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15 minutes | a month ago
Living Cancer: Stories from an Oncologist, Father, and Survivor
Long days, important decisions, difficult conversations. A doctor’s work is never truly done. After working as a pediatric oncologist for 40 years, Dr. Michael Weiner has collected a multitude of stories. From the best case scenarios to the worst, Dr. Weiner has chosen to share some of the most memorable and heartbreaking moments of his career. Always in close contact with pain and heartbreak, his accounts express his willingness to help patients and their families through great times of need. His observations about cancer are further informed when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer as well as his own personal cancer journey.
15 minutes | a month ago
The Eye of The Unicorn
On a dying planet two species compete for survival. The San, a people who have been divided into tribes through war, bigotry and hate, their population devastated by a mysterious illness. Their rivals, the Cuc, a hive species who declare all out war on the San. Born into this world are twin sons of the Chieftain of the Warrior Clan of the Chai, Remruc and Curmer. After the death of their father, they are burdened with the task of saving their people. Together they formulate a radical plan which could unite the divided clans. Taking advantage of the race weakened by illness and held together by very tenuous bonds, the Cuc a formidable enemy of the San take them to the very brink of destruction. When all seems lost a secret is uncovered, a secret that may secure the safety of their people but a secret that has a darker side and a high price will be paid for survival. A fast paced action packed adventure that will keep you turning the pages to find the answers and leave you breathless as the legend of Remruc and Curmer unfolds.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
Smokey and the Mystery of Rabbitina
Smokey and Portia become involved in another exciting adventure at Easter time when a ten foot tall white rabbit with big floppy ears called Snowball arrives in their garden. Portia is kidnapped and within a short time Smokey is grabbed by his ears and carried away too. He soon discovers why he and Portia have been transported to the Island of Rabbitina. The island is sinking and all the rabbits need to be rescued. How will Smokey save them? This is a charming and lovely story for younger children that will delight and enchant in turn. The Smokey Books adventure series are created by Anna Louise Tayler. They are based on her families pets. Smokey who plays the lead character is a white Welsh Mountain Pony, whose best friends are Portia and Balou.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
Thriving in Every Season, by Donna Louis
Thriving in every season of life with God discusses how you can still thrive, prosper, and flourish even though you are not in the harvesting season of life. Just like in farming as well as life there is a Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer season. All of us would love to always remain in the fall season because that is the harvest season. Anything that can go well does and we are flying high with all the good things that are happening to us. However, God never promised us a blissful life, but he did promise to always be with us. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. - Isaiah 41:10. "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou "It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million people tell you no. If you get one yes from God, that's all you need." - Tyler Perry
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Beyond the Miracle Beyond the Grave, by Melissa Gabriel
Melissa Gabriel is 17 years past her expiration date. When she was rushed to the emergency room as her liver failed and her body was pierced with agony, she didn’t think she would see her friends or family again––and fate didn’t plan for her to. But through a miracle from the other side, she recovered and began her second life on Earth, seeing it through new eyes. After realizing that she was being shepherded and protected by her personal guides and angels, Melissa’s purpose in life changed completely. In Beyond the Miracle, Beyond the Grave, she tells her story of how her miraculous healing awakened her psychic mediumship and set her on a path to enlightenment. By seeking out those who have passed into the spiritual plane, she has been able to uncover her untapped potential that enables her to connect with her psychic abilities and spread healing and hope to those still in our world. In a collection of short stories, Melissa Gabriel recounts the miracles, both large and small, she’s experienced on her incredible and inspiring journey.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
Presidential Spirit, by Gina S. Scheff
Gina has no intention of marrying again following a disastrous divorce. She wants to focus on raising her son and building a career, not falling in love. But then she meets a spirited airman named David Scheff and everything changes. It doesn’t take long for him to convince her that marrying her soul mate might be a good idea after all. A member of the Air Force, David eventually becomes the flight chief for Air Force One, giving Gina the opportunity to shake hands with presidents William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush. It’s a great adventure! Still, once David retires from the military, they’re ready to enjoy a quieter life on a small farm in Ohio. Life has a way of throwing you off-course, though, and when David is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Gina learns the true meaning of standing by her husband not only in health but in sickness too. As Gina struggles to not fall apart as they face one devastating letdown after another, David shows her how to have grace under pressure and that you don’t need actual wings or even a plane to fly above your circumstances. David always knew he had the spirit of an eagle. This story tells how Gina discovered just how right he was.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
The SPIRIT Method of Massage for Seniors, by Linda Mac Dougall
A book both practical and spiritual. The care of our seniors takes many skills and natural abilities, but it also takes a deeper understanding of what it means to be a senior. Without that understanding, mistakes are made that are unnecessary and could cause harm. Connections are missed that could make all the difference in someone's life; maybe yours. Magical ahha moments are missed because they just aren't recognized in the daily routine. This book hopes to bring awareness to what and who is before you so that you can offer your best self in the care of others.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Learning to Dance in the Rain II, by Shelby Wagner
A compelling and inspirational story of loss and grief which encourages healing and activity as the means to progress beyond the grief and return to a life of balance and well-being. The author’s seventy-eight years of life experiences are carefully woven into informative discussions about multiple topics of interest including quality decision-making, self-awareness, and lifestyle comparisons so that readers can determine what they want to be “when they grow up.” Should they decide to date again, Wagner offers the pros and cons of senior dating and internet dating while exposing the techniques of deceitful romance scammers. Wagner knows! She has learned the hard way and shares her knowledge to help raise awareness and educate others so they can protect themselves physically, emotionally and financially. Learn from a master! The life (or inheritance) you save may be your own!
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Finding 42: Cut the Rope, by Benny Mailman
Finding 42, at its core, is an amazing adventure series. Book 1, Cut the Rope, begins with the author leaving the familiar, New York City, and flying into the unfamiliar, Moscow, Russia. The author, Benny Mailman, had just gone through some soulful healing in Denver, Colorado, after having been demoralized and drowning in darkness. He had been brought to the doorstep of hell, and ushered through the door. A proud Marine, a loving son, and a joyful, smiling friend had all been ripped away, rendering him a shell of his former self. He learned a difficult lesson in those darkest days: no amount of his Love could heal his mentally sick friend. The year was 2011. Finally freeing himself from the clutches of evil energy, Benny sought to rebuild his soul through healers. He sought true freedom. He sought love. It was now January of 2012, the month and year Benny turned 42. As he walked in a winter storm, he knew this year was going to be life changing... he just knew. On October 4, 2012, he began a journey that had no end date. He just went, determined to be true to his soul and live an extraordinary adventure on his terms, thus creating his own reality. When asked how long he would be traveling, he simply responded "I will know when I am done". Finding 42 is a letting go of the known and often forced reality. It is about a man setting out to prove that a better reality was there for the creating. Within the journey, spiritual growth flourishes and an ancient knowledge is renewed in the strength, kindness, and beauty of the human spirit. Book 1 is filled with stories and soulful connections with fellow travelers and locals alike. There is the story of Fire Horse in Mongolia, Tom Waits and Starbucks in Moscow, life aboard the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the Great Wall, and even a magical event in Luoyang, China. Fasten your seat belts! I remind you that this is all true.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Deliberate Duplicity, by David Rohlfing
One by one, dead bodies are being found at different points along the Constitution Trail, where abandoned railroad tracks once ran through the “Twin Cities” of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The work of a calculating, methodical killer, each body is posed on the ground with the eyes manipulated so they remain wide open – witnesses who cannot testify to what they’ve seen. David Rohlfing’s debut novel, Deliberate Duplicity explores the twisted, vengeful mind of a serial killer, and follows dedicated detective Sasha Frank, who is hell-bent on solving the mystery behind this string of gruesome crimes. A complicated web of clues leaves Sasha and his team with more questions than answers: What’s the killer’s motive? And how are the victims connected to one another? As the story begins to unravel, the ordinarily calm and collected Sasha begins to feel the immense pressure of the case. Will he be able to solve the mystery before time runs out, and bring justice to all who were affected?
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Raven One, by author Kevin Miller
UNARMED OVER HOSTILE TERRITORY...For a moment Wilson froze and looked at the white-helmeted pilot who sat high on the nose of the colossal fighter. Across the small void, he saw the pilot’s eyes peer over his mask. Dark, chilling eyes…Wilson kicked right rudder to slide closer and jam any chance for a bandit gunshot. When the bandit pulled all the way over, almost on its back but in control, he cursed in frustration at what he knew was coming next. The hostile fighter reversed over the top in a negative-g maneuver, his nose tracking down on Wilson like a falling sledgehammer in slow motion. Horrified, Wilson realized he faced an imminent snapshot. With the little air speed he had, his inverted his Hornet to avoid the attack. His aircraft still rolling, Wilson saw that the monster had another weapon at its disposal…
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Being A Singer: the Art, Craft and Science, by Linda Balliro
Being a Singer: The Art, Craft, and Science provides the solutions you need to make practical, consistent changes in your singing. This book pulls back the curtain on how singing actually works, from cognition to anatomy to your amazing hearing system and even your instincts and emotions. Based on the training approach of Seth Riggs, supported by vocal science, neuroscience and motor learning, Being a Singer offers clear tools and strategies that train your voice, empower you to find solutions, build your awareness, and develop confidence. Stories and interviews will inspire you. Exercises with clear how-to’s, evaluations, and troubleshooting will train your voice, mind, and body. Exercises are available online.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
The In-Between Artist, by David D'Orazi
The successes and struggles of influential twentieth century artist Tony D'Orazi are detailed in this first-ever biography, The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi, from his early years as a child prodigy in Missoula, Montana, to his ascension into an award-winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago and his days working for Disney to ultimately becoming the radio and television personality known as Uncle Tony O'Dare, "the first cartoonist of the air." Tony's personal struggles would repeatedly attempt to derail his artistic ambitions, but the art would always find a way to persevere. Along his ascent, he would also meet his true love, whom he formed a vaudeville act with, which found them entertaining crowds across America. From there, he became a husband and father of four, who constantly struggled to find balance between his roles as a visual artist and family man, all while battling with severe bouts of mental illness. This is a portrait of an artist and entertainer which also includes later chapters of his life, in which he went on to become a successful salesman and character actor, all while still pursuing his need to create. In the end, despite all these roles he played and the countless hurdles he faced, Tony remained an artist in between. Ultimately, his story proves that no matter what obstacles he faced, his art always found a way.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
NOC Three Times: Knock-On Effect, by Nicholas Anderson
"Due to censorship restrictions, a veteran of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service tells a fictionalized version of his covert action experiences" Publishers Weekly In my days there were five classified UK Eyes Only security clearance levels. The higher you went up the secrecy ladder, the less people knew about you... I held the highest security clearance level a British intelligence officer could reach. This book, the third in the NOC Trilogy covers my last five years in the field being in charge of the 'uncammo' (not in uniform) unit of the special forces, 2003-2007, which encompassed the Iraqi War and being in the field in Afghanistan, Somalia and The Yemen, among others. For obvious reasons I must remain anonymous. I am a British citizen and a 20-year veteran of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). I did three tours of duty, first serving in 1971-1983. I was recalled into active duty in 1992-1993 and 2003-2007, and volunteered for one more operation in 2008 after retirement. Since that time I have been granted political asylum in France, where I now reside. The first two books are: “NOC - Non-Official Cover: British Secret Operations and NOC Twice: More UK Non-Official Cover Operations.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
The Other Worlds: Offbeat Adventures of a Curious Traveler
“None of it was meant to be: the stories and anecdotes that appear in this book, my travels to far-flung other worlds, being face-to-face with hundreds of strangers. Yet here we are, and there I’ve been, and somehow, strangers became friends.” From the Introduction Meet Tom Mattson’s friends including Maribel, on a park bench in Havana; Braulio, a silver miner in Bolivia; Chema, a Guatemalan fisherman —- and dozens more around the world. Discover the stories of their lives, their experiences, and their histories, so different from your own. Be charmed by the Minnesota storyteller who draws you into The Other Worlds with ease and who delights in sharing the sights, sounds, smells, and serendipities of his adventures with armchair - and active - travelers everywhere.
16 minutes | 6 months ago
Silent Partner, by Max Cioux
LOGAN VAN HOEHN was at the peak of his profession, with the best job in the United States Navy. He was a seasoned aviator, and his mission as an adversary pilot, what the Navy commonly refers to as a "Bogey Driver," was to play the "bad guy." As an adversary pilot, Logan trained other naval aviators to be the best pilots in the Navy. In simulated air-to-air combat missions over the deserts of Nevada, he "taught" the good guys, either by training or "killing" them in simulated combat scenarios, and then instructing them on how they might have done better. That is, until the fallout from the widely-publicized scandal known as "Tailhook '91." A small error in judgment ended his career. He found commercial airline work easy, but also uninspiring. He decided that what he really wanted was to be rich. He had a dream. All he needed was an "Angel," someone with seed capital. He found one, and more. SILENT PARTNER is a story about a naval aviator who finds himself unwittingly immersed in the most extensive distribution network of cocaine and heroin in United States history. At a time when Pablo Escobar was at the apex of his power, the war on drugs had just begun. Rumors that the CIA was selling drugs on the streets of the United States ran rampant in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
2Connect, by Linda McIsaac Ph.D
The book, 2Connect transforms the way an individual finds a soul mate using a new science of the mind technology for a more compatible, intimate, and long-lasting relationship. The key that unlocks this secret to finding a mate is the understanding of the predictive behaviors of a person and whether they are compatible with yours early on in a relationship and not after the honeymoon period is over and you are living together and married or worst yet expecting a child. The new "aha" described in this book is identifying a person's true self. The big "aha" is that people are born with innate differences. They have predictable behaviors that may or may not be compatible with yours. Individuals of opposite preferences from yours do not offer a comfortable, long-lasting, romantic relationship. 2Connect's new psychographic technology explains why and educates a person on how to find a good match, a soul mate. Until the discovery of 2Connect technology only happenstance and hormones contributed to the romantic relationship where both partners are so immersed in a strong connection mentally and physically. Sex is part of a relationship and can be playful and imaginative, erotic and passionate, pleasurable and exhilarating but needs to be personalized to the different intrinsic motivations of people and those predictable behaviors that affect a relationship for the ultimate sexual experience. The last best-selling book was in the 70's, The Joy of Sex and it only addresses how people experience their sexuality and not the relationship behaviors that contribute to the ultimate in compatibility and intimacy. 2Connect provides a sexual cognofile report that is personalized to your preferences based on how the mind works.2Connect sets the bar for a compatible and intimate relationship by defining the certain magical feel that is possible between soul mates with love that is so strong the chemistry is not explainable and sex is mind blowing. Seventy photographs and illustrations contribute to understanding key learnings.2Connect defines what a romantic relationship can be. How do you know what it is if you have never been there? Love is the center of everything a person does and the synergy that is magnified when two people find their soul mate. Soul mates feel that their souls are connected no matter the distance. Everything blends together harmoniously, conversations flow seamlessly, you feel their touch when apart and their voice echoes in your mind peacefully. A soul mate is your twin, a reflection of yourself, someone that will hold your hand and walk with you in challenging situations. Your soul mate makes you proud and everything he/she does or says you find enlightening. A soul mate completes you and provides a safe environment for exploring your sexuality in order to reach the highest levels built on total trust. It's like a best friend, but more. 2Connect helps in where to find your soul mate, the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It's someone who inspires you. A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It's the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens you'll always love them and have a special connection.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
Failure Is Not The Problem, by Col. U.S. Army Ret. George A. Milton
What would you do if you had a revolutionary resource to help you become a successful leader, reach your goals, make your life better and propel you to become all that you are meant to be? Sounds impossible? Well, its not! In the “impossible” is the “possible.” And if you want the possibility of becoming successful, U. S. Army Retired Colonel, George Milton’s book, Failure Is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning Of Your Success is a must read. Most leadership books discuss how to achieve success only, but in life we all fail sometimes. If you want to succeed you must walk through the doorway of this life changing resource; failure. In his amazing book he addresses the challenge of adversity and how failure can motivate you, focus you, and change your life for the better. His inspiring story of growth from a difficult youth to a distinguished career Army combat officer, he shares that it was only possible because he changed his attitude. Not only does he reveal personal triumphs and defeats, he demonstrates in12 easy to follow steps, how you can transform your mindset from negative to positive regarding failure and in the process become successful.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
The Garden and the Glen, by Elizabeth Moseley
"You are all different and all perfect, just as you are. Lately, you have become more than that. Now, you reach beyond yourselves, using your differences to help your friends. That is the magic of belonging." A tiny blue butterfly is chased out of a yellow garden because she does not blend in. She flees to the nearby forest glen, where she encounters a colorful band of woodland creatures-all of them expelled from the garden for the same reason-being different. The glen provides safety, friendship, and acceptance. However, it's the garden that holds the blue butterfly's true destiny. A Queen, a mystical potion, and the fate of their natural world hang in the balance. The blue butterfly, and what makes her different, holds the key. The Garden and the Glen is about the magic that finds us when we're brave enough to be our unique selves.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Along Came a Soulmate, by Armenia Jess
Along Came a Soulmate, the true memoir by Armenia Jess, tells the story of poverty, survival, faith, hope, grit and pure love. Armenia was born in an impoverished village in Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. Her father passed away when she was only twelve years old, her youngest brother who was only nine years old, became the bread winner and supported her education through college. Later on, she met her husband who significantly changed her (and her family’s) life. The book follows Armenia and her family’s bittersweet life experiences in the Philippines before she made it to the USA. Her family struggled to survive their impoverished living conditions and the cruel circumstances they encountered in a village near her hometown; when they left to live in the town to chase her dream only to be evicted from multiple rental houses they couldn’t afford to pay; and when she unexpectedly met the man who loves her unconditionally and showed her the world.
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