacher of Tibetan Buddhism for Our acquaintance lasted from early 2003 until his death in July 2014.
The Story of a 21st Century 'Somebody': Independent Culture Creation in the 2000s & 2010s by TaraElla The Story of a 21st Century 'Somebody': Independent Culture Creation in the 2000s & 2010s by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 25736 words Read a sample
Throughout this book, I will be telling my own story so far, as a cultural voice in this rapidly changing world. But I will also be illustrating the wider story of how profoundly the world changed, in these first two decades of the 21st century. The technology changed first, and that was groundbreaking enough, but I think that the greatest change was in the culture.
Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin by Grigorios Zorzos Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin by Feb. 17, 2017 Free! 388 words Read a sample
Yantra Of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Pinky: Poverty to Prosperity by Frank Browning Clark Pinky: Poverty to Prosperity by Feb. 15, 2017 $9.99 88169 words Sample 20%
Pinky is the story of a young man born into poverty who had a father without ambition to change things, but had a loving, caring mother who struggled to raise twelve children over a 45-year period. Abandoned by her husband, the mother raised six young kids to adulthood, fed and clothed them, and bought a home for them to live in...
Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Harold Lepidus Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Feb. 15, 2017 $9.99 110715 words Sample 10%
Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined is a collection of more than 120 articles offering an informative and entertaining look at the people who have influenced, been influenced by, or simply hung around in Bob Dylan's orbit at one point or another.
Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato. by Chris Collins Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato. by Feb. 15, 2017 $2.99 15234 words Sample 5%
Plato Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Plato in One E-Book for People who have Zero knowledge about Plato.
Aristotle Simplified by Chris Collins Aristotle Simplified by Feb. 15, 2017 $2.99 13268 words Sample 5%
Aristotle Simplified. The Life, Works, and Quotes of Aristotle in One E-Book for People who have Zero knowledge about Aristotle.
You Don’t Have To Settle For Second Best! A Life of Hope, Courage and Determination by Linda Pearl Ramnath You Don’t Have To Settle For Second Best! A Life of Hope, Courage and Determination by Feb. 14, 2017 $4.99 15555 words Sample 15%
My book is an inspirational story of hope, courage and determination. I write about my experiences as I grappled for seven long years with depression. I share some of the challenges we face as immigrants and how to overcome them. As you read my story, may you draw strength to help you overcome the challenges you face. You can rise again; you don’t have to settle for second best!
Christian Bale - Celebrity Biographies by Matt Green Christian Bale - Celebrity Biographies by Feb. 14, 2017 $3.99 4597 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Christian Bale rose to stardom? Born in Wales on January 30, 1974 to a commercial pilot father, David Charles Howard Bale and a mother, Jennifer “Jenny” James, who worked as circus clown and dancer, Christian had a bohemian introduction to the performance world. Throughout Bale’s childhood, the family traveled extensively to places like England, Portugal and the United States.
Жизнь на грани by Alain Dizerens Жизнь на грани by Feb. 14, 2017 $4.99 21702 words Sample 5%
Автобиография. Воспоминания, включающие в себя рассказы человека, который побывал в воюющем Вьетнаме, Камеруне, Израиле времен «войны Судного дня» и работал волонтером в госпитале, рабочим на фабрике, гидом-охотником, охранником, смотрителем музея, работником кибуца, помощником учителя. Авторский взгляд отличает поэтическое отношение к миру.
My Survival Guide to Love by Dale Craig My Survival Guide to Love by Feb. 13, 2017 $3.99 51150 words Sample 20%
Harsh reality: on a cold autumn morning, Dale Craig stands at the end of his driveway, his life in ruins. Alone and confused, he's in denial. 'It's over!' His marriage has just been sunk in the Sea of Love by a two-word tsunami. Join Dale's step-by-step journey as he attempts to answer the question of why, when he said 'I do', in the end he 'didn't'.
Between The Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by Inder Sandhu Between The Knife and the Sock: Story of an Immigrant Doberman by Feb. 11, 2017 $2.99 69117 words Sample 20%
“The thing about people we love, they either scar us for life or save us from impending doom.” "What can a dog teach you about life?", Inder asks. After being knifed in India, facing love and loss in the US, and experiencing the loyalty of his dog, Sir Speedy, Inder learns the answer. "A (expletive) dog can teach you a lot!"
Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France by Suzanne White Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France by Feb. 11, 2017 $9.99 66128 words Sample 10%
This book will make 50 Shades of Grey blush blue. Unmitigated Gaul - A Lifetime in France is the first volume of this best-selling author's autobiography. Suzanne White writes vividly about her lifelong sexual exploration. And she does so with skilled salacious insouciance. From 50's Buffalo to 60's Paris. Unmitigated Gaul is beautifully written with a rare honesty and a wicked sense of humor.
The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer by Jené Jackson The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer by Feb. 10, 2017 $5.99 136370 words Sample 15%
A former evangelical Christian and virgin-when-married mother of three finds the courage to explore her wild side, at 37. Rock concert, smoking (even marijuana!), dancing, watching porn and more, the 20-plus 'wild oat' tasks she tries over one summer are nothing compared to the fears she faces as she resists then embraces transformation.
Rosalee Glass 100 Years of Wisdom To Guide You Thru Life's Ups and Downs by Lillian Glass Rosalee Glass 100 Years of Wisdom To Guide You Thru Life's Ups and Downs by Feb. 10, 2017 $12.95 19067 words Sample 10%
No one is better equipped to share the secrets she's learned during her past 10 decades than Rosalee Glass as she helps guide you through these uncertain times with her original sayings and words of wisdom. She shows us that it is never too late to live your life to the fullest.
Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? by Valentino Zvonarek Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? by Feb. 10, 2017 $1.99 24751 words Sample 10%
Whatever Happened To The Wonder Kids? is a book covering around 200 players we used to buy on Football Manager 2007. Now, 10 years later it is time to see what did they actually made from their careers, and did they reached for the stars like we thought they would.