Lifelong Sobriety is the first recovery book that emphasizes the importance of taking care of emotional health. This book is action-oriented. It will guide addicts on the path toward recovery while recovering addicts will find a resource for maintaining their sobriety. They will find new hope by easily relating to the book’s key concepts, which will contain interviews and anecdotes, relating the experiences of dozens of recovering addicts. Additionally, these stories will help readers gain insight into their own compulsive behavior, their distorted thinking and help them find the answers to their issues. This book is a natural extension of my first book, Insanity Beyond Understanding. In that book, I helped readers understand the behavior and attitude of addicts that keep them sick. Now, in Lifelong Sobriety, my focus is on helping readers find solutions to their issues, change their past behaviors, attitudes and learn how to manage their lives more effectively. The key to this book is in its brevity and accessibility to an audience that typically lacks the attention span to sit down to read a fact-filled book. As a drug and alcohol therapist over two decades, I have closely observed their behaviors and have found out that addicts allow their overwhelming emotions to govern them and consequently remain sick. I closely relate to these individuals because, after all, they are human beings and have same emotions as I do. I feel depressed, stressed, anxious, angry, frustrated, lonely, bored etc., as they do. Only difference is that they rely on drugs to deal with their issues and I manage them without using drugs.
My fantastic book was hot off the press and soon to be seen in stores and homes across the land, or so I thought. When I wrote My Mother My Child, I had all the confidence in the world it would be a best seller. My publisher would now get it into the public's hands. Wrong!
I learned all too quickly, the publisher's job was basically finished when I received my finished product. He would list it in bookstores and do little else as far as promotion.
As I realized marketing the book was to be my lot, I became aware of three glaring truths. I trust these will be helpful to you.
1. No one will appreciate your book as much as you. You have poured your heart and soul onto each page. For you it's a one-of-a-kind book that every reader should possess; much more than another product on a shelf.
2. Local sales are limited. Every friend and relative will not purchase a copy. Well-meaning friends will share their book instead of encouraging others to buy one for themselves. You need to learn how to move beyond your circle of influence for sales.
3. No matter how well done, an ad in the newspaper will yield little or no sales and can be quite expensive. Exploring online options is a must in today's world. You must learn to use Facebook, Twitter, and other online venues to your advantage.
If you are overwhelmed as I with marketing your book, don't lose heart. There are helps available. Spend time reading marketing articles on the internet. Many offer free tips and guidelines for effective marketing. The key is to not spend too many hours searching and reading. Schedule a period of time each day on marketing. Choose one good tip to follow before reading more.
Do you know someone with computer savvy that could help market your book? Discover what you can do for them in trade.
About the Author
Susie Kinslow Adams is a wife, mother, and grandmother whose earliest memories are of caring for grandparents and offering hugs and hope to shy or struggling classmates. Her work alongside her husband in ministry has provided years of experience with groups and individuals from children to senior adults. Susie is a gifted author, writer, speaker and storyteller. She and her husband have a country home in the Ozarks and enjoy the wonders of nature.
Title: My Mother My Child
Genre: Non Fiction Self Help
Author: Susie Kinslow Adams
Publisher: Write By The Sea Press
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My Mother My Child is an easy-to-read heartfelt story of caregiving filled with practical helps and resources for every family. Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter are suitable for individual or group study.
If you like high octane thrillers, this award winning novel is for you. The O'Rourke team is at it again as they work against the clock to rescue one of their own. It seems the Mob didn't take too kindly to their involvement last spring that led to the indictment of their boss. To complicate matters the team is called in to help solve a nationwide plot involving the assassinations of several U.S. Senators. Who is behind the horrific plan and why? Is it the militia? Terrorists? A homegrown wacko? CLONE DRONES weaves together a fascinating story that could be a part of the news in the near future.
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RC and JP Carter are the award winning authors of the O'Rourke Crime Novels series. They also love paranormal investigating, bicycling, camping and travel. It seems there are stories everywhere!
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Working as a drug and alcohol counselor for over 20 years has given author Bajeerao Patil a world of experiences, as well as a trove of heartrending and peculiar stories filled with unforgettable characters. Visit the agonizing, sad and often-strange world the addicts find themselves in; your eyes will be opened to stories that happened behind the closed doors. Addicts believe they truly cannot live without alcohol or drugs but the misery of their dependence causes unhappiness, denial, and reckless behavior. Selfish, distorted thinking, my-way-or-the-highway attitudes abound. Lives are shattered and dreams abandoned as the addicts spin further out of control, deep into self-destruction. Why are some able to break the cycle of addiction, while others refuse to help themselves and eventually give up? Get an insider's outlook in this thoughtful and compelling work.
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ABOUT Entertaining Angels
Madison Andrews can’t face her reflection in the mirror. All she sees is a big, fat nobody. Yet, deep inside she longs for something more, something that’s not skin deep.
Along comes Zach, the new guy in high school. He’s smoking hot and totally out of her league. She somehow catches his eye, and he makes her feel beautiful for once. But just as she gets close to Zach, her nerdy best friend, Chase, won’t let Madison doubt her true beauty, no matter how many meals she skips.
Dark forces are at work, darker than the lies and mocking from her peers, stopping her from amounting to her full potential. With her newfound Christian faith, can Madison find true happiness in her own skin amidst the battle of angels and demons?
ABOUT Emerald Barnes
Emerald Barnes graduated with a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. She resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. She’s an auntie to three beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews. She's a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person. God
is number one in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor.
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Welcome to Thorncliff Manor, where London's elite mix, mingle, and may even find their heart's desire . . .
There are thousands of things Christopher, Viscount Spencer, would rather do than hunt for a bride, especially since experience has taught him that women are not to be trusted. Then he finds the intriguing Lady Sarah scrambling around in Thorncliff's conservatory and he is instantly charmed by her passionate nature. But why is she so intent on avoiding him?
Lady Sarah would make the perfect bride for a peer—if not for a tarnished past that she's hiding from the ton. A stay at Thorncliff Manor was meant to help her plan for her future, not fall in love. Yet Christopher's kisses are irresistible, his gallantry enticing. When her secret stands to be revealed, will the truth ruin their dreams of happiness?
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a dark erotica...
by S.L. Schiefer
WARRANT by S.L.Schiefer
Publish date: 5/14/15
Genre: Dark Erotica
Devon Harper knows two things for certain:
1. She lives to dance.
2. She is a prostitute.
At 18 years old, Devonâs mother went missing and she was suddenly forced into a brutal prostitution ring. In a life plagued with a series of let downs, the only thing constant has been dance. But when an unlikely ally, Enzo, enters her screwed-up life, she wonders if there is hope for her yet. Will striving for a degree in dance help Devon escape the throes of prostitution? Or will it cause her to lose more than ever before?
*Caution: The story of Devon Harper is not a pretty one. It contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, strong language, drug use and all types of abuse.
S.L was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. She is the biggest Ohio State fan EVER! She's married with two beautiful boys and a furbaby. A country girl at heart, and have no problem sitting outside by a fire or grabbing guns and target shooting. Works as a hairstylist and assistant manager at SportClips. In her down time you'll generally find her relaxing with her Kindle, or trying to entertain the minions.
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The Mark on Eve, is a tale of a woman bewitched in Colonial America whose pirate lover’s ship went down off Cape Cod. Eve is alive today, her secret in tact, helping the female governor of California run for president until her act of saving the governor from an assassination attempt could reveal Eve’s secret and doom the presidential campaign. But the story did not come full-blown from my imagination. In fact the pirate ship and his waiting girlfriend were true – to a point.
The idea for my book came from an actual Cape Cod legend. In 1717, Marie Hallett, a 15 year-old young woman supposedly involved with the pirate Sam Bellamy was suspected of using witchcraft to draw Bellamy’s ship, theWhydah, toward shore in a storm. The ship sank in the violent storm drowning Bellamy and most of his pirate crew. The Whydah was discovered and salvaged in 1984. There is a museum dedicated to the find in Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod.
I simply took some of the persons in the legend and changed the story by asking: What if the woman was not a witch but was be-witched to live forever? It allowed me to explore how she would manage through different periods in American history all the while maintaining suspense in the modern day story in which she tries to keep her secret while giving meaning to her long existence by helping a female governor run for president of the United States.
While Marie Hallett was supposedly 15 years old, I wanted my leading lady to be older and more sophisticated as she made her way through the epochs of American history. Since the pirate ship went down in 1717, I made her 25 years old at the time. At 25-years-old at the time of the shipwreck means she would have been born in 1692, not coincidentally, the year of the Salem Witch Trials.
Title: The Mark on Eve
Author: Joel Fox
Publisher: Bronze Circle Books
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Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA TodayandLos Angeles Times. Joel Fox is also the author of the Zane Rigby mystery series--Lincoln’s Hand and FDR’s Treasure-- in which an FBI Special Agent must solve a puzzle from the past of an American president to solve modern day murders. A native of the Boston area, Joel Fox lives in Los Angeles.
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Benjamin Stone has an unrealistic determination to rid the streets of New York from any and all drug dealing scum. That determination quickly moves him and his partner, Rob Withers, up the ranks to Senior Narcotics Agents within their precinct. A new case assisting the FBI has Ben facing the ghosts of his past. Those same ghosts are the very reason he moved to New York to become a cop.
Ella Parker is bright, beautiful, kind, and severely damaged as a result of one tragic night in her past. Having lived an idealistic life, that horrific night sent her pretty castle of cards crumbling down. Forced to start over, she leans on her best friend, Andrea Hensen, to help her move on. With Andrea’s help, Ella quickly settles into her new life in New York City. It’s a safe and comfortable existence, albeit very boring.
Their paths may have never crossed, if it hadn’t been for their meddling best friends. Rob and Andrea believe that Ben and Ella are soul mates that were meant to be together, a perfect match. There’s one slight problem. Ben and Ella want no part of this matchmaking scheme. Funny thing about fate, it’s inevitable.
Or is it?
Can a truth cause the possibility of a happily ever after to crash and burn? Ben and Ella learn that sometimes truth isn’t the best answer. Sometimes ignorance is most definitely bliss.
Stone Walls is a stand alone novel, with a HEA, and mature content. 18+ readers only.
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A.M. Madden's debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil's Lair Novella.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
A.M. Madden, Independent Author of the Back-up Series.
A.M. Madden is a Goodreads Author and can be contacted on Facebook, twitter, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Tabitha, Ben’s vampire girlfriend, has at last asked one question that can forever align their destinies: does she have his free will consent to turn him from a human into one of her kind?
Before he can answer, a traitor they have both made the mistake of forgetting about wreaks havoc. Any long-term romantic dreams the couple may have made get obliterated as they and their allies—introduced in Resolve And Retribution—desperately attempt to thwart an embittered enemy of Tabitha who wants a far less mortal-friendly Council of Thirteen chartered. It was such a predatory council Lilith had intended to start, which was her motive for annihilating the original one Tabitha and her mother had served.
But nefarious as the ancient Roman vampire had been, there were boundaries even she didn't cross. To Ben's alarm, her protégé, the same traitor whom Tabitha had once believed to be her friend, is delighted to trample over and past those boundaries without a second thought. Once again, Ben must act decisively to protect family and friends alike.
In this sequel novel Returns and Reunions, Ben, Tabitha, and remnant allies holding fast to their principles regarding peaceful human–vampire coexistence face an adversary as dangerous as she is unpredictable. And when the inevitable confrontation ignites, more than one final good-bye will have to be said."
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