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Flags of Sin (A James Acton Thriller, Book #5)
By J. Robert Kennedy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
Archaeology Professor James Acton simply wants to get away from everything, and relax. A trip to China seems just the answer, and he and his fiancée, Professor Laura Palmer, are soon on a flight to Beijing. But what he doesn't know, is China is about to erupt into chaos.
Love Bites
By Jasmine Bowen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Fiction
Peggy is a teenager, working as a model overseas. The last thing she expected was to be swept off her feet by Alexander, the client who hires her. He is everything she is not: Classy, in his mid fifties and business-like. Neither them believe in love. Despite all that, sparks fly when they shake hands. One night, a dinner date soon ends up tumbling into the sheets, But Alexander reveals...
Palaces, Pagodas, Parks, and Profits: A Fast Look at China
By Dan Cothran
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,070. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
describes a political scientist's trip to china on a chamber of commerce tour. provides description of sights and an analysis of economic, political, and social change in china, arguing that china is dealing with some of the same issues that u.s. has struggled with for a century--encouraging economic growth, distributing the bounty of that growth, avoiding boom and bust, pollution, and politics.
The Old Man of Heron Village
By Xiao Qing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction
The short story "The Old Man of Heron of Village" is the poignant tale of simple farmer during China's turbulent Cultural Revolution who finds a chance to express his deep love for the man who is a living Buddha to him - Chairman Mao. However, his efforts lead him into a world beyond his understanding.
A Scot Returns - A Journey from Bali to Skye
By Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 144,720. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The last of a trilogy, by turns comic and astonishing, of a remarkable five-year pilgrimage around the world. Travelling on foot, camel, elephant and public transport Scott slips, trots and lumbers through the cultures of the Far and Near East. He carries a notebook, a will to understand, a bent towards absurdities and…(ever the optimist)…a universal bath plug where there are no universal drains.
The Gilded Age, A Time Travel
By Lisa Mason
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,490. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
The classic time travel to 1895. A New York Times Notable Book. A New York Public Library Recommended Book. Zhu Wong, from 500 years in the future, must travel to 1895 to rescue a Chinese slave girl. She falls in love with the troubled heir to a fading fortune and becomes indentured to the most notorious madam in San Francisco. The choices she makes affect the future and her own life or death.
Wanderlust - an Anthology of Best Extracts from the Round-the-World Trilogy: Scot Free, A Scot Goes South & A Scot Returns
By Alastair Scott
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,100. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Alastair Scott's epic five-year sojourn roughing it round the world was originally (and still is) published in three volumes. Wanderlust brings together a 'best' collection of his writings from this journey. He writes with deep insight and caustic humour; diverse, bizarre, beautiful and poignant impressions of our world and humanity in all its forms. This is a delight from start to finish.
English Rocks! 101 ESL Games, Activities, and Lesson Plans
By Greg Strandberg
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,750. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
They’re bored, they’re tired, and they’d rather be anywhere else. That’s no way to teach an ESL class, so why not get things moving and shaking? You can do just that with English Rocks! 101 ESL Games, Activities, and Lesson Plans. Make your ESL class the most popular in school today with 101 ideas presented with 112 pictures to help explain them. Let your class find out why English Rocks!
Cherem: A Thriller
By Michael Paulson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction
Mistaken for a CIA agent, American Harry Bronstein is targeted by Chechen terrorists/spies, Russian intelligence, and a Chinese crimelord, as well as the French police. In the circumstances, staying alive would be nearly impossible. Staying alive and seducing sexy Russian spy Anitchka seems beyond hope. Author Michael Paulson delivers a fast-paced adventure and vivid characters.
Browning FN Hi-Power: An Engraved Mystery
By TK Rolland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Broomhandle Books. Category: Nonfiction
In 2009 an engraved 1935 Browning FN Hi-Power in perfectly preserved condition appeared for sale online. Purportedly a personal gift from Chiang Kai-shek, the gun had been carefully stored away until finally sold as part of an estate. This article looks into the mystery of the gun's provenance. How had this Browning passed from a once powerful Asian leader to an American soldier during WWII?