Entertainment Gifts 2015 - Entertainment Gift Guide Roundup

All Items are Sorted by Price - Most Expensive to Least Expensive

Casio Compact Grand Piano (CGP-700)


Description: Casio’s newest Compact Grand Piano (CGP-700) is a family and techie-friendly piano. Tech Meets Traditional: Casio’s Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard, with 88 touch-sensitive keys, is based on the keyboard of a grand piano and provides an authentic playing experience. Because there are three sensors, instead of the conventional two, key movements can be measured precisely. Small But Mighty: The superior design and feel of the CGP-700 is comparable to a standard grand piano, but is in a compact size ideal for the smallest rooms. It can also be used with or without the included stand, for easy portability. Additionally, a unique 3-way speaker system provides superior power with dual 20 watt amplification, making this unit more than three times more powerful than competitive digital pianos. Easy to Use: Its most notable new feature is the Color Touch Interface (CTI), which is a premium 5.2” color graphic touch display. This easy-to-use screen acts as an all-inclusive hub for everything on the CGP-700, including built-in tones, rhythms, and effects. Sound: The CGP-700 offers an amazing sample of a 9’ concert grand piano, as well as hundreds of other built in sounds including guitars, basses, strings, brass, organs and more.

Price: $1,099.00 Visit the Website

XW-PD1 Groove Center

XW-PD1 Groove Center

Description: Part of Casio’s Trackformer Series, the XW-PD1 Groove Center is equipped with the sound engine from Casio’s widely-popular XW series of synthesizers, which features preset patterns produced by professional beat makers that cover dance music genres like Trap and EDM. The XW-PD1 design includes 16 velocity-sensitive pads and four (4) knobs for fast, real-time music production as well as an outer ring containing 16 buttons, enabling the user to check the current rhythm pattern at a glance. It can manipulate various sounds and pad tap sequences can also be recorded in real time. Moreover, sampled sounds from the mic or music player can easily be played on the pads.

Price: $399.00 Visit the Website

Casio XW-DJ1 DJ Controller


Description: The Trackformer Series features Casio’s new XW-DJ1 DJ Controller, which enable dance music fans to create, mix, play or produce their favorite tracks on their own. Designed with a large 7-inch platter that provides the feel of an analog turntable, filter controls and cross fader, the XW-DJ1 DJ Controller allows users to enjoy the popular ‘scratching’ DJ style when mixing and creating tracks. Users can also connect to Spotify, a leading commercial music streaming service, and mix along to their favorite songs. Additionally, the compact product is extremely portable because it is battery-powered and offers a built-in-speaker for enjoyment anywhere, anytime.

Price: $299.00 Visit the Website


Purely Delicious

Description: Purely Delicious has 500 + pages with over 230 of celeb chef and international bestselling author, Teresa Cutter's favorite healthy recipes using the freshest whole foods, fruits, and vegetables. Her aim of writing this book is to get people cooking their own food and eating healthier, so everyone can live better lives filled with good health and happiness. This whole food cook book is filled with full page images and simple instructions for every recipe and makes the perfect gift for someone you care about. This vintage cook book has a gorgeous pillow cover and gingham style green ribbon that adds that finishing touch. THE HEALTHY CHEF - Purely Delicious is now available from The Healthy Chef eStore and selected bookstores.

Price: $46.00 Visit the Website

Hippie Chick: A Tale Of Love, Devotion, & Surrender

Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion, & Surrender

Description: Hippie Chick is a fine art, hardcover coffee table book by famed rock and roll photographer Jay Blakesberg. Featuring 445 images shot over the past three decades, Hippie Chick celebrates the unique connection between the vibrant community of free-spirited women who are inspired by, and help inspire, live music. Blakesberg’s visual anthropology beautifully captures the feminine festival and concert archetypes, and the individuals, who have graced the fields and performance halls of America since 1980. Earth mamas and fairy princesses, hula hoopers and whirling dervishes, front row regulars and flower crown makers; the entire tribe of dedicated, music-loving women―their fashion and their passion―is sensuously brought to life through Blakesberg’s artful lens. Iconic rocker and pioneering hippie chick Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) provides the book’s Foreword, offering a retrospective of women in the original hippie-era music scene. In the Afterword, modern-day hippie chick and freewheeling frontwoman Grace Potter considers how women today carry on the legacy of the demographic. Freelance journalist Edith Johnson contributes the book’s Introduction and chapter essays, entitled “Love,” “Devotion,” and “Surrender.” During the preparation of Hippie Chick, Johnson interviewed 81 different women from the live music scene. Their colorful anecdotes have been distilled into a series of quotes selected to accompany Blakesberg’s images, bringing further dimension to the book’s overarching theme of what it means to be a hippie chick.

Price: $40.00 Visit the Website

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Grateful Dead

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead

Description: A photographic document of the Grateful Dead’s final five “Fare Thee Well” concerts in Santa Clara, Ca. and Chicago, Il.. The book follows the final reunion of the “core four” surviving members of the Grateful Dead - Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir- along with Trey Anastasio from Phish, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Bruce Hornsby on piano as they say goodbye with 5 magical nights of music. This historical book presents beautiful spreads of epic and exclusive live and backstage images by Jay Blakesberg and his photo team, and features a foreword by basketball legend and Major Domo Deadhead Bill Walton with an afterword by David Lemieux, the official archivist for the Grateful Dead.

Price: $40.00 Visit the Website

Star Wars 3D Deco Light Night Light - Darth Vader Light Saber

3D Deco Light from 3DLightFX Star Wars Darth Vader Light Saber 3D Night Light

Description: Now one of everyone's favorite Star Wars character can be yours with the Darth Vader Light Saber 3D Night Light. When mounted to the wall with the cracked sticker it will appear as though Darth Vader's Light Saber is breaking through your wall. Darth Vader's Light Saber is battery operated and uses 3 AA batteries sold separately. The battery operated LED light and convenient on/off/ timer switch makes it ideal for rooms with limited wall outlets. It is sure to be a hit with the Star Wars fan in your life. Visit www.3dlightfx.com for more information.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

Star Wars 3D Deco Light Night Light - R2D2

R2D2 3DLightFX 3D Star Wars Deco Light

Description: Now one of everyone's favorite Star Wars character can be yours with the R2D2 3D Night Light. When mounted to the wall with the cracked sticker it will appear as though R2D2 is breaking through your wall. R2D2 is battery operated and uses 3 AA batteries sold separately. The battery operated LED light and convenient on/off/ timer switch makes it ideal for rooms with limted wall outlets. It is sure to be a hit with the Star Wars fan in your life. Visit www.3dlightfx.com for more information.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

New WWI Book, “The Baker Boys”

This is a story not just of the war, but also of family misfortune, emigration and brotherly love

Description: When most can be deleted with the push of a button, how much history will we leave for our own ancestors to remember us by? This very thought occurred to Russell Baker when he discovered his grandfather, Victor Baker’s, century old, long forgotten, World War I diary. In addition to vividly describing battles and near death experiences from German U-boats, the journal revealed an unknown family secret; Victor had an older brother, Malcolm, who gave his life during the conflict. Baker, along with historian Clint McInnes scoured the diary and pieced together the unique war story of the brothers. They detailed their findings in the book “The Baker Boys.” Containing pictures, quotes, excerpts from the actual diary, as well as little known facts about World War I, ‘the war to end all wars’.

Price: $39.18 to $40.00 Visit the Website


The Art of Pixar from PAPYRUS

Description: If you're looking for a great read, PAPYRUS and their new boutique, NIQUEA.D has what you're looking for. From vintage-style fashion, travel, cooking, and history NIQUEA.D has the perfect book for you. Not your interest? Not a problem! PAPYRUS has a variety of children’s books and funny reads. No matter the book, you’re bound to find something that makes a perfect gift for you or someone you love when you shop both PAPYRUS and NIQUEA.D!

Price: $30.00 to $200.00 Visit the Website

China That Was 1985-1989

China that was 1985-1989

Description: Hector McLeod lived in China between the years of 1985 and 1989 and was amazed by both the people he encountered and the drastic industrial changes he witnessed during this 4-year span. His new book, “China that was 1985-1989: Through the eyes of an Expat resident” explores both day-to-day life as well as the rapid modernization caused by the power and occasionally corruption of the ruling party at the time.

Price: $29.99 to $30.00 Visit the Website

How To Overcome The Power Of The Golf Ball

PGA Certified Professional, Instruction benefits golfers of all levels in new book

Description: Golf professional, Ollen Stephens believes that many never take up golf due to the perception that it’s ‘too difficult’. He’s made it his life’s mission to alter this negative stereotype. “Anything worth obtaining requires a process, golf included,” Stephens said. “However, the notion that golf is inherently more difficult than other hobbies or occupations is laughable. I believe that any individual can easily learn or improve their golf game.” Stephens, along with golf businessman Andrew Cohn has released “How to Overcome the Power of the Golf Ball”, an informative guide that provides any golfer looking to play better from recreational to scratch golfers with a blueprint to improve their swing and measure the progress of their golf game. The pair outlines Stephen’s practical and proven system that improves golf games and increases enjoyment with every step along the fairway. Please visit www.powerofthegolfball.com for more information.

Price: $29.95 to $30.00 Visit the Website

"Beyond Myself" By Anita Dennis

"Beyond Myself" by Anita Dennis

Description: Anita Dennis’ college anthropology class led to an unprecedented life journey as she married her professor, the chief of the Mende tribe in Liberia, West Africa. For more than 10-years, Dennis and her husband traveled throughout Africa and experienced a side of life that most can only imagine. Dennis met the president of Liberia, slept in mud huts, visited European capitals and was carried through the high forest in a chief’s hammock. Upon her husband’s passing, Dennis penned a memoir of their time together titled “Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief”. The book shares her struggles as she is accepted into the Mende tribe and lives in Vahun with an ‘off and on’ kerosene fridge, swarming termites and pungent elephant meat delivered in the middle of the night. “In addition to entertainment value, I hope that my story provides a forum to share racial and cultural experiences and thus expand understanding between races and cultures,” Dennis said.

Price: $22.95 to $23.00 Visit the Website

"The Soul Comes First" By Brian Balke

"The Soul Comes First"

Description: As a PhD. holder in particle physics, Brian Balke views the world through a different spiritual lens than most. This unique vantage point has allowed him to make profound connections between his Christian beliefs and the scientific world. Balke’s new book, “The Soul Comes First” focuses on the Bible not as a justification of faith, but as the history of a focused effort to transform human nature so that we can do a great spiritual work.

Price: $22.95 to $25.00 Visit the Website

The Conciliators ByJames J. Kaufman A Great Thriller With Heart

The third book of The Collectibles series by James J. Kaufman

Description: A dramatic page turner, The Conciliators is chock-full of danger and excitement featuring successful but beleaguered car dealer Preston Wilson in the fight of his life. Set in New York City, Wilson faces his toughest challenges yet. Whether it’s the FBI, the Mafia or the Bank, Preston stands to lose everything and bring down everyone close to him. In Kaufman’s new book, The Conciliators, Preston Wilson’s life is imploding and he is surprised to learn who is the catalyst for this crisis. Under fire, thanks to the diabolical financial shenanigans of a prep school roommate, the CEO finds himself in trouble again. If he doesn’t come up with a plan—and quickly—he could lose everything and find himself, his wife and his shareholders in prison. Inspired by Joe Hart’s life lessons, Preston sets a new course, vowing to fight for what matters most: his family, his friends, and the Collectibles.

Price: $22.00 to $24.99 Visit the Website

Second City Improv Classes, Tickets And More

Second City Training Center Adult Class

Description: It’s that time of year again. Dreidels are spinning, pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere but you haven't started your holiday shopping.... Second City tickets, gift cards, dinner packages and improv classes are a great way to spread the holiday cheer. Any Second City gift item can be can be purchased on Second City’s website at www.secondcity.com or by calling 312-337-3992.

Price: $20.00 to $329.00 Visit the Website

Survivorman Season 5 On Blu-Ray

Survivorman Season 5 Les Cover

Description: Les Stroud returns to the most captivating and harsh wilderness in the world to survive with little food, no water or gear, and no safety or camera crew. This NEW season 5 series follows Les as he survives in remote locations of Grenada, and Tierra del Fuego. Then watch Survivorman and Son attempt to survive in Tofino and Wabakimi! He’s doing all the wrong things to teach you how to get it right.

Price: $19.99 to $24.99 Visit the Website

New Book,

“Universal Mind Revealed” explores biblical phrases and symbols

Description: "Universal Mind Revealed” explores phrases and symbols that frequently confuse or discourage sincere individuals from pursuing biblical understanding. It offers readers tools for practical application of concepts to help them attain goals and neutralize negative vibrations in their day-to-day lives. “My expertise in the Kabbalah lies in my ability to interpret original Hebrew words used to write the verses of Genesis: one of the most misunderstood biblical books ever written,” Craven said.

Price: $19.99 to $20.00 Visit the Website

"The End Of Healing" By Dr. Jim Bailey

"The End of Healing" by Dr. Jim Bailey

Description: An extraordinary debut novel, The End of Healing tells the story of a tenacious young doctor who charts a dangerous course to expose the truth about the medical industry. In The End of Healing, Bailey pulls back the exam room curtain to reveal giant healthcare industries spiraling out of control. Alternately mesmerizing and terrifying, heart-wrenching and infuriating, The End of Healing is a rare work of fiction that both fascinates and empowers readers to seek true healing. Informed by Bailey’s two and a half decades in medicine and public health, The End of Healing arms readers with the understanding they need to pass safely through the maze of modern medicine, take charge of their own health, and remake our broken healthcare system.

Price: $19.95 Visit the Website

“Our Beguine: The Dance Of Life”

“Our Beguine: The Dance of Life”

Description: After the passing of his wife, Donna, Joel Levin was caught between feelings of despair and ongoing love. He penned a memoir of his relationship with Donna titled, “Our Beguine” to explore and recreate the soul-to-soul relationship shared by the two and celebrate their 57-years of love. “Although our life’s journey was never perfect and often a mixture of pleasure and problems, it was an unforgettable and unimaginable ride.”

Price: $19.95 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Hidden Strengths: Unleashing The Crucial Leadership Skills You Already Have

Hidden Strengths

Description: Books like StrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped leaders discover their strengths--but they stop there. The Sindells argue that focusing only on your best abilities neglects a vital development opportunity. They show how to identify hidden strengths that can be quickly elevated into full strengths with attention and focus. Working mainly on your strengths can ultimately make you weaker, they argue--you need to continually add new skills, not rely on what you're already good at. And while most people assume that means they should try to turn their weaknesses into usable skills, the Sindells say that it takes too much time and effort --the ROI just isn't there. It's in the neglected middle skills, neither strengths nor weaknesses, that the most potent development opportunities lie. They're close enough to being strengths that putting your energy there can offer a powerful payoff. Using assessments, exercises, and case studies, the Sindells help you identify your most promising middle skills and create a plan to turn them into strengths. In today's work environment, not growing and stretching yourself translates into lack of innovation, stagnation, and obsolescence. Relying upon strengths is like relying upon training wheels - at a certain point you need to take them off in order to improve and grow. Visit HiddenStrengths.com to learn more about the book, identifying your "hidden Strengths", and maximizing your potential.

Price: $19.95 Visit the Website

“The Hero In Heroin: A Mother And Son’s Journey On Both Sides Of The Veil"

“The Hero in Heroin"

Description: Driven by grief, healing, and desire to help others while paying tribute her son, Miralia penned “The Hero in Heroin,” the story of the lessons she learned from her son’s battle with drugs. It’s Miralia’s hope that her book will help other families struggling with addiction, illness or loss. “The Hero in Heroin” is divided into three parts. Part one is the story of Micah; his upbringing, family life, successes and ultimately his perceived failures. Part two tells of Micah and Mindy’s spiritual reunion after Micah has transitioned into the afterlife. Mindy shares vivid encounters and occurrences that remind her that Micah is still with her at times today. Part three are excerpts from Micah’s writings. Micah was a gifted writer who began documenting life events as early as age five through his struggle with addiction.

Price: $18.99 to $19.00 Visit the Website

“The Debaters”

“The Debaters” By Barth Hoogstraten

Description: The book offers a glimpse of the final days of medieval Europe at one of the most crucial turning points in history. Readers experience first hand the personality conflicts between Luther, a sheltered family man and Erasmus, a bastard child, world traveler and one of the greatest humanists the world has ever seen. “Aside from their names and basic backgrounds, It dawned on me that I knew next to nothing about either Erasmus or Martin Luther; two of history’s greatest minds whose actions led to the reformation and positive change in the Catholic Church,” Hoogstraten said."

Price: $18.60 to $18.61 Visit the Website

"Waiting For The Cool Kind Of Crazy" By M.D. Moore

"Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy" by M.D. Moore

Description: An extraordinary debut novel, Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy is a story about finding courage in the face of fear, and casting off the shackles of the past. Harmon Burke, the novel’s protagonist, is haunted by three decades of his mother’s “un-cool” craziness and the mistakes of his own past. When the novel opens, Harmon’s mother is on her way back to the psychiatric hospital after another psychotic episode—an episode that nearly lands Harmon in jail. Landing an unusual lucky break, Harmon cashes in a literal “get out of jail free card” with one caveat: in order to avoid serving jail time, he promises to seek help for his issues. Harmon starts to see Boyd Freud, an eccentric ex-convict and unorthodox counselor with a wry sense of humor, and a penchant for strong coffee and unusual theories. Somehow, the rough-around-the-edges Boyd manages to convince Harmon to confront the trials that have dogged his past and present. But when Harmon’s high school sweetheart Emmy shows up on his doorstep, everything changes. Making sense of the past might lead Harmon to see the possibility of a future he’d given up on long ago.

Price: $17.95 Visit the Website

"Butterfly Waltz" By Jane Tesh

"Butterfly Waltz" by Jane Tesh

Description: A fun, fresh, fascinating fantasy tale, Butterfly Waltz introduces protagonist Des Fairweather, a young musician whose creative efforts are hampered by fears he may possess destructive magical powers. About Butterfly Waltz: When he helps his friend Jake Brenner, a tabloid writer on the hunt for a big supernatural story, Des Fairweather is swept up in a world of mystery and intrigue. Despite his skepticism of the validity of the stories Jake is seeking, Des reluctantly accompanies Jake on his latest adventure—all with the promise that Jake can help Des secure an audition with the city symphony, a break Des desperately needs. When Jake’s search takes the two out to the country to investigate an unusual phenomenon at the Snowden estate, Des encounters a startlingly beautiful young woman who claims to be magical. That young woman is Kalida, a mysterious creature who has escaped from the people of the Caverns and renounced their evil ways. But when Kalida is discovered, her people will stop at no end to get her to return to their world. Will Des be able to cast aside his fears in order to save Kalida….before it’s too late?

Price: $17.95 Visit the Website

"The Antioch Testament" By Donald Joiner

"The Antioch Testament" by Donald Joiner

Description: When the novel opens, it’s 2004 during the insurgency in Iraq. An American army patrol manages to rescue a frightened group of Iraqi Christians fleeing Islamic militants. The refugees’ severely wounded leader, a priest, carries with him a mysterious bundle the group has brought with them from a northern Iraqi Christian monastery. As he clings to life, the priest insists on handing over the carefully-guarded package to the American army chaplain. When the bundle is unwrapped, Army chaplain Charles Monroe finds a large, scuffed, leather-bound ancient manuscript written in an unknown language. Fearing for the manuscript’s safety in war-torn Iraq, the chaplain arranges to have the manuscript sent to Augusta, Georgia, his hometown. Eventually, the manuscript winds up in an Eastern Orthodox monastery where internationally- recognized linguists begin the arduous task of interpreting it. What the linguists discover is absolutely astonishing: the manuscript is a first century AD testimonial in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, describing what happened to Jesus’ apostles after his Resurrection. But time is running out. Unbeknownst to the interpreters, a fanatical Iraqi insurgent organization is bound and determined to retrieve or destroy the ancient manuscript before its secrets can be revealed. Some secrets may be worth dying for—but these secrets might even be worth killing for.

Price: $17.95 Visit the Website

“Babylon, DD4 And The Dancing Nun”

“Babylon, DD4 and the Dancing Nun”

Description: In “Babylon, DD4 and the Dancing Nun” four friends come of age during the uncertainty of World War II. The boys join wartime efforts and help with scrap drives and planting in the victory gardens. Just as the gardens mature, so do the boys. In baseball they find welcome distraction from their grief amid more joyful reminders of their youthful innocence. The book follows the boys through high school, courtship and eventually marriage; offering many important lessons about friendship and love.

Price: $16.95 to $17.00 Visit the Website

Accounting Dreams & Delusions

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Description: Accountants have dreams of helpful clients, numbers that match and CPAs who know their stuff. This book provides beautifully delusional pictures of the exceptional service that we dream of but rarely experience. Prepare to observe the epitome of professionalism fantasies, followed by a dose of what really happens in the accounting industry. Clients genuinely asking “Do you mind if I give you everything a week early?” CPAs promising “We won’t ask any repetitive questions.” There’s not much more that an accountant could ask for, except a raise and PTO before Memorial Day.

Price: $15.99 Visit the Website

"Ma" By Brian Balke

"Ma" by Brian Balke

Description: Technology has become an integral aspect of daily life, but does it deserve to be at the forefront of organized religion? Scientist, Brian Balke believes that the two are forever intertwined. In his book, “Ma” Balke describes a futuristic world that relies on science and technological advances to establish a peaceful and religious society. By weaving physics concepts with religious undertones and raw human interactions, Balke creates a tale of Christian love that speaks to the soul.

Price: $15.00 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Fantastical By Marija Bulatovic

Fantastical by Marija Bulatovic

Description: It’s been said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Marija Bulatovic’s dazzling debut, Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, certainly underscores that adage. Fantastical, Bulatovic’s reflections on her Yugoslavian childhood, is a mesmerizing memoir that takes readers on a wild and unforgettable tour of a country that has vanished from the map, but lives on in this lively collection. With a pitch perfect voice, and a keen eye for capturing the absurd, the outrageous, the hilarious, the touching, and the sublime, Bulatovic weaves a rich tapestry. Bears, townspeople with questionable livelihoods, gypsies, quirky family members, foiled plans, unusual and unorthodox neighbors, Fantastical has it all. Lovingly told with an unmistakable fondness and deep affection, Fantastical is resplendent with humor, magic, and whimsy. An exquisite assortment of stories—each more delicious than the last—Fantastical is a tale to be savored.

Price: $14.99 Visit the Website

"The Silver Locket" By Sophia Bar-Lev

The Silver Locket by Sophia Bar-Lev

Description: A mesmerizing tale based on a true story, The Silver Locket is a sensational story about courage, destiny, and the redemptive power of love. When The Silver Locket opens, it’s July 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts. War is raging in Europe and the Pacific. But for two young women in a small town in New England waging their own personal battles, the struggle is way too close to home. When extraordinary circumstances bring these two women together, one decision will alter the course of their lives. And with that one decision, their lives will be forever changed…and forever intertwined. Were these two women thrust together by happenstance—or fate? A tragedy. A decision. A pact. Lives irretrievably changed. A baby girl will grow up in the shadow of a secret that must be kept at all costs. But will this secret ever see the light of day? And what happens when—or if—a promise made must be broken? Adopting a child is not for the feint of heart—but neither is being adopted…

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

“Gift From The Heart” By Christine Sell

"Gift from the Heart"

Description: Children are our future. They represent hope, love, innovation and happiness. “Gift from the Heart” provides life lessons that support children as they move from childhood, to their teenage years through to adulthood. The book ” follows an angel who travels to Earth to be born into a loving family. The book uses angels exploring topics such as spirituality, self-esteem and personal development.

Price: $13.99 to $15.00 Visit the Website

"Truth To The First Power"

"Truth to the First Power"

Description: In math, anything to the power of one equals itself. Author, Mike Thomas believes that this principle should also be applied to faith. As the son of a former Pentecostal minister, his unique vantage point allows him to make profound conclusions about the positive and negative impacts of faith in everyday life. Thomas’ new book, “Truth to the First Power” tackles the idea that faith that is declared a truth that can and must be scrutinized. It explores how religions paint a perspective of life in regards to our society, politics and existence.

Price: $13.95 to $14.00 Visit the Website

"Short Time In Samui" By JJ Stone

"Short Time in Samui"

Description: When his marriage unraveled, JJ Stone abandoned his American life in search of excitement and adventure. Stone’s healing journey took him to Southeast Asia where he incurred a whirlwind of life-changing experiences, including a near-marriage to a Taiwanese sex worker named Noona. The two desperately wanted things that they could not find in each other, so they endured a hot and cold relationship with bouts of lust, love, and dreams, including owning a bar together and flirting with marriage. Upon his return to the United States, Stone penned a memoir of his adventures with Noona and his time abroad titled “Short Time in Samui”. In addition to cultural insights about life and politics in Singapore and Thailand, the book provides a sympathetic perspective on Thai bargirls and the raw realities of sex tourism.

Price: $13.29 to $15.00 Visit the Website

The Wisdom Of Merlin

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Description: This holiday season give a gift that inspires New Year’s resolutions that will last forever. Merlin, the most famous wizard of all time, shares the secret to living a more meaningful life in a pocket-sized book filled with wisdom grounded in seven words. ew York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron’s THE WISDOM OF MERLIN: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life originated as a celebrated speech at Oxford and is the culmination of years of research and writing about the great wizard. In THE WISDOM OF MERLIN: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life, Barron, with Merlin as his guide, explores gratitude, courage, knowledge, belief, wonder, generosity, hope, and one more: love. Merlin introduces each of the magical words, while offering words of wisdom throughout.

Price: $12.99 Visit the Website

Be Jolly Jo-Jo Book By Jellycat

Be Jolly Jo-Jo Book

Description: Help Jo-Jo the lion’s jungle friends cheer him up in The Be Jolly Jo-Jo Book by Jellycat. It’s a great read or gift for your child. It will keep your little one entertained while you read to them with its soft lion's tail, textured pages, and colorful pages. Explore PAPYRUS for more children's books, toys, games, and more at http://www.papyrusonline.com/gifts/gifts-for-kids-1/kids-books.html.

Price: $12.95 Visit the Website

"Adrenaline" By John Benedict, M.D.

"Adrenaline" by John Benedict, M.D.

Description: A sensational, skillful and highly suspenseful tale, Adrenaline introduces anesthesiologist protagonist Doug Landry. About Adrenaline: When patients start dying unexpectedly in the O.R. at Mercy Hospital, Doug Landry finds himself the focus of the blame. Is he really incompetent or is there something more sinister going on? As Doug struggles to clear his name and untangle the secrets surrounding these mysterious deaths, it becomes exceedingly clear that someone is serious—dead serious—about keeping the devastating truth from ever seeing the light of day. As he launches a pulse-quickening race against time to prevent more deaths, Doug soon finds that the lives of his patients aren’t the only lives at stake. Seems that someone will stop at nothing to keep Doug from revealing the truth. Could it be that murder is the ultimate rush? A novel that teems with genuine medical authenticity, Adrenaline takes readers on a high-octane thrill ride from the operating room to the recovery room to the boardroom. A chilling tale that will leave readers wondering where the lines between fact and fiction intersect, Adrenaline is resplendent with realism. A taut, tense, and terrifying thriller, Adrenaline captures medicine’s drama, pathos, urgency, tragedy and triumph.

Price: $12.95 Visit the Website

Deezer Elite On Sonos

Deezer Elite on Sonos

Description: Deezer is the first truly global on-demand audio provider, offering a digital music streaming service in more than 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 6 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a streaming revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs and 30,000+ radio channels on any device. Combining the talents of its people and machines, Deezer's global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love. "Deezer Elite" is the first global HRA streaming service available to consumers and it's offered exclusively through Sonos, a system of smart speakers that let you stream all your favorite music to any room in your home in high fidelity sound. Deezer Elite subscribers can choose from Deezer's 35 million track library and stream FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files at a standard of 1,411 kbps or higher in any room, or multiple rooms together through Sonos speakers and components. Deezer Elite on Sonos is a perfect fit for any music fan, ranging from casual to audiophile.

Price: $9.99 to $399.00 Visit the Website

Morning Briefings: Daily Wisdom And Inspiration From Scripture

Morning Briefings

Description: If you want to read Scripture daily, but feel overwhelmed, or simply do not know where to start … if you think you just do not have time to add one more thing to your schedule … well, Morning Briefings are for you! Drawing from Paul’s writings of Philippians and Colossians, Christine DiGiacomo offers relevant teaching and application on a daily basis. Having taught the Bible in various settings over a span of two decades, Christine pulls from her life in the corporate world, family life (as a mother of four), teaching and mentoring high school students and combines it with insightful writing that has gone out to 117 countries in the past five years.

Price: $7.99 to $15.49 Visit the Website

Wacky Romantic Comedy: Saving Grapes, By J.T. Lundy

Saving Grapes, a romantic comedy by J.T. Lundy

Description: Award-winning author J.T. Lundy's new romantic comedy, Saving Grapes, is a fun, good-hearted Wodehousian read filled with flawed but colorful characters in a zany tale of wine, women, nuns and villains -- as well as a story of redemption and the power of friendship and loyalty. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Barnes has lost his job and his heart. To make matters (much!) worse, his meddling ex-wife and a wild golf cart fiasco get him in trouble with the law. If can't raise $60,000 to pay a fine in thirty days, he will go to jail. In what looks like a lucky break, Jason suddenly inherits a French vineyard, worth millions -- but there's one catch: if he goes to jail, the vineyard will go to his unscrupulous step-brother. Desperate for cash, Jason travels to France to sell the vineyard, only to discover it's farmed by formidable nuns who must bestow their blessing before he can sell. Complications ensue as he launches a madcap series of dubious schemes and finds himself falling for a French woman. "Although the main character is thirty-two years old, he really is still a child," says Lundy. "He walks a morally fine line throughout the book, eventually redeeming himself in the end. But is his redemption authentic? Readers have come in on both sides of the argument."

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THE 80/20 DIET

80/20 Diet: The Healthy Chef

Description: ‘The 80/20 Diet’ Revised Edition offers a combined diet and exercise plan that will help you achieve your weight loss goals sensibly, and enable you to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. The philosophy of ‘The 80/20 Diet’ is simple. Eat well 80 per cent of the time, and 20 per cent of the time you can enjoy a little indulgence. ‘The 80/20 Diet’ offers more than 130 recipes for simple, nutritious dishes that have been designed for people who love food, who love to eat and who have made a conscious decision to maximize their health and wellbeing. This second edition is 192 pages and includes everything you need to know on how to eat healthy, lose weight and get fit: Nutrition Basics, Stocking the kitchen, Recipe makeovers, Menu plans, Healthy Recipes, Nutritional analysis and Exercise plans. Teresa Cutter is one of Australia’s leading authorities on healthy cooking. A qualified Chef, Nutritionalist and personal trainer, she has combined her knowledge of food, diet and exercise to specialize in developing healthy recipes for fat loss and total wellbeing.

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New Best Selling Dating Book: How To Meet And Marry A Doctor

Top Seling Ebook Receiving Rave Reviews From Single Women- Dr. Right Is Out There!

Description: New Best Selling Ebook is now available! HOW TO MEET AND MARRY A DOCTOR: REAL LIFE TIPS FROM THOSE WHO MARRIED INTO MEDICINE Amanda M. Colby, an advertising executive met the man of her dreams and without having to spend countless hours scouring online dating sites. She had always set her sights on professional men, since she wanted a man who could challenge her intellectually. Amanda felt physicians are not only intelligent and driven, but devote their lives to helping others. That resonated with Amanda since she spent much of her free time volunteering in inner cities. Along her dating journey she met, successful and talented MD? Amanda began writing her personal story as well as interviewing many MD's and MD wives on how they met and what kind of women single MD's are seeking. “Forget expensive dating sites, there are countless quality men and available MD's in your towns and cities, if you know where to find them,” stated Colby, Amanda wanted to write this book as a practical guide on How to Marry an MD. This informative book covers topics such as: How and Where to Meet single MD's in your community and surrounding areas How MD Wives met their husbands What type of women MD's seek for a partner What to do once you meet an MD and how to get and keep his attention. Dating tips and advice Available on Amazon.com

Price: $2.99 to $3.00 Visit the Website

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