How to Create the Good Life from Reel Life, Primrose Roberts {FREE!}

Movies use the magic of storytelling to entertain, inspire, guide, and heal us. They not only show us how the world is, but how it ought to be. By exploring the hidden structure of movies, we learn the formula reel life heroes use to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. We discover how they are able to move from rags to riches, pain to pleasure, and defeat to victory. This approach presents a fascinating new method for analyzing and appreciating movies. It is a powerful guide for people who are interested in rewriting the script of their lives and creating the good life.

What readers are saying:

The author offers a new take on the subject of film philosophy, the power of myth and the hero’s journey, and the way we strive to achieve our goals.

The author meticulously guides the reader plot by plot through a number of films, many of which mirror the lives of everyday people. For example the author describes, “Erin Brokovich, fighting to bring polluters to justice.” That film was in fact based on a true story. When we watch a movie there is a shared experience between ourselves and the characters, the story, the dialogue, the action, causing the author to declare about the hero, “When he suffers, we suffer, when he loves, we love, when he wins, we win.”

The author’s newly-published work, How to Create the Good Life from Reel Life, is a brilliant non-fiction exploration juxtaposing the “Real World,” the world in which we live, and the “Reel World,” the world we get transported to once we sit down to watch a film.

The current Average Amazon Review Rating is 5 stars {2 reviews}.

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: French Illusions, Linda Kovic-Skow {$3.99}

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Description of French Illusions:

“This is a wonderful debut memoir, made much more appealing because it is true. A well written, fast-paced book enhanced by sprinkles of French…”

In the summer of 1979, twenty-one-year-old Linda Kovic contracts to become an au pair for an aristocratic French family in the Loire Valley. To secure the position, she pretends to speak the language, fully aware her deception will be discovered once she arrives at her destination. Based on the author’s diary, French Illusions captures Linda’s fascinating and often challenging real life story inside and outside the Château de Montclair. Her compelling story details her challenges and triumphs as she tries to adjust to her new life with Madame and Monsieur Dubois and their children. Join Linda on her unforgettable adventure of discovery and romance in an extraordinary part of the world.



“This was an easy, very fun read with a sweet feel to it. Also very detailed descriptions of a small French village and I liked reading about the foods. I hope the author writes a sequel!”
—A. Stephenson, Amazon Reviewer

“I was a little leery thinking that it was going to read like a stuffy non-fiction but in actuality the author writes in such a way that at times I forgot it was based on her real story and not a fiction. It drew me in and I didn’t want to put it down.”
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“There are few books that can make one laugh, cry, and cheer for the main character but this is one of them.”
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“There was a lot to like about this book. The author’s dialogue between the characters was natural and organic.”
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“I read the book in 2 days. It kept me interested from the 1st page to the last and I can hardly wait for the sequel.”
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French Illusions currently has an Amazon reader review rating of 4.4 stars from 24 reviews. Read the reviews here.

An excerpt from French Illusions:

Part Two
Venturing Out of Songais


When my alarm sounded at 6:30, I leapt out of bed, eager for another opportunity to attend a course at the Université François-Rabelais. I wanted to make a good impression on my professors and peers, so I spent a bit more time on my appearance, brushing some blush on my cheekbones and curling my eyelashes before applying mascara. The result prompted a grin from my mirror image. Pulling on a sweater, I grabbed my purse and ran downstairs.
After I completed my usual morning routine with the children, Madame Dubois rattled off a list of chores, my pulse accelerating with concern as I listened. Has she forgotten that I’m going to Tours today?
“Wash up the dishes in the sink, change the sheets on my bed, and sweep the entranceway.”
“I have to catch the ten o’clock train, or I’ll be late for my class,” I reminded her.
“Well then, you had better get started.”

Rushing out the door an hour later, mumbling angry words, I half-jogged the road to Songais and barely arrived at the train in time.
Oooh . . . she makes me so mad!
Out of breath, I boarded the coach and found a place to sit down. Unclenching my jaw, stretching my neck right, and then left, I willed myself to relax. I was determined not to let Madame Dubois ruin my day.
As the train pulled out of Tours, the attendant, a young man about my age, sauntered down the aisle, his gaze darting back and forth as he identified new passengers. I watched him, admiring his masculine features, until he reached me. Our eyes locked, his sky blue on my moss green, and my stomach lurched.
“Vous visitez Songais?” he asked.
“Non, je suis arrivée récemment,” I said handing him my rail pass. No, I arrived recently.
He glanced at my document and leaned in closer. So close, in fact, that I smelled his cologne, musk with a hint of citrus. “Linda . . . d’où êtes-vous?” Where are you from?
“Je viens des Etats-Unis.”
He smiled and my heart fluttered. “Enchanté,” he said, and added, “Je m’appelle Renaud.”
“Enchantée,” I responded, feeling tongue-tied.
Renaud tried out his English. “How long you visiting?”
“Many months,” I muttered.
“It is wonderful!” he exclaimed, and heads turned to look at us. I felt the heat rush to my cheeks. “I go now, Linda, but I hope to see you again.”
Picking up his pace, he moved down the aisle and exited into the next coach. A few of the passengers glared at me, but I ignored them. I had enjoyed my interchange with Renaud and felt flattered to receive so much attention from such an attractive Frenchman. From now on, my rides to and from Tours might be the highlight of my day.


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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Crazy Weight Loss Rx, Barry Burroughs {FREE!}

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Amazon Reader Reviews:

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Excerpt from Crazy Weight Loss Rx:

“Will Crazy Weight Loss Work for Me?”

In a word, yes.

Of course, the Crazy Weight Loss Rx technique is no different than all of those hundreds of other diet and exercise books that have sold millions and millions of copies and helped millions of people drop unhealthy excess pounds. It will absolutely, positively work for some people. And it will absolutely, positively NOT work for other people… but only because they won’t actually DO it.

This book gives you an incredibly simple way to re-wire your entire brain so that you naturally and easily eat less, exercise more, or both. But that doesn’t mean it will work for you. Having a tool doesn’t mean you will use it. Just because you have an electric screwdriver in your tool drawer doesn’t mean you won’t pick up a knife to tighten the loose screw on the drawer handle.

Just because you read about the Crazy Weight Loss technique doesn’t mean you will do it. You might be a part of Group Two that we discussed above. You might not stick to it for long enough to get any results. You might start and get good results, and then let life get in the way and quit.

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But, on the other hand, you just might be in the group that sticks with it and gets unbelievable results, results beyond your wildest dreams. You might just be one of those people who have tried diet after diet, exercise program after exercise program, and never could find the one that fit for you and got you what you wanted…but now you have. The fact that it only takes 68 seconds per day makes it even easier.

No matter what you’re thinking right now, no matter what you’ve done or tried in the past, no matter if you need to lose 10 pounds for that wedding next month or you need to lose 100 pounds to get to a reasonable weight, I suggest that you suspend any disbelief while you go through this short little book. I suggest that you turn off that little devil on your shoulder that will be whispering in your ear “This won’t work. This is ridiculous…” or whatever it is that your little devil mutters into your ear when you try something new.

Instead, listen to the angel whispering “You can do it! This will work!” in your other ear.

It will sound crazy, it will sound silly, it will sound ridiculous…but this might just be the key to health that you’ve been searching for. In the end, there is really only one way to know if Crazy Weight Loss is the answer you’ve been looking for. You’ve got to DO IT! So give it a try, OK?


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The Pursuit of Happiness: 21 Spiritual Rules to Success
, Jennifer O’Neill ~ Free!

What is the most desired thing sought after in life? It is not money, it is not even love, it is happiness! Everyone is searching for happiness. This book is a mini-course outlining 21 spiritual rules to finding success when you are in “The Pursuit of Happiness.” The book was designed with a specific purpose, as a guide to help you tap into your natural ability to be happy. Everyone has the ability to find happiness in his or her life, yet sometimes you need a road map. “The Pursuit of Happiness” is your spiritual road map. Learn to enjoy the journey!

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169 Delicious and Nutritious Vegetarian Recipes For All Occasions That You’ll Love and Actually Use, Shelley Lynne ~ Free!

This collection of 169 vegetarian recipes from best-selling author Shelley Lynne is packed with meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious!

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How to Market Your EBooks, Over 300 Resources to Help Authors Sell EBooks, Mary Campisi ~ Free!

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Every one of us is both a hero and a monster, and the world we inhabit is both beautiful and twisted. We are shaken by changes, losses, gains, insights, desires, mistakes, and transitions. And just when we’ve gotten settled back down, things get shaken up again. This is the life we’ve been given. So how do we make sense of life’s unexpected nature, find a way to embrace the tension, and live with a sense of peace despite pain?

In this stunningly honest, compelling, and ultimately hopeful book, Josh James Riebock explores issues of trust, obedience, intimacy, dreams, grief, purpose, and the unexpected stops along the journey that form us into the people we are. In a creative way, he shows readers that pain and beauty are so inextricably linked that to lose the former costs us the latter.

Those grappling with life’s inconsistencies and trials will especially find a welcome resonance between their lives and Heroes and Monsters. Riebock both validates their experiences and challenges them to live beyond them in this ever-changing life.

What readers are saying:

Vulnerable and imaginative, powerful without being forceful, certainly able to lift readers up and impart hope for the journey. – Publisher’s Weekly

A wonderful story on life’s struggles with grief, sacrifice, and redemption.–Fred Burton, author of Ghost and Chasing Shadows

Josh narrates God’s grace in the white spaces of his life.–Dave Goetz, author of Death by Suburb

A beautiful book…Josh tells his life story with lively prose that explores the paradox of human splendor and wretchedness while dangling hints of redemption…For Josh, the road traveled with God is twisting, bumpy, potholed…and well worth the ride. –Drew Dyck, managing editor of Leadership Journal; author of Generation Ex-Christian

The average Amazon Reader Review is currently 5 stars {27 reviews}.

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KINDLE DAILY DEAL: Through a Window by Jane Goodall is $1.99 Today Only!

Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community—one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman who is their student, protector, and historian.

In her classic In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she brings the story up to the present, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives.We watch young Figan’s relentless rise to power and old Mike’s crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure.We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths. In short, we see every emotion known to humans stripped to its essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected.

What readers are saying:

A Wonderful Reflection by Dr. Goodall on her later years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe - 5 Stars

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The average Amazon Reader Review is currently 4.5 stars {23 reviews}.

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To celebrate the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Amazon has select titles from the acclaimed popular-music series 33 1/3 for just $0.99 each!

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KINDLE DAILY DEAL: Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics) from Jim Bouton is Just $0.99 Today Only!

Ball Four: The Final Pitch is the original book plus all the updates, unlike the 20th Anniversary Edition paperback.

When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries.

Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four. Fans liked discovering that athletes were real people–often wildly funny people. Many readers said it gave them strength to get through a difficult period in their lives. Serious critics called it an important document.

David Halberstam, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on Vietnam, wrote a piece in Harper’s that said of Bouton: “He has written… a book deep in the American vein, so deep in fact that it is by no means a sports book.”

In 1999 Ball Four was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the “Books of the Century.” And Time magazine chose it as one of the “100 Greatest Non-Fiction” books.

Besides changing the image of athletes, the book played a role in the economic revolution in pro sports. In 1975, Ball Four was accepted as legal evidence against the owners at the arbitration hearing, which lead to free agency in baseball and, by extension, to other sports.

Today Ball Four has taken on another role–as a time capsule of life in the sixties. “It is not just a diary of Bouton’s 1969 season with the Seattle Pilots and Houston Astros,” says sportswriter Jim Caple. “It’s a vibrant, funny, telling history of an era that seems even further away than four decades. To call it simply a “tell all book” is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting peaches in California.”

This ebook version of Ball Four includes the first edition, the 1980, 1990 and 2000 updates, and 138 photos.

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“…vibrant, funny…To call it simply a ‘tell-all book’ is like describing The Grapes of Wrath as a book about harvesting…” – Jim Caple, sportswriter

“A great book, wildly entertaining, worth reading every two or three years.” – Rob Neyer

“The new epilogue alone is worth the price of the book.” – Frank Deford

The average Amazon Reader Review rating is currently 4.5 Stars {108 Reviews}.

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KINDLE DAILY DEAL: Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt from Jean Naggar is Just $1.99 Today Only!

Born into a prominent, sophisticated Jewish family who spend time in Europe and live in the Middle East, author Jean Naggar’s coming of age memoir tells the story of her protected youth in an exotic multicultural milieu. To Naggar her childhood seemed a magical time that would never come to an end. But in 1956, Egyptian President Nasser’s nationalizing of the Suez Canal set in motion events that would change her life forever.

An enchanted way of life suddenly ended by multinational hostilities, her close-knit extended family is soon scattered far and wide. Naggar’s own family moves to London where she finishes her schooling and is swept into adulthood and the challenge of new horizons in America. Speaking for a different wave of immigrants whose Sephardic origins highlight the American Jewish story through an unfamiliar lens, Naggar traces her personal journey through lost worlds and difficult transitions, exotic locales and strong family values. The story resonates for all in this poignant exploration of the innocence of childhood in a world breaking apart.

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