What happens when Tyler Sloan, one of the nation's biggest rock stars, exits the Las Vegas stage to campaign for the United States Senate in Nevada? The novel delves into Sloan's estranged relationship with his father, a respected national politician father, sexual tension emerge between Sloan and his media advisor; and those closest to Sloan have conflicting loyalties that threaten to destroy the campaign. Sloan's rock star past returns to haunt him with vengeance. It's a campaign unlike any other in this Kirkus-award winning novel set in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.
Claretta Street, the first novel by Colette Barris is the story of Pacoima, a bustling little town in the sixties located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. Claretta Street follows the lives of four young African American girls known as the Babies, growing up in the vortex of the turbulent change of the sixties becoming young adults in the decadent and destructive eighties.
This is a unique Timeline that was designed for Sunday schools and home-school use. At the top it displays a time scale that uses references (chapter and verses from the King James Bible) that refer to the events at the beginning and at the end of each segment of time. These segments are arranged as dimensions with arrow heads at each end. The segments are in order from 539 BC back to Adam and Eve. The body of the chart has illustrations with short comments marking the progress of mankind throughout the ages. The illustrations have the biblical dates (chapter and verse) that call attention to them. They are intended to show how God lead mankind throughout history and encourage the student to read the Bible with interest in learning more.
Duncan Luke has a bad feeling about his next job for the Bingham Intelligence Group or "BIG." Ghislaine Bingham wants him to fly to Niger to investigate soon-to-be partner Ismail Salah's uranium concession near the border with Libya. Duncan suspects Salah is secretly dealing arms, but can he prove it when the Arab Spring's violent turn threatens his mission and his life?
Action-packed, ENDING BIG delivers the biggest punch of the series.
Brandon R. Burdette, the author of the 2016 poetry anthology "Saturnian Tonsure," has given us this larger collection, "Poems of a Prodigal," for 2017. As before, he confesses himself, his struggles, his love for beauty, his spirituality, his speculations, for all to see, in hopes that he might encourage and awaken readers everywhere.
Finding Love After 40 is guaranteed to give anyone hope that it’s never too late for love. Dozens of fun, relatable and very honest stories reveal how a range of "normal" and famous couples found the most fulfilling love of their lives in midlife and even into their 90s. It also shares insights and advice from experts who finally found love after decades of trying. This #1International Best Seller and IndieReader Best Reviewed Book offers wisdom to guide you on your own love journey, even if you’re under 40.
"A story may end, but life doesn't ..." If you've ever felt disconnected in this world, this novel will speak to you. George Crain's 'Atonia' fits with the classic canon of travel narratives that includes Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' and Ernest Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises'. In vivid, visual prose, the story follows an anonymous artist in travels across London, Paris and Western France where he encounters inexplicable visions of ghosts and nightly interviews Ernest Hemingway.
"At last The best of JP, captured in a book that will make long-time fans smile all over again and newcomers thrill in the discovery of an authentic American storyteller. Enjoy delightful satire in the fashion of Art Buchwald and Andy Rooney, and appreciate a special brand of insightful humor that is filled with surprises and often tinged with melancholy. It is simply Devine."
--Earl Smith, author of "The Dam Committee" and "More Dam Trouble
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In the first book of the Lexi Fagan Mystery series, “Baker’s Dozen,” Lexi is newly arrived in San Francisco and lands a job working at McCracken’s Bakery. When her lover, firefighter Jerry Stevens, turns up dead in a devastating hotel fire, Lexi has no time to mourn. Homicide detective Robert Reiger discovers Jerry’s death was no accident. Caught up in the investigation, Lexi uncovers a shocking secret that just might get her killed.
West of Hell begins with Thomas, a seventeen-year-old blacksmith living in New York City, grappling with the sudden disappearance of his mother, Mary. His own distant guardian is an intriguing brothel owner known as the Madame who, along with her right-hand man Louis, provides Thomas with counsel and guidance. While straining to track his mother down, Thomas uncovers a series of letters from his long-lost father Edward, and when they meet, Thomas chooses to return to England with him to pursue a new life.
Kevin possesses a poetic writing style, and in The Gospel According to Jonah, Kevin journeys with his readers on a verse by verse exploration into the mind, struggles, and soul of the prophet Jonah. Kevin expressively parallels Jonah’s life with the fullness of the gospel. Jonah is the second in a three-book devotional series. Look for the Gospel According to the Song of Solomon shortly. His first devotional commentary, The Gospel According to Ruth: A Season of Harvest, 121 Days of Devotions won a gold medal in the Illumination Christian Book Award for exemplary Christian books, a silver medal in the Literary Classic Book Awards and their Seal of Approval award.
Desmond and his Mighty Adventures is a children’s book written in rhyme. Three year old Desmond celebrates his birthday with his parent’s and is disheartened to receive a teddy bear as a gift. Heading to his room, Teddy leaps from Desmond’s arms and he gives chase. The adventure begins!
Monster Knocking At My Door is book two in The Mighty Adventure Series. Desmond and Teddy come face to face with Monsters in and around their home. To their surprise, they discover monsters are not as scary as they think and learn a lesson about judging others by their appearance.
Just as the Pelican must search daily for their substance for the day, as individuals we should search for our jobs, careers with purpose and direction using our god given skills and talents. Writer “JB” Griffin raised in South Pasadena, CA describes his career path less traveled and guide to finding your passion. The best laid plans for your career may not have always worked but through faith and determination you can overcome all obstacles in your job/career and stay on track pursuing your passion.
This book is a compass to healing, whether facing a diagnosis of cancer or undergoing any life challenge. The reflections, inspirations and lessons offer a guide to living life to the fullest, discovering the strength within, and embracing the precious gift of our life despite our circumstances.
Sacred Mothering is a collection of short stories and captivating imagery, showing how the soul lessons of each experience, in the parent-child relationship, can result in peace, awareness, and wisdom for all of humanity. The reader awaken to the vastness of "mothering" while learning to celebrate the journey of each child brought into our keeping.
The Adventures of Master and Monster, written by Michael Jabbra and illustrated by Christie Shinn, is a children’s story about a man and his dog enjoying a day together. It is loosely based upon the author’s memories of his life with his West Highland White Terrier.
George's and Uncle Mike's Day Off is a story of a young boy and his uncle having a good day at the park together. The author looks forward to spoiling his baby nephew with these adventures as soon as he grows older.
If your sales career is broken, it could be because you are giving sales presentations instead of having sales conversations. Imagine if you stopped “selling” your customers and learned how to let your customers simply “buy” what you have to offer. When you master the, Don’t Sell. Let Them Buy. process; you will become confident and relaxed in your sales conversations which leads to increased sales success. You will learn how to shift from “selling” to “guiding” your customers to make their own decisions that lead to successful outcomes for them and sales for you.
Set in the year 2217, this character-driven, action-oriented, hard science fiction novel explores real science with a twist of magical realism, depth psychology, and environmental mindfulness. Against a backdrop of military/political conflict, it vividly envisions the Gaia Hypothesis fully realized on multiple levels–scientific, personal, and mystical.
Read the hilarious and breathtaking antics of Inca and her family of furry friends as recorded through the eyes of Inca, a Siberian kitty. Inca decides to start a diary! A heart-pounding saga unfolds as she keeps the reader thrilled recording her detective exploits.
It’s 2040 and Optimal, a biogenetics company, offers a “miracle” serum that can supposedly help citizens escape their miserable lives through a change of identity. Four women jump at the chance. Maggie seeks fame; Jasmine is desperate for beauty. Sydney’s heart’s desire is wealth; Lena just wants revenge.
“Is that Daddy?” four-year-old Sophie Hearn asks her mother. ““Why is he on the radio?” "Someday you’ll understand,” her mother says, “and you’ll be very proud of him.” By the time she’s eleven, Sophie does understand why her father was on the radio that day in 1951: he’d been called before the House Un-American Activities Committee during its crusade against Communists in the film industry, and his impassioned denunciation of HUAC’s Hollywood inquisition—along with his refusal to answer questions about his political associations—have left him blacklisted by the studios, his once-promising screenwriting career destroyed and his family driven to the edge of financial ruin. As Sophie’s understanding of what happened to her father grows, so does her political awareness; as she comes of age in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, the liberal values she acquired from her parents resonate with the Vietnam War protests and the Women’s Liberation movement. When she’s coincidentally reunited with Steve Elwood, a long-lost childhood friend whose father was also caught in HUAC’s net, what transpires between them forces them to face the profound impact the McCarthy-era witch hunts have had—and will continue to have—on their lives.
In Shipwrecks and Other Stories we read of men and women struggling in love and longing, adultery and addiction, between staying in a place and moving on, while trying to rediscover who they are. Characters in these tales haunt the fringes of their own lives shipwrecked in society as they seek identity, hoping to rescue themselves.
In Creating a Lifetime of Wellness, Aura E. Martinez, provides a comprehensive guide to the areas of your life that you need to look at in order to create more wellbeing on a daily basis. This book covers areas of your life that you may overlook that may be hindering you from having happiness and balance.
Martinez explains how your well-being consists of so much more than you think. If you’re looking to change your life in a much greater way, this book is a must read to get you thinking about your life on a different level.
The Chords of War, is based on a true story, centering on Max, a singer and guitarist who tries to understand why his life in Florida always teeters between music and mayhem. After he’s kicked out of his rock band, Max joins the Army to change his life. Post 9/11, he finds himself under fire in Iraq, part of the surge in Baquabah in Operation Arrowhead Ripper. In the military police, securing areas on the front line in 2006, Max creates a band with other musicians in the platoon, and they bring the one thing most soldiers can’t get—dancing and release from the heat and the horror around them. Inspired by Samuel Gonzalez’s life, this novel with pull you into the heart of music, the chords of war.
Hanna Krusher, a sixteen year old girl, starts to have tremors throughout her body. The family physician and Optometrist Dr. Myron Quiggley notice abnormalities in Hanna's MRI scan and seek the expert advice of Neurologist and ESP expert Dr. Cloe Steinbek. Upon inspecting Hanna's scans, Dr. Steinbek becomes suspicious of high level telepathy and requests further testing and a meeting with her. A mysterious stranger gives Dr. Steinbek an Egyptian style pendant and odd dreams and occurrences follow. Soon the lives of Dr. Quiggley and Dr. Steinbek spiral into a dangerous new direction. Eventually the truth is revealed; several alien races have been intertwined and living among humans for thousands of years. It is also revealed that many lives on the Planet Earth are in immediate danger and Hanna Krusher is the only person equipped to save the human race.
After retrieving the missing piece of an ancient Egyptian pendant from the Reptilian race, Hanna Krusher gains all of the pendant’s powers. Hanna and new army members remain hidden in secret caverns of the Mojave Desert with Aforn, an Insectoid alien member. Aforn begins training them to fight the Reptilians with the assistance of the Ebens, members of the Grey alien race. After the entire insect population on the planet Earth vanishes, Aforn beckons all humans who are drawn to the pendant’s power for assistance. Seven telepathic young men and women with amazing special powers respond and agree to join the new alliance. New entities and alien races emerge as battle becomes imminent.
Life is simple for a rock living on the river. Everything changes when a magical gnome visits and offers this simple rock anything he desires. What will he become? How will he change? Will it make him happy? Find out what happens when magic wishes find A Simple Rock!
In this story, the fox attempts to use persuasive tactics to convince the chicken to open her gate so that he can grab her and eat her for dinner! To the fox's surprise and absolute frustration, the chicken is mindful of her mother's repeated warning about strangers and refutes the fox's attempt to become her friend. "The Yellow Chicken and the Red Fox”, beautifully illustrated by Rose Freeland, is a story that serves as an excellent tool for parents to teach their children about safety and "stranger danger". In full color, 36 exciting pages that will entertain and teach children of life’s important lessons.
A Simple Man's Study of Esther looks at the wonderful story of a young Jewish girl during the time of the Persian Empire. It is much more than a story of a poor girl that makes good. In the Book of Esther God shows how He is at work preserving His people and how He is fulfilling His promises to the world. A Simple Man's Study of Esther goes through the book and takes a look at the times and events going on in 486 BC and then shows how God's work then applies now.
Lyn arrives in Florence seeking details of her mother’s past as a Mud Angel – a volunteer who helped save Florence’s art during the 1966 flood. Lyn, betrayed by love, meets Matteo, a curator at the Uffizi Museum. He becomes a conduit to uncovering her mother’s secrets and to Lyn opening her heart again.
This book contains 49 hand drawn landscapes printed on one side only, plus a description of what place in the real world is being depicted. Additional pages are provided for notes and color testing. The drawings range from simple to complex, with most being intermediate in complexity.
In this revealing memoir the author, a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, adds to the knowledge about hunger by tracing her own struggles, and in the course of this journey she redefines for herself and the reader the meaning of wanting more.
Perfectly Imperfect is an empowering story about ones ability to survive the worst in order to reach the best. It is the story of a teenager who is forced to face many tumultuous situations in her life while finding the courage to move on. Hayden is forced to deal with a great deal of loss. Hardship and grief throughout her high school years. In a world that seems so much bigger than her. She is abused, bullied, raped and hopeless. With suicide being a possible way to escape from her troubles. Jayden has to find the strength to survive and maintain her self-control. It is written in hopes to grant inspiration to those who need it. And determination to those who choose to keep going.
Terry Boyle is your typical small town guy. Friendly, kind to strangers, a devoted husband and father. A gentle soul quietly moving through life. But still waters run deep, and Terry’s inner turmoil derives from a secret that he can’t share with anyone.
As fate would have it, Terry’s guarded world is turned upside down the day he walks into a hardware store and meets Renee Patrick, a free-spirited beauty who is as tough as the nails she sells out of her family business. Unfiltered and unapologetic of her questionable lifestyle, Renee ignites a spark deep inside Terry.
As these two lost souls embark on an unlikely relationship, they are both forced to face secrets they have long kept hidden in order to survive. Now, each of them must decide if they will risk completely destroying their fragile existence in a last attempt to find true happiness.
For years, Kirk Preston, a practicing criminal defense attorney in downtown Los Angeles, has focused on his career, when out of the blue, the love of his life who jilted him long ago, calls to say her brother has been arrested for murder. Does he risk being wounded again or does he jump in and try to help?
Piggy and Pug is a delightful story about a pug who is searching for a new family, and a pig who is searching for a friend, and the journey that brings them together.
Conversation About America argues that the election of Donald Trump was not some one-off aberration. Rather, it was the culmination of a 30-year campaign by the extreme right to highjack the Republican Party. Repudiating such fundamental values as truth, respect, equality, and liberty, the ‘Faux-G.O.P.’ has undermined American democracy and aims to impose minority rule.