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“The Atheist” (“The Deiform Fellowship One”) by Sarah Ettritch

Different people will give different answers to the question “Does God keep track of what happens here, and does he intervene?”. Some would say that it’s up to us, humans, to fight evil when we see it, while others would say that God is always on our side and sends his angels to help us. In the first book of “The Deiform Fellowship” Series, Sarah Ettritch introduces readers to an interesting concept: what if God had a secret agency like the FBI or CIA to help him keep the world in balance? And what if one of the agents he wants to recruit for his Fellowship were an atheist?

Jillian Campbell is a Deiform, but she doesn’t know it yet. The fact that she doesn’t believe in God doesn’t help at all, not even when Jim Preston, the local pastor, tells her he is an agent of God and tries to explain how The Fellowship works. However, when the pastor is killed and Jillian is accused of his murder, she realizes that what she dismissed as pure nonsense might be true, and that her only chance of solving the case and clearing her name might be to start believing in the existence of God’s Deiforms.

Sarah Ettritch has managed to create an intriguing plot and a complex character that readers will easily relate to. Jillian is not one of those atheists who say they don’t believe in God but are unable to support their claim with solid arguments. She had a traumatic experience that left her scarred for life, and now she is afraid of letting her guard down. She’d rather avoid people and avoid going out and socializing if that means no one will have the chance to ever hurt her again. Accepting that she is a Deiform doesn’t come easy to her. In order to do her job properly and truly help mankind, she must work with herself and change her own perspective on life, the world, good and evil.

“The Atheist” is a brilliant book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. It raises some thought-provoking questions about God and how much he intervenes in our lives to keep us out from harm’s way, and it incites the readers’ imagination by suggesting the possibility of God having his own agency that helps him protect the world he created.

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“Doubt” (“Among Us” Trilogy) by Anne-Rae Vasquez

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Gaming is one of the most popular ways to relax, have fun, and make friends, especially nowadays when online gaming communities keep growing with each day that passes. In “Doubt,” the first book in the “Among Us” trilogy, such games play a much more important role: they bring the characters together, providing them with a common goal and a common mission.

Harry Doubt is a skilled programmer and creator of the online game “Truth Seekers.” He and his friend, Claire, have always been considered geeky and weird by those around them, yet there’s more to them than meets the eye. When Harry’s mother goes missing while doing volunteer work on a peacekeeping mission in Palestine, he decides to do anything he can in order to find her. All his gaming friends join him, thinking that they will discover what has happened to their own missing relatives and friends. However, things get even more complicated during the mission after the “Truth Seekers” start to doubt that their lives are real. As they approach the end of their journey, paranormal forces interfere, setting into motion a chain of events which will change completely the characters’ lives and worldview.

“Doubt” combines several genres – paranormal, mystery, thriller, dystopian –, offering the readers an occasion to enter the world of the supernatural and to learn more about how it interferes with the apparently ordinary lives of young people. Anne-Rae Vasquez’s writing style is simply captivating: the narration flows easily and the story is so intriguing that the readers will find themselves simply engrossed in it.

The characters are well-built and unique, and as the story progresses, they grow and develop as well. The author keeps you guessing as to how the story will unfold and what are the characters’ true motivations, rendering the novel all the more engaging. Although “Doubt” has to do with the online gaming industry, the readers don’t have to know a lot about it in order to understand and to enjoy the novel.

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“Live Out Loud: 52 Ways to Reawaken Your Spirit and Live a Life of Purpose” by Melisa Alaba

In a world that moves at a crazy pace, we are often too caught up in our work and our daily routine to stop for a moment and ask ourselves if we are truly satisfied with what we have. We are busy providing for our family, but we never get the chance to spend quality time with our children and relatives. Then, what is the meaning of all this? What is the purpose of working and earning as much as possible if we cannot find the time to enjoy the results of our struggles? This is the life that the author of this book, Melisa Alaba, had before an accident caused her to take a step back and contemplate her present and future. As a Life Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor, she had long dedicated her life to helping people, but she overlooked the fact that she might be ignoring her own problems.

“Live Out Loud” is an inspiring, motivational book that will change the lives of many people. If you find yourself in a difficult situation when you’re not sure what to do in order to achieve happiness and a sense of achievement, then you absolutely need to read this book. Melisa Alaba talks from her own experiences, baking everything up with biblical principles that are bound to bring readers peace of mind, strength, and the blessing of positive thinking. At the beginning of the book she tells her own story, and many readers might realize they are in a similar situation as she was when her life began to change.

Like many people today, Melisa had a great career that took most of her time. She was so involved in what she was doing that she completely overlooked the fact that she wasn’t spending enough time with her children, and she wasn’t actually enjoying life. When a car accident caused her serious back problems, she found herself in the situation of giving up her job because she couldn’t go to the office anymore. Instead, she turned to prayer and meditation, being absolutely certain that God would help her heal. When that happened and she was completely recovered, she decided that her experience could help other people reawaken their spirit and live a life of purpose.

“Live Out Loud” is divided into 52 chapters that correlate to the 52 weeks of the year. There is a mindful idea for each week, and the chapters are full of exercises that can be done individually, with a partner, or in a group. They are short, but extremely powerful, which means that it won’t take readers too much time to do them, but they will offer quick results that will convince them to follow the entire program. The exercises are based on 11 principles that can help anyone learn how to live a fully aware life: abundance, acceptance, balance, commitment, connection, discovery, forgiveness, giving, gratitude, organization, and purpose. Once you embody these key concepts into your life, you will realize that you can finally live up to your fullest potential.

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“What Matters Most (Hero’s Crossing)” by Reana Malori

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People crave the presence of others, they want to be loved and appreciated, but sometimes they may not be aware of this need. We may spend years focusing on a job or on creating a thriving business, and then, one day, we are hit by the realization that we need love more than anything else. This is the case of Evan Knight, one of the main characters in Reana Malori’s novel, “What Matters Most (Hero’s Crossing).”

This romance novel tells a twofold story: on one hand, that of a man who has dedicated his life to the Marine Corps, always putting his duties before his needs; and on the other hand, that of a single mother who wishes she could do and be more for herself and for her son. However, Major Evan Knight’s life changes completely after a little boy starts sending him letters. The boy is Sierra Walker’s nine year old son who has to do a school project, part of which is to communicate with Evan.

Not only does Evan Knight’s life change at 180 degrees, but also that of Sierra. After meeting Evan, the two of them slowly get to know each other, and they eventually realize that they have feelings for each other, and that they were meant to meet and to be together. The novel follows their relationship from its shy, gentle beginning up to the point where it gets passionate and full of eroticism.

“What Matter Most (Hero’s Crossing)” is a beautifully written romance novel, whose story is bound to warm your heart. The relationship between Evan and Sierra progresses at a slow pace, depicting an image of blooming love. For more information on Reana Malori and her other works, you may visit her site. Also, you can find “What Matters Most” on Amazon, on Barnes & Nobles, and on All Romance Books.

“I, Human” by Vito Veii

We live in an age of rapid technological progress, when anything seems to be possible thanks to the efforts of specialists from various fields. Physics, engineering, mathematics, and IT have all completely changed the way in which we perceive reality and, more importantly, humanity. Drawing from these themes of progress and artificial life, Vito Veii wrote an original, thought-provoking novel entitled “I, Human.”

This fantasy science-fiction novel is the first installment in a series of stories which follow the journey of an android, as narrated by Marcus Magnusson, the captain of the ship. “I, Human” is a pleasant, entertaining read for fans of the genre, but it also raises thought-provoking questions regarding our future as human beings. The author imagined how androids might function in the future, skillfully depicting robotic technologies and their potential development.

Vito Veii’s novel determines the reader to wonder what the world would be like if androids looked, behaved, and thought exactly like a human being. What if they had feelings: would we still consider them intricate machines or would we have to reconsider our beliefs? Given that technology has developed considerably in a relatively short period of time, it is easy to imagine a distant future where our lives rely heavily on technology and androids. Therefore, the questions upon which the author invites us to ponder become more than just science-fiction musings.

“I, Human” comprises a gallery of well-built, memorable characters, which render the novel all the more engaging and appealing. The creativity with which Vito Veii shaped the futuristic universe of the book as well as the characters is bound to arouse the reader’s admiration and to pique his or her interest from the very first pages. Luckily for the readers’ community, more books will follow in the series.

If you are a fan of the science-fiction genre with a taste for philosophical reasoning, then Vito Veii’s “I, Human” is the perfect book for you. Original, well-written, and visionary, the novel will make for an engaging read.

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“Sacred Ceremony: Create and Officiate Personalized Wedding Ceremonies” by Dayna Reid

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Many girls dream of their wedding from an early age, picturing themselves in a beautiful white dress and holding the hand of their loved one. Years pass and this beautiful event finally comes along, and with it also come innumerable hours spent planning the marriage. The two partners invest a lot of time and energy into creating the perfect wedding, carefully choosing the flowers, the music, the décor, the cake, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and the menu. However, the ceremony – the heart of any marriage – is oftentimes overlooked.

Dayna Reid is an ordained Officiant with more than ten years of experience. After noticing that many soon-to-be-married couples focus less on the ceremony – or even leave it aside altogether –, D. Reid decided to write “Sacred Ceremony: Create and Officiate Personalized Wedding Ceremonies.” This is a complete guide to creating the perfect ceremony, taking the focus off the wedding cake and the bridesmaids’ dresses and putting it on the sacred bond established by marriage between the two partners.

In a pleasant, friendly tone, the author offers various suggestions and advice regarding ceremony selection, choosing an Officiant, wording your vows, and much more. Dayna Reid also provides examples of sample weddings, a worksheet for planning the ceremony, and information on filing the paperwork to make the wedding legal. The suggestions and examples comprised in this guide cover a wealth of different traditions and cultures, as well as simple vows which don’t have any traditional, religious, or cultural label.

“Sacred Ceremony: Create and Officiate Personalized Wedding Ceremonies” will teach you everything you need to know in order to successfully plan and officiate a ceremony. The information provided by Dayna Reid is of significant value for any soon-to-be-married couple, as well as for the Officiant of their union.

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“Listening to Rain: The Adventures of the Shaolin Blade Tanzong, Scroll 1” by Albert A. Dalia

If you’re interested in mythology and you’re fascinated by fantasy tales that are based on legends and myths, then “Listening to Rain” by Albert A. Dalia is the best choice you could ever make. We all know that the most popular myths are the ones that come from the Greek, Latin, Egyptian, and Norse mythologies. But, have you ever considered checking out the Chinese mythology and see how captivating and different it is from what you’re used to in terms of gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures? Well, Albert A. Dalia, who is also a scholar of medieval Chinese history, offers his readers the chance to discover an intriguing world where the line between magic and reality is so thin that sometimes it is impossible to tell one from the other.

“Listening to Rain” is the first scroll in “The Adventures of the Shaolin Blade Tanzong” trilogy, and it tells the story of a martial hero who is sent on a mission that might cost him his life. In writing his first book, the author has chosen to build his entire series in the Chinese wuxia style, and to base it upon a 7th century Chinese understanding of reality. So, readers should get ready for a tale of adventure, bravery, and magic, to which the author has added a fair amount of sensibility and poetry, which are characteristic to Chinese legends.

The action takes place in 627 A.D., when China is ruled by the Tang dynasty. However, the reign of the Son of Heaven is feeble, as his empire is caught between powerful enemies in the north and a possible revolt of the Lee aborigine tribes in the south. He decides to send two of his trustworthy men to negotiate with the aborigines, and thus begins the great adventure of Tanzong the Shaolin Blade and his companion, the Imperial Commissioner Li Wei. Tanzong the Shaolin Blade is the main character, and his story is told by Li Wei himself in an attempt to keep the memory of his great deeds and sacrifices alive.

In the first book, Tanzong and Li Wei have to reach the mysterious Isle of Pearls, and their journey takes them through dangerous places. To survive, they have to be cunning, intelligent, and determined, because they will have to fight off the airborne attacks of the Thunder Lords, to cross storm-tossed seas, and even sail aboard a pirate ship. Once they reach the island, their quest becomes even more threatening, as they have to climb the “Land of Drifting Ghosts” mountains to find a legendary lost Buddhist monastery.

No doubt, “Listening to Rain” is one of those addictive stories that make it impossible for the readers to put the book down once they start reading it. After finishing this first volume, the only thing readers can hope for is that the author will publish the second book in the trilogy soon enough.

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“Destroy Me” (“The Obsession Series”, Books 1-3) by Laura Bailey

Are you a fan of books such as the “Cross Fire Series” by Sylvia Day or “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James? If the answer is “yes”, then you’re probably looking for more similar books, or even for the next best thing that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There’s no doubt that “Destroy Me” by Laura Bailey is one of the best choices you can make if you love dark erotica novels with strong characters and intriguing plots. The author released the complete “Obsession Series” on March 3rd, and the finished novel contains the three bestselling novellas – “Surrender to Me”, “Break Me”, and “Destroy Me”.

This is the story of Tara and Damien, who meet in the most unlikely circumstance: Tara is looking for her fiancé, Matt, who wiped out their bank account and disappeared in thin air. She soon finds out that Matt also stole 5 million dollars from Damien, and now she must pay Damien back. He is not about to let Tara go without getting something out of this mess, so Damien suggests they sign a contract that stipulates Tara has to pay him back with… sex. The attraction between them has been almost unbearable from the first moment they saw each other, so Tara is not about to refuse this occasion to get what she wants from Damien. She is far from innocent and shy, unlike most of the female lead characters in erotic novels, so her relationship with Damien will be explosive given that they both have strong and independent personalities.

Laura Bailey has managed to write a story that will draw the readers in from the very first pages. “Destroy Me” has a captivating and intriguing plot, and the action is so fast-paced that you won’t have time to get bored. By getting the complete series you have the possibility to read all three parts in one sitting, which is something to be envied by those who had to wait for the second and the third parts to be published after being completely hooked by the first one.

“Destroy Me” is a dark erotica novel that contains strong language and BDSM moments. It is only suitable for readers over 18.

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“I’m Living But I’m Not Alive” (Book 1 in the “Black Caviar Thriller eBook Series”) by Psymon H.

Are you a fan of psychological thrillers and you love TV shows such as “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire”? How about reading a book that is very similar to these shows, but brings so much more to the action and characters, challenging you to question your own initial opinions and ask yourself how you would have acted in certain situations? Psymon H. has managed to write the perfect book series for fans of this genre – “The Black Caviar Thriller eBook Series” –, and he has already published the first two books: “I’m Living But I’m Not Alive” and “Collision Course”. The third book will be released in late June 2014 along with a sideline series called “Black Caviar After Dark”.

“I’m Living But I’m Not Alive” is the story of the vicious and ruthless Daman, a gangster who has never been quite the same after his brother was murdered. Daman is respected and feared by everyone for his evil genius and lack of mercy, but he is also a family man who is trying to keep his loved ones safe. The only one who seems to read him easily, thus gaining access to his secrets and weaknesses, is the smart and sexy Jane, the black widow of the series. Daman meets her at a luxurious boat party, and he is completely charmed by her. He is aware that Jane might get him into trouble, but he is not sure he’ll be able to avoid her mind-bending games. On the other hand, Jane herself might get more than she bargained for when she meets Daman.

Psymon H. has a unique writing style that draws the readers in from the very first pages. His characters are believable and well fleshed-out, and the readers might even recognize themselves in some of their traits. This turns the first installment in the “Black Caviar Series” into a captivating and intriguing read that will raise many thought-provoking questions. For instance, by the end of the book, readers might find it impossible to make the difference between the good guys and the villains, because they all have their motivations and reasons to act the way they do.

So, if you feel like reading a heart-pounding thriller that deals with moral ambiguity, human nature, and complex relationships, then don’t forget that “I’m Living But I’m Not Alive” will be free on Amazon on 3/17 and 3/18.

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“The Blink of Her Eye” by Angelica Thaddeus

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Sometimes the best idea for a book comes from the most unexpected place. This was the case of Angelica Thaddeus, a former health care consultant and author of “The Blink of Her Eye:” she never thought that one day she would write an erotica medical thriller. But while she was taking care of her father, she accidentally came across his medical records. These files had been stashed away in the attic for over thirty years and they hid real medical nightmares. Angelica Thaddeus used these records as her main source of inspiration in writing “The Blink of Her Eye”.

The author managed to combine in this novel elements from two different genres: erotic romance on one hand and medical thriller on the other. Although at a first glance Thaddeus’ book may seem yet another story of lust and passion, “The Blink of Her Eye” goes beyond this shallow level: it represents a reminder to all of us that we should be vigilant about our own health care. Because she knew that this important message would not attract the readers in a non-fiction form, Angelica Thaddeus opted for fiction.

“The Blink of Her Eye” is an erotic thriller whose protagonists are Anika Sliwinski and Gabriel. She is a hospital compliance officer who is attacked by a man while she investigates patient complaints. He claims she murdered his wife. This is when Gabriel, a handsome and seductive man, rescues Anika, but strange occurrences don’t stop here. The mystery deepens when she receives a note with the words “Stop the Murders” on it. Unsettled by these things, Anika accepts Gabriel’s help. In trying to stop misdiagnosed patients from dying, the two fall in love fully and passionately.

“The Blink of Her Eye” is a seductive, gripping thriller which will satisfy all your senses. Find it on Amazon.