This book contains broad and definitive concepts for black men to master in order to stay out of the criminal justice system. I focus on black men, because this is what I understand most, being black and a man. I know what this country has done to and for black men. My focus is on the criminal justice system, because of my professional experiences, and a desire to address the crisis that is happening to black boys and men, because of racism and historical oppression. In order to make connections, I have incorporated large aspects of my personal life story. These accounts, confessions, and revelations are woven in along with my perceptions on historical, political, societal and psychological factors that are negatively impacting black men. Particularly, I have written about white supremacy and patriarchy, the foundations on which the United States was founded, and of which feeds the oppression against black men that lingers today.
This book is particularly timely due to the social and political backlash demonstrated by the Trump administration, following eight years of President Obama. I discuss this current climate in honest and insightful ways. In my book, I am sharing with black men how to study, understand, and navigate through white oppression. I believe in controlling what we can, which starts with self. This book is realistic about the state of affairs in the United States, but my message is certainly not overwhelmingly negative. There is much to love about America. I devote an entire chapter on reasons why black men should not treat this great country as an enemy of our people. Yet, I am also brutally honest. There are systemic traps for black men. As a black man and part of the first post-Jim Crow generation, I have strong opinions about the struggles of black men in America. Pride and a belief in civil rights were instilled in me by my late maternal grandfather, Andrew Jordan, a local leader at the height of the civil rights movement in Greenwood, Mississippi. My devoted mother, Jordana Shakoor, has also had a strong influence on my racial viewpoints. Her book, Civil Rights Childhood, is still used in courses at universities all over the country. Besides practicing law and occasionally teaching college courses, I have been active in my community as a volunteer mentor and through pro bono work with the ACLU. I also sometimes work with political activists in Tampa, Florida, which has given me insight and inspiration to help in the struggle. On a lighter note, I am a proud graduate of the Ohio State University and a fanatical Buckeye fan. My obsessive interests in pop culture, particularly sports, movies and music, are a natural and strong fiber throughout the book to serve as inspiration and examples to support my advice to black men. There is a great deal of humor in my book as well, but it is mixed in with many sobering moments. I grew up in a home where my mother and sister were abused by my horrible stepfather, before my mother found the courage to end the marriage. My mother worked many hours and also went back to college to earn her degree. We struggled financially in a moderately affluent white suburb, with an excellent school system. I never quite fit into the community. As a young black boy growing up in this environment, and troubled home life, it caused me problems with self-esteem, depression and anger. For the most part, I was a good student, but I abused alcohol, and occasionally used drugs. I never went to prison, but this is because of a strong family and good luck. Some of the friends I hung around with abused and sold drugs, along with other criminal activity. One of my closest friends went to prison, and another passed away. I share stories in my book, about these dear friends of mine. Ultimately, I hope this book will help keep black men out of the criminal justice system and save lives.
The sequel to KOOSHMA the ORIGIN, Reborn takes you from past where it all started to present day. The Wilcox bloodline is still haunted by the entity that was tortured centuries ago.
The Wolf of Ashford Manor is part of the Playing With Fire box set
Patrick Blakesley, born to a bloodline of werewolves, has returned from the Carlist War. He falls in love with the mysteriously shy, yet ravishingly beautiful Angelica, daughter of Lord Alaric, lord of Ashford.
All is not as it seems, however, and Patrick is forbidden to be with Angelica. Yet, when mysterious deaths on the surrounding farms put Patrick’s life in danger, it is Angelica who helps him hide his identity.
Together, they seek out who is behind the murders and embark on a journey of discovery as they try to keep their love alive before all humanity perishes before the power of the angel of death.
Against All Odds | Entrepreneur Tools for Success
by Gernado Abrams
If you are selling a product or developing a brand, this book is for you. If you want to move the culture forward, get a better business deal, or close a current deal, this book is for you. The information in this book is targeted to independent thinkers, entrepreneurs, go-getters, minorities of the earth’s population, and not the majority.
The Unlikely Olympian
Step into Your Fears To Achieve Your Dream
Danielle Kettlewell wasn’t an Olympian, or so she thought. There was a huge barrier that stood in the way of her competing for Australia in the world’s largest sporting event, and it wasn’t her fitness, ability or money: it was Danielle Kettlewell.
In her book, ‘The Unlikely Olympian’ Danielle reveals how the little voice inside her head whispering ‘what if…’ was her savior, the two-letter catalyst that pushed her to go through the process of trialing for the Games. While for many the dedication and commitment to training would take its toll, Danielle also had to juggle her inner emotions. Self-doubt, a lack of confidence and fear were her enemies but, as she grew physically stronger through training and exercise, she also developed mental processes that challenged her thought patterns and self-doubts. Dreams became a possibility…
Prepare as Danielle takes you on her journey through her emotions and thought patterns that may (or may not) lead her to Rio 2016. Prepare not to be a bystander; come on the journey for your own good. Along the way, you will learn how to acknowledge, how to address and how to change your mindset for the better. While competing at the Olympic Games might not be your challenge, Danielle’s experience and learning tools apply to all.
The Unlikely Olympian will show you…
- How the key to change is to accept that something needs to happen. Danielle opens about her fears and feelings in a way that allows the reader to do the same. If something is holding you back from achieving your dreams, now is the time to do something about it.
- How to acknowledge and re-address your Limiting Self Beliefs (LSB). By recognising the thought patterns that hold us back in life, you will notice them, pick them apart and, ultimately, move forwards.
- How to reach out for help. While many self-help books focus on doing all the hard work alone, Danielle encourages you to seek advice and inspiration from outside sources. In combination with your inner-beliefs and guidance, the two form a powerhouse that helps you to achieve your goals and vanquish self-doubts.
- How to ignite your passions so that you are on a journey you enjoy. If there’s something you love to do – now’s the time.
- How to recognise your gifts and your abilities – they are there, realise them.
- How to use setbacks and challenges as opportunities for growth and resilience.
- How to get your mojo back – essential reading if you’ve been stagnating.
- How to face fear and work through it. A challenge isn’t a genuine challenge if you don’t meet some adversity along the way!
- How to become self-aware – and how to learn from your new found awareness.
- How to be present and grateful – training your mindset to one of thankfulness.
Only you truly know if you are held back by limited self-doubts, fear and a lack of confidence. If you see the words and like the way they sound, only you can imagine what it might feel like to experience them, to internalise them and let them play out in your life.
In the words of Danielle Kettlewell, “We are who we believe that we are – so make sure the belief is in alignment with your soul’s desire to be who you KNOW you CAN be.”
What would you do if you were being stalked and no one took you seriously? A recently handicapped young married woman, who by her own resourcefulness and the wonders of the Internet, overcomes her struggle against the unwanted sexual advances of a dangerous retiree with a buried criminal past.
A romance fiction story about Samantha and Donny, who are a couple and have known each other for a while.
Samantha bumps into an old friend from her past and they get together but is unaware that her friend takes a fancy in Donny.
What could happen is Donny is wanted by this friend and takes a gamble? A book of friendship, love, betrayal and sex scenes in this great book.
She was traded to him for a weapon.
Traded, as if she was no better than a piece of property. Gova Dov doesn’t know what to expect, but it can’t be as bad as the abuse she’d received at the hands of her last master. Gova has never known kindness like Muam. She soon learns she can trust him, but can he trust someone like her? He’s told her she’s free to leave, but does she want to go? Does he even want her to stay?
Muam Kai works hard to earn his living, and payment in flesh won’t exactly buy his next meal, but he can’t turn the abused girl away. However, he’s no slave owner.
When Gova’s past comes back for her, Muam vows that no matter what happens to them, they will always have each other. Always find each other. In this life or the next.
It’s a dying promise that would prove to be a curse on them both.
Gino Arcaro is a former police officer/detective and College Law Enforcement program coordinator and professor. He is a widely-published author, gym owner, strength and football coach.
This book describes Gino Arcaro’s journey from childhood obesity to natural health and strength was not made alone; he relied on the Soul of a Lifter. In telling this tale, Arcaro draws on life lessons learned from his careers as a football coach, police officer and college teacher to inspire and lead the reader in a soul-searching quest to reach his/her own potential. This is not your run-of-the-mill motivational book. Discover insights about what drives the soul… what happens when you listen and when you don’t!
Do you want to improve your life and business 10X to 100X? Do you want proven strategies to help you with your plan? How much value would you find in a dynamic entrepreneur and die-hard optimist’s experiences? Especially when they take the form of insightful and inspiring quotes! This is an insightful book, a collection of 650+ inspiring quotes authored by Rajeev Mudumba over a period of 5-6 years (2013-2019) that were shaped as a part of his self-discovery journey, personal and professional experiences and his interaction with the world. These quotes are a reflection of his experiences, a reiteration of what he had learned and understood. They came out of Rajeev’s experiences and have guided him on his journey and now, he has created this gift for you to discover and apply the same inspired action to your profession or business, your life, and your aspirations. There is a deeper meaning in each of these quotes and that meaning shall reveal itself to you in a very unique way as it applies to you. What Rajeev asks of you is to make the effort to relate, understand and apply these to your life and rest assured, they will introduce you to a much stronger you, ready to take on anything you set your sights on. Not just that, they will pave the way for your success and an enriching and rewarding life for you!
Lucas Jameson has given up on women. In his opinion, they’re only good for one thing, and one thing only. That’s one of the reasons he became a park ranger. The other reason was to get away from the big city and his ex-girlfriend. He’s not the type to take orders from anyone, especially a woman. Living in a cabin in the woods, alone, was more his style. That is until he happens upon a woman, lost and afraid, and with no idea who, or where she is. Lucas has no idea how to handle this fragile wisp of a woman and has no intention of trying to. But, there’s something about her that reminds him of someone he lost years ago. Can Lucas keep the walls he built around is heart intact or will a stranger that reminds him of yesterday help him to lower his guard and try one more time at love?
It’s 1978, college is done and Stephen Kylemore is on track for the next phase of an ordered life: a job, a wife, hopefully a dog. But literature has a hold on him and he believes adventure must still be possible. He sees one opportunity to wander the world like the heroes in the novels he loves.
His father erupts; his girlfriend dumps him; he has no money or any real plan. But what’s an odyssey without obstacles? He packs a tent and buys a one-way ticket to London for his first trip across the ocean.
He’ll hitchhike and sleep in the woods while he looks for work and sees the sights of Europe from the cheap seats. His companions on the road will be one paperback traded for another and the ghost of a lost brother, until luck and instinct begin the dictate the itinerary and introduce colorful characters, instant friends and transient romance.
Five Ferries continues the American literary tradition of the young man leaving home to seek adventure. Melville used traditional storytelling for this tale and then Twain wrote the story the way people really spoke. Hemingway stripped away the pretense of language all together to reflect his protagonist’s post-World War I cynicism, and after World War II Kerouac phrased his hero’s search for experience and self-awareness in the beat generation language of jazz. Five Ferries updates this story by following a hero scarred by the Vietnam War and living in world of rock and roll.
***FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE MAN FROM TAURED COMES A COMPANION NOVEL EXPLORING NEW DIMENSIONS OF HORROR***
The tiny town of Knorr, PA, is one of those places where the walls between this reality and others is very thin. It draws people from all over the world and sometimes things slip through from our world into others while sometimes things slip from other worlds into our own. Nightmare things.
During World War II an experiment was done using a steam engine to see if entering another dimension could create instant transportation of goods and men from one place to another. It unlocked a nightmare from another dimension and only agents from the agency IDEA were able to stop reality from unraveling. The train, known as The Wraith, disappeared along with the scientist who built it.
Now, in present day, a young man hears the distant sound of a train whistle. The rundown train station at the end of the wooded path is somehow regenerating. Plus, people in and around Knorr are acting a little stranger than normal
The Wraith is coming back, but it’s not coming alone. Will Knorr survive? Will the universe?
As one of Earth’s Galactic Enforcers, Lawn Bascomb is assigned to Area R6Y6 for the duration of one year. Her only companion in this desolate section of space is Deep, her sentient Vogt ship.
The Vogt line is an experimental breed of unique vessels, each with its own artificially enhanced intelligence, created specifically for use at the deep space guard posts. Able to project himself in holographic form, Deep is not only Lawn’s sole fellow crew member, but he is also her confidant and friend. It isn’t long before he becomes her lover.
But their tenuous arrangement is suddenly and fatally shattered when their post is threatened by an unknown and perhaps alien force. Lawn and Deep soon face the realization that, in order to save Earth, one—or both of them—must die.
‘Finding Truth’ explores themes of self-discovery, learning and knowledge, success and failure, sciences and spirituality as well as sharing insights into the life of Philippa Sue Richardson. A Master of Metaphysics, competing her major work on the Chakras and Mental Health, she is working towards her Doctorate from the University of Metaphysics, USA. Educated and certified in alternative therapies including chakra balancing, yoga, angel therapy, crystal healing, dream interpretation and tarot, having also studied Sciences at University within Australia.
A robbery in London. The murder of a priest at the end of World War Two. A genocide in Namibia. The discovery of the remains of Hitler’s secretary.
Something connects all this. Former British spy Jack Price knows the answer, and he’s willing to die to keep the secret. The problem? He’s not the only one who knows.
It’s the lies that are not heard, but kept as secrets, that own us all. Deep in the world of espionage and deception, how far is Jack willing to go to fulfill his mission?
Someone is stealing Sully Wheeler’s cattle. Are they trying to force him out? Or are they after him because he’s an old time gun hand hiding from his past? And who is this red-coated Constable Theason who insists on investigating? Is this just cattle rustling or something else? The local newspaper seems to be more interested in what the Mounties are doing within their ranks than following the story of thieves and lost property; why is that?
With the rustlers on one side, his commanders treating him like a pariah, the press wanting information he can’t supply, a partner he doesn’t really trust, will Theason manage to survive?
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From USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR Fiona Quinn – a mystery novella
A sleepy town in southwest Virginia wakes up to a nightmare of untimely deaths.
Not safe at home in Boston, science teacher Kate Hamilton seeks refuge in the small Virginia town where she was born and raised.
Scarborough is no longer the bucolic village that she remembered. Pleasantries are only skin deep as big city issues and the politics of the world roil just under the surface.
A string of untimely deaths has the whole town grieving. Only Kate thinks something nefarious is afoot.
Can Kate convince the local police that coincidences like these are only found in fiction?
Kate is determined to solve the puzzle and save lives, especially her own.
Thaddeus Bruce Raymond III is an aspiring writer who knows a thing or two about weddings since he has been in more of them, over the years, than he can count. Always the groomsman, never the groom, Thaddeus has no problem being invited to a wedding or even being in one; but he feels haunted by the fact that he has yet to stroll down the matrimonial aisle in a wedding of his own. A great guy by anyone’s standards, Thaddeus has to reconcile that he remains single due to circumstances which have caused him to be a bit reluctant to fall in love.
Tiffany Waters, his first love and the mother of his child, is a constant thorn in Thaddeus’ side.
Her need to control him, and every aspect of his relationship with their daughter, has reared its ugly head as the main culprit in making him apprehensive when it comes to relationships with women in general. Once bitten and twice shy in matters of the heart, Thaddeus tries to focus on reaching his goals in life, while constantly juggling issues concerning love, baby mama drama, a dead-end job, and other stressors in life.
A damaged perception of relationships has Thaddeus all but ready to give up on any idea of finding a wife…that is until Vanessa comes along. Beautiful, witty, and down to earth, Vanessa turns out to be the perfect match for Thaddeus; but is it too late for him to separate himself from his past issues with women long enough to cultivate a relationship with Vanessa? Can love conquer all, or will his past break the heart of his future?
The Desires Of His Heart is an engrossing story of one man’s desire to move past his trust issues and insecurities in order to give love a chance.
Lymphedema: Sentenced to Life in Bed, but I Escaped… Readers will be inspired to push themselves to beat the odds, accept the challenge, and reach their goals. The reader will see how Karen Goeller went from being the bed-ridden cancer patient to who she is today. Twenty years later Karen Goeller is living a full life, the life she was told she would never have.
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By Dan Speltz
As I’ve journeyed through life, one lesson I’ve learned is that every person in my life who has inspired me has gone through some sort of life altering event. Think about that for a minute and I challenge you to find someone who has not. Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Oprah, Joseph in the Bible, the list goes on. The reality is that as harsh as it may seem at the time, without that hardship to mold and transform you, you would not have grown as greatly as you did in the end. Their stories have a common thread. One of humbleness, perserverence, a will to succeed, and hope. Karen’s story is no exception. I add her to the list of greats who have inspired me. You need to read her story. You won’t regret it!
By Samantha Renae Norris
I am rarely one to find myself tearing while reading a book however this read was one of those times. Karen’s story gripped me. It is a heart wrenching, yet inspiring, tale of a woman who surpassed all odds. Her story will inspire and motivate you. This is definitely won of those tales you don’t want to miss! I am adding it to my Christmas gift list for friends this year. I absolutely loved it!
By Jennifer Dunn
Karen’s story will move and inspire you. If you are looking to read about an incredible journey of tenacity and the will of a spirit to live and succeed, you need to read her story. It will reinvigorate you on life. Why can a whale lift it’s own body out of the water yet a single human cannot? Well I’ve heard it said because no one told it, it can’t. Despite being told by many that she couldn’t, Karen DID — I say its because she never gave up or accepted a set of cards she couldn’t live with. Her journey will touch you — it is one that should not be missed. Highly recommend!
By Dale M.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. OPRAH. Oprah says it best and I truly believe she had you in mind. The way you keep pressing on in life despite your setbacks is truly a miracle. I read your book cover to cover in one sitting. I could not put it down! You truly are an inspiration for anyone suffering from any ailment. Thank you for informing us and writing such a real account of the trials, setbacks, and then uphill battles that you encountered during a desperate time to just survive in your life. You are an incredible woman and give hope to us all! Thank you…
God, does not interfere with earthly matters, until now.
Gabe, is a Chosen Guardian Angel, assigned to protect Harmony. At first, she is just another assignment, until he falls in love.
He is torn between saving the girl he loves, and his
obligations to heaven.
When he chooses to save her, he must face the
consequences. The archangels believe in her death, whilst Satan needs her alive.
Harmony, is fed up with being bullied at school, all she wants is for it to end.
The answer she believes, is to die.
What she doesn’t know is for the past two years she has been assigned a Chosen Guardian Angel, Gabe, and he will do anything to save her.
Will saving her be enough?
This story ticks all the right boxes. It has romance, twists, and an altercation between Heaven and Hell.
Up against a clever killer who leaves no clues, Martin and Claire arrive in Broome, where they investigate old and new leads in a baffling case. Led first one way and then the other, they are in for a surprise when they finally unmask the villain.
Bella Devereaux dreamed of being a restaurateur, not a thief. But life had other plans. Forced to compromise her principles to survive, Bella always gives half of her ill-gotten gains to the French émigrés in New Orleans and saves the other half to fulfill her lifelong goal of opening her own French café. A priceless cache of jewels was supposed to be her last job, but the police are on to her, and so is another criminal—Jack Pasquin. He’s more than a thief, he’s a murderer, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to force Bella’s hand—including kill her. Taking the jewels and fleeing to Oregon City as a mail-order bride seems to be her only hope.
Marshal Robert McCauley never forgave himself for being on the job when his first wife passed away. Guilt has kept him from falling in love again, but a mail-order bride seems to be the perfect answer. When Bella arrives, not only is she beautiful and intelligent, but her mysterious ways intrigue him more than he cares to admit. Neither of them wants to admit they have fallen in love, but when Bella’s past catches up to them, Robert will have to choose—once more—between the woman he loves and the duty he serves.
Can Bella save the husband she’d fallen in love with? Or will she become a widow before she becomes a real wife?
Dwight loves all things female, but he’s not settling down until he finds someone who fits the category of extraordinary.
She has to be all the things he’s seen in his mother and more, but until then, he has his mind set to keep doing what his Uncle Butter suggested; give the rats some cheese.
The only woman he might have settled with, Jamecia, is now wearing white boy Jacob on her arm. Little does Dwight know, he’s about to come face to face with the next best thing to Jamecia, her sister Jayla.
Jayla has had her share of dudes, but this time, she’s made a promise to her sister and to God to stop searching for the right guy. After a few failed relationship, she almost believes that love is not in the plan for her.
That doesn’t stop her from being all in with making sure her cousin Nathan’s bridesmaids have the best wedding shoes her hands can make.
What Jayla doesn’t know is the guy she’s instructed to escort to the groom’s dressing room, could very well be the guy who is going to change her life completely.
There is something special about weddings that spark excitement about love. Will these two get a chance to find in each other what they have been looking for? Or, will the moment pass them by?
Our minds are rebellious. The mind exists as though it has a mind of its own. Once you try to control the mind, it repels our efforts in ways that we cannot understand. Consequently, through meditation, this can be solved. Looking at the bigger picture, meditation not only helps in learning how to control the mind. It also assists in helping people take control of their lives. Frankly, we all seek happiness in this life. However, we are often confused with the direction that we ought to take. This happens because there is a lot that we have to deal with. Daily life’s challenges stress us too much to the point that we find it easy to throw in the towel.
One of the main aspects of meditation is that it trains us to connect with our inner selves. This is what contributes to our improved self-awareness. The fact that we are more attuned to our inner selves guarantees us that we can control our lives. We can heal ourselves from the pain that we might be going through.
There is no rocket science involved in the notion of living mindfully. This is something that can be incorporated into our everyday lives. Whether you are walking, eating, or listening to your partner, mindfulness can be practiced. It is all about being present in the moment. When grabbing your meals, you have to exist the moment and enjoy how your food tastes. When communicating with other people, you have to listen intently. Living mindfully frees your mind from worry and anxiety.
Billy is a high-school student in New York who spends his evenings with a rebellious youth gang. The gang’s activities range from violence against minorities to aimlessly roaming around the city. During one of the gang’s missions of destruction, Billy was caught and sentenced to community service in which he must give assistance to an ailing girl named Jenny. Billy is quickly drawn into Jenny’s world, and meeting alternately with Jenny and with the gang, he finds himself swung impossibly back and forth until, eventually, he must choose which world to live in.
Rade Matheson is a young successful businessman with over a billion dollars in assets. His only objective is to find the man who embezzled millions from one of his companies. What he finds is the innocence of the only woman who can lead him to his stolen money and the man responsible. The only problem is he can’t get enough of her. One wrong decision could cause him to lose her forever.
All Dylan Adams wanted was to get her life back on track. After the death of her fiancé she knew she needed to move on. She opens her heart to Rade Matheson only to find she’s falling for a man who betrays her trust. Will her endless desire haunt her forever or will her weakness take over?
Former DEA agent Hardin Steel is now the duly elected sheriff of Cameron County, Texas. Life along the Rio Grande is good. His two ex-wives are behaving, his girlfriend is beautiful, owns a condo on South Padre Island, and is helping him win—most of the time—his battle with booze. But then the Ochoa Cartel shoots down a DEA Blackhawk helicopter using a US-made Stinger missile, the wife of a corrupt judge dies in a mysterious accident, and Steel’s friend, Dennis Deleon, is found murdered on his fishing boat—his privates impaled on a large fish hook.
Steel’s life is turned upside down as he goes after the killers the only way he knows how—down and dirty—winner take all….
Summer is when teenagers get to sleep late, spend lazy days on the beach, and hang out with their friends unless your mom owns the only coffee shop on the island. Then summer means getting up before the sun and getting the job done. It also means meeting some interesting characters, including some cute girls. Just ask Jacques, the Boy from Buzby Beach.
The Boy from Buzby Beach introduces Jacques, Ginger, Cienna, and the cast of characters who live year-round on Buzby Island. Enjoy a cappuccino at The Parisian Bean and settle into beach life.
Jacques’ father, Sean O’Larrity, left when Jacques was 3. Suddenly, he’s trying to become part of Jacques’ life again. Will Jacques reject the father who walked out on him, or will he give Sean one chance to prove he’s changed?
15-year-old Jacques has lived his whole life on Buzby Beach in a 2-bedroom apartment over his mother’s coffee shop – The Parisian Bean.
15-year-old Cienna has spent every summer since she could walk at Buzby Beach with her grandparents who own the bookstore across Sound Street from the Parisian Bean.
Jacques and Cienna grow up the best of friends. Will their friendship become something more this summer?