Thirteen-year-old Lynne watched her parents wrestle with the fact that their newborn baby Bruce, her new brother, had been born with Down syndrome. Over the years, Lynne struggled to ensure that Bruce would be included as part of the family and vowed to protect him from a young age, while also making sure that her nine-year-old brother, David, was not also left behind amidst the chaos. As time passed and Lynne went off to college, she learned that her baby brother was still not safe from being given away.
This is the story of Bruce, and the love he inspired in Lynne to fight for the unity of her family. Lynne, David, and Bruce maneuvered the trials of life together, thus cementing their unwavering commitment to each other as siblings. By turns funny and heartbreaking, Listen to Me is a story about being brave, finding your voice, and becoming not who you thought you were, but who you were meant to be all along.
Souljourner is a cult-classic in the making. It is by turns bizarre, bewildering, hilarious, infuriating and utterly engaging – strap yourself in and prepare to be swept up in this extraordinary karmic rollercoaster of a book.
Souljourner begins with a quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” — and that sets the tone for everything that follows.
Souljourner’s opening sentence offers a surprising revelation: “This is a warning from your soul’s previous incarnation.”
And so begins a novel that starts out as a warning from one souljourner to another— from one soul’s incarnation to the next—and quickly evolves into a fanciful tale of murder, cosmic revenge, and the relentless drive of Karma as told by a 68-year-old convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a Massachusetts state prison.
A tale ostensibly narrated for the benefit of the reader himself (or herself), who is spoken to directly, as the next souljourner, or incarnation, in the narrator’s line. The entire purpose of the novel, or letter, is to warn the reader about a malevolent and threatening soul traveler. who is certain to have you, the reader, in his or her sights.
The story opens up in prison, where David Rockwood Worthington is serving a life sentence for the murder of his 3rd wife and, to state the obvious, his incarceration is not going smoothly.
David is being terrorized by rival gangs who insist he owes them each $6 million dollars – debts of which David claims to be entirely unaware. This perilous situation is complicated by the fact the Internal Revenue Service wants to talk to him about $18 million dollars he has stashed in secret Cayman Island accounts – accounts of which David also claims to be unaware.
On top of all that, his prison psychologist doesn’t seem to like him very much.
The central premise of this novel – if it is indeed a novel (again, the narrator insists it is a warning letter from your soul’s previous incarnation) – is that our souls make their eternal journey towards enlightenment in the company of a single unchanging ‘karmic pod’ of companion souls who take on different roles in each of our incarnations.
In one life a soul may appear as your mother, in the next your best friend, in another your sworn enemy, in yet one more your lover and so on for eternity. Which is why David can understandably believe there is a single spirit stalking his soul from incarnation to incarnation.
The identities of the souls in your ‘karmic pod’ are hidden from you in life – this letter/novel seeks to wise you up to who to watch for in your karmic pod to avoid making the same mistakes that landed our David in prison.
If you’ve ever wondered how the spiritual world, invisible to us in our daily lives, can impact, alter and influence our physical reality, Souljourner just may give you a peak at what lies beyond the curtain.
The story follows 9 passengers who survive an airplane crash, but their reactions, survival, and subsequent rescue are just the beginning of their trip to Hell and back. The ending leaves the reader wondering whether their adventure was real or not.
What if the line that separates an advertisement from the real world were suddenly erased and the person of your fantasies stepped from an ad and beckoned you to follow her back, inviting you to melt into her world. Could you resist? Bobby couldn’t, and his life is literally forced to stand still and contemplate his fate.
Join me on a 60-year adventure from medical school to re-retirement. There will be many funny stories and some sad ones that influenced my approach to treating patients, and I will give you a glimpse of the grueling life of a medical student, an intern, and an orthopedic resident in the 1960s plus my Navy career, how I established my private practice, and my contributions to orthopedic surgery. Also, I express my feelings about how medicine has changed from then to now and why.
I don’t think there is comparable work on the market, and your trip with me will be well worth the read.
Reflection: Into The Abyss – Democracy Or Autocracy recalibrates toward the strawmen of autocracy hell-bent toward a new world order. After all, these suspects work for the Lawless One that is always in the middle of politics and religion. Strawmen who function in key positions within Satan’s domain—the earth on behalf of the Program. All things considered; the Club needed a cheerleader for a new type of patriotism. Someone with a big ego that tilted toward psychotic, irrational behavior. One thing to remember, Satan has two faces.
DAVID’S SLING: In the deep, shadowy forest of New York’s Adirondack mountains, CIA Agent Dave McClure will meet his most horrific nightmare and face his greatest challenge ever!
The CIA and its top agent, Dave McClure, have their hands perilously full. Franz Altmann, a vicious killer and a member of the German terror group, Red Storm Movement, has slipped unseen into America. He intends to bring the U.S., the world’s epicenter of capitalism and finance, to its knees in the most horrendous attack possible. If that isn’t enough, Vassily Krasnoff, a Russian believed fatally wounded in the Alaskan wilderness by McClure’s rifle shot, didn’t die as intelligence indicated. Krasnoff emerged from a coma, and he wants revenge for the death of his brother, Leonide. Someone McClure loves dearly must die and die by the most gruesome means imaginable. McClure knows he must find and kill Krasnoff first.
You are about to order a book that reads like a movie script.
First time author, Rich J. Tilley paints pictures with his words making us feel like we are in the frantic scenes ourselves. Follow our fictitious character, Kip Stevens, through his ‘roller-coaster like’ life packed with disappointments, set-backs and triumphs, including; multiple car accidents, relentless financial pressure, challenges in parenting three teenagers, a failing marriage, on-line dating escapades, and struggles with depression and loneliness. Kip’s attitude is tested, but nothing will stop him. This story is like no other sales book, and is for everyone, not just salespeople. This captivating book will teach, motivate, and inspire all of us and will make us all strive to become better human beings.
From Multi-Award-Winning Author & former Special Agent comes the icy, enthralling thriller, “SNOW MEN.” Snow Men is a heart-pounding thriller set against the pristine beauty of Alaska’s rugged Wrangell-St. Elias wilderness. Dave McClure is on a plane to Alaska in early winter, having quit his job with the FBI and turned his back on the world. It’s been a year since the horrific accident that claimed his wife and son, and McClure is still unable to move beyond his grief. Remembering the joy he once shared with his wife on vacation in Alaska, he heads north… seeking solace and resolving to either put his painful past behind him or succumb to the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness. Instead, McClure finds a grisly scene in the forest – the body of a hunter whose throat has been cut ear to ear. And that’s only the beginning. In Snow Men – equal parts international thriller and wilderness survival, McClure uncovers an Iranian-Russian plot to steal an operational U.S. nuclear warhead to wipe the nation of Israel off the map. With only a hunting rifle, a pistol, and a few days worth of supplies, Dave McClure not only faces Russian Special Forces and the harsh reality of nature, but discovers a will to live he didn’t know he still had. Spanning locales in Alaska, Paris, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Thailand, and Washington, DC.
From Multi-Award-Winning Author & former Special Agent, ANDREW CERONI, come the spellbinding thriller: “THE RED SHORE.” Russia—no longer convinced of American resolve or military preparedness—has decided to test the U.S. as never before…plunging the planet toward the slippery edge of World War III.
Dave McClure arrives in Bar Harbor, Maine, for some rest and relaxation before returning to the CIA—a world he left behind years ago. But he is unaware of the danger he’ll face in the days ahead as he discovers the secrets that lie in the deep ocean trenches of the Atlantic. Deadly secrets. McClure is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of a vicious Russian plot and a harbor town’s lethal intrigue, each as perilous as they are startling, and struggles to make sense of all the jumbled pieces in this deadly puzzle. Is there a connection between Russian drone submarines probing the U.S. coastline, a Top-Secret, advanced technology Navy torpedo program, and the sinister secret behind Tamarack Harbor’s missing boys? Another brutal murder is the catalyst that finally leads McClure to the juncture of high-stakes espionage and an impending attack on American soil. As the CIA and the U.S. Navy race against time and the Russian threat, the powerful pull of emotion will test the limits of Dave McClure’s skill, strength, and courage.
From Multi-Award-Winning Author & former Special Agent comes the exhiliarating thriller, “IN THE BLACK.” CIA’s most valuable foreign agents are being methodically assassinated. With its intelligence network shattering, the Agency begins a desperate search to uncover the traitor within its ranks!
CIA’s most valued Russian double agents are being assassinated one-by-one. In Langley Center itself–Jack Barrett, the Director of Central Intelligence, barely escapes assassination. When the Agency discovers the attacks originate from a Russian top secret cyberwarfare program called Chernyy Almaz, or Black Diamond, CIA must respond swiftly to shut down the attacks and begin extracting its top prized agents before they’re lost forever. Chief among them is Dr. Armand Mishenkov, the head of Russia’s research and development for cold fusion weaponry. Pursued by Russian assassins and Spetsnaz teams, Agent Dave McClure must find Mishenkov and smuggle him across Europe and to the United States–but can they make it ALIVE?
From Multi-Award-Winning Author & former Special Agent, ANDREW CERONI, comes the gripping thriller, “SPECIAL MEANS.” CIA agents must play catch-up in time to stop powerful men in Homeland Security and the Defense Department from staging the overthrow of the President and his administration!
Escalating gang violence in Denver, Colorado, and in other large cities in the nation captures the attention of the first term President. He wants a solution, and he wants it NOW. Legislation takes years. The Director of Homeland Security presents a convincing argument that the remedy to the deteriorating situation may be a highly classified program deep within the charter of the Federal Emergency Management Agency–FEMA, known as Annex K. This deep-black program, nicknamed STARDUST, would be executed beneath the heaviest cloak of utmost secrecy and without the informed consent of Congress. When the CIA sends Agent Dave McClure to Denver to investigate inexplicable lethal violence being waged with advanced weaponry against organized street gangs, McClure discovers that what has been unleashed is a sinister solution far worse than the problem. He unearths a nightmarish plot to do much more than eliminate gangs in America – rather, an attempt to seize the military district of Washington and overthrow the federal government. McClure’s own life is now at especially high risk. The CIA must act quickly and with overwhelming force. The clock is ticking.
The exciting follow up to Bait and Switch and Letter from a Dead Man! One foggy spring evening in 1946, a young college professor slips into a deserted campus building for a surreptitious meeting with her lover - only to be shot dead in the darkness. Who is the victim? Who is her murderer? The answers will only gradually be uncovered after newlyweds Jessica Minton and James Crawford come to that same campus on Long Island Sound. With James returning to teaching, the future should be sparkling for the two. Yet darkness looms. James is haunted by memories of the war and a mission that he isn’t allowed to tell Jessica about, until their discovery of the missing professor’s decomposing corpse washed up on the beach forces his hand and plunges them both into treachery and more murder. Dusty the cat is on the alert for adventure and danger!
In this book a Great Life Lesson promotes sharing of life lessons between children, young adults and adults. Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit– Book 1: Life Isn’t Always What It Seems, is a collection of humorous tales that were created for kids ages 4-10 to see that it’s natural and okay to not always fit in and to be different from other kids. It was designed to help all young children, and young adults, including those with needing to build their confidence and self-esteem. It provides examples of situations and how humor and allowing oneself to be oneself helps us to develop and build resiliency and coping skills as well allow them to use their own imagination and bravado to grow in their own way and to follow their own path in life. The humorous tales are great for providing a media for kids to not only share their own life stories but to also ask parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors about their own life lessons & tales. Book 2: Life Isn’t Always Fair due out in 2022. Follow Author on Amazon to learn when it is published and available.
A collection of philosophical aphorisms on different topics, from language and religion to games and politics.
This is an epic adventure story, the first in a series of soon-to-be five, that will take you below this earth, over mighty oceans, even beyond the stars, to find a place where this orphan can fit in. “Even though this book is written for a younger audience, I found myself more than once, tensing up a little bit wondering how Jimmy was going to get out of whatever the current predicament. The lessons in this book are well presented: bullying is bad, but you can overcome; confidence in yourself is powerful; beauty comes from the inside.”
Endowed with a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears and enormous feet, Jimmy was ridiculed by the neighbourhood children and decides to run away. In his midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into an underground world. He discovers and rescues the town of Roombelow from the curse of the sleeping spell, cast by Matilda the Witch, and is ‘adopted’ by Mr McDonald, the Mayor. Matilda and Gemma, the little lady who lives at the bottom of the well, but doesn’t know how she got there, become Jimmy’s close friends.
When rain threatens a flood, with the help of The Great White owl, Jimmy locates the sleeping Weather Man who turns off the rain.
The well dries up and Jimmy and Gemma search beneath Roombelow. A giant eel has plugged the flow of water from the spring that fills the well. They return Olsen to the sea and restore th flow of water to the well.
Jimmy visits Aunt Ethel to let her know that he is well. She explains that Jimmy is an orphan from the starworld of Attalia and hidden in the forest is a starship which could take him home. Jimmy chooses to return to Roombelow.
Roombelow is threatened by one-eyed trolls and Jimmy outwits Erg, their chief. His return to Roombelow is delayed by a cry for help from the cliff-side world of Lithuania. It is inhabited by little people, the Diamonites who look just like Gemma.
Jimmy returns to introduce Gemma to her lost family. Lithania relies on a supply of goods from The Traders but two of them are stealing diamonites. Jimmy seeks justice but Gemma is kidnapped by the thieves who intend to sell her as a curio in their land across the ocean.
Jimmy seeks the help of Witch Ira, Queen of water sprites, when he sets sail in pursuit. He discovers where Gemma is imprisoned and rescues her but their escape is threatened by a mighty storm – Ira’s magic helps again. Then, with the aid of a pod of dolphins, they safely reach home.
Jimmy decides it is time to visit his birthplace – star world Attalia. The hidden starship is reactivated and heads homeward through the stars.
The ship is damaged during a skirmish with Kursh, the head of the planet Ock. Jimmy abandons the starship, ejecting in a life support capsule.
The Attalian Rescue Mission saves Jimmy and he is befriended by its Commander, Zaru. On Attalia Jimmy is welcomed by President Alpha, who awards him the honorary rank of Commander. There are no surviving members of Jimmy’s family.
Tension builds as they face an attack from Ock and interplanetary warfare follows. They repel the invaders but Kursh plans to rule over Attalia.
Jimmy devises a plan to close the time warp linking Attalia to Ock. The destruction of the warp maroons Kursh in nether-space. Once continued peace is assured Jimmy decides to return to his family of friends in Roombelow.
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Sexy and dark, glimmering, and forbidding, their desire transcends worlds. However, a serial killer from Earth-Prime stalks the magical environs of Nysi Afallon. As the body count keeps rising, Maia Anemois, a quiet, reserved, and brilliant would-be-detective from “The E,” is recruited to track the killer menacing the island kingdom. Once there, she matches wits and passions with the cold, calculating investigator, Lord Kai Eurus. As she experiences the wonder, magic, and danger of this hidden world, Maia discovers a more profound link to Nysi Affalon and Kai.
Nysi Afallon is the hub and home for millions of the dispossessed, the exiled, the mixtes, different species, creatures, and peoples. The epicenter and gateway to the hidden rims High tech, sophisticated, and magical, the polis shares more than heritage with its E-cousins. Murders, mayhem, organized crime, gangers, and drugs in the form of toxic, addictive dust, threaten to undermine the glittering, beautiful, and vibrant city-state. Only Caer Justice, under the command of the secret Lord Justice, CID Lord Kai Eurus, his brother Captain Aidan Eurus, Demos Cadwgan, and their SFI’s stand between Nysi Afallon and the chaos that threatens it. Add in Maia Anemois and the place will never be the same.
Through a world of fae, demigods, monsters, and myths, the pair attempt to bring a sadistic killer to justice while fighting to save their own lives in the process. Only the gods know if they can survive.
Gunvor Ström, a Swedish surgeon who had to retire because her hands weren’t steady enough to perform operations, accepts a position as a private detective and enters a new and surprisingly dangerous career. In Because You’re Mine, she accepts her second assignment.
Is it always for the best to look for a missing person? Gunvor is not entirely sure as she believes there are those who don´t want to be found. Despite this, she takes on a case. A wife needs help to find her husband, Per Cedergren. A simple case at first glance. Gunvor is convinced that he has sneaked off on an adventure with a mistress and soon will return voluntarily.
Gunvor’s good friend Aidan also makes his debut as a private detective when he helps a new acquaintance look for her missing friend.
When Gunvor and Aidan take the help of their young friends, Elin and David, the two parallel cases meander closer each other. But how do they relate? And what do the disappearances have in common with the murders that at first glance appear to be hate crimes.
Soon they find themselves in the eye of the storm, not knowing where the danger lurks.
Because You’re Mine is the second book in the series of private detective Gunvor Ström.
A woman begins having nightmares that increasingly consume her life, and with the love and support of her childhood friends and husband over a two-week period she confronts the realization her dreams and nightmares are controlling her entire life whether sleeping or fully awake.
A psychological thriller that leaves the reader with confusion until the final chapter exposes the truth.
Killing is an instinct we all have, some suppress it and some like me embrace this gift. We are all animals it’s just we so-called human beings are far more intelligent. To me, this means we can kill in ways no other animal can. Have you ever daydreamed about killing someone? Sure you have some of us who have it but most of us don’t. As for me, I don’t know what is pity or remorse I was born this way. I am the guy next door the one you would say no way he would never do something like that. In fact, I dream of ways to kill to me pain is love. I was born with the killer gene but I just kill for no reason. If you give me a reason you will unleash the mind of a maniac!
If you have ever sat at the knees of a family member or neighbor who regaled you with their wild stories and hard-earned lessons, you have probably learned a thing or two about how others’ stories can help prepare you for life. Through Boy to Successful Man, you will gain invaluable information from two authors who have seen it all.
For anyone who feels misunderstood, for anyone who feels angry, for anyone who feels lost-this book is for you. There is no shame in feeling trapped or confused by the expectations for you to grow from a boy into a man. This book is a tool to give young men great lives, no matter their circumstances.
In Boy to Successful Man, Rico Austin PhD and Dr. Suave Powers have collaborated to create a literal “pocket” book of advice for young men. Specifically, it caters to young men who may not have had the guidance of a father figure. Each chapter teaches basic lessons, often through short, anecdotal stories of Rico’s life. Many of the lessons are simplistic, but that is exactly the point. This is a book of the basics for anyone whose education is lacking. In today’s fast paced world, there are not many people who will go out of their way to ensure that the gaps in others’ educations have been filled. Rico Austin and Dr. Suave Powers do exactly that within the pages of Boy to Successful Man.
In addition, Rico Austin shares information about his upbringing, which many would call challenging. However, he does not write solely for individuals who have been raised in similar situations. His advice is ambiguous and versatile enough to apply to people from all different backgrounds. Whether one has grown up in a family with an absent father or with well-meaning parents who were simply too busy to instill life lessons into their children, Uncle Rico’s advice holds true.
The authors of this book boast a great deal of credibility. Both are highly educated with multiple degrees, and they often reference quotes by experts. These experts range from Ernest Hemingway, to Lil’ Wayne, to Eleanor Roosevelt, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Mahatma Gandhi. (The level of exposure that readers gain from the quotes themselves is noteworthy!) In the chapter about education, Rico Austin states that, “education, in its general sense, is a form of learning in which skills, knowledge, and habits of a group of people are handed down from one generation to the next.” That is precisely what the quotes shared in this book are intended to do-pass on a great deal of wisdom from previous generations. Overall, Rico Austin and Dr. Powers’ advice reads as a family member providing guidance to a beloved child. It is clear that each chapter in this book has been written from that same place of concern and care for our future generations.
Are you tired of hearing the scare tactics claiming you’ll never be able to retire? Are you insulted with male oriented advice that discounts women’s individual needs? Are you worried that Social Security and Medicare won’t be around? Have you noticed that it’s often the men that sabotage retirement for the women?
This book is full of common sense solutions for women:
Design a customized retirement based on your personality
How to use existing skills to establish creative income
Downsize and balance your budget without sacrifice
How the woman’s social network is your retirement advantage
How to plan for quality of life and greater longevity
How to manage your partner to save your retirement
When to sell your home for maximum benefit
Improve your health to benefit your body and budget
Learn to avoid the most common mistakes in retirement
If you are ready to take your retirement back, you need this book.
This book starts out with short, but intense pieces that have sharp angles of life and love. It continues with theme based chapters that flood your senses. The range is from rogue romances to the search for personal meaning to passages of time and the future.
For me, the emotion in these poems reach inside your heart and mind if you allow. The style is not flowery or overly complex, but personal and thought provoking instead with elements of social commentary. This book has swept me away and I don’t want to come back.