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Click for more detail about A Husband, A Wife, & An Illness: Living Life Beyond Chronic Illness by William July and Jamey Lacy July A Husband, A Wife, & An Illness: Living Life Beyond Chronic Illness

by William July and Jamey Lacy July
iUniverse (Mar 05, 2008)
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We were living the American dream. But when the illness invaded our lives, it tore those dreams apart and we were thrust into a fight for our survival. In the devastation, we lost our home, our savings, our cars, and even our dogs. We lost everything but each other.But we are surviving, and thriving, although it sometimes feels as though we are in a mental, physical, and spiritual battle with an invisible opponent. In this uniquely written book, we both tell our own story. But related in a personal tone that moves seamlessly from the emotions of a spouse to motivating coach, this book does more than share a story, each chapter presents practical tips on living a life beyond illness, for both the care giving spouse and the spouse-patient.If you and your spouse are facing chronic illness, especially a severe chronic illness, you will instantly relate to the chapters in this book. You will understand the odd sense of humor we have about things, and you’ll feel us when we cry in the darkest moments.For more information and support,visit CouplesFacingIllness.com. This book is also available in audio (visit website for ordering information).


Click for more detail about Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems by James B. Golden Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain: The Curtis Brown Poems

by James B. Golden
iUniverse (Oct 12, 2011)
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In his second book, Afro Clouds & Nappy Rain, James B. Golden introduces the world to Curtis Brown, a troubled teen struggling with growing up Black and male in America. The collection was composed over several seasons that Golden worked in a rehabilitation setting with boys like Curtis. The poems speak of the emotional warfare many young men experience beneath their rough exterior. Golden sprinkled these poems with vulnerability, while remaining expressly frank about depression, hopelessness, fatherlessness, abandonment and rape. His voice is poignantly explicit and stripped of sweetener, but understanding and stimulating as well.With titles like ""The Night You Had Sex With My Journal"", ""Rotten Diamonds On Th e Inside"", and ""Letter No. 5 To An Absent Mother"", he gives us grand images and comic relief. Welcome to the world of Curtis Brown.


Click for more detail about Again and Again by Leah Mullen Again and Again

by Leah Mullen
iUniverse (Jan 13, 2005)
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Growing up, Sarah just wanted to be loved, but she went about it in the worst possible way. If Sarah could turn back the hands of time she would not have made so many mistakes. She wants her daughter Bridget’s last years in high school to be smooth and trouble free, unlike the poverty and homelessness Sarah grew up with. Most of all she does not want Bridget to become a mother before she is a woman.However, Bridget-bright and determined, yet doubting her own worth-has her own vision for her life, one that is full of the young man she adores.Sarah’s fierce determination to overcome her wild, party girl past and create a conventional future jeopardizes what is most precious to her. Can she keep her hopes for her daughter’s success from crushing Bridget’s dreams, while at the same time making peace with her own unfulfilled desires?Praise for Again and Again"Leah Mullen’s debut novel Again and Again is a true coming of age story perfect for any age This heart-felt novel is one destined to be read again and again "-Donna Hill, author of An Ordinary Woman


Click for more detail about Angels by Gwendolyn R. Morris Angels

by Gwendolyn R. Morris
iUniverse (Feb 12, 2004)
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A series of murders in modern day Boston causes African-American forensic psychologist, Kayla Hazelwood, to bepulled into the case. But, the recruitment of paranormal psychologist, Dr. Connor Biantagglia, sparks romance and the revelation of several incredible and mystifying surprises.


Click for more detail about Anybody Seen Junebug? by Delores Thornton Anybody Seen Junebug?

by Delores Thornton
iUniverse (Jan 27, 2003)
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In an effort to hold onto his deceased grandmother, Junebug has become her. And not only her, but other ancestors she has told him about as well. In this spin-off of the novel, Babe, we begin to see the fine line that separates a broken heart from a shattered mind. Has Junebug crossed it? Can anybody reach him? Has Anybody Seen Junebug?Delores Thornton scores a major hit with Anybody Seen Junebug?, a witty and earthy tale of friendship and family love in which the human spirit triumphs over grief and adversity. Read this novel. You will be greatly entertained.Tracy Price-Thompson, best selling author of Black Coffee and Chocolate SangriaA great Frenchman once said, An idea is irresistible. Delores has taken her idea and made her novel ideal reading…Anybody Seen Junebug? is irresistible….Joseph W. Wilkins, Simmons Bible College


Click for more detail about Bounce by Preston L. Allen Bounce

by Preston L. Allen
iUniverse (Oct 06, 2003)
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Welcome to the bright red bouncing-ball world of Cindique Sanders-Lassiter in this slick, sleek, sexy tale from the undisputed master of literary erotica, Preston L. Allen.Cindique is in love with Roderick Redd, the cutest phone pro at McDarc Inc., but can she save him from the clutches of their boss, Groan of Dark? In the meantime, Cindique herself is being pursued by the violent wildman with the pretty, pretty shoes, who still holds the key to her apartment and her heart.Bounce is rejection and reversal. Bounce is making love to words. Bounce is the one who’ll always be there for you. Bounce is the day he fails to show up. Bounce is the ball, which like our heart, is made of rubber so we scarcely feel it when we hit the wall over and over again.


Click for more detail about Can I Be Me? by Esther Armah Can I Be Me?

by Esther Armah
iUniverse (Mar 28, 2006)
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Esther Armah is a black British journalist, with a troubled soul and a questioning mind. She's an addict. Addicted to the need for approval, the desire for applause, bright lights and struggle. She's also on a quest. Hungry for a place of belonging, a place of comfort and acceptance of her identity; black, British, Ghanaian and Afrocentric. That need becomes intertwined with her chosen profession - the media. Can she find a place of refuge in her travels and her profession? Esther decides to fight her fix and come clean. Getting clean means spilling the beans. So starting with her family all the way into the sometimes murky world of the British media, Esther spills with abandon. Brutally honest, blackly humorous, emotionally revealing and at times painful; CAN I BE ME? is a universal story. Who would you be without your daily addictions? How did you get addicted to your drug of choice? Who would you be if there were no applause, disappointment, injustice, discrimination or rejection?


Click for more detail about Cologne No. 10 For Men by Richard Morris Cologne No. 10 For Men

by Richard Morris
iUniverse (Feb 13, 2007)
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"I love the way Wilfred recycles the bodies. That’s fabulous stuff with a direct line to Heller’s Catch-22 and perfectly captures the insanity of the Vietnam War." –Richard Peabody, co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine Counting bodies in Vietnam. In this earthy war/peace novel, comedy frames grim pictures of war. Morris weaves combat, a love affair, and military satire into a story that is by turns terrifying, gruesome, and mad, and one acted by a memorable cast of characters—grunts and hookers, Vietcong soldiers and spies, heroes and inane officers. It begins on a huge base in the Central Highlands in 1967 where Lieutenant Wilfred Carmenghetti falls in love with Can and smuggles her to a forward firebase. In the field he and his platoon win stunning victories, but spies plot his death, Vietcong soldiers attack the platoon, and Can leaves him. What follows is a surprising and fanciful comedic ending. Cologne No. 10 For Men is a book to make us fear, weep, laugh, and remember.


Click for more detail about Come With Me, Sheba by Preston L. Allen Come With Me, Sheba

by Preston L. Allen
iUniverse (Jun 08, 2004)
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Sheba Mathis seems to have it all. A handsome fiancé and a successful business in an upscale Miami mall. But all is not as it seems. Sheba’s fiancé is anything but faithful. Worse yet, he scarcely conceals his contempt for her poetry (in her notebooks and in her heart).Along comes the lowly Sol, who dares to woo the beautiful but sad businesswoman by reciting her own poetry to her. When her fiancé finds out, he uses his influence to get Sol fired from his job as a mall security guard.Much to everyone’s surprise, Sol returns the next day as the manager of the shoe store across from Sheba’s shop and begins to charm her again. And again, her fiancé gets him fired.When Sol returns a few days later, as manager of the blue jeans store, Sheba is definitely intrigued. He is handsome, intelligent, and persistent. But the mysterious air around him makes her cautious.What is his connection to the rich entrepreneur Michael Montel? To the street thug Lethal Coon? How does he know so much about her? How can he recite poems she has never shown him-poems she has never shown anyone?"Come with me, Sheba," Sol invites. "Come to my world for just one night, and you shall have all your answers."Sheba accepts. And the trouble begins.


Click for more detail about Degrees Of Deception by Kimberly Thacker Webb Degrees Of Deception

by Kimberly Thacker Webb
iUniverse (Jan 02, 2014)
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Jackie Jones is a wealthy but naive college student from Texas who knows there are two things her mother expects her to obtain at Karrington University: a degree and a husband. Influenced by her row house roommate and caught up in the racy Washington, D.C, lifestyle, Jackie spends nearly all her allowance in one afternoon on a frivolous shopping spree. Fearful to ask her parents for more money, Jackie decides to follow through on an offer for what she thinks is a quick, one-time sales job to recoup the funds. She has no idea that her choice is about to land her in the hands of Nita Lockheart, the ruthless head of a coke party empire. Trapped in a battle between her conscience and her desperate need for cash, Jackie finally gives in to temptation and begins hosting secret cocaine parties in her home. With her life quickly unraveling, she must do everything she can to retain her scholarship, end a dangerous and intoxicating love triangle, and reclaim her life. After more than two years of being beaten, traumatized, and manipulated, Jackie finally finds the courage to confront Nita. In this suspenseful tale, a college student must face the consequences of a bad choice that will leave her wondering if there is any way to find the redemption she so badly needs.


Click for more detail about Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide by Delores Thornton Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide

by Delores Thornton
iUniverse (May 10, 2004)
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Divine Appointment: A Caregiver’s Guide will help to smooth the roughness of a tedious journey. Readers will find resources to aid them in caring for a loved one and places to contact while making end of life arrangements. There are stories from caregivers in their own words, handy guides, informative lists of support agencies, and pages for daily inspirational messages. This book is for those who have been through, those going through, and those who will go through!"Delores Thornton offers a long overdue Christian devotional handbook for the adult caregiver. With warmth and honesty she shares her struggles as she cares for her fiancé. The advice provided is not only priceless but very vital information. Thornton does an outstanding job-not only educating people about caring for a loved one with special needs-but encouraging them through the difficult transitions. This book is a blessing!"-Tyora Moody, DOEnetwork.com


Click for more detail about Don’t Let Don’t Let "It" Get You!: An Empowering Health And Fitness Guide For Women

by Joy Ohayia
iUniverse (Oct 10, 2007)
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As soon as your "me time" arrives your phone rings, the kids are yelling for your attention and dinner needs to be cooked! Joy truly understands the many hats women wear on a daily basis. She shows us how to create a healthy lifestyle in the midst of competing priorities. Don’t Let "IT" Get You!, provides strategies around "Its", a personalized workout routine, meal plan and endless tips on dining out, reading labels, portion control and so much more! After 20 years of holding executive level positions in Fortune 500 companies, Joy decided to live her dream. She boldly addresses the fact that sometimes we have to start over and she did! Joy is a certified Wellness Consultant, who specializes in the areas of Nutrition and Personal Training; also called "The Perfect Combination". Don’t Let "IT" Get You!, is Joy’s personal story of achievement. She boldly shows us how to breakthrough obstacles and people who hinder us from health and happiness. This complete guide encourages physical and emotional health. Its goal is to inspire all women to achieve and maintain a fit and healthy life.

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Click for more detail about Falling Down by David T. Boyd Falling Down

by David T. Boyd
iUniverse (Jan 21, 2005)
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Janet Wilson is a married attorney living in Erie, Pennsylvania, who’s been having recurring nightmares about a man dressed in black burglarizing her home. The man in black whistles the nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down as he carefully picks through her things. With loaded gun in hand, Janet startles him. He attacks her; she shoots him yet he crawls after her before he dies. But what truly frightens Janet is with each dream her attacker gets closer and closer until finally he touches her just before she awakens. Her husband, Dr. Michael Wilson, a clinical psychiatrist, convinces her that this is just a dream until several strange occurrences begin taking place, distorting fantasy with reality. There are other things buried deep within Janet’s memory of her childhood, such as who was the young woman with black hair? Why is Regina, her imaginary childhood friend, contacting her again after all of these years? What is the significance of the handheld mirror given to her a long time ago by her mother? As she struggles to find the answers the events that gradually unfold reveal that nothing is what it seems.


Click for more detail about Fishing For Love On The Net: A Guide To Those Searching For Love by Myles Reed  Jr. Fishing For Love On The Net: A Guide To Those Searching For Love

by Myles Reed Jr.
iUniverse (Jul 19, 2007)
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Are you searching for true love but skeptical of the ever-popular world of Internet dating? Fishing for Love on the Net demystifies the process of online dating and shows you that out of all the fish in the sea, there is one right for you. Myles Reed, Jr., uses a straight-talk style to explain why searching for love online requires more than just access to a computer and a catchy profile. He includes proven techniques supported by real stories to improve your chances of finding love. Reed discusses interesting statistics and ends each chapter with a short summary. You will learn:How to avoid common pitfalls. Ways to connect to millions of other singles in cyberspace. How to let go of previous experiences and preconceived notions. Whether you have tried online dating before with little success, are eager to try it for the first time, or are just curious about this cultural phenomenon, Fishing for Love on the Net will open your eyes, give you hope, and help you find true love. www.fishingforlove.net

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Click for more detail about Fools’ Heaven: Love, Lust And Death Beyond The Pulpit by D.T. Pollard Fools’ Heaven: Love, Lust And Death Beyond The Pulpit

by D.T. Pollard
iUniverse (Sep 20, 2007)
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What happens when lust, depravity, and egomake themselves known in a setting of utmost venerability?Born to two poor rural high school dropouts, Mike Robertson is a young white man called to preach at an early age. Janice Johnson, a young black woman four years older than Mike, is drawn to this teenage tent preacher. As husband and wife, they leave their modest origins behind and rise to lead a megachurch empire in Dallas, Texas.The journey from obscurity to religious superstardom is fraught with many challenges, including racial discrimination, drugs, deception, moral depravity, sexual assault, and a murder attempt-all in the name of religion. Spanning more than fifty years, this engaging novel focuses on this determined interracial couple who learn that life can take them from the humblest beginnings to the highest of heights, even as they struggle to maintain their perspectives.


Click for more detail about Forever Sentimental Vol. III: Agape Love by Kenyatta Forever Sentimental Vol. III: Agape Love

by Kenyatta
iUniverse (Sep 13, 2006)
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The highest level of love is Agape Love. This love is sacrificial and it does whatever must be done for the good, the betterment, the safety and well being of someone else at one’s own expense, no matter what the cost or burden may be.Forever Sentimental Vol. III: Agape Love is a celebration of intimate relationships: the good parts, the great parts, and the not-so-wonderful parts. Author Kenyatta helps you develop skills essential for finding Mister or Miss Right, and reveals practical examples and guidelines on how to identify and avoid unhealthy or abusive relationships. He also provides realistic strategies for recognizing potentially good partnerships and strengthening existing relationships.With the verses found in Forever Sentimental Vol. III, you’ll learn to enhance and spice up your love life and express all that your heart desires when your brain has trouble finding the right words. Full of romantic and tender verse, Forever Sentimental Vol. III is for the sensitive soul, the hopeless romantic, the avid reader, or for anyone who wants to spice up an intimate relationship by making their significant other feel special, wanted, and needed.

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Click for more detail about Getting It Wrong: How Black Public Intellectuals Are Failing Black America by Algernon Austin Getting It Wrong: How Black Public Intellectuals Are Failing Black America

by Algernon Austin
iUniverse (May 16, 2006)
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Black public intellectuals, from liberal to conservative, are all talking about how black America is degenerating culturally. But there is little concrete evidence for this conclusion. In most areas of life, black Americans have made significant positive progress since the Civil Rights era. Blacks are still economically worse off than whites, but black poverty has declined and the black middle class has grown since the 1960s. More blacks graduate from college today than ever before. Black communities are much safer now than during the peak crack epidemic years of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The blackteenage pregnancy rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s. All of these facts contradict the assertions of black cultural decline. While negative images of blacks abound in American popular culture, there is no evidence that these images accurately represent most real black Americans. In Getting It Wrong, sociologist Algernon Austin carefully examines the data on black Americans and separates myth from fact.

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Click for more detail about I Played MONOPOLY With My Daddy: Financial Education For All Ages by Faith Scriven I Played MONOPOLY With My Daddy: Financial Education For All Ages

by Faith Scriven
iUniverse (Mar 24, 2008)
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With the help of her Daddy, Faith shares with us how she went from playing the popular board game to playing a real-life Monopoly game and buying her first investment house. She teaches us the difference between assets and liabilities, and tells all about how she came to own her first business, DFS Enterprises with her sister, Destini (age 8), and her brother Sam (age 5). Faith also explains the importance of making good decisions and being responsible with money.From the Introduction by Dr. Tricia Edwards Scriven


Click for more detail about i see through eyes by Eric Payne i see through eyes

by Eric Payne
iUniverse (Mar 01, 2001)
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I see through eyes is an unashamed piece that doesnt sugarcoat the conflicts present in mens hearts. It explores the pain of heartache, the anxiety that comes with finding love, racism, spirituality and family. From start to finish, Eric Payne weaves a lyrical tapestry of verse and rhyme that explores and pokes fun at these themes that are common to most, if not all, human experiences.

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Click for more detail about Jamerican Connection by Sandra A. Ottey Jamerican Connection

by Sandra A. Ottey
iUniverse (Jan 20, 2001)
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In a quaint, English-looking rural town on Jamaica’s Southern coast Rose Thorn struggles with her conniving, controlling, abusive husband, Donovan, to claim her right to realize the deferred educational dreams and stunted career ambitions she was forced to put on hold, when Rose had gotten pregnant and had to drop out of school during her final high school year. Laverne Fine struggles with her doubts concerning her lover, Paul’s, true identity and nationality; but Paul’s Brooklyn-based mother has a lead-heavy hand in guarding their family secrets. Wendy Arnold crumples under the escalating obstacles of her long-distance relationship with her Jamaica-based high school sweetheart, Miles. In the express lane to middle-age both want to marry each other and immediately start a family; but neither of these two lovers is willing to uproot. The lives of these three Jamaican women, each with her unique connection to America, are woven into an engrossing tangled web of lies, suspense, infidelity, deceit, spousal abuse and betrayal. Long distance relationships are tested and tried; the true value of female friendships and mentorship is proven; and the advantages of immigration are weighed against the disadvantages.

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Click for more detail about January Jackson and Friends by Zonie Felder January Jackson and Friends

by Zonie Felder
iUniverse (Feb 07, 2012)
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Beautiful women can-and will-stoop to ugly acts in the name of love, lust, and power.

In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgment-and how wrong choices will forever change a friendship. These lifelong friends will soon learn that beauty is truly only skin deep as the true ugliness of their souls is revealed by the most horrific of acts and emotions.

As young girls, January, Jasmine, Monica, Charlene, and Terry vowed to be friends forever. As teens, their emerging passions began to test the bonds of their friendship. As adults, lust, deception, and treachery because their lives to come crashing down. Can their friendship survive the ultimate betrayal?

Their passion for life is what connected them as friends, but now this same passion threatens to break them apart. When the dust settles, who will be left standing and able to pick up the pieces? Can friendship triumph over betrayal?

A Messaging about this book from the author

Dear Reader,

This is my debut erotic novel and like January Jackson I'm so excited. January Jackson and her childhood friends Monica, Terry, Charlene, and Jasmine discover how hard it is to keep their promise to maintain their friendships in light of recent happenings. These childhood friends discover that memories are not just the only thing that they share. In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgments and how wrong choices will forever change their friendships. See just how ugly these beautiful women become when their secrets are revealed and hidden truths are un-surfaced.

January, an established restaurant owner, has come upon a recipe for disaster that has all of the following ingredients: feuding friends, breathless liaisons, and tainted relationships. Very, very, erotic this book will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride and leave you longing for more.

Reaching a new level of success, January invites her best friends to celebrate with her when a surprise the likes of which no one has ever expected turns her celebration into something else, entirely. January is forced to choose sides as lines are drawn in the sand.
Be sure to let me know what you think. Visit my facebook page at January Jackson and Friends: The Premiere.

With love,
Zonie Felder


Click for more detail about Journal According To John by Sheryl Keen Journal According To John

by Sheryl Keen
iUniverse (Nov 19, 2008)
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Following a nasty bar brawl, John, a twenty-eight-year-old man, follows a close friend’s advice and begins keeping a journal. He’s recently divorced from his wife, Debbie, and he hopes the journal will provide a tool with which to make some sense of his brief, failed marriage and to determine why he is so emotionally challenged.As a therapist specializing in behavioral issues, he knows he has to pull his own life together. If he tells people to clean up their own lives, modify their thoughts, and learn new, more appropriate behaviours, he knows that he’s got to step up and follow his own advice. Early on, he realizes that his mother, the curator of a gallery that specializes in steel art and other nontraditional works, has largely shaped his thoughts and actions. But just how much can he blame her for his current state of affairs?Soon the words in the journal are flowing easily and quickly. When painful thoughts are no longer avoided and dreams provide fuel for his writing, the journal takes on a life of its own. Will John discover the reasons for his dysfunctional situation? Can keeping the journal help him improve his life?


Click for more detail about Judge Not! by Audrey Carter Judge Not!

by Audrey Carter
iUniverse (Sep 14, 2006)
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Laura yanked open her purse and reached for what she had concealed in the black shawl. With the apathy of a raging tornado, she approached Alex, aiming the gun at his upper body. Sweat saturated her brows and dripped into her eyes. Spouting vile curse words under her breath, she used the sleeve of her mauve blouse to clear her blurred vision. As she was about to pull the trigger, she heard a heavy voice, and snapped her head away from Alex towards the door, but she didn’t see anyone. She halted momentarily to gather her thoughts. Facing her target, her hands shook uncontrollably as her body trembled. Inching closer to Alex, Laura prepared to fire. This time a powerful, masculine voice commanded, “Not your will, but my will be done!” Laura fell to her knees and crawled back to her purse. In a panic, she scrambled around on the floor, trying to wrap the gun in the scarf and conceal it in her purse. Because her snot-filled nostrils restrained her ability to breathe, she opened her mouth and panted like an exhausted sprinter, all the while trying to lift herself from the frigid hospital floor.

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Click for more detail about Kinder Spirits: Children Helping Children in the Fight Against Hunger by Vicki L. Hubbard Kinder Spirits: Children Helping Children in the Fight Against Hunger

by Vicki L. Hubbard
iUniverse (Sep 24, 2000)
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Kinder Spirits is a childrens book catered for children of all ages! The book consists of animated children photographed by Nance Killion of Imagine Photography, alongside poetry composed by the children of Paramount Academy. We hope that children of all ages will take possession of delight out of the playful spirited photographs together with poetry by their peers. They will obtain the freedom to create there own scrap book, as well as jot down their own personal blessing throughout the pages of their very own gratitude journal! We want children to be aware of their riches in life, to understand appreciation at an early age. Also by purchasing this book parents are helping the impoverished children of our Nation who do not have the luxury to act out their joy through the art of photography; they do not have the energy to play rambunctiously. Nor to gather the strength to write about their jubilation through the art of poetry, the book Kinder Spirits: Children helping Children in the Fight Against Hunger is a book articulating all of this. We want children of all ages to understand that hunger exists and that you dont have to be a certain age to give in order to comfort a child in need.The proceeds given to the publication will go to the following Charities: St. Marys Food Bank, Phoenix Rescue Mission, And World Vision.


Click for more detail about Layers of Peace by June Dade Layers of Peace

by June Dade
iUniverse (Jul 28, 2004)
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A quick-paced, thrilling ride-loaded with passion, desire and infidelity. June Dade’s life long passion for writing is highly evident in this epic tale, Layers of Peace.Layers of Peace, June Dade’s debut novel is a powerful drama, about three thirty-something-urban women whom try to overcome life’s many obstacles one at a time. Against all odds they manage to peel off layers of self-doubt, depression, separations, and find laughter, peace and romance.


Click for more detail about Mama Relly by Cathie Wright-Lewis Mama Relly

by Cathie Wright-Lewis
iUniverse (Sep 05, 2016)
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Every 33 years, the Leonid Meteor Showers rocket, then burst across the night sky. It’s the perfect time for Mama Relly to take a ride. She sails on the tail with one thing on her mind. She has a story to tell and kinfolk to find. Based on two unique Slave Narratives, Mama Relly is fantasy and history intertwined to intrigue young minds while engaging them in culture, history, and astronomy lessons. Its bright and brilliant illustrations enhance the unique tale of survival and family love.


Click for more detail about Marian Anderson by Charles Patterson Marian Anderson

by Charles Patterson
iUniverse (Jun 15, 2000)
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The biography of the great African-American concert singer Marian Anderson traces the story of the life of the artist in south Philadelphia, her breatkthrough and acclaimed career in Europe in the 1930s, and her eventual success at home in the United States.


Click for more detail about MATCHMAKER by Gibran Tariq MATCHMAKER

by Gibran Tariq
iUniverse (May 13, 2008)
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Samantha Givens is the ultimate black diva. At 45, she is gorgeous, smart, and clever. She also has a secret agenda.Like her mother before her, Samantha has the amazing ability to pair up young lovers. But unlike her mother, Samantha is too ambitious to simply "hook up" the golden girls of urban America with undeserving thugs.As an option, Samantha establishes MatchMaker, Incorporated-a secret organization of beautiful black women intent on taking control of the country via sex.The BBBs-Beautiful Black Bitches-of MatchMakers are the crème de la crème of black America and Samantha will only match them with rich, powerful white men. In this way, the BBBs will be in a position to "call shots" as the power behind the throne.Overwhelmingly successful, Samantha has wed her "designer line of living, breathing, gold-diggers" to countless lawyers, doctors, and politicians across the country until there is not a facet of government where they are not found. Yet one prize has eluded her: The White House. So she sets out on the ultimate quest-to marry one of her BBBs to the man most likely to win the Presidency of the United States. But before she can marry him to one of the BBBs, she first must find him. Yet there is an even bigger problem: The woman most suited for the task of marrying him is the one least interested. Paris Hall, the only woman more beautiful than Samantha Givens, threatens everything.


Click for more detail about Maurya’s Seed: Why Hope Lives Behind Project Walls by Cathie Wright-Lewis Maurya’s Seed: Why Hope Lives Behind Project Walls

by Cathie Wright-Lewis
iUniverse (Aug 28, 2001)
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Maurya’s Seed portrays the aftermath of slavery. More precisely, it actually gives the updated status of African slave descendants living in urban America exactly one hundred years after the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. An unspoken centennial anniversary of revolution, 1963 is the perfect setting to depict the continual battle against slavery African-Americans must endure. Fiction rooted in truth, this story reveals the diabolical strategies used against the children of former slaves to keep them in servitude, even when it’s disguised as freedom. The main character, Passion unknowingly is a direct descendant of Maurya, a legendary African slave best remembered for her ability to escape a popular, evil slave trader turned slave master. Maurya is Passion’s guardian angel and spiritually guides her through her adventurous and explosive life. Passion is the epitome of black, female heroism. She is the young widow of a revolutionary named Justice, and is raising her four children with the assistance of a unique extended family. In the name of Civil Rights, she is one of the few parents brave enough to fight for her children to be bussed to school in a white neighborhood where they are not welcome. Ironically, at the very same time, one of her children is being declared the first casualty of war.


Click for more detail about Messages From The Holy Spirit: Reflections on my life as a Truth student by Aminah Paden Messages From The Holy Spirit: Reflections on my life as a Truth student

by Aminah Paden
iUniverse (Oct 07, 2003)
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Messages from the Holy Spirit is one woman’s spiritual journey. The business and personal lessons that she’s learned can be applicable to anyone’s life. Aminah Paden learned to check in with the Holy Spirit on every decision and to follow its guidance without question or hesitation. She’s learned basic truth principles and the spiritual and financial lessons of life. She’s listened for the still small voice and triumphed. Read Messages from the Holy Spirit and learn how she went from pain to peace, from fear to love, from hell to Heaven. The Holy Spirit is in everyone, everywhere waiting for you to listen and obey. This is no coincidence. This is a divine appointment. It is time for you to search your inner self and listen for the way out of your situation into the peace ordained for you. Happiness, Peace and Prosperity is your birthright. The Holy Spirit is waiting to show you the way.


Click for more detail about Mystery, Malevolence & Murder by David T. Boyd Mystery, Malevolence & Murder

by David T. Boyd
iUniverse (Mar 20, 2006)
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From the creator of Falling Down, mystery writer David T. Boyd returns with his latest work, Mystery, Malevolence & Murder - a compilation of spine-tingling short stories so intriguing you wont want to put the book down until the very last story has been read. In this book Mr. Boyd introduces Seth Aloysius Green, Jr., a former homicide detective for the Chicago Police Department. Detective Al, as he likes to be called, has become a successful author during his retirement years and decides to showcase upcoming talent in his first annual writing contest titled Mystery, Malevolence & Murder," where thrilling stories like "The Voice Within," "Three On A Match" and "A Fan of Ms. 45" are published in his detective magazine "The Urban Mystery Archives." In the final chapter of the book Detective Al discovers a clue to an unsolved case from his detective days and decides it’s time to bring the perpetrators to justice. With his 20 years of experience and a near spotless record for solving difficult cases, no criminal stands a chance against him! Mystery, Malevolence & Murder by David T. Boyd - a bold, gripping and mind-tripping experience you won’t want to miss!


Click for more detail about Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words by Darryl L. Lacy Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words

by Darryl L. Lacy
iUniverse (Jun 26, 2012)
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Nikki Giovanni, admired for her honesty and strength, is recognized the world over as being a poet of both social and self growth. Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words offers a glimpse into how the poet lives as a poet. As an influential force in the oral poetry movement in Black culture, Nikki Giovanni’s words are theater.


Click for more detail about No Momma’s Boy: How I Let Go Of My Past And Embraced The Future by Dominic Carter No Momma’s Boy: How I Let Go Of My Past And Embraced The Future

by Dominic Carter
iUniverse (May 01, 2007)
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Tired of keeping his life-long secrets, author Dominic Carter, described by some as the best of New York’s political television reporters, shares his remarkable, gut-wrenching story of abuse at the hands of his mother in No Momma’s Boy. Shortly after his mother’s death, Carter obtains her psychiatric records to learn more about the extent of her struggles. He always knew she was plagued by mental illness, but because of their limited relationship, he never truly understood its severity. In addition to revealing that she was a paranoid schizophrenic, the records contain shocking secrets from his past of which he has little or no recollection. Carter learns the revolting details of how his mother attempted to strangle him to death when he was just a toddler and her numerous suicide attempts. As he uncovers these horrific details, Carter awakens memories of unspeakable acts that he suffered at her hands. From a childhood of sexual and physical abuse to a meaningful career attending social events at the White House and interviewing Nelson Mandela, No Momma’s Boy recounts Carter’s tremendous highs and lows and how he survived to become the successful journalist that he is today.


Click for more detail about Nubian Passion: A Collection Of  Five Sensual Romance Short Stories by Gwendolyn R. Morris Nubian Passion: A Collection Of Five Sensual Romance Short Stories

by Gwendolyn R. Morris
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Nubian Passion is a collection of five short stories, which incorporate love, romance, and sensuality into non-traditional interracial tales. The leading female character is always a woman of Nubian descent. However, her lover is always a man from a different heritage. Nubian Passion begins during ancient times with a story titled, The Nile. Then, the stories progress to the 1650’s, the 1690’s, the 1870’s, and end during a post-apocalyptic time where the year is virtually unknown.This revised edition of Nubian Passion does not include the story Vampire, which may be purchased separately as an extended version novella.Each story is mixed genre. So, do not assume that everything will unfold in a predictable manner. There will be some unexpected occurrences, but not necessarily good ones. However, despite all of the ups and downs that will present themselves, be assured that Romance still rules.


Click for more detail about One Dark Body by Charlotte Watson Sherman One Dark Body

by Charlotte Watson Sherman
iUniverse (Oct 26, 2011)
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A coming-of-age story about two unwanted children who join forces with an elderly folk healer to transform their broken family relationships.


Click for more detail about One More Day’s Journey: The Story Of A Family And A People by Allen Ballard One More Day’s Journey: The Story Of A Family And A People

by Allen Ballard
iUniverse (Apr 27, 2004)
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One More Day’s Journey chronicles the movement of African Americans from South Carolina to Philadelphia during the Great Migration. Alex Haley said, "It is informative and emotionally moving, and I recommend it." Ralph Ellison said, " I recommend it highly to all who would add to their knowledge of American History."


Click for more detail about Reversal of Trends: A Black Man’s Journey across the Mason-Dixon Line by Leroy Wilson Reversal of Trends: A Black Man’s Journey across the Mason-Dixon Line

by Leroy Wilson
iUniverse (Feb 29, 2016)
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Leroy Wilson was born in Bishopville, South Carolina, too small of a town to warrant a Greyhound bus stop, train station, or airport. When he was still a baby wrapped in his teenage mother’s arms, Leroy headed north with his grandmother in tow and settled in the slums of Brooklyn, New York. As he transformed into a street smart kid, Leroy learned about the Bible, sin, retribution, and abuse. By age fifteen, he joined the ranks of black teenage dropouts looking for trouble. In his heartfelt memoir, Wilson chronicles his life journey from childhood to his eventual trek from the mean streets of Brooklyn to South Carolina in an effort to improve his health. As he details his experiences as a correctional officer in predominately black prison system and his attempts to exist within a good ol’ boy network, Wilson not only shares a glimpse into his fascinating personal story, but also sheds a light on the lingering effects of abuse, racism, loss, and the healing power of forgiveness.

Follow him as he attempts to reverse all of the negative trends that had been plaguing his life. Reversal of Trendsshares one man’s intriguing account of the circle of life as he returns to his birthplace to begin anew, learn to walk in a grown man's shoes, and find his place in the world.

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Click for more detail about Rooftop Diva: A Novel Of Triumph After Katrina by D.T. Pollard Rooftop Diva: A Novel Of Triumph After Katrina

by D.T. Pollard
iUniverse (Sep 11, 2006)
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she was called the rooftop diva by the man that saved her, but she never knew his name. She must have passed out because the next time her eyes opened she was surrounded by a throng of people at an aid station. A kind lady gave her a cold bottle of water and then reality started to settle in that all she owned was clinging to her in the form of the clothing she wore. "Has anyone seen my grandmother Martha Devareaux?" she inquired and all that met her was a blank stare and a shake of the head for no. Deep down inside her mind, she knew that her grandmother was floating in the water that swamped their house. It came in so quickly. By the time Monique realized what was happening it was up to her neck. She called for her grandmother, but at eighty years old and wheelchair bound, there was little chance that she survived. Not only was she homeless and destitute, she was also alone.Could Monique rebuild her life in a new city while encountering wealth, love, violence and betrayal along a twenty year journey after Hurricane Katrina?


Click for more detail about Rooftop Diva: A Novel Of Triumph After Katrina by D.T. Pollard Rooftop Diva: A Novel Of Triumph After Katrina

by D.T. Pollard
iUniverse (Sep 11, 2006)
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…she was called the rooftop diva by the man that saved her, but she never knew his name. She must have passed out because the next time her eyes opened she was surrounded by a throng of people at an aid station. A kind lady gave her a cold bottle of water and then reality started to settle in that all she owned was clinging to her in the form of the clothing she wore. “Has anyone seen my grandmother Martha Devareaux?” she inquired and all that met her was a blank stare and a shake of the head for no. Deep down inside her mind, she knew that her grandmother was floating in the water that swamped their house. It came in so quickly. By the time Monique realized what was happening it was up to her neck. She called for her grandmother, but at eighty years old and wheelchair bound, there was little chance that she survived. Not only was she homeless and destitute, she was also alone. Could Monique rebuild her life in a new city while encountering wealth, love, violence and betrayal along a twenty year journey after Hurricane Katrina?

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Click for more detail about Split Indecision by Pierre Bateau Split Indecision

by Pierre Bateau
iUniverse (Feb 16, 2006)
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Fate brought us together in the world of the living for us to continue the harmony that once only existed in this underworld.Jacob Livingston is a young man with problems. After losing his parents to a brutal murder, he finds out he has an illegitimate half-sister, Elizabeth Livingston, who has plans to take off with his family’s fortune. Believing that Elizabeth had something to do with his parents’ deaths, Jacob goes to great lengths to discover just how much she knows.Elizabeth hates men-especially Jacob’s father whom she believes is responsible for causing her mother’s terminal cancer. Without her mother’s protection, Elizabeth becomes an introvert who develops two very complex personalities to deal with situations that she can’t handle on her own.In an elaborate scheme to milk Jacob’s inheritance-and eventually kill him-Elizabeth involves AJ Taylor, a clinical psychologist chosen to declare Jacob unfit to handle his estate, and Cheryl Gooden, whose involvement in Elizabeth’s life is part medicinal and part vengeance.In the end, the situation takes a captivating turn as Elizabeth fights for her life-and Jacob, Cheryl, and AJ come to understand that all may not be what it seems.

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Click for more detail about The Busy Woman’s Little Book of Motivation: 42 Morsels of Motivation To Help You Live Out Loud and Become The Phenomenal Woman You Were Born To Be by Cassandra Mack The Busy Woman’s Little Book of Motivation: 42 Morsels of Motivation To Help You Live Out Loud and Become The Phenomenal Woman You Were Born To Be

by Cassandra Mack
iUniverse (Mar 05, 2008)
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The Busy Woman’s Little Book of Motivation is a collection of insightful lessons and anecdotes that will help you own your power, keep the cup full enough to feed yourself, get in the driver’s seat of your career, let go of the ledge, break the habit of self-sabotage and take steps toward healthier relationships. In the power-packed, little book you’ll learn how to give yourself the best of what you’ve got and live life by your design. If truth is what you seek and balance is what you need, this is where you’ll find it; right here in Cassandra Mack’s The Busy Woman’s Little Book of Motivation. Intensely and intentionally Cassandra speaks to the heart, mind, body, and soul of the woman who’s too busy to know that she’s too busy. Slow down long enough to sit down with this powerful book and you will be a better woman for it. Mischa P. Green author of 30 Things He Told Me But Can’t Tell You Because You Won’t ListenI have read many books that advise women on empowerment, but Cassandra Mack’s book shows you exactly how to own, respect, and have confidence in your power as a woman, daughter, mother, sister and friend, refusing to allow others to dismiss or diminish you.Miranda J. Carr, author of Dysfunction and HeartacheIf you are trying to reach your goals, create more balance, build your career, let go of the habits that do not serve you well and make healthier relationship choices all at the same time, The Busy Woman’s Little Book of Motivation is the guide you need to get there. You’ll learn to become more empowered in a tangible way and open yourself up to all of the wonderful possibilities that await you.Kisha Robinson, Co-CEO, OneDa TwinzFinally, a fresh look at what women can do to take charge and re-charge. Cassandra deals with the underlying reasons why so many strong women struggle and offers heart-felt advice on how to live more authentically.Jacqueline Ros


Click for more detail about The Education Of Black Folk: The Afro-American Struggle For Knowledge In White America by Allen Ballard The Education Of Black Folk: The Afro-American Struggle For Knowledge In White America

by Allen Ballard
iUniverse (May 06, 2004)
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The Education of Black Folk chronicles the history of African-American education and the beginnings of affirmative action in American colleges and universities. Considered to be a classic by many, on can find no better introduction to this important topic.


Click for more detail about The Good Got To Suffer With The Bad by Earl Sewell The Good Got To Suffer With The Bad

by Earl Sewell
iUniverse (Nov 20, 2000)
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Theron Brooks’ entire life was changed by one single act. His fifth grade teacher informed the entire class that she was going to place everyone back a few grade levels.Later, Theron’s family leaves his Chicago neighborhood for a better life in the suburbs. There, Theron is confronted with hatred, humiliation, peer pressure, the reality of a poor education and ultimately defeat. However, Theron has great courage and instead of bowing his head with shame, sorrow and regret he shows everyone how to over come, succeed and stand tall.


Click for more detail about The Lazarus Parable: A Revelation For The 21St Century by John Bonner The Lazarus Parable: A Revelation For The 21St Century

by John Bonner
iUniverse (Aug 08, 2007)
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For those who live there, Earth is both paradise and prison, a place for people to live out their lives with no hope of leaving or knowledge of what exists beyond this world. Then on one otherwise uneventful day, two odd-looking men from another planet suddenly appear with an offer the citizens of Earth can’t refuse: the power to travel into the unexplored frontiers of the universe. But first, the Earthlings must prove they can bring peace to their world and show love for their fellow man. At first, Earth’s inhabitants are skeptical of their new friends but soon realize the magnitude of the gift these aliens have offered. They are given five years to end their wars and create an atmosphere of peace and social harmony needed to impress the union of worlds. While the world is filled with excitement, the Reverend Jimmy Jordan questions his faith in God, which leaves no room for the existence of life beyond Earth. He studies the Bible in earnest to strengthen his beliefs, and he discovers a startling secret concerning Earth’s new friends, one that could have dire consequences for the planet and the people living on it.

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Click for more detail about The Making Of A Joyful Mother Workbook: A Spiritual Journey For Women Experiencing Infertility by Kimberly Thacker Webb The Making Of A Joyful Mother Workbook: A Spiritual Journey For Women Experiencing Infertility

by Kimberly Thacker Webb
iUniverse (Apr 20, 2007)
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The Making of a Joyful Mother is designed to encourage, elevate and empower women who are struggling with infertility. This book will inspire women to walk through the journey of infertility with renewed faith, Kimberly Webb is intimately familiar with infertility, suffering through many surgeries to correct fibroid tumors, irregular periods, endometriosis, miscarriages as well as a tubal pregnancy. She has first-hand experience with the physical pain and emotional strain these circumstances cause. However, she had endured the struggles of infertility and has learned God’s process of transforming infertile women into joyful mothers. This is what she did with her in the years prior to the birth of her daughter. As an accomplished speaker, Kimberly is a power orator who leaves an indelible mark on all those who come in contact with her-regularly speaking to women on issues concerning infertility, self identity, and marriage. Additionally, Kimberly has more than five years of experience as a Christian pre-marital and marriage counselor. Mrs. Webb is a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate of Law Degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Kim and her husband reside in Carrollton, Texas with their daughter.


Click for more detail about The Man-You-All: A Guide To Save Black Women Time, Money & Energy by J. Thurman The Man-You-All: A Guide To Save Black Women Time, Money & Energy

by J. Thurman
iUniverse (Jul 07, 2008)
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Learn why you think of yourself as princess and not a GODDESS.
Learn who’s the real boss and why you don’t have to tolerate what men do.
Learn to develop a strategy before your next encounter with a man.
Examine the MYTH’S that black women tell other black women, with real answers.
Find out how not to get PIMPED by your emotions and any man again!
Learn the Secret’s of the Three P’s.
Personalize your game plan and strategies of attack with black men.


Click for more detail about The Monkeybars Of Life by Ted Pittman The Monkeybars Of Life

by Ted Pittman
iUniverse (Jun 30, 2009)
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In his first novel, Ted Pittman weaves a tale about life, technology and ESP from New York to Europe and beyond. Nate LaChae grew up in a tough, nurturing, home in New York City. He learned to survive the city streets and successfully compete in technical areas. While in High School, his experiments revealed talents that amaze his fellow students and teachers. Scarred by a tragic marriage and breakup, he begins an odyssey of relationships and jobs where the love and success he craves eludes him repeatedly. Spurred on by his dream of inventing a gravity engine, Nate seeks employment with companies that have the tools and equipment he needs for his projects. He works in many European countries and makes friends everywhere he goes. During one three-year stint outside the U.S., he meets an inventor who has independently duplicated experiments Nate conducted years before. This reignites Nate’s determination to perfect his own engine. Returning to the U.S.A. Nate attempts to reconnect with his children and fulfill his dream of climbing to the top of The Monkey Bars of Life.

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Click for more detail about The Olympian: An American Triumph by Craig T. Williams The Olympian: An American Triumph

by Craig T. Williams
iUniverse (Oct 25, 2010)
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I dare greatly, and I shall live my life as no ordinary man bound by a game of chance. -John Baxter Taylor Jr. Running is his sacred ritual. As his legs gracefully carry him around the track at the University of Pennsylvania, he feels the wind in his face and freedom at his back. It is 1905, and John Baxter Taylor Jr. is three years away from representing the United States at the Olympic Games in England, where he will become the first African American Gold Medalist in Olympic Game history. Taylor has done everything in his power to live an uncommon life and defy those who dare to stand in his way. As he transforms himself from a skinny boy who licks at the heels of his fellow high school competitors while ignoring racial slurs to becoming one of the best quarter-milers in the world, he beats not only his competitors on the track but also shines academically, eventually earning a degree in veterinary medicine. In this compelling historical novel, the story of one man’s extraordinary life led by his unyielding determination to achieve his dream despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles will inspire you to remember that glory does not die, but is instead passed on to the next person willing to carry the torch in their heart.

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Click for more detail about The Single Moms Little Book of Wisdom: 42 Tidbits of Wisdom To Help You Survive, Succeed and Stay Strong by Cassandra Mack The Single Moms Little Book of Wisdom: 42 Tidbits of Wisdom To Help You Survive, Succeed and Stay Strong

by Cassandra Mack
iUniverse (Jun 07, 2006)
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The Single Moms Little Book of Wisdom provides insight and encouragement for women who are parenting without a partner or who feel like they are. This concise yet comprehensive book will motivate you to pursue your goals and fulfill your dreams. It will provide you with reassurance as you walk the path of single motherhood and offer survival tips and success principles that are necessary to succeed, survive and stay strong. Addressing such issues as: surviving tough times, avoiding unnecessary drama, reclaiming your life, grooming yourself for greatness, creating wealth, living prosperously, helping your children get what they need to thrive, escaping the super woman trap, getting past the "what will people think," syndrome and preparing yourself for real love, The Single Moms Little Book of Wisdom will be of great comfort to any woman whose journey has taken her to single motherhood.Here’s what others are saying about The Single Moms Little Book of Wisdom…"Cassandra Mack’s insightful book is concise, to-the-point and full of empowering advice. This is one book I wish I had when I was raising my daughter. Not only will you find tools for success, you’ll get plenty of reaffirmation and encouragement too."
-Deborah M. Cofer, author of No Process, No Promise and columnist for New York Carib News"Cassandra Mack has generously guided single moms through a process of empowerment and personal elevation. Whether you’re looking for strategies for success or a little lift to get you through a tough time, it’s all here in this power-packed, inspirational guide."
-Gessy Nixon, business coach and author of, The Weekend Entrepreneur"As the son of a strong and successful single mom, I can attest that Cassandra Mack’s book will serve as an excellent resource for women who are raising children on their own. You’ll come away with tools for empowerment as well as a game-plan for personal grow


Click for more detail about This Too Shall Pass: Meditations, Affirmations And Encouragement For My Sisters by Sheritha Bowman This Too Shall Pass: Meditations, Affirmations And Encouragement For My Sisters

by Sheritha Bowman
iUniverse (May 27, 2004)
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It is when we open up and share that the healing and deliverance can begin. Our stories and testimonies open doors for other women to walk through boldly and confidently knowing that someone else went through the same thing-and survived.Sister, you are not alone. You’re not the only woman who cries in her car on the way to work. You’re not the only woman who struggles with anger and yells at her kids because life isn’t going as planned. You’re not the only woman struggling with whether or not to give him the key again. Quiet as it’s kept, she’s going through it, too."This Too Shall Pass "taps into our "other side." The depression. The fear. The loneliness. The anger that we blame on PMS. How are we dealing with the emotions that are literally crushing our spirits? We’re keeping the mask on. Afraid to open up and blow our cover. It’s time to talk about it.This inspiring book, filled with scriptural wisdom, testimonies, sisterly advice and a touch of humor so that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, will encourage you to hold on, be strong and know without a doubt that God WILL bring it to pass.


Click for more detail about Touch by Charlotte Watson Sherman Touch

by Charlotte Watson Sherman
iUniverse (Nov 18, 2011)
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A woman on the verge of falling in love must tell her new lover she’s contracted a life-threatening disease.


Click for more detail about Touched by Linda Armstrong-Miller Touched

by Linda Armstrong-Miller
iUniverse (Oct 01, 2000)
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Be careful who you turn your back on. Help comes in many forms. Matthew Allen found that to be true. Matthew Allen experienced a tragedy when he was 10-years old. Because of it, he stopped caring. He stopped growing. His first night of call as a brand new intern changed that and his life forever. Touched is the journey Matthew Allen had to take into his past so that he could live his future.

What if you spent the last eight years of your life convincing yourself that you had your life together only to be told by a ninety-eight year old black lady that it wasn't? What if this lady was a total stranger to you? Not just a stranger but a stranger who was dying; a stranger that you had been given the responsibility of taking care of.

What if you had a secret that you thought only two people knew? What if you found out you had been wrong and someone else knew your secret. What if the other person was a ninety eight year old black lady?

That's not all. What if that ninety eight year old black lady told you she was sent to help you? Would you want her help?

TOUCHED is about releasing yourself from a painful past so that you can experience a better future. It encourages us all to look at our role in one another's life and the impact we will make.

Author Linda Armstrong-Miller pushes the theme, every choice you make is significant.

In life there are choices we must make. Sometimes choices are made for us, long before we have a voice to state our opinion. Matthew Allen experienced a tragedy that shaped him into a cold person. He doesn't have friends, the comfort of family or love and he doesn't seek those things out. Instead, he feels trapped by what happened so many years ago. Today, Matthew Allen will be forced to confront his past and acknowledge that every story has two sides.

"We cannot predict what challenges we face in life; however, through our faith and the support of loving, caring people, we can overcome. I like the story more so because it showed a continued hope for Matthew to change, and that the change was going to have to be as a result of him finally letting someone into his life. I wholeheartedly recommend this book as one to add to your bookshelf."
-T.C. Matthews,
Prolific Writers Network

What if she told you she could turn back the hands of time so that she could show you things from your past and her past then did it? What if she did all of this so that she could offer you a future? Would you be interested? These are some of the questions Matthew Allen Green is faced with in the debut novel Touched by Linda Armstrong-Miller.

Touched is a fictional novel that deals with real issues and emotions. It is the story of a young man who had to make a choice after experiencing a very traumatic event in his life. His choices were to move on and live or shut himself off and not trust or love anyone. He chooses the latter.

In Touched, Mat encounters a ninety eight year old black lady, Grandma, his first night of call, as an intern. Mat learns throughout the course of the night that Grandma has powers, which enables her to do wondrous and scary things. She calls these powers 'tools of the trade'.

He finds out that she can not change what happened to him but if he will simply let her touch his heart, she will provide something for him that will help him cope with his pain, loneliness, shame and despair. She will provide his with a family.

He also finds out that he only gets one shot at this family. He is struck by the realization that once Grandma is dead, his fate is sealed. That once the clock starts ticking it cannot be stopped. What he finds out that really scares him is that in order for him to have his new future something has to give. That something is Grandma. She is willing to die so that he may live.

Thus the journey begins. It is a journey that will be paved with much pain.  However, it is a journey that in the end Matthew Allen Green will be glad he took.

I promise you will feel like you are battling the same evil that he is as you walk along beside him.

 

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        When I saw how determined she was, I went to her little boy and knelt beside him. I was determined she would have a prize at the end of her labored journey. While Goatee held his watch, Blondie looked on. I looked to see how close she was. To my shock and surprise, her eyes locked with mine. When she finally arrived, she smiled at me. I couldn't believe it. 
        "Thank you Jesus." She said.
        "Jesus? No, not me." I whispered.
        "Angel?" She asked.
        "I've never been called that either."
        "You were sent to help me?" She asked. She was out of breath when she
finished.
        "Yes." I answered.
        "Angel." She said then smiled. So did I.
        Her smile was wondrous. I remembered how my mother had looked when she
smiled at Chris. It had been just as wonderful and she had been dying too.
        After thanking me, Bonnie laid beside her son. She attempted to pull
her son to her. By now, she was far too weak. If the baby had been another
step farther I'm not sure she would have....yes she would have. She would
have reached him no matter how far away he was. That I was sure of.
        Bonnie slid her hands under him trying again to lift him. I placed my
hands under hers. Together we lifted him. She then pulled her arms back
and nestled the baby against her chest. With the gaping wound that was now
her abdomen, this nestling actually made it look as though she was trying to
put him back inside of her.
        "Thank you so much." She whispered barely audible even to me.
        She found the strength to kiss her son once more. Then she died. Less
than a minute later, her son took his last breath.

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Click for more detail about VAMPIRE: A sensual romance novella by Gwendolyn R. Morris VAMPIRE: A sensual romance novella

by Gwendolyn R. Morris
iUniverse (Sep 09, 2005)
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Vampire, Seth Bjorn, meets the beautiful Nia one night while he is on the hunt for a victim. They are immediately attracted to each other and begin an adventure together that neither ever anticipated. Their initial meeting turns into an explosively sensual love. A love, which is tested over and over again through the course of several dangerous and life changing ordeals. Will their love survive the horrors of the life they now live? Will their very existence survive all of the unexpected and frightening events?Read VAMPIRE, a sensual romance novella…And, you’ll discover the answers.


Click for more detail about Vivid by Beverly Jenkins Vivid

by Beverly Jenkins
iUniverse (Jan 15, 2001)
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It’s 1786 and Dr.Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than determination to face down handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove’s bull-headed mayor.Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. When the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then wants her back on the train and out of his town. It’s 1876 and women aren’t supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn’t prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.


Click for more detail about Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color by Carleen Brice Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color

by Carleen Brice
iUniverse (Jan 09, 2008)
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I have been in search of a book that lifts me in celebration of who I am as an African-American woman and my blessed connection to other women of color, to all women, to all people; a book that teaches me in testimony that I must, and can, take charge of the health of my soul and, therefore, awake each morning ready to live in faith, in love, in compassion with others I need search no longer. Walk Tall is that book.-Gloria Wade-Gayles, author of My Soul is a Witness"Brice looks at the commonalities and shared spirituality of people of color the true essence of our spiritual journey on Earth."-Ben Nighthorse Campbell, former U.S. SenatorThe 366 affirmations collected here celebrate cultural diversity and the drive, determination, and accomplishments of people of color. These daily thoughts help readers challenge internalized racism and nurture personal responsibility and self-love.


Click for more detail about Well Considered by Richard Morris Well Considered

by Richard Morris
iUniverse (Feb 15, 2010)
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"Well Considered is a suspenseful but deeply moving novel that gripped me throughout. I recommend it." -William Byers Ron Watkins learns that his great-grandfather, Thomas, was murdered by a mob in 1907 in Maryland. He is driven to find proof that Thomas was an innocent victim in order to protect his children’s familial and racial pride from those who might assume that Thomas committed some crime that incited the violence. But as Ron searches for information, Jimmy Clay, neo-Nazi owner of a dilapidated general store and oil-and-lube who has ties to the 1907 mob, learns of his activities. Clay becomes convinced that Ron intends to steal his property, and with two cohorts seizes him as he jogs through the woods. Wilma, Ron’s wife, futilely searches for him and desperately calls on neighbors for help. What Ron does not know is that the truth he seeks is hidden in the mind of a friend. Set in former tobacco fields in Maryland, Well Considered travels back to a time a century ago and shows how people and events buried deep in the past can still affect us and control our existence. This is a story of racial conflict and reconciliation, suspense, mystery, history, and humor with characters you will not soon forget.

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