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FEATURED BOOK: o Lorde: In her own words and those of Vonnegut by Bernie Dowling

O-Lorde-KindleGenre: Music, entertaibnent

New Zealand teenager Ella Yelich-O’Connor went from obscurity to fame and fortune as Lorde in less than 18 months.
Ella was not a conventional child. “I went to a lot of David Lynch films, I read a lot of strange books, I loved to go to the museum all day. I was that kid.”
Ella liked reading short stories and one of her favorite authors was American Kurt Vonnegut.
Journalist Bernie Dowling has compiled quotes from Lorde and Vonnegut to tell her story in their own words
Also included is Dowling’s entertaining account of the rise of Lorde.
‘I was in a cab home in NYC and Royals came on and I laughed and the driver asked why and I told him it was my song and he said ‘Mine, too.’

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FEATURED BOOK: Hard-Boiled Jargon: A Guide for Classic Crime & Mystery Fiction by Nick Vellis

Presentation1Genre: dictionary, crime, classic mystery

Have you ever been stumped by the language in an old detective novel or movie? Has the rapid fire dialogue left you scratching your head? Well, this guide is for you. The purpose of this book is to expand on the usual sources by collecting ordinary and arcane terms and where possible provide not only definitions but also probable sources for the terms, and phrases used in detective fiction. For writers, I’ve created a number of categories so an author can find just the right word to describe that hit, stoolie, or a bloto mutt. This collection draws on slang from the first half of the twentieth century. These distinctive words developed from unusual times that included the Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, the Depression, two world wars, and periods of unprecedented prosperity, gangsterism, and peace. Browse, read, and enjoy this colorful piece of our history.

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FEATURED BOOK: Dig Two Graves: Revenge or Honor by Nick Vellis

BookCoverImagefinalGenre: Mystery/Suspense, WWII

In war torn Greece, OSS commando, Lt. John Pantheras, stumbles onto a horrific plot.The Nazis are collecting a ransom from every Jewish Greek but they plan a double cross. They are going to deport the Jewish community despite their promises. Lt. Pantheras, a Greek resistance leader, and a rabbi turn the Nazi plot on its head when they steal the accumulated ransom. Things go well until the Nazis counterattack and John disappears with the bulk of the loot.

Nearly seventy years after WWII, while investigating his father’s murder, AJ Pantheras meets Ceres Savas. The elderly Greek shares a story reaching back to WWII Greece involving AJ’s grandfather, an immense stolen fortune, and the key to AJ’s father’s death. AJ’s grandfather, Lt John Pantheras helped Greek Jews escape the Nazis but disappeared with an immense fortune. Ceres and AJ seek this missing fortune for vastly different reasons. While AJ confronts his fears and greed, he is pulled into a decades old mystery and a duel with a pair of hired killers. With the help of the old Greek and a smart, shapely Italian PI, he tries to stay one-step ahead of death and the shadowy figure who may be behind it all.

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FEATURED BOOK: Building a Financial Fortress: Getting Started in Real Estate Investing by Nick Reichert

Real-Estate-Investing-For-Beginners-CoverGenre: Investing

In this book, I will walk you through the process of identifying, purchasing, owning and selling investment real property and many of my “lessons learned” along the way. I will also explain the system that I used to achieve my investment objectives.

After reading this book, you should be able to move forward confidently with your own program to invest in real estate and grow your wealth and cash flow!

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FEATURED BOOK: An Aviator At Heart by Ilyan Lavanway

9780976800491Genre: Adventure,Coming of age

All he wanted was to fly. A teenage pilot with an itchy throttle hand, a DaVinci-esque knack for sketching, and four generations of aeronautical heritage can’t wait to manifest his passionate aversion to the ground. He sees every hard earned dollar as a tick on the Hobbs meter. Every unencumbered swath of dirt is a potential landing strip, legal or not. His head literally in the clouds over airplanes and girls, the young Aviator can’t take a hint. Oblivious to the opportunities and history right under his nose, his jaunts over the Cascade Mountains of Washington State to fly 1940s era taildraggers at Evergreen Field land him in the company of local aviation legend, Wally Olson. Three decades later, the reminiscent Aviator gets 20/20 vision from Dr. Hindsight. This book is packed with adventures and illustrations that provide a uniquely personal account.

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FEATURED BOOK: A Patriot’s Act by Kenneth Eade

978-1500284992Genre: legal thriller

When a naturalized American citizen turns up missing in Iraq, Brent Marks fights the Goliath U.S. Government’s Patriot Act with its own Constitution. Santa Barbara accountant Ahmed Khury responds to the plea of his brother, Sabeen, a suspected money launderer in Iraq. Before Ahmed realizes what has happened to him, he is sent to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp as a suspected terrorist, and is subjected to torture to extract information that he doesn’t have. The courtroom drama mounts as the drama outside the courtroom explodes, and when murder, corruption and cover-up enters the picture, nobody, including Brent, is safe. This novel will challenge everything you think about patriotism, the war on terror, justice, civil liberties and freedom.

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FEATURED BOOK: Losing it by Elizabeth Armstrong

Slide1Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, mystery

Losing it will be free on Amazon Kindle store from the 25th of 27th of December.

Kate Winters is more than ready to chalk up the sudden invasion of trolls and knife wielding pixies to an inconveniently timed mental breakdown, after all with a serial killer on the loose it’s not as if London is short of real monsters.

Still reeling from the loss of her husband and a long way from home, Kate doesn’t have any plans beyond just getting by but there are some things you just can’t walk away from, no matter the cost. In over her head she soon finds out that the only way to get yourself in to more trouble than ignoring what is right in front of your face, is not to.

This isn’t like in the fairy tales, the Incubus has emotional issues, the only angel in the picture isn’t entirely sure that she counts as one of God’s children and nightmares can come to life.

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FEATURED BOOK: Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: TIME DREAMS by Tom Stafford

amazon.coverGenre: Science Fiction/Time Travel

TIME DREAMS. They are dreams, like any other dream. They are dreams about space and Time. They seem real, but so does life.
Dreams are thoughts. You’ve heard it before, “I think, therefore I am.” (Rene’ Descartes). But, the fact is – nobody even knows where thoughts come from.
Most people believe they have free will. They believe they have a choice. They believe they act of their own volition. But, will is not an action. It is only a thought. You cannot will something to happen. You are only free to choose the thoughts in your head. And, no one knows where they come from.
Life is a fantasy. No one knows what Life is or where it came from. No one knows what Time is. No one knows where Man came from or how long he’s been on this planet. No one knows if their actions are truly theirs. No one knows where dreams come from. No one knows what reality is.
Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: TIME DREAMS is a philosophical fantasy of dreams, space, Time, and love. It is the story of one man’s search to find the meaning of his existence.
But, how can he when nothing in this world is real? Have you ever wondered where Man came from? Did Man evolve from the apes? Was Man created by God? Perhaps Man was genetically created by the “Gods”. Perhaps these “Gods” created other creatures in their attempt to make Man. “TIME DREAMS” is a story that reaches back to the Time of Creation.
Man, the most arrogant of species, has no idea what Life is or where it came from. He doesn’t even know how he originated or how long he’s been on this planet. So, is that important in finding meaning for your existence?
Gork thinks it is. In his quest to find clues to the origin of Man, Gork discovers there may be something even more meaningful.
Gork tells Angie the story of how he met the girl in his dreams, her grandmother, Amani. His Time Dreams begin as he travels to an archaeological site near the Calico Hills in California.
During the drive across the desert, Gork has his first dream, a dream that takes him to another time, another world. In his dream he sees a girl, the girl of his dreams, Amani. He falls in love. It is True Love. It is Eternal Love. It is a love that has been since the beginning of creation.
Gork travels through space and time, compelled to follow his dream. His dreams take him back to a time and place long forgotten. While in reality he discovers an underground cavern that holds the secret to Man’s past. A secret buried in Time.

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FEATURED BOOK: Making Her His (A Singular Obsession Book 1) by Lucy Leroux

StolenAngel_AmazonGenre: Romantic Suspense Erotica

For almost five years, Alex has had one obsession. Her name is Elynn.

Alex Hanas couldn’t believe that after so many years as a widower, his father was getting remarried. To make matters worse, the American gold digger had a kid—a daughter named Elynn. After months of avoiding it, Alex goes to brunch with every intention of giving his father’s new family the deep freeze. But he can’t pull it off with Elynn’s anxious green-grey eyes locked on him.

That was the day his life changed.

Four years later, Alex is as close to Elynn as a stepbrother can be. But that’s not enough for him. He wants more…and he’s done waiting.

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FEATURED BOOK: Obsessed by Terry Towers

Obsessed-areGenre: romantic suspense, romantic comedy


I kill people for a living, but I’m really not a bad guy. At least I don’t think so. I’m just taking out the trash; the fact I get paid to do it is a happy coincidence. Normally I’m a pretty unemotional guy. I fear nothing and no one and I get things done without regret or ever looking back.

But like Superman, I have my own kind of kryptonite and her name is Sidney Lopez.

She never remembers me when she looks at me, but we had a past together. She’d freak if she knew that I know everything about her. She dominates my thoughts, but I know I’m just one of millions of people who adore her and I won’t lie, I’m obsessed. So even if I wanted to, I won’t stop … I can’t stop, until she’s mine.


People look at me, but they only see the product of the media and what they think they know is just an illusion. They don’t know the real me. They don’t know that my life is falling apart.

Just when I hit my scariest low, he steps into my life and he saves me.

Elijah’s handsome with an edgy charm and he seems to understand me when no one else does. He’s the hero I always dreamed about. But he’s also incredibly intense and I can’t shake the feeling there’s more to Elijah than he’s letting on.

What are the secrets he keeps so tightly guarded? I’m torn, do I give him my heart, or do I run in the other direction?

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Featured Book: The Ohana by C.W. Schutter

About The Ohana by C.W. Schutter

Golden Scroll First Place Novel of the Year 2014 winner!

A child is dying. Her life depends on an explosive secret her grandmother has kept from their Ohana (family). As Mary Han wrestles with the toxic revelations, she must finally face the past she fought so hard to forget. A secret that opens windows to an emotionally powerful saga that reveals three generations of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic Asian and Irish families.

Shadowy pasts, buried resentments, and painful memories converge into a melting pot of assumptions and potentially violent confrontations when the immigrants meet in the sugar cane fields of Kohala, Hawaii where a savage, unthinkable crime and a failed strike draw the three families together in an uneasy alliance.

From the young Korean, Han Chaul Roong, who murders the hated Japanese invaders who kidnap his sister and force her into prostitution, to the Japanese aristocrat Kazuko who abandons her life of wealth and privilege to live in poverty with the servant she loves, the Asians came to work the brutal cane fields of Hawaii under Patrick O’Malley, a refugee from the Irish famine who sailed on a coffin ship to the gang-infested streets of Boston and ended up in Hawaii after the bloody Civil War.

Sean Duffy, Patrick’s nephew, climbs out of Boston’s slums to the top of Hawaiian society by way of a loveless marriage to the sister of the woman he loves. Kazuko’s beautiful daughter Mariko lives as a social outcaste in the whorehouses of Honolulu. Chaul Roong’s son, George Han, the ruthless mob boss of the first Korean syndicate, builds an empire while hiding his love for his brother’s wife.

Played out on a stage set by the Great Depression, WW II, the Vietnam war, and the emergence of the Hawaiian mafia, the colliding worlds of the immigrants and their American-born children and grandchildren come to a head when an entire generation protest the Vietnam war and revolt against traditional values.

Now the families must put aside their lifetime prejudices and grudges to save a young girl. Will their Ohanas survive the startling truth behind the lies?

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Featured Book: WILD AVENGERS by Diane Van der Westhuizen

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About WILD AVENGERS by Diane Van der Westhuizen

Morbidius Ultimatum’s diabolical hobby is his collection of the last surviving member of each species on earth. But he has become impatient and he is eager to add the last rhino, elephant and human to his collection!

Can Chilli and Ty overcome their deepest fear and destroy Morbidius’s Dark Heart before time runs out?

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Featured Book: How to Write a Book and Tell Your Story, Easy Steps to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book by Barbara Miller

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About How to Write a Book and Tell Your Story, Easy Steps to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book by Barbara Miller

Is there a book in you just waiting to bust out? How to Write a Book and Tell Your Story was written for the ‘newbie author’ to take the fear and mystery out of writing your book. Simple steps are laid out from choosing the subject to the actual book writing process. The New York Times stated that 81% say they have a book in them, but sadly only 2% actually get the job done! Books enrich lives and the world needs your stories that only you can present in your own words. Learn the value in knowing your subject and easy ways to research your topic, and simple steps to publish your book through Amazon’s Create Space and Kindle Direct Publishing. Writing your book is an amazing destination. How to Write a Book and Tell Your Story is the perfect guide to seeing your name in print!

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Featured Free Book: Something Great by M. Clarke

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About Something Great by M. Clarke

✰✯✰ FREEBIE ✰✯✰

This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.

She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was dangerously good-looking, seductively charming, and definitely trouble. He
was everything Jeanella Mefferd did NOT need now.

Fresh out of college, life was predictable and comfortable for Jeanella. She had the
strength of her friends, the security of her job, and she was dating a reliable
man; it was all smooth sailing. That was until one night, when she met someone
who made her feel things she’d never felt before–dangerous, heart pounding,
breathless heat. Never imagining she would see him again, Jeanella has no idea what
to do when fate steps in and thrusts Maxwell Knight into her life, just as things were
beginning to change around her. When she lands her dream job and travels to New
York for Fashion Week, can she focus on her career instead of on Maxwell?

Will she ignore all the danger signs and jump straight into his arms; or would she
miss out on the chance of finding something great?

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Featured Book: From Gods by Mary Ting

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About From Gods by Mary Ting

This book is in Kindle Unlimited – Currently only $.99 for a limited time!

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? It’s not from Mother Nature. It is most likely from Mason Grand, swoon-worthy demigod, one of Zeus’s descendants.

Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college. Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.

Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the descendants of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

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Featured Fantasy Book: Showdown at Crossings by M. K. Theodoratus

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About Showdown at Crossings by M. K. Theodoratus

Slight of stature and lacking magic, old Ebe must destroy the demons who killed a long-time friend and mentor to regain his self-respect.

Once Crossings was a tranquil town nestled in the foothills of the Sierras—a place Ebe Brown thought was a paradise. His peaceful life is shattered when strangers appear to raise guard dogs.

A group of dog farmers led by a brawny trainer, Rabler, takes up residence and establishes a questionable business raising guard dogs. Sinister events begin to occur almost immediately after their arrival. Ebe Brown, a lifelong resident, suspects Rabler and his henchmen are not what they seem to be on the surface. When Ebe’s dog disappears, he confronts the outsiders and his suspicions deepen, but local law enforcement turns a blind eye on the dog-farmers’ menacing behavior and their disturbing presence. The townsfolk are alone in their fight.

Ebe reaches out to the old leader of the magic working hill folk for help. Nance, a tough as nails herb woman, is determined to set things right again, one way or another. Unfortunately, Rabler and his crew have other plans. Their threats fail when Nance refuses to back down, and all hell breaks loose. When Nance is killed, Ebe is filled with remorse for failing to save her.

This suspense-filled novelette reaches a cataclysmic end when Ebe fights to save his self-respect and the people of Crossings.

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Featured Childrens Book: The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats by Constance Corcoran Wilson

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About The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats by Constance Corcoran Wilson

“The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats,” 3rd book in “The Christmas Cats” series, will be on a special $1.99 promotion beginning at 8 a.m. (PST) December 16 and ending at 11 p.m. on December 22, 2014—just in time for Christmas. Check out the colorful “Christmas Cats in Silly Hats” (Book #1) at the dedicated website (www.TheXmasCats.com) to find out what these cute felines have been up to since Book #2, “The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats,” which was named one of the 7 BEST BOOKS published by a Chicago author by the CWA (Chicago Writers’ Association) in October, from among hundreds of entries.

The illustrated cats of this series travel about (attired in Silly Hats) doing good deeds and helping other animals. While they’re having fun and entertaining children with the Seussical rhyming verse and Gary McCluskey’s excellent illustrations, they are also modeling good behavior for young readers aged 3 to 10.

In Book One, students learned that cooperation is the name of the game and we all must learn to get along peacefully. The inspiration for the story was 2 warring cats in the author’s home—and 2 twin girls (the author’s granddaughters, Ava & Elise) after one bit the other on the nose!

In Book #2, the author points out that we shouldn’t judge others without investigating thoroughly. “It’s best to be open and trusting and kind, and always to keep an open mind.”
In this year’s Book #3, the Christmas Cats are called upon to help with an infestation of bats. “Bats are weird creatures and they scare us, it’s true. But they’re useful in nature for me and for you.” Book #3 will be specially priced at $1.99 on Kindle from Dec. 16-22 and Book #2 will be specially priced (at $1.99) from Dec. 18-24, just in time for Santa’s visit.

The author, a veteran educator and author of “Training the Teacher As A Champion” (PLS Bookstores) sits down each year with Ava and Elise Wilson and they pick the animal and the story.

Next year, the cats will help the deer in Scott County Park (IA) avoid hunters who are allowed to thin the herd within the city limits. Join “The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats” as they rhyme their way into your hearts and enjoy the FREE downloadable coloring book pages and mazes on the dedicated website (www.TheXmasCats.com), with interactive activities for your budding artists that will be displayed on the website if Mom and Dad scan them and send them in.

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Featured Childrens Book: Olivia’s Magic Conch by P.A.Zimmerman

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About Olivia’s Magic Conch by P.A.Zimmerman

Olivia’s dad, a marine biologist has instilled in her the importance of a clean ocean since she was a little girl. They combed the beaches searching for what he called a magic conch shell for many years but never found it. While working on a project in the Caribbean years later he goes missing at sea. An especially tragic mishap on her birthday; the day he promised they would find the elusive shell; leaves Olivia sad but hopeful he would be found.

One year to the day sitting on the beach at the waters edge,reminiscing about the times spent with her dad,she wriggles her toes deeper and deeper into the cool wet sand piling up with each new wave. When her big toe bumps into something hard she begins to dig with her hands. Digging and digging she doesn’t stop until she can grasp the object and pull it loose. When she has it in both hands her heart races …..could it be the magic conch? On her birthday?

This book is a modern day fable braided with factual information to bring awareness to the youth of today about the importance of keeping our oceans clean. Saving the fish and wildlife is equally as invaluable to us as humans for what we derive from it. Adventure, fantasy, animation, and a learning factor all interlaced for ages 9 and up.
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Featured Bargain Book: The Executive Graveyard by Shaye Mann

image2About The Executive Graveyard:

“Shaye Mann weaves a scintillating tale of greed and evil that kept me reading late into the night. Put Executive Graveyard on your reading list”

– Robert Dugoni

New York Times Bestselling Author

Deep in the canyons of Southern Utah lies nature’s deadliest predator: man. The location is Zion National Park, host to three million tourists each year. But unfortunately, not all of them make it out alive.

Nick Perrone is a successful executive whose wife is seven months pregnant with a child he never wanted. Wyatt Orr is a struggling Homicide Detective who joined the force after failing to save his father from an armed burglar. A camping trip seems like the perfect opportunity for these estranged friends to reconnect – and what better place than Zion? But after a heated argument, Wyatt backs out, leaving Nick to go alone.

Now Nick is missing and the authorities suspect he staged his own disappearance. But Wyatt doesn’t believe it, and finds himself en route to Utah fighting old and new demons. When he discovers Nick has been kidnapped, the pieces of an incomprehensible puzzle of human depravity and corporate greed begin falling into place. With every twist raising the stakes, it becomes a furious race against the clock. Something sinister hides behind those canyon walls, and if Wyatt can’t uncover it in time, he, Nick, his wife and their unborn child will be forced to pay the ultimate price.

Their lives.

“THE EXECUTIVE GRAVEYARD is a gripping novel which hooks the reader on page one. Author Shaye Mann keeps you guessing in this suspenseful page turner. A must read!”

– Thomas O’Callaghan

Author of BONE THIEF and THE SCREAMING ROOM from Kensington Books

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Featured Bargain Romance Book: Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

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About Bound by a Dragon by Linda K. Hopkins

At twenty-two, Keira Carver needs to find a husband, but the prospects in her small medieval village are not looking too good. So when Aaron Drake, a handsome stranger, takes up residence at Storbrook Castle, set deep in the surrounding mountains, Keira takes notice. Just as interesting is the fact that a fire-breathing dragon has also moved into the neighborhood, and is rumored to live in caves beneath the mountain fortress. What exactly is the connection between Aaron Drake and the dragon? And when the dragon rescues her from the unwanted attentions of some village boys, who will set out to rescue her from the huge, scaly, fire-breathing monster?

This book is 99 cents for a limited time from Dec 10-20.

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