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SUKI: What Does Love Really Look Like?
by C.F. Winn
Our Price: $12.99
Life offers one guarantee…death.
SUKI tells the story of Savannah, an independent go getter who allows fear to keep her from being completely happy, and Dwayne, a softhearted ex-Marine with a talent for creativity. The couple is destined to find each other and carry out a preordained agreement made long before their human feet enter this Earthly plane. Their connection is tangible and their lives easy — until they are presented with one challenge that shakes them to their cores. The couple’s subsequent struggle to make sense of their imploding world comes to a head in the epilogue, where a shocking secret is revealed in an overdue letter.
We all assume we know what love is, but think again. It comes in many shapes and sizes. If you knew ahead of time that you’d never see “happily ever after”, would you choose to live at all for the sake of love? Read more at ReadSUKI.com.
CF Winn flexes her story telling muscle and shows us why she is an award winning author. SUKI will grab your heart and make you think about your place… and your purpose in this world.
CF Winn is a freelance writer of blogs and short stories when she’s not training others in the art of Market Research. Her day job has led her to places that few of us know exist. Worlds where eccentricity is the norm and even sometimes embraced. Led by several off kilter muses, CF has been graciously guided into the awards arena, most notably, Wordsmitten Storycove for her flash fiction story, “Sunday Drives Done Mojo Style.”
CF Winn is the founder of Winning! Publications, a firm specializing in editing and promotion services for authors. Her latest project is the just released Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name, a hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy saddled with a girl’s name and forced into a nomadic existence. Ms. Winn lives in New York with her three brilliant children and is a regular contributor to HumorOutcasts.com and The Lindenhurst Patch.
Tales From a Broad
by Jeannine Henvey
Our Price: $15.95
Forty-two and feeling not-so-fabulous, Lucy Banks allows her older sister to talk her into accompanying her twenty-four-year-old niece on a trip around Europe. In the past year, she has lost her fiancé, her job and her fertility. Embracing her role as spinster aunt seems to be Lucy’s only option, until she embarks on a romantic adventure through London, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris and Florence. Will a room with a view and a handsome stranger be enough to open her heart and mind to new experiences? Tales From A Broad promises to draw readers into a light-hearted tale of emotional development, self-discovery and love.
Jeannine Henvey, a Long Island native, graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University with a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After graduate school she moved to Manhattan where she mastered the art of job hopping. She finally landed in publishing where she had a long stint as a promotional writer for many popular women’s magazines.
Jeannine backpacked around Europe with three of her friends in between undergrad and grad school. Whether in a youth hostel, on the EuroRail, sitting in a pub, or at a sidewalk cafe, she kept a journal throughout the two month trip. Over the years, she had come across the book and put it away, knowing that one day she would do something special with it. It was that journal that inspired her to write Tales From a Broad.
When she’s not traveling the world with her fictitious characters, Jeannine is happily grounded with her husband and three children on Long Island.
A Force for Good
by Samuel Muggington
Our Price: $12.05
Clown’s baby brother was shot and killed at the Courts in East Harlem. Everyone thought that thugs from the Original Young Gangsters (OYG) did it, but they couldn’t be sure. It seemed like no one could stop the violence until a group of teens took matters into their own hands and formed the Force for Good (FFG). Using their wits, survival skills and the latest techie gadgets, the FFG fought the gang bangers in their search for the killer. The truth turned out to be more evil and twisted than any of them imagined.
After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at SamuelMuggington.com.
Pomroy’s World: Arrival
by Samuel Muggington
Our Price: $16.80
The SUV hit Pomroy and crushed his skull. He never woke from the coma. His doctor gave his parents no hope. Little did they know that Pomroy walked in another strange world. There he met a beautiful girl named Nna. Nna and Pomroy experience wild adventures and hilarious cross-cultural misunderstandings as they try to survive. Pomroy is torn between his love for the exotic Nna and his desire to go home to his familiar world. Meanwhile, a young physicist and her intern make a fantastic breakthrough. They built a sophisticated dark matter device powered by a quantum computer. Eventually they too become trapped in Pomroy’s world. No one knows if the laws of physics will ever let them return.
After travelling the world I finally settled in the New York City area where I have lived for the past twenty years. I am captivated by nature and science and technology. On top of that, I have now found I love to tell wild, crazy stories. Each novel I write is an adventure and I have no idea where or if it will ever end. I hope you will read and enjoy my simple tales. Please read more at PomroysWorld.com.
The Other Side of Goodbye
by Jules Angelina
Our Price: $10.99
Tragic circumstances have thrust Claire Eva Brandt into an unfamiliar new life. Now, she must decide if this new life is one that’s worth living, despite being given an incredible opportunity to begin again. Will Claire pursue this rare second chance? Or will she remain eternally angry with God and choose to live life in the past… alone? This “What if” story, based in Ireland, will keep you on the edge of your seat, and you just might wonder what you would do if in a similar situation.
Jules started her writing career when she was 14 years old. Growing up in Chicago, she fell in love with stories offering profound life lessons, and the Windy City also sparked her deep passions for art, photography, music, architecture, and the world’s diverse cultures. A move to New York led to an extensive cable TV and programming career, that included writing and editing scripts, and ultimately structuring her own stories in screenplay and novel formats.
In addition to writing stories about life and “what if” situations, she also enjoys exploring new and challenging ways to stay young and fit, inspired by a statement by a legendary Nike cofounder: “If you have a body, you are an athlete.”
The Other Side of Goodbye is her first published novel. Jules lives in New York with her husband and two children. Read more at JulesAngelina.com.
Between Henry & Clinton
by Francine Richetti
Our Price: $11.00
Life has a way of happening without notifying you first. Teo is living a life he inherited; a life he thought he was responsible for; a life that was brought about by circumstances out of his control; a life he rarely, if ever, talks about. Teo knows what it feels like to love. He knows what it means to be depended on. He knows how to sacrifice. What he doesn’t know is how to trust, how to let his guard down, or how to let himself feel again. Until, one night, on a stoop in Brooklyn, between Henry and Clinton.
Francine grew up the daughter of a New York City Firefighter. As a child, she spent summers on the beaches and waters of Long Island and Cape Cod. A former Litigation Paralegal, she now spends most of her time at soccer fields, baseball fields or dance competitions. She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and three kids. Read more at facebook.com/BetweenHenryAndClinton.
Eyes of the Soul
by Karen Esposito
Our Price: $17.95
Jack always longed to lift the physical world’s veil of illusion and peer into the reality behind it. His journey, in the afterlife, provides answers to his lifelong quest for forgotten truths. Traversing two worlds with the guidance of a mysterious angel transforms Jack by replacing the ego’s vision with that of the soul’s. He gains an elevated perspective through releasing limiting beliefs and replacing them with liberating insights. The world, and his path, are seen in a magical way.
Did you ever wonder what is hidden behind life’s curtain? What forgotten truths await to guide you through life? Join Jack on a spiritual journey that replaces the ego’s vision with that of the soul’s, and traverses two realms. Be prepared to see the world, and your path, in a magical, new way.
“Karen Esposito addresses the needs of contemporary seekers in this inspirational book. She gives us practical tools with which we can gather spiritual knowledge.” — Barbara Biziou, author of The Joys of Everyday Ritual and The Joys of Family Rituals
“This is a must read! Karen’s grasp of spirituality is comprehensive and inspiring. I encourage you to embark upon this awesome journey. You’ll feel enlightened, elevated, and entertained!” — Louisiana Zinn, Reiki Master, Spiritual Teacher and Healer
Esposito read her poem, What was not Seen on September 11th, at the first 9/11 memorial. Her Columbine poem, A Cry for Help in Columbine, was published in The Denver Catholic Register. She has now turned her capability for healing words into a novel. Karen is a second degree Reiki master. She has a career in the travel industry and lives in New York City.
Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable
by Susan Rostan
Our Price: $17.95
GRAND PRIZE WINNER (Nonfiction), 2014 LUCKYCINDA BOOK CONTEST
Have you ever really thought about your ancestors beyond their names and dates of events in their lives? The stories of how they lived their lives can be a source of strength as well as inspiration in your own life. In this new work of narrative nonfiction, Susan M. Rostan invites us to experience her journey as she seeks to uncover the story of her husband’s family, including two courageous but silent survivors of WWII’s Warsaw Ghetto: her mother-in-law Elzbieta and Elzbieta’s brother, Marian Rosenbloom. With the passing of Elzbieta, an aging Uncle Marian is the only surviving link to his family’s history — the stories of tragic loss and heroic survival — that he and his sister had refused to share with anyone throughout their lives. Encouraged by the author and driven by an emerging sense of responsibility to his sister’s namesake and future generations, Marian begins a difficult journey into the memories of his childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto and subsequent survival. As his experiences unfold, he haltingly recalls how he managed to escape the Ghetto and survive, thanks to his courageous rescuers. Out of his remembrances, the author nurtures not only the story of her husband’s family history, but finds herself immersed in an insistent desire to honor Marian’s rescuers. Through her poignant and compelling narrative, she revives Elzbieta’s legacy of hope, caring and laughter for all of us to share.
“As a Pole, I highly appreciate the joint efforts of Susan and Marian to restore the memory of Polish Jews, former residents of my hometown… and the memory of my countrymen who risked their own lives as well as their families’ lives whilst hiding and saving from death their Jewish friends, neighbors and even strangers. With this book, some of them receive the title of Righteous Among the Nations for their quiet heroism.” – Aleksander Kopiński, Polish literary critic, historian and genealogist.
Grand Prize Winner (Nonfiction), 2014 LuckyCinda Book Contest
“An emotionally charged, beautifully written book is how one reviewer described this story and we agree. The story is a narrative of the survivors of WWII’s Warsaw Ghetto and their rescuers. It will remind you how cruel humanity can be, but, too, how resilient and courageous the spirit fighting for survival. A personal story worth reading.” – LuckyCinda Book Contest Judge’s comments
Susan M. Rostan is a visual artist, educational researcher, and the author of Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable, a work of creative nonfiction. She has written well-received articles in The Journal of Creative Behavior and Creativity Research Journal as well as chapters in diverse books on creativity. She has an MFA from Long Island University and a doctorate in gifted education from Columbia University. Ms. Rostan has directed the Rostan Art School since 1970, conducted extensive research in children’s artistic development, and has served as an adjunct professor in Hofstra University’s School of Education. Ms. Rostan and her husband Robert live on Long Island. Read more at SusanMRostan.com.
How May I Serve?
by Karen Mathews
Our Price: $13.99
How May I Serve? is a guide to empower women who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness and peace of mind. Yet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me. Then, I realized it was an “inside” job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself and make peace with myself. So many women have been brought up with limiting beliefs about themselves from childhood. From the time I was conceived, I was an unwanted pregnancy. From the deep recesses of my subconscious mind, I programmed a tape of being unloved and unlovable. I acted and attracted circumstance after circumstance to validate this belief. I played the victim role very well. I did not know how to get out of my own way. The more I avoided looking at the cause of the problems; however, the worse they got. I hit my bottom upon finding out that my oldest daughter had a heroin addiction. This brought everything full circle. In order to save her, I had to change myself.
Karen Mathews has traveled extensively around the world to find her purpose in life. She has learned and discovered the answers were inside her all along. If she stays present in the moment, serves others and learns from her failures, the answers will reveal themselves. Karen is an empowerment coach, teaching people the laws of the natural world. She also practices reflexology, teaches Nia dance, gardens, and loves to take long walks. She also still travels the world. The greatest significance she can offer humanity is to serve and give her best, to shed light and give value to the world gives her great joy. Read more at Karen Mathews.
by Philip Schulman, M.D.
Our Price: $21.95
Daniel Whitacore is a brilliant oncologist who discovers a way to use a deadly virus to treat lymphoma. His discovery is a miracle to those who suffer from the devastating disease. Unfortunately, Daniel has enemies. These enemies hope to alter his miracle cure to make it something deadly to harm Daniel as well as the entirety of mankind. Not only must Daniel fear those who mean him harm, but also, he must be wary of those closest to him. John Abel is Daniel’s devoted fellow, but even he soon gets caught up in the plot and becomes an unwilling conduit to its execution. John’s girlfriend, Susan, is a Harvard educated Ph.D. She may be smart, but can she be trusted? An outside force, Peter Sutter, recently lost his son to cancer, and he seeks revenge against Daniel, much like the others who would use his miracle cure to kill. Then, there is Jack Comstock: a jihadist conflicted as to his motivations and the ramifications of his actions. All of these people are soon intertwined by Daniel’s scientific discovery, but will any of them get what they truly want?
Philip Schulman, M.D. is a physician who lives on Long Island with his wife Sherry. He attended Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York and has spent many years of his illustrious career treating patients with cancer as Chief of Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on Long Island. He currently serves as a Medical Director of Oncology at Eviti, Inc.
by Greg Kemp and Willy Minnix
Our Price: $15.00
In the modern world, the factions of governments, religions, and military powers are scrambling to answer one question: Who controls the Fear that controls all people? Dr. Karol Seguin has been hired by her publishing company to document the day to day decisions of the current president of the United States. He has uncanny intelligence and universal popular regard. And, from his impending resume of distinction, his constituency has commissioned that his life be documented as in line with the great leaders of history. Karol and her acquaintances, Col. Thomas Graile and Justice Mel Sodeq, are bombarded with a flurry of new questions. Is there technology to boldly manipulate the many populations of the world by only one person? Are there secrets of antiquity that give hints and clues to a power greater than mortality? What is a legend? What is a conqueror? Ultimately, three questions exist: Is the world controlled by omnipotence or debilitation? Is it better to be omnipresent or to be continual in spirit? And, the greatest of these questions is: Will the minds of conquerable people fall by the individual who is omniscient or the individual who can impose confusion?
Greg Kemp is a school psychologist, rock guitar enthusiast, and an equal apologist to the use of long words and scheme philosophies in professional football. All is considered mere gust and dust when compared to just spending time with his wife and kids. Willy Minnix is a pastor, musician, graphic artist and author of several books covering topics such as music theory, theology and fiction. Willy has also released several CDs. He lives with his wife, kids and dog somewhere in the world. Read more at facebook.com/greg.willy.775.
People Who Look Alike, Are Alike. It’s In the DNA! Your Biology is Your Biography
by Marcia Stanex Cammarata
Our Price: $13.95
Personality Predictors is the ultimate guide to better relationships and success in like. It will provide you with a pathway to understanding your inner self and relating to others.
Personality Predictors is a guide and the key to empowering yourself and controlling your destiny, enhance your self esteem and find stepping stones to friendship, intimacy and achievement, as well as becoming secure in who you are, so you can find fulfillment and success in life. You can move forward with confidence, accept the challenges life presents and overcome inadequacies once you understand your temperament.
Once you learn to identify the 7 Personality Types through the art of observation, you will be able to navigate through life with less stress and develop the power of positivity. You will see humanity more clearly. There is a correlation between behavior styles and personality types established by numerous studies. This book will help you master the art of observation and analysis in the study of human nature.
Personality Predictors evolved from the ancient historical study of Physiognomy which evolved other centuries. Genetics determine the structure of your character traits from birth. You are an echo of the generation before you. All human development is determined by nature and our ancestral record. Neuroscience and recent studies have reinforced that we are a product of our genetics. It is in our DNA.
Personality Predictors is an analysis system that can be learned. This book will provide you with innovative tools to achieve that knowledge. Whether you are simply curious about yourself and your family and friends or in a profession that requires social interaction, you will benefit by being able to predict personality types of individuals by observing their facial and body characteristics. You will have the advantage of knowing what a person is like behind the mask and develop the skills to communicate with them as well as understand their eccentricities, idiosyncracies and attributes. You can avoid relationship pitfalls and make the best of every situation you encounter.
The 7 Types of Personality Predictors provides you with an innovative and powerful tool that is more accurate and unique than astrology or other methods. It opens the door to better understand and discovery of who you are. Read more at PersonalityPredictors.com.
Me, Myself, and Oy!
by Sandi Bloomberg
Our Price: $19.99
Me, Myself, and Oy! is a collection of poetry and prose reflecting Sandi Bloomberg’s life as a Radio City Rockette, actress, singer, English teacher, wife, mother or three sons, grandmother, daughter of ailing parents, owner of a dance studio, director, choreographer, writer of children’s books, and the struggle to balance all in her quest for love and acceptance. Ms. Bloomberg writes from her heart with honesty and humor, even in the darkest moments of her life.
Loneliness I know your name.
How often I have played your game.
I wear a smile to hide a tear,
And no one ever knows you’re here.
Sandi Bloomberg is a prolific poet, essayist, and author of short stories and children’s books. Her work has been published in many magazines and literary journals. Her monthly column, Sandi By The Sea, appears in Great South Bay Magazine. A former Radio City Rockette, Bloomberg is now getting her “kicks” from writing. In fact, many of her short stories and essays reflect her memories from the Music Hall. After retiring from professional dance, Sandi received a BA in English and Theater Arts from Adelphi University and taught English at the prestigious High School of Art & Design in NYC. She later owned the North Shore Studio of Dance, in Huntington, Long Island, NY where she taught all the disciplines of Dance and directed two dance companies, The North Dance Theatre and The Red Hot Mamas. She lives on Long Island with her husband Jerry, her most ardent fan. Ms. Bloomberg has published seven children’s books, which she reads in libraries, schools, and book stores. They are all available on her websiteSandiBloomberg.com.
by Heather A. Hamilton
Our Price: $16.00
Unsung is a riveting emotional memoir about a daughter’s mind breaking and a mother’s heart breaking. It is one woman’s journey to heal her daughter and find herself.
Unsung is a riveting, emotional memoir, not for the weak of heart, but for all who have wished for hearts capable of enduring in spite of loss. Unsung is about a mother and daughter’s battle to cope with schizophrenia, a disabling mental illness that resists treatment and affects the lives of everyone close to those living with it.
Unsung cuts scalpel-like to the rotten core of our current mental health care system, exposing pharmaceutical companies, mental health care centers, and psychiatrists for the often unconscionable role they play in doing everything but healing those who are mentally ill. It is a memoir in which the truth is unbelievable. And the unbelievable is true.
Fired with a mother’s fury and passion, laced with love and laughter, irreverently reverent about everything from affairs of the garbage industry to Zen, rich with one-of-a-kind friendships, it is one woman’s journey to heal her daughter and to find herself. The journey is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. There is romance so strong some readers will buy the book simply to read and reread Haley’s passionate encounters with Jake Welch — a German Italian bad boy and full-time mechanic, twelve years her junior. But there is more than one love story in these pages, along with many surprises. The memoir takes its readers through cross country moves, an eviction, a car wreck, hurricanes, a near drowning, the loss of two jobs, loss of credit, an audition for a reality TV show, and suicides.
Women of all ages will read Unsung, because it will take them from the place they are and the things they have feared to who they can be. Men will read Unsung for a thoughtful, funny woman’s take on who they are and who they aren’t. Those living with mental illness will read Unsung to learn and to grieve and to find hope. Those who love action and suspense, and thrill seekers, will read Unsung for an unbelievably believable adventure. Romantics will read Unsung for its unusual love story. Those who love true stories will read Unsung to connect with a mother’s real experience with her child’s illness.
Unsung is both timely, with our newfound awareness and appreciation of the fact women do blossom as they age, and topical, since most of our lives are affected in one way or another by mental illness. But it is much more than that. With its honest, often funny, always courageously tender human voice, Unsung is a memoir that urges its readers to hitch hike through stars, to fly through water, to swim the earth, and to dive down deep enough to find themselves.
Heather Hamilton wrote her first novella at the age of seven. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award for Fiction. She is an avid runner. Her daughter Melissa’s courageous struggle with schizophrenia provided Heather with her inspiration for Unsung.
by Claudia Riess
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Stolen Light is a suspense novel set in the art world and involving the Italian Renaissance, the Cuban Revolution, as well as a love story. Cuba, 1958: the art collection of sugar plantation owner, American born William Delaney, is seized. Delaney is killed during the incident, and his pregnant wife flees Cuba, never to look back. Now, over fifty years later, Delaney’s wife dies, and his daughter, Helen Gilmore, intent on “knowing” the father whose life was shrouded in secrecy, is determined to restore what she can of his legacy. She seeks the help of young Art News writer, Erika Shawn, whose boss hooks her up with a more seasoned hand, art historian, Harrison Wheatley. What begins as an academic endeavor quickly changes character when Helen is brutally murdered and Erika is anonymously warned to give up her assignment. Undeterred, she continues her investigation, Harrison following suit. Their quest leads them to finding what may be a Michelangelo drawing; to unraveling a mystery over a half century old; and to solving Helen’s murder. Their sleuthing is complicated by their burgeoning passion, as irresistible and, in a sense, as threatening as their mission.
“Complex and intriguing” — Kirkus Reviews
Claudia Riess, a Vassar graduate, has worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker and has edited art history monographs. Her first novel, Reclining Nude, was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of Awakenings commented: “…exquisite and delicate… a most courageous book, full of daring — a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.” Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com.
Semblance of Guilt
by Claudia Riess
Our Price: $21.99
Ellen Davis’s husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she’s trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper. One of her assignments is covering weekly items on the police blotter, which is how she gets to know Lieutenant Pete Sakura—a handsome, witty Japanese- American Ellen is drawn to immediately. Another of Ellen’s assignments is interviewing for the paper’s “Around The Town” column, and in this capacity, she meets Graham and Sophia Clarke, newcomers to the community. He’s an administrator at Columbia; she’s his beautiful Greek wife. Ellen and Sophia become fast friends, so it comes as a great shock when Sophia ends up dead. Sophia Clarke is found murdered, and to all appearances, Ellen is the last person to have seen her alive. When Ellen’s fingerprints are found on the murder weapon, she’s arrested, and evidence steadily mounts against her. Ellen takes matters into her own hands as her romantic feelings for Pete intensify. Closing this case could either save Ellen or lead to her destruction. “A determined amateur detective who’ll garner fans with her refusal to either back down or give up.” —Kirkus Reviews. Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com
Love and Other Hazards
by Claudia Riess
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Love and Other Hazards is a novel about urban singles stumbling toward fulfillment in an odyssey of sex, love, and parenting.
Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her seven-year-old daughter, Astrid, when Eugene Lerman comes walking by with his eight-year-old daughter, Meredith, a schoolmate of Astrid’s. The families spot each other, Glenda and Eugene engage in long-range cursory assessments, and then they go their separate ways.
But not for long. Glenda and Eugene cross paths professionally soon after, and circumstances at work bring them into close association. So begins a friendship fraught with complications. Glenda’s independence is self-imposed and fierce. Eugene’s was foisted on him by a wife who left him. Although Glenda’s and Eugene’s personal demons are incompatible, their longings are, confoundedly, in harmony. Their cautious friendship is further inhibited by past and present relationships, and it remains to be seen if they can break out of their set ways to make a break for uncharted love.
Read more about Ms. Riess and her works at claudiariessbooks.com
Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards
by Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert
Our Price: $24.00
Medicine Hat Moments is an animal deck of cards designed to enhance consciousness, intuition, and dream interpretation. Medicine Hat Moments cards use animal spirits as a powerful tool in sharing ancient Native American wisdom. There are four cards for each animal in the deck, one for each element — air, water, fire and earth. The Lakota name for the animal appears underneath the English (North American) name for the animal. The bottom of the card reflects the herb associated with the animal. Users may ask an open-ended question, shuffle the deck of cards, and choose one through intuition, or find a card that represents an animal they have recently encountered. It is suggested that users consider the animal’s nature, habits, and relationship with Mother Earth. Users may also read the cards in layouts: North, East, South, and West for the Medicine Wheel; or three cards for Past, Present, and Future. There is no specific ritual required to use Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards. How the user chooses to interact with the animals is their personal choice and the meaning is specific to them. The animal spirits are always with us.
Over the last 20 years, and Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert have proudly been involved in diverse groups of self-healers, shamans, and visionaries; exploring the art of spirituality and self-growth. The wisdom and tools of these magical practitioners helped inspire the idea for Medicine Hat Moments. For many years, Darlene Fricchione traveled the world with a famous Native American holy man. She is a certified teacher of Conscious Dreaming techniques and interpretations. Darlene is also a certified astrologer and a practitioner of the ancient Hawaiian teachings known as Hooponopono. Darlene incorporates all her learning tools as a spiritual coach. Learn more about Darlene by visiting sageastrologer.com. P.E. Calvert is a spiritual mentor and leads workshops in guided meditation, automatic writing, and Shamanism. These studies are designed to be a gateway to Shamanic states of consciousness, power animals, dream interpretation, visioning, and a practical understanding of the medicine wheel for a modern culture. She has also served as producer and writer on various projects for film, television, and theater, including Teen Tone, a youth fitness DVD. Learn more about P.E. Calvert by visiting pecalvert.com.
The Dirty Little Secrets: Getting Your Dream Job
by Don Raskin
Our Price: $22.95
Don Raskin owns and operates MME, an advertising and marketing agency in New York City. During his twenty-five years at the agency he has interviewed hundreds of new college graduates for positions within his agency and has placed a strong emphasis on entry-level recruitment for positions in creative, account management, traffic, and production. Raskin has also mentored countless students and their parents on best practices for the job search. Over the years, Raskin has kept exceptionally detailed notes on the interviews he has conducted, observing the good, the bad, the ridiculous, the irreverent. He also has a treasure trove of over-the-top cover letters, resumes, interviews, and post interview follow-ups he has conducted and received. Now, he wants to share all the wisdom and insider secrets he has gathered to help students and first-time job seekers find a job in this economy.
Based on his remarkable expertise, Raskin’s book provides exclusive insight into the job search process and lets readers in on all of the dirty little secrets to landing their first job—or a new one—and finding career success.
Dinner Table: Family Headquarters
Four Sisters Unite to Create Complete, Easy, Delicious and Artistic Meals
by Merle Moses, Liz Lesh, Genia Taub and Suzie Lazar
Our Price: $35.00
When was the last time your family sat down for a meal together and shared their experiences of the day? Merle, Liz, Genia and Suzie, four sisters and the authors of Dinner Table: Family Headquarters, believe the best way to create a “home sweet home” is with family and friends eating around a table together. These are pure love memories that will last a lifetime.
This unique cookbook will help you create gorgeous, easy, delicious, balanced meals. The stories from the authors themselves and their children will make you want to do the same for your children and guests. The dinner table can also turn into a game night where laughter, conversation, and fun come easily. Along with delicious recipes, Dinner Table shares insights, cooking tips, benefits of eating together, inspiring art, and entertaining quotes.
Enjoy preparing and eating the tried-and-true recipes in this book. They are the “best of” recipes the authors’ families and guests have enjoyed for many years. They are the recipes that have elicited comments such as, “WOW! This is amazing. Can I have the recipe?” and “You are the best cook. You should write a cookbook!”
The passion that the authors have for their “kitchen headquarters” will inspire you to have fun making your home an even sweeter Home Sweet Home. Embrace, Enjoy, Live, Love, Laugh, and EAT! “The kitchen is the heart of the home.” — The Four Sisters
Merle, Liz, Genia and Suzie, better known as the Epelbaum girls, were born in Montreal, Quebec and raised by two European parents who immigrated to Canada after World War II. The Epelbaum girls grew up in a home where dinners were sacred, food was very important, and restaurants were nonexistent. As adults, the four sisters went out on their own and took many inspiring and memorable family traditions with them that they now share with their family and friends. Each sister has a unique style, flare and interest in different kinds of foods and cooking. Creating an ambiance of fun and togetherness with family and friends is their form of art. They each share their healthy and delicious secrets, out-of-the-box foods for healing, funny stories and easy-to-learn games. This is the first book all four sisters have written together. Read more at DinnerTableHQ.com.
A Beautiful Life with No Excuses: The Power of One Human Being
The Story of Raymond Riley by Maria Mantovano
Our Price: $15.00
Inside is a story that is so compelling, so unbelievable and so heart wrenching that the reader will be astonished as tears fill their eyes when they see the power of this one human being. Raymond’s story was written to benefit the lives of thousands of people who have felt loss. It’s a story for any parent who has lost a child or faced any loss in their lives that was hard to overcome. Read how Raymond’s faith carried him through marriage and the deaths of his children, and how his faith has fostered within him complete devotion to his mother for not abandoning him as a child. Raymond’s faith has guided him through each chapter of his life, has given him strength, and has helped him overcame adversity and trials throughout his lifetime, while knowing he was going to live the beautiful life he was born to have no matter what challenges he faced.
“My passion is to inspire and uplift anyone who comes in contact with me by transforming their whole being through a series of spiritual coaching and beauty mentoring. I feel it takes the whole package to allow individuals to see the beauty in themselves. We must all possess the ability to be physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced to be complete. In writing this book, Raymond opened his heart to share with me the story of a powerful human being, and trusted me to put into words his story and what his soul could not express.” — Maria Mantovano
Turning Blue: A Life Beneath the Shield
by Lawrence Hoffman
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As a kid growing up on Long Island, I struggled with an unknown psychological need to wear a uniform and a strong desire to be a part of an organization. My search would take me through Little League, Cub Scouts, and various fraternal organizations. This desire would only be fulfilled after joining the NYPD in February of 1984. Somewhere during my twenty-year career, I was transformed from that kid into a veteran New York City police detective. This is my evolution from a middle-class suburban kid with simple values who naively thought the “projects” were a homework assignment into a veteran detective working in some of the most unforgiving neighborhoods of New York City. With this transformation comes the ability to separate the daily exposure to the dark side of human nature from your own life-sustaining core beliefs. Many will fail to acquire this ability and fall victim to drugs, alcohol, divorce, crime, and even suicide. This is a process which I have come to call Turning Blue. This is my story of how I dealt with life-changing experiences at home while my gun belt and uniform hung safely in my locker. In my twenty years of experience as a police officer, I can honestly say that I have been scared and feared for my life. Could you go back to work after crying yourself to sleep, reliving your partner’s screams as he lay bleeding to death in the backseat of your unmarked car, and the only thing keeping your heart in your chest was your department-issued bulletproof vest?
Who’s the Lucky Guy?
by Samuel Muggington
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When he’s fired from his Wall Street IT job, Borden Duffield is certain things couldn’t possibly get much worse. But then, after his air guitar antics make him the star of a viral video, a call from his doctor brings even more cause for concern.
Suddenly, Borden is unemployed, overwhelmed, and facing the reality that he might not live another year. But when fate guides him to an Indian cooking demonstration, he suddenly sees hope in the form of the world’s most valuable spice—the little purple flowers of the saffron plant.
Joined by his wife Helen and his best friend Hill, Borden does everything he can to set his new idea in motion—including firing paintballs at local speeders and experimenting with “liquid ass.” Their destination? Amish country, Pennsylvania, where they’ll learn the secrets of growing saffron and begin gathering intel for their hopefully lucrative operation.
But when a clandestine group of criminals begins enacting its own dastardly plan, Borden could be out of luck yet again—and it’s not long before the group’s moneymaking venture transforms into a high-tech international caper.
by Jean Mellano
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This is a memoir about a gentle soul who gave so much love and joy to others in spite of his own depression. Steve Tarpinian took his own life on March 15, 2015. He was a beloved coach, swimmer, entrepreneur, friend and companion. His vision established the landscape for triathlon on Long Island. Steve’s true legacy is the lives that he positively impacted while on his journey. Slipped Away exemplifies Steve’s journey and the lives he touched along the way. It include tributes from his soul mate of 33 years, his colleagues, his students, the triathlon community as well as his own writings. The intention of this book is to have Steve’s depth of spirit and compassion live on and continue to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
The Little Boy Inside and Other Stories
by Glenn Gray
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What men do to their bodies and what their bodies do to them. That’s the subject of this visceral debut story collection from Glenn Gray, who brings his singular voice to an unholy genre all his own. In these seventeen remarkable stories, bodies harbor secrets, slough off the past, and morph in grotesque, absurd ways.
Doctors are required to do no harm, but not writers like Glenn Gray. His characters — doctors and patients, body builders and drug dealers — take up permanent residence in our imaginations, leaving us amazed, damaged, and transformed forever.
Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel
by Nicos Hadjicostis
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”Travel is the departure from one’s little pond. It is the bold renouncement of the petty comforts that hold us prisoner. It is a movement away from the known towards the unknown and unimaginable. Travel is expansion, widening, opening-up…”
After years as a media executive, Nicos Hadjicostis abandoned the business world and set his sights on a larger and more fulfilling goal: to explore our planet as if it were one huge country, a single destination. Starting from New York and traveling west for six-and-a-half-years, the author visited six continents and seventy countries delving deep into their peoples, cultures and natural wonders.
Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World – Traveler is the result of this life-transforming journey. While many travelers today concern themselves with destinations solely for amusement, relaxation, and entertainment, the author proposes a more meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling way of viewing Travel and its relation to Life.
Enriched with travel incidents and some of the author’s best travel color photos, Destination Earth sheds light on both Travel and Life. Ideas and experiences are interwoven into a newly created Philosophy of Travel that is practical and easy to read.
by Carolann C. McGrath
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Twelve men from different religions and walks of life receive a plain white envelope that contains just one word: COME. Each must respond immediately to the request and give up their way of life. They are a Wall Street broker, a British lord, a homeless person, a poor taxi driver from India, an oil tycoon from South America, a doctor, an archeologist, an engineer, a rock star, a prince from Saudi Arabia, a jeweler from Israel, and a priest from Italy. Their beliefs are in several different gods. There is a Buddhist, one who believes in Allah, some who believe in the one God, and an agnostic, who believes in nothing. Each of these men do not know where they are going. They just go because they are called. They are taken to a monastery where their journey begins. When they arrive at the monastery, they find that they have been called to search for some of the rarest artifacts known to man. Each is given a task that they must complete within one month. They are sent to different parts of the world in search of these artifacts. Among some of the places they will travel to are Brazil, Turkey, India, Egypt, and China. Each man or team of men searches the world over to bring the artifacts back to the monastery. When they find the artifact and touch it, they are forever changed. They cannot believe what they have found. Many will be brought to tears. All will find inner peace. They have been called at a time of complete turmoil in the world, and what they find will bring about peace. This is a story that may make you cry, may make the unbeliever believe. Hopefully, it will bring joy and inner peace to those who read it. Please join with me on the journey of these twelve very special men.
A Journey Through Time
by Mary Ann Dratch
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Driven by her desire to know more about her Italian heritage, twenty-two-year-old Gina MacLeary reaches out to her mother who leads her to eight boxes of journals she kept while growing up in Bologna, Italy. For the first time in her life, Gina possesses the answers to the many questions that have been plaguing her for years. As Gina turns the journal pages and devours her mothers words penned from 1938 to 1945, she witnesses a true glimpse of the human condition during wartime. As her familys experiences are revealed, Gina learns how they coped with the pressures of war, the stress of hiding a family escaping the Jewish ghetto, and their struggle to make it to America. Through it all, Gina gains a new perspective of her family as they endured, sacrificed, and found the strength to overcome adversity. Inspired by real-life stories and conversations, A Journey through Time shares the fascinating tale of an Italian familys struggles as they lived through the horrors of World War II.
Monday Messages: Reflections on Life, Ledership and Learning in Our Schools
by Lou Antonetti
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While living the “code of conduct” in our high school of over 2,400 students, it was easy to see that procedures can only be enforced when the principles behind them are fully understood. The human side of education is something that is lacking as we prepare for state assessments and bring attention to those who conduct themselves inappropriately. The microcosm of a world we live in within our schools sometimes makes us rigid and non-trusting due to the need to control student behavior. We have found in our high school that student disciplinary referrals decreased by 50% because of the trust that was achieved with our students. By using life lessons in the formal, curriculum based education process, you not only promote good morals and values, but you remind people that there is a bigger picture. The weekly messages, quotes and vignettes contained in this book will hopefully inspire you to not only be a better educator, student or coach but also a better person for your family, friends and co-workers. It is important to reflect on our behavior since our reputation is based on our daily interactions and habits. I have never heard of anyone who has bought back their reputation once it was lost. Leadership by example, at home and in the workplace, along with an “ego-less” demeanor, will allow us to be great leaders, both in our schools and personal lives.
My Living Memories Project Journal
by Meryl Ain
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My Living Memories Project Journal is an inspirational, interactive and comforting workbook designed to help readers keep alive the memories and legacies of loved ones. A companion to the award-winning book, The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last it empowers and inspires readers to transcend grief with a simple message. By remembering the lives and legacies of loved ones, we can take concrete steps to heal ourselves. By remembering and celebrating how they lived, rather than how they died, we can enhance our resilience, compassion and creativity, and renew our desire to live happy, productive, and meaningful lives. The journal features soothing artwork, as well as inspiring and comforting quotes from the original book and other sources. Interactive questions and activities are designed to trigger reflections and writing activities that will keep the memories of loved ones alive. The book is an appropriate gift for those who are missing loved ones. It has also been recognized by professionals as a valuable tool to console and help the bereaved move forward after loss.
The Living Memories Project : Legacies That Last
by Meryl Ain, Arthur M. Fischman, and Stewart Ain
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The Living Memories Project, published in 2014, is an award-winning book that features a unique collection of inspiring stories that celebrate the lives and legacies of loved ones. Coauthored by Dr. Meryl Ain, her brother, Arthur Fischman, and her husband, Stewart Ain, it details through interviews, anecdotes, essays, poems, and photographs the many ways that both celebrities and others have transcended grief to incorporate the presence of their loved ones into their lives. The Living Memories Project provides numerous proactive, creative, comforting, and concrete ways to focus on how loved ones lived, rather than how they died. It was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards.
Among the 32 individuals whose stories are featured in the book are: TV personality Nick Clooney; singer/songwriter Jen Chapin; actor Jack Klugman; Lynda Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson; and Liz and Steve Alderman, who lost their 25-year-old son Peter on 9/11.
Morrin’s Manual : Workers Comp in New York Made Simple
by Daniel Morrin
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Have you recently been injured at work? Are you looking for information about Workers Compensation but don’t know where to begin? In his book, New York Workers Compensation Made Simple, Attorney Daniel Morrin offers the wisdom of his more than thirty years experience representing injured workers. In clear and easy-to-understand language, he unravels the inner workings of the New York Worker s Compensation system and helps you to understand what it could mean to your case.
Shot to Pieces
by Michael O’Keefe
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Shot To Pieces is the story of NYPD 1st Grade Detective Padraig Joseph Durr. Durr is tasked with solving a particularly grisly gang related homicide in Brooklyn. When Paddy catches the squeal, he is also on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown. Because of his penchant for self-destruction, fueled by a childhood of abuse and sexual exploitation, coupled with an ingrained sense of worthlessness and abandonment, Durr has brought his entire life to the brink of ruin. Can he hold it together long enough to solve this murder? Can he fix himself enough to be re-united with the one true love of his life and his family? Or will he implode, irrevocably destroying his career, his family and himself?
Finding Patterns: Traveling Four Women’s Paths
by Josefa Pace
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Trace the paths of four Italian women in this story about extraordinary immigrants who came to the United States of America in the turbulent years after World War II.
Pasqualina Ruggiero, Matilde Mauro, Assunta Rufrano, and Filomena Lamberti were born from 1928 to 1936 in Southern Italy, and they overcame tremendous odds to work toward a better life.
Each one made their way from Italy to New York by boat, assembled homes with a multi-level purpose, lived within their means, and achieved success. Each has lived past eighty, and they remain deeply involved in their communities and devoted to their families.
They are master chefs, wine connoisseurs, and spiritual advisers. They are constantly sustaining other people’s lives, and it’s fitting to celebrate them and learn from their ways.
Having lived under dictators, survived bombings in occupied Italy, immigrated to a new country, became citizens, worked as seamstresses within factories, and witnessed transitions in worldwide politics, these women are still thriving in the digital age.
Get insights on navigating monumental shifts, maintaining your health, and living your life by learning from the four special women highlighted in Finding Patterns.
“Well-written and bittersweet reflections on the immigrant experience, the human experience…”
— Dr. Sasha Ramlal
Incest, Murder and A Miracle :The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-for-Hire Headlines and the Power of Love
by Cheryl Cuccio, Robert Cuccio with Morgan St. James
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This inspiring—and sometimes shocking—TRUE story is about love, trust, incest, murder and, yes, an actual miracle.
The producer of the 2017 Discovery ID TV episode featuring Cheryl Cuccio says, ” I laud Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Rob Cuccio for blazoning their traumatic pasts and valiant love story so that others who suffer in silence might be emboldened to seek help.
Like so many, I was first drawn to their story for its spectacle, but have come through it deeply humbled and indebted.”
In 1986 Cheryl Pierson was a sixteen year old abuse and incest victim. Day after day her father placed the fear in her no one would believe her if she revealed their dirty secret. But Cheryl had made a promise to her mother, as she lay in her coffin, to protect her eight year old sister from the monster Cheryl’s father had become.
To honor this promise and end the daily hell she endured, the distraught teenager hired a classmate to murder her father. The name Cheryl Pierson was in the national media for years, filled with assumptions and fabrications surrounding the murder, but her side of the story was never truly covered from her perspective. The one interview she did give to a reporter was while she was still in shock from what had transpired.
Now, after thirty years, Cheryl has come out of the shadows to tell her true story–what really happened behind the doors at 293 Magnolia Drive, and what the life she and Rob have shared has been like. She is a strong survivor and hopes to inspire courage in those who walk in her shoes, and to promote abuse and incest awareness with this book. That strength was called into action in 2012 and the result was a miracle!
Coming Through the Flames: My Life in the F.D.N.Y.
by Chris Edwards
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- Chris Edwards, a retired FDNY firefighter and first responder recounts the tragedies that he faced throughout his career in the F.D.N.Y. This book is a candid history that allows the reader to experience what it’s like to be part of the FDNY. The author recalls his experiences that led up to 9/11 and the spiritual journey that followed. This book is a memoir dedicated to his children.
by Peter McHale
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When Irish immigrant Alex McKay is interviewed by a reporter in 1911, McKay cheerfully relates that America has given his family everything. This historical novel, based on a true story during WW1, shows how the McKay’s of Greenpoint, Brooklyn stood tall with America and paid the ultimate price of citizenship.
Greenpoint Doughboy, written by McKay descendent Peter McHale, shows you the many sacrifices Alex, his wife, and their four children make during World War I.
The Great War rages in Europe, and the McKays are all eager to do their part. Alex’s son John McKay, at the age of twenty-one, joins the Fighting Irish Sixty-Ninth Infantry Regiment of New York City.
During basic training in Manhattan, John befriends Dick O’Neil, a young man with a bright future, and Daniel Buckley, an Irish soldier with a tragic past. The three will face enormous challenges as they cross the Atlantic and join the fighting in Lorraine. Not everyone will make it out alive.
McHale takes you from the bustle and vibrant city life in the Brooklyn Irish community to the muck- and death-filled trenches of France. His story paints a vivid portrait of one family’s loyalty and love.
The Book of Bradley
by Bob Bradley
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The Book of Bradley is a self-help book for people who don’t really need any help but who still like to ask questions. Knowing that helps me out because now I can write whatever pops into my f***ing head.
My goal in answering questions was to write something original, lift the skirts of the Muse, get some traction. My unstated goal was to take control of your nervous system using black marks on a white background forcing you to scan your eyes from left to right and on down the page, pausing to enjoy the pictures before turning the page and locking onto the next word and the next and so on until you reach a saturation point where your brain can’t function normally, anymore, but has to reconsider its previous limitations, self-imposed or rather imposed outside the bounds of memory by insuperable gods, let’s call them that.
Now, you have to ask yourself: Do I want to keep reading? What if something happens? I have a lot of years dedicated to building and bolstering my belief system. Someone just lifted the latch on I don’t know what and I don’t know what’s going to happen once that door or portal opens. Holy sh*t. I’d better put this book back and not tell anyone about this. Unless… who are these gods and what have they done to me without my knowledge or consent? Tough questions. Tough questions. I guess there’s only one thing to do. I’ll let you answer this one. I got the rest.
Oh Cancer, My Cancer: A Memoir
by Christopher Spevack
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Imagine being an average twelve-year-old kid, living life to the fullest without a care in the world. Imagine your childhood suddenly transformed in an instant. Imagine discovering you have cancer and that your life will never be the same. How do you prepare for the unknown, and the harsh reality that you might die? How do you prepare for the pain and suffering required to make you well? How, as a child, do you fight the unwelcome presence that threatens your existence, and the uncertain road that lies ahead? Welcome to the intricate, unsettling world of cancer. Follow the journey of a brave, young boy, as he fights for his life during a sixteen month battle with cancer and how he beats the odds. Christopher, now in his twenty-eighth year cancer free, chronicles his cancer ordeal in this motivating and inspiring memoir, proving that cancer can be conquered, and dedication and perseverance can overcome any obstacle. Learn about his challenges, struggles, triumphs and accomplishments while undergoing treatment for a cancerous brain tumor.
Single and Not Settling!
by Tonia DeCosimo
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After not walking down the aisle (as she assumed she would) in her twenties and then hoping it would happen in her thirties, Tonia DeCosimo found herself single at age forty and couldn’t help but ask herself, “Whose fault is this anyway?”
The answer, she determined, is not as straightforward as it seems. And she quickly found out she’s not the only one facing these challenges.In her new book Single and Not Settling!, DeCosimo takes you through her dating journey.
In a society where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the right partner, more and more people are finding themselves romantically unattached and they are still reluctant to “settle”. DeCosimo weaves together real-life stories in a web of hilarity and heartbreak, to expound on single life in modern America—with a sprinkling of tips to avoid those treacherous relationship pitfalls.
Lighthearted and poignant in equal measure, Single and Not Settling!, offers camaraderie, hope, and a real look at life in the dating trenches.
When Women Become Invisible
by Victoria Janosevic
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This autobiography describes the author’s perspective on what happens to many women when they become middle aged. As her forties transition to her fifties, Victoria Janosevic notices that she is being progressively overlooked and unnoticed, to the point of eventually feeling invisible.
As a woman living in a youth-worshipping culture, she discovers that beauty and perfection are required more than ever, that women of the proverbial “certain age” are granted a swift and compulsory “divorce” from mainstream social (and popular) culture, and from relevance.
This “divorce” is a rude, intangible reminder that verifies she is not needed anymore, that she no longer resides in a desirable demographic.
It’s disconcerting and insulting for many women to watch their individual value, on a sexually desirability scale, decrease and vanish. Of course it doesn’t happen overnight. But the older a woman gets, she finds that one day it happens: life is different. The Bible has Ten Commandments, to which society has added an eleventh: Thou shalt not age.
The author was passionately driven to write this book. Why? She wants to remind women of a certain age that they are not alone. Writing her memoir to encourage herself, she found she could also be a positive voice of encouragement and renewed joy to others traveling along a similar path.
Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives.
by Anne Michaud
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Why They Stay explores the possible reasoning and motivation of wives who stay with their politician-husbands after they cheat. Hillary Clinton couldn’t have known in 1998 how her husband’s high-profile philandering would play out. Would he be rehabilitated in the public eye?
She took the gamble. Had she left the marriage, today she might be the spurned wife of a retired politician instead of the first American woman to run for president on a major party ticket. Looking back on the path chosen by the nine political wives profiled in this book, we have the evidence to see a pattern as old as the dynastic maneuvering of England’s medieval queens.
The women married to the “royalty” of our times, politicians, make similar cold calculations in order to hold onto their ‘thrones’ and their family’s history-making potential. After covering politicians for decades, acclaimed columnist Anne Michaud switched her gaze to the women behind the cheating men. Drawing from multiple sources that span the Roosevelts’ marriage to the more recent scandal involving Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin (wife of sexter, Anthony Weiner), Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives argues that when it comes to the “power behind the throne,” women in the limelight weigh the risks and rewards.
They remain loyal to their men, because of complex, often unconscious forces. From mapping a path to power to laudable notions of holding the family together, Michaud examines the uniquely challenging Faustian bargains that political wives grapple with, even as the public spotlight illuminates their every move.
Happy Healing : What Would You Do If It Happened to You?
by Debra Betesh
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This motivational tale of self-help details Debra Betesh’s journey of overcoming challenges to overall wellness after recovering from life threatening injuries holistically, without surgery. Debra has found emotional and physical freedom in all aspects of her life. Debra is also an activist who campaigns against child sexual abuse.
She hopes to inspire you with her story. What are people saying about Happy Healing?
“Debra is doing a great job making a stand for all sexually abused children in the state of New York.” –Assembly Member Paulin
“Happy Healing is an inspirational story of self-help.” –Dr. Kerr, Atlas Orthogonal, New York
“Debra Betesh’s activism in support of New York State’s sexually abused children is truly commendable.” -Senator Golden
“Debra Betesh is doing an amazing job campaigning on behalf of the children who were sexually abused in the state of New York.” -Senator Savino
“Debra is a warrior who made a full recovery.” –Grand Master Qi Feilong, Energy Healer
“Debra Betesh is doing a fantastic job in representing all the child sexual abuse victims in the state of New York.” -Senator Boyle
Dying to be Beautiful Mystery Series Books 3&4
by M. Glenda Rosen
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Book 3 Fake Beauty
The author of best-selling book, Looking Beautiful, isn’t looking so beautiful. Out in The Hamptons, the dead body of Jordan Kennedy is found stuffed into the window of a local bookstore, which was then set on fire—burning Jordan along with copies of her book. She was supposed to do a book signing, but it seems someone has murdered her instead.
Book 4 Fat Free
Marcus D’Elroy has spent the morning of every New Year’s Day combing The Hamptons beaches with his metal detector. He does it to remember his father and the activity they once shared before his dad’s untimely death. This particular first day of the year, Marcus finds something frightening and disturbing: a dead body, covered in a large gold satin scarf.
For tough and glamorous Private Investigator Jenna Preston, murder in The Hamptons is becoming all too common, especially with so many people dying to be beautiful. Fortunately, Jenna has the help of her Irish Setter, Watson. She’s got two new mysteries to solve—and quickly—before someone else ends up dead, thanks to the multi-million-dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it.
“DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL is a fascinating look into the multi-million dollar world of beauty and the things people will do to attain it. [Rosen is] a fun and engaging storyteller who clearly knows her way around a plot twist or two.”
— NEW YORK PUBLISHING AGENT
“Without a Head [Book 1] … a quirky female private investigator novel that will keep readers hooked with its charm, wit and suspense.”— CITY BOOK REVIEW
“Applause and more applause for Dying to Be Beautiful, the book and the characters, including a beautiful setter dog named Watson (smart, protective, and necessary to the plot) [who] brings humor and humanity to the whole. I loved it.”
— HAMPTON RESIDENT AND AUTHOR
by Elizabeth Cooke
Our Price: Paperback $12.99/Hardcover $30.95
Violet Rose is the first book in The Rose Trilogy, which is set on the East End of Long Island in a resort town on the East End. The palpable animosity between summer visitor and local resident is vividly depicted.
The ocean itself is a metaphor for the love/hate turbulence in the lives of the characters. They encounter danger and lust. Malevolent storms beset them, both in tempests of weather and anguish of heart as the encroaching sea sweeps across their world.
Transformational Journaling for Mind, Body and Sprit
by Ann Agueli
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Ann Agueli is a ghostwriter, award-winning author, and web writer. Content is the connection and she is the bridge. She engages and connects with your audience, and her writing makes a difference – one word at a time.
Filled with transformational exercises, inspiring quotes, devotionals and powerful “I AM” affirmations, this journal highlights some of the many emotions you experience and helps you to recreate and transcend them for the benefit of all.
She runs four businesses through the Inspired Living Network, which can be found at: www.theinspiredlivingnetwork.com
1. Power & Grace Life Coaching Where you can learn to tap into the divinity within in all areas of your life – head (transformational exercises), heart (love & relationships), spirit, (the truth within), and body (health & wellness)
2. Inspire Content (www.inspirecontent.com) where she uses her creative talents and her heart for helping others to handle writing projects from content consulting to content creation. Her specialties range from personal development, life coaching, the Christian market, the caregiving industry, and many more in between.
3. Inspire Caregivers Her passion for and experience as a caregiver along with her strong faith have led her on a mission where she feels called to write in ministry. Her caregivers site is www.inspirecaregivers.com.
4. Shop.com www.shop.com/anniea Helping Everyday People Shop/Save/Earn Every Day
“I did not choose writing; writing chose me. Writing is my soul mate.” ~ Ann Agueli “Soul Proprietor”
Joy-Full Journaling for the Caregiver’s Spirit
by Ann Agueli
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A transformational and inspirational journaling workbook for caregivers. Filled with transformational exercises, inspirational quotes, devotionals, and powerful “I AM” statements, this workbook helps caregivers in recreating the many emotions they face in their journey and to transcend them for the benefit of all. Learn how to decrease stress and increase bliss as you tap into the divinity within.
For more information about the author please visit her website at www.theinspiredlivingnetwork.com
by Ann Agueli and 21 women of the Peacemakers author group
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Twenty-one unique and remarkable, highly-relatable, every-day women share their personal recipes, prayers, step-by-step guidelines, heartfelt stories and affirmations for unity and conciliation in The Peacemakers, a powerful new book by Transcendent Publishing. What the world needs now, more than ever, is precisely this sort of encouragement for ordinary and extraordinary people alike to embrace simple practices of self-compassion and love for others.
Peace starts within. We learn in these highly approachable pages that person-by-person, heart-centered living creates a ripple that builds a wave of kindness to uplift others and unify our communities. From an Angel Card Reader to Kindness Warrior, non-profit leader to Shamanic Practitioner — entrepreneur to Interspecies Communicator, women from all walks of life awaken the spirit within us that is yearning to give peace a chance. Take a first step from these motivational voices by starting with some small illumination each and every day.
Look at this as a guidebook to restore hope within you and inspire you to shine your goodness in the world around you.
For more information about the author please visit her website at www.theinspiredlivingnetwork.com
When God Nods
by Ann Agueli
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This book is a collection of stories where serendipity and divinity intertwine. This book offers inspiring stories of connection; some are astonishing while others are humorous, but all will leave you feeling emotionally motivated, inspired and, hopefully, led down a different path. That path is the path to euphoric enlightenment. You will gain insights on how to uncover the lesson and discover the blessings – “When God Nods.”
This book is filled with tales from people who, in their darkest moments, chose to believe in something they couldn’t see. It is interwoven with the most delightful serendipitous acts of God’s love for them and for me, as my story also unfolds.You will learn the difference between living out of your head and living from your spirit. Imagine reading living testimony from others on how God worked miracles in their lives when all else seemed at its darkest.”When God Nods” invites you to come along on their journey. Accept the invitation to open up to the powerful and majestic love of your higher power. Page by page, this book will leave you amazed, enlightened, and inspired.
“When God Nods”
For more information about the author please visit her website at www.theinspiredlivingnetwork.com
My Turn: Episodes in the Life of an Artist
by Clayton Westermann
Our Price: $14.00
Clayton Westermann presents an entertaining series of vignettes that describe foibles, frustrations, and, well, fun encountered during his lengthy conducting career. This memoir will give you great understanding of a conductor who has been a long time resident of Huntington, NY.
Steroid Plastic Chicken
by Donathan Salkaln
Our Price: $37.00
Corporate Greed Created A Whole New Breed –Steroid Plastic Chicken First, scientists pumped chickens with steroids, getting them fatter, quicker. Then, they gave hens organic polymers resulting in eggs with plastic shells and shipping costs plummeted. They even manipulated DNA strands, creating a chicken with six wings instead of two –resulting in doubling their profits. Unfortunately scientists, sometimes manipulated the wrong portion of the DNA strand, and instead of six wings, they created a steroid plastic chicken with SIX BRAINS! Join SPC’s frenzied journey from hatching to his pecking up the ultimate corporate ladder of greed.
Dancing With Breast Cancer
by Janay Cosner
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One out of eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. What many breast cancer patients don’t open up about, read about, or discuss are the fearful moments, the angry moments, and the sometimes funny moments that women experience, beginning with that first scary doctor’s appointment.
Freezing-cold mammograms that flatten breasts like two fried eggs. Crushing loneliness. Nightmares about confronting mortality.
But in Dancing with Breast Cancer, Janay Cosner gets real about her journey with the disease. Through a series of poems, Cosner opens up and shares her experience. Each poem is a snapshot of her odyssey. What does it mean to be a survivor, these poems ask. What does it mean to be a warrior?
From diagnosis and surgery to chemotherapy and radiation to what is now her new normal, Cosner asks all her readers—patients, family members, friends, doctors, nurses—to join her in a raw and very real dance with cancer.
My head high, I shout,
I’m alive. My shoes start
to dance again to the rhythm of life.
Come dance with me.
Praise for Dancing with Breast Cancer
Every woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer will relate to the emotions, the drudgery, and the multiple steps they take while “dancing” with cancer. As a medical oncologist, I have treated many women with breast cancer. However, I never knew how they really felt till I read Janay’s poems. They speak to me of the patients’ pain, loss, fear, and daily struggles as well the hope of a future when they will be able to dance again with their partners and not with cancer. Ms. Cosner bares her soul so that we (the healthcare providers) can be better prepared to care for the “person” and not just the “cancer.”
—Khalid Rehman, MD, FACP, medical oncologist and assistant professor of medicine at The New York Medical College
What’s most impressive about Janay Cosner’s Dancing with Breast Cancer is her gutsy willingness to relive her ordeal from the first suspicious mammogram, through the traumas of treatment, to a wary recovery. Cosner has chosen poetry as the medium for her memoir, a choice that allows her to move swiftly yet with detail through the shifting phases of her illness, and all the accompanying emotions from horror and terror to humor and hope. Cosner is no sit-back survivor. She’s a savvy, sexy lady doing a defiant dance—a dance many women will recognize—a dance that will be eye-opening for everyone else.
—Joan Murray, author of Swimming for the Ark
Can there be beauty in pain? Only if it is poetry, and only when the poet touches your aching heart. Janay, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, yearns to be treated like a person. She exposes her fears, frustration, and fighting spirit as she dances with fate. With a poem for each stage of her journey, she dances to a new tune, culminating in a symphony of shock, agony, anger, resolve, and regrets. Her poems are a window into a woman’s heart, her suffering, and her remarkable poise under duress. This book is for women with breast cancer, for Janay knows just how they feel; it is for all women, with or without cancer, for she reveals what it is like to suffer; and it is a book for caregivers, for it shows the pathway to treating a patient as a person and not just a case study. This is a book of hope.
—Sabeeha Rehman, author of Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Happy is the New Rich
by George Resch aka Tank.Sinatra on Instagram
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Two-time Webby Award winner and Instagram meme sensation Tank.Sinatra (aka George Resch) has written a transformational book for the ADD generation that just might make Napoleon Hill and Dale Carnegie roll over in their respective graves!
George shares hard-earned insights from his journey from undateable, unemployable, overweight smoker-and-alcoholic, to a happily married entrepreneur, bodybuilder, and non-smoker who has been sober for 14 years (at the time of the release of this book).
Showing a complete disregard for the typical self-help conventions (and his signature love for humorous wordplay), George cuts right to the core of the issues with this collection of bit-sized inspiration. Whether you feel stuck in your career, health, relationships, or life in general, this book is sure to inspire and enlighten.
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