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Path of the Devil - Camino del Diablo: Based on True Events of A DEA Agent and Two Private Investigators Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733635004
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Published: Dianne's Consultant Services - February 7th, 2019

Path of the Devil: Camino del Diablo is a story of true events that occurred 1991-1996. DEA Agent Larry Hardin and two private investigators, Jeff Pearce and Randy Torgerson, were determined to bring down the Meraz organization along the southwestern border. For five years the three men spearheaded two separate, and simultaneous investigations in different locations that eventually merged. Jeff and Randy provided information to Larry to build his case when they found the Meraz's were working with corrupt employees of their California client. The Meraz's attempted to murder two DEA agents (1970s) and were connected to the murders of Kiki Camerena, George Montoya, Paul Seema, Jose Montoya, Dan Elkins, and Michael Crowe. Larry was determined to indict the Meraz's.Foreword by Michael Levine, NY Times bestselling author of "Deep Cover" and "The Big White Lie.

The Third Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681112701
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Published: Independently Published - February 2019

“Lorraine glanced through the windows at the open sky, and thought of the daily fear that seized women and girls throughout the world….She thought of the ugliness that had no mercy, the imprisoning evil that had no visible bars, but left so many with inescapable scars.”The novel begins with desperation, the kind that journalist Lorraine Cutler understands as she meets women throughout the United States. Set in 2018, The Third Woman confronts the historical and contemporary violence against women and girls across ethnic, age, and class lines.

No Turning Back Cover Image
ISBN: 9781925272802
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Published: Hybrid Publishers - April 11th, 2018

The dots on the plains far below were gazelles, zebras, elephants, buffalo and there were probably leopards in the thorn trees, and a lion pride or two. She felt the stirrings of an even deeper passion for Africa and, with it, a longing for a fulfilled life with Zeno. She wondered if they might have a child together. And if they were to be together, could Australia be included in their life in Ethiopia and Kenya?

Young Australian anthropologist Louise Davitt, embarking on an Ethiopian field trip, is soon living with the world's poorest people and sampling their culture in her typically adventurous, passionate and unconventional way. No Turning Back is the story of a girl who grows up loving country Australia and later tries to implement change in the lives of African women.

Set against actual politicial events and cultural realities, the book reveals much about Ethiopia's vulnerability in the face of natural disasters and political turmoil. Louise Davitt's determined pursuit of independence leads her to life-changing situations, often thrilling, sometimes dangerous. A love triangle portends bitter experiences of trauma, illness and loss.

Stretching from the great Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 to the present day, No Turning Back takes readers on a walk with the Hamar tribe, to rural Australia, the UK and to poignant times in New York and Paris. Louise triumphs. Yet she is not a hero - just one who copes with life's wounds. Her personal trauma and grief become a celebration as she taps into the resilience learned from her grandmother and from a magical time spent with women of Ethiopia's nomadic Hamar. Grasping an unusual opportunity, she turns a setback into a challenge and rebuilds not just her own life, but the lives of others.

'A moving tale of cross-cultural endeavour dealing with problems that for millions of people are all too real. Rees's knowledge of this complex world is evident; his compassion for the powerless shines through.' - Cate Kennedy - author of Sing and Don't Cry: a Mexican Journal

'Powerful, realistic and moving - I wept.' - Christine Durham, former Senior Victorian of the Year and author of Doing Up Buttons

Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578460963
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Published: J. Ross Victory - June 9th, 2019

Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Page by page, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama.

Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author's probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion and death, leaving no stone unturned.

Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.

Ultimately, he contemplates a different "flight path" drawn from past lessons. He encourages readers to do the same.

A must-read for sons, fathers and families.

Nate the Narwhal: A Tale about Being Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9781723087349
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 22nd, 2019

Nate is a Narwhal, but he looks nothing like his peers, and it affects his life. How will he be able to overcome the stigma of being different? How can we teach our younger children to overlook and accept others that may not look like us? This book will introduce that concept and hopefully allow you to help your children develop the empathy that will allow them to become better people.

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ISBN: 9781520890197
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Published: Independently Published - April 2nd, 2017

'The Eve Project' is a character driven science-fiction series, with Book One: 'Cause and Effects' standing as the introduction to the vibrant galaxy full of dynamic, complicated individuals caught up in the midst of a Civil War between the Crowned Royal and True Sovereignty forces as both factions vie for the throne at the heart of humanity. Shadow Team - an elite special forces unit - is deployed behind True Sovereign lines to stop the completion of a terrifying new bioweapon, a weapon that - if released - could break the holdings of the Crowned Royals, and cement the iron fisted dominion of their greatest enemy. Ideologies and loyalties will be tested as pirates, mercenaries and the full might of the True Sovereignty stand against Shadow Team, and it will fall to their captain, Seth Corbett, to see his soldiers through their most difficult mission yet.

All Mimsy Were The Borogroves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692043943
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Published: Artworks, Fine Art Publishing - April 22nd, 2019

All Mimsy Were the Borogroves is an intimate photographic memoir that reveals the shifting foundations of family when mom, the fulcrum of hearth and home, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the tendrils of daily life begin to unravel. This book is an invaluable guide for anyone whose life has been touched by Lewy Body Dementia and for everyone else it illuminates what remains when words detach from meaning and dying becomes an intrinsic part of living.

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ISBN: 9780960056101
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Published: Independently Published - February 23rd, 2019

A heartfelt portrait of how senior canine companions inspire us to live our best life.

There is something unique about adopting an animal whose years are limited. It helps us uncover what is really important and to navigate our own humanity.

Meet Annie, an old dog the shelter deemed unadoptable. Annie’s uplifting story encourages us to take a chance on elderly, disabled, or challenged rescue pets. They reward us with daily lessons in love, resilience, hope, and grace.

My Stars Are Still Shining: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692864425
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Published: Amina Warsuma - March 16th, 2017

Amina Warsuma calls Harlem her hometown, and that's where she spent her childhood and college years. She attended Monroe College, earning an associate's degree in business. She went on to acquire a degree in cinema production and producing from Los Angeles City College. Warsuma worked as an international fashion model for ten years, traveling all over the world and appearing in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. She is also a writer, most notably penning articles for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and contributing to the style blog for Huffington Post. She can be found online at ablackmodelinparis.com or on Twitter as @AminaWarsuma.

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ISBN: 9780692118214
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Published: Amber Stone Agent Zero - March 10th, 2019

Amber Stone Agent Zero is working for the DEA in Columbia South America assigned to an undercover case, but all is not as it seems. In the future, she will encounter six women who allow their pain to motivate and drive them to darkness. Before Amber nurses the idea of becoming Agent Zero a terrorist cult cell was forming. This is the beginning of the key members and their origin. Chaos is afoot in the world. The cult of the Daughters of Al-Lat has set its sights on destroying the New World Order and civilization is threatened by the menace of a new rogue fanatical group. The chase is on When the cult kidnaps her father, Agent Zero's mission gets personal. Little does she know the part she will play in a world of shifting shadows.

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ISBN: 9781976958533
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Published: Independently Published - February 12th, 2018

Kylie Jo died instantly when a light gauge shotgun discharged striking her in the forehead. As the sheriffs arrived at the scene, Ricky Lee, her boyfriend, gave 2 conflicting statements about how she died, neither of which agreed with the wealth of physical evidence in the room and on the body. 

Kylie Jo was stunningly beautiful, an accomplished college sophomore and the daughter every parent would love to have. If she had a weakness it was her choice in boyfriends. Her most recent, for the past two years, was someone her parents wished she had never met. 

Ricky Lee’s parents wished they didn’t have to yet again call upon Ian Weintraub, an old friend, and skilled lawyer, to save the life of their son now facing the death penalty. Ian Weintraub, a decorated Vietnam era Marine, had previously helped Ricky Lee with his legal problems. Ian’s experience as a combat hardened veteran will be put to the test as he prepares for the fight of his life.

The Sheriff and the District Attorney say it is murder, first degree at that. Kylie Jo’s father, a senior member of the editorial staff at the largest newspaper on the West Coast, is lobbying with all his resources for a conviction. But is it murder, or a horrifically tragic accident? 

A life hangs in the balance, and Ian will strain every fiber of his being to convince a California jury to spare Ricky’s life for this tragedy.

You and Me Kid: A Practical Guide for Meeting Your Teen with Faith, Hope, and Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944297404
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Published: Robert Reed Publishers - May 17th, 2019

Tips to save parents and teens a lot of pain!
Engaging stories with simple lessons for parenting your teen.
Advice from an experienced Parent Educator and Child Development Professor.
Ways to learn to foster your teen’s success in life and build a lasting parent-child bond.
Ideas on how to help your teen grow up emotionally healthy.
Simple messages that every teen needs to hear.
New practical help for living your desire of being an effective parent for your teen.
Information that the average educated person does not know about teenagers.
Messages teens need, made easy for parents.
Knowledge of what all teens are experiencing developmentally.
How to shift from conflict with your teen into responsiveness and enduring connection.
Feel competent as a parent of a teenager..
Discover key information about adolescent development that the average parent does not know.
Advice on how to navigate important and difficult conversations with your teen.

The Armenian Highland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780967212050
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Published: Stone Garden Press - April 15th, 2019

THE ARMENIAN HIGHLAND is a beautifully illustrated historical guide to the ancient homeland of the Armenians—lands that are commonly known today as Historic Armenia.

This impressive 312-page hard cover volume provides a unique perspective on the Armenian past that has survived in Ani, Kars, and Western Armenia—all lands that are outside the borders of today’s modern Republic of Armenia.

Author Matthew Karanian brings these ancient Armenian lands alive through a masterful combination of story-telling, historic maps, and more than 200 photographs—both modern and ancient. The result is a book that proudly showcases an Armenia that has rarely been seen since 1915.

Desolation Lake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578470177
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Published: Line by Line Books - March 8th, 2019

Life, death, and love converge on the ground floor of heaven.

The suicide of a brilliant student at an exclusive Los Angeles private school shakes the school's community. Leo, the girl's teacher and mentor, soon finds himself in the crosshairs of a powerful and vengeful school board member. And when he is accused of a crime of which he is innocent--or is he?--he turns fugitive.

At Desolation Lake in the Eastern Sierras, two miles above sea level and light years from the life he has known, Leo must confront his demons and make a critical decision. The unforgiving yet sublimely beautiful environment and the torments and joys of the human spirit combine to drive the story to its powerful and revelatory conclusion.

Desolation Lake tells two parallel stories: Chandler, the daughter Leo has never known, and her lover, Paul; Professor Leo and Father Tom, two men from different worlds. It is an imaginative novel that soars in spirit and language, the work of a writer who confronts head-on the human capacity for love while plumbing the depths of the soul.

Oblivion: Grace In Exile With A Monk Behind Bars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781798765661
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Published: Cathedral Center Press - March 2019

Oblivion: Grace in Exile with a Monk Behind Bars is about one man’s journey through decades of poverty, addiction, homelessness and incarceration into life as a monk who steps out of the monastery daily to walk with those living in exile in jails and prisons. Brother Dennis’ own story is woven into those of our incarcerated brothers and sisters and tell of how the bonds of truth and love have been forged through many years of common familiarity with suffering and grace.

Soul Conversations: A Medium Reveals How to Cultivate Your Intuition, Heal Your Heart, and Connect with the Divine Cover Image
By Austyn Wells, Matthew McKay (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781684031849
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Published: Reveal Press - February 2nd, 2019

Soul Conversations reveals how you can tap into your soul's wisdom, connect with the universe, and communicate with loved ones and guides in the spirit world. Drawing on the author's extensive training and experience, you'll learn how to develop intuition, cultivate your "soul senses," and create a personal spirituality that interweaves the invisible world with the everyday fabric of your life.

We are all connected--to each other and to an infinite intelligence that some call spirit, source, universe, or God. To come to the understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, we must reacquaint ourselves with our very essence, or soul. This book invites you to embark on that magical journey and explore the eternity of the universe within each of us.

Written by spiritual medium Austyn Wells, Soul Conversations is the first guide to offer practical tools based in grief counseling, spirit communication, hypnotherapy and regression, indigenous medicine, and energy exercises to help you align your everyday thoughts and actions with your deepest wisdom for a soul-centered life. Drawing on the author's extensive training and experience--including training in shamanism, as well as years of working with other souls seeking similar illumination--this book will help you:

  • Explore the illusions and truths of self, and honor the oneness of dark and light
  • Discover the "soul senses" and how they connect you to universe and spirit world
  • Explore soul-to-soul communication with loved ones, animals, and spirit guides
  • Strengthen your connection to nature and with divine guidance
  • Deepen your soul presence in self-care and relationships
  • And much more

With the meditations, activities, and experiments in this unique guide, you'll create a bridge to the invisible world and move toward living a more authentic, soul-fulfilling, spiritual life.

Blue Nestira Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732209190
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Published: Aux Media - March 15th, 2019

An International Novel of Music and Intrigue by Brazilian author Aliete Guerrero.

Sofia de Menezes, an opera singer from Rio, had her career cut short with the death of her beloved fianc .
Years later, she gets another chance to shine on the Met stage by entering into a contract with an opera manager named Didier Guisan. He turns out to be a master at carving a path that will make Sofia the world's number one diva for as long as he owns her voice, body, and desires. Will she agree to a complete metamorphosis to become Didier's dazzling diva? Will Sofia give up her cultural heritage to fit into the fast and sleek new world Didier has to offer and achieve her dream? Will she give up the life of her unborn child to realize her greatest desire?
On the cusp of Sofia's stardom, the convicted killer of her fianc escapes from prison and makes an appearance during the most important performance of her career, Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Will Sofia's life be cut short?

Consequential Communication in Turbulent Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733614603
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Published: Independently Published - February 21st, 2019

In an age of great volatility—fake news, diverse audiences, technology at our fingertips, and change at the speed of light—clear, concise, and intentional communication is vital to successful human interaction. Workplace miscommunications, be they well-meaning or not, result in lost productivity, discontent, and even violence. This book answers the age-old leadership question: how do we get the best out of ourselves and others on the job? Relying upon her experiences as a practicing labor lawyer, corporate executive, officer, human resources executive, and an organizational development consultant, Diana Peterson-More has developed actionable, easy-to-implement, and practical steps to successful communication, which is the key to getting what we want from ourselves and others. The volume is filled with stories of workplace communications that worked, and those that didn’t, and presents real-world solutions to ensure all communication will hit the mark.

How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts (American Crossroads #38) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520280083
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Published: University of California Press - January 2014

How Race Is Made in America examines Mexican Americans—from 1924, when American law drastically reduced immigration into the United States, to 1965, when many quotas were abolished—to understand how broad themes of race and citizenship are constructed. These years shaped the emergence of what Natalia Molina describes as an immigration regime, which defined the racial categories that continue to influence perceptions in the United States about Mexican Americans, race, and ethnicity.

Molina demonstrates that despite the multiplicity of influences that help shape our concept of race, common themes prevail. Examining legal, political, social, and cultural sources related to immigration, she advances the theory that our understanding of race is socially constructed in relational ways—that is, in correspondence to other groups. Molina introduces and explains her central theory, racial scripts, which highlights the ways in which the lives of racialized groups are linked across time and space and thereby affect one another. How Race Is Made in America also shows that these racial scripts are easily adopted and adapted to apply to different racial groups.

It's of No Consequence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692194089
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Published: Burkwood Media - October 25th, 2018

Three generations of women born from the same ancestral line; yet separated by vastly different and inequitable life experiences. Beverley, the youngest, was raised in the U.S. during the late 40's and 50's in a relatively stable middle-class home. She never knew abandonment or isolation. She never knew the scratchy feeling of itchy burlap next to her skin, or the callous, stone-like crusting beneath her feet from not having shoes; her mother Daphne, on the other hand, experienced this and more.

Daphne grew up during the 20's and 30's in Kingston, Jamaica and knew poverty and anger well. Abandoned by her mother Phyllis, she was robbed of her childhood. Her earliest memories were filled with images of her Aunt screaming at her for being a burden. As a child, she worked for her keep by doing all of the domestic chores in the house while taking care of her Aunt's children. Throughout Daphne's life, Phyllis refused to acknowledge the pain and tragedy of her daughter's childhood; never once telling her that she loved her. However, she did let Daphne know, "Girl children ain't nothing but shit!"

In stark contrast, Phyllis grew up at the turn of the 20th century in Jamaica, BWI. She attended the best boarding schools, rode in the finest horse carriages, grew up with house servants and ate meals served on bone china prepared by the family's cook. The socio-economic contrast of their lives was startling but fell second to Phyllis' failure to love her child.

Over the years, the responsibility fell upon Beverley to help her grandmother and support her mother through a lifetime of emotional omissions. Ironically, it was Phyllis whose life would come full circle. After a generation of her abandonment and neglect of her child, Phyllis ultimately needed the help and support of both her daughter and granddaughter.

The work is poignant and emotionally telling with graphic visualizations of life's crushing blows.

Approaching Freedom: An Exile's Quest for a New Self Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732892903
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Published: Maria A. Nodarse - November 14th, 2018

A probing tale of an exile's quest for a new self, Approaching Freedom follows Maria Nodarse's journey from her arrival as a Cuban political refugee in 1960s America to her return to her native land in 1979.

Nodarse is fifteen when her family settles in a white middle-class New Jersey town. In Cuba she had attended the same private American school since kindergarten. At Ridgefield Park High School when she's instructed to take part in the pledge of allegiance Nodarse cannot help but feel extremely alienated. When her classmates ask her, "Do you wear shoes in Cuba?" and she's forbidden to speak her own language on the school grounds, she starts looking for somewhere to hide.

Alone in this new reality, with one brother studying medicine in Mexico and the other imprisoned after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Nodarse resents the role assigned to Cuban women.

After her father loses his job he announces "We're all moving to Miami." Nodarse is not so sure. She has other ideas about her life even though it might cause her parents to stop talking to her. She knows the decision she makes will set the stage for the rest of her life. What she doesn't know is how a headstrong young Latina can find her way through the maze of feminist, social, and political revolutions of the 60' and 70's without losing herself or the small family she has left.

As an exile, she's left everything behind --her identity, her language, her land, her culture, her people. In Miami her compatriots have found ways to mediate these losses; they have formed an ethnic enclave that provides the warmth and acceptance of home. Nodarse refuses this consolation and moves to Manhattan. After graduating from Columbia she returns to Cuba, seeking what she lost.

Gospel According to Song of Solomon: A Fruitful Marriage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949572261
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Published: Carpenter's Son Publishing - January 31st, 2019

The Gospel According to Song of Solomon is the Magna Carta of marriage manuals. A guide to grow spiritual connections between God, man and woman. It will shepherd you through the highs and lows of relationships. If you desired a glimpse into the Song of Solomon, your search is over. A must read for the lover of Christ who are single, married, seeking marriage, or for the inquiring heart. Kevin Foster is an award-winning author. 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 Awards for exemplary Christian books, and received the Literary Classics Silver Seal for faith based works, and their Seal of Approval. His second book, The Gospel According to Jonah: A Call to Obedience, 121 Days of Devotions won a subsequent Silver medal in the Illumination Christian Book Awards.

Wtf* Is Wrong with Our Health? *what the Food: A Rebel Physician's Manifesto for Reversing Disease and Increasing Smiles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733547505
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Published: Roberto Tostado - February 2019

This feisty, funny, and deeply caring book by a "rebel physician" proposes that we take a radically different look at our assumptions about nutrition and medicine. In 9 concise chapters exploring such topics as "Abnormal is the New Normal," "Why Jesus Had a Six-Pack," and "WGF: What is Good Food?" Roberto Tostado MD both entertains and challenges readers to take a look at their unhealthiest habits and take charge of their well-being for the sake of becoming "A New You, Strutting All Over Town."