Featured Memoir: Tears of the Silenced by Misty Griffin @ExAmish101


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One freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. I was a frightened Amish girl with no where to go, a second grade education and no ID or social security card…… Based on the authors tragic true life story.

When I was six years old my family started to live and dress like the Amish. My sister and I were kept as slaves on a mountain ranch where we were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse and extreme physical violence. My step-father kept a loaded rifle by the door at all times and we were to terrified to try to escape.We knew that no rescue would ever come because only a couple of people even knew we existed and they did not know us well enough to care.

In my late teens my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members.I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, animal cruelty and sexual abuse.Going to the police was forbidden. A few years later I was again sexually assaulted, I knew I had to get help and one freezing morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. As a result I found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a second grade education and no ID or social security card.

To all abuse survivors out there, Please be encouraged, the cycle of abuse can be broken. Now, ten years later I am a nursing student working towards my Masters degree and a child abuse awareness activist. This is my story…….

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Excerpt:

I walked through the front door of the tiny police station and went over to a heavy wood counter, where a middle-aged policewoman sat at a computer. She looked up as I stood there, watching her. I saw a surprised look on her face as she stared back at me. I imagined I was very different from the people who normally walked up to her desk.I was a young Amish woman, just a little over five feet tall, wearing an almost ankle-length, plain, teal-colored dress and apron, followed by knee-length black socks and black shoes. My coat was a homemade denim coat with a high collar and hooks and eyes going down the front. On my head was a stiff white Amish kapp that covered nearly all my reddish brown hair and was tied in a small bow under my chin.I was shaking as I stood there, looking at the woman. I tried to get up enough courage to say something, I knew I was going to be shunned by the Amish church for what I was doing. I could not speak. The thought of being shunned was terrifying but I did not know what else to do. My whole body was trembling….


About the Author:
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Misty Griffin currently lives in the southwestern United States, where she is working towards her master’s degree in nursing. She lives with her husband of eight years and their dog and two cats. She left the Amish a little over nine years ago and has never regretted it.
Her interests include humanitarian work, hiking, animals, writing poetry, crafts, and embracing life with a positive attitude. She firmly believes that the impossible is more attainable than most people think, and that no one should ever agree to be silent about harm that has come to them or someone else.
“Our voice is our most powerful tool against these evil people who prey on the innocent. We should never be silent and let them continue to harm people. By being silent, we are telling them it is okay to continue. I firmly believe that if you choose to stand with those who wish to keep the victim silent, you are yourself guilty of a crime against humanity.” – Misty Griffin

13+ Of The Best Historical Romance Books Of All Time


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The Best Historical Romance Books Of All Time

Please note, this list is going to be updated. Often. There are so many awesome historical romances out there that we had to add a +.  Make sure to leave your favorites in the comments below (and bookmark this page) as we will be adding on more to the best historical romance books of all time list!

As of right now, we are sharing some of the more recently published books, but we will be adding some older “bodice rippers” soon.  There are so many awesome historical romances that were published in the 80’s and 90’s, and we can’t wait to share these with you from our own personal reading lists! In the meantime though, step back in time with these intriguing reads.


RecklessWager_300x450Set against the backdrop of London’s dangerous East End in 1888, Victorian propriety and passions collide when a beautiful widow makes a wager with a wounded police detective bent on solving the Ripper mystery.

Unlucky in love and estranged from his family, Detective Sergeant Benjamin Quinn is obsessed with solving the Ripper crimes. When he’s suspended from the Metropolitan Police, it’s another failure in a long line of disappointments. But a new mystery arises when a beautiful widow shows up at the most infamous pub in Whitechapel seeking his help. He’s determined to assist Kate Guthrie, and equally determined to quell his growing attraction to her.

Kate Guthrie hides painful secrets from her first marriage and has avoided matrimony for nearly ten years. Now she’s finally decided it’s time to remarry and move on with her life, even if it means giving up the charity clinic work in Whitechapel that makes her days worthwhile. But when a battered young woman turns up at the clinic claiming to have been attacked by Jack the Ripper, Kate seeks out Detective Sergeant Benjamin Quinn, a man who sparks feelings in her too potent to deny.

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MoonstoneConspiracy_ByElizabethEllenCarter-453x680Revolution in France, rebels in England, and one woman caught in the crossfire…

For her unwitting participation in a plot to embezzle the Exchequer, Lady Abigail Houghall has spent the last two years exiled to the city of Bath. A card sharp, sometime mistress, and target of scandalous gossip by the London Beau Monde, Lady Abigail plots to escape her gilded cage as well as the prudish society that condemns her. But the times are not easy. France is in chaos. The king has been executed, and whispers of a similar revolution are stirring in England. And because of her participation in the robbery plot, the Spymaster of England is blackmailing her into passing him information about the members of London’s upper crust.

When the dashing English spy Daniel Ridgeway takes a seat at her card table and threatens to expose her for cheating, she has no choice but to do as he demands: seduce the leader of the revolutionaries and learn what she can about their plot. As she’s drawn deeper into Daniel’s dangerous world, from the seedy backstreets of London to the claustrophobic catacombs of a war-torn Paris, she realizes an even more dangerous fact. She’s falling in love with her seductive partner. And the stakes of this game might just be too high, even for her.

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23591089In the new novel from the bestselling author of The Earl I Adore, May Bradford isn’t afraid to play devil’s advocate when it comes to a duke.…

After her mother’s death, May’s sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can’t wait for her father’s return so she can leave this country, its suffocating rules, and one infuriatingly proper nobleman in particular behind.

Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer’s whole life revolves around his duties. He never steps foot outside the bounds of proper behavior, and he expects the same of those around him. With her devil-may-care ways, May vexes him nearly as much as she tempts him, but there’s something about her that he just can’t resist. He knows he’s falling hard for her, but with lives that are worlds apart, will they ever be able to find any common ground?

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91J974nORFL._SL1500_Violet was fascinated with the legends and lore of New Orleans. She was so fascinated that she left everything behind to run a B&B in the French Quarter. But she never imagined that vampires were really real… not until the night she found herself swept back in time to 1797.
Beaten and scared, Violet quickly realizes she’s trapped… and in the most exotic bordello of all. But its clients aren’t mortal, at least not anymore. Locked in an era that’s not her own, she must find a way to escape from the powerful lure of vampire seductiveness… before it’s too late.

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*This was the FIRST romance book I read, so The Spanish Rose holds a special place in my heart. If you can’t find this for a reasonable price in the bookstores, make sure to check your local library or Ebay.*

A historical romance from the author of MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE, telling the story of a beautiful Spanish girl who falls in love with her father’s sworn enemy, an English pirate.

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what_she_wants__ri_200Lynsay Sands knows what romance readers want: love stories that are thrilling, sexy, and fun—whether they concern the amorous affairs of English lords and ladies of the Regency ton, the lairds and lasses of the Scottish Highlands, or the more contemporary vampires of the Argeneau family. In the incomparable Lynsay’s historical romance classic, What She Wants, a Scottish knight finds himself at wit’s end trying to figure out how to win the heart of the fair, if equally hard-headed, lass he is determined to marry. Everyone who enjoys the novels of Julie Garwood and Jill Barnett will be delighted to discover What She Wants…and will be enchanted by Lynsay Sands’s humor, passion, and storytelling magic.

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51i1lUTWx7L._SX309_BO1,204,203,200_Victorian Romance

Scarred from a terrible accident, Lucas Stanby swore never to return to England. But his brother’s murder forces him home ten years later as the new Earl of Berkmond and guardian of his two young nieces.

As the local vicar’s daughter and a childhood friend, Moira Dorsey naturally set aside her hopes of a family of her own to care for the earl’s daughters. Lucas’s return makes it impossible for her to remain since he broke Moira’s heart years ago, but the girls have other ideas.

Lucas realizes he needs Moira to keep his personal demons at bay as well as deal with two rambunctious girls. He offers Moira a marriage of convenience, hoping to keep his dark secret, aware he’s too broken to be the husband she deserves.

Moira discovers Lucas’s cold demeanor hides deep scars but glimpses of the boy she loved give her hope. She counters his proposal, asking for a babe of her own, wanting Lucas to see he’s not the monster he believes.

Unable to deny his growing feelings, Lucas agrees, but his past disrupts their second chance at love, dragging Moira and the girls into danger. He soon realizes he must share his terrible secret with Moira and risk losing her forever in order to stop the villain who threatens them all.

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gone with the windSince its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.

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5152F086FTL._SX287_BO1,204,203,200_Kiss of the night wind. . .Whispered kisses. . .Follow the wind. . .

The novels of Janelle Taylor sparkle with her unique blend of adventure and passion. And her unforgettable tale of the warrior Gray Eagle and his beloved Alisha is perhaps the most special of all. For it begins one of the most romantic and memorable sagas ever written. . .

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It was like lightning striking, the first time they looked into each other’s eyes: Gray Eagle, the captured Indian brave, and Alisha, the beautiful young settler. As the proud Oglala warrior was being tortured by his white captors, only Alisha seemed to notice that he was a human being–handsome and strong, and one who took her breath away. But if Alisha could have read Gray Eagle’s thoughts she would have been even more disturbed. Because from the moment he saw her, the Indian knew he had to possess the fair-skinned one–and his life would not be complete until he had made her his slave!

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513PH1J5MCL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Rosalind Rutherford knows full well the scandal she courts when she attempts to seduce the notorious Armond Wulf–in fact, she’s counting on it as a means to escape her sadistic stepbrother’s control. Unfortunately, Lord Wulf’s better instincts prevail…although not before he gives Rosalind a tantalizing taste of what she’s missing. And when the opportunity arises to rescue Armond from a grim fate while changing her own, Rosalind knows she must seize it…

Armond can no more ignore the Rutherford woman than his ancestor could resist the temptress who cursed the Wulf men with a terrifying transformation that occurs at the appearance of the full moon–and is set in motion by love. Now, to save her reputation and his freedom, Armond must marry Rosalind. But he vows that while they may share the pleasures of the marriage bed, she will never have his heart…

Yet as strange and mysterious events bring them closer in body and soul, Armond finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings for his new wife locked away. Especially when the reality of unquenchable desire–and certain danger–burn stronger than ever by the light of a full moon…

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51KP30t-OUL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Eager to escape her past in Ireland, Shauna Farrow signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony.

But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and her hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning—until she meets her master’s roguish son, Ashton.

Shauna fights her growing attraction to Ashton, torn between propriety and acting on her emotions. But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants will work for the strange Stewart family.

Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.

When Shauna’s investigation leads her too close to the truth, it’s up to Ashton to save her before time runs out.

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350684“Whitney, My Love” stands as Judith McNaught’s timeless bestseller — a novel so rich with laughter, tears, and the power of dreams that millions of readers have returned to it again and again to savor its beauty and majesty. Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love . . . only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant duke. Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot — and will not — relinquish her dream of perfect love.

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691009*This isn’t on Kindle, but it’s so good I have to mention it!*

Beautiful, headstrong Nicole Ashford was yet untouched by passion, but destined for adventure – and pleasure – beyond anything a woman of her time had ever known.

Outwitting a ruthless plot against her, she fled her aristocratic England home on a privateer’s ship bound for the luxurious pirate havens of New Orleans – and exquisite abandon in Bermuda’s hidden coves. Yet the very daring of her escape plunged her into even graver peril as captive mistress to notorious high seas outlaw, Captain Saber, whose savage passion made her a woman, but whose tender kisses plundered her soul.

And nothing now could stop what was begun between them – nothing could still the urgent fires of the love they were born to share!

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Dealing With Struggles? Five Non-fiction Christian Books To Encourage You


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Dealing With Struggles? Five Non-fiction Christian Books To Encourage You

Life is tough, isn’t it?

Maybe you’re going through some struggles right now and need some encouragement. Or maybe you just need an uplifting word. Regardless of your need, the books below will encourage you. Not only are they filled with the personal experiences of the authors, but they will give you the religious tools needed to experience the power of prayer for yourself. And remember… there is always light at the end of the tunnel!


healing the wounds of the pastPastor T.D. Jakes has written a ton of awesome books over the years, so it was very hard to select just one. After you’ve finished this one, make sure to check out the other books from his backlist.

Blurb:

Healing the Wounds of the Past is T.D. Jakes at his best! Bringing years of home-grown wisdom and real-life experience to the forefront, he gives you what you need to once and for all put past hurts, struggles, and disappointments behind you. Based on solid biblical principles and modern-day realities, Healing the Wounds of the Past provides solutions for the tragedies and traumas you may have experienced and helps you move confidently beyond the past and into a life of joy, success, and abundance in God’s glory. Offering encouragement and loving guidance to a wide audience, this book is especially written for those who have been victimized physically, spiritually, or emotionally. T.D. Jakes, well-known and beloved mega-church pastor, delivers a comforting message that is empowering and enlightening.

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let god fight your battlesJoyce Meyers is a popular female pastor. She also has a popular television program. From all accounts, Joyce has overcome a lot of adversity to get to where she is today. She’s another pastor with a lot of great books in her backlist.

Blurb:

Based on her bestselling book, The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Joyce Meyer delivers practical advice and Biblical wisdom to help you triumph over any obstacle you face. By learning to lean on God’s power, you’ll be able to leave your fear behind and develop a life-changing sense of confidence. This compact edition is perfect for taking God’s assurance with you everywhere you go. Be encouraged that no situation is beyond repair and start living a life of joy and peace when you LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.

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the power of I amJoel Osteen is the senior pastor at Lakewood Church. Located in Houston, TX, this church has a congregation of over 45,000 people. Many of his sermons are on television.  Many of Joel Osteen’s sermons are uplifting.

Blurb:

Can two words give you the power to change your life? Yes they can! In the pages of his new book, bestselling author Joel Osteen shares a profound principle based on a simple truth.

Whatever follows the words “I am” will always come looking for you.
So, when you go through the day saying:
“I am blessed”…blessings pursue you.
“I am talented”…talent follows you.
“I am healthy”…health heads your way.
“I am strong”…strength tracks you down.
Joel Osteen reveals how THE POWER OF I AM can help you discover your unique abilities and advantages to lead a more productive and happier life. His insights and encouragement are illustrated with many amazing stories of people who turned their lives around by focusing on the positive power of this principle. You can choose to rise to a new level and invite God’s goodness by focusing on these two words: I AM!
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love your lifeAs well as being wife to Pastor Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen is a minister in her own right. She founded the women’s ministry at Lakewood Church. She’s also very active in her community.

Blurb:

The instant New York Times bestseller by Pastor Joel Osteen’s wife offers insight, advice, and inspiration for women everywhere.

So what does it mean, to Love Your Life ?” asks Victoria Osteen. “Loving your life is being willing to make changes, to let go of old ways and unhealthy habits so that you can be the best you can be. It’s about having the right perspective and understanding the value of who you are and what you have. It’s learning to love others and learning to love yourself so that you can get more out of your relationships. It’s about recognizing the gifts that God has given you and making the most of those gifts.”

With all of the pressures of the modern world, women have had to deal with an increasingly daunting array of issues—from their kids’ school and sports to their own health and finances and faith. Too often, they have to deal with these matters by themselves. The woman’s role is not an easy one, but as Victoria Osteen shows, with her trademark passion, energy, and optimism, it’s far from impossible. Women can find balance and joy and hope, and become better wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends in the process.

Like a trusted friend, Victoria shares her own personal life experiences and the stories of those who have inspired her. Outlining a simple plan for saying “yes” to life’s blessings, she shows readers how they can overcome their fears, and the incredible things they can accomplish when they do.

A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Love Your Life will encourage a whole new universe of readers to accept the gift of who they were meant to be and discover how to live happy, healthy and whole.

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destiny td jakesRemember feeling a pull, sensing a divine guide that was leading you to the right place or person? DESTINY, that inner compass, directs you to fulfillment of your highest purpose. When you reflect on your life, you may be amazed that your greatest moments resulted from circumstances that you did not control or initiate. You were destined!

Stepping into your destiny means fulfilling the role you were created to play in life. You thrive and find the great elixir of contentment when you have the courage to pursue your true purpose.

Life offers more when destiny is our focus! Our divine purpose maneuvers us past challenges, pains, and shortcuts and even what appears on the surface to be failure. On deeper reflection, we understand them as catalysts that shift us toward authentic self-identity, greater exposure, and bold life adventures.

Whether you are just starting out, starting over, or wondering if there is greater success than what you’ve already accomplished, now is the time to reset your inner compass. Clear your path of distractions and disruptions. Correct places where you have veered off course. Get unstuck. Embrace your God-given purpose and, with this revelatory guide from T.D. Jakes, dare to pursue the unseen order in your life circumstances that is your DESTINY.

 

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9/16/17 Today’s List Of Free and Featured Books For YOU To Read


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Readers, read through the entire post below for our most recent e-book deals, featured books, free books to download and read, and author interviews! Once you’re done, share this list with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter so they can get some great new reads too. Authors, have a book you would like to promote? Click here.


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Though practically a mermaid, Haelo Marley lives an otherwise ordinary life in San Diego, California. Sensing auras and summoning ocean currents are Candeon capabilities she’s kept secret from the humans around her. But not everyone—including Haelo—is who they seem. When the memory of an underwater battle surfaces in her dreams, Haelo realizes there is more to her story than she thought. And Dagger, the only other Candeon at school, might have the answers she needs.

Haelo will risk her heart as she is thrust into a world of mercenaries and secrets, magic and special ops teams, legends and a hidden island palace. With the entire Candeon race depending on her, Haelo suddenly finds herself both a target and a key player in a game she’s not sure she’s willing to play.

This is the first book in a series and ends on a cliffhanger. It is clean (PG-rated), though not juvenile.

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The water coolers and watering holes of Silicon Valley are rife with tales of paper millionaires who didn’t diversify, spent money they didn’t actually have, and wound up with nothing. Life, Liquidity & the Pursuit of Happiness is a crucial guidebook for startup employees looking to understand and prepare for the personal financial and legal challenges that can arise before, during, and after an IPO, acquisition, or other liquidity event.

The CFO of Yahoo, the founders of Tesla Motors, and more than 65 other executives, venture capitalists, advisors, and tech luminaries share success stories and reveal lessons learned about the Four Phases of Startup Life. These anecdotes—along with equity award and stock option guidance, financial planning tips, and checklists—will help you and your team maximize wealth. As an added bonus, you’ll learn how to strategize your own personal life business plan.

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Danielle Burrows is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, but even she is caught by surprise with the turn her life takes. Her love life has been at a standstill since she left Corey. She is so heartbroken by his betrayal, that she hasn’t been able to move on. She leaves New Orleans to start over in her hometown. As if she hasn’t suffered enough, more gut wrenching drama finds her at her new address in Beaumont, Texas. Her love life perks up, after two men are seeking her attention. However, blow after blow nearly brings her to her knees and worse. She finds out even more drama about the lives her parents led. So much trouble ensues, Danielle begins to wonder if she will survive it this time. Who will be there to come to her rescue when it all comes crumbling down?

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This is my love story; it is based on true events, and is set over eleven days and eleven hours.

A few months after the end of a horrible relationship, I didn’t think I could love someone again. That was until Alexis walked into my work and my life. A beautiful and successful Model four years my senior. She showed me a different side to having a relationship, a different way to be with someone than I had previously known. But when I discovered a secret she has been hiding from me about her work and her past; I had to ask myself, “Could our relationship survive?”

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Revenge. Lust. Betrayal.

I’ve watched him for weeks. I have no idea who he is or why he holds the key to saving my father’s life. But I’m fascinated by him. A hard-bodied, long-haired, unshaven, stunning man. I shouldn’t want him. Desire can cloud judgment and I need to be sharp to steal the information he has hidden away in his secluded mansion.

And when he catches me, I shouldn’t be so eager to take the deal he offers: My body for a file with all the answers I need. He wants to spread me on his desk and make me cry out his name before he takes me. I’m only too eager to agree.
But when he’s finished with me, will he keep his word? Or will he propose a deal even more indecent…

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A vampire named Arel is hell-bent or more precisely, heaven-bent, on freeing his soul! His plan is simple. He believes that he can reverse his cursed condition by ingesting a little angel blood. Michael, an incarnate angel and Arel’s friend, advises that the remedy could be hazardous, but Arel is determined to take his chances. He won’t entertain the thought of what terrible consequences could be in store for him. After the deed is done, Arel and Michael join forces to control what’s been unleashed in Arel, but the blood coursing through Arel’s veins is always a step ahead of both vampire and angel.

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Red flags flutter at the mastheads of the Channel Fleet ships gathered at the Spithead anchorage.

It is 1797, across the calm waters of the Solent the great naval base of Portsmouth lies impotent. Worse, unrest is spreading – to Plymouth, backdrop to Francis Drake’s Armada heroics two centuries earlier, and to the Nore, the great anchorage at the gateway to London. To the downtrodden sailors whose pay has not been increased for a hundred years and who endure a poor diet, harsh punishments and lack of shore leave, it is time to strike for better pay and conditions. But, according to the rigid Articles of War, akin to holy writ on board His Majesty’s ships, it is mutiny. And at a time when Britain is at war with Revolutionary France and threatened with invasion, the nation is plunged into grave peril.

Young Lieutenant Oliver Anson, a distant relative of the legendary circumnavigator Admiral George Anson, is keenly awaiting transfer to duties aboard a frigate in the Mediterranean. Any ideas of idleness while he waits are swept aside when he is ordered to travel to Portsmouth on a mysterious mission. What are the contents of the papers he is to deliver personally to the flag officer there? Who among his fellow travellers on the express Royal Mail coach would try to steal them? How does he survive a more dangerous attack after being despatched to the Nore on a further secret assignment?

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The Night I Was Rescued: A Steamy Werewolf Paranormal Romance + Bonus Books
Content Note: This is a short story that may be read in under 2 hours —Perfect to relax before bed or by the pool!
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“This should suit you.” He went over to the dresser, and pulled out black lace lingerie, that would cover nothing. He walked around behind me, using his fingertips to ease the straps of my wrinkled, sweat-infused dress. I stiffened, feeling deeply uncomfortable with this, but it seemed that I had no choice.
“Don’t—” I started.
Ness has recently run away from her privileged life in Boston, seeking the peace and quiet of small-town America. Soon though, she will find out that Wimberley, Texas may be more “different” than she expected.
Vampires and werewolves are real, and Ness will land right in the middle of their ancient feud. Also, the Palmers seem to have a special attraction to her, a link that may have started even before Ness moved to their turf. So when Owen, a werewolf, intervenes and rescues Ness from the fangs of the vampires, she will become the focus of their of an ancestral fight.
Hanging out with werewolves is not without perils though, and with the full moon approaching, Ness may be in more danger than she realizes around the gorgeously handsome Owen. Will she fall for him? Or will the appeal of living forever as a vampire seduce her?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: All stories are stand-alone with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! The stories contain mature themes and language, and are intended for 18+ readers only.

CONTENT NOTE: This is a short story that may be read in under 2 hours. This book also includes an extra 5+ hours of bonus stories for your enjoyment.

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9/14/17 Today’s List Of Free and Featured Books For YOU To Read


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Readers, read through the entire post below for our most recent e-book deals, featured books, free books to download and read, and author interviews! Once you’re done, share this list with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter so they can get some great new reads too. Authors, have a book you would like to promote? Click here.


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Free 9/15 – 9/19

You’ve Got Male, follows a young woman’s journey to put two failed marriages behind her and try one more time for love, through the help of online dating via HookUsUp.com. But it’s anything other than smooth sailing as one of her exes (bi-sexual Damon) returns, offering wildly inappropriate but tempting sex.

Anita is convinced she’ll never find love again, until she meets Mitch online. He’s kind, handsome, decent – too good to be true? As her hopes surface, Damon forces himself into Anita’s life once again, even though he’s still committed to his current love, Paul. Anita hates him for this, yet finds herself caught up in the inappropriate thrill of sex with Damon, and even a threesome with Paul. But it may costs her the admiration of her mom and best friend, and ultimately the love Mitch was so willing to give her. When Paul commits a violent act because of his jealousy over her with Damon, Anita realizes that she’s let great sex win out over great love.

But can she rekindle what she had with Mitch, and finally realize that it’s possible to find a forever soul mate? Is it true she can overcome dark times and find love – not just lust?

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‘Better Send-Off’ is the brain-child of funeral whispered Gail McJorrow. She’ll get you started on one of the most important tasks of your life with ways to save 1000’s of dollars on your funeral as well as creative ideas on how to personalise a funeral, leave a green legacy and most importantly give your loved one a meaningful send-off.
She wants you to ‘enjoy’ the funeral rather than just ‘endure’ it. Your funeral is a sacred, intimate journey and shouldn’t be out-sourced to strangers. Taking control of this process is an empowering and transformative experience for everyone involved. This book is a welcome guide for the bereaved and a useful resource for celebrants and funeral directors.

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The world wears computerized contact lenses that control technology with the blink of an eye. Consumers are as thrilled as they are surveilled.

Newsight Incorporated became a household name when it released its debut product: Lenses. Now, Newsight is more than a household name…it’s in the household. It sees everything its customers see, both in the real world and in the simulated one. But not everyone is content to be watched. A teenage boy named Vincent, a Senator’s son, and his friend Jessica, a Newsight developer’s daughter, flee into the ranks of a clandestine protest group. With the group’s help, Vincent and Jessica disable their Lenses and see the world clearly for the first time. The sight that awaits them, however, may have better remained unseen.

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Too many books written about outsourcing have a broad scope and no actionable advice. “Outsourcing Sales: How to build an outsourced sales process and implement it successfully” was written to change that. This is a comprehensive guide to outsourcing the sales functions of your business with a step-by-step approach that can be easily implemented by any business. You will learn how to build out an accurate picture of your existing sales funnel and then translate that into “modules” which can be easily outsourced. With chapters dealing with finding, hiring and training remote employees, how to get the most out of any outsourced campaign, and scaling for growth, this short book contains everything you need to begin simplifying and growing your business while cutting costs.

Written by John Tompkins, an entrepreneur with over 10 years experience building an outsourced virtual assistant business in the Philippines. This guide offers knowledge gained by working with hundreds of clients across various industries, as well as experience building a remote team to manage an offshore company.

If you are a business owner looking to grow your sales force, simplify processes while gaining clients, or are simply looking to outsource a specific sales function this book will show you how in a simple, easy to duplicate, process.

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He sees her, through the stone-lace trellis, bathing her arms in the fountain and the water runs down, wetting her tunic; the thin muslin clings to her breasts.
He calls his eunuch: “Bring me the woman with the white arms,” and the eunuch says… “But Master that one is not for you…”
Can a Sultan’s lust be refused?

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Lynn Stapleton likes designer handbags and high-end clothing, so how did Sharee Jergenson talk her into visiting a homeless site, much less starting a friendship with one of its residents?

Then a hurricane hits Florida, and Lynn finds herself involved in the homeless woman’s
murder. Detective Rich Richards thinks Lynn’s connection with the woman is suspicious, but Lynn doesn’t care what the blue-eyed detective thinks. She’s not leaving this investigation until the murderer is found.

On the other hand, Richards finds Lynn not just a disruption to his case, but also to his life as a nominal Christian. He’d do better to stay away from the tall, willowy blonde, but he can’t—because she and Sharee have unearthed evidence that will convict someone of murder, and that person has marked both women for death.

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Every girl dreams about her prince…

Carly writes short erotic romances about sexy alpha princes and the princesses who love them.

Warning: If you don’t like hot-blooded rich and bossy men, three (or more) in a bed, and dreamy bedroom scenes in exotic locations, The Prince’s Harem romances might not be for you!

Carly Roberts is the saucier side of USA Today bestselling author Serenity Woods.

The Prince’s Harem

It’s midnight at the oasis city of Samarkand, which lies on the Silk Road from China through Persia to the Mediterranean Sea. In this land of silks and spices, caramel sand, and lapis lazuli skies, Prince Tashfin ibn Ali takes his pleasure each night from one of the beautiful women in his harem.

The New Princess

It’s Alesha’s wedding night. She’s Prince Tashfin’s fourth wife, sold to him like cattle by her father. Everyone keeps telling her she’s the luckiest woman in the world to be married to the rich, young, handsome Prince of Samarkand, but she’s a virgin, and she has no idea what to expect when he calls her to his bedchamber at midnight. She could never have imagined the truth…

The Prince first saw Alesha when she was fifteen, and he’s waited three long years to marry her. He works hard by day and likes to fill his nights with earthly delights, and he enjoys giving and receiving pleasure in equal measure. But it’s been a while since he’s had a woman as innocent as his new wife. He thinks teaching her how to please him will be dull, but when he finally takes Alesha to bed, he discovers that introducing her to the pleasures of the body is an aphrodisiac in itself…

Warning: these short tales are super-hot! Prince Tash will do anything to pleasure his wives… so so if you don’t like things super spicy in the bedroom, you might prefer another book!

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A tattooed trucker ex-con. A curvy, fiery beauty with a painful past—and a dangerous boyfriend. Virginal sexual magic, fated love–and violence that splits the present from the past forever.

I had the most powerful urge to get my mouth on her and make her let go.

Truckers ~ Lyle is told from this older alpha dom’s point of view. This dark erotic novelette is for adventurous readers who enjoy characters with heart. If you’re up for a gritty, high-heat story with danger, suspense, and mystical, fated love, this is for you.

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Inspired by a dream, Dr. Kate Bushnell writes to Josephine Butler, famous crusader who frees women from sex slavery in Victorian England. Kate tells Mrs. Butler she is planning to travel to Great Britain. Though she she doesn’t have a cent for the journey from America, God provides, and months later Kate arrives in London.

Once there, Kate and her friend Bess are invited to tea with Mrs. Butler. “When I read of your experiences rescuing girls in the lumber camps in Wisconsin,” Mrs. Butler says, “I thought you might be able to help us in India. We need proof for Parliament that the military entices or buys girls for the brothels on the bases.”

Kate glances at Bess. She sees a streak of fear in her eyes.

Mrs. Butler goes on, “I warn you, you would have to enter as secretly as possible. General Roberts, the commander-in-chief, would make sure you’d never enter another base again.” She pats Kate’s hand as if to soften her words. “I’m afraid this will be one of the hardest assignments you’ve undertaken…”

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