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Author:
Paul Lucas
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Author bio: Paul Lucas is an author, researcher, and speaker, studying how having the right skills and consistent behaviors  determines our eventual success or failure. Paul currently operates and manages Life Skills Mastery where he conducts life coaching, helping clients develop the habits and skills necessary to increase their effectiveness in their personal and business lives. Previously, he has consulted for the Department of Defense and developed training curriculum for instructing Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines on developing the skills necessary to keep them alive in hostile environments. During Paul's military career as an interrogator, he realized the critical importance of being able to influence others in order to reach mission success. Paul is an avid reader and places high value on taking knowledge learned and applying it immediately. He currently lives in sunny Hinesville, Georgia with his wife and six children.
 
 
www.lifeskillsmastery.com
 
 
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Are you tired of getting the same mediocre results at work and in your personal life? Author and Life Coach, Paul Lucas shares with us the skills that will set you apart from the rest. Take control of your productivity, energy levels, and habits with a thought out action plan to make the consistent little changes that adds up to big success. Break away from the distractions and fear that has held you back from achieving your personal best. Hone the skills necessary to set you apart.
 
 
 
Learn how to:
 
  • Build better habits into your routine
  • Boost your productivity with time proven strategies
  • Get the sleep you need to be at your best
  • Manage your willpower muscle 
  • Bound past your fears and take action
  • Balance the key areas in your life
  • Influence others in business and in life
  • Speak in public with confidence 
  • Take control of your finances
  • Plan out your day for maximum effectiveness
 
 
 
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln
 
 
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Author:
Terry Nelson
About the Author:

I became interested in this story for a few reasons. One is that I love movies. I took  film courses in college, wrote a script to attain enough college credits in order to graduate, managed theatres, and reviewed films for a newspaper for over ten years, and now post them on my website, terrynelson.net. Also I enjoy reading about historical and cultural events, and true life unsolved mysteries are fun to research.

I also knew, many years ago when I was in high school, an elderly housekeeper, who I came to find out, was once married to a Hollywood producer during the silent era. She was reluctant to talk about that period of her life, but one day she opened up, telling why she didn't like talking about those days, then softened a little, mentioning people she knew, and the kind of parties that went on. I don't recall her ever talking about it again. I did, however, gain some knowledge about the time and place which I tried to incorporate into the story.

Without revealing too much-this is a mystery after all-my ending is different than might be expected. The challenge was placing the killer at the scene using the facts of the case, not altering them in anyway for the sake of convenience. Using the events of that night, including a possible eye witness, is a challenge for anyone to place any killer, save one at the scene. I do believe that knowing of incidents leading to the murder, as well as studying the people involved, that this is a very likely scenario. But of course there could be others, but I chose this character as the killer, not only because of the likelyhood, but also because of the literary and dramatic effect to end the story.

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Being a movie fan, the unsolved murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor in 1922 has always fascinated not only me, but many others. And who doesn't like solving a mystery? More than three non-fiction books have researched the murder; all arriving at a different killer. There have been documentaries made. Even a graphic novel. There are plenty of suspects, including two leading actresses. There is possible police corruption and a cover-up, evidence that goes missing, and a key suspect that disappears and is never heard from or seen again. The murder captivated the country during a period when the Fatty Arbuckle case was going on and many civic groups were calling for banning movies in their cities. Hollywood was in a panic. And newspapers and magazines creating lurid and sensatonal stories did not help.

In my fictionalized account, Chester Koski, a writer for Famous-Players Lasky, is told by a studio executive to find out what happened at the bungalow of murdered silent film director William Desmond Taylor.

Chet and his wife Eveleen, who appeared in my novel "Loonies in the Dugout," are aided by a police detective who apprises Chet of the investigation, and by a 22-year old wealthy flapper, a friend of Eveleen. Things get complicated for Chet when someone steals his new radio and then is accused of murdering Gawen Wainright, a drug addicted actor friend of Eveleen.

There are many suspects: Actress Mabel Normand who was the last to see Taylor alive; Mary Miles Minter, a young actress enamored of Taylor; Minter’s overprotective mother Charlotte Shelby; Tom Dixon, wealthy pencil heir and jealous suitor of Minter; Patricia Palmer, an actress involved in shady activities; and Edward Sands, Taylor’s former valet and known thief who has disappeared.

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Author:
Aubrey Glen Mobley
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Aubrey Glen Mobley is the Author of such books as,

“The Story of Kyota the Legend of Spirit Lake”

“Cotekya, Ghost Warrior of Spirit Lake”

“Cawley La’Fe,”

“Tukamendada and the Arapaho Gold,” and

“The Ledbetter’s of Old Davidsonville,” all are classified as Historical Fiction.

His latest, “The Chosen Ones,” and “Nellope, the Mammoth,” are Science Fiction.

He makes his home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Arkansas near the town of Pocahontas.

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In the late 1600s, French explorers from Canada reached the lower Mississippi Valley and claimed it for France under the name Louisiana.  Sieur d’ Iberville established the first French settlement at Old Biloxi in 1699.  King Louis XIV sent a group of men, led by Jean Baptiste, to strengthen Frances hold along the confines of the Mississippi River.

This story is about those men and their impact on the settlement of the New World.  It covers the Land Grant given by King Louis XIV to the Quapaw Indians for their role in helping secure a lasting foothold in the Mississippi Delta.  It covers the rise and fall of John Law  and the first use of paper money.  It tells of the founding of New Orleans and the building of Fort Jean Baptiste at the Red River crossing in the present day city of Natchitoches, Louisiana.  It tells of Cawley La’Fe, a minor character in the story, and his lasting impact on the settlements of the nation.  The story couldn’t be told without him.  Lastly it relates the harmony between the Quapaw Indians and the French.  The French influence still exist tiday.

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Author:
James Mahoney
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The purpose of this book is to help and inspire the cook who may be a fan of Mexican food after having enjoyed it in Mexican restaurants and now want to prepare it at home. The recipes in this book are for the cook that wants to try something new and need to get started with some easy Mexican dishes. The recipes in this book include those for preparing tacos, enchiladas, various salsas, cooking with chicken, and serving up Mexican desserts.

 

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Author:
Florentina Gómez Guasp
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Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)

Licenciada en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, Pedagogía Terapéutica Especializada en; Poeta.

Libros Publicados:

"Pasos de Arco Iris"

"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"

"Transparentes Azules"

"Alargados Grises"

"Poemas de Amor"

"Poemas de Amor" (edición bilingüe)

Mis versos Verdades hijo incompletas, nacidas baño Los Instantes de Una mirada Entre Párpados intimidados; ONU acercamiento fugaz a la forma En que yacen UNOS brazos apoyados, al brillante de color de Un Suspiro; Una Aproximación a la exigencia de alegría o tristeza Que guardan Los Pequeños Gestos Que apenas sí perciben, una las lágrimas de la emoción estética ...; afloran Como dormido sable de la ONU En Una idea despierta Que.

... Porque Yo, poeta de soja, leo las Almas

   y cuento las Lágrimas de la vida. (Pasos de Arco Iris.Amarillo y violeta)

Siempre me falta tiempo pora todas las tareas y proyectos que tengo.

Me gusta definirme Como: "Amiga de las Horas, custodio Que Las puertas del cielo, de la lluvia, El Silencio y Sus colores".

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Este libro Expresa, un Través de 20 poemas, La Experiencia emotiva del amor, Un Sentimiento Que Nos enaltece el Espíritu y nos Lleva una versión Lo Mejor De Las Personas, Haciendonos Sentir busque con Nosotros y Con El Mundo. 

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Author:
Mark Jacobs
About the Author:

Mark Jacobs is a freelance writer, martial arts instructor and semi-professional poker player who regularly plays for more money than he can afford to lose. His written work has appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and TimeOut New York. The author of the acclaimed instructional text, The Principles of Unarmed Combat, he currently serves as a monthly columnist for Black Belt Magazine. Pascal’s Wager is his first novel.
 

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     Destined for a brilliant career in academia, Pascal Silver instead decides to be a risk taker. Packing up his unfinished philosophy dissertation he moves to Las Vegas to pursue his dual goals of winning the World Series of Poker and the only slightly less daunting task of finding the meaning to existence.

     Low on cash, Pascal is forced to take a part-time job at a private detective agency. Now, with his boss out of town, into his life walks the gorgeous Allegra LaPierre. She asks Pascal to find out who murdered her father, casino owner “Houston Phil” LaPierre.

     Using his uncanny poker skills, Pascal can tell everyone involved with Houston Phil has something to hide, including his ex-stripper widow, his knucklehead son, Bruce, and his old business partner, Fat Johnny, who’s in debt to a local gangster. Complicating matters, Bruce LaPierre is suddenly found dead in his office and the number one suspect is Allegra. Though all the evidence points to his client’s guilt, Pascal falls back on the famous wager of faith put forth by his illustrious namesake. He chooses to have faith in Allegra, not just because he’s gone head over heels for her, but because it’s a good bet.

     But when representatives of the Chicago mob show up and tell him to drop the case, Pascal has to take his greatest gamble yet. With Allegra’s life hanging in the balance, he’ll need to pull off the biggest bluff he’s ever attempted to get her back alive. Even if he does, he’s still left with the question “Who killed Phil?” a question only he is shrewd enough to answer.

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Author:
Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis, Anastasios Hadoulis & Katia Luz
About the Author:

Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves music, playing the bass guitar, and restoring motorcycles. He loves travelling, exploring Cretan history, and Greek ancient history. Apostoli shares his Cretan history, music and dancing on the ‘We Love Crete’ website and has helped to write the Trip Ideas books for touring by car or motorcycle in Crete, with his brother, Anastasios.

Anastasios Hadoulis is an Australian-born Greek with heritage from Crete and Kos. He loves travelling and has contributed to many travel pages about the Greek Islands on We Love Crete. His love of music expresses itself in many forms, metal, rock, flamenco and Cretan traditional music, he plays guitar and the Cretan mandóla. His studies and work as an eco-tour guide support his appreciation of the importance of authentic, local tourism and that is why he is passionate about sharing the real Crete in the Trip Ideas books and on his website ‘We Love Crete’, with his brother, Apostolis.

Katia Luz - a traveller since a young age, her love of Crete, as well as a passion to share the unique culture, from such a warm-hearted people and the rugged, rough and fiercely independent character of the land itself, drew her to write the ‘We Love Crete’ website and the Trip Ideas books with her co-authors, Apostolis and Anastasios.

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Crete Greece - Trip ideas - Five Days in the West of Crete by Car or Motorcycle

Independent Travel - taking some time and a car will mean you can explore the ruggedly beautiful interior of the island of Crete as well as visit some exquisite beaches.

Visit Crete - take a back roads journey through the island. This book helps you discover the real Crete - archaeological sites, wine tastings, organic tavernas, hidden valleys and other gems in the west of Crete. Get behind the scenes.

Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia of We Love Crete have put together their favourite places in the west of the island to give you a varied and interesting itinerary to follow. Or adapt for yourself.

Inside

  • Learn the secrets of the Minoans at the Knossos Palace
  • Drive through the country, visit wineries, take wine tastings, and visit the local tavernas
  • Get off the beaten track in the foothills of Psiloritis and experience the hidden Amari Valley
  • Have easy access to the route with our live-link map and clickable website addresses
  • Discover the history of Crete and a story of rebellion at the Arkadi Monastery
  • Packed with tips for accommodation that will save you Euros and add enjoyment to your travels

Everyone knows Crete as a beach destination, and that an average of 300 days of sunshine a year mean more chances of bliss on the sand. But as an independent visitor, who wants to do more than just lie on the beach, it can be difficult to plan a great route without knowledge of the island.

First, there's the language barrier, which can make it difficult to ask directions on back roads, how do you know what sights and villages you should be looking for? And, what is the difference between a Minoan, a Cretan and a Chaniot?

With the Five Days in the West of Crete, you won't miss the any of the historic sites, interesting towns and beautiful beaches. This route will show you the wine and food in Crete, for everyday eating and everyday pleasure. The stunning mountains and valleys of Crete will be at your fingertips.

Trip Ideas - A Route Behind the Scenes

  • Experience mountain hospitality and organic local food at Taverna Vegera in Zaros
  • Enjoy the fruit trees, vineyards and green slopes of the Amari Valley
  • Relish in the tiny laneways and atmosphere of the Old Town of Rethymnon
  • See the inland lake of Kournas and the tiny church on the rocks at Georgioupolis
  • Use our accommodation tips in the Old Town of Chania
  • Rugged Gorges! Unexplored mountains and gorges of the west of Crete
  • Best of all, the mysterious and untouched beach of Elafonisi

eBook Features

  • We've suggested an itinerary, and given accommodation suggestions, different options for various routes along the way, and variations. There are plenty of information links within the book.
  • Five days is not a lot of time to spend in Crete. Ideally you need a lot longer. With this guide, you will be able to make the most of your time in Crete.
  • With the live-link map, you'll be able to link directly to the map from the eBook and use the map to plan your days and plot your routes in Crete.
  • Save money by knowing your plans in advance and pre-booking your accommodation
  • The guide includes Greek names in Greek writing for easy recognition of road signs
  • Take less time reading the map and more time chatting to the locals
  • Ease the worry of ‘where will we sleep tonight?’ and enjoy more time relaxing at the taverna
  • Have the suggested itinerary for the west of Crete and maps with you in one handy package

What This Book Is Not

This book is not a fully detailed Crete travel guide - this does not have detailed instructions “Turn left, turn right, take the second road after the goat shed”. This is a route suggestion for independent, curious travellers who know how to read a map. There are plenty of excellent travel guide books available. We wrote this book in response to our readers, who often asked; “How do I plan my trip for five days in Crete”? This suggested pathway, with different options, will help you travel Crete on the back roads.

About the Authors: Written and researched by We Love Crete; Apostolis Heretis-Hadoulis, Anastasios Hadoulis and Katia Luz.

About We Love Crete - a website sharing our love of Crete and Greece - this is a family creation. We are Anastasi and Apostoli, brothers whose mother was born in Crete, and we love to share Kriti and her spirit with you. The real Crete, beyond the beach, the rustic, authentic island, brimming with her own fiercely independent character and culture, home of local people with hearts of gold. Ela, come, Kriti and her charms await.

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Author:
Lorelei Orion
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The second in the series revisiting the Royal Family of Adriel, The Princess of the Wild takes place 25 years later, the adventures of alias Skye Williams, a mysterious beauty caught up in a tempestuous romance with Prince Nicholas, Sarra and Raine's firstborn son.

From their illustrious beginning in a Kalcoonian brothel—Nicholas, a wayward rogue incognito to protect his stellar name, and Skye, the innocent prey of an alien slave trade—are drawn into their undeniable passion, she a natural vagabond of the wilds and he a jaded master of the world.  Their reluctant attraction locks them in a fierce battle of wits, both headstrong and free spirited—and fearing the ravages of true love.

Swept off into the lush utopia where they explore their fiery sensuality...into the crusade exposing the slave trade...to the perilous intrigue of her late father's name, their affection deepens...but their unique bond breaks asunder as she uncovers his shocking identity, commoner Skye the fool in his deception.  Nicholas' heart is true...and within the splendor of Queen's Palace, it's her exquisite journey to discover that he really is her noble prince charming—is she destined to become his princess?

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Author:
Jeff Wendland
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Jeff Wendland has 10 years of experience working as a holistic nutritional consultant. He is passionate about the healing power of whole foods and enjoys learning and sharing his experiences. After attending Clayton College of Natural Health studying holistic nutrition, Jeff also furthered his education by becoming a certified enzyme expert.  It is his passion in the healing power of enzymes that inspired him to learn more about the nutritional benefits of the live enzymes found in raw green smoothies. In this book, Jeff shares some of his favorite Green smoothie recipes that have been perfected over years of experience. Jeff is the publisher of Jeff’s Healthy Living, a blog devoted to natural foods and nutrition.

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Looking to improve your healthy and lose weight by consuming good, healthy nutritious foods? Then consider green smoothies, tasty good-for-you shakes and drinks chocked full of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. This very handy little book offers lots of green smoothie recipes sure to delight your taste buds as it helps you shed pounds and eat healthy. You'll be amazed at how good these green smoothie recipes taste and, more importantly, hoe good they are for you!

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Author:
Rafael Sandrea
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I hope to inspire others to enhance their total wellbeing, by pointing out some of the facts and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle --at the individual level, national level, and global level.   

Based on solid evidence and scientific research, I am confident that anyone can improve their wellbeing by the lifestyle choices they make on a daily basis; and that those choices will significantly determine how long they get to live.   

I am a healthy and very active 78-year-old chap, who formerly was CEO of a petroleum engineering firm based in Caracas, Venezuela for 30 years.   I have lived in several countries, travelled around world and love to learn from other cultures.  A few years ago, I had a life-changing health problem which nearly took my life.  Fortunately, I recovered quickly and resumed a normal and healthy lifestyle.  Through this episode, I gained a new perspective, which motivated me to look and go further in enhancing my wellbeing.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In only 9 minutes, you will get a bird’s eye view of eating habits and lifestyles of 99 percent of the world’s population, and discover 99 things about yourself that would allow you to enhance your total wellbeing.  All of this for only 99 cents!  That is the magic of the 9.99 formula.

You will also learn about life expectancy and prosperity around the world; which countries have reached the top and why; what lessons can we learn from them; discover the ultimate dietyour metabollic rate, and more!

 

 

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Author:
Stanley Miller
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I am a retired electrical engineer that became alarmed upon learning my doctor's diagnosis of onset diabetes.  This concern lead me to finally do something about losing weight to try to mitigate the oncoming health problems. My doctor recommended losing at least 10 to 20 pounds as a start, which I began immediately. Concurrently, I began research  to determine the best healthy diet to lose and then maintain a new permanent, target weight. As I describe in the book, I was able to lose weight remarkably fast and with amazing results. Not only did the weight dissapear but my health situation significantly changed for the better as well. 

My wife was impressed with my diet and encouraged me to share my story with others that may be overweight or obese. She knew there were many people that could benefit from this diet plan. As a result of her gentle proding, I am now the proud author of my first book.

If any reader wishes to ask a question or share information, I can be reached by email geewhizztoo@gmail.

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  This book is autobiographical in the sense that it is about my struggle with obesity most of my adult life and what I have done to conquer it. A fight that has finally ended as I am no longer obese. I am no longer overweight, and best of all, I am successfully maintaining a healthy, active weight. I could say journey to success was difficult and filled with dreadful sacrifice, but it was not. It was, in fact, surprisingly easy. Clearly one cannot lose more than fifty-five pounds and maintain this loss without a little discipline and sacrifice, but the payback far exceeds the small price one pays. What is it worth to gain better health, and physical liberation in the form of new strength, agility, balance, and energy? Good health is of paramount importance, particularly as we advance in age. If one is age 49 or older, chances are, they want to capture at least a portion of their youth. They want to be in good health, move without pain, and look good, lively, and attractive. They want to enjoy life and feel wanted by the people who are special in their life. People under 49 want these things, too, of course, and this diet plan will work just as well for them. Though this book has a primary focus toward the  more advanced in age, it is as critical for children and young adults among us. The overweight young people face serious social pressures daily, which affect relationships, confidence and self-esteem; their addiction-like eating habits to the wrong foods and lack of consistent, moderate exercise is putting them at risk to a life-long battle against overweight and unhappiness. 

 
The book gives the reader an account of the many benefits they will receive. Not only will they feel better but they will look better. Stylish clothes will fit right and look right. Their self-esteem will get a big boost, and they will be the envy of friends and pride of their family. Personal relationships can improve as well because when you like you, others will like you. 
 
What is the value of these benefits? Health is priceless. Sadly, many do not realize this until they lose it. What is your appearance worth? A lot based bythe money spent on beauty and vanity products and services bought each year. What are the value of personal relationships and self-esteem? They too are priceless, right. 
 
My story, 75/Fifty Five…Fit and Fat Free, presents a simple to understand and implement strategy. A plan to eat healthily, lose weight to meet your target goal, and then maintain the new permanent you.. If you want to reacquire a part of your pain free, look attractive, more lovable and stylish youth, this is the diet for you. If a 75 year old man can do it, so can you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author:
Aaron Mermelstein
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"Paul is dead" was only the beginning.

It's 1970 and Beatle fans around the world comb the album covers and listen to Beatle songs forward and backward, trying to find “clues” that might lead to a logical solution or confirmation to the rumor that “Paul is dead.”

When two college radio DJ's join the search, they learn what the clues REALLY mean and begin an odyssey that takes them far beyond their studio. They discover a conspiracy to create a genuine Utopia, a true "Octopus' Garden." They are launched into a world-wide intrigue and quest that very quickly changes their lives forever.

After forty years, Jeff Scott finally reveals the solution to the mystery and confesses that the “clues” were not clues—no quotes necessary. The were guides that led to a life-changing experience and a life changing place: a genuine “Octopus’ Garden” beneath the waves.

Based on actual events and people, the story is an authentic excursion through the dreams of the Beatle Generation. But where does reality end and imagining begin?

The book recaptures the spirit and excitement of Beatlemania and--perhaps most important--the time when Beatle fans and Baby Boomers felt there was something special going on in their world.

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Author:
Peter
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     In the first grade, learning The Pledge of Allegience, I asked: "What's a Republic?" In hindsight my Teacher took me to a map and explained a confederation of states, not a republic.. However, the real answer to my question took twenty six years to answer. Six of those twenty six years were spent going from library to library; huddled over age old books, amidst dusty Winter nights, and humid New England days. As I was able to read at an Adult level in the First Grade; I remember; with such joy;finding "A Biography of Deborah Sampson." The joy was due to that was the first Adult book I ever read. She among many others had impersonated a male so she could fight in the Revoltuion. This was an ancient European tradition, (without the masquerade).

      Years passed, as I traversed America, France, and India; and somewhat settled down; got married and had a beautiful Daughter. For my Daughter's sake, I began college a bit late at twenty eight years of age. So with a two month old infant I arrived at Mount Ida College, enrolled, and soon began realizing; I had brought a Classcial education with me. By the time I graduated with honors, (Who's Who and an Award in Scholarship), I was headed to Harvard. I believed this to be my last summer working in mental health. Unfortunately, in protecting a female patient from harm; I was struck down; which resulted in a spinal injury that lasted many years. I then arrived at law school; earning the nickname, "The Prosecutor," (one I was never comfortable with, but Student Loans as they are, were too large an obstacle to overcome and continue.

      However I did go on to earn my Ph.D. in Early American and European history. I went on to teach Liberal Studies and was praised for my Socratic Method. Although my favorite course to teach was Western Civilization, I taught many others: Western Civilization, Philosophy, Ethics, Humanities, American History, Political Science, Introduction to Anthropology, Introduction to Sociology, Native American Studies, and  Twentieth Century History. I also developed abridged critical thinking and mapping as an introduction to all classes. This provided tangible results for measuring learning. Critical thinking essays were requisites for exams, rather than true or false, questions, and the like.

     When I wasn't teaching I remained active working in Human Services, as a Consultant for private families. Presently I reside in New England and am retired.

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     What is virtue, as opposed to a virtue? Corruption for example, is a word often used, in accusing someone of not being true; but true to what? One needs to grasp principle as a basic truth; on which all other truths rest, before corruption can be applied. Once the truth is identified, it can be understood that the accused, has fallen away from and is not being true to principle Can it be a disagreement? Certainly it can. However, just because one believes something to be true, doesn't necessarily make it knowledge, it makes it true belief. Subsequently, corruption rolls off the tongue, as easy as virtue or corruption.

     In western civilization; from Athens to America, even as today worldwide, is another word used; Republic. It has been used so often, to identify so many Countries, that Republic has and is, misconstrued with Democracy. Which is unfortunate.

     Polity for example, is how societies organize into governing bodies. America's polity, is a bicameral system, having two legislative houses, voting on the passing of laws. This is neither a Democracy as America's founders understood it; and neither is it a Republic. For Republic is not a polity; but it is and has always been the remedy for political evils, from Athens to America. Thus, a Republic is a why, rather than a what. For example: America's Founder's without question, regarded America; especially after the Constitutional  Convention of 1788, that America was to be a Representative Republic. So what happened?

     Through the ages of western civilization, from Athens to America, as all republics arose to confront political evils; regardless of their new found polity; there has been a promise. A promise of virtue and the threat of corruption.

     America's Founders knew this well. From a Classical Education, of a centuries old tradition, to Religion, and active citizenship, which all held that independent thought and action, was the highest virtue. Where ethics, morality, and a new commercial age; had the potential to unite Humankind; and free their political economy, from the misery of the British political economy.

    The transition, of this heritage,—cultural, political, social, religious, and economic— that ultimately brought revolution and self-realization, was sprung from an intellectual and spiritually faithful civilization. Colonial, European, and classical history was America's history, in the sense that, the social evolution, and events from the Renaissance, led the revolutionary generation to make a break from the past. Not a divorce from the past; just a break; and to begin anew.  

     The History of Virtue and Corruption tells the story of the tens of thousands of Western Europeans who ventured to the North American British colonies during the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries. What were their customs of Law and education; religious, philosophical, or political thought?

     The Founders’ ideas about the duty and obligation of government, came from more than five hundred years of English tradition. For it was their ancestors who brought their king under the law; and the revolutionary generation of the eighteenth-century, was determined to do the same, but this time, they would make a government of laws not of men. Privilege was out and merit was in. However, in the 1790s, a new political base emerged, with quite different ideas in mind.       Subsequently, the great republican experiment, not only; DID NOT FAIL, it was never allowed to happen, before a new and different kind of authority and political base had changed the republican regime from within, immediately after the inception of the infant republic.  

     As the revolutionary generation stood in awe of what was happening, to their Revolution, they could only and quickly, distance  themselves, as their republic unraveled about them.

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Author:
A.G. Henley
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A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they've had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she's not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she's inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at aghenley.com

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Read The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness, #2), the highly anticipated sequel to THE SCOURGE (Brilliant Darkness, #1), a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist! THE FIRE SISTERS (Brilliant Darkness #3 coming fall 2015!)

It hasn’t been long since Fennel, a Sightless Groundling, and Peree, her Lofty Keeper, fell in love and learned the truth: the Scourge, and their world, is not what it seems. 

Fenn and Peree are determined to guide their people to the protected village of Koolkuna, but first they must convince them that everything they believe is a lie. An impossible task, especially when someone seems hell-bent to try anything—even animal sacrifice and arson—to destroy the couple’s new bond and crush the frail truce between the Groundlings and the Lofties. Not everyone wants to uproot their lives in the forest, and those who stay behind will be left terribly vulnerable. 

Fenn and Peree’s resolve to be together despite their people’s disapproval, and the constant threat of the Scourge’s return, pushes both groups to the breaking point. Unable to tell friend from foe, Fenn must again decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to ensure the people of the forest’s future. 
Only this time, the price of peace may be too high to bear. 

Praise for THE DEFIANCE (Brilliant Darkness #2): 
“I absolutely LOVED The Defiance! No, I more than loved it! It was breathtaking, intense, romantic, suspenseful . . . the list could go on and on!” 
-- ARC review 

Praise for THE SCOURGE (Brilliant Darkness #1): 
“Lovable and relatable heroine? Check. Swoon-worthy, kick-butt hero? Check. Compelling romance that makes your heart melt and toes curl? Check. Captivating story and fascinating world? Check. Eagerly anticipating the next book? Check, check, check.” 
- - Refracted Light Reviews

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Laura Bushong
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I am a Professional Medical Coder with a specialty certification in Evaluation and Management services, as well as a BA degree in Psychology.  Having worked in the medical field for over a decade, I frequently found medical providers that did not know how to evaluate their services and were often overwhelmed during compliance audits.  Recognizing this need and having a passion for teaching, I began developing a manual that would help providers analyze their services and documentation based on the guidelines specific to any state or territories Medicare guidelines.  I wanted to develop a resource that could be used over time by Residents, Fellows, Locum Tenen Physicians or new providers regardless of the area where they might practice and that helped to make Compliance and Reimbursement a more harmonious couple.

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E&M: Decoded instructs readers on how documentation for Evaluation and Management services are audited according to EACH Regional Medicare Administrative Contractors' (MAC) guidelines.  E&M: Decoded teaches readers how their documentation supports various levels of service using CPT (R) Manual codes.  Learn how each key component is broken down to determine the overall level of service provided, and most importantly, documented.  All Evaluation and Management services are discussed including inpatient and outpatient services, nursing facility and home services, critical care, prolonged care, transtitional care coordination services, behavior change interventions and preventive medicine services.

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J. Adams
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While the author loves all of America, he prefers the American Southwest. A local saying is that Fort Worth is where the West begins: Dallas is where the East peters out. J. Adams lives and works right on the edge. America is the longest-running party of all time, but America's Indians know the party can end.

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Angel has done well, but now she must do better, because with her stolen money and so many killings, losing is a bad option. Angel has a house in a good neighborhood. She has a Marine boyfriend and a blonde girlfriend, but Angel’s money torments her. The only easy day was yesterday. Elmyr’s Angel has a happy ending. Expect numerous erotic passages, including girl-girl.

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Daniel Raynes
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Daniel Raynes was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1984. With a lifelong passion for reading and writing he won multiple awards in high school and received a scholarship to Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, which hands out the Sophie Kerr Prize; the largest undergraduate literary award in the country. While a student there, he studied poetry, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. Screenplays may have been Daniel’s first love, but novels ended up as his true love.

After taking a long (too long!) absence from his dream of being a writer, Daniel has finally begun to write again. This book was largely written not only to help others, but to help himself remember everything he had learned and to shake off the rust from his finger tips.

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Got a Great Idea for a Novel? That’s fantastic! But if you’re struggling to find the right words to breathe life into your reader’s mind, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Between e-mails, texting, and tweeting, too many people have forgotten how to write with style. Some were never taught in the first place. By following the writing exercises in this guide, you’ll be crafting lines with all the rhythm and grace of poetic prose in no time.

Even though writing fiction is one of the most difficult forms of art and entertainment, as it is the culmination of story, philosophy, and an artistic grasp of language, you won’t start typing unprepared.

From doing research and forming a prewrite, to pacing your story and writing an ending, Write, Revise, Rejoice! will show you how to write a novel from start to finish with you controlling the shots - plus much more!

Improve Your Writing Skills By Learning:

  • How to Create Vivid Settings: Simple, easy to do exercises that will paint your imagination onto the page and drop you and your readers right into your fully-realized fictional world.
     
  • Old Writing Tips and Tricks: Storytelling is nothing new. Learn timeless techniques to keep a fast paced plot and unpredictable characters – and these methods work regardless of the plot or genre of your novel. They’re story-telling tricks.
     
  • A Writer’s Block Sledgehammer: Unearth an endless well of writing ideas and discover ways to jumpstart your thoughts onto the page. Not to mention, a no-nonsense wake-up call for all you perfectionists out there! (Myself included.)
     
  • Novels and Other Formats: Learn how screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, journalism, and even video games can impact your style, for better or worse, and how they’re all family members of the written word.
     
  • How to Write Dialogue: Write realistic dialogue that plays off of the action and description instead of just repeating them. Reveal your characters and plot without boring exposition, too!
     
  • How to Write Action: See how to write fight scenes by focusing on the emotions of your events, and then stir those same intense feelings within your readers’ minds.
     
  • How to Write Description: Use similes and metaphors that focus on the meaning of your plot and the experience of your characters, and then revise your way to a polished final draft with a steady stream of thoughts.
     
  • The Emotion of Your Words: Revise your “informational” sentences into emotional, stylistic prose that creates the story in your reader’s head instead of just informing them about it.
     
  • Get Off the Nose: Don’t say what you mean! It kills the mood. Suggest what you mean and give your audience space to get their emotions involved. Don’t commit a common rookie mistake and be “on the nose.”
     
  • Research, Research, Research: Find out how to research your novel and discover the most important question you have to ask, which very few people actually do.
     
  • How to Become a Writer: From writing in layers to how to get the most out of a creative writing class, you’ll learn how to approach your craft from start to finish.

Millions of people want to know how to write a book, but writing a novel isn’t paint by numbers. No one can tell you exactly what to do and when. What this guide will do is prepare you with all the tools and writing styles you need to write your story, your way.

In an ever-growing library of fiction, your greatest strength is your voice. Have the courage to raise it with the power of emotional writing to back it up. You have the whole world to gain.

I understand how valuable your time is, so written short and to the point, Write, Revise, Rejoice! is all meat – no filler. You’ve got things to do: Like Writing Your Novel!

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Terry Nelson
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I have always been intrigued by Charlie Faust who is buried on the grounds of Western State Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Washington. A fortune teller in Kansas told Charlie he would pitch the New York Giants to the pennant. He walked onto the field before a game in St. Louis during the season, introduced himself to Giants manager, John McGraw, and the most amazing things happened. When he was in uniform, sitting on the bench, or warming up, thinking he would pitch, the Giants rarely lost. Not only did he become their good luck charm, he ended up a star on vaudeville within weeks of arriving in New York. The team pulled some outrageous jokes on Charlie, but they loved him. And they won the pennant. To this day, it is unknown if Charlie was insane or slow in the head . His story is told through the eyes of rookie Chet Koski, who has his own crazy story to tell.

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Chester Koski is a 22 year old rookie for the 1911 New York Giants, floundering both on the field where he is unable to figure out big league pitching, and in life where he is unable to determine the nature of luck, of God, or his girlfriend, chorus girl, Eveleen Sullivan. Though Chester can’t get a hit on the field and is not making a hit with Eveleen off the field, he is determined to figure out life and win back Eveleen before the season ends. That and making sure Charley Faust, a man either insane, slow-witted, or something else entirely, gets his apple pie. Based on a true story, “Loonies in the Dugout” mixes fictional characters with Bat Masterson, Damon Runyon, George M. Cohan, Charlie Faust, Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and members of the New York Giants in a satirical look at celebrity and fame.

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Gayle Ridinger and Paolo Pochettino
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Gayle Ridinger was born in the United States, attended Oberlin College, and has family ties both to Italy and to the Civil War town of Gettysburg. She  teaches English and translation techniques at a university near Milan, Italy. For her  translations of modern Italian poetry, she received honorary knighthood from the President of Italy. She has also had a children's book, A STAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, published in five languages, including in the U.S. by Gareth Stevens.
Paolo Pochettino is a native of Milan and worked for years as an industrial manager in numerous countries. Piedmontese by origin and the descendant of a Napoleonic soldier, he has always had a deep interest in the Italian Risorgimento and the battles for liberty in his region.

THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY  is not the usual story of Italian-Americans retiring to Tuscany to try their hand at making wine but rather a book about Italians—some well-known and others not—who built America, as well as about the Americans who helped in the struggle for independence in Italy. It is a story where the idealism of these individuals stands out against the vulgarity and greed of our times which contributed to the general economic crisis.

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THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY is an intriguing mix of a modern crime novel and an historical saga that explores the little-known overlapping connections between the American Civil War and the Italian RIsorgimento.

An ancient gold medallion and a treasure hunt marred by violence over the centuries are the link between a modern-day detective story concerning Angie Cebrelli, a young American TV weather girl who is wearing an old family medallion when she is shot in the arm during a Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment, and the 19th-century saga of Eleonora, a rebellious Roman woman (Angie's ancestor) and her two best friends and suitors, Sandor and Goffredo, part of the idealistic generation who fought for liberty, country, and solidarity in the Italian Risorgimento and the American Civil War.  They find the medallion after a violent face-off with French soldiers during the battle that temporarily dashes all hopes for a unified Italian Republic. The medallion is connected to an elusive treasure , a fragment of Alexander the Great’s  last treasure, which, if found, could help French Emperor Napoleon III secure his place in history. Ignorant of these connections, and desperate for money, the three friends consider having the medallion melted down, but circumstances have it otherwise. Eleonora, Goffredo, and Sandor will lose track of each other, believe each other dead, and re-find each other; they will continue their fervent fight for the cause of freedom, at the same time fleeing Napoleon III’s paid assassins.

The modern story takes place over the summer of 2008. A few days after Angie’s shooting, a photocopy of  the medallion is found on the mutilated body of Father Kevin, a priestly scholar researching Mithraism in Rome. The true expert on the medallion and treasure, however, is Kevin’s brilliant former student Damien Brandeau, currently in hiding in Italy. He  is the estranged, recluse son of the notorious U.S. housing magnate M.A. Brandeau, on the brink of bankruptcy, allied with the dangerous and powerful Vatican Bank, and determined to put his hands on the treasure by any means. Arriving in Europe, Angie joins forces with the unconventional Italian police detective, Filippo Dardanoni.  With Damien forced to flee from his father on a rampage of violence, their investigation becomes more frantic.

            Who will reach Damien first? Who will find the treasure?

            The protagonists find drama, death, and answers in Asti and its abandoned chalk mines.

            A tale full of true-life drama from the past as well as the horrors conceded in the present, THE SECRET PRICE OF HISTORY reveals how a treasure might be right under our noses without our being able to touch it.

Be sure to check out our website, www.secretpriceofhistory.com, where photos of the many fascinating real-life figures and places from the past alternate with brief passages from the novel.  

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TomKing97
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The Singapore Werewolf

 

Jacky Wu is a laid back happy go lucky guy, he is a fairly average and slightly timid young man, he has a decent job, he has his own apartment and he is about to buy a new car after saving for months. Life is okay, neither too good nor too bad, although his boss regularly bullies him, but he likes career and his colleagues at State Bank,

 

While on a week of National Service training in Western Australia Jacky is bitten by a feral dog. The incident takes place at The Pinnacles a strange Limestone formation dating back millions of years, there is something eerie about the place and this encounter takes place under a full Moon.

 

Jacky begins to feel stronger in both mind and body and changes quickly envelop him, with both positive and negative consequences. He grows in stature but something is also growing inside of him. Jacky will need to fight for his own life, fight against the horrible wrath that the stray Australian dog has brought upon him while trying to live a normal life. His life begins to turn into a living hell and he tries to cope. He has to battle internal demons and has terrible dreams that are hard to understand.

 

When the full moon rises in Singapore Jacky Wu is in trouble and so are the islands females; Singapore a safe place for women to walk at night is plunged into a crisis as the mutilated young female bodies appear. Jacky morphs into a seven foot tall beast although he does not recall his transmutation until he cannot ignore it.

 

He is sent to other places in Asia to work and during the full moon he again morphs and takes innocent life. While in Hong Kong he slaughters and when working in Bangkok he once more slaughters.

 

Jacky changes in his daily life becoming withdrawn and ill tempered, he blows up at work and becomes the focus of police attention. The hunt is on and Jacky is the target as he is relentlessly hunted down in a dramatic end spread out across the main landmarks of Singapore.

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Tom Walsh
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In the spring of 1867, with the new underwater cable bringing word to America of a rising throughout Ireland, the New York-based Fenian Brotherhood decides to make good on a long-standing commitment to provide military aid to its counterpart in Ireland, the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Experienced Union Army officers -- Civil War veterans of the Federal Army's Irish Brigades -- become cargo, along with thousands of long-stockpiled weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition. All are loaded aboard a two-masted, square-rigged brigantine that sails in April from Sandy Hook, New York, to Ireland's western highlands. The rest, as they say, is history. 

"Erin's Hope" is a historical novel that blends real and composite characters into actual and fictionalized events associated with the little-known nautical expedition that took a one-ship Fenian "armada" on a 9,000-mile voyage that proved to be a military mission that both succeeded admirably and failed miserably.

Through its main characters, "Erin's Hope" traces the social, political, economic and deeply personal origins of 19th Century Irish-American involvement in what remains, well more than a century later, an ongoing struggle over British involvement in Irish affairs

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Manus Braith
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Alice L. Malindy
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What Makes You Think Your Memoir Is So Special?

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From the eyes of a young poet, this autobiographical memoir explores a multi-cultural section of Hollywood, California during the early 1960s.  As her family life unravels, a young girl escapes to the streets.  She bargains with God to take her childhood in exchange for the knowledge she needs to survive. From each place she explores, she acquires new wisdom, insight and understanding ultimately leading her back to home--to hope, to an understanding about the source and scope of her troubles.  Exquisite language, poetry and an operatic musical background are the soft blankets laid upon the harsh realities she often faces. 

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TomKing97
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Twelve For 12 is a collection of twelve short stories, the stories are dark, the endings are not always happy and the journey on the way might be uncomfortable.

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boowalker79@gmail.com
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Boo Walker spent his College of Charleston years and a few after in Nashville as a banjoist and songwriter for the avant-garde punchgrass band, The Biscuit Boys. Some hand problems knocked him out of the game, and he stumbled into a position with a short term equity trading firm based out of Charleston, SC. To feed his ravenous muse, he began writing his first novel, Lowcountry Punch. Around that time, what started as a passion in wine became a neurosis.



After six years of the Wall Street thing, Boo decided it was time to end his sedentary, computer-driven lifestyle. He grew out a handlebar mustache and moved clear across the country into a double-wide trailer situated on 5 acres of Malbec vines just down the road from Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain in Washington State. The Hedges family took him in and taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine. He now travels the world peddling the family’s juice, and chances are you can find him in an airport somewhere working on his next novel.

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In Charleston, South Carolina, Dewey Moses is a vegetable farmer, a bluegrass musician, a recovering alcoholic, and an aging hipster. In fact, he was wearing fedoras, rolled-up jeans, and Converse All-Stars before Portland and Brooklyn were born. Since getting booted out of his house and his band, he’s trying to get back on top. Now, he’s a year sober, and selling vegetables at the farmer’s market, but what he knows better than how to grow heirloom tomatoes is how to get down to the bottom of things. What started out as a favor for a friend is proving to be his most lucrative talent: investigative work.

But when Faye Callahan, the wife of one of the most powerful land developers in the South, comes to see him, she puts his talents to the test. Her daughter, Gina, jumped off the Cooper River Bridge a few days before. She left a suicide note in her abandoned car. There were witnesses. But Faye doesn’t believe it. Gina was as happy as she’d ever been, having just fallen in love. Why would her sweet baby take her own life? Agreeing to help, Dewey finds out quickly that sometimes it’s best to leave things alone.

Off You Go is a smart and quick read, and Dewey Moses is irresistible.

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