Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Life He Did Touch

A. J. Harrison shares the story of his personal relationship with young AIDS victim, Ryan White. They met after Ryan appeared on the news as a result of the legal battle to keep Ryan in school and A. J. wrote a song to help raise money for his medical expenses. They developed a brotherly relationship that lasted for the final five years of Ryan’s life.

This is the story of that friendship…

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Billion Dollar Byte

The Billion Dollar Byte
by D. Justhy


The Billion Dollar Byte equips high-level businesspeople and technologists with the tools and strategies to leverage Big Data to drive ethical “Good Profit.” Traditional legacy companies need a framework for making data strategy central to their business models in the same way that the newer Digital Native companies have. The Billion Dollar Byte provides that framework by providing concrete models for creating smart data infrastructures, accurately weighing the value of data and data systems, investing in the right technologies, hiring entrepreneurial people with tech skills, leveraging the full value of data, and much more. It aims to help companies aligns their data strategy with their business model. There is a special importance placed on attracting and retaining the right entrepreneurial-minded technologists that can help leverage data for profit.

Annus Dramaticus in 2014CE

A semi-autobiographical tale revolving around a character called Luke Trevelyan. Since his late teens he had been interested in Buddhism and had been living with bi-polar, yet successfully managed to become an Architect, and hold down a series of jobs. In the early part of 2014, he experienced a quite severe psychotic episode, which sparked a strongly held belief that his life might be in mortal danger from the authorities, due to his powerful conviction that he was seen as a threat to governments around the world. Were these delusions a symptom of his illness, or had he in fact broken through to new levels of insight? The story takes a searingly honest and at times humorous look at his life in 2014. Although he felt very much protected by gods in the universe watching his every move, nothing could prepare him for the events at the end of the year, and the accompanying ramifications and shock waves.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Tear for

A Tear for
by Virginia Alison

A timeless energy encircles the world, drawing humanity into its grasp, eternally swirling, pulling souls together, tearing them apart in the eternal struggle of love, life and loss and amidst this cacophony there are thousands, who every day opt to open their computers hoping and believing that there is someone out there for them.

One of them is Mia, a fifty something author and self-confessed hermit whose garden is the bane of Mr Jenkins life. Juggling reality with fantasy and a lot of wine, there is no happy medium and after corrupting Mr Jenkins grandson, her reputation is a bit ragged around the edges, much like the leaves strewn across the only unkempt yard in the street, namely hers.

Calamitous, outrageous and with a flagrant disregard for the rules her one passion in life is Kip and for six years they have been involved...Over the internet.

More than aware of the pitfalls of online dating, Mia’s rather wry and cynical view of relationships from the safety of a computer screen should be enough to deter anyone, anyone except this stubborn, passionate woman who has had him in her life for so long, she yearns to know where the dream ends and the fairytale begins.

It has long been their desire to meet, yet they are both reticent to see it to fruition as too many ifs and maybes shape their path, that is until the opportunity arises.

What does destiny hold in store for two people, bound by a golden thread across the sands of time?
Will it be exquisite passion or agonizing sorrow that fuels the tears for eternity?

Orgasmic Yoga

Orgasmic Yoga is an intimate way of stretching our capacity for pleasure. The premise is that an individual engages in solo sex or self-pleasuring for 30 minutes a day (with 30 days recommended as a suitable duration). Besides recommending 30 unique daily practices, this book will introduce you to seven tools to have a more ecstatic life: pelvic floor exercises, breath, sound, movement, touch, intention and fantasy.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Featured Books of the Week - October 15, 2017 - Camouflage

Featured Books of the Week
October 15, 2017

*Some of the August/September Book Cover Contest Winners

Love at First Crepe
by Heidi Renee Mason

Who knew a delicious crepe, a kung fu attack, and an unexpected love could create such mayhem. In Heidi Renee Mason’s humorous romantic mystery, an easygoing chef soon discovers life can become complicated when you’re busy falling in lust and foiling murder plots.

Born into the wealthy Simpson family, free-spirited Willow is determined to make her own way in life. Cooking is her one true love, and she is content to keep it that way. Romance has never been on her agenda, but she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deliciously decadent love triangle. With two gorgeous men vying for her attention, she vows to keep her distance from both, but the tantalizing chemistry is hard to ignore.

Unfortunately, it seems that someone wants to get rid of Willow, making her already tricky situation that much more difficult. One crazy night changes everything, and Willow’s life is turned upside down. Between thwarting her own murder plot, keeping her divinely tasty admirers at bay, and trying to stay on the good side of her finicky cat, Omelet, Willow’s plate is full. With far too many cooks in the kitchen, will she be able to stay alive long enough to figure out who wants to kill her?

by Tammy Jurnett-Lewis


“Camouflage: Because I wear a Smile” Anthology Compiled by Tammy Jurnett-Lewis, forward by Cheryl Wood , by Co-Authors Asanta Michelle Brooks, Karyn Smith-Davis, Adrienne Dawkins, Ryan Elizabeth, Eliza Hawkins, DeAndria Lewis, Latrice Massey, Kimberly McGhee, Cora Genice Midgett, LaTonya Renee, Melody Stewart, Ahna White, Chelle R Yancy

The Power of the word "Camouflage" holds so many meanings...this is an inspirational book with over 14 authors! We humbly invite you to read these stories of amazing women of courage, whom wrote about their past struggles. Each Co-Author unveils the covering of her own Camouflage, which she used to blend in with her surroundings; in order to get through life. Watch the Triumphs of Transformations as the Camouflage is taken off and a metamorphosis takes place. Each author wrote about a painful situation in their lives and these stories unmask the Camouflage, to help heal not only their own souls, but yours as well. What are you Camouflaging in your life?

The Protectors Damon
by Teresa Gabelman

Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets, and it's their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it. 
A social worker, Nicole Callahan, fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There's a war now, as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society, and the children are at the heart of it all. 
Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

More books to check out!

Heaven Scent - The Trilogy
by Virgina Alison

Fate has her wicked way in this compelling trilogy set in modern day Texas. Encompassing strong family bonds within a powerful, yet light hearted romantic saga, from the first lost note and missed telephone call Evan and Ginny fight against the odds to find their own little piece of heaven. Seemingly influenced by an old arrowhead and the sweet scent of jasmine, their lives swirl within a whirlwind of laughter and heartbreak as they rush headlong towards their destiny.

Book two finds Ben - Ginny and Evan’s son – following in his father footsteps as he turns twenty-one. Brought up by his Aunt Charlotte and her son - JD - on Creek Ranch and haunted since birth by the scent of jasmine, Ben feels something is missing from his life. History begins to repeat itself when Jeannie, inextricably linked by a strange quirk of fate to the doomed Adams clan, meets Ben on his birthday. Love is the result - but like father, like son - serendipity has a few tricks up her sleeve.

Book Three awakens the arrowhead - after eighteen years - to the present as the young girl, Jodie's, birthday approaches, it sets events in motion, which pull on Ben’s heartstrings. Across country, the jasmine blooms and its scent drifts on the breeze in search of his soul. When a glimpse of the past gives fate a nudge, Ben yet again, finds himself chasing the fragments of a dream. The final book in the series sees the conclusion to generations of fated Adams boys who hope that happiness lies in their destiny, which waits just around the corner, over the hill...

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The Unhuggables
by Kena Sosa

Oliver is upset—very upset—and nothing his mother says makes him feel better. When she tries to give him a comforting hug, he rolls up into a tight ball like an armadillo and won’t let his mother near. She tries to coax him out of his huddle but then his claws come out. Oliver pretends to be one ferocious animal after another—none of them very good at giving hugs. But it is hard work saying no to a mother’s love. Through creativity, patience, and affection (as well as a healthy dose of humor), Oliver’s mother finds a way to get through his imaginative defenses and give him the best hug ever.

“It was dark—it had always been dark.”

Azrael Chaos is a demon slayer for the Order of the Maleiorcum. While on a job, he meets the beautiful Nissa Omen who can control the minds of others with her dancing. After discovering a plot enacted by the forces of Hell that centers on Nissa, Azrael takes her to the monastery where he completed his training to protect her. But things become more complicated when Azrael’s old rival and suspected demon general, Mammon Zebulun, takes an interest in her.

Before the forces of darkness can execute their dastardly plan for world domination and turn the tide against God’s holy warriors, Azrael must face the faults in his faith and find the strength necessary to save Nissa.

Let the Gothic Epic begin.

Get this eloquently written modern Gothic novel that has an average rating of 5 stars on Inkitt. Readers raved calling it an "unexpected pleasure" with "great heroes" and "great villains." Remnants of Chaos: Chaotic Omens left them begging for more. You won't be able to put it down.
I Know That I'm Different
by Jamie R. Nailey

Differences are to be celebrated and accepted. We are all different in some way, and that is okay. God made us that way.

Dane Lassiter was a wolf in shining armor.

He was the sensible, level-headed shifter that everyone relied on to keep the peace and follow the rules, which he did, no matter what the cost to his personal happiness. When he met his fated mate, the one woman created just for him, Dane realized that there was nothing he wouldn't do, no rule he wouldn't break to make her his. The ruthless streak he'd kept hidden emerged with a vengeance.

Shana Nichols craved the kind of bond that mates shared.

She longed for a man who would always be faithful, love her forever and make her burn with desire. She got more than she dreamed of when a charming wolf shifter claimed she was his mate. He stole her heart with gentle patience and panty-melting passion, but she could not be the mate that he needed. After she rejected their union, she discovered that walking away from the mate bond was impossible.

Because he'll stop at nothing to make her his

The Awakening
by TL Travis

In The Awakening, book 1 of The Elders Trilogy, Jessica Cartright has come of age. On top of being new to adulthood and all it encompasses; her nightly dreams are haunted by a faceless man guiding her deeper into the darkness. Fight or flight mode ensues, but she’s trapped.

When she’s finally reunited with her first love, her dreams start becoming a reality. Is this a coincidence or are they somehow linked? When these two worlds collide, she fears for her life but finds there’s nowhere left to run.

Trigger Warning:
Without giving away any spoilers, I need to warn you there are two attempted rape scenes. Please note the key word is “attempted.”

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Weeds in Nana's Garden
by Kathryn Harrison

A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over as the magical garden’s caregiver. Extending from the experience of caring for her mother, artist Kathryn Harrison has created this poignant story with rich illustrations to candidly explore dementia diseases, while demonstrating the power of love. It is a journey that will cultivate understanding and touch your heart. After the story, a useful Question and Answer section is included. 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Fire and Ice
by Jessica V. Fisette

It's been months since the accident on Asher Creek bridge that nearly claimed Allie's life. She hasn't heard from her boyfriend Phoenix since the fire station went up in flames, and she's no closer to finding the man who saved her from drowning that night. To make matters worse, she's somehow lost the elemental abilities that connected her to Phoenix—something she once believed only they shared. Vivid, unrelenting dreams have kept her searching for answers. Phoenix is in danger—she knows it. But, now they've found her: familiar, official-looking men who act nothing like the federal agents they impersonate. To keep her family safe, Allie decides to leave the only home she’s known since she was two years old and search for Phoenix on her own. But, others have different plans for her. The man who saved her returns, and he isn’t alone. A powerful, evil cult leader is after Allie, and she has no choice but to accept the protection of an unexpected ally who holds the answers to secrets from her past. Every step brings her dangerously close to finding Phoenix and discovering her real identity, but the truth is far worse than she ever could have imagined.

Angry Granny - The Laughs are FREE From This Book

Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.  

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.