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#1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull launches Scholastic's wildly popular multiplatform phenomenon.

Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts -- a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children -- and the world -- have been changed forever.

Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . . . and on you.

Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game -- discover your spirit animal and join the adventure.

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DEADLY FUN

Exotic luxury cruises to the Bahamas are supposed to be fun and exciting. This trip is just a routine investigative job for a woman who works in disguise and undercover, using her beauty to entice men to reveal their secrets. The exciting and sometime harrowing is expected, but this job will be like no other.

Her boss is aboard--as is a mafia enforcer with murderous ties to her own family. She chases suspects through the tropical islands, gets in physical confrontations with knife, fist and firearms. By the end of the cruise, the deck is awash in blood. Can she survive a deadly fun cruise--and her boss?

 

Note from the Author: Christians are not immune to the world’s pressures, and sometimes we go to church without the Good News penetrating into our “real lives.” We get swayed by messages—overt and covert—about who we are and who we should be. We think that God does not speak to these concerns other than to say, “Do this” or “Don’t do that.” It is only when we look beneath the nice words spoken so eloquently from the pulpit that we realize God gave us the guidelines because they are so very practical. They keep us, if we let them, from stumbling into heartbreaking situations. The two stories in The Friendship Series aim to take the reader on a journey with Christians who in the beginning don’t seem to let their Christianity inform their encounters with the world to Christians who realize that God showed us His Way because it works—not just in theory but in real, actual, everyday life.

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Aaron Foster thought he had the perfect life until his fiancee walked out of their apartment and then back in again with his new roommate. In desperation Aaron and his best friend, Harmony Jordan, devise The Plan to save Drew's heart from getting shattered, but when The Plan succeeds beyond their wildest expectation, it could spell heartache for them all.

Harmony Jordan has loved Aaron Foster since the first minute he rescued her from a literal computer crash. The only problem is, Aaron only sees her as a friend. Trying to be content to be the person Aaron goes to when life crashes around him, Harmony puts her heart on the line for him to help him rescue his in-for-real-trouble new roommate. However, she never expected the roommate to fall for her, or for her to fall for him. Now what?

“Eternity,” a gem among Contemporary Romance novels, proves romances can be melded with inspirational books to produce something truly amazing and unexpected. Delving into and through the subject most contemporary romance books are predicated upon—free and easy sex, “Eternity” shows that romance novels don’t have to have characters hopping into bed to be romantic, fun, and entertaining. Further, it seeks to dispel the myth that all romantic relationships must start and end in the bedroom. As romance books go, it has all the romance in a clean, inspirational read that any lover of romance novels will appreciate.

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Aaron was trapped. When he turned and leaned on the door, his gaze fell to the phone. In a flash he had it in his hand, and in less than a second the other end was ringing.

“Hello?” Harmony's voice drifted over the lines.

“It’s her,” he said in utter desperation.

“Aaron?”

“They’re downstairs.”

“Right now?”

“On my couch. They are making out on my couch!”

“Oh, no.”

“Could you give me something a little more than oh, no?”

“Crud.”

“Yeah, that’s closer. Oh, man. What am I going to do?”

“Are you sure it’s her?”

“Harmony.”

“Okay. Of course you’re sure. Okay. Okay. Let me think. Where are you?”

“In my room.”

“Do they know you’re home?”

“No. I don’t know. I don’t think so.”

Her side went silent for a moment. “The fire escape’s on your window isn’t it?”

He looked at the window in trepidation. “Yeah, but it’s only for emergencies.”

“Hello!”

The plan was looking better and better all the time. “But where am I supposed to go? It’s 12:30 in the morning!”

Without more than a second’s pause, her voice softened. “You could come over here.”

That stopped him. In all the time he had known her, he had never been to her place, not even once. “Your place? Are you sure?”

“You’re in trouble,” she said as if stating the case for a jury. “When a friend’s in trouble, you do whatever you have to to help them out.”

“Even this?”

She didn’t say anything for a long moment. “I think I’ll live.” Quickly she gave him the directions.

He smiled, momentarily forgetting the disaster downstairs as he wrote them down. “I’ll be there in ten minutes.”

 

Josie loves hottie Ethan Lancaster, the captain of the basketball team, but she never can do or say the right thing in front of him. So how can it be fair that Ethan is only interested in her best friend, Cami, when Cami isn’t even trying for his affection? Or is she?

Cami dreams of winning her basketball team’s coveted MVP award, and earning the chance to take the court during a special halftime demonstration with WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, but her best friend, Josie, is a better player. So how can it be fair that Josie is a shoo-in for the honor if she is barely interested in basketball in the first place and isn’t even trying to be the best? Or is she?

Told from two points of view, this novel of freshman life, love, and the pursuit of free throws displays the same delightful humor as Janette Rallison's other comedies

 

You are staying at an island resort in the Caribbean, but you are not in the mood to sit around the pool. You want to go exploring. You have heard that pirate treasure has been found in this area and you are keen to find some too.

At the end of each chapter you, the reader, will make a decision that will determine which direction the story takes. You can explore all the possible outcomes over time.

Will you choose to investigate an old fortress, or will you head off into the jungle? Will you find pirate treasure? Or will your decisions land you in trouble? There is only one way to find out, so get reading!

This interactive story for ages 10 and older is rich in science and nature details.

 

Keturah thought she wanted to be in Helaman's army, but she didn't expect to be fending off cruel pranks and fighting to keep her place in the ranks. She definitely didn't expect the straying of her heart and forbidden kisses from the wrong warrior.

Gideon thought he wanted the army life, but what he really wants is a soldier, a pretty one who is trained to fight and practically betrothed to someone else.

Together, they've got to lure the Lamanites from their stronghold or Keturah will never get the chance to fight. But she's got to figure out which battles can be won before she ruins everything with Zeke forever.

 

I’m still here. And I know everything. –A 

The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars.

In ultra-trendy Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four beautiful girls are hiding very ugly secrets. High school juniors Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily have grown apart since their best friend Alison DiLaurentis went missing three years ago. But now someone is sending them anonymous notes, threatening to reveal their darkest secrets. There’s only one person who knows that much about them, but Ali’s gone…isn’t she?

Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, this series opener that inspired the hit TV show is the perfect beginning for fans.

The Pretty Little Liars Series

  • Book 1: Pretty Little Liars
  • Book 2: Flawless
  • Book 3: Perfect
  • Book 4: Unbelievable
  • Book 5: Wicked
  • Book 6: Killer
  • Book 7: Heartless
  • Book 8: Wanted
  • Book 9: Twisted
  • Book 10: Ruthless
  • Book 11: Stunning
  • Book 12: Burned
  • Book 13: Crushed
  • Book 14: Deadly
  • Book 15: Toxic
  • Book 16: Vicious

Don’t miss:

  • Pretty Little Liars: Pretty Little Secrets
  • Pretty Little Liars: Ali’s Pretty Little Lies

 

My name is Max Ridgemont. My sister says I'm the Nerd King. I resent that. She says I resemble that. She thinks she's so smart. Wait til I'm famous from inventing a burping machine.

This is my diary, except it's not a diary. It's a journal, or a blog, or a log... just not a diary 'cause diaries are for girls and wimpy kids. There's also a lot of wicked awesome pictures I drew in here too. Don't feel bad if you can't draw as well as I can. Most people can't.

Oh yeah, my best friend Boogie and I are going to make millions with our new YouTube channel, and our plan is in here too. DON'T try and copy us. You'll just get upset when you don't make a million dollars and find out you're not as awesome as us.

 

Comes with a FREE Printable Activity Book!



Each title by author and illustrator, Julia Abby Thomas comes with FREE activity books! Details are inside.

Download this children’s picture book on Amazon and get instant access to free printable activity books for your child featuring the lovable little monster and his friends. Print as many copies as you need! Details are inside.

Each activity book includes 20 pages of fun puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dots and word searches for all ages with additional illustrations featuring the characters from the book!

Grab this children’s book and get the bonus activity books FREE!

From Author and Illustrator Julia Abby Thomas!

This is the third book in A Monster Stole My Shoe Series.

The story continues as the monster's friends return and visit with some pesky tricks of their own! What can you do when monsters take over your room? Find out in this action filled book, the third in the series!

...and get the Activity Book for FREE!

 

Mika the Manx Cat is an illustrated children's book. Mika tells a tale of how the Manx Cat lost its tail -- a story of the water blue and Mika wishing to fish. Mika speaks in a prose format. So sit back and read, how about that?

Mika the Manx Cat is about perseverance. Readers aged 6-9 will enjoy it while younger children will like listening to it and looking at the illustrations. The pages are designed to be opened with a double click, which fills the screen and even allows you to zoom into the text or parts of the picture.

 

It's a month after the dead first began to walk. The miracle vaccine that was supposed to save us all has failed, leaving nothing but more death in its wake.

Four teens fight to stay alive as a faster, smarter breed of zombie begins to appear all over America, forcing them to learn the rules of survival all over again.

Four short stories, 11,000 words total.

Prequel to Mortality (March 19th, 2013).

 

***SUPER-LOW PRICE FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY***

-- A Guffawing Dog Publishing Release
-- Latest novel from author, Bryan W. Alaspa
-- Approximately 100k words in length

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Jimmy Parker is a typical high school student. Unpopular with the girls and picked on by the boys, he’s just trying to survive long enough to escape the tiny Pennsylvanian town of Knorr. With Jimmy and his friend, George, heading to the school dance, they expect nothing but the usual ritual humiliation from their peers. But when a girl in a brilliant blue dress enters their lives at the side of a lonely old bridge…everything changes.

Her name is Sapphire, and she is the most alluring girl that Jimmy has ever met. Yet, there is something strange about her; something different. Why has he never seen her at school? Why does she only want to meet up near the bridge? And why does everybody keep warning Jimmy to stay away from her?

Before long, Jimmy is plunged into a decades-old mystery. The town of Knorr has many secrets; some held by powerful men. Men that would do anything to keep them from getting out. Something dark happened one night in Knorr, and now Jimmy is a part of it whether he likes it or not.

And Sapphire holds the key to understanding it all.

Jimmy discovers that his bond with the mysterious girl creates a unique power between them. A power that bridges time, space, and even dimensions. It is the one thing that could save them both.

Because sometimes the most powerful force on Earth is love.

 

**This novel is for upper YA. It contains some mild language and brief sexual situations**

An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

Also by Megg Jensen:

The Initiate - a novelette bridging the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and The Swarm Trilogy

Cloud Prophet Trilogy:
Anathema
Oubliette
Severed

The Swarm Trilogy:
Sleepers
Afterlife
The Sundering

The Song of Eloh Saga encompasses all of the books above

 

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Forget prophecy. Make your own destiny.

Sheltered from the outside world with no hope for escape, slave girl Reychel dreads her fifteenth birthday - when her master's symbol is burned on the back of her bald scalp. Her best friend disappears the night before, leaving her to face the branding ceremony alone. She soon discovers nothing is as it seems when people desperate for freedom beg for Reychel's help.

Can Reychel learn to believe in herself?

Other Books by Megg:

The Initiate - a novelette bridging the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and The Swarm Trilogy

Cloud Prophet Trilogy:
Anathema
Oubliette
Severed

The Swarm Trilogy:
Sleepers
Afterlife
The Sundering

The Song of Eloh Saga encompasses all of the books above

 

Abeloved classic, Austen's first published novel explores the question of what drives your life: your heart or your head? The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, are as different as sisters can be. Serious Elinor lives by reason and thoughtfulness while her younger sister, Marianne, only follows her passions. But in questions of love, they learn neither the heart nor head alone will lead them to happiness. Filled with romance, Austen's brilliant wit, and rich characterization, this is a celebration of sisterly love and the need for family--no matter how different they might be from us.

 

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ARE YOU READY TO EMBRACE THE MINIMALIST LIFESTYLE AND LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY AND RID YOURSELF OF DEBT?

If you are up to your eyes in debt month after month and you just don’t ever see it ending then you are not alone. Society has gotten out of control and millions of people are in debt and living paycheck to paycheck. We seek material items to buy happiness which leads to more collections of junk and less money in our pocket. Minimalists have figured a few things out that the rest of society has not and one of those things is how to save and spend money wisely.

Inside this book you will learn all about the benefits of the minimalist style budget and how to get to where you want to be. It will also give you a clear path so you can learn how to cut down on your daily expenditures and how you can focus on your basic needs and essentials. The result is a life with less clutter, more money, and true happiness!

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  • What Is Minimalism?
  • What Is The Minimalist Budget?
  • The Benefits Of A Minimalist Budget
  • Difference Between Minimalism and Being Cheap
  • How To Come Up With a Minimalist Budget
  • How To Cut Down On Your Expenses
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“I was given this book and was very happy that I got it because it really helped me cut down on the things I didn’t need. I was over extending myself each month on expenses and didn’t really seem to notice. I have since used some of the advice I got in this book and things are starting to change already.”--- (Pete R. –Aurora, IL)

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Nobody likes to live in a house that is dirty and disorganized with years of clutter just lying around. However many of us have simply given up and let the clutter overrun our homes and our lives. All this does is add to a more stressed lifestyle that we feel we can’t control anymore. It is often said that how your house looks is often an extension of what is going on in your life today.

Inside my book I want to show you some specific strategies to get your house on the path to being clean and free of clutter once and for all. You will get tips and specific rules to start de-cluttering and then organizing your home for amazing efficiency. You will be proud to invite friends and family over once again and feel less stress in your life once again.

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  • House Cleaning Dilemma
  • The Ultimate Clean Up Plan
  • De-Cluttering Room By Room
  • Organizing Room By Room
  • Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning
  • Golden Rules Of De-Cluttering
  • Much, Much, More!

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“I had perhaps the messiest house out of any of my friends or family and was embarrassed to have any of them over. I had kind of just given up hope until I was so tired of losing important items and also letting the house pile onto my stress. I decided to take action and get things in order and this book was a great guide for getting it done. I feel so much better now that I can come home to a house that I am proud of.” --- (Alice P – Springfield, IL)
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In 1587, a group of would-be colonists set sail from England and later landed on Roanoke Island, now part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Their ship returned to England and the settlers were never heard from again. This is the story, based on legendary and historical information, of what might have happened to them.

Jocelyn White, a newlywed married to Thomas Coleman, is reluctant to leave her home in England for the wild shores of the New World. The journey is fraught with danger, but her dependence on God and God's providence carry her safely through.


Review
"An unforgettable journey . . .[that] will certainly intrigue and encourage!" -- Beverly LaHaye

"Powerful stories rich with historical detail and compelling characters." -- --Francine Rivers, novelist

 

Jack’s little heart began to thump,
As he prepared to take a jump.
He swung around and then he flexed.
His thousandth jump was coming next.

Then tightening his coils, he sank,
And listened to the music crank.
He sprung out free, no longer trapped.
His rusty spring broke loose and SNAPPED!

What’s a Jack-in-the-box without his home? Poor Jack has never jumped out of anything before, but his worn out box. Can Barker, the neighborhood dog, prove to Jack that there are many more exciting jumps outside in the great, big world? Young readers will find lots of giggles in the rhyming text and wondrous jumps that Barker and Jack discover together. The full screen art by illustrator, Brian Allen, positively leaps off the page. The author, Julia Dweck, has done a wonderful job of weaving in the subtle message that it’s important to believe in yourself and to think outside of the box in order to realize life’s wondrous possibilities. This bouncy tale from Sleepy Sheep Productions will leave young readers jumping for joy! Leveled for young readers ages 4 – 8, but relevant to readers of all ages.

 

Charming Picture Book About God's Love


God loves you, because He created you as His own image.
He loves us so much that he gave His only Son, Jesus Christ.
God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

And every child’s best friend is Jesus Christ. This book tells about His love with beautiful pictures and Biblical words.

 

The Final Book on achieving Permanent Weightloss


Many people want to attain a healthy weight, but few are successful in achieving this goal. They try endless diets and are fed up with gaining weight as soon as the diet has finished. Diets, no matter how good, fail to address self-destructive issues that are the root of the problem. Compulsive eating is all a matter of the mind.

This is a book about weightloss that does not contain any recipes. Instead, it offers a challenging inward journey that transforms your relationship with food on a permanent basis. Rather than simply losing pounds, it helps to achieve a healthy weight with lasting results. The author, Joanna Kortink, is a well-known Dutch nutritionist, who approaches weight-loss and compulsive eating from within. She knows eating problems inside out because she personally struggled with overeating for many years.

Mindful weightloss is an easy to use 8-week program based on “Breaking the spell of emotional eating”. It contains several real-life examples and offers clear, step-by-step guidelines, based on the proven clinical benefits of mindfulness. Audio tracks contain helpful exercises. The book offers a powerful solution to breaking out of your love-hate relationship with food forever!

The method as described in Mindful Weightloss is tried and tested and has guided countless people towards a healthy weight and an overall feeling of well-being. The target group on Joanna’s work:

"After many years, I have finally managed to develop a healthy relationship with food, without willpower." (John)

"I lost over 20 pounds and my weight has been stable for years." (Margret)

The press on Joanna’s work:

"Mindful eating is the new diet" (Faithful)

"Inspiring!" (Health)

"Break out of the vicious circle" (Psychology Magazine)

Scientific researchers on ‘Mindful weight loss’: "It doesn’t promote a diet, but offers an approach to achieving permanent lifestyle changes, based on Mindfulness!" (Dr. G. Noordenbos, eating and weight management expert (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

"An extremely valuable resource!" Professor I. Wolffers (health care)

 

It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.

Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.

A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead.

Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.

"Brilliantly done. A lovely debut to the young adult genre." - Romancing The Book Reviews

 

Multi-awardwinning, Bestselling Romantic Mystery Series

Saving Grace kicks the Katie & Annalise series off with voodoo, laughs, and suspense.

Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She’s bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she’s as much a danger to herself as the island’s bad guys are.

See why this series won contest after contest.

  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist (Winner TBA 7-21-14)
  • 2011 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Mainstream Novel Contest
  • 2010 Winner of the Writers League of Texas Romance Contest
  • 2012 Winner of the Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest

??? Once Upon A Romance Calls Hutchins an "up and coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.

??? The reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel." Kirkus Reviews

“A riveting drama with plenty of twists and turns for an exciting read, highly recommended.” Small Press Bookwatch

“An exciting tale that combines twisting investigative and legal subplots with a character seeking redemption. An exhilarating mystery with a touch of voodoo.” Midwest Book Review MBR Bookwatch

??? Don't worry--there's more Katie & Annalise where Saving Grace came from!

Catch Katie's next adventures in Leaving Annalise, Volume 2, and Finding Harmony, Volume 3.. Paperback and audio versions also available. Watch for Going for Kona, coming October 2014, too!

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