One-Minute Meditation

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Try something new – completly different from meditations like, sit quietly and focus on your breath!

You can improve your mood, your approach to life, relationships with people and even your physical and mental state by devoting only one minute to these changes! It’s not magic. It’s the One-Minute Meditation on Four Words. It’s the only one of its kind, as it was created by the author based on his many years of research and experience. Which is why you don’t need to have any experience in meditation!

You don’t need any equipment either. And you’ll find the entire Meditation right at the start of the second chapter!

It’s short, simple and effective.

If you want to savor its soothing, multidimensional effects for more than a minute, you’ll also find different ways to do so. You can even develop it into a deeper 12-day program! It’s a unique, transforming experience…

It doesn’t matter how quick the pace of your life is, you can enjoy the wonderful effects of the One-Minute Meditation on Four Words anywhere, in any stressful situation – even with your eyes open!

Do something good for yourself – it only takes a minute.

Sebastian Dacków

Meditation by Sebastian DackówSebastian Dacków (born in 1978, Poznan, Poland) has been interested for many years in topics related to the improvement, broadly understood, of mood and health, spiritual development and all kinds of “energies”. As a child he used to play with his father’s dowsing pendulum, eventually pleading for his own.

As an adult, he began his adventure with such “miraculous subjects” anew with a course on Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui massage. Later, he became involved in Reiki (current level: Master), and then in dozens of other energy systems (with initiations from Masters and Teachers from Europe and the USA). He has basic experience in Tai Chi and Qi Gong, channeling, as well as various card types (including Tarot) and runes.

Before concentrating on the Meditation on Four Words, he was very involved in Reconnective Healing (Level III certificate) and had also tried the potential of systems connected with quantum physics: Richard Bartlett’s Matrix Energetics and Frank Kinslow’s Quantum Entrainment. Until now, he shared the possibilities opened up by his newly-discovered systems only with his family and friends.

 

Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom

Free eBook on Amazon Candy’s Chocolate Kindgom

Children’s book: Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom, bedtime Story for kids by Nirit Littaney

candys chocolate kingdomMeet Candy, the cute girl who loves chocolate so much she dreams about it at night. Grab some sweets and follow Candy though a Magical Chocolate Kingdom that fills her belly and teaches her an important lesson about limits, after something very unexpected happens in the delicious empire.
Through the vivid illustrations are sure to make your mouth water, Candy’s new understanding is the real treat even you can munch on!
Excellent for beginner’s readers and children ages 3-6. Book 1 in the Kingdom Fantasy series.

 

About the author of Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom

Nirit Littaney

author of candys chocolate kingdomNirit Littaney is a fresh, imaginative author who weaves vivid images and important life lessons into endearing stories for children. After being confined to her bed for years by an incurable illness, Nirit experienced the same triumph of spirit that many of her characters undergo in their journeys through lands near and far.

Nirit’s commitment to personal and physical healing, along with her story-like travels around the world, have inspired her to pen inventive tales for families in search of humorous, insightful bedtime stories. She writes for children in hopes of making them giggle while they also learn a lesson or two.

Today, Nirit lives in Israel with her angel of a husband, who champions each of her new books as if he were the wide-eyed child she wrote them for. When Nirit isn’t dreaming up new characters, she works as a nutritionist, medical coach, and spiritual leader. She is eager to inspire and help others with the lessons her own challenges have taught her–and what better way is there than through books?

To inspire your children while filling their minds with creativity, in addition to Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom, check out Nirit’s latest books, “Zigi the alien and the stinky socks”, “Zoe’s trip to the Zoo” and “Fatty Betty”.

 

 

Free eBook May 16th on Amazon

[sic] by Scott Kelly

sicSix teens are devoted to a game with one rule: If a player gets tagged, they must change their life within the next fifteen minutes. The better the player, the bigger the change. One might give their car away, or punch the school bully. Another might change identities or sacrifice their virginity. Anything to keep evolving, to avoid fitting into a label or caring about the junk they own. But their quest for enlightenment has taken a rotten final turn – one of the players has murdered the game’s creator, the teen prophet (cult leader?) David Bloom.

Our narrator is being framed for the crime; can he clear his name and discover which of his lifelong friends is the murderer before he takes the fall?

[sic] is a gritty teen murder mystery that delves into the psychology of enlightenment among the criminally dysfunctional. The “Eureka Edition” is an entirely rewritten version of the book exclusive to Amazon, featuring re-imagined scenes and fresh dialog.

Scott Kelly

Scott KellyWhen Scott was eleven, he was so upset by the ending of the classic story Robin Hood that he wrote his own and stuck it into the book. By the time he was nineteen, he’d written four novels–the latest, JIMWAMBA, was published by an independent press in the United Kingdom. Dissatisfied with the experience, he took to stealing paper from his university and selling staple-bound copies of his manuscript at local festivals and gatherings. Eventually putting paper aside, he earned thousands of readers and critical acclaim across websites like Bookrix, WEBook, Wattpad and Amazon with a series of thought-provoking eBooks.

Scott’s constant need to improve his writing took him through a college education in Literature. He became determined to bring what he loved about classic literature to the modern reader, in a manner they’d appreciate as something new, but with its dues paid. He strives to write daring literature that asks difficult questions about the nature of humanity, but without losing sight of the fact these are stories. He delights in taking complex philosophical and metaphysical themes, but breaking them down using entertaining, familiar story setups–that he then mangles in attractive ways.

Now thirty, he lives in Austin with his wife Erin, and continues his mission to save compelling, thought-provoking literature for a new wave of readers.

Free eBook May 14 &15

Free eBook May 14 & 15

The End of Self-Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life by Gail Brenner

The self-help industry perpetuates the myth that we are limited, damaged, inadequate selves who need to be fixed. Sadly, it keeps millions of us hoping for a better future when we will finally be happy and fulfilled.

But what if it’s possible, at any moment, to be peaceful and free? In The End of Self Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary Brilliant Life, psychologist Gail Brenner, Ph.D. reveals that in fact, it is—once we realize that who we are is not defined by our distorted thoughts and painful feelings.

With an infectious spirit, Dr. Brenner describes how personal suffering is a case of mistaken identity. She walks with readers as they expand their attention beyond their well-worn troubles to the very source of happiness and peace: presence itself. Guided audio meditations, included with each chapter, help light the way.

The End of Self-Help makes ancient teachings accessible to the modern mind. It’s a must-read for anyone who has finally realized that self-help doesn’t actually help. You’ll discover the fulfillment you’ve been longing for— the living, breathing possibility of peace now…and now…and now…

Gail Brenner

Gail Brenner“It’s the end of self-help when you know you’re not the incomplete, damaged self who needs help.”

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, blogger, and speaker who joyfully helps people discover that suffering is optional. Through investigating her own experience, and working with clients for over 25 years, she has discovered how to unravel common problems of everyday life to reveal the deepest acceptance and peace.

Gail has authored many published articles on coping with stress and chronic medical illness. She has special expertise working with older adults and their families, bringing clear seeing and compassion to the transitions of aging, death, and dying.

Her offerings point to realizing that the happiness you seek is already here. It’s absolutely possible, in your own experience, to fully live this ordinary, extraordinary, precious experience of life.

To learn more, please visit www.GailBrenner.com.

You Are My Sunshine: A Novel Of The Holocaus

You Are My Sunshine: A Novel Of The Holocaust (All My Love Detrick Book 2) byRoberta Kagan

“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust.
When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies.

Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating.

Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She could not escape. Hitler owned her unborn child.

On a cold day in January Helga’s little girl came into the world. But instead of being sheltered by her mother’s arms, she was torn away by the nurses at the home for the Lebensborn and thrust into a treacherous world where the very people sworn to protect her were not what they seemed. The little girl was growing, and she was amongst some of the cruelest people on earth and subjected daily to the ideology of the Third Reich. But when Hitler became convinced that he was indestructible and, went to war on two fronts dividing his army, Germany began to fall.

The Nazi’s became fearful as America entered the war joining Churchill against them in the west, while Stalin a formidable enemy with the brutal Russian winters on his side, ripped them apart in the east. And so, the tables turned on the Third Reich. The cruel Nazi’s, who believed they could not be defeated were about to swallow their pride and surrender at the feet of the Allies. The superior race would prove to be inferior after all. Hitler’s elite would run for cover, some would commit suicide; some would be tried in Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, while others would escape with their tails tucked between their legs and head for South America or other friendly ports.

But God had other plans for Helga’s tiny innocent child, who had been born on that January morning. The child’s life was about to change in a very strange but significant way. Instead of becoming whom and what the Nazi’s had hoped to create, this child would be befriended and nurtured by the most unexpected people.

 

Roberta Kagan

Roberta KaganRoberta Kagan is an American writer of Jewish and Romany decent. She writes Historical Fiction and Historical Romance, most of which is set during the holocaust. Although she never discounts the horrors of the time period, the main focus of her work is on ordinary people who prove to be strong heroic characters in unfathomable circumstances.

Roberta Kagan (born in 1954) is an American novelist who primarily writes historical fiction, most notably set during World War II and the Holocaust, although she has featured other time periods and settings. Her fans have a particular fondness and appreciation for her World War II period books, such as All My Love Detrick (2012) and A Flicker of Light (2011), which are inspirational stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

Her father was of Romany descent, and her mother was Jewish. Her childhood was quite unusual, as the family was wealthy until she was 13 years old, when her father suffered a reversal of fortune in his business. The family went from being privileged to being poor in a matter of months, and Roberta learned some valuable lessons about true friendship and what really matters in life that have carried over into her books and short stories. The Romany teachings she received from her father have also had a significant impact on her writing, and several of her books feature Romany characters.

Diamonds and Cole

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Diamonds and Cole: A Cole Sage Mystery #1 by Micheal Maxwell

free ebook on amazonAn emotional pile-driver, that takes you from the windy streets of Chicago to the California heat

Cole Sage, a once brilliant journalist, has just about reached rock bottom. Haunted by the longing for the woman he lost, Cole is jarred to a crossroads when a hostage negotiator is killed in front of him. Later, Cole is stunned to receive a one line cry for help from his one great love. Face to face with his past, and an uncertain future he tries to find her estranged daughter.

The path to keeping his word is blocked at every turn by the husband who abandoned her, his shady real estate deals, violent con men, street thugs and the lure of a fortune in diamonds that unite them. The anger, sorrow, and crippling guilt of twenty years fires Cole’s drive to keep a promise, that in the end, will heal and return the soul to the great journalist.

Beaten, bloody but determined, Cole Sage conquers greed and hatred with a strength that only love and a will as hard as diamond can achieve.

Be sure to get this free eBook on Amazon!

Interview with the Author

Micheal Maxwell

Q – So, tell us about Cole Sage. What makes it special?

A – When I wrote Diamonds and Cole I never dreamed it would still be going five books later. Part of the motivation to write more books was the response to Cole. He’s a guy with a lot of heart. Men and women both really respond to him. He’s suffered loss and heartache and comes back stronger and wiser. In a lot of private detective novels, the character isn’t somebody you’d have over for dinner, at least not more than once. Because Cole is a newspaper man and journalist, he’s an everyman, not a typical hardboiled detective. In life there is crime and punishment and that’s what motivates Cole. He has a pretty strong moral compass. That’s not to say he won’t make a pretzel or two out of the rules though.

The Cole Sage books draw from a lot of genres. At their heart is the mystery and thriller – private detective genre. The stories could be torn right off the front page of the paper. The political thriller aspect is true crime, current news, and the serial killers Cole deals with seem to have real faces.

I want people to have a great read, with some twists and turns, that in the end leaves them wanting more of this unique and exciting mystery book hero.

Q – Do our readers have to read the Cole Sage Series in order?

A – There is a back story that weaves through the books, but each book can and does stand alone. But this is probably the best order…

– Diamonds and Cole
– Cellar of Cole
– Helix of Cole
– Cole Dust
– Cole Shoot (coming soon)

Q – Why should our readers read The Cole Sage Series?

A – I think mystery books for Kindle give people the freedom to try new authors like me. I believe the Cole Sage Series can hang right in there with the best of them. Being the new guy on the block I have to deliver the goods and The Cole Sage Series does just that. Diamonds and Cole got all the way to #2 on the Mystery > Private Investigators Amazon Rankings, that says a lot right there!

I think once readers meet Cole Sage they’ll keep coming back for more.

Q – What is your favorite kind of Book? Would Cole Sage fit on the list?

A – He sure does. I’m a sucker for mystery books in general, but a good crime of the heart always gets me flipping pages. I love political thrillers, good old fashioned hard-boiled detectives are my kind of guys. So when Cole gets involved with a missing daughter, domestic terrorists, con men, child murders, street gangs, and true crime situations he pretty much ticks all of my reading boxes. So I guess a part of what I love I have put into the series.

Q- Thanks for giving our readers a look inside The Cole Sage Series.

A – Thanks for the opportunity!

 

Bad Apple

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Bad Apple: Book One of the Warner Grimoire by Clay Held

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When his adopted father mysteriously disappears, 14-year-old Simon Warner must enter the hidden world of witches and wizards on a dangerous rescue mission. but the journey may just cost him everything. A near-fatal accident awakened his wizard side, and if he doesn’t learn to control himself soon, then a terrible darkness will consume him.

Read the first book, then continue the journey in Revenant Moon available for only $0.99!

Acclaim for Bad Apple

“A great blend of paranormal, horror, and fantasy” – Freebooksy.com

“The first thing I noticed about The Warner Grimoire was the writing–it was awesome.” The Bookscape Report

“From the first line of the novel, you get the feeling that The Bad Apple is probably going to be a somewhat intense read.” – Looking for the Panacea

“The Warner Grimoire swept me into another world right from the start. A young adult fantasy with a likable protagonist who grows up quite a bit within the novel and who I hoped would be successful with his goals and his hopes.” – Mindingspot.blogspot.com

 

About the Author of Bad Apple

bad apple by Clay HeldClay Held knows plenty about odd jobs, having worked at several in his life. Having been a cashier, a cartoonist, and even a video game tester, he finally found his niche in software project management.

He was bewitched by the strange (and surreal) landscape of Central Illinois, where he finally settled in with the love of his life to raise their family. He is also the author of the paranormal series Nighttime Tales, podcaster, and blogger. He watches too much TV. Loud noises startle him.

Visit him on the Web at www.clayheld.com, and follow him on Twitter at @ClayHeld.

Free eBook April 29th

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In The Darkness, That’s Where I’ll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story by Luke Smitherd

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free ebookFINALLY, THE COMPLETE BLACK ROOM SAGA, ALL IN ONE VOLUME!

PRAISE FOR IN THE DARKNESS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL KNOW YOU:

“… IN THE DARKNESS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL KNOW YOU is shaped with an exquisite precision that culminates in a climax that leaves the reader exhausted from the dizzying thrill of emotions… If you missed this book in its original serialized format, now you’ve been given another chance to read one of the best books in the sci-fi/horror genres–or any genre, as a matter of fact–that I’ve had the pleasure of reading in recent memory.” – Ain’t It Cool News.com

THE COMPLETE STORY! There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there’s waking up inside someone else’s head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this exact dilemma when he wakes to find finds himself trapped inside The Black Room; a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its centre. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

How did he get there? What has happened to his life? And how can he exist inside the mind of a troubled, fragile, but beautiful woman with secrets of her own? Uncertain whether he’s even real or if he is just a figment of his host’s imagination, Charlie must enlist Minnie’s help if he is to find a way out of The Black Room, a place where even the light of the screen goes out every time Minnie closes her eyes…

IN THE DARKNESS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL KNOW YOU tells the complete story of THE BLACK ROOM PARTS ONE TO FOUR all in one book, and contains all of the adventures of Charlie and Minnie. All the answers are revealed in a story guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

Don’t miss this free eBook by Luke Smitherd.

free ebook by Luke SmitherdBorn under a Derbyshire sky, to the sounds of a doctor saying “I know they all look bad fresh out of the oven, but bloody hell…”

Singer and guitarist, darts enthusiast, workaholic suffering from chronic procrastination (conflict!) comics nerd.

Luke says: If you like my stuff, please leave a nice star rating, and tweet/post a status about it. You’ll be doing me a bigger favor than I can say, and it’ll mean the work keeps coming. Thanks for reading.

http://www.lukesmitherd.com

Breakdown

Free April 24 – 26 on Amazon!

Breakdown: Episode 1 (A Post-Apocalyptic Serial Adventure) by Jordon Quattlebaum

breakdownBreakdown – Episode 1 “The Fall”

When Thom Monroe’s car breaks down on the side of the road he’s sure the day can’t get any worse. However, he soon receives a mysterious call warning of impending doom. Moments later the U.S. is hit by what appears to be an Electromagnetic Pulse, knocking the power grid almost completely offline. Millions will die in the coming weeks, and Thom is unprepared. Worst of all, his daughter, the only family he has left, is half way across the state at college.

Join Thom as he makes friends, outwits thugs, battles bandits, and travels across the state to reunite with his daughter. Can a broken man survive and thrive the apocalypse?

**Breakdown is a serial adventure. Think of it like reading your favorite TV show, with a new Episode released every 3-4 weeks**
Episode 2 is out now! Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TVZGOBE

About the Author

Breakdown by Jordon QuattlebaumJordon Quattlebaum is a former elementary school teacher who started to think about preparing for emergencies when he became the father of two beautiful baby girls, and the husband of a beautiful wife. He enjoys learning about alternative building methods, food preservation, gardening, playing board games, learning countless things from YouTube, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. Oh, writing is up there too.

Smiley

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The Grass Sweeper God by Doug Howery

smileySixteen-year-old Smiley Hanlon is a young woman trapped in a young man’s body. In the 1950’s Appalachia coal fields of Solitude, Virginia, Smiley is placed in the “Mentally Retarded Class” because he is effeminate and wears a blouse and saddle shoes to school.

Smiley is backed by his best friend, Lee Moore who protects Smiley from a father and many townspeople who hate him. Smiley has dreams of becoming an entertainer. Raised by his aunt in a juke joint, as a child Smiley sings and dances on the Formica bar top into the wee hours. Chosen as the female lead, Dorothy, in a new town production called Dorothy of Oz Coal Camp, his dream is being realized. The triumph of the play and his dream is sabotaged by his father and classmate bullies culminating in a tragic and horrific moment that changes both Smiley and Lee, forever.

Smiley and Lee flee to NYC. They learn that prejudice is prejudice whether in the coal fields of Virginia or on the streets of NYC. Smiley suffers at the hands of his real mother who is a religious zealot. She tries to change who Smiley is because he is a boil on the body of Christ. Lee suffers at the hands of psychologists who practice Aversion Therapy-electric shock treatment to cure his homosexuality.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Both Smiley and Lee become forces of change as do countless others. In 1969, Smiley Hanlon and his friend, Lee emerge as leaders of a gay revolution, The Stonewall Riots. The riots are vicious but the real battle will be won or lost on another continent: Solitude, Virginia.

The Grass Sweeper God is a force of nature that flows through all things…straightens out that which is bent…which is sick…

 

Meet the Author

smileyDOUG HOWERY has been writing both fiction and essays since 1990. His essays and familial stories have appeared in The Blue Ridge Lambda Press.
In many of his stories, as in “The Grass Sweeper God,” Mr. Howery’s true lode, his font of inspiration is in the passion and suffering he has experienced.
Suspense author, Maggie Grace, with the North Carolina Writers’ Network writes about her cohort Mr. Howery: “What I like is the riskiness, the cutting edge of the narrative voice we hear. The moments when he lapses into descriptions of the moon, of the horse, etc. are true poetry that offers some relief from the coarseness of the story, and he places them well. He has an ear for the rhythm of the story, a natural sense of when to end–hangs fire with a new way of looking at someone or something, turning the entire chapter on its ear. I like the way he makes it impossible for the reader to stop reading at the end of the chapter.”
Mr. Howery lives in Virginia with his partner of 31 years where he is at work on his next novel.