At twenty-five, warrior Dahoud has a conscience heavier than a bricklayer’s tray and more curses on his head than a camel has fleas. He fights to protect his people – but how can he shield them from the evil inside him?
The only woman who can save him is the courageous weather-dance magician Merida – if he does not destroy her first.
Enter a world of magicians and rebels, bellydancers, warriors, diplomats and demons. Journey into a besieged fortress, a palace harem, a nomad camp, a flaming inferno. Immerse yourself in duels, battles and daring escapes.
Caution: contains violence. Not recommended for readers under 16.
About the Author
Rayne Hallis a fantasy and horror writer, editor of the Ten Tales anthology series and author of the bestselling Writer’s Craft series. Her short stories have been published in many anthologies, and some of her books have been translated into several languages.
She has lived in Germany, China, Nepal, Bulgaria and Britain. A trained publishing manager, she has worked (sometimes at the same time) as a museum guide, investigative journalist, magazine editor, adult education teacher, tarot reader, and belly dancer.
She loves walking, reading, gardening and training cats. She lives on the south coast of England and writes with a black cat snuggling between her arms.
An absolutely perfect laugh out loud romantic comedy
Twenty-nine-year-old Lily Buckley planned to be happily married and in her dream job by now. Instead she’s been single since being left at the altar three years ago, and works at her local paper, writing about giant vegetables at the village fete and a dog who looks exactly like Chewbacca.
Not quite what she was dreaming of.
So when Lily’s given the opportunity to write her own column it’s exactly what she’s always wanted – except what she has to write about. She has to do one thing every week that scares her.
With encouragement from sexy colleague – and adrenalin-junkie – Christopher, Lily agrees. From sky-diving to haunted houses, Lily is going to be pushed to her limit. And since heartbreak has left her afraid of falling in love again, her growing feelings for Christopher might just push her past it…
But then her mum has a crisis, her column is the only thing keeping her – and her colleagues’ – jobs afloat, and Christopher’s ex arrives with her sights set on a romantic reunion.
Suddenly jumping out of a plane is the least of Lily’s problems… Can she save her family, her friends, and her heart – or will Lily let her fears hold her back?
An uplifting, feel-good story about friendship, romance, and finding the hero inside yourself. Fans of Marian Keyes, Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella will love Colleen Coleman!
‘A five-star read that will make you get your bucket list written… The end blew me away… A fantastic read and one of my favourites by this author… This is definitely one of those reads you need in your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘For Once in My Life had me feeling so many things!… I read this so quickly… I was dying to know how everything would end… This book had me feeling happy… I love reads that make you sit there with a smile on your face! … It was so fun going on this journey with Lily… I was rooting for her! This is a great read for taking on a holiday, or when you just want to feel all of the happy-butterflies in your tummy.’ Goodreads reviewer
About Author Colleen Coleman
Colleen was born in Canada and raised in Ireland. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’.
She spent years teaching English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching both eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words ‘the end’. As a result, her first novel, Don’t Stop Me Now was born.
Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very,very chatty twin daughters.
What happens when the baby they buried comes back?
Born Karoline King in 1980 in Johannesburg South Africa, Sara-Jayne (as she will later be called by her adoptive parents) is the result of an affair, illegal under apartheid’s Immorality Act, between a white British woman and a black South African man. Her story reveals the shocking lie created to cover up the forbidden relationship and the hurried overseas adoption of the illegitimate baby, born during one of history’s most inhumane and destructive regimes.
Killing Karoline follows the journey of the baby girl who is raised in a leafy, middle-class corner of the South of England by a white couple. Plagued by questions surrounding her own identity and unable to ‘fit in’ Sara-Jayne begins to turn on herself. She eventually returns to South Africa, after 26 years, to face her demons. There she is forced to face issues of identity, race, rejection and belonging beyond that which she could ever have imagined. She must also face her birth family, who in turn must confront what happens when the baby you kill off at a mere six weeks old returns from the dead.
a 5-star review by Lorna: A very real story that needs to be read by all who need to understand the life of adoptees! A gripping story of triumph over adversity. A journey of self-discovery and survival against ‘false death’, rejection, abandonment, failure and so many of life’s tests.
About the Author
Sara-Jayne King is a mixed-race South African/British journalist and radio presenter whose career has taken her across the globe in search of remarkable stories and fascinating characters. Her career began as a junior journalist in local radio in London and since then has included roles in the Middle East and Africa, most recently as a senior editor for news channel eNCA and presenter for Primedia’s talk radio station Cape Talk.
Leveraging the Art & Science of Personal Mastery to Create Real Life Results
Struggling to get the results you’re striving for? Discover a powerful mind-science fusion to smash your goals and skyrocket your lifestyle.
Do you feel as if you’ve professionally or personally plateaued? Are you plagued by stress or anxiety? Are you searching for greater meaning and purpose?
For more than 20 years, author and Inner Matrix Systems founder Joey Klein has studied a range of healing modalities, from psychology and neuroscience to martial arts and mediation. He synthesized effective elements from multiple disciplines into a single approach that he says can help others train their thoughts and feelings to discontinue destructive patterns, engage their formidable internal resources and create powerful visions for their lives.
“Each of us has our own Inner Matrix, which consists of our emotions, thought strategies and nervous system, that drives our actions, behavior, and ultimately creates our experience of life,” Klein said.
He shares his techniques and practical exercises in his new book, The Inner Matrix: Leveraging the Art & Science of Personal Mastery to Create Real Life Results.
Aimed primarily at high level executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders, The Inner Matrix contains insights of value to anyone looking to make positive changes in their lives, including:
– A simple, practical approach to managing your emotions, thought strategies and nervous system to channel success;
– Ways to develop fulfillment, peace and inspiration;
– How to create the neurological alignment needed to achieve any desired outcome;
– Methods for designing a rich and meaningful life;
– Case studies, scientific references, expert insights;
– And much more.
Ultimately, The Inner Matrix is a comprehensive guide for realigning your emotional, mental and physical states to support the achievement of your most important personal and professional goals.
“When you master your internal state, you master your world,” Klein said. “It is just that simple.”
About the Author
Joey Klein is the founder and CEO of Inner Matrix Systems, a personal mastery training system for high achievers. He has been interviewed by Self Magazine, INC.com, Yahoo Finance and NBC. Klein has coached leaders from some of the world’s top companies, including IBM, Coca Cola and the World Health Organization.
Inspirations to Fire the Soul Thoughts for Each Day
Come inside, It is warm and full of light here. Secrets of a happy life revealed.
Culled from Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and lore the ancient masters speak to us. Their collective wisdom, spanning thousands of years, is gathered in these pages. In Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul words of faith, laughter and hope come together. Here are the ideas that have shaped countless generations influencing political and religious leaders even to the extent of becoming the bedrock of civilizations and inspiring new faiths. Reaching across time, these sages continue to impel scholars in their studies, ethicists in finding the right solutions to today’s conundrums and illumination for those who seek light. Here are the instructions they have left behind, their secrets to living a positive life. In their own words, these teachers offer their timeless insights that are infused with power and meaning. Along with brief explanations, the wisdom of sages and saints emerge as powerful voices to guide us today. There is one reading for each day of the year to uplift and help maneuver us through the challenges presented by life.
One story rises above the rest of the voices that cry for recognition. It is the narrative of the most critical person in history. Yours. Does this sound grandiose? Pompous? Self-centered? The world continues to contract with a burgeoning population, competing Tweets and Facebook blurbs, and ongoing brutal and senseless acts of terror. It becomes increasingly difficult to find our voice and purpose among the relentless barrage of 24/7 noise. Our sense of purpose diminishes proportionately to the endless chatter. And yet, the wisest voices of the past come forward to remind us that each life has a unique purpose, which is never repeated throughout the long epochs of humanity. No one’s life an accident, a throw of the dice. The opposite is true. They whisper to us, our life’s tasks are vital. We instinctively know this as we pursue to the answer to the question, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” Throughout our days we periodically ask this question, knowing that its answer will yield the ultimate reason for being.
Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul is the book that responds to the question with life affirming statements from the Bible, the first and second centuries in ancient Israel and Babylonia to medieval times. Case argues that every person can maximize his or her life’s potential by using the sage aphorisms and counsel that have been handed down through generations and delivered in this book. Inside you will find simple, straightforward advice on such subjects dealing with how to deal with people, who are upsetting, overcoming personal fears, finding joy in a gray world, the limits of our power and learning to live with the most complex person of all, you. Drawing upon advice given by masters of great learning academies, most of which existed two thousand years ago in ancient Babylonia, the reader finds that times have changed but the human condition has not. The stratagems of prior generations resonate powerfully today.
About the Author
Jonathan Case has guided thousands of lives through the course of his career. As a pulpit rabbi and acolyte to some of the great minds of this past century he has unshelved dusty manuscripts, great tomes from bygone millennia, and made them accessible. Using the collective wisdom of the ages to shed light on everyday problems Case applies ancient insights to give depth and meaning to our lives. Each chapter reveals novel approaches to seemingly intractable issues from understanding pain to finding God. Journey to the Soul is his first published work using the mystic tradition of Kabbalah together with experience culled from more than two decades of pastoral work.
Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul: Thoughts for Each Day
ASIN : B00RZOKAYA Publisher : Outskirts Press, Inc. Language : English Text-to-Speech : Enabled Screen Reader : Supported
One Woman’s Unforgettable Odyssey from Communist Romania to the US
Dream in a Suitcase from Domnica Radulescu is a fast-paced, true story of survival, resilience and the power of love, told from the perspective of a female Romanian-American survivor of the worst communist dictatorship behind the former Iron Curtain.
The story opens against the backdrop of 1983 Bucharest. The food lines are interminable, the secret police are omnipresent, and college student Domnica Radulescu is reluctantly preparing for a daring journey that will take her first to Rome, and eventually, the United States.
Chapters trace the defining moments in Radulescu’s life, beginning with her traumatic escape to Italy in 1983; back to several pivotal events in the heroine’s early childhood and adolescence in her native Romania; her arrival and first years as a fresh political refugee trying to adjust and survive in Chicago; and the saga of her resettlement in a small Southern town as a single working mother. Along the way, readers are introduced to a whirlwind of lovers, accompany Radulescu on a myriad of travel adventures and witness the creation of her art as she is endlessly inspired by everything life throws at her. Dream in a Suitcase is a roller coaster of geographies, languages and cultures that also ventures into less traveled territory, as Radulescu grapples with topics such as abortion, single motherhood and negotiating the obstacle course of the American academic world.
With uncompromising irony, self-deprecating humor and unapologetic feminist rebelliousness that calls to mind Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Dream in a Suitcase is a powerful memoir that immerses readers in the mind of a woman who makes the bold but heartbreaking decision to leave behind her family and country to pursue the illusory American Dream.
About the Author
Domnica Radulescu is an American writer of Romanian origin. After settling in Chicago, she obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Chicago. She is the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Comparative Literature at Washington and Lee University. Radulescu received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is twice a Fulbright scholar.
She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Train to Trieste (Knopf 2008 and 2009), Black Sea Twilight (Transworld 2011 & 2012) and Country of Red Azaleas (Hachette 2016); and of award-winning plays. Train to Trieste was published in 13 languages and won the 2009 Library of Virginia Best Fiction Award.
Radulescu has also published 12 nonfiction books, edited and co-edited collections on topics ranging from the tragic heroine in western literature to feminist comedy, to studies of exile literature to theater of war and exile, refugee art, and two collections of original plays.
Dream in a Suitcase. The Story of an Immigrant Life
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers ISBN: 978-1649795397 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1649795403 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1649795410 (e-book) Available from all online retailers, including Amazon.com and BN.com
A Young Woman Struggles to Break Free From Abuse and Reverse Her Troubled Karma
In filmmaker and novelist John Huddles’ new tale, the last daughter of an ancient house breaks from the abusive prince that she married at the age of 17 (thinking he would save her from her troubles) before making an epic trek of body and mind to acquire self-knowledge and gain agency over her own life.
A mix of legend, adventure and spiritual exploration, Asha Of The Air interweaves European chivalric tradition and the teachings of sacred Hindu texts to craft a brilliantly immersive world where fantasy and science, history and myth combine to form a tale of intense emotionality. Asha’s story is strikingly relevant to the way that today, in 2022, we are renegotiating the balance of power between the sexes and learning how to reconcile the urge to dominate with the need to love.
The story begins in the far future, in a city levitating among the clouds. Here a translator of ancient languages casts his mind down to the surface of a long uninhabited earth and six thousand years into the past to tell the tale of Asha, a possibly mythical, possibly factual princess, or Raajakumaaree in the language of her era.
When Asha’s life of beauty and privilege, the compensation for her poisonous marriage, ultimately comes undone, it sets her on an epic yaatra, a journey into the actual as well as psychological wilderness. Along the way she must imagine a path beyond the totality of her past mistakes — before hope itself comes to an end.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ASHA OF THE AIR:
“An original mythology all its own … elegant, sophisticated storytelling.” — Ho Lin, Foreword Reviews
“Truly unique” … “like nothing I’ve ever read before” … “poetic and highly emotive” … “a highly original new narrative that carries many transcendent messages to its readers” … “a deeply thought-provoking fantasy read.” — K.C. Finn (USA Today and Amazon best-selling author)
“With a story drenched deep in lore and myth, Huddles incorporates a delicious blend of Western and South Asian influences to create something that not only feels authentic and unique but also thoroughly entertaining.” — Pikasho Deka, Readers’ Favorite Reviews
Author John Huddles is a screenwriter, film director and novelist. His writing career began as editor-in-chief of Brown University’s student magazine, and as one of Brown’s first-ever Undergraduate Writing Fellows Author John Huddles is a screenwriter, film director and novelist. His writing career began as editor-in-chief of Brown University’s student magazine, and as one of Brown’s first-ever Undergraduate Writing Fellows. He is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Nitze School Of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and The American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. His sci-fi/fantasy film, The Philosophers, has been called one of the smartest movies for teens in recent memory and was similarly praised by The Los Angeles Times as “packed with smart, provocative ideas.” In his 2020 debut novel, the kids’ adventure story, Boon On The Moon (praised by Foreword Reviews as “wonderful … a terrific and memorable science fiction tale”), Huddles extended his love of sci-fi/fantasy from storytelling for the screen to the page. With Asha Of The Air, he shifts into sci-fi/fantasy/literary fiction for an adult readership.
FBI, CIA, NSA, Foreign Governments—and now an international thief and conman with seemingly unlimited reach.
Reed Harltan has plans for Alex Kayne.
With one of Alex’s clients under his thumb, Harltan may just have managed to pull off something even the powerful US alphabet agencies couldn’t do—put her on a leash, and use her powerful AI software to do his bidding.
Harltan wants Alex to break into the Boston Literary Archives and retrieve a rare manuscript, protected by a next-level security system that utilizes an artificial intelligence of its own.
Can even QuiEK crack the most sophisticated security on the planet?
And if Alex pulls this off, will she be Harltan’s tool for good?
The clock is ticking, and Alex Kayne only has one week to find a way out, or her client dies.
COMPROMISED is the THIRD full-length novel in Kevin Tumlinson’s QUAKE RUNNER: ALEX KAYNE series.
About Kevin Tumlinson
Kevin Tumlinsonis an award-winning and bestselling novelist, living in Texas and working in random coffee shops, cafés, and hotel lobbies worldwide. His primary work is in thrillers—including his wildly popular Dan Kotler Archaeological Thrillers. But he also successfully published science fiction, fantasy, and escapist fiction.
Happy Pants Books ISBN-13 : 979-8201215545 Available from AMAZON Barnes&Noble and other fineretailers
It’s the Language of Ballet: The Adventures of Lilly Nilly
Enter the mind of spunky and precocious 6-year-old Lilly Nilly in the delightful new children’s book,Pardon My French – It’s the Language of Ballet: The Adventures of Lilly Nilly, from author/illustrator and former NYC-based dancer and choreographer Nancy Paris.
Lilly Nilly is a wickedly smart, determined young dance student whose self-appointed mission is to figure out what the heck ballet –– and coincidentally life –– are all about. She sees the world in a unique way, wears her curiosity on her sleeve, and approaches life with a joie de vivre that kids and adults alike will find entertaining and inspiring. In her musings, Lilly asks burning questions like, “Why can’t you hang upside down on a ballet barre if it looks just like an ordinary bar?” Or, “If you’re going to travel in a carpool, should you wear a bathing suit?”
“Young readers will find Lilly’s stories funny and very relatable, especially if they are ballet students themselves,” Paris said. “Adults will find her sharp wit and strong-willed spirit a charming reminder of just how empowering a joyful approach to life can be.”
Pardon My French – It’s the Language of Ballet is complete with illustrations that only Lilly Nilly could have drawn — with a little help from Paris, of course, who used her own experiences as a professional dancer and teacher to inform her narrative. Her mission, Paris said, is to encourage all readers to trust their instincts, seek their own answers, and be kind to all.
“I want people to know that although it was written as a children’s book, I always had an adult audience in mind,” Paris added. “And — it’s funny!”
Author Nancy Paris is an alumna of The Juilliard School and has performed professionally across the U.S. and Canada. As a dancemaker, she has choreographed industrials and private events in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Palm Springs and Puerto Rico. Most of the incidents in her stories are based on personal experience, with the names changed to protect the innocent.
Paris lives in Manhattan with her husband, Charles Yurick, and loves writing and drawing because she can do it sitting down! Pardon My French is the first of at least three books in The Adventures of Lilly Nilly series.