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Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 by Peter Inglis Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 by Feb. 27, 2017 $9.99 7708 words Sample 20%
This book will take you step by step through painting a masterwork by Claude Monet.
She Loved Truckers by Missy Harper She Loved Truckers by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 27957 words Sample 3%
We know you're going to just read the free sample preview anyway. You should. This book is hot. A trashy, sleazy, *full-length* (100+ Pages) post-censorship erotic novel.
TLC's Pepper Finds A Friend by Maurice Dyson TLC's Pepper Finds A Friend by Feb. 27, 2017 $3.99 806 words Sample 20%
Lilly, a little Chihuahua encounters a german shepherd bully named Pepper and learns there is more to the story than meets the eye. What causes Pepper to bully? Will Lilly finally confront the dog that teases her? Find out what happens when in this heart warming tale of friendship and compassion.
Faith Culture And Technology by Shongani Nobela Faith Culture And Technology by Feb. 27, 2017 $5.99 44328 words Sample 10%
Generations pass through different eras; each era signifies or displays the ability, strength and wisdom of a people in that particular generation. It is known that a culture from different eras shapes the living standards of its society. The aim of Faith, Culture and Technology is to tell about the identified differences of generations and the way people carried out life within their era of rulin
Grand Theft Cargo by Linda Sands Grand Theft Cargo by Feb. 27, 2017 $2.99 85410 words Sample 15%
GRAND THEFT CARGO, Book One of the Cargo Series by Linda Sands.
The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter #2) by K.S. Marsden The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter #2) by Feb. 27, 2017 $3.50 46641 words Sample 20%
The world has been thrown into darkness by the Shadow Witch's revolution. The witch-hunters are scattered, but still strong. The race is now on to gather allies and win the war. New enemies will arise; loyalties will be pushed to the limit. And an important question will be answered: can a witch-hunter that practices magic ever be trusted, or will he be persecuted?
Scourge of Sheol: a Novella by Erin M. McDermott Scourge of Sheol: a Novella by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 31574 words Sample 15%
In the near future, a deadly plague sweeps the earth ripping apart the mind and body of each victim. A team of researchers creates Sheol, a virtual reality world, to try to lead patients safely through each terror, yet none survive. When Mr. Abram's son becomes infected, his child's faith in him and the sacrifices enabled by a father's boundless love are the boy's only hope—and maybe the world's.
Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella by Elizabeth Harmon Heating It Up: A Red Hot Russians Novella by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 30876 words Sample 20%
Alexei Zaikov loves his life in the small, remote community of Amity Bay, Antarctica, while grieving architect Nora Bradford wants only to be alone. Desire sparks when the ruggedly handsome Russian arrives at Nora's door, determined to bring her in from the cold. A Red Hot Russians contemporary romance novella filled with warm hearts, cold nights, Southern Lights.
Sexiest Dad Alive by M. Clarke Sexiest Dad Alive by Feb. 27, 2017 $3.99 66383 words Sample 10%
Josh Bennett It was a simple offer. I invited Isla to rent a room in my five thousand square foot home. Plenty of rooms and plenty of space. But the second she moved in, I knew I was in trouble. I could handle wanting her when there was distance between us, but once we started to play house, all my pent up desire started knocking down walls.
As La Vista Turns by Kris Ripper As La Vista Turns by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 76506 words Sample 15%
Zane Jaffe has almost lost track of what conception cycle she’s in. (That’s a lie: this is cycle thirteen.) She’s fake-dating her pal Mildred to get her best friend off her back, but judging by how hot it was when they accidentally kissed, her feelings might be somewhat less platonic than she’d thought.
Night Side of Dark by Caleb Pirtle, III Night Side of Dark by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 100236 words Sample 20%
American operative Ambrose Lincoln has no idea where he is or has been or where he's going. He believes he has been to the night side of dark, a place of the first death, from which no one can return. So why does he find himself on the bomb-ruined landscape of Poland, or has he been exiled to the second death?
The Door Keeper by Steen Jones The Door Keeper by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 97724 words Sample 20%
Eden Saunders is a single mother who has learned to accept tragedy in her life. Eden's existence revolves around raising her ten year old daughter, Gabby. But when she is curiously prompted to open the door into her unknown lineage, Eden finds herself desiring things she has suppressed most of her adult life; adventure, love, and destiny.
Survived by Brooklyn by Elizabeth York Survived by Brooklyn by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 73433 words Sample 5%
The last chapter in Brooklyn's Survival
Couscous et l'Anniversaire de Chocolat by Brigitte Paturzo Couscous et l'Anniversaire de Chocolat by Feb. 27, 2017 $2.99 1350 words Sample 40%
Couscous est invité à l’anniversaire de Chocolat. C’est une fête costumée. Mais la soirée ne se passe pas comme prévu.
Charming Sir Charles by Anna Campbell Charming Sir Charles by Feb. 27, 2017 $1.99 45428 words Sample 20%
From the moment Sir Charles meets Lady Norwood, he’s smitten. He courts her—dancing with her at every ball, escorting her around London. Because she’s acting as chaperone to her niece, Meg accompanies them. The lack of privacy chafes, but Charles’s intentions are honorable. But when he discovers that his careful pursuit has convinced Sally he's interested in Meg, he flings the rules out the window
Envy the Dead by Robert J. Randisi Envy the Dead by Feb. 27, 2017 $2.99 69865 words Sample 15%
ENVY THE DEAD, the third and final entry in the Hitman with a Soul series by Robert J. Randisi.
In the Pale Moonlight by Myke Edwards In the Pale Moonlight by Feb. 27, 2017 $1.99 129469 words Sample 15%
A man, cruising through life. A woman, vowed to protect him. The Devil, determined to destroy them.
Looking Back on Forever by Kat Alexander Looking Back on Forever by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 148595 words Sample 5%
There are moments in time that stand out more than others: your first kiss, a special birthday party, an intimate conversation. This is the story of the moments that stood out after I first laid eyes on Noah Gish. ~ Claire Sawyer The city used to be a place I loved. It was home. Then I was shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love, just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
Time by Eden Darry Time by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.99 57618 words Sample 20%
After spending two nights together, movie star Shannon and ex-convict Jay can't forget each other. Will they get another shot at love when they meet ten years later? Or will Jay’s secret and a tragic event pull them apart again?
Ardulum: First Don by J.S. Fields Ardulum: First Don by Feb. 27, 2017 $6.49 93014 words Sample 20%
Between piloting the Mercy’s Pledge and smuggling goods, Neek barely gets by. She is haunted by Ardulum, the traveling planet that visited her homeworld…and then disappeared, leaving Neek’s people to worship the Ardulans as gods. Neek does not believe—and has paid dearly for it, exiled. Yet, fate deals Neek a hand: a slave girl who resembles an Ardulan god. Will she bring salvation, or only death?
How To Learn A Language - A Young Person's Guide by Remo Nannetti How To Learn A Language - A Young Person's Guide by Feb. 27, 2017 $4.00 57878 words Sample 20%
How To Learn A Language – A Young Person’s Guide is aimed at young people learning any foreign modern language at any level whatsoever. It describes how to get the most out of one’s language studies by outlining good practice in a number of key areas. It can best be described as a self-help book and is written in an accessible, readable and non-technical style.
Life & Being by DelSheree Gladden Life & Being by Feb. 27, 2017 $3.99 88017 words Sample 20%
A 007-style handoff between a girl he knew in high school and the college’s star football player catches Sanford Camden’s eye. He almost wishes it hadn’t. Almost. An insane father seems like the biggest stumbling block to Dahlia’s freedom, until long-hidden secrets begin bubbling to the surface, and what once seemed like paranoid delusions become threats to her life.
Ian's Gang - Blood Ties by Ian Kidd Ian's Gang - Blood Ties by Feb. 27, 2017 $0.99 8798 words Sample 20%
New Ian's Gang member Emma Holmes finds her personal and professional lives colliding when her best friend is targeted by a psychopathic stalker with only one thing on his mind - revenge.
Danmar Chuan Dao: Basic Self-Defense Moves and Techniques Anyone Can Do by Dan Marson Danmar Chuan Dao: Basic Self-Defense Moves and Techniques Anyone Can Do by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 7406 words Sample 20%
This book reveals the practical applications of Danmar Chuan Dao, also known as Danmar Boxing and Danmar Kung Fu, in street fights and self defense situations. The techniques and principles presented here, can be learned, studied and applied by anyone, to gain advantage in a fight, either you are an amateur or a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter.
Operational Risk Defined Through a Complex Operating Environment – U.S. Intervention in Somalia, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Analysis of Environmental, Institutional, and Social Factors by Progressive Management Operational Risk Defined Through a Complex Operating Environment – U.S. Intervention in Somalia, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Analysis of Environmental, Institutional, and Social Factors by Feb. 26, 2017 $6.99 26488 words Sample 3%
Military operations occur in complex operating environments. Commanders evaluate options based on capabilities and limitations of available resources.
Online fraud detection: PayThink Contextual commerce sputters without deep consumer ties by Sharla Murley Online fraud detection: PayThink Contextual commerce sputters without deep consumer ties by Feb. 26, 2017 $1.00 739 words Sample 20%
Public blog
Twisted Affairs by Karen Lewis Twisted Affairs by Feb. 26, 2017 $0.99 141374 words Sample 20%
Five sizzling thrillers about lust, larceny and murder.
Suspended Disbelief: Role of Department of Defense in Interagency Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response – Case Studies of Haiti Earthquake, Super Typhoon Haiyan Operation Damayan by Progressive Management Suspended Disbelief: Role of Department of Defense in Interagency Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response – Case Studies of Haiti Earthquake, Super Typhoon Haiyan Operation Damayan by Feb. 26, 2017 $6.99 28070 words Sample 3%
What actions, if any, will make foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster response (FHA/DR) operations in the Department of Defense (DOD) more effective? The requirement for interagency responses to events of great magnitude has created the need for leaders of those participating organizations to grasp what is required of them during those instances.
He Loves Curves (Taboo Forbidden Erotica) by Sugar Kane He Loves Curves (Taboo Forbidden Erotica) by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 6347 words Sample 20%
Bella is a curvy girl who can’t hide how much she wants the man of the house. He comes to visit for an innocent dinner, but Bella has other ideas. She’s ready to try every inch of him WITHOUT PROTECTION! -All characters are over 18 and fictional-
Bailing Out into the Dead by Annie Walls Bailing Out into the Dead by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 61756 words Sample 10%
Going to jail sucks, but being in jail when an outbreak hits sucks even more. Follow Rudy Hawthorne as he bails out into the dead only to find out there are worse things than zombies. This is a novella and companion to The Famished Trilogy. *Contains graphic content*
The Spy Girls Files by Christy Fifield The Spy Girls Files by Feb. 26, 2017 $5.99 25252 words Sample 20%
Before they were mothers and grandmothers, the women of the Greatest Generation were many other things. Including spies. Violet and Claire have kept their secrets for decades. Eventually they must trust someone with their stories, but finding someone to trust can prove as dangerous as a clandestine operation.
Immortal Pair: Touch of the Irish Book 3 by Savannah Morgan Immortal Pair: Touch of the Irish Book 3 by Feb. 26, 2017 $1.99 42044 words Sample 20%
Marissa is about to be seduced into the world of Fey majick, Will she meet her destiny and become the queen of a new species, or will she falter and turn her back on the Immortal Pair who are bound to love only her as their mate. Sheridan is on hand, along with old and new friends who join the battle against the gods. What could possibly go wrong this time.
Quiet Joy; How to make your Introvert Happy by C J Lunn Quiet Joy; How to make your Introvert Happy by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 13799 words Read a sample
In this book you will discover your Introversion, what that means to you and how you can leverage your personality to create happiness today. Introverts find it harder to be happy yet deserve it just as much as any one else, learn how you can be happy today.
Watercolors by Isobel Donaldson Watercolors by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 99518 words Sample 20%
This lush, richly-detailed Edwardian romance is Isobel Donaldson's debut novel. In 1905, famous young dress designer Violet Smithson meets Ned, a handsome young painter. When her patroness arranges a matchmaking holiday for her by sending her to England on the same steamship as Ned, will Violet overcome her fear of having her heart broken again? Or will a woman from Ned's past ruin everything?
The Persistence of Toxic and Unethical Leadership: How Does the U.S. Army Improve Leader Development and Selection? Evaluating Traits Required by Mission Command and Army Doctrine by Progressive Management The Persistence of Toxic and Unethical Leadership: How Does the U.S. Army Improve Leader Development and Selection? Evaluating Traits Required by Mission Command and Army Doctrine by Feb. 26, 2017 $6.99 25921 words Sample 3%
This monograph asks what the US Army can do to better reduce toxic and unethical leadership and develop officers to optimize the force for mission command. To do so the monograph examines the leader development and evaluation systems and, based on findings from those examinations.
Sophichkin's Lighthouse by Daniel Fettinger Sophichkin's Lighthouse by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 1111 words Read a sample
A little girl named Sophichkin and her daddy have a disagreement about where the day should take them. Where will their paths lead and what adventures will they find along the way? The Sophichkin series helps children (and adults) learn to appreciate the simple pleasures in life, recognizing all the little miracles that happen every day.
Public Submission 11: Bosses & Punishments by Daisy Rose Public Submission 11: Bosses & Punishments by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 10876 words Sample 10%
Gerald Davis is a successful billionaire who, for all intents and purposes, runs a successful, multi-million-dollar business. The alpha male is rich, powerful, and sexy beyond reason. At least that's what the public knows. What most people don't know, is that he is absolutely insane.
Taboo Erotica Mega Bundle Vol 2 by wow9292 Taboo Erotica Mega Bundle Vol 2 by Feb. 26, 2017 $3.99 62558 words Sample 10%
20 hardcore taboo sex stories
Vocab-Backup Strategy: 5 sequential self-learning steps to boost your vocabulary knowledge by Adel Alharbi Vocab-Backup Strategy: 5 sequential self-learning steps to boost your vocabulary knowledge by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 13853 words Sample 20%
Learn new vocabulary faster and grow your knowledge. Vocab-Backup Strategy is your guide to increase your self-learning strategy and sharpen your long and short memory.
The Mark of the King: A Paranormal Romance Adventure by Lucius Wolfe The Mark of the King: A Paranormal Romance Adventure by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 58008 words Sample 20%
After trying Ayahuasca, a free-spirited pot-head spends her nights plagued by monsters. To make matters worse, she finds out that they're not just dreams, and that their King has marked her for death. Now, she must rely on his enemies for help defeating him, but if they saw the Demon King's mark on her, they'd kill her before he did. All this, while fending off sexy, dangerous suitors.
Don't Swap Me! Part 2 by Eden Wanes Don't Swap Me! Part 2 by Feb. 26, 2017 $2.99 5795 words Sample 15%
The former bimbo doctor has lost everything…well, okay, not *everything*, but more than enough to make him question his manhood! Will he be able to escape the sinister clutches of Noriko’s bimbofication badassery? Will he finally surrender his manhood entirely? Will he be made into a pretty-and-perfect parody of a 1950’s housewife? The answers are all in the very next chapter of DON'T SWAP ME!
Ace High: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery by Dean Wesley Smith Ace High: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery by Feb. 26, 2017 $5.99 40956 words Sample 20%
1991. The famous Las Vegas hotel The Landmark scheduled for destruction. A girl's body found in one of the old rooms. Impossible to even tell her identity or what happened to her. Seventeen years later Cold Poker Gang members Pickett and Sarge take up the girl's long-cold case. And layer by layer they uncover one of the most twisted crimes in the history of the famous sin city.
SHadows of the Past and other Stories by Mitchell Hartshorn SHadows of the Past and other Stories by Feb. 26, 2017 $1.40 3144 words Sample 15%
SHADOWS OF THE PAST AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of three stories and they all have their own different twists. "Cody" is a mix of the macabre with humor mixed in. "A Helping Hand" is a religious parody of sorts, and "Shadows of the Past" is a flash fiction piece about a man and a secret. They explore the what-ifs of things we may know.
Lives Lost and Bloodshed by nicolem09 Lives Lost and Bloodshed by Feb. 26, 2017 $0.99 2752 words
LIVES LOST AND BLOODSHED is a collection of three short stories about life. They are young adult themed and deal with some of heavy life issues that teenagers may go though. There is also a touch of romance with a little mystery and intrigue.
Awakening by TRU Awakening by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 1790 words Read a sample
In Awakening, TRU brings you three short prose stories told from her point of view. She touches on the beginning of the demise of her relationship. She expresses her struggles of moving on and putting the past behind her.
Dragon's Lair: Touch of the Irish Book 1 by Savannah Morgan Dragon's Lair: Touch of the Irish Book 1 by Feb. 26, 2017 $0.99 26884 words Sample 15%
Candice Lipton is having a helluva a time. Alone in the city, no job, and she walks in on her boyfriend, Ethan, in bed with his best friend, David. Heartbroken, financially on the brink; Candice could use a little help, but a pixie faerie in training, Sheridan, gets it all wrong, until she enlists help from Drake Fallen, the last dragon.
Short Stories Collection of Love, Loss, and Perseverance by Angela Mireles Short Stories Collection of Love, Loss, and Perseverance by Feb. 26, 2017 Free! 4970 words Read a sample
SHORT STORIES COLLECTION contains three different stories involving a romantic comedy of a woman falling in love at first sight, a science fiction of a crew having to dimensional hop, with another being a supernatural/science fiction thriller involving a teen having to time travel.
The Eighth Army in Korea: The Value of Intangible Leadership - General Matthew Ridgway; Human Dimension of War, The Character to Lead and the Courage to Lead an Follow, Competence in Action by Progressive Management The Eighth Army in Korea: The Value of Intangible Leadership - General Matthew Ridgway; Human Dimension of War, The Character to Lead and the Courage to Lead an Follow, Competence in Action by Feb. 26, 2017 $6.99 34543 words Sample 3%
Relevant to the study of leadership is the study of past leaders and their methods. Thus, the study of Matthew B. Ridgway upon becoming the commander of Eighth Army during the Korean War is intriguing for both the brevity and way in which he turned a defeatist army into a capable fighting force.
Taboo Erotica Mega Bundle Vol 1 by wow9292 Taboo Erotica Mega Bundle Vol 1 by Feb. 26, 2017 $3.99 173160 words Sample 10%
20 hardcore taboo stories by amber lynn
The Football Psychology Workbook by danuribe31 The Football Psychology Workbook by Feb. 26, 2017 $3.89 12967 words Sample 15%
To become successful in football athletes absolutely need a combination of physical and mental skills. 95% of athletes focus on the physical aspects but fail to attain any of the mental traits which puts them at a huge disadvantage.Through Advanced Sports Psychology, this workbook puts everything an athlete needs to know about developing the right mentality in 10 simple exercises.