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Genre(s): Cookbooks Food & Wine
E very 17 years, the Cicadas return; and we say, “if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em”.
This is a great, light-hearted gift item for friends and/or family who are dealing with the return of the Cicadas … and beyond the novelty aspect, this fun cook book includes legitimate recipes for those adventurous souls who want to include an odd ingredient in their diet.
This guide focuses on preparing cicadas for snacks, meals and desserts. High in protein and low in fat, this insect is featured in a variety of recipes from Italian to Moroccan and Asian to Mexican. Dishes like Cicada Frittata, Pasta a la Cicada, Cicada Curry, Cicada Tacos, Cicada Pad Thai and Caramel Cicada Crunch.
Are you ready to add insects into your meal plans? Hurry up, the cicadas are only around for about 5 weeks.
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Genre(s): Arts & Photography, Music, Business, Humor & Entertainment, Movies, Movies & Video
“ Extremely entertaining and honest.”–J. Herman
According to Oprah Winfrey, “If you follow your bliss (what makes you happy), the money will come.” Joseph Campbell and dozens of motivational speakers agree. That may be true, but what they don’t tell you is how long it may take for the money to come.
“Laugh out loud funny. It kept me turning pages.”–T. Proctor, Producer
T. R. Locke abandoned dreams of being a writer and an actor in exchange for a comfortable life in suburban Chicago as a college administrator and real estate investor. Success didn’t make him happy though, it left him bored. So Locke took a chance on his old dream, wrote a screenplay and sent it to Hollywood. To his surprise, he made the semi-finals of a screenwriting contest developed by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Soon Locke was flying out to L. A., having meetings with literary agents and producers, hobnobbing with movie and music stars and anticipating an exciting future following his bliss. Two years later he was broke.
That’s when the real WORK of following his dreams began.
“Should be required reading for every performing arts program in the country.”–Book Maven Reviews
People believe Hollywood is just a world of pampered movie stars and moguls making million-dollar movies. We’ve seen the fictional life on Entourage. Every year more than 111,000 talented (and not so talented) artists move to Los Angeles to pursue dreams in movies and music. But did you know that every year about the same number leave? Why? Because on the way to the dream, most spend years as an unknown actor, writer, assistant, singer, dancer, or apprentice doing hard work that isn’t very glamorous.
Movie star Samuel L. Jackson’s first movie was in 1972–the same year Al Pacino made The Godfather. Though Pacino rocketed to fame four years after his first TV appearance in 1968, Jackson’s journey took another 22 years before he became widely known.
Confucius said, “Do work you love and you will never work another day in your life.” But he also said, “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”
“The book isn’t intended to stop people from following their bliss, but it is intended as a wake-up call… If these stories don’t scare you off, you may well have what it takes to survive and even prosper there.” -Scriptwriting Secrets
What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood is based not only on Locke’s own hilarious, rollercoaster experiences in Hollywood as a screenwriter and actor, but the experiences of more than a dozen other artists–from Grammy-nominated singers, to screenwriters, staffers, film and TV executives, festival-winning directors, Emmy-winning filmmakers, platinum-selling record producers and award-winning movie and TV stars. The insights they share will inspire and entertain you whether your dreams lead to Hollywood or your own Hometown.
“I LOVED this book! His insider views on the norms of the Hollywood culture are extremely helpful for those whose bliss leads them there, but the information is packaged in such an intriguing and at times hysterically funny way, that it is a pleasure to read for anyone.”–Tiffany Craig, Therapist, Amazon Review
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor
E DITORIAL REVIEWS:
“Bill Stephen’s Vámonos! takes a wry and realistic look at human nature and the result is fun, lively, innovative, and highly entertaining. Instead of editorial comment on the character’s foibles, the various critters do the job, and the result is often hilarious and deeply revealing. Though the protagonists get themselves into heaps of trouble, the general tone is upbeat throughout, often left me laughing out loud. I recommend ¡Vámonos! in the highest terms.” Florence Weinberg, Ph.d Author of The Storks of Caridad and Unrest in Eden
“From a literary standpoint, Vámonos! is a book about good. evil, redemption, and the human condition, and it handles those elements with grace, intelligence, and wit. Remarkably, it also does something that literary novels rarely do: while accurately capturing the zeitgeist of today’s Mexico, it delivers the kind of edge-of-the-seat entertainment usually found only in plot driven thrillers. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to ride a Harley, or maybe to ride one in Mexico? Vámonos! brings you those experiences, virtually in 3D, with as much excitement as anybody needs, and does so with close to zero predictability. And there is enough humor to keep you smiling through even the most suspenseful scenes. The ending is especially satisfying: not only do the main characters achieve redemption but so do readers, most of whom will not be able to finish the book without a surge of optimism and a renewed enthusiasm for their own slog through this veil of tears.” Jim Peyton author of The Vampires of Bustamonte
“I think the comparison to Christopher Moore and Carl Hiaasen is a good one. I’ve read several of their books. In fact, I enjoy listening to these types of books and think Vámonos! is perfect for the audiobook format. It’s funny with a charming, self-deprecating hero. It reminds me of a modern day Don Quixote. And the dialogue and situational comedy make it a great candidate for film.” Diana Lopez author of Confetti Girl and Sophia’s Saints.
C&W singer/songwriter Skeets Hollaran and best friend, piano player, Jesse Suarez, are both underachieving Austin, Texas, musicians. Skeets finds himself homeless when his soul mate, Gena Koster, kicks him out for philandering. Jesse’s landlord evicts him and threatens criminal action for his hot rent checks. They flee, on their Harley motorcycles, into the Mexican desert. They hope for a life-changing, pivotal spiritual journey of redemption: sin seared from their souls by the desert sun, atonement, and absolution of Skeets by Gena.
Instead, a riotous romp follows from the Mexican border to the small town of Tolencita where the despot El Jefe jails them and threatens their lives.
As you ride along with Skeets and Jesse on this Don Quixote-esque adventure, you find (in spite of the playful tone and often thigh-slapping humor) mankind’s foibles arrayed, illegal immigration illuminated, greed uprooted and foiled, and political oppression confronted and vanquished – all without a single gunshot.
Wonderful Josefina, the Mexican burro, also shows us if we are steadfast in our faith and stay the course, we can achieve our dreams, even though we might get diddled along the way.
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Genre(s): Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Teens, Fantasy
“ The stars have aligned to make my life grim and loathsome.” Fourteen year old Leila Edgewick stands on the brink of disaster, balancing the fate of Bainland and her father’s legacy against a vague, ill-fated prophecy. A meaningless number, a luckless red moon, and worst of all– a star that falls South, send Leila on quest she does not expect to survive. Simultaneously, an unknown boy wakes up in the sunken hull of a decrepit cargo ship. Captured and mind locked, the boy– dubbed Sam by the crew– must escape from the infamous ship Bonesplitter and the dark schemes of one Captain Erastacus Oren. When Leila and Sam’s paths cross, fate ties them together, sending them across the Ramble in search of the Wasteland Witches and a healer named Atara Valatrix. Plagued by Sam’s erratic memory and Leila’s dubious rational, they must outwit the Southland drudge hunters, and take on the dangers of the Ramble: sandwolves, bloodswamps, and the Kartivause – terrifying night creatures from the Shadowland.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Coming of Age, Chick-Lit, Contemporary Women, Contemporary Fiction
J amie Scott is the pen name of Michele Gorman, the best-selling author of the Single in the City series and Bella Summer Takes a Chance
How much would you risk to stand up for your beliefs?
When Duncan and Sarah Powell move with their daughter, May, to Savannah Georgia in 1947, they hope against hope that they’ll be welcomed. But they’re Yankees and worse, they’re civil rights advocates almost a decade too early.
At first May can pretend they’re the same as everyone else. It means keeping quiet when she knows she should speak up, but it’s worth the sacrifice to win friends. Unfortunately her parents are soon putting their beliefs into action. And when they wake to find that they’re the only family on the block with a Ku Klux Klan cross blazing on their front lawn, the time comes for them to finally decide between what’s easy and what’s right.
“I felt that this is a story a friend would tell me and many times had to remind myself that it was just a story, an amazing story. I could picture what Savannah was like, from the sweltering heat to the layouts of the streets.” –A Novel Review
“Little Sacrifices is an original, heartfelt and thought-provoking read. 4 stars.” –One More Page
“All in all, a fantastic story with historical elements and wonderful character development that will have you completely immersed in the secrets and plot twists of Little Sacrifices.” -Minding Spot
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