Fourteen-year-old basketball prodigy, Samaya Lewis, missed curfew one too many times. Her punishment—an all-expense-paid trip to her Aunt Cece’s home in the country. Grounded for ninety days, Samaya is not to look at, touch, or even think about basketball; the “hobby” her mother fears is consuming her life.
Painfully shy and anxiety-ridden, Samaya dreads the coming-of-age experience her mom and aunt have planned. However, after buying the dress and meeting the boy, Samaya’s journey takes a detour when she and a new friend uncover a sinister conspiracy involving a strange man with a powerful secret and dangerous intention for the rural community of Willow Ridge and possibly the world.
Thrust into a conflict she wants no parts of and unprepared to risk her new friendships or basketball, Samaya must decide who and what are important before the sun sets on her summer.
“THE POPE’S BUTCHER: Based on the True Story of a Serial Killer in the Medieval Vatican” by Joseph C. Gioconda
A #1 Amazon best-seller one week after its release, The Pope’s Butcher is not only a hair-raising work of suspense and espionage, but an astonishing account of religion and the occult in the Middle Ages.
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Abandoned as a child and raised by the Church, young Sebastian works tirelessly in his pursuit of priesthood. But when a shadowy hooded figure serves him with a summons, his careful plans face a turning point. It appears his name has drawn the attention of the Inquisition and his attendance is commanded at once–for retribution, information, or something else, he does not know.
Father Heinrich Institoris the Grand Inquisitor is lauded as a visionary man, driven by a burning desire to cleanse the world of Eve’s original sin by eradicating witches. As Inquisition courts bloom across Europe, he vows to leave no stone unturned, no hovel unexamined, and no woman alive, in his search for justice.
As the Inquisitor’s violent mission unfolds, Sebastian embarks on a quest through dank crypts, crumbling abbeys, and the darkest depravities known to man. Torn between duty and love when he encounters the beautiful pagan Brigantia, he fights to uncover the truth: of his past abandonment, the power of the occult, and just how far he’ll go to protect the Church he loves. A Church that is harboring deadly secrets.
With an intriguing writing tone and a talent to create suspense and mystery from true events, Joseph C. Gioconda delivers a shocking story of serial murders within the Catholic Church. In writing his first novel, he has interviewed leading scholars in the U.S. and Europe and hired professional researchers to comb through newly discovered source material from Germany and Italy.
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There is nothing more terrifying than realizing there is no hope.
Overcoming a traumatizing childhood, abuse and toxic relationships to face a bright and successful future only to be diagnosed with Huntington’s disease is a cruel joke fate played.
This is Gail’s story delivered to you in a four-part heart wrenching series of poems, allowing you to see the world through her eyes.
Huntington’s disease is a cruel and hopeless disease without a cure. It affects not only the body and nervous system, degrading movement and learning, but as an added surprise, it’s genetic.
Watching her mother suffer with the horrible disease, Gail and her siblings suffered the abuse of her narcissistic, sadistically cruel father, a stepmother who may have been worse, and a toxic ex-boyfriend.
As horrific as this sounds, her story ends in hope, survival and inner peace.
Join Gail as she illuminates the darkness, finding her inner peace and rising above it all to eventually have a spiritual rebirth!
Please Be Advised (TW/CW), this book contains both sensitive and traumatic content..
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From busy hospitals in San Diego to the barren deserts of Arizona, this tension-filled thriller, follows the life and death challenges, the surprising twists and turns, and the ethical dilemmas of two young doctors in their quest to rid the profession of bad doctors who practice bad medicine resulting in bad outcomes.
Newlyweds Matthew & Torrey are new doctors at a San Diego hospital. They hear of a girl who has fallen victim to a doctor who is running a phony cancer treatment clinic. Putting their marriage, careers, and lives in jeopardy, they seek to impose vigilante justice.
Adopting a Musical Approach started life as a songwriting project, but very quickly grew in to something much more than that. In this book (which is intended to accompany the album of the same name), Cat McGill explores how music can be used to support children who have experienced developmental trauma; covering subjects as diverse as the musical patterns found in ‘babytalk’, and how our ears link directly to the fight/flight branch of our nervous system.
The book is arranged by topic, with each chapter linked to the corresponding track on the accompanying CD. This makes it easy to dip in and out of, allowing you to focus on the parts that are most relevant to you and your family. McGill has included over 200 additional activities, songs, games, and resources that tie in with the topics discussed in each chapter, giving you a wealth of new ways to playfully and musically connect with your child
.“A fabulous guide to harnessing the power of music to connect with our children” – Sally Donovan, author of ‘No Matter What’ and ‘The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting
’“Started reading and am HOOKED… I can definitely see myself using it with our girls as part of our regular routine.” – Hannah Meadows, The Adoptive Parents’ Self-Care Club
“Decode The Secrets To Weight Loss: A practical guide to weight loss solutions that help you burn fat, eat smart and feed the brain.” by Daniel Zane Bryan
This is not your traditional “follow a restrictive meal plan” for incredible weight loss book. Instead, it provides you with various solutions that won’t just help you lose weight but will also completely transform your life into one that fills you with energy and long-lasting health.Everyone’s body is different, which means there is no one-way approach to manage your weight. Learning what works for your body and lifestyle will give you more freedom and confidence in your ability to reach your ideal weight.
In Decode the Secret Codes to Weight Loss, you will learn:
*How to improve your relationship with food.
*How to find the right diet for your lifestyle.
*Effective strategies that will boost your weight loss results.
*The hidden culprits of weight gain.
*The one thing that will transform your weight loss journey (and it has nothing to do with food or exercise).
This book will be your ultimate guide to lose weight and how to keep it off. You will learn the most effective ways to begin your weight loss journey, how to boost your results, and how to maintain your new healthy habits for the rest of your life. If you are tired of struggling and want to finally gain control, you will find the solutions in this book.
Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be so hard on a family. Everyone is left to worry about what this diagnosis will mean for the family, and how the symptoms will affect you. What if it didn’t need to be this way, though?
The moment of diagnosis is a critical point at which you and your loved ones can do something about it. Finding out that you or a loved one has this disease is no longer the hopeless sentence that it once was.
Due to my experience in charity organizations and quest for reaching out to those in greatest need, every disease which does not have a human cure attracts my attention and this time Autism Spectrum Disorder falls into this category.
This book can be of great help to those having symptoms or diagnosed with this disease as well as those caring for them.
As humans we are called to be each other’s keeper and this book gives us an insight on how to recognize and take care of either our loved ones or any other fellow humans suffering from autism spectrum disorder including Asperger’s Syndrome.
Destiny – Eagle’s Sword -A Legend Begins
The first book in a timeless saga.
A prophecy whispered through cautious lips is coming to pass. Three brothers will rise from its verses. They alone can turn the foretold into reality, before the last embers of hope are extinguished in the hearts of men. Victory or death is their inevitable… Destiny. An Empire hungry for power and wealth is casting its shadow over the city-state of Highground. Lied to, and betrayed, the Highlanders are forced to fight for survival. If they are to escape the clutches of their enemy, they must achieve the impossible and escape through the mountains before they perish in the snows of winter. Outnumbered and against all odds, Davos and a depleted Highground army are all that stand between the Mander and an exodus of Highground’s civilians. An eagle watches as the cold hand of fate reaches out for Davos Saberlund. If he is to survive he must undertake a journey like no other.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the Glory forever, Amen, (Matthew 6:13). This three-fold phrase wraps up the Lord’s Prayer, which is a précis of everything that heralds it; the end result of what you are asking for. For instance, why do believers bless God’s Name, pray for His kingdom, and will to be accomplished? They ask for all these because the Kingdom is His, the Power is His, and the Glory is His. Christ’s testimony is devoted to His body, the Church, and the subject of His kingdom, Glory, and Power. Understanding these three powerful declarations responds to everything that humankind or Satan may confront believers with.
Work is all pervasive, especially now when we are available any time, any device, anywhere – very few can find the space to allow both their wild and their well-heeled elements to co-exist.
The Corporate Hippie Handbook enables readers to build harmony between the human and the professional, create better working relationships and find more balance. Full of jaw dropping facts, creative solutions and wisdom in an accessible, clear prose.
Wherever you are in life and whatever you’re trying to accomplish you will find simple ways to rebalance, gain a different perspective, enrich your time and harness the benefit of ancient knowledge within the modern workplace. Its time for a corporate culture revolution!
“AWE The straight line method to getting what you want: How Using Awe Can Manifest A New Life From Poverty Crisis and Life Changes” by Ahz Rogers
Discover The Secret Miracle of Awe!
Learn Ways To Hack The Law Of Attraction With These Secrets!
Although scientists have known for many years that everything is energy, how to attract the right energy to really make a change in your life has been shrouded in a lot of mystery. But then about 15 years ago, the scientific community began studying how the feeling of AWE punches a hole in the speed of the energy attraction process.
According to evolutionary scientists, a moment of awe is stronger than our stuck perceptions and beliefs, and stronger than repeating hours of affirmations. It benefits our entire life all at once and changes us for the better.
Who knew that the fleeting feeling of awe also contains that tiny miracle which has the power of 100 nuclear bombs to hyper-link changes in your life?!
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Get lost in an epic fantasy adventure with small cottages in an English countryside and magical curses from a dark witch. Learn about the greatness of God’s power as, through His word, darkness is faced.
The Sleeping Magician is a heartfelt fairy tale for YA, filled with romance, magic, action and wonder.
Abby stares out her attic window and looks at Jacob’s house. She knows that he lies inside, boarded up, where no one will come to him. The curse had put him to sleep, only to be woken by true love’s kiss and all others would die. That’s why he lay there never to be touched. But Abby longed for him. She wanted to be the one to break his curse, even though she knew that if she did the witch who cast it on him would come back. But as the tears rolled down her cheeks, she knew that she couldn’t live without him. That’s why she did it. That’s why she kissed him. This is a fantasy between good and evil with angels, magical battles, books and potions, golden dream lands and a deep love that can never die.
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This story is about a man named Rachav Lapertice who is on the journey of a lifetime. He is a handsome white male in the 1820’s, who despises slavery and he is going to use his white privilege and money to right a huge wrong. But once he starts down this road, he finds out that it is way more difficult than he ever could have imagined. Not only does he have to fight with the owners of the slaves but also the people he would least expect. The road he travels has many twist and turns, but for him it is all worth it. Rachav is a strong-minded man and learns to roll with the punches or does he. Come take the ride of your life and find out if Rachav can make the change that was 400 years in the making.
The Winds of Change: Making Peace with Asperger’s is the ultimate feel good story of living with a condition that affects one in a hundred people.
This fictionalised account, mirroring aspects of the author’s own experiences, shines a light on life with Asperger’s and how it affects those diagnosed with it, their co-workers, their friends and their family.
Rhys, who struggles with his condition, will discover that 2018 becomes the defining year of his life and, with the love and support of his family, finds that his world is changing for the better and that it really is possible to make peace with Asperger’s.
“Change your life and career by graduating from Test Engineer to Test Architect in 21 Days” by Koushik Das
Learn how to create a mobile test automation framework based on Spring-Boot, Gradle, JUnit that supports Android and iOS in single script. The framework in this book supports both TDD and Cucumber BDD and reader can switch between these without any refactoring. The extensive utilities in the framework supports ALM integration, data and device management functions. The framework also supports inbuilt HTML, Allure and custom Pdf reporting for both TDD and BDD in addition to customized Extent Adaptor for Extent report with Cucumber BDD.
Little remained of the world…
…and those that were left must live with The Terror.
Was there hope in Oregon?
At 17-years old, Colleen has never known love except from her mother. Life on the dying earth was a struggle for survival, and then it got worse. Her vision began to fail. Should they listen to the rumors?
The isolated life in North Texas was grim.
They heard about a cure.
With some food, an old handgun, a few knives, and a dog named Jackson, they head out. For Colleen, it’s a vast empty world, but there were dangers. She learned to fight when she was little but staying alive on the road would take more than that. Keeping one’s head was the real challenge.
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It is a muggy September on Galveston Island in 1900. A second-year medical student and his friends experience the strange legends of Jean Lafitte after a night on the town. Now, he must decide whether he was hallucinating, or heed a dire warning from the spectral world, all while avoiding a descent into madness. Prepare to visit the Maison Rouge, if you dare.
Project Hook Up, aka the summer trip in Europe with her best friend, was in full swing until Amelia’s manipulative and abusive ex-husband tracked her down in Europe to “take her back.”
Amelia Donovan, a stunningly gorgeous and successful owner of an interior design company, had a plan, which was to enjoy some flings in every country visited on her summer trip. Mission accomplished in Santorini. Now on to Rome. Then the dangerous man she’d been trying to move past for the last two years unexpectedly showed up and changed everything.
Stephan Wright was a striking specimen of a man, the type that garnered stares from everyone who passed him by. The fling in Greece was unexpected and delightful, and he yearned for more. When Amelia’s ex-husband tracked her to Santorini and he unwittingly believed the man’s lies and sent him right to Amelia’s doorstep in Rome, the only way to make it right was to travel to Rome to try and protect the woman that he was falling for.
Will the emotional scars from Amelia’s marriage prevent her from ever trusting another man and forever ending the possibility of finding love again?
Five Year Old In A Box is a true love story, but that’s not all. Beyond that, it is a journey of how with the grace of God life can sustain efforts needed to redirect the path of life.
When Lateshia was only five years old, she experienced feelings of neglect and not being loved. Depression, anxiety, mental and emotional abuse pushed her life off course for many years. That is, until she met a counselor who helped her recognize that she was still holding on to that five-year-old girl.
This realization helped her redirect her life, but it was the death of her husband that truly opened the door to transformation and led her to God.
With an open her heart, she allowed God’s love to flow through her and the peace that she felt allowed her pains to whittle away.
Apart from a truly touching story, this book is also a book of lessons. It will teach readers to be strong in order to successfully overcome any obstacle in life.
Detective Ryan Fawkes, one of the NYPD’s finest detectives, gets a new extra high-profile case. He must investigate a couple of death threats sent to Nancy Thomas, New York City’s mayor’s daughter.
Nancy must get over the burden of her past in order to work with police detective Ryan Fawkes in figuring out where the recent threats to her life are coming from, and she must do this while keeping said past away from the police.
But what happens when Nancy realizes that the secrets from her past might be connected to her present threats?
And what sorts of complications will arise when both Nancy and the detective realize that they are falling for each other hard and fast.
Uncovering Her Past is a stand-alone steamy romantic suspense short story with an intelligent and sexy heroine and a strong, muscular, and driven hero.
“Business and life: The bonding Connection: Improve your life and achieve your dreams and goals by managing your life as you would a business.” by Ayorinde tobiloba
Jay-Z once said, “I’m not a businessman I’m a business, man”. Now, what that means is that individuals should treat themselves as businesses to succeed in this world. Think about this: what does a typical business need to be successful?.
A business has investment, a Board of Directors, auditing, financing, quarterly reports, a rigorous hiring process, among other things.
Let’s think of investment from the perspective of a person. This can be an investment in yourself or others investing in you. Investing in yourself means doing things that help the future version of You. Others invest in you when your parents provide resources to aid in your success.
These resources range from financial assistance through buying you clothing and food to spending time to nurture you from a young age. Friends invest in you when they spend time in your company.
Every teacher you have had has invested their valuable time into your future and eventual success.
Another noteworthy example is conglomerate of businesses, As we already know the Board of Directors is a group of people that manage and provide insight and knowledge to businesses. In this case, your Board of Directors can be people you admire and you want to become. When I contemplate whom I want to surround myself with, I make sure that every person I spend time with has at least one quality that I’d like to possess. If they don’t have a quality I wish to possess, why would I spend time with them?
For over twenty years the colony world of Polaris has been torn asunder by the war between the governing Polaris Alliance and the Order of the Orion Light. The sheer magnitude of the destruction has forced tens of thousands to flee the rubble of their cities and seek sanctuary in pitiful settlements wherever the soldiers aren’t present.
Among these refugees is Anya Lee, a strange woman with unusual abilities, a tragic past, and a dangerous secret. Everyone who comes in contact with her is either frightened or intrigued, especially when she displays signs of violent madness that seems to have no explanation.
Rumors begin to fly about the enigmatic Professor Aaron Ridley, who supposedly created a process to create superhuman soldiers called Gladiators, tasked with ending the war and saving Polaris from the warring factions that are trying to destroy it. He was murdered before he could complete his task and his technology was stolen by the Order to turn to their own uses. But the question remains: where are his original test subjects, and why have they not completed their mission?
As desperation grows for an end to the pointless battles, the citizens of Polaris wonder whether anyone can stop this war. Even a superhuman Gladiator.
Monsters will rise from the depths. Monsters will sit on gilded thrones. Horrors unimaginable to waking eyes seek slaughter amongst peace-loving folk. Violent warriors, with scarred faces and bloody swords, will challenge the rising of the Darkness.
Before the beginning there was only darkness. Complete and unbroken darkness. Then He who is creation arose, and the darkness sickened Him. He brought forth His power and from His will came life. Beautiful, diverse and numerous. But with the birth of life the darkness became aware, knowing and vengeful. A struggle ensued, vast and without hope of end. A grand battle between the master of nonentity and corruption, and the lord of life and growth. In this grand battle, spanning both time and distance, champions shall rise, brave and strong of heart and body. But take heed fair reader and beware: the majesty and wonder of creation is only surpassed by the horrors of the Darkness. Not every monster has fangs and claws. Not every slave is bound in iron. Not even the purest of heroes is untainted by evil.
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This book covers the basic steps you need to take in order to create generational wealth using real estate. It goes over topics like the different creative ways you can use to purchase an investment property, selecting a cash-flowing property, the risks involved in real estate investing, how to qualify for a home loan from a bank, how to pass down your real estate empire to your children and many other topics related to real estate investing. The only thing that’s stopping the majority of our people from investing in real estate is the lack of knowledge. This book is a powerful tool because it contains a lot of information on real estate investing that’s not normally taught to us, and everyone knows that knowledge is power. This book is written from a parent’s perspective, by someone who is teaching their children about real estate investing and how to create generational wealth. It’s a great book for parents, young adults, and people interested in becoming real estate investors because it simplifies hard to understand areas of the real estate world.
What would you give to be happier? Have you loved and listened to your mind, body and soul recently? How do you perceive life?
At some point of our lives, we wished we were happier, free-spirited and perceive life in a positive light but, usually life comes in our way and eats away everything we worked hard for. Doubts, fears and comfort are one of the greatest antagonists that prevents us from making our dreams a reality. Your Life: Unfinished Business was written during one of the darkest years of our lives and the author aims this book to be your guide through the ever-changing dark tunnel and allows you to overcome all the things that prevent you from living your life to the fullest! It includes various activities, tips and tricks, yoga exercises and wisdom gained from half-a-century experiences. Your Life: Unfinished Business allows you to not only transform your life for the better but also the lives of others.
Your Life: Unfinished Business explains five major topics that we all face in our lives and no matter who we are, or where we came from, we constantly stumbles on these five topics. Within these topics are activities and questions you will help you figure out more about yourself.
A perfect gift to anyone who is determined to finally live their lives the fullest, know who they truly are and embrace their beautiful and unique soul.
Praise for BUFFETT’S TIPS
“John Longo and his son, Tyler, have performed a valuable service, taking the wisdom of Warren Buffett (the supply of which is ample) and distilling from it 100 ‘tips,’ with the authors’ own explanatory text, to guide the reader from financial ignorance to a degree of financial literacy. Along the way, there are useful lessons for life in general. If you have a friend, child, or parent who needs a pathway to a better understanding of some financial fundamentals, get this book for them―it’ll go a long way to bringing them up to speed.”
―Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC; former Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
“Priceless. 100 investment and life tips from the Oracle―a great read for the beginning investor.”
―S. Basu Mullick, retired Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, Neuberger Berman; former General Partner, Omega Advisors; noted value investor; former “Marketwatch Fund Manager of the Year”
“John Longo has a well-earned reputation for excellence in teaching at the University level. Working with his son Tyler, John now extends his passion for education out of the classroom and across generations with this guidebook to the essential tools for financial proficiency.”
―Gregory P. Francfort, noted value investor; former Institutional Investor “All-Star Analyst”
“John and his son have written an invaluable guide steeped in the wisdom of Warren Buffett. Marrying sound financial advice with general life lessons, Buffett’s Tips provides a solid foundation for advancing financial literacy across a broad multi-generational audience.”
Race and Slavery in the Contemporary World begins with a message the author wrote to five prominent Black public figures. In the message, the author brought out several facts she had observed, including the way the government was not obeying its laws. Another major observation was how Amendment IX of the Bill of Rights was being broken.
The Constitutional Laws of the US are intended to limit government power and put constraints on it, just as legislative laws are meant to constrain the citizens. This structure creates the rule of law that is essential to enjoying freedoms.
The first part of the work is devoted to reflections on the value of a Black woman and is followed by reflections on why the Blacks were freed from slavery. Among the topics and issues examined are the definition of equality in America, changes in ownership of slaves, the impact of voting, and punishment for disobedience.
“These reflections are a part of voicing my grievances or complaints… My reflections might seem quite legal and historical. That is because I have found that at the root of the problems that I mention, including my own, is a law at the mercy of uncontrolled political thinking”.
“Race And Slavery In The Contemporary World” is an intensely thought-provoking work. The reader will find themselves asking the questions it raises, such as “Why have we[Blacks] failed to negotiate our freedoms?” The book explores insightful topics such as the philosopher Rousseau’s description of the slavery paradox and enforcement of punishment.
The more near to home topics such as harassment and impact on Black women are also well covered.
Race and Slavery in the Contemporary World contains such topics concerning the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau;
Rousseau’s Description of the Slavery Paradox ; Definition of Slavery on Rousseau’s Views; Analogy of Rousseau’s Idea : An Agreement ; The Social Contract : Rousseau’s Solution and Active Agreement, Rousseau’s Ideas as Practiced in the Contemporary World: People Participation, and
Rousseau Requirement of Legitimacy for Slavery. It also looks at the philosopher of political science, Alexis de Tocqueville. In addition, it looks at the American Promise as regards to a topic, such as The American Way: The most surprising Historical Change. It considers historically reported events up to our present moment.
After the great war, the Supernaturals were summoned…
But no-one expected them to stay.
Sergeant Leona Cynane is a tough-as-nails cop who’ll take on any Supernatural that comes her way—vampire, Fey, and dragons be damned. When she becomes obsessed with the case of a mystery drug called Minute Magic, she finds herself drawn into the shady underworld of a Supernatural named Stealth.
And things just get darker from there…
After a deadly encounter with a dark Fey, Leona is suspended from the force and things couldn’t be worse. But when the President sends for her and wants her help taking down the creator of Minute Magic, she’s back on her game. She must take on Stealth, with all his supernatural powers, to save the people of Casperson City from his deadly creation.
Can Leona find Stealth to end the destruction of Minute Magic?
Or will she get consumed by the very thing she’s trying to stop?
Forced to leave the police force, Leona becomes a Private Investigator by day and a supernatural bounty hunter by night.
Minute Magic is a paranormal story for people who love futuristic fantasy worlds, hard-boiled cops, and gritty action.