Archive for the ‘First Chapters’ Category:

First Chapter: Depression and Your Child by Deborah Serani

Title: Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers Author: Deborah Serani Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Pages: 232 Genre: Self-Help/Psychology, Parenting Format: Hardback/Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age. Depression and Your Child is an award-winning book that gives parents and caregivers a uniquely textured understanding of pediatric depression, its causes, its symptoms, and its treatments. Author Deborah Serani weaves her own personal experiences of being a depressed child along with her
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First Chapter: Solo by Kevin V. Symmons

Title: Solo Author: Kevin V. Symmons Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Pages: 353 Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle Jessica Long has the voice of an angel. But Jesse’s cold beauty masks a brutal past filled with privation and cruelty. As the talented soprano approaches her final year at New England Conservatory, she is faced with a choice: stay with her striking young lover or accept the offer of a successful Broadway producer. She chooses the latter only to discover that fame can exact a cruel price. After years of yearning, the lovers meet again – at Jesse’s ragged homestead on the Maine Coast. Matt will reveal the benefactor
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First Chapter: Stupidparty Math V. Myth by Patrick Andendall

Title: Stupidparty Math V. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy Author: Patrick Andendall Publisher: Fact Over Fiction Publishing LTD. Pages: 408 Genre: Politics Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy relies on publicly available facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions held by too many Republicans. Substantiated by more than 1,500 hyperlinks to authoritative resources, readers will find: Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the “Moochers”, the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, “Freedoms”, guns, and ignorance-based humor. The fallacy of Fox News facts exposed, documented, and explained. Also included are 1,055 full
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First Chapter: The Art and Science of Healing – With Light by Dr. Mark J. Rogers/Nike Azoros

Title: The Art and Science of Healing – with Light Author: Dr. Mark J. Rogers with Nike Azoros Publisher: Dr. Mark J. Rogers with Nike Azoros Pages: 442 Genre: Medical Format: Paperback/Kindle Chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions but it is not a disease. Chronic pain is a genuine physical problem and its epidemic is being spread by the very treatments the doctors are prescribing. Over thirty percent of patients across the world present with back, neck, or head pain, the majority of whom are in chronic pain, but all doctors offer is a prescription for painkillers and a referral for intensive physical therapy. The patients never improve, in
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First Chapter: Not Without My Father by Andra Watkins

Title: Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444 Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Author: Andra Watkins Publisher: Word Hermit Press Pages: 240 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback/Kindle Can an epic adventure succeed without a hero? Andra Watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She planned to walk fifteen miles a day. For thirty-four days. After striking out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested eighty-year-old father. And his gas. The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. Sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim. As Watkins trudged
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First Chapter: ITGIRL4LIFE by Tamara Branch

Title: ITGIRL4LIFE Author: Tamara Branch Publisher: Heart Project Publishing Pages: 98 Genre: YA/Self-Esteem Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Writer, artist and speaker, Tamara Branch serves up 40 bite-sized chapters on how to build unshakable self-confidence, honor your life, and shine bright in the world, in ITGIRL4LIFE: How to bring out your special something and so much more. Packed with sage advice, life-changing insights and affirmations to help you soar, ITGIRL4LIFE offers ideas, tools and principles that you can reference and build upon, supporting you in becoming your best. Get ready to fall in love with your own wisdom, beauty and strength. First Chapter: KNOW WHO YOU REALLY ARE Y
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First Chapter: The Blood of the Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell

Title: T he Blood of the Fifth Knight Author: E.M. Powell Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Pages: 355 Genre: Historical Mystery/Thriller Format: Paperback/Kindle/Audiobook Purchase at AMAZON England, 1176. King Henry II has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for her failed attempt to overthrow him. But with her conspirators still at large and a failed assassination attempt on his beautiful mistress, Rosamund Clifford, the King must take action to preserve his reign. Desperate, Henry turns to the only man he trusts: a man whose skills have saved him once before. Sir Benedict Palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King. As Palmer
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First Chapter: Unlocking the Mystery of You: The Pinnacle of Purpose by D.L. Anderson

Title: Unlocking the Mystery of You: The Pinnacle of Purpose Author: D.L. Anderson Publisher: Author House Pages: 195 Genre: Self-Help Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Do you know who the most important person in your life is? Just look in the mirror and you will see – it’s you. Whether you’re a college student, a housewife, a salesman, or the president of the United States of America, the most important person in your life is and will always be you. That being said, your primary objective in life should be to know who you are so that you can position yourself to succeed in offices aligned with your purpose.
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First Chapter: P.O.W.ER by Lisa A. Kramer

Title: P.O.W.ER Author: Lisa A. Kremer Publisher: Word Hermit Press Pages: 291 Genre: YA Speculative Feminist Fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities together to change the world? In a world where access to the written word is reserved to men, Andra BetScrivener has been able to read and write ever since she was a little girl without anyone teaching her. She must keep her abilities a secret in the country of New North, or she could lose her hands, her eyes or her life. In fact, the only paths offered to her–and all young women–are to either marry
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First Chapter: Shadows in the Fog by Greg Messel

Title: Shadows in the Fog Author: Greg Messel Publisher: Sunbreaks Publishing Pages: 353 Genre: Mystery Thriller Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON The story begins on a stormy morning in February of 1959. The front page of the morning paper is dominated by news of the plane crash which killed rock ’n roll stars Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens. Private Eye Sam Slater is hired to perform what he thinks is a routine two-day job as a favor for a friend. However, it all goes terribly wrong when a young San Francisco policeman is gunned down while sitting in a parked car with Sam. The murder sets
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First Chapter: Open Your Heart for Happy Relationships by Eve Picquette

Title: Open Your Heart for Happy Relationships: 10 Shift Keys – What Your Angels Have Been Trying to Tell You for Centuries Author: Eve Picquette Publisher: Enchanted Eve, Inc. Pages: 78 Genre: Self Help/Inspiration Format: Paperback Purchase at AMAZON How many times have you read or seen something that made you want to change your life and relationships – but you didn’t know how? Introduced by two angels, Hope and Impatience, Open Your Heart for Happy Relationships – What Your Angels Have Been Trying to Tell You for Centuries… answers the “how” question. Eve Picquette shows readers how to: Open their hearts to love Shift their lives, using 10
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First Chapter: I, James by Mike Hartner

Title: I, James Author: Mike Hartner Publisher: Eternity4Popsicle Publishing Pages: 293 Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11. Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land. Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?   First Chapter: My name is James, and I am the second son of Walter and Maria.  My mother is Princess of Castile, now Spain, and my father is ruler of the whole of the Iberian Empire that includes Portugal.  Yes, Spain and Portugal are united, which occurred during
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First Chapter: The Temple of All Knowing by Lee Papa

Title: The Temple of All Knowing Author: Lee Papa Publisher: WaveCloud Corporation Pages: 186 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON The Temple of All Knowing is a memoir of one woman’s passage from personal and professional turmoil to spiritual awakening. A compelling straight forward and sometimes humorous account of the most personal of journeys as this 40-something woman finds herself in Sin City with promise of a new life, new husband and elderly mother living with her. She instead is uncovered as a central character in the deepest of possible challenges only to break through to discover her authentic spiritual self through a near death experience and a
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First Chapter: Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz

Title: Miracle Man Author: William R. Leibowitz Publisher: Manifesto Media Group Pages: 428 Genre: Cross-genre Thriller Format: Paper/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON REVERED   REVILED    REMARKABLE The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real. So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history.  But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from? As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect.  Yet Austin’s greatest
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First Chapter: Night Terror by Jeff Gunhus

Title: Night Terror Author: Jeff Gunhus Publisher: Seven Guns Press Pages: 400 Genre: Supernatural Thriller/Horror Format: Purchase at AMAZON Ten years after her abduction and near-sacrifice to the Source, Sarah Tremont struggles to be a normal teenager. As much as she’s tried to suppress the power inside of her, it’s grown dangerously strong and has drawn the attention of those who want to possess her power for themselves. The nightmare that she thought was long over starts again as powerful forces descend upon Prescott City to seek her out. With her parents and Joseph Lonetree’s help, Sarah must stand up to an evil much more powerful than the one
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First Chapter: K-9 Cop by Erna Mueller #YA #PUYB

Title: K-9 Cop: Case #1 The Dreck Report Author: Erna Mueller Publisher: Erna Mueller Pages: 220 Genre: YA Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON No one thought as highly of Lieutenant Spencer Watley as he did himself. This selfish cop met 14 year-old Justin Andrews during an important stakeout. Determined to nab a group of cyber killers, he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way, especially a smart mouthed teenager like Justin. After Spencer bids him good riddance, he is killed by the hackers and stands before the gates of heaven. But – what’s this? After a life of putting dangerous criminals behind bars, he’s locked out? He
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First Chapter: Song From the Ashes by Megan Whitson Lee

Title: Song From the Ashes Author: Megan Whitson Lee Publisher: eLectio Publishers Pages: 350 Genre: Christian Fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Attorney Landon Kingsley craves order and normalcy, and aside from his well-hidden vice of smoking, he lives the life that everyone expects from him in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Recently engaged to beautiful nursing student, April May, Landon’s new fiancée is everything he could want in a wife. She is devoted to her faith and family and truly loves him. April’s cousin, Ella Casey, has returned to Kingsport after ten years of pursuing a career as a country music singer in Nashville. Ella’s failed career and
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First Chapter: Divine Sanctuary by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Title: Divine Sanctuary Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif Publisher: Imagin Books Pages: 210 Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Crime/Thriller/Romance Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Prologue Emily emerged from the shadows of Jasi’s closet. She drifted forward, her feet barely touching the floor. Her head, with its long blonde hair, lolled at an awkward―strangled―angle. In this dream, an adult Jasi gasped in surprise. The pink skipping rope noose was gone. “You’re ready, Jasmine.” “Ready for what?” “To start looking for me.” Jasi stood still, mesmerized by the bruises around the girl’s neck. They were fading before her eyes. “The skipping rope is gone,” she said finally. “And your bruises are disappearing.” “Yours will too,”
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First Chapter: Two Empty Thrones by C.H. MacLean

Title: Two Empty Thrones Author: C.H. MacLean Publisher: CNH Publishing Pages: 242 Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Paperback; Kindle Purchase at AMAZON With her powers growing every day, fourteen-year-old Haylwen Rightad thinks she’s safe in the magical forest. And now that she finally has the friends she always wanted, what is there to be afraid of? But she’s not out of the woods yet. Old enemies rip through her beloved forest, threatening to haul Haylwen and her newfound friends away. Their safety shattered, Haylwen and her friends are suddenly at each other’s throats. Is the friendship she worked so hard for already ruined, or is there another, unseen enemy at
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First Chapter: I Wish by E.B. Tatby

Title: I Wish Author: E.B. Tatby Publisher: Dream Tag Pages: 329 Genre: YA/Fantasy Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON All her life, sixteen-year-old Kenza Atlas has heard the stories, but she never believed them. She never expected the allure of power or, worse, how far the dark shadows could cast. Genies and wishing are for fairy tales, not teenage girls, and especially not in Omaha. But when a Moroccan jinn with undulating tattoos and mysterious black eyes whisks her 500 years back in time, she witnesses the death of her powerful ancestor and the gorgeous slave she loved. They sacrificed themselves to escape the Caliph, a tyrant named Mazin. And
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First Chapter: The Agben School by Jo Sparkes

Title: The Agben School Author: Jo Sparkes Publisher: Oscar Press Pages: 384 Genre: Fantasy Format: Paperback Purchase at AMAZON Agben had stood for a thousand years. A mysterious school housing more than students, it was the seat of the powerful Women of Agben, and the center for harnessing the potency of herbs. Few knew all that transpired within the walls. And now Marra stood at its gate. Friends and support stripped from her, the fragile life she’d built for herself now lay in tatters. And the source of this evil hunted her like a deer culled from the herd. The gateway before her was her only hope. For as
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First Chapter: Return to Love by Kathleen Shoop

Title: Return to Love Author: Kathleen Shoop Publisher: Oakglen Press Pages: 261 Genre: Romance Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON April and Hale Abercrombie’s love is tender and sweet. While he serves in Vietnam, their marriage is marked by trust and the belief that they will grow old together with a gaggle of grandchildren at their feet. But, their charmed marriage changes in the face of losing their newborn daughter. On leave from his tour, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife and her help her heal. When he arrives, his embrace, his touch, and his love are as perfect as April remembered. Their reunion is passionate and their
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First Chapter: Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart

Title: Ash to Steele Author: Karen-Anne Stewart Publisher: Karen-Anne Stewart Pages: 342 Genre: New Adult Romance Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Emma Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It’s my fault; I’m the one who isn’t strong enough. I’ve been damaged…broken. Breck’s words haunt me…’There’s a consequence for every choice you make.’ Breck I’ve had so many women I can’t even remember over half of their names, but none of
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First Chapter: Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin

Title: Palmetto Moon Author: Kim Boykin Publisher: Berkely Trade Pages: 320 Genre: Southern Women’s Fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found…Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn’t want, she’s left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned
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First Chapter: Meet Me in Barcelona by Mary Carter

Title: Meet Me in Barcelona Author: Mary Carter Publisher: Kensington Pages: 352 Genre: Mainstream fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle/MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audo, Unabridged Purchase at AMAZON A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer’s current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation. Carrie Ann wasn’t just Grace’s foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend—until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her
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First Chapter: Sister Surrendered by Darla M. Grese

Title: Sister Surrendered Author: Darla M. Grese Publisher: Darla M. Grese Pages: 210 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback / Kindle Purchase at AMAZON When you’re a twin, loneliness is somewhat unfamiliar because you’ve always had each other. So when a twin passes, the other is left unprepared. Our loyalty was steadfast and our devotion to one another, solid. Our love was unconditional no matter what the circumstances. I’m so grateful every day for the memories of the joy and laughter that we shared together. I know the bond that Kelli and I shared is impossible for anyone to replace. This memoir has become something so much more than initially intended.
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First Chapter: The Devil Made Me Do It by Colette Harrell

Title: The Devil Made Me Do It Author: Colette Harrell Publisher: Urban Books/Kensington Pages: 288 Genre: Inspirational fiction Format: Paperback Purchase at AMAZON The voluptuous Esther Wiley has always known that she is special. She’s a tiara-wearing, wand-carrying kind of Cinderella princess in disguise. The problem that her very own Fairy Godmother, the Prophetess Mother Reed, struggles with is getting her to live like it. Briggs Stokes is the reluctant heir to his father’s worldwide, multimillion-dollar televangelist ministry, yet he yearns to be his own man. His past mistakes have caused him a private life of hurt and loneliness. Esther and Briggs meet and develop a deep soul connection,
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First Chapter: The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie

Title: The Unholy Author: Paul DeBlassie III Publisher: Sunstone Press Pages: 200 Language: English Genre: Psychological/Paranormal Thriller Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, The Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.  First Chapter: A chilly autumn morning wind swept over the grounds of the Ecclesia
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First Chapter: The Last Ancient by Eliot Baker

Title: The Last Ancient Author: Eliot Baker Publisher: Burst Books, imprint of Champagne Books Pages: 316 Genre: Supernatural Thriller, Historical Mystery Format: Paperback/Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Around Nantucket Island, brutal crime scenes are peppered with ancient coins, found by the one man who can unlock their meaning. But what do the coins have to do with the crimes? Or the sudden disease epidemic? Even the creature? And who–or what–left them? The answer leads reporter Simon Stephenson on a journey through ancient mythology, numismatics, and the occult. Not to mention his own past, which turns out to be even darker than he’d realized; his murdered father was a feared arms
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First Chapter: The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams by Daphne Michaels

Title: The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams Author: Daphne Michaels Publisher: Daphne Michaels Books Pages: 130 Genre: Personal Development/Spirituality Format: Paperback / Kindle Purchase at AMAZON In The Gifted: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams author, speaker and licensed psychotherapist Daphne Michaels celebrates the nine gifts that are our birthright, guiding readers in how to recognize and use them to transform their lives.  In her author’s preface, Michaels reveals how her own journey of life transformation began when she was young and realized that human existence wore two conflicting faces–one of love and joy, and one of fear and despair. She decided then
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