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Entertainment Gifts 2014 - Entertainment Gift Guide Roundup for 2014

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Louis Farkovitz Custom Guitars

The Abyss- Louis Farkovitz Guitars

Description: The ultimate luxury in collectible guitars... Explore the mesmerizing beauty, elegance and artistry of the custom guitars created by Master Goldsmith and Fine Jeweler, Louis Farkovitz. These custom guitar designs can be adapted to fit other guitars. Nickel silver and semi-precious gemstones are used in this collection, but the use of precious metals or gemstones are not limited on third party orders. Any metal, incuding fine silver, gold or platinum, can be used. If you want diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds or pearls, they are avaiable as well. If you can conceive it, any custom guitar you imagine can be created.

Price: $6,000.00 to $100,000.00 Visit the Website

JamStik: Music At Your Fingertips

The JamStik is great for players of all skill levels, from beginner to expert

Description: The JamStik gives users the ability to learn and play the guitar at their own pace, in virtually any location, unlike any other product on the market. It also works as a controller that digitally connects with 100s of MIDI apps allowing for unlimited uses. From composing in Garage Band, creating riveting loops in Loopy, to accessing to thousands of unique instrument sounds, the JamStik provides every level of player, from the beginner to the performer, an amazing platform to experience a new connection to music.

Price: $299.99 Visit the Website

Casio CTK Keyboards

Casio CTK7200 Kayboard

Description: Known for creating innovative musical products that are designed to make digital music more accessible to consumers, Casio’s latest generation of CTK keyboards offer users exceptional new sounds and functions including recording and editing capabilities. Amateur musicians and professionals will applaud the sound quality, stylish design and production capabilities that the new models present. The new CTK keyboards offer an all-in-one solution to create music and easily share it with an audience. Casio's flagship model - the CTK-7200 - delivers an unprecedented level of power and music making capabilities. Combined with a 17 track sequencer, the CTK-7200 has the ability to record audio. Compositions created on either keyboard can be recorded as an audio file on a SDHC storage card. Even sounds from external instruments can be mixed and recorded. Users can plug-in a microphone, guitar, bass or other instrument and play along with instrument tracks from within the keyboard. All of the sounds get mixed and saved as a stereo audio file which can be shared with friends and family via computer or put on an audio CD for label executives. The CTK-7200 also features a large LCD display screen, 820 tones, 260 rhythms, five new EQ settings, nine physical sliders for mixing capabilities and an organ drawbar mode.

Price: $299.99 to $799.99 Visit the Website

Casio's Sampling Keyboards

Casio CTK-2400 Sampling Keyboard

Description: Casio’s sampling keyboards include the CTK-2400, LK-170, LK-175 and LK-260. They offer fun entertainment by enabling users to take various bits and pieces of music and create a sample. Long Sampling mode can create one sound up to two seconds and the Short Sampling mode can create up to five short sounds and tones; both modes offer ten different effects to choose from. With a built-in sampling microphone, users can also use their voice to record samples, which can be integrated into the rhythm. All equipped with Casio’s Step-Up Lesson system, these new keyboards have built-in songs that teach users phase-by-phase so they can learn at their own individual pace. With the LCD display, beginners can also learn both music notation and correct hand positioning, while Casio’s innovative system evaluates performance so users can track their progress. Also, Casio’s LK-170, LK-175 and LK-260 are all lighted keyboards which allow users to practice their song playing skills with the help of the lighted 61-Key Piano Style Touch-Response keyboard. Other features include 400 built-in tones, 150 built-in rhythms (including 20 for piano play and 55 world rhythms), 110 songs, and USB capabilities. Each model comes with a music stand and song book.

Price: $169.99 to $259.99 Visit the Website

Kids 4-8 Can Play The Guitar The First Day With ChordBuddy Jr.

Kids CAN Play Guitar with ChordBuddy Jr.

Description: Introducing the ChordBuddy Jr - The only guitar in the world a 4-8 year old can play instantly! Chordbuddy Jr is a REAL guitar in miniature - this is NOT a toy, it's a real guitar with all the quality and features of a full size acoustic guitar. Within minutes of taking ChordBuddy Jr out of the box kids will be playing real songs. ChordBuddy Jr has been teacher tested and won the parent tested seal of approval. Included in the ChordBuddy Jr package is: a half size acoustic guitar (30 inch), ChordBuddy Jr device, guitar tuner, songbook and instructional DVD. *Please note that unlike the full size ChordBuddy, ChordBuddy Jr's tabs are not removable. The device itself can be removed from the guitar but it is made as a single molded piece.

Price: $169.00 Visit the Website

Casio XW-H1

Casio XW-H1

Description: Casio's XW-H1 tough performance headphones were designed for the on-the-go professional DJs and music enthusiasts as they are tough, lightweight, and combine high audio fidelity with superb usability. The headphones provide balanced, clear sound and were designed by audiophiles to reproduce accurate, natural sound across the entire audio spectrum. From crisp, clear trebles to rich, deep bass notes, the headphones meet the most exacting standards of audio quality so musicians hear music exactly the way they intended. For encapsulated comfort and focused listening, the headphones feature comfort-fit ear pads that were selected through extensive testing to be comfortable to wear even during long mixing sessions. They also feature a detachable, tangle-free cable that makes it easy to store while on the move and a folding headband for easy portability and protection.

Price: $159.99 Visit the Website

PERFECT REJECT Celebrate Our Differences And Imperfections

PERFECT REJECT #132

Description: PERFECT REJECT – Tattered, torn and loved are plush toys, unique as sculptures, evoking our empathy by joyfully reflecting our human imperfections. Play with a lovable PERFECT REJECT, open a doorway to celebrate our differences. Celebrate imperfection as a source of joy, strength, magic and empowerment. Imperfect means I’m perfect/you’re perfect – just the way we are. Doppelganger’s and special orders are available. Celebrate our Differences and Imperfections. Imperfect means I’m perfect/you're perfect - just the way we are

Price: $150.00 to $800.00 Visit the Website

Unique Handmade Designer Collectibles

PERFECT REJECT Needs to be Rescued

Description: PERFECT REJECT – Tattered, torn and loved are plush toys, unique as sculptures, evoking our empathy by joyfully reflecting our human imperfections. Play with a lovable PERFECT REJECT, open a doorway to celebrate our differences. Celebrate imperfection as a source of joy, strength, magic and empowerment. Imperfect means I’m perfect/you’re perfect – just the way we are. Doppelganger’s and special orders are available. Celebrate our Differences and Imperfections. Imperfect means I’m perfect/you're perfect - just the way we are

Price: $150.00 to $800.00 Visit the Website

Box Set Of “Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3” On DVD & Blu-ray

Limited Edition Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Box Set on DVD

Description: This limited edition box set includes the first three seasons of this Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy Award®-winning series, bringing “Downton Abbey” from pre-war England through the storms of World War I and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance and heartbreak, ambition and betrayal. In addition to featuring more than three hours of previously released bonus video, including “Downton Abbey: The Making of,” “Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama,” and much more, the set includes the bonus disc “Secrets of Highclere Castle.” This one-hour documentary steps inside the castle featured in “Downton Abbey.” “Downton Abbey” is a Carnival/MASTERPIECE Co-Production.

Price: $89.99 to $99.99 Visit the Website

Treat An Art Lover To Layla Fanucci's Book Of Cityscapes

Layla Fanucci City of Dreams Unabridged

Description: For the art lover and decor fanatic alike, "City of Dreams Unabridged 1999-2011" is the perfect gift. The pages display renowned artist Layla Fanucci’s large-scale abstracts of powerful cityscapes. Over the past 14 years, her work has inspired romantic ideas of travel and adventure. These imaginative, energetic paintings have been exhibited in more than 200 shows at galleries and museums worldwide and are held in private collections across the United States and abroad. This book of Layla's work will continue to inspire the art-loving nomad in all of us, read after read.

Price: $39.95 Visit the Website

A Book Titled: Visions Of Light

Visions of Light book, displayed here with international contest and award winning images as seen published in the magazines or on a published record cover jacket. This tastefully entertaining, but educational piece, makes a great addition to any coffee t

Description: Visions of Light is a perfect entertainment vehicle for the photographers in the family! They will want to know how and why these contest and award winning images were produced. This luxuriously unique and unusually creative new book was released in 2013. It is especially suited for all ages. The author challenged 4 writers, with poetic capabilities, to create short stories for 37 images to inspire readers. The abstract images were an experiment that propelled the author into the world of advertising photography as a lifetime career. It is a refreshing new look with fully explained step-by-step insights —for anyone with a camera and computer—into the photographic and creative process. This tastefully entertaining, but educational piece makes a great addition to any coffee table. Available at all on-line booksellers. For quickest delivery please go to http://www.raymondjklein.com and click on the BOOK menu button, then click on the Buy Now button to purchase this book. $34.99 per book, $4.50 will be added for shipping and handling. The shipper will be notified immediately and the book will be shipped USPS within 1 day. Endorsements: “Back in 1966, Raymond J. Klein produced a stunning, award-winning image of saxophones for the cover of my LP album Lou Donaldson At His Best. Thanks, Ray for your contribution.” —Lou Donaldson, saxophonist. (Lou Donaldson is a famous American saxophonist, visit his web site at: www.loudonaldson.com)

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

Creating Intimacy & Love - A Home Study Course

Dr. Elsbeth Meuth & Freddy Zental Weaver, producers of TantraNova Home Study Course

Description: Learn how to create intimacy and love in the privacy of your home. This TantraNova Home Study Course is a great way to be introduced to our foundational practices through TantraNova’s "Creating Intimacy & Love DVD" and the "Foundational Practices CD." The Course will also guide you in the more advanced healing rituals for the woman and the man through "The Discovery of Sexual-Spiritual Connection DVD." Our Home Study Course is intended for the couple or individual who either wants to prepare for attending a live-workshop with us or who may not be able to travel to Chicago or other places where we offer our workshop retreats. This is a 3-disc set consisting of two video DVDs and one audio CD.

Price: $30.00 to $65.00 Visit the Website

Couple's Key Chains

RedEnvelope Couples Key Chain

Description: Cupid’s signature holiday is an ideal time to show some lover to your significant others, family and friends, but don’t forget yourself! With gifts that run the gamut from playful to personalized to praiseworthy, RedEnvelope has got your number. Gift this Couple's Key Chain to your one and only on Valentine's Day so you can keep a piece of each other everywhere you go.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

Stock The Kitchen Like A Celebrity!

Hakeem Kae Kazim of Hotel Rwanda Chooses Swiss Diamond Cookware

Description: Are your friends or loved ones interested in using the same products as celebrities? Look no further – ranked #1 nonstick cookware by the leading consumer organization, Swiss Diamond’s nonstick coating is reinforced with real diamonds to create a long lasting, naturally non-stick surface. It was the only cookware included in the 2012 gift bags for the EMMY Awards and 2014 gift suite for the Golden Globe Awards, chosen by celebrities including Toni Garrn (Victoria's Secret Angel), Sofia Milos (CSI: Miami), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Jonathan Keltz (Entourage), and more. It's also the only cookware used in VH1's new LeAnn and Eddie Show, as requested by country music star LeAnn Rimes Cebrian. Stock your kitchen like the celebrities with Swiss Diamond!

Price: $29.95 to $499.95 Visit the Website

Cairo Unzipped! An Insider’s Look At The Haves And Have Nots Of 1940s Egypt & Today

Cairo Unzipped Cover Image

Description: It’s the 1940’s and the desert sun is setting in Cairo. This is the scene of Layla’s story. A beautiful, young girl forced into prostitution at age 12 by her own mother, Layla dreams of freedom in Europe. While set more than 70 years ago, Layla dream is not far from that of those living in today’s modern-day, protest-laden Egypt. Layla’s story is the focus of Houston resident Mona Fuad’s fascinating new book, Cairo Unzipped. A friend of Layla’s and former Egyptian movie star, Fuad chronicles Layla’s meteoric rise during a revolutionary period of Egyptian history. Due to the turmoil in Europe, Egypt became a melting pot of Europeans from nations, being put to the fire, by the Nazis. Layla, with no money and fewer options, would not only survive the life of a call girl during this tumultuous time, but also rise to become the mistress of the most powerful man in Egypt, King Farouk. While focused primarily on Layla’s story of strength and overcoming adversity, Cairo Unzipped also shares a bit of Fuad’s life. Very much the opposite of Layla’s troubled youth, Fuad, born in Alexandria, was a once crowned Miss Egypt and could be found in many Egyptian and American films, including The Ten Commandments. Upon leaving show business and moving to America with her husband, Fuad founded the first acrylic nail salon in Dallas and helped define the landscape of the now over $35 billion nail industry.

Price: $28.50 Visit the Website

Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, By Maura McEnaney

Cover- Willard Garvey: An Epic Life

Description: As the book Willard Garvey: An Epic Life vividly shows, Willard Garvey lived at the center of 20th century history.
 Born in Dust Bowl country, as a teenager he rode the rails at the height of the Great Depression to work in California’s Grapes of Wrath orchards. He sailed on the Queen Mary to the European theater of World War II, where he was one of the first three American officers into Berlin following its fall, and attended the Potsdam Conference. A visionary businessman, Garvey pioneered affordable home ownership in developing countries at a time when few if any knew or cared about the millions living in slums worldwide. He hobnobbed with heads of state and captains of industry, counting 20th century titans J.B. Fuqua, Robert Galvin, and John Templeton as closest friends and confidantes. He started a short-lived fourth television network, and pushed for independent journalism in an era of tightly-controlled media. He even tried to start a new country. It is perhaps his final “biggest” achievement that stands as Willard Garvey’s legacy. Beyond owner-operator of the “world’s largest” grain elevator, and “largest private landowner in Nevada”: builder of Kansas’s tallest building—the Epic Center. Its slanted copper roof pointed to the sky, it echoes the Kansas state motto that could well serve as his, too: Ad Astra per Aspera, “To the stars, through difficulties.”

Price: $26.95 Visit the Website

"Next Step" By Timothy K. Lynn

"Next Step" by Timothy K. Lynn

Description: Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unfocused, depressed, anxious, worried, empty, or just like you’re not living up to your full potential? Are you ready to make your next step a step in the right direction? Next Step: How to Start Living Intentionally and Discover What God Really Wants for Your Life by Timothy K. Lynn will show you how to get from where you are to where you want to be—and it all starts from where you are right now. Wanting to put his life on the right track, author Timothy K. Lynn developed the powerful Next Step system out of necessity. At the age of 16, Lynn had a wife and child, had dropped out of school, was on welfare and food stamps, and was working seven days a week just to make ends meet. Now a successful businessman, Lynn has used the Next Step system for over three decades. A faith-filled system for intentional living, Next Step shows you how to discover what God wants for your life. Ideal for individual study and small groups, Next Step addresses four key components—faith, self, family life, and life’s work. For anyone ready to receive God’s grace, and create a life of meaning, purpose, and abundance, Next Step is the ideal next step.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

The Mysterious Plane Crash That Killed Hollywood Icon Carole Lombard And 21 Others

Fireball: Carole Lombard & the Mystery of Flight 3

Description: Set for publication on January 16th 2014, Robert Matzen’s sixth book Fireball: Carole Lombard & the Mystery of Flight 3, published by Good-Knight Books will be released on the 72nd Anniversary of the mysterious plane crash that killed Carole and 21 others. Five weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hollywood comedy actress Carole Lombard, wife of the world’s most popular movie star, Clark Gable, journeyed by train from southern California to sell war bonds and stamps in her native state, Indiana. After selling $2M in bonds in a single day, Lombard defied U.S. government orders to stay off planes and attempted to fly back to Hollywood aboard a commercial DC-3 that crashed 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of January 16, 1942. Also killed were three flight crew members, fifteen U.S. Army Air Corps personnel, and three other civilians, including Carole Lombard’s mother and Clark Gable’s publicist at MGM. Based on 2,000 pages of government and TWA records, and new, never before seen interviews and research, this gripping page-turner recounts the story of the people on the plane, those left behind and the first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

The Godfather’s Daughter An Unlikely Story Of Love, Healing, And Redemption By Rita Gigante With Natasha Stoynoff

The Godfather’s Daughter is a compelling, intimate look at one of America’s most notorious crime families. Told with vivid details and startling honesty, Rita’s story is a fascinating one of deception, lost innocence and redemption.  -The Celebri

Description: On the surface, Rita Gigante's family looked like all the other Italian Catholics in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they had a secret-her father was notorious crime boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, head of all five New York crime families. In The Godfather's Daughter, Rita takes us on her emotional and spiritual journey growing up on the tumultuous fringes of the underworld. Her struggles with deception and honesty, violence and love, and sickness and healing finally lead Rita up to a world of light-and a life where she can finally accept and bravely live her own truth.

Price: $24.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

"John Ford: Poet In The Desert" Captivating Biography Of One Of The World's Most Iconic Directors

New biography about Iconic director "John Ford: Poet in the Desert"

Description: Known throughout the world for his Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which he made with his long time friend John Wayne, John Ford was an artist whose work ranged over the vast and textured richness of the human experience. In his new biography, "John Ford: Poet in the Desert" (trade paperback, $22.95, November 21, 2013), Author Joseph Malham explores the life of the legendary Irish-American director. A six-time Oscar winner, Ford explored the role of myth, history, tradition and war in the epic drama of the individual, the family and the community in timeless classics.

Price: $22.00 to $22.99 Visit the Website

The Secret Kingdom - Children's Book Of Visionary Art And Poetry

"The Secret Kingdom" by Michele Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe

Description: Take a journey through the imagination of artist, Michele Bledsoe. "The Secret Kingdom" is a collection of paintings and poetry celebrating the world of dreams. Michele Bledsoe has been exhibiting her art in galleries for almost 20 years. Inspired by the beautifully illustrated children's books she grew up with, Michele started creating art when she was a child - and never stopped. With "The Secret Kingdom", Michele Bledsoe hopes to inspire a new generation of artists to share her lifetime love of creating pictures. Art is for everyone, and "The Secret Kingdom" is a place that welcomes children of all ages.

Price: $20.95 Visit the Website

"Tales From The Monstrosity Scrolls" - A New Album By Rainbow Beast & The Rock Band Land Rockers

"Tales from the Monstrosity Scrolls" cover art

Description: Imagine if Yo Gabba Gabba and Tim Burton started a DIY, punk rock theater with The Flaming Lips as the house band, and you'll get some sense of a Rainbow Beast production. Embracing the long, rich history of dark, mysterious, and playful subject matter à la Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton, Rainbow Beast proudly shares the madness and beauty of their new album, Tales from the Monstrosity Scrolls, a collaborative effort with the youthful Rock Band Land Rockers. In 2009, after years of performing as touring musicians, Brian Gorman and Marcus Stoesz created Rock Band Land, a collaborative program where elementary-age kids explore creativity through original rock music, story writing, and storytelling. The members of Rainbow Beast act as interpreters and mentors for the youth of Rock Band Land, and all the music the band records and performs was written with the Rock Band Land Rockers. Lemony Snicket has joined Rock Band Land’s cheering section, summing up his enthusiasm for Tales from the Monstrosity Scrolls, “If the Rolling Stones were in elementary school, if Tom Waits had a sleepover party, if Prince was a second grade teacher, they still couldn’t make anything as awesome as this.”

Price: $20.00 Visit the Website

Hayao Miyazaki’s Whimsical Animated Family Fantasy MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO PICTURE BOOK (New Edition- With New Cover Design)

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Picture Book (Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) © 1988 Nibariki - G)

Description: Parents and children will enjoy reliving Totoro's magical adventures in this new edition of this treasured family fantasy with character dialogue and scene-by-scene illustrations featuring artwork taken directly from the animated classic in this full-color book. This beloved story is about eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei – they have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another. MY NEGHBOR TOTORO is an internationally popular property that has generated a colorful array of toys, books and collectables. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment recently released the DVD of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most celebrated anime directors-directing such notable films as Spirited Away, (which won the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film,) Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more-all of which have received great international acclaim. Hayao Miyazaki books are published in English under VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint. VIzmedia.com

Price: $19.99 to $22.99 Visit the Website

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER On DVD And BLUE RAY

NARUTO movie© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO /2007 SHIPPUDEN © NMP 2010

Description: VIZ Media brings back the world's most popular ninja in his 7th animated feature film. Anime lovers will love this action-packed time-travelling adventure as they take an amazing journey back in time as Naruto tries to save a noble Queen. In NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER rogue ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Naruto's team when he uses an ancient power to turn back time! Naruto gets caught up and is sent back in time to the city of Loran, known for its thousand towers, and encounters the future Fourth Hokage on a top-secret mission, and the Queen of Loran, whose rule is threatened by Mukade. Will Naruto will be able to return to his own time and if a chance encounter in the past save the future? Be sure to pick up this exciting new DVD to find out....(no spoilers here!) Includes special (hilarious) animated short - NARUTO AND THE THREE WISHES and the original Japanese theatrical trailers. Rated TV-14 DVD $19.98 U.S.-$24.98 Canada Blu-ray $24.98 U.S.-$27.50 Canada Naruto.com VIZ.com

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

New Ninja Action Movie Delights Anime Fans

NARUTO © 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO /2007 SHIPPUDEN © NMP 2011

Description: NARUTO has captivated millions of fans across the globe and fans will be riveted to this new action packed movie-NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON as Naruto battles to regain his honor. In the latest exciting new NARUTO adventure (Rated TV-14) Naruto is convicted of a serious crime he didn’t commit and is sent to the inescapable prison. The warden, quickly seals away Naruto’s chakra to prevent him from rebelling. Refusing to give up, Naruto plans his escape while also befriending his fellow inmates. This DVD is full of non-stop action as Naruto tries to prove his innocence and help his friends uncover the secrets surrounding the mysterious Box of Paradise, and their ties to what it contains. There is a plethora of bonus materials for the DVD and Blu-ray editions including a special animated short film, a production art gallery and the original Japanese theatrical trailers. The Blu-ray edition additionally features a video message from NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto and an interview with Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice of Naruto Uzumaki. (also available in a Download-to-Own edition) This is one of the most exciting NARUTO SHIPPUDEN feature films to date. VIZ.com

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

FOREBODING NEW NOVEL PLACES MODERN CIVILIZATION ON THE LIP OF AN ABYSS

Civilizations Rise, and They Fall, Often By Their Own Hand…

Description: Author Steve Lee takes a unique and often thought-provoking look at our world and the clear “Rise and Fall” pattern etched throughout mankind’s storied past. Lee’s epic tale – Epiphany - blends past and present, even as it deftly trends modern civilization forward to its disturbing and logical end. Living at the outskirts of a small town in Iowa, a young farm boy named Josh Peterson finds his life rocked by a series of reoccurring dreams. Considering them at first to be little more than the product of an overactive imagination, Josh finds himself jolted from reality one day as two figures suddenly emerge from these dreams and intervene in an effort to save his life. As the years pass, this event and the images that seemingly spawned it, come to shape Josh's life, preparing him for a crisis far beyond anything he had ever thought possible. In a world growing all the more dysfunctional with each passing year, he and his family watch as greed and political corruption coalesce to push civilization to the lip of an abyss, even as it draws Josh into the heart of this sweeping crisis. As events steadily devolve to the point of no return, Josh suddenly discovers the mysterious figures from his dreams are but messengers for something far beyond us – something that had anticipated this culminating event in all its misery, eons before the advent of modern man.

Price: $17.99 Visit the Website

Shades Of Virtue By Jack Whitsel

Shades of Virtue by Jack Whitsel

Description: The latest release by award-winning novelist Jack Whitsel, Shades of Virtue is an imaginative, inventive work. An epic tale brimming with heroes and villains, magic and mystery, adventure and intrigue, Shades of Virtue brings the fantasy world to life. In this vibrant, vivid novel, a tournament’s champion is foreseen to have an impact on future events. The Council of Whispers dispatch Lady Lucia and her two apprentices, Dragana and Tallya to oversee the event. Amidst the spectacle of pageantry and martial prowess, Lucia must uncover the dark powers wishing to thwart the Order’s agenda, while supervising her headstrong apprentices. But there is much more at stake here than winning a lady’s hand: whoever wins this tournament will set in motion events that will change the course of history. The future of humanity hangs from the tip of a lance…

Price: $17.95 Visit the Website

Award-Winning Novels By Elaine Wolf,

CAMP by Elaine Wolf, "The Anti-Bullying Novelist" (authorelainewolf.com)

Description: CAMP is a young adult coming-of-age novel about a high school girl who faces bullying at summer camp as she begins to discover the truth about her mother, who holds a dark secret. CAMP was given "a perfect 10!" by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), and it was named a first place winner by the Forward National Literature Award Committee. In addition, CAMP appears on "Publishers Weekly Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing." Booklist says CAMP is "tough to stop reading...rings sadly true." The novel is appropriate for teens and adults alike, and it's a great story for parents and teens to share. DANNY'S MOM is a novel about a mother who risks her career and her marriage when she speaks out against bullying and homophobia in the explosive high school in which she works. A review in The Denver Post states: "You think only students have to deal with bullying and backstabbing in high school? Think again. Wolf's heroine, a guidance counselor, fights back." Other reviewers say, "Wolf writes with insight and authority about an issue that society cannot afford to ignore" and call DANNY'S MOM "a must read" for everyone who cares about children and education. CAMP and DANNY'S MOM were each selected as a Book of the Month by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, New York, which honored the author, Elaine Wolf, with its 2013 Community Upstander Award. For more information, please visit authorelainewolf.com.

Price: $16.95 to $24.95 Visit the Website

Fairy Birds Book

Fairy Birds Book

Description: Have you ever wondered where Fairy Godmothers came from? They come from a Fairy Bird of course! Fairy Birds are Fairy Godmothers in training.They go to Fairy Godmother school to learn the secrets of how to become one. In each book of the Fairy Bird series, the little Fairy Birds learn how to grow one of the six colorful feathers they need to become Fairy Godmothers. In this first book, the Fairy Birds go on a soaring adventure to grow their first colorful feather, the pink "Givie" feather, which they grow as they give to others. The book is full of infectious illustrations, delightful color, fashionable characters and a secret message--to just give a little--that is captivating children across the globe. The twin sister authors, Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews, wrote this book series to provide a fun, positive experience in children's literature where children can learn great characteristics like giving, loving, kindness and others in a fun and adventurous way in their book series. The book series and brand comes to life in such a fun way with the author's Fairy Birds blog which shares giving ideas and videos and which spotlights little Fairy Birds readers that are echoing the message of the book through their real life examples of how they are giving to others in and around their own homes.

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies For Building Relationships, Creating Joy, And Embracing Prosperity

PEOPLE TOOLS by ALan C. Fox

Description: PEOPLE TOOLS is the brainchild of Alan C. Fox, a successful real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is also the founder, editor, and publisher of Rattle, one of the most respected literary magazines in the United States. In the book, he shares time-proven techniques that will help people succeed in their relationships with others, bringing joy and prosperity into their lives. PEOPLE TOOLS is organized into 54 short, easily digestible chapters making it an invaluable resource. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. “Just like hammering in a nail, thriving in life requires that you find and apply the best tool for each job,” Fox explains. “The more tools you have, and the better you understand the tools you use, the more quickly and effectively you will achieve success.”

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

GRITTY MEMOIR BURSTS THE GLAMORIZED BUBBLE OF HOLLYWOOD’S “WISEGUYS”

Rumble in Brooklyn is one of those all-too-rare books that combine history and art with intelligence, heart, and wit. If you want to know the way it really was, “Rumble” will show you. Outstanding. — Warren Murphy, screenwriter, The Eiger Sanction,

Description: A fat, four-eyed kid somehow finds himself growing up in the toughest and most Mafia-filled slum in the country. From surviving protection rackets at the age of five, violent anti-Semitism, and brutal gang wars, Rumble in Brooklyn goes straight into East New York to depict the street-fighting childhood of New York Times acclaimed crime writer Joseph Trigoboff. During the 1950’s and 60’s, he not only knew, but exchanged blows with members of street gangs that were headed by future “Goodfellas.” Rumble in Brooklyn tells the story of Trigoboff’s poignant, violent coming of age amidst the brutal bigotry of East New York – the most violent neighborhood in the toughest town in America – and the favorite dumping ground for any self-respecting Mafioso. Challenged daily to fights with bigger and stronger opponents in an environment that was always threatening and always changing, Rumble describes the enduring power of friendship as Jewish street kids fought together against anti-Semitic neighborhood gangs such as the New Lots Boys, Fountain & Pitkin the El Tones and the Roman Lords. But Rumble is also a tale about a father-son relationship that was not based on a love of sports, but his father’s love of literature. Lee Trigoboff, nicknamed Samson and Popeye for his immense strength, not only taught young Joe how to fight and survive on the streets, but also encouraged his son’s love of reading and writing.

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"In A Heartbeat" -- New Kids'/Family Album By Chicago's Pop Sweetheart, Laura Doherty

Laura Doherty's "In a Heartbeat" front cover

Description: Winner of Parents’ Choice® Gold and Silver Awards for her first two children’s albums, independent musician Laura Doherty offers a collection of cozy, upbeat songs to warm the hearts of all ages in her third kids’ album, "In a Heartbeat." Featured guest artist is Glenn Kotche of Wilco. Known for her warm, engaging style, Laura Doherty has a remarkable ear for a catchy melody, a passion for creating sweet, folk-inspired songs, and a one-of-a-kind ability to connect with children that earned her the moniker “Chicago’s pop sweetheart for kids.” "In a Heartbeat" finds its genesis in the love Laura Doherty feels for both the Westchester County, NY region where she grew up and her “adopted hometown” of Chicago, where she’s resided for most of the past two decades. Half the songs on "In a Heartbeat" were written in New York and half in Chicago, with Laura taking inspiration from the lush, rolling hills of the Hudson Valley as well as Chicago’s vibrant, urban energy. Enthuses Sirius/XM’s Kids’ Place Live Program Director Mindy Thomas, “Laura knows her audience, and her music is fantastic! I can appreciate it as both a mom and a programmer.”

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Linda Marie Smith's New Album, Mearra – "Selkie From The Sea"

Linda Marie Smith's "Mearra - Selkie from the Sea"

Description: The ancient Celtic legend of the Selkie, a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to metamorphose into a human being, is the setting for Chicago-based singer/songwriter Linda Marie Smith’s fourth album, "Mearra – Selkie from the Sea." With a genre-crossing vocal style that encompasses a folk/rock sensibility, Linda Marie Smith’s music is romantic, soulful, earthy, and mystical, with lyrics and melodies that weave colorful stories of curious places and intriguing people. Linda has been compared to the likes of Christina Perri, Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, Jewel, and Sarah McLachlan. The album begins with Mearra, a young Selkie maiden, falling in love with Ian, a lonely fisherman entranced by her beauty. Mearra bids farewell to her life in the sea, marries Ian, and starts a family. However, at the end of seven years, a Selkie must return to her watery cosmos. The sea inexorably calls for Mearra’s return. An enigmatic and bittersweet story of love, loss, and transformation, "Mearra – Selkie from the Sea" transports listeners, inviting children and adults alike to use their imaginations as they enter an enchanted world that has inspired writers and composers like Yeats, Synge, and Arnold Bax for centuries.

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Slangman Publishing --books To Help The Young And Young At Heart Learn A Foreign Language

Slangman David Burke photo

Description: Host David Burke - Internationally renowned author and television/radio personality David Burke has been leading a language-learning movement for more than a decade. His catalog of over 100 books for adults and children, including his revolutionary Slangman’s Fairy Tales® series available in a dozen languages, has sold in excess of one million copies. SLANGMAN PUBLISHING • Slangman Publishing has sold over one million copies worldwide and continues to flourish. • Catalog includes books, EBooks, CDs, DVDs and audio books catering to all ages • More than 100 titles teaching foreign languages and English as a second language (ESL) • For Adults and Teens teaching learning slang and idioms in many languages, including ESL, French, German, Italian and Spanish • For kids they can learn foreign languages such as Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese and Spanish • Also for kids are Slangman’s fairytale books • From individuals wanting to learn another language to top tier Universities visit www.Slangman.com to view the selections and place orders.

Price: $15.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

GemRoc- Affordable High End Fashion Jewelry Marketplace

Vicenza Italian Design

Description: About GemRoc We have a simple goal: to give our jewelry-savvy fans the trend-driven design and quality craftsmanship they seek and crave – at fair, affordable prices. Think of us as a guild comprised of best-in-class artists, metal smiths and production specialists. We source our materials through an elite network of suppliers based around the world: There’s no middleman between the wholesale market and our jewelers’ workbenches. We have no splashy marketing campaigns to fund or sky-high commercial rents to pay. And we pass the savings – up to 80% off retail prices – on to you. Whether you’re buying a glamorous $60-bauble to perk up a party outfit (or your mood!) or are looking to acquire a $1,000 showpiece at an unbeatable price, you’ll never have to compromise your standards. Each piece is made to order – our hassle-free, 30-day return policy is a testament to the confidence we have in the extraordinary quality of our designers’ work. We listen to your feedback and use it to inform what we create; we’ll even work with you on a custom design. We know you’re as passionate about jewelry as we are – welcome to the GemRoc family.

Price: $15.00 to $4,500.00 Visit the Website

FAST-PACED CONTEMPORARY SCI-FI/FANTASY THRILLER HAS A UNIQUE SPIRITUAL TWIST

Think DaVinci Code And Indiana Jones Meet Autobiography of a Yogi…

Description: Award-winning author Joseph Selbie has once again created visionary fiction at its very best. The Protectors Diaries (Vol. 2): The Six is part of a thriller fantasy series that blends dark foes, dire threats to mankind, miraculous powers, reincarnation, immortality, spiritual Awakening, ancient history, leading edge science, computer-hackery, and magic moments of transcendence, love, loyalty, humor and healing. Sci-fi fantasy with a spiritual twist, The Six begins as Protectors Michael and Elle attempt to stop a dark and secret group of near-immortals from gaining complete control of the world’s wealth and power. Time is short and members of the Six are deadly dangerous. Awakened millennia ago to safeguard mankind from disaster and calamity, Michael, Elle and the other Protectors are imbued with miraculous powers: telepathy, telekinesis, levitation, shape-changing and more, which they must wield in secret lest they reveal the existence of the long-hidden protectors. Joined by super-hacker Xu and newly-awakened East End bank bandit, Fiona, Michael and Elle pose as colossally rich bait to lure the Six out of deep cover. Finding their quarry proves dangerous – and sends Michael and Elle racing around the globe, desperately seeking a way to stop the six before their leader, Asher, destroys their minds.

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VISIONARY SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY AT ITS VERY BEST!

"Selbie's Protector's Diaries kept me turning pages late at night with his tale of mind-bending power and spirituality woven into a thought-provoking adventure." ̶ Jeffrey Small author of The Breath of God and The Jericho Deception

Description: Moments after learning that he holds the key to the unimaginably powerful 5th force, Michael is attacked by men sent by arms dealer Rockshaw—who wants the secret of the 5th force for himself—or Michael dead. With only seconds to spare Michael is rescued by the unknown—but strangely familiar Elle—who uses telekinetic powers and a stolen motorcycle to race him to safety. Michael soon discovers that he is Elle’s timeless companion and has been reborn once more as leader of the spiritually advanced Protectors guided by the immortal Atri and Atria. As Michael regains his powers—and reawakens crucial life memories of Galileo, Gandhi, Newton, and Einstein—Michael and Elle shape-shift into new identities and surreptitiously use their powers to extract a scientist from North Korea, raid Rockshaw’s secret labs in Essen, and hijack a supercomputer, in an all-out sprint to discover the 5th force. Meanwhile an unknown betrayer is attempting to deliver them—and the secret of the 5th force—into Rockshaw’s hands. Continue the amazing story of Michael and Elle by checking out the next book in the series: Protectors Diaries (Vol. 2): The Six

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Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com

Description: Audiobooks.com is the only audiobook service that allows you to stream material straight to your smartphone or tablet. Start a book on your smartphone, pick up where you left off on your laptop and even fall asleep while listening on your tablet! Over 40,000 titles can be streamed from Apple or Android devices via the Audiobooks.com app, without a wait. You can also personalize your gift for that special someone! Gift Subscriptions Include: • 1 audiobook credit per month to listen to more than 40,000 titles • Additional credits for just $10 if 1 book a month isn't enough • Exclusive member-only promotions Add Your Personal Touch: Send the perfect gift, design the gift card, add a personalized message and recommend a great book you think they'll love.

Price: $14.95 to $74.75 Visit the Website

Pattern Papers Designer Stationery Set

Pattern Papers

Description: A follow-up to Princeton Architectural Press' successful Pattern Box, Pattern Papers is a playful mix-and-match stationery set featuring eighteen pattern-filled writing sheets, envelopes, and seals from three celebrated designers. The designs showcase the diverse works of Eskayel, Kindah Khalidy, and Brittany Keats Cerullo, from ethereal watercolors to poppy collages to delicate, detailed line drawings. Pattern Papers is curated by New York City's celebrated Textile Arts Center.

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Love In Letters Notecards

I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face

Description: I Paid the Light Bill Just to See Your Face (Princeton Architectural Press) Celebrated public artist Stephen Powers painted these charming expressions of encouragement and devotion for loved ones near and far-flung. Powers has borrowed the conventions of sign painting to craft brightly colored love notes with messages that are sincere and just a bit sentimental. Send one of these simple and bold declarations of affection to let your sweetheart know: "I paid the light bill just to see your face." Published in conjunction with Powers' new book, A Love Letter to the City.

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CAT SENSE: A Feline Style For Living -- A Purrrfect Gift Book!

You will have it covered when you present this beautiful gift book.

Description: WHY CAN'T PEOPLE BE MORE LIKE CATS? The truth is that we can indeed be more like our feline friends. Cat Sense is a cat-a-log of a book, chronicling common sense and taking it to uncommon heights. Gain mastery of your own life by following the cat's answers to questions that continue to puzzle us. From the lions of the Kalahari Desert to the Calicoes on your cushions, you are placed in the capable paws of a wide variety of cat guides who will help you devise strategies for successful living. Find out how to infuse more merriment, relaxation, adventure and camaraderie into each day. Follow the cat's approach on this guided tour and the way becomes clear. Adopt effective catitutes and live with style. Take this tabby’s tutorial and you can count on graduating to a fun-filled, yet far from frivolous, life. DISCOVER YOUR INNER CAT. CAT SENSE: A Feline Style for Living is fully illustrated and makes a beautiful book to gift others (and yourself)!

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VeggieTales' Merry Larry And The True Light Of Christmas DVD

Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas DVD

Description: This installment of the globally-recognized children's faith-based entertainment series features celebrity guest star Si Robertson and an all-new song by Owl City featuring TobyMac. Here is a synopsis of the film: Larry the Cucumber stars as Merry Larry, the vibrant “Head Elf” at the Spring Valley Mall. One day a compassionate little girl’s request catches his attention, sparking a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure. Can Merry Larry help his new friend, Christina, on her quest to help a neighbor in need for Christmas? In the hopes of bringing the community together to help Christina’s neighbor, Mrs. Crespie, Merry Larry sets off on a caper to create the biggest light show EVER! Meanwhile, Larry’s co-worker Philip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato), seems to only care about the mall’s spectacular Christmas display! Will Philip realize what the “true light of Christmas” is all about and help Merry Larry rally the community to help Mrs. Crespie? Find out in this all new VeggieTales Christmas Special, where kids learn that “Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love that’s been given to you.”

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Debridement, By Sean Dow

Debridement, by Sean Dow

Description: Revenge is a concept many of us have contemplated, but not executed. For example, a dedicated physician whose career and life are decimated by a groundless malpractice suit instigated by an unethical lawyer might fantasize about eliminating that lawyer. But of course, the doctor wouldn't actually commit murder. In Sean Dow's entertaining new thriller, Debridement, devoted pulmonologist and critical care doctor Jack Hastings suddenly finds himself on the end of a frivolous malpractice suit executed by the dreaded Warren Moon, a greedy, ruthless attorney who never loses a case. Realizing his entire life is likely to be destroyed by Moon, Hastings devises a clever plan to kill him. While the deed appears to go smoothly, his life subsequently takes a totally unexpected turn. The author, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor like his protagonist, was also on the end of a groundless malpractice suit. Fortunately for him it was dismissed, but it inspired him to write this engaging "what-if" tale.

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Ex-Purgatory, The Spectacular Fourth Adventure In Peter Clines’s Genre-busting Ex-Heroes Series

The spectacular fourth adventure in Peter Clines’s genre-busting Ex-Heroes series

Description: George Bailey, the protagonist of Ex-Heroes series author Peter Clines’s Ex-Purgatory, lives a fairly ordinary life as an unassuming janitor at a Los Angeles university. But lately George hasn’t been sleeping. And when he does sleep, his dreams are haunted by strange images of a world filled with monsters that look like dead people. When his nightmares begin bleeding into his waking life, he fears he’s losing his mind. Then a young woman named Madelyn shows up at his school, and tells him that the life he knows is just an illusion. In the real world, she claims, he’s an invincible superhero who just happens to be dating a supermodel. Of course, George dismisses her tale as a sadly deluded girl’s fantasy, but as more and more “strangers” from his dreams turn up in his real life, George can’t help wondering if there’s something to her story. In Ex-Heroes, Clines introduced fans to a brilliant cast of superheroes doing battle against the undead of a post-zombapocalyptic Los Angeles. With its genius plot twists and riveting action scenes, it quickly became a favorite among fans of such hits as Watchmen, World War Z, and Ready Player One. Ex-Purgatory is perhaps his most suspenseful book yet.

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New Intense Graphic Novel Crime Thriller - GANSTA From VIZ Signature Imprint

GANGSTA © Kohske 2011

Description: Don't miss the intensity of GANGSTA (rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers) In the city of Ergastulum, filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even the jaded inhabitants to touch... "Handymen" Nic and Worwick take on the jobs that no one else will handle, but find the latest job is more than they bargained for when they take down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family! The action packed storyline features plenty of high drama and even some comedy. With an art style as sharp-edged as the violence it depicts. Fans of the neo-noir crime genre will root for the antiheroes of this story and the reader will be riveted to the pages as the mysteries of the characters pasts are revealed. As a special treat, each print volume will also include a two-sided full color frontispiece insert! The VIZ Signature imprint brings classic and new graphic novels to adult audiences hungry for sophisticated stories and superlative art. $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 Canada VIZ.com

Price: $12.99 to $14.99 Visit the Website

Grammy Award Winning Producer Tamara Saviano Pens Heartbreaking And Uplifting Memoir

The Most Beautiful Girl with a foreword by Kris Kristofferson

Description: Tamara Saviano has achieved remarkable success in the music industry. Working with such legendary songwriters as Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson, Grammy award winning producer (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster) and 2012’s Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year winner for the celebrated tribute albums (This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark), she grew up in fear as a frequent victim of her father’s abuse when he was under the influence of alcohol. When he wasn’t drunk, he was an adoring father who was Tamara’s staunches ally. The title, "The Most Beautiful Girl" comes from the famous song and illuminates the connection to music throughout her life. Foreword by Kris Kristofferson.

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New Children's Show From The Mother Company - RUBY'S STUDIO:THE SAFETY SHOW

RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY SHOW from The Mother Company

Description: Another great show for children from the award-winning RUBY'S STUDIO series from The Mother Company! RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY Show offers young children a much-needed exploration of important ways to keep themselves safe. Children join Ruby in her inspirational art studio to investigate what to do if they get lost, how to be “the boss of their own bodies,” and when to “check first” with a "safe adult" before going anywhere unexpected. With her signature humor and gentle understanding, Ruby empowers children to trust their own “uh-oh feeling,” so they know what to do when something feels wrong or unsafe. A fun, engaging video for children, full of helpful tools to build skills for staying safe in the modern world! Through creative animation, original songs, and easy-to-follow arts & crafts projects, beloved host Ruby helps children better understand personal safety and explore feelings that they may have in unsure situations. Show also includes an optional Pop-Up Parenting™ feature offering parents tips from renowned children’s safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald, of Safely Ever After. RUBY'S STUDIO: THE SAFETY SHOW is the third in the award-winning series that also includes The Friendship Show and The Feelings Show. $16.99 DVD (order now for a limited time $14.99 at themoterco.com) $11.99 download

Price: $11.99 to $16.99 Visit the Website

Outrageous October By Barbara Levenson

Outrageous October by Barbara Levenson

Description: An outrageously charming—and supremely suspenseful—new read from Barbara Levenson, a judge-turned-author hailed as “John Grisham in spiked heels,” Outrageous October is a delectable, delightful, to-die-for tale. About Outrageous October: Outrageous October finds Mary Magruder Katz at a crossroads in both her professional and personal life. When she discovers her sexy Latin boyfriend sneaking away to rendezvous with his ex-, Mary promptly packs up her SUV, along with her trusty canine sidekick Sam, and hits the road. Destination: High Pines, Vermont. A change of scenery would do her good—and an offer to stay at a friend’s summer home is too tempting to resist. But Mary soon discovers that her temporary residence was the scene of an unsolved murder just a year before. Never one to leave well enough alone, Mary starts to investigate the cold case—much to someone’s dismay. Following a few chilling circumstances that are almost enough to send her packing, Mary meets Dash, an appropriately dashing local attorney who persuades her to do some legal work—and angles for some overtime with her. But there’s something sinister afoot in this sleepy little town—and amidst the falling leaves and blustery autumn winds of Vermont, Mary Magruder Katz faces an extraordinarily colorful Fall. And if Mary doesn’t watch her step, this Fall could turn deadly…

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Platinum E Hookahs, By Christina Milian & Jas Prince

Strawberry Champagne Platinum E Hookah Lux

Description: Platinum E Hookahs is one of the hottest e-hookah lines. They are available in some of the most delicious flavors, e-vape pens, rechargeable and single use. Along with the selection of hookahs, we also carry e-juice in flavors like "Peanut Butter & Jelly, Mint, Coffee, Crush Berry" and more. A must try for anyone who enjoys hookahs! This brand sets itself apart from most with its no nicotine, no tar, no tobacco products.

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"Mom Knows Best: Classical Stories Every Mother Will Love"

A hilarious collection of stories only Mom's can relate

Description: New York Times Bestselling author Joan W. Anderson has put away the diapers, strollers and strained spinach and brings us her hilarious stories of her five children as they go through their toddler years, teenage years and young adulthood. She intuitively captures what we all fear at each of these stages and brings levity to her daily encounters. Most Moms try to make everything perfect for their husbands and children, no matter what the cost to themselves. Joan recognizes these stressful situations all Moms face and turns them inside out. From setting New Year’s Resolutions for everyone but herself, to taking a day off so her husband can see for himself exactly what she does all day, her maternal instincts may not be the most conventional, but they are wise and entertaining.

Price: $10.99 to $13.99 Visit the Website

"I Am A Man" Journal For Artists And Writers

I AM a Man Journal

Description: I Am a Man journal (Princeton Architectural Press) This ruled journal features the iconic work of acclaimed artist Glenn Ligon. The charged phrase, "I Am a Man," recalls the historic placards used by a group of striking African American sanitation workers in 1968, and will inspire anyone looking to make a statement in the modern world. 144 lined pages, available now, paperback.

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Sexual Enlightenment: How To Create Lasting Fulfillment In Life, Love And Intimacy

Sexual Enlightenment - the book

Description: Sexual Enlightenment provides a guide for anyone—from couples to singles, from parents to students, from professionals to entrepreneurs—looking for bringing lasting fulfillment into their lives, relationships and work. Introducing cutting-edge principles and inspiring practices on how to access innate creative energy, listen to the wisdom of the heart, and connect with the power of the conscious mind, Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver offer a road map that can alter and enlighten the way you look at sexual energy, love, and your conscious self. They provide practical advice on how to: • access peace and joy anytime and anywhere by calming the unending chatter in your mind; • circulate your life force energy within for achieving greater physical health, increased emotional well-being, and deeper spiritual connection; • feel confident, grounded, and vital in yourself by accessing and training your love muscle; • experience an instant love connection with your partner, avoiding debilitating fights and mutual accusations; • come into balance of your yin and yang nature for creating the life and relationships you always wanted; • release blocks from the past that no longer serve you and keep you from experiencing fulfillment in life, love, and intimacy; • bring pleasure into your daily life by tapping into your creative life force energy; • enjoy reawakening your feminine joyous self as a woman; • cultivate sustaining your masculine pleasurable energy as a man; and • draw on your life-giving sexual energy to infuse your wishes and realize your dreams.

Price: $10.00 to $12.00 Visit the Website

Havens Of Pompeii: Some Things Aways Survive

Havens of Pompeii: Some Things Always Survive, by Nicole Louw

Description: Havens of Pompeii: Some Things Always Survive, a compelling work of historical fiction by Nicole Louw, paints a historically accurate picture of Ancient Pompeii. Louw's extensively researched portrait of Roman life in 79 AD before, during and after the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius includes descriptions of real homes, real people and the political system of the Roman Empire. Against the background of impending doom, injured gladiator Valerus falls in love with the shy yet ambitious dancing girl, Flavia -- one of three he presented to his father as a gift. As the relationship between nobleman and slave develops, Valerus' views on the world and his life shift radically, and he schemes to free her from her cruel fate. Yet soon everything will explode around them, in ways they would never have expected.

Price: $9.99 to $27.95 Visit the Website

DEBUT INTERNATIONAL THRILLER ASKS ‘WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE WORLD WENT HORRIBLY WRONG?’

What would mankind do – both moral and immoral - if faced with an apocalyptic situation?

Description: James North, former U.S. Navy intelligence officer and political analyst, uses the complex and highly controversial issue of climate change to examine a very dark question in his new thought-provoking international thriller, Deep Deception. What would mankind do – both moral and immoral - if faced with an apocalyptic situation on earth as a result of irreversible global warming? Deep Deception begins as Caroline Dupré’s world is turned upside down when her political activist husband, François Dupré, is killed during a protest he organized in Malaysia that turned into a deadly riot. But François’ tragic death was no random act of violence. He was assassinated to stop him from revealing information that could destroy the sinister plans of a powerful and politically well-connected American oil tycoon. Soon after the activist’s death, the people who killed him discover that Caroline also holds information, albeit unwittingly, that could expose them. As people around her begin disappearing and her son is kidnapped, Caroline, in a race against time, struggling with killers hired by one of the world’s most powerful men, realizes that she must use her wit and steely resolve to save herself, her son, and possibly millions from certain death. Deep Deception will keep you on the edge of your seat...AND looking over your shoulder at this very real global threat.

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No Accident, By Daniel Webb

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Description: Would a CEO murder his employees to collect the insurance money? That is the question insurance investigator Alex Fogarty must answer following a fiery car crash that leaves eight dead. The police blame a reckless driver, but Alex suspects that a celebrated CEO staged the accident and murdered his own employees for insurance money. In No Accident, author Dan Webb takes readers on a fast-paced thrill ride through Los Angeles’s seamy underside to the mansions of Bel Air as this dark mystery unfolds. The plot is layered with murder, corporate greed and enough possible culprits to keep you guessing. Add in an uncommon level of authenticity that stems from Webb’s background as a Harvard-educated corporate lawyer, and the result is a legal thriller that grabs the reader and won’t let go.

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MAX STEEL: HERO OVERLOAD Graphic Novel (for All Ages) From VIZ Media

MAX STEEL ©2014 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Description: New from VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint - MAX STEEL: HERO OVERLOAD features a full-color original story by veteran writer B. Clay Moore, with art by Alfa Robbi. The action jumps off from the very first page in the latest Max Steel adventure. Max realizes that he isn’t the only superhero around as he encounters a trio of super-powered teens with mysterious skills who are in serious need of training. He takes on the task, but can Max get these new heroes up to speed before they have to battle a real threat? One of Max’s biggest baddies is waiting in the wings to strike... and Max is going to have to face him with a bunch of newbies! Kids of all ages will love this turbo charged story. $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 Canada Also available digitally through the Perfect Square App for iPad and iPad Mini, as well as through the stores for Nook, Kindle Fire, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play! Digital version available for $4.99

Price: $7.99 to $9.99 Visit the Website

Brand New HELLO KITTY Graphic Novel For All Ages.

HELLO KITTY 1976, 2014 SANRIO CO. LTD. Used under license.

Description: Hello Kitty fans will love this yummy new graphic novel from VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint - HELLO KITTY: DELICIOUS is a story full of cake, candy, and other sweet treats. There's even a trip to Mars, and a mummy on a dark and stormy night. There's something for every appetite in this brand new title in the Hello Kitty series. 7.99 U.S. / $9.99 Canada A digital version is available for $4.99 from the Perfect Square App, which has titles available for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini. The Perfect Square App is available from the iTunes store. Fans can also find a digital version for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores. VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation. viz.com

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Graphic Novel Inspired By Hit Anime Series -BEN 10 OMNIVERSE: JOYRIDES

BEN 10 OMNIVERSE TM & © Cartoon Network.

Description: Ben Tennyson has been saving the universe with his partner, Rook, and his trusty Omnitrix, which allows him to use the DNA of aliens to take on heroic new forms! In the new original graphic novel BEN 10 OMNIVERSE: JOYRIDES, teen superhero Ben Tennyson and partner Rook embark on an exciting new adventure that encompasses two fun stories. In "Tim 10," Ben's aliens seem to be causing all sorts of trouble in Undertown. Ben doesn't remember doing any of it, or changing into the aliens, and he needs to get to a bottom of a dangerous mystery before his reputation gets ruined for good! In "Down in the Dumps" Ben finds that being a superhero doesn't mean you'll always get the respect you deserve when he tries to teach a class of plumber recruits at the academy! Kids, parents reading to their kids, and adults that like fun stories will enjoy Ben's courage and heroic qualities. Digital version is available for $4.99 from the Perfect Square App (available from the iTunes store which offers titles for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini. Digital version also available for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Price: $7.99 to $9.99 Visit the Website

One Chance, One Moment, By Judith Kohnen

One Chance, One Moment

Description: A Tribute to Barry Manilow: 40 years with Mandy Author Delivers Inspiring Debut Novel Judith Kohnen introduces her first novel, a creative inspiration of Barry Manliow’s “Mandy” – the song that skyrocketed his career in the 70s. It was first recorded as a single in October 1974, and Kohnen presents One Chance, One Moment: Book One - The Mandy Story in commemoration of the song’s 40th anniversary and in recognition of Manilow as “the man who makes a difference.” Originally written in 1986, Kohnen recalls, “I knew its title the moment I wrote the last words of the first chapter and never knew what was going to happen next.” One Chance, One Moment has had numerous revisions through the years and Kohnen gives the reason for its delay: “Divine Order, Divine Timing,” she says. “Certain things and experiences had to happen to make the book what it is today.” In One Chance, One Moment, famous pianist and singer Garry Danzlo has lost the will to live following a debilitating accident that stems from his father’s suicide. His career halted, Garry wants nothing more than solitude, but a fun-loving nurse sent to rehabilitate him enters his life and changes everything he’s ever believed in.

Price: $7.95 to $12.99 Visit the Website

“GEEKY” WORLD OF COMIC FANDOM GETS A SEXY MAKEOVER IN NEW GAY ROMANCE

Bad Idea by Damon Suede

Description: Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership. In the new book Bad Idea, bestselling author Damon Suede (whose first novel Hot Head was #1 in the gay romance genre on Amazon for 6 months) provides readers with a compelling love story – but this is not your grandmother’s romance novel!

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VIZ Media Brings HELLO KITTY To Comics! (Perfect Holiday Gift!)

Hello Kitty: HERE WE GO! (© 1976, 2013 SANRIO CO., LTD)

Description: Just in time for holiday gift giving VIZ Media brings the first ever HELLO KITTY comic book adventures with the release of Vol. 1 - HERE WE GO! In this first-ever-HELLO KITTY comic book adventure- Hello Kitty fans can can join her as she explores an underground realm, moonlights as an international super spy, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book. Plus, guest artist Susie Ghahremani takes Hello Kitty on some unexpected detours! Story and Art by Jacob Chabot and Jorge Monlongo Rated "A' For all Ages. $7.99 Also Available in digital on VIZ Manga for iOS, Android, Nook and web browsers. Coming in January 2014 Vol 2 - HELLO KITTY DELICIOUS! PerfectSquare.com VIZ.com

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Ugly Dolls Vol. 2 - SHHHHHHHH! Graphic Novel

SHHHHHHHH! (UGLY DOLLS TM, ®, and © 2013, Pretty Ugly, LLC. All Rights Reserved)

Description: UGLY DOLLS Vol. 2 - SHHHHHHHH! This is the perfect holiday gift for the Ugly Dolls fan in your life - An adorable followup to VIZ Media's hit release of the new-first time ever comic starring the beloved UGLY DOLLS. Everything is very, very quiet. Especially the secret secrets: identities, hiding places and crushes. Plus there's a library, donuts and the silent science of ninjocity. We'd like to tell you more, but it's all very hush-hush. So get in there and read all about it! Silently, of course. This adventure includes special guest artists Chanmen, Peter Fowler and Bwana Spoons! Rated "A" for all ages (If you missed it - be sure to pick up Ugly Dolls Vol. 1 GOIN PLACES'! This was the first ever comic for the beloved UGLY DOLLS with a fun adventure as the Uglys rocket into space, travel back in time and sail the seven seas. Or at least one of them. -and coming in January - UGLY DOLLS Vol. 3-EAT DAT perfectsquare.com viz.com

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New Book To Enrich Your Life: Path Of The Novice Mystic: Maintaining A Beginner's Heart And Mind, By Dr. Paul Dunion

"Path of the Novice Mystic," by Dr. Paul Dunion

Description: Do we truly recognize what life is about? How do we find true meaning and enrichment? Who are we? What happens when life deals us an unexpected blow? In his insightful new book, "Path of the Novice Mystic: Maintaining a Beginner's Heart and Mind," Dr. Paul Dunion explores these questions and more as he provides a unique look into the world of secular mysticism. He skillfully blends psychology, philosophy and spirituality to guide the reader toward finding peace by accepting the world's inherent uncertainties and approaching life with elevated curiosity and enthusiasm. Dr. Dunion holds that we can respond to life's odyssey and decide who we are by either protesting the trip or accepting it. Protesting life means we define ourselves as either victims or conquerors of life -- both of which place us in an adversarial relationship to life. Whether protesters fall prey to illusions of powerlessness or power, they still live in illusion, understanding neither the journey nor themselves. “This book is intended to inspire the building of a personal philosophy capable of supporting the reader's ability to make peace with the inherent mystery of life," says Dr. Dunion.

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DEADMAN WONDERLAND A Post Apocalyptic Manga/graphic Novel Series Set In A Bizarre Futuristic Prison

DEADMAN WONDERLAND Volume 1 ©Jinsei KATAOKA 2007 ©Kazuma KONDOU 2007

Description: This 13-volume series is rated T+ for older teens. Volume 1 begins... Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, Ganta finds himself sentenced to death and sent to the bizarre and fatal theme park/prison Deadman Wonderland, where the gladiatorial fights to the death between inmates provide entertainment to the masses and help finance the reconstruction of Tokyo. Ganta is determined to clear his name and survive Deadman Wonderland, but the price may be his soul. He is consumed and caught up in this surreal and violent world for a crime he didn’t commit as discovers he possesses a power that can be used as a weapon and help him discover the truth. DEADMAN WONDERLAND presents a stark vision of life in the future where the inmates of an insane, privately run penitentiary fight for survival every day. $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 Canada Digital editions will be available through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, as well as through the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. $6.99

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Enchantment Ädventyr, H.C.A. & I Understand

Enchantment Ädventyr

Description: “What makes a tale memorable?,” asks Carol Elizabeth Skog. “I believe they weave together folklore, traditions and family history.” Growing up hearing Swedish fairy tales, listening to Swedish music and eating Swedish food at home, Skog became determined - at the tender age of four - to go to Sweden and visit the land of her ancestors. With a Scandinavian Studies degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, Skog has spent years studying the Swedish culture, fairy tales and her genealogy. Inspired to share her journey with others, Skog blended her knowledge into the delightful new book, Enchantment Ädventyr, H.C.A. & I Understand. Anyone seeking to know and understand three of the most important traditional Swedish customs and their special holiday food, will find this book delightful. The Appendix includes three holiday menus and select traditional recipes the book's characters enjoyed. Skog also includes tips and resources on how she researched her heritage. “Genealogy is the third largest hobby in the United States,” adds Skog. “I wanted to share with other the feeling of wholeness and grounding I experienced through my heritage search and encourage them to seek out their own family history.”

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VIZ Media Releases Volume 3 Of The MAMESHIBA Series In Time For Holiday!

ENCHANTED (MAMESHIBA © Dentsu INC.)

Description: Mameshiba:ENCHANTED (Volume 3) The third volume in VIZ Media's Mameshiba comic from their newly launched kids brand-Perfect Square is a great comic for kids (or "kids-at-heart".) There's magic in the air! Cranberry Bean is under a spell, Edamame's kitchen is haunted, and Sword Bean is protecting the newest members of the Mameshiba family: Babyshiba! It’s all fun and games until someone upsets a magic tortoise! Rated "A" for all ages. Also available via VIZ Manga for iOS, Android and web browsers iBookstore, Kindle, Nook. and Perfect Square App for iPad. If you missed either of the first volumes be sure to pick them up-kids will love this series! Mameshiba:WE COULD BE HEROES (Vol. 2) and Mameshiba: ONE THE LOOSE (Vol 1) PerfectSquare.com VIZ.com

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George Takei, Jason Richter And Anita Vora Lend Their Voices To The Animated Storybook

George Takei, Jason Richter and Anita Vora voice the lovable characters on the new animated storybook, Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf.

Description: The amazing George Takei (STAR TREK), Jason Richter (FREE WILLY) and Anita Vora (LIFE OF PI) voice the characters in the newly released animated story book "Blue Penguin and the Sensational Surf" available on iTunes. The animated story book takes advantage of the newest technology that can be viewed on all devices and is among the first children’s books released with this technology. The multi award winning Fujimini Island children's book series by Once Kids Inc. celebrates the Asian culture and is also available in hardcover on Amazon.com

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Famous Author Catherine Lanigan Returns To Romance With New Series, On The Shores Of Indian Lakes

Famous Author Catherine Lanigan's Newest title, Love Shadows

Description: New York times Best selling author Catherine Lanigan, best known for the blockbuster books, "Romancing the Stone" and "Jewel of the Nile", has returned to the Romance genre with a new series called On The Shores of Indian Lakes for Harlequin Heartwarming a new imprint of the publisher. It has been 11 years since Catherine's last fiction title, Christmas Star, which won "Book of the Year" for the romance genre. The first novel of the series is Love Shadows that shares the warm story of two people who connect after both have lost love and discover the courage to love again. Love Shadows is the first of five novels of the series with the next title, Heart's Desire coming out in August, 2014.

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Is It Night Or Day? By Award Winning Writer Fern Schumer Chapman Shares An Incredible Story Of Survival And Friendship

Is It Night or Day? shares the heartbreaking story of survival, friendship and immigration

Description: Is It Night or Day?, a moving work of historical fiction, sheds light on a little known United States program called "One Thousand Children" project that rescued Jewish children from Holocaust Germany. The novel is based upon Edith Westerfeld's story of childhood immigration. Edith, the author's mother, was one of the children rescued by the program. In 1938-torn away from her family and friends, her village in Germany and everything she ever knew- 12 year old Edith Westerfeld must travel alone to distant America as her parents struggle to follow. Her parents do not survive.

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ForPlay - An Adventure In Female Fantasy (Short Stories/eBook By Carley Kinman)

ForPlay - a quick and sexy eBook read

Description: Linked by the travels of a woman dedicated to adventure and passion, ForPlay features six sexual fantasy stories played out in multiple cities around the globe--San Francisco, New York, London, Chicago, Seattle, and Paris. The first in a series, ForPlay offers readers a fresh and contemporary fill of relatable characters within instantly immersive and arousing content. Each story portrays female fantasies involving a variety of toys and techniques, all designed to spark the appetite of the sexual adventurer in each of us. The ultimate fantasy, however, being left to the reader's own rich and playful imagination. ForPlay delivers a perfect dose of "pocket porn" in an easily digestible, stand-alone story format, and is the quintessential aphrodisiac for today's modern woman (and man!). Readers won't want to leave home without it--or may just not want to leave the bedroom.

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Personalized Greeting From Your Favorite Celebrities

CelebCalls Logo

Description: CelebCalls is an easy-to-use electronic technology where users can send custom phone calls from celebrities to family and friends. With CelebCalls, users can create personalized audio messages with names, locations, favorite food, hobbies, relationships, and descriptions to be sent via phone from today’s most popular actors, musicians, athletes, and sports coaches. Additionally, users can customize their voicemail message with their favorite celebrity’s voice. Some of the celebrities include: • Justin Bieber (Singer) • Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) • Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush) • Ice-T (Actor) • Paul Pierce (NBA All-Star with the Brooklyn Nets) • Charlie Sheen (Actor) • Snoop Dogg (Rapper) • Mike Tyson (Heavyweight Boxing Legend) • Ben Roethlisberger (NFL Quarterback for Pittsburgh Steelers) • Kendall & Kyle Jenner (Reality Star) • Reggie Bush (Detroit Lions Running Back) CelebCalls makes for the perfect gift for all ages and occasions.

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Seeing The Life, By Sophie Dawson

Seeing the Life, by Sophie Dawson

Description: Sophie Dawson, award-winning author of Christian historical fiction, presents the life of Jesus -- called by the Hebrew name Yeshua -- from a unique perspective in her fascinating new book, Seeing the Life. Jesus was a flesh-and-blood baby... a child.. a young man, with parents, siblings, and friends. He laughed and he cried, experiencing the same pleasures and challenges that others around him faced. Seeing the Life introduces the characters of Micah and Dassa, a young couple who befriend Joseph and Mary and witness the life of Yeshua, from birth to death and beyond. Micah, Joseph and their families follow the ministries of John the Baptist and Yeshua, the poor carpenter from Nazareth. Yet conflicts abound. Is Yeshua the Messiah who will lead Israel against the Roman army? Is he a fraud, a cohort of Satan? Or is he something else? The crowds cheer him, then want to stone him. They hail his arrival, then cry for his execution. Dawson invites her readers to 'see the life' as those who lived at the same time saw it, considering the social and political issues which shaped the people and ideas, and ultimately shaped how they responded to Yeshua's words and actions.

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Desperate Pursuit In Venice - Contemporary Adult Romance / Finance Thriller

Desperate Pursuit in Venice-Contemporary Romance Thriller Novel

Description: Desperate Pursuit in Venice Contemporary Adult Romance Thriller with a Finance Plot Expect everything—from passionate love to a dangerous pursuit of happiness in this emotional novel. When New York Private Equity partner Kataryna Taylor pursues the acquisition of a successful Italian biomedical company, she meets and falls in love with Luca Romano, a member of the existing shareholders. But danger and a family drama wait around the corner for Kataryna and Luca when the CEO of the company to be acquired by Kataryna’s firm pursues her romantically and becomes infatuated with her. While working on the important international acquisition transaction and deepening her relationship with Luca, Kataryna encounters passion, obsession, danger and a stunning family secret, which she is determined to resolve. Desperate Pursuit in Venice is a story of what can happen when infatuation turns an otherwise brilliant and attractive man into a dark person in order to fulfill his desire for the love of a woman he cannot have. It describes true love as well as the painful emotions and negative psychological effects of unattainable love resulting in ultimate desperate actions. Available at Amazon Global Link: http://myBook.to/DPIV_KS https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/desperate-pursuit-in-venice/id694919279?mt=11 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/desperate-pursuit-in-venice-karynne-summars/1116788874?ean=9780989391009 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=desperate+pursuit+in+venice Twitter:@Karynne_Summars Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Desperate-Pursuit-in-Venice/580572938620559

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Published on Aug 14, 2014

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