Teen engineering genius Charity Jones is much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County. Everything changes when Charity’s parents bring home Aidan, a sweet teen runaway, to foster for the holidays. A perfect match, Charity and Aidan quickly fall in love. But it seems he’s not the only newcomer – a killer is stalking the area. As Charity and her friends investigate the deaths, the mystery only grows darker and more deadly. One thing’s for certain: a bloody battle’s coming this Christmas that will change their lives – and human history – forever.
When a cowardly and shy village boy, Andrew Godfrey, loses the girl of his dreams to an unexpected death, he finds her soul captured in a household mirror. In an act of desperation, he flees the town with the mirror, escaping a long lasting fear of his cold mother and a grim looking future. He eventually stumbles upon the Larouche Hotel, which bears the whispered description of being the most sinfully wonderful place around. Through the eyes of the young man, we witness the hotel patrons fall into a world where good versus evil is so entwined, one begins to look like the other.
The number of female Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs has been growing rapidly in the last twenty years despite a history and culture that does not traditionally encourage female leadership. Chinese women are now encouraged to go abroad for various reasons (especially education and business opportunities) and they are no longer confined by the stereotypes that existed earlier in their own history.
Dr. Shirley Huang Batman has developed years in leadership development. At current, she has served in a leadership position, in one of the Fortunate 500 company, at Chase. Her passion and devotion truly reflect on her book.
Millennials have heard all of the cultural criticisms and backlash; we are bemoaned a generation of entitlement and nicknamed monikers such as Gen Why?, Internet Generation, MyPod Generation, and the Boomerang Generation.
As a Millennial, I can tell you that yes, our value systems have changed, our beliefs have expanded to be more inclusive, and our career goals have shifted to prioritize happiness and self-fulfillment over workplace cubicles in gray-scale offices.
In this book learn about the mentality of Millennials and where we stand when it comes to racism, LGBT+ rights, body image, and other divisive issues all while surviving as delayed adults.
A one-stop-read for those seeking a comprehensive primer guide to sustainable living...
Through the use of research-based evidence, easy-to-do exercises, and suggestions for how the reader can participate in creating sustainability in all areas of life, Thrive shows you how to build psychological riches, boost your holistic physical well-being, make informed and sustainable food choices, shop for nontoxic, eco-conscious daily consumer products, and travel in ways that will not only transform you, but even the communities that you touch upon.
Are you ready to begin living toward true personal wellness and world sustainability?
A "fascinating" biography of MGM screenwriter and magazine journalist Jane Hall:
"This portrait of more literary mass-market America offers much food for reflection on modern culture. A valuable, absorbing contribution to the history of women, golden-age Hollywood, and America's magazine culture of the 1930s and '40s." - Kirkus Starred Review
In its 90 pages, 90 at 90 is a collection of 90 "mini-essays" on 9 topics, pointedly probing the contemporary meaning of traditional religious concepts. Dale shares 90 years of life experiences in self-discovery, elightened by his own existential faith. He invites you to join him in these readable inner adventures.
Follow Mardi through her book series of life stories with a vision of values for children and their parents. Each story takes Mardi on a journey with life experiences and lessons. At the end of each book, Mardi asks her readers a question about her story for parents & children to ponder together.
- Does God still heal?
- Are angels real?
- Does God answer small, medium, and over-the-top prayers?
- Does God do extraordinary things for ordinary people when asked, and sometimes even when not asked??
You’ll find the answers to these questions in Extraordinary Miracles for an Ordinary Family. Be shocked and be inspired!
FLAWED is a faerie tale mystery for adults, a lush journey through real and spectral worlds. Drawing on Tibetan, First Nation, and Classical mythology, it tells the story of two families: four generations, torn apart by a terrible secret. With the hands of a healer, Herington uses her knowledge of homeopathy, botanical medicine and hallucinogens to unearth the tenuous connections between ancestors and progeny. FLAWED touches on the use of LSD in treating alcoholism, the often fine line between artistic temperament and insanity, and the ongoing debate between allopathic medicine and traditional medicine.
Outrageous, traces an icon of Victorian American feminism, Victoria Woodhull from childhood poverty and horrific abuse to becoming one of the wealthiest women in America, founding the first woman-owned brokerage firm on Wall Steet, and the first woman-owned newspaper. Victoria will stop at nothing to achieve her destiny.
A cascading adventure of discovery, intrigue, and romance, He Can See Heaven tells the tale of Ellen Shea, an intrepid graduate student on a perilous search through exotic locales for a trove of lost scrolls. Penned by Saint Papias and known to history as the Logia, the scrolls are the first record of Jesus, eyewitness accounts older and truer than the New Testament. They unveil a new perspective of the man-god and predict the coming of a doomsday prophet, the Hierophant, the one who can see heaven.
One day a child turns his clock back and begins to question the concept of “Time.” The child’s search for answers to these questions have been asked for thousands of years. And now this wonderful story answers them. It’s about time!
In Liberation Is Imperative, Kevin Knight goes beyond the practical guide to achieving success in your life by providing enlightening and innovative principles that challenge and empower you to overcome obstacles, run after your dreams and fulfill your divine destiny. If you are ready to pursue your greatness, Liberation Is Imperative is an essential resource for you to escape the mediocrity within your life and to start living on purpose.
Idea Poetry is an inspirational self-help book to guide readers on how to pursue their passions. Poetic illustrations accompanied by words enrich the messages providing readers a simple, powerful format to propel them forward in pursuit of their wildest dreams.
Personal stories are told to demonstrate how people become empowered in pursuit of their aspirations.
A pandemic begins on Antarctica, rapidly infecting all of Earth’s oceans and threatening the existence of planetary life. The U.S. Military creates a scientific team whose ‘mission impossible’ is to identify the pathogen and end the pandemic. When a violent crime spree starts to spiral out of control, a few courageous individuals decide to take a stand...will they do so in time? Crimes Against Humanity: A1H1W2 is filled with stories of love, romance, betrayal, and deception. It is a cautionary tale, beseeching humanity to stop desecrating our planetary home, so all earthly life will prevail.
The Fifth Sister explores incest's devastating effects on two continents, over three decades. In this compelling, intimate, and artfully told story, readers will experience the crushing impact of psychological, physical, sexual, and spiritual abuse, the burning desire to transcend the family script, and the gritty determination to succeed. Readers who have experienced incest will find their anguish validated by this book. Those who have not faced this trauma will gain deep understanding of dysfunctional families that have many secrets. But above all, The Fifth Sister is a story of hope.
This is a story about love and loss. This full-color book is a collection of poems and landscape photographs--all written, shot, and arranged by the author.
Composed in the style of a memoir, she shares her experiences through words and photos. This window into her emotions reveals the dark side of love as it narrates the journey through relationships, friendships, it's-complicated-ships, and self-identity. But really, it's a story about finding beauty in pain through growth.
Photographs include: Yosemite NP; Antelope Island SP; Anza-Borrego Desert SP; Death Valley NP; Glacier NP; Grand Teton NP; Lake Tahoe, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Olympic NP; Pacific NW beaches; Yellowstone NP; and more.
All proceeds from the first year of publication through Sep 2017 will be donated to:
- National Parks Conservation Association
- National YoungArts Foundation
An inspirational memoir of how a young girl overcame extreme hardships, including attempted suicide.
Blondie is a therapy dog at Children’s Hospital LA and all profits from the sale of this book will be donated to dog therapy programs. Blondie is a dog with a very important job - making people smile at Children’s Hospital. However, today is special because Blondie has learned that there is a special hidden treasure at the hospital. Please join her as she finds the hidden treasure!
Aussie’s Adventures comprises the exploits of Sophia and Aussie in ten short stories. Each adventure reveals a little more about the bond of friendship that the two share.
The stories in this book are sure to make you laugh, and you definitely will not be bored.
Sophia is a 9-year old author. She decided to write a book while spending time with her grandpa while he was busy writing his own novel. She aspires to continue her love of writing with a sequel Aussie’s Adventures II coming out in the middle of 2017.
"Enlightenment of Hanna Krusher" is the first book of the three book- "Hanna Krusher Series"
The "Hanna Krusher Series" introduces the people of the Planet Earth to several alien races from distant galaxies. The human race must make decisions regarding an intergalactic role.
Hanna Krusher, a sixteen year old girl, starts to have tremors throughout her body. The family physician and optometrist Dr. Myron Quiggley notices abnormalities in Hanna’s MRI scan and seeks 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. Eventually the truth is revealed; several alien races have been intertwined and living among humans for thousands of years and Hanna Krusher is the only person equipped to save the human race.
Walking the Dunes with Tennessee Williams is an intriguing book of recollections and poems by Mia Elkovsky Phoebus, edited by Elaine Ash. The title itself is compelling, and readers, especially those interested in theatre and literature, are anxious to know “what happened” in Provincetown during that “glorious summer of 1940.” Readers will wonder what Mia and Tennessee talked about when they “held hands” and spent time together. Did their friendship develop into a deeper relationship and frame a precious time under “a myriad of stars?” Perhaps that magical time is reflected in one of Mia’s “Poems in a Glass Jar,” when she states, “most beautiful is the object that does not exist.”
"Charlene Oliver's telling of the teenage Christina Nava is a story filled with the gut-wrenching horrors we have become acclimated to surrounding the holocaust as well as something genuinely unique. Amidst the nightmarish chaos of a young woman's life being ripped to shreds in the face of absolute evil, Oliver does something interesting...she shows a very compassionate humanity amongst the supporting cast of historical figures, both Jewish and Nazi alike. Which explores a very interesting truth in human history: the unflinching reality that there are people capable of terrific evil and purifying good on both sides to any conflict. " - Preston Greer, Screenwriter Shoreline Entertainment
Seventeen-year-old Breslin Black grew up in the royal family; in a kingdom where a mystical Naming ceremony determines everyone's destiny. Where every thirteen-year-old receives a definition of their name, one that sets the tone of their life to follow. For centuries, royals have received Namings that mean powerful; leader; protector. Until one. Princess Breslin. Her Naming's results rattled her royal lineage and worse, fractured the once sweet relationship she had with her father the king.
Peanut-butter brown and wearing a thick mane of dreadlocks, a young African-American girl discovers they are antennae to the ancestors, as they bring vision-dreams of Makeda, the ancient Queen of Sheba, Hatshepsut, and other ancestors. Beautifully illustrated in bold, bright colors, this historical fiction will delight and inform both young and old.
The Vox Populi series brings life to ancient Rome through the voice of the people, defying the stereotypical angles of gladiators and war-torn sagas. Set in the 3rd century CE, The Medicus Codex is a sweeping tale told from the perspective of a physician, a medicus, from that of unwelcome transplant from Galilee to the Roman Emperor's personal physician. The human conflict reaches a crescendo, underscoring timeless struggles rooted in power, money, sex and survival.
Crippled Sunrise shares the saga of a young man’s coming-of-age journey into manhood after he is adopted by a prominent godfather and discovers the good, bad, and ugly of the Mafia.
25 Perfect Days, named one of IndieReader's Best Indie Books for 2013, just got better with the addition of 5 More Perfect Days. Thirty interlinked stories chronicle the path into a hellish future and capture the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.
Plunge deep into darkness with 28 terrifying tales. Explore heartache, happiness, and horror in this collection of short stories by Mark Tullius.
“Deranged killers and creatures veiled in darkness inhabit the somber pages of this horror story collection…Time-honored frights with innovation infused throughout.” –Kirkus Reviews
Choose your own adventure in a contemporary and twisted fashion.
It's Grandma's House - quiet, cozy, nestled on a mountain in West Virginia. What could possibly go wrong? Horrific accidents, despicable creatures, a vile beast, and abhorrent grandparents leap off of the pages. Choose wisely; one misstep gets you and your sister killed.
“They call us Thought Thieves, but it's not like we have a choice. All the sick twisted things rolling around in people's heads, we can't help but hear.
That's why they rounded us up, stuck us in this little town. It's to make you feel safe. But they can't keep us here forever.”
Jedidiah Monroe lives in 1800’s Wheeling Virginia, but everyday he dreams of traveling west to experience life’s adventures. Going with the mixed blessings of his parents, Jed settles in Independence, Missouri, a waystation for settlers traveling the American West. Jed falls in love, has a family and finds opportunities to chase his wanderlust into the virgin and unsettled frontier.
The tale takes place from 1830’s to the 1860’s while Jed finds himself involved in two U.S. wars while doing his best to find a peace that seems to elude him.
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges offers a new and practical understanding of children’s emotions and upset moments and shares effective tools for easing the stress of parenting during even the most challenging interactions parents face each day.
A Filipino native, Corinna chose to leave the Philippines and come to the United States as a result of her childhood and young adult years full of pain and heartache. That decision launched her into an encounter with the U.S. government that was life-changing and resulted in a new path covered by the hand of God and leading to amazing graces. At times raw in recounting the years of pain and struggle and other times joyful, You Can't Tell Anyone is an unforgettably gutsy story, packed with honesty, emotion, courage, and hope for us all.