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release date: Jul 28, 2017
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Finding An Indian Bride: Modern arranged marriage vs Traditional love marriage (My Secret Diaries)
The story is inspired by real life events of an Indian guy, who is stuck in the process of an arranged marriage. It all started on his 24th birthday, when his mother realized that her youngest son had all grown up and was ready for a marriage.
This is the story of how he meets up with various interesting girls, and the anxiety he feels meeting the girl's family for the first time. The author also depicts the insecurities and the heartbreak of his life, while trying to find a bride.
His complicated political work life entangled with a love story that would compel you to fall in love with the main character and at the same time feel sorry for him. How situations over power his logical reasoning at times. This book is for those who want to have a laugh at the awkward situation author is put through by his mother, to meet up random girls over a cup of coffee.
The author also depicts the various complex issues of his life and how those things add up to whom he gets married to. The story involves various characters in author's real life that change the way he thinks about marriage.
The emotional turmoil that would make you feel his pain. This book also provides some of the vital information and processes involved in an arranged marriage. It also shows the desperation of the author to get out of an arranged marriage and his mother's perseverance to overcome it.
This book would take you into a roller coaster ride depicting his every emotion, which ultimately affects his decisions. Societal pressure and beautiful distractions in his life, accompanied with his own insecurities makes it harder for him to decide what is the best choice for him. It is an internal fight between his brain to make a practical decision and his heart to make an emotional decision.
This is his mother's proposal to get her son married to a girl she chooses for him. You have to read his story to know what he finally decides and would he do an arranged marriage or is there any more surprises that life has in store for him.

The author has depicted every emotion of his life in a exciting fun story made up of more than 70,000 words.

This book will answer some basic question about arranged marriage:
What someone feels while visiting a girl’s family for the first time?
What awkward questions one has to face in the meet up?
Does fate really decide your destiny?
Is it possible to fall in love with a person you have just met?
How you feel if you have two good proposal in hand? On which basis you would say no?
Does Love thrive in an arranged Marriage?
What complicated process one has to go through for an arranged marriage?
Which is better a practical or an emotional approach towards marriage?
What role family plays in an arranged marriage?
Is arranged marriage only about fulfilling certain criteria?
What is power of love and fear?
Can you go to any extent to fulfill your dream?
The motive behind writing this book was to showcase the awkward moments and the thought process a contestant in an arranged marriage goes through. The world needs to know.
If there is no takeaway from this book, which is very hard to happen, I would assure you, you would at least laugh at the weird situation author finds himself in.

Meet you at chapter one.
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release date: Oct 11, 2011
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Summer Storms (Seasons of Faith Book 1)
Storms, Stalkers and Salvaton

Thanks to the love and support of friends and a renewed commitment to her faith Elizabeth Reynolds has moved past the hurt and anger of her parents death.

Her job as concierge at Hotel Lago, a boutique hotel in downtown Orlando is challenging and fills her need to be successful but one thing is missing. She loves the historic homes in the downtown area but fears she will never be able to afford one.

When a once in a lifetime opportunity to renovate a broken down home comes along she snaps it up. Sparks and clashes with her handsome, but deeply troubled contractor, Jeffrey Robbins threaten to slow the renovation but they fade as Orlando becomes the target of three summer storms, hurricanes Charlie, Frances and Jeanne.

In the aftermath of the storms what be the fate of Lizzie’s home and heart?
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release date: Mar 07, 2015
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Petite Confessions: A Humorous Memoirette with Sassy Drink Recipes
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to pour yourself another drink… #1 in Amazon Humor and #1 in Bartending!

From champagne bottles to baby bottles, this memoirette offers a humorous look at an American mom's decade in Paris. Party girl Vicki moved to the City of Light hoping to drink her fill of wine and fall in love. She accomplished her goal, but not without bumps along the way: romantic encounters gone awry, uniquely French situations threatening her sanity, and two adorable yet energetic kids keeping her on her toes.

This short memoirette takes you on a journey of the ups and downs of Vicki's life abroad. And each of the 18 stories is paired with a delicious cocktail recipe! You'll enjoy drinks like the Sangria Spritzer, Pretty Good Bloody Mary, and Teeny Bellini.

Fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Chelsea Handler will enjoy the humor and candor in this memoirette.

This collection of humorous essays is a quick read showing the funny side of life, love, and raising a family in the City of Light.

Interview with the Author

What was your inspiration to write the Confessions series?
After a few too many drinks, I either turn to storytelling or karaoke. I'm much better at storytelling—or so my friends say! They encouraged me to put my tales to paper, and thus was born my series of memoirs, essentially a collection of funny true stories.

OK, so they're technically memoirs. But they seem different than traditional memoirs. How would you categorize them?
Most bestselling memoirs are written by celebrities, who already have a huge audience. I had to choose a different angle in order to stand out, so I went for humor. I hope people enjoy my stories, which have been compared to chick lit except they're true! I also talk about my travels, so my books would appeal to anyone who likes travel humor. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a funny coming of age memoir, while Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer falls under parenting humor or pregnancy humor.

Yikes, those are practically spoilers!
Sorry! Between my French last name and my author bio, I think the cat might already be out of the bag. However, even if you have a rough idea of how it all ends, you have no idea how rough it was getting there until you read my books!

Aren't there already so many memoirs, and ones about Paris in particular? Why should I choose yours?
It's true, there are some really great Paris memoirs. The fact that I have read (and enjoyed!) so many bestselling memoirs myself makes me think it's a popular genre for a reason. We're always thirsty for another sip of Paris, to travel to Paris through the pages of a book, to fall in love with Paris again!

In what order should I read the books?
Each book can stand alone, but like fine wine and cheese they go great together! I recommend this order:
- Petite Confessions: A Humorous Memoirette with Sassy Drink Recipes
- Confessions of a Paris Party Girl: A Humorous Travel Memoir
- Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer: A Humorous Parenting Memoir
- Christmas Confessions & Cocktails: A Humorous Holiday Memoir with Sassy Drink Recipes
- Confessions & Cocktails: A Humorous Memoirette with Sassy Drink Recipes

If you enjoy a good laugh and want to see the crazy things that happened to this American girl in Paris, you'll enjoy the Confessions series!
release date: May 03, 2016
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Mile High Romance Box Set: Books 1 & 2
Books 1 and 2 of the Mile High Romance series available for a limited time as a box set.

When It's Right
When Shane Greenly left his home in Casper Mountain, Wy, he was leaving more than just the closet. He needed a fresh start to pursue his dream of running a dog training ranch without having to deny who he really is.

Meeting Alex was one of the best things that could have happened to Shane. They were at the beginning of a wonderful relationship when the unthinkable happened and Shane had to leave. The consequences of his past mistakes could not be hidden any longer.

When I'm Weak
Jamie presents a flamboyant and slutty attitude to the world because he's been hurt before. Even though it's mostly an act, he hides behind his persona to keep people at arm's length. With only a small group of trusted friends, he's vowed to never allow a man to have power over him again. Power to hurt him. Power to take away his freedom. Power to label him as a predator for the rest of his life.

Reed and his sister run a home preschool for toddlers. His focus is on getting credentialed so he can take some of the burden from Lucy. He doesn't have time for friends, much less a lover, but when he meets Jamie, he recognizes something in the man that makes him want to get closer.

Unfortunately, Jamie's past prevents him from truly integrating into Reed's future. It's not just a matter of the heart. It's a matter of the law.

For Mature Readers
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release date: Jan 24, 2016
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Pride and Prejudice (Wisehouse Classics - with Illustrations by H.M. Brock)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, Mr. Bennet living in Longbourn.

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr. Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr. Darcy, have moved into their neighborhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Pride and Prejudice retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books". It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, selling over 20 million copies, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes.
release date: Jan 02, 2014
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The Daddy Pact (The Coach's Boys Series Book 1)
A murdered groom. An unexpected baby. A vengeful father. Can the killer’s brother save the day?

Raised in foster homes, when Jess Bentley promised, ‘til death do us part,’ she envisioned many happy decades building a family with Frank. But a desperate drug addict in a dark parking lot ended those dreams before the honeymoon was over. Convinced the empty place in her heart will never heal, she’s ready to give up—until she discovers their brief marriage resulted in a surprise pregnancy.

All Dan Mulholland wants following his brother’s arrest is to relieve the guilt that’s tearing him up inside. He is determined to help the widowed bride in any way he can, especially when he learns she’s carrying her dead husband’s child … and her wealthy father-in-law intends to take the baby.

First in the Coach’s Boys series, The Daddy Pact is a sweet, poignant romance about love lost and new, unexpected beginnings. It’s a heartwarming story of selflessness in the face of tragedy, friendships, and laughter—with a little mystery thrown in for good measure.

Welcome to Charlotte, hometown of the Coach’s Boys romance series. Scroll up, click the “Buy Now” button, then settle back, put your feet up, and enjoy your visit. Who knows? You may want to stay for a while. Or forever.

250 pages, 58,973 words
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release date: May 16, 2013
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Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids: 20 Crafts, Recipes, Activities, and More!
This summer, Raising Quirk’s mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say “I’m bored.” So we’ve rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you’re taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered. 

Projects include:

How to Teach a Kid to Cook
Robot Bites
Banana Split Pops
Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies

Bottle-Cap Frames
Starburst Straws
Turtle Magnet
Get Your Kid to Clean Up

Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen
Plan a Scavenger Hunt
Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene
Nick and Tesla’s Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher

Get Your Kid to Play Alone
Futaleufú Mattress Rafting
Put on a Comedy Show
Learn a Magic Trick

How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips
Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails!
How to Build a Sand Castle
Games to Play in the Car

Children don’t come with an owner’s manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we’re all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.
release date: Aug 16, 2017
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44 Relatable and Unrelatable Things To Talk About
Can't figure out what to talk about? All of the websites on the internet are probably boring and they can only help you so much, but fortunately, this book can (probably) help reboot your memory into thinking about past experiences that you likely have forgotten about. Alternatively, they can cause you (probably) to think about things that actually never happened to you. Maybe you can read through it and then maybe you can find something that you wouldn't have thought of before or maybe you'll have a weird discussion. Maybe you play a game with it. It's a list. You can do whatever you want with it and it's fascinating.

Ice breakers galore. Do it.
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release date: Aug 11, 2017
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Anger Management: 7 Steps to Freedom from Anger, Stress and Anxiety (Anger Management Series Book 1)

Anger Management Series Book #1

Anger can ruin many different things in life, from your health to your career, to relationships and friendships. It’s time to get this problem under control. In Anger Management: 7 Steps to Freedom from Anger, Stress, and Anxiety, you will learn:

  • Why is Anger a Problem for Society: Anger is a natural, healthy emotion, but what are the costs of it running without control? Our society is becoming increasingly angry, and it’s harming not just ourselves, but others.

  • Where Anger Came from: What are the origins of anger? Surely, this prevalent emotion has to have a source. Chapter one will explain this to help you understand where your emotion springs from and how best to handle it.

  • Different Types of Anger: Not all anger is created equal. There’s anger at a situation, anger at another person, and anger at ourselves. Understanding these distinctions can help you find healthy ways to deal with the emotion.

  • Handling the Emotion: What are some healthy alternatives to burying your anger or exploding? Throughout this guide, you will be given useful tools for handling the emotion in a balanced, assertive way.

By the end of this book, you should have the necessary mental tools for becoming assertive, rather than aggressive, and calm when necessary. If you’re tired of being controlled by this unpredictable emotion, take matters into your own hands and read this useful guide.

release date: Feb 29, 2016
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The Art Of Letting Go
We often struggle to let some people go especially when they made that decision. We question the universe, we question ourselves and we question everyone around us but we never truly get our answers. Letting someone go takes time, patience and commitment to actively stop ourselves from relapsing and thinking about that person again. The Art Of Letting Go helps you understand why, how and when you should let someone go so you can move on and never look back.
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