Our Wild and Precious Lives - a young adult novel by A.G. Russo

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From World War II to Korea to Cold War Germany, one family’s legacy of war and untreated PTSD.

In 1960 Cold War Germany, Tom and Melly McCarron, teenage Army brats, contend with adolescence on a small American base near Bavaria, where their father, a decorated war veteran, begins a three-year tour of duty. As tensions rise in Berlin with the Soviets, and the threat of nuclear war, the base teenagers forge strong bonds, creating life-long friendships, and experiencing first love.

Confronting the overwhelming challenges of making new friends, adjusting to a foreign environment, and enrolling in yet another school, they also must endure their abusive father and moody Italian war bride mother. But they are not fully aware of how their father's wartime experiences and sacrifices have left him scarred. Relying on their inner strength and resilience, they navigate the boundaries of military dependents—teenagers with the same needs, yearnings and heartbreak as any of their generation.

The Sheikh - action and adventure by Denis Schulz

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sheikh-Search-Yaser-Abdel/dp/1463641877

Sheikh Rahman al-Kabibble has declared a fatwa legalizing the marriage of Muslim men to girls as young as nine years old because they ‘make’ better sexual companions for adult men than adult women. Private Detective Bernard Piffy has been sent to Gaza to find Yasser Arafat’s secret Fuhrerbunker. They are on a collision course. What happens will involve Hamas, the British Secret Service, St. Anthony (the Patron Saint of Lost Items), three precious preteen girls enrolled in the Osama bin Laden Madrassas for Suicide Bombers as well as former President Jimmy Carter, Che Guevara and Jamaludden the Janitor with the flea in his beard. The private eye penetrates the Madrassas to save the girls from a fate worse than death and there in an amazing twist of fate he comes face to face with Shekh al-Kabibble. The Sheikh is there to act out his dream of marrying a preteen girl. He will find more than he anticipated. He will find the girl of his dreams. It will be exciting! So delighting! It will be Moulin Rouge spectacular! He would be struck dumb with wonderment. There would be Midnight Riders and date rapes. But someone would have to pay the jizya. Bernard Piffy would save the girls and himself from death and destruction in one of the most amazing masquerades in the history of the world.

Taken - a sci fi romance by Erica Conroy

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Warning this fiction contains: aliens, plasma blasters, culture clash, swashbuckling comedy, dash of inter-species romance, villainy and a eunuch!

Peace negotiations are easy right? Not when learning an alien (very alien) language or having to match wits with the fiercely intelligent daughter of the enemy. Between dodging claws, avoiding cultural taboos, and accidentally getting married, life gets far more interesting for recently divorced diplomat Viktor Jacobs.

My Country Tis of Thee - Military/Romance by Tara Neale

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Highway to Heaven meets the US Marine Corps...

Master Sergeant Michael O'Malley is a man on a mission. After over twenty years in the US Marine Corp and more tours of duty than he wants to remember, his retirement plans are simple: hop on the back of his brand new Harley and tour the country, checking in on the men and women that he served with...and the families of the ones that never made it back.

My Country Tis of Thee is the first novella in the Sergeant Mike series. It is the story of a young Latino, who gave his life for a country that was not even his own. As with all of the stories in this series, it will touch upon the complex issues of how our country treats tens of thousands of soldiers and their families who defend their adopted country so valiantly. It also includes a motely band of Vietnam and Korean veterans, who honor their comrades and country by attending all the military funerals in the area.

The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen - a fantasy by R.T. Lowe

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Imagine if Harry Potter had never gone to Hogwarts, and instead is attending college in  rainy Portland, playing football and attending frat parties, still unaware of his powers and his destiny.

A dark and suspenseful Urban Fantasy that will thrill and inspire. Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can put his past behind him. But a fateful storm looms on the horizon: In the nearby woods, two hikers become the latest victims in a series of gruesome murders; a disfigured giant embarks on a vicious cross-country rampage, killing teenagers who fail his ‘test’; and an ancient society of assassins tasked with eradicating the wielders of a mysterious source of power awakens after a long silence. Only one man - the school’s groundskeeper - knows that the seemingly unrelated events are connected, and that an eighteen-year-old boy stands in the center of the storm. Please note that due to explicit violence this book may not be suitable for those under the age of seventeen.

The Great Eatewari - young adult historical fiction by A.P. Winters

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The sinking of a passenger ship in the North Sea, the delivery of a mysterious letter, and the disappearance of an expedition team on the other side of the world. All these events are linked, but
how?

The year is 1933 and this is the question Charlie Forester is desperately trying to answer before it is too late. From a sleepy town in the English countryside, to the big city lights, to the jungles of South America.

Charlie must rely on her intuition and wits as she is propelled on a life­ changing adventure like no other ever recorded. In a world where things are not always what they seem, can Charlie and her
new companions unravel a riddle as old as time itself? And more importantly, live to tell the tale?

"The Great Eatewari is a fast paced historical thriller that delves deeper than any other novel in your young adult genre."

Photography in the Digital Age - a non-fiction how-to by Hugh J. Lawton

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http://www.amazon.com/Photography-Digital-Age-Image-Capture-ebook/dp/B013JBSV9S

In 1980, Ansel Adams, with his editor Robert Baker, authored a series of three books on photography entitled The Camera, The Negative, and The Print. These three books stand as the definitive works for the traditional art of emulsion and chemical-based photography. However, Adams was insightful enough to understand the impact that electronics would have on the art of photography. In the introduction to his second volume, The Negative, Adams discusses the imminent “electronic revolution”.

Since the publication of Adams' books, that electronic revolution has indeed changed the face of photography in a profound manner, but until now, no author has created a comprehensive series of books which explore all of the aspects of the art of photography in the context of the new electronic technology. I have completed a series of three volumes which address the shift to this new technology, and demonstrate the integration of traditional photographic techniques with digital photography.

The three volumes are as follows:
Volume I – The Art of Image Capture
Volume II – The Image Master File
Volume III – Images for Print, Licensing, and the Internet

Volume I – The Art of Image Capture

Volume I begins with a review of the technological innovations that have been the source of the digital revolution. The book goes on to an investigation of Thomas Aquinas’ component of beauty that he called clarity. Clarity is directly related to the concept of photo visualization, which requires that the photographer imagine the end product of the photographic process at every step in the process. In the era of emulsion on film, the practice of visualization was critical, since the photographer did not see the captured image until the film was processed. In the digital world, the photographer has new tools like LCD displays which aid in the visualization process. The volume explores both the traditional and modern facets of visualization. Next, the volume examines all of the aspects of the mysterious nature of light, including the components of both natural and artificial light. The volume then delves into a discussion of the Zone System. The Zone System is discussed as a set of standard procedures that the photographer can use to accurately capture light. The volume closes with an overview of image composition techniques and the art of image capture based on the Zone System.

Volume II – The Image Master File

Volume II leads the reader through all of the steps involved in achieving the image master file, an electronic representation of the captured image that is created through the use of an Adobe Photoshop automated script. The image master file serves as a source for all of the subsequent steps in the related work flows. The volume begins with a review of the tools and techniques used in both the traditional chemical darkroom as well as the modern digital darkroom. The volume then reviews the installation and configuration of Adobe Photoshop, and it also provides a basic overview of the Photoshop tools and functions. In addition, the volume examines techniques such as image scanning, and it proposes a methodology for naming, organizing, and storing photographic images. Finally, the volume outlines the Photoshop actions used in the creation of a image master file. The image master file is used in all of the subsequent techniques that are defined in Volume III.

Volume III – Images for Print, Licensing, and the Internet

For chemical photography, the emulsion-based print was the climax of the photographic process. In today’s digital world, the end product of the photographic process could be a print, a digital image for licensing, or an image for the Internet. Volume III is a discussion of the methods and techniques involved in the creation of both chemical and ink- based prints, digital images for licensing, and images for the Internet. The volume begins with a comprehensive review of the technologies involved in chemical and ink-based printing. Next, the volume presents a set of standard Photoshop-based actions that address modern detail photo editing and enhancement techniques. The volume also outlines a clear set of Photoshop procedures that are used in the creation of standard image files that can be used for image licensing, as well as a set of Photoshop procedures that can be used to develop image files for use in the Internet. Finally, the volume leads the reader through the techniques used for finishing, mounting and display of the final images.

Conclusion

This three volume series of books will not magically make the reader an artist. The creation of art involves a creative spark combined with hard work. The search for the creative spark is the responsibility of the individual artist. The hard work portion of the equation implies learning, practice, and discipline – all of these skills are addressed in this three volume set. The photographic artist’s job includes searching in their heart to find a subject matter that “speaks to them”. This three volume set supplies the information, tools, and insights necessary to complement their artistic search.

Supernatural in Every Way Vol. 2 - Christian non fiction by Mike W. Whitworth

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God is communicating with more people today than ever before. Has He spoken to you lately? Shown you a sign? Offered you a gesture? Whispered in your ear? The answer is ...Yes, He probably has! But did you recognize it when it happened? God is the inventor of innovation and originality. The ways He communicates with us are endless. Join me as I share amazing stories of God speaking to ordinary people just like you and me. Some accounts are of God speaking by voice, and some are by...different methods. This pocket guide is designed to teach you everything you need to know to recognize God's communication. Learn the many ways God reaches out to us, discover what His voice sounds like, and learn how you can hear it for yourself!

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother - a hilarious first novel by Nicola Kelsall

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"Brilliant, I laughed all the way through it, a great antidote to my life as a mother. Very clever, witty writing that is fast paced. A highly entertaining read."  Amazon reviewer

If you are looking for an intelligently written, extremely funny book to immerse yourself in, then this is the perfect book for you! Nicola Kelsall's beleaguered heroine, Dora Loveday records the chaos and madness of her family life in this tremendously entertaining diary. All stressed out mothers and fathers will relate to the ups and downs of Dora's crazy life, and will be secretly relieved to see how connected we all are through our shared experiences, disappointments and aspirations. But this is not just a book about ordinary family life - the Lovedays have an uncanny way of attracting miss fortune by the bucket-load and there is never a dull moment.

Nicola Kelsall has managed to write a witty and tremendously funny book, whilst retaining enough drama to make it an absolute page turner. Watch out for the sequel!

The Seventh Day of May - paranormal chicklit by Pippa Franks

http://www.amazon.com/The-Seventh-Day-Pippa-Franks-ebook/dp/B00UW3HKHQ

Hello readers, If you are interested in a mix of life after death, guilt, and a prospective mother in law from hell, you should give this book a try!

Jenna Croft thinks life cannot get any worse. Until ghost Alesha literally crashes into her life and causes chaos, that is. Jenna quickly realises that her previous problems were nothing, compared to what the ghost girl has in mind for her.

Even if I write a hundred books, this one will probably remain the one I had the most fun writing. The reason for this is because I have a slight obsession with all things paranormal. I have so many (true) stories to tell, including how I once got pushed by a ghost. Yes, really!

So, what do you think - Life after death, or simply death after life? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Love Pippa

Americans Bombing Paris - a contemporary thriller by Thomas Bartlett

http://www.amazon.com/Americans-Bombing-Paris-Thomas-Bartlett-ebook/dp/B010GF03GO

Americans Bombing Paris is a contemporary romantic thriller unlike any other. It takes place in 2002 with the world as usual on the brink of another catastrophe. Johnny is trying to orchestrate his own personal catastrophe by organising his friends into a group of non-violent terrorist protesters. None of the group seem able to grasp or avoid the consequences of their actions nor the far reaching echoes.

However when Johnny meets Naya the swirl pauses and they stand embraced amidst the increasing chaos.

None of this is to say that anyone makes the right decisions or avoids the inevitable. In the end, as the world mirrors the actions of a small group of friends in Paris, ABP takes us barrelling through the city in a desperate race to save Paris and the two lovers.

A romantic political thriller, with everything on the line, and nothing for certain. ABP will make you laugh and cry, salivate and reflect. Americans Bombing Paris is at once a long languid tour of Paris and a sprinting passionate love story lived in the shadow of our world once more intent on destroying itself.

The OMG Test - A romantic comedy by Pippa Franks

http://www.amazon.com/The-OMG-Test-Pippa-Franks-ebook/dp/B00SXKFSZ6

Hello, my name is Bailey and I’m the dog on the front cover. My mum wrote the book and she pays money to Dogs Trust each time a book sells. Mum and Dad rescued me from Dogs Trust when I was sad and lonely. Mum says it’s a shame the legs on the cover aren’t hers. I don’t see the problem with her legs. They take me for a walk and that’s all that matters!

Anyway, in the book Olivia, the main character, picks the wrong men. With the help of her friends, OMG (Olivia’s Misunderstood Gang) she devises a test for potential boyfriends. Her current boyfriend, Bradley, was never going to pass. However, shop-fitter Connor is a different story and can’t seem to do anything wrong. At first.

Everything Olivia says and does seems to get her into trouble. If you enjoy fun and farce along with important social issues, you need to read this book! Especially because Olivia gets a rescue dog and he’s based on me! How cool is that?
Hugs and woofs
Bailey

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