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Crossroads

crossroadsIn “Crossroads,” Don Gogniat has condensed what he’s learned through decades of travel and life in academia into a roadmap for how to develop a deeper understanding of the world around us. He focuses on 10 joyful travel tips with short personal stories to illustrate the significance of each tip. Also, it contains short lessons in finding ways to appreciate what you are looking at – a primer in cultural geography, a discipline that allows us to understand why places are as they are and form stronger connections with the places we visit.

 

 

About Crossroads author: Don Gogniat

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Don Gogniat credits his parents – especially his father – for putting travel in his blood. When he was a youngster his parents would pack the family and set out from their home in Pittsburgh, Pa. to explore the country and the world. In that time, they visited every state in the U.S. — except North Dakota, Alaska and Hawaii (Gogniat crossed these off later in life); Canada; Mexico; Central America and Europe.

“We were never in a hurry,” Gogniat recalls in his book “Crossroads.” “These Adventures usually lasted anywhere from 10 through 12 weeks in the summer … although on rare occasions I would miss some school days in the spring or fall.”

He received a B.S. in Education from Indiana University of Pa. in 1970 and a M.A. in Gegraphy from IUP in 1973. After a three-year stint teaching seventh-grade world cultures, Gogniat joined the Peace Corps as a regional planner for the Costa Rican National Planning Office from 1974-75. This enabled him to pursue a PhD in Cultural Geography with an emphasis in Latin America from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

To find out more about Don, the author of Crossroads, visit his website http://dongogniat.com/

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Jackie Weger Collected Edition

Three novels for only $0.99!

Jackie Weger“Just in time for summer, Setting Up House, a collection of Jackie Weger’s three most popular full-length novels packed with love and laughter and adventures of the heart. Three love stories about ordinary men and women hoping for safe haven, a home and hearth, someone to love and be loved in return and a bit happiness at the end of the day. Join Justine Hale in The House on Persimmon Road as she moves her eccentric family into a house rented sight unseen in Alabama’s rich delta land. Justine is flummoxed when she discovers the house is owned by a Civil War ghost with her own agenda. Follow the high jinx of Phoebe Hawley, country as they come, but full of moxie and pride on her quest to find her family a home in a tiny fishing village on the Gulf Coast. The earth tilts during the summer solstice. Phoebe is determined to put it right because family is everything. Stay cool all summer with The Reluctant Hero as Rebecca Hollis, tasked with finding homes for five orphans, finds herself battling the elements and worse–a lonely pilot who considers the lot of them the most irksome freight he has ever hauled in his life.”

About the author: Jackie Weger

Jackie WegerAn award-winning author, Jackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years. When she’s writing, she’s anchored in a tiny room with a desk, a chair and a cat. When not writing, blogging or chatting with fans, she’s traipsing around the Internet searching for recipes, but much prefers to travel the good earth by foot, bus, canoe, sloop, mule, train, plane or pickup–and let somebody else do the cooking.
What Readers are saying about Jackie’s Books…

“This has got to be one of the most enjoyable books I have come across in a long time-heart warming and some crazy characters–funny,lovable, hopeful and believable!” ~ avp

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“This was an awesome read the characters are fantastic and you can’t help but love them. Jackie Weger has written a love story that has you wanting more about these characters and the dialogue is just awesome. Loved It!” ~ avp

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Free Children’s book August 11 & 12

childrenWatch out! If you swim by too closely, Dave, the young sawfish, may just whack you with his nose! No one can deny he has a huge honker, but the thing that stands out about him most isn’t his appearance at all. Swim with Dave through an underwater journey as he encounters a scary situation and proves once and for all that looks aren’t everything.
This bedtime story for kids is the perfect way to send children off to sleep with a valuable lesson to dream about. Vivid illustrations of sea creatures and aquatic animals will captivate little readers and parents alike. Dave is sure to become one of your child’s favorite characters from a children’s book.

• Perfect for a bedtime story for kids
• Excellent for early readers
• Picture book for kids – Bright and colorful images

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About children’s book author Nirit Littaney

Nirit LittaneyNirit 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, check out Nirit’s latest books, “Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom”, “Zigi the alien and the stinky socks”, “Zoe’s trip to the Zoo”, “Fatty Betty”, “Bart! Stop the Farts!”, “Fairy’s Fairy tale Kingdom”, “Bad Boy Bradley” and “Dave the Brave Sawfish”.

Lockwood Legacy – Western Romance

Free today! Book 1 of the Lockwood Legacy

Langston’s Daughters (The Lockwood Legacy Book 1) by Juliette Harper

Lockwood LegacyKate, Jenny, and Mandy. Langston Lockwood’s daughters. His tyranny drove them away. His suicide draws them home. They inherit his land, his millions, and his mysteries. Meet the women of the Rocking L and the men who come into their lives. Together, they begin the journey to discover the truth about The Lockwood Legacy. From the pain of the past they find the strength to build a dynasty.

 

 

 

About the Author of the Lockwood Legacy: Juliette Harper

Lockwood LegacyJuliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. As a writer, Juliette’s goal is to create strong female characters facing interesting, challenging, painful, and at times comical situations. Refusing to be bound by genre, her primary interest lies in telling good stories.

Five of Juliette’s series are currently available. The best-selling Lockwood Legacy, is a nine-book chronicle of the lives of three sisters who inherit a ranch in Central Texas following their father’s suicide. The first three novels appeared in early 2015: Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw, and Alice’s Portrait. The fourth, Mandy’s Father, in hot demand by readers, will be available in early July.

Descendants of the Rose is the first installment of the Selby Jensen Paranormal Mysteries. The second book, Lost in Room 636, will be available later this year. Selby’s business card reads “Private Investigator,” but to say the least, that downplays her real occupation where business as usual is anything but normal.

And don’t miss the hilariously funny “cozy” Study Club Mysteries, a light-hearted spin off of The Lockwood Legacy. Set in the 1960s, this series takes on the often absurd eccentricities of small town life with good-natured, droll humor. The first book, You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet, is already listed in the Amazon store with You Can’t Put a Corpse in a Parade coming soon.

Juliette’s latest creative efforts are in the short fiction arena. Her debut “Before” series is a collection of light, sweet romance stories that can be read in less than an hour. The first installment is Before Marriage with the second, Before the Affair, to be released shortly.

Fermata: The Winter is the first in a four-novella post-apocalyptic survival series. Five years after an unknown virus divided the world into the living and the dead, four survivors stumble into a winter sanctuary. Brought together by circumstance, but bound by the will to stay alive, a concert pianist and a girl from South Boston forge a friendship and a purpose to cope with their new reality.

Juliette is planning other short stories and novellas in the coming weeks and months. These pieces are available for Kindle only and will include companion shorts to her other series as well as stand-alone works.

Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan, worked as a journalist and university history instructor before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 2002.

Book 1 of the Ballerina Series is FREE!

BallerinaI travel through life dancing.

All I ever wanted to do was dance, as did my best friend. We’d made so many plans together, but one night an explosion changed it all. Only one of us survived, and I promised myself I’d succeed for us both. And I did, until an accident almost ruined my career, but Maze came back into my life when I needed him most. He pulled me out of the depths of my despair. But could I save him now?

I travel through life fighting.

It had always been Ivy; from the first moment I saw her leaping through the air like she had wings to lift her from the ground. But she was my dream, something I wanted more than anything else in my life. I promised myself I would stay away from her. Violence followed me everywhere and I tried to keep her far away from it. She was my point of illumination in the dark tumultuous world I lived in. But I could not stay away from her. Not when I knew she needed me. As much as I needed her. But could she accept me as I am?

Warning Violence. Due to the mature subject matter recommended for 18+

***Note this is Book 1 in a series and ends on a cliff hanger.

Book 2- Maze is the continuation of The Ballerina & The Fighter and ends with an HEA. Now Available on Amazon.

Book 3- The Dancer is currently available for pre-order but will be released Aug. 1, 2015 and Dante gets his HEA but the book contains a snippet of Choose Me Vin’s story.

About The Ballerina & the Fighter author: Ursula Sinclair

Ursula SinclairUrsula Sinclair is the alter ego for LaVerne Thompson. LaVerne Thompson is an award winning, bestselling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi romances. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult under the pen name Ursula Sinclair, her alter ego, who likes her relationships a little more complicated.

Her stories are highly sensual with erotic elements but she has a few that are considered erotic. Most of her books also have a touch of violence and a few more than that. She enjoys good action scenes in movies and has incorporated some of those elements in quite a few of her books. Join her on http://facebook.com/groups/lavernesnews or follow her on http://twitter.com/lavernethompson.