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Hope You Don't Get Famous: Poetry and Prose
Vernajh E Pinder - 2019
In desperation, your heart continuously screams out for comfort. The comfort you repeatedly deny it. You refuse to see things for what they are. On the easel of your heart, you continue to paint a delusion. Eventually, becoming unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. Love is Painless. And when you lack the inspiration or the courage to paint a new picture, let these words paint a vivid one for you. Let these words help you stand in truth.
Prison Days: True Diary Entries by a Maximum Security Officer July, 2018
Simon King - 2018
Stabbings, rapes, and assaults are on the increase, an escape leaves officers looking for answers, a prisoner does the unthinkable, strip searching is taken to another level and exactly how does an officer smuggle alcohol in? This is life behind the walls as told by a real correctional officer.
Alan Nayes - 2020
For over forty-two years the space probe has raced away from Earth at thirty-eight thousand miles per hour—past Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, cruising past Pluto and the furthest fringes of our Solar System. On August 25th, 2012, Voyager 1 accomplished what no other human designed device had ever done. The probe ventured into deep interstellar space. Over thirteen billion miles away!Impossibly, now the spacecraft is returning to Earth, traveling at nearly one/thirty-seventh the speed of light. In thirty-one days, Voyager 1 will arrive home.And it’s bringing an uninvited guest!https://www.amazon.com/Guest-Alan-Nay...
This Hoe Eats Chitlins
Quan Millz - 2018
Everybody hates them. But there are a lot of people who love them. Rasheeda is one masterful soul food chef with a secret down south recipe for Chicago's best chitlins. Owner and operator of Miss Evey's, an upscale soul food eatery on Chicago's South Side, she meets the seemingly gregarious yet cunning player Krey'Shawn who has plans to slime his way into her life. But little does Krey'Shawn know that Rasheeda already prepared a secret recipe for him. READ MORE in THIS HOE EATS CHITLINS by bestselling author Quan Millz & Stormy Reddick.
Rotten Apples: Harlem's Finest
Sa'id Salaam - 2019
Marley is a single mother struggling to make it past life's obstacles. Despite the fact that she is the biggest one in her path. Her bad parenting skills may come back and bite her. Jellissa may not be the cutest chick on the block but dudes love her nonetheless. Her shape and attitude more than make up for what she lacks in looks. Yasmeen is a confused young Muslim woman trying to live in two opposite worlds. They don't coincide so she'll eventually have to choose one. Mitzi's the Puerto Rican mami looking for love in all the wrong places. Meanwhile she's trying to raise her eight siblings as well as her childish mother. Fate forces their hands and causes them to do things to survive by every means necessary. Turn the page and see why these Rotten Apples are Harlem's Finest.
Buller's Dreadnought (Commander Buller Book 2)
Richard Hough - 1982
German naval competition and the construction of ever greater fleets of Dreadnoughts, and the restlessness of new social pressures, take their toll, and Buller especially finds himself at once in the throes of domestic crisis and an undeclared security war with the nation’s future enemy. So much lands on the shoulder of two men, will the two handle the pressure or will this break the duo apart? This sequel to the highly praised Buller's Guns concludes on the high note of the first pursuit and clash of mighty Dreadnoughts in the North Sea. Buller’s Dreadnought is a thrilling and dramatic account of the challenges posed by the Edwardian age and the First World War. Praise for Richard Hough: ‘Solid entertainment for fans of period naval action’ – Kirkus Review ‘Hough is a good storyteller with a refreshing, breezy style’ – The Wall Street Journal ‘Hough is shrewd and subtle’ – The Sunday Telegraph Richard Hough, the distinguished naval historian and winner of the Daily Express Best Book of the Sea Award (1972), was the author of many acclaimed books in the field including ‘Admirals in Collision’, ‘The Great War at Sea: 1914-18’, and ‘The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45’. He was also the biographer of Mountbatten, and his last biography, ‘Captain James Cook’, became a world bestseller.
Dead In The Water
Chase Waters - 2018
These days he was a private investigator who spent his days keeping tabs on cheating spouses and insurance scammers in sunny Miami. But it only takes one phone call, one unexpected job with a fat paycheck, to send him right back to where he started. Death is stalking a privately owned luxury resort on an island just off the Florida Keys. The sudden death of the resort’s staff medic seems like an open and shut case – a crime of passion – but when one of the suspects turns up dead, John will have to use all of his skill and expertise to discover the truth before the bodies start to stack up. On the cusp of a discovery that will blow the case wide open, John runs the risk of becoming a serial killer’s next victim, and with a hurricane bearing down on the tiny island, getting out alive is looking a little more complicated.
The Other Side of Hell: Book One
Les Macdonald - 2017
The Hell Hath No Fury series focuses on murders committed by women while this new series tackles male murderers. The Other Side of Hell: Book One features 19 new true crime stories including more than 100 photos which appear at the end of each chapter. The book also includes a bonus chapter which is pulled from Hell Hath No Fury 7: Around the World.
Villains: It's Savage Season
T. Styles - 2018
All Kanati Dawson wanted was to work for the boss and then go home to be with the love of his life, Sunni Hamden. And then his patience was tested in one act of disrespect. The moment Law saw Kanati’s girl he knew he had to have her. Being a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, Law plotted to steal her from him despite his closest comrade’s advice. “Leave her alone. Kanati feels like trouble.” If only Law listened. After going across the country to steal Kanati’s girl in the middle of the night, Law unknowingly brought hell like he never imagined back to his hometown. Before long blood poured and bodies dropped as Kanati and his villain’s descended on Baltimore with one objective in mind…revenge.
The Emerald Tablet 101: a modern, practical guide, plain and simple (The Ancient Egyptian Enlightenment Series)
Matthew Barnes - 2016
The manual consists of fourteen cryptic, symbolic statements that many have tried to decipher over the course of thousands of years. I believe the fourteen statements of the Emerald Tablet to be a symbolic guide to a far greater treasure than the conversion of lead into gold. I believe it to be, instead, a symbolic guide to the awakening of the human spirit. I believe it to be a guide to the conversion of a base and petty human being into an awakened soul, the likes of which we have seen in the Jesuses and the Buddhas of our world. In the Christian Bible, it is said that Adam fell into a deep sleep. Nowhere in that Bible does it say that he woke back up. The purpose of the Emerald Tablet, I believe, is that very awakening.
My Year as a Clown: A Novel
Robert Steven Williams - 2012
Morgan is a new kind of male hero, imperfect and uncertain, who—like his favorite football team—is fumbling forward into uncertainty. The 2013 Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Initially, Chuck worries he’ll never have a relationship again, that he could stand in the lobby of a brothel with a hundred dollar bill plastered to his forehead and still not get lucky. But as his emotionally raw, 365-day odyssey unfolds, Chuck gradually relearns to live on his own, navigating the minefield of issues faced by the suddenly single—new routines, awkward dates, and even more awkward sex. Clown will attract fans of the new breed of novelists that includes Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper and Tom Perrotta. Like others in that distinguished group, Robert Steven Williams delivers a painfully honest glimpses into the modern male psyche while writing about both sexes with equal ease and grace in a way that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. "Williams has written a terrific novel. His book pulls back the curtain on male masculinity--showing us what a guy really goes through when dealing with the difficult mess of his beloved spouse's infidelity and the ensuing divorce. Williams' characters give us the real-deal: a gut wrenching and often humorous look, showing us the everyday horrors of what it's like to start all over again as one approaches middle age." - Suzan-Lori Parks, winner Pulitzer Prize for Drama "Robert Steven Williams has written a novel of tremendous honesty, humor, and insight. His story of Chuck Morgan, cast adrift on the rocky shoals of dating when his wife of twenty years suddenly leaves him, does for men what Bridget Jones's Diary did for women." - Joy Johannessen, editor for Alice Sebold, Amy Bloom, Michael Cunningham and My Year as a Clown "When we first meet Chuck Morgan, he's broken, twisted and confused. And that's what makes him so interesting. Like other intriguing literary heroes, he is at his best after life has knocked him to the ground, forcing him to find a new way to be strong again; damaged maybe, but more confident this time, with a kinder, more open heart." - Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Flatlanders
Cookham To Cannes: The South of France - Lobsters & Lunatics
Deciding that taking a leap into the unknown was better than making no decision at all, they borrowed a little money from some good friends, packed up their belongings and headed to a mobile home site just outside Cannes. Whilst there, they would look for work with the hope of settling in the region. What no one bothered to tell France’s newest arrivals was that the people they were about to be interviewed by and eventually work for were all blisteringly, yet deliciously mad. Whilst minding his own business in the garden belonging to one of these certifiable lunatics, Brent gets adopted by a dog with his own obsession, maintaining the author's theory that sanity is an extremely rare commodity in the south of France.
Grave Girl: The Complete Trilogy
Amy Cross - 2019
In the center of the village, the local cemetery might at first seem rather ordinary. Old gravestones lean in every direction, watched over by statues of angels. There are rumors, however, that the cemetery in Rippon hides one very dark secret. Could it be that this is where the Devil himself is buried? After running away from home in search of a fresh start, Samantha Marker can't afford to be picky about finding a new job. When she's hired to look after Rippon's cemetery, she thinks she can simply hide away from society and get on with her life. She soon discovers, however, that Rippon has begun to attract some very unwelcome attention. Dark forces are determined to recover the Devil's body, and they'll stop at nothing in their quest. Even if that means bringing about the end of the world. Thrown into a battle she doesn't even understand, Sam finds herself up against demons, ghosts and other nightmares. As if those dangers aren't bad enough, there's also the distinct possibility that all these battles might accidentally cause the Devil to rise from his grave. Even as she tries to save the world, however, Sam also has to deal with the consequences of a terrible mistake that she made long ago. How can she save humanity when she's already abandoned the one person who needs her even more? Grave Girl: The Complete Trilogy is an omnibus edition containing the three books in the Grave Girl trilogy: Grave Girl (2013), Raven Revivals (2014) and The Gravest Girl of All (2018).
David Wood - 2019
Maddock, Bones, and the crew of the Sea Foam set out for a legendary island in the Pacific, the final resting place of a wealth of treasure vessels. Standing in their way are mercenaries, cage fighters, drug gangs, mystics, and powers beyond their understanding. But no danger is more grave than what lies in wait. Praise for David Wood and the Dane Maddock Adventures “Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun “A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice “What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” Paul Kemprecos, author of the NUMA Files “A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!” Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld “With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'?” David Lynn Golemon, Author of Ancients “Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line.” Edward G. Talbot, author of 2012: The Fifth World “I like my thrillers with lots of explosions, global locations and a mystery where I learn something new. Wood delivers! Recommended as a fast paced, kick ass read.” J.F. Penn, author of Desecration “Dourado is a brisk read, reminiscent of early Cussler adventures, and perfect for an afternoon at the beach or a cross-country flight. You'll definitely want more of Maddock.” Sean Ellis- Author of Into the Black