Finessers 3 by Lucinda John

Life is going great for Cinnamon until she finds herself pregnant and locked behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit.
Chad finds himself battling with his heart and ego when he is under the impression that his wife has set him up
. In this twisted finale, the snakes are sneakier than ever as they try to finesse anyone to get to the top. New motives are in play, secrets are revealed and lives will be at stake.
Who can you really trust, when everyone around you has only one purpose for you? You can’t finesse no finesser, or can you?

Author: Lucinda John

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
81 reviews

The Tycoon’s Kiss (Taming of the Sheenans) by Jane Porter

Taming of the Sheenans – Book 2

Taylor Harris–Marietta, Montana’s new librarian–is the quiet type who likes her glamour between the book covers. When she’s pushed into attending the formal Valentine Ball with Marietta’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Troy Sheenan, Taylor can’t imagine a worse pairing. What in the world would she have in common with a wealthy playboy like Troy?

Technology tycoon Troy is forced by business concerns to return to his hometown and take the town librarian to the Valentine Ball… what he doesn’t expect is that Taylor is even less excited about the prospect than he is! Intrigued by the only woman in town who wouldn’t be thrilled to take his arm at the big event, he’s determined that she will not just agree to be his date… bur she’s going to like it. Can Taylor turn a cold shoulder to Troy’s heart-melting charms, or is this about to be Marietta’s hottest Valentine’s Ball yet?

Author: Jane Porter

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
122 reviews

Seduced by Innocence (The Seduced Saga Book 1) by Alex Lux and Karpov Kinrade

Forbidden Passions.Deadly secrets.A love that will stand against it all.All my life I’ve been told that I will kill my first love. That the dark power I harbor within myself will destroy him.Just like it’s destroyed others.Witches take an oath to do no harm, but I broke that oath even as a child, and so I hide within the invisible walls of my strange coven, keeping everyone at a distance.Until I meet Derek.His magnetism draws me in even as I know I should run. But I can’t run, because I need him to teach me how to defend myself and others, so I don’t fall victim to the shifters out to terrorize my coven.He can’t know my secret, and I can’t give in to the other need that’s growing between us, the one that heats me from within whenever we’re together.But flesh is weaker than intention, and neither of us can fight the fates. If only we’d known the truth before taking that first bite of forbidden fruit.Now it’s too late.***New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban FantasyRecommended for 17+, contains explicit sexual content**Rose’s story is a trilogy, not stand alone books. The first two books have cliffhanger endings. Her complete story IS available as “Seduced: Rose’s Trilogy” and is discounted to save you $1 on the trilogy.**The Seduced SagaSeduced: Rose’s Story

Author: Alex Lux and Karpov Kinrade

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
468 reviews

Building A Portrait (On Target Photo Training Book 13) by Dan Eitreim

Revised Edition with TONS of new – easy to understand – useful training!

Portraits…Taking pictures of our friends and family – it’s what we all want to master! Right?

However, when we think of doing “Portraits” the word alone is kind of scary! It sounds like it should be the province of professionals. We just want to do better pictures of our kids, our pets and our friends. Leave the “portraits” to the experts – right?

Wrong! YOU can get professional quality portraits too! It’s easy! Once you know a few strategic portrait photography tips and techniques, your photos will almost instantly go from “That’s nice,” to “WOW – you did that?”

I’ve run a professional photo studio for over 20 years and here is a secret – getting top level quality portraits is easy, anyone can do it! Another thing I’ve learned is to teach YOU how YOU can do it!

Read through “Building A Portrait” (it’s written in simple, easy to understand language with lots of example photos) and within an hour or so you will have so many “Ah Ha!” moments, you’ll be giggling with glee. I know that sounds corny, but try it, you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s the thing – as a photographer whether you’re a pro or an amateur with their first camera – it’s your job to make your subjects look like a million bucks! In their portrait, they should look better than they’ve ever looked before! Now YOU can make that happen!

Here is the table of contents showing a bit of what is covered…

Introduction:
Review –
Neutral Density Filters
Graduated Filters
Backdrops
How To Build A Portrait:
Terminology And The Overall Shape Of The Photograph
Size Matters
Composition Tips:
Make Sure Your Photographs Tell A Story
Anti – Level Shoulders
Sit Up Straight
Use The “Rule Of Thirds” If It Makes Sense
Fill The Frame
Follow The Eyes
Who is the star
Focus On The Most Important Feature – The Eyes
Depth Of Field
Skin, Love It Or Leave It
Bare Skin Continued
Beauty:
Women Should Look Sexy And Pretty, Men Should Appear Powerful
The Symmetrical Face
Sexism In Portrait Photography
Here’s A Really HARD Photo Tip
Problem Area Fixes:
Differently Sized Eyes
The Crooked Nose
Acne Scarred And Wrinkled Skin
Here’s A Photo Tip That May Require Some Begging
Round and Chubby Faces
The Neck Wattle
Photography Clothing Tips
The “Photographic Ground Modification System”
Photo Exercises:
Additional Photo Training:

“Building A Portrait” starts at the very beginning with something as simple as deciding on what to call your photo’s shape and goes all the way through advanced concepts. You are unlikely to ever find a more thorough grounding in portrait photography techniques!

Beauty – This section is a bit more esoteric! Just what is beauty? You can’t effectively show beauty in your portraits if you don’t know what it IS. In this section we will examine what makes us think one person is beautiful and another isn’t. These concepts are hardwired in us – and people respond!

In the “Problem Area Fixes” section, we learn how to correct for physical flaws and make our subjects look like a million bucks! Just because someone has a crooked nose, one eye larger than another, and is covered by acne – it’s no reason why YOU can’t get a good portrait! In fact, you will look for challenges like this because they are fun!

You’ll discover what to do to “fix” a crooked nose, skin problems, wrinkles, round chubby faces (oblong faces with high cheekbones are considered beautiful in most cultures) and so on.

Check out this course volume and your portraits will improve almost immediately. Your “models” will thank you. Unless your “model” is the family pet… They won’t thank you – they don’t care! 😉

Question… Have you ever had someone look at a portrait you’ve done and actually been moved to tears of joy? You will after reading and employing the techniques you’ll learn in “Building A Portrait!”

Author: Dan Eitreim

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
134 reviews

The Sea-Wolf by Jack London

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations.  All our books contain a linked table of contents.The Sea-Wolf is a psychological novel written by Jack London about a literary critic who survives an ocean collision when he is rescued by a powerful sea captain named Wolf Larsen.

Author: Jack London

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
317 reviews

In Love with A Dope Boy by Treasure Bee

Twins Tyler and Skyler have had it hard since they were born. At a young age, Tyler was forced to grow up and become the man of his family.

Always the protector and provider for his sister, Tyler turned to the streets early on in order to survive.

Despite her beauty, Skyler is insecure and unsure of herself. With no one to turn to except her brother, she often feels lost in Tyler’s crazy lifestyle.

Tori is Tyler’s ride or die, but like most young girls involved with a street nigga Tori is struggling to hold on to her sanity while trying to deal with all the b.s. and drama that comes with being Tyler’s leading lady, as well as dealing with her own demons.

Friends will turn into enemies. Secrets will be revealed and love will be tested. Only the strong survive, so who will be left standing?

Author: Treasure Bee

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
193 reviews

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s cutting social novel of corruption, cruelty, and a brave orphan boy Brought into the world by a drunken nurse and an inept surgeon, innocent young Oliver Twist couldn’t have known the mysterious circumstances surrounding his birth—that his mother had been discovered wandering the streets, near bursting with child, and had died ignominiously on the cold bed of a workhouse, having just pushed the little boy from her womb and into the uncertain future shared by thousands of other orphans throughout England.   This classic novel by Charles Dickens was among the first to expose the pitiless conditions of England’s orphanages, and an early example of the social novel—fiction meant to effect change by shining a dramatized light on a public ill. Readers were almost as shocked by the novel’s blade-edged sarcasm as they were scandalized by its stark depictions of ruinous orphanages and corrupt clergy.   Adapted into countless films, plays, stories, and television shows, Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist remains one of the most beloved works of literature ever penned.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Charles Dickens

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
687 reviews

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations.  All our books contain a linked table of contents.Anne of Avonlea is the second book of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables series. This book follows Anne from age 16 to 18 as she teaches at Avonlea school.

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
1842 reviews

The Dead Peasants File by L. Craig Harris

Dillon McGee is a security guard for the largest retail company in the world. But something is going terribly wrong — he discovers the company is murdering his co-workers. But why? Then it gets worse — Dillon learns he is the next target. He must find a way to escape before he is hunted down.
He teams up with a pastor, Christopher Forrest, who hates Morgan Retail because of what it has done to his family. Morgan puts a barcode on the foreheads of its workers. Christopher wonders if that could be the mark of the beast.
Corporate-owned (dead peasants) life insurance is real. Companies routinely purchase insurance policies on its workers. If the worker dies the company, not the family, receives the benefit. This is a story about a huge corporation making sure it cashes in.
Layered with realistic characters that you can care about, The Dead Peasants File has a frightening, realistic feel. It is written from a Christian world-view. The Dead Peasants File is a fast-paced page-turner that will keep you guessing and entertained until the very end.

Author: L. Craig Harris

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
51 reviews

Mystery: Redemption – Suspense Thriller Mystery: (Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Suspense Crime Thriller) (Power… by James Kipling and Mystery

In Redemption, the riveting conclusion to the Power Play Trilogy, we once again return to India and the convoluted war between the selfish and the selfless.

Kavi has lost almost everything – his parents, his brother, and maybe even his sister – or so he thinks. Raj is lost without the love of his life, Priya. And Siya is harboring secrets from her loving husband. On the other hand, there’s Sultan, deadly assassin and Kavi’s greatest enemy, and Chaudhry, the man everyone wants dead. We can’t forget Tapan, contender for the elections, or Alka, the supposedly dead woman who faked her own death. Last but not least, there’s Krish. Election candidate. Check. Guardian of a furious Kavi, a pregnant Siya, and a man who is being used as bait, Raj. Check. Not to mention the fact that the other side wants him dead and out of the war. Too bad he doesn’t plan on going anywhere.

With the help of Sai and Asim, Kavi sets out to right the wrongs of India. Alone, and with a bit of information from a wayward mother, Raj swears an oath to kill Chaudhry. And Alka, fed up with her monstrous husband, flees to right the wrong of her own past. With all these wrongs out there, there are no obvious choices. Sometimes it’s not easy to do the right thing. Throw in a bit of danger, a reckless nature, and a deadly poison and things are sure to get interesting. Who will win the election? A better question might be: who will live to see the election?

When you have a reckless politician willing to murder children for personal gain and an assassin who can kill without leaving a trace, you’ve got a whole lot of options before you. But we all know that “men are not punished by their sins, but by them.” When the selfish meet the selfless, there’s only one choice you can make. Give up or fight back.  

*****

Author: James Kipling and Mystery

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
35 reviews