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Author:
John Ostergren
About the Author:

I have always loved the written word, from when I was a young lad reading "Mr. Popper's Penguins" to a slightly older lad who read Raymond Chandler and John Cheever to the middle-aged dude I am now, reading history by the likes of Doris Kearns Goodwin. Christmas has also always been a big deal. For as long as I can remember, back in time to my youth in Chicago, this was always a special time of the year for my family and me. Another things is, everyone in my family, including and especially, my wife, has, to one degree or another, a slightly off way of looking at the world. Therefore, writing humorous stories about Santa seemed like a natural thing to do.

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"Twisted Tinsel" is a collection of four short stories, all about the goings on of Santa Claus, his reindeer, and the elves who work at the North Pole. It shows all of these things in a light different from what you may be used to. This Santa enjoys adult beverages, as do some of his reindeer, and don't get me started on the elves. They work hard so they're entitled to the occasional tipple as well. Santa gets into all sorts of adventures: He travels through time with Blitzen and meets Abraham Lincoln; he tries to get out of the business but just gets sucked back in, just in time to defeat an evil efficiency expert and deliver the toys on Christmas Eve; he solves the "mystery" of a "missing" reindeer; he gets stressed but finds peace through meditation and the wisdom of a ghost-like reindeer. You may not be able to read these tales to your young children, but there's nothing here that would embarrass your grandma to read. They are simply Christmas stories told from a slightly skewed perspective.

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Author:
Scott Cherney
About the Author:

Song of the Canyon Kid is my second novel and my first full-blown comedy. My previous works were the road rage novel Red Asphalt, a true travel tale called Please Hold Thumbs and my movie memoir In the Dark.

This one is a total cartoon. The main character is a singing cowboy. What is the last book you hummed? The characters are intentionally over-the-top and the entire tone is a sweet parody, an homage to the B-movies westerns of yesteryear. And in full disclosure, it's also a novelization. I based this novel on my comic melodramatic play entitled Song of the Lone Prairie or Poem on the Range. Prairie debuted in 1987 at the late, great Pollardville Palace Showboat Theater in Stockton, California, a production I also directed.

Pollardville was a magical place. We had the theater  that specialized in melodrama and vaudeville. On the same property was a western ghost town that housed movie sets from the William Wyler film The Big Country. This is where we'd get paid to play cowboy on the weekends, duties that included robbing the train, engaging in fisticuffs and shooting it out with fellow gunslingers at High Noon. Pollardville was the birthplace of The Canyon Kid.

I realize the stigma of a novelization, but I felt creatively stagnated and needed an writing exercise to get myself in gear. Digging through my old writings, I came across his script for Lone Prairie. a melodrama I consider to be the culmination of everythin I learned at Pollardville. Adapting it into novel form came fairly easy, fleshing ot the characters and transposing the stage direction into prose. Soon, it took on a life of its own and I was hooked.

I loved revisiting my old characters like Nastassia Kinky and her brother Two Gun Boris, the fastest gun this side of the Ukraine. I also made The Kid's horse, Thunder, more of a supporting character. And the love story is something I never I thought I was capable of pulling off, but I feel like I did.

Overall I had a blast with this, the most fun I've had with a project since I wrote the original back in the '80's. Song of the Canyon Kid has given me back the joy of writing. By returning to my roots, I found that in order to move forward, sometimes you can go home home again.

For more info on Song of the Lone Prairie or my other works, please visit my website at: www.scottcherney.com

 

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Be it ever so hostile, there's no place like home.

When a straight-shooting, guitar-strumming singing cowboy known as The Canyon Kid returns to Dirt Clod, Missouri, he finds his hometown in ruins due to the machinations of a corrupt "hanging judge" named Basil Kadaver. With the help of his co-horts, a slinky seductress named Nastassia Kinky, owner of The Golden Goulash Saloon, and her brother, Two Gun Boris, the Judge has the town in his tyrannical grip and is beginning to squeeze. To make matters worse for The Kid, he also discovers that his childhood sweetheart, Darla Darling, is engaged to his sworn enemy, a desperado nicknamed "The Bushwhacker" who is now the town sheriff. How is The Canyon Kid going to save the day, let alone croon a few tunes, with a noose around his neck?

Song of the Canyon Kid is a wild and wooly western comedy romance that'll put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. It may even make you say "Yee-haw!"

For more info and to read an excerpt from Song of the Canyon Kid, visit my website at www.scottcherney.com

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Author:
Sean Fiedel
About the Author:

Sean Fiedel was born in South Africa to a Greek mother and a German father. He was a voracious reader, presumably as a welcomed escape from his parent’s opposing temperaments. Nevertheless, Sean also devoted himself to his studies and later truly discovered the joy of writing in junior high school. Since then he has never looked back.

Whilst in South Africa, Sean wrote promo scripts and film treatments for international film producers engaged in co-productions with National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Canal+ and Animal Planet. His repertoire extends to TV commercials, mini documentaries, corporate videos and local TV productions including an award winning sitcom The Coconuts.

He now lives in Taiwan, the result of an initial 6 month sabbatical that has permanently turned into a love for the country, Chinese culture and food. He divides his time in Taiwan between two sausage dogs - Hank and Vienna - teaching English, writing textbooks for English learners, plus writing and editing for a monthly TEFL magazine. When he’s not doing all that, Sean loves to explore Asia.

 

 

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In 6½ Easy Steps to SPEAK Your Next Book, Sean Fiedel boldly takes conventional writing ‘best-practices’ and turns them on their head. His message is simple, powerful, and transformational. He believes that when you’re producing the work of your dreams, what does it really matter how you get there? Readers will only see the end result, and this is what counts most – the completed manuscript. Inspired by more than two years consultation with an author coach, Sean reveals the innovative and groundbreaking methods that author coaches use to coach their clients to published glory. The steps in this manual help you go swiftly from the first blank page to a finished book on the shelf. You will also learn:

 

•             Why having your own book positively pervades all aspects of your life

•             2 key things you MUST do to prepare to write your book

•             How to create a storyboard like movie directors do

•             Why linear book outlines don't really work

•             Where all too many authors get sidelined in the writing process

•             3 simple rules for creating a really great book

•             Why dictation is so crucial to completing your book in record time

•             Plus bonus material “30 Writing Tips for eBook Authors” from the web’s most respected content creation expert

 

 

 

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Author:
Patrick Brady
About the Author:

It's fair to say that bicycles have dominated Patrick Brady's life for the last 25 years or so. From riding them, to making his living as a bike mechanic while going to graduate school, to writing about them for a great many publications, Patrick has devoted his career to bikes and bike culture.

Patrick launched Red Kite Prayer in 2009 as an alternative to the other cycling media sites. No less an authority on all things active than Outside Magazine named RKP the best blog in cycling. He is the recipient of a Lowell Thomas Award for his travel writing. Before that he was founder and publisher of Asphalt Magazine, an editor for Bicycle Guide and The Ride, and the highly respected blog Belgium Knee Warmers. His work has also appeared in Peloton, Bicycling, Road Bike Action, Paved and more.

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“Why We Ride” is a different sort of cycling book, one that takes the cycling jones and spit-shines it so that it reflects why so many of us stick with the bike even as other elements of our lives may change. It’s a book that asks why we’re willing to get up early, to ride in the cold, the rain, even the cold rain, and somehow count that as a good time.

Within the pages are a series of essays, meditations and prose poems on what makes cycling an indispensable part of our lives, and why it is that even the briefest ride has the power to make the gloomiest day better. 

Cycling isn’t just one pursuit. A love of cycling can serve as the foundation for half a dozen different hobbies. Sure, there’s the riding—let’s never forget the childlike joy that can come from a good ride. There’s the camaraderie that comes from the shared challenge of a ride. There’s also the fascination for the machine itself, a device that can be as artful as it is elegant in its simplicity. What of the myriad ways a ride can keep our heads straight? From the stress-relief of a hard ride to the contemplative quality of an easy solo ride, cycling feeds more than just cardiovascular fitness. If it was just exercise, most of us would have been gone years ago. 

Most of what’s been published about cycling in book form either tells you what someone else did—biographies and surveys of the great races, or what you could do—fix-it manuals and guide books. Like a book of poetry, “Why We Ride” is a volume you won’t read just once. It’s a volume you’ll return to again and again, the sort of book you might read just before bed, one that will put the bug in your ear; as you turn out your bedside lamp you’ll be thinking, “I’m riding tomorrow; no ifs, ands or buts.” 

How many books will do you that favor? 

The book draws from work composed over the last six years, a period in which I produced my very best work. Much of the work has appeared previously in different publications, but if we hit our stretch goals (see below), I’ll be including some previously unpublished pieces.  

I’ve wanted to bring these pieces together in book form to reflect the permanence of our love for the sport. Equipment may change, but the reasons we ride are no different today than they were when we were kids. Cycling deserves at least one volume that will stand the test of time. 

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Author:
Ivan Cocks
About the Author:

       From a broken-down entrepreneur and management consultant! It's time to pass on all that was taught

me while establishing, running profitably - and then selling three businesses during my business career.

Plus, those all important Life's and Prayer Lessons that bring about a state of happiness, joy and hope!

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       Through the many business lessons in this eBook, there has to be at least one that will improve your

financial situation – making your investment of $0.99 probably the most rewarding you will ever make!

       Find out – in the time it takes you to read this eBook – those ‘magic’ teachings it took the author a

lifetime to learn.

       Then too, how do you put a money value to increased joy and happiness? Discover the means to

achieve this state of life. Walk through these pages and discern a Dear Friend who is totally concerned

with you!

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Author:
Fernando Sobenes
About the Author:

MI nombre es Fernando Sobenes, soy peruano – venezolano, oficial retirado de la Policía Nacional del Perú (Ex Policía de Investigaciones) y abogado, me encanta la lectura y escribir. Creo que mi trabajo es especial porque aborda de manera singular la  conducta del ser humano ante las adversidades y su forma de afrontarlas. Lleva al lector a un punto muy alto de suspenso durante el desenlace de la trama como si fuera una montaña rusa, lo hace de manera ágil y entretenida.  También aborda la manera en que vemos a la figura de Dios, es decir: Como nos la muestra la Iglesia Católica y nos hace pensar un poco más allá de lo que nos han enseñado.  Hace reflexionar a la vez que busca entretener  a quienes disfrutamos de este tipo de novelas: El terror y suspenso están presentes de principio a fin, donde un ser tenebroso, terrible destruye la vida de las personas de manera macabra y sobrenatural. Es una novela que no se puede dejar a un lado y estoy convencido de que logra su cometido.

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Norte de Kuwait 1991 Guerra del Golfo Pérsico; Peter Donovan Teniente del Ejército de los Estados Unidos al mando de un grupo de soldados cae en una emboscada en el desierto de Irak y como consecuencia sucede una masacre. En ese lugar halla un amuleto que guarda en su bolsillo sin saber que encierra un poder oculto y a causa de ello; tiene su primer encuentro aterrador en un sepulcro bajo las arenas del desierto con un ser maligno que lo llevará al umbral de la muerte.

Transcurren varios años luego de estos acontecimientos y Peter, después de abandonar las Fuerzas Armadas, se traslada a un lugar en los Estados Unidos llamado “Lago Feliz” donde se establece y contrae matrimonio formando una familia. Este es un lugar muy bello donde las personas viven felizmente alejadas del estrés de las grandes ciudades. Allí conviven otras tantas que disfrutan del clima, tranquilidad y belleza del lugar que cuenta con un lago y un gran bosque.

Peter se desempeña como Sheriff del pueblo y se reúne con algunos de sus vecinos los fines de semana para compartir en familia. Sus vidas transcurren con tranquilidad y felicidad hasta el día en que se les ocurre jugar con la Tabla Ouija y utilizan el amuleto traído desde el desierto, abriendo sin querer, una entrada para que la maldad llegue a sus vidas; destruyéndolas, sembrando espanto y muerte. Fenómenos paranormales, posesiones espeluznantes y muertes trágicas crean un clima de suspenso y terror a esta obra.
Esta novela aborda el aspecto de la lucha entre el bien y el mal. Uno de los protagonistas, el Padre Josh Carter, lucha contra sus principios y todo lo aprendido en el seminario al darse cuenta que la propia Iglesia se contradice y no acata sus preceptos. Comienza a renegar de su fe y a colocar en tela de juicio a las autoridades del clero y comprueba (muy a su pesar) que ha sido engañado lo cual lo desmorona emocionalmente.

También toca el tema del exorcismo y de la visión que tiene la Iglesia al respecto, así como la manipulación que se hace de estas situaciones. Problemas de índole mental que son utilizadas a conveniencia como métodos de propaganda y captación de fieles. Esta novela atrapa de inmediato al lector y está dedicada a un público adulto, personas que gusten de emociones fuertes y las hacen identificarse con los personajes, sus vivencias, temores, amores y sufrimientos. Es una novela ágil, emocionante y llena de suspenso, que no se puede dejar a un lado, entretiene y mantiene al lector en un constante interés por su desenlace.

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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:
Paul Murphy
About the Author:

Paul Murphy is a retired educator. The father of three grown children he recently moved to Southport with his wife, Shirley.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then obtained his Masters in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1970.

Paul possesses more than thirty years experience in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, culminating with sixteen years as superintendent of schools in several communities.

After he retired, Paul’s first task was to write the Christian fiction novel, The 13th Apostle, published by Evergreen Press. He is also the author of two murder mysteries, Time in the Mirror and Golden Rule Days.

He is a twenty-five year member of Rotary International. Paul has served in various capacities in two Lutheran churches. His love of Jesus prompted his writing The 13th Apostle and its sequel, Angel Assignment: The White House.

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An accidental stumble by a Secret Service agent leaves the country’s leaders exposed for a split second. A shot rings out: an instant later, the Vice President of the United States is dead, and the First Lady is mysteriously wounded. While a shaken President sits beside his injured wife considering resignation, the fiend behind the assassination attempt ramps up a smear campaign calculated to initiate impeachment, and orders his henchmen to scare off—kill, if necessary—a troublesome reporter determined to report only the facts. Still not satisfied, the evil-doer funds Al-Qaeda in a conspiracy to bring both America and its President to their knees. The terrorist attacks are executed with near-perfect precision: as an airplane spews a deadly new strain of anthrax over a crowd of over 100,000 unsuspecting football fans, Al-Qaeda members gun down random individuals at other nationally recognized gridiron venues.

            The enemy’s scheme is working: the President trusts no one except family and Secret Service agents. As rumors and death swirl about the nation’s leader, the pressure to apprehend the perpetrators of these heinous crimes and name a new vice-president becomes almost unbearable. Prayer brings the President little comfort, for his faith has waned over the years, and he no longer believes in his religious heritage. As he flies off to a secret retreat, the President recalls his father’s and grandfather’s tales of “the thirteenth apostle” and the letters Gamaliel supposedly wrote, and rejects them once again as make-believe. But God has a revelation in store for him, and what he learns will be instrumental in his fight against his evil adversary.

            “Paul Murphy is a wonderful story teller. His work in Angel Assignment: The White House grabs you and keeps you until the very end. This is not just a page turner…it’s a page burner. Start it today and you are likely to be up all night and you will be glad for the experience.” Dr. Mark Cress, Founder, Corporate Chaplains of America, Inc.

Finally, a suspense thriller the whole family can enjoy and talk about. A book for all ages, Angel Assignment: The White House, is a modern day novel featuring the president as the good guy, and a bunch of bad guys to fill out the roster. A good story to talk about with family and students. A great, what if. Susan Warren Books 'n Stuff

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Author:
Carol Mays, Richard Bachtold, Nina Andersen
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Carol Mays has resided in seven states and sought truth through many religious and philosophical traditions. Throughout her life, she has been strongly drawn toward beauty in all its forms. She has been writing poetry for 47 years and has published several other books, including Poems of Peace and Renewal and Stardust, Shadows, and Secrets. The latter discusses the process of discovering and creating intrigue and enchantment in life. It also includes a novella in the magical realism vein.

Richard Bachtold has passionately followed his calling to poetry for over 30 years. He lives a simple lifestyle on a beloved two-acre homestead in rural Hardwick, Massachusetts. For the most part, inspiration for his creative work comes from the beautiful natural landscape which surrounds him. For many years, he has independently studied the poetical process and the poetical heritage. He has self-published four books of poetry, the most recent compilation being Poems of the One.

Nina Andersen is a poet who's search for truth and God has led her into realms of spiritual experiences, leading to spiritual knowledge and soul enlightenment. The visions and intensity of her experiences are expressed through her poems, in her desire to bring spirituality and enlightenment to others. Nina lives in Hardwick, Massachusetts, in a yellow-windowed house, surrounded by nature, flowers, and woodland. She is a poet, mystic, and therapist, and she teaches Critical Thinking and Problem Solving at a community college in Worcester.

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Ninety soul-stirring poems by three authors are woven together in this beautiful, uplifting book. The writing is clear, sparkling, sophisticated, heart-felt, and non-dogmatic. Offered as a vital counterpoint to a world rife with anxiety, strife, divisions, confusion, uprootedness, and fear, the book's themes include natural connections, identities, relationships, time, eternity, visions, dreams, and fantasies.

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Author:
Alan H. Dawe
About the Author:

 

Alan H. Dawe has been a student of life and spirituality for over five decades. He has always been interested in writing, and has been itching to write a book for many years. This came to fruition in 2012 with the publication of The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything. He was rapt to have The God Franchise win the Ashton Wylie Book Award 2012

He is currently publishing his first e-books, The God Franchise: Tweet by Tweet, and award-winning The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything, as well as writing his new book, Two by Two: Soul Mates, Spirituality and Sex, which takes The God Franchise into the area of personal relationships.

Home for Alan is Auckland, New Zealand.

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To publicise The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything, Alan H. Dawe has been serialising the book on Twitter (@alanhdawe). Four tweets go out each day, slowly working through the book. The e-book, The God Franchise: Tweet by Tweet - Volume One, collates these tweets from March to September 2012 and provide a pithy view of the God Franchise in 140 character bites. This is a rather interesting approach to the work, and well-worth the minuscule price.

The God Franchise dares to offer refreshing answers to the big questions of life and God and the universe in a friendly, down-to-earth, thought-provoking, stimulating, entertaining yet practical way. You will clearly see why God exists, why the universe exists and most importantly, why you exist. You will get a clear understanding of the meaning of life and the Universal Laws that guide it. You will be astounded at the simplicity of the big picture, while recognising the profundity of this glimpse of the Truth. You will begin this journey of discovery in the timelessness before the universe began and will reach today, this moment in time, in a state of clarity about how to live your daily life with purpose and fulfilment.

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Author:
Florentina Gómez Guasp
About the Author:

Florentina Gómez Guasp (Palma de Mallorca, 1954)

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

Libros:

"Pasos de Arco Iris"

"Torres de Esperanzas Amarillas"

"Transparentes Azules"

"Alargados Grises"

"Poemas de Amor"

(Edición bilingüe) "Poemas de Amor"

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 de color brillante de Un Suspiro, 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 Violeta y)

 

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

Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación y Philosofhy, especializados en Pedagogía Terapéutica; Poeta.

Mis versos son verdades incompletas, nacidos en el instante de una mirada entre unos párpados intimidados; una breve aproximación a la forma en la que yacen los brazos apoyados, con el color brillante de un suspiro, a la necesidad de la alegría o la tristeza que guardan los pequeños gestos que apenas se perciben, a las lágrimas de emoción estética ...; emergen como un conocimiento dormido en una idea que despierta.

...

Porque yo soy un poeta, leo las almas

y cuento las lágrimas de la vida.

(Pasos de Arco Iris. Amarillo y Violeta)

Me gusta definirme como: "amigo de las Horas, que custodian las puertas de cielo, de la lluvia, el silencio y sus colores"

 

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     En "Pasos de Arco Iris" que Agrupado los poemas Bajo los Títulos de Parés de colores: brillantes, Como el rojo y el verde; Luminosos, Como el amarillo matizado Por La oscuridad del violeta; frescos, Por Como el azul contrastado el Cálido naranja; La Totalidad de la Luz y Su Ausencia, Como el blanco y el negro; Último Y Por el gris, Que Es solitario de color de las Naciones Unidas, confuso y Contraste pecado.

     Los titulos obedecen a los matices emocionales Que Estós colores me sugieren.

     En "Pasos del arco iris" He agrupado los poemas bajo los títulos de parejas de colores: brillantes, como el rojo y el verde; luminoso como el amarillo matizado por el darness de violeta; fresco, como el azul contrasta con la calidez de la naranja; toda la luz y su ausencia. como el blanco y el negro; y, finalmente, el gris que es un color solitario, confundido y sin contraste.

     Los títulos se deben a los matices emocionales que estos colores me sugieren.

     

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Author:
TomKing97
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Description:

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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Author:
Bob Lowry
About the Author:

 After a 36 year career in radio, Bob retired in 2001. Since then, he has published several  retirement books and started one of the most influential retirement blogs on the Internet, Satisfying Retirement. Since 2010, it has provided experienced-based, actionable information and advice to nearly 3 million readers. 

Bob has been profiled in Advertising Age and Money Magazine. He has been featured on CNN.com, Next Avenue, and Forbes.Com. 

Bob and his wife live in Arizona.

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A guide to the most exciting period of your life: Retirement. From the pages of the #1 Retirement lifestyle blog, Satisfying Retirement, this is the concise, practical book that answers the most asked questions about what to do with all your free time. how to know when to retire, how to avoid boredom, how to decide whether to age in place or move to a retirement community...in short straight-forward answers and advice on the important questions you are asking yourself about this new phase of your life.

Written for both pre-retirees and those already there, Preparing for Your Active Life After Retirement  deserves a place on your Kindle or computer e-reader.

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Author:
marco
About the Author:

Marco nació en Italia donde vivió sus primeros 22 años, a los que le siguió un periodo de 12 años durante el cual trabajó en el sector del turismo en Ibiza, España.

Ya desde el comienzo del año 2005 empezó a despertar interés por el lado espiritual de la vida, leyendo, experimentando y tomando cursos, con el provechoso resultado de sentirse de nuevo vivo y más feliz que antes. Esto lo llevó a que al final del año 2008 dejara su trabajo para dedicarse totalmente a estudios, investigaciones y búsqueda espiritual.

Al comienzo de su aprendizaje, Marco participó durante un periodo de 3 años, en clases de desarrollo personal en el Centro Biosoma de Ibiza. También estudió por 2 años en la Escuela Clairvision, participando en varios cursos intensivos, donde aprendió técnicas de meditación y sanación.

Entre Noviembre del 2007 y Marzo del 2008 tomó los 2 cursos principales del Centro de Meditación Las Pirámides del Ka en Guatemala, donde se quedó a ayudar y dar algunas clases.

Del 2009 hasta el final del 2011 ha estado estudiando directamente con su Hermano Mayor, profundizando en el poder de la Cábala, del Sistema Iniciático, de los Sueños Lúcidos y de los Retiros. En este periodo hizo 3 retiros intensivos de 3 meses cada uno, pasando la mayor parte de éste tiempo en aislamiento y silencio.

Durante estos largos retiros, salieron de su propio interior este mismo libro, un Oráculo sobre la Cábala y "EL ORÁCULO DE LA CONCIENCIA".

Marco, ahora mismo, sigue escribiendo y dirigiendo una escuela para el desarrollo personal on-line llamada : "YOGA, MEDITACIÓN Y CONCIENCIA".

Es profesor de Yoga certificado con Yoga Alliance a través de la Escuela Yoga School Institute; es padre de Sofiah y está casado con Caroline, con las que actualmente está viviendo en Antigua, Guatemala.

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SURFEANDO LAS OLAS DE LA VIDA es una novela iniciática basada en experiencias reales y complementadas por eventos puramente imaginarios que tienen lugar en las dimensiones sutiles e invisibles.

Este libro ha sido escrito con el noble propósito de ayudar a la colectividad de la que somos parte, partiendo de su unidad más pequeña, la individualidad.

Para mejorar el mundo, tenemos que empezar por nuestra vida, nuestro verdadero campo de acción y de experiencia, el único sobre el que tenemos poder total. Si todos dirigiéramos nuestra atención al desarrollo de la conciencia, el mundo no tardaría en volverse un lugar más amoroso y pacífico.

El camino empieza con uno mismo, y siendo que estamos en todo el globo, poco a poco, a través de las mejorías que cada uno logra en su vida, estaremos iluminando todo el planeta, justamente gracias a las muchas llamas individuales que se han vuelto a encender, alumbrando tanto la propia vida como la de los que nos rodean.

SURFEANDO LAS OLAS DE LA VIDA es una novela original y autentica, que trae información interesante y novedosa, mostrando una porción de lo que es la espiritualidad, y ¿cómo no?, invitando a la acción, porque de nada sirve saber si después no se comprueba la veracidad de la información recibida en la experiencia propia, que es y seguirá siendo lo fundamental en el camino de florecimiento interior al que este libro le está invitando.

La vida acontece siempre y solo en el eterno momento presente. Aproveche la sincronicidad que se le presenta, aquí y ahora, y súbase encima de la ola que está cruzando su camino, cuyo fin es el de encaminarle hacia su sanación, liberación y felicidad.

Aprender a surfear con conciencia las olas de la vida es el camino que ahora tenemos que recorrer, siempre acordándonos que las olas no vienen para hacernos sufrir sino para hacernos crecer.

 ¡AQUÍ LE OFRECEMOS UNA ENTRETENIDA OPORTUNIDAD!

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Theodor Rasputin
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The principle character of this book is an ordinary Russian guy named Vadim whose life is never uneventful, indeed Vadim can always be counted on to share a funny story with his friends; usually stories in which he was at the epicentre. Live through one summer of Russian life with Vadim and his attractive but at times critical wife Julia and come to understand how it is fun to be Russian. Drink vodka during a consultation at the clinic, experience a fishing weekend with friends, spend a relaxing summer week at the country Dacha and see how a seaside vacation to Egypt can be unusually eventful in the right company. Along the way you may find the answers to all those niggling little questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Why do Russians tie fishing boats to their feet while camping? How do you catch a bottle of vodka while fishing off your balcony? Why is it unwise to relieve yourself out the door of a Russian train at night? What German phrase do all Russian men know and when would they use them? Find out which is stronger; an Al Qaeda head or a Japanese television? And, just why is it essential that your wife always wears white knickers while travelling? While finding out, you will agree with the author of this book, that it is fun to be Russian and vodka is naked vitamin and pure energy! Enjoy reading and Na Zdorovie!

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Kris Bock
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Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Counterfeits starts a new series about art theft. What We Found is a mystery with romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods, Rattled follows a treasure hunt in New Mexico, and Whispers in the Dark involves intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit her Amazon page

Kris writes for children under the name Chris Eboch. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and the Haunted series, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her book Advanced Plotting helps writers fine-tune their plots. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com or her Amazon page, or check out her writing tips at her Write Like a Pro! blog.

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Finding a dead body changes a person.

22-year-old Audra Needham is back in her small New Mexico hometown. She just wants to fit in, work hard, and help her younger brother. Going for a walk in the woods with her former crush, Jay, seems like a harmless distraction.

Until they stumble on a body.

Jay, who has secrets of his own to protect, insists they walk away and keep quiet. But Audra can't simply forget what she's seen. The woman deserves to be found, and her story deserves to be told.

More than one person isn't happy about Audra bringing a crime to life. The dead woman was murdered, and Audra could be next on the vengeful killer's list. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. With her 12-year-old brother determined to play detective, and romance budding in the last place she expected, Audra learns that some risks are worth taking – no matter the danger, to her body or her heart.

 

“Another action-packed suspense novel by Kris Bock, perhaps her best to-date. The author weaves an intriguing tale with appealing characters. Watching Audra, the main character, evolve into an emotionally-mature and independent young woman is gratifying.” Ellen Rippel

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The author is a former altar boy, a former usher, a former Eucharistic Minister, and a former Knight of Columbus. He was also a dishwasher, a waiter, a steelworker, an editor, and a prosecutor  He is in residence near Bethany Beach, DE.

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A young priest’s romantic quest for discernment unfolds in this tale intriguing woven by author E. M. Whyte.  Intricately written, with a creative web of fiction and truths,  the novel is a profound read that’s sure to stir readers’ minds, hearts, and beliefs. Gail O’Grady

 

It took only a few weeks for Jason Adams, a newly minted priest, to fall into sin. 

 

  His occasion of sin - a gang-raped teenage-victim and her parents in galvanic distress and looking to him for solace. His church’s list of unstinting no-no’s regarding the child-rape victim are pitiless. His conscience guides him - Jason bends the rules.  The sinning begins.

 

His conscience again pre-empts his church’s unfeeling dogmas when he shares the anguish of souls living in pious wretchedness and souls living in unexamined certitude. 

 

Disobedience to church authority is anathema. Jason skirts this issue by regarding his straying as minor and venial.  He is convinced that his infringements are signposts guiding him on the way to a compassionate and joyful priesthood.

 

A mission for the archbishop takes Jason to Las Vegas. Yielding to the temptation of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ Jason decides to explore Sin City.  He begins to esteem and appreciate the wholesome delights of the female body..  

 

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Jason’ s sister, Abigail, a law student at Harvard (class of 1982), is a Women’s Libber.  “The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote is a gross insult to the women of America,” she declares.  

 

She disses the U.S. Supreme Court. During the Supreme Court’s 192-year history, the Justices, all male, have denied women true parity with men by ignoring the plain meaning of the Constitution. This bigoted interpretative stance infuriates Abigail.  She proposes that the Court’s mascot be Humpty Dumpty and for the Court’s slogan, “Keep Women Barefoot And Pregnant.”

 

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When Jason meets Lilith, his quest comes to its end.

 

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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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Katie Kump is an Army wife, a nanny, and a mentor to college women who has found that writing is the only way to feel rightly. When she's not downing guacamole or turning the living room into a dance floor, you can find her celebrating the Word in her own words at KatieKump.com.

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The chaos of a girl's growing-up years can quickly cloud the truest realities of her life and relationships. As Katie Kump looks back on her high school and college years, she points out how Jesus was there all along, making sense of her life, and encourages younger readers to find Him right where they are. Whether in the need for gossip or the disappointment of the prom, the longing to be married or the pressure to be someone you're not, Jesus is always there. Finding Him changes everything. In a blend of personal narrative and Biblical reference, Katie leads her audience to see that this life really is all about Jesus.

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Peter R Jacoby
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Crows in the Birches is a second collection of some of Mr. Jacoby's finest poetic work spanning years from 1963-2005.

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Paul R. Clarence
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All they had against them was a deadly and normally incurable communicable disease, one career full of deep secrets, another career struggling to get known and accepted, an ancient culture versus a modern culture, and half a world of distance; yet they could not just forget each other.  It would take time. 

A romance from the male perspective written with humor and respect for the complexity of mature adult romantic relationships.    

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Matt Chase
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‘Matt Chase’s descriptive powers really conjure up the sights and sounds of India.’ Andrew Watson.

 

‘Matt Chase’s way of introducing a subject is so graphic and magnetic…the reader walks beside him as he takes you from one scenario to the other’. David Bachop.

 

The Golden Thread is a very clever piece of non-fiction writing that reads like a novel. Why not join Matt in the back of a rickety rickshaw as you travel through India. A wonderful tale of twists and turns filled with delight and tension. I challenge you not to enjoy this book!’ Sharon Ball, Editor.

 

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The Golden Thread is written by a true Dream Weaver. It draws you into his world with precision, succinctness and a touch of magic.

Once you have stepped onto the path with Matt Chase and spent a life enhancing month in India with him, diving from one synchronistic happening to the next – you will never want to leave.

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Kelly Kitano
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Born in Osaka, Kelly Kitano was raised the only child in a traditional, conservative Japanese family.  By day she is a sexual predator on the hunt and a secretive, erotica writer, writing about her experiences as an Air Force officer’s wife.  By night, she is a devoted housewife to a retired officer, now employed with a fortune 500 company in northern California.

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Akako is on an Air Force recruitment trip with her husband in Detroit.  By an “Akako accident,” she ends up helping two black All-Star Football players with some “under the table” recruitment of her own. Before the recruitment, she experiences the raw lust of Detroit from a black steelworker on vacation and an older black bull at the Motown Museum. Detroit is like a “box of chocolates” for hungry Akako.

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S.J. Munson
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S.J. Munson has been a pastor, writer and teacher for the past two decades.  He received a B.A. in English from Princeton, along with a prize for fiction. The author of numerous Christian dramas, his call to fulltime ministry came while he was working as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He went on to receive an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a concentration in New Testament Greek.

“I love history and this story gave me an opportunity to weave history, faith and mystery into one story,” Munson said. “Anyone who is interested in fiction, art or ancient history will love this book.”

"There’s a lot of fiction or non-fiction out there that deals in some way with the temple treasure, the rebuilding of the temple, end-time prophecy and the State of Israel. I wanted to write a detective novel that challenges the reader both intellectually and emotionally to reexamine some dearly held assumptions in the light of history.

"The Romans looted the Jerusalem temple in AD 70, and I always wondered what became of those treasures. The Romans were such careful historians, whatever happened, there had to be a paper trail. As it turns out, the story is quite an epic. For five hundred years, the treasures survived fire, barbarian invasions and war, traveling from Jerusalem, to Rome, Carthage, Constantinople, and back to Jerusalem.  Then, oddly, in the mid-sixth century, the trail goes cold.  What happened after that is, of course, a source of much speculation, and that’s where fiction and imagination take over.  The protagonist in my book gets caught up in the search but ends up finding something infinitely more valuable."

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What ever happened to the treasures of the Jerusalem temple looted by the Romans in AD 70? Their fate is shrouded in mystery ...

Former art historian Michael Grammaticus, Jr. has inherited an ancient and dangerous secret-and it seems he is the last to know! When his parents are killed under suspicious circumstances, he travels to Rome to investigate, and the clues lead him to a fascinating world of ancient art, medieval manuscripts, and a dangerous mix of religion and international politics. Descended from an endless line of Greek scholars, he can't resist being drawn into their cryptic world, and soon the same relentless forces that destroyed his father begin to hound Michael as well. He discovers not only that his father had been an outspoken advocate for Palestinian Christians, but also that one of his ancestors was the bearer of a secret that continues to haunt his family-- a riddle regarding the whereabouts of the coveted treasure of King Herod's temple. This journey of discovery also becomes one of faith, as the cynical and disillusioned Michael undergoes a harrowing tribulation that leads him not only to the reasons for his father's death, but also to something far greater than the temple treasure itself. A delightful romp for lovers of fiction, art and ancient history-- and for anyone who ever wondered what really happened to that treasure!

 
Here's what people are saying about The Treasure of Israel...
 
"An incredible story that will keep you on the edge of your seat!" --Greg Holmes, Revival Nation Publishing
 
"...One part historical mystery, one part modern thriller, and altogether a great read...Christian fiction at its best."    --Long Island Council of Churches, "Prelude," September 2009

"For a huge puzzle, I found not a puzzle-piece out of place. As the treasure-search genre of books expands, this quality is important. It also is an obvious treasure piece never before dealt with. This one hangs together. Needless to say, I recommend it without reservation."   --Rev. Hank Keating, President, Keating Christian Ministries, Inc.

"Not since the early works of Morris West has a novel more accurately described the interplay of tensions between the religious world and Western society."  --Christian Newswire

"What the avid reader of historical novels always needs is a well-researched, well-written novel that gives us a sense of having walked with the author into an enchanted land of his making. This, happily, is what S. J. Munson's novel does. It is not an ordinary historical novel, but one of depth and learning and style."             --Ralph Stewart Smith, author

 

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"Fast-paced, gripping and thoroughly enjoyable. Total escape to a world parallel to The DaVinci Code, deftly layered with humor, insight, history and adrenaline. Highly recommended."
 
"Powerful & Intelligent Literature - Couldn't put it down!"
 
"Had me on the edge of my seat, and the surprise ending was not only exciting but the perfect conclusion to a book that satisfied my every expectation from a good novel."
 
"The historical accuracy is astounding, the writing is superb, the idea is creative and original. He claims his space and has his own unique style and nails it. He uses flashbacks and an expressive narrative that builds the kind of tension that's needed to forge a "sit on the edge of your seat" suspense thriller!"
 
"One of those books that you sacrifice sleep for, just to get through 'one more chapter.'"
 
"The dialogue is smart and sassy and hilarious."

 

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Aleksandr Jackson
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Aleksandr Jackson is an author and quant analyst who has lived and worked in Europe and Asia and currently resides in the United States with his family.

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Justin Lowe, a brilliant young securities analyst specializing in international finance, is searching for purpose in a soulless world of wealth. Despite his uncanny ability to spot lucrative patterns, he is seduced by the prospect of a new career that isn’t what it appears. Between ocean-hopping adventures looking for treasure in the untamed frontier markets of the developing world, he sees hope for personal salvation in the form of a shimmering Iranian political refugee whose past is as complex as his own. 
 
However, his globe-trotting exploits in search of windfall profits end when he is framed by his manager and an ex-colleague.  Desperately trying to avoid prison, he races across the world to uncover the truth about his betrayers.  Along the way, he unearths a nuclear-exporting scheme that topples a regime and takes away the one person who has given his life new meaning.  In order to honor the woman he loves, Justin must forego his unbridled ambition and sacrifice a financial fortune.
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