Tiki's Guardian Angel: True Story of 15 Year old Sex Slave Freed by an Angel by John Pryor (Dec 15, 2011) - Kindle eBook
206 riveting pages that you will NEVER forget. Guaranteed to inspire, motivate and encourage you to know that their really are angels in this world and they do watch over us.
Guardian Angel: is the true story of a 15 year old victim of sex slavery who was miraculously freed from her abductor/pimp through her faith and personal courage.
Alone, terrified, in fear for life, abducted from a suburban mall the day before ...all she had been able to do is cry ...and pray. Pray to the God she'd sung many songs about with her churches youth choir. Pray to a God whom she, admittedly, did not really know ...and hope that he would hear her. Pray and hope that he would answer ...that he would indeed send her "Guardian Angel" to rescue her as she was praying in desperation. She needed a miracle
Of course Tisha had heard bible stories about angels. They were an interesting concept ...great folklore ...but were they actually 'real?' She certainly hoped so because she was praying that one would be sent to her. One, or maybe two if need be. All she knew is that her nice, quiet, normal, middle class suburban life had suddenly turned into a horror movie. She hadn't seen it coming.
Sold to a pimp ...by a fellow classmate whom she thought she could trust. Sold like property for the price of $10 and some cocaine. Sold to a monster who now threatened to kill not only her but her entire family if she did not do exactly as he ordered.
Now in a strange city where life was much faster and harder than anything she'd ever experienced, this innocent victim was as out of her element as a fish out of water. How would she endure this plight? Forced to satisfy the needs of random strange men who would not care about her young age ...would even relish the fact that she was just a kid. Tisha escaped into her own mind where there alone... perhaps she could pray ...perhaps God would hear her ...perhaps he would send that guardian angel. Perhaps
Just when she was beginning to give up all hope ...just moments after the pimp put her out on the mean streets of Oakland California for the first time amidst dozens of prostitutes ...a stranger shows up and gestured for her to come to the car.
This is her story.
Bronze by Kerri-Anne Weston (May 2, 2012) - Kindle eBook
The inspiring true story of a teen suddenly paralyzed, facing the challenges of her disability and finding extraordinary strength, glory and love along the way.
A fresh high school graduate, Kerri-Anne Connor’s first love is the water. She and her friends from Nobby’s Beach are the first women in Australia to gain their Bronze medallions for Surf Life Saving. On the eve of the year 1981 on the Gold Coast, Australia, this active teenager’s life is about to shatter and transform her once perfect world into one of despair as she tackles a life of paralysis. Through the support of her friends and family, Kerri will find her way back to the water and into the history books.
A memoir filled with joy, tears, letters and poetry of a time when all else seemed lost. A life of hopes, dreams, love and humility learnt.
Gypsy Spirit: What My Boat Taught Me About Love And Life by Christine Bukruian (May 24, 2012) - Kindle eBook
Gypsy Spirit charts an inspiring two-year voyage set amidst the tumultuous world of singlehanded sailing. This captivating memoir recounts the true life adventures and harrowing encounters of author Christine Bukruian’s initiation into the culture of boats, sailors, and the open sea.
Motivated by her mother’s passing, Christine purchases a used 36-foot sloop, renames it Gypsy Spirit and is soon “living the dream,” along with Kia, her 50-pound lab/golden mix. Through trial and misadventure, Gypsy Spirit and her crew are made seaworthy with the assistance of Ed, a seasoned South African sailor on his way to the Bahamas.
Ed invites Gypsy Spirit to sail in tandem with his boat, Nini, and his trial-by-fire sailing lesson propels their relationship and Christine’s appreciation of life at sea. Christine becomes a competent, self-reliant sailor, which proves fortunate as Gypsy Spirit and her crew find themselves alone on a horrific, storm-swept night marked by a devastating collision with a 264-foot container ship.
Tropical settings – from picture perfect islands with postcard images of sun, sea, and swaying palms, to pelicans flying overhead and dolphins trailing in the boat’s wake– afford a vicarious journey for all to enjoy. But Gypsy Spirit’s true reward is as a personal testament to overcoming fears, embracing new passions, and fulfilling improbable dreams.
After All: a memoir by David E. Tillman (Jan 25, 2012) - Kindle eBook
After All is the heart-wrenching story of a man and his daughter rebuilding their lives after the tragic loss of their beloved wife and mother. Told with a mixture of humor and sadness, author David Tillman makes you a part of his two-year grieving and healing process. Powerful personal anecdotes and the innocence of a world seen through a child's eyes are brought to life. Filled with familiar thoughts and emotions, anyone who has ever lost someone dear to them will find this courageous memoir well worth the read.
After All is the sequel to David Tillman's debut memoir, In the Failing Light, also available at Amazon.
Mr. Tillman's work has been called "Eloquent and Heartbreaking" by Publisher's Weekly.
Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula SAE by Matt Brown (Oct 19, 2011) - Kindle eBook
In 2006, a small unavailing university auto racing team began building a racecar that would challenge the best engineering schools in the world. With fewer people and resources than any of the top competitors, the only way they were going to win was to push the limit, go for broke, and hope for more than a little luck.
By the time they got to the racetrack, they knew: In the fog of fierce competition, whether you win or lose, you learn the hardest lessons about engineering, teamwork, friendship, and yourself