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From Karolina Robinson, Winner of the Centre of Excellence Awards 2017 - Creative Writing...
On one of those magically white winters nights, my mother took me in her arms and shut the doors behind her.
We left my drunken father in the name of a better life. And the name of that better life was Tom, a local gangster with the face of the devil himself.
The next thing I saw was my mother’s bloody face bashed into the ground and teeth scattered around her lifeless body.
I looked at him and thought to myself - PLEASE, DON'T KILL ME.
"The intensity, the drama and harsh reality will leave you gasping."
This story has haunted me all of my life, through the daily flashbacks and nightmares.
It has taken me some time to build up the courage to let this story out of my heart.
And now, with every single word I can live free.
- Karolina -
2016 Winner of three Gold Medals: IBPA Ben Franklin, Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book by a Publisher, the IPPY Award for Best Historical Fiction, and Reader's Favorite for Best Historical Fiction. Also named a Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and second place winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award for best Fiction. Recently named the winner of Best New Fiction in the International Book Awards for 2016, IndieReader Best Books of 2016, and three other notable Indie Book Awards.
Historical fictionalized account of Victoria Woodhull's rise to presidential candidate and wealth, coming from poverty and abuse.
What compels a woman and her youngest sister to overcome abject poverty and violent abuse to grow up to defy convention and obliterate every barrier to become the first women to own and operate a Wall Street brokerage firm and publish their own newspaper?
How did Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838 - 1927) become the first woman invited to speak to the United State Congress, and then the first female to run for president. What made Tennessee Celeste Claflin (1845 - 1923) so beguiling that the richest man in America, Cornelius Vanderbilt, fell completely in love with her?
What caused the sisters to live out their long lives as royalty and peerage in Europe. Victoria living as landed gentry outside of London, and Tennessee in a huge castle like a queen? Why aren't these empowered and independent women iconic in our culture?
Volume One of The Victoria Woodhull Saga tells the poignant, lascivious, and compelling inside story of how the sisters worked closely with Cornelius Vanderbilt, who at age 74 fell in love with the beguiling 24-year old Tennessee. Victoria provided the titan of industry "Inside Her Information" gathered through the soiled sisterhood, the ladies of the evening working at the top seven brothels servicing the rich and famous of New York City.
This relationship resulted in the great lion of industry having his last public roar as together they manipulated the financial markets and created the impending collapse of the U.S. economy in the gold scandal of 1869. To avert the crash, President Ulysses S. Grant provides the richest man in America insider information on the gold market and telegrams Vanderbilt that his railroad company is "Too Big To Fail!" Vanderbilt was proclaimed "The Savior of the American Economy" for intervening in a crisis he helped create.
View Victorian America through the eyes and thoughts of one of its leading heroines., Victoria Woodhull. Watch as the infighting and elitism of the earliest suffrage women denigrating, castigating, and denouncing other passionate suffrage rights women delayed woman suffrage and equal legal standing for five decades. Learn wonderful anecdotes of the origins of products and phrases used today. Learn the story of Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, the most popular man in America, who transformed Christianity from his father's "fire and brimstone" theology to one of a compassionate and loving Jesus, who will redeem all who turn to salvation with complete confession of their sins. The reverend's personal life did not imitate his lofty and popular theology of his weekly sermons at Plymouth Church. He was a notorious womanizer, often bedding, and sometimes impregnating the wives, sisters, and daughters of his most ardent trackers and deacons of the church.
Written in the first person from Victoria's viewpoint, Neal Katz weaves a compelling page-turning story that cleverly unfolds history while providing a wonderfully entertaining ride. Katz has pledged one half of book sale proceeds to charities dedicating to the empowerment and sustainable economic improvement of women, especially single mothers.
A reflection of events that happened to a young man in his mid-twenties over numerous visits to Thailand between 1996 and 2002. A path towards self discovery and the discovery of his surroundings, with many comical events and complicated relationships that finds our man becoming quite close to insanity. A mature read as the awareness of sexuality of himself and others becomes apparent. A transformation from a nice young man as his eyes are forced open to see and experience some unbelievable episodes. My accounts as I recall all of the things that happened to me between these dates.
Enhanced version of the Agatha Award Finalist for First Novel.
Every scrapbook tells a story. Memories of friends, family . . .and murder?
Mousy housewife Kiki Lowenstein has two great loves: scrapbooking and her young daughter, Anya. Her happy family album is ruined when her husband, George, is found naked and dead in a hotel room. Evidence from the crime scene proves George was not alone. Kiki’s world unravels as she discovers that George wasn’t the man she thought he was. In fact, he had a secret life, one that might have gotten him killed. Now Kiki struggles with a new reality: Can she support herself and her daughter while tracking down the man who murdered George? Kiki’s trust in Detective Detweiler might turn into something more…something like true love. But can a mother who has already made one big mistake afford another? Particularly if it costs her custody of her daughter?
Includes free bonus file and author notes section.
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"A nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities, and scrapbooking tips."- Kirkus
"This [series] should quickly become a favorite."-Booklist
Night Moves The Science Of Making Him Fall In Love With YouDid you know that red lipstick will attract more men then what you wear? Did you know that if you maintain eye contact with a man for several seconds, phenylethylamine or PEA is released, inducing the feeling of love?You see there are tactics, steeped in science, that a woman can execute to lure a man into falling for her.I call these tactics, Night Moves!This Book Gives You The Advantages You Need To Get a Man To Fall In Love With You Based on The Science of Love.Can you imagine? You walk into a your chosen social venue and start picking out the men you are interested in. Next, you start to do the things that will make them notice you and not others. Then, once they approach (or you approach them) you start talking in their language creating an atmosphere so powerful that they start to equate you with everything they love.The Science of Love is Powerful Stuff!Night Moves Will:Tell you what to wear based on scienceDescribe the 5 steps that must occur for love to happenExplain how similarities are key to attraction and how to create themMake you a body language pro so you can recognize what is working and what is notHelp you learn his love language so you can quickly build intimacyTeach you the power of the killer compliment!You have, in the clutches of your nicely manicured hands, the keys to making a man fall in love with you. It’s like a big magic wand you can use to bring in the man of your dreams. There is no game playing here, there are no mean tricks or underhanded methods. It’s all straight science and, if you choose to buy this dating book, you will know how to use it.Ladies, you are going to love this book. Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button’ NOWAbout the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches both men and women in how to become more confident in both your ‘regular’ life and your dating life.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!
Weed Out the Users, The Couch Potatoes and The Losers!Every day, I receive emails from readers who have been caught up in the tricks of users and losers. Intelligent women who fall for the chiseled good looks, the boyish grins, and smooth lines are desperate to understand what they did wrong.The answer is simple - you chose the wrong man - and that is your only mistake!You’ll meet a user – you’ll probably meet many and you may even have an enjoyable night or two with a couple of them, but he won’t date you – not in the way you want to be dated anyway. He won’t meet your parents. He’ll say he likes your cat when he doesn’t. And then one day, he will stop calling and returning your texts. Even though you had a feeling, a hunch he was using you, it will still hurt like hell because you’ve been used, and that just sucks. After you do this enough times, you’ll die for a decent man.When a woman dates blindly, she gives up her heart too fast without a proper screening mechanism. She compromises her boundaries just to keep a man in her life. She chases and nurtures a bad man when she should be screening him and potentially dumping his ass if he doesn’t make the cut.There is no guide, until now, to help women weed out the users and losers. Women are wasting days, weeks, months, and even years of their lives getting played because they don’t understand how to properly expose men who currently are not, and may never be emotionally available.Until now!This book is that guide. This book fixes what’s wrong with dating. This book ends your frustration!Inside this dating advice book, I have included the characteristics of not only these toxic men but Mr. Right as well. I want you to be able to recognize just which guys are worth your time and which ones don’t deserve one friggin' ounce of your energy.Here's what you're going to learn inside:The 4 types of men – 2 to avoid, 1 that can be converted, and Mr RightThe patterns of their behaviors so you can categorize eachHow to expose them before you commitHow to recognize, attract, and keep Mr. RightLearn how to "build yourself" so Mr. Right will comeThe 8 things high value men look for in a womanHow to spot the ever dangerous narcissistBut, I take it even further than that! You’re also asking me to help you dump these idiots, so that’s here too, as well as much more! I will help you understand why your milestone tally is leading you astray, what 6 things most often cause relationships to fail, and what high value men consider when looking for Ms. Right.Stop trying to impress him and start making him impress you!Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'buy button’ NOWStop these cons in their tracts! Form an armor suit around yourself to protect you from the next user to come along so you can concentrate your precious time finding the RIGHT guy.About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches both men and women in how to become more confident in both your ‘regular’ life and your dating life.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!
The award-winning creator and screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC television show, Spirit Warriors starring Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Games of Thrones) brings you an action packed thrill-ride in her debut novel which will engage and excite fans of Maximum Ride, Dean Koontz's Watchers and The Last of Us.
It's so easy to take things for granted. Take, for example, trees.
Oaks provide shade and plenty of foliage to protect against sudden showers and prying eyes, but there was also the added bonus of load-bearing lower branches that someone nimble could scramble onto should trouble come calling... and you should know, trouble had me on speed-dial.
Living on the streets wasn't a walk in the park, but it was still preferable to what I had to deal with at home, and after some eight months of being on my own, I'd gotten my routine down to a fine art - a morning dumpster dive followed by a dip in the Central Park pond - when one day I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. It wasn't a big deal to help him, but then he ended up saving my life which is when I realized there was something special about him: Muttface wasn't a normal dog - he was crazy intelligent. I'm talking Mensa levels. And he wasn’t an accident either, having recently escaped from a mysterious lab.
We were just getting to know each other when things took a bloody turn. The vet, Sully, a troubled guy who had recently lost his wife to cancer, did what he could and I guess that would've been the end of our story if we hadn't been attacked by a gang of mercenaries who destroyed Sully's clinic and seemed intent on doing the same to us.
So now here we were, the three of us. On the run across the country against a seemingly all-powerful enemy. Who were they and what did they want with us?
Through the danger, terror, and pain, one thing was becoming clear to me: I had finally found the family I had always wanted and I would do anything to keep them safe - even if it meant risking my own life.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
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"Jo Ho’s screenwriting background is clearly evident in the pacing, which takes all of the time necessary to tell the story and describe the setting and characters but wastes no words doing so... I highly recommend it to anybody who’s a fan of YA or even just a fan of reading in general." - Amazon Customer.
I Can Help You Stop Feeling Like Crap! Get a Plan to Recover from Your Breakup from a Life Coach!This book is written for women only. You gals have specific stuff happening inside you and the last thing you need is a "one size fits all" coed read.
You feel like total crap, I get it, and you need some motivation to get you out of bed. I can supply that in spades. Understand what is happening inside youProcess these feelingsGrieve but with a time limitFollow my unorthodox plan Come out the other side a new woman, ready to kick some male butt!You have, in the clutches of your nicely manicured hands, the keys to recovering from this devastating breakup and then returning with a vengeance!Your friends and family are telling you to get back on the horse – not to be afraid – to forget that jerk and meet someone new. I agree with all of that, but I don’t agree with the timing. Heck, you may still be in shock - the last thing you can think about is another guy.Before you can get back out there, you need to process the breakup. There are many things going on in your mind and body that you need to address. These effects are hampering your progress. Inside you will Get my 14 Survival TacticsHi I'm Gregg. I have sold a quarter million books. I am a dating coach AND a life coach. This is a great advantage for you. The life coach will get you motivated and the dating coach will prepare you for love again. You are in good hands. I’m the guy who actually talks to his lady readers through his books and doesn’t just sell you a copy and wish you the best! My email resides inside the book. I am surrounded by (and coach) women psychologists and psychiatrists that help me understand you too.As a bonus, you get my best selling eBook, Own Your Tomorrow 14 Steps to Prepare for Love. I know you are not ready to love again yet, but trust me, you will be after this read!This Breakup Recovery Book is split into three phases:Phase 1 explains to you everything that’s going on in your mind and body and gives you the strategies to counter these things.Phase 2 takes you through the process of healing from the breakup. You’ll find strategies for proceeding through your pain into a healthier, more independent and ready for a relationship you.Phase 3, you are going to move forward. We’re going to examine a few topics of importance like where happiness comes from, setting boundaries and how to know when you’re really in love, just to name a few.This is your time, while you are single, to pull yourself back together into a stronger, confident woman who chooses great men! Gone are the days of being grateful to be chosen by a man who turns out to be a loser.Rest assured, I plan to take it slow, but I am your coach and I am going to push you, just a bit at times, to help you recover and become the best version of you possible!Scroll to the top of the page and select the 'Buy Now’ button NOW. About the Author:Gregg Michaelsen is a #1 best-selling author of more than 20 dating advice for women books and life-coaching books. He coaches men and women on how to become more confident in both their ‘regular’ lives and their dating lives.Gregg has a unique connection to the more than 250,000 readers who have purchased his books. Readers quickly discover him to be not only responsive to their questions but eager to help. He has devoted his life to understanding men and women and what comprises a successful relationship so he can guide his readers to the holy grail of relationships - the 80-year old couple sitting on a park bench, still holding hands, still in love after 50 years!
Many words, concepts, and sentences seem obvious to us; it feels like we know what they mean, and we do not really stop to see if we do. Often once an actual effort is done and we try to put our "knowing" into words, we find things are not that simple.
Many times once an accurate definition is sought, the intricacies of concepts reveal themselves.
Many times when trying to explain an "understood" sentence, we find out it has some hidden folds, and we may have to define some of its parts better, or maybe we uncover another avenue of thought it provokes.
“Innocent Thoughts” discusses such instances and avenues, from world peace to the enigmas of consciousness and free will. Diving into these subjects, “Innocent Thoughts” tries to distill and present some of the current views about our universe.
Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil.
The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret.
Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever.
Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With the New Year, the annual plague crawls like a snake from the poisonous Tiberis exacting death on all it touches.
Out of duty and honour, Artorius’ friends seek the truth of his final days. A last resort leads to a small hut where a seer and her daughter, the Wolf Queen, live, therein lay the answers and many new questions. Power and greed will lead one to betray Artorius’ family, but another will offer her life in that betrayal, to win what she seeks.
Two sons, born of two families, from two worlds on a collision course, where survival is paramount. Lainth the Etruscan goddess of death picks her subjects.
A man wakes to find himself in a train carriage, unable to speak or interact with his fellow passengers. He has no recollection of his past, no memory to speak of, but can somehow still engage with other passengers - the thoughts of whom he believes he can hear.
There comes a realisation, both personal and spiritual, surrounding the man’s personality that points to broader significance in terms of human identity and the nature of self.
We all lie once in a while…
Let’s just be honest here for a second. We lie about our past relationships, weight, age, partners, I mean sometimes we lie for no reason whatsoever. It’s just our way to “posh” things up, ’cos let’s agree, nobody ever lied to make it worse for themselves. We always try to get something out of it.
Edward Lee made up a lie to save his relationship with his wife. A story which grabbed the attention of the whole of the United Kingdom back in the noughties.
Now, where are the boundaries of lying? And how can one measure the lie? ’Cos when it came to Edward, his was a massive pile of bullshit that, surprisingly, saved his marriage.
All over the world, the 99% are slowly awakening to their enslavement by the 1% Power Elite. The internet has empowered ordinary people with more freedom to exchange information than ever before. The worldwide web could be described as a ‘get out of jail card’ from the constant barrage of misinformation and outright state propaganda that spews forth from the mainstream media on a daily basis. As the gap between the ultra-rich and the poor ever widens; as corporations increasingly dictate their agendas to governments who in turn clamp-down even further on their citizens basic human rights and privacy – then no wonder the world looks to be spiralling downwards into a state of total chaos. That’s how things look on the surface at least; but within these pages I’ll present the case that the global turmoil we experience every day is actually being controlled by unseen hands. This book also highlights positive activism; focussing on the concept of ‘Citizens Not Slaves’ as a growing global idea open to anyone who wishes to embrace it. Each chapter details a multitude of social-political problems; including brief historical outlines of how and why they happened. I also put forth possible solutions to those problems as well. It doesn’t have to be read ‘cover to cover’ – feel free to delve in at any chapter and read it in any order that works for you. If you’re already well versed in a particular historical background, simply skip that part and move on to any part that tweaks your interest. Simply take what you like from this book and disregard the rest. I hope the contents might also inspire you to do your own research on any topic within or lead you on to investigate something related and at the end of the day, draw your own conclusions. Throughout the following pages, I hope to convince you that we can be either free ‘citizens’ [pro-active] or ‘slaves’ [passive] by our own choosing. I will also be putting forth that ‘democratic-meritocracy’ is the best political model for the future that fills all the seismic gaps in the aftermath, left by every underground call for revolution. Seán Gearárd McCloskey "This heartfelt work discusses how the 99% has been kept down by the 1% “Global Power Elite,” looking at historical examples primarily in Great Britain and Scotland, and how the 99% might change the future to level the playing field..." - The Book Review Directory [www.bookreviewdirectory.com]
In July 1940, a desperately weakened Britain licks her wounds after the humiliating retreat from Dunkirk. How can the fight be taken to the enemy? New Prime Minister Winston Churchill orders the creation of the Special Operations Executive, to 'set Europe ablaze' through subversion and sabotage. But this most secret of agencies must be kept secure.Guardians of Churchill's Secret Army tells the mostly unknown human stories of the men who were brought into SOE, straight from Intelligence Corps training, to do just that. They were junior in rank, but far from ordinary people. They were Australian, Anglo-French, Canadian, Scandinavian, East European and British. They had been schoolteachers, journalists, artists, ship brokers, racehorse trainers and international businessmen. Each spoke several languages.These men stood alongside courageous agents in training: encouraged them, assessed their character, and tried to teach them the caution and suspicion that might just keep them alive, deep in enemy territory. But they did much more. Many became agents themselves and displayed great bravery. All played a crucial role in the global effort to undermine the enemy. We find them not only in the Baker Street Headquarters of SOE, but also in night parachute drops, in paramilitary training in the remotest depths of Scotland and in undercover agent training in isolated English country houses. We follow them to occupied France, to Malaya and Thailand under threat of Japanese invasion, to Italy and Germany as they play their part in the collapse of the Axis regimes. As we do so, we find a world of heroism and commitment so different from our own experience that it is scarcely believable. "A terrific and moving read", Dr Philip Towle, University of Cambridge
Nomen est omen, and everyone has a place in this society. Cain is somebody and still a nobody. How is your value measured and what do you value? Cain f’s it up, then he gets back in the saddle. He loves and he hates. Sometimes he masturbates, when he’s not too busy reading his Bible. He loves Led Zeppelin and adores Jimmy Page. He’s searching for his wings.
CAIN is a book for everyone. It’s for those who are searching for themselves and also for those who have a clear understanding of their place in this world, but have the perverse need to peep into someone’s soul and violate their privacy.
The idyllic relationship between Dorian and Iva is darkened by the news of Iva's terminal illness.
A few months later Dorian's whole family goes missing and it brings the locals to whisper: ‘How could anybody be so unlucky?’
But it’s not long before the police realise that sometimes the word 'unlucky' means 'guilty'.
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