Free: Praying for Restraint

Praying for Restraint

Praying for Restraint tells the story of Allen Long, an assistant nurse recovering from PTSD who successfully struggles to survive an inner-city hospital work environment that is so toxic that it threatens his body, soul, and marriage. The book is both a triumphant memoir and an expose of a hospital so horrific that it nearly defies belief. Free on Kindle.

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All of Us Warriors: Cancer Stories of Survival and Loss

All of Us Warriors: Cancer Stories of Survival and Loss

In All of Us Warriors, Rebecca Whitehead Munn paints a realistic picture of the impact cancer has on an individual’s life, and she attempts to demystify the experience by sharing heartfelt stories from twenty survivors and the loved ones of those that passed. $0.99 on Kindle.

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A Mostly Magnificent Memoir

A Mostly Magnificent Memoir

A child of the 1980s relives a dysfunctional and hilarious childhood in the most difficult speech of his life.

It’s FORREST GUMP meets THE WONDER YEARS – but mostly true. Hysterically funny at times, heart-wrenching and heart-warming at other times, highly entertaining all the time.

The story follows James Murphy, who lives an extraordinarily unique life learning ordinary life lessons to which everyone can relate through his many misadventures. James’ misadventures feature everything from swindling friends out of valuable baseball cards to run-ins with bullies and kids in Connecticut “gangs”, from awkward romantic heartbreak to family party fiascos, from sophisticated pranks that build up to a court appearance and community service to a death-defying “rafting” incident.

This is a fictionalized and dramatized adaptation of the author’s autobiography turned into a full-motion picture screenplay turned into a novella. It’s the unbelievable stories that are actually true. James isn’t lying about the magic beanstalk growing on his back porch. Or the monkey in their tree—in New England. He did chase a UFO with his mother and stopped her from killing his dad. Let’s just say this book is a collection of true stories made more entertaining and wrapped in a white lie.

A Mostly Magnificent Memoir reminds us all that we are social creatures—how our seemingly insignificant interactions with others can significantly impact their lives. It reminds us how precious life is and how grateful we should be for the people in our lives. It reminds us that it is okay to laugh at our own misadventures because life is too short not to. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: My Brother, The King

My Brother, The King
Still reeling from his father’s break with the God of Israel, Prince Jonathan is in line to inherit a throne that has already been stripped from his family. The young shepherd David is the man after God’s own heart, chosen to take Jonathan’s place. Carrying a secret anointing that won’t stay hidden, David yearns to fight alongside his childhood hero rather than against him, but his calling threatens both their lives at every turn. Instead of fighting to the death over a crown that can’t belong to both of them, the two young warriors forsake rivalry and pledge themselves to a friendship forged in the passionate pursuit of the God who called them—both. Walk alongside two Biblical heroes as they embrace the will of God through a selfless covenant that would withstand the brutal tests of family jealousy and war—a friendship that would change history. Free on Kindle.
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Safe, Wanted, and Loved

Safe, Wanted, and Loved

“Pat, we need to kill the dog.”

When a sudden mental illness struck his wife, Patrick Dylan found himself living with an eerie stranger. Scared and unprepared, he began a desperate battle to protect her from a mysterious disease, shelter their children from her bizarre behavior, and recover the woman he loved. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Experience first-hand how a family with three beautiful children was overtaken by a world of biases, harassment and abuse from within the family courts. Explore the highs and lows of parenthood, mental health, solicitor involvement, judges’ court orders and more, as well as the challenges and discrimination facing single fathers.

With a little bit of humour, an overzealous solicitor and the shameful performance of family law, take a walk in a father’s shoes and try not to drift into deep waters…$9.99 on Kindle.

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The King of Violins

The King of Violins

HOW CHINA’S MOST CELEBRATED VIOLIN PRODIGY BECAME AN ENEMY OF STATE.

The King of Violins is the heartbreaking story of China’s most celebrated violin prodigy, Ma Sicong, who composed his first concerto at the age of 12.

During his career, this gentle, dignified man composed 57 of the world’s best-known symphonies and concertos and performed in front of hundreds of sold-out audiences across the globe.

Chairman Mao Zedong declared Ma Sicong “a national treasure” and nicknamed him The King of Violins. Soon, Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution distorted the truth of Ma’s life and work. He is forced to wear a dunce cap, and is publicly humiliated and physically abused by cadres of Red Guards as “a vile product of bourgeois thinking.”

Ma and his family make a breath-taking escape in the darkness to America. After Chairman Mao died in 1976, the real circumstances of Ma’s poignant, bittersweet life were buried in the pages of history by an embarrassed Chinese government. Eleven years later, Ma died at the age of 76 in Philadelphia.

The King of Violins, written in cooperation with all of Ma’s remaining family members, and is the first politically balanced life story about this generous, conflicted musical genius. $5.99 on Kindle.

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Free: A Runaway Teenager Who Found Freedom

A Runaway Teenager: Who Found Freedom
At 14 years old, Quyen (Quin) Ha risked everything for a chance for a better life. Living under the communist regime in Viet Nam, Quyen saw his freedoms being taken away. He dreamed of living in America, where he would be free to pursue the American dream. With nothing but the clothes on his back, Quyen got on a boat to escape to America. The escape was perilous, with the risk of being caught and imprisoned. Those who made it past the Viet Nam border often didn’t survive the stormy seas ahead, and many were never heard from again. Yet Quyen knew that this was the only chance he had for freedom.

A Runaway Teenager is an inspirational, heartfelt story of one man’s journey to freedom and the trials and tribulations he faced along the way. It’s an amazing story of faith, love, sacrifice, and courage. It’s a story that we all can relate to in different aspects of our lives—from a struggle to pay bills to the pain of losing a loved one. Quyen’s story inspires us to look at life as possible instead of impossible. Through it all, Quyen never gave up. He never lost sight of what freedom meant. The love Quyen has for his family exemplifies what a son, a brother, a husband, and a father could be. He created a wonderful life for himself, his family, and those around him. A Runaway Teenager will show you the true meaning of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” You will laugh, you will cry, and most of all, you will see that anything is possible when you live in the greatest country in the world. Free on Kindle.

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A Mostly Magnificent Memoir

A Mostly Magnificent Memoir

 

A child of the 1980s relives a dysfunctional and hilarious childhood in the most difficult speech of his life.

It’s FORREST GUMP meets THE WONDER YEARS – but mostly true. Hysterically funny at times, heart-wrenching and heart-warming at other times, highly entertaining all the time.

The story follows James Murphy, who lives an extraordinarily unique life learning ordinary life lessons to which everyone can relate through his many misadventures. James’ misadventures feature everything from swindling friends out of valuable baseball cards to run-ins with bullies and kids in Connecticut “gangs”, from awkward romantic heartbreak to family party fiascos, from sophisticated pranks that build up to a court appearance and community service to a death-defying “rafting” incident.

This is a fictionalized and dramatized adaptation of the author’s autobiography turned into a full-motion picture screenplay turned into a novella. It’s the unbelievable stories that are actually true. James isn’t lying about the magic beanstalk growing on his back porch. Or the monkey in their tree–in New England. He did chase a UFO with his mother and stopped her from killing his dad. Let’s just say this book is a collection of true stories made more entertaining and wrapped in a white lie.

A Mostly Magnificent Memoir reminds us all that we are social creatures–how our seemingly insignificant interactions with others can significantly impact their lives. It reminds us how precious life is and how grateful we should be for the people in our lives. It reminds us that it is okay to laugh at our own misadventures because life is too short not to. $2.99 on Kindle.

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The Red Kitchen

The Red Kitchen

At the age of seven, Barbara witnesses a frightening incident between her parents. She goes on to spend much of her childhood toggling between the happy family she longs for and the unhappy one she’s in but can’t repair. Disturbed by the smell of rotting leaves and an uneasy feeling about her father, she will spend half her life trying to get to the bottom of the reasons why. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Globetrotter: From Pioneer Digital Nomad to World’s Most Traveled Man

Globetrotter: From Pioneer Digital Nomad to World’s Most Traveled Man
Ian Boudreault, know by many as world’s most traveled man, has been a full-time professional globetrotter for more than half of his lifetime, an epic voyage of twenty plus years circling the globe which has brought him to every country in the world,  a total of 230 countries including every single one of the 195 recognized by the United Nations. He has pioneered the concept of the “Digital Nomad” and online entrepreneurship by spending the last seventeen years living in a suitcase, earning online passive income while discovering the four corners of the world. He has been documenting his adventures on his blog $0.99 on Kindle.

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Get Up & Fight: The Memoir of Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, The Mother of Women’s Judo

Get Up & Fight: The Memoir of Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, The Mother of Women’s Judo

“Rusty has that special quality that made you feel like you could fly…that you could do anything, because she was right there with you.” — Billie Jean King, Tennis Champion & Advocate

In 1959 Rusty was stripped of her first-place judo medal for being a woman. She battled the next fifty years—and made it all the way to the Olympics. In her uniquely raw, unfiltered, humorous voice, Rusty recounts the tales of her remarkable life and journey from the rough streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn, to the offices of the political, powerful and persuasive, where she established herself as a major force in the world of women’s rights and the sport of judo, securing women’s inclusion on the international stage. Rusty’s memoir is a love story filled with passion and righteousness-for her sport, her family, and her way of life as a judoka. In her own words, Rusty decided to “be the hammer,” not the nail. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Life Inside A Political Cult

Born into a communist family which he describes as a cult, Mark Edmonds grew from newspaper delivery boy and model aero plane-tragic to become a student at the International Communist School in Moscow.

It was true. They were a communist family. Mark’s father Lloyd had fought against the army of the Spanish fascist General Franco who had launched a civil war in Spain against the popularly elected Republican government. He had gone to England to study at the London School of Economics where he learned about the creation of the International Brigade which comprised volunteers from around the world. They were preparing to go to fight against the Spanish fascists. Lloyd was a pacifist and knew nothing about fighting or the military, but he was anti-fascist. He joined the International Brigade. But Mark chose to not live as a red rebel on the fringes of our society. He decided to get out into the real world and mix it with the best and the worst. But he retained some of his inherited rebelliousness. He worked as a taxi driver in Melbourne and a Rookie Journalist on a Communist party newspaper. He was a photographer, bookshop owner and community radio program presenter. He ultimately achieved his dream career as a mechanical design engineer He became a high-flying engineering project manager and family man. He was once called a hitman. This is the story of the peaks and troughs Mark Edmonds experienced during his lifetime journey. He speaks of the people he met and loved and the people he crossed swords with along the way. Mark quotes the saying “You can never run away from your past, but it doesn’t hurt to get a good start.” $9.99 on Kindle.

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Bent Pages

Bent Pages
Winner of the International Impact Book Award and Firebird Talk Radio Book Award now on sale! Faced with the task of raising a daughter as a single parent after the death of a spouse, this unforgettable memoir tackles an impossible question: how do you teach the critical life skills of trust, love, forgiveness, humility, mercy, unselfishness, and grace to your child when you never learned them for yourself in a normal family setting?

If there is one lesson we can learn from this remarkable memoir, it’s the importance of faith. Using God, the only father she ever knew, as a plumb line, we walk with the author (often with great humor) as she journeys through impossible circumstances, yet teaches her child the skills of adulthood even when she did not fully understand them herself. We are captivated as her daughter falls in love with God, the father who is introduced to her. And with God’s grace, and though the eyes of her trusting child, the author ultimately learns these very life skills for herself. This compelling and uplifting narrative is a story of resilience and self-discovery that is profoundly moving.
$4.99 on Kindle.

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Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!
“Red Card By Tony Kelly Award a 5-Star Book Review given by Readers Favorite ~ A unique and fantastic sports biography by Mr. Kelly!”

Former UK professional soccer star Tony Kelly lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable!

Having lost most of his wealth, house, and eventually his partner, Tony refused to be broken and fought back. Through years of pain and suffering in silence, somehow, Tony managed to turn his life around in a positive way as his journey from disaster to redemption and triumph is nothing short of amazing.

Tony has literally been to hell and back, but through hope, and his family and friends’ support, professional help, his renewed faith, and sheer courage, he is now in a position to help others, which is something he could never have envisioned six years ago. A tragic yet uplifting and inspiring tale of one man’s journey through gambling addiction. It’s a must-read for those who feel lost and without hope, as Tony’s story is testimony that all is not lost and that this is a bet you can win! $4.50 on Kindle.

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Free: Being Authentic: A Memoir

Being Authentic: A MemoirDesire to find your Authentic Voice? Learn the process to participate more authentically in the project we call humanity•••

By engaging with the author’s story in Being Authentic™, you will:

+ Garner the bravery to look at your own and be more authentic
+ Strive to connect with the poet, artist, writer, dancer, and actor in You
+ Learn how to heal, forgive, and let go of resentment to live a more positive life
+ Develop better-coping skills and become more resilient in the face of pandemic-like events
+ And much, much more!

Get your Kindle copy to find your Authentic Voice Today! Free on Kindle.

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Free: Desiree, The Music of My Soul: A Memoir

Desiree, The Music of My Soul: A Memoir

A grief-stricken widow unravels the mysteries of a rescued Hurricane Katrina dog and brings healing to both their worlds. This is a poetic and soul-stirring love story which captures one woman’s journey of strength and self-discovery that transcends grief and loss. Filled with hope and inspiration, which symbolizes the resilience of human spirit. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Never Take for Granted: How a Near-death Accident and a Traumatic Brain Injury Showed me how much I’d taken for Granted

Never Take for Granted: How a Near-death Accident and a Traumatic Brain Injury Showed me how much I'd taken for Granted
How a near-death accident and a traumatic brain injury showed me how much I’d taken for granted. COVID 19 proved we all take things and people for granted. How to develop an Attitude of Gratitude

An inspirational memoir based upon my whole life (thus far) but it’s heavily weighted on the last 9+ years since my survival of a near-death accident in Aug 2011. I chronicle my early life, my 25-year marriage, my 30 years on Wall Street and my career as an avid age-grouper, all-distance triathlete. I competed and completed all distances of triathlon including the Ironman at Lake Placid, NY in 2005. Free on Kindle
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