Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes by Ulysses S. Grant

In the 19th century, one of the surest ways to rise to prominence in American society was to be a war hero, like Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison. But few would have predicted such a destiny for Hiram Ulysses Grant, who had been a career soldier with little experience in combat and a failed businessman when the Civil War broke out in 1861. However, while all eyes were fixed on the Eastern theater at places like Manassas, Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley and Antietam, Grant went about a steady rise up the ranks through a series of successes in the West. His victory at Fort Donelson, in which his terms to the doomed Confederate garrison earned him the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, could be considered the first major Union victory of the war, and Grant’s fame and rank only grew after that at battlefields like Shiloh and Vicksburg. Along the way, Grant nearly fell prey to military politics and the belief that he was at fault for the near defeat at Shiloh, but President Lincoln famously defended him, remarking, “I can’t spare this man. He fights.” Lincoln’s steadfastness ensured that Grant’s victories out West continued to pile up, and after Vicksburg and Chattanooga, Grant had effectively ensured Union control of the states of Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as the entire Mississippi River. At the beginning of 1864, Lincoln put him in charge of all federal armies, and he led the Army of the Potomac against Robert E. Lee in the Overland campaign, the siege of Petersburg, and famously, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant was published by Mark Twain after Grant died and was very popular immediately.

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
142 reviews

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
194 reviews

We Both Can’t Be Bae by Twyla T

One would have never thought the pimple faced, dark skin girl who was bullied everyday
would grow up to be drop dead gorgeous with silky smooth dark skin. In the prime of her new identity, Cameron met and married Malcolm within three months of dating. Things eventually took a turn due to his infidelity as well as him failing to satisfy her in the bed room, which led her back into the arms of her forbidden fruit.
Cameron’s life is now spinning out of control. She is finding it harder and harder to balance two men, especially with a husband who was once predictable but now pops up on her without notice. Malcolm is so obsessive that she has to walk around on egg shells in order to follow through with her every move. To make matters worse, Cameron finds out that she is pregnant and both men she is involved with wants a house full of babies…but she doesn’t want any more. Will she, along with her unborn child, survive the horrible accident that was caused by one of her lovers? How long will Cameron be able to balance two baes?

Author: Twyla T

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
90 reviews

Only for Him by Cristin Harber

Grayson Ford and Emma Kinglsey–close since they were kids, opposites in every way. He’s the stuff high school crushes are made of, Mister Popular, and captain of every team. She’s artsy, cute, and not in his league, though fully aware of Summerland’s “I Dream of Dating Grayson Ford” support group.

I can’t say no. The girl’s had my heart since before I knew it went missing.

He hides a life of hell. His father hates him, his mother’s gone. Emma is his only savior, yet she doesn’t know her power over him. She’s the only girl he wants, the only one he could ever tell–though he won’t.

I’m stronger, bigger, more of a man than he’ll ever be, but because I ruined his life, I’ve taken his crap, his attacks, the vulgar nature of his existence.

Until she discovers Gray’s embarrassment, his humiliation. Emma fights for him and for a chance. Theirs is a Cinderella story that she believes impossible. But as the layers peel back, it’s just a guy who needs a girl in order to keep breathing.

My mind is already doodling Mrs. Grayson Ford in imaginary notebooks. He has no clue where my head is at… But, given that I didn’t see what just happened coming, maybe I have no clue where his head is at either.

Only for Him. Only series, Volume One.
All novellas in the series are available now!

Author: Cristin Harber

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
252 reviews

Livin’ Lahaina Loca (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series Book 2) by JoAnn Bassett

It’s Halloween night in Lahaina, Maui, and the Mardi Gras of the Pacific is in full swing. But wedding planner Pali Moon isn’t in costume–she’s on a mission. A bridesmaid has vanished and Pali’s canvassing Front Street, ducking into every overcrowded waterfront watering hole hoping to spot a girl with long red hair and a lingerie model’s figure. No luck. Back at her car, Pali opens the door and finds the remnants of a bizarre trick or treat stunt. Turns out, Halloween in Lahaina isn’t just a night for island high-jinx, it’s also a night for vengeance.

Author: JoAnn Bassett

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
357 reviews

City of God by St. Augustine of Hippo

The Christian Church has no shortage of revered figures and saints, but it is difficult to find one that had a more decisive impact on the course of the Church’s history than Augustine of Hippo. Augustine was a bishop of Hippo Regius in Africa, but his works, sermons and writings helped hold the Church together even as the Western Roman Empire was in its death throes, to the extent that every major branch of Christianity recognizes him today. The Catholic Church has venerated him as a saint and a Doctor of the Church, Orthodox Christians also consider him a saint, and Protestants and Calvinists cite him as one of the fathers and inspirations of the Protestant Reformation. In many respects, Augustine has provided the theological bedrock for Christians for nearly 1600 years, and as theologian John Leith noted in 1990, “Augustine, the North African of Berber descent, is today the spiritual father of multitudes who are remote indeed from him racially, politically, and culturally.” Augustine’s voluminous writings also had the effect of making him one of antiquity’s most influential philosophers. Though he will always be remembered within the context of Christianity, Augustine studied the works of Virgil, Cicero, and the ancient Greek philosophers, providing a critical bridge between religious and secular philosophy that would in turn inspire St. Thomas Aquinas and similar thinkers. In addition to framing the concept of original sin, it was Augustine who first wrote at length on the theory of just war. Paul Henry, S.J. noted, “In the history of thought and civilization, Saint Augustine appears to me to be the first thinker who brought into prominence and undertook an analysis of the philosophical and psychological concepts of person and personality. These ideas, so vital to contemporary man, shape not only Augustine’s own doctrine on God but also his philosophy of man…”Augustine’s legacy would have been impressive for anybody to accomplish, but it was made all the more amazing by the fact that he spent most of his early years living irreverently. Though raised a Christian, he abandoned his faith until he was in his early 30s, and one of his prayers would become notorious: “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet” He was teaching rhetoric in Africa before a series of experiences led to his conversion back to Christianity in 386, thus spending the last 45 years of his life in the service of God. 

Author: St. Augustine of Hippo

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
185 reviews

Wicca: A Beginner’s Guide to Earth Magic (Living Wicca Today Book 2) by Kardia Zoe

Start living a magical life today!
As you find your connection to the Earth and all that is natural and alive in the universe, your life will take on a magical air. Magic begins to flow as you live in balance with the rhythms of nature and know that you are a vital force within that flow.
In Wicca: A beginner’s Guide to Magic you will read about:
Working With Magic
Generating Positive Magic
Avoiding Negative Magic
Developing a Magical Mind
Creating Sacred Space
Your Altar
Your Magical Tools
Increasing Magical Energy
Raising Energy
Casting Circles
and More!
The author is Kardia Zoe, co-founder of one of the oldest and largest information sites for Wicca and Witchcraft on the Internet. The website averages over 2,000 unique visitors per day and she has been providing these guests with guidance since 1997.

This book provides you with a clear, accurate understanding of magical practices so you can move forward with confidence as you journey into the enchanted world of Wicca.

NOTE: The information in this book draws from the popular Living Wicca Today e-course, magical articles Kardia has written over the past ten years for the Inner Circle newsletters and helpful resource material from her website. Enjoy!

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Author: Kardia Zoe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
167 reviews

Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect Series Book 1) by Mary Frame

This is a stand-alone novel that is part of a series. No cliffhanger ending.

There is mild profanity, drinking, and adult situations.

Most suitable for readers age 17 +

Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she’s amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her—people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her both confuses and intrigues her, so when she’s offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity.

When her attempts to come up with an actual experiment quickly drop from lackluster to nonexistent, she’s given a choice: figure out how to conduct a groundbreaking study on passion, or lose both the grant and her position at the university. Put on leave until she can crack the perfect proposal, she finds there’s only one way she can study emotions—by experiencing them herself.

Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy’s neighbor and the one person on the planet she finds strangely and maddeningly appealing. Jensen’s life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, complicated—in short, the perfect starting point for Lucy’s study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly. To her surprise, Lucy finds herself battling with her own emotions, as foreign as they are intense. With the clock ticking on her deadline, Lucy must decide what’s more important: analyzing her passions…or giving in to them?

Author: Mary Frame

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
197 reviews

Scandal With a Prince (Royal Scandals Book 1) by Nicole Burnham

“Great food, great sex, exotic locale and royal scandals…Enjoy!”
— New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd

A one night stand. A lifelong obsession.

One magical summer, Megan Hallberg met—and loved—Prince Stefano Barrali. But his royal duties took him home, and when she discovered she carried his child, she also discovered he was engaged…to a beautiful, worldly aristocrat.

Ten years later, Stefano runs into Megan at the grand opening of a Barcelona hotel, and it’s his every sensual fantasy come to life. His memory of the stunning blonde and their passionate summer has haunted his dreams, and a night under the stars gives him the perfect opportunity to reclaim the woman he thought lost to him.

Megan finds herself torn between passion with a prince and a fierce need to protect her daughter. Can the man who captured her heart so many years ago be her destiny…or her downfall?

– Christmas With a Prince (novella), Royal Scandals # .5
– Scandal With a Prince, Royal Scandals #1
– Honeymoon With a Prince, Royal Scandals #2
– Christmas on the Royal Yacht (novella), Royal Scandals # 2.5
– Slow Tango With a Prince, Royal Scandals #3

Author: Nicole Burnham

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
347 reviews

First Night (Seductive Nights) by Lauren Blakely

*Note: The prequel is designed to be free. Hang tight until free price matching kicks in*

A sensual, sexy novella from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…
It was only supposed to be one night…
When the sinfully handsome man walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. That escape comes in the form of sexy, confident and commanding Clay Nichols, who captivates her mind AND turns her inside out with pleasure. The attraction is electric and they share one scorchingly hot night together, but they also discover there is more than just off-the-charts chemistry; the connection between them runs deep. Clay never thought he’d return to New York with this woman still on his mind. But he can’t get her out of his system, and he needs more of her…He wants more than just the first night…
*This is a prequel novella to the erotica romance NIGHT AFTER NIGHT and is suitable for 18+ due to very sexy scenes, dirty talk, and light bondage.*

Author: Lauren Blakely

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
598 reviews

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