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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery & Thrillers
E rnie Politics, a schizophrenic albino with a penchant for political rants and crackpot conspiracy theories, has been murdered. The LAPD has no interest in wasting time and manpower on the random death of one homeless man, so Ray Cobb, Ernie’s best friend, decides to investigate the murder for himself.
Finding a cryptic note Ernie scrawled days before his death, Ray realizes that Ernie’s crazy ravings and irrational writings may contain hidden clues about the identity of his killer. Ray’s investigation pulls him deep into the dangerous underworld of the Los Angeles streets, leading him to discover a vagrant underground railroad, a poker game where the stakes are one’s life, and a political conspiracy that entangles him with a LAPD cold case detective.
Ray uncovers more about Ernie than he expects to and learns that when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.
Genre(s): Cookbooks Food & Wine, Special Occasions, Cooking Food & Wine, Gourmet
I f you are a passionate chef, you should always be looking to experiment with various ingredients and techniques in the kitchen. This will get you started, helping you create a variety of meals and snacks that are both creative and pleasing to the taste buds.
Genre(s): Arts & Photography, Photography, Portraits, Arts & Entertainment
R evised Edition with TONS of new – easy to understand – useful training!
Portraits…Taking pictures of our friends and family – it’s what we all want to master! Right?
However, when we think of doing “Portraits” the word alone is kind of scary! It sounds like it should be the province of professionals. We just want to do better pictures of our kids, our pets and our friends. Leave the “portraits” to the experts – right?
Wrong! YOU can get professional quality portraits too! It’s easy! Once you know a few strategic portrait photography tips and techniques, your photos will almost instantly go from “That’s nice,” to “WOW – you did that?”
I’ve run a professional photo studio for over 20 years and here is a secret – getting top level quality portraits is easy, anyone can do it! Another thing I’ve learned is to teach YOU how YOU can do it!
Read through “Building A Portrait” (it’s written in simple, easy to understand language with lots of example photos) and within an hour or so you will have so many “Ah Ha!” moments, you’ll be giggling with glee. I know that sounds corny, but try it, you’ll see what I mean.
Here’s the thing – as a photographer whether you’re a pro or an amateur with their first camera – it’s your job to make your subjects look like a million bucks! In their portrait, they should look better than they’ve ever looked before! Now YOU can make that happen!
Here is the table of contents showing a bit of what is covered…
Neutral Density Filters
How To Build A Portrait:
Terminology And The Overall Shape Of The Photograph
Make Sure Your Photographs Tell A Story
Anti – Level Shoulders
Sit Up Straight
Use The “Rule Of Thirds” If It Makes Sense
Fill The Frame
Follow The Eyes
Who is the star
Focus On The Most Important Feature – The Eyes
Depth Of Field
Skin, Love It Or Leave It
Bare Skin Continued
Women Should Look Sexy And Pretty, Men Should Appear Powerful
The Symmetrical Face
Sexism In Portrait Photography
Here’s A Really HARD Photo Tip
Problem Area Fixes:
Differently Sized Eyes
The Crooked Nose
Acne Scarred And Wrinkled Skin
Here’s A Photo Tip That May Require Some Begging
Round and Chubby Faces
The Neck Wattle
Photography Clothing Tips
The “Photographic Ground Modification System”
Additional Photo Training:
“Building A Portrait” starts at the very beginning with something as simple as deciding on what to call your photo’s shape and goes all the way through advanced concepts. You are unlikely to ever find a more thorough grounding in portrait photography techniques!
Beauty – This section is a bit more esoteric! Just what is beauty? You can’t effectively show beauty in your portraits if you don’t know what it IS. In this section we will examine what makes us think one person is beautiful and another isn’t. These concepts are hardwired in us – and people respond!
In the “Problem Area Fixes” section, we learn how to correct for physical flaws and make our subjects look like a million bucks! Just because someone has a crooked nose, one eye larger than another, and is covered by acne – it’s no reason why YOU can’t get a good portrait! In fact, you will look for challenges like this because they are fun!
You’ll discover what to do to “fix” a crooked nose, skin problems, wrinkles, round chubby faces (oblong faces with high cheekbones are considered beautiful in most cultures) and so on.
Check out this course volume and your portraits will improve almost immediately. Your “models” will thank you. Unless your “model” is the family pet… They won’t thank you – they don’t care!
Question… Have you ever had someone look at a portrait you’ve done and actually been moved to tears of joy? You will after reading and employing the techniques you’ll learn in “Building A Portrait!”
Genre(s): Health Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Diets, Disorders & Diseases, Diabetes, Advice & How-to, Health Mind & Body
F or almost 20 years, Erik Stafford drank, smoked, and ate like a complete idiot… Until he was diagnosed as a diabetic in 2010, and forced to clean up his act. At the time, he weighed 335 lbs and was sick all the time.
The pizza and rum and Chinese takeout would have to go… But how?
Part manifesto, part how-to book, and part auto-biography, join Erik on an amazingly funny and sometimes profane adventure, as he tries to lose weight and get healthy…
And discover how you can do the same thing!
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Paranormal
A fterLife, by S. P. Cloward, is the first in a series of books about the Mortui. Even those who hate Science Fiction love AfterLife, an action-packed, fast-paced thriller that crosses genres to grip the imaginations of readers from 16 to 60. Described as “believable fiction,” you will find yourself rooting for Wes and AfterLife.
Prior to recorded history, a small genetic mutation occurred that created this race now found among every civilization in every corner of the globe. Unrecognizable to the rest of mankind but dependent upon them for survival, this race is known as Mortui; those whose spirits do not sever from their bodies when they die. They are not zombies, but they are the source of all living dead legends.
“You living beings have an instinctual knowledge of our existence. Why do you think people are afraid to look into the eyes of strangers, or avoid the gazes of those they pass? It comes from an intuitive need to protect yourselves from us.”
At the time of his premature death, Wesley Lohmann discovers he belongs to this select group. “You aren’t a zombie. Zombies are bodies without a soul, and such a thing can’t really exist. Your soul still resides in your body; it’s just not a living body as you think of one.”
Wes joins in the impending conflict between two rival organizations; AfterLife, determined to co-exist symbiotically with humans, and The Atumra, a Mortui organization headed by Seth that focuses on the domination and subjection of the living.
“Seth remained in his seat, pleased by his successful hunt and reveling in the physical sensations he always felt when he was finished. His victim sat lifeless on the other side of the train and Seth knew it could be hours before anyone realized she was dead. He had looked into her soul and seen her hopes for a rich and full life, yet he had squashed her pathetic dreams and life without a second thought. The image of her body riding the train for hours caused him to smile. He had fed on her in public and not a single person in that car knew he had done it. He truly was the superior species – a Mortui, and thus, a god.”
As Wes struggles with new and past relationships and tries to find meaning for his continued existence, he discovers within himself the ability and heart to tip the balance in favor of those who want to deal harmoniously with mankind.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery & Thrillers
W hen former war photographer Jules Larson braves a PTSD attack to jog beyond her five-block safety zone in Central Park, she runs right into a murder scene.
Taken hostage, Jules provides escape for Sam Fields, an undercover cop desperate to avoid capture by his nemesis and former mentor, Detective Stone McCarthy. Sam can’t afford to blow his two-year investigation of Goliath, a band of crooked cops who clean up New York City streets vigilante style. Especially if Stone is one of them.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Horror, Occult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction
A llison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening.
But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the Biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
Vincent tells Allison that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. Her worsening symptoms mean that she must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal
“ The romance is magical and the magic is love itself. Korzenko seduces you into a world you never want to leave.” ~ Liz Wolfe, author of the Skye Donovan series, Breeding Evil and Natural Selection.
Praise for Julie’s other work
“Fans of Alex Kava, Shannon McKenna, and Suzanne Brockmann will hope to see more…”
“With the wonderful characters, a page-turning plot, and interesting facts and details…a definite must-read.”
“…a thoroughly researched and sublimely readable thriller…”
RT BOOKReviews Magazine – 2009 RTBook Review Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense
Simone has always known she was a tad off the normal mark; but when her sister’s death removes a protective spell, Simone’s quiet world is invaded by Trent, an irritating MI-5 agent with a face that haunts her dreams. He leaves her breathless and inexplicably in love — but she’s not certain whether she’s in love with him or the fuzzy memory of a man from centuries past. If that’s not bad enough, she discovers that she shares her body with the soul of a vindictive, enraged-in-a-cage dragon.
To protect her daughter, she must join forces with Trent and fight an evil that is indefinable to her mathematical brain. Together Simone and Trent must unravel fact from fiction; determine how to destroy their enemy and uncover the wisdom hidden beneath the fury of Grael before the strength of the creature’s will kills Simone.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery & Thrillers
“ Fans of Alex Kava, Shannon McKenna, and Suzanne Brockmann will hope to see more of Cassidy and Jake.”
~ Publishers Weekly (January 12, 2009)
“….an exciting thriller…”
~ Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Reviews (March 2009)
“With the wonderful characters, a page-turning plot, and interesting facts and details, Korzenko’s Devil’s Gold is a definite must-read.”
~Vix, Ijustfinished.com (April 2009)
“Julie Korzenko has created a thoroughly researched and sublimely readable thriller with Devil’s Gold. If you like thrillers with a scientific bent, Devil’s Gold is the book for you. It really is a wonderful read…”
~Novel Spot (May 2009
RT BOOKReviews Magazine – 4.5 Stars
2009 Romantic Times Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense
The biggest gold rush of the twenty-first century…some call it terrorism, others call it survival. This is zoologist Cassidy Lowell’s fight. From the heart of the Niger Delta to the serene ambiance of Yellowstone National Park, Lowell along with black-ops agent Jake Anderson, race against time to prevent a deadly biological weapon from being released into the heart of the Niger Delta.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Romance, Fantasy & Futuristic, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary, Paranormal
I can fly.
I have to keep it a secret.
Everything was fine, until I met him.
I can’t stay away…
Aurora Lockette has a supernatural ability she hides from the world. Gavyn Dhaval is a newly famous actor that shies away from the spotlight. When Aurora and Gavyn literally collide in a fender bender on her first day of law school, they are irresistibly drawn to each other.
When Aurora’s secret is revealed, she has no choice but to abandon Gavyn to go into hiding to escape the media frenzy. A secret society of gifted humans contacts her to warn of dark forces that seek to destroy her and everyone she loves.
Aurora must try to understand who and what she is while she fights to protect herself and her loved ones from a hidden, sinister force.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic, Science Fiction, Alternate History, Fiction, Alternative History
“ Fast paced and full of energy”
–Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt
“This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight … a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read.”
– Publishers Weekly
“The real-world cultures are incredibly well-researched and truthful, and yet well-balanced with the fantasy elements. An intriguing and impressive series.”
– Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series
It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young dragon rider, joins his father on a military expedition to the mysterious lands of the Orient. In the reclusive Yamato, Sato, a tomboy samurai girl, strives to prove her right to inherit her father’s school of western magic. Nagomi, a timid shrine apprentice, is haunted by the visions of dark future she must keep secret even from her best friend.
They don’t know it yet, but their paths will cross… And when they do, nothing will ever be the same again.
Welcome to The Shadow of Black Wings, a steam-powered romp across the land of dragons, wizards and samurai. It’s big, it’s fast, it’s been compared to Tolkien in terms of world-building, it has strong female characters and lots of carefully researched detail. You will meet the Royal Marines sailing mighty ironclads and Chinese walking machines; mysterious warlords and crazy inventors; you will discover dark prophecies, family secrets and blood-thirsty demons. And all that in just the first volume!
Genre(s): Business & Investing, Personal Finance, Budgeting & Money Management, Self-Help, Happiness, Advice & How-to, Health Mind & Body, Budgeting
I t’s the end of a stressful week and you’re aching to have a good time. Thank goodness it’s pay day. Oh no, rent is due tomorrow and you have to do the groceries too! Not to mention that you have to pay the day care on Monday.
Okay, forget about relaxing. You’ll just do them at home. Besides coffee is $5 at your favorite coffee shop, the movie ticket is $10-15 and a dinner at a casual restaurant is $30. And a glass of your favorite drink is $5-7. Yes, you can simply forget about going out and treat yourself. It will set you back almost $100.
Whoa, hold on a second! I’ve listed 55 things that you can do for $5. On the list, you will find things you can do to relax, be productive and earn you extra money too. The list is so varied that whatever your personality is, I’m sure you will find things you will do without hurting your pocket.
Have fun for less!
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Romance, Fantasy & Futuristic, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal
A nother romantic thriller from one of Amazon’s bestselling thriller authors, but this time with a paranormal theme.
If dreams present a way to live a fairytale life eternally, why wouldn’t you want to live in one forever?
WORDS OF PRAISE FOR
JOHNNY RAY’S NOVELS
Johnny Ray, a master of romantic suspense, never disappoints his readers. His books are guaranteed to grab you and not let go. If you like a little suspense with your romance, try Johnny Ray. Single Titles Book Reviews
Johnny Ray has the unique ability to blend intense thrillers with hot romances, making him one writer you definitely want to follow —- KINDLE BOOK PROMOS
Johnny Ray is able to really bring out just what we need in a good romantic thriller. There was a lots of mystery…..who was doing what?…. who done it?….you will be kept wondering up until the very end of this read—- Arlena Dean, book reviewer
Johnny Ray is a great writer and an even nicer person. His willingness to help other writers out in their pursuits is a pleasure for everyone involved —- Author Brian Brown
Johnny Ray is quickly making a name for himself as the master of the romantic thriller—- JT Kalnay is a writer and a patent attorney
Johnny Ray is one author you won’t want to miss. He writes suspense and adds a touch of romance. And….who doesn’t like a little romance? Add Johnny Ray to your list of “must” check out for the new year.—-SILVER’S REVIEWS
Johnny Ray offers interesting stories, likeable characters, well developed plots, and satisfying endings in his fun-to-read, fast-paced novels. My favorite is Journey to Whitestone with a metaphysical conspiracy storyline—HOT CHOCOLATE, IT’S A MYSTERY BLOG
THE JOURNEY TO WHITESTONE
A PARANORMAL ROMANCE
THE DREAM MASTER SERIES
THE JOURNEY TO WHITESTONE, an 82,000-word paranormal romance, and the first in this Dream Master series, is set in Atlanta, Georgia and the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.
As Jacquelyn Parker struggles with her life spinning out of control, resulting in a bitter divorce, and her career ruined, she is sucked into a sinister world of late-night sleazy bars. It is her last minute prayer that fortunately finds its way to the Dream Master who controls the gates to Whitestone, a side door to heaven, and the next step in enlightenment. From her dreams she learns that she only has one chance to reunite with her one true love and advance to the next level of enlightenment.
In order for Jacquelyn to master the four steps of enlightenment and find her true love, the Dream Master summons the assistance of other enlightened ones who teach Jacquelyn various philosophies from the Tai chi to the Karma Sutra to guide her path.
After centuries of missing her true love in time and space, Jacquelyn has only one last chance to get it right, and live the ultimate happy ever after life. If she is unsuccessful, however, she will have to live with the tragic failure forever.
Genre(s): Business & Investing, Management & Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Learning, Organizational Change
T his book captures over 300 years of cumulative leadership experience through in-depth, personal interviews with 11 retired military flag officers who now serve as business executives. They speak candidly about the challenges that leaders face in today’s fast-paced business environment. They offer their own views on how to raise up the next generation of leaders, how to lead in the current viral age of social media, and provide their own personal reflections on what they would have changed, knowing what they know today.
They include a former Chief Information Officer for the Army, a former commander of “Patton’s 3rd Army”, an inductee into the West Point Army Sports Hall of Fame, and a naval officer called back to active duty directly by the President to oversee infrastructure construction projects in Iraq. Capturing their experiences as military and civilian leaders brings a rich and in-depth view of the challenges and issues that leaders face. This combined with their own philosophies and approaches will provide the reader with a rich and cogent set of leadership principles and best practices that will benefit both those in the military and in the private sector.
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An omnibus edition of three supernatural novels by bestselling author Scott Nicholson. DRM-free.
THE RED CHURCH: A young boy and a sheriff must solve the mystery of a haunted Appalachian church after a strange preacher returns to town. A 2002 Stoker Award finalist.
DRUMMER BOY: One misfit kid is all that stands between a mountain town and a chilling supernatural force when the past and the present collide.
SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD: A paranormal conference at the Blue Ridge Mountain’s most haunted hotel goes haywire when ghost hunters accidentally stir up demons.
Scott Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the #1 Kindle bestseller in mystery and suspense, DISINTEGRATION. Other titles include THE SKULL RING, FOREVER NEVER ENDS, BURIAL TO FOLLOW, and AS I DIE LYING. He’s also released the paranormal romance series OCTOBER GIRLS and, with J.R. Rain, the urban fantasy CURSED!, as well as six story collections. Visit him at Author Central.
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