Free Book: The Prodigal Father by David D. Dodge

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” I faked my own death and lived under other names for almost three years. I was the prodigal son, prodigal husband and prodigal father. I left my mother and father, ten brothers and sisters, and my wife and three children. I knew I couldn’t live a deceptive life and take God with me. I couldn’t take my family and live a deceptive life, so I verbally told my God goodbye. He left me alone. The children of Israel wanted meat in the wilderness. God gave it to them, but He sent leanness to their souls.——I got the freedom I wanted, but leanness to my soul. Through a series of miracles, however, God visited me again and persuaded me to come back…..to Himself and my family. That was over forty years ago.”

About the Author
Minister, Evangelist, and Author David D. Dodge has worked in the ministry spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Dodge has worked in the ministry for over forty years, but he did not start our this way. In his book, “The Prodigal Father,” Dodge tells his life story. Early in life, after being married and having children, he became lost and fed-up with his life. He decided to start over as someone new, someone with a new name and a new history. Dodge fakes his drowning death and relocates to begin a new life, but God had a different plan for his life. After years of living as someone else, God redeems his life, his marriage, his family, and his calling in the Kindom of God. Dodge is an amazing minister and his testimony brings hope to those who feel they have no hope. For more information visit: www.angelcanyonpublishing.com

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The Art of Trapeze: One Woman’s Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening by Molly McCord @MoxieMollyM

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
Inspiration for “The Art of Trapeze” came from the fact that it is empowering to hear stories of people following their hearts and taking a risk. We all need to hear those messages, I believe, because it brings us back to ourselves and what we can create in our lives. If anything is possible, what do you choose? What do you want your life to include? What calls to your soul and lifts you up?

I love travel stories as I’ve always been a traveler, so it was thrilling – and scary – to write about my own adventures. In the beginning of the writing process, I had an inner struggle around opening up and being vulnerable with what to share. But I believe only confident people can be strong in their vulnerability, and that’s where I write from: a place of self-love and strength. Life is made up of stories, so I hope my single contribution inspires others to open up and share their story, too.

About your Book:
Here’s the back cover, third-person synopsis:

“On a random Thursday morning, with nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord decides to move to Paris, France to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and where she knows no one, yet she trusts her ability to figure it out because her adventurous life has prepared her for this biggest of leaps. She carries the wisdom of Solitude, Strength, Style, Flexibility, Heart, Endurance, and Grace in her non-matching luggage collection.

Molly’s soul-riveting experiences unfold in surprising ways as she discovers the joys and realities of life as a foreigner in France, falls in love with a sexy Turkish man, moves her cats across the Atlantic, enjoys the rare opportunity of working for a U.S. Ambassador, and creates the life of her dreams in less than two years.

Yet when unexpected developments require her to surrender once again, a higher consciousness catches her with a deeper spiritual awakening.

The Art of Trapeze soars with emotional honesty, delightful humor, unexpected wisdom, and inspiring spiritual perspectives around living life to the fullest when nothing is guaranteed except gravity.”

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I self-published in order to have complete creative control, yet I brought in professionals for editing and cover design to ensure all of my books are top-quality experiences for readers. I also had early-readers provide feedback and critique so I wouldn’t become a “self-publishing island”, so to speak! I enjoy the full process of creating a book and find it invigorating, so it is a wonderful time to be an indie author.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Obviously it is a more personal experience, but I was surprised by what I realized and discovered along the way. There’s something about putting yourself on paper that changes your perspective, and I see this as a positive thing. I actually prefer writing in the third-person, so switching to first-person requires you to hone in on who you really are in the story. Plus, I love the long-term perspective that some day my grandkids will be able to read this story and it won’t get lost in the family legacy (hopefully, ha!).

Author Bio:
Molly McCord, M.A., is a bestselling author, astrologer, and modern spiritual teacher with no religious affiliations. Her debut memoir, The Art of Trapeze: One Woman’s Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening, hit #1 in 2 Amazon categories within 3 days. The Art of Trapeze is the first book in her Awakening Consciousness Series, followed by The Modern Heroine’s Journey of Consciousness, in which she integrates Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey with spiritual growth. Molly released five books in 2013, including her contribution to the bestselling The Thought That Changed My Life Forever where she was published alongside such luminaries as Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Dr. Bernie Siegel.

Often referred to as a Consciousness Catalyst, Molly’s popular website, www.ConsciousCoolChic.com was nominated by Intent.com for Best Spirituality Website in 2011. Her weekly radio show attracted over 70,000 downloads in the first year.

Molly has a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy as a formal channel for understanding Global Consciousness with a Jungian perspective. She is TESOL certified and volunteers her time teaching English to college-level international students.

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Free Book: A Life Less Normal by Melissa Palmer

This book is free on these days only – 07/19/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/23/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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When Melissa’s mother commits suicide, she sends her daughter reeling into a self-flagellating tailspin of binge drinking, pill-popping and people hating that renders her completely abnormal. The only problem is Melissa hasn’t figured that out yet.

It takes one night of drunken clarity to bring Melissa’s dark past to light. It took one fateful bike ride with her would be Mr. Perfect, for Melissa to realize that psych wards, fistfights, and chemical induced hazes are not the stuff of fairy tales and happy endings.

Laugh and cry along with a heroine who is not afraid to rip off the Band-Aids that have held her together for twenty-four years as she exposes her shredded secrets to the world for the chance of a life slightly normal. Follow her on her journey from the cocoon of hiding in her comic-filled closet to the raw, edgy openness of projectile vomiting all over her friend’s driveway, the black light emblazoned world of a college dorm acid trip gone horribly wrong, and her clumsy fumbling into the world of becoming a real-deal, actual human being.

Normal introduces readers to a heroine with whom grown and young women will relate and with whom young men will want to split a pizza. Her world resonates with readers because it is gut-wrenchingly honest, sad, yet comically endearing. She has a no-nonsense, non-touchy-feely attitude that the “whatever” type will know and love. But she never loses the capacity to hope. She rides the line between light and dark like a Jedi in turmoil, with the balance of a ninja master. It is a journey filled with digressions, trips into pop-culture, Appalachia, exotic cuisine, anything Melissa can use to distract herself from the truth she never sees.

It’s hard to figure out what normal is when you realize you’re surrounded by crazy, but Melissa Palmer never stops trying.

About the Author
Melissa Palmer was featured in Kiss Me Goodnight: Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When Their Mothers Died and has published several poems on the topic of suicide and mental illness. She has published in the academic world and has presented at multiple academic conferences. She is an award-winning short story writer and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has written two other books and is a blogger for Autism Speaks when she is not trying to find new ways to put bacon in cupcakes for her personal Bacon Cupcake blog. But of all the publications, she is most proud of having a haiku she wrote about Bea Arthur read by Spaceghost on Spaceghost Coast to Coast.

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Brat by Johnnie Ruffin @RuffinMsc

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I spent the first 15 years of my life as a military brat moving from base to base nearly every six months. I have so many stories about those times, and I met so many interesting people that it was difficult not to write this book. A great deal of the stories are based on my own experiences, however, there are some I just made more interesting for the reader.

About your Book:
Brat is a fictional autobiography about a military brat. As Robert Smith travels from one military base to another, he recalls the trouble he gave his parents fresh from the womb, the abuse and molestation of a cruel babysitter, his near break from reality following the trauma, and the first kiss he received from a dying girl.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I tried a few traditional publishing houses a few years ago with no success. In the meantime, I would do readings for friends and family during events or parties. It’s one of those books that you can just choose a chapter and that chapter is a stand alone story. My friends would just yell out chapter numbers and I’d read or we would pick someone out of the crowd and they would read any chapter they chose, and it was a big hit. In the end, I decided if the publishing houses didn’t want it I’d publish it independently through Kindle. Enough people convinced me it was good that it seemed the right thing to do. This month it has become one of my best selling titles and, so far, the book I love the most.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
There was definitely time for more self-reflection in writing this than any other book. I gained better perspectives on events in my life and on my own character in general. I am big believer in the idea that you can become the person you choose to be, rather than the result of your environment. I also found the stories to be emotionally richer than other genres I’d written. I’d made people feel uncomfortable before or chuckle, but when I read this to people, or they read it to themselves, they’d laugh out loud or outright cry. Even when I read some parts I find myself doing the same, though usually its because I remember it perfectly.

Author Bio:
Johnnie Ruffin, M.Sc. is an optimist, a writer, and a Software Engineer. He first published his short story “Khory’s Power” with “A Place To Enter” in the early 90′s, which introduced his shape-shifting black leopards known as the Caanlin to the world.

He currently lives in Pittsburgh creating innovative and challenging software solutions as well as raising four kids with his stunningly beautiful, wise, and “always right” wife.

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Free Book: Come Ride with Me Along the Big C by Claire Petretti Marti

This book is free on these days only – 07/16/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/18/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Unflinchingly honest and unapologetically funny, Come Ride with Me along the Big C is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration, as well as those touched by cancer. In January 2010, Claire Petretti was living her dream: teaching yoga to athletes, filming yoga and Pilates workouts for television, and publishing yoga and wellness articles. A cancer tsunami destroyed her plans. Instead, over the next year she endured two surgeries, lost her hair to chemotherapy, and became certified to teach yoga to cancer survivors.

Claire’s narrative offers a fresh perspective on how cancer can redirect one’s life path. She invites you along, with her unique wit propelling the journey. Throughout the ebbs and flows of treatment, she explores how yogic wisdom helped her find the silver lining in even the darkest circumstances. Living in the present moment becomes not just a concept, but a reality.

The book also provides practical information about how integrating a healthy organic diet, yoga practice, and exercise can impart a greater quality of life for people during cancer treatment and recovery. Claire credits yoga with aiding her return to radiant health and is passionate about sharing its benefits with others.

About the Author
CLAIRE PETRETTI MARTI is a breast cancer survivor, yoga teacher, and writer from San Diego, California. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English and French. She then earned her law degree at the University of San Diego, but chose to forego a legal career to pursue her passion for helping others through yoga and wellness coaching. In 2011, she created the best-selling Yoga for Cancer Recovery DVD that is featured internationally on Gaiam TV. Claire is a sought-after speaker on the power of yoga and meditation for cancer survivors. She now lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two cats.

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Free Book: Where Fault Lies by Carrie May Lucas

This book is free on these days only – 07/16/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/20/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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When divorced single-mom Carrie Lucas moved to Seattle she knew it was time to start living life on her own terms, and stop playing by the rules of everyone else. While exploring her new city she falls for Sayid, a charismatic lawyer who has life figured out. But one traumatic night, Carrie discovers evil doesn’t come in the package she expected. Afterwards, she struggles to make sense of what’s real and understand ultimately who is at fault for the tragedy that unraveled her life.

In a gripping and powerful narrative, Carrie tells the true story of how falling for the wrong person can cause so much more than heartbreak. Where Fault Lies is a chilling exploration of memory through trauma, trust in humanity, and a captivating story of strength and survival that appeals to the hearts of fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and men and women alike.

About the Author
Carrie May Lucas is an American author living in Seattle, Washington with her daughter. As a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau, she works to educate and inform the public on sexual violence. Through her writing she inspires other survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and helps give a voice to their struggles. In her spare time, Carrie May Lucas likes to dance, run, and do yoga, and is currently getting a Master’s degree in Education.

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Pony Tales by Peta Carr

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
My adventures in starting a riding stable in the mountains of Canada

About your Book:
Pony Tales is based on the true life adventures of Peta, a young woman trying to establish a riding school in the wilds of Canada. Read about her escapades and those of her students as they battle their way through eccentric characters, poverty, and the treachery of those mothers willing to do anything to win! If you love ponies, funny characters and mischief this is an entertaining read that will delight.

Abandoned in a strange country with three small children, Peta struggles to keep ponies from wandering, goats from scaring unsuspecting mothers and cows from walking through fences as she tries to establish her riding school. She is plagued with the strange antics of parents, farmers, and even has to battle the mayor to rescue her cow from the local pound! Barely more than a kid herself she tries to keep her pupils from too much mayhem as they scare the locals while galloping madly through their gardens. This is a heart warming story about the struggles and triumphs of an unusual life

Author Bio:
Born in England I grew up riding the countryside of South Africa. As a young bride I moved to the mountains of Canada where I wound up raising three young children on my own.

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Moms are Nuts by Amy Vansant @AmyVansant

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was thinking about how crazy my mother is and it hit me that a collection of “my mom is nuts” stories would be a great idea!

About your Book:
Emmy winners, magazine editors, comedians, TV personalities, bestselling authors and social media superstars team up to bring you a laugh-out-loud book not about being a mom, but about having a mom, grandmom or mom-figure. And while it’s not OK for someone else to make yo-momma jokes about your momma, it is perfectly healthy — even downright hilarious — to find the humor in your own upbringing. In fact, these writers highly recommend it. So if you think your mom is nuts, pull up a chair. You’re in good company.

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Wendi Aarons | Eliza Bayne | Dylan Brody | Matthew David Brozik | Becky Cardwell | Abbi Crutchfield | Sean Crespo | Gloria Fallon | Carol Ray Hartsell | Abby Heugel | Debbie Kasper | Nancy Davis Kho | Kelcey Kintner | Cathy Ladman | Kurt Luchs | Kelly Maclean | Vanda Mikolowski | Mary Laura Philpott | Lisa Page Rosenberg | Marinka | Arlene Schindler | Molly Schoemann | Susan Stobbart Shapiro | Suzy Soro | Amy Vansant | Peggy “Pearl” Vork-Zambory

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self publish because I really wanted the book out before mother’s day and there just wasn’t time to shop for an editor or agent.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
If your family is still alive you have to be careful what you write!

Author Bio:
Amy Vansant is the editor of the best-selling Moms Are Nuts humor anthology, author of the contemporary fantasy/paranormal romance “Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel and the Irishman,” former editor for Surfer Magazine, and author of The Surfer’s Guide to Florida. She writes humor for places like McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies, Barnes and Noble Review and others.

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Free Book: Breathe – A short story by Daniel Wallock

This book is free on these days only – 07/14/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/13/2015. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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A short story about a young man’s seven life-threatening heart conditions. Breathe was a winner in Marlboro Colleges Beautiful Minds Challenge!

About the Author
Daniel’s writing has appeared in Burningword Literary Journal, Paragraph Planet, Wild Quarterly, and The Bolt Magazine. He’s received four writing awards including first place in San Jose State University’s Nonfiction Short Story Contest. He also received a Gold Key for nonfiction, the highest regional honor, from Scholastic’s Art and Writing Awards.

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Free Book: The Syndrome by Paul Rega

This book is free on these days only – 07/13/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/13/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Paul Rega, a Top 100 bestselling author does a masterful job of extracting what can only be described as raw emotion from his audience, in his most compelling novel yet. Inspired by a true story, Nikolas Renzetti’s life is not how he had planned it. Alienated from his children and on the verge of divorce, his escape from what was now reality, seems all but certain. For the first time, Nikolas begins to question his own mortality. His only daughter, Annabelle, has been killed in a terrible car accident. Her death was instantaneous–at least that’s what authorities told him. The accident was unavoidable, or was it? His search for the truth may alter the course of his life forever.

His wife Maria, having survived a cancer operation in the first year of their marriage, has turned on her staunchest supporter. Embroiled in a torrid affair, Nikolas is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. How does he survive his wife’s attack on his character and her ruthless use of one of the cruelest forms of child abuse? A brutal fight ensues; will it threaten the freedom of Nikolas and his oldest son?

True, Raw, Gritty Real Life….filled with honest and raw emotion. You could literally feel the pain this man was going through and experiencing. –RaeAnne Hadley, author of 119 Days

….one story that will remain with me for a long time. I was constantly turning the page to see what happens and eager to read the outcome, that’s when you know you have a good book in your hand. –D.G. Torrens, author of Amelia’s Destiny

I loved this book–it took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. –L. Calell, author of Reconnected

“Paul Rega has spun an incredibly emotional story that has dramatically tugged at my heart strings. I could feel Nikolas’ pain, frustration, and overwhelming sadness as if it was my own.” –Michelle Ann Hollstein, author, Vegas or Bust

“….a masterful job of extracting what can only be described as raw emotion from his audience, in his most compelling novel yet.” –Joseph Sager

“The Syndrome” is one of those moving stories that stay with the reader until the last page is turned, but not forgotten.” — Olga Guseva, Russia, Moscow

“A book that holds nothing back. If you are looking for reality, you find it in this one. This is no sweet love story with a traditional happily ever after.” –Lisa Gillis, author, Jack Who?

About the Author
Paul Rega became an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author in May 2014, when his novel, Trail of 32 hit #86 overall. He began his writing career in 1980 while attending Western Illinois University as a staff reporter for the Western Courier. Upon graduating with a degree in biology and journalism, he spent the next thirty years in business having started an executive search firm in 1984. His passion for writing stayed with him throughout his business life, and he started writing his first book in 1993. He published, How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs in December 2011. The book was an instant success, and hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list for job hunting books in March 2012. He published 12 Steps to Freedom in August 2013, Trail of 32, a true coming of age story in September 2013, The Syndrome, a novel in April 2014 and A Two Pedal World series in May 2014. Paul currently lives in a small town along the Gulf Coast of Florida, where he is writing his next book.

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Free Book: 1980s Kid by Jade Heasley

This book is free on these days only – 07/12/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/12/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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This book is a laugh out loud collection of the true stories of the schemes and scrapes of her childhood, brilliantly woven with a wildly funny commentary of the popular culture, fads, fashions, trends, and technology of the 1980s! What happens when a mostly good, but very creative little girl with a bratty streak dances on the line that separates good behavior and misbehavior? Find out for yourself in chapters like, “An Orange Squirt Gun and Angry Neighbors,” “Creating a Not So Natural Disaster,” and “A Shocking Trip to the Mall.” In a writing style that’s both refreshing and unique, this book will keep you thoroughly entertained from start to finish! Whether you experienced the 1980s for yourself or wish you had, this is one memorable book that you don’t want to miss!

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Jade Heasley is an author who keeps readers laughing about her true tales of her happy childhood during the magical time known as the 1980s, and challenging them to chase their dreams and think outside the box with her works of fiction.

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Free Book: Sir Winston Churchill – The Inspiring Story And Lessons Of Winston Churchill by Anthony Taylor

This book is free on these days only – 07/11/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/15/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Discover The Inspiring Story And Lessons Of Sir Winston Churchill!

Sir Winston Churchill is a great man of history. He was not only a good leader; he is an inspiration to people who have met the ups and downs of life. He has served his country with passion – a passion that eventually contributed to the end of World War 1. By reading this book, you will learn a lot from the experiences of a noble man who fought his way to lead the British forces to evade a possible invasion of the then very powerful German army under the lead of Adolf Hitler.

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to become a good leader through tough times, as well as how to surpass life challenges along the way. You will not only discover the remarkably inspiring story of Winston Churchill, but also learn his lessons to live a incredible life.

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