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Looking for My Looking for My "Daddy" by Jan. 17, 2019 $8.99 1,680 words Sample 20%
A Fatherless young woman shares the story of how she comes to acknowledge the relationship with her dad and it's impact on her relationships with the opposite sex.
Childhood Remembrances by Kim Bond Childhood Remembrances by Jan. 16, 2019 Free! 11,320 words Read a sample
Childhood Remembrances is an anthology of brief memoirs. Experience someone's best day, worst day, or somewhere in-between and gain wisdom from the lessons they learned. Authors include Ben Fine, Deborah Hansen, J. Ross Archer, Judy K. Haught, Leslie Anne Wood, M. Liebchen, Rebecca D. Bruner, Sandra L. Hickman, Sandy Loam, Saranya Sridharan, Sumeet Manohare, and Wanda J. Burnside.
Vincent Mauro Genovese Narcotics Smuggler by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Vincent Mauro Genovese Narcotics Smuggler by Jan. 16, 2019 $2.99 2,430 words Sample 5%
Vincent Mauro is best known for his link to an international drug ring that was broken up at the outset of the 1960s. A Genovese operative, Mauro had a penchant for drastic and violent acts. Among these was an ugly incident at a Manhattan night club in the 1950s. On this occasion he tossed black singer Billy Daniels out of an upstairs window after the entertainer slapped his Caucasian wife.
Tell Others by Marjorie Struck Tell Others by Jan. 15, 2019 $2.99 30,710 words Sample 20%
"TELL OTHERS' written by author Marjorie Struck at 90 years of age recounts her family history of 10+ suicides, starting with her father and brothers, and including the current generation and the youngest a boy 16. She wrote this book to show the connections of depression, addiction and suicide;bringing her skeletons out of the closet in hopes of opening the discussion that may one day save a life
Los sabores de mi vida: memorias de cinco generaciones alrededor del fogón by Fátima García Lastra Los sabores de mi vida: memorias de cinco generaciones alrededor del fogón by Jan. 15, 2019 Free! 62,630 words
En Los sabores de mi vida: memorias de cinco generaciones alrededor del fogón, Fátima García Lastra recrea en tributo a su madre las anécdotas que le contaba de sus antepasados y recetas de cocina.
What We Do for Love: Cats in the Family by Linda Patterson What We Do for Love: Cats in the Family by Jan. 15, 2019 $4.99 30,740 words Sample 20%
Linda Patterson’s What We Do for Love: Cats in the Family explores the lessons she and we can learn from life with animals. Her cats amuse, annoy, confound, comfort, and delight. But her book is much more than a collection of cat stories. It shows us how love and loss are part of what it means to be human and how our animals can show us the way through dark as well as bright days.
Ordinary Angels: Stories of Daily Life in El Paso del Norte by Minerva Baumann Ordinary Angels: Stories of Daily Life in El Paso del Norte by Jan. 15, 2019 $5.00 21,270 words Sample 20%
We all have a little angel in us. It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. This collection reveals the “Ordinary Angels” of El Paso, Texas, in real-life stories of help, healing, and comfort. This book is a collection of articles Minerva Baumann wrote for the El Paso Times between 2009 and 2011. These articles are full of interesting people, touching moments - some common,
The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon by Sandy Hanna The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon by Jan. 15, 2019 $9.99 101,110 words Sample 20%
“Very early in my life I became a self-appointed spy.” The Ignorance of Bliss tells the true story of ten-year-old Sandy, who moves with her American military family to Saigon, Vietnam where her father, the Colonel, serves as a military advisor to the South Vietnamese Army.
Tuesdays With God by Janice Ong Tuesdays With God by Jan. 14, 2019 $9.90 15,010 words
This book talks about the author’s encounter with God & the saints on Tuesdays. How God has spoken to her. Most of it was during her time doing church work. In 2018, She worked for a few months in church on Tuesday and encountered many things that were unique experiences. She is sharing with you what she had experienced while working in church and what she had heard from Him and learn from Him.
VH1 and NBA wives:Presents My night with an NBA wife by Robert rob run corleone Boyd VH1 and NBA wives:Presents My night with an NBA wife by Jan. 13, 2019 $9.99 8,250 words Sample 20%
Shaunie O'Neal and NBA wives takes u into the abusive relationship with NBA baller and former Detroit Pistons and Kentucky wildcat Tayshaun Prince and his abusive relationship with his baby mother. And her one night stand with street hustler turned rapper and Gog rock nation signee rob run corleone and his sexapades in the music industry.
Jefferson's Tears: Liberia's Founding and Fall, One Man's Horror and Hope by Neil Cullan McKinlay Jefferson's Tears: Liberia's Founding and Fall, One Man's Horror and Hope by Jan. 13, 2019 $7.99 35,790 words Sample 20%
Jefferson Williams Kollie’s story is one of horror, despair, and deliverance. The degraded and revolution-torn African country of Liberia reduced a boy’s life to brutal survival. The once-promising nation was now threatening both body and soul. Yet somehow Jefferson found hope and life. Read how one young man confirmed God’s radical emancipation, in his new home of Australia.
Rudolph Prisco Rockland County, New York Genovese Mobster by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Rudolph Prisco Rockland County, New York Genovese Mobster by Jan. 13, 2019 $2.99 2,380 words Sample 5%
My e-book looks at the criminal life of Rudolph "Scarface Rudy" Prisco. He was a Genovese family soldier originally from the Bronx. In his later life he moved to Monsey in Rockland County. Prisco accumulated twenty-two arrests between 1930 and 1962. By fhe early 1970s Rockland County was populated with multiple mobsters, including Colombo family boss Vincenzo "Vinnie" Aloi. Prisco died in 1997.
Sir William Crookes: A Short Biography Nineteenth-Century British Chemist and Spiritualist by Doug West Sir William Crookes: A Short Biography Nineteenth-Century British Chemist and Spiritualist by Jan. 13, 2019 $2.99 9,850 words Sample 20%
The nineteenth-century English chemist and entrepreneur, Sir William Crookes, is one of the most complex and interesting figures in the history of science. As well as a leading scientist, he was involved in controversial investigation into spiritualism and the occult.
From Mason to Minister: Through the Lattice by Neil Cullan McKinlay From Mason to Minister: Through the Lattice by Jan. 11, 2019 $7.99 63,280 words Sample 20%
It truly amazes me to learn how God leads His elect in various ways back to the great Jehovah Elohim without Whom no one can come to God. I heartily recommend this readable book. —Rev. Professor Emeritus Dr. Francis Nigel Lee
Gay A Day by L.A. Fields Gay A Day by Jan. 11, 2019 $5.00 78,170 words Sample 20%
From pirates, politicians, and pornographers to starlets, serial killers, and saints, Gay a Day showcases a multicultural mosaic of real-life stories. Each day features the biography of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex person of note: their accomplishments, their loves, their tragedies, and their times.
Dreamwalker in Atlantis by Erik Istrup Dreamwalker in Atlantis by Jan. 11, 2019 $6.99 42,490 words Sample 20%
Yadar is dreamwalker in Atlantis and guides people safe to the other side after death. In dreams and meditations he realises that he has had other lives and gets glimpses of possible future lives. It becomes difficult for him to keep track of who he is. He gets help from friends and from his other I’s in other lives. The author uses his own experiences as the basis for the book.
Riding The Road Of Life (With Hair Blowing And Tits Out) by Lois W. Marlatt Riding The Road Of Life (With Hair Blowing And Tits Out) by Jan. 10, 2019 $2.99 87,150 words Sample 10%
This book is about an old gal’s humorous ride down her road of life including all the bumps and potholes and hilarity life brings with it. We hope this brings a big smile to your face and some laugh-out-loud moments.
Сергей Есенин: Знакомые и подруги by WP IP GEB Сергей Есенин: Знакомые и подруги by Jan. 10, 2019 $5.00 118,750 words Sample 20%
Можно утверждать, что тема «Сергей Есенин: Поэт и женщины» раскрыта панорамно. Информационная канва произведения расширена благодаря обилию иллюстративного материала, который помог автору создать более яркие психологические портреты Поэта и окружавших его современниц и современников.
Nizam Al-Mulk Tusi by Naima Sohaib Nizam Al-Mulk Tusi by Jan. 10, 2019 Free! 13,610 words Read a sample
Nizam al-Mulk Tusi was the famous vizier of the 11th century Seljuq emperors. He loved, advised & protected the king & the people & admirable dedication and sincerity. He also revolutionised the education system of the Islamic world. His book ‘Siyasatnama’ is an unparalleled political treatise that is referenced to this day, & he has left an example for any aspiring statesman that follows him.
90 Days to Live by Rodney Stamps & Paige Stamps 90 Days to Live by
& Jan. 09, 2019
$9.99 70,890 words Sample 20%
"A touchingly triumphant remembrance combined with sober analysis."- Kirkus Reviews 90 Days to Live will speak to anyone struggling with an “incurable” disease, building a business under trying circumstances, or anyone who just loves a good old-fashioned, “beating-the-odds” story.
Gaetano Gaetano "Tom Long" Martino Brooklyn Genovese Soldier by Jan. 09, 2019 $2.99 2,310 words Sample 5%
Gaetano Martino was a La Cosa Nostra soldier who was closely associated with the Vito Genovese crime family. He worked under caporegime Vincent "Blue Eyes" Alo. Martino's upper echelon LCN associates included Joe Adonis and Charles "Lucky" Luciano. On one occasion Martino traveled to Italy to give Luciano his share in racket earnings. Luciano was deported from the U.S. following World War II.
Escape from Taiwan: Legacy of Oppression by Chiufang Hwang Escape from Taiwan: Legacy of Oppression by Jan. 08, 2019 $4.99 40,630 words Sample 10%
Part memoir, part family history, Escape from Taiwan recounts Chiufang’s journey to understand the historical events that informed her upbringing, and how in the process it gave her a greater appreciation for the ideals represented by the Statue of Liberty to generations of immigrants.
Counting a past times by Norbert Tasev Counting a past times by Jan. 08, 2019 $8.00 50,230 words Sample 20%
The author writes an unusual resume! It also transforms the story of your life into a novel with the characters! The charm, playfulness and companionship of her childhood, where she smiles, are just as present here as the first, true student love, and the tragicomic, emotionally complex moods of adulthood.
Counting a past times by Norbert Tasev Counting a past times by Jan. 08, 2019 $9.00 52,270 words Sample 20%
The author writes an unusual resume! It also transforms the story of your life into a novel with the characters! The charm, playfulness and companionship of her childhood, where she smiles, are just as present here as the first, true student love, and the tragicomic, emotionally complex moods of adulthood.
Сергей Есенин: Подруги и знакомые by WP IP GEB Сергей Есенин: Подруги и знакомые by Jan. 08, 2019 $5.00 129,120 words Sample 20%
Можно утверждать, что тема «Сергей Есенин: Поэт и женщины» раскрыта панорамно. Информационная канва произведения расширена благодаря обилию иллюстративного материала, который помог автору создать более яркие психологические портреты Поэта и окружавших его современниц и современников.
Jew by Ben Schnitzer Jew by Jan. 07, 2019 $9.99 33,690 words Sample 20%
The story of the Schnitzer family embarks in Nazi Germany during the 1940s. Some of the family members escaped to the USSR, only to be trapped in labor camps. Eventually, the survivors immigrated to America. After years of extreme hardship, the Schnitzers were not going to give up on the American Dream easily, and astonishing success soon followed their hard work.
Aniello Aniello "Mr T" Ercole Boxing Manager and Genovese Soldier by Jan. 07, 2019 $2.99 2,350 words Sample 5%
Aniello Ercole was a New York cigar maker who became heavily immersed in organized crime activities. In the 1950s he managed fighters including lightweight Pat Marcune. Headlines resulted when New Jersey Governor Harold Hoffman intervened to assist Ercole with carrying a message to an imprisoned Joe Adonis. Hoffman admitted this when he appeared before the NY Crime Commission on December 19, 1952.
1959: A Love Story - A Tribute to joint and extended families by Asha Anand 1959: A Love Story - A Tribute to joint and extended families by Jan. 07, 2019 $7.00 42,920 words Sample 20%
This true story of unconditional love between a Christian nurse from Kerala and a Hindu doctor from Punjab who got married in 1959 against much opposition, is in fact a tribute to joint and extended families scattered all over the globe.
Every Shitty Thing – One Woman’s Journey Through Brother’s, Betrayals and Botox by Marcia Abboud Every Shitty Thing – One Woman’s Journey Through Brother’s, Betrayals and Botox by Jan. 06, 2019 $6.99 82,620 words
Every Shitty Thing is a memoir about betrayal, deception, heartbreak and endurance, with humour between the threads. It’s about hope and never giving up on love. This is Marcia’s story of learning to trust again after a lifetime of betrayal, and how she came to embrace the understanding that the shit we go through – no matter how awful – leads us exactly where we need to be.
One Year Of Hell: The Heart-Breaking True Story Of The1880 Seaham Colliery Disaster by Fred Cooper One Year Of Hell: The Heart-Breaking True Story Of The1880 Seaham Colliery Disaster by Jan. 04, 2019 $3.99 50,300 words Sample 15%
This book chronicles the grief and hardship of a pit village in 1880 when 164 men and boys perished in the horrific explosion at Seaham Colliery. The terror and horrific injuries caused by the fiery blast shocked the pit village and the body of the last victim was not recovered from the mine until one year later. This is the story of “One Year of Hell” in the history of Seaham.
Lawrence Lawrence "Larry Black" Centore Sr. Yonkers Mobster by Jan. 04, 2019 $2.99 2,450 words Sample 5%
In 1985 James LaRocca was convicted of the 1968 murder of Antonio Veneiro. A strange and convoluted murder case, it wasn't solved for 17 years. By then the original crime investigator had retired from Westchester and moved to Sunrise, Florida. Ironically, LaRocca also moved to the same Broward County, Florida area where Sergeant James Hollis lived. Lawrence Centore was also convicted with LaRocca.
Bahçeden Ötede by Fatih Canıtez Bahçeden Ötede by Jan. 03, 2019 Free! 29,320 words Read a sample
Kendini bulmaya dair bir yolculuğun öyküsü. Hayatın kayıp anlamından kendini keşfetmeye, kaybettiğimiz ezeli bahçeden aşka ölüme ve yaşama dair kişisel bir hayat öyküsü.
Beyond the Garden by Fatih Canıtez Beyond the Garden by Jan. 02, 2019 Free! 37,400 words Read a sample
This book tells my own personal story as a narration of self-discovery. Seeking to find the eternal and the universal core of the story of humanity through the prism of my own inner story and journey, the book is a deep reflection on the meaning of life and death.
Fingerprints of God by O.A. Fish & Linda Tomblin Fingerprints of God by
& (contributing author) Jan. 02, 2019
Free! 65,030 words Read a sample
This inspiring, autobiographical account of the life of O.A. Fish shares his journey from rural North Carolina, to a successful career as an airline pilot and the establishment of a summer camp ministry. Along the way, O.A. shows you how to put faith into practice, respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and find healing when your world comes crashing down.
Adventure Trips of Ibn Battuta, Al-Beruni, Marco Polo & Abdur Razzaq Samarqandi by James David Adventure Trips of Ibn Battuta, Al-Beruni, Marco Polo & Abdur Razzaq Samarqandi by Jan. 02, 2019 $1.99 8,580 words Sample 5%
On the Way, he visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem. There he joined a caravan that, travelling 1500 kilometres south, reached Medina and visited the tomb of Prophet Muhammad. Then he journeyed on to Mecca where he completed his pilgrimage and took the title of 'Haji'. He dropped the idea of returning home; after a month spent in Mecca...
Glimpse of Gable: The Thirties by Lachlan Hazelton Glimpse of Gable: The Thirties by Jan. 01, 2019 $1.99 25,050 words Sample 15%
A sensation for MGM in 1930's Hollywood. He worked hard for years for his overnight success, on farms, oil fields and repertory theater. Gable would do whatever it took to make it. No matter what he wasn't going back to his Dad to work the dirt. The 1930's were frantic, packed with the films that made him a star. Catch up with all the classics and more inside.
Francesco Francesco "Frank Casino" Cucola Genovese Soldier by Jan. 01, 2019 $2.99 2,220 words Sample 5%
Revelations concerning the mob deeds of Francesco Cucola were disclosed during October 1963 testimony offered by ex-mobster Joseph "Joe Cargo" Valachi. Valachi divulged gangland secrets from years before as the star witness of a U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating organized crime. Valachi's revelations date to the 1920s. They continue until the November 14, 1957 Apalachin meeting, and beyond.
A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage by Pamela M. Covington A Day at the Fare: One Woman's Welfare Passage by Jan. 01, 2019 $9.99 120,610 words Sample 17%
"A Day at the Fare is a good idea carried out very very well." - Nikki Giovanni, poet, author, educator, and activist. This memoir depicts the lived experience of the author's unexpected plunge into, and triumphant emergence from ugly, deep poverty. It demonstrates how adversity can easily force someone into poverty and what it's like to struggle in such difficult conditions day-to-day.
You're not Alone by ALva volz You're not Alone by Jan. 01, 2019 Free! 2,160 words
poetry is in you. trust it... be it... belive in it....
Mon copain de New-York City by Amini Cishugi Mon copain de New-York City by Jan. 01, 2019 $5.99 10,460 words
Mon copain de New-York City est une histoire basée et inspirée d'un fait réel. C'est le deuxième livre de la saga littéraire "La véritable histoire d'Anna Beckinsales Marie"...
Expendable for God: Seventy Years in Christian Ministry by Pedro Gutiérrez Expendable for God: Seventy Years in Christian Ministry by Jan. 01, 2019 $3.99 23,110 words
Don Pedro’s warm and transparent friendship, modest lifestyle, and caring spirit still draw us closer to the sovereign Lord who, in His grace, blessed Colombia and regions beyond through this God-fearing giant from Quindio. A biography.
Preparing for Your Future with Autism by Travis Breeding Preparing for Your Future with Autism by Dec. 31, 2018 $16.99 147,770 words Sample 20%
Are you autistic? Are you a parent to an autistic child? Do you support autistic people as a career? This book is for you. This is a comprehensive guidebook into autism. The autistic author has lived through many experiences with ASD including anxiety, depression, psychosis, paranoia, and suicide ideation. This book will help get you through all the ups and downs of autism with grace and a smile.
The Lessons: The True Story of a Parasitic Novel by Madeleine Watson The Lessons: The True Story of a Parasitic Novel by Dec. 31, 2018 $3.99 129,570 words Sample 20%
This book is about my novel, The Lessons. At the age of nineteen, I made the decision to pen this novel. As soon as I began, an illness cut me down for a week. I thought nothing of it, determined I was going to begin this novel as soon as I felt better. Little did I realise how this novel would affect my life. With illustrations.
This Is Not A Test: How I Found God In The Darkness by Ms. Unknown This Is Not A Test: How I Found God In The Darkness by Dec. 31, 2018 $2.99 5,840 words Sample 15%
An autobiography of life, love, loss and redemption through Jesus Christ.
Behind Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions is a Crazy Murderous Father is the Leading Forensic Psychiatrist and the Hit by Larry Margulies Behind Wild Acre and Mental Health Solutions is a Crazy Murderous Father is the Leading Forensic Psychiatrist and the Hit by Dec. 30, 2018 You set the price! 27,580 words Sample 2%
 Certifed in HAZMAT this author experienced chemical attacks in a murder for hire plot by his own family using State Department resources out of revenge for his mother's heart condition. They went through their own security and covert crime investigations contacts hiring the best assassins money could pay for, but they left hundreds of witnesses and his mother's own Freudian slip of a confession.
George George "Blah Blah" Smurra Genovese Family Soldier by Dec. 30, 2018 $2.99 2,350 words Sample 5%
George "Blah Blah" Smurra was an enforcer and hit man for the Genovese crime syndicate. As late as 1972 his name appears in a New York Magazine article of prominent members of the Genovese organization. Smurra began his life in crime in 1928. His rap sheet included arrests for burglary, felonious assault, assault, robbery and murder. He originally worked for Genovese capo Rocco Pellegrino.
15 Temmuzla Kararan Hayatlar by Deniz Zengin 15 Temmuzla Kararan Hayatlar by Dec. 30, 2018 $3.99 19,270 words Sample 20%
Doğru bildiğini, doğru yerde durarak söyleyen; özü, sözü bir olan, bu birlikle yaşayıp bu birlikle ölmeyi yeğleyen insanların yaşadıkları haksızlıklar… Vicdanını kiraya vermiş insanımızın yaşananlara karşı gösterdiği duyarsızlık, yıllar sonra da olsa gönül kırgınlığı ile anılacak. Kalemler yazsın, gönüller şahit olsun ızdırabımıza…
Garth Brooks on Life, Love, and Music, 2nd Edition by Toby Welch Garth Brooks on Life, Love, and Music, 2nd Edition by Dec. 28, 2018 $0.99 30,450 words Sample 25%
Since he released his debut album in 1989, Garth Brooks has been a mainstay on country music charts. What follows are quotes spoken by Brooks on all aspects of his life. As a bonus, you’ll find quotes about Garth Brooks spoken by those in the music industry and those who know him best. This second edition of the best-selling book includes Garth’s recents thoughts and tweets.
Cosmo Cosmo "Gus" Frasca Genovese Family Capo by Dec. 27, 2018 $2.99 2,580 words Sample 5%
Cosmo "Gus" Frasca was one of the killers of Mafia swindler Ferdinand the Shadow Boccia. Boccia was murdered in a Brooklyn clubhouse/cafe' run by his uncle Benjamin. The killing was ordered by Vito Genovese after Boccia demanded his $35,000 of a swindle that took $150,000 from a rich Italian. Frasca was later associated with Gerardo Catena's New Jersey wing of the Genovese crime syndicate.
I Want to Be and Love My Autistic Self by Travis Breeding I Want to Be and Love My Autistic Self by Dec. 27, 2018 $2.99 10,100 words Sample 15%
Travis shares his passion for wanting to be who he is without pressure of masking his autism from others including his therapists. He shares the emotional trauma years of masking his autism caused him. He tells how ABA therapy was emotionally traumatizing as an adult and shares how his treatment team wants him to be someone he's not in order to fit the mold of treatment for being autistic.