Fire Country (The Country Saga), David Estes {FREE!}

 

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer’s even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.

As the desert sands run out on her life’s hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

What readers are saying:

“The story is awesome, original, fast paced and I just couldn’t stop reading it!” Amazon reviewer, Lolita

“MUST MUST MUST READ!” Amazon reviewer, Shhh! I’m Reading!

“Hooked from the beginning!” Amazon reviewer

The average Amazon Review is currently 4.5 stars {137 reviews}.

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Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1), Tim Mettey {FREE!}

The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

Stay tuned for the release of book 2 in the
series, TRUST, coming October 10, 2013!

What readers are saying:

After reading Secrets, I am highly anticipating the continuation of The Hero Chronicles, and more of Mettey’s dynamic writing. I would recommend this book to many.

The average Amazon Review is currently 4.2 stars {107 reviews}.

What God Desires, Wendell E. Mettey {FREE!}

Reverend Wendell E. Mettey chronicles his ongoing journey of faith, determination and vision in his sequel biography What God Desires. In What God Desires: The Story of the Center for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief, Reverend Mettey shares a candid account of the struggles and successes the ministry experienced through a ten-year span.

What readers are saying:

This is an amazing story of what one person, led by God, can do to help those who need assistance. I found it to be a very uplifting account of giving to hurting people. Very easy reading.

I would recommend this book to everyone! The stories are entertaining, inspiring, heart-warming, and fun to read. Rev. Mettey is a very gifted storyteller.

Wendell Mettey’s book, “What God Desires” is a must read for anyone who does not believe that God has their best interest at heart! It starts out with a review of then world events and systematically follows Matthew 25:’s growth through 10 years. It reminds the reader of the constant reminder that the poor will always be with us. It wonderfully shows the trials and tribulations Wendell endured in his efforts to build Matthew 25: Ministries. To put it is Wendell’s words (words he says he borrowed from someone else), “Witness every day and if necessary, use words.” Very well done.

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.7 stars {6 reviews}.

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Are Not My People Worthy, Wendell E. Mettey {FREE!}

In a world filled with terror, strife and hopelessness, we seek validation that it is possible to change the world for those in need. Through prayer, faith and unremitting effort, Wendell Mettey proves that when ordinary people do extraordinary things, it is possible to change the world. “Are Not My People Worthy” chronicles the growth of Matthew 25: Ministries from a small suitcase ministry to an international humanitarian relief organization shipping humanitarian supplies to the poorest of the poor worldwide.

What readers are saying:

Are Not My People Worthy? The Story of Matthew 25: Ministries by Wendell E. Mettey is an inspirational journal of one man’s dedication to a calling from God to live out the scripture in Matthew 25: 34-40, which is a mandate to care for the poor, the sick, the imprisoned and so on. Mettey leads readers on journey from the birth of the vision for the ministry to the details of the humanitarian services provided by M25M in a manner reminiscence of how Jesus taught – by telling stories.

I was most impressed with this book. It all goes to show us one person CAN make a difference. The persistence of Pastor Mettey with the Lord’s help was most remarkable and only through God’s help can the rest of us read about his life and all he has done for not only Nicaragua but around the world…to keep the eyes of all children bright and shining.

This is an inspiring story about a man who followed his calling to help the poorest of the poor. Now his work has impacted millions of people in need. It’s amazing to see how one person’s willingness to step into the unknown can have such an enormous impact on the world. Truly amazing how God has blessed Rev. Mettey’s journey.

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.9 stars {9 reviews}.

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Next History: The Girl Who Hacked Tomorrow, Lee Baldwin {FREE!}

An Epic Contemporary Fantasy Adventure

Wounded… by an absent mother, adrift in her maturing sexuality, a young woman conjures a supernatural being into the heart of the U.S. Pentagon and humanity is about to be reprogrammed.

When she finds in her deepest being a secret twin, the future is due for an attitude adjustment. Will there be a collective, agonizing dive into chaos and depravity? Will it reveal humanity’s true purpose? Or, will nothing change at all, except for the dark fate of one luckless girl?

Whatever comes, reality will be rebooted!

Next History weaves big-iron predictive knowledge, a plugged-in world population, Sumerian creation myth, and a demonic presence with a hip sensibility to launch us beyond the hyperdata age toward a shifting and dangerous event horizon.

The story is a head-changing whirl toward a future world so outrageous, the survivors will be forced to adapt, or die.

What readers are saying:

A unique voice in story telling. “Next History” is humorous, a cliff hanger, a marvelous love story, and perfectly executed. ~ Ernie Smitty on Amazon

What a great novel. Picked this up because I had enjoyed Baldwin’s prior book, “Angle of Attack: An Adventure in Aviation, Love, and Crime.” I enjoyed this much more and think it compares to “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” by Tom Robbins. Pick this up and enjoy the read. ~ Jed M. Wells on Amazon

Hope… The reading of this book reinforced beliefs I have held for some time. Thank you for hope. I loved the book… I recommend it. ~ Dragonviolet on Amazon

What a Find! Absolutely AWESOME book! I was looking for escape fiction, and while the book provided that, it is so much more. It made me think, and it is changing my life. If you want to know the deepest secrets of the universe, this book won’t spoon feed you, but will give you lots of terrific hints. Look over there! Consider this! What would you choose? And last, best, what will I choose? Now I need to find another book by LeeBaldwin! ~ Maggie Uh-O on Amazon

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.8 stars {12 reviews}.

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THE SEAL (Rosicrucian Quartet), Adriana Koulias {FREE!}

Action, Adventure, History.

It is 1307 and King Phillip of France and Pope Clement are scheming to bring down the Order of Knights Templar. Etienne de Congost, Seneschal of the Templar Order must travel to the outer edges of Europe taking with him a most sacred relic, the Grand Master’s secret Seal.

While his brothers are burnt at the stake or lie rotting in the king’s prisons, Etienne must dodge papal spies and assassins to find his way to Lockenhaus Castle where he can lay the relic to rest. But what he discovers is that his greatest enemy is the enemy that lies within.

700 years later, a writer arrives at the Castle, and together with an eccentric old woman she discovers how closely their destinies are bound to the destiny of The Seal.

What readers are saying:

This is a terrifically entertaining work of historical suspense that contains a lot of fascinating esoteric insights. Far better researched than “The DaVinci Code” and more action and suspense oriented than Paul Coelho’s “The Alchemist”. In a way it’s like “Ivanhoe” meeting Carlos Castaneda or the film “The Kingdom of Heaven.” First rate fun!

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Set at the time of the Templar arrests the story revolves around Etienne de Congost, a battle weary and incorruptible knight of the Temple, who must travel to Austria taking with him the most precious relic of the order away from the clutches of the French king.

The characters are well drawn, the action and suspense keeps you turning the pages. This book will appeal to those who love history and action. Recommended highly for Templar fans!

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I loved this book for its historical accuracy, its beautiful writing, the depth of its characters and a plot that is full of intrigue.

The Seal begins with the fall of Acre and follows Etienne de Congost’s – the Seneschal of the order – struggle to safeguard the greatest treasure of the Templar Order, The Grandmaster’s Secret Seal. It explores the arrest of the templars at the hand of the avaricious Phillip le Bel and his henchmen and the machinations that led to their ultimate downfall.

This book is full of political intrigue, an intelligent historical mystery for fans of the genre, but it is deeper than you generally get in this genre. I would compare it to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, but it is better than that in that the author clearly delineates her characters and gives a good description of the milieu in which they exist. I was completely immersed.

If you love history with some metaphysical overtones, if you are not afraid to think, and you have an attention span, then this intelligent, elegant book is for you.

HIghly Recommended.

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 3.9 stars {42 reviews}.

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On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?, Wendell E. Mettey {FREE!}

During his years pastoring an inner-city church, Wendell Mettey discovered that God uses even the most blemished vessels to bring beauty into the world. In “On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?”, Pastor Mettey shares the humorous and touching stories of his diverse congregation— ordinary people whose lives were infused with an awareness of God’s real and abundant grace.

What readers are saying:

The real life characters touched my heart as well. I loved this book. I will refer to it again and again. It is definitely a classic.

These are true stories of people and how their lives influenced others – encouraging, and helping in unusual ways. Don’t miss this one, you will be remembering these stories long after you read the book, and will want to keep it on your kindle to read again sometime. I won’t delete this one.

You’ll meet characters of all ages and colors; they’ll show you how easy it is to fall into Satan’s traps, and how hard they want out of those traps.

For the very first time I read the end of the story about the flowers on the side of the side of the road.
Perfect, absolutely perfect.

This inspirational collection of true stories about people just like you and me – blemished, imperfect and yet willing vessels for God’s grace, mercy and redemption aims straight at the reader’s heart and never lets go. Be sure to buy a box of tissues when you buy the book because unless your heart is as hard as the Pharaoh in Exodus, you’ll be moved to tears by some of these incredible stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things with the gifts with which God has blessed them.

This is a great book for readers of most ages, and is equally suitable for small group or Bible studies. Each short story can stand alone on its own merits, which means you can pick this up or put it down without losing the continuity of the whole.

The stories bring out the beauty in God’s people and also bring out the essence of a pastor’s heart revealed in the author.

The people in this book are very relatable and lovable. A good reminder that God uses all of us – imperfections and all. This book is easy to pick up and put down, and would be good for a small group or discussion group setting.

This book by Mettey is the best yet that I have read from him. It is a compendium of stories about real people who peopled his life and the life of the church. Wonderful sketches of real people. Not all are saints, but some are and they are all sinners, as are we all. Tastefully done and very readable.

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.6 stars {29 reviews}.

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Your Personal Power: 6 Things You Wish You Knew, Daniel Speraw {FREE!}

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Description of Your Personal Power: 6 Things You Wish You Knew:

An unusual book about finally experiencing (greater) success.

You know that personal power affects the way we deal with people; but did you know that it affects the way we fulfill or don’t fulfill our desires, and even the way we see and treat ourselves?

Increasing that power makes life better in so many ways, BUT…

This book is also about success, because what better way to focus your power than to succeed at what you love?

These pages are about knowing what to do with the negative feelings that block success. They are about finding and acting on your deepest desire, and they cover those essential ways that support both your power and success.

 

Accolades:

I love books about success, personal power and different things to keep in mind to achieve what you deserve. And this book comes with a BONUS- About Success. Daniel has an easy style and the book is full of practical and useful information. Important stuff that we all need to keep in mind if we want to enjoy our magnificents. USEFUL and practical for anyone wanting to enjoy their personal power.

Reviews:

Stop Fighting Your Weight: All 10 Things You Wish You Knew  currently has an Amazon reader review rating of 4 stars from 1 review. Read the reviews here.


An excerpt from Your Personal Power: 6 Things You Wish You Knew:

POWER NEEDS A SOLID FOUNDATION

This book is an easy read but it may not be the easiest book to read. Taking that final step into success often means facing what has been holding us back; and who likes seeing themselves as less than perfect?

What’s coming is the single, greatest inner-barrier to success, and it can also be the most difficult one to confront. In fact, when some people start reading about it, they want to throw down the book—and get busy, fast.

If this is your reaction, hang in there, or come back as soon as you can. That response says that THIS is what has been keeping you from the success you deserve.

NO FOUNDATION

In our society, we have some embarrassing subjects: a zipper down, a pimple on the nose, our deepest feelings—and admitting that we might be in any way dependent.

Like the man who came in for his appointment to ask just one question: “What can I do to pull my business into the green?” After a moment of silence, I asked, “If there is one person on this planet holding you back, who is it?”
He immediately answered, “My Mother.”

She had funded his start-up, as well as given him the down-payment to buy his house. Recently, she had given him additional money to keep the business afloat and had even taken over his house payments.

WHY BE DEPENDENT?

When most of us were faced with leaving home and going out into that big, scary world, we had a tendency to hold on to at least a thread of our dependency—with a parent or by transferring it to another.

The thicker the thread the thinner the flow of power.
Just like that unhappy man above, those who are extremely dependent can never know their inner power and can never be successful—at all—because it would change the relationship they have with their “Helper.”

They like having someone there when they run out of money (again) or end up without a place to live (again) or need to borrow a car (yes again). They like receiving advice or solace or whatever their current need might be, and their “Helper” likes it too (although their words might sound like the exact opposite).

I once read that the difference between a child and an adult is that the adult cleans up their own mess. Those who are dependent do not. And why should they? Their “Helper” is always there making life easier.

On the downside, the dependent one is stuck with feeling weak, as well as having to live with their continued failings and low self-esteem. They never experience their full power and are left grasping after the success they want so badly.

At the other end of the scale, those who stand on the foundation of complete independence experience the power and success that flows from it.

SO

If there is a thread of dependency in your life, do you suddenly feel like breaking it?

Don’t ! Because it cannot be broken.

Pushing back or fighting against the one who has been helping does not work. Fighting, struggling or rebelling just keeps it all cemented in place.

The way to break free is to know that there is nothing to break. Nothing is even tangled or tied around you. If you look closely, you will see that thread right there in your hand, waiting for you to release it.

The fastest way to let it go and move into your full power is gently: softly say No to yourself when thinking about asking for help. Quietly say No thanks to the usual offers of help. And strongly step into the face of each problem that comes up.

Living fully in that glorious state of independence is about choosing to be your own parent. It is about choosing to give yourself that amazing feeling of being cared for.

COMPLETELY ON YOUR OWN?

Does being independent mean never asking for help? Never accepting any? Of course not, we all need help at times.

But first, if you are unsure about holding on to your independence in a situation, you can use this question: If I ask for or accept this help, how will I feel? Will I feel older or younger; stronger or weaker? Will I feel more independent or more dependent? If the answer is younger, weaker or dependent then if possible, do it on your own.

And when you can’t, these two words can save the day…

Your Personal Power: 6 Things You Wish You Knew is available for purchase at:

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Author Website: http://SimplestSolutions.org/

THEN LIKE THE BLIND MAN: Orbie’s Story, Freddie Owens Wegela {FREE!}

A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten backcountry of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story is the enthralling debut novel by Freddie Owens, which tells the story of a spirited wunderkind in the segregated South of the 1950s and the forces he must overcome to restore order in his world. Rich in authentic vernacular and evocative of a time and place long past, this absorbing work of magical realism offered up with a Southern twist will engage readers who relish the Southern literary canon, or any tale well told.

Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the sudden death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married his father’s coworker and friend Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Since the marriage, Orbie, his sister Missy, and his mother haven’t had a peaceful moment with the heavy-drinking, fitful new man of the house. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand; this fact lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky, when Victor decides to move the family to Florida without including him. In his new surroundings, Orbie finds little to distract him from Granpaw’s ornery ways and constant teasing jokes about snakes.

As Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention their Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers, he finds his world views changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion, and the true cause of his father’s death. He befriends a boy named Willis, who shares his love of art, but not his skin color. And, when Orbie crosses paths with the black Choctaw preacher, Moses Mashbone, he learns of a power that could expose and defeat his enemies, but can’t be used for revenge. When a storm of unusual magnitude descends, he happens upon the solution to a paradox that is both magical and ordinary. The question is, will it be enough?

Equal parts Hamlet and Huckleberry Finn, it’s a tale that’s both rich in meaning, timely in its social relevance, and rollicking with boyhood adventure. The novel mines crucial contemporary issues, as well as the universality of the human experience while also casting a beguiling light on boyhood dreams and fears. It’s a well-spun, nuanced work of fiction that is certain to resonate with lovers of literary fiction, particularly in the grand Southern tradition of storytelling.

What readers are saying:

Reminiscent of To Kill A Mockingbird, this “sensitive and gripping” coming-of-age story evokes backcountry Kentucky in the troubled 1950′s in prose that’s spare yet lyrical — a “special” novel worthy of joining the ranks of an illustrious Southern literary tradition.
- Kindle Nation

Every once in awhile, you read a book in which every element fits together so perfectly that you just sit back in awe at the skill of the storyteller. Then Like the Blind Man is one of these books. …[It] grabs you from the very first page and carries you along, breathless and tense, until the very last, very satisfying sentence. Freddie Owens has created something special.
- The San Francisco Book Review

In an American coming-of-age novel, the author presents a stunning story with clarity and historical accuracy, rich in illuminating the Appalachian culture of the time period. …[It] brings history alive, depicting American union labor practices and the racial prejudices that were so prevalent in the 1950′s.
- Publisher’s Weekly

Then Like the Blind Man is an electrifying porthole to the south of the ’50s, where, though inane prejudice may have dominated, kindness and justice also had a place. Orbie’s sharecropping grandparents, by defying convention with unnerving grace, become founts of colloquial wisdom whose appeal is impossible to resist, and the Orbie they nurture — the best version of a boy who may otherwise have been lost — is someone the reader comes to love.
- Michelle Schingler / ForeWord Book Review

The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.2 stars {109 reviews}.

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Secrets: The Hero Chronicles (Volume 1), Tim Mettey {FREE!}

The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.

Stay tuned for the release of book 2 in the
series, TRUST, coming October 10, 2013!

What readers are saying:

Tim Mettey’s Secrets starts off with a resounding bang. 
Nicholas’ life is an exciting one, and witnessing his interactions, actions, and knowing his thoughts is an enjoyable experience.
After reading Secrets, I am highly anticipating the continuation of The Hero Chronicles, and more of Mettey’s dynamic writing. I would recommend this book to many.
I would describe Tim Mettey’s SECRETS as a paranormal teen romance with a hint of apocalyptic spiritualism. That sounds like a complicated mix, but it’s actually a fairly straight-forward story.

This is ultimately a supernatural story, and there are suggestions that Nicholas’s ultimate purpose in life may have spiritual connections. SECRETS is the first in a proposed series called THE HERO CHRONICLES, and Nicholas’s heroism has many levels. Is he just a kid who has a knack for being in the right place at the right time? And why is he suddenly so good at football, so strong, so fast, and so able to do things no ordinary fifteen-year-old can do? Stick with the novel and you’ll find out.

I do recommend SECRETS to teen readers looking for a mix of romance and paranormal adventure. Bottom line, it’s a good story. And I do think future installments of THE HERO CHRONICLES could be very interesting. It wouldn’t make a bad TV series, either!

Secrets is the perfect title for this book as it is mostly about the secret that Nicholas Taylor finds out about himself. I like books with a twist ending and this book did not disappoint. I was held captive by the foreshadowing which didn’t actually unfold as I thought! I think a good movie could be made from this book as I envisioned a cross between the Matrix and Friday Night Lights. A good juvenile fiction series for sure.
The average Amazon Reader Review Rating is currently 4.2 stars {100 reviews}.

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