And Then There’s Margaret

And Then There's Margaret
For fans of Maria Semple and Camille Pagan, comes the perfect laugh-out-loud dramedy about marriage, midlife and a controlling, manipulative mother-in-law thrown into the mix. Clarke’s award-winning novel takes readers on a relatable and hilarious ride, as Allie realizes the only way to survive the angst of family is to let go.and let be. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Punks for the Opera

Punks for the Opera

Marina Quantrill leaves her shattered Oregon life for a new start in San Francisco and runs smack dab into a hot streak. So hot, in fact, that she suspects foul play. A month later, she’s an assistant dog walker, manager of a punk band and creator of one of the strangest fundraisers ever created. “Bravo! Encore!” Free on Kindle.
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Long Story Shorties: Custody, Coins, and Conflicts

Long Story Shorties: Custody, Coins, and Conflicts

It’s fair to say we have heard stories about many other categories in the beauty industry hair stylist, barber, and even fashion designer. Now, through events based on a true story, let’s talk about a lash technician/makeup artist fighting to establish their lane in the broad industry.

Parys Germane is determined to turn her life around from humble beginnings. Formerly a teenage mother hustling to make ends meet, Parys will do whatever it takes to leave her mark on the world. Fighting through obstacles of change to transition into her life on the right track, she resolves to become the first millionaire in the family.

Harnessing her social media skills and her lash technician talents, she manages to catch the eye of the right opportunities to align her with success. While reaching forward to her new life, she is pulled back by her haunting past with family drama.

With no to little support, how does a young mother balance self development, co-parenting, and starting a business when the odds are stacked against her? $9.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Gratitude: Two Hundred Short Poems

Gratitude: Two Hundred Short Poems

Whether you’re a seasoned poetry lover or just dipping your toes into the world of verse,Gratitude: Two Hundred Short Poems offers something for everyone. Its brevity and depth make it the perfect companion for a quick moment of reflection or a leisurely read by the fireside. Free on Kindle.
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There’s No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home
A riveting rollercoaster with surprises and triumphs. College sweethearts Claire and Gary, married for decades, face challenges that lead them astray. Gary discovers his biological family, Claire grapples with identity, and their son faces premature adulthood. Can they overcome sickness, addiction, and deceit to rediscover what drew them together? $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Golden Manuscripts: A Novel

The Golden Manuscripts: A Novel

A young woman of Asian/American parentage has lived in seven different countries and is anxious to find a place she could call home. An unusual sale of rare medieval manuscripts sends her and doctor-cum-art journalist on a quest into the dark world of stolen art.

When their earnest search for clues whispers of old thieves and leads to the unexpected, they raise more questions about an esoteric sometimes unscrupulous art world that defy easy answers.

Will this quest reward Clarissa with the sense of home she longs for? This cross-genre literary tale of self-discovery, art mystery, travel, and love is based on the actual theft by an American soldier of illuminated manuscripts during World War II.
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Puffs of Enlightenment: the 420 Pot Passport

Imagine holding in your hands a passport that doesn’t just take you to new places, but unlocks new states of mind. “Puffs of Enlightenment: Poems of the Pot Passport” is your ticket to a poetic voyage wrapped in the scents and smoke of the world’s most enigmatic plant. Each page is a trip, each verse a new destination where each poem brings forth a new puff of insight, and each inhale of literature leaves you a bit more enlightened than the last. Let your imagination soar on wings of smoke discover the world, verse by euphoric verse. $4.95 on Kindle.
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The Angle of Vanishing Stability

The Angle of Vanishing Stability
The Angle of Vanishing Stability is a sweeping coming-of-age novel portraying the winding path of a free-spirited daughter as she searches for herself and the paradoxical love of her father.
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My Irish Dog

My Irish Dog
Spencer embarks on a journey to Ireland, desperate that the short vacation will somehow provide the answers to his inner turmoil. Little does he know that a chance encounter with a lost dog named Shandy will set in motion a series of extraordinary events. Spencer is soon propelled into a world where reality becomes distorted, finding himself entangled in a web of enigmatic situations. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Short Spanish Stories for Beginners: Learn Beginner Spanish With 20 Exciting Tales!

Short Spanish Stories for Beginners: Learn Beginner Spanish With 20 Exciting Tales! (Easy Spanish Lessons) (Spanish Edition)

Dreaming of learning Spanish in a fun and engaging way, but having trouble finding the right reading material? Look no further!

Start an exciting journey to learning Spanish with 20 engaging short stories!

Language learning can often seem like a daunting task, especially when it comes to finding interesting and accessible reading material. Struggling with dry textbooks or complex texts can dampen your enthusiasm and slow your progress.
Welcome to our book where 20 delightful short stories await you to enter the world of language and discovery.

Designed for both young and adult learners, offering a exciting journey into the Spanish-speaking world. Each of the 20 short stories has been carefully selected to cover a wide range of topics, from bright colors to fascinating animals, bustling professions, and mouthwatering culinary experiences.

As you dive into these engaging narratives, you’ll effortlessly absorb new vocabulary, grasp essential grammar concepts, and gain valuable cultural insights. These stepping stones will allow you to engage in meaningful conversations with native Spanish speakers, bridging the language gap and immersing yourself in a rich cultural exchange.

What makes “20 Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners” stand out:

  • Say goodbye to the language barrier! Each story is crafted with simplicity in mind, using easy-to-understand vocabulary and sentence structures that let you understand and engage from the start.
  • To guide you on your adventure, we’ve provided brief descriptions for each story. These overviews offer insights into the story’s themes, characters, and plots, allowing you to choose the perfect story for your language journey.
  • We believe that books with eye-catching pictures enhance reading enjoyment. With a delightful layout and vibrant illustrations, each page of 20 Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners reveals a new world of creativity and discovery.
  • Accelerate your language growth with a complete list of essential vocabulary, alphabetically listed with translations. In addition, challenging comprehension questions follow each story, reinforcing your understanding and language proficiency.
  • As part of our unwavering commitment to engaging learning experiences, we’ve included a special interactive story at the end of the book. Actively participate in the narrative, where your choices affect the outcome, providing instant feedback on your language skills and decision-making abilities.

Language learning doesn’t have to be tedious or frustrating. Join us on this extraordinary language adventure and let the fascination of storytelling guide you to master Spanish with joy and enthusiasm! Take the first step on your journey to linguistic wonders and get your copy of 20 Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners today! Free on Kindle.
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These Things Happen

These Things Happen
Daniel Zimmer will do almost anything to end his painexcept for the one thing that might work. Flashing through Daniels life, past and present, this nostalgic ode to Brooklyn is an unflinchingly honest account of the inevitable ups and downs of recovery and coming of age.
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Free: Whiskey and Suicide

Whiskey and Suicide
Whiskey and Suicide paints a kaleidoscope of myriad emotions of the Indian middle class families. In a very informal storytelling style, it narrates the dilemmas of the urban families in dealing with the conflicting emotions arising due to contradictory desires. It is the bonds of family and friendship that allow the protagonists to deal with these crises which are depicted by Manik Bal in a detached but empathetic narrative style reminiscent of the great slice of life storytellers of the east and the west.

This book is raw and real and these people can be anyone truly. It is remarkably heartfelt, endearing, it claws at you at times with its depth and emotion. Hard to put down. One of those books you hand to a best friend and say Read this!
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Free: From Da Big Island – Screenplay and Novel

From Da Big Island - Screenplay and Novel: New York defined her - Hawaii changed her (Kindle Edition)

Both the screenplay and novel are combined into this one-volume book. How could Hawaii change a New Yorker? With her life in peril, Ruth, needing solitude and change, leaves the Big Apple for the Big Island of Hawaii. She deals with the islands’ customs, her unusual neighbors, marijuana, pigs, and more. Is this the change she expected? FIND OUT NOW! Free on Kindle.
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Anne Frank on Tour and Other Stories

George Thomas Clark
This imaginative short story collection starts fast as Anne Frank survives World War II and becomes a literary star, and Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson agree to an interview that becomes quite candid, and a lonely husband picks up the wrong female hitchhiker. There are also stories about speed dating, people in distress, and famous musicians. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Lost Seeds

Lost Seeds
The engrossing first book of a series, Lost Seeds addresses various facets of historical racism an
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A novel chronicling the strained relationship between two brothers born into the remnants of their parents former enslavement. One brother seems to overcome, while the other descends further into adversity. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Home I left

A journey home reveals more than John could ever have imagined secrets, loss, and the surprising power of redemption.

After years of service, John Furst settled into a low-key bureaucratic post within the US military, coordinating funeral arrangements for soldiers. With a loving woman in his corner, and a punchy work crew he enjoys, he could ride this thing out to retirement. Then a call comes in. His father’s cracking voice informs John that his disliked elder brother has suddenly died.

John must journey home to face the questions around his drug-addicted brother’s death, the conflicted family members who remain, and his own ghosts haunting through four generations of small-town minds. Drawing on patience, drinking, laughter, tears, and screams, John and his estranged family face tragic loss, and he learns that while before his life once seemed secure, it now appears held in place by stagnation.

While crossing a bridge to work one morning after the funeral, John decides to take a leap unforeseen.

Join John on his transformative journey as he navigates the complexities of family, love, and self-discovery. Discover the power of second chances and the resilience of the human spirit in a story that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you pondering the choices that define us all.

The Home I Left is a gripping tale that reminds us that, sometimes, it’s the journey back that leads us forward. $3.99 on Kindle.
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100 Heartwarming Short Stories for Seniors

100 Heartwarming Short Stories for Seniors
Are you searching for the perfect gift to brighten the lives of your beloved elderly women and men? Look no further and dive into a treasure trove of 100 heartwarming, easy-to-read short stories that will whisk you away on a nostalgic journey!

Yearning for the years gone by? Seeking a way to keep your mind and soul engaged and entertained? Longing to share stories with newfound friends?

Curious about the wisdom hidden within lifes simple moments?
Join us between the pages of 100 Heartwarming Short Stories for Seniors and rekindle the warmth of cherished memories and souls like a cup of tea on a chilly morning.
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Fantastically Twisted: The Fairy Tales Book of Wickedly Entertaining Stories

Fantastically Twisted: The Fairy Tales Book of Wickedly Entertaining Stories
Beloved classics? Yes. Same stories? Absolutely not.

Featuring 12 Short Stories where each one takes a well-known Fairy Tale and propels them into uncharted territories creating surprising perspectives that challenge the very essence of the original tales.

Note from Author:
These are NOT Grandma’s Bedtime Stories. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Shit that We Should Never Pass Along, And All That We Cannot Leave Behind

Shit that We Should Never Pass Along, And All That We Cannot Leave Behind

In late 1980s rural Kansas, Mara finds herself taking on more than she can chew. Mara’s mother is a woman arguably ahead of her own time when it comes to the investigative day job she holds, and her own progressive take and unwanted oversharing of her thoughts on the day’s larger social justice issues.

Mara’s story allows the reader to start their journey following her mother’s divorce from Mara’s abusive stepfather, and make the move with Mara, her two youngest sisters, and her mother from city life to the rural awakenings that seem to only exacerbate her mother’s own baby boomer inclination towards double standards. Sprinkle in three know-it-all rural town biddies to ensure that The Greatest Generation has their say, and it’s no wonder Xer children are now all referred to as “survivors.” Mara is determined to show her mother, and an entire town of rural Kansans, that the only parties in need of a clue are they themselves. As long as Mara remains convinced that she will win in the battle of wills against her seasoned mother, absolutely nothing at all will go sidewise in this book for any of the characters.

An authentic throwdown between the baby boomer and Xer generations, delving into everything from childhood abuse, racism, abortion, religion, higher education, and ensuring those familial elitists who we all believe we know (and either love or hate) are well set for the next generation of epic failure and loss. Sure to infuriate all comers, keep everyone laughing and crying in equal measures. Mara and her mother prove that simply being human, and a product of one’s own generational time, cultural norms, and familial expectations is more than sufficient to ensure offensiveness for generations to come. The challenge lies in learning to love and find the best in each other during times when the last thing in the world any of us wants to do is love or find the best in each other.

This book comes with every trigger warning known to mankind. If you are a survivor of childhood sexual or physical abuse and trauma, post-abortion trauma, or racial-related childhood or adult traumas, the author of this book cautions the reader. This book is intended for mature audiences over the age of twenty-five. Parents are not advised to purchase this book for young teenage readers. $9.99 on Kindle.
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Song of Siao Wei

Song of Siao Wei

In a small fishing village in ancient China, the singing girl of Dongying captures the attention of the Prince’s Court with her unparalleled beauty. Siao Wei makes her choice, a life-changing decision that forever alters her fate.

Catapulted to a palace and bestowed with the title of Princess, Siao Wei realizes she has made a dreadful mistake. The longing for her childhood companion, now lost, haunts her every step. As delicate threads of her life unravel like silk, she finds herself stripped of her son, her sanity, and everything she holds dear.

Meanwhile, conflicting loyalties of her citizens boil over, and the delicate balance of the Princedom teeters on the precipice of anarchy. Armed with her passionate song and unwavering hope, Siao Wei must summon the strength to quell the imminent civil war and bring harmony back to the land. $3.99 on Kindle.
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Free: NO ONE DIES FROM LOVE: A RAW EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF LOVING AND LIVING LIFE

NO ONE DIES FROM LOVE: A RAW EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF LOVING AND LIVING LIFE

Have you ever looked back and wondered what went wrong?

From consuming love to instant heartbreak, we often dissect every aspect of a relationship to figure out where such a life-altering shift occurred. With a life turned upside down after her husband’s brutal betrayal, Chelsey Marie picks up her pen to discover her own truth.

In No One Dies From Love, she crafts a beautifully raw collection of poems as she journeys through love, betrayal, heartbreak, and renewal. She spirals through memories, lies, and possessions to find herself again and claim her new identity. As each poem reveals, she learns about an inner strength, long dormant, that allows her to forge a new trajectory for her future self, her future life, and her future happiness.

Through her eloquent and descriptive prose, Chelsey Marie shows us that we can be strong and flawed, vulnerable and deserving. Her poetry dissects the evolution of a failed relationship and all that was gained through its loss. Free on Kindle.
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The Seduction of Emy and Other Stories

The Seduction of Emy and Other Stories

35 crisp, literary short stories, packed with human drama, quirky sex, nutty religion, and lots of not-gonna-take-it-anymore women, both human and otherwise. See the author’s website, ARGregory.com, for some sample reading, and see “The Seduction of Emy and Other Stories” trailer on YouTube. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Free: The Watermelon King

The Watermelon KingAfter being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm, Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother. Unknowingly, they travel into bandit territory where a medical emergency forces them to choose between their safety and their health.

Inspired by true events, The Watermelon King follows the journey of two brothers as they backpack across one of East Africa’s most inhospitable regions. As they endure endless days of difficult travel, a series of short stories written by their father begins to uncover their inherent desire for adventure and their connection to the past. Along the way they begin to understand the beauty and frustration of life in Africa. Free on Kindle.
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No Lifeguard on Duty

No Lifeguard on Duty
It’s July of 1970. The decaying beach town of Asbury Park, New Jersey erupts with racial unrest that propels three unlikely teenage friends into turmoil. Adam, Mollie, and Howard struggle with family conflicts and their racial, cultural and class identities in the midst of the chaos. Town and teens will never be the same. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Duzy House of Mourning

The Duzy House of Mourning

THE DUZY HOUSE OF MOURNING is the compelling story of a young woman who survived an unthinkable accident the night she was born, an accident that claimed the life of her father, and forever altered her mother who sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The book opens 22 years later. January Duzinski has been raised by her Polish paternal grandparents and works as an embalmer in their mortuary. She’s a bit of an introvert, completely comfortable with the dead, completely brilliant (like her mother was) at the piano. And she has a very conflicted relationship with her non-verbal, disabled mother, Claire.

But January’s life is about to veer off its course with the arrival of one Oscar Thibodeau—attorney for her maternal grandmother, Rose Winston, a woman January has never met, a woman who is suddenly deceased. It seems there is a Steinway concert grand piano up for grabs…and anything else that might interest January.

Thus begins January’s reluctant journey into the incredible life of her mother. Through Claire’s diaries January is introduced to a strong, savvy, confident, enormously talented girl who disinherited herself from the wealth and trappings of a life she did not want. January is also made privy to a firsthand account of her parents’ love story, and the price Claire paid to be with her Polish undertaker. For the first time, January meets the father she has only known through her Duzinski grandparents. $0.99 on Kindle.
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