18 Greatest Golf's Luxury Golf Books - 18 Greatest Irish Holes And 18 Greatest Scottish Holes
Description: 18 Greatest Golf is a luxury, large format golf book that features stunning photography of the most beautiful courses in the world along with in depth text and interviews with the greats of the game. Printed and hand-finished in Italy, the high definition and high density treatment of the photographs and illustrations in the 18 Greatest Golf Collection is truly mesmerizing, providing a more beautiful and accomplished collection than any other golf books on the market.
Price: $199.00 Visit the Website
Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
Description: This expansive history covers the first 150 years of the United Federation of Planets—the intergalatic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe. With more than 50 previously unseen documents—letters, treaty excerpts, and intelligence reports—highlighting historic moments that began it all, this gorgeously illustrated history of the Federation gives fans new insight into the Star Trek universe. The 176-page deluxe volume, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, is housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and audio narration provided by famed actor George Takei, the original Hikaru Sulu.
Price: $98.99 to $99.00 Visit the Website
Dana Buckley: Living Desert
Description: In this beautiful new coffee-table photography book, Dana Buckley traveled to some of the nation’s most undiscovered terrain and captured plant life that has thrived in the most rugged conditions, including cactuses, agaves, aloes and shrubs. The amazing plant life captured in Dana’s book created a journey across Arizona and California. The images contained in Living Desert come from the Arizona-Sonaro Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, the Anza Borrego Desert Park, Borrego Springs, California, Huntington Gardens, San Marino, California, Joshua Tree National Park in Yucca Valley, California, Palm Desert, California, and Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California. Buckley sees beauty everywhere in the desert and presents life in all its brilliance, from the rare to the everyday.
Price: $70.00 Visit the Website
The NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Manga Deluxe Box Set Includes All 7 Volumes
Description: NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Deluxe Box Set, collects all 7 volumes of the original celebrated manga (graphic novel) series by Hayao Miyazaki into 2 new hardcover editions packaged in a special illustrated slipcase. A full-color double-sided poster is also included and each volume features 8 full-color page inserts. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. Thriving industrial societies disappeared. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. At the periphery of the sea, tiny kingdoms are scattered on tiny parcels of land. Here lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens; a nation given fragile protection from the decaying sea's poisons by the ocean breezes; and home to Nausicaä. Rated T for Teens $60.00 U.S. / $67.99 Canada
Price: $60.00 to $67.99 Visit the Website
POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER Graphic Novels (box Set For All Ages)
Description: POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SET from VIZ media is Rated “A” for All Ages For the POKÉMON lover - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SE. The excitement continues! Complete your POKÉMON ADVENTURES collection with volumes 8-14 of the venerable series in this box set that also includes a collectible poster. Catch more exciting Pokémon adventures starring Gold and his rival Silver! First someone steals Gold's backpack full of Poké Balls (and Pokémon!). Then someone steals Prof. Elm's Totodile. Can Gold catch the thief – or thieves?! Keep an eye on Team Rocket, Gold... Could they be behind this crime wave? US: $49.99 / Canada: $56.99 CAN
Price: $49.99 to $56.99 Visit the Website
POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Graphic Novel BOX SET For All Ages
Description: For the POKÉMON fan - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE graphic novel BOX SET rated "A" for all ages. Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White in this box set of eight volumes! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?! US: $34.99 / Canada: $39.99
Price: $34.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website
Unique New Release Is Both Literary Fiction And Musical Concept Album Combined
Description: David Houston wanted to take readers from what a book is, to what a book can be and the result is his unique new release, Fugue, a work of literary fiction coupled with a downloadable six track, musical concept album. Fugue blends dystopian, romantic, and suspense elements within a plot-driven narrative that spans thirty years of time and moves across four continents, unfolding primarily in New York City, Seville, and Afghanistan and is carried by three main, beautifully-created and unforgettable characters who face a dramatic, life-changing event around the age of eighteen, setting them upon a path that irrevocably intertwines their story and romantic involvement – for better and for worse. The plot then shifts in a dystopian direction halfway through the story after terrorist attacks redefine the geopolitical landscape of not only the United States, but the entire world. The music, which accompanies the book, is extremely diverse, ranging from rock to classical to metal to singer/songwriter. It was designed to include three vocalists to personify the three characters, along with acoustic and electric guitars, piano, cello, bass and drums. His lyrics, both original and adaptations of famous poems, always relate to the central themes expressed in the book.
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"The Boogie Trapp" - A Novel By Kerry Copeland Smith
Description: The Boogie Trapp is the story of two young boys—Charles Edward “Trapper” Trapp and the aptly-nicknamed, born-under-a-bad-sign Boogie Smith, the novel’s narrator—and that day, decades ago, when time almost stopped for the boys. When the novel opens, it’s over a half century later and time finally has stopped—at least for one. Protagonist and narrator Smith, now 72, recounts the day he receives word that his old friend Trapper has passed away. But there is more—far more—than simply grieving the loss of his friend. Weeks later, just as he knew he would, Smith receives a letter from Trapper reminding him to complete what Trapper calls “the last and most important mission” of his life. Completing that mission means rewinding to April 1949 in Black Creek, Alabama, a small coal mining town just north of Birmingham. Like most of the mining towns of its day, Black Creek has long since vanished, but a dark memory remains. And what follows is the story of that day, April 9, 1949. The day when everything changed. A mesmerizing and chilling debut, The Boogie Trapp will grab readers on the first page and not let go.
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GRIPPING NEW NOVEL PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS AND INFIDELITY
Description: Michelle Percell’s gritty and compelling debut novel Gracious Redemption takes readers into the lives of two fictional married couples whose attempts to deal with common marital issues, including infidelity, apathy and the very precarious nature of the institution of marriage brings their lives to an irreparable conclusion. Mara and Justin: she is a wife fighting depression in the midst of trying to raise the ‘perfect’ family; frustrated to be the household caterer, gofer and everyone’s everything except to herself. Justin, a busy doctor married to both Mara and his career, needs to find a better way for them to co-exist if his marriage and sanity are to survive. Robin and Timothy: Married, they live separate, childless lives in the same house. Robin is a nurse who works the night shift and who has forgotten why they even decided to get married. She feels more like Tim’s unisex roommate. Timothy, a car salesman, wonders where his life has gone and reminds Robin daily about their current sexless state. When a fifth person enters the picture the lives of everyone involved become tragically intertwined and permanently altered.
Price: $29.00 Visit the Website
But By The Chance Of War
Description: “But By the Chance of War” by Richard C. Lyons, a new book coming out Fall, 2012 is a uniquely different type of book. Between its covers, the book presents four dramatic stories of war from India’s fight with the Ephalite Huns, to the Fall of Fort Niagara, in the Seven Years War, to the trenches of World War I, and finally to modern day circumstances and actions in the Middle East. Author Richard C. Lyons took a creative approach to presenting his stories by writing in a dramatic poetic style. This rhythmic style is not only entertaining, but also enlightening to the tragic and sometimes violent stories presented. The reader cannot but marvel at his use of words and poetic timing.
Price: $26.00 to $26.99 Visit the Website
Bad Boy: My Life On And Off The Canvas By Eric Fischl And Michael Stone
Description: In BAD BOY, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming-of-age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ‘80s. With notorious and controversial paintings such as Bad Boy and Sleepwalker, Fischl joined the front ranks of America artists in a high-octane downtown art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. But it was a world of fashion, fame, cocaine, and alcohol that for a time threatened to destroy all that Fischl had achieved.
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Handmade Hostess By Kelly Lee-Creel & Rebecca Söder
Description: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining * 36 Sewing & Craft Projects * 12 Desserts In this book, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the heart of social gatherings for special occasions—expressing your love for family and friends in the DIY spirit of decorating, baking, and sewing. Discover how easy it can be to plan and create stylishly themed parties for all ages without breaking the bank. Have fun stitching and crafting creative décor projects along with matching party favors for your guests…plus, each party theme comes with its own signature dessert recipe. Dozens of sewing and no-sew projects for all skill levels, ranging from chic and elegant to festive and whimsical.
Price: $25.95 Visit the Website
Read To Achieve With Don Yaeger’s Greatness: The 16 Characteristics Of True Champions
Description: For the avid reader looking to achieve a little bit more in their lives, Don Yaeger’s Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions takes motivational and self help books to a new frontier. Based off of lessons learned from the many sports stars and athletes Yaeger has interviewed as a sports writer, Greatness is ideal for any reader looking to achieve their personal and professional best. From practical tips to detailed plans, Yaeger inspires his readers to implement new habits of greatness. As an award-winning inspirational speaker, Yaeger is able to captivate his readers with his mentoring voice.
Price: $25.00 Visit the Website
2013 Entertainment® Memberships
Description: Entertainment Promotions, a leading provider of discounts and promotions, has introduced an array of new benefits, ways to access savings and expanded programs with its 2013 Entertainment® Book Membership and Entertainment.com™ Savings Membership. Entertainment Memberships include countless 50% off coupons and 2-for-1 discounts from leading national brands and regional businesses, access to online printable coupons and links for even more local and national offers, and a free download of the Entertainment® Mobile App to easily search and redeem deals right on a smartphone. By registering on Entertainment.com, members can get the most out of their 2013 Membership. There, they can unlock even more savings with member benefits, exclusive deals. The Membership Card in the front of the book features the access code to register online. The Frequent Values® Key Tag and Membership Card, available with book purchase only, can be used in conjunction with the Entertainment mobile app or the directory found online at Entertainment.com to uncover ongoing 10% to 20% offers that can be used again and again with thousands of participating merchants. Memberships can be found at the Entertainment.com website, a local fundraiser, a retail partner, or call 888-231-SAVE (7283).
Price: $24.99 to $35.00 Visit the Website
Sex, Politics And Religion: How Delusional Thinking Is Destroying America - Steve Siebold
Description: Steve Siebold is one of the world's foremost critical thinking experts of our time. His ability to explain hot-button issues through logic-based unemotional thought will open your eyes to the most pressing and controversial topics under sex, politics and religion that are tearing America apart. His wisdom and insights cut right through the delusion and allow us to truly understand these issues for what they are - free of persuassion and misinterpretation of political and religious leaders. A must read for all Americans!
Price: $24.99 to $25.00 Visit the Website
PEPITA: INOUE MEETS GAUDI
Description: Antoni Gaudi was the world leader of Catalan modernist movement in architecture. Takehiko Inoue is one of the premier manga artists in the world. Inoue's journey to Spain and to the world of Gaudi is half travel memoir, half art book, and all beauty. Takehiko Inoue is one of Japan's leading manga artists, and he has long been obsessed with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Pepita is a travel memoir about Inoue's travels to Catalan, the people he meets, and the stunning architecture he experiences. It's also an art book of the highest quality, constructed and framed by a leading practitioner of Japanese comics. Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. US price $24.99 / Canada price $28.99 ISBN-13: 9781421552743 Publisher: VIZ Media 108 Pages/ Soft cover
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"UP And IN: Seven Keys To Unlocking Your Potential" By Steve Kubicek
Description: A powerful book with a simple premise, Up and In presents a self-guided tour to adopting the Up-and-In point of view—a powerful, transformative, uplifted, inspired mindset that turns down-and-out attitudes upside down. Drawing on a wellspring of personal experiences, insights from those who provided inspiration, as well as Biblical wisdom, Kubicek crafted Up and In, an exceptional collection of 42 daily readings designed to inspire, encourage, challenge, renew, and uplift. With gentle humor, uplifting anecdotes, inspiring quotes, and Scripture woven throughout, Up and In takes readers on a rich, rewarding, and meaningful journey of reflection, discovery, and transformation. Resplendent with simple truths and powerful personal testimony, timeless Scripture and timely insights, Up and In reveals the seven keys to unlocking one’s potential. Moreover, each reading includes a special “Discovering Treasure” recap designed to encourage readers to dig deeper and give thoughtful consideration to the day’s message. Uplifting and affirming, Up and In addresses such issues as: uncovering true worth and potential; confronting damaging thinking and habits; developing the tools to rebound from setbacks; outlining the path for discovering significance and more.
Price: $22.95 Visit the Website
New Book Streamlines California Wine Country Travel
Description: How do you visit 300+ California wineries in 3 days?? The Dilemma—Most wine tasting holidays last for only an extended weekend. With over 300 wineries in California’s burgeoning Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles wine country… where do you go? How do you choose? The biggest mistake visitors make is wasting precious time trying to navigate this vast maze of choices by themselves. But help is on the way… Enter The California Directory of Fine Wineries, Second Edition—the latest release in the bestselling travel series from California wine travel insider Tom Silberkleit. It’s designed to maximize your vacation time while helping to create lasting memories in California’s “new frontier” wine country! Writers K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree reveal winery back-stories and concise tools for quick and easy travel planning. Photographer Robert Holmes takes readers on a stunning visual expedition of each winery. He’s been named Travel Photographer of the Year a record three times. Not meant to be an encyclopedia, The California Directory of Fine Wineries is a stylish, lightweight, hardcover book that’s easy-to-use and portable. Carry it with you in your car or pack it in your suitcase — and let your California wine-venture begin!
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Trial Trauma: Healthy Spirituality For Empowered Living
Description: Trials are “life tests”, those crucial times that reveal the character and integrity of the mind, soul and spirit, revealing your inner person and cause an intense focus on emotional, mental, and spiritual survival. However, if life’s trials are not effectively survived they can weaken the faith of even the most devout Christians and shake their faith in God. Dr. Sharon Mancha has spent her life helping others find their way through these life challenges and shares her spiritual truths for survival in her newest book, Trial Trauma: Healthy Spirituality for Empowered Living. “Life consists of awesome, yet difficult experiences. You can lose your faith in God if you have not packed appropriately for this spiritually enriching journey,” says Dr. Mancha. “This book teaches the learning skills necessary to ensure successful passage through life’s difficulties and reveals spiritual truths about the trauma that can occur if believers do not understand how the Holy Spirit can guide them through each trial.” With chapters that include The Drama of Spiritual Warfare, Bearing Fruit in the Midst of Trial, Trauma Drama and Spiritual Wealth, Trial Trauma was written to motivate people to believe in God and encourages them to recover from life’s challenges.
Price: $18.99 Visit the Website
The Luminous Portrait: Capture The Beauty Of Natural Light For Glowing, Flattering Photographs
Description: Infuse your images with glowing, luminous light. From high-profile wedding and portrait photographer Elizabeth Messina comes this beautiful guide to shooting lush, romantic portraits exclusively in natural light. Whether you’re photographing children, weddings, maternity and boudoir, or portraits of any kind, The Luminous Portrait will inspire you with Elizabeth’s personal approach and award-wining images, sharing the art to making flattering portraits that appear “lit from within.” About the Author ELIZABETH MESSINA (www.ElizabethMessina.com) was named one of the top ten wedding photographers of 2010 by Adorama, one of the top ten wedding photographers of 2008 by Pop Photo and American PHOTO, and one of the twenty-five trendsetters of 2008 by Modern Bride. Her images have graced the covers of Us Weekly, OK, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and Professional Photographer magazines. For more about Elizabeth, visit her award-winning blog, www.kissthegroom.com. JACQUELINE TOBIN is the executive editor of Rangefinder magazine and the former deputy editor of Photo District News. She is also the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers. ULRICA WIHLBORG (Foreword) is the West Coast weddings editor at People magazine.
Price: $18.99 to $29.99 Visit the Website
The Tale Of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years
Description: Author Susan Speranza’s stunning and poignant debut novel, The Tale of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years, tells a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it. Reminiscent of older literary novels like ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, The Tale of Lucia Grandi begins when an old woman is asked to recount the story of her life and tells an intense, poignant tale about growing up and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s. Written as memoir, where Lucia is the silent observer, each chapter describes a particular incident in her life, showing the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where, as a young woman, she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever. An unforgettable read!
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NEW NOVEL EXPLORES FIDELITY, POLYGAMY AND DIVINE DECREE
Description: How does a middle-aged, married (with children), man of the cloth, marred by post-traumatic stress from military service in Afghanistan, make a spectacular return to society after years of a quiet, reclusive existence? Not quietly, that’s how. Author Tariq Rana takes an unconventional look at the polygamous relationship between a married Muslim and a blonde bombshell in his sensational new release, A Model Wife for a Gentle Imam. (An Imam. A Model. A Dream. A Novel.) The Imam of Breezewood, a retired veteran of Coalition involvement in Afghanistan, while living a simple life in a small community, discovers a fashion model in one of the clothing magazines for a local high-end clothing boutique. In spite of the profound differences in ethnicity, religion and society, the model bears a striking similarity to the Imam’s wife. Struggling with the expectations of marital fidelity but unable to ignore a growing fascination with the fashion model, he makes a life-changing decision by taking up with a woman of a different faith. A naturally furious wife and an alienated congregation both decry his lack of discretion in a battle between liberal, secular values and the fundamental prerogatives of divine decree.
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The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts The Myths
Description: Multi-award winning book and celeb favorite, The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths, reveals intimate facts on breasts in a fun, informative witty style. Whether you want to augment them, lift them, reduce them, or embrace them just the way they are, you’ll get the inside scoop about breasts and cosmetic breast surgery in this educational and entertaining book. Dr. Ted Eisenberg, a plastic surgeon who holds the Guinness World Record for most breast augmentations done in a lifetime, candidly answers hundreds of actual patient questions like: Am I too old for breast augmentation? Will my implants boil in a hot tub? Do I need to replace them every 10 years? Filled with more than 200 photographs and illustrations, The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths is an amusing and revealing read. By book’s end, you’ll consider the authors your BBFs: Bosom Buddies Forever. The book was also featured at this year’s Oscars Luxury Lounge and was a hit amongst celebs like Jayson Blair who tweeted, “@ScoopOnBreasts my lady @TheRue has been reading this book for the last hour non stop. It’s Brilliant!” of his girlfriend Rumer Willis. Available now on Amazon, the book clarifies this issue for all women who feel concerned that they have uneven breast sizes, and more. www.TheScoopOnBreasts.com
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Wacky Jacky: The True Story Of An Unlikely Beauty Queen
Description: Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen, written by Jaclyn Stapp, wife of Scott Stapp lead singer of Creed, is based off of her childhood experiences of growing up and being bullied. Wacky Jacky's ultimate message is that it's alright to be different. By imparting valuable character lessons in an engaging story, Wacky Jacky is a tool for parents and teachers to teach lessons in self-esteem and positive attitude, and illustrate social issues like bullying.
Price: $16.95 to $17.00 Visit the Website
Robert Kioysaki's Book: "Why A Students Work For C Students"
Description: Robert Kiyosaki, author of the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” and founder of The Rich Dad Company, www.richdad.com, announces his newest book, “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government.” The book is Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents and reveals how to give a child a financial head start in life—without giving them money. The book includes Action Steps for Parents at the end of every chapter and a Bonus Section with 40+ pages of excerpts from Kiyosaki’s "Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens" and his graphic novel, "Escape the Rat Race" as examples of the resources available to parents who choose to meet the challenge of financial education head on. Readers of “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government” will learn: • The one thing about money that parents should discuss with a child… today • Why saving money, in today’s economy, is a bad idea • That there are three sides to every coin…every idea or situation • Ways to fight the entitlement mentality… stop giving your children money and teach them “how to fish” • Why it’s important to talk with your child about their dreams for the future… and the different ways to define success For more information, and to increase your child's financial education, visit www.richdad.com.
Price: $16.95 to $19.95 Visit the Website
The Single Guy's Road Map To Re-Inventing Yourself After A Break-Up
Description: Conceptualized out of his learning curve following a painful divorce, first time author Joe Keller penned Single Effort: How to Live Smarter, Date Better and Be Awesomely Happy through trial and error after he was forced back into living the single life. With common sense, smarts and heart, Keller started his new adventure with confidence and humor and the end result is his road map of advice for single dads. Single Effort is the best guide to being single – but not necessarily staying single – that you’ll ever read. From food to fun, and finance to romance, Single Effort delivers clear, real-world advice to help you live a dynamic, successful life as a single guy. And Single Effort isn’t just for men. Ladies will benefit too. From ideas to spice up your relationship, to a revealing look at a guy’s perspective on dating – Keller covers it all. Destined to become a classic, this indispensable guide will change how you think about being single and help you find the life and love you seek.
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CHILLING NEW NOVEL TAKES READERS ON A HELL RIDE THROUGH NEW YORK CITY’S SUBWAY SYSTEM
Description: F.M. Kearney’s assignments took him all over town via subway, particularly through the dimly lit and sparsely populated stations that comprise the “real” New York City subway system – making it the perfect setting for his chilling new release, They Only Come Out at Night. With an opening chapter that readers won’t soon forget, the thriller tells a tale of terror that reigns deep beneath the streets of New York City. The subway system is plagued by a series of unsolved, bizarre and particularly gruesome murders. A young man is found in a Brooklyn station with his heart crudely ripped out of his chest. The headless body of a conductor is discovered inside the locked cab of a Number 6 train in lower Manhattan. Authorities blame these, as well as several other equally macabre crimes, on the city's growing, and increasingly aggressive homeless population. Melissa Manning, however, isn't buying that explanation. Having experienced a personal tragedy in the subway years ago, Melissa is definitely no stranger to the violence that can occur underground...but this is different. Not only can she feel the presence of an evil entity...she knows it's just a matter of time before it comes after her.
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New York Times Bestselling Memoir: IN THE WATER THEY CAN'T SEE YOU CRY
Description: *NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK* New York Times Bestselling Memoir: IN THE WATER THEY CAN’T SEE YOU CRY by AMANDA BEARD with Rebecca Paley In her candid and ultimately uplifting book IN THE WATER THEY CAN’T SEE YOU CRY: A Memoir, (Touchstone Paperback / Simon & Schuster; April 16, 2013; $15.99; ISBN: 978-1-4516-4438-8) Olympic swimming star Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory. Amanda Beard launched onto the international scene in 1996, when at the tender age of 14, she walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. Amanda has grown up before the American public and the world—swimming in four Olympics and winning a total of seven medals. She’s also become a sex symbol, enjoying a lucrative modeling career gracing the pages of magazines and posing for the cover of Playboy. But behind the glamorous façade, Amanda was a deeply insecure and troubled young woman.
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Mortus: Book One Of The Faenum Quest
Description: Author Dennis Hausker’s amazing new epic fantasy, Mortus: Book One of the Faenum Quest! has just been released! David Cray suffers a terrible trauma in the loss of his beloved mother, his only relative – or so he thought. At the funeral, he meets an unknown uncle who shares some shocking news: Dave’s father did not abandon his family as he was told. In fact, his father was not from Earth. His uncle convinces him to travel to his father’s planet, Faenum, to help with a dire threat. Having no one left on Earth, Dave agrees and begins a life journey that starts as quest to the dark fortress of Mortus. Along the way, Dave gathers a group of friends who could not be more different from each other but who share each other’s trials, tribulations and hopes. Dave goes through culture shock adjusting to his new world, yet begins to transform as his buried powerful and magical heritage from his father develops. As he becomes the de facto leader of the quest, Dave leads his followers into a trap and galling captivity. Though they escape from Mortus, they find themselves unalterably changed…..
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Life Is But A Dream
Description: Award-winning writer David Earle’s captivating new thriller Life Is But a Dream is a reverse twist on reincarnation that encompasses the thoughts, emotions and reactions of a man who wakes up in the body of someone he does not know with the realization that the only life he has ever known is gone. Roger Owen, an African-American family man in the year 2011, awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to discover himself inhabiting the body of Sydney Hamilton, a Caucasian sixty-six year old Welsh Harvard Professor of History, whom he remembers nothing of in what is now the year 2125. Owen’s odyssey of this strange new existence in the twenty-second century takes him from an insane asylum, to the care of an attractive psychologist, to the acceptance of both lost lives and the intriguing pursuit of finding his ancestors from his past life. He must also deal with unraveling the mystery of a secret he unknowingly holds as Professor Hamilton regarding the truth of a catastrophic world event that occurred in 2115 that now threatens his life by a man who seeks to kill him. For all ages, it keeps readers riveted from the begining to its spellbinding conclusion.
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NEW YA FANTASY FICTION TRILOGY PROVES THE POWER BEHIND MAGIC IS BELIEVING … AND A KIND HEART
Description: Author John R. Garland created his Endor the Wizard trilogy with a bit of a twist: he infused his hero with a kind heart and incorporated an underlying message that tenderness must never be mistaken for weakness … even in battle. Garland sets the stage for the first book, Endor the Wizard, in the town of Greysmire as Endor, his two faithful companions, TK the owl and BW the mouse, and the good townspeople attempt to live in harmony and work together to build an abundant and thankful life. Yet, they are thwarted at every turn by the people of Crindeland who are governed by the evil lord Gundermire. Endor relies on his wits to help his people combat Gundermire’s evil influences once and for all. The second book: Endor's Adventures takes Endor and his companions to the neighboring country of Dame whose people also face their share of trouble by the evil lord Gundermire. The final book: Endor: The Final Chapter takes the trio into the heart of war with Crindeland and the open confrontation with Lord Gundermire. Through the harshness of battle Endor still finds ways to bring about his good nature upon all those who need him.
Price: $15.18 to $47.96 Visit the Website
The Curious Childhood Of Patty O. (Growing Up In White Bear Lake, Minnesota)
Description: Artist and author Pat Olchefski-Winston had a slew of unique childhood memories rattling around in her head that she felt just had to come out. Missing the charm of her hometown, she began jotting down her favorite memories. The result is a delightful new collection of short stories called The Curious Childhood of Patty O. Beautifully crafted out of a collage of bits and pieces of growing-up memories Olchefski-Winston reveals the charm of growing up in the beautiful village of White Bear Lake, Minnesota in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Curious Childhood of Patty O seamlessly weaves together a tapestry of short stories that highlights the cast of characters and events which made up White Bear Lake forty years ago. The stories range from having winter picnics with loony neighbor Loretta Latooney and Slick Dick the Car Man’s scandalous wife to the wonderful times shared with grandparents on the St. Croix River and the adventures in all four Minnesota seasons, including snow-filled sauna parties. Olchefski-Winston’s heartfelt stories and memorable, familiar characters display an emotional level of depth – from love to loss, from fun to falling – that all readers will identify with and embrace.
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Unbridled Greed By Barry Johnson
Description: A sizzling debut thriller that exposes the seamy and unscrupulous world of health care fraud, Unbridled Greed features protagonist Bryan Hampton, a longtime Department of Justice investigator. A tough, tenacious DOJ investigator, Bryan Hampton is hot on the trail of a greedy doctor suspected of insurance fraud. But when this major medical fraud investigation is suddenly and shockingly derailed by politics, greed, and bribes, Hampton decides he's had enough of Chicago's dirty politics and cronyism—let alone fighting corruption on both sides. Hampton transfers to Las Vegas and teams with Paul Dixon, with whom he shares a common goal: aggressively fighting the health care fraud and abuse that victimizes countless patients and robs every American household of thousands of dollars each year. Soon, Hampton and his team uncover a massive fraud scheme operating beneath the bright lights of Sin City. But this highly organized and highly sophisticated band of fraudsters will stop at nothing—violence, torture, and even murder. As he launches a pulse-quickening quest for justice, Hampton will realize the peril of fighting this good fight. This might be the fight of Bryan Hampton’s life—or, if he’s not careful, it could be the fight for his life….
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NEW FUTURISTIC FANTASY TAKES READERS OF ALL AGES ON A SPECTACULAR MYSTICAL JOURNEY
Description: Young Henry Parks’ life is forever changed when he witnesses a mysterious object fall from the night sky and crash into his father's field. Henry shares this secret with his younger sister, Kirsten, and together they soon discover it holds a powerful energy. But their excitement turns to terror when an ancient – and angry – beast appears followed by a series of random but interconnected events, which appear to be the handiwork of a malevolent regime known as “New Management.” Henry and Kirsten choose different paths to resist the "New Management" that has taken over their city and their lives. Pressure is mounting and there are many secrets that must be discovered. All Henry knows is protecting the crystals and the ancient gifts that hold the power to fight is the only way to discover the truth and understand why their city is destroyed every thousand years. Henry Parks & The Crystal Blades, a terrific story for readers of all ages, is a memorable journey from youth to maturity and a spellbinding tale that guides readers to an amazing – and unforgettable – conclusion.
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"Burden Of Truth" By Terri Nolan
Description: When investigative journalist Birdie Keane last saw the love of her life--LAPD cop Matt Whelan--she was caught in his passionate embrace, looking forward to a future with him and free from her alcohol addiction. The next day, Matt is dead. Suspicious of Matt's supposedly accidental drug overdose, Birdie follows the twisting trail of clues he left behind. Each stunning revelation brings her closer to the dark past of the man she thought she knew. Was he a dirty cop? Did he know the truth about a cold case she's currently researching? When Birdie uncovers what Matt was hiding, she must make an impossible choice. But the deeper the secret, the higher the price, and Birdie must face the ultimate betrayal she never saw coming.
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Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan: A Love Story
Description: Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan is the story of the adventures—and misadventures—of one blind New Yorker and his two fearless guide dogs. A charming, heart-warming, and sensational story, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan shares a dog’s eye view of the city that never sleeps. Humorous and heartwarming, inspiring and enlightening, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan, at its heart, is a love story about the incredible dogs who lavish the gifts of independence, freedom, dignity, and safety on their human partners. Moreover, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan also pays tribute to the trainers, instructors, and fine humans who work with Seeing Eye Dogs, and enlightens readers on how guide dogs are trained. Much more than a book that simply celebrates the love of dogs, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan honors the extraordinary canine heroes who keep their owners safe in a daunting urban environment such as New York. Told in a spirit that honors these incredible canine citizens, Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan sheds light on these guide dogs, described appropriately as the “canine equivalents of the Navy Seals.”
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"Death Goes Postal" By Rosemary And Larry Mild
Description: A mesmerizing mystery that enchants from the first page to the last, Death Goes Postal heralds the advent off a charming new series. Filled with captivating characters and a plot to die for, Death Goes Postal takes readers on a wild—and wildly entertaining—ride. Death Goes Postal features reluctant amateur sleuths Dan and Rivka Sherman. Presented with an offer too good to refuse, the Shermans give up their successful professional careers to become owners of The Olde Victorian Bookstore in Annapolis, Maryland. But owning this bookstore turns out to be anything but by the book. Rare fifteenth-century typesetting artifacts leave a horrifying imprint in their wake: mugging, robbery, kidnapping—and murder. Risking life and limb, Dan and Rivka must piece together cryptic clues to solve this perilous puzzle and unmask the ruthless suspect behind the crimes. Will Dan & Rivka close the book on this crime spree once and for all?
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Why Hitler May Not Be In Hell... Minister's New Book Reveals Why There Is Life After Death - For Everyone!
Description: For every human being, the fear of death is an everyday reality. Yet…it isn't just the fear of death itself but what happens afterwards. The great unknown. For centuries the Christian Church has taught that Hell waits for those who have done evil and haven't repented and Heaven is the reward for those who do good and honor God with their lives. So why is it that the Bible tells a very different story? Former journalist, minister and author James Glover took on that question and shares his mind-blowing revelations in his newest book Global Grace: Everyone Gets a Second Physical Life! Global Grace begins by asking twelve of the hardest questions that have ever been posed concerning the teaching of the Christian faith such as “If God exists, why does He allow so much suffering?” and “Are Hitler and others who committed great atrocities going to be resurrected, too?” It then provides answers to those questions by separating the most significant elements of the Bible and putting them back together chronologically and in plain language, pointing out the common points of creation and human experience. Global Grace is amazing book for readers of all faiths.
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Vampire Defense By James D. Bell
Description: Brilliant young trial lawyer John Brooks is working hard—but hardly getting any notice. Brooks’ friends think he needs one big case that will show off his talents and help him make a name for himself. Defending Hal Boyd might be just the case. Charged with arson and four counts of murder, Hal Boyd, the Butcher of Belhaven, is the central figure in a grisly murder mystery that has gripped the nation. Eager to cover the case, media from the world over descend on Jackson, Mississippi. But this case could turn into a career-ender when Brooks announces his unorthodox defense: Not guilty by reason of insanity, as his client actually believed the person he killed was a vampire. The media ridicules the “Vampire Defense” rendering Brooks and his defense team the laughingstock of the legal profession. But ridicule soon becomes the least of Brooks’ concerns when he discovers a satanic cult intent on exacting murderous revenge against Hal Boyd and his defense team. And what follows is a dangerous, deadly, and dizzying onslaught of kidnapping, rage, and murder. One thing is for certain: it will be a long, harried, and harrowing ride before this defense attorney rests…
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DELIGHTFUL NEW SATIRICAL ‘SURVIVAL’ HANDBOOK POKES FUN AT LIFE’S EVERYDAY HASSLES
Description: For some of us, the golden boomer age and beyond has tarnished a bit with health issues, loss in general and major disappointments. Well, put away the pills and wipe those tears because there is a fun way out! Jan Marshall’s uplifting new satirical survival book, Dancin, Schmancin with the Scars: Finding the Humor No Matter What shows us the way painlessly…and you don’t even have to know how to dance. “Dancin is a code word for anything pleasurable in your world,” says Marshall, who touches on her own scars after surviving cancer and brain tumor surgery. “The Scars, well they are the scars and may always remain in some manner but can be minimized by finding the humor and absurdities around us – that is, after we deal and heal with the pain.” Dancin, Schmancin turns life’s daily hassles into a ridiculous scenario by using exaggeration, satire and tad bit of truth. There are tips on senior dating and where to find love (it involves a prescription!), the importance of appreciating the libido of bald men, the benefits of catching cold, and techniques for living a truly joyful life. Dancin, Schmancin will make your day and keep you smiling!
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New Historical Fiction Pits Castro Against JFK...With A Little Help From God!
Description: Writer João Cerqueira of Portugal has always had an interest in the strange 1917 occurrence that happened in Fatima, when the Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese shepherd children, sharing several prophecies, including one that Communism would end. Having also spent considerable time in Cuba and hearing stories of those who experienced Fidel Castro’s regime firsthand, João creatively combined the relationship between Castro and the Miracle at Fatima in his newest and refreshingly imaginative novel, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro. Humorous and teeming with metaphors, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro begins as God receives a request from Fátima to help prevent a war between Fidel Castro and JFK which leads him to ask his reluctant son Jesus to return to Earth a second time to diffuse the conflict. “The second coming of Jesus and his dialogues with God leads to reflections on the existence of religion and human nature and Castro’s invasion shows the clash between Socialism and reality,” says João. From its captivating beginning to its final extraordinary conclusion, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a must-read for lovers of historical and literary fiction as it blends politics, religion and humor to take on today’s issues.
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Astrology Of The 13 Signs Of The Zodiac - Ophiuchus: The New Sign Of The Zodiac Circle
Description: If you’ve been going through life thinking you were a Virgo…think again. Physicist Vasilis Kanatas has proven that a shift in the Earth's alignment has not only changed zodiac dates, but has also added a 13th sign, Ophiuchus. Kanatas, author of Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac Ophiuchus: The New Sign of the Zodiac Circle, proves that a very tiny annual movement of the axis of the Earth called “Precession of the Equinoxes” prompts corresponding discrepancies in the predictions of astrology, which move further and further away from reality with each passing year. By extension, the constellations of Zodiac are also in different positions from those assigned to them by Western Astrology, and a new zodiac constellation, Ophiuchus has been identified in the path of the Sun on the ecliptic. With this shift also comes a change to most people’s zodiac sign and a corresponding much more accurate horoscope. Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac (www.astrology13.com) examines: • The new sign of Ophiuchus • What the changing of your Zodiac sign indicates • Finding your new Zodiac sign, Ascendant and Sunspots • How the new astrological theory affects how we see ourselves from new astrological point of view
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The Green Bride Guide: How To Plan An Earth-Friendly Wedding On Any Budget
Description: Kate Harrison, who has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master's from Yale in Environmental Policy, planned her own green wedding in 2007 and then wrote the best-selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget (Sourcebooks, 2008). In 2009, she founded www.greenbrideguide.com to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change and support the local green economy. The Green Bride Guide is the leading online resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, product and services. Their Green Wedding Directory has over 1,500 green wedding service providers, such as restaurants that serve local, organic food and limousine companies that use hybrid vehicles. The Wedding Shop http://www.greenbrideguide.com/wedding-shop has a large selection of eco-friendly wedding invitations, favors, and reception décor. The site's Green Wedding Registry has over a thousand home goods and other gifts hand selected for their quality and environmental savings. For further information on the Green Bride Guide™ go to www.greenbrideguide.com.
Price: $13.99 to $14.99 Visit the Website
An Uncommon Friendship: A Memoir Of Love, Mental Illness, And Friendship
Description: When Stewart Young becomes mentally ill with a variety of disorders, his mind betraying and lying to him, he fights his demons in an attempt to save his own life. His wife, Monique Colver, has her own demons as she takes care of him as best she can while maintaining her own equilibrium. When the marriage ends because of his intense crushes on other women, she continues to take care of him, and their friendship remains strong, despite the isolation, rapid mood swings, hallucinations, and the occasional psychotic episode. An Uncommon Friendship: A Memoir of Love, Mental Illness, and Friendship is their unique true story. Colver gives an in-depth view of mental illness at the most personal level. Through a combination of diary entries and emails written by both of them as Stew fought his illness it gives an intimate view of the progression of his illness and the recovery that appears so close, yet is so far away. It also covers: • The impact mental illness has on a marriage/relationship; • The burn out and isolation that caregivers face • Navigating the way through the maze of doctors, psychiatrists and medical red tape; • The important role of laughter and hope
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Death Of The Republic
Description: An intriguing new novel, Death of the Republic, by F. Scott Andison, presents a compelling case that a Nazi-like takeover of the United States is a realistic possibility. Andison’s novel is set during the background of the 2020 presidential election, where handsome, articulate, independent presidential hopeful Robert Strong is mounting a second bid for the U.S. presidency, and is widely expected to make a strong showing. Meanwhile, Strong's primary backer and brother-in-law, billionaire Sherman Gale, is under investigation by both the FBI and CIA for his activities on his 300,000-acre fundamentalist Christian community in Wyoming. As the novel unfolds, Chu falls blindly in love and learns the hard way that nothing is what it seems. Indeed, Gale believes God's demand that Strong ascend to the presidency is merely the first step in a larger covert "Plan" which Gale is determined to execute at all costs. According to the Kirkus Review, Gale’s “Plan is frighteningly ingenious and leads to many impressive twists, most saved for the book’s final act.”
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Chocolate Chocolate Moons, A Funny Futuristic Mystery
Description: If you struggle with your weight, and were offered an opportunity to become light, fit and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? Plus-sized Molly Marbles wins a scholarship to Neil Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set where her 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6 without so much as passing up a piece of pie. But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her, then jumps at a job making low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes, especially when her favorite candy Chocolate Moons are found poisoned. Molly solves the crime and discovers a delicious antidote to the poison. Inventive and wholesome, Chocolate Chocolate Moons dishes out a page-turning plot as layered as a devil’s food cake. Enjoy snappy prose and out-of-the-box thinking in this verbal cartoon for sophisticated readers tired of counting calories and hungry for a good laugh. A yummy funny read.
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‘SOCIAL SCIENCE FICTION’ DEBUT NOVEL COMBINES HUMANITY’S QUEST FOR SURVIVAL WITH POLITICAL INTRIGUE
Description: Jacob Foxx’s speculative debut sci-fi novel The Fifth World takes readers into the early twenty-second century where the earth is dying, reeling from the effects of a brutal nuclear war. To save humanity, an international alliance called the Consortium seeks to build a new homeland on a distant plant called Gaia. To send the first wave of pioneer settlers, the Consortium constructs an enormous starship called the Ark, which will allow them to reach Gaia and begin rebuilding humanity. Biologist Becca Newman labors on the Ark Project concerned that her brother Alex will be among the first crewmembers to settle on Gaia. After the starship launches from Earth and heads through deep space, the ship vanishes. Her brother is presumed dead and the only hope for humanity’s survival is lost. Fourteen years later, she learns that the Consortium made a mistake. Not only did the Ark make it, but her brother is still alive. But as she is reunited with him on Gaia she realizes that other visitors from Earth are not welcome. The colonists are quite happy in their solitude and are prepared to fight to remain free of Earth’s control.
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WHEN MILES GOT MAD-new Children's Book Helps Kids Deal With The Big Feeling Of Anger.
Description: Kids will relate and parents will rejoice in this important story of frustration tolerance. When is little brother breaks his favorite toy, MILES GETS MAD. As his anger swells, he suddenly catches sight of himself in the mirror - but instead of his own reflection, a furry red monster with big round eyes and funny teeth stares back at him. By encouraging Miles to use his words to express his anger, the Mad Monster helps Miles move through this big emotion and calm himself. Through these fun and adorable illustrations, this insightful and entertaining new children's book offers much-needed comfort to young children as they struggle to regulate their emotions. From the company that is all about 'helping parents raise good people', and helping children learn social and emotional skills - The Mother Company. Available: April 16th / www.themotherco.com For children ages 2-7 Publisher: The Mother Company Distributor: Ingram EAN: 97-0-615-69965-3
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30 Days To Prosperity
Description: 30 Days to Prosperity: A Workbook to Manifest Abundance Gail reveals tools, affirmations, and daily exercises to program your subconscious to manifest abundance. Learn how to harness this ability and use it to create positive, joyful and abundant results. By following this 30-day program, you can reconnect to Source to create the life that you want. Start living your dreams now. The material is presented in a straightforward, simple manner with the program designed such that anyone can easily follow it. Whether you believe or not it doesn’t matter, it simply works.
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NEW BOOK COMBINES HUMOR WITH FELINE-INSPIRED ADVICE TO OVERCOME LIFE’S OBSTACLES
Description: As anyone who has ever lived with cats knows well, they are wise, wonderful, mysterious, and intelligent animals. Lana Reid, award-winning author and public speaker based in Los Angeles, has lived with cats her entire life. Over the years, Reid realized that no matter what challenges came along, her beloved pets always seemed to have an innate ability to confront them and survive unscathed. Reid was so inspired by watching her feline friends get through whatever struggles they encountered with wisdom and grace that she wrote Survival Tips My Cat Taught Me. With its combination of humor and practical advice, Survival Tips My Cat Taught Me illustrates how applying the innate wisdom of cats to a variety of difficult situations can help humans face their struggles and achieve personal growth. In Survival Tips My Cat Taught Me, each chapter is broken down into a specific lesson that can be learned from cats, such as: • When you get thrown in the water... Swim • You Have Claws for a Reason • Meow – Loudly • When Hunting, Wait…Wait…Wait... Then Pounce • Try to Make Sure Your Crap Gets in the Litter Box • Chase the Light on the Wall Because You Believe You Can Catch It • Climb!
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Gail Thackray's Spiritual Journeys: Visiting John Of God
Description: Follow Gail on her personal journey to the spiritual healing center of John of God in Brazil. Experience miraculous healings, supernatural activity, and astonishing psychic events. Gail gives a unique view of the powerful healings that occur in this blessed place. As a medium and healer herself, Gail initially thinks she is going to “assist” in the work here. She is told by the spirits, “you can leave your ego at the door, you’re here to be healed too!” She shares the personal details of her own healing which requires an intimate look at her relationships and life. As she starts to open up again, she finds her life taking unexpected twists and turns, and a budding romance appears. It is in this quaint village in Brazil that Gail receives her most profound spiritual experience yet – a direct connection to Source. Overwhelmed with emotion, Gail asks the spirits if she can share this “feeling” with those back home. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Gail unexpectedly finds that her clients are now experiencing the healing energies from Brazil, receiving spontaneous healings through her live events and writings. The spirits in Brazil have taken Gail to a whole new level. Spiritually empowering yet refreshingly funny, Gail takes us on her otherworldly journey while dealing with everyday issues we can relate to.
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My Feelings Activity Book (for Children Ages 2-5)
Description: My Feelings Activity Book From The Mother Company's Ruby's Studio imprint - which includes books that help reinforce important life lessons in a beautifully designed & engaging format. My feelings Activity Book is a beautiful 30-page hard cover picture book for ages 2-5 with enchanting images and empowering messages. Colorful photos of handmade felt creatures engage young children as they learn about the origins, universality and variety of feelings. Based on the "A Little Lesson On Feelings" segment in the award-winning children's show, "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show." From The Mother Company a children’s multi-media company, devoted to helping parents raise good people. The Ruby’s Studio imprint is designed to help children with their social and emotional learning. In addition to it's Ruby's Studio products, The Mother Company includes a comprehensive parenting advice website (www.TheMotherCo.com.) helping parents find the tools and discussions to alleviate some of the stress of everyday parenting. The website features world-renowned expert articles from the likes of parenting guru/authors Dr. Andrew Weil, Kim John Payne, and Dr. Laura Berman, on topics of discipline, behavior, and family harmony.
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Deadrise: A Ben Blackshaw Novel
Description: Award-winning writer Robert Blake Whitehill’s amazing breakout thriller Deadrise: A Ben Blackshaw Novel... Diving the Chesapeake Bay for oysters after a late season hurricane, former S.E.A.L. Ben Blackshaw discovers the recent wreck of a speedboat mired on the bottom. It’s jammed with millions in gold bullion, and one other box that turns out to be a suitcase dirty bomb…its time counting down to zero just twenty-four hours away. But the real shock is yet to come. At the helm of the wreck bobs a corpse; a man Ben has not seen in fifteen years: his father. That’s when Chalk and his jackals descend upon the god-fearing people of Smith Island. To repel Chalk’s invasion, Ben and his Smith Island irregulars must set aside a corrosive mistrust of each other brought on by the influx of untold wealth. After a rocky start, Ben finally persuades a small cadre– including his smart, no-nonsense Natural Resources Police officer fiancé LuAnna, and his impassive oyster culler Knocker Ellis - that their recent hardscrabble times could be set right if they manage to keep this orphaned gold for themselves, and somehow stop that nuclear bomb before it blows them all out of the Chesapeake.
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Whisper Of Crows
Description: Somebody smart once said, "that which is real, is that which never changes." Kanaan James is a disturbed teenage boy obsessed with his childhood friend Abigail Caulfield. A horrible accident leaves Abigail stricken with amnesia and Kanaan, desperate for her attention, convinces her they are soul mates, running from the law. In the midst of a passionate love affair, while hiding in an old abandoned house deep in the woods, Kanaan is forced to test the boundaries of his own humanity.
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Brand Delusions By Bill Leider
Description: Brand Deulsions offers an entertaining new look at modern organization culture, business and personal branding. With interconnected, complex, and well developed characters everyone can identify with, Brand Delusions takes a look at branding from the vantage points of everyone in a company’s hierarchy. A page turner filled with information you wish you had learned in college, and lessons you can apply as a manager, employee, executive, or entrepreneur, Brand Delusions is a must-read. Available online (Ebook: $9.99. Soft-Cover: $19.95).
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"A Southern Solution" By Alan Beck
Description: Laugh Or Else It Will Hurt Given all the turmoil in our country today about the economy, our debt, foreign policy, you name it - there is only one possible solution, says satirist Alan Beck. Laugh. “If you can’t laugh at it, it’s only going to hurt,” says Beck. “Conveying the message of our downward spiral is important as we seem to stall at any important decisions in our society.” A Southern Solution is a dark satire about the disappearing American Dream. The main character's plans for a lazy, margarita-fueled retirement are thrown into chaos when a zany cast of characters steps into the picture. Both the FBI and the Chinese government seem to have bigger plans for him, and Kopfklopper soon finds himself in a dizzying whirlwind of political intrigue. As he works his way through the mess, he finds the key to balancing America’s national budget without negatively impacting anyone, and now the clock is ticking as he decides whether to become the next big politician or to stick with his new life of leisure on the beach. Beck believes A Southern Solution will appeal to mature audiences disillusioned with the current political, economical and ethical state of America, much like his main character. He takes serious events happening around the world today and puts a humorous twist on them in order to engage readers, rather than bore us with a recap of the events we live through day after day.
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Reflected In You: A Crossfire Novel
Description: THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
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Poignant Memoir On Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
Description: Beside The Mountain: Finding Strength and Courage Through My Father's Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease by Stefania Silvestri is a poignant new memoir detailing Silvestri's struggle as a caretaker from the age of 14. Her father was first diagnosed with the disease at age 48 and quickly declined, eventually not being able to do much of anything for himself. One reviewer/caretaker has said: "As a child of a parent who is suffering from Alzheimer's, Stefania has thrown a life preserver to all of us who are drowning in the trials of this disease. We know we are not alone, and that there is hope to surviving."
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NEW SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY EBOOK EXPLORES THE ASTRAL WORLD OF THE AFTER LIFE
Description: Robin Howard author of the Jim Long Space Agent Astral Adventure series believes that when we enter into the worlds of science fiction and fantasy we are leaving the normal physical world that’s just the respite we need from today’s hectic times. As a young boy, Howard was captivated by the 50’s era of science fiction and fantasy. Battle of the Archangels, the newest release and book five of his incredible action series, continues the adventures of space agent Jim Long - a character, complete with matchstick figures and storylines, conjured up in Howard’s 13-year-old mind. Battle of the Archangels takes readers on a unique science fiction experience that is seamlessly interwoven with fantasy, the author’s own supernatural experiences and a touch of the paranormal to create a trip through time they won’t soon forget. Agent and astral traveler Jim Long is ordered to explore a slowly fermenting and escalating disorderly chaos amongst planets with peaceful advanced civilizations. For readers of all ages, Battle of the Archangels goes beyond an amazing science fiction tale to explore the meaning of existence between God, humankind and Archangels to prove there is more to life than we will ever know in this lifetime.
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SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry
Description: “Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry” the new book by Consumer Advocate, Beauty Myth Buster and Certified Esthetician Lora Condon brings together the funniest true stories and the professional insight gleamed from over 15 years in the Spa and beauty industry. Irreverent, insightful, hilarious and actionable, “Spa Wars” is an invaluable tome for beauty junkies and wellness purists alike.
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BARRAGE Manga (graphic Novel) For Teens
Description: Volume 1 of one of the latest manga series from VIZ Media -BARRAGE is an exciting space battle fantasy series by creator Kouhei Horikoshi. The series, which debuted in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2012 is set on a planet called Industria, which is in a state of chaos, and its fate lays in the hands of Astro, a kid from the slums! In order to save the planet, Astro will have to battle terrifying aliens while learning how to fight from his even more frightening guardian, the exacting knight Tiamat. A not-to-be-missed new series from VIZ Media. VOL. 1 rates 'T' for teens US/$7.99 CANADA/$9.99
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REDAKAI VOL. 1 Manga (Graphic Novel) For All Ages
Description: Action fans of all ages will be thrilled with the original graphic novel series REDAKAI, inspired by the innovative trading card game (developed by Spin Master) and the Cartoon Network animated series. REDAKAI Volume 1 follows the adventures of Team Stax as they race against competitors searching the world for mystical Kairu energy, the primal power of the universe. In the hands of good, Kairu is a living energy that guides the universe. But in the hands of evil, Kairu is the most destructive power in the world. Those who can harness it can eventually obtain the highest rank of Kairu warrior: Redakai. Ky, Maya and Boomer are Team Stax. Together they plan to conquer the Kairu! REDAKAI appeals to fans of all ages with it's "old-school adventure mixed with sci-fi and modern gaming-based storytelling." This title is rated "A" - appropriate for all ages and is a new series under the VIZ Kids imprint from VIZ Media (the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga (graphic novels) and anime in North America, $7.99 U.S. price / $9.99 Canada price www.VIZ.com
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VOLTRON FORCE®, VOL. 5: DRAGON DAWN Manga (graphic Novel) For All Ages
Description: In this riveting outer space action graphic novel series VOLTRON FORCE®, VIZ Media brings a continuation of the classic ‘80s cartoon, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, with updated story lines and characters for a whole new generation. These all-new, original adventures featuring Larmina, Daniel and Vince, the Voltron Force cadets will delight fans of all ages. Years ago, Voltron mysteriously disappeared, and the five lions were scattered throughout the universe. Over time, the lions were recovered by the original Voltron Force: Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Princess Allura, and Commander Keith. Now, with the help of three new recruits, Voltron rises again, to defend the universe once more! In this latest volume, there’s a species of dragon on Planet Doom that hatches every hundred years. The eggs are just about to hatch, and Maahox orders the Drule army to collect them and ship them off to Planet Arus! Will the dragon dawn be too much for the Voltron Force? VOLRON became a pop-culture icon and globally recognized when it was introduced in the 1980’s as a hit television series also inspiring a best-selling toy line. Rated "A" appropriate for all ages. price $7.99 U.S. and $9.99 in Canada www.viz.com
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LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL: THE INCREDIBLE RACE Graphic Novel/manga (for All Ages)
Description: Under the VIZ KIDS imprint, VIZ Media’s MR. MEN And LITTLE MISS collection features comic book versions of characters from the popular Mr. Men And Little Miss™ series of children’s books, originally created by author Roger Hargreaves in 1971. LITTLE MISS DAREDEVIL: THE INCREDIBLE RACE takes readers along for a wild ride as this spunky LITTLE MISS scales the top of Mount Dillydale, takes a wrong turn and rockets into outer space, and proves that no thrill’s too thrilling for Little Miss D!
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MAMESHIBA: WE COULD BE HEROES Graphic Novel/manga
Description: MAMESHIBA: WE COULD BE HEROES graphic novel (manga) rated for all ages from VIZ Media's VIZ Kids imprint Are they beans? Are they dogs? Not quite either one – they're Mameshiba! These cute friends are back for more laughs, more trivia, and more adventure! This time, the intrepid legumes travel to a magical land, combine to form a giant robot, and help a friend in love. Plus, Tiger Bean stars in three adorable shorts created by Lark Pien (Long Tail Kitty, Mr. Elephanter)! $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 Canada
Price: $6.99 to $7.99 Visit the Website
NEW‘QUICKIE’ MYSTERY EXPLORES THE CARIBBEAN’S SHADY REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
Description: Author Susan LaDue is back with Tropical Scam, the newest book in her compelling Kristen Maroney Mystery series, featuring Kristen, “the accidental sleuth” who is too nosy for her own good! This time, LaDue goes deep into the danger zone of the Caribbean’s unregulated real estate industry and the regrettable greed it evokes. If you work in the tourist industry in the Caribbean, summer is a time of too much heat and too little money. Boutique owner Kristen is busy trying to sell off last season's inventory when her friend Claire tells her that a mutual friend, Flor, is a victim of a shady real estate deal. Thinking only to help Flor, Kristen unearths widespread real estate fraud. Unhappy at the exposure, the fraudsters come after Kristen in a big way, and she is forced to bring them to justice or suffer irreparable harm. “Tropical Scam, along with the other mystery books in the series, stand out because they’re “quickies” and can be read in a single sitting,” adds LaDue. “Along with the added bonus that reading a Kristen Maroney mystery is like taking a short vacation to the Caribbean!”
Price: $6.99 Visit the Website
WINX CLUB, VOL. 4: DRAGON’S FLAME (graphic Novel For All Ages)
Description: The WINX CLUB graphic novels follow the magical adventures of five best friends – Bloom, Stella, Musa, Tecna and Flora – at Alfea, a school for fairies in the amazing dimension of Magix. This group of beautiful fairies fights evil using their unique magical powers! As they battle scary monsters and troublemaking witches, the girls become stronger fairies and closer friends. In volume 4, after The Trix steal the power of the Dragon Flame from Bloom, they set out to seize control of the whole Magix dimension! As the Winx Club battles The Trix and Bloom tries to get her power back, some unexpected help comes from Aisha – the Fairy of Waves – and the magical Pixies! From VIZ Media $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 Canada
Price: $6.99 to $7.99 Visit the Website
Wonderword Puzzle Books
Description: Wonderword puzzling books are excellent gift-giving options for all ages and are the perfect size for stocking stuffers. For more than 30 years, Wonderword has delighted and challenged puzzle players every day. Legendary puzzle creator David Ouellet builds each puzzle by hand. Puzzles are themed, often bringing in pop culture and trending topics. Wonderword volume books are available at the low cost of $6.95.
Price: $6.95 to $11.95 Visit the Website
FarFaria, The Popular Children's Storybook IPad App
Description: FarFaria, dubbed the “Netflix for children’s books” by USA TODAY, is an iPad app that helps kids develop a passion for reading and encourages families to read together. Aimed at children ages 2 though 9, FarFaria’s library boasts over 250 beautifully illustrated, captivating stories, with five new titles added weekly. FarFaria’s rich experience offers children unlimited access to an exciting world of stories, including offline reading, the popular “Read To Me” feature, and “Reading Level Badges” to help parents identify stories appropriate for their child. FarFaria’s subscription price remains at just $3.99 per month, and new users can download a free trial with full access from the iPad App Store.
Price: $3.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website
Published on May 22, 2013