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February 07, 2019 07:44 AM PST


Miracles Master the Art teaches people how to heal themselves without medicine by consciously changing their attitudes, feelings, and beliefs from negative to positive. It includes a guide, 12 Steps to Heal Yourself Without Medicine, to help you discover the specific positive words that will heal your illness. Helps you understand that we live in a spiritual universe misunderstood to be physical. Teaches you how to control the pure spirit energy that you are made of. Explains in detail the spiritual cause for the on-going murders on Earth.

By learning to control your thought choices and attitudes and by adding certain words to your thinking, you will control your own health, wealth, and peace of mind. Chapters include adding specific words to change your blood chemistry for health, fine-tuning and reversing your feelings to get your healing, releasing pain patterns with energy treatments, and having an Illumination to heal alcoholism and depression. This book also shows you how to cast your net to increase your worth.

Nancy Lynne Harris, M.A., shaman and spiritual teacher, is the founder of GodSpirits United, LLC, a company that helps people recover from medically incurable illnesses and addictions by teaching them how to shift their energy for healing. She offers shamanic treatments, counseling, books, and workshops. Nancy is a graduate of The Four Winds Society, founded by Dr. Alberto Villoldo, and has also studied with Don Oscar Miro-Quesada. She was trained as a Spiritual Teacher by The Eschatology Foundation in Los Angeles.


February 07, 2019 07:39 AM PST

SASSY SONJA: BRAVO ATLANTA by Sarah Sewell Wolters

After the death of her abusive ex-husband in a car accident, Sonja Kent leaves Jacksonville to start a new life in Atlanta. Drawing strength from her Aunt Grace and friend Sandy, Sonja tries to put the past behind her.

She is swept off her feet when Marion Avon walks into her life. The young, up-and-coming man from a wealthy and influential Atlanta family ardently pursues Sonja and asks her to marry him.

Their wedding is a glorious event, but Sonja's bitter parents refuse to attend. Given her humble roots, it takes time for Sonja to adjust to her new role as a young Atlanta socialite. In the 1960s, segregation is ending in the South and a new day of racial equality is dawning.

Marion gets involved with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Like many in the South, Sonja supports the end of segregation, but is fearful of the violence that can erupt from social change. The world she knew where whites and blacks used separate restrooms and children went to racially segregated schools is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

When Dr. King is assassinated and then Robert Kennedy, events seem to be spiraling out of control, both in the nation and in Sonja's family.

Sarah Sewell Wolters was born in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in a quaint town in Virginia. She studied Journalism at Georgia State University. In the past decade, Wolters attended James Madison University and now has a degree in Technical Communication. Apart from her knack for fictional writing, she is an accomplished musician. Prior to the birth of her first fictional novel, Wolters wrote political pieces taking place in the Vietnam War Era, as well as a book of poetry.

February 07, 2019 07:33 AM PST

I, Elizabeth by Elizabeth Clayton

Recording a season in hell, made more poignant by a temperament extraordinarily sensitive to beauty and impermanence, alongside an ability to seek the eternal questions. A torturous philosophical conflict inside bipolar illness.

About the Author
Elizabeth (Betty D. Clayton) was born on September 7, 1940 to share croppers living in a rural area near Epps, LA. Her father entered the ministry when she was about ten years of age and took his family to finish high school and college. Her parents both took their degrees and raised their family an entire social class in one generation: a notable and very rare occurrence reported her first psychiatrist of twenty-three years. Elizabeth completed all of her education in Mississippi, to which her family had moved when she was an infant, including graduate studies at the master's level in the areas of literature and psychology.

She began teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, at age twenty and retired from teaching eleven years ago from hinds Community College in Raymond, MS, following an automobile accident which very nearly required her right leg.

During the first years after the full onset of her bipolar illness in 1965, she took excursions into several other, related vocational venture, working in the state mental hospital outside Jackson, MS and in the first integrated literacy program (of the great society) in MS.

Elizabeth is a widow of fifteen years, has no children, and is estranged from almost all of her remaining family, but she enjoys a wealth of friends. She lives alone in her comfortable country home near the state capitol, Jackson MS. Her hours are spent, when symptoms are moderated, painting, sculpting, and writing, and with other hobbies as well as entertaining.

She must, and does, return to her solitude where she is most free and productive. She is under the care of Dr. John Norton at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS and it is he who insisted she tell her story; and so the record has been penned.

February 07, 2019 07:30 AM PST


INTENTIONAL SUCCESS is written for the aspiring entrepreneur, business professional, the dreamer and the doer, business or franchise owner and high-performing achiever. Taken from actual life lessons, the book provides a real-world viewpoint on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur today.

• Expand your reach with the Twelve Intangibles of Success. • Face your fears and find out what happens when you risk it all to succeed. • Learn valuable lessons, leadership tips and the do’s and don’ts in scaling your business. • Harness the power of persistence to manage a sustainable business. • Differentiate your brand and create your own story. • Work together with your spouse.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brad Taylor has a purpose and passion for business, sharing over 40 years of experience, 25 dedicated to serving the real estate industry. Immersing himself in innovative strategies to create awesome results for small businesses, he guides individuals and organizations towards achieving their ultimate goals. With formidable insight into the challenges and opportunities that come from making mistakes and overcoming them, Brad and his wife, Cathy, share their motivational wisdom about taking a risk and owning it. Using “Twelve Intangibles of Success,” they introduce their platform for inspiring others with their belief in Intentional Success.

February 07, 2019 07:25 AM PST

Prayer With God By Veronica O’Connor
How often do you engage in quality communication with the Lord God? Do you live daily in His presence, seeking His will and direction for your life? Is good communication with Him mandatory for you, since He supplies your needs every hour, every minute? Take a voyage through this book, and see what effect prayer will have on your spiritual life.

Veronica O’Connor was born in Point Hill, Jamaica, on February 2, 1958. She accepted Jesus Christ in her life at the age of twelve. She taught at the Point Hill Basic School for twelve years and then taught for an additional two years at the primary school, after which she immigrated to Toronto, Canada. In Canada she continued to further her education and switched from teaching to enter the health field, where she presently works as a registered practical nurse.

Veronica continued to explore her God-given talent, and in 2006 she wrote and published a cookbook, Veronica’s Caribbean Dishes.

As her spiritual desire became more intense, she saw the need to write this book, Prayer with God. Because Veronica has had many positive experiences as a result of prayer and through her strong and continued faith in God, she felt the urge to share some of them with others. She hopes that the daily use of and meditation on the contents of this book will be life-changing for readers.

February 07, 2019 07:21 AM PST

THE POWER OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS, 2nd Edition by Linda Hehir and Louise Blair

The Power of Childhood Dreams - 2nd Edition is a book of childhood desires for fame and riches when older. The story involves an old man who, having fulfilled his own childhood dreams, tells Liam, Mary, and John of his journey through life and what his positive thoughts were, what he believed, and the reason he achieved his desire to become a doctor. The children, having listened to the old man’s story, over the next few days followed his advice to see if their individual childhood dreams would come true.

February 05, 2019 08:54 AM PST

TLC Hosts the Biggest Wedding Event of 2019

Ric Catches Up with Say Yes to the Dress Host Randy Fenoli
as He Hits the Road in Search of 52 Brides
(from Each State plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico)
for TLC’s All-New Wedding Spectacular.
Walk Down the Aisle with America’s Brides in a
Must-See Wedding Event…

Say Yes to the Dress America

The brides will receive an all-expenses paid trip to NYC, complete with a private shopping event at the world-renowned wedding salon, Kleinfeld Bridal. They’ll receive a free wedding gown, carefully selected with the help of a Kleinfeld consultant; a TLC-hosted rehearsal dinner; and a spectacular, live group wedding at an iconic NYC location where Randy will officiate! The couples are slated to say their “I Dos” this summer and this promises to be the biggest wedding event of the year!

As the fan favorite host of TLC’s long-running wedding series, SAY YES TO THE DRESS, Randy Fenoli is a trusted source in the bridal industry. His philosophy is that EVERY woman is beautiful, no matter her size, age or shape, and this sets the foundation for Randy’s mission: to “Educate, Elevate, and Empower” a bride to choose the most important dress in her life, and to realize her own personal beauty.

Randy has appeared as a guest on many television shows, including, The Today Show, The View, Rachel Ray, Extra, Get Married, and The Martha Stewart Show.He served as main correspondent during TLC’s Royal Wedding live broadcast and event from Times Square.
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February 01, 2019 08:14 AM PST

What If Your Mom was a
Cocaine Godmother, Or Your Dad was a
Real-Life Scarface?

VH1’s New Docuseries Cartel Crew Explores the
Lives of Descendants of Cartel Life. Airs Mondays at 9PM ET/PT

Ric Talks with Michael Blanco & Stephanie Acevedo
About Finding Redemption in Life after Narcos.

Set in Miami, Cartel Crew takes a deep look into the lives of eight descendants of the Cartel life as they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing. Now disconnected from their past, they want to make a name for themselves outside of the drug world, but find that escaping the shadows of their ancestors will come with a price. Money, friendships and love are on the line in this reception store about life after narcos.

Michael Blanco grew up surrounded by crime. The youngest son of Griselda Blanco (the “Cocaine Godmother”), he followed his mother’s footsteps into the drug world. For 33 years he led a criminal lifestyle, but after his mother’s assassination, he decided to quit the Cartel life and launch a personal clothing brand, “Pure Blanco,” to prove he could lead a legal business and life.

Daughter to a former career cocaine trafficker, Stephanie’s childhood was torn apart when her father was arrested and sent to federal prison. Now she is determined to move on from the past and make a name for herself as a singer through dignity and hard work.
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January 31, 2019 08:37 AM PST

The Holy Book Of El Shaddai by Efren Gamboa

The Hebrew name of God in the holy writings is El Shaddai. “El” means “God Creator” and “Shaddai” means “Almighty.” El Shaddai is the name of God. Although we read other names given to God in the Old Testament, none of those names are the true name of God. Names such as Lord, Yahweh, and Jehovah were never spoken or pronounced in Israel in the entire Old Testament as their god. Before the Kingdom of Judah fell, El Shaddai warns the Judeans that their false prophets have changed his name with Baal, which is the same name as Lord. “And it shall be at that day,” says El Shaddai, “that you shall call Me Ishi (my beloved) and shall call Me no more Baali (my lord). For I will take away the names of the Baalim (lords) gods out of their mouth and they shall no more be mentioned by their name.”

Efren M. Gamboa was born in San Vicente, Coahila, Mexico. Struck with polio when he was two, he was later completely healed at the age of thirteen. His hometown is Midland, Texas, but because of his employment, he travels extensively throughout the United States.

January 31, 2019 08:34 AM PST

A Cautionary Tale by A. Rand Robison

From the Foreword:

“The most important reason (for this book) is to write a cautionary tale about pride and what can happen when you get too full of yourself because of money or fame or just plain good luck.

I learned, the hard way, that your prosperity can also be your adversity. I lived a hell on earth for four years as I was investigated, charged, convicted, and sentenced, climaxed by the four months I spent at Terminal Island. I wouldn’t do it again in my worst nightmare, but I learned some valuable lessons I might never have otherwise learned. That’s what I’d like to share with you.

If my story can help one person, just one person, so they don’t have the same problem; if they can say, listen, that could happen to me, I need to be careful to not think too much of myself, to the point that I believe the rules don’t apply to me, that I can cut a corner here and step over the line there with no consequences, it will be more than worth it.”

Adrian Rand Robison is a husband, father, cowboy, rancher, grandfather and great grandfather, born and raised in the wide-open spaces of southeastern Idaho. He spent 36 years in the life insurance and financial services industry, reaching the pinnacle of his profession as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), and a life-qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table, the ultimate standard of excellence for life insurance professionals.

He was a registered representative with series 6, 7, 65, 63, and 26 licensing. He developed The Legacy Network into the state of Idaho’s largest insurance brokerage.

He is also an ex-convict, having served four months at the federal penitentiary in Long Beach, California, at the age of 68, for rebating insurance premiums.

His book, “From Pride to Prison,” is a story filled with humor, tears and plenty of cowboy logic that warns of what can happen when you stand on the summit of success and allow hubris to distort the view.

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