Her by Felicia Johnson

In many ways, Kristen Elliott is a normal, seventeen-year-old girl. Kristen loves her family. She works hard academically, and tries to please her mother. She takes on the additional responsibility of caring for her twin siblings, Nick and Alison. She idealizes her best friend, Lexus, who not only seems to lead the perfect life, but also catches the attention of John, the boy Kristen secretly loves. However, as is the case with many teenagers, Kristen feels frustrated, isolated, and confused.

In other ways, Kristen is not like other kids her age. She knows something is wrong with her. Kristen feels like an utter failure. She is unable to please her abrasive mother, and scared to confront Jack, her abusive stepfather. She is also unable to protect Nick from Jack, making her fell all the more helpless. Adding to her problems, she knows she will never be as beautiful as her best friend Lexus. Kristen finds solace in self-injury, and the company of Mr. Sharp, her imaginary friend who encourages her feelings of self-loathing.

After a failed suicide attempt, Kristen is placed in the Bent Creek mental hospital, where she is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While in the hospital, she meets a group of peers suffering with their own mental illnesses, and a compassionate staff of doctors and counselors. From there, Kristen begins her journey to survival. She discovers the circumstances that brought her to this breaking point, struggles to understand her mental illness, and fights to be a survivor against her own worst enemy: her self-blame.

Kristen’s tale of endurance illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Readers – including those suffering from BPD and their friends and family – can glean insight into the illness from Kristen’s humanity. Her story is an example of how, if we try to push the past away, we are either doomed to repeat it or let it haunt us to our graves.

Author: Felicia Johnson

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
79 reviews

Principles of Practical Psychology: A Brief Review of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience for Self-Inquiry and Self-Regulation by Erik Lenderman

This is designed to provide the reader with a brief review of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience for self-inquiry and self-regulation. This work ranges from Socrates to Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, the Medieval Ages of Europe, the Renaissance, Machiavelli, Locke, Rousseau, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Popper, and Whitehead.

This will also review the origin of the field of 20th century psychology, which includes Freud, Jung, Reich, Assagioli, Pavlov, Skinner, Rogers, Maslow, Gardner, Piaget, Wilber, and others.

The practical applications will include a review of neuroscience and the modern technologies used for mapping and adjusting activity within the central nervous system. Both endogenous and exogenous methods for self-inquiry and self-regulation will be reviewed in order to shape thought, physiology, attention, and behavior.

This book is designed for readers who are interested in an introduction to the field of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and the practical applications of these fields of inquiry.

Author: Erik A. Lenderman
Published: Boulder, CO – United States of America
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2015921498

Author: Erik Lenderman

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
43 reviews

Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 2) by Aileen Erin

***Book 1, BECOMING ALPHA, is free for the month of September***Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction. When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her. Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks. Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?***A 52K Word Novella***THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIESSeptember-Only Promotion!1. BECOMING ALPHA is FREE!2. AVOIDING ALPHA is FREE!3. ALPHA DIVIDED is 1.99!4. BRUJA is 2.99!5. ALPHA UNLEASHED…releases September 22nd!

Author: Aileen Erin

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
285 reviews

The Infected: Karen’s First Day (Book Two) by Joseph Zuko and Joshua McCullough

Raising kids is tough. Keeping them alive as the zombie apocalypse begins is tougher. But that’s exactly what stay-at-home mom Karen needs to do: fight fiercely to keep her young daughters safe as her husband Jim battles his way across the city, so they can escape the carnage together. On the worst day of her life, Karen finds that she will do anything to protect her family, and that the line between life and death has teeth.

Author: Joseph Zuko and Joshua McCullough

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
132 reviews

The Imposter: Second Book in the Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller Series by Judith Lucci and Margaret Daly

LIFE IS NOT EASY IN THE BIG EASY
It is hotter than hell in New Orleans and newly promoted NOPD Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre in the August heat. At Crescent City Medical Center’s Psychiatric Pavilion, nurses are doling out Thorazine Slurpees and Geodon shots to some of the most criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South. Alexandra Destephano, a registered nurse and legal counsel for CCMC, is troubled by safety issues in The Pavilion and enlists former husband, dashing surgeon Robert Bonnet to assist her in minimizing the dangers, but they are only aware of the ones they see. The situation escalates as the days become hotter and the nights become longer. Brutal beatings and murder are the order of the day and life in the Big Easy is clearly Uneasy.

Author: Judith Lucci and Margaret Daly

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
79 reviews

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed; Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Amazon Kindle # 1 Best Seller in Communicative Disorders

2013 International Reader’s Favorite Silver Award Winner

Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around here knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism.

This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche only to discover at the age of 38 that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism.

The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagnosis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow “Aspies” crying tears of joy at being understood, and “neuro-typical” people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.

Author: Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
220 reviews

How to Raise Happy Kids: An inspiring guide containing expertly reasoned, loving advice and practical tools for a different aspect of child-rearing by Vitaly Buchatsky

The world of children in today’s world is in crisis but help is on hand. Vitaly Buchatsky, an expert in children literature, reveals the secrets to children happiness in this beautifully illustrated book that has already sold 10,000 copies. “How to Raise Happy Kids” is a golden gift to parents and intending couples in guiding their children to ride the storm of life. The book is FREE Oct. 31-Nov.4 but $3.99 thereafter

Author: Vitaly Buchatsky

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
43 reviews

It’s Not Your Journey: Second Edition by Rebecca Lombardo

In her first published work, Rebecca Lombardo collects her internationally followed blog into the pages of “It’s Not Your Journey”, named after her highly popular blog. “It’s Not Your Journey” is Rebecca’s 2 year long chronicle of her struggles with Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Injury, and recovery from a Suicide attempt. Rebecca shares her very real, raw feelings on these subjects, as well as addressing other issues that have contributed to her downward spiral and eventual climb out of her own pit of despair. Issues such as the loss of her mother to lung cancer, the death of her brother, abandonment from friends and family members due to her hospitalization, and more.

At 42 years of age and happily married for nearly 14 years, Rebecca can finally say that she is on her way to reaching her dream. Not only does she hope to help people that are struggling with depression, she hopes to help them realize that you are never too old to find your voice, and make your dream happen.

Author: Rebecca Lombardo

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
107 reviews

Reflections on Life with my Master: A Dog’s Memoir on Life After Death (Jack McAfghan Pet Loss Trilogy Book 1) by Kate McGahan and Jack McAfghan

All the training in the world cannot touch what love can teach. An expert communicator, Jack McAfghan writes the memoirs of his four-legged life. From Obedience Training to hospice therapy work, he and his master learn life lessons side by side, inevitably applying what they have learned as their own lives unfold.

This extraordinary love story will comfort, inform and support those who are in the process of training a dog, falling in love, or learning to live with loss. Jack presents observations about interpersonal relationships, points out the psychological aspects of canine behavior, and reveals the possibilities that exist in life and after death.

This heartwarming account of Jack’s life will touch anyone who has ever loved. It matters not if they have four legs or two. Throughout the book Jack reminds us that by keeping one’s heart in the right place and by thinking positive thoughts we can manifest the changes needed to alter the course of our lives. Jack brings the wisdom of a lifetime to his readers and he expands our tolerance and compassion for all of humanity. He extends himself to every creature of the earth, every human on the planet, every spirit in the universe and to the bona fide Master over all.

Author: Kate McGahan and Jack McAfghan

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
212 reviews