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Curvaceous Condemnation  



This is a new release and currently on a $.99 promotion.


From paranormal romance author Rose Wynters, comes book 2 in the series, The Endurers. Caught in a world spiraling towards Armageddon, can these immortal alphas win their soul mates while battling Hell itself?

Word Count: 61,637

Real Estate agent Scarlett Hamilton has fled to New Orleans, desperate to learn to live again after the death of her fiance, Niles. One day she is asked to list a historic mansion, but ends up purchasing the home for itself. Little does she know, the house already has an immortal occupant, and a doorway straight to Hell in the backyard.

Vincent Chavalerio is an immortal Endurer so tormented by Hell, he had to be placed in stasis in order to live. One night, he awakens to a world completely foreign to the one he used to know, and a strange woman sleeping in his bed.

Hell surrounds them as the cursed Endurer and plus-sized woman discover an erotic need that has to be fulfilled. Cursed by the demon he refused to bed hundreds of years before, will he be blinded to the destiny that lies in front of him?

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Re: Read My Book!-Soul and Reincarnation

Soul and Reincarnation  

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The views on soul and reincarnation vary from no such thing as a ‘soul’ to only humans possess a soul, to both humans and animals possess a soul, and that soul likewise dies when the physical body dies or that soul is immortal and never dies. All religions believe in the existence of SOUL in human body, but they differ in what happens after death. This manuscript searches for the truth.

NOTE: "Soul and Reincarnation" is available in printed edition now.

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Life and the Universe

Just what is life?  What do we really know about God?  What do we really know about the universe?  Is there intelligent life out there?  Are we likely to encounter aliens in our lifetime?

Is there more than one universe?  Will parallel universes soon be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt?


These are just some of the questions that two friend have been asking since we were in grammar school together over 70 years ago.  We have continued to speculate with each other about life, the universe, and the great unknowns that cause mankind to be such a special species here on earth.


We have been living in different states, Mississippi and Florida, since high school graduation.  One of us became an aerospace engineer and later a Vice President at Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company.  The other became a trial attorney and went into private law practice. But we still meet, write, email and discuss our evolving thoughts and ideas.


We recently decided to meet in Homosassa Springs Florida for a few days to chat about our ideas and see just what we really think about the answers to all the great questions of life and the universe.


And although we did not discuss it outright, it was obvious that we may have been motivated to have this meeting because of increased interests in seeking answers to the questions: do we have souls and if so, is there an afterlife.


We met in the wilderness of the springs to discuss and try to find the best answers available based on what mankind has learned to date and based on the life long questioning of two very curious old men.


A series of modern day scientists and physicists from Einstein to Hubble to Heisenberg to Kaku to Hawking have postulated theories in an attempt to answer our most complex questions.  Their once unconceivable theories are rapidly becoming acceptable and practical as billions of dollars are now being spent to test and prove the validity of their theories.


We collected their findings and theories and drew our own conclusions about Life and the Universe and are publishing them in this book.


We tackle some of the biggest questions of mankind with the confidence that we can arrive at the truth and convey that truth in comprehensible narrative.


We felt that our findings and understandings would be of general interest to a wide audience, especially the 79 million baby boomers in the United States.  We also thought that young people who are just beginning to form their opinions of life and the universe would find our materials interesting and useful.


We hope you enjoy our efforts and even if you cannot agree with all of our conclusions we hope this book will stimulate you to continue to seek the truth about everything that is important to you.


We are awed at the enormity of our universe.


We have walked in the forests and by streams and are awed at the great variety and complexity of life here on earth.


When we look into our deep oceans we see extreme life forms living even in the very hot volcanic vent flows from the ocean floor.  Some of these life forms look like monsters from our imaginations.  We have provided pictures of these alien creatures.


We have found life in the extreme arctic conditions at the poles.  Life here on earth occupies all environments no matter how severe.


This suggests that we should therefore expect life on essentially all of the trillions of planets in our universe that have life acceptable temperatures.


We believe that we will soon learn that millions if not billions of these alien life forms are intelligent; and thousands if not millions are more advanced than are we.  It's just a matter of statistics and the older age of so many of the planets.


All of our speculations lead back to the question: is there a God.  We attempt to provide our views and the science on which we base our views.


We hope that our efforts will, to paraphrase Oliver Wendell Holmes, stretch your mind with a new experience and perhaps change your life. 


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Life and the Universe  

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Asteroid Impact! Revelation Foretells Our End

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth…Revelation 6:13


An asteroid will destroy mankind just as one destroyed the dinosaurs.  TheBookofRevelationintheBiblerevealstousthatthisisourdestiny


And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; Revelation 6:12


Matthew supports this:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  Matthew 29.


Joel also supports this:

I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.  The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.  Joel 2:30-31


Isaiah also supports this:

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.  Isaiah 2:19


We found an ancient document written by eyewitnesses that hid in a cave.


The basic message of all of this is that in the end times we will all be destroyed by an asteroid impacting Earth.


The end times can occur at any time.


To understand and assess the truth of all of this, we review the purpose of Revelation, who wrote it, and why and how it was written. 


We discover the scientific facts upon which the predictions of the Bible are based.


We analyze the history of asteroid impacts on Earth to learn the accuracy of these Biblical predictions.

We see that Revelation’s foretelling will almost surely come to pass.


And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  Revelation 12:7-8


The Book of Revelation tells us that we will be destroyed by an asteroid.


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Re: Life and the Universe

An interesting topic. I am very interested in it. May be we need to exchange. I have quite similar questions and answers in "Search of God" Wish you all the best.

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Silhouette of the Sun by Avery Davis



My name is Avery Davis.  Silhouette of the Sun is my first novel.  If you are a woman I need your opinion.  I aspire to write women’s fiction that is realistic.  The only expertise I have is being a woman but I know each woman’s experience is different.  If you tell me what you think  of my book by visiting my website and clicking on the review link I’ll do my best to rewrite Silhouette of the Sun and offer it for free.  It has had a professional edit and is complete but I want it to be the best it can be. 


Thank you for your help,

Avery Davis



Silhouette of the Sun is a multigenerational story of three women. It depicts their lives as they navigate through love relationships in pursuit of independence and shows how their love transcends this life into the next.


The day I graduated law school was the day I thought I could relax.  Soon after I was diagnosed with lung cancer and from that this book was born. 







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Re: Read My Book!-Simple Solutioin to Weight Problem


 Nonfiction» Health, wellbeing, & medicine» Dieting 

Words: 44342 (approximate)
Language: English
Now available in Printed Edition under $10

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New & natural way to weight loss. Not another diet and vigorous exercise or some nutrient, vitamin, hormone, and drug that I am promoting. With child obesity at national emergency levels (that has involved first lady Michelle Obama now); it is time to treat those fat, unhealthy, undisciplined, drug infested bodies with a technique that works. This book is here to help you with that. Good Luck!

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Re: Read My Book!- Urban Fantasy - Under Witch Curse

The third book in the Moon Shadow series is out!  Under Witch Curse:


Under Witch Curse  

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Convergence Chapter 1 by Terrence McClintock

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Bienvenido a Miami by Matthew Bamberg


Bienvenido a Miami--Historical Fiction with Miami Focus

Miami came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when the city buzzed with echos of the mid-century counterculture revolution among a flood of Cuban Refugees fleeing the Cuban Revolution ; new historical fiction novel offers keen eye into the Magic City's transformation from a beach resort to crossroads of social and cultural change.

Novel Overview
Offbeat, yet heartwarming story about a boy struggling with Jewish culture and stereotypes, among a unique cast of characters whose lifestyles and interests are defined by the counterculture revolution. The boy's only savior is a Catholic girl of his dreams who arrives with her family in South Florida city after fleeing the Cuban Revolution. Their relationship grows in a world bounded by Nixon, Watergate and the Cuban Missile Crisis and in a city teeming with hippies and freaks who invade public parks day and night, turning them to patchouli-oil-scented landscapes of debauchery. The two disparate young people and their families seek support among one another to deal with the times that were changing. The complexities of their relationships eventually have them exchanging values and customs from each of their cultures to form a new definition of a modern family in a story of redemption and resolution.

About Matthew Bamberg: Matthew Bamberg, a Miami native,  has written hundreds of articles for Southern California newspapers, authored a number of published nonfiction titles about photography and professor of English and education at a number of universities.


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