How to be Heard

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Secrets of Communication Skills from a TED Talks Star

“A must-read from the master of communication, Julian Treasure.” ―Michael Charnley-Heaton, Founder & CEO, Radioworks

2019 Audie Award Winner for Best Audio Book in Business and Personal Development
HuffPost 20 Best Business Books of 2017
Winner of the Best Voiceover-Audiobook Narration at the 2018 Voice Arts Awards

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five-time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen–and how to listen so that people feel heard.

Develop effective communication skills.  As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret to how to be heard lies in developing simple habits that can transform your communication skills, the quality of your relationships and your impact in the world.

Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills. How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a world of effective speaking, listening and understanding.

Read How to be Heard and discover:

  • How to make sound work for you
  • Why listening matters
  • The four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening
  • How to avoid the seven deadly sins of speaking and listening
  • How to listen and why we don’t
  • The power of your vocal toolbox and tricks of great speakers
  • Exercises and methods to achieve clarity, precision, and impact
  • How to deliver a great talk

If you have read books like Talk Like TEDSimply Said4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work―Anywhere; or Just Listen; you will want to read Julian Treasure's How to be Heard.

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The College Bound Organizer

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College Applications, College Admissions, and College Planning Guide

“Using The College Bound Organizer is one way to help you stay focused on what is really important.” —Edward B. Fiske, bestselling author of Fiske Guide to Colleges

#1 Best Seller in College Guides

The College Bound Organizer is your step-by-step comprehensive college planning guide to organize every step of the college application process from college search through college admission.

College admissions is tougher than ever.  Over 20 million people in the U.S. try to get into college each year. Each of these students applies to many schools—5, 10, perhaps as many as 20—and each of those applications has a daunting number of T’s to cross and I’s to dot. With standardized test taking and school visits, the college application essay to write and forms to fill out, there is so much to do. Applying to college is intimidating and overwhelming for both teenagers and parents.

College bound? The challenge is to be well informed, prepared, focused and organized throughout the multi-step college search and admission process. Your solution is The College Bound Organizer, the ultimate guide you effectively navigate this complicated and stressful process.

The College Bound Organizer helps you:

  • Understand what admission officers are looking for in an applicant
  • Prevent common mistakes students make on applications
  • Build a personal profile
  • Plan an individualized testing schedule
  • Research colleges to identify good fit schools
  • Develop a balanced list of schools
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Complete and submit applications accurately and on time
  • Develop your college application essay
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Ace interviews
  • Sort and manage application results
  • Make a final decision

If you have found books such as Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, College Essay Essentials, or College Admission helpful, you are going to love The College Bound Organizer.

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Cerises

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A Fruity Pink Journal for Your Thoughts

Everyone needs an empty journal to write in. With gorgeous, vintage-inspired cover artwork and an abundance of blank pages for your thoughts, Cerises is a colorful journal for women, creatives, and daydreamers. This red and pink journal, illustrated by Anne Bentley, is the cherry on top of any school, office or home desk.

A still life journal with an artistic twist. Cerises is both a chic and sweet vessel for your notes. Featuring one of the artist’s most beloved patterns, this writing journal for young women is sure to add a burst of color anywhere you go.

A colorful journal for drawing and writing. Pink journal, diary, and notebook—Cerises is a multi-purpose tool for unleashing your thoughts, to do lists, recipes, nature sightings, study notes, artworks, and more. Whether you’re searching for a cute journal gift or everyday stationery supplies, Cerises is a must-have for any on-the-go writer, notetaker, or journal keeper.

A modern journal that’s made to last. This cute journal’s blank pages will be transformed into inspired creations as you unleash your creativity. Its vibrantly illustrated Demask flexcover, high-quality cream paper, and lay flat binding makes it perfect for everyday outings and comfortable reading and writing. Just the right size for your purse, backpack, or desktop, it is perfectly portable—made to catch every one of your personal musings.

If you’re looking for notebooks to study, recipe books to write in, or vintage journals—like Moleskine, Peter Pauper Press, or Rifle Paper Co journals—then you’ll love Cerises.

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Citron: A Blank Journal

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A Yellow Floral Journal for Your Thoughts

Everyone needs an empty journal to write in. With gorgeous, vintage-inspired cover artwork and an abundance of blank pages for your thoughts, Citron is a colorful journal for women, creatives, and daydreamers. This floral journal, illustrated by Anne Bentley, is all you need to turn your lemons into lemonade.

A flower journal with an artistic twist. Citron is both a stylish and fresh vessel for your notes. Featuring one of the artist’s most beloved patterns, this writing journal for young women is sure to add a burst of color anywhere you go.

A colorful journal for drawing and writing. Floral journal, diary, and notebook—Citron is a multi-purpose tool for unleashing your thoughts, to do lists, recipes, nature sightings, study notes, artworks, and more. Whether you’re searching for a cute journal gift or everyday stationery supplies, Citron is a must-have for any on-the-go writer, notetaker, or journal keeper.

A modern journal that’s made to last. With this cute journal, blank pages are transformed into inspired creations. Its vibrantly illustrated Demask flexcover, high-quality cream paper, and lay flat binding make it perfect for everyday outings and comfortable reading and writing. Just the right size for your purse, backpack, or desktop, it is perfectly portable—made to catch every one of your personal musings.

If you’re looking for stationery supplies, notebooks to study, recipe books to write in, or vintage journals—like Moleskine, Peter Pauper Press, or Rifle Paper Co journals—then you’ll love Citron.

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Journal: Madeleines

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A Botanical Blue Journal for Your Thoughts

Everyone needs an empty journal to write in. With gorgeous, vintage-inspired cover artwork and an abundance of blank pages for your thoughts, Madeleines is a colorful journal for women, creatives, and daydreamers. This green and blue journal, illustrated by Anne Bentley, is perfect for cultivating creativity and planting inspiration.

A floral notebook with an artistic twist. Madeleines is both a refreshing and enchanting vessel for your notes. Featuring one of the artist’s most beloved patterns, this writing journal for young women is sure to add a burst of color anywhere you go.

A colorful journal for drawing and writing. Blue journal, diary, and notebook—Madeleines is a multi-purpose tool for unleashing your thoughts, to do lists, recipes, nature sightings, study notes, artworks, and more. Whether you’re searching for a cute journal gift or everyday stationery supplies, Madeleines is a must-have for any on-the-go writer, notetaker, or journal keeper.

A modern journal that’s made to last. With this cute journal, blank pages are transformed into inspired creations. Its vibrantly illustrated Demask flexcover, high-quality cream paper, and lay flat binding make it perfect for everyday outings and comfortable reading and writing. Just the right size for your purse, backpack, or desktop, it is perfectly portable—made to catch every one of your personal musings.

If you’re looking for stationery supplies, notebooks to study, recipe books to write in, or vintage journals—like Moleskine, Peter Pauper Press, or Rifle Paper Co journals—then you’ll love Madeleines.

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The Murderer's Maid

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A True Crime Thriller − Winner of Two Historical Fiction Awards in 2018 
(IPPY Gold Medal Award and the National Indie Excellence Award)

In this historical murder thriller, author Erika Mailman (also 2007 Bram Stoker finalist for her novel The Witch’s Trinity) brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative.

The Murderer’s Maid interweaves the stories of two women, the 19th century servant of infamous Lizzie Borden and the other a 21st century modern-day barista fleeing from an attempt on her life.

Irish maid Bridget Sullivan, trapped by servitude and afraid for her own safety, finds herself an unwilling witness to the tensions in the volatile Borden household. As Lizzie seethes with resentment, Bridget tries to perform her duties and keep her mouth shut.

In 2016, Brooke, the illegitimate daughter of an immigrant maid, is unknowingly connected to the legendary 19th century crime. Brooke struggles to conceal her identity and stay a jump ahead of the men who want to kill her. When she unexpectedly falls in love with Anthony, a local attorney, she has to decide whether to stop running and begin her life anew.

With historical detail and taut, modern storytelling, Erika Mailman writes a captivating novel about identity, choices, freedom, and murder. She offers readers a fresh perspective on the notorious 19th century crime and explores the trials of immigrants seeking a better life while facing down fear and oppression, today and throughout history. Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer’s Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion.

If you have read and enjoyed Lizzie Borden books such as The Life and Trial of Lizzie BordenA Private DisgraceThe History and Haunting of Lizzie BordenParallel LivesThe Secrets of Lizzie Borden, or The Fall River Tragedy; you will love Erika Mailman’s award winning true crime thriller The Murderer's Maid.

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Notoriously Dapper

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

#1 New Release in Etiquette ─ Life Skills for the Modern Gentleman

The modern gentleman: Being a true modern gentleman and a genuine class act is increasingly rare. It is also more important now than ever before. What worked for the Rat Pack and the Brat Pack won’t work for you and truth be told, it won’t work for anyone because that is old school. Manliness in the modern era is worth learning about and the dividends will pay off for a lifetime. Not only will you bring joy to all those around you, you’ll be happier, too. Once you master this, you’ll live the good life.

Manliness, life skills, and building self esteem: No one in the world is better suited than Kelvin Davis, (we’re talking really nice suits, too) to provide the ultimate guide to being a modern gentleman. A fresh voice in style, attitude, manners and body confidence or body positive for men, Kelvin is a model and major Instagram influencer who has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan and much more. Davis is also a leading light in the body confidence movement for men, offering empowerment and wisdom that contributes to building self esteem wisdom. In his words, “You can choose to be great; clothing has sizes but style does not.”

Building body confidence: Wedding etiquette and all around This book is a treasury of information covering all the bases from how to date (Hint, pulling up and waiting for her in your car is wrong, you’re not freaking Uber!) to social skills to etiquette for all occasions, even including counsel on improving your character. Whether you are at a weekend wedding with your friends, courting a new lady, being a great colleague at work or becoming a dad, Notoriously Dapper provides practical information and inspiration for the modern gentleman seeking to build body positive life skills.

You'll learn the life skills every modern gentleman should know, including these secrets to eternal style and class:

  • Tie your own damn tie
  • Be the perfect wedding guest
  • Treat your women right, from ages 8 to 80
  • Get along with pretty much anybody
  • Ask for a woman's hand in marriage
  • First-time fatherhood
  • The art of self-care and body con
  • Modeling good behavior
  • The Bro Code
  • Live, laugh and love your life
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The Incredible Power of Inspiration

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Finding your new lifestyle

Healthy habits and finding your new lifestyle: When do we actually stop and notice that our lifestyles are causing us harm? Perhaps the trigger is a diagnosis of diabetes or high blood pressure; or perhaps our relationships are troubled – or non-existent. At some point, either events or other factors give us a firm message to stop and look at ourselves and to find a better way by developing healthy habits.

Spiritual wellness and mental wellness: But if we barely have time for the basics of daily living, how then do we pay attention to our physical, mental and spiritual wellness? In the rush of life, many make poor decisions, turning to alcohol or drugs. Many others experience anxiety or depression. When life continues unchecked we find ourselves in crisis: a physical, mental or spiritual breakdown. Spiritual wellness and mental wellness are critical to recovery.

Spiritual inspiration and designing healthy habits: The Incredible Power of Inspiration looks at the story of our lives first from the outside in, from our circumstances to our feelings, and then from the inside out, from our dreams into the world. This revolutionary holistic approach to body, mind and spirit helps readers deconstruct unhealthy habits and design healthier, more vibrant lives. Zetlan’s book is an enriching journey through one’s own life - our yesterday’s, today’s and into our tomorrows. As adventurers in our own lives, we will re-vision and re-cast our life’s story through finding our deepest inspiration, our most joyful feelings and language our dreams into life. Jenifer Zetlan teaches readers to simply step through life’s challenges and stay deeply centered and excited about their journeys. We can successfully live into our fullest potential; we can re-write the script and find a new lifestyle. With this powerful method, readers can inspire their own character, re-write their story and enable themselves to live into the lives they deserve.

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The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads

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If You are Thinking of Becoming a Gay Dad, or if You are Already a Gay Dad ─ This Book is for You!

Are you ready to have kids? More and more gay men are turning to adoption and surrogacy to start their own families. An estimated two million American LBGTQ people would like to adopt and an estimated 65,000 adopted children are living with a gay parent. In 2016, The Chicago Tribune reported that 10 to 20 percent of donor eggs went to gay men expanding their families via surrogacy, and in many places the numbers were up 50 percent from the previous five years.

Gay parenting. Having a kid is like coming out all over again, on a daily basis, especially if you have an infant. Was coming out stressful for you? It’s about to get more intense and you will have a child watching your every move and listening to your every word. If you stutter or pause, they may pick up on your discomfort and could start to feel like something is wrong about their family unit. The Ultimate Guide For Gay Dads is jam packed with parenting tips and advice to help you build confidence and become the awesome gay dad you were meant to be!

How Is This Parenting Guide Different From Others? Unlike other parenting books that have whole chapters focusing on things specifically related to mothers (such as how to get the perfect latch when breastfeeding), this parenting book replaces those sections with things relevant to gay dads. It covers topics like how to find LGBT friendly pediatricians, how to find LGBT friendly schools, how to childproof your home with style, how to answer awkward and prying questions about your family from strangers, examples for what two-dad families can do on Mother’s Day, and much more. The book also includes parenting tips and advice from pediatricians, school educators, lawyers, and other same-sex parents.

Top LGBT parenting expert. Bestselling author Eric Rosswood covers every aspect of fatherhood for gay men in this essential guide to growing your family in the post-DOMA era. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, as well as thousands on other platforms.

Exploring LGBTQ issues. Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues, including civil rights, parenting, marriage and politics. The author has been featured in major media including The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CBS News, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Yahoo! News, AOL News, NY Daily News, IB Times, and regional LGBTQ press.

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Goddess Power

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#1 New Release in New Age & Spirituality, Gaia ─ Feminine Empowerment

Path of the Goddess: At the dawn of religion, God was a Woman. The Divine Feminine is known by innumerable names and symbol-rich manifestations across the world's cultures. Throughout the ages the Goddess has been honored and worshiped as the Virgin Mary, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Diana, Kuan Yin, Kali, Oshun, Athena, Pele, Sarasvati, Demeter, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, to mention just a few. Many conceptions of the Goddess are mysterious and seemingly paradoxical. Yet at its source, the Divine Feminine is one. Goddess Power takes you on a fascinating and, at times, surprising journey into the enduring essence of the Divine Feminine.

Inside this book you will learn:

  • How the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration
  • The importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the "masculine" and the "feminine" archetypes
  • That the notion of God as archetypal "Sky-Father" is fairly recent in Western culture
  • Why the wisdom of the Goddess/Sacred Feminine has been ignored, distorted, and oppressed for centuries
  • How archetypes, mythic narratives, and qualities of Goddesses are alive within you and how they reveal intimate truths about yourself and others
  • How Goddesses can serve as empowering guides in your personal and professional life
  • Why especially black Goddesses/dark-skinned Mothers (e.g., Kali or Black Madonna) are a powerful symbol and catalyst for change in our times, both individually and collectively
  • And much, much more!
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Mission Entrepreneur

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Women + Military = Entrepreneurs

Career military? Leaving the military for civilian life? You can leverage your experience into some great new business startup ideas.

Business success: Military spouses can face serious challenges when trying to develop a career while part of the military life, or equally serious challenges when they transition to civilian life. But, help is on the way in Mission Entrepreneur: Applying Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups

Finding startup ideas that can make you a business success: Are you trying to find your niche in our modern world of underemployment and the self-employed, where many are looking for great startup ideas and the opportunity to build wealth and find happiness and fulfillment? Some of the best startup ideas are yet to be discovered and Mission Entrepreneur will guide you through Jen E. Griswold's journey toward realizing her personal dream of becoming one of the successful women entrepreneurs. Experiencing underemployment as a military spouse, she learns how to turn her military experience into business success.

The underemployment problem: Being a military spouse comes with sacrifices. Spouses give up college degrees, careers and put other plans on hold due to military relocations. The country feels the effects. Reports show that 90% of female spouses face underemployment and countless income tax dollars are lost. As both a spouse and veteran for 20 years, Jen E. Griswold witnessed many spouses trying to keep a career going through their first few assignments. After multiple failed attempts and the addition of kids, they often gave up, deciding their efforts were futile. Their confidence waned and they began to question their self-worth.

Women entrepreneurs: Ironically, these same people have the perfect set of skills needed to become successful women entrepreneurs: work ethic, vision, passion, and resilience. These are the exact same skills that have helped them endure a life of sacrifice in the military. But, in most cases, they have given up on their own personal big visions to change the world. Using a lifetime of experience, military trained veterans entering the job force know how to manage the bumpy journey to becoming men and women entrepreneurs and finding those great startup ideas.

Mission Entrepreneur: From her extensive training in the Air Force and experience coaching women over the past several years, Griswold discovered that by giving back to her military community, she could change the world a little bit every day. America needs more men and women entrepreneurs who pay it forward and here is where we’ll start. Welcome to Mission Entrepreneur.

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Cooking, Baking, and Making

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Cooking, Baking and Making ─ DIY recipes and DIY ideas for all seasons

DIY Ideas ─ DIY Recipes: From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example:

  • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece
  • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters
  • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri
  • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives

Ideas and Recipes for all seasons and a simpler time: Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

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Love the Sh!t Out of Yourself

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Build Self-Esteem Through Self-Affirmation

Daily affirmations build self-esteem: The world is changing all around us with increasing speed, making most of us feel we have no control. We are so busy doing and being productive and bullet journaling our way through life that we might be riding on the back of our own bus. Positive living and affirmation queen Zoey Poulsen has been to the edge of overwhelm and back again. While on her journey, she gathered a lot of wisdom and here is her big takeaway: Build your self-esteem with daily affirmations, and you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard.

Take control using positive affirmations: Through the art of daily self-affirmation, you can take control of your own destiny and create your ideal life. If it sounds easy, it can be but it does require the discipline of daily positive affirmations. These daily affirmations are a mindfulness practice that will strengthen your self-esteem. Like a muscle, the more you do it, the stronger your confidence and sense of self will be. Love the Sh*t Out of Yourself is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share.

Love the Sh*t Out of Yourself is filled with powerful positive affirmations: Wise words and positive affirmations have the power to touch our hearts, make us laugh, alleviate our stress; while realizing the vast potential life has to offer. Grouped together, these quips, quotes, and "power thoughts" can help you deal with everything life throws at you with élan. Simply put, you’ll be too blessed to be stressed!

Gratitude Adjustment quote from Zoey Poulsen's book : "If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by the busyness of life with too many demands, you need to stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a 'gratitude adjustment.' Whenever you have gotten to this point, you have need for some 'me TLC' and a dose of radical self-care. Chances are, your very wonderfulness might have led you to give and give and give and give. Now, you need to give and give and give to yourself. You need to soak up the glory of your very being and remember that you are an amazing, awesome person and deserving of all good things!""If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by the busyness of life with too many demands, you need to stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a 'gratitude adjustment.' Whenever you have gotten to this point, you have need for some 'me TLC' and a dose of radical self-care. Chances are, your very wonderfulness might have led you to give and give and give and give. Now, you need to give and give and give to yourself. You need to soak up the glory of your very being and remember that you are an amazing, awesome person and deserving of all good things!"

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Monster

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, The Book That Changed the World

Monster: Publishing to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and a movie starring Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley, Monster is a brilliant fictionalized biography akin to The Other Boleyn Girl.

Frankenstein: Two centuries ago this year, the young woman who invented science fiction was only 20 when she wrote the book that became Frankenstein. Mary Shelley said, “People ask how I, then a young girl, could think of, and dilate upon, so hideous subject?”

Gothic Romance: Her father gave her a far better education than any woman of the age could hope for and made her the victim of ongoing incest. At 15, she became involved with one of the greatest poets in England and made love to him on her mother’s grave. When she was 16, she escaped from home by running away for a six week walking tour of Europe and formed a ménage a trois with Shelley and her sister.

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein: Her immediate influences were two of the greatest poets of the age. Her lover, Percy Shelley, coached her to expand her understanding of writing. Her mentor, Lord Byron, challenged her to prove she was as good a writer as the best poet-philosophers of the Enlightenment. Both men admired her mind, and both wanted more. By the time she was 20, she published the book that changed the world.

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The Quiet Rise of Introverts

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Finding Quietude in a Relationship

“Brilliant and a must read for introverts and extroverts alike who have a desire to strengthen their relationship!” ―Bill Zajac, author UNBeatable Marriage

#1 New Release in Emotional Self-Help

The Quiet Rise of Introverts is a book for anyone who is seeking to resolve the need for quietude in a relationship and also for those who are looking for love.

More and more people are identifying as introverts. Introverts make up 50% of the world’s population, and studies show that at least one-third of the people we encounter in our lives are introverts. The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Loving and Living in a Noisy World is a guide to help tenderhearted and introverted individuals grow and nurture their peace, purpose, and relationships.

Introverts and sensitivity. Author, speaker, and life coach Brenda Knowles presents 8 unique practices to help readers learn that they are not alone or flawed in their sensitivity and introversion. Certified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner, she has been writing and guiding introverts for many years in space2live and has provided training as a family mediator.

The intention of this book is not to turn introverts into extroverts. The 8 practices in this book serve as action steps to help you move past the anxiety and stress of living an ill-fitting extroverted life to the secure and fulfilling state of authenticity and deep connection with others.

Read The Quiet Rise of Introverts and find:

  • A calmer sense of self
  • A deeper understanding of mental and physical self-care
  • An embracing of positive conflict
  • Growth in responsiveness
  • The secret to healing every day

If you liked books such as Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop TalkingThe Introvert’s Way, or Amy Cuddy’s Presence, then you will love The Quiet Rise of Introverts by Brenda Knowles.

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The Tarleton Murders

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Sherlock Holmes Historical Fiction Thriller

"Novelist and literary historian, Breck England, sheds light on the little-known detective work of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes in America. " ―Leonard Carpenter, author of Conan the Barbarian series

Learn the answers to many tantalizing Sherlock Holmes questions in a book that takes you into the dark place in the life of Holmes B.W. (Before Watson), or, as he said, “before my biographer came to glorify me.”

Historical fiction thriller. The Tarleton Murders, the record of “one of those pretty little problems” Holmes solved in the pre-Watson years, has never been brought to light until now. The discovery of this previously unknown manuscript opens a window onto the mysterious early years when Holmes was struggling to set himself up as a “consulting detective”―a previously unknown profession.

The early Sherlock Holmes. So begins a frantic journey that takes Holmes and his friend from Rome (where they save the Pope) to Paris to London to Liverpool, across the Atlantic during the most dangerous hurricane in twenty years, to the backwoods of Georgia (infested by the Klan), and eventually into the midst of Atlanta’s highest society―with growing awareness of a plot that threatens the very existence of the United States. Along the way we encounter George Bernard Shaw, Joel Chandler Harris, Pope Leo XIII, the artist Mary Cassatt, Moriarty himself―and Moriarty’s wife! And in the midst of the fun we make some astounding discoveries, such as the true identity of Moriarty, the fate of the Vatican Cameos, and to top it all off, Mycroft’s schoolboy nickname.

Also discover:

  • How did Holmes know so much about the Ku Klux Klan?
  • How did he acquire such a rich acquaintance with America?
  • Did he really prevent a Second Civil War?

If you’ve read Sherlock Holmes in America by Martin H. Greenberg or Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Undead Client by M. J. Downing, you’ll love Breck England’s The Tarleton Murders.

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Attitudes of Gratitude

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Practice Gratitude Daily

"Exquisitely reconnects us to the wonder and satisfaction which can be found in our daily lives." ―Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child 

#1 Best Seller in Marriage & Family

In a series of brief, evocative, motivational gratitude essays, international executive coach M.J. Ryan teaches us how to unlock the fullness of life through the simple joy of living from a grateful heart.

Discover amazing gratitude benefits. Gratitude is a simple, profound practice that can change your life. Research has confirmed its many emotional and physical benefits. Taking the time to notice and reflect upon good things opens our hearts, creates happiness, and restores us to a natural place where we notice what's right instead of wrong.

Find happiness and joy with positive thinking. When you find ways to be grateful every day, you experience more joy in life. Author and personal success mentor M. J. Ryan writes, "Gratitude births only positive feelings—love, compassion, joy, and hope. As we focus on what we are thankful for, fear, anger, and bitterness simply melt away, seemingly without effort." Her book Attitudes of Gratitude teaches you how to reach this positive place.

Inside find:

  • Essays on a variety of topics that are perfect for gratitude meditation
  • Encouragement to begin practicing, commit to, and celebrate gratitude
  • A variety of ways to practice gratitude in your own life

Readers of inspirational books and personal growth books like The Little Book of Gratitude, Good Days Start With Gratitude, The Book of JoyThe Gratitude Diaries, or The Happiness Project will love Attitudes of Gratitude.

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Lusitania Lost

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If You Loved Titanic, You’re Going to Like Lusitania Lost!

Lusitania Lost: The author of the Conan the Barbarian series turns his novelistic eye to real-life history of World War 1 in a “Titanic meets the Guns of August” spy thriller.

A Lusitania spy thriller: History, romance, action. This is the final voyage of the Lusitania, the world's fastest luxury liner torpedoed by a German U-boat in the first year of the Great War. The story is told above and below decks, in the capitals and battlefields of Europe. We meet world leaders, the swank Broadway party set on shipboard, and the relentless submarine crew who fired the torpedo that launched America into war.

Romance, intrigue and murder: Alma Brady is on the run from a New York mob boss. Desperate to escape Big Jim Hogan and his murderous gang, she joins a group of nurses bound for the Great War in Europe. Their ship is the Lusitania, the most celebrated luxury liner of 1915, with a passenger list of Broadway and Continental celebrities headed for certain doom. Aboard the Lusitania she meets Matthew Vane, a war correspondent who wants to find out what secret weapons may be hidden in the Lusitania cargo hold. During the one-week voyage, the characters are drawn into romance, intrigue and murder, culminating in a disaster whose full harrowing details have never been revealed in history or fiction.

Lusitania horror and hope: Even with the threat of German U-boats and the too-recent Titanic disaster, who can guess that the passengers aboard Lusitania face dangers more horrifying than any on the war-torn battlefields across the Atlantic? Nor does Alma realize how relentlessly her past will pursue her. And, the lover she meets is a daredevil reporter intent on probing the Lusitania’s innermost secrets. His quest may lead them both into even greater peril, or give rise…just possibly…to hope.

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