100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer by Jens O. Meiert

100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer 
By Jens O. Meiert 

This is the book that the most boring person would write when it found a life and had too much time at his hands. Meet Jens, a hectic, neurotic self-proclaimed adventurer, and his very individual account of one hundred different activities he’s tried over the last three years (2010-2013). From crocheting to security guard certifications to rafting, everything had a lesson, and these lessons are shared in this book. Expect the German answer to Winston Wolfe to explain how to live a life, in his own words.

Behind the Scenes
The idea for the book came when I noticed that not only had I tried a ton of different activities (I’ve been meticulously maintaining a very comprehensive list), but that I had truly learned a lot of things in the process. So I figured I might get those things on paper, and be it as a reminder for myself.

I’m not just sharing lessons alongside heart-wrenching stories and gorgeous pictures and extra-tough grades but also how everything came about and how I got a bit loco in my head—and how one generally can become a bit of an “everyday adventurer.”

I wrote one half of the book on Google shuttle buses and the other half in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. And everything else was what kept me in irons then in Quito, Ecuador.

I had three awesome helpers. Sarah M. Tyrrell, my editor, Julia W. Tang, cover design inspiration and reviewer, and J. Felix Desroches, also reviewer. ♥

I wrote 20 more chapters just to kick 20 out after I read the first draft. I wanted to have some choice. Alas, the 20 chapters that didn’t make it already form a skeleton manuscript for part 2! But I’m not Hollywood, and we’re not going to talk about a sequel just yet.

Writing the book using Google Docs and publishing it through Kindle Direct Publishing has been quite an experiment. And an experience. I’ve shared thoughts and tips in an extra post.

About the Author

Jens O. Meiert
Jens Oliver Meiert is a German author, philosopher, adventurer, artist, and developer. Here on meiert.com he shares—and occasionally generalizes and exaggerates—some of his thoughts and experiences.

Per "The Little Book of HTML/CSS Frameworks" (not yet available on Amazon):

Jens is an established expert web developer who has contributed to technical standards of the Web (W3C), and laid the foundations for large-scale international websites that reach millions of users every day (GMX, Google). He has written a German book about designing with CSS ("Webdesign mit CSS", O'Reilly, 2005/2007), developed frameworks and quality management systems for Google (2008-2013), and somehow got nominated "Web Developer of the Year" by .net magazine (2011).

Jens is an everyday adventurer, described in another book ("100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer"), who has traveled to 6 continents, 70 countries, and more than 400 cities. He has made it his priority to try whatever is new to him, whatever activity or lesson he has the chance to, and completed almost 200 of these in the last 3 years alone. In 2013, Jens quit his job and left his city to go backpack the world, which he's still doing now, 18 months later.

Jens is a social philosopher who has over the last few years studied more than 300 works around the topics of philosophy, psychology, social sciences, public policy, economics, and more. He's an active supporter of and contributor to initiatives that place emphasis on freedom, trust, and rights, and he's focusing his own efforts on breaking through the probably-not-so-accidental apathy we observe in our world today.

For More Info
Twitter. www.twitter.com/j9t
Website: meiert.com/en

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAC2SJI/?tag=j9t-21-20


Chasing Lightning By Rachel York

Chasing Lightning
Chasing Lightning
By: Rachel York
Genre: Gay & Lesbian Romance

Kindle Markdown ($3.99) August 19-22

Scarlett Faye Turner belongs to a generation of women undone by love – a fate she intends to escape. When she isn’t mouthing off and shocking everyone in the backward river town of Dillinger, Pennsylvania, Scarlett has her nose buried in a book dreaming of a life far away where fame and money can keep her safe from the bogeymen of her childhood and the consequences of following her heart. Scarlett believes falling in love makes you as crazy as her neighbor who chases after thunderstorms with her camera. She is positive no one in their right mind would risk being struck by lightning any more than they would by love.

But all that resolve quickly crumbles when seductive Gina Jamison shows up Scarlett’s senior year and knocks her heart sideways. Their improbable meeting and steamy love affair starts Scarlett on a journey that will take her across the years and through a succession of lovers…from a women’s college in West Virginia to the magical desert of New Mexico to the sexual liberation of Paris in the 1960s…from the arms of a woman she can never forget to the depths of her own soul and a painful realization that promises to transform her completely.

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1IbiWlx


Into Dust by Mike Kilroy

Into Dust by Mike Kilroy
Into Dust
By Mike Kilroy


Jack Grimm knows when you are going to die. He doesn’t know the how of it, or the why of it, just the when of it.

Only God knows why.

He thinks he is alone in this Insight, but comes to find there are others like him, all struggling with their peek behind the curtain of Death.

Their backstage pass to Almightypalooza.

Jack tries in vain to save those around him who are one click of a split-flap, flip-clock number away from the end. But each time, he fails.

Jack wonders, “Why have this Insight if I cannot make use of it?” It torments him. Consumes him. Colors every aspect of his existence, which is lived in relative isolation. So afraid of Death he has never truly embraced life.

Until he meets a woman whose death clock he cannot read; Until he saves a man from the onyx talon of Death.

Everything changes.

Jack Grimm is swept into a new reality where the line that he thought was so indelible between life and death is blurred.

He soon discovers the mysteries of Death are complex, but ultimately everything is cyclical.

What is created from dust will turn once again …

Into Dust.

Will the sacrifices he makes in life be enough to save the ones he loves from Death?

About the Author
Mike Kilroy
Since he wrote his first book at the age of 8 about "The Venusians" for a school project, Mike Kilroy has been hooked on writing. An award-winning journalist for more than two decades, Kilroy has now authored two novels: the best-selling, post-apocalyptic tome "Nine Meals," and the swashbuckling YA science fiction tale "The 17."

For More Info
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/KilroyWasHere7

Amazon (It's in pre-release now until September 15th): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013UCZYU0


A Conversation With Bestselling Author Mike Kilroy: Into Dust

A Conversation With Mike Kilroy 
about his latest book, "Into Dust"

Featured Author, Mike Kilroy
Why do you feel you had to write "Into Dust"?
I had written the first few chapters two years ago and tabled it for other projects. When I returned to it, I had a pretty good idea where I wanted the story to go. I think everyone on the planet has some fascination and curiosity about death. Where do we go when we die? What if you knew when those around you would parish? What would you try to do about it and could you actually change their fate? Those are the questions the characters in this book grapple with on almost every page. What is the nature of life? And how does death define it?

From where do you get your ideas?
The dark, dark recesses of my mind. Just kidding (sort of). For this particular novel, I always wondered what it would be like to have an insight into death. As I write in the book, it’s like having a backstage pass to Almighty palooza. It grew to ask other questions like, “What if you cheated Death? How would Death respond? Is there an afterlife? Are near-death experiences real?” It’s all threaded though a story as seen through the eyes of the protagonist, Jack Grimm.

As in your other novels, there are quite a few plot twists in “Into Dust.” How important do you think it is to keep a reader guessing?
It’s my No. 1 priority. If the plot is predicable, it will get boring rather quickly, no matter how well-written the story is. I try to throw in as many believable jaw-dropping moments as possible. Of course, with a plot like the one in “Into Dust,” it’s pretty easy to keep the reader guessing.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write the kind of story that interests you. Read other authors. Engage with them. Ask advice. Always attempt to get better. That’s what I try to do with every book I write. I want to make it better than the last.

How do you market your work? Are some avenues more successful than others?
It is very difficult these days to get your work noticed. My gameplan has always been to try to get news of my new project out to as many avenues as possible. Website like authorandbookbuzz.com help me do that.

If your book was made into a movie, who would play each role? 
There are many characters in this book, but as for the main characters, Jason Clarke would make a pretty good Jack, I think. Jude Law would make for a splendid Lourdes and Chrissy would be perfectly played by Rachel McAdams. And we’d have to find a role for Michael Caine. He’s in everything.

For more information about "Into Dust," visit the website at http://www.fishtailpublishing.com/. Or, follow the author on Twitter @KilroyWasHere7

Moments in HerStory: From Pain to Purpose: Testimonies of Young Girls by Lakita Stewart-Thompson

Moments In HerStory
By Lakita Stewart-Thompson

"Moments In HerStory" is an anthology project of testimonies from young ladies and women who have survived detrimental circumstances but overcame with the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical help of God.

This book helps readers to see how you can find your purpose through pain, but only with the help of Jesus Christ. It has real life experiences of battered and hurt young ladies and women. While taking a journey through their adversities of pain you will see how they overcame and made it through which will provide you insight of how you can be an overcomer too. No matter what you are going through reading this book will encourage you to keep going because God is your source of healing, deliverance, and strength.

Isaiah 12:2 KJV Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

About the Author
Lakita Stewart-Thompson is a servant of the Lord, visionary, mother, daughter, sister, community advocate, teacher, and writer. Raised in Maryland, Lakita is the Founder/President of Mothers & Daughters United Worldwide, which fosters "Better Bonds Between Daughters and Moms through serving communities together".

Paperback: http://amzn.to/1Mj9DlX
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1gylwrT

Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft by Maggie James

 Write Your Novel!Write Your Novel
By Maggie James

This book is on sale at $0.99/£0.99 from August 11 - August 16 2015.

Have you always longed to write a novel? In Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft, I aim to inspire you with the confidence to do just that. With this book, I'll be your cheerleader, your hand-holder. We’ll work on your mind-set, find sources of support, and deal with procrastination issues. I’ll help you carve out the time to write and together we’ll smash through the excuses that are holding you back.

What else? Do you need help in finding ideas? Worried where to start? Unsure whether writing software is right for you? Confused how to plan your novel? No problem! We cover all these issues and more. Every section ends with an action plan so you're raring to go!

I’ve included two chapters on plotting and another with writing advice. That way, once you’ve finished Write Your Novel!, you’ll have an outline in place, one that will inspire you to get going, and you’ll know how to start. My aim is to prepare you to write your novel as soon as you’ve completed the exercises in this book.

Write Your Novel! is for you if you've always wanted to write a novel but:

Haven't a clue where to start
Lack the confidence
Are unsure whether writing a novel is for you
Have written nothing or shorter fiction to date
Lack the knowledge how to plot a novel

You might be:

Unsure where you'll find the time
Undecided what kind of novel to write
Worried about what people will say
Concerned your grasp of English isn’t up to par

So if you’ve always yearned to be a novelist but you're unsure how to begin... why not buy Write Your Novel! and get started?

About the Author
Maggie James
Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.

The first draft of her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper's Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia. Maggie was inspired by an impending milestone birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel. His Kidnapper's Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, has now been published, and like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

Amazon:  http://smarturl.it/writeyournovel

For More Info
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mjamesfiction

Other books by Maggie James
Guilty Innocence: http://smarturl.it/guiltyinnocence
His Kidnapper's Shoes: http://smarturl.it/hiskidnappersshoes
Sister Psychopath: http://smarturl.it/sisterpsychopath


Dragonlove (Dragonfriend Book 2) by Marc Secchia

Dragonlove (Dragonfriend Book 2) 
By Marc Secchia

When a woman loves a Dragon, that love will change the world.

Six years have passed since Hualiama and Grandion defied the Island-World’s most sacred law. They burned the heavens together as Rider and Dragon. For his crime, Grandion the Tourmaline Dragon suffered exile and imprisonment. The Dragons forced Hualiama to forget her past.

Now, the suns must set upon the age of the Ancient Dragons. Amaryllion Fireborn, last of his kind, bequeaths Hualiama an astonishing legacy. She is the Dragonfriend. Raised by Dragons. Burned by Dragon fire. Oath-bound to a Dragon. Crossing the Island-World in search of her Dragonlove, she will forge an indelible mark upon history.

As war between Dragons and Humans engulfs the Islands, Hualiama must unravel the secrets of her tragic past in order to confront an evil that threatens the very existence of the Dragonkind. For love that is tested in the crucible of fate must burn, or die.

Series Note
Dragonlove is the sequel to Dragonfriend, set in the same world of the bestselling dragon series Shapeshifter Dragons and Shapeshifter Dragon Legends. This series can be read in any order alongside AranyaShadow Dragon and The Pygmy Dragon.

About the Author
Marc Secchia
Marc is the bestselling author of Aranya, Shadow Dragon and The Pygmy Dragon, and is mad enough to be working concurrently on the sequels for those series, simultaneously. His latest book is Dragonfriend, a bestselling dragon adventure. Don't miss the new audiobook for Aranya!

For More Info
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/marcauthor
Author website: www.marcsecchia.com

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MHTWD0


Sinful Seduction (Sins Secrets and Scandals Series Book 1) by Sabrina Sims McAfee

Sinful Seduction
Sinful Seduction (Sins Secrets and Scandals Series Book 1)
By: Sabrina Sims McAfee

Top 100 African American Romance
Top 100 African American Women's Fiction
Top 100 Multicultural & Interracial


He’s WEALTHY. He’s HANDSOME. And he’s a leading HEART SURGEON. Most people see the gorgeous stallion as perfect. Yet as perfect as many envision him, there’s something terribly missing from the rich doctor’s life—LOVE. Grief stricken, Dr. Kenneth Michaels submerges himself into his medical career in hopes that it’ll fill the dreadful void burning a hole in his heart. Other than his stellar profession nothing satisfies him. Then one day…he meets HER. Yes HER. The beautiful woman’s name is Katilla.

To Kenneth’s own surprise he becomes quickly acquainted with Katilla. The strikingly pretty, African American beauty draws his soul in as if she’s a powerful magnet. Now he’s falling for her, fast. Real fast. Damn, she’s making him feel things he thought were long ago buried. Katilla awakens his spirit like a blossoming flower spilling out from the depths of the earth.

Kenneth and Katilla’s relationship is now filled with passion, love, and electrifying chemistry. Caught up in a whirlwind love affair, the filthy rich cardiologist couldn’t be happier or more fulfilled. Then BOOM! Someone from his beloved Katilla’s past returns, a devastating secret is revealed, and everything he’s worked so hard to establish is threatened.

WARNING: SINFUL SEDUCTION is packed with steamy romance, drama, and suspense. The book is loaded with hot sex, secrets, and a subplot that readers stated left them begging for a part two.

Maday Matos:
This book was awesome, I couldn't put it down and it was hot. It was a smooth read with great sex and a good plot. I loved it and recommend it highly.

Rosalie Martinez:
Loved this book! It has to be said that this book definitely gets you to thinking what lines would/could you cross for the love of your life? When you fall in love with someone, and the world tells you it's wrong, do you bow down to the worlds dictates? Or will you fight for your right to love? That is the very real dilemma that Katilla Richardson and her hot sexy fiancé Dr. Kenneth Michaels face.

Chrissy Whelan:
First time reading this author, have to say I loved it. Lookjng foward to reading more of her books. pick up your copy today.


Your Leadership EDGE: Mastering Management Skills For Today's Workforce by Ravinder Tulsiani

Your Leadership EDGE: Mastering Management Skills For Today's WorkforceYour Leadership EDGE: Mastering Management Skills For Today's Workforce
Ravinder Tulsiani

Not everyone is born a great leader, but anyone can foster core leadership competencies for themselves and become actionable, effective leaders. If you're ready to take the next step in your career and learn the secrets to effectively motivating and developing your team, Your Leadership Edge is the program to take you there. 

Your Leadership Edge is not just another leadership development self-help book; it is a complete management training program. The leadership training guide is geared toward managers, supervisors and executives of all backgrounds and experience levels and provides concrete steps that you can take to become a better leader right away. 

As you work through the management training guide, Your Leadership Edge will help you assess your own leadership competencies and allow you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. From there, the leadership development program helps you find ways to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way of being the type of effective leader that motivates, inspires and retains employees. 

In the pages of Your Leadership Edge, you won't find broad discussions of leadership development that are difficult to relate to or use to affect change in your own leadership style. Instead, you'll engage in a series of exercises and activities that make the concepts discussed relevant to your own position. It's this difference that makes this leadership training program so powerful. By the end, you will have a deeper appreciation of your own level of leadership skills and be poised to lead those who report to you in a way that maximizes their job satisfaction and improves their overall performance. 

Discover the leadership skills that transform subordinates into productive, positive and driven teams that are poised to accomplish their goals. Become the type of leader that you have always wanted to be. Order the paperback version of Your Leadership Edge or download this life-changing leadership training program for your Kindle today.

About the Author

Ravinder Tulsiani
Ravinder Tulsiani, is a renowned Leadership Expert, Author and Speaker. He has appeared in several major media outlets including Bloomberg, CNN and Wall Street Journal and is the author of numerous quality, business and self-help resources.

With over 13 years of industry experience, Ravinder's reputation for excellence reflects his expertise as a strategic planner, who creates cultural transformation in business, focusing on educating and motivating the workforce to achieve core business objectives.

Ravinder is not only a Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) with a Masters Certificate in Adult Training & Development and Human Resources Management Diploma, but has a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) accreditation and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). 

Ravinder has compiled his wealth of industry experience and his business acumen to comprise Your Leadership Edge - Mastering Management Skills For Today's Workforce so that industry professionals can unlock their leadership potential using his proven step-by-step program.

For More Info
Follow the Author on Twitter (@rtulsiani)

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Plaster City (A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco) by Johnny Shaw

Plaster City (A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco)
By: Johnny Shaw

When I asked Johnny Shaw to describe his novel, he responded without missing a beat: two dumb guys with a very bad plan. Classic Johnny: down-to-earth, funny, and straight to the point. Thankfully, as his editor, I’m not expected to be so brief—so let me tell you why I love Johnny’s book. 

Set against the rough landscape of the Mexican border and California desert, Plaster City overflows with beer, shotguns, and dusty outlaws. What elevates the story are the authenticity and black humor that remind me of Elmore Leonard. Sure, Johnny’s a guy’s guy. But the interesting thing is that some of his biggest fans are women, like me. Perhaps that’s because at the core of Plaster City, you’ll find a smart and tough but honest story about friendship and loyalty. His characters can be crude and violent, but in the end they value and seek what we all want: understanding and acceptance from the people we love. Don’t get me wrong, though. You’ll still see more than your fair share of fights, foul language, and Mexican biker gangs.

When we asked best-selling author Craig Johnson to describe his buddy’s book, he used a few more words than Johnny but still nailed it:

“You wanna know what reading a Johnny Shaw book is like? It’s like blistering the surface of the coastal road around the Salton Sea in a lipstick-red ’59 Cadillac Biarritz convertible with unregistered weapons under the seat, illegal substances in the glove box, a shoeless, unconscious city councilman in the cavernous trunk, with Bruce Springsteen blaring out of all six speakers—and just when you think the crazy can’t get any more out of control, Plaster City takes the cigar from its lips and hands you the fifth of Maker’s Mark, saying, ‘Hold this, I wanna try something I saw on a cartoon once.’”

Consider yourself warned.

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