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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 easyuntil 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

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 and The Lindenhurst Patch.

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by Heather Hamilton

Our Price: $16.00

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 t.v. show, 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, 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, to dive down deep enough to find themselves.

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Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga

by Rochelle Katzman

Paperback: $11.99
Cards: $14.99

Through yoga postures, a mom and daughter team travels the world. They meet a prince and princess, see a leprechaun, visit Tuscany, the South of France, and still make it home for Thanksgiving.

"We all want our children to have tools to survive and 'get ahead' in this world. What better time to start than when they are young, teaching them values and giving them experiences that will carry them through life? Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga provides a very fun way for a parent and child to stay connected, and a way to start your child on a meditative path from a very young age. This is the type of experience that will give your child a good foundation to relate to the 'Inner Teacher' and a good resource to go to whenever he or she needs guidance. I am very proud of the work Rochelle has done." – Sat Nam. Tej Kaur Khalsa, Los Angeles, CA

"In [Adventures of] Mom & Daughter Yoga, Rochelle Katzman has created a program for mothers and daughters to experience a more enriched, joyful relationship with each other and gain all the wonderful benefits of yoga at the same time. With Rochelle's book and cards in hand, healthy fun and deeper connections between moms and daughters abound! – Shakta Khalsa, Founder & Director of Radiant Child Yoga.

"As a mom and a full time massage therapist, it is important for me to take care of my own wellness. Each week, my daughter and I read one chapter and do the yoga postures from Adventures of Mom & Daughter Yoga and play the yoga cards game, Adventure of Mom & Daughter Yoga Cards. The book and yoga cards game are wonderful. It has given me time to relax and spend quality time alone with my daughter." – Joy Anne, Mom, Long Island, NY

"Rochelle, you're the best yoga teacher ever! I always look forward to Tuesdays so I can spend time with my mom doing yoga." – Diana, 8 years old, Port Washington, NY

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Digging: Lifting the Memorable from Within the Unthinkable

by Susan Rostan

Our Price: $17.95


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 historythe stories of tragic loss and heroic survivalthat 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

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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.

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Getting Off the Street: Sane Investment Advice from One of the Nation's Leading Wealth Managers

by Charles Massimo

Our Price: $22.95

There are secrets Wall Street doesn’t want investors to know...

• Working with financial advisors at large brokerage firms does little to enhance your wealth. In fact, it may diminish your wealth to a point from which you can never recover.

• Financial advisors at most big firms are salespeople first and foremost. They are motivated to sell products that will make their company money—not those that make the most sense for their clients’ needs.

• Most fees paid to financial advisors go toward activities that do nothing to improve their clients’ investment portfolio.

Charlie Massimo knows what Wall Street is hiding, because he spent nearly twenty years on the front lines at major financial firms. Feeling disillusioned by the difference between his employer’s goals and those of his clients, Massimo left Wall Street to start a firm that puts its clients’ interests above everything else. Since 2003, his company, CJM Wealth Management, has been doing just that.

Getting Off the Street offers honest, realistic investment advice based on Massimo’s experience helping hundreds of clients achieve their financial vision. His method, called structured investing, eliminates big risks and ensures solid returns through a simple blend of patience, discipline, diversification and goal-setting.

Structured investing is designed around your best interests, but you won’t hear about it through major Wall Street firms, because they can’t make money from it. Yet, Massimo’s proven strategies have weathered even the most devastating market crashes while Wall Street giants — and their clients — suffered major losses.

Massimo also uncovers a side of investing we rarely stop to considerthe emotions that influence our decisions. We often make poor choices, because we’re convinced that, in order to be savvy investors, we must regularly buy and sell our assets. In reality, quite the opposite is true. Massimo reveals that the smartest investors avoid the big risks that aren’t worth the risk to take. They embrace the long-term philosophy behind structured investing over the erratic behaviors that many financial advisors scare us into trusting.

Getting Off the Street is the investment guide Wall Street hopes you’ll never find. Told with Massimo’s signature warmth, clarity and wisdom that can only come from three decades on and off “The Street,” this book will help you achieve your financial goals and build the life you desire.

Charles Massimo is the president and founder of CJM Wealth Management, named top wealth management company on Long Island (NY) by NABCAP. Charlie’s financial insights have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business, among other outlets. He lives on Long Island, NY with his wife and triplets. Read more at CJM Wealth Management.

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Deadly Motivations

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.

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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

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Personality Predictors:

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

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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 website

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Forever Midnight

by Carol Suraci

Our Price: $15.00

Mallory O'Neill is a typical nineteen-year-old college student at New York University. She's intelligent, driven and beautiful. Surrounded by plenty of friends and a supportive family, Mallory appears to have it all. But not everything is as it seems. An evil presence has been lurking around the edges of Mallory's life, plotting to harm this lovely young woman for reasons unknown. When a young man with perfect features shows up in Mallory's life, appearing in a glowing mist of silver, he offers her help when she needs it most. Mallory has no idea where — or when — this man has come from, or even who he is. Yet she can’t deny the increasing attraction she feels toward him — and his growing importance in her life. As the evil presence continues its attacks on Mallory’s life, she learns more about the handsome stranger and his strange, dark past. Together, they must figure out who they each are and what they mean to each other before it’s too late for their love — and all of humanity. An epic romance unbound by time or space, Forever Midnight will both delight and terrify fans of intelligent paranormal romantic adventures.

Carol Suraci’s life has been a love affair with language and books. She spent time in the publishing world before switching to advertising, where she worked in both account management and human resources. She’s taught English and language arts in schools and English as a second language as a private tutor. Although she’s written many proposals, research documents, speeches, manuals, and papers, this is her first novel. Carol lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. Read more about Carol and Forever Midnight at

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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.

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Stolen Light

by Claudia Riess

Our Price: $21.99

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


Semblance of Guilt

by Claudia Riess

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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

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The Painting and the Piano

by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo

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The Painting and The Piano is an improbable story of survival and love. Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that children could ask for. However, the demons of their respective mothers would tear their fragile young lives apart. Eventually destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs and a negligent court system would take on them. With parts of Adrianne's story ripped from national news headlines, their story takes them from the depths of despair and near death to their first serendipitous introduction and the moment each knew they were finally safe. Filled with hope, inspiration, and humor, The Painting and The Piano is an unforgettable story of pain, loss and the undying human quest for happiness.

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The Tin Box Secret

by Theresa Dodaro

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“It’s not the scars on your body that really matter. It’s the ones that are left on your soul. They are the ones that don’t go away.”

Teenagers Julie, Heather and Petra are grappling with the choices they face growing up amid the social revolution of the late 1960s. Julie struggles to be heard in an unsympathetic home. Heather feels she is a burden to the people in her life, especially her single mother. Petra moves with her family to a town where she finds she is not quite welcome because of an unknown past.

When the girls find a tin box filled with letters from Petra’s great grandmother, Charlotte, detailing events from 1912, secrets from Petra’s family’s past begin to be revealed. As they learn of Charlotte’s tumultuous life, the girls are confronted with their own demons.

This is a haunting tale that touches your heart and makes you think twice about decisions you may have made. What if you could reach through time itself to guide your loved ones through difficult situations? The first in a trilogy, The Tin Box Secret is a fascinating look at friendship, family, the challenges we face, and the choices we make to deal with those challenges.

Writer and mother Theresa Dodaro holds a BA in liberal arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied English, history, and secondary education. She worked in publishing and marketing until she put her career on hold to raise her children. As her children grew older, she noticed that continued support systems for parents were lacking, and she filled the void by working to create community programs to help educate parents of teens.

Eventually she started a blog called Raising Drama. Now that her youngest has left for college, she has focused her creative energy on publishing The Tin Box Secret, the first novel in her YA historical fiction trilogy. Read more at

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Medicine Hat Moments Animal Cards

by Darlene Fricchione and P.E. Calvert

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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 elementair, 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 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

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The Dirty Little Secrets: Getting Your Dream Job

by Don Raskin

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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.

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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

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First Do No Harm: A Dr. David Calder Mystery

by Daniel Reinharth

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Winter, 1997. Long Island, New York. Dr. David Calder has a patient, Dr. Roger Stone, whose hands are twitching, and Calder can't figure out why. Stone is also the President of CoMed, Calder's multi-specialty medical group. Could one of Stone's many personal or political enemies be killing him? Stone's unstable wife insists that this is the case. Calder's quest to unravel the medical mystery enmeshes him in medical politics, a decade-old research scandal, suicide, and murder. Meanwhile, Calder's "regular" life goes on, including caring for an autistic sister, and shepherding a remarkable patient through the terminal phases of a painful illness. Not to mention his Sherlock-Holmes-like sidelight of diagnosing strangers' ailments. Calder's cat-and-mouse chase of the murderer culminates in a dramatic showdown, exploding his preference for living life on the safer sidelines.

Dan Reinharth practices Internal Medicine on Long Island, NY. He appreciates good food, good drink, good friends, good books, a loving family, and a good night's sleep. He admires parents, teachers, and those who risk their lives for us. He believes in the Jewish proverb that saving a life is akin to saving the world. Some day he'll be the chess-playing center fielder for the New York Yankees. For now, writing books sustains him. Read Dr. Reinharth's weekly medical blog at

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A Catskill Slay Ride: A Dr. David Calder Mystery

by Daniel Reinharth

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Dr. David Calder has a side job. It's Spring 1997, and he's a reviewer for AQUA, the national HMO rating organization. His latest gig is in Montebello, a town in the Catskills next door to Centreville, which happens to be where his parents and autistic sister live. Not exactly a vacation, but should be rewarding. Until... AQUA's team is dysfunctional. His father drives him crazy. He's drawn into Centreville's latest and controversial save-ourselves-from-bankruptcy scheme. His once and future girlfriend reenters his life. And an AQUA coleague turns up dead. Once AQUA's president drags Calder into the murder investigation there's no turning back. Threats against him test his courage, but danger to his family drives him beyond his limits. The quest leads to an exciting climax in which Calder must draw upon all his resources to vanquish an implacable adversary.

Second in the Dr. David Calder mystery series, A Catskill Slay Ride finds Dr. Calder solving a murder mystery in the Catskills in 1997, where he's reviewing an HMO for the quality of the care they deliver, visiting his family, and rekindling his relationship with his long-time on-and-off girlfriend.

Daniel Reinharth, M.D., is a doctor of internal medicine and an enthusiast of chess and folk music. He writes medical murder mysteries and a weekly blog on medical subjects for patients,

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Hidden in Plainview: Poems by Gayl Teller

by Gayl Teller

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Gayl Teller's Hidden in Plainview is a celebration and an interrogation of our mortal world, seeking glimpses of the larger truths shrouded in the earth's lovely particulars.

Ultimately, to Teller, the secret heart of Plainview keeps revealing the human world with all our interconnections and mutual dependencies. She looks keenly and intimately at the unnoticed that is all around us in our everyday lives.

"One grows out of breath and admiration for this wise and touching poet whose vibrant language reverberates in memory."Colette Inez, American poet and Columbia University faculty member

Gayl Teller was the Nassau County Poet Laureate for 2009-2011. She is the author of six collections of poetry and the editor of Toward Forgiveness, An Anthology of Poems (Writers Ink, 2011), for which she received a NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant for the Arts. She teaches at Hofstra University and directs the Mid-Island YJCC Poetry Series in Plainview, NY (recently found to be among the top 50 longest running poetry series in America). She continues to be involved in Stray Feet, a program she originated as Nassau County Poet Laureate, which is a roving poetry show visiting schools, senior centers and nursing homes.  

Ms. Teller's other awards include the Edgar Allan Poe Prize, the Peninsula Library Poetry Prize, a National Federation of State Poetry Societies Prize, a National League of American PEN Women Prize, and the Connecticut Writer Prize. She has conducted numerous poetry workshops and seminars and been the feature reader and lecturer at many universities, poetry centers, and libraries.

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A Beautiful Life with No Excuses: The Power of One Human Being

The Story of Raymond Riley by Maria Mantovano

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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

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Stupidparty, Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy

by Patrick M. Andendall

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Help American Politics and Democracy by Removing the Stupid from Stupidparty

Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy relies on publicly available facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions held by too many Republicans. Substantiated by more than 1,500 hyperlinks to authoritative resources, readers will find...

Stupidparty positions defrocked on the "Moochers", the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, "Freedoms", guns, and ignorance-based humor.

The fallacy of Fox News facts exposed, documented, and explained.

Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts.

Once thoughtful, discerning Americans understand the destructive forces manipulating their views, they will begin to call for a stop to the stupidity that has invaded our politics and poisoned our political process. The eradication of Stupid from the Stupidparty is the first step.

This book does not set out to destroy the Republican Party. The U.S. needs at least two parties. But by exposing the abundance of Myth with the relentless use of Math and facts, the problems and then the solutions become self-evident.

"A brilliant book, complete with clickable details to verify the author's veracity."Thom Hartmann, New York Times best-selling author of The Crash of 2016, and nationally syndicated radio show host

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  Help Patrick on his journey to remove Stupid from Stupidparty. Visit

Patrick Andendall has always had an interest in politics and, being multicultural, he views issues from a more international perspective. In 2004, five days before the election, he flew to Cleveland and pitched in to help with the political process. What he discovered was the dissolution of the American Dream, which he writes about in his book, Stupidparty.

Educated at English boarding schools from the age of seven, Andendall went on to graduate from Lancing College. He started by sometimes working three jobs at once underwriter/claim broker trainee at Lloyd's of London, his own one man cleaning company (cleaning the very offices of a reinsurance company at which he would transact business), plus doing seasonal work on various farms.

Having made some windfall profits by borrowing money to be a "Stag" and take advantage of opportunities created by Margaret Thatcher's denationalization policies of the mid 1980s, Andendall evolved into an entrepreneur with a core specialty in reinsurance in London and New York where he looks for patterns in numbers. Self-employed in a field not normally conducive to self-employment, he is able remain in control, juggle different jobs, travel and pursue his various interests.

Ending up in New York via romance in the African bush, Andendall now lives on Long Island with his wife, two children and two dogs. Contact Patrick at

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Who is Jeb: John Ellis "Jeb" Bush and his Horrendously Horrible Stories

by Patrick M. Andendall

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Jeb Bush, the good son--he could sing the good song, if only he had the soul. Jeb the moderate, the sensible conservative, competent governor, business builder, self-deemed wonk, establishment darling. How has this mirage been rigged? What well-oiled machinations have orchestrated such delusions? Just drill a little deeper, uncap the well, expose the pent-up secrets and witness a ground-shaking blowout.

With hindsight, we can now see that even a modicum of due diligence into his brother's DNA would have allowed a picture of what was destined to transpire during that presidency--for It was written. The answers lie in the family's long-standing nefarious histories.

If Jeb disappears prematurely from our radar, vital truths may remain buried for yet another generation. Understand who Jeb is; then one can actually understand virtually every misstep America has taken since the 1950s, leading remorselessly to War, the birth of radicalism, polarization and the Stupidparty, all the way to 2016, with its abysmal collection of Stupidparty presidential candidates-none of whom have any interest in salvaging American democracy, or learning from such histories.

Jeb's heart does not beat in tune with the needs of the American people; it beats to a different drum. To find its source, to understand its rhythm, we must venture into shadowy secret castles to reconnect with echoes of the past, in order to avoid an inglorious future.

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The Lyric of Memory

by Hilari T. Cohen

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Once the most successful rock music duo of the wild 1980s, Madeline Ellis and Tom Seymour had it all until a shocking event forced Maddie to flee New York City with their young son while Tom spiraled down into a world of decadent excess. Now grown, Nate Seymour has made his first and only request of his famous parents that they play their classic hits together at his wedding. But paralyzing panic attacks have kept Maddie a longtime prisoner in her own home while Tom has yet to overcome the demons of his past. Can Maddie and Tom move beyond their pain and rekindle the magic of their music? Or will the sins of their old life together threaten their tenuous relationship with their son and keep them from finding their way back to love?

The Lyrics of Memory takes readers into the tumultuous world of superstardom as it reveals the enduring bonds of true love and the everlasting connections between parent and child a bittersweet story of love and redemption that will linger like a haunting melody.

Hilari T. Cohen has spent her lifetime surrounded by books first as a reader, then as an editor for renowned publishing houses such as Grosset and Dunlap, Harlequin and Zebra Books where she worked with multiple bestselling authors before deciding to give fiction writing a try herself. She lives on Long Island with her husband. You can email Hilari at or visit her at

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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.


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Slipped Away

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.

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Dying to be Beautiful: Mysteries Without A Head

by M. Glenda Rosen

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"Dying To Be Beautiful," is about the billion-dollar world of beauty. The mystery series takes place in The Hamptons, where the murdered and suspected murderers are often arrogant and obnoxious with a sense of entitlement. Private Investigator Jenna Preston and her long-time friend, Detective Troy Johnson, work together to solve these murders and other crimes. However, the intriguing series is about much more than murders and mysteries. "Dying To Be Beautiful" explores the beauty-or lack of it-in humanity. It's about insights into human behavior, people's life choices and the impact of their choices on themselves and others. The first book in the series, "Dying to be Beautiful: Without a Head," begins with an ordinary occurrence transformed into a gruesome scene. "The head in the sink stared up at her. Darcy Monroe, the owner of a popular, chic hair salon was used to this. Only this time, the head was there without a body."

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Dying to be Beautiful: Fashion Queen

by M. Glenda Rosen

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"Dying To Be Beautiful is a fascinating look into the multimillion 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. Jenna manages to be both tough and glamorous in her role as a private investigator." New York Publishing Agent The second book in the "Dying to be Beautiful" mystery series, "Fashion Queen," begins with another murder on Eastern Long Island: The mystery series takes place in The Hamptons, where the murdered and suspected murderers are often arrogant and obnoxious with a sense of entitlement. Join us in Glenda Rosen's sequel as Private Investigator Jenna Preston and her longtime friend, Detective Troy Johnson, work together to solve these murders and other crimes.

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The Grey Woods : In the Footsteps of Kings Book 1

by J. Carson Rose

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The Grey Woods is a meeting place between worlds, where souls go after they die, where they come before they are born. Here Lady Atya of the Majae draws Fin Goldvale into this spiritual realm to witness past events that hold the key to his future. Fin is caught between his cousin Madros and his love for Eamìn the Majae and in order to protect her, Fin must navigate Madros' growing madness by understanding this insufferable man's past. Madros sends Eamìn to a remote city where his cousin Gareth is king. Fin is sent along and accused of an affair with Eamìn, who is forced to marry Gareth while in hiding. He escapes to Madros' city with the news that she is no longer safe there. But pulling her out will expose her to the Lord of the Dream Realm, who Madros is ultimately protecting her from. Madros must decide if leaving Eamìn with Gareth is the lesser of two evils or will the worry drive him to choose an option so deadly, in an attempt to rid both threats to her. In the end Fin must decide whom to serve.

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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.

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How to Get Rid of Socialism

by Patrick Colabella

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How to Get Rid of Socialism is book borne out of the frustration of teaching taxation and spending countless hours preparing tax returns amidst the ever-increasingly complexities of tax laws. I discovered too late that too much human capital was being expended on figuring out what we owe the government and painfully questioning why. The answer was simple when I discovered that the origins of the internal revenue code were based on a socialist ideology and the law was designed primarily to redistribute wealth. This book is the culmination of my examination of the detrimental effects of creeping socialism from the progressive era Economic Security Act and culminating with the abominable Affordable Care Act. The conclusion is that it has to go and this book is my road map to recapturing American freedom! This book makes the case for the eradication of socialism and the income tax code that is its cornerstone. I introduce a new, fairer, and simpler automated tax system called the withdrawals tax that is not the flat tax or the fair tax and give you my recipe for fixing the shadow economy with perishable currency and finally how to tackle the woes of social security the national debt. Its fresh and new and I hope you like it!

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The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom

by Benjamin Creme

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In this first of 16 books, Benjamin Creme made the startling announcement that Maitreya (the Christ), as World Teacher for the coming age, is already among us -- gradually emerging into full public recognition. Expected by various religions under different names, He is here to promote cooperation among the many ideological factions, galvanize world goodwill and sharing, and inspire sweeping political, social, economic and environmental reforms. Creme puts the most profound event of the last 2,000 years into its correct historical and esoteric context and describes what effect the World Teacher's presence will have on both the world's institutions and the average person. Through his telepathic contact with a Master of Wisdom, Creme offers insights on such subjects as the soul and reincarnation, telepathy, nuclear energy, ancient civiliations, problems of the developing world, a new economic order, the anti-Christ and the 'last judgment'.

The Gathering of the Forces of Light

by Benjamin Creme

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This is a book about UFOs, but with a difference. It is written by someone who has worked with them and knows about them from the inside. Benjamin Creme sees the presence of UFOs as planned and of immense value for the people of Earth.

According to Creme, the UFOs and the people in them are engaged in a spiritual mission to ease humanity's lot and to save this planet from further and faster destruction. Our own planetary Hierarchy, led by Maitreya, the World Teacher, now living among us, works tirelessly with our Space Brothers and Sisters in a fraternal enterprise to restore sanity to this Earth.

Creme shows how all the planets in our solar system are inhabited, but on physical levels beyond human sight, the so-called etheric planes. The spacecraft are constructed on the same principle; they too are in etheric matter and have complete control of energies in space. Our Space Brothers are responsible not only for crop circles, but also for preparing the way on Earth for a new technology of light which will give us unlimited power from the sun. When we banish war for ever and are endeavoring to live in right relationship, that technology will be ours.

For the Spiritual Hierarchy of both our own and the sister planets of our system, right human relationship involves the end of competition and the beginning of an era of co-operation with -- sharing, justice and freedom as its hallmarks.

The book also addresses the emergence of new and more inclusive forms of education, which will be needed as we experience a huge shift in consciousness and a growing awareness of the richness of life ahead, unfettered by the stranglehold of commercialism and the dominance of market forces.

According to the author, the truth will soon be apparent for all to see, awakening humanity to their own divinity and the establishment of the rule of spiritual law on Earth.


Ships and the Sea: The Art and Life of Oswald Brett

by Oswald Brett

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This is a book about UFOs, but with a difference. It is written by someone who has worked with them and knows about them from the inside. Benjamin Creme sees the presence of UFOs as planned and of immense value for the people of Earth.

According to Creme, the UFOs and the people in them are engaged in a spiritual mission to ease humanity's lot and to save this planet from further and faster destruction. Our own planetary Hierarchy, led by Maitreya, the World Teacher, now living among us, works tirelessly with our Space Brothers and Sisters in a fraternal enterprise to restore sanity to this Earth.

Creme shows how all the planets in our solar system are inhabited, but on physical levels beyond human sight, the so-called etheric planes. The spacecraft are constructed on the same principle; they too are in etheric matter and have complete control of energies in space. Our Space Brothers are responsible not only for crop circles, but also for preparing the way on Earth for a new technology of light which will give us unlimited power from the sun. When we banish war for ever and are endeavoring to live in right relationship, that technology will be ours.

For the Spiritual Hierarchy of both our own and the sister planets of our system, right human relationship involves the end of competition and the beginning of an era of co-operation with -- sharing, justice and freedom as its hallmarks.

The book also addresses the emergence of new and more inclusive forms of education, which will be needed as we experience a huge shift in consciousness and a growing awareness of the richness of life ahead, unfettered by the stranglehold of commercialism and the dominance of market forces.

According to the author, the truth will soon be apparent for all to see, awakening humanity to their own divinity and the establishment of the rule of spiritual law on Earth.



by Lisa Cohen

Our Price: $14.95

The memoir begins with a series of medical visits and tests, which lead to the discovery of a tumor, about the size of a walnut on the cerebellum. From the diagnosis and scheduled surgery the narrator leaves her old life behind. Post surgery she slowly relearns how to live, but even after two years still suffers from ataxia, tinnitus, double vision and nystagmus.


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Nathan's Famous : The First 100 Years

by William Handwerker

Our Price: $19.00(Hardcover) / $13.25(Paperback

"Nathan’s Famous: The First 100 Years of America’s Favorite Frankfurter Company" chronicles the history and business strategies of company founder Nathan Handwerker that led to the success of an iconic international brand and two of America’s most loved foods: The Nathan’s Famous Frankfurter and Crinkle-cut French Fries. Brimming with photos of historic Coney Island, New York, Nathan’s Famous restaurants, and intimate family memories of author, former company Senior Vice president and grandson William Handwerker; "Nathan’s Famous" details entrepreneurial spirit, business lessons, dramatic corporate missteps and growth. William includes insights into three generations of the Handwerker family, beginning with the founder’s early life, growing up in extreme poverty in Galicia, Poland, as well as his own sons and grandson who contributed to expanding geographic locations, menu and the overall brand. Nathan’s may have started as a small hot dog stand in 1916, but by sticking to his philosophy to “give ‘em and let ‘em eat,” he was able to beat his competition by providing top quality food at low prices. "Nathan’s Famous" reveals the successes, trials and tribulations of growing Nathan’s original vision into the international frankfurter corporation it is today.

Author William Handwerker is the grandson of Nathan Handwerker, founder of America’s favorite frankfurter company and the iconic Coney Island, New York institution. Working alongside his grandfather and father, Murray, for 30 years, William penned "Nathan’s Famous" to commemorate the enormous entrepreneurial spirit of his grandfather’s legacy and the business history of one of America’s most loved foods---the Nathan’s Famous frankfurter. William has been interviewed by The Food Channel, the History Channel, and numerous national and New York media. He resides in Roslyn, New York and Delray Beach, Florida.

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Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel

by Nicos Hadjicostis

Our Price: $22.80

''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.

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Wealth, Beauty, Family

by Sophia Ladouceur

Our Price: $9.00


Three short stories circle the lives of young adults living and dying in the city. A love triangle, a devastating diagnosis, and acts of violence. The dysfunctional nature of life in restrictive social environments is laid bare. Actions are put into context. Controlling beliefs are exposed.


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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.

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Journeys with the Unknown by People Like You and Me

by Chris Holly

Our Price: $11.99


Many of the stories in Journeys with the Unknown by People like You and Me, took place on Long Island in the towns of Montauk Point, South Hampton, Bayport, Oakdale, Great River, East Islip, West Babylon, Northport, And Huntington to list a few. The book covers events and experiences of everyday people all over the world, however, may be of a special interest to those who live or visit Long Island and the state of New York.


The people written about in the book share their unique experiences. Imagine you are home alone one evening and decide to take your trash out and place it at the end of your driveway for morning pickup. Now imagine the last thing you can recall is a bright ray that surrounded you as you placed the trash at the curb. Three hours later you awaken on the front lawn of a strange house in someone else's clothes sick confused and alone. You cannot remember what happened to you or how you arrived in a strange place. You hurt all over and are terrified.


Or perhaps you are enjoying a wonderful hike out in the wilderness when you suddenly find you are trapped looking at a huge UFO right in front of you. Isolated in the middle of nowhere you try frantically to figure out what to do.


Maybe you are 16 years old and return home to find you are alone with your family all out for the night  and the house dark when you hear something in the house and discover that  a creature is in the house, hiding, lurking behind a half-open closet door waiting to capture you.


It could have been you packed into a small vehicle with family members on the way to a special day together when you come upon a strange craft hovering over the road ahead of you and thousands of red eyes about a foot above the road. The red eyes of the strange aliens begin to chase after you as you turn around and try to outrun them in your small car. You speed towards town with the large group of alien red glowing eyes chasing close behind you.


These are some of the real events that have happened to people exactly like you and me. Frightening, however, told to us by those who lived these encounters. The real fear, however, is that it may only be time before it is your turn to be the one who finds they are alone looking into the cold dead eyes of the unknown.


This collection contains the stories of those who have had encounters and experiences with the strange and unexplained who lived to share them with us.

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21st Century Ninjutsu : A Warrior's Way of Life

by Aliie Albergio

Our Price: $21.99


21st Century Ninjutsu - A Warrior's Way of Life is dedicated to preserving the ancient Japanese art of Ninpo/ Ninjutsu, and that of the Japanese culture. Author Allie Alberigo draws on his personal philosophies and 30 plus years of Martial Arts experience to help the reader understand his mentality and clear up many of the myths that still plague the martial arts today. It goes far beyond just kicking and punching and shows you how to incorporate ancient traditions and philosophies into modern 21st century life to create peace, happiness and prosperity for yourself. This book is a must have for all martial artists as well as anyone who would like to gain the power to change their life!

Praise for 21st Century Ninjutsu - A Warrior's Way of Life

"I have always been interested in the art of Ninjutsu. I find this book to be a great read for martial artists and non martial artists." - Cung Le Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Light Heavyweight San Shou Champion, Light Heavyweight K-1 Super Fight Champion

"I know firsthand training with Kyoshi Allie that he shares freely his wisdom and his art. I have the ultimate respect for this man and consider him a teacher and a friend. This is a must read book for people ho want to improve their martial arts and their lives." - JD from the A&E hit show Criss Angel - Midfreak

"For Kyoshi Allie Alberigo the martial arts are not a hobby, an after work activity, or something that he is just interested in. To him, the martial arts are a LIFE STYLE. He not only teaches the martial way and philosophy, he lives it. His new book not only enhances your martial arts training, but improves your life skills as well. Anyone can teach the art of Ninjutsu, few can inspire you to change your life and live "the way," to look upon others and forgive, to help others grow, to be kind, to be just and to be fair. Allie Alberigo is a man to look up to and admire. This young Master of our time has the knowledge of an ancient Master of the past." - Soke John Olshlager Nokado Schools of Self Defense, NY

"I have the honor and privilege to train as a student of Kyoshi Allie for 18 years and it has been a wonderful experience. Kyoshi's words and teachings have given me confidence taking me to incredible heights. Kyoshi Allie is truly a master of Ninjutsu and life. I thank him for all he has given me, and for all the lessons yet to come." - Renshi Frank Olmeda Chief Operations Officer, LI Ninjutsu Centers

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Martial Arts Business 101 : The Art of Living the Dream

by Aliie Albergio

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Martial Arts Business 101 is the life work of martial artist and business coach Allie Alberigo. For over 47 years Allie Alberigo has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years he has been a professional martial art instructor. His martial art school just celebrated its 24th year in existence November 9th, 2015. Shihan Allie has coached 1000's of school owners world wide how to take their school to the next level. In this time he has developed systems that have allowed school owners to break through barriers and overcome most any obstacle. This book isn't a book on theory, it is an actual manual for success. Allie explains the things most necessary to take your school to the next level.

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The Three Kings

by Allie Albergio

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The Three Kings is a story of magic, mysticism, and fantasy. Merrick, Cody, and Teal are three young boys who spend their time studying the martial arts. Having achieved their black belts they spend most of their time studying and training, but on the weekends adventure puses through their veins, and exploration is their favorite word. Every weekend they take a bike ride and hike to Mr. MacGreggor's house who vanished years ago, and play in his Japanese gardens. One day they notice a window open in the home and go inside to take a look. Little did they know, that moment would change their lives forever. Join them on their journey through time, to a land filled with magical creatures, martial arts, and intrigue. The Three Kings are about to draw you in to a world you never imagined. This is a bok for children 4 - 16 years old.

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The 5 Gateways to Happiness!: Discovering Peace in Your Everyday Life!

by Allie Albergio

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Shihan Allie Alberigo has been a student of spirituality almost his entire life. Being born of American Indian decent, his beliefs in the law of nature and the esoteric ways, have become a staple in his mindset and how he lives daily. Allie, has taught 10’s of thousands of students how to live a calmer, happier and peaceful life. Filled with love, compassion and empathy as well as little stress. In this book he has shared some simple concepts on how to live the life of your dreams, filled with happiness and meaning. If you are searching for a book that is quick and easy to read but packed with powerful techniques on create a life of fulfillment and desire, then you found the right book.

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Sojourn Into The Night A Memoir of the Peruvian Rainforest

by Elaine Donadio

Our Price: $16.99

This unrhymed, poetic narrative captures the stillness of the night and my delight in seeing camouflaged creatures of the Peruvian Rainforest. This book contains thirty beautiful, original watercolor illustrations. Look closely. You'll find creatures hidden among the leaves. See monkeys, bats, the katydid, bullfrog, walking stick, owl butterfly, duck family, and the snake and unnamed creatures under cover of the night sky. Enjoy flashes of red, orange, pink interrupting the achromatic backdrop—bromeliads, orchids and lilies, familiar sights in an unfamiliar waterscape. Watch the shaman work his magic. Read the poems to learn facts about the bats, katydid, bullfrog, walking stick, and the owl butterfly. Awestruck by the beauty of the Peruvian rainforest, I behold what is hidden in plain sight. Aided by the full moon, the stars and three flashlights, the jungle guide traces the almost imperceptible camouflaged creatures, unseen but for the probing lens and heightened senses of this mentor who, among the cacophony of undefined sounds amid ambiguous paths with buttress roots spread wide, staunch soldiers in their mission as lianas reach up with wooden fingers in communion with arboreal giants, quietly courses ahead in this exalted forest with depths of knowledge and intuition surpassing my own. In this unfamiliar great biome, I become aware of my limitations as a sentient being—capable of looking but incapable of seeing.

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Anything You Say May be Used Against You

by Austin J. Hart

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Austin J. Hart, not yet a best selling author, is an optimistic visionary of numerous talents and intense passions. Many of his written works have remained on a shelf for years as he dedicated his time to family, church and community.

The son of Irish Catholic immigrants, Austin was born and raised in the South Bronx. He grew up surrounded by sons and daughters of immigrants from various countries, ethnicities and religious beliefs. It is this sense of diversity that he wished to instill in his children by "putting down roots" in the Northeast Bronx. The wrecking ball was already demolishing his beloved South Bronx.

Joins us as Hart reveals his cautionary tale from 1974, with a theme that could have been ripped from today's headlines. In this emotional telling of hi true story, Austin manages to transport us into the degrading innards of the Bronx criminal "injustice" system. The law failed to back him up for defending his wife and children against a violent, mentally disturbed bully. Instead, they lock him up .

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Waking to a Happy Fulfilled Life After Sleeping in Negativity

by Frank Miranda

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In his formative years, author Frank Miranda was exposed to a negative, ignorant, judgmental, and at times, hostile environment where prejudice was rampant. He had become that which had influenced him in terms of how he saw everything. In Waking to a Happy, Fulfilled Life, Miranda shares how he changed his life-how he turned negativity to positivity; ignorance to intelligence and wisdom; judgment to nonjudgment; prejudice to acceptance and seeing everyone as the same; and anger to love. In this combination memoir and inspirational testament, Miranda recounts his enlightening journey that has allowed him to be a good, loving, happy, patient, faithful, and productive human being. After conducting years of research in psychology, science, and religion, he discovered these attributes correlate with one another, and he's convinced we live in a world of all possibilities. Waking to a Happy, Fulfilled Life recounts how Miranda, who grew up in a dysfunctional home, overcame all of the challenges and obstacles. He illustrates how anyone can change his or her life for the better and evolve to their divine purpose.

For more information about the author, please visit his website at


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Elberstrasse : A Love Story

by Lennox Alexander

Our Price: $17.95

   This is the story of two young people: The handsome and enterprising prison officer, John Anderson from the tropical island of Trinidad and Tobago, connecting across the globe to Christine Mueller, the very winsome and lovely Red Cross official from Berlin, West Germany.


   Read how they hooked up in the era before the internet; the love and passion they shared; the frustrations and racial tensions they encountered in this inspiring love story. You wont put this book down until you know what becomes of this couple; the young black man form the West Indies, and his beautiful, white girlfriend from Germany, on the other side of the world.

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Compassion For Pets

by Dr. Geoffrey Broderick

Our Price: $29.99

  In this ground breaking book on pet nutrition, Dr. R. Geoffrey Broderick, DVM, reveals the secret to keeping your pets disease-free and healthy for their whole lives. Over his 40-year career, Dr. Broderick has helped thousands of animals recover and heal from terrible diseases. Along the way he learned how the modern pet food industry is actually harming our animals. Generations ago, it wasn't uncommon for companion animals to live almost twice as long as they do today. Thanks to the rise of industrial pet foods, however, the life expectancy of most companion animals has fallen dramatically. The average cat or dog eating mass-produced food today is nutrient deficient and vulnerable to diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and many others.

Doc Broderick has made it his mission in life to restore health to our animal companions. His feeding Paradigm is a step-by-step program for pet owners to give their companion animals optimal health, using food as medicine. Dr. Broderick is also the creator and founder of Cornucopia Pet Foods, a line of super-premium pet foods and nutritional supplements, and a practicing veterinarian.

For more information about the author and his new title, please visit his website

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The Billboard

by Tom Barrella

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Tom Barrella seemed to have it all. He was successful, independent, and loved his work. However, he felt incomplete. Despite exploring traditional dating channels, he still hadn’t found his soul mate.

Ever the entrepreneur, Tom decided to harness the power of public relations and the Internet to solve his problem. Using highly unconventional means, he eventually found his true love, and together they faced the challenges of family life with strength and humor.

Tom Barrella is the man behind “the Billboard,” a giant advertisement for himself and plea to single ladies everywhere. The resulting media frenzy landed Tom on television and introduced him to many women—but no one fit the bill.

Through a series of coincidental events, he eventually landed in Brazil, where he met Sueli and her two daughters. Sparks flew, and she agreed to marry him. The ensuing years would present their newly blended family with many obstacles: culture shock, financial ruin, and the loss of their home.

Through hilarious ups and unexpected downs, Tom and Sueli remain committed to one another and their two daughters. And here for the first time, Tom shares their tender, funny, and honest family story.

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Zen and the Art of Dog Walking

by Ray Sullivan Jr.

Our Price: $30.00


This collection of photographs and musings is a simple descriptive journey of how I discovered natural beauty and spiritual peace by walking our dog... of how Bo and I not only discover each other but also the world around us. Bo was an abandoned puppy and I had recently moved to the country with my wife and son. After Bo came to us, while my wife was at work and son at school, the two of us began to take walks through the woods and around the lake that was nearby. I needed the exercise and Bo, being a puppy, needed to burn off energy. As we both began to become aware of our surroundings, the whole process became more enlightening to me and opened a whole new sensory world to Bo. Early on I began to take a camera along mostly to capture Bo being his dog self. I began to become aware of my environment, expanding not only my consciousness but the subject matter for the photographs as well. We are now a few years down the road and have grown together in many ways due in large part to these dog walks that we take together. Bo has taught me many things; I have opened my mind to new thoughts; we have shared many experiences and I see the visual world in a whole new way. So...Bo and I invite you to join us on a simple tale of discovery in the absolute joy and enlightenment of a dog walk. As someone told me after reading the book, It's what we're all looking for.

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For Children and Young Adults...

Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood

by L. A. Matthies

Our Price: $16.95

Attempting to avoid the violence and drugs at Hibernia High, 16-year-old Tristen McCoy and his friends have transferred on a sports scholarship to the elite Curtis Hall boarding school. Hometown lacrosse heroes, the boys are tested as they attempt to assimilate into a student body where excelling is the norm. Tristen hones his leadership skills and sense of humor while finding his way in this new environment. He and his friends must rise to the challenge of competing with peers whose skills equal and perhaps surpass their own. Tristen's attention is soon captured by the beautiful and alluring Marcella Venier. Despite their different origins and upbringings, the two are drawn to each other. Marcella, compelled to live a clandestine life with dark secrets and a covert research mission, struggles with her desire to further her own designs and still remain in Tristen's world. Events spiral out of control, and a student is lost in the subterranean tunnels beneath the school's campus. Tristen and his friends stand accused of foul play, and in an effort to make things right, he enlists Marcella's help in organizing a search party. During the perilous rescue attempt, danger threatens to not only sever the bonds of friendship of the group, but take their lives as well. They hope they can survive until graduation.

Young Adult/Fantasy wins NABE 2013 Pinnacle Achievement Award! Read more about Linda and Surviving Curtis Hall at

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A Day with Degas

by Sima Levy

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A Day with Degas is a fun, adventurous and interactive art history book for children. Paris is excited to paint her ballet dance trio in her mom's (Ms. Simone's) art class. Her inspiration was the style of the artist Edgar Degas. She was able to capture her own movements, but had difficulty illustrating the gracefulness of her friends Justine and Mary. She wished to meet Monsieur Degas for artistic guidance. Together with her best friend Manet, they say the magic word three times: "Wackadoey, wackadoey, wackadoey" and then away they blewy to the past to meet Degas in Paris, France. Degas teaches them to draw, erase, perfect and redraw. Although the artist is an impressionist painter, he takes his time completing his works and Paris learns that she should do the same. She returns to ballet school to sketch Justine and Mary and the outcome is perfection! Read A Day with Degas and you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?

Sima Levy was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and moved with her family to New York at the age of eight. Sima was inspired to teach art history to children in a way that encourages their creativity and interests, rather than being intimidating or boring! Seeing the children's eyes brighten and their ideas form is what motivated her to create Mothers Art World (MAW) and its series of art history books, teachers' curriculums, songs and videos. Art helps children use both sides of their brain, embracing expression and imagination to create a beautiful masterpiece! She studied economics and sociology at Queens College in New York, followed by an internship at Lehman Hutton on Wall Street. Her passion for the arts began when she was a buyer and merchandiser for Le Firme and later for Akris's at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Sima co-runs a program called "Learning to Look" at the Schechter Day School. She introduced MAW to Cohen's Medical Center and has the absolute joy watching children immerse in art and experience their own "imaginative ways". The characters in the book, Paris, Manet, Mary, Justine, Mays and Ms. Simone, all derived from her wish to bring the gifts of imagination, music, fun and facts to children. Her daughter Paris has inspired the character Paris. The rest of the MAW kids were inspired by her sons and students. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how the author teaches and displays art throughout her classroom. Sima is dedicated to her charity works. She's a member of the Women's Health Committee at Katz Women's Hospital, a member of the Autism Committee, and a member of the Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer and their siblings, and a member of the UJA-Federation. Sima enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and her children Jordan, Logan and Paris. Most evenings, she can be found sitting in front her the computer dreaming about the next adventure for Paris, Manet and the gang. Read more at

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A Rendezvous with Renoir

by Sima Levy

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Ms. Simone’s art class is studying the life and works of the impressionist artist, Pierre-August Renoir. Mary is fascinated with Renoir’s paintings of cafés and outdoors sights. She wishes to meet with Renoir and his friends in France to capture her own Parisian scenes and truthful moments. Together with her friend Manet, they say the magic word three times: “Wackadoey, wackadoey, wackadoey" and then away they blow to the past to meet Renoir in Montmartre, Paris, France. The artist teaches them how to capture snapshots of real life quickly with fluid brush strokes before the moment and light are lost. Mary and Manet also learn how the artist observes and paints flickering lights, children, women and very happy folks. Mary returns to her art class and paints what she observed in France. To her illustration, she adds her friends Renoir and Manet in a candid position. The outcome is superb! Read A Rendezvous with Renoir and you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?

Sima studied economics and sociology at Queens College in New York followed by an internship at Lehman Hutton on Wall Street. As a buyer and merchandiser for Le Firme and later for Akris at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, Sima returned to her more creative passions. Sima teaches and co-runs an art program called “Learning to Look” at the Schechter Day School. She introduced Mothers Art World (MAW) to Cohen’s Medical Center and has had the absolute joy of watching children immersed in art while forgetting their pain and their illnesses even if just for two hours. Watching them experience their own “imaginative ways" impresses in Sima the power of creativity and artistic expression. Art helps children use both sides of their brains, embracing expression and imagination to create something wonderful. Teaching art history to youngsters in a way that encourages their creativity and interests rather than being intimidating is what inspires Sima to teach. The love she has for seeing their eyes brighten and their ideas form is what motivated the creation of MAW and its series of art history books, teachers’ curriculums, coloring books, songs and online projects. Paris, Manet, Mary, Mays, Justine and Ms. Simone all derive from Sima's wish to bring the gifts of imagination, music, fun and facts to children. Her own daughter with the same name inspired the character of Paris. The rest of the MAW kids were inspired by Sima's boys Jordan and Logan as well as the children that she has watched learn and grow while teaching them about art and creativity. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how Sima teaches and displays art throughout the classroom. She wants children to be able to experience art history in a way that inspires them to begin their own creations. All children (and adults too!) should have the experience of being told, “Great job,” “You can do it,” and “Bravo!” Making art gives children just that opportunity: to express, learn and feel a sense of accomplishment. Charitable work is a central part of Sima's life. She is a member of the Women’s Health Committee at Katz Women’s Hospital; a member of the Autism Committee on Long Island; is involved at Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer; and a member of the UJA-Federation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Most nights, when all are asleep, Sima can be found sitting at the computer dreaming about the next adventure for her six characters that she now calls "family". Have a fun and wackadoey experience! Read more at

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A Visit with Vincent Van Gogh

by Sima Levy

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Mays is a poet and artist in Ms. Simone’s art appreciation class. The class is learning about the history and works of the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. As Mays gains knowledge about the style of Van Gogh, he realizes he has a lot in common with the artist. Like Van Gogh, Mays uses his feelings to guide his painting and writing, but he has a dilemma: he doesn’t know which to do first compose his poem or illustrate. Mays’ classmates Paris and Manet have a secret magic word that takes them to “The Land of Artists” and they decide to share their secret with Mays. They say “Wackadoey” three times and then bingo! They’re in the Netherlands with Mr. Van Gogh. The artist teaches them to quickly capture their feelings of real life situations with heavy paint and thick brush strokes. He assures Mays there is no set order when one is expressing oneself. Find out what happens when Mays returns back to art class. Read A Visit with Vincent Van Goghand you will experience a "Manet Day", learn to use your imagination to improve your art and feel coo-cooey, wackadoey. So what do you say?

Sima Levy created Mothers Art World (MAW) to give all children access to the world of art. Art is an essential part of every child’s development, helping them use both sides of their brain while embracing expression and imagination to create something wonderful. Studying art helps children understand the connections, shapes, colors and ideas that exist in every artist’s work. Teaching art history to children in a way that encourages their creativity and interest rather than being intimidating (or boring!) is the inspiration behind MAW’s Meet the Artist Series. Sima introduced MAW art appreciation to Cohen’s Medical Center and runs, trains and teaches at the Schechter Day School of Nassau County. Ms. Simone is a reflection of how Sima Levy teaches and displays art throughout the classroom. "I want children to be inspired by art history in a way that encourages them to begin their own creations. All children (and adults too!) need to experience being told ‘great job,’ ‘you can do it’, and ‘aren’t you awesome?’ Art gives children just that opportunity to express, learn and feel accomplishment. Charitable work remains a central part of my life. I’m a member of the Women’s Health Committee at Katz Women’s Hospital, a member of the Autism Committee, involved at Sunrise Day Camp, a camp dedicated to children with cancer, and a member of UJA’s Connection." Read more at

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Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You

by Mina Mauerstein Bail

Our Price: $16.95

Max and Voltaire is the first in a series of illustrated books about how embracing both the familiar and the different can make our lives continually interesting and rewarding. The messages about making new friends, adapting to change, tolerance, lending a helping hand and getting along with others are gently handled through the filter of a cat, Max, and a dog, Voltaire, and a supporting cast of furry friends and bipeds. Their touching and humorous adventures in a small town in France and in other countries challenge us to think about how special every day can be and that no matter how bad a situation is, it can change for the better. A fun read for children and animal lovers of all ages, Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You, is a middle grade (8-12 years of age) illustrated chapter book about how embracing both the familiar and the different can make our lives exciting and rewarding.

"In her first in a large format illustrated chapter book series for early fluent readers, author Mina Mauerstein Bail has written a two-part story (each with six chapters) that encourages readers to get along with others.

In part one, readers are introduced to a kitten named Max that has been adopted by the Cupcake family. The Cupcake family has a dog at their home, so Max resides permanently in the bakery they own. While he enjoys the company and snacking on croissants during the daytime, he becomes lonely during the evenings when the Cupcake family returns home to their dog. Madame Cupcake finds him a new home with a lovely customer, Madame Rosemarie, who already has three cats. Each cat has their own personality and, through mutual respect, all of the cats learn to adjust to each other’s traits so that they can all get along. Something they all have in common, however, is a fear of dogs.

In part two, Madame Rosemarie adopts a dog that was in need of more attention than his family could offer. This dog is aptly named after a famous French writer, Voltaire, who wrote about tolerance and respect for others. Once again the cats must adjust to this newcomer and in doing so they learn that there is no need to be afraid of others simply because they are different.

The author has used short sentence structures for beginner readers; and color illustrations break up the text of the easy to digest chapters. While taking in a story of new beginnings and the power of kindness and helping others, children will enjoy the fun names (Madame Cupcake), the snippets of humor that are injected throughout, and the French backdrop and glossary of French words.

Max & Voltaire: Getting to Know You would make a nice read-aloud for a group setting and is also suited to individuals who are newly independent readers."The Children’s Book Review

Mina Mauerstein Bail, a mother, grandmother and sociologist, was born in Italy and grew up in upstate New York. She has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in many countries around the world. She resides with her husband and family in New York City. This is her first children's book. Read more at and

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It Feels Good to Be Me!

Written by Dana Livoti with Anne Oliveri

Our Price: $19.99

Did you know that your natural state of being is to feel good?

When you are feeling good you are unstoppable! You are a creator! You are limitless! You are divine! This is who you truly are.

Learn to be a conscious creator by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and visualizations. Know that this is a choice you make. For when you feel worried, afraid, nervous or doubtful, it is your true self nudging you to shift your thoughts back to what feels good.

Create the life you were meant to live by thinking, feeling and seeing the true essence of you. You are spectacular! You are grateful. You are peaceful. You are safe. You are secure, and, most of all, you are empowered to make all your dreams come true.

Go ahead, say it“It feels good to be me!”

Dana has been teaching in the South Huntington School District for 16 years. She has taught second grade and currently teaches first. Dana received two Suffolk BOCES Educational Technology Integration Grant Awards in the areas of Character Education and Writing. She has a BS degree in Art Therapy, an MS degree in Elementary Education, and an MS degree in Instructional Technology, all from LIU CW Post. Dana lives in Halesite, NY with her husband, Joe, and stepson, Joey, along with her two dogs, Jack and Yugi, and cat, Prego.

Anne was a first grade teacher in the South Huntington School District for 13 years. She received the Barnes and Noble Teacher of the Year Award in 2013 in the local region. Her teaching career has taken on a new look for she is now devoting her time to bringing the teachings of It Feels Good To Be Me! to as many children, parents and educators that she can reach. Anne has a BS degree in Marketing and Management from Siena College and an MS in Elementary Education from L.I.U. C.W. Post. She lives in Greenlawn, NY with her husband Anthony, children, Lauren and Scott, and her cat, Charlotte.


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Chermpf (The Cats of Nova, Volume 1)

Written and Illustrated by William S. Russell III

Our Price: $9.99

Everyone should have a name...

With that thought, Gracie Fisher steps into her backyard on a moonlit summer night. Leaving her sleeping parents behind, following her nervous cat, Roscoe, and a kitten harboring an ancient secret, she embarks on an adventure leading far beyond her father's vegetable garden, to a domed forest-city tethered to the Moon. There, she faces a terrible danger from the prehistoric past and a grave threat to all humanity.

Chermpf is a fantasy adventure for advanced middle grade readers. It will also appeal to people of all ages who suspect their cats know more about the workings of the universe than they let on, such as folding time and space and the potential menace of winged spiders.

William S. Russell III lives in New York with his lovely wife, Susan, and three cats, Miss Meep, Joon-Yip and, of course, Chermpf. In a previous one of his nine lives, William was a post-secondary special education teacher. He hopes to be a steeplejack in the next. Read more at and

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The Yellow Ball

by J.T. Stewart

Our Price: $10.00

Evan’s yellow ball is missing! It’s his very favorite toy, given to him by his grandparents. This is terrible! Some toddlers might cry, but not Evan. He climbs out of his crib, gets dressed, and sets off to search the farm for his missing toy. It’s a big farm though, and Evan’s going to need some help finding his ball. Lucky for Evan, he’s got lots of animal friends. Binky the squirrel, Woody the pig, and Dimples the duck all agree to help Evan search the farm for his favorite toy. Even Lucy the turtle joins in the hunt, although she keeps falling behind her friends. Can Evan and his friends find his ball? And can they do so before Evan’s parents find his empty crib and start to worry? The answer lies in The Yellow Ball.

A charming read-aloud story for toddlers, and an easy starter book for developing readers, J. T. Stewart’s The Yellow Ball includes whimsical illustrations and an unexpected twist sure to make children and parents giggle with surprise. Join the hunt for Evan’s ball!  You’ll be glad you did.

J. T. Stewart lives on Long Island, NY with her husband Gary and son Evan. A court reporter for many years, Stewart began writing children’s books while at home with her son. She and Evan love reading together, and he inspired The Yellow Ball.

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Wandering Ronnie and Rickey: An Adventure in Space

by Barbara Goldman

Our Price: $9.95

When Ronnie’s Uncle Leonardo comes to visit his favorite nephew one cold winter night, he brings a gift: a magical wishing ball. The adventure begins as Ronnie makes a wish to travel to Outer Space. Narrated by Rickey, Ronnie’s pet dog, this humorous and educational children’s story is told in a rhyming fashion. Read more at

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Barbara Goldman now calls Long Island, NY her home. She is a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and actor who got her inspiration for this book from her children and grandchildren. She can be reached at

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The Love Within

Written by Parvati Om

Illustrated by Jennifer Sternkopf and Parvati Om

Our Price: $20.00

The Love Within was written to teach children, both young and old, that there is a magnificence beyond what our minds can see in the phenomenal world. To teach them that they are never alone and that there this Eternal Love is part and parcel of themselves. It is the hope that all readers will someday contemplate this knowledge and discover the true unconditional Love that is within themselves. Thus becoming a beacon of this love to everyone they meet.

Parvati Om (Erin Quell) has 15 years’ experience in yoga. She started with Patricia D'Angelo and Angela Caruso, devotees of Sri Swami Bua in 2000. In 2007, Erin found her Guru Sri Dharma Mittra and graduated from the Dharma Yoga (DY) Life of a Yogi (LOAY) 200 Hour Teacher Training. Study with Sri Dharma Mittra enhanced her practice by redirecting her attention to the ultimate goal of yoga, the unification with the True Self. Parvati graduated from the DY 500 hour advanced training in October 2008. In August 2012, she received a certificate of completion for the DY LOAY 800 hour teacher training and received certification to teach advanced yoga techniques specific to this lineage. She continues to study with her Guru on a frequent basis and is sincerely committed to the Holy Science of Yoga. Parvati Om received certification to teach Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga at the North Carolina School of Yoga (Shanti Niketan Ashram), which was founded by Chandra Om, a senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra. Parvati Om visits the ashram often in order to further establish herself in yogic practices and deepen her understanding of universal love. Read more at

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Cooking with Mr. C.

Written by John Contratti

Illustrated by Romney Vasquez

Our Price: $14.95

Find out how a year in Mr. C.'s class turns Scottie Turner into an amazing student. By cooking every day, Scottie quickly learns he can be whatever he wants to be when he grows up.

John Contratti has been an elementary school teacher for twenty-five years and is also a professional cook. He has cooked on the Hallmark cooking show Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn which was produced by Martha Stewart. He has also appeared on the television dramas Royal Pains and The Americans. He has a hugely successful cooking blog called Cooking With Mr. C. He is a big supporter of the organizations Children's Health Fund, Broadway Cares, and Keen Company. Mr. Contratti resides in New York. Read more at John's blogs... and

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Simon & Sedef: A Seal's First Adventure

by Sheree Jeanes

Our Price: $20.99

Simon is a young harbor seal, just recently born, living with his seal family. An early spring storm suddenly sweeps him out to sea, and the youngster has to learn to survive quickly. He meets foes and friends, including the kind humans he encounters throughout his journey.

The adventure of Simon, the young harbor seal, is one that has happened before. Seals and other marine animals are regularly washed ashore throughout Northeast USA and are rescued by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation.

The foundation will receive 10% of the proceeds of this book to help with their great work. Please visit their website at and consider supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of marine animals.

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Lines That Rhyme

by Mark Tepper

Our Price: $11.99

Lines That Rhyme is a collection of rhymes whereby children try to guess the answers to questions via clues presented within the rhymes. Lines That Rhyme inspires the child to draw on acquired knowledge and guess the answer before looking at the picture answer on the back of the page. It also gives children the ability to associate words with pictures.

Mark Tepper, the author of Lines That Rhyme, and his spouse live in Plainview, NY where they raised their two children. Mark works for Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY and the U.S. Postal Service. He spent three and a half years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, and attended Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY and Hofstra University in Uniondale, NY. In his spare time, Mark writes children's stories, thus allowing him to keep in touch with his child within.

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The Talking Walking Winking Thinking Hairy Happy House

by Jennifer Ryan Woods

Our Price: $21.00

The idea for “The Walking, Talking, Winking, Thinking, Hairy Happy House” was inspired by a discussion she had with her daughters one night as they tried to avoid going to bed. They began discussing the idea that every night, when they went to sleep, their house came to life. As they imagined all the different parts of the house that could be personified, the seed for the book was planted. “The Walking, Talking, Winking, Thinking, Hairy Happy House” is written from the perspective of two children, Jack and Jenny, who begin to identify features in their house that make it seem as though it's alive.

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The Magical Peacocks

by Jeanine Marie

Our Price: $14.99

Come along with two children on a mystical journey into a magical dream that changes a mayor's heart from greed to love. This tender tale, illustrated with softened colors reminiscent of days gone by, is an ideal read for you and your child.


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Into the Sky

by Erica Converso

Our Price: $13.99

"Five gems there are to act as keys

For the gate to the land of death.

In silver, over mountain, beyond the trees,

At journey's center, across the seas,

To pass the door where no man draws breath."

             Alcione wants more than anything to join her father and brother as one of the Talaria, the riders who defend the King on their flying mounts, the arion. She dreams of soaring up into the sky to protect her land. But as a girl, she will never have a chance to become a hero.

             After her family is killed in a revolution, Alcie is determined to bring them back. She sets out with Romi, her brother's arion, towards the capital, where it is said rests a legendary crown with the power to enter the land of the dead. But if she can't conceal her identity as a former noble, her quest could end before it even begins. Alcie must hide everything she is to survive in this new, dangerous world. But only as her true self can she ever hope to find the crown of five stones and bring her family home.

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by Richard Mueller

Our Price: $16.95

Who are the Zoonauts? 

New kinds of superheroes!

The Zoonauts of Animalville,  created by David Simons are based on some famous zoo animals and other animals that went into space with the international space programs.  These Zoonauts have extraordinary talents and powers.  Their travels take them to different continents and cultures.    

Fishwick and Kornblend are Amadorian dragon-like scout pilots on an assigned mission in search of Zoonauts whom they hope to capture and bring back to Amador.

The Amadorians provide comic relief in this high flying, science fiction adventure where good triumphs over evil.

"A middle grade science fiction fantasy novel, the first in a planned series...a creative teaching tool...intelligent, fun, world building!” - Kirkus Book Review 

"Everything about this story is good for the family, especially the message of equality and peace before war...the animal characters are great” - Roland L Hennesay for Reader Views

"Upbeat and exciting...Highly recommended!" - James A Cox for Children's Bookwatch 


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Baking with Grandmas from Around the World

by Laura Callan

Our Price: $10.99

What connects grandmas from around the world is their love for their grandchildren. As more and more grandmothers are helping care for their grandchildren, they need to find fun, wholesome ways to enjoy time together. What better way to express their love than with baking traditional cookies that have been passed down from generation to generation. Along with the translation for the name "grandma," children will also learn interesting facts about each country. Following step-by-step instructions will help sharpen their reading and math skills. The book also includes cooking terms, measurement conversions, and tips for kitchen safety. The kitchen is the hearth of the home and this is where special memories can be made.

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Why Willie Walks on the Other Side of the Street

by Orlando Issac

Our Price: $14.99

Please join us as Orlando Issac explores the life of children who deal with adversity on a daily basis. Why Willie Walks On The Other Side Of The Street is an informative book introducing children to children with disabilities in a very unique way.


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The Science Project

by Elaine Donadio

Our Price: $7.99

For Middle Grade readers. Eleven Year old New York City boy, Nestor, is usually the one causing the problem, but ask him, and you'd get a different story. Nestor learns boundaries when he exhausts the patience of his friends and classmates with his incessant teasing, until they exact a plan to reinstate the relationships with a new set of rules. Nestor's best friend, Phil, doesn't want to know him. During the class science project presentations, Kwan Min, Nestor's most recent victim, sics his toad on Nestor's pet and science project, little Hector, the cockroach. Nestor never sees this coming. Nestor's insecurity and lack of popularity result in poor choices. He's always in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. At first, Nestor doesn't see his part in this negative reaction. In time, Nestor notices the scratches on the surface of the science table as he realizes that his wise-cracking attempts to be "cool" make his classmates grumble - not at all the reaction he expects. Nestor discovers many science facts with his online research: DNA, amber, resin and cockroaches. His classmates share facts about parakeets, snakes, hamsters and toads. Nestor and the other students in the science class provide information in an entertaining way, making it interesting and easy to learn. You'll laugh your way through Nestor's antics. You see, Nestor really doesn't have a clue.

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The Ocean's Way

by Elaine Donadio

Our Price: $8.99

For Middle Grade readers. What begins as a light-hearted adventure ends as a commitment, when eleven year old New York City girl Holly, uses her passion for poetry to win a grant writing contest to study marine life in Florida during Christmas vacation with her best friend, Jasmine. Holly looks forward to leaving the gray, winter skies of New York City behind. She imagines a carefree, fun in the sun adventure, but her optimism is short-lived. Her fear of public speaking is highlighted as Holly learns she must present her findings at a school assembly program. Jasmine's family problems and her fear of flying and swimming create obstacles to Holly's idyllic expectations. The contrast between the girls is heightened by revelations of their family lives and their different approaches to the world around them. Holly, the gentle poet, overcomes her fear of public speaking as she continues to grieve her father's death. Jasmine, the seemingly self-assured realist, battles her fears while dealing with the consequences of her alcoholic mother's neglect.Their friendship grows stronger as the girls accept each other's differences and limitations. Environmental issues are understood and an appreciation of the balance of nature and the interaction between the animal world and the environment is gained, with visits to biomes and ecosystems, as they interact with dolphins, alligators, swamp wetlands and manatees. Holly vows to raise money to help stranded marine mammals as they participate in the heart-wrenching rescue of stranded pilot whales on Florida's Gulf Coast. Throughout the story, questions are asked and answered in detail, as well-researched facts are imbedded in the dialogue and action. Since Holly writes poetry, some facts are written in unrhymed verse. Holly is particularly drawn to this world, and expresses interest in returning someday. She realizes the difference one person can make and hopes to be a catalyst for awareness and positive action. The girls accept awards for their multi-media presentation at their school assembly. When Holly is asked to make closing remarks, she walks on stage with confidence. She recites her poem, "The Ocean's Way" which makes an analogy between the ebb and flow of the tide and the questions and answers churning in her head. She overcomes fears and personal disappointments to reach her goals. Holly now understands how keeping the environment in balance insures the continuity of all species.

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Who Do Voodoo?

by Elaine Donadio

Our Price: $9.99

For Middle Grade readers. Jesus and Voodoo. Party and prayer. Love and betrayal. Twelve year old New York City boy, Phil Williams, struggles with conflicting messages when, entrusted by his grandmother in the role of "Icebreaker," he visits estranged family in New Orleans as he sets out to restore the family relationship. With his best friend, Nestor, in tow, Phil encounters a series of strange events - erratic behavior by supposed family members, bloody headless chickens, an unseen intruder during the night. Nestor is convinced the bodies of Phil's family members have been taken over by voodoo practitioners. Phil refuses to accept this explanation and is determined to uncover the truth. Is it Voodoo? Or scare tactics by mere mortals? Phil's visit to the Land of Pirates results in a plan of action and determination to solve the mystery. His investigations lead him to the source. Discovering an underground passageway once used as a stop in the Underground Railroad, the boys venture into the darkness to discover the truth. Wanting to be viewed as a hero in saving his great-aunt, her husband and housekeeper, Phil refuses to involve the police and unduly places everyone at the merciless hands of the culprits. With everyone's life in jeopardy, Phil regrets his decision, realizing he may never get the chance to brag about his exploits at school. With the force for good watching, help comes from a hovering presence, just in the nick of time. Phil learns his strengths and weaknesses as he struggles to put the jumbled puzzle pieces in play. His appreciation of true friendship is apparent as his love of family and New Orleans is renewed. He visits Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter, Mardi Gras World, the crypt of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte Louisiana , the Audubon Aquarium and Riverwalk. Phil learns about Louisiana's history, swamps and the state's concerns for environment and wildlife. He now understands the far-reaching effects of "fracking" and why environmentalists and public safety representatives are so strongly opposed. With his newly developed attention to detail, Phil composes a poem entitled "New Orleans" to capture his heart-felt memories. If Phil had it to do all over again, what would he have done differently? Probably nothing.

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The Ocean's Way Poetry Companion

by Elaine Donadio

Our Price: $23.99

For Middle Grade readers. Enjoy a day at the beach as we walk through sand, jump the waves, hear sea birds calling to each other as sea creatures seek food and shelter in a wondrous, hidden ocean biome. This book can stand alone or act as a companion to "The Ocean's Way" which tells the story of eleven year old Holly's learning experience with marine life in Florida. A sample chapter appears after the Glossary. The book contains 37 unrhymed poems ( diamante, tanka, anagram) about the ocean and ocean life. Each poem is accompanied by a beautiful color photograph for visual impact. All facts are well-researched and concise. If the scientific classifications appear unfamiliar, in common terms the topics include coral reefs, sand, sea shells, tides, tsunami, waves, dolphins, orcas, manatees, pilot whales, polar bears, sea lions, seals, sea otters, walruses, whales, albatross, gulls, penguins, sea anemones, sea turtles, horseshoe crabs, rays, sea horses, sharks, starfish, crabs, crayfish, hermit crabs, lobsters, clams, squid, mussels, octopus and snails. The poems are organized alphabetically under the headings beach, marine mammals, marine birds, marine animals-cnidaria, marine reptiles, chelicerata arthropods, carnivorous fish, decapod crustaceans, cephalopod mollusks and mollusks. The Glossary contains definitions, parts of speech and a pronunciation guide. Experience the adventure.


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A Day on the Farm

by Alicia Milinis

Our Price: $8.99

Farming is so important for our communities. This book is for children who have an interest in farming or would like to learn about it.

There are so many different animals on a farm. A Day on the Farm is a children's book written to help young readers understand the functions of farm animals and how each animal has a significant sole in farm life. It provides its readers with the basic knowledge of farming.

Alicia Milinis is a graduate from the University of Delaware, an avid writer, photographer, event planner and public speaker. Alicia has been interested in travel, parks, and recreation. She has been involved in and have attended many local art shows on Long Island.


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