Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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Please visit us at malakh.com for lots of information about the Malakhim series. It is a labour of love, built out of bits of the world's mythology and the personal mythology of one slightly addled but good-hearted artist. It is a cryptic love letter to the lost and lonely, it is a supernatural horror story, and above all it is the story of one lost little boy. Reader discretion is advised, the language is uncensored and the violence can be painful. We adhere to no particular religion but try to respect them all to the extent we know how. Our angels are not intended to represent, nor affront, any faith. They are what we see when we peer behind the curtain, and nothing more. These are our dreams, our nightmares. ... read more
Malakhim Volume 4: In the Blood
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Butch Berardesco, the most unlikely writer of our time; graduated from Asbury Park High in 1965, at the bottom of his class. He was voted the most likely to die before 30. He was educated on the streets of the Jersey shore, with priorities that valued partying above all else. He quickly fell into the outlaw biker world of, drinking and drugs.
In 1974 at the age of 27 and shortly after his first child was born, he had an after–death experience that should have changed his life. Trapped in a world of drugs and riotous living, he over dosed in 1979. However, with God’s mercy, he was given a second chance– a second time.
Butch taught himself to read or write in his mid–twenties.
1992, God blessed him with a ... read more
Face to the Floor (An Atheist Faces GOD)
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Vanna B. is an author and publisher of fiction novels. The Hope Street Publishing CEO is a native of Philadelphia, PA and received her BA in journalism from Temple University. Writing has been a life-long passion of hers and she always planned on authoring books.
Vanna's professional writing career began with newspapers and magazines, where she served as a restaurant reviewer, proofreader, advice columnist and staff writer covering a range of topics including current events, local politics and culture. After making the decision to leave the workforce and stay home to raise her son, she began penning her first novel, Fancy.
Fancy went on to be a huge success, landing on the Amazon Kindle best-seller's list for ... read more
Waist Training 101: A Guide to Using Corsets to Slim Your Waistline
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Simon J Townley
Simon Townley is the author of the acclaimed slipstream / speculative novels ‘Lost In Thought’ and ‘Ball Machine’, and has written a range of cross-genre novels for both adults and young adults, including prehistoric fiction series ‘A Tribal Song – Tales of the Koriba’. The first novel in the series, ‘The Dry Lands,’ was published in 2012, with the second, ‘Caves of the Seers,’ scheduled for release in early in 2014. His sci-fi thriller ‘Outlivers,’ again written for both adults and young adults alike, is to be released in Autumn of 2013. This will be followed by the post-global warming, high-seas adventure ‘Among The Wreckage.’
Simon has also written non-fiction, in particular o ... read more
The Fire Within
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KB is a "spiritual superhero", inspirational blogger, artist, musician, entrepreneur, internet marketing mentor and dedicated yogi. She is a creative powerhouse whose innovative ideas help people turn their deepest passions into successful businesses.
KB's passion for internet marketing began when her hobby of making custom dog collars turned into a successful online business with thousands of loyal fans all over the world. KB has been working successfully online since 2004 and has an international following with fans and clients in over 120 countries.
Pump Up the Volume: How to Raise Your Vibration in 14 Days or Less Using the Law of Attraction
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Jude Bijou is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), an educator in Santa Barbara, CA, and the author of multi-awarding winning, Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life (Riviera Press, November 2011).
As the daughter of a renowned pioneer in the field of behavioral child psychology and applied behavior analysis, Jude’s upbringing sounds like it would be pretty cool. There was just one problem: she was miserable.
Earning a BA in psychology from Reed College and a master’s in psychology from Carleton University, she became a marriage and family therapist. Success was attained, yet something was still missing. Looking eastward, she immersed herself in the world of meditation ... read more
33 Bad Attitudes and What to Do With Them
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Because his worship, whether he realized it or not, was my prime motivator. And as his hand moved over my diminished frame I began to see how my joy had both darkened and deepened, had achieved a keener edge as my physical, corporeal being became an object. Observed from a distance, it deserved no mercy. Images of beauty I’d once held fell away like scaffolding, like the plaster casting around a bronze, to be broken and discarded on the way to true revelation.
--Anaiis, R&J: In Love with Night
R&J: In Love with Night
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Cancer survivor and health writer, Sandy Powers is the author of the award winning book, Organic for Health, and the acclaimed book, Passage. Her new book, Blood Wine, is coming. When Sandy is not writing, she enjoys time with her grandsons. Sandy and her husband live in Englewood, Florida.
Organic for Health
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I was born in rural East Yorkshire in 1968 and have lived within a thirty mile radius of that same point ever since. The East Riding of Yorkshire has always been 'home'.
I am a wife, the mother of two teenagers (scary) and according to one friend, a ‘deep thinker’. The Lifelight Series is the end result of lots of deep thinking.
Music is a personal passion. It fires my imagination as I write about the ideas triggered by the world around me. Nature, life experience and science provide the framework for my stories. I simply turn up the volume, let my creative streak run wild, and start typing.
I hope you enjoy the end result... as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Follow me on Twitter at @AlexandraLoizou
Me, myself, I have been many things including a chocolatier, bookseller, working for a circus and a web/digital controller for a publisher.
I have flown around 38 states in America in the company of a friend and a Durango named Alice. I have lived in Slovenia, Cyprus and many parts of the UK. I am currently entranced with the delights of London city and all it has to offer.
I am always having conversations with characters in my head, much to the amusement of friends and family. Cara's voice had been talking in my own head for a while, telling me how to dress and put my make up on. So I decided it would be better for my sanity and me, if I placed her in another's head, and so Theodora Rigby and the Society of ... read more
The Society Of Forgotten Travellers
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Graham Sharp Paul
Graham Sharp Paul was born in Sri Lanka. He has an honors degree in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University and an MBA from Macquarie University. He joined the Royal Navy in 1972; he qualified as a minewarfare and clearance diving officer in 1977 and reached the rank of lieutenant commander before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy in 1983. Graham left the RAN in 1987. After working on a range of business development and corporate finance projects, he retired in 2003. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Vicki, has three sons and two granddaughters.
Vendetta: The Guild War Book 1
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Emanuel "E.R." Carpenter is an award-winning writer and the founder of Napkin.
He is the author of the series "ASKING: The Life-Changing Secret to Success," “Through Fire and Pom-Poms: 23 Kick-Ass Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team to Achieve Record-Breaking Profits,” and “How to Dominate in Cold Calling & Earn Six Figures Doing It.” The Capital University graduate has prospected on behalf of multiple brands including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon. He has been published by Little, Brown and Company and Forest Wade Press.
Winner of the National Sales Network's Sales Impact Award, Carpenter lives in Atlanta with his family.
He is currently working on the final installment of a series titled "AS ... read more
Through Fire and Pom-Poms! 23 Kick-Ass Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team to Achieve Record-Breaking Profits
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Sandra Novelly, originally from Northern Kentucky, is the mother of three, grandmother of three and now lives in Laughlin, NV with her husband, Larry and two cats, Smokey and JR. Sandra has loved to read since she began doing so at age four by standing over her mother while her mother read the newspaper. Sandra devours every book that grabs her interest and also loves to write. She has written some award winning stories on Writing.com and also belongs to Absolute Write.
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Celine Healy found her true Life Path and Purpose by using the techniques described in this, her first book. With professional qualifications in accounting, mass communications, education and counselling, Celine has done everything from running an accounting practice, to helping people overcome stress, to mentoring girls and women in business, to opera singing.
She wrote, directed and produced her first short film, The Rip-Off, and wrote the songs and sang on the movie track. As head of her own accounting practice, Celine was a finalist in the Telstra Women in Business Awards, and, as a Stress Counselor,was a finalist in the Sydney Business Review Weekly Women in Business Awards. She gave up her accounting prac ... read more
How to Write a Book? How to Publish?
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From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published three novels and nine children’s books (with plans for many more), leads a classics book group with almost five-hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity.
The book that changed Emlyn’s life was "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. While she enjoys ... read more
Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
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Jim Simon is the author of fiction and nonfiction books, and other writings. Some of his books have been translated for the French and Chinese language markets.
The Far Away
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Jeffrey Allen Davis
Jeffrey Allen Davis writes from a suburb of St. Louis, MO, where he lives with his wife Vickie, two step-children Jayson and Breeanna (yes that's really the spelling of her names), and his daughter Kaitlyn (part-time). An ordained minister, Davis’s writing tends to take place within a Christian worldview, even if the story isn’t overtly religious.
Davis spends his time watching Christian and martial arts movies, hanging out with his family, studying the Word, and contemplating the joy of Reformed Theology.
In his day job, Davis works as a loyalty travel agent. He is slowly learning the industry and has finally gotten most of the airport codes committed to memory.
He is also a very political person who ... read more
A Family Squabble: An Adventure Chronicles Short Story
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Susan Abel Sullivan
Susan Abel Sullivan lives in a historic Victorian house with two dogs, way too many cats, and a ghost. When not writing she likes to get her groove on by teaching Zumba Fitness ® classes. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop for speculative fiction. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous online and print publications, including Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, ASIM Best of Horror: Vol II, Beyond Centauri, New Myths, AlienSkin, and Writers’ Journal. She is the author of CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES from World Weaver Press, as well as the forthcoming THE HAUNTED HOUSEWIVES OF ALLISTER, AL. She is currently writing a Young Adult novel ... read more
Fried Zombie Dee-light! Ghoulish, Ghostly Tales
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Robert Kingett is a blind writer with cerebral palsy who is very passionate about the work that he does. His work has been published in magazines such as Teen Ink, Fred’s Head, The Braille Monitor, Magnets and Ladders, and Ability Magazine. He graduated from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind where he started the first ever school newspaper for the blind. He’s currently obtaining his English degree. Many of his reviews and editorials can be found online at places such as americascomedy.com, Fred’s Head, and various other blogs and online media. He happily resides in Chicago Illinois where he’s enjoying the city life. See below for links to Robert Kingett on the internet and in the news.
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Father | Author | Speaker
I am a committed follower of Jesus Christ, a father, author, teacher, speaker and church leader on mission to help people live courageously from their hearts. God has changed my life in ways I can’t describe. I am am no longer living for myself, I have been incredibly blessed, life is good, and I’m thankful that God cared enough to walk it out with me.
Founder of Heartstone Journey | heartstonejourney.com.
Author of 'Heartstone: A Journey out of the midnight of my soul.'
Heartstone: A Journey out of the midnight of my soul
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The Austin American-Statesman was first published in 1871 by the leader of the Democratic Party in the Austin area as the Democratic Statesman. In 1924, the Austin American-Statesman and the Democratic Statesman merged and expanded publication from 3 days to 7 days a week. It focuses coverage on issues affecting Austin and the Central Texas region
Acquired by Cox Enterprises in 1976, the Austin American-Statesman is part of Cox Media Group, a subsidiary which joined the corporation's television, radio and newspaper assets in 2008.
In 1981, The Statesman moved from its downtown location to the south shore of Lady Bird Lake where its operations overlook Austin's downtown skyline and the Ann Richards Congress Av ... read more
ACL Music Fest: Rockin' Coverage 2002-2011
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Award-winning writer Adam Connell is the author of several works of science fiction and speculative fiction. He was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as an "Author to Watch." His first novel, Counterfeit Kings, was lauded by Publishers Weekly, who said, "Struggle for identity and self-sacrifice are just a few of the powerful stories beneath an action-packed surface plot that provokes as it dazzles."
His next novel was Lay Saints, selected by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2012, in 4 categories. Lay Saints was also chosen by Barnes & Noble as one of the Top 5 SF Novels of 2012.
Some stellar reviews:
"The engrossing result feels like an ESP-themed mash-up of The Sopranos and The Wire as scripted by Quentin Tarantino. ... read more
The High Hunt
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, writes cross-genre paranormal romance with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of scifi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners - usually - whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.
The first book of the Knights of Black Swan Paranormal Romance Series, My Familiar Stranger, ... read more
My Familiar Stranger (Knights of Black Swan, Book 1)
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J. E. Sandoval
Jim Sandoval was a long time political blogger. Growing tired of the growing insanity on both sides of the aisle, he turned his talents towards fiction. His first medieval adventure / fantasy novel, Blood Of The Righteous - Book 1 of the Ki Kalendeen Chronicles, was released in March of 2012. Seven books planned in the first series, followed by a trilogy set in the same world. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and son, and their Brobdingnagian 90 pound Basset Hound, Flash.
Redemption of the Righteous
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Jenna Bernel lives tucked along the bluffs, spending her days lost in the world of fantasy. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and drinks way to much caffeine to satisfy her love of both. Growing up she traveled extensively through the competitive dance circuit, unaware that at the time it would provide her future career an endless stream of inspiration for the captivating drama of Young Adult Fiction.
Taste for Blood: Stir (Nephil-Vamp Series, Book 1)
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Carmen M Colon
Advocate, Author, Leadership Training Consultant, Engineer; founder of PAID Professionals (workshop agency for youth career advancement)
Brooklyn, New York
A community advocate most of her adult life, Carmen M Colon organized and facilitated trainings on empowerment, advocacy and leadership during her years as a School Board President and a Brooklyn Borough President Appointee parent representative. She has written books and training manuals on self-empowerment and on how to team build, recognize skillsets, how to acquire them, use them and simply "get paid". Branding heself in 2002 she teaches classes on social networking and getting to your goal. Ms. Colon has been a Facilitator and Public Speaker for Women ... read more
Out On A Limb
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After having retired with forty years of experience as an educator, Cheryl E. Hill is a retired teacher-librarian. Reading literacy has always been first and foremost in whatever educational role the author served; whether as classroom teacher, reading specialist, English as a Second Language Specialist, or school librarian. The time has come for bringing the author's eclectic, explicit phonics method of successfully teaching reading to numerous children to the forefront to be shared with others so the precious gift of reading can continue to be gifted to children wherever they may be found!
Cheryl Hill's fellow teachers through their informal observations over time and through authentic experiences of having ... read more
Give Your Child the Gift of Reading!
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Kim has a Masters in Creative Writing for Young People. Since finishing her degree she has worked as a reader for a children's publisher and been involved with the Times/Chicken House competition. She is one of the Electrik Inc co-founders.
Electrik Inc is a brand new collective combining great writing for children and young adults , sharp editing and professional independent publishing.
St Viper's School for Super Villains. The Big Bank Burglary.
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First, a deep heartfelt thanks to those who have already bought my books, be it on Smashwords, Kindle, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, etc. I hope very much you enjoyed them.
I invite all my readers to stay up-to-date with my writing work, be it fiction, stageplay or screenplay, or simply to get in touch with feedback, on my blog at;
I was born in England, 1974. I'm a former gym instructor and in-house personal trainer, and I write, amongst other things, Young Adult fiction, specialising in a style I'd call gritty, 'reality-based fantasy.' My hobbies are fitness training, singing, amateur theatre and songwriting. (See Youtube under my name.)
I also write stageplays, and ... read more
Follow me on Twitter at SHATTASTAR
SHANNON BRANCH is among hip hop's next generation of original brilliant writers/authors and hip-hop producers. His impressive talent to create distinctive material stems from a style based on a keen eye and ear for originality, uniqueness, and creativity. His passionate gift for deeply descriptive writing is sure to breathe a fresh air in today's creative world.
The Truth Is The Hardest Pill To Swallow
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Sinead Mac Manus
Sinead Mac Manus is the founder of 8fold, a little company with a big dream - to change the way people work.
An experienced trainer, speaker and author, she writes regularly on productivity, digital balance and happiness on her website, and she is the author of From Apps to Zen: 26+ Ideas for Building a Business with Balance.
As a social entrepreneur, she runs the Digital Assistant Academy, and is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and an UnLtd Award Winner.
A yoga fanatic, she tries to bring a Zen-like quality to her daily life, but normally fails due to drinking too many double espressos.
You can find out more about her work:
-On her website at www.eightfold.org.
-Or follow her on Twitter ( ... read more
The Business Yogi: How to be happy at work
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Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now she lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer and ebook cover designer Patrick Samphire), their two sons, and their crazy-sweet border collie mix. She is the author of a trilogy of funny Regency-era fantasy novels for ages ten and up, published by Atheneum Books in the US and Templar Books in the UK.
The first book in her trilogy, KAT, INCORRIGIBLE, was selected for Bankstreet's Best Books of 2012 list and won the Waverton Good Read Children's Award in the UK (under its British title, A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK).
Her second book, RENEGADE MAGIC, was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a New and Notable Book for Teens. In the UK, it was published as A TANG ... read more
Courting Magic: a Kat, Incorrigible Novella
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K.A. Poe's books aim to remedy the limp, helpless heroine that plagues many paranormal and urban fantasy novels by introducing strong, kick-ass female leads. Combining suspense and adventure with non-explicit romance, her Nevermore and Forevermore series have enticed hundreds of thousands of readers. From vampires to witches and werewolves, you will find what hundreds of five-star reviews confirm - once you join the adventure, you'll never want to stop.
To stay up to date on new releases as well as claim a FREE full length novel from K.A. Poe, join the "hunters list" at http://kaylapoe.com/mailing-list . (Simply copy and paste the link into your browser for access.)
K.A. Poe's passions have always been writin ... read more
Kismet (Forevermore, Book One)
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After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, Anne Marsh escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineering into English, Anne enjoys gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for Slurpees), and reading books curled up with her kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So… what do you do with a PhD in Slavic languages and literatures?” She lives in Northern California with her husband, two kids and five cats.
Crash and Burn: A Men of Crash, Fire and Rescue Short Story
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Author Dana Orr is a Christian wife and mother of four children. She has written numerous articles on topics related to faith and family, and has enjoyed expressing herself through poetry for as long as she can remember.
Danielle Grows Patience
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Tracy Tresidder M.Ed PCC Golf Mind Coach
2009 ICF NSW Coach of the Year
I am a professional coach, author, lecturer and speaker in the areas of work/life balance, stress management and golf psychology. I have a wealth of knowledge and communication skills acquired through teaching Physical Education, Health and Personal Development to adults and children across the full range of public and private sectors.
I hold a Masters Degree in Education majoring in Exercise Physiology and have completed a Professional Development Certificate in Coaching at the University of Sydney. I am a member of the University’s Coaching and Mentoring Association and am a Professional Certified Coach with the internationally reco ... read more
Golf Mind Play: Outsmarting your brain to play your best golf
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Robert C. Mason
Robert has always had an active imagination, which he usually expressed in drawings and doodles, but it wasn't until 2007 that he actually started putting pen to paper (letters to laptop really).
Robert started out writing short stories with little life messages in them. He finished his first full length novel, The Bully Affect, in 2008, the focus of which was also a life lesson. Bullying.
A writing contest was the inspiration for his novella, The Tombstone Stranger. Written in less then two weeks and told from the prespective of a young boy growing up in the wild west the narration proved quite challenging.
"To talk with a drawl or accent is one thing, but to write that way was a lot harder then I thought i ... read more
Helping Employees Embrace Change
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Karen Pullen’s award-winning short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Spinetingler, Every Day Fiction, Crime Scene Scotland, and the anthology Fish Tales. She earned an MFA in Popular Fiction from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina where she runs a bed & breakfast and teaches memoir writing and fiction workshops. Her first novel, Cold Feet, a mystery, will be published by Five Star Cengage in January 2013. Updates on Karen and her writing may be seen at www.karenpullen.com.
Brea's Tale and Other Stories