The Factory by Greg Dragon

The-Factory-Cover-600x900In Brian Jackson’s eyes, he was being cheated out of a proper life. His boss paid him a salary comparable to the people that he managed, while he lived in a crappy apartment, and his only connection with women was limited to his weekly visits to his favorite strip club. Brian had done everything right by society, but the rewards were just not enough. This was until he met Jada, a beautiful stripper who grew attached to him. When Brian took their relationship outside of the club, he didn’t realize that it would be his first step into a life of murder, infidelity, and organized crime.

Targeted Age Group:: 18+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been reading books and watching movies on organized crime for as long as I can remember. One of the things that I have always wanted to do was to write a book about a syndicated group of thugs but I didn’t want to do historical fiction. The Factory gave me a chance to start from scratch with a wise guy from a fiction standpoint.

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Bargain Book: Ghost No More by CeeCee James

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Behind the glitz and the glamour of the beauty queen mother lies a web of secrets. CeeCee is a child desperate for a touch of approval, the love of her mother. Her reality is her mom’s retreating back, abandoning CeeCee in front of a burning car.

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How Many Planes to Get Me? Nine children adopted into a New Zealand family by Jonquil Graham

front-cover-How-Many-Planes-to-get-me-001-CopyA funny heartwarming story of a New Zealand couple who adopted nine children and fostered many more. Shocked by the plight of Romanian orphans, Jonquil flew to Romania and brought home tiny malnourished identical twins. But she never forgot the little boy she left behind. Leaving her husband and eight children on the family’s kiwifruit orchard, she returned to Romania, but never imagined the protracted nightmare ahead. Later she flew to Russia and adopted 8 year old twins from an orphanage near the Arctic Circle. A book to make you laugh and weep.

Targeted Age Group:: from teenagers upwards

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by Helen Doss who wrote “The Family Nobody Wanted”. She adopted 12 children in the 1940s. I rang her in America (from NZ) and she encouraged me to write my own amazing story. I helped start Inter-country adoption in New Zealand after being dismayed by so many abandoned and homeless children around the world. Also, I wanted to inspire couples to think about giving a home to a child who had no family of their own, and it seems my book has done just that.

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FEATURED BOOK: Sister Moon of The Philippines by Victoria Mulato

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Xulli entered the world in a way no child should ever have to; into a family and Filipino culture of poverty, neglect, and terrible abuse. Astonishing and unforgettable, this is a captivating story about the effects of abuse on the mind of a child, the heart wrenching struggles of an impoverished family, and how a young girl strives and dreams for something better.

Born in the Philippines in the 1960s, Xulli is the first child of many. By the time she is four, she is taking care of three other siblings with both her mother and father working. In the beginning things were difficult but not desperate. But then life turns exceedingly ugly when her father begins binging on gin, spending nearly every penny he earns on his addiction and leaving his family on the brink of starvation on a daily basis.

The alcohol makes her abusive father mean. And very violent. At first, his anger is mostly directed at her mother, but after a particularly nasty beating, she flees for her life, leaving the children with him. Her father then turns his attention to Xulli and her siblings. Cruelly, he tries to teach the youngest ones that they don’t need their mother or milk by putting hot peppers on the nipples of their bottles.

With her mother missing, Xulli must find a way to protect her siblings from their father and provide for their needs. Eventually her mother returns and the abusive cycle continues. Plagued by death, loss, and periods of starvation, Xulli struggles to provide for her siblings, when she is just a child herself.

Even through many horrible experiences and extraordinary challenges, her spirit shines, never giving up hope. Demonstrating an extraordinary resiliency to survive against all odds, Xulli inspires us as she finds the courage to succeed in her own life.

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Free Book 04/25/2015: Pain and Gain: How I Survived and Triumphed (An Uplifting Story of Thriving after a Traumatic Experience by Marc Schiller

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This book can change your life!

In his first riveting book, Pain and Gain: The Untold True Story, Marc Schiller narrated the incredible events behind the movie Pain & Gain, recalling his thirty days of captivity.

Now, Schiller shares how he survived the ordeal, exploring the life lessons he learned during his time in the warehouse and during his recovery. In this uplifting and inspiring book, Schiller discusses the healing of his body, mind, and spirit and tells the story of how he found the strength to thrive.

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Bargain Book for 04/24/2015: The Little Sentinel of the Sierra Nevada by Paul Williams

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It is 1846 and Sarah Harlan is just thirteen when she sets out with her family on the great trek West to California. Confident and assured beyond her years, schooled and shaped by the Father she adores, Sarah believes life has little more to teach her. But this is a journey like no other. In crossing a Continent they must face all Nature can unleash upon them; tempests and floods; raging rivers and scorching deserts; disease and starvation.

To face these challenges and overcome them, Sarah must also take her own journey of discovery. Encouraged by her cousin Nathan, she must look within and find the truth of who she wishes to be, of who she must be.

Before her long journey is through her strength and resolve will be tested beyond endurance as, above and beyond the torments of the road before them, their small group must face the cruelty and corruption of their fellow travellers. A disagreement between two groups that will fester and grow; a poison that will cast a shadow across their path, until one last bloody confrontation high in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Targeted Age Group: YA NA and Adult

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Bargain Book for 04/24/2015: Kill Daddy by Gerald Freeman

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This is the story of one man’s struggle to accept the past and move on before it destroys everything he is and could ever hope to be. In desperation Gerry flees society to save his sanity and ends up in the remote villages of East Africa. Midst the poverty, he encounters hope and more love than he could imagine. Will it be enough to save him? Can he repair the damage done to him in his childhood or will his abusers win in the end?

Targeted Age Group: 18+

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Free Book 04/19/2015: A New Heaven and a New Earth by Yeshayahu Harsit

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Yeshayahu Harsit was born in 1934 in Warsaw, under the name of Stasio Porcelina to aged parents. On September 1 1939, Stasio’s childhood is brutally interrupted forever by the German bombers overhead. Thus begins his odyssey of escape, starvation, poverty, loss, and the incessant struggle for survival in the Asian steppes of the Soviet Union. After World War II, he makes his way through DP camps, meeting General Eisenhower and making his way to Israel, a new land under a new heaven. Now known as Yeshayahu, the protagonist joins the nascent Israeli Air Force.Yeshayahu’s achievements, professional and personal, highlight a life story that is rich and full of action. He writes down his story lovingly, tearfully, yet with a smile; his family stands as a solid rock of safety, a protective oasis to be left for posterity.
Above all, this book shines with Yeshayahu’s great love for Israel– the only land he can call home — a place to protect, cherish, cultivate and make better. Yeshayahu Harsit came to Israel in 1948. An Israeli Air Force navigator, he took part in Israel’s wars and in many operations, some of which are still secret. He held senior positions in the IAF, such as Deputy Wing Commander, Air Attaché in the UK and Scandinavia, and Chief of Organization and Planning. He is currently an active volunteer in several fields, including the Resurrection to Heaven program, which he helped found. He is married to Zipi, father of Anat, Dafna, and Irit, and grandfather of nine.
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Free Book 04/16/2015: In the Absence of Tricks by Ilan Mordoff

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A round of gunfire shattered the absolute silence. I could see flashes from the muzzles. I threw myself into one of the pits and the three of them followed. We hugged ourselves and huddled together. I worried that the Syrians had found out about the escape. I stroked the children’s heads. The youngest boy’s teeth began to chatter – it was freezing, but they were chattering from fear.
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Bargain Book for 04/15/2015: Carnal Lust by Kelly Love

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Stacy Quinn is a hotshot copywriter, working at the world’s top advertising agency. She has the looks, the smarts and the drive. She has it all. Or so it seems…
Stacy has secrets, dark secrets that haunt her every single day. Every night she chases a new woman to satisfy her lust. But each conquest leaves her feeling emptier than the last. When new manager Marcy arrives at the office, Stacy finds the ground shifting beneath her feet.

Will Marcy be another wet, hot and steamy conquest or can their relationship blossom into something more?

Targeted Age Group: 20+

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Bargain Book for 04/15/2015: Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail by William Wright, M.D.

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Dr. William Wright gave up a suburban practice as an ear surgeon to become the doctor at Colorado’s maximum-security prison. After that, running a medical clinic at the county jail should be a snap, right? Oh, brother…
Hoards of desperate people fresh from the streets, homeless addicts, illegal aliens, and gangbangers all ruled by a corrupt sheriff and his concubine sidekick made the supermax look almost pastoral.
Told with humor and biting wit by the best-selling author of Maximum Insecurity, Jailhouse Doc follows Dr. Wright and his struggles with scamming inmates, corporate bureaucrats, and a sheriff who wants to be a doctor.
Peek behind the bars at the operations of a city jail and the daily battles to deliver medical care to a population on the edge.

Targeted Age Group: Adult

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Detour from Normal by Ken Dickson

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
At first, I was desperate to prevent what happened to me from ever happening again. I began writing in an effort to explain my illness to friends and relatives, ending my first crude draft with specific recommendations should I ever experience mental illness again. As I wrote my fears subsides and a compelling, human story emerged. Wanting to make a difference to more lives than my own, I decided to go mainstream.

About your Book:
Detour from Normal is the shocking true story of a respected engineer and loving family man’s spiral into madness due to an adverse reaction to medications after surgery. It is a tale of two people deeply in love, but torn apart by fate, an eye opening introduction to the stigma of mental illness, and a personal run-in with the poor, broken souls trapped in our mental health system.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I wanted to self publish with someone with a proven track record.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
It is incredibly difficult. The plot, characters and timeline are locked in and inflexible. I sometimes spent hours or even days on a critical scene to ensure that all the details were correct, both to honor the people involved and to provide the most truthful depiction I could for readers.

Author Bio:
Ken Dickson lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Beth, four lovable dogs, a rescue rat (who in a former life survived being fed to a python), and a goldfish saved from certain death after a college research project. He has two daughters attending college who never cease to amaze him.
After his misadventures detailed in his book Detour from Normal, he returned to work as an engineer. When he’s not working, he’s writing, marketing or building his writing platform. He is very supportive of other Indie writers—it’s a tough job without friends and mentors. He blogs when he is able and publishes articles that he hopes readers will find amusing, inspiring, or helpful.

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