The Sound Of The Broken Wand: The Poems by Tiki Black

The Sound Of The Broken Wand: The Poems by Tiki Black
https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Broken-Wand-Poems-ebook/dp/B09Z8TTQD1

This book is on sale on Amazon for $0.99 (regularly $6.71) 10/2/2022 - 10/9/2022!

These 23 poems and 1 essay take you on a journey to break the wands that keep you under their spell, under their thumb and to dig and harness your own magic.

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Revelations From the Dead: Chronicles of the Night Waster by Max Willi Fischer

Revelations From the Dead: Chronicles of the Night Waster by Max Willi Fischer
https://www.amazon.com/Revelations-Dead-Chronicles-Night-Waster-ebook/dp/B08HPJTSR8

This book is on sale on Amazon for $0.99 (regularly $2.99) on 10/5/2022!

It's fiction, but it's based upon history. It's ghoulish, but it's not a horror novel. In 1837 Connecticut, cabinetmaker's apprentice, Thomas Sullivan, is dealing with his father's rejection when an epidemic begins to ravage the countryside. Living with his master's family, he helps the Shaffer family deal with the tragedies accompanying the mysterious ailment, including the search for bizarre cures that eventually lead him to an encounter with the Night Waster.

eBook Design & Development: The Right Way from Start to Finish - an eBook/EPUB how-to guide by André Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh

eBook Design & Development: The Right Way from Start to Finish - an eBook/EPUB how-to guide by André Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh
https://www.amazon.com/eBook-Design-Development-Right-Finish-ebook/dp/B0B99J9GD6

This step-by-step guide helps you create an eBook manuscript and EPUB file using Microsoft Word for submitting to online publishers. It contains all the information needed to create a well-formatted, submission-ready EPUB file to eBook publishing platforms. 

Are you tired of searching the Internet on how to create an EPUB from a Microsoft Word manuscript? Are you frustrated by contradictory and/or confusing information? Or maybe you might be irritated about how to properly format the manuscript, such as margins, paragraph styles, appropriate font sizes, etc. Well, my friend, this is the eBook for you. After in-depth research and compiling all the necessary information, this “how to” book will explain in detail, through a linear approach, everything needed to design and develop your own professional and engaging eBook and EPUB file. That means easy to navigate, no HTML or CSS needed, and graphics to help you understand the content and eBook/EPUB process. (Whew, that’s a relief!) And not to mention, this book provides educational value sourced from leading eBook manuscript conversion publishing companies. (That means it’s credible.) Key aspects you will learn include how to avoid EPUB file rejections, how to check your EPUB file for errors before submitting to retailers, how to fix common EPUB errors and warnings, how to validate an EPUB file using EPUB validators, and how to test eBooks using industry checklists. So by the time you finish this eBook, you will have a polished manuscript… Now that’s progress! This “How to” book is for anyone, especially authors, who want useful information in one place in learning how to design, develop, and complete an eBook the right way.

Monetize Your Expertise - a business how-to book by Alina Vincent

Monetize Your Expertise - a business how-to book by Alina Vincent
https://www.amazon.com/Monetize-Your-Expertise-Entrepreneur-Expertise-Based-ebook/dp/B0BGYBF72B

This book is on sale on Amazon for $0.99 (regularly $12.99) 10/3/2022 - 10/7/2022!

Want to monetize your experience and expertise and create a profitable six-figure online business by teaching what you know? “Monetize Your Expertise” will show you how to transform your money mindset and put in place a simple, yet powerful system to create income with your unique expertise and valuable skills. Full of inspirational stories as well as practical and actionable strategies, this book is a must-read!

Hunted By The Vampire Prince: Dark Academy Romance by Nikki Grey

Hunted By The Vampire Prince: Dark Academy Romance by Nikki Grey
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BG1J91DW

My adventure starts at Bluderry, the Academy of the Arcane.
A human can enter this place only as a snack.
Luckily, the gypsies bought me some time to roam around and find what I need.

But when I do find it, I will leave much of myself behind.
My virginity.
And most importantly, my heart.

Dare I go back for it, or will the vampire prince come for me?

Miami Malice - a fast-paced action & adventure by Matt Lincoln

Miami Malice - a fast-paced action & adventure by Matt Lincoln
https://www.amazon.com/Miami-Malice-Coastal-Vigilante-Book-ebook/dp/B08N1L3GXS

Free book promotion on Amazon 9/26/2022 - 9/30/2022!

Jake Header and his crew has to find a missing teenager in the Azores archipelago, but where to start? In a case that seemingly has no motive, Jake wonders who he can Jake trust in a web of deceit that stretches all the way to Miami.

Starboard Eight by Brian Casey

Starboard Eight by Brian Casey
https://www.amazon.com/STARBOARD-EIGHT-BRIAN-CASEY-ebook/dp/B09Z72PPWL

Young Jesse O’Cathasaigh lives on a family farm in Arkansas. Here, beneath the sweltering sun and close to the surging Mississippi, he spends his free time exploring and adventuring with his beloved dogs. But these halcyon days cannot last forever. In 1968, the family faces a savage twister that wreaks havoc on the local area. Worse, his parents must continually endure the torment of having a son at war in Vietnam. 

As he moves into his teenage years, Jesse becomes an excellent football player but repeatedly clashes with teammate Rick Neal. The racist bully provokes Jesse at every turn. Jesse’s rage is eventually unleashed in a violent attack on Rick. At their wits’ end with their volatile son, his parents send the sixteen-year-old to join The Blue Water School. This unique institution is based on two sailing ships and offers troubled youngsters a chance to turn their lives around.
Arriving in Guadalupe, Jesse is assigned to Lacrosse, where he meets his fellow rookies in their ‘Starboard Eight’ berths. They are a disparate bunch, including anxious Gene, combative Bill and engaging Dan. For Jesse this a new world of relentless work, nautical lore and exotic locations. But before long, the competitive young man is drawn into another rivalry: this one with John Gold, a senior mate who enjoys tormenting the ‘rookies’. However, Jesse also meets Rachel, a confident girl with whom he conducts an on-off romance.

Though physically capable and bright, Jesse is not a strong academic. He is some way behind his compatriots and will need to catch up quickly. One of the Blue Water teachers suggests that he postpone graduation but Jesse is determined to make up ground. After only a few weeks, he begins to grasp the appeal of the sailing life and an additional goal is participation in the prestigious Tall Ships race, which will culminate in New York Harbor in this most significant of years: 1976, the bicentenary.

As the Lacrosse and the Southern Star journey though the Caribbean from island to island, Jesse learns about deck work, navigation, weather and numerous other aspects of sailing. One night, while on anchor watch, he alerts his superiors to an escapee that turns out to be Gene. Not long afterwards, the rookies face their greatest challenge yet when the ships are lashed by a hurricane.
For Jesse, the new experiences don’t end there as he encounters sharks, jellyfish and water-spouts. Along with the other Starboard Eight boys, he also explores a mysterious island where they recover some pirate booty. One of the valuable golden doubloons becomes the prize in a diving competition between Jesse and John Gold.
But after nine months at sea, time is running out for his academic goals as the ships reach Grenada. Inspired by a senior staff member who challenges him to do his best, Jesse redoubles his efforts. All the other Starboard Eight boys pitch in to help in the weeks before their finals. All he can do is wait for the results as the ships move on. While passing through the Bermuda Triangle, Jesse witnesses the unique St. Elmo’s Fire – an experience that provokes a profound epiphany from the young man.
 
As the end of the year approaches, Jesse discovers more about John Gold and the two eventually become friends. Jesse learns of Gold’s longing to be accepted by his parents. He has hardly seen his own mother and father during his time away and resolves to help Gold by writing to his parents and highlighting Gold’s many attributes and achievements. Jesse then learns that he has graduated and, better still, will be participating in the Tall Ships race in  the Southern Star! At the graduation ceremony, he sees Gold reunited with his parents. As for Jesse’s own parents, he is delighted to see them but a troubling distance remains between he and his father. 

As they set off for New York, Jesse and the Starboard Eight boys speak frankly about their time together and much more. In New York, the Southern Star joins the Parade of Sail, which is beamed around the world.  Jesse represents both his ship and his country in a rope-climbing competition against the Russians and wins a famous victory. Once ashore, he has a last moment with Rachel and bids a final farewell to his crewmates.

He is about to board his flight home when his father appears. His father tells Jesse that he saw him win the rope-climb and how proud he is. The pair fly home together; and among the many things they discuss is Jesse’s future…

Preventing Her Shutdown - Losing My Wife To Alzheimer´s by Sammie Marsalli

Preventing Her Shutdown - Losing My Wife To Alzheimer´s by Sammie Marsalli
https://www.amazon.com/Preventing-Her-Shutdown-Losing-Alzheimer%C2%B4s-ebook/dp/B0B48L87XV

This book is on sale on Amazon for $1.99 (regularly $8.99) 9/30/2022 - 10/07/2022!

As an author this is my first attempt to write. I am certainly not an expert or an authority on Alzheimer's. I am definitely not a professional author and didn´t pretend to write an authoritative masterpiece. I never pretended to be either one of those things. I am simply an ordinary “John Doe” caregiver, husband sharing my experiences living and caring for my wife with Alzheimer's. We have been married 43 years and I am trying to not let go and avoid her shutdown. Writing a diary about the events of the day and expressing my emotions on paper not only helped me ventilate my deepest feelings but helped me sort out how I was going to act differently the next day. Keeping up my diary helped me make new decisions and analyze what I was doing wrong.

I began to realize there are probably other “amateur” folks like me on their own trying to take care of a loved one with this disease and possibly  could benefit from my shared personal experiences. Professional help inside a family simply doesn´t exist as there are no two profile behavioral changes alike with Alzheimer's. Behaviors radically change for each person differently. Even the stages of Alzheimer's vary in their characteristics. Only experiences from others can be your guide. What works for me  may not work for you. Each family is therefore on their own because each profile is completely different which affects the way you react and care for  this person. Soon this diary turned into this book.

Does my wife know she is not well? Does she know how she was before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's? Does she remember her past? Then I realized "what about us", our 43 years of marriage, does she remember that past? She recognizes me but how far back? Did our marriage begin in 1979 or 2017 when she was diagnosed? I wasn't sure where I was in her memory or how she sees me, as her friend or husband. I am still not sure how she sees me. There are moments of a long hug or a not letting go of my hand, her special smile that tells me she knows she is my wife.

The real scary moment for me is when she wakes up in the morning and I greet her, she stares at me as if she doesn't recognize me. There is a gaze and no "connection". Now I am desperate. I ask her "do you want a big kiss or small one" and she sometimes gestures a small one. If no answer I just kiss her anyway and she responds with a smile, now I am "connecting". I pray that gaze of no recognition in the "wakeup" never lasts forever. "Please God, don't let her go into Neverland."

How do I connect with my wife and get her to connect with me? This is always a constant desperation on my part especially because she doesn't speak. I am always afraid she will stop connecting with me, especially when I get that "blank look", that "daze into no man's land." When this happens I never show my “real panic” and always act as if everything is normal. Is she losing it? Described in Preventing Her Shutdown is how I learned to "connect" with her when I get that ""blank look"", understand what she is thinking and what her feelings are, even though she is silent. More importantly, detailed is how she has learned to reach out and connect with me to communicate.

Loneliness seems to go both ways. On the one hand I am always sensitive that my wife never feels lonely. I am always trying to be beside her, accompany her all through the day, looking in on her and most importantly letting her know I am always right here. I never want her to feel lonely, never. Loneliness is synonymous with depression and sadness.

On the other hand, being a caregiver for my wife is a very lonely journey. No matter what the family support you have or friends you have to reach out to, this is a very lonely position to be in. Loneliness is not only physical, it is also emotional. I feel lonely almost every day and writing became my “silent partner” to alleviate the emotional pain. I can't really explain this well but I just felt relieved after writing and not so lonely. My screen seems to be a person I am talking to.

My experiences and actions as they happen "racing against the Alzheimer's clock" to keep her communicating and interacting every day, even though she no longer speaks, and my very personal unloaded emotions never confided to anyone, are detailed in my never-ending battle to prevent her shutdown.

13 Witches: The Book - a book about witches with music, history, and stories by Jon O'Bergh

13 Witches: The Book - a book about witches with music, history, and stories by Jon O'Bergh
https://www.amazon.com/13-Witches-Book-Jon-OBergh-ebook/dp/B0BGRTHQM9

Mysterious, magical, healing, seductive, dangerous, sacred, strange, wonderful… The thirteen witches that are the subject of this book will intrigue and enthrall you. Designed as a companion to the album “13 Witches,” you’ll learn the background and history about:

•    Isis, the Egyptian goddess of magic and rebirth
•    Circe, the island enchantress from the Odyssey
•    The Witch of Endor and her ritual pit
•    Medea, priestess of the cult of Hecate who fell in love with Jason
•    Morgan le Fay, King Arthur’s magical savior and protector
•    The real story of Tituba from the Salem Witch Trials
•    Aradia, the Queen of the Witches
•    Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
•    La Voisin, the successful fortune teller who tried to poison the king
•    The fearsome Baba Yaga from Slavic folklore
•    Hecate, Greek goddess of night and lighting the way
•    Takiyasha, the waterfall demon princess who raised an army of demons to fight the emperor of Japan
•    The wintry goddess Holda, spinner and bringer of storms

The eBook also provides photos, a history of witches and witchcraft from antiquity to modern times, a short story about a witch’s curse raining down across the generations, and an excerpt from the supernatural novel “Shockadelica.”

In additional to all of this, music tracks from the album “13 Witches” are embedded in the interactive version of the eBook along with three bonus tracks. The photos, music, and text provide a fully immersive experience that you won’t soon forget. Enter the mystical world of the witch and celebrate the divine power of feminine energy across cultures and time.

Ravaged For You (Ravaged Rockstars #1) by Rebecca Castle

Ravaged For You (Ravaged Rockstars #1) by Rebecca Castle
https://www.amazon.com/Ravaged-You-Rockstars-1-ebook/dp/B0BC6ZX49Q

A fake relationship with the sexiest rockstar on the planet...

After his sex tape is leaked, famous bassist Axel Stoll has to repair his playboy image in the eyes of his fans.
Maddie Leaver is certainly not his type of girl. She's shy, introverted, and bookish. A small town girl in the big city.
Which makes her perfect as his fake girlfriend.
She hates Axel's bad boy rockstar attitude. He can't stand her goody-two-shoes ways.
Perfect for their pretend relationship.
But what if things turn... real?

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