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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Urban Life, United States, African American, Romance, Multicultural, Urban
I n the little city of Flint, MI, the good die young and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city’s drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer. But when Raven’s young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a stick-up kid in search of a come-up, there’s nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets. She chooses love over loyalty and runs off with Mizan, but her new role as wifey soon proves to be more than she can handle.Puppy love always feels right, but things turn stale, and she soon finds that everyone she loves has disappeared. All she has is Mizan, but when hugs and kisses turn to bloody lips and black eyes, she realizes that Mizan is not who she thought he was.Raven becomes desperate for a way out, but this time, Daddy can’t save her. Every time she finds the courage to leave, fear convinces her to stay. Like a moth to a flame, Raven is drawn to Mizan, even though she knows he’ll be the death of her.When the hood life she chose becomes unbearable and the only way out is in a coffin, what will she do?
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, United States, Chick-Lit, Domestic Life, Contemporary Fiction
F ollowing his extraordinary debut novel, Light of Day (“An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride” –Washington Post), author Jamie Saul now explores the intricate relationships between friends and siblings, husbands and wives.The First Warm Evening of the Year is a breathtakingly beautiful, wonderfully resonant, and gorgeously evocative story that demonstrates how true love can be discovered in the most unexpected places. Finely wrought, character-driven literary fiction that packs an emotional wallop, Saul’s The First Warm Evening of the Year is for anyone who has ever been powerfully affected by a novel by Chris Bohjalian, Joyce Maynard, or Scott Spencer…and for everyone who adores getting lost in a great story.
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Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Basketball, Biographies
L ance Allred was probably the last person you’d expect to make it in professional sports. Not only did he grow up on a polygamist commune in Montana, he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder. If those hurdles to the NBA don’t seem large enough, Lance is also deaf.Self-deprecating, witty, and wholly original, Longshot is the unlikely story of an unlikely athlete, who despite these factors and a lot of setbacks along the way, finally realized his dream of playing in the NBA, becoming the first legally deaf player in the league. Lance refused to let others’ expectations hinder his dreams, and his refreshing sense of humor about his disability allowed him to face these setbacks without giving up. From his childhood on the commune where he was “Mormon royalty” (his grandfather was prophet Rulon Allred of the fundamentalist sect) to his first time picking up a basketball (eighth grade), to his clumsy efforts to build his skills while growing into his 6′ 11″ frame, Longshot is a riveting account of a young man finding his purpose and letting the love of the game drive him toward his ultimate goal. Going inside the competitive world of collegiate basketball and the strange experience of playing professionally in Europe, with paychecks that never arrive and a knee injury Lance’s team didn’t want to cover, Longshot recounts the moment when Lance hit rock bottom. When he came back to the United States for surgery, Lance was prepared to let go of his basketball dreams and become a high school history teacher like his dad. But luckily he had an agent who didn’t want to see Lance’s dream die, and who found him a deal with the Idaho Stampede, an NBA Development League team in Boise. Although it was paltry pay, it was the last resort. And Lance slowly began to be noticed. Revealing the resilient heart of a young man who truly believes that it’s not about failure or success but about being willing to try, Longshot is a Rudy story for a new generation, a tale of inspiration, dedication, and the power of a dream.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, United States, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, Suspense
W hen a strange letter signed “Thanatos” — the ancient Greek name for death — lands on Irene Kelly’s desk, the intrepid reporter doesn’t think much of it; she gets crazy mail all the time. A less cryptic message is sent when a body turns up the next morning. As more letters roll in, the death toll mounts…and Irene fears that her mysterious pen pal has cast her in his own private Greek tragedy as Cassandra, the seer whom others refused to believe. It’s the killer’s dream to challenge Irene to follow his ancient blueprint for murder. It’s his ultimate desire to make her face the inevitable — that she is the next to die.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Sports, Westerns, Literary, United States, Contemporary Fiction
H ope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek. Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that.
Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. There’s a spirit that endures in Willow Cree, Montana. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this place–or a reason for staying.
As the coach of the hapless high school basketball team (zero wins, ninety-three losses), Sam can’t help but be moved by the bravery he witnesses in the everyday lives of people–including his own young players–bearing their sorrows and broken dreams. How do they carry on, believing in a future that seems to be based on the flimsiest of promises? Drawing on the strength of the boys on the team, sharing the hope they display despite insurmountable odds, Sam finally begins to see a future worth living.
Author Stanley Gordon West has filled the town of Willow Creek with characters so vividly cast that they become real as relatives, and their stories–so full of humor and passion, loss and determination–illuminate a path into the human heart.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Coming of Age, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction, Christianity, Christian Fiction
# 2 in Fiction / #1 in Christian Fiction (December 2012)
Mark Cloud has his doubts. He’s not sure if he’ll ever feel at home in Fred, Texas. He’s not sure that he can work up the nerve to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. He’s not sure he will survive another ride with Darnell Ray, Terror of the Back Roads. And he’s not really sure he buys the whole God thing. Which is an uncomfortable position for the son of a Baptist preacher.
This award-winning novel is a moving and hilarious tale set against the vibrant backdrop of the 1960s and rural America. It is the timeless and classic story of Everyteen in the hands of a master storyteller.
eBook extras: Reader’s Guide, 900+ SAT words, Preview of Living with Fred
Genre(s): Cookbooks Food & Wine, Special Diet, Diabetic & Sugar-Free, Low Carbohydrate, Low Carb
E ating low carb is an exercise in trade-offs.
On one hand, powerful science and millions of success stories attest to the amazing fat loss and health benefits of low carb diets, like Atkins and Protein Power. Indeed, carbohydrate restriction may just be a silver bullet capable of preventing or reversing dozens of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even cancer.
On the other hand, cutting carbs kinda sucks!
Admit it. All our favorite treats are carb-filled: donuts, cakes, piping hot oven fresh bread, etc. These foods are not only scrumptious, but they’re also superabundant, cheap and easy to prepare.
* Going “low carb” means you may have to give up these cherished foods, perhaps forever. Yikes!
* What’s more, eating healthy “real” foods, like fresh meat and non-starchy vegetables, can be waaaaay more expensive than eating cheap processed carbage.
* Preparing such meals can be also confusing, messy, and even dangerous, if you don’t know your way around the kitchen.
If you’re on Atkins or the Paleo diet or any other carbohydrate controlled plan, you probably can relate. People react differently to this challenge.
Some find solace in a handful of “go to” meals. For instance, a weekly breakfast menu might read:
* Monday – bacon and eggs
* Tuesday – bacon and eggs
* Wednesday – bacon and eggs
* Thursday – bacon and eggs
* Friday – make it stop!
Desperate for variety, others embark on a mad quest to collect as many recipes as possible, hoping to find the answer in a million cookbooks.
Others just add more carbs back into their diets. But this “carb creep” can tragically undo the weight loss and cause yet more frustration. Argh!
What’s the real problem, here?
The real problem is that we lack SKILLS. We’ve never been trained how to think effectively about cooking low carb. We need more than just recipes; we need to master the fundamentals. As the old expression goes: “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
We need to “learn how to fish,” metaphorically speaking, when it comes to preparing and cooking low carb.
The $64,000 question is: who can teach us these skills?
The answer is simple: Alan Kosloff.
An environmental lawyer by trade, Alan is also a highly regarded, self-taught chef, whose recipes have wowed friends and associates for decades. Alan is a food obsessive who’s so devoted to his craft that he apprenticed himself to work in a restaurant just to learn the nuanced secrets of Egyptian-French fusion cuisine.
For several years, Alan has used a controlled carbohydrate diet to manage health issues, and he’s truly mastered the fine art of low carb cookery.
In “The 12 Essential Low Carb Cooking Skills: Plus, 49 Simple, Scrumptious Low Carb Diet Recipes,” Chef Alan reveals the secrets he uses to whip up masterworks such as Fennel, orange, olive and arugula salad; Boneless Rib Roast (caveman style); and Merzula en Salsa Verde, a classic dish from the Basque region of Spain.
Even more critically, Alan “teaches you to fish” by guiding you through precisely what you need to do to stock your pantry, fridge and freezer; what equipment you’ll need; and what special techniques you can leverage starting today to save money, time and hassle… all while vastly increasing the diversity and general scrumptiousness of your repertoire.
Free yourself permanently from the “bacon and eggs yet again” blues. Let Chef Alan help transform your kitchen… and your low carb life!
Genre(s): Business & Investing, Skills, Business Writing, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Writing Skills, Reference
B rilliant writing takes time to craft. Or so we’ve all been taught.
Not entirely true!
Maybe you’re a struggling online writer who yearns to make more money as a ghostblogger or web content writer.
Or maybe you’re a professional who craves a faster/easier/simpler way to write emails or update your website or blog.
In any case, the “writing stuff” is killing you.
It’s your pinch point – the big constraint on your productivity.
In a dream world, you’d love to be able to pump out web pages, blog posts, eBooks, emails, etc, in an effortless fashion, rapidly. Ideally, your content would engage and delight your audience and transform you into a literary rock star.
Guess what? Your near-delusional dreams of effortless hyper-productivity are about to come true!
In this book, Adam Kosloff reveals the EXACT systems and methods he’s used to become the web’s most prolific content writer — 31,000+ original web pages written since 2003. That’s over 15 MILLION words published!
All while web writing PART TIME.
Call Adam a “churnalist” if you will, but he’s developed masterful techniques to pump out bestselling, critically admired eBooks in a week. He has an unmatched track record for creating high quality web content, rapidly, on literally ANY topic under the sun — dating advice, obesity science, aluminum extrusion machining, you name it.
Adam holds nothing back in this clear, step-by-step guide to surfacing and annihilating the 8 main constraints that are choking your productivity.
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Genre(s): Business & Investing, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Sports & Outdoors, Basketball
M annie Jackson is President of Boxcar Holdings LLC, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball of Fame, Chairman of the Board and owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Chairman and a founder of the Executive Leadership Council. After a brief professional basketball career in the National Industrial Basketball League and with the Harlem Globetrotters, Jackson went on to distinguish himself in corporate life as a senior executive with Honeywell Inc, and as one the first African-Americans to serve on multiple (six) Fortune 500 boards of directors. Jackson, a former All-Ten point guard and captain of the University of Illinois basketball team, has two honorary doctorate degrees. He built a career at Honeywell as president of that company’s telecommunication business, which he built as a venture start-up by acquiring seven regionally interconnected companies and sourcing a highly publicized technology agreement with Sweden’s LM Ericsson Co. Jackson went on in his career to rescue the Harlem Globetrotters from bankruptcy in 1992, when he became the first African-American to own outright a major sports and entertainment organization. In a short time the organization was revived as a dominant global brand reaching top quartile Q-ratings and accruing fourteen consecutive years of growth at an average annual rate of 14 percent. Mannie Jackson’s inspirational memoir is an odds-beating story that spans his history-making careers in sports and business and chronicles his journey from being born in a rain-soaked railway boxcar to leadership and significance.
Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Romance, Fantasy & Futuristic, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary
F or decades, the home built by reclusive artist, Paul Squire, stood empty on a windswept cliff overlooking the ocean. Those who attempted to live in the home soon fled in terror. Jennifer Barrett knows nothing of the history of the house she inherited. All she knows is that she’s glad for the chance to make a new life for herself.
It’s Paul Squire’s duty to rid his home of intruders, but something about this latest newcomer’s vulnerable status…and resemblance to someone from his past…dulls his resolve. Jennifer would like to find a real flesh-and-blood man to liven her days and nights–someone to share her life with–but living in the artist’s house, studying his paintings, she is surprised at how close she feels to him.
A compelling, prickly ghost with a tortured, guilt-ridden past, and a lonely heroine determined to start fresh find themselves in a battle of wills and emotion in this story of love, time, and chance.
[This story was previously published under the pseudonym JoMarie Lodge.]