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

Genre: Memoir, Travel, Spiritual Awareness

Hit #1 in 2 Amazon categories in less than 3 days!

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.

** “The Art of Trapeze had me swinging through a swirl of spirit and sisterhood. An intensely relatable read- down to earth, charming, humorous, poignant, and infinitely wise – for those of us on the path of self discovery and even those who just want a good story – you will love this book!”~ Sass Jordan, Juno Award-winning Artist, Canadian Idol Judge, Broadway actress

** “An inspiring memoir about a brave go-getter who makes things happen! Molly guides us readers into the power of reemergence as the shining jewels we really are.”~ Rosemary Sneeringer, Literary Editor, Author, TheBookNurturer.com

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Free Book: Malcolm X – The Life Changing Lessons And Story Of Malcolm X by Anthony Taylor

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Discover The Life Changing Lessons And Story Of Malcolm X!

This book contains strategies on how to change the course of your life for the better. If you wish to shift your life’s path in another direction, this can help you out. Whatever situation you think you’re stuck in, remember that there is always a way out and it is up to you to find it. This is what steered the course of Malcolm’s life. As one of the most significant people in history, Malcolm’s life holds lessons for everyone who needs a little push in the right direction.

Malcolm believes that there is always something you can do about what life tosses at you. All you need is the right outlook to be enlightened and motivated to move forward. With words from the historical figure himself, you can’t help but be inspired to start welcoming your days with a positive outlook.

Malcolm X has been known to be a spirited Muslim minister who stood up for the rights of the black people and indicted the white people for their crimes against the black Americans. Although he knew that the course he set would be filled with sacrifices and was often accused for advocating racial discrimination, he continued to express the people’s frustration about inequality. This paved the way for equal opportunity. His story is filled with life lessons that will surely serve as an inspiration to people who would like continue or follow his ways in abolishing racism throughout the world.

For being a number of good things rolled into one, Malcolm is the perfect teacher. Whatever stage in life you may be, you shouldn’t think twice about hearing out what he has to say. With memorable quotes and tales that make you see things from his perspective, you will definitely be compelled to begin looking at matters differently. The following pages are filled with words that are brimming with hope. You won’t be disappointed that you chose to take your time to go over each chapter.

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Free Book: The Life Changing Lessons And Story Of Martin Luther King – The Fight For A Dream by Anthony Taylor

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Discover The Life Changing Lessons And Story of Martin Luther King!

Martin Luther King is among the inspiring people and leaders across the globe. He inspired every American with his speech, “I Have a Dream”, which led 200,000 supporters to march towards the nation’s capitol – Washington.

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to fight for a good cause. Learn from the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. the right way to get what you want. This book will give you a comprehensive outline of King’s thoughts and actions. You might also be interested with the important events in King’s life. Everything that you need about this wonderful person is here.

If you’re a fan of Martin Luther King, you’ll love this book, as it summarizes many of his best insights and teachings.

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Free Book: Marilyn Monroe: A Candle In The Wind: 50 Fascinating Facts About Norma Jeane by Andrea Dillon

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Be inspired!

The fascinating facts of how Norma Jeane turned a devastating childhood into a booming career, taking Hollywood by storm and becoming one of the most celebrated faces in the history of stardom.

From a little girl who was abandoned to the ultimate glamour girl!

Raised by foster parents and in an orphanage, all strikes were against Norma Jeane, but she refused to be put down and refused to release her dream until she had it in her grasp.

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Free Book: Aging with Dignity, Living with Grace by David Brady

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In his new dramatic and compelling book, Aging With Dignity, Living with Grace he chronicles his life altering experience of being viciously assaulted by a young man with Mental illness. David had gone to talk to this bright and highly educated young man at the request of his mother. The result was a traumatic brain injury that would have left others permanently incapacitated and disabled. However, Brady is no quitter and in this gripping and honest account of his harrowing experience he will take you, the reader through the stages and the steps he had to take to overcome his serious handicap and find peace of mind, prosperity and real happiness.

On January 4th 2010, I had stopped by a woman’s home to speak to her 21 year-old son, at her request. It turns out he was suffering from severe mental illness. Without warning, he punched me so hard I flew through the air, landed on my back and then found him on top of me with my arms pinned under his legs while he drove about six or seven rage filled punches into my head sending my skull smashing into the solid hard-wood kitchen floor. The result of that incident: I have brain damage that has dramatically impacted every aspect of my life; impaired my ability to do the work I’ve done all of my career as a writer/producer/director on 130 prime time television episodes and 4 feature films and left me wondering, how do I overcome these challenges? As a result, I got to thinking, “how many other people, especially those who are either middle aged, or those of us who are ‘baby boomers,’ get blindsided by some event that they didn’t see coming?” In this book, I tell you how I was able to overcome this adversity, find peace of mind and prosperity as a mature person.

About the Author
Award-winning film and television writer, producer and director David Brady’s work is best known in Canada, but no stranger to U.S. and European audiences. He was also an award-winning professor at Ryerson University, and is currently on the Faculty of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. David holds an MFA from York University in Toronto. He did his original undergraduate and graduate work at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Colombia. David Brady also taught film production and screen writing at York University in Toronto and is an acclaimed and powerful public speaker and lecturer.

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Free Book: Fred’s Diary 1981 by Robert Fear

This book is free on these days only – 07/22/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/26/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Have you ever dreamed of travelling around Asia? Then this could be the book for you.
•Follow Fred throughout his extensive travels to Hong Kong, Thailand, India and Nepal.
•Appreciate the many friendships formed along the way with fellow-travellers.
•Relive the highs and lows that he experienced during this fascinating journey.
•Recognise the huge differences in technology, particularly communications.
•Become immersed in the different cultures, peoples and surroundings of Asia in the early 1980′s.
•Understand more about the drug culture of the ’80′s, especially in Thailand and Nepal.
•Learn from Fred’s youthful mistakes, especially if your dream of travelling to Asia becomes a reality.
Take this unique opportunity to absorb yourself in Fred’s daily memoirs, which detail the 158 days he spent travelling around Asia.

About the Author
Born in Leicester in 1955, Robert’s family moved to Surrey when he was 11. He was educated at Reigate Grammar School. After this he worked in a bank in the city for several years before getting the travel bug. Fred, a nickname he got at school, stuck throughout his travels and has remained with him to this day. His travels took him to Ibitha for the summer of 1977, hitch-hiking around Europe in 1978 and the USA and Canada in 1979. During this time he also settled and worked in Germany. Fred’s Diary 1981 was written during the 158 days he spent travelling around Asia.

These days Robert is happily settled in Eastbourne, East Sussex where he lives with his wife and four cats. He works as a software consultant and has been able to combine work with some travel during the past fifteen years, having visited countries as far apart as Australia, Singapore, Ghana and Suriname.

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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

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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

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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.

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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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