Nonfiction > Self-Improvement > Addiction and recovery
Published: Feb. 11, 2011
Words: 17336 (approximate)
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.
Chop, Chop is Contemporary Christian Fiction and is FREE on B&N! It is currently #55 in Christian Literature and Fiction and has 4.5 stars with 25 ratings. I hope you'll check it out!
When Ally's regular life
collides with Ben's fast-paced
world of hockey,romance blossoms
in this sweet romance.
My name is Olivia Sharpe. I live in glitzy Las Vegas at the top of the Sharpe Hotel and Casino, shut away from the world just the way I like it. Five years ago, the first and only time I gave myself to a man, something terrible happened. Since then, I've remained isolated where no one can hurt me. Recently, in a moment of weakness, of desperate loneliness, I called someone. Some call him gigolo, others call him an escort, rent-boy, or a male prostitute. I call him Dillon. I had only meant to paint him, to capture his tan muscled physique, those chiseled features, that captivating smile on canvas. However, what started out as one call turned into two, into three...Then everything changed.
My eBook is Morning Serenity and is a sequel to Morning By Morning. A journey that begins in Genesis and extends to Proverbs, Morning Serenity contains 365 daily thoughts that lift the spirit and move one toward their God-designed goal. It is easy for life to knock us down and discouragement to take over, but these nuggets of truth will encourage and bring sunshine to rainy days.
The characters in The Tea Series are people you'd like to know and part of a family that welcomes you with open arms. More than 80,000 copies of the books in this series have been sold. You will find that each book in the series is a fast and fun read. Each installment of the series is a hybrid of the traditional novel and the serial novel (each is a full-length novel and leads directly into the next installment.) Each book is just 99 cents.Hot Tea Cara O'Flynn finds herself in an unusual position. She's quit her job and can afford to take a few weeks to find a new career. The problem - Cara didn’t plan for three careers in as many days, nor did she anticipate the new guys that dropped in her lap. And then there's her sister Teagan, while always helpful and funny, she can be a bit annoying at times.Sweet Tea - Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes come true. The good news is that each of them has found the man of her dreams, unfortunately this is not news easily broken to their traditional mother. Further complicating their lives, they find themselves in the middle of a serial murder investigation; worse still, Cara may have come to the attention of the murderer.Iced Tea - Cara and Teagan are dealing with wishes gone awry. The serial murderer, if there is one, is still out there. The new guys are supportive, as is the family, but there is a limit to how involved Cara and Teagan want the people they love most to be. Life has been spinning out of control for some time and now it's up to Cara and Teagan to put it to rights.Green Tea finds Cara and Teagan more determined than ever, but determination without focus doesn't get you very far. There's a wedding just days away. A time to celebrate and enjoy family and tradition, but Cara keeps her distance as situations outside of her control threaten her in ways she is just beginning to recognize.Peppermint Tea - With complications swirling around Cara and Teagan, a cruise to Alaska might be just the opportunity they were looking for to calm things down and reconnect. They didn’t count on things changing so much while they were gone. One bad guy out of jail, another unaccounted for. Cara has always counted on Teagan to walk with her through the good and bad parts of life, but even that seems to be changing…Tea to Go - Things are changing and Cara is reminded that not all change is good. Domestic violence has never been a factor in the O'Flynn family. Until now. With Teagan away and one complication after the next raining down on Cara, the importance of family has never been more clear.
Please note: All books in The Tea Series have been professionally edited and formatted.
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Oppression (Children of the Gods Series #1) My debut novel, Oppression (Children of the Gods #1), was released on February 28th. It is now a B&N Teen NOOK Book best-seller!!
Here is the blurb. I hope you check it out. It's only $.99!!
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.
You Are Next Ebook is 99 cents for a limited time!
USA Today and International bestselling author "Katia Lief skillfully weaves a complex tale of an emotionally scarred central character, nail-biting suspense, and a diabolical killer that will grip you until the very last page. I can't wait for the next Detective Karin Schaeffer thriller." -Richard Montanari, Sunday Times bestselling author
The first novel (ebook) in the Karin Schaeffer series, You Are Next , was just put on sale for 99 cents:
Former detective Karin Schaeffer lost her husband and child to a serial killer, and now fights to overcome despair and save her remaining loved ones as the clock ticks on all their lives.
Book 2, Next Time You See Me, is on sale for $2.99:
Just when their new life together has settled in, Mac vanishes, unearthing secrets and dangers that force Karin into a face-off with a deadly Mexican queenpin whose son has an agenda of his own.
Book 3, Vanishing Girls, is coming on June 26...and it's on pre-sale for $3.99:
Girls are vanishing off the streets of New York City, and young women are being murdered. When the violence descends on Karin Schaeffer and Mac MacLeary's comfortable Brooklyn neighborhood, and their best friend becomes the lead investigator, they are drawn into the bewildering series of crimes.
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"Mesmerizing." -Lisa Gardner, NYT bestselling author
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"Suspense at a high level." -Midwest Book Review
"Taut, clean storytelling." -Publishers Weekly
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"Lief pens a diabolically brilliant story and takes us on an amazing, wild ride." -Terri Ann Armstrong, Suspense Magazine
Jessica, before I give my own blurb I just wanted to say I love the cover of Obsession. It's really beautiful.
The weeping Empress is an epic fantasy with YA crossover appeal, available for $0.99. Rated five stars.
Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious cult, hunted by the emperor, and facing betrayal at every turn she clings to the only safety she can find: two enigmatic men and the sharp bringer of death, Salvation. The Weeping Empress explores the devastating effects of loss, the hunt for redemption, and the price of destiny. It questions the true meaning of evil and asks what monster is not also an innocent?
Consequences -- Nora McCarthy joyfully lost herself in two things -her kids and her husband. Her kids included a hodgepodge of young people that found their way to her when they needed more than anyone else was willing to provide.
That was before, this is after.
After the kids have grown. After the unexpected death of her husband. After Nora discovered that perhaps her life was not as idyllic as she once believed. Nora is left to deal with the consequences of actions taken by others, actions she had no control over.
Jennifer was a child needing help. Help only Nora was willing to provide. For more than a decade Jennifer bounced between her biological family and Nora. There wasn't a lot of help for either of them then, Jennifer was a child that fell through the cracks of a broken system. Now that Jennifer is eighteen, there is no help at all.
For the second time in as many weeks Nora is surrounded by cops. Nora has done all the right things for all the right reasons and it might just cost her everything.
Please note: Consequences is approximately 83,000 words, professionally edited and VERY different from Sheila's best selling books - The Tea Series. On sale for just $2.99 (a 40% savings)
JUNGLE OF DECEIT $.99 cents
Mitch Hasslet, a war photojournalist relegated to a desk job, is the sole witness to a heist of Mayan artifacts. Recruited by the enigmatic director of the Museum of Art and Antiquities, Mitch is sent to Guatemala, the last location the shipment was tracked to. Acting as the museum staff photographer, Mitch joins a group of archaeologists. His goal is to locate the artifacts as swiftly as possible so that he can collect his compensation and get the hell out of the jungle.
Alexandra Langley is about to run out of funds. She has yet to discover the lost Mayan civilization she knows lurks in the rainforest. To achieve her grant, she will accept the museum's latest nuisance, Mitch Hasslet, and any other obstacle that is sent her way.
Unsuccessful and desperate, Alex has decided to move the group to a portion of the jungle referred to as, “No Man’s Land”−a sector where archaeological teams have ventured but never returned.
As Mitch and Alex discover romance, will their bond protect them in a jungle filled with deceit?
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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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Spiritual Whispers to the Soul is my first collection of poetry published by my newly created self-publishing company, Colorful Spirit Publishing. This book has been in the works for quite some time now, and it reflects the very essence of my heart and soul. Just like so many people, I have endured some of the hardest times in my life and could not understand why God would allow me to struggle so much. Even though God has blessed me with a wonderful family, good friends, and abundance in terms of work and other opportunities, my path has not always been an easy one. As I look back over the history of writing these poems, I was inspired to write about so many different experiences God wanted me to go through. In fact, it has been through my struggles and the writing of these poems, that I have grown closer to God and become an even stronger spiritual soul.
It is my hope that, as you read my poetry collection, that you will find the spiritual strength you have been seeking to face hard times and to know that you are not alone. I promise you that there is a poem in this collection that covers so many aspects of human suffering, and yet through God's guidance, He helped me to discover through my own life lessons, how to convey my own spiritual truths to all of you as well as the valuable lessons I have learned along the way.
As you read Spiritual Whispers to the Soul, I truly do have faith that you will hear spiritual wisdom echoed through practical experiences as well as feel encouraged knowing that you are not alone in your struggles. My prayer is that these poems offer much faith, hope, love, inspiration, encouragement, and healing to your own soul that is in need for guidance. I also hope these poems help you embrace your own destiny and learn valuable truths on your own journey in life.
Enjoy, my friends, and keep the faith. These spiritual whispers echoed in the art of poetry I have come to love so much is for you.
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