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*** NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ***Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.Thi... read more
An edgy, powerful, and moving debut novel about a childhood lost—and found again.Kevin Hurley’s younger days were something to survive, rather than celebrate, so it’s no mystery why he is reluctant to return to his hometown. After nearly twenty years of keeping skeletons in the closet, his visit stirs up old memories, haunted by the people who made them. His encounters with those from his past... read more
Based on interviews with William "Billy" Lester Suff, convicted in 1995 of torturing, maiming, and murdering twelve prostitutes in California, a psychological study of Suff traces his sordid career and explores his unflappable duplicity.
I can't give this post-apocalyptic story six stars but I wish I could! -Tamara Rose Blodgett, USA Today and NY Times bestselling author"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terri... read more
Orissa Penwell will do anything in the zombie plagued world to keep her friends safe. After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, she thinks things may actually work out and they can get through the apocalypse together. The compound offers more than just shelter. It gives her and her friends a sense of community and purpose. It gives them a reason to keep living in the dead world. But he... read more
Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world. When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where th... read more
The Truth is Contagious…the epic conclusion to the award winning Contagium Series…"A mysterious virus has infected most of the world’s population. This sickness transforms the living into violent “crazies” and eventually into the flesh-eating undead.Orissa and Hayden have survived in this new harrowing world. They have watched heroes fall, lost friends, and waged war—both against the living an... read more
In the year 2060—after decades of war, famine and financial collapse—individual nations ceased to exist, borders were blurred, different currencies were abandoned, and the new world order was complete. The dominion of the Global Alliance, ruled by the heads of the Five Families, had begun.Now, over a century later, the power of the Global Alliance is absolute. Every aspect of daily life brings... read more
Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. As one Family falls, the others rush to claim the spoils. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them.The unrest the Alliance was so desperate to suppress has spread. Enemies are forced to align, though mistrust gnaws the bonds of their fragile alliances. Torrance, the man from the woods, a fig... read more
“When he comes to his enemies,their houses will tremble.When he comes to his allies,they will stand in awe and fear.And when the Dagaz comes to his people,his people will weep.”For more than a century, the fervent believers of the Cohors Ignota sect known as the Sowilo have waited for their savior to arrive. Prophecy promises that the Dagaz’s most dedicated followers will weep when he comes to... read more
When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit reality series 16 & Pregnant, no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history. But soon after Amber stepped into the public eye, her life spiraled into chaos. From her struggles with anxiety, depression and addicti... read more
Laura DiStefano is torn between dreams of a new counter-cultural life and the undertow of a dysfunctional family.Laura DiStefano has flunked out of the University of Massachusetts just as the counterculture reaches its peak in the 1970s. Reluctantly, Laura returns to live back home with her parents and sister in the blue collar town she so hoped to escape. But she soon learns that her sister, ... read more
Sundowners is a backwoods southern horror about the importance of family, the power of gossip and the nature of the artistic muse. Fifteen years ago, siblings Coil and Cassiopeia suffered an incident in the woods behind their family home. An incident that neither of them are willing to remember. Something that nearly killed Cass and left Coil accused as her abuser. An act that robbed young Coi... read more
Who’s guarding the fort? As global tensions mount and army enlistments drop, James Cassandra, a U.S. Army captain, notices signs of increasing Muslim presence in the officer corps at Fort Camp, the base to which he has been newly assigned. Bearded officers and burqas abound, alcohol is no longer served at the officers’ club, and Muslim children in mujahideen outfits practice hand-to-hand comba... read more
Dallas in the near future–a city full of high-tech companies, sprawling tent cities, miracles, and dangerous secrets. Eli's family thinks he just plays computer games with a group of harmless nerds called the Merry Men. But when he disappears, the CIA, an underworld ninja, and worse yet, World Tech corporate security start chasing him. Now the race is on as his family, a shady art dealer, a cl... read more
Alien warfare is no match for Michael Talbot and his best friend; from gladiator flights to amassing an army, they are a force to be reckoned with.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and for Michael Talbot that step is taken at Indian Hill with his best friend Paul Ginson by his side. Together they grow up, meet girls, and go off to college. And that's where everything chan... read more
The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down.Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the North Carolina settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the mat... read more
From best-selling author Richard Knaak comes a tale of the Grey. They are the shadows we see out of the corner of our eyes, the visions flickering past in the middle of the night. They are the elves, the fairies, and the other legends of our minds. They are the Grey. They are all around us, and they are a part of us, forever tied to our innermost thoughts. They seek to be truly real, to truly ... read more
From the best-selling author of the Dragonrealm comes the shadowy fantasy of Grigori Nicolau, a wizard whose dreams have been haunted for centuries by the malevolent gargoyle he calls Frostwing. From Publishers Weekly:Elements of gothic romance, epic fantasy and horror story blend in this intriguing tale of a centuries-old curse destined to be fulfilled in, of all places, Chicago. Grigori Nico... read more
The Dutchman is destined to travel through realities, the harbinger and—as so many believe—the cause of the end of one variation of the earth after another. Ahead of each devastation flee the Scattered Ones, refugees from one of those lost earths. Yet in our world, the Dutchman and one of those refugees must come together to face not only the coming catastrophe, but a dark hunter intent on the... read more
Almost nothing gives rise to more national intrigue than the murder of an American president. And on November 22, 2013, the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in modern American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. From day one, the truth behind JFK s assassination has been mired in controversy and dispute. The Warren Commission, esta... read more
The lost chronicles of King Arthur - before the legends grew.Voices of the Stars is the true chronicle of King Arthur and his star-crossed love for Morgan. Woven into its rich Dark Age tapestry are ancient rites, Goddesses, Seers, Enchantresses, Druids, Dragons, and the Leonardo DaVinci of his day, Gwyddion the Merlin. Immerse yourself in this Otherworldly saga. Live its Magic Circle of legend... read more
When a new mother becomes manic overnight from a rare form of bipolar disorder, she stops at nothing to find the mental stability she needs to stay alive.After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type ... read more
Most Americans are facing higher premiums and spending more of their own money on healthcare. To make things worse, the laws and rules are confusing and change almost daily. Dr. Dennis Deruelle uses the NFL like a Rosetta Stone, using simple football analogies to help you get the highest quality care at the lowest cost.Teams are the future of healthcare. Many of the new changes to healthcare a... read more
The year is 1987. The Cold War is rapidly winding down, and Dan Kruger, ex-CIA field officer, Vietnam veteran, and Green Beret is now out of a job—but not for long.Kruger is hired by a South African mining company to lead a dignitary protection detail on the tiny island-nation of Korotonga. His new job is seemingly mundane at first in this tropical, South Pacific Island that time has forgotten... read more
Washington DC is a world of acronyms. FBI, CIA, NSA, DOD… the list goes on and on. One commonality of these agencies is that you have heard of them. In fact, almost every adult all over the world has heard of them, which can be a problem if you are trying to run a secret organization. The moment a member of the CIA has to come before Congress and ask for funds for an operation, it is no longer... read more
Junkie ex-con Kieron Palmer will do anything for his son. Hell, that's why he got off drugs in the first place. But being buried under an avalanche of doctors' bills is pushing Kieron in some very illegal directions. Like hitting a little Russian mob score.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is good with a gun–maybe too good. Soon, both men's intertwined lives take dark, bloody turns–and then Kieron's ps... read more
It's always about the boy.NYPD Officer Saim Dajani is on a mission. He's fighting to save the son of a junkie ex-con bartender, and bring down a psychotic Russian drug kingpin named Borovinsky. What he didn't count on was the involvement of a brutal hitman named Dallas. Dallas is only playing for one side: his own.Soon, both men will find themselves betrayed and in the clutches of a madman's t... read more
Beaten. Battered. The "good guys" escaped the crazed Russian Borovinsky's death dungeon. Though not without casualties. Now they're in hiding. Trying to figure out how to stop Borovinsky once and for all.But Borovinsky's failure to kill Saim and Dallas has garnered the attention of the powerful politician who's been bankrolling some of the mad Russian's endeavors. He wants 'em dead. At any cos... read more
A collection of recipes and anecdotes, inspired by the world famous restaurant Joanne Trattoria, owned by Joe Germanotta, father of Lady Gaga.Family, food, and love are the foundation upon which Joe and Cynthia Germanotta raised their daughters. Built on those same principles, the Germanottas family-run restaurant is world-renowned for its vibrant hospitality, delicious Southern Italian fare, ... read more
Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw’s 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never... read more
Take charge of your health and stop turning over your life to our confusing and intimidating healthcare system–before it’s too late.Dr. Erika Schwartz believes that today’s patient is but a leaf blowing in the wind of group-think protocols, corrupt medical societies, insurance companies on the take, and a billion dollars in marketing and lobbying pressure from drug companies. What is the quick... read more
As Seen on the Today Show! The USA Today Bestseller! The last book you’ll ever need about cellulite, and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever! Forget everything you’ve ever been told about cellulite—it’s a myth! Ashley Black, fascia pioneer, and body guru to the stars, unveils never before known secrets to obliterating cellulite and changing your personal heal... read more
A leader's job is to unleash the unlimited store of potential in people."The vast majority of the workforce in any organization possesses far more talent, intelligence, capability, and creativity than their present jobs require or even allow.” - Dr. Stephen R. Covey That’s what Talent Unleashed is about—unleashing that unlimited store of potential in people. That’s a leader’s job. And how does... read more
She-ology shines a light on the vagina, answering our most embarrassing questions with the goal of healthier and happier vaginas for women of all ages.Many women still suffer a long-ingrained dissociation with their own vaginas and a misunderstanding of what goes on “down there.” With expertise and a dose of humor, leading ob-gyn, educator and women’s health advocate Dr. Sherry Ross addresses ... read more
A quest to find a Stone of Power is a torturous ride hunt throughout the land for rare clues.Willowvine knows that the elves will finally accept her when she replaces all the Stones of Power. She refuses to believe otherwise. But this quest may break her. The only source of information doesn’t seem to care that time is ticking. He keeps researching and resents anything she does to speed their ... read more
Read this engaging tale of a woman's desperate search for her lost sister.When Kate Morgan sets off for the picturesque island of Menorca, she isn’t planning on an idyllic vacation: her visit has a far more serious purpose. Her frustrating older sister Penny has vanished whilst holidaying alone, and Kate has promised to find her.She arrives in Menorca to find no sign of Penny. Instead, she is ... read more
Enjoyed THE SEARCH by Clare Littlemore? Want to hear Penny's story? Read this absorbing romantic thriller novella and steel yourself for a shocking twistEver wanted to just...start again?Desperate for a fresh start when her relationship ends, Penny Morgan moves to the peaceful island of Menorca for a year, but struggles to forget the past and move on. When she meets Anna and Grant, a glamorous... read more
A world in tatters. A society where rebellion is not tolerated. A girl desperate to discover the truth.Sixteen year old Quin lives in The Beck, a saviour society. Her community has risen from the ruins of a land shattered by Mother Nature. But Beck law is tough. Quin knows that the rules must be followed in order to sustain life in a place where floodwaters constantly threaten existence. A sin... read more
With a cast of characters that includes Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Robert "Bud" McFarlane, William Casey and John Poindexter, Oliver North tells for the first time the story of his life and reveals the startling details about top secret hostage negotiations, arms sales to Iran, and the covert pipeline funds to the Nicaraguan contras--all of which erupted before the stunned American public as ... read more
• When should children be allowed to have mobile devices? • When should discussions of bullying take place? • When will children be responsible enough to surf the Internet on their own? • When should a parent talk to their children about depression and suicide?In our fast-paced world consisting of ever-changing technology and evolving social norms, parents are finding the traditional challenge... read more
The story of how the son of a coal laborer of limited means fueled his journey to becoming a successful business man and politician through self-drive and a desire for change and the betterment of his country.Joseph L. Bruno is a small town American success story. As the son of immigrants, he worked his way out of Depression-era Glens Falls, NY, served in the United States Army in Korea, and a... read more
If you have a passion for marketing and analytics and are looking for practical experiences to help you learn the science behind success, Digital Analytics 101 is the book for you. It is perfect for recent graduates and recognized marketers alike and provides you with information on topics such as marketing methodology, brand monitoring, SEM and SEO, content marketing, social media marketing a... read more
Lone Wolf terrorists are about to kill 100,000 people at an Ohio State football game--can FBI agent John Booker stop the carnage?FBI Special Agent John Booker was in deep cover until a Mob guy was found fermenting in the Staten Island landfill. “It wasn’t ‘technically’ my fault,” did not cut the mustard with the bureaucrats, and Booker was banished to Cleveland. There, he is assigned to the Jo... read more
It’s the last day in the life of the cult.At 6PM, The Leader will pass out the knives and everyone in the cult will Ascend to the next level of existence.But Matthew Barrett begins to have second thoughts. He’s just a brainwashed kid trying to reclaim the ability to think for himself. He’s not sure he has the will to stand up to The Leader.Can he disrupt the careful balance that The Leader has... read more
The novel is set in the summer of 1998 in New York City. Beneath the surface of the city, gangs of vampires have been living, preying on the dregs of society--the homeless, destitute, prostitutes--no one cares about. A crew of thieves robs vampire families robs vampire gangs of their money and blood, playing the vampires off against one another. A job goes wrong and they mess with a vampire th... read more
Picks up where the first novel left off. Boone is being nursed back to health and trained by Rainford and the dark Lord's vampires. Olga Coyle finds the mutilated body of her dead son, Bowie, who used to run with Boone and Frank. Invoking the dark arts, Olga brings her son back to "life" as a shambling zombie-like being. As soon as his health allows, Boone tracks down the vampire that sold his... read more
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and for Michael Talbot that step is taken at Indian Hill with his best friend Paul Ginson by his side. Together they grow up, meet girls, and go off to college. And that's where everything changes. While out on a date, Mike, along with thousands of others, are quite literally abducted by aliens. Known as the Progerians, their mission is t... read more
Indian Hill 2: Reckoning starts where the first book in the series left off. After escaping from the Progerian Alien vessel, Michael Talbot is now given the opportunity to hide in obscurity with the rest of the human race or rise to the occasion and once again find himself immersed in a battle that he wants nothing to do with. Mike goes home and while reconnecting with a family that believed h... read more
The first in the bestselling Danish series of historical mysteries The newly crowned King Cnut of Denmark has conquered England and rules his new empire from Oxford. The year is 1018 and the war is finally over, but the unified kingdom is far from peaceful. Halfdan’s mixed lineage—half Danish, half Saxon—has made him a pauper in the new kingdom. His father, his brother, and the land he should ... read more
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