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      • 135. Art of Stress-free Living: Eastern and Western Approach

        Art of Stress-free Living  


        Published: Feb. 07, 2011
        Category: Non-Fiction » Self-Improvement » Emotional healing
        Words: 59165 (approximate)
        Language: Englilsh


        Also Available as Paperback


        Short Description

        This is a practical guide that combines stress treatment approaches recognized for centuries by faith healers and meditation experts, and are now accepted by modern medical practitioners. It can save you from going to expensive seminars and other programs offered in physicians' offices, spas, schools or retirement centers; because it provides relaxation techniques that you can follow yourself.

        • 136. Bringing the Girlfriend Home for Christmas: NOBODY GETS LUCKY by Giselle Renarde

          Nobody Gets Lucky  by Giselle Renarde


          When Justine brings Lucky home for Christmas, the family isn’t shy in expressing their dislike of the quirky, single mother. Even Grandma’s taking pot shots at Lucky all through dinner! Sure, Lucky’s tattoos and tight clothes make her an easy target in Mother’s prim and proper dining room, but there’s so much the family doesn’t understand about the woman Justine loves. When they do find out more about Lucky’s past, will they be willing to accept her at all, or will they be able to embrace Justine’s new love?


          A short story from our Nibs literary line.


          About Author Giselle Renarde:

          Giselle is an acclaimed author of both romance and erotica titles. In 2010, Giselle joined Untreed Reads with the literary short story Ugly Naked People, which has received much praise for its deft handling of the topic of eating disorders and relationships. In 2011, Untreed Reads published her straight romance short Love Again.

          • 137. Family Secrets Spill Out in CHRISTMAS BABY by Johnny Miles

            Christmas Baby  by Johnny Miles


            It’s Christmas Eve morning, 1957, and John wakes up to find his parents are missing. When he realizes they never came home from a holiday party they attended the night before, John calls his estranged uncle, a man he barely remembers and hasn’t seen in nearly 14 years. Together, they face a life-changing tragedy and John discovers a family secret that’s been tucked away like the Christmas presents hidden in his parent’s coat closet.


            A short work of fiction from our Nibs literary line.


            About Author Johnny Miles:

            Johnny Miles began writing an early age. In 1985 his first erotic story was published in Numbers magazine. Since then, his other stories have appeared in various gay magazines. Over the past three years, Johnny’s been published by Loose Id Publications and is the author of m/m romance e-books, Learning to Samba, Lauderdale Hearts, and Casa Rodrigo. He’s also self-published gay erotic titles, including Carlo and My Uncle Piri: A Coney Island Adventure.


            Christmas Baby is his first foray outside of the m/m erotic romance genre into mainstream fiction, and has already reached #3 on the RainbowEbooks.com bestseller list.


            Johnny currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with his partner of 15 years, 3 lunatic Pugs and a prissy, prima donna cat. His website is: http://johnny-miles.com/Johnny_Miles/Welcome.html.

            • 138. Two Brothers, One Woman, A Christmas to Remember: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Victor J. Banis

              Home for Christmas  by Victor J. Banis


              Their mother dead early, their father uninterested, the Wallace twins had grown up in the care of an ever-changing succession of housekeepers, with no one close but one another. Fortunately, they had always been content with that company and had almost never been apart.


              Now, Adam has met someone and, without preamble, married her. Robert is bereft, and the stage is set for a Christmas nobody is likely to forget.


              A short story from our Nibs literary line.


              About Author Victor J. Banis:

              Victor J. Banis is the critically acclaimed author (“master’s touch in storytelling,” Publishers Weekly) of some 200 books in a career spanning nearly half a century. A native of Ohio and longtime Californian, he lives and writes now in West Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. He is the author of the Untreed Reads releases Changing Views, Tell Them Katy Did, The Princess of the Andes, Illusions and Neighbors.

              • 139. Christmas in a Strange Land: OUTLAW PIZZA by Steve Bartholomew

                Outlaw Pizza  by Steve Bartholomew


                Ever since they outlawed giving presents, only outlaws give presents.

                What would happen if gift-giving and Christmas were outlawed? Some guys would do stuff just because they were told they couldn’t. For a couple of young desperadoes, looking to make reputations, laws were meant to be broken … especially when they’re hungry for pizza.


                A short work of alternate history from our Orbits line.


                About Author Steve Bartholomew:


                Steve Bartholomew spent three years in the US Army where he learned a lot of vital skills, such as how to use a soldering iron and screwdriver,  as well as how to make the bed, mop the floor, and wash dishes.  He grew up and spent most of his life in San Francisco. After obtaining a liberal arts degree, he became a social worker and did more than 20 years in the mean streets of New York City, San Francisco, and rural California.


                He is now devoted to writing books, which he feels he should have been doing in the first place. He has written some science fiction and fantasy, but is now mainly interested in tales of the Old West. His previously published works include The Terrorist Plot at Gopherville, Gold, A Tale of the California Gold Rush, Journey to Rhyolite, Chapel Perilous and the Untreed Reads Publishing release The Imaginary Emperor.

                • 140. What Webs We Weave in TANGLED by Kathleen Gerard

                  Tangled  by Kathleen Gerard


                  After twenty-seven years of marriage – and twenty-seven years spent with an artificial Christmas tree – Edward and Annie finally purchase a fresh pine. When they bring the tree home, however, the presence of the ample Scotch pine suddenly stirs a range of emotions in this long-married couple.


                  Tangled is a powerfully moving, compact short story from our Nibs line that captures the deeper essence of the Christmas spirit.


                  About Author Kathleen Gerard:

                  Kathleen Gerard’s fiction has been awarded The Perillo Prize, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award and was nominated for Best New American Voices, all national prizes in literature. Her prose and poetry have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, and broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR).  She lives in New Jersey. Kathleen previously published with Untreed Reads in the Thanksgiving anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry with her short story “Last Licks.” To learn more visit http://www.kathleengerard.blogspot.com.

                  • 141. International Intrigue Found in BLOOD MONEY by K.J. Janssen

                    Blood Money  by K.J. Janssen


                    The National Rare Blood Association is suspected of laundering money to terrorist groups. When Private Investigator Mark Matthews and FBI Agent Susan Harrington collect evidence against the NRBA, they become willing combatants in the “War on Terror.”


                    John Portman, Director of Security for the NRBA is equally intent on avoiding detection. When he traces Mark’s and Susan’s probe into the NRBA’s computer, Agent Harrington soon finds herself the victim of a savage abduction. Mark is called in for his highly developed techniques for locating missing persons in the hopes of finding her.


                    Recovery of Susan only fuels the romance building between the two law enforcers. However, unknown to both, Portman’s assistant Mel Tarkington is hell bent on revenge against the pair, waiting for the right opportunity to penetrate the shield of protection the FBI erects around them.


                    About Author K.J. Janssen:


                    Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from NYU with a BS in Management & Industrial Relations. His business career was spent in management and logistics consulting; experience that he has incorporated into his writing. Blood Money is the first in his new Mark Matthews series.

                    Ken has epublished several short stories at Nights and Weekends, Writing Raw and Long Story Short. He lives in Ohio, with his wife Jeannette.

                    • 142. Re: Are you the author of an eBook? Tell us about it!

                      Hamburg 1947: A Place For The Heart to Kip $1.99


                      Hamburg 1947  












                      Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and endured the Second World War. Now, in 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, he must come to terms with a nation physically and emotionally devastated. In this memoir, he narrates a story of people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.
                      Hamburg 1947 recounts Smith’s youthful RAF days as part of the occupational forces in post-war Germany. A wireless operator during the war, he doesn’t want to return to Britain and join a queue of unemployed former servicemen; he reenlists for long term duty in occupied Germany. From his billet in Hamburg, a city razed to the ground by remorseless aerial bombardment, he witnesses a people and era on the brink of annihilation. This narrative presents a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble populated with refugees, black marketers, and cynical soldiers.
                      At times grim and other times amusing, Smith writes a memoir relaying the social history about this time and place, providing a unique look at post-WWII Germany. Hamburg 1947 is both a love story for a city and a passionate retailing of a love affair with a young German woman.

                      • 143. Forever Young

                        FOREVER YOUNG  


                        Published: Feb. 08, 2011
                        Category: Non-Fiction » Health and Well Being » Aging well
                        Words: 41117 (approximate)
                        Language: English

                        Also available in Printed Edition

                        Short Description

                        “Forever Young’ isn't just about adding years to your life or for seniors only. It's about functioning at peak capacity throughout life, feeling great, and being able to do things that make life worth living. It's about being biologically or functionally young, regardless of your chronological age. You will find not only scientific theories about aging but their safe application to stay young.

                        • 144. Re: Are you the author of an eBook? Tell us about it!


                          Here's a thought for the holidays, either to read yourself or give as a gift.  It's 99 cents through the rest of the year....



                          What readers are saying so far on the BN site:

                          Great read

                          This author writes a great mystery. Moves right along. Have read all her books and have love them all

                          Great read

                          Really great short read for a cold wintery night

                          Suspenseful to the max

                          Very good mystery, I love the writing style of this author. She brings depth to the characters and develops a very realistic storyline that kept me on edge. Loved it.

                          Loved this!

                          Great psychological suspense...couldn't put this down.

                          Great book, especially for the holidays!

                          This really suspenseful thriller revolves around a family at the holidays. The plot builds to a boil in this exciting book.

                          • 145. In Search of God: The God of Spirituality

                            IN SEARCH OF GOD  

                            Published: Feb. 08, 2011
                            Category: Non-Fiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
                            Words: 47523 (approximate)
                            Language: English

                            Also available in Printed Edition


                            Short Description

                            This guide provides fresh insight into the mysteries about God; and leaves us wiser, peaceful, and enlightened. God and spirit is no more another worldly belief in fate, luck, chance, or coincidence. The God is not in church, mosque or temple only that appears every Sunday. The God is in us 24-hours a day; and we’re capable of achieving union with God in this life by realizing the Divine within.

                            • 146. Re: Sequel to Under Witch Moon is now out!  Under Witch Aura

                              I've written a cozy mystery series (Executive Lunch  ), a stand alone (Catch an Honest Thief  ) and my latest is an Urban Fantasy series.


                              The first in the series has been out a year: 

                              Under Witch Moon  Adriel should have known that with a werewolf, it never stopped with just one body. She would have gone to the police after witnessing Dolores' death, but she wasn't certain the killer she saw was responsible for the other murders. Besides, the police didn't believe in werewolves, and they weren't going to believe she was a witch either so what could she tell them?

                              She kept her eyes and ears open while she tried to help her latest client escape the clutches of a voodoo witch, but things went from bad to worse when more bodies turned up. She was greatly relieved when she met White Feather, an undercover cop. Unfortunately, he wasn't convinced she was innocent of all wrong-doing.

                              It was going to take every spell she knew and a few she hadn't tried to solve the murders and stay alive.


                              And just this week, the sequel was released!

                              Under Witch Aura  


                              You can always find me at my blog: www.BearMountainBooks.com if you have any questions or just want to hang out and talk books, gardening, mysteries, food, chocolate...cats and whatever else comes to mind!

                              • 147. Cigarette Smoking: What It’s Doing to Smokers and Nonsmokers

                                Cigarette Smoking  


                                Cigarette Smoking: What It’s Doing to Smokers and Nonsmokers

                                Published: Feb. 11, 2011
                                Category: Non-Fiction » Self-Improvement » Addiction and recovery
                                Words: 17336 (approximate)
                                Language: English


                                Short Description

                                The smokers who feel idiotic for developing a smoking habit in the first place, the thought of quitting may seem even harder to fathom. But take heart: “Cigarette Smoking: What It’s Doing to Smokers and Nonsmoker” discusses tobacco hazards to smokers and nonsmokers and the use of “Breathing Exercises” and the tips, strategies and advice you need to give up cigarettes for good.

                                • 148. THE GESTALT MAN - A Psychological Thriller

                                  The Gestalt Man  


                                  A Psychological Thriller


                                  Anthony E. Cardenas




                                  Michael Jeck suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder as a result of a series of traumatic incidents in his childhood. He has five separate and individual personalities—Kara, a brainy, intellectual woman trained as a medical examiner; Nick, an aggressive hit first ask questions later guy; Alex, the suave, sophisticated, educated man; Telly, a brainy teenager who is an expert with computers and technology; and Sara, a mute eight year old girl who creates mature, beautiful works of art to express herself.


                                  Thanks to years of experimental psychotherapy, Jeck has managed to gain control over his five other personalities, not by suppressing them, but by living with them. He then uses their specific skills and talents to form a kind of think tank, capable of effectively solving complex and difficult crimes. In this way, he and his five personalities function as a unified whole, rather than individual parts—a truly gestalt personality.


                                  Michael Jeck is now a special agent with the FBI and has garnered a reputation as an eccentric genius that can solve any case. Recently, however, he has been unable to crack a strange series of murders that appear to be completely different but also thinly connected to each other. Concerned that his top agent may be psychologically unfit, the Assistant Director of the FBI decides to assign Jeck a partner for the very first time.


                                  Enter Grayson O’Neal, an FBI agent from the behavioral sciences division, whose mysterious past and strange eagerness to work with Agent Jeck causes a newfound tension amongst the normal “group” dynamic.


                                  Together, Jeck and Grayson work together to solve the mystery of the serial killings, at the same time trying to come to terms with their respective pasts, and their uncertain futures.


                                  If the story is of interest to you, then by all means check it out. If not, then maybe tell some of your friends or family who might enjoy something along these lines.


                                  Warning: This material is intended for adult audiences and contains graphic violence, sex, and disturbing themes.




                                  Anthony E. Cardenas



                                  • 149. The Power of Breathing in printed Edition now

                                    The Power of Breathing  


                                    Published: Feb. 05, 2011
                                    Category: Non-Fiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
                                    Words: 72396 (approximate)
                                    Language: English

                                    Now available in Printed Edition

                                    Short Description

                                    The most powerful book on breathing that not only explains what many people learn in expensive workshops and remote retreats but very personal routine the author follows. Several independent studies on breathing are given that confirm the practitioners of breathing techniques not only experience physical and mental comfort, but discover cures for illnesses such as asthma.

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