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Hear (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781475273090
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Published: Createspace, 1/2013

Lots of people can hear, but how many really listen? At the age of 17, Charlotte Goode has issues. Serious issues. Despite countless surgeries, her parent's panic attacks, and a well-meaning oncologist, a rare genetic disorder means Charlotte must live with recurring tumors. Life isn't supposed to be this way. And just as Charlotte is learning to cope, she gets some devastating news: Tumors are growing on her auditory nerves. But, the necessary surgery will leave her completely deaf. With the operation scheduled in a month, Charlotte prepares herself for a world without sound.

 


$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780990356004
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Published: Lightstepper, 5/2014

Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night to re-hash a conversation that happened yesterday, or even years ago? Ever stalked someone online, at work or at home, or found yourself holed up in the trunk of a lover’s car so you could just be “closer” to them? If you find yourself frazzled, anxiety-ridden and perplexed by people, places or things, this book is for you. These Daily Meditations are for controllers, Al-Anons, codependents, or anyone else who really needs to lighten up. .

 


Haiku (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781304678430
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Published: Lulu.com, 2/2014

A book about imagination; yet, it is poetry of truth. Nature, her ways, and her secrets are revealed one poem, one breath at a time, unfolding the smaller picture within the larger one--- and, vice versa. Between lines, between breaths, you will journey to the center of a poet's dream-room.

 


The Land at the Top of the Stairs by Benla Bennett
$9.99
Model: 11-99-45776-0

A Note from the Author These stairs were built by my father in the 1960’s to provide us access to the top of our property in order to clear brush. Over the years the question everyone, adults and children alike, asks when he or she walks into my backyard is: “What’s at the top of the stairs?” With that question in mind, I decided to write The Land at the Top of the Stairs from a child’s point of view. While turning this story into a book I decided it would be fun to let the reader illustrate the story. Children are so very creative. Each book would certainly be an original with the child’s illustrations.

 


$10.99
ISBN-13: 9781490550633
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Published: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 9/2013

Cynicism is popular because it stimulates the brain chemicals that make you feel good. It triggers dopamine by making the world feel predictable. It triggers serotonin by raising you above “the jerks.” It triggers oxytocin by telling you who to trust. Cynicism lures your inner mammal, but you can transcend it. Here's how.

 


$9.99
ISBN-13: 9781463790929
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Published: Createspace, 2/2012

Happiness comes from brain chemicals we’ve inherited from earlier animals. You can re-wire your brain to have more happy chemicals and avoid unhappy chemicals, naturally. Here is a fascinating explanation what turns on happy chemicals in the state of nature. They were not meant to surge all the time, which is why we do curious things to stimulate them. You have power over your brain when you know how it works.

 


$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780991012909
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Published: Sydney Paige, 1/2014

Sydney Paige wants to be an oceanographer, but when she pretends to be sick when it's raining, she misses an exciting visit from ocean creatures to her classroom. She learns the value of friendship when her classmate helps her ctach up on what she missed, but the biggest lesson she learns is to never miss school again. For every SYDNEY PAIGE book sold, another is donated to a child in need.

 


$12.00
ISBN-13: 9781631960024
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Published: Art Out Loud Publications, 3/2014

In this narrative by Chase, he tells of the events that have landed him in a lonely hospital room in California. Events that have made him face his greatest fears, while at the same time following his biggest dreams. He tells of the loves of his life, he pain, his heartache, and the moments that made life worth living.

 


$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781938512636
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Published: Book Villages, 5/2014

Where Is My Daughter? Mental illness affects one in four people. It can be destructive to everyone around him or her, but the truly hidden victim is the affected person himself or herself. What if, due to the illness, your wife kidnapped your child, and there was no one to assist you in finding them? What if others knew where they were, but would not help you? What if you had legal rights to see your child, but those rights were ignored? What if your faith in God was severely tested? What if all of these happened at the same time? In an eight-year battle, the author continually sought to find his daughter. He was falsely accused, put in jail, prosecuted, and finally prevailed. But he would not give up! Would he be another victim of social injustice and legal labyrinths, with no end in sight? Could his family name be restored? Would it be enough to gain legal status or slide back into the obscurity of the illness? This story weaves through the mental illness, the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil, light and darkness, fantasy and reality. Can God lead the lost and compel the seeker onward or will life's trials continually ensnare the innocent into obscurity and loneliness? Peer into this life's enigma and rejoice in the resulting answer to prayer..

 


The Nameless Prince (Paperback)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781606192436
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Published: Paladin Timeless Books, 7/2012

A through-the-rabbit hole hero's journey with a metaphysical slant, The Nameless Prince is set right here in L.A.! Like The Alchemist, The Nameless Prince is fantasy for all ages, sprinkled with grains of spiritual wisdom.

Seth Bauman has issues. His Mom split ten years ago, right after his birth, and guardian Uncle Troy won’t discuss the past. Seth’s only friend is Mexican immigrant Elena, whom he must walk home from school through Silver Lake’s gang-ravaged streets. When Elena is abducted by local gang ‘the Mayans,’ Seth has no choice but to follow the Boatman of the L.A. River into the sprawling network of sewers and metro tunnels concealing Mayan headquarters. To Seth the great labyrinth unfolds as a magical realm called ‘the Interior,’ whose residents immediately deem him the ‘Nameless Prince’ of prophecy, sent to save them from peril.

To find Elena, Seth embarks on an odyssey of riddles and self-discovery. Only in Interia is it safe to discover the truth about his past, and the forgiveness that will set him free. In rescuing Elena he rescues his own innocence. In fulfilling prophecy by learning his name, Seth discovers the greatness that lies within.

 


$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780991253210
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Published: Nerdmob, 1/2014
Twenty-three year old wunderkind professor, Dr. Gordon B. Gray has it all, a Nobel Prize, tenure at Caltech University and looks that make women swoon. Last night he was tossing frozen pumpkins off the library roof and today -- well -- he's saving the world. When twenty-two of Dust, West Virginia's twenty-three inhabitants disappear into thin air, U.S. Army Lieutenant General John Wilkinson resorts to enlisting the brilliant young professor, who quickly finds himself caught in an international tangle of assassins, truth movements, mad physicists and wild conspiracies. With no clear endgame in sight and the world at stake, Gordon embarks on a perilous journey that takes him from the backwoods trailers of Appalachia, to the desolate wilderness of Siberia's enigmatic Tunguska region, where one man's decisions can impact the course of human history.

 


Bougainvillea Blues (Paperback)

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781493511198
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Published: Createspace, 6/2014

Bougainvillea Blues is the heartfelt coming of age story of Joey Norton, a twelve-year-old boy. Sex, love, and voyeurism: Joey is trying to figure it all out. When his world collides with the gorgeous Gloria, the boy who likes to watch is forced to participate in his own life for the first time. A smothering mother, neighborhood boys with their own code of sexuality, and a father with secrets that will stun the family and force Joey to make the first grown-up decisions of his life turn up the heat on a story of love and loss see in the breezy, warm air of 1960’s San Diego.

 


$21.98
ISBN-13: 9780991513703
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Published: Kathy Gorlick, 7/2014

Hi there, I'm the Ni-Night Bear. I'm sweet, cuddly, fun, and full of love. I always snuggle up at nap time or bedtime with my favorite blanket! Come on in and see for yourself.

The Ni-Night Bear is a sweet, cuddly, happy little bear that loves his Ni-Night and wants to tell you what it is and why he loves it so! Little ones love the friendly colors and illustrations.

A Ni-Night is included in the cute packaging; color of your choice! Package includes one copy of The Ni-Night Bear and one 14"x 20" Ni-Night blanket.

 


The Aesir Kids (Paperback)

$10.00
ISBN-13: 9780985455323
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Published: Basilisk Books, 8/2013

Meet Thrud, the super-strong daughter of Thor…her mischievous brothers Magni and Modi…Fire, flame-wielding son of the mysterious Norns…Tjalfi, who can run as fast as an arrow…Hela, the lonely daughter of Loki…and their friends and relatives, who face everything from school bullies to frost giants with humor and courage. When Asgard is threatened with destruction, the old gods turn to the younger generation to save the universe. Will they be up to the greatest challenge of all?.

 


The Pied Piper, adaptation by Jennifer Taub Gwillim (Audiobook)
$9.99
Model: 11-99-45691-8

The Pied Piper is Jennifer Taub Gwillim's adaptation of Robert Browning's beloved lyric poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", as timely a tale now about promises and lost children , as it has been for the last 100 years... This adaptation began as a literacy project: the mission at Jennifer's fledgling company Audiamus et Gaudeamus is to breathe life into short literary classics and explain them and amuse as the tale gets told. Led by Robert Mandan from telly's classic "Soap" and a cast of professional actors, this piece was inspired by her son Harry and the kids at Summit View School, and is the first of a series.

 


$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780996034708
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Published: Elizabeth Hinnant, 7/2014

In 1939, Diddy goes to the newly opened Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to meet her father and sees the unique people and places that are Los Angeles. An illustrated story that introduces readers to historical people and places with a special surprise (for older elementary children)!

 


$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780989375320
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Published: Bristlecone Books, 12/2013

“Back home, I was content to be just an ordinary house cat. I didn’t get out much. But it’s different here in Venice.” How different? Harley quickly finds out after his family arrives in Italy. He takes up with a group of local cats who roam wild in the alleys and neighborhoods of Venice, and meets the mysterious Angela, a beautiful white Angora who steals his heart. Then he becomes embroiled in a fierce and ongoing war between his friends and a rival band of cats, and discovers the magical order that underlies life in the enchanting and historic city that is his new home.

 


$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781939447753
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Published: Dunham Books, 5/2014

If you're an entrepreneur, artist or athlete who wants to extend success beyond Andy Warhol's proverbial 15 minutes of fame, Author Darrell Miller's new book, "The 16th Minute of Fame" serves as an inspirational guide on being prepared for the inevitable fame, fortune and success that affect all professions.

 


$20.00
ISBN-13: 9781937650360
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Published: Small Batch Books, 3/2014

In The Tragedy of Orenthal, Prince of Brentwood, playwright (and attorney) Michael Monk tells the O.J. Simpson tale as it might have occurred and as it was meant to be told—in iambic pentameter blank verse, in five acts, with stage direction and a prologue; that is, in the manner of Shakespearean tragedy, with lively, engaging style punctuated with humor.

 


$31.95
ISBN-13: 9781491703076
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Published: iUniverse.com, 1/2014

RACE begins with author Lauren Joichin Nile’s powerful personal story of growing up under segregation in New Orleans in the 1950’s and 60’s. In her distinctively clear and compelling voice, Lauren then takes readers on an extraordinary journey from humanity’s birth from a single African woman and man, through our miserable racial past, into our mixed but encouraging racial present and finally, into a vision of an evolved, loving post-racial future for all of humanity.

 


$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780692238554
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Published: Jon Pirincci, 6/2014

With all life experiences and interesting people he's met over the years, Jon Pirincci delivers incredible inspiration to people all around the world. Jon has now recorded the best of these experiences in his new book What's a Little Wind?. Jon will entertain you with his humor and enlighten you with his robust knowledge of centuries of the most famous philosophers, motivational speakers, celebrities and religious scriptures of the world, including The Bible, Torah and Quran. This little inspirational book contains over 20 incredible and completely true stories about miracles of faith, angels, kismet, health, patriotism, neighbors, greed and spirits.

 


$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781499542165
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Published: Createspace, 5/2014

In a future dominated by galaxy-spanning conglomerates, a young covert operative is sent by his organization to overthrow a planetary government. He becomes an unwitting pawn in a high-stakes power struggle where allies become enemies and friends are liabilities. His only resources are his wits and training, but are they enough to ensure his survival?

 


$22.50
ISBN-13: 9781481877138
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Published: Createspace, 9/2013

Describes the trials and triumphs of a Polish Jewish family living in Warsaw under repressive Russian rule. Threatened by pogroms, enforced conscriptions, restrictive educational policies and job discrimination, they manage to survive and even to flourish. Loyalty, enduring friendship and deep faith in God make this possible in this well researched, involving, deeply satisfying novel.

 


Diamond Fields (Paperback)

$9.95
ISBN-13: 9781480082267
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Published: Createspace, 5/2013

Diamond Fields is a rare find; one of the best adventure tales this side of Treasure Island. If Robert Louis Stevenson was from Texas, his name would be Randall Reneau.” —Kinky Friedman, “Governor of Central Texas.”

 


Everybody But You by Thia Sexton
$14.00
Model: 11-99-44901-6

“Sexton is a truly original voice; almost everything she thinks and does in this superb collection of "mostly true" stories is unexpected – from grilling a man who tells her she is “hot” for more information, to calling a Suicide Hotline only to end up reassuring the inept operator that he is good at his job. Everybody But You is an entertaining insight into the large talent of an atypical mind any reader would be privileged to have.” -- Maggie Rowe, Producer, Comedy Central Stage, Sit N’ Spin

"If Woody Allen and Sarah Jessica Parker had a Love-Child, her name would be Thia Sexton." -- C. Allen

 


$11.00
ISBN-13: 9780989375313
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Published: Bristlecone Peak, 5/2013

The poems of Above the Mountain are moments with private people and what they dream when life changes. Five lives open, the last a questioning child who experiences near physical death in the midst of laughing adults, then a manifestation of a death much bigger than his own. The book concludes with the actual demise of a friend in childhood and a glimpse of the humanity behind one person’s eyes the life of the vanished friend creates as years pass.

 


$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780578072128
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Published: Ribbonhead, 7/2013

Not just a comfort food anymore... MACARONI AND CHEESE, Volume 1, is the first in a multiple book anthology of uplifting and inspirational stories and songs for kids and their parents. These stories are designed to champion a child and cultivate his/her unique view of the world. Illustrative artwork, vibrant color, imaginative ideas, groovy tunes and gentle wisdom are all wrapped in a hard cover book with an accompanying audio CD. There is even an activities page in the back of the book to encourage playful interaction by crafting gratitude journals and word games that reflect the story concepts

 


Getaway Day (Paperback)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9781629949154
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Published: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 3/2014

When a father gives to his son, they both laugh. When a son gives to his father, they both cry. It’s 1962. Mikey Wright is a normal California 13-year-old. With normal problems. Until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey's journey to save his father's life and learn the meaning of his own. Along the way, some ordinary and extraordinary folks help him discover that growing up means letting go.

 


$11.99
ISBN-13: 9781452580296
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Published: Balboa Press, 10/2013

Hyder Zahed, PhD, had a good life until it was turned upside down. Following a divorce, a job loss, and a heart attack, he was determined to redesign his life by creating an ongoing legacy. Create Your Legacy offers a simple formula - LGGC (pronounced Legacy, a formula for creating and leaving a lasting legacy). Topics include shifting life, accepting oneself and others, having unconditional love, being honest, balancing work and relationships, being truly present, being generous, and cultivating gratitude. Create Your Legacy seeks to help the reader visualize and make conscious life decisions. It allows you to apply a very simple formula in order to improve your life and leave behind an enduring legacy. This is within everyone's reach, and living the legacy costs nothing. Without a doubt, the rewards from living a good life and creating a legacy are immeasurable.

 


Consuming Beauty (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781494490027
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Published: Createspace, 1/2014

Sometimes the past is meant to stay hidden, tucked far away in places rarely seen. Elodine is a young woman uncovering the truth of her father's past. Struck with grief at his untimely death, she escapes to a world kept hidden from her. As she tumbles into this world of desires, madness and fear she finds herself drawn to the alluring and other-worldly Phelan.