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ISBN: 9781499035445
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - August 21st, 2014

With visually stunning imagery, At the Crossroad is set in the steamy, smoldering Middle East during the 1950s and 1960s. Four young lives are intertwined by the political and cultural circumstances of this era. With an unforgettable narrative of love and sacrifice, the book offers romance, adventure, joy and tragedy.


ISBN: 9780615964003
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Published: Anger Management Essentials Publishing - December 26th, 2014

The workbook covers areas that both directly and indirectly impact one's anger. Stress Management, for example, is a key focus since the more stressors one has, the more likely one is to become angry. Another area covered in the workbook is Emotional Intelligence, due to the high correlation between lower emotional intelligence levels and a greater number of angry episodes. Other topics include Communication and Listening Skills, Developing Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, as well as Letting Go and Forgiveness. 

ISBN: 9780986420634
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Published: Tim Burgess - March 3rd, 2015

It’s the summer of ‘67 and all Liam Sol wants is to ride the perfect wave and sleep with the prettiest girls. But when his father’s murdered body is found washed ashore, he launches his own investigation into his father’s death — against the warnings of the police and his family.


ISBN: 9781503062351
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Published: Createspace - January 10th, 2015

Jerry Burtis is a symbol of what made the Dodgers a very special organization during the time of the O’Malley ownership as a loyal and dedicated employee of the team. In his book, Just the Ticket, Jerry has captured the spirit of the Dodger organization, its employees and its fans. He had a first-hand view of what was taking place at Dodger Stadium from the front office to the field level and the memories of that time will be enjoyed by all Dodger fans. -- Fred Claire, former Executive VP and General Manager of the Dodgers, 1969-1998

ISBN: 9780989053570
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Published: Allium Press - June 17th, 2014

October 1882 - Pinkerton Agent Garrett Lyons arrives in Chicago to uncover the truth behind the death of his partner. With his friends, architect, Louis Sullivan and Charlotte Reed, former girlfriend who runs an upscale poker game for the city's elite - he must solve a larger mystery involving counterfeit government bonds.

To find out more about J. Bard Collins visit her website here.

To read the KIRKUS REVIEW of Honor Above All click here.  

ISBN: 9780986445606
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Published: Quercus Publishing - December 15th, 2014

JON FIXX is a clever thriller dressed up in the trappings of a misguided romance. The novelty of writing love stories as wedding gifts has worn thin for Jon as his own love life falls to pieces. But when Mafia Don Tony Vespucci comes knocking, Vespucci won’t take no for an answer. With an easy-to-read pulp fiction style and enough twists to make Agatha Christie happy, JON FIXX is a page turner.

ISBN: 9780989208307
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Published: Bowie Books - July 1st, 2014

Liv and Bowie can tell Mom and Dad need a break from work, so they convince them to put down the technology and head out for a fun day at the park!

ISBN: 9781631925757
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Published: BookBaby - March 1st, 2015

Do these people have anything in common?






They were all CROQUET enthusiasts! And if that's not enough to get you intrigued….you can add to this list King Charles II of England, The Prince of Wales, President James Garfield and… Blackjack the cat!


ISBN: 9781432798802
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Published: Outskirts Press - May 29th, 2013

Rational Polemics is a provocative, controversial, outrageous book that dares to challenge the ideas and values that most of the world has been spoon-fed from infancy onward. With personal anecdotes, tongue-in-cheek humor, and refreshing candor, author Richard Devens thinks outside the traditional strictures of convention and morality, and asks important questions, including: Does poetic justice exist? Is forgiveness always the best method to achieve closure? Do we have the right to end our own lives? Should drugs be legal? Can prostitution be beneficial? These questions, and so many more, are addressed by an author that might be considered one of the most original thinkers of our time.

ISBN: 9781634132961
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Published: BASCOM Hill Publishing Group - May 12th, 2015

Dr. Joe Dilley shares his profoundly effective three-step process that will facilitate your kids' transition away from overuse of technology and toward more responsible and mindful use, so they unplug from devices and reconnect with your family in organic, lasting ways. Parenting “gray areas” (e.g., use of Internet for school) are addressed and resolved.

ISBN: 9781634433716
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Published: Jamie Hoang - April 25th, 2015

Aubrey Johnson is a 27-year-old painter who learns she is going blind. Faced with this crushing diagnosis, she travels the world to see it one last time. On her journey, she finds a deeper understanding of herself and her life--sometimes fragmented and complex, but always with relentless truth.

ISBN: 9780578154121
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Published: Osric Enterprises, Inc. - January 5th, 2015

William Bradford Bugg has almost everything: an enviable collection of pop, modern and contemporary art, a yacht, a Maybach with a driver, a seat on the Grand Council of Foundations and a bright orange Aston Martin. Unfortunately, he has no heart. His second one has just given out and he desperately needs a third. While he waits for another chance at life, he wonders if he really ever lived at all.


By Peg Ivy
ISBN: 9780965922784
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Published: PJ Enterprises, Inc - March 1st, 2014

A Dash of Southern takes you to New England and west to the Pacific, with exciting adventures in food. Elegant dishes made simple, sophisticated dishes to delight and pique the interest of the most accomplished cook. Timeless favorites with a new flare excite the palate reminiscent of times past.

Preview 27 pages of the 224 book online via
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ISBN: 9780988768765
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Published: BooksEndependent - July 24th, 2014

Kirkus Book Review excerpt:

Thirteen-year-old Jason Swann and a classmate, Daniel, end up accidentally stuck on Nierion’s spaceship … Their only option is to travel with him to the next planetary system. This novel’s greatest strength is Jason’s characterization. His complex emotions, particularly his sense of loss and alienation, remain palpably real throughout … An empathetic sci-fi adventure for middle-grade readers that impresses with its psychological depth.

ISBN: 9781483600550
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - April 17th, 2013

"Cat Tales Da Real Pussy" is an explanation of the exploration into the discovery of the mystical, mystique air, characterizing the attitude and some what mysterious patterns that tends, to shape, the behavior of cats, which, I discovered through "Cat Tales Da Real Pussy" The bottom line, to me -  There's a common thread to all living things. A Supreme being. "In the beginning God! meow, meow!"

ISBN: 9780893049706
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Published: Cross Cultural Communications - June 10th, 2014

Poetry. Art. Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, painter, poet, writer, in this her 19th book, expresses in paintings and poetry the sacred merging of love into the Beloved. "Here Rumi elopes with Chagall in a dance of color, compassion, and sensuality" (Dr. Darin Deterra, psychotherapist, author). An exhibit book of showings at the Shreveport and Santa Barbara Karpeles Library and Museum, this is a stunning publication.

About The Author

A passion for creative expression and a lifelong fascination with spiritual transformation have ignited Carolyn Mary Kleefeld to become an award-winning poet, writer, and artist. Born in Catford, England, Ms. Kleefeld grew up in southern California, where she studied art and psychology at UCLA. In 1980 she moved to her cliff-side home high above the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, where she studies, writes, and paints amidst the surrounding wilderness.

Ms. Kleefeld  is the author of nineteen books, a variety of which are used as inspirational texts in universities and healing centers, and are featured along with the writings of seven other acclaimed woman writers in a continuing course, “The Other Half of the Sky: Eight Woman Writers,” taught at Swansea University in Wales by poet and publisher Peter Thabit Jones.

Her poetry and prose has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, and her first book, Climates of the Mind, was translated into Braille by the Library of Congress. Her writings have been translated into Korean, Romanian, Japanese, Italian, Sicilian, Chinese, Arabic, Bengali, and Bulgarian. Her poetry book, Vagabond Dawns, is published in both an English/Korean bilingual edition and an English/Romanian bilingual edition. Ms. Kleefeld’s book of philosophical aphorisms, Soul Seeds: Revelations and Drawings, is published in bilingual English/Korean and English/Japanese editions and in a trilingual English/Italian/Sicilian edition.



ISBN: 9780986264108
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Published: Dragon Tree Books - December 17th, 2014

BEYOND THE GREAT WATER is a sweeping historical novel, meticulously researched, that tells the story of the first American settlement on the Pacific Coast, an oft-neglected but riveting story in America's history. The characters are utterly believable, and through them, we can feel the urgency and drama of the early exploration of North America.

ISBN: 9780990674207
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Published: Pacific Bookworks - February 15th, 2015

On a cold November morning in 1938, Herman watches in horror as his cousin is arrested. As a Jew, he realizes it is past time to flee Germany, a decision that catapults him from one adventure to another, his life changed forever by the gathering storm of world events. 

ISBN: 9780692216298
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Published: Randy Maizuss - June 28th, 2014

Francis Stevens is a thriving surgeon, in his late forties, at the largest HMO hospital, in Los Angeles. He resides in the wealthy neighborhood of Santa Monica, with his loving but overbearing wife, Ruth, and with his innocent teenage daughter, Abigail. Their lives are cushioned by wealth until the night of Francis' sudden death. Within one evening, Ruth and Abigail's world of innocence instantly dissolves and they are plunged into a world of hatred and prejudice. Throughout their journey together, Ruth and Abigail must learn to heal their emotional wounds and the animosity between each other.


ISBN: 9781508538219
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Published: Createspace - April 22nd, 2015

Simultaneously imaginative and relatable, John Mengatti’s short story compilation explores the complicated, often humorous experiences that unite all creatures, whether human being, canine, or something else entirely. With curiosity and wit, Mengatti infuses the everyday with wonder. The result is a unique collection of bite-sized tales, the perfect length for ingesting on a subway or bus ride before embarking on your busy day, while endlessly thought-provoking and memorable.

ISBN: 9781937543709
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Published: Jaded Ibis Press - December 22nd, 2014

“Dear Tess, we cut you up today.” So ends and begins the disturbing and provocative story of Tess, a third-year medical student whose compulsive desire to feel her patients’ pain leads her to destruct her own body by methods both horrific and creative. When Tess’s narrative intersects with similarly obsessive characters, the distinctions between fiction and reality, between art and medicine, are called into question. 

ISBN: 9780986138409
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Published: Healthland, LLC - May 1st, 2015

Today, anyone who is valiantly trying to reach goals in our harried and high-pressure world is a Wall Street personality! In fact, most of us are Wall Street Personalities. Stress has become the norm. GuruNanda's Happy Breath Yoga: Wall Street Yoga invites you to experience the scientifically proven benefits of yoga, yogic breathing and meditation in just 14 MINUTES A DAY!

ISBN: 9780991366699
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Published: Linda Rappoport - September 3rd, 2014

Three women get entangled in a web of terror and death when a sadistic murderer targets one and ensnares the other two. A Park Ranger with a past she doesn’t want to remember. Another Ranger with a domestic life in shambles. And a rich socialite whose perfect life is anything but.


ISBN: 9780986435102
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Published: Rockrose Books - February 1st, 2015

Josephine Bristol has incredible artistic talent, but also a dark secret: she has visions of killing people. While avoiding being noticed and 'adjusted' by drones patrolling an unstable America, Jo struggles to find her direction in the world, until her life falls apart when one of her visions sends her over the edge.


ISBN: 9781457523670
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - October 17th, 2013

Silence is Broken takes us back to the heat and tension of the Vietnam War, where William Scofield sheds his childhood illusions in a story of survival and growth. Through a serious of startling episodes, he is forced to learn not only who he is as a man, but also who he is as an American.


ISBN: 9780615691064
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Published: Living Art Publications - March 19th, 2014

Jonestown is a historical thriller about a father determined to free his son from the compound of cult leader Jim Jones. The novel allows readers to glimpse the sadistic governance of the Peoples Temple, and it carries them along the path of the congressional delegation whose inspection of Jonestown in 1978 led to the shocking climax.


ISBN: 9781632930477
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Published: Sunstone Press - February 18th, 2015

Set in 1928 Los Angeles against the backdrop of a once notorious stock scandal, the story follows sleuth Sarah Kaufman as she seeks to discover both a killer and a dark secret upon which part of L.A. was built.

"An entertaining whodunit with a striking protagonist and a compelling cultural backdrop." --Kirkus Reviews


ISBN: 9780989490252
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Published: Moses Solomon - April 1st, 2015

Is Thericia, Princess of the planet Alscras and only sixteen, prepared to leave the trivial pursuits of her circle of attendants to join the Prince of the Gearmlian confederation in his dealings with the sinister Lady Ludzenia? The Emperor—her father—would never approve. If he knew.

ISBN: 9780990807308
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Published: Huff Publishing Associates, LLC - March 2015

“Based on the true story of two mothers' transcendent love for the same boy, which propels them and him on a riveting and unimaginable path of transformation and triumph. It is a story that feels intensely personal, yet universal. Compelling, candid, exceptionally well written. Very highly recommended. Reviewer’s Choice Book -Midwest Book Review

ISBN: 9780578160542
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Published: Cary Shulman - May 1st, 2015

A political thriller. A novel of ideas. America has seen better days. Allan Shaw is about to change all that. By any means necessary. Michael Flaherty, an unhinged ex DEA agent, and Tess Prudhomme, a streetwise petty thief hit Shaw head on in this tale of intrigue and the revelatory power of obsession, fantasy and sprees.

ISBN: 9781599485089
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Published: Jan Stinchcomb - May 1st, 2015

Determined to learn the fate of a missing neighborhood girl, Madeleine Reynolds follows a thread of dark secrets leading ultimately to her own family’s past. Set in the turbulent San Francisco Bay Area of 1979, Find the Girl portrays the world of contradictions that Madeleine must navigate as she tries to make sense of competing storylines about female identity.

ISBN: 9780938667063
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Published: Jamenair Ltd - January 1st, 2015

“Extremely impressed! This is a phenomenal resource for anyone seeking a job, by far one of the most comprehensive tools I’ve reviewed. A must-read if you’re in the job market just starting your career, looking to change careers. Well worth the investment.” —Kim Lambert, Manager of Talent Acquisition, The Ohio State University

ISBN: 9780988768727
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Published: Books Endependent - September 20th, 2013

“Two young girls in Chicago [in the 1960s] are intuitive detectives. The African-Americans tweens, and their heritage and culture, are shared in a very inclusive way, making this children’s book accessible to everyone … a contemporary Nancy Drew. It’s a good read, and…hallelujah…no violence, sex, drugs, etc. I’m on a quest to find quality, uplifting books for children, and this one definitely fits the bill!”
Laura Duggan - Literature for Kids