The Parrot’s Perch: A Memoir

The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age 60, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous life” – the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than 37 years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth.

In the story that follows, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil – from her exclusive upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle – and survival.

Karen Keilt lived through the darkest days of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In her courageous and compelling memoir, Keilt narrates an emotionally honest reckoning of her desire to find true happiness. Forbidden by her wealthy family to even mention her imprisonment, torture, and rape, Keilt is forced to make a change that will affect the rest of her life. Seen through her testimony to the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN, listeners become witnesses to both her vulnerability and her quiet strength.

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Free: Cheat Play Live

Cheat Play Live

When grief, an unhappy marriage, a stressful job and alcohol addiction come together in a perfect storm, Lisa doesn’t realise that love and happiness lie waiting for her on a Goan beach.

Grieving for the loss of her parents and managing a stressful job in publishing, she begins to depend on alcohol to numb her pain and it steers her life in unexpected ways. After leaving her husband she dates married men, younger men and men her own age, but she can’t find the happiness and freedom she is looking for. In India, she discovers yoga, a sober life and a tribe of inspirational women who show her a new path to independence, breaking the lock on the secret she’s been keeping inside her since she was a little girl. As she learns to love herself, she is surprised to find that there is someone else that loves her too. Free on Kindle.

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Wheels of Injustice: Saving My Child from the Child Savers

Wheels of Injustice: Saving My Child from the Child Savers

Six weeks into a blissful honeymoon, life turns into a nightmare when Susan’s 9-year-old daughter is taken away and her husband is falsely accused of child sexual abuse. Dragged under the churning wheels of the child protection system, Susan is given a choice: cooperate in prosecuting her innocent husband or lose her daughter. When the couple doesn’t give in to pressure, Susan loses custody of her daughter, and her husband is charged with a felony that carries a 16-year prison sentence. No one wants to hear the facts. No one wants to know the truth. It’s the 1980s—a decade of unfounded abuse accusations, hysterical claims of orgies at daycare centers, families controlled by courts, and a child protection system that has become the very thing it was created to eradicate. Wheels of Injustice is a curtains-pulled-back true account of the out-of-control child protection system of the 1980s and the victims who risked everything to expose its egregiously unjust acts and reform it. The book is a tribute to God’s faithfulness and a message of hope to others who have struggled to overcome adversity, fight injustice, or turn an upended life the right way around again. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Raising Jess

Raising Jess

Raising Jess is the powerful story of one family’s survival when faced with adversity. Written with compassion, honesty, and humor, it tells of a family changed forever by the birth of a child with special needs, and their courageous decision to choose hope.

“I was twenty-four years old and about to deliver my first child. Oh, and I also had the chickenpox.” So begins the story of a first-time mom who learns her infant daughter has severe, multiple disabilities. Facing the challenges of caring for her daughter, marriage struggles, and the question of having more children, Vickie Rubin gives a glimpse into the world of her family and transformation while Raising Jess. This beautiful, gripping memoir will delight and leave you wanting more. $0.99 on Kindle.

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I Am Not the King

I Am Not the King
I Am Not the King is an intense spiritual memoir told in crisp, fresh language, a story full of dark moments that lead to a greater Light.

Through family dysfunction, a verbally abusive father, and religious legalism, the author enters adulthood angry, bitter, and confused. He oscillates between his self-imposed literary hermitage and bisexual escapades until an atheist college professor challenges him to think more deeply about the meaning of life. After a life-changing “upper room” experience, he spends the next twenty-eight years wrestling with God. I Am Not the King takes the reader on a wild journey involving broken relationships, workplace challenges, disappointments with other Christians, struggles with sin and temptation, and fear and doubt.

Allen Taylor shares with transparency and uncanny openness how he discovers he is not the king of his life. His story shows how anger and resentment turn to joy and peace in the arms of the real King. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Portal Tears

Portal Tears

Portal Tears transport you out of one place and into another. In this transformative memoir, Lisa Ceizyk takes you on her journey through healing as she learns to love and live life in a totally new way. When Dr. Death gave her the shocking news at 33-years-old that she was destined to die young, she made it her mission to prove his fateful prediction wrong. She endured 6 years of infertility treatments including 11 embryo transfers on the path to the birth of her baby girl. She refused to let that little girl face a motherless future. After hard work and many leaps of faith to reach her goal of losing 80 lbs, she began to uncover inner soul wounds beneath each layer she shed. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Unto the Altar of God

This new coming-of-age book describes a teenage boy’s struggles to persevere in a rigorous Catholic seminary amid nagging personal doubts, the turmoil of the 1960s and revolutionary changes in the Catholic Church triggered by the Second Vatican Council. Adding to these challenges is the boy’s growing attraction to a girl who attends a convent school. $3.99 on Kindle
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Bedtime Stories for the Living

Bedtime Stories for the Living

A regular dad. A rare brain disease. A chance to live forever.

“Bedtime Stories for the Living” is an episodic memoir in which Jay Armstrong shows his children how to accept their limitations and find joy. The collection of tender, witty stories about fatherhood, persevering despite illness, and pursuing your dreams, demonstrates how love gives us the strength to face heartache with bravery, humor, and grace. $2.99 on Kindle.

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My Escape

MY ESCAPE
Stress is experiencing mental or emotional strain or tension. People stress about so many different things in today’s world but, imagine when you A child who had deal with stress at the age of four and you had to deal with that stress till you turn eighteen because you didn’t have A way out and you was to scare to leave with no family who care to be by your side.
Based on a true story, Latanya Lyons narrates her painful childhood and the challenges she faced in hands of people who were supposed to love her. As a toddler, she stayed with her mother Regina, stepfather William, her sisters Jennifer, Tiara and her three brothers Mark, Malcolm, and Martin. But this was not a normal family. At the age of seven, Latanya and Jennifer had faced so much abuse until the Department of Human Service found it necessary to separate them from the family.

Hoping for a better life, Latanya and Jennifer moved in with their aunt Rosa, her husband Michael, and their five kids. Everything was blissful until one day when her aunt and uncle changed their attitude towards them. For the second time, Latanya and Jennifer had to be moved to a very dysfunctional household.

This book exposes what children go through due to negligence and abuse from a guardian. It gives hope to those who are going through the same difficulties. No situation is permanent and everyone can let go of their pain and conquer the world. $0.99 on Kindle.

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The Beautiful Addiction: Passing Through the Marathon Wall for the 70th Birthday (Younger Than Ever Book 4)

The Beautiful Addiction: Passing Through the Marathon Wall for the 70th Birthday (Younger Than Ever Book 4)At the age of 68 Dr. Gilkis, , decided to make himself an unusual present for his 70th birthday – to run his first full marathon.
Read this story about life, becoming ageless & a surprising ending, and see that you too can realize your dreams! $0.99 on Kindle
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Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging

Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and Belonging
Julie is adopted. She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption papers—which becomes an issue for Julie when, at forty-eight years old, she finds herself facing several serious health issues. To launch the probe into her closed adoption, Julie first needs the support of her sister. The twins talk things over, and make a pact: Julie will approach their adoptive parents for the adoption paperwork and investigate search options, and the sisters will split the costs involved in locating their birth relatives. But their adoptive parents aren’t happy that their daughters want to locate their birth parents—and that is only the first of many obstacles Julie will come up against as she digs into her background. Julie’s search for her birth relatives spans eight years and involves a search agency, a PI, a confidential intermediary, a judge, an adoption agency, a social worker, and a genealogist. By journey’s end, what began as a simple desire for a family medical history has evolved into a complicated quest—one that unearths secrets, lies, and family members that are literally right next door. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Truth’s Daugher

Truth's Daugher

On her sixtieth birthday, Barbara hopes a genetic search engine might lead to finding her fathers’ other children. Perhaps they could shed light on her fathers’ identity. She was determined to make truth the legacy of their lives. In the absence of facts, she discovers the importance of forgiveness and understanding as a vehicle for healing.
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Lamlash Street: A Portrait of 1960’s Post-War London Through One Family’s Story

Lamlash Street: A Portrait of 1960's Post-War London Through One Family's Story

Explore South East London in 1963; a world of nostalgia that sadly cannot be visited anymore. On Lamlash Street, Cockney families have more character than money, living among the bombed out and condemned buildings. Post WWII London will change swiftly into the era of The Beatles, Twiggy, and modern space-age, swinging London.

Experience the lively true story of a girl on her way to womanhood, coming of age at a moment in London’s untold history unlike any other. Jill Phillips tries to secure her first kiss while navigating a world turned upside down and the trauma that her father, mother, and uncle experienced during the war.

If you like non-stereotypical women characters, working-class endurance, and a biography about rallying from abundant loss, then you’ll adore this heartfelt and funny historical memoir. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Thriving in Quarantine

Thriving in Quarantine
The uplifting story of the first Americans to be quarantined for COVID! Thriving in Quarantine chronicles this family’s remarkable adventures on the Grand Princess, when COVID first made the headlines. This is an amazing piece of history you’ll love to read. You’ll laugh and cry to discover what it’s like to travel with three small children at the outset of the worst pandemic of our times. It will fill your heart with victory and hope during these difficult days. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice
A heartbreaking doctor’s visit. A fate she never saw coming. She’d dig deep for the strength she so desperately needed…

Seattle, 2015. Jenny Lisk was happy with a perfectly normal, busy life. But after the usual bustling week, Friday night turned from downtime into mild alarm when her forty-three-year-old spouse shared that he’d been feeling dizzy. And after ten days of his condition steadily worsening, she still wasn’t prepared for the stunning news: He was terminally ill.

Reeling from his diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor, Jenny suddenly became not only a wife, mother, and career woman, but also a cancer-patient caregiver and parent of grieving children. And her many fears and uncertainties swirled around one relentless question:

Did she have what it takes to help her young family survive?

Through a vulnerable, honest account of preparing for the death of a loved one, Jenny shares tips and information about childhood grief, how to be there for mourning friends, and ways online communities provide essential support. And for those who feel lost and alone, or are grappling with any kind of loss, her deeply personal journey provides a universal beacon of hope.

Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice is a brave and raw narrative that doesn’t pull any punches on the realities of caregiving and bereavement. If you like captivating stories, authentic inspiration, and understanding the grieving process, then you’ll find encouragement in Jenny Lisk’s touching memoir.

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Why Are There Monkeys? (and other questions for God)

WHY ARE THERE MONKEYS? (and other questions for God)

The true, inspirational, laugh-out-loud funny story of former LA and SF Radio Personality, Brooke Jones’ Near-Death Question and Answer Session with God (and she was given UNDENIABLE PROOF that her “Divine Experience” really DID HAPPEN!). If you think a conversation with God could not possibly be FUNNY, you’re in for a big surprise! $0.99 on Kindle.

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Out of Hiding: Finding the Courage to Be Me

Out of Hiding: Finding the Courage to Be Me

Have you ever felt like you were going through life knowing there was something more? You knew there was something missing and had no idea what that something might be. That’s where I was until I discovered that what was missing was ME. The pages within are filled with short stories about wisdom I have gained in the experiences of my expedition to find out (remember) who I am. After having looked outside of myself for the answers to life’s questions, I started an internal quest for a more meaningful existence. Since then, I have been in the process of unbecoming everything that isn’t really me so I could be who I came here to be. Out of Hiding invites you to become inspired and explore who you are deep inside and share the magic you came here to share! $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Summary Judgement

Summary Judgement
Everyone leaves death row. Few leave it alive.

Summary Judgment is the fascinating true crime story told by one of Tommy’s lawyers that reveals how this life-and-death case unfolded in real-time. Free on Kindle.

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