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Journey to Joy: An Inspirational Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634917438
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Published: Booklocker.com - November 1st, 2016

Through spellbinding poetry and prose, the author describes her journey with progressive vision loss, divorce and bereavement. While battling breast cancer, this legally-blind, menopausal single parent must rein in her hormone-driven teenagers. Her strong faith and sense of humor enable Joy to rise above adversity, becoming better, rather than bitter.

Herstorys: Her History Told Through the Eyes of Her True Self. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692386507
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Published: Nyeesha D. Williams - March 10th, 2015

Nyeesha Williams is the CEO/Founder of Sacrit Devahood Incorporation. "Sacrit Devahood Inc, is a 501c3 non-profit organization in place to empower and help build young girls ages 11-19 through performing arts, social building skills and international interactions." Nyeesha has spent years dedicating her time motivating and inspiring teen audiences about the effects of happiness. She was known as the "grandmother" of her friends, but none knew she was a victim of sexual abuse and molestation by the age of 12. Nyeesha realized helping others in similar situations gave her such a rewarding feeling she decided to make it her career. Hailing extensive backgrounds in performing arts, community counseling and organizational psychology, Mrs. Williams prioritizes empathy, patience and understanding in all relational interactions. Traumatic personal experiences and a passion for mentoring youth led her to create the Sacrit Devahood Incorporation in March of 2009. Mrs. Williams is a strong believer that exposure to the performing arts inspires teen audiences to excel. Nyeesha strives to help women shape their future and heal from trauma and abuse through an inspiring herstorys approach. This book was Nyeesha's realization in empowering from within before empowering outwardly. She realized this approach later on in life, but she wants to now share it with the world.

Dollhead Corporation Cover Image
By Lt Hill
ISBN: 9781634916868
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Published: Booklocker.com - January 1st, 2017

DollHead Corporation is the epitome of a new world where humans, spiritual creatures, and aliens coexist in complex harmony. This cooperation is due to the efforts of Loretta Wizelhause, a “Halfling” whose secret desire is to create a perfect world by giving others their true heart’s desire at a cost.

Dawn to Dusk Through Indie: A Photographic Journal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635874853
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Published: E.K. Morris - February 4th, 2017

Photographed during the course of a year "Dawn to Dusk Through India" represents one day's travels throughout India. This lush photographic book traverses India in color plates opposite black & white photographs, each set exploring a single theme amplified by captions from journals of old travel accounts and Indian epic poetry. It explores a range of images of landscapes, people & abstractions compelling a foreigner to reassess his beliefs, ultimately in a revised view of humanity & his deity. 8 x 10 in. oblong clothbound hardback with pictorial dust-jacket.

Nika: The Last Volsai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998299518
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Published: Malkah Publishing - December 13th, 2016

When the mystical and peaceful inhabitants of the isle of Volsa are slaughtered by the jealous and lethally paranoid Emperor of Sennia, one child escapes. Five-year old Nika is taken in by a Sennian family who secretly raises her as their own in the Empire’s capital. Sworn to secrecy, her special powers remain a mystery even to her.

One fateful day, when the increasingly desperate Emperor Roddic orders a savage attack on his own people, Nika’s stunning powers are revealed. Terrified of her newly uncovered abilities and with the Sennian Army on her heels, Nika and her sister Maddy flee for their lives. As Emperor Roddic feverishly plots to secure his crumbling rule and a mysterious man arrives in the capital, Nika must venture deep into her painful past to unlock the secret of her power to save herself, Maddy and the innocent people of the Empire.

Sound Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997150803
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Published: Quantum World Enterprises, LLC - March 21st, 2017

AFTER SEVEN YEARS of intensive research, reflection, and writing the João Mendes and Ramiro Mendes—Mendes Brothers—finally launch their debut book, entitled, SOUND—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos.

Sound is a spiritually uplifting book about the human essences of soul, consciousness, reality, and the living energy behind nature and the cosmos. The book explores the realms of thought, emotion, attention, intention, mind, soul, consciousness, music, rhythm, and reality from a refreshing and intuitive perspective.

Using sound as the tool to probe human reality, the authors also present new insights into the essence of peace, agreements, health, and the evolution of human society while offering unconventional solutions to human conflict and the survival of our species and our planet. Sound is based on the authors’ personal experiences and on timeless traditional wisdom, music, and ancient cosmology, combined with the latest research in physics, biology, and subtle energy.

WE DECIDED TO WRITE this book to promote a new global consciousness based on the sound of love. Love is the vibration of life. Love is the true resonance of our souls. Only by encoding our thoughts, emotions, and actions with the energy of love, kindness, compassion, and goodwill will we manifest a human reality that is harmonious and life-sustaining.

We thank you for joining us in co-creating this new world, a human community dedicated to harnessing the primal love sound of our hearts and souls to create an abundant and peaceful world!

Moms for Hire: 8 Steps to Kickstart Your Next Career Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510705692
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - January 31st, 2017

Moms For Hire is a stylish, eight-step guidebook for moms who want to re-enter the workforce and amp up their professional mojo.
Whether you downsized your bustling career to raise your children, or you chose the full-time job of being a stay-at-home mom, you now feel ready to get back in the work game, but re-entry can be intimidating. Using creative exercises, advice, and anecdotes from well-known working moms, this book will become a guide to creating your own successful re-entry strategy.
From simply giving voice to your desire to work, to learning how to negotiate the best deal once you land the dream job, Moms For Hire guides you through each step of the process in a way that keeps you motivated and inspired.
The simple promise is this: if you commit one hour a day to this book, you can find rewarding work. The search for fulfilling employment requires plenty of will, stamina, and support; let Moms For Hire be your devoted partner as you step into this new, life-changing adventure.

Fugitive Messiah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578184791
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Published: Stardust Brand - April 1st, 2017

A drifter, John Waters, stops the sky-jacking of a 747 over Miami, and brings a dead pilot back to life. A flight attendant, Maria Caridad, the only witness to the miracle, follows John Waters south to Key West, where he begins preaching love...

Moral Uncertainty: Inside the Rodney King Juries Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990466437
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Published: Andalou Books - March 9th, 2017

A Modern Moral Cover Image
ISBN: 9781366230416
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Published: Blurb - April 4th, 2017

This book has been created to introduce the works to a new audience. The appropriated morals are taken from traditional fables, such as Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and the Greek mythological creature Atargatis.

Welcome to the Brightside is a creation of artist Miss Brightside. Over the last four years, after finishing a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London, UK, 2012; Miss Brightside has built a client list spanning the globe. She creates artwork, murals and wallpapers which illustrate unique fairy tales.

Stories and artwork are created specifically for each individual clients’ brief.

With 20 years of experience as an artist and designer, Miss Brightside has received international press and is highly regarded within the creative field.

Mexican Fish Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998214801
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Published: Voyageur Media LLC - January 22nd, 2017

David Jackson is living on the edge, partying way too hard and romancing a married woman. Summer has arrived in San Antonio, and now he is headed on a road trip to Mexico with two friends, a high-maintenance redneck nicknamed The Ogre, and a German-American taskmaster named Manfred.

David is hoping for a carefree 10 days taking in the sites of Mexico, but secretly harbors a vague hope of a rendez-vous with his lady friend.

The further south the boys go, the stranger things get until David begins to wonder whether they will make it back.

Queer Qeographies (Beirut, Tijuana, Copenhagen) Cover Image
ISBN: 9788790690304
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Published: Museet for Samtidskunst - January 1st, 1970

Queer Geographies is a book of selected artworks, poetry, public interventions, activist’ statements, and academic investigations dealing with how space is where frontiers of class and identity struggles are in constant negotiation and flux.

Queer Geographies explores the possibilities of queer identities lived beyond heteronormativity, uncovering how gender and sexuality are shaped differently in the margins by the landscapes of cities.  Queer Geographies' also examines how identities in return can shape and form the city to new needs of its inhabitants.

Lasse Lau has organized workshops on queer geography at three very different cities- all located at the sea -- Beirut (Lebanon), Tijuana (Mexico) and Copenhagen (Denmark). Most of the contributions to the book have either been produced from these 3 workshops or from the networks established at them. The workshops captured queer identities and experiences outside the hegemonic Anglo-Saxon experience. 

The book includes texts by Jack Gieseking, Akram Zaatari, Jedidiah Anderson, Sayak Valencia Triana, Micha Cárdenas, Brad Epps, Camilla Tved, Mads Ted Drud-Jensen and Sune Pahl Knudsen. It is edited by Lasse Lau in collaboration with Mirene Arsanios, Felipe Zuñiga and Mathias Kryger. The book's designer is Omar Mismar.

The Northeast Quarter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627873765
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Published: Wheatmark - November 15th, 2016


The year is 1918. The place is Winfield, Iowa. Colonel Wallace Carson, the ruler of a vast agricultural empire, asks Ann Hardy, his ten-year-old granddaughter and eventual heir, to promise she will safeguard The Northeast Quarter, the choice piece of land from which the empire was founded. Ann readily accepts -- little knowing what awaits her. When the Colonel is killed unexpectedly the same afternoon, the world around Ann and her family begins to fall apart. Against th background of America sliding from a post war boom into the Great Depression, "The Northeast Quarter" tells the story of Ann's struggle to keep a promise no matter what.

She witnesses the remarriage of her grandmother to Royce Chamberlin, the seemingly humble banker who institutes a reign of terror over the household and proceeds to corrupt the entire town. Over the next ten years Ann matches wits with Chamberlin, enduring betrayal, banishment, and even physical violence. She grows from a precocious child into a tough-minded young woman -- watching, observing her enemy, and waiting for the moment to make her move. And when the moment comes in July 1929, life in Winfield will never be the same.

An inherently riveting read from cover to cover, "The Northeast Quarter" clearly demonstrates author S. M. Harris as a truly gifted storyteller, and his many layered, deftly crafted novel is certain to be a highly popular addition to personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections.


Girl on Point Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940215969
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Published: Red Adept Publishing - April 19th, 2017

Alexandra Campbell's life comes to a crashing halt the night her younger sister is killed during a convenience store robbery. Shattered by guilt, Alex distances herself from her friends and family. Months later, with the police investigation stalled, she fears justice may never be served. Determined to avenge her sister's murder, Alex disguises herself and joins the gang responsible for the shooting. To identify the one who pulled the trigger, she must put her own life at risk in a world of dangerous criminals. But the longer she plays her new game, the more the lines blur between loyalty and betrayal. (Red Adept Publishing)

Yukon Audit: A C.E. Brody Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997317503
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Published: Ken Baird - May 24th, 2016

WINNER - BEST THRILLER - 2016 INDIE BOOK AWARDS A reclusive Yukon bush pilot meets a beautiful and mysterious woman on the Klondike Highway, and suddenly finds he's in the cross hairs of the RCMP, the FBI, and two criminal gangs. ..".a brilliant novel..." says Readers' Favorite

Camellia in Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781515347149
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 3rd, 2015

Rose Bruno Bailey, born on the Winter Solstice, blossomed into a poet deeply rooted in nature and the human experience. Camellia in Snow, the first anthology of her work, contains poems that reflect her love of nature, alongside intriguing poems with suggestions of mysticism, or a longing for transcendence. Rose also displays occasional flashes of a darker side to her sunny disposition, letting us explore with her the areas that poets sometimes shun, yet which grant all of us admittance to a shared humanity - scared, regretful, emotionally fragile. Rose uses her life experience to share, as only poets can, the deeply personal in a way that makes it truly universal and accessible to us all, crafted with beautiful, emotive, accessible language, and profound, stunning realism.

Incredible Shrinking Jojo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781545061978
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 9th, 2017

When the curious child goes to visit his dear friend Jojo the Elephant at the zoo, he finds that Jojo has curiously shrunk to a tiny size! The curious child learns that, as Jojo encountered other zoo animals, he compared himself to them. Because he did not feel good about himself, Jojo shrank with every encounter. In the end, Jojo learns to celebrate being his unique self, and returns to his right size.