posted: Apr. 8, 2013 @ 1:54a
Conversations with a Student of Life: Essays on Marriage and Divorce [Kindle Edition]
Beth Marie Larson (Author), Jessica Leannah (Illustrator)
Publication Date: April 5, 2013
This is a collection of my essays on marriage, divorce, and family structure. Since marriage is the typical foundation for family, it only makes sense to examine the particulars of marriage, how to create a successful partnership, and finally a stable family environment. The impact of family environments is one of debate in regards to child development, but whichever side of the debate you fall on, most people can agree on one thing, that a stable home environment empowers children to have successful adult lives.
This is an article, please do not expect a full length book.
77 Dinner Recipes From Around The Globe [Kindle Edition]
Claude DeLucca (Author)
Publication Date: April 5, 2013
"77 Dinner Recipes From Around The Globe" containing 77 dinner recipes from around the world: Striped bass en court-boullion, Potatoes hollandaise, Stuffed tomatoes, Stuffing for tomatoes, Sweetbreads braises, Sauce bearnaise, Punch francaise, Roast redhead ducks, Fried hominy for game, Hot rum sauce, Vanilla ice cream, Macaroons, Canapes of caviare, Halibut steaks, Anchovy butter, Potatoes persillade, Leg of lamb, Jardiniere, Roast turkey, Cranberry sauce, Celery salad, Mayonnaise sauce, Cabinet pudding, Prentanier for soup, Sauce normande, Bread croutons, Chicken valencienne, Spring-lamb chops, Soubise sauce, Punch cardinal, and many more...,
Cowboy with a Cause (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) [Kindle Edition]
Carla Cassidy (Author)
Publication Date: April 1, 2013
"I'D APOLOGIZE FOR KISSING YOU, BUT I'M NOT ALL THAT SORRY."
Dancer Melanie Brooks had escaped small-town Oklahoma, giving up the country for Broadway's bright lights. Yet after her mother's funeral called her back, her own health issues forced her to stay. Now her tenant, too-hot-for-his-own-good Adam Benson, is giving her a reason to dance again. But has a killer set his sights on her, too?
Adam knows a little something about fresh starts. As for his beautiful neighbor, he doesn't see a wheelchair—he sees a woman who understands. But as the heat grows between them, he can't avoid the feeling that more than her big-city past haunts her—and that danger has been lurking, waiting to strike….
If heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense is what you're after, look for four new titles every month from Harlequin Romantic Suspense!
O. Henry's Apprentice: Twisted Stories for A New Generation [Kindle Edition]
Timothy D. McLendon (Author)
Publication Date: March 16, 2013
A New Generation of Short Stories Has Arrived
O. Henry's Legacy Continues
The master of short stories has been silent for more than 100 years. His Apprentice has been watching, waiting for a new generation of readers. The time has come to break the silence.
Life Is Full of Twisted Stories
Times have changed. The world is a little bit darker. A little bit colder. A little bit more twisted. The world has evolved, but there are still many good people in it. Good people who do bad things. Horrible things. The Apprentice has remained true to his craft, characterizing the world as it is today. No stone is left unhurled.
Five Short Stories Sure To Leave You Breathless
Get ready to experience action - packed mystery at its finest. The characters in these five short stories aren't prepared for what happens next. You won't be either. Just remember, bad things happen to good people. Strap yourself in for an adventure that never lets go.
O. Henry's Apprentice invites you to a new vision of the short story. Be careful. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will always hurt you.
Advanced praise for the stories of O. Henry's Apprentice
Your use of the story telling device and the way it becomes resolved at the end is a tour-de-force. - David B
This is the first story I have read that I literally could not stop reading. I had to finish it. - Trevor W
Your story hooked me quickly and kept me guessing. - Igal L
...an excellent pace which does not let up. - Julio P
My jaw dropped to the floor of my library's computer room. Holy ****! - Leroy M
Quirk Books D.I.Y. Gift Guide [Kindle Edition]
Homemade Quirk (Author)
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
This FREE ebook offers 18 DIY gifts for the bookworm, foodie, animal lover, significant other, kid or geek in your life.
It Doesn't Stay in Vegas - The Saga of The Unorthodox Gentleman [Kindle Edition]
Joe Osborne (Author)
Publication Date: November 20, 2012
Perverted, racially insensitive, and totally bizarre... But at least he has a good heart.
It Doesn't Stay in Vegas is the story of four friends who travel to Vegas on a quest for provocative sexual encounters, while consuming irresponsible amounts of alcohol and narcotics. Experience the journey through the delusional mind of The Unorthodox Gentleman, whose unique observations and assumptions drive the drug and booze fueled story of a once in a lifetime trip.
Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games as the contrasting group of friends is continually faced with unusual predicaments, usually brought on by their own destructive and unsophisticated behavior.
It Doesn't Stay in Vegas captures the essence of Las Vegas’ distinct culture and is a must read for anyone with an interest in Sin City.
Follow The Unorthodox Gentleman on Twitter @utxgent.
Travel With Me; St.Malo and The Mont St. Michel [Kindle Edition]
Christine Pointeau (Author)
Publication Date: July 11, 2012
As part of the Art House Co-Op Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour, the author took inspiration from a family trip to France for her art work.
Sketches done using trip photographs fill her book with endearing illustrations in various mediums, each accompanied with a personal anecdote.
Available in paperback format.
A Good Kind of Knowing [Kindle Edition]
Kathy Lynn Harris (Author)
Publication Date: October 21, 2012
Imagine if Maeve Binchy grew up in Texas and wrote an old-school Larry McMurtry novel. Think Hope Floats meets High Fidelity.
That’s how critics are describing A Good Kind of Knowing—from the author of the highly acclaimed and number-one Amazon bestseller, Blue Straggler.
A Good Kind of Knowing is a novel about the power of music and friendship, the relationship two-steps that go on in old Texas dancehalls, and the secret to finding just a little bit of common ground in a world full of distrust.
What readers are saying:
“Engaging, emotionally accurate, visual and funny.
“You pulled me right in.”
“I feel like I’m right there—I can feel the Texas heat and see the small town and the people who populate it.
“The characters are diverse and interesting, and each has a unique personality that adds to the entire canvas of the story.”
“I know these people. What’s more, I like them, even despite their faults.”
“My head is full of your story. It took me only two and a half days to read the book cover to cover, which means I was doing it every spare minute.”
“The pace is comfortable, the characters rich and colorful. The events are anything but predictable; I was always wondering what’s going to happen next.”
Sera Taylor's store is the one place in Lakeville, Texas, where individuals from all walks of life share a universal love for music and a respect for the gypsy-like woman behind the antique glass counter. Readers get a taste of the unorthodox connection between Sera and Mack, a young local cowboy and musician, and Sera’s previously untested devotion to her husband Bill. They learn of her relationship with Ruby D., the vibrant but misguided mother of five; with Louie, the shy high school band director; with Beverly, the religious, upper-class socialite; with Antonio, a local bar owner striving to make a life for himself; with Tommy Lee, a rich and directionless gigolo; and with Wes, the only out-of-the closet gay man for miles. As Sera battles a serious illness, the characters must overcome long-held stereotypes to save Sera’s store, and in the end, large parts of themselves.
Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movie Industry [Kindle Edition]
Laremy Legel (Author)
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
"Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes in the Movies Industry" is an insider look at the world of criticism, celebrity interviews, and movies. Ever wanted to know how a professional critic goes about his or her job? "Film Critic" alternates between hilarious and serious, all with the goal of entertaining the reader. So yeah, it's pretty much the opposite of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Enjoy!
Laremy crushes it as he goes behind the scenes of film criticism and gives some of his best and worst experiences working as a film critic, the pros and cons of going into work full time as a critic, and breaks down exactly why criticism of films is warranted at all. It's funny and smart and fairly quick read. Highly recommended. - The Cradleman (Amazon Verified Purchase)
Pop culture maven Laremy, a Seattleite with a heart of gold, has traveled to Hollywood and back to bring you some laughs, entertainment, and perhaps a thinker or two. His favorite series in the world is Douglas Adams's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and he can be found walking his golden puggle Bugsy each and every night.
Laremy was recently interviewed by Indiewire.com:
Radio and Television Appearances
The Highs and Lows of Sundance
Expertise vs. Enthusiasm
What Makes a Masterpiece?
Why The MPAA is Terrible
The Reader vs. The Dark Knight
The Critic / General Public Divide
Disagreeing with RottenTomatoes
V for Vendetta
The Dark Knight
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Review That Ended up Costing Me a Job
Novels and Screenplays
Should You Write for Free?
In Defense of Film Criticism
A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies [Kindle Edition]
John Wiley and Sons (Author, Other Contributor)
Publication Date: November 16, 2011
Twenty years ago the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, was published. From that first printing of that first book came a series unlike anything in the publishing world, one that is global in both geography - we have been published worldwide in some 30 languages - and in coverage. No single volume can hope to summarize what thousands of titles have meant to millions of readers over the years, and we don't claim to do that in this e-book. Rather, this e-book celebrates the breadth and depth of the For Dummies series, offering 20 chapters - in honor of our 20 years - from a list of books compiled by our global colleagues. We are confident the chapters we've included give you a representative glimpse at why - no matter what the topic - our products have meant so much to so many by Making Everything Easier. We've grouped our chapters into five main parts:
Part I: Dummies Classics, offers four chapters from some of our best-loved books. There's a chapter from DOS For Dummies, the book that started it all, and chapters from two of our best-sellers: Windows 7 For Dummies and Sex For Dummies. And just for a bit of spice, we've included a chapter from French For Dummies.
Part II: Daily Dose of Dummies, offers the kind of lifestyle, self-help, and business skills that our readers have come to treasure. There's one of our famous Part of Tens chapters from Cognititive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies and a chapter from Meditation For Dummies to help you get your center. Chapters from Leadership For Dummies and Marketing For Dummies help you develop new skills for the marketplace.
Part III, Fun with Dummies, celebrates life and all it has to offer. We've got chapters here from The Royal Wedding For Dummies, Guitar For Dummies, Digital Photography SLR All-in-One For Dummies, Puppies for Dummies, Knitting For Dummies, and Wine For Dummies.
Part IV, Get Social, highlights how we help you grow and develop new skills. Chapters here come from Facebook For Dummies, Social Media Marketing For Dummies, and Dating For Dummies.
Part V, Going Global, shares the worldwide appeal of the For Dummies series. These chapters from British History For Dummies, Canadian History For Dummies, and Rugby Union For Dummies were created by our global colleagues and authors and show how the For Dummies approach applies not only to whatever the subject is at hand, but also wherever the discussion is taking place.
Kidowed [Kindle Edition]
Jessica Kenley (Author)
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
In this book you'll find the the struggles, sorrows, and triumphs of the author after she has two children with a rare and universally fatal genetic disease. As she travels through her hellish journey, you will experience unexpected humor, endless love, and learn how strong one family can be while they walk beside her.
Lost Wife, Saw Barracuda - True Stories from a Sharm El Sheikh Scuba Diving Instructor [Kindle Edition]
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
The Funniest Diving Book in Years
Leading Magazine Reviews
…It’s as authentic as it is hysterical. It’s a chuckling page-turner. Dive Gear Reviews USA
…A beautifully written and rare diving book. Diver Magazine UK
…Very funny, honest and entertaining. The Egyptian Chamber of Diving and Water Sports
Ever wanted to jack it all in and start a new life in Egypt? The scuba diving resort of Sharm el Sheikh has been one of the world’s best kept secrets. It only hits the news in times of mishap but behind the scenes of this hugely popular and vibrant city are hundreds of ex-pats living the dream of a life in the sun.
John Kean’s hilarious book, ‘Lost Wife, Saw Barracuda – True Stories from a Sharm el Sheikh Scuba Diving Instructor’ is an inside fly-on-the-wall look at the ups and downs of swapping the rat race for a life in Sharm el Sheikh. It is frank, honest and gripping in sometimes epic proportions, but the humor and magnetic appeal of Sharm el Sheikh and Egypt shines through every time in this beautifully written true story.
Over a decade, this mild-mannered, ex-stockbroker has been chased by aggressive sharks, had a 737 airliner drop from the sky into the sea, broken four bones, been arrested three times and finally, blown up by terrorists. On the plus side, Sharm el Sheikh’s outstanding natural appeal, year round sun and amazingly talented and friendly community of Egyptian and ex-pat residents has made it a home from home, free of the stresses of everyday life in Europe.
Unlike other fly on the wall or ‘inside’ books, John actually takes you along with him for the ride. His accounts are genuine, highly informative and very funny. Turning tragedy and mishap into humor is the book’s strength and you’ll find a laugh on nearly every page.
The story is heavily upstaged by the comical antics of five, highly entertaining characters coming to terms with neutral buoyancy, hangovers and Egyptian taxi drivers. The legendary exploits of the latter are awarded an entire chapter where we’re introduced to, Airbag, Sharm el Sheikh’s worst driver and in contrast, Joseph, who takes up the offer of a job swap, gives John his taxi and becomes a scuba diver for the day!
The most dramatic chapter of Lost Wife, Saw Barracuda is the vivid, minute-by-minute account of dive staff involvement during the Sharm bombings in July 2005. This rare civilian insight of a grand scale terrorist attack shows the human cost of those caught up and the tremendous resolve of unlikely rescuers in preventing further loss of life.
Despite occasional tragedy, Lost Wife, Saw Barracuda is a positive book that will thrill and entertain, portray scuba diving as an engaging and enjoyable sport and show readers the brighter side of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Anyone can read and enjoy this wonderfully funny story.
It’s a must read if you’ve ever been even remotely near water!
About The AuthorJohn Kean is a professional diver and writer who, following a scuba holiday to Egypt in 1997, gave up the rat race for a new life in Sharm el Sheikh. His other titles include the definitive, ‘SS Thistlegorm – The True Story of the Red Sea’s Greatest Ship Wreck’.
John has written feature articles for several international dive and travel magazines, been interviewed on national television and is also a regular guest speaker at UK dive shows. He has completed over 5,500 dives and holds a master instructor rating with the leading scuba training agency, however, he counts his most important qualification as having ‘an equal number of ascents and descents’.
How To Turn Fear Into Confidence - A Superhero Success Guide To Conquering Fear! [Kindle Edition]
TW Walker (Author)
Publication Date: November 11, 2012
Fear is one of the most lethal adversaries of anyone, particularly those who are small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In the Superhero Success expanding series of books and ebooks, small business Coach TW Walker provides the core of his business mentoring advice with a breakdown of overcoming fear, how it debilitates growth, and how to contain it forever with "How To Turn Fear Into Confidence".
Leadership development starts with self confidence, and once you have self confidence then beating fear is easy. No longer does fear of failure have to hold you back from achieving success in anything you do...
The original Superhero Success book has received endorsements from the Napoleon Hill Foundation (of Think And Grow Rich) as well as James Malinchak of ABC's Secret Millionaire, and Scott Alexander of the best selling Rhinocerous Success book series.
Now, the Superhero Success brand is expanding to include a more in depth -yet still fun- look into other topics of interest to people who want to succeed in various aspects of life and business.
Are you ready to strap on your cape?
Please! Stop My Baby Brother From Crying (Childress Children's Book Series) [Kindle Edition]
Geryn Childress (Author)
Publication Date: February 20, 2013
"Funny!" " Hilarious!" "Modern day version of Dr.Seuss" are some of the things that have been said about "Please! Stop My Baby Brother From Crying" the 3rd release in the Childress Children's Book Series, with many more to come this book is sure to bring a smile to your face, another classic.
Maddening and Marvelous Motherhood [Kindle Edition]
Christine Carter (Author)
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
This book is an honest, humorous, and heartwarming take on motherhood. A stay-at-home mother writes about her child-rearing challenges and triumphs, as she shares stories that will make you laugh out loud. Her candid nature is refreshing and her thoughts are well worth reading. In her own unique way, she encourages all mothers to be their best. The book draws from stories located on the authors website at TheMomCafe dot com.