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Over four years have passed, and still Matthew Doyle can't shake the guilt of turning his back on Ruby, the girl who saved his life. As much as he's tried to avoid returning home to Hanceville, Alabama, he must do so in order to complete his service with the Tennessee Valley Authority, helping to establish electricity throughout the county. But Ruby continues to haunt his dreams, and the only ... read more
The last enemy to be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Through years of poverty, racial tension, and legal battles, Ruby Graves has suffered the worst the Great Depression could throw at her. But an enemy she couldn’t possibly imagine awaits just over the horizon. After she and her brother, Henry, escape to the tropical paradise of the Philippine Islands, Ruby volunteers as a nurse at ... read more
"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it."After three years of bloodshed in the jungles of the Philippines, guerrilla leader, Matthew Doyle, finds himself on the brink of freedom. The Americans are coming, bringing with them the promise of an end to the terror inflicted by the Japanese army on his mind, body, and soul. For those same ... read more
Whose side is he on? The drug company curing dementia or the animal rights activists protesting outside?Brody Taylor exploits the weakest link in all computer systems. Humans. If he's hired to break into your network, he will target the weakest point. You.The problem with always manipulating people is that even those closest to you don’t trust you.And Brody’s just fallen for Melanie, a beautif... read more
After months of secretly watching you online, a cyberstalker has discovered you live just around the corner.The brutal murder of a beautiful young cellist has stumped DI Jenny Price. How did the killer know the victim's most intimate dreams to lure her so convincingly to her death. Out of leads, Jenny reluctantly accepts the aid of antisocial but attractive witness Brody Taylor, who has come f... read more
Would you kill yourself to save your loved one?Detective Jenny Price and tech wiz Brody Taylor are investigating the same bizarre, Sherlockian murder: how did a highly venomous snake get into the home of a war veteran — and how did the victim send Brody an email one week after his untimely death?Working side by side, but with very different objectives, Brody must lie to Jenny once again and je... read more
Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors reveals how to effectively exploit Twitter to market your books and systematically drive thousands of potential purchasers to your works on Amazon and other retailers. You’ll learn: How to attract over 400 new followers. Every day! How to avoid being perceived as a spammer while boldly promoting your books. Why becoming an effective influencer on the sub... read more
Good, bad, ugly and illuminating—everyone has an opinion on race. As biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is more like playing a game of multi-level chess. The anthology, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and parents of multiracial children of all ages and backgrounds, f... read more
"Just because you don't feel fear, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be afraid."DI JAKE SAWYER is the brightest star of the Met Police murder squad. Sharp, tough and pathologically fearless.Now he’s quit the capital and returned to his home town in England’s Peak District, to investigate the savage murder of his mother, thirty years earlier.When the body of a teenage boy is found in a shallow grav... read more
DI Jake Sawyer is suffering. After a bruising confrontation with a cruel killer, he has isolated himself in a remote cottage in the bleak and beautiful northern Peak District.Facing an uncertain future, he resumes his illicit investigation into his mother’s murder, and reluctantly enters therapy to explore his apparent lack of primal fear response.When an ex-TV personality is found murdered, f... read more
"Gripping...""Fast-paced...""The double twist is a masterstroke..."...WHAT IF THE HOLIDAY OF YOUR DREAMS TURNED INTO YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE?Joel Pearce is an average suburban family man looking to shake up his routine and improve himself. He wants to drink less, eat better, get running.When Joel receives an outrageous birthday gift – a ‘desert island survival experience’ – he views the trip as a... read more
"An electrifying joyride...""Dark secrets, revenge and gut-punching brutality...""Twists you won't see coming..."...A WOMAN TO DIE FORAN EX WHO WOULD KILL TO GET HER BACKSam Bartley is living well. He's running his own personal trainer business, making progress in therapy, and he's planning to propose to his gorgeous girlfriend, Amy.When he sees a mysterious message on Amy's phone, Sam copies ... read more
Bloody symbols in a locked room. A missing victim. Lots of clues but no explanation. There is only one person the police can turn to…once they’ve had a cup of tea.Captain K Porter is a specialist. Her job is to ensure that nothing unpleasant sneaks across the border into our world from all the others. Because something is always trying, the monstrous little buggers. When a high-profile politic... read more
Matt sees things. Strange and weird things. Not so unusual after a bad knock on the head they keep telling him. But hallucinations are not supposed to try and murder you, are they?Matt Danmor thinks he's unlucky. Smashed up in a car accident, told that his missing girlfriend is a figment of an addled brain. Fate must be having a damned good laugh.She's still laughing a year later when said gir... read more
Darren Trott is living the dream. It just isn't the dream he applied for. Darren has a job, a girlfriend and a house with potential. But the job is one he hates, his girlfriend has plans that exclude him, and the house hides secrets that he's done his best to forget. When his past comes back to haunt him, he's forced to confront the possibility that he's lived his whole life as a lie. Someone ... read more
Bobby Miracle just wanted a job in a bookshop. What she got was something literally out of this world.Bobby Miracle would love a real job. But times are hard. Especially if you’re into Goth attire, prefer graveyards to meadows, and refuse to compromise for anyone. An internship at Hipposync Enterprises dealing in rare books seems a dream come true. And given the sort of people who work there, ... read more
Add rehabilitated vampires to some dried re-animated corpses, spoon in a little murder and an investigator under the cosh. At some point sprinkle in a little garlic and boil...Kylah Porter thinks the world of her human partner Matt. But she worries that his skill set is a little too unrefined for a job as a special agent with the Department of Fimmigration monitoring the borders between the wo... read more
Did you ever want to wake up to a different life?Awaken in 1168 as a prince who must live by his wits to save his own life. In 1911 as a youth, striving to keep hold of his sanity while those he loves turn away. In 1996 as a teenage girl surrounded by conspiracy. And, in an unspecified future, as a consciousness trapped inside a weaponised machine.FOUR LIVES LIVED IN PARALLEL Four lives to cho... read more
In the fifth aeon of the Earth, upon the final epoch of humanity, I live my four lives, converging ever closer, but still ignorant of my mission...I've seen airships and spheres clash high above a cataclysmic sky,Smelt aniseed and sulphur, foul betrayers of medieval corruption,Heard the songs and screams of ancestral monkeys' cry,And tasted the poison of Fair Rosamund's destruction.Return to t... read more
Paralysed. To become conscious of your lives, yet learn of the futility of knowing. Do you desire to become something more than a mere ripple upon the multidimensional layers of time?Converged. For your lives to begin to make sense, a sequence emerging from the chaos, and a budding awareness of self-destruction.And now, amongst the ruins of lives lived at an uncompromising pace, start the drea... read more
Life appears to have passed by Will and Ruth, two lonely thirty-somethings with an umbilical dependence on their smartphones, until a random street theft brings them together. As they tentatively grow closer, they discover why a red Lego brick is a cure for a blank magnolia wall, how lives are inextricably linked to the power in a mobile phone battery, how shoelaces can become a moment of pure... read more
When an estranged mother reappears after thirteen years, a dysfunctional family is forced to confront their past.When 25-year-old Ben calls his twin sister, Reese, to tell her their father has cancer, she drops everything and races back to their childhood home in Nebraska. A few days later―and thirteen years since walking out of their lives without a word―their estranged mother, Bernice, arriv... read more
FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS - IndieReader ReviewsFeatured in HuffPost's Best Books of the Month (September 2017)THE HEALER’S CURSE is a fast-paced supernatural thriller - with a medical twist.Alex Trent was as shocked as everyone else when he found out that he could heal with the touch of his hand. He thought that he was on the fast track to fame and fortune, just for the simple act of touching oth... read more
LONDON, 1932 … a city held tight in the grip of the Great Depression. George Harley’s London. The West End rotten with petty crime and prostitution; anarchists blowing up trams; fascists marching on the East End.And then, one smoggy night …The cruel stripe of a cutthroat razor … three boys dead in their beds … and a masked killer mysteriously vanishing across the smoky rooftops of Fitzrovia.Be... read more
August Chase is an ordinary man plagued by extraordinary precognitive dreams. When he foresees the brutal murder of a young woman, he tracks her down to warn her. His warnings go unheeded, and the dreamed murder becomes a reality. The victim’s sister, frustrated by slow police work, enlists August’s help, and he is launched into his first case as a private investigator. Delving deep into the v... read more
With possible alien life on board Metis 3 space station, Astronaut John Collins fights for his life as he battles hallucinations, crazed crew members, and a misunderstood alien influence on the mission. As the station spins out of control and heads directly for Earth’s atmosphere, John must come to his senses and save the station before it’s too late.
Do you remember what the weather was like over the Golden Jubilee weekend of 2002? Do you remember what went to Number 1 in the charts on the Sunday afternoon? Do you remember the score between England and Sweden in their World Cup football match? Do you know what weighs only one pound and eight ounces? Rob does, he remembers all of them very well. - Lovely and sunny - Eminem with ‘Without Me’... read more
A twist of fate sends this American artist to Greece on a painting workshop in 1982. After a luxurious swim in the Aegean, an epiphany in an olive grove inspires her to continue her life's journey with art - and either mend her broken marriage or end it. Her mission is to learn from her past and resurrect faith in her intuition and her love of art. Yearly art workshops abroad give unparalleled... read more
What’s in this book for you? Simply, a whole new perspective on life. Your life. Using personal anecdote, Marilyn Harding unpacks the wisdom teachings both modern and ancient and takes them out of theory and into practical application. You get to experience the sometimes comedic, sometimes tragic struggle toward practical enlightenment, which in the words of the author is nothing more than lig... read more
Spanning some 3,000 years and narrated by multiple voices, Forever Human follows a triangle of characters whose worlds are inextricably linked: Cassius, who remembers his past lives; Henri, who forgets; and Memphis, who may just have a greater awareness of the overarching plan of history than either of them. As Cassius toils on a formula for saving humanity from itself, the sinister Memphis sh... read more
Rex has always fostered a bleak view of humans. He suspects the world would be better off without our species. So when a virus, designed to make pests develop an insatiable appetite for their own kind, affects humans instead, it is as though Rex's wish has come horribly true. With his dog, Soldier, he wanders a devastated landscape armed with a gun and only one bullet. Days-long car chases ...... read more
Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend with whom to play make-believe. When Juliet, a world-renowned opera singer and her daughter, Mel, claim the mysterious, boarded-up farm next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. Through the inspired lessons of their teacher, Rush, also ne... read more
The Amazon Jungle. Early explorers called it the Green Hell, and for good reason. Consisting of more than a billion acres of untamed wilderness, the Amazon is a place of fragile beauty… and unspeakable danger. When Ben Sawyer and his friends embark on an adventure tour in a remote section of the jungle, they plan on having the trip of a lifetime. But when their riverboat captain is murdered, l... read more
Life. Love. Friendship. Death. On the surface, the small New England town of Hevven appears to be the ideal place to raise a family. It's quiet and quaint, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. But Hevven is a town with a bloody past, and a dark secret. After a chance encounter with a serial killer, six teenagers uncover the grisly truth about their home town. Now, wanted by ... read more
A page-turning debut, ENDOHUMAN is perhaps what Stephenie Meyer's Twilight would look like in "Stranger Thing's" upside down world with its X-Files mystery, Da-Vinci-Code-like style quest, Hitchcock suspense and countless plot twists and cliffhangers that will keep you guessing. And you'll still be wrong! *Currently being adapted into Movie ScreenplayOne of Wattpad's top read books in 2016, ma... read more
When Lana returns to Greece, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. After all, this was the country in which her marriage and psyche had dissolved. But on an exotic Greek island, surrounded by the Mediterranean’s sapphire and topaz brilliance, Lana discovers that truth really is stranger than fiction.‘A haunting page-turner you’ll devour in one sitting.’
A light-hearted look at life in the Corporate Jungle. No science, no tips, no jargon - it's called a Jungle for a reason...You've decided you want to go work at Acme Inc, so you need to get yourself prepared for life in the corporate jungle. This book will introduce you to some of the animals you will meet in the jungle and describe in colourful details what life is really like as you explore ... read more
‘The Graduate bible’ is a young person’s career coaching book with a twist! Combining 8+ years Graduate recruitment experience with 5+ years of experience working at LinkedIn, Emma Vites is uniquely placed to advise graduates on what employers are looking for and how to secure their dream job. What most career books forget to mention is that you are being interviewed by a ‘person’ and NOT a ‘c... read more
‘What a great book and what an achievement. I loved it. It’s pithy (in a sharp way), at times funny and at times heart-breaking but always optimistic. Above all, it’s inspirational.’ —Bob Selden, bestselling author of What to Do When You Become the BossAfter a failed suicide attempt, author Hedley Derenzie decided rather than escaping life, she would write her way through it, every day for the... read more
Creative Keynote: 7 Steps to Public Speaking Artistry for Creative Professionals is a revolutionary public speaking program that is designed to change the way you think, feel and experience the act of speaking in public. It's written especially for creative professionals such as authors, artists and designers who wish to become more confident, influential and inspirational public speakers so t... read more
Assiyah (ah-see-YAH): Noun. The physical world we currently live in. A world of action. The fourth and lowest realm of existence. A place where the Creator hides from its creation.A young Army intelligence officer, an NSA agent, a physicist, a DARPA biologist, and an unassuming man from the Midwest are swept into a powerful current of events cloaked in secrecy and driven from the very top of p... read more
A relentless treasure hunt, an ancient secret, a deadly inheritance...Shy and chaotic, Cas is happy to play sidekick to charismatic, beautiful friend Lacey. When Lacey goes missing, leaving behind a trail of destruction and a set of enigmatic clues Cas is drawn into a hunt for an Elizabethan treasure. A treasure that holds the answer to a very modern, very dangerous, conspiracy. Pursued by a c... read more
Death by Misadventure is the first in a series of four novellas chronicling ebbs and flows in the life of Bobbi Dahl, a dissection of the South Beach party girl's inner world -- decadence, greed, manipulation, self-medication, and superficial love. It all unfolds over a week on 6.9 square miles where a host of cruel, shady, sneaky deceitful, elusive, slippery, devious, charming men offer PYT's... read more
Kidney Failure affects the lives of thousands of people around the world. Whilst dialysis provides a lifeline, it does not guarantee a healthy and long life. What would you do to improve your life? Would you think of buying a kidney?This is a true account of a young man's desperate journey to stay alive. Exploring the many myths surrounding the organ trade. Why would anyone want to take illega... read more
“As parts of my childhood memories returned, I tried to make sense of it all. There were many pieces of the puzzle that started to come together as I retraced my steps. It started to make sense why I experienced high levels of anxiety, panic attacks, felt unsafe, and wanted to lock my bedroom door at night.” Abused as a child, Marisa Russo feared commitment and fell into a lifestyle of poor ch... read more
If you've ever bought something that takes up space in you wardrobe but hardly ever sees the light of day, then ask yourself these questions:Do you keep on repeating the same shopping mistakes?Are you settling with looking simply 'okay'?Do you ever feel you have 'nothing' to wear?Do you ever dream of being able to correct those pesky body issues without the need for diet or surgery?Did you kno... read more
A child discovers that his best friend’s father has left home. He is at a loss how to comfort Justin’s sorrow, feeling of responsibility for the breakup and his uncertainty for the future. All he can do is just ‘be there’. When he asks his mom why parents act this way, she shares that “just because you’re grown up, your growing isn’t done.” Life is uncertain and challenging as people find thei... read more
A steady stream of visitors to an old Scottish lighthouse. The mysterious keepers who help dreams come true for strangers, and a journey through a symphony of love to the deepest depths of your soul.This gentle story follows Max Bruford, an aspiring young music student torn between his parents' opposing views of his future. When he meets two mysterious lighthouse keepers, they give him somethi... read more
When a young boy in Australia is rescued from a dangerous ring of child predators, police trace the group’s leader back to Atlanta, Georgia. Special Agent Alex Walker with Homeland Security is assigned the task of locating the elusive El Maestro and taking down the global ring of pedophiles. Newly hired Assistant US Attorney Carrie Reynolds is determined to make a difference in the lives of fa... read more
In this coming of age story, Tony Piccinin and Amy Kashiwagi fall in love at a high school Hallowe’en Dance in 1941. He’s Italian—she’s Japanese. After Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Amy is incarcerated at Manzanar, an American concentration camp, and Tony serves in the Pacific. Can their love survive racial conflict, bloodshed, and betrayal, or will it be just another casualty of war?
Acknowledging the brave work the nation's frontline guardians and first responders do to save lives and keep society safe, this simple, but effective, handbook helps those affected psychologically and physically by their service. Broken down into easy-to-understand sections, it provides keen insight into post-traumatic stress disorder. The tools and techniques offered in Everything's OK: Past ... read more
Being controlled by thoughts of the past and worries about the future is not the means to attaining joy, happiness, and peace. No matter how clouded we are by the busyness of the mind, the everyday stresses of life, and the sometimes seemingly "no way out," it is possible to rise above the canvas of pervasive thoughts and access our true selves-the soul.In Now & Now, author Rob Ginnivan presen... read more
Daughter of an eminent Buddhist scholar and a psychotherapist, Uma Thurman left school at 15 to pursue an acting career in New York. After a brief stint as a model, she gained recognition in films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Henry and June. In 1990, she married the gifted British actor Gary Oldman, but their marriage was troubled and short lived. On the set of the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, s... read more
Published to coincide with Tom Jones' 60th birthday on 7th June 2000 as well as his role in the upcoming film Agnes Brown and the recent release of his duet album Reload. From Pontypridd to Vegas and on to Glastonbury, the unchallenged magnetism of Tom Jones bridges the gap between generations. Featuring over 70 interviews including childhood companions from his hometown, celebrity associates,... read more
The definitive biography of one of pop music's most private stars. Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics has always been an enigma, ill at ease with the trappings of fame, and giving away little about herself, but now the writers have given her the biography she deserves: compelling, sympathetic, unflinching and fair.
From her first faltering steps as an eight-year-old on a Sydney stage to the acclaim that greeted her performance in The Hours, Nicole Kidman has excelled in every arena she has entered. But who is this flame-haired, sapphire-eyed beauty? Kidman’s rise through the ranks of Australian television and film eventually led to leading roles in Hollywood. While box office success initially stayed jus... read more
At the tender age of 7, starring in Steven Spielberg’s landmark film E.T.—The Extra-Terrestrial, Drew Barrymore won our hearts in a way that no other child had since Shirley Temple. Before the age of 12, she was a movie star, an international icon, and, sadly, the heir to her legendary family’s legacy of substance abuse. Her burgeoning career was soon eclipsed by her off-screen antics. At the ... read more
From her BAFTA-winning television work, such as My Beautiful Son, to her big screen debut alongside Michael Caine in Educating Rita, her starring in Billy Elliot (both of which earned her Oscar nominations) and her portrayal of Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Julie Walters has worked with some of the greatest and most diverse actors and directors in the world today. In December 2005, at... read more
Today "Kylie" is virtually a brand - an object of fascination for men and women all over the world and a pop queen with sales of 30 million including 35 top ten hits. But when Australia's tiny Kylie Ann Minogue became a teenage star in Neighbours, nobody expected her fame to last 12 months, let alone take her into the showbiz stratosphere. Her father says she makes the most of what she's got a... read more
A guide to the music of George Michael and Wham! It seeks to examine every recorded song in their catalogues to date, and acts as a consumer's critical guide. Shaped like a CD box, it is designed to sit alongside the reader's existing CD collection.
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