The Breakers Series: Books 1-3 – Edward W. Robertson

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The Breakers Series: Books 1-3

Edward W. Robertson

Genre: Science Fiction

Publish Date: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Edward W. Robertson

Seller: Edward Robertson


In the Breakers series, humanity faces not one apocalypse, but two: first a lethal pandemic, then a war against those who made the virus. This collection includes the first three books and is over 1000 pages (350,000 words) of post-apocalyptic survival. BREAKERS (Book 1) In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. A plague tears across the world, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. Civilization comes to an abrupt stop. Just as the survivors begin to adapt to the aftermath, Walt learns the virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist. MELT DOWN (Book 2) In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents. Then the world ends: first with a virus, then with an alien invasion. Ness and Shawn take to the mountains to fight a guerrilla against the attackers. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back–but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world. KNIFEPOINT (Book 3) Raina was just a girl when the plague came. She survived. Her parents didn't. Neither did the world. As civilization fell, she took to the ruins of Los Angeles, eating whatever she could catch. After two years alone, she's found and adopted by a fisherman and his wife. Their makeshift family lives a quiet life–until a man named Karslaw sails in from Catalina Island with an army of conquerors. Driven by visions of empire, he executes Raina's new father as a traitor and takes her mother captive. But Karslaw's people aren't the only ones vying for control of the ruined land. As violence wracks the city, Raina joins a rebellion against Karslaw's rule. She will stop at nothing to free her mother–and to have her revenge.

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The Brig Society: Complete Series 2 – Jeremy Salsby, Marcus Brigstocke, Dan Tetsell, Toby Davies, Nick Doody & Steve Punt

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The Brig Society: Complete Series 2

Jeremy Salsby, Marcus Brigstocke, Dan Tetsell, Toby Davies, Nick Doody & Steve Punt

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 7.99

Publish Date: November 20, 2014

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The Haunted High Series Book 1- The Wolf Within Me – Cheree Alsop

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The Haunted High Series Book 1- The Wolf Within Me

Cheree Alsop

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: February 22, 2019

Publisher: Cheree Alsop

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


A Life-Changing Awakening A life-threatening accident reveals to Finn that he is a werewolf; the next morning, he receives an invitation to a secluded high school. ˃˃˃ Can He Survive? Finn quickly realizes that the school is in fact an academy for monsters that is far more perilous and full of adventure than he ever expected. ˃˃˃ The First Book in an Exciting New Paranormal Series Haunted High has had a dangerous history with werewolves. Can Finn survive monster politics, life-threatening pranks, and teachers more likely to kill him than help him in time to answer the real question: Who is the girl haunting the cemetery and why does he sleepwalk to her grave each night? ˃˃˃ “The story is filled with great characters and paranormal creatures. The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the story and characters to life. I look forward to more in this series and from this author.”- Michelle Titherington VanDaley, Amazon Reviewer Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!

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Farfetch, Proenza Schouler Touch Down in L.A. for Dining in Color Series

“The reviews were great, sales have been great, it was a good one,” Lazaro Hernandez said of the spring 2020 Proenza Schouler collection, while taking a break from greeting pals Rashida Jones, Hari Nef and Lisa Love at a dinner hosted by Farfetch in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. “Things are going well. It’s a whole new chapter for us,” he said, referring to the brand’s new financial backing from Mudrick Capital Management. “We have a lot of freedom to do what we want and the team is amazing.”
While the designers have kept a relatively low profile since their Barneys New York-hosted Hollywood Hills fete to celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2013, they travel west often. “I always fantasize about bringing the company out here,” said Jack McCollough before sitting down to dinner at NeueHouse, where a private room had been decorated for the occasion in dark tones and textures by artist Jordan Wolfson.

Dubbed “Nuit Noire,” the event was the third and final in Farfetch and NeueHouse’s three-part Dining in Color series exploring the intersection of fashion, art and design. The first installment, Coral Bloom in New York City, celebrated the red and pink hues in Carolina Herrera’s resort and

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 1 – John Finnemore

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 1

John Finnemore

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: September 1, 2011

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Electrons To Enlightenment (To The Best of Our Knowledge Series) – Jim Fleming

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Electrons To Enlightenment (To The Best of Our Knowledge Series)

Jim Fleming

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 3.99

Publish Date: November 3, 2006

© ℗ © 2006 Wisconsin Public Radio (To the Best of Our Knowledge)

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The News Quiz: Series 93: The topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show – BBC Radio Comedy

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The News Quiz: Series 93: The topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show

BBC Radio Comedy

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 11.99

Publish Date: August 17, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 – Miles Davis & John Coltrane

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The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6

Miles Davis & John Coltrane

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: March 23, 2018

© ℗ This compilation (P) 2018 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events – Brad Silberling

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Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events

Brad Silberling

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: December 17, 2004


Dear Viewer, If you enjoy movies filled with singing rabbits, exploding spaceships, or cheerleaders, you are looking at the wrong film entirely. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved leeches, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an impostor named Jude Law. The only things that could make such a spectacle more upsetting are special features, such as commentary by me or outtakes involving nervous laughter. I am bound to continue my research into the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, but you are free to seek lighter fare, like blue cheese fondue. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

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Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series #1) – Stacey Marie Brown

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Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series #1)

Darkness Series

Stacey Marie Brown

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: February 14, 2013

Publisher: Stacey Marie Brown

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible. Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3 – John Finnemore

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

John Finnemore

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 10.99

Publish Date: December 5, 2011

© ℗ © 2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

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The Toren: Shattered Souls (The Toren Series, Book 1) – Lola St.Vil

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The Toren: Shattered Souls (The Toren Series, Book 1)

Lola St.Vil

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: September 14, 2017

Publisher: Lola StVil

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


*****The Toren is a must read for fans of A Shade of Vampire, Twilight and The Mortal Instruments.****** Summit Case has no idea why her parents gave her up, or why her eyes are purple and change with her mood. The only thing she knows is that she is destined to be on the outside looking in. That is, until the most popular guy in school, asks her out on a date. However, instead of taking her to a movie, he parks the car in a remote section of Lower Manhattan and, after a few cryptic proclamations, stabs her in the neck. Lucas Ford—a breathtaking angel with remarkable powers, swoops down and saves her. That’s when she learns that she’s the descendant of a long line of formidable, Angels called "Noru" and that Demons are seeking her out to strip her of her emerging powers. In addition, by saving her, Lucas awakens a new evil bent on the destroying all of humanity.  Her team must go on a dangerous quest to find a powerful relic that can contain the new evil. In the midst of the harrowing, and bloody mission, she looks for solace in the arms of the angel she loved at first sight—Lucas. But for some reason, Lucas is cold and distant. Did she misread his feelings for her? What do you do when the angel who risked his life to save you, now wants nothing to do with you?  Summit comes from great and powerful line female Angels. But while she has their purple eyes, does she have their courage? And now that she finally has a family, will she be strong enough to hold on to them or is she destined to lose both her family and the guy she loves?

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4 – John Finnemore

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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

John Finnemore

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 7.99

Publish Date: February 21, 2013

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (Music From the Original TV Series) – Various Artists

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (Music From the Original TV Series)

Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 14, 2019

© A Virgin EMI Records release; This Compilation ℗ 2019 Universal Music Operations Limited

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What Did You Think Of the Legion Series Finale?

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: May 13, 1991

© This Compilation ℗ 1991 Capitol Records Inc.

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Gears of War: Ascendance: The Gears of War Series, Book 6 (Unabridged) – Jason M. Hough

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Gears of War: Ascendance: The Gears of War Series, Book 6 (Unabridged)

Jason M. Hough

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 10.99

Publish Date: August 2, 2019

© ℗ © 2019 Blackstone Publishing

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World Series Of Fisting

Welcome to the ‘World Series of Fisting’, where gaping holes, deep fist penetration, and raging rosebuds rule the day. The competition is stiff and the contestants hail from around the world to show off for the judges just how deep they can take a fist. On the night before the competition, Hugh Hunter shows his star athlete the fisting arena. Sam Syron wants one final training session and after Hugh plunges his thick cock into Sam’s ass, he finishes him off with a wrist deep fist up his gaping hole. After Hugh blasts a load all over Sam, they both agree that Sam needs one more round before the big day. Sam once again bends over and lets the coach shove his hand up his ass. Sam’s rosebud is at full capacity when he slams his own fist inside himself and shoots a geyser of sperm all over his own milky white body. Joey D has been coaching Axel Abysse and Colin Bryant to compete in the World Series. The night before the competition, Joey gets some appreciation from his guys for all the hard work he’s been putting in with some hardcore cock and ball worship. After getting throbbing hard, Joey fucks each of the guys before fisting them. After all of that, Joey still isn’t convinced his men are ready so calls for a second last minute training session. He goes forearm deep into Colin and gives Axel’s protruded asshole a double-fisted stretching before he calls it a night and lets the guys drain their balls. When the big day arrives, Axel and Sam go head to head in direct competition. With the categories of best self fister, best rosebud, deepest penetration, best punch fistee, and widest gaping hole, these guys have their work cut out for them.The competition is close and a bonus round is needed to see who can best take a foot up their ass. Sam and Axel bend over and hop on Hugh and Joey’s feet to ride them all the way to the championship. Who will come out on top and who will go home empty fisted?

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ follow-up series in the works

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Reasonable Doubt (Full Series) – Whitney G.

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Reasonable Doubt (Full Series)

Whitney G.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publish Date: September 16, 2014

Publisher: WGW Books, LLC

Seller: WGW Books, LLC


The complete New York Times Bestselling serial, now available in one book! My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: Blonde, curvy, and preferably not a f*****g liar…(Although, that's a story for another day.) As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: One dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was, until "Alyssa"…She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades. But then she came into my firm for an interview–a college-intern interview, and everything f*****g changed…

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Catwalk Call-to-Action: Jessica Minh Anh’s Sustainability Series

Global sustainable agenda, with a fashion edge, is the goal of Jessica Minh Anh, an outspoken producer of visually dynamic fashion shows as well as a renewable energy advocate.
“I wanted to highlight the importance of sustainability through artistic and cinematic captures,” said Minh Anh, who produces a series of conversation-starting catwalk experiences in a handful of the world’s most notable landmarks, (including the Eiffel Tower and Seine River in Paris, the Hoover Dam and a New York City skyline show a few years prior).

In the recent Fashion x Sustainability photo and video series, Minh Anh visited Eco Centro, the hub for Soneva’s “Waste-to-Wealth” concept, Shades of Green organic garden, and eco-friendly villas whereby 90 percent of their solid waste is recycled. “We’re still working on that last 10 percent,” according to the facility’s manager.
“Our goal is to combine luxury, wellness and sustainability to create beautiful beyond bespoke experiences,” said Sonu Shivdasani, chief executive officer of Thailand and Maldives-based luxury resort chain Soneva in the film. The resort is dedicated to sustainability and is highlighted through the visits of those such as Minh Anh. For eight years, she has combined art, architecture, culture, fashion and technology through her productions, receiving special

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged) – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Rebel Heir: Book One: The Rush Series, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 12.99

Publish Date: April 9, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 C. Scott Publishing

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New York Innovators Series: How One New York Company Brings Hollywood To The Empire State

Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Empire State Development | Branch VFX, a visual effects company in Albany, is an important member of the growing creative economy in upstate New York. The entire capitol region attracts talent interested in being part of an affordable and supportive community where great ideas thrive.
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That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 2 – David Mitchell & Robert Webb

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That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 2

David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 10.99

Publish Date: April 20, 2006

© ℗ © 2006 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Guardians: The Girl (The Guardians Series, Book 1) – Lola St.Vil

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Guardians: The Girl (The Guardians Series, Book 1)

The Guardians Series, Book 1

Lola St.Vil

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: June 18, 2012

Publisher: Lola StVil

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


***** With two million copies downloaded and over 500 five-star reviews, The Guardians series is a must read for fans of A Shade of Vampire, Twilight and The Mortal Instruments.****** Fifteen year-old Emmy Baxter is certain nothing exciting will ever happen to her. That is until she is viciously attacked by hoards of demons on her way to class. A team of powerful angels, who earlier posed as her classmates, comes to her rescue. Emmy soon learns that her name is the only clue given in the quest to find the location of a sacred map that shows the way to 'the bridge of souls'. If evil gains access to the souls, it will use them to create an army and annihilate the world. Emmy has no idea where the map could be or why her name was given as a clue. But that doesn't stop evil from hunting her all over the posh Upper East Side of New York City. While battling evil and still trying to make it to class on time, Emmy finds herself falling hopelessly in love with team leader; Marcus Cane. Emmy is shocked to find out that Marcus is deeply in love with her. Unfortunately, the team's all-knowing guide makes a frightening prophecy: "If Marcus and Emmy unite, the world will burn…"  Will Emmy and Marcus stay away from each other if it mean saving the world? Or will they give into their all-consuming love? If being with "the one" meant the end of all things, could you stay away? _______________ ________________________ "This story takes you to Heaven, Hell and all over the world and will not disappoint!"–Once Upon A Twilight ★★★★★ "…The action starts early and doesn't stop…it grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go."–Beyond Forks ★★★★★ "…Well written with just the right balance of action, humor and romance."– When Pen Meets paper ★★★★★  "Guardians" series in order Book 1: The Girl Book 2: The Fallout Book 3: The Turn Book 4: The Triplex Book 5: The Quo Book 5 (Part 2) : The Lyris Book 6 : The Shoma Book 6 (Part 2): The Nycren Also: Guardians: Short Stories From Book 1 Guardians: Short Stories From Book 5 Please note: Readers may start with the Noru series or the Guardians series. However the author recommends starting with Guardians series  The Noru series in order:  Book 1: Blue Rose  Book 2: Last Akon  Book 3: Fall Of The Chosen Book 4: When Angels Break  Book 5: Ways of The Wicked Book 6: Rise Of The Alago Book 7: Rage Of Angels  

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Gigi Gorgeous: Her Rise To Fame (Self-Made YouTube Stars Series)

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Beneath These Scars: The Beneath Series, Book 4 (Unabridged) – Meghan March

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Beneath These Scars: The Beneath Series, Book 4 (Unabridged)

Meghan March

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.95

Publish Date: November 10, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Meghan March

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The Mighty Boosh: The Complete Radio Series (Original Staging) – Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt

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The Mighty Boosh: The Complete Radio Series (Original Staging)

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: January 1, 2004

© ℗ © 2004 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Twelve Days (The McRaes Series – Book 1) – Teresa Hill

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Twelve Days (The McRaes Series – Book 1)

Sam & Rachel

Teresa Hill

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: October 1, 2001

Publisher: Teresa Hill

Seller: Teresa Hill


Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in her arms-one who comes with a four-year-old boy and an eleven-year-old girl-siblings abandoned and in need of a temporary home. But there's a catch: Rachel's family is falling apart. Rachel and her husband, Sam, have dreamed of a house filled with children-a dream that has led them to repeated heartbreak. Sam McRae has finally decided the only thing left to do is leave his wife. Reluctantly, Rachel and Sam take the children in, but just until after Christmas. They will do their best not to fall in love with them, not to get their hopes up that this time a miracle will happen. That these children will stay, and that their marriage can still be saved. Limited Time Only: Includes a bonus novella, Everything to Me (Prequel), which introduces Teresa’s new, serialized YA/NA romance. AWARDS: Three-time RITA Finalist THE McRAES in series order: Twelve Days Edge of Heaven Bed of Lies Five Days Grace Hero of My Heart MEET TERESA HILL Three-time Rita nominee and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Hill lives in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a patient, very understanding husband, an incredibly logical son and a highly creative daughter. Together, they share their home with two giant, lazy cats who parade across Teresa's keyboard when they think she's written enough for the day, and two beautiful, lazy dogs, usually at Teresa's side or under her feet.

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John Carter in ‘a Princess of Mars’: Barsoom Series, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Edgar Rice Burroughs

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John Carter in ‘a Princess of Mars’: Barsoom Series, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: February 10, 2012

© ℗ © 2012 Tantor Audio

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Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Six Moon Summer, All Hallows’ Moon, Long Night Moon, and Gray Moon Rising – SM Reine

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Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Six Moon Summer, All Hallows’ Moon, Long Night Moon, and Gray Moon Rising

SM Reine

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: September 15, 2013

Publisher: Red Iris Books

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


When Rylie went to summer camp, she didn't expect to get bitten by a werewolf and turn into a monster. She also didn't expect to fall in love–especially not with a werewolf hunter.   Between ravenous werewolf packs, a bloodthirsty family of hunters, and Rylie's battle with her inner wolf, all the odds are stacked against Rylie's love for Seth. But Seth will do anything to be with her… even if it means turning against his family and sacrificing everything.   This is a bundle of the first four books in the Seasons of the Moon series, the bestselling YA paranormal books! This collection contains: Six Moon Summer All Hallows' Moon Long Night Moon Gray Moon Rising

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Born of Betrayal: The League Series, Book 8 (Unabridged) – Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Born of Betrayal: The League Series, Book 8 (Unabridged)

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: November 3, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Macmillan Audio

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Marked by Midnight: Midnight Breed Series #11.5 (Unabridged) – Lara Adrian

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Marked by Midnight: Midnight Breed Series #11.5 (Unabridged)

Lara Adrian

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: October 27, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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Flawed Love: House of Obsidian Series #2 (Unabridged) – Bella Jewel

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Flawed Love: House of Obsidian Series #2 (Unabridged)

Bella Jewel

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 19.95

Publish Date: October 27, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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Sportsheets Showcased on Curvy Girl’s ‘Plus Life’ Reality TV Series

Sportsheets International’s plus size offerings will be the focus of an entire episode on Curvy Girl Lingerie’s upcoming “Plus Life” reality TV show.
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Caged (Book 1 of the Caged Series) – Amber Lynn Natusch

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Caged (Book 1 of the Caged Series)

Amber Lynn Natusch

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: December 15, 2011

Publisher: Amber Lynn Natusch

Seller: Amber McLelland


"I stood in the middle of the room, unmoving – I barely breathed. My life had just become surreal, impossible, and one enormous lie. I needed to go, to run somewhere, anywhere to beat back the reality that was rapidly closing in around me. The image of him was burned into my retina, flashing over and over again like a warning. He was trapped somewhere between human and decidedly not, and I realized that was my new reality. I was too." After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural. As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered. When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life. She chooses poorly. Now abandoned, Ruby must learn to call on the darkness within to survive, or spend a hellish eternity imprisoned because of it.

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Jeezy Announces ‘Church In These Streets Concert Series’

A day before his eighth album, Church In The Streets, hits stores Jeezy is heading out on a brief tour to support the project. For the “Church In The Streets Concert Series,” the Snowman will be visiting six cities, including New York, Los Angeles and his hometown of Atlanta.

[ALSO READ: Jeezy To Release Luxury Champagne Brand ‘Project Gold Bottles’]

Church In The Streets drops Nov. 13th.

Tickets available for purchase here. Peep the dates below.

November 12 The Highline Ballroom, New York, NY

November 17 Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL

November 18 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

November 22 Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

November 25 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

November 27 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

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Gargoyle: A Reawakening (Briarcliff Series, #1) – Lorraine Beaumont

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Gargoyle: A Reawakening (Briarcliff Series, #1)

Lorraine Beaumont

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Lorraine Beaumont

Seller: Smashwords


Briarcliff: A Reawakening: Gargoyle is the second book in the Briarcliff series. It is a NA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance with a dark side. Briarcliff Township may look like any other picturesque town snuggled into the lush forests of the New England coastline but it harbors a dark secret. Seventeen-year-old Evie Harrington has high expectations for the annual “epic” party held at Briarcliff Manor: a Gothic Mansion rumored to be haunted. Cool bands are playing and all the beautiful people will be attending and of course, her biggest crush ever will be there and he is finally giving her the time of day. However, when the night finally arrives whatever expectations she has suddenly takes a dramatic turn and instead she finds herself in an unlikely world with an admirer that can’t possibly be real.

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His Island Bride (The Bride Series, #4) – Shadonna Richards

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His Island Bride (The Bride Series, #4)

Shadonna Richards

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: June 2, 2013

Publisher: Shadonna Richards

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


She wasn't looking for love, but love found her…while vacationing on the sunny island of Jamaica. With mixed emotions, Jessica Mills can't wait to escape to the Caribbean–away from an arranged marriage agreement to honor her new found heritage. She is to meet her potential groom-to-be in two weeks. She finally books her long-awaited vacation to a resort in Jamaica only to be double booked in the same suite as a gorgeous, irresistible stranger–who happens to get under her skin. Sexy, undercover billionaire, James Carrington has more on his mind than relationships. On the verge of making an important business decision that can affect his entire future and everything he's worked for, he goes to Jamaica to think and indulge in recreational activities. He did not count on having a beautiful brunette in his suite–a pleasant but ill-timed distraction. There's no mistaking the sparks that fly between Jessica and James at one of the island's hottest resorts. But Jessica is betrothed to someone else…which direction will her heart follow?

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Rock Redemption: Rock Kiss Series #3 (Unabridged) – Nalini Singh

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Rock Redemption: Rock Kiss Series #3 (Unabridged)

Nalini Singh

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 13, 2015

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Alice-9: Alice Series #2 (Unabridged) – Charles Lamb

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Alice-9: Alice Series #2 (Unabridged)

Charles Lamb

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 7, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Damon Dash & Jermaine Dupri To Star In BET Reality Series

(AllHipHop) BET’s reality show lineup is set to get a new star-studded series. Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Damon Dash, and Jermaine Dupri will be part of an unscripted television program on the network.

[ALSO READ: Children Of Rev. Run, Master P, Jam Master Jay, Dame Dash & More To Star In “Growing Up Hip Hop”]

According to reports, the 8-episode untitled program will start shooting in Los Angeles in November and it is expected to premiere in late 2016. The show will focus on the Hip Hop mogul’s respective lives and companies.

Snoop, Birdman, Dash, and Dupri will join other celebrities such as Nelly, DeSean Jackson, Keyshia Cole, and Michael Vick to have reality series on BET. Snoop had his own family based reality show on E! called Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood. The 5-part Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream documentary also aired on ESPN.

[ALSO READ: Snoop Dogg Teams Up With AOL For Reality Show]

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When We Met: Fool’s Gold Series (Unabridged) – Susan Mallery

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When We Met: Fool’s Gold Series (Unabridged)

Susan Mallery

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: April 29, 2014

© ℗ © 2014 Brilliance Audio

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Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Emma Chase

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Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Emma Chase

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 15.95

Publish Date: December 31, 2013

© ℗ © 2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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No Good Deed: Book One in the Mark Taylor Series – M.P. McDonald

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No Good Deed: Book One in the Mark Taylor Series

M.P. McDonald

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: January 13, 2015

Publisher: MP McD Publishing

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty—but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. Mark's just a regular guy—a photographer—who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. When he discovers that he can prevent the events in the photos from occurring, he can't live with the guilt if he doesn't try to stop the tragedies. When he sees September 11th, his efforts fail when no one listens to his frantic warnings. Then he learns that being an 'enemy combatant' means the government can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

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Introducing HuffPost’s ‘Divorced By 30’ Blog Series

Divorce in your 20s can be a strange, isolating experience. 

While most people your age are just settling down — the average age for first marriages is 27 for women and 29 for men – you’re filing divorce docs, deciding how you’ll split any joint debt and trying to make sense of how a marriage you invested so much in could end so quickly. 

But the truth is, divorce at a young age can be a gift if you learn from the experience. (What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?) To remind readers of that, we’re launching our Divorced By 30 blog series. If you divorced  in your 20s and learned a lot about love, life and yourself in the process, we’d love to hear your story. Send us a 500-800-word essay or an idea for a blog post to divorcedby30@huffingtonpost.com.  

To kick off the series, Ashley Lawson shares what she learned about love from divorcing twice by the age of 30. In another blog, Candace Davis talks about the 10 things she needed most when divorcing at 25.

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All I Want: Animal Magnetism Series #7 (Unabridged) – Jill Shalvis

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All I Want: Animal Magnetism Series #7 (Unabridged)

Jill Shalvis

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 6, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series # 1) – Lyneal Jenkins

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Night of the Fae (Ana Martin series # 1)

Ana Martin, no. 1

Lyneal Jenkins

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: June 27, 2013

Publisher: Lyneal Jenkins

Seller: Smashwords


"I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body. What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again. Twenty six year old Ana Martin has a past she is trying to forget. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her. But Gabriel has a secret… He may look human and be born of this world, but he is from an ancient race of empathic beings known as the Siis, a race that evolved millennia ago to a state of consciousness yet still take solid form to hide among us. When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The Siis have a secret, a past mistake they would rather forget, one that puts Ana in more danger than she can ever comprehend. Before long, she becomes a target for the Fae, once innocent children changed by the Siis thousands of years before. They are able to intensify and feed off the negative emotions of their prey, and are filled with malicious intent that has no bounds. Can Ana survive the world of the Siis? More importantly, can she do it with her mind still intact? Night of the Fae is the first book in the Ana Martin series, which follows Ana as she is drawn into the secret world of the Siis, an ancient race of empathic beings torn apart by war, treachery and the consequences of past actions. The second book in the series, THE HIDDEN LIGHT, is available on Kindle now. Excerpt from book: He crept towards me. A face of an innocent child, but with a smile of a beast, filled with sharpened teeth that glistened in the moonlight. His eyes narrowed. So much malice, so much need for death, not a glimmer of the child he had once been. The engraved dagger glinted in the moonlight, giving the silent promise of pain and torture. His voice cut through the air, harsh with venom, filled with centuries of bitterness, 'You killed Sheah!’ Full review off Shane Dunphy – "Boasting a likable, strongly realized heroine and a world that is at once fantastic and thrilling yet wholly believable, the Ana Martin series is one of those rare reading experiences that just draws you in and won't let you go until the final page is turned. Jenkins's Siis are deftly drawn: fighting, loving and laughing with emotion that leaps from the text, while her Fae are truly chilling: nightmare creations that bring a genuine shiver to the spine. Jenkins crosses genres with a sure touch, compressing mystery, the supernatural, romance and procedural crime into a genuinely compelling narrative. Ana Martin is a name that will certainly go down in the annals of not just fantasy literature, but of classic characters in general, and Lyneal Jenkins is, without doubt, a figure to watch in the world of publishing. Read Ana Martin now and find a universe you will want to return to again and again." Review by Amber . B (Freelance Editor) "Not often do I read a book that makes me feel like I actually became a part of it. When I can feel what the characters are feeling…well that is a book written by someone that can write. This is a book built in the present time, and shows how other "beings" live among us and the dangers that one woman faces as she becomes more involved in their world. The characters are well developed and the story grabs you immediately. It is creepy, emotional, and edgy. The best part? It is something new. I didn't feel like I've read this story before, like I do with many others in this genre. I would definitely recommend this book."

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The Player: Wedding Pact Series #2 (Unabridged) – Denise Grover Swank

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The Player: Wedding Pact Series #2 (Unabridged)

Denise Grover Swank

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: October 7, 2015

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Hear David Bowie’s theme song for new British TV series

The upcoming British television show The Last Panthers has unveiled its opening credits, featuring a brand new song by David Bowie. The credits include a 47-second tease of Bowie's new song "Blackstar," his first since last year's single "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)." British TV channel Sky Atlantic previously …
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Ms. Manwhore: The Manwhore Series, Book 3 (Unabridged) – Katy Evans

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Ms. Manwhore: The Manwhore Series, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Katy Evans

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.95

Publish Date: October 5, 2015

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Capitol Collectors Series: Nat “King” Cole – Nat “King” Cole

Nat

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Nat "King" Cole

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1989

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One-on-One Match-ups – Trump Persuasion Series

Warning: This post will generate massive cognitive dissonance in some readers. If you think you can learn from that, please read on. If that prospect makes you uncomfortable, please don’t read it.

If you compare Donald Trump to whoever you have in mind as your ideal president, Trump probably comes up short. There are plenty of qualities one might want in a president that Trump doesn’t have. So I understand why people think he can’t get elected.

But Trump will not be running against anyone’s imaginary standard for president. He will run against real people. That’s where things get interesting. In my opinion, Trump only got serious about the presidency when he realized that the one-on-one match-ups all went his way. So let’s see how those match-ups look.

Here I am going to put a Trump filter on the opponents, meaning I will paint them the way Trump has, and will. That’s the best way to judge the head-to-head competition because the media will report every word Trump says.

Here are Trump’s competitors, as branded by Trump.

Rubio: Sweaty kid who lied about doing his homework while Trump built a business empire. Got “rolled over” on Obamacare, like a rube, in case you had not made that linguistic connection.

Clinton:

A “major security risk” and a grandmother who can’t do email right while Trump dominates Twitter. 

Carson: A doctor who is too nice to negotiate deals. The only job he created was for one nurse. (And for Carson to win, one must believe the Republican base wants 16 years of of continuous African-American presidents.)

Sanders: Can you win if you get zero Republican votes?

Fiorina: HP failure. Lucent failure. And of course, the “face” which many men interpret to mean her angry-wife persona. Compare that mixture of failure and anger to Trump’s business success (so he tells us) and positive message about America.

Bush: Low-energy, and yet another Bush. We already see how that is working out for Bush.

Biden: Biden says he isn’t sure he has the “emotional energy” to run. How does that match up against Trump? Ask Jeb Bush.

The rest: Career politicians. Trump will chain their corporate donors to them like anchors and push them off the boat to see how well they swim.

So there are your match-ups. Since I am still mostly alone in predicting a landslide Trump victory in the general election, please tell me which one of these match-ups you think Trump could lose.

I think this is another situation in which my degree in economics, along with my MBA, have wired me to think differently. The most important thing one learns when studying business and the economy is how to make valid comparisons. For example, one must always ignore sunk costs (the past) and one must compare all options to real alternatives, not to an ideal.

If you think Trump will lose, you are probably comparing him to an ideal you hold for what a president should be. If you believe he will win, you probably have a background in economics, or law, or engineering, and you have learned how to make valid comparisons to alternatives.

That’s your cognitive dissonance set-up. If you feel you are a rational person who knows how to weigh alternatives, let me know how any of the competitors could win in a one-on-one match-up with Trump.

If I did this right, and I am sure I did, I predict you will see the biggest mess of word-salad in the comments that you have ever seen. Roughly one-third of the comments to this post should make no sense whatsoever (as opposed to an opinion you simply disagree with).

And I remind you that I don’t know whether Trump would be a good president. I am not that smart. I just enjoy the show.

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And what about the new technology that predicts where crime will happen before it happens? I call that a “map” but apparently there is more to it.

I always link to the Kindle version of my contrarian book about success but I wonder if this sort of book works best in paper form because it is an ideal gift for young employees. (See what I did there? I asked you to think past the sale. That’s a Trump trick.)


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The Mystic Series Set: Books 1-3 – B.C. Burgess

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The Mystic Series Set: Books 1-3

B.C. Burgess

Genre: Paranormal

Price: $ 5.99

Publish Date: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Bandit Publishing

Seller: Bandit Publishing Company


This is a special edition of books 1-3 in The Mystic Series. A Magical Journey of Epic Romance Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery paranormal tale. Book 1: Descension After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.  Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side. Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her. Book 2: Impassion According to the fairy tales Layla Callaway read as a child, she'd stepped into one. She suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Oregon, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. But her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life. Quin Kavanagh wants nothing more than to shed his playboy past and devote himself to Layla, but his womanizing reputation threatens to destroy their budding relationship and shatter his dreams. Obsessed with Layla's immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there's a stranger lurking much closer to Layla's new home, and he's closing in quicker than anyone knows. Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.  Book 3: Deception Layla Callaway has found comfort in her new role as a coven member, and she’s declared her love for the heartthrob who led her home, but as beautiful as her life appears, it’s shadowed by the evil threatening to rip it away. After years of meaningless flings, Quin Kavanagh has finally found love in Layla and yearns to keep her close, but the strength and longevity of their relationship is tested by Finley, a powerful wizard who promises to rid Layla’s life of danger… then claim her as his reward.  They’ve attacked once, leaving Layla with grievous injuries, and the worst has yet to come. The Stranger has drawn closer than anyone knows. And with the disappearance of his lieutenant, Agro is on a rampage, determined to get his witch… or make her family pay.

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The Diabolical Miss Hyde: Electric Empire Series #1 (Unabridged) – Viola Carr

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The Diabolical Miss Hyde: Electric Empire Series #1 (Unabridged)

Viola Carr

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 26.95

Publish Date: September 29, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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Running Against a Branding Wizard – Trump Series

Who thought they could beat a branding wizard in a political race? 

Ask Sweaty, Plenty, Nice, Robot, or Low-energy.

To be fair, Trump’s opponents have also branded him… as a person who speaks his mind and doesn’t pretend to know more than he does.

Let’s call that roughly equal.

By the way, labeling Rubio “sweaty” is a brilliant debate tactics for next time. If you are a person who perspires heavily on stage, the one thing you do NOT want to do is think about it on stage. Makes it far worse. Expect Rubio to be a flop-sweat mess at the next debate.

And my favorite Jedi mind trick that Trump used in the first debate was directed toward Rand Paul. Trump said, “You’re having a hard time tonight.” That is weapons-grade mindf*cking.

I haven’t mentioned Walker, but only because voters probably don’t know that he and Rubio are different people. As I watched the second debate, I imagined the viewing public wondering why Rubio sometimes looked handsome and sometimes goofy. They probably thought it was a lighting problem.

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Thinking Past the Sale – Trump Persuasion Series

Trump issued a series of five tweets in quick succession as a response to the controversy over the Obama-birther guy at the Trump event.

Why five tweets?

I assume the two-dimensional chess pundits will tell you it is a sign of desperation from a campaign that was always destined to flame out. Sure looks like a guy grasping at straws, right?

Maybe it is.

The Master Wizard Hypothesis has another filter on this. According to this way of thinking, Trump just made you think about which of several reasons you will choose to agree with him.

He made you think past the sale.

And to get there he said at least one, maybe two, things you agree with. That’s pacing. It is a tell.

On the Master Wizard scale, this was an A+ performance in engineered persuasion. Will it be enough?

Depends what the Master Wizard in the White House does next.

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I remind readers that the Master Wizard Hypothesis is for entertainment, not enlightenment. Truth is at a different URL. All we are doing here is seeing how well the data fits the hypothesis, especially for predictions. This is just for fun. And yes, I am forcing the data to fit the hypothesis. That is the whole point. You should do the same with whatever hypothesis you prefer as an explanation of Trump’s success so far. Then compare. None of this should be confused with science.


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The Protector (The Taskforce Series, Book 1) – Marliss Melton

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The Protector (The Taskforce Series, Book 1)

Marliss Melton

Genre: Suspense

Publish Date: May 22, 2014

Publisher: EPublishing Works!

Seller: ABN Leadership Group Inc.


Embracing the solitude of the Blue Ridge Mountains, former Navy SEAL Ike Calhoun thought he'd left the War on Terror far behind, until he's contacted by an old friend. Now Ike's stuck shielding Eryn McClellan from ambitious federal agents and crazed jihadists. Worse, the charming, blue-eyed beauty is shattering his much-needed isolation. As Ike's restraint erodes like a mountain in a mudslide, and the FBI keeps trying to use Eryn as bait, Ike wages a one-man war to protect the woman whose passion and faith fuels him to rise above his past. REVIEWS: "…the kind of intrigue I enjoy, much like Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Steig Larsen. They have nothing on her." ~Lt. Col. John Lund, U.S. Air Force, ret. THE TASKFORCE SERIES, in order  The Protector The Guardian The Enforcer THE ECHO PLATOON SERIES, in order Danger Close

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Marry Me at Christmas: Fool’s Gold Series, Book 21 (Unabridged) – Susan Mallery

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Marry Me at Christmas: Fool’s Gold Series, Book 21 (Unabridged)

Susan Mallery

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: September 29, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Brilliance Audio

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‘Heroes Reborn’ Stars: What To Expect After The Original Series’ Finale

Jack Coleman. Danika Yarosh, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green hint at what’s to come on NBC’s supernatural drama series, ‘Heroes Reborn.’


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Louis Vuitton Christens ‘Series 3’ Expo in London

LONDON — The modern fashion show is entertaining and glamorous, but over in roughly 12 minutes flat.
Louis Vuitton’s “Series 3” exhibition that opens to the public at 180 Strand here on Monday is designed to decrypt the spectacle, and exalt all the craft and creativity that goes into it.
“Fashion is a circus. There’s very little discussion about the content. But you have to go into the before, the during and the after. And if you do it in an appropriate way, it’s unforgettable,” Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, said during a walkthrough of the sprawling, high-tech showcase. “We’re experimenting with how to make you feel the show more intensely than being at the show.”
The show in question is Nicolas Ghesquière’s fall collection, paraded in a series of geodesic domes erected at the foot of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris in March. A skeletal example of one dome lords over the ceiling of the darkened room that opens the exhibition, cuing the midcentury period that the French designer frequently mines. Visitors then traverse a futuristic tunnel that plunges them into the exhibition.
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Teen Technorati – 2014 Thiel Fellowship Documentary Series Teaser

Watch a preview of our new documentary series, Teen Technorati, which follows 40 students under the age of 20 as they compete for a Thiel Fellowship. Created by investor Peter Thiel, the $ 2 million fund awards $ 100,000 to 20 winners who will have to drop out of school to further develop their individual medical, technology, and design-based projects. From team challenges to a lightning pitch in front of the judges, see who makes the cut as the next generation of young, innovative entrepreneurs.
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‘Veep’ Wins Outstanding Comedy Series At The 2015 Emmys

“Veep” nabbed Outstanding Comedy Series at Sunday’s Emmys, breaking the five-time “Modern Family” winning streak. The celebrated HBO series won for its fourth season. Had “Modern Family” prevailed, it would have topped the record it shares with “Frasier” as the category’s most-honored show.

“Veep” also bested “Louie,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The political comedy won several other awards throughout the night, including repeat victories for Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) and Tony Hale (Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series). Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche also won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode “Election Night.”  

 

 

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“Nice Guy” – Part of my Trump Persuasion Series

The press is reporting that Trump is being uncharacteristically kind to Ben Carson. People seem confused about it. The press reports over and over that, Trump has gone so far as to call Carson a “nice guy.” 

This is quite a puzzler to the press. Why would Trump be so kind to this one challenger?

I hope all of you just shouted out the answer in your heads.

No, not that, you racists. The OTHER thing you just shouted in your head.

Right. That.

“Nice guy” is a linguistic sniper shot. It is engineered to take out its target without revealing where the shot came from. It is not a casual choice of words. It is deeply engineered.

Think back to my past posts about how Trump sets an anchor for any negotiation by staking out the extreme before you open your mouth. That way only Trump gets to decide where the middle is, should you later decide to meet halfway.

Now think about the two anchors Trump has offered.

One anchor is that Trump is worth $ 10 billion, even though observers are highly skeptical of that estimate. That’s the number that pops up now when you think of him, just as Trump planned. 

Trump has also branded himself as an experienced international business person, a tough negotiator in a world that needs just that, and a man who can’t be bought. 

The anchor Trump dropped on Carson is that Carson is a “nice guy.” The press picked it up and can’t stop repeating it. Repetition is persuasion. Trump deputized the winged monkeys in the media to repeat “nice guy” until it will literally be the only thing you think of when you see Ben Carson’s face. 

Hello, China! Here comes our nice guy to do some negotiating! You better run!

What are the first two words an American voter hears in her head after “Nice guys…”?

In America, a familiar saying is “Nice guys finish last.” If you are familiar with the saying, you probably automatically add those two words when you hear “nice guy.”

Remember, this is a long-distance linguistic kill shot. You aren’t supposed to know where the shot came from. The finish last portion of the thought is literally being created by you, in your head. And it rewires you with repetition. 

Did Trump intentionally rewire your brain so you would think of his rival as the   nice guy who always finishes last? 

Not as far as you know. All you saw was a flash in the distance and your head exploding a few seconds later.

On an unrelated topic, if your friend wants to set you up with someone who is “nice,” does that sound like a good thing to you? It does not. And if we are being honest, one-third of the public probably votes for whoever they find sexiest. If you were going to date Ben Carson, I’ll bet you would be impressed by his good looks (he really is a beautiful man) and probably his keen mind and good humor. What might be the ONE thing you worry about when you ask yourself if you will have good chemistry with this magnificent creature?

No, not that, you racists. I mean the other thing you are thinking. 

You wonder if perhaps he’s too nice. Because that looks weak. Too much niceness shouldn’t bother you, you tell yourself. But it does. Sex is more linked to power than niceness. Trump projects power. Carson projects niceness.

And Trump isn’t done. If the polls narrow too much, Trump might say…

“Ben Carson wants you to promote him from doctor to president.”

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Donald Trump.

Also keep in mind that Carson is still an option for Trump’s running mate. Trump wants him limping but not dead. I think it will either be Carson or Cuban on the Trump ticket. Trump wins it all with either one. But with Cuban it would be the biggest margin of victory in your lifetime.

History buffs will remember that Bill Clinton did a similar “nice guy” play on Bob Dole during their election cycle. Clinton made it clear that he liked Bob Dole. He even thanked Dole for his service to the country. Thanking Dole for his service makes you think of Dole in the past tense. It was a way to call him old and done. That was a linguistic sniper shot you did not see.

Scott


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Wizard Attacks Wizard – The Trump Persuasion Series

If I told you that throughout American history some candidates for president “looked up” and another group “looked down,” would you be able to make a list of people in each group without a definition of those terms? 

Obviously President Kennedy looked up, literally to the moon, and all it represented. Reagan looked up to a shining city on a hill. Bush Senior looked up to a million points of light. 

Other candidates were arguably “looking up” in the sense that their messages were about something good ahead. Clinton wanted to build a “bridge to the future.” Obama was all about hope and change. And now Trump is about making America “great again.” All of that feels more up than down.

Now make a list of candidates that looked “down.” And by that I mean they were more about the details, and looking down to the actual work that needed to be done on the ground. Carter comes to mind, as does Bernie Sanders. If Gore had been elected president, I think he would have been looking down at the wiring, not up at the sky.

This up or down sense we share about the candidates is important because the up candidates generally win. And when a Carter or Nixon slips through the cracks, we wish we had picked more of an upper.

My point is that the “up” candidate has a huge advantage. And in the past our “outsider” candidates were more about complaining down than looking up.

John Anderson = down (budget talk)

Ross Perot = down (budget talk)

Jesse Jackson = down (race relations)

Trump is the first up-looking outsider I can think of.

That’s why an article about President Obama criticizing Trump’s slogan caught my eye. This was direct wizard-on-wizard fighting that one rarely sees, and I’m not sure everyone caught it.

Keep in mind that Obama has said he is staying out of the conversation during primary season, as sitting presidents do. But he still wants Trump to lose. You know that.

And today he signaled (according to the Master Wizard Filter) that Joe Biden is waiting on the sidelines and Obama plans to back him. But he did all of that in the context of talking about his administration’s success with the economy and healthcare, a halo that extends to Biden.

But what caught my eye was Obama picking up on Trump’s use of “again” in his “Make America Great, Again” slogan. Obama cleverly turned “again” into a a statement of "gloom and doom,” pointing out that America is great already. That was a strong wizard move, to use Trump’s own words against him to turn optimism into pessimism.

Notice that the wizards change who you ARE, as opposed to criticizing what you DO. Obama turned Trump from an optimist into a pessimist with a sentence or two. Brilliant.

But by debate time last night, Trump had already adjusted, and emphasized that he would make America greater. I think what we saw, according to the Master Wizard filter, was a tap on the shoulder from Obama to tell Trump the big wizard is only sitting on the sidelines as long as he needs to.

Update: This is a bigger deal than you think. All the Republican candidates, and much of the press, have been chipping away at Trump and trying to get him to backpedal, change, adjust, or apologize for anything. Trump never blinked. But with a few well-engineered sentences, uttered once, President Obama – one of the all-time great wizards of persuasion – made Trump reword his campaign slogan.

Yeah, that happened. Did you even notice?

People keep asking what kind of kill shot would take out Trump. My guess is that only Obama has the linguistic firepower to do it, and he is handcuffed at the moment because of primary season. Things will get interesting when Obama starts influencing from the sidelines. Then it’s a fair fight.

I predicted that Trump would soften his immigration plan over time. At the second debate, he talked about letting the non-criminal resident illegals back into the country according to some vague process. That is the start of the softening. Soon the “good ones” won’t have to physically leave, but might have to register and prove their value to the country in some fashion. That will be the next level of softening. Trump just can’t call it amnesty.

And I heard every candidate agree with the wall idea, including one call to use drones as part of the solution.

Funniest comment I saw from a civilian after the debates was that half of the male candidates on stage appeared to have low testosterone. That was my exact observation while watching. Without judging, my objective observation is that several candidates have an effeminate speaking style. I doubt that is a winning formula for a Republican.


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Alice: Alice Series #1 (Unabridged) – Charles Lamb

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Alice: Alice Series #1 (Unabridged)

Charles Lamb

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Why Trump Insults People – Part of my Trump Persuasion Series

Today I will explain why Trump insults people. As usual, I will use the Master Wizard filter. That doesn’t mean this explanation is right. But compare it to the alternatives and see if the hypothesis fits the facts better. I remind you this is for fun, not insight.

If you don’t apply the Master Wizard hypothesis, you are probably confused why a grown man keeps insulting people in public. That seems like exactly the opposite of what Trump should be doing to appear presidential. What’s going on here? I mean, Trump seems reasonably smart, but according to 99.99% of the public, he is doing the same dumb thing over and over: insulting people.

Why?

Most of you probably assume he’s a big, dumb, racist, loose cannon, spouting off at his enemies, both real and imagined. Crazy!

Over at Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, writes that Trump’s insults are an example of “negging.” That’s what pick-up artists do. The idea is to tear down people’s egos and make them want to try hard to win your respect.

Frankly, I don’t understand the negging explanation. To me, it doesn’t make sense in the political context. But if I am being objective, I am also not the editor in chief of Reason.com, so the problem might be on my end.

Over at the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin describes Trump’s actions in the context of bullying. But that doesn’t sound right to me because even his critics acknowledge that he is a counter-puncher. By my way of thinking, the person getting attacked first is not the bully.

The Master Wizard Hypothesis says Trump’s insults are not random, not negging, and not bullying. It is about math. I shall explain. But first, a story.

Back in my corporate days, I had a coworker who was famous for complaining loudly about the intelligence and competence of anyone who got in the way of her plans. She would talk about the low-performers to everyone who would listen, including that person’s boss, and the boss’s boss too.

On the other hand, if you did good work, she would often go to your boss and recommend that you get a raise or a promotion. And her opinion mattered because she was famous for hating dumb people. If she endorsed you as a capable employee, people took that seriously. She had credibility. (She also became the inspiration for my Alice character.)

Now let’s do the math.

If your baseline happiness is a 7 out of 10, and you get praised by someone important in your world, your happiness might go up to a 9, at least temporarily. That’s a two-point improvement.

But if someone insults your competence in front of your boss, that might take you down to a 5, which is a two-point decline. So the difference between a compliment and an insult (in front of your boss) is a full 4-point gap.

If Trump did not insult people, but sometimes praised them, he would be working with only a 2-point potential swing in how happy people can be when they please him. But if insults are a potential outcome – and Trump makes sure you know they are – you have a 4-point gap between pissing him off and pleasing him.

Trump is quick to point out that he only insults people who start it. (Although one assumes there are exceptions.) The result of Trump’s quick counter-attacks is to establish the 4-point gap between pleasing him and annoying him. No one wants a 4-point gap enemy.

Trump also has one weapon that no one else has: He is Trump. He has cultivated a persona for decades that allows him to be over-the-top without risk. So what works for Trump is not something you can use at home unless you have first established yourself as a tough-talking New Yorker. In that context, Trump’s insults sound almost normal.

If you are keeping score, this is one more situation in which the Master Wizard Hypothesis explains the data better than the alternatives. The Master Wizard hypothesis says Trump is a master of persuasion and sets up the 4-point gap intentionally. But are people really that calculated and that consistent with insults over a lifetime?

All I can tell you is that I am. Intentionally.

Ever wonder why I go hard at my haters online instead of ignoring them like a sane adult? Same reason. I want a 4-point gap to work with. The trade-off is that I look like a petulant child while responding to haters. I accept that trade-off in return for maintaining my 4-point gap.

Does it work? Actually, you are good judges on that question.

You have seen me eviscerate idiots in the comments on this blog. And you have seen me compliment people who make smart or funny observations. Do my compliments feel more powerful because you know the opposite could have happened?

To be clear, I distinguish between the insults that are usually counter-punches and the Linguistic Kill Shots that are engineered for strategic purposes. The latter have different purposes, according to the Master Wizard Hypothesis.

Scott

Bonus thought: After reading some of Bernie Sanders’ policy ideas that sound good on paper but don’t pencil out for the budget, I think the best kill shot for him would be “confused.” To be fair, every politician will be recommending impractical policy ideas, including Trump. But see how the word “confused” seems to fit Sanders more than it does any of the other candidates? That’s what makes it sticky. And you have never seen that word used in a political context, so it has no baggage of its own.

In Top Tech Blog, now you can “feel” a prosthetic limb. If that works, I might want to replace the ones I have and go full bionic.

Have I mentioned my book? It is full of words and sentences and whatnot. If you read it, I will love you. If you do not read it, you are a terrible person. (See what I did there?)

Update: This is my Google Analytics map showing people reading this blog an hour or so after posting today. Normally there would be traffic from all over the globe no matter the time of day. My blog traffic is up about five-fold since I started discussing the Master Wizard Hypothesis, but obviously this is not resonating overseas. I apologize to my non-U.S. readers for this Trump diversion and I hope you circle back when this silliness subsides. Not sure when he will stop entertaining us over here.


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The Trump Versus Sanders Match-up: Part of the Trump Persuasion Series

Smart people tell me that Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Party’s best hope for beating Donald Trump. Some say Sanders has sensible ideas based on models that have worked elsewhere. He reminds us of the angry yet lovable uncle we now realize has been right all along. We wish we had paid attention to Bernie instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted by Kardashians and Trumps. 

Supporters of Bernie Sanders say his insider experience matched with his outsider mentality, his ability to speak truth, his compassion for people, and his fighting spirit are exactly what this country needs. I have no reason to disagree with any of that. I can see the appeal. But I haven’t looked into any of Sanders’ actual ideas. And I wouldn’t be psychic enough to know how good those ideas are anyway.

But I don’t think it matters.

I have been blogging about Trump’s linguistic mastery, but he is also a wizard at visual imagery and branding. And he knows a thing or two about strategy. If history is our guide, Trump only achieved a full boner for the presidency when three conditions were met:

1. Trump got a strong start in the polls because of name recognition. (Check)

2. Trump’s brand value and International influence would increase even if he did not go all the way. (Check)

3. Trump had some sort of natural match-up advantage over each individual in the field. In other words, the chess board was set for a win. (Check)

By traditional political reckoning, one could argue that Bernie Sanders is an exceptionally strong “outsider” candidate in an election where the common wisdom says the public wants an outsider. You would expect a close race if Sanders and Trump squared off at the end.

But on the third dimension of chess that Trump plays, Sanders is extraordinarily disadvantaged compared to Trump. The third dimension is the irrational connections you make in your mind, often engineered by Master Wizards, but in this case one that occurred naturally and Trump recognized the opening.

I’ll show you what I mean. And you should stop reading here if you do not want to be permanently influenced. This is a real warning. You can’t unsee what follows.

—- influence starts here —-

When you think of Sanders, or Trump, you have one image in your mind for each that is some average of the photos and videos you have seen. But you also reflexively associate each candidate with a variety of other images based on associations you have picked up over time.

For example, when you think of Trump, you also automatically associate him with a variety of images he has carefully cultivated in your mind for decades. Here are a few images you reflexively associate him with.

Trump Image Association one (his name is right on it)

Trump Image Association two (check out his suit colors)

Trump Image Association three (and the obvious)

Yes, Trump literally dresses in American Flag colors, and has for decades. Love him or hate him, his entire visual vibe is oriented toward power, success, and country.

Then we have Bernie Sanders. This is where we have the match-up problem. When you think of Bernie Sanders, what visual associations automatically jump into your head? Don’t click the next link until you have that secondary image in your head. Remember, this is not what Sanders looks like, rather just the reflex association that springs to mind, the way money springs to mind with Trump.

When I think of Bernie Sanders, here’s the image I see.

I’m not kidding. And I apologize for even mentioning it, but it is central to explaining this prediction:

Prediction: If Sanders is the Democratic nominee, Trump will win with 65% of the popular vote. And pundits will wonder why the voters ignored sensible leadership in favor of the spectacle that is Trump.

For more on the Moist Robot view of the world, you can read my book about success.

In Top Tech Blog, check out the latest in tech advances. It’s a good way to know what is coming.


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Merkiaari Wars Series: Books 1-3 (Unabridged) – Mark E. Cooper

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The Substitute: Wedding Pact Series #1 (Unabridged) – Denise Grover Swank

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Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events

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Dear Viewer, If you enjoy movies filled with singing rabbits, exploding spaceships, or cheerleaders, you are holding the wrong DVD entirely. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved leeches, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an impostor named Jude Law. The only things that could make such a spectacle more upsetting are special features, such as commentary by me or outtakes involving nervous laughter. I am bound to continue my research into the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, but you are free to seek lighter fare, like blue cheese fondue. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

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Dixie Rebel (The Carolina Magnolia Series, Book 1) – Patricia Rice

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Dixie Rebel (The Carolina Magnolia Series, Book 1)

Patricia Rice

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: February 20, 2013

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2-D Chess Players Take on a 3-D Chess Master (Part of my Trump Persuasion Series)

Republicans have narrowed down their strategy options for destroying Trump. They started by creating a list of all the possible strategies that anyone could imagine. Then they eliminated all of options that were certain to work. In the next phase they eliminated all of the options that might work. What was left is four options that absolutely will not work. And that’s what they are going with. The people who compiled this list of strategies are the folks who want to run the country.

If you have been reading my series on Trump and his linguistic kill shots, you will see no persuasion skill whatsoever in the Republican plans for “reframing” Trump. 

On a related point, you probably saw some news yesterday about Mark Cuban saying he could beat any of the presidential candidates if he were to run for president. That’s how you test the public’s reaction to a Trump/Cuban ticket. Cuban can’t say he would make a great vice president. It is smarter to say he would make a great president. Let the voters decide that Cuban needs 4-8 years of seasoning before he is ready. That way the public can own the “decision” he is putting in their heads.

If the media and the polls react favorably to Cuban’s statements about running for president, it opens the door for him to be on Trump’s ticket later. So this is just a test balloon. And that is the normal way these things are done. The VP (or potential VP in this case) is the trial-balloon person. That is a basic game plan in politics. I’m not sure the public knows that.

And one assumes Cuban and Trump and talking, via Cuban’s confidential app, Dust.

Bill Maher is cranking up the outragism on the left to try and derail Trump. Maher’s association with the Huffington Post eliminates any shred of credibility he once had, but he still gets a lot of attention. Apparently the racism argument against Trump is largely based on one poorly-formed sentence he uttered that one time. Some observers interpreted the sentence to mean Trump was saying Mexicans are (mostly?) rapists. People who are not in cognitive dissonance figured it was just his usual exaggerated style of speaking.

Personally, I would start worrying about Trump’s racism if his tens-of-millions of opponents can find somewhere in his vast history of public comments at least one more vague sentence that sort of somewhat bothers someone when seen out of context. It must be there. Keep looking, Bill! You got the Huffington Post on your side! Together you will rule the irrelevant issues!


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Ballet Goes Pop – Volume 1 – Modern Ballet Class Series

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Ballet Goes Pop – Volume 1

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Surviving Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) – A. American

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Surviving Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 2 (Unabridged) – A. American

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Erotic Short Stories: The New York Series (Unabridged) – Leatherback Productions Ltd

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Genre: Romance

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Who is Smarter – the Smart People or the Dumb People? – Part of My Trump Persuasion Series

Today I will create cognitive dissonance in about 25% of my readers, assuming past patterns hold. Please do not read further if you don’t like those odds. 

While the title of today’s post sounds like nonsense, that question is one of the biggest debates in the country now because of Donald Trump. The wording is different everywhere, but the idea is the same: Smart people believe smart people are smart. Dumb people believe dumb people are the real smart ones. 

They can’t both be right. I’ll help you sort it out.

On one side we have the self-described smart people. These folks will tell you that a rational person can learn about political issues, with a little effort, and thus make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process. All one must do is be open to all points of view and do some independent research to fact-check the professional media. You don’t need to be an expert because most issues boil down to a few key factors, and you can understand those few things.

That sounds smart to you, right?

The dumb people – who have been labelled such by the smart people – are the ones who vote for whoever says what the dumb people want to hear, or whoever makes them feel good. This group is more about emotion than reason.

Dumb, dumb, dumb. I am ashamed to be in the same country with people who refuse to use their brains. DUUUUMB!

You agree, right?

Good, because that’s the set-up for the cognitive dissonance. You just hardened your sense of identity as a smart, rational person who believes an informed citizen can make a meaningful contribution to the system.

Now let’s talk about investing. Same conversation, but changing from politics to finance. Which of these two people seems smarter to you?

1. A stock investor who does his own research so he can find great values, 

or…

2. An investor who buys a stock index fund and settles for an average return.

I am sad to say some of you will pick the first one. But it is a myth that individuals can sort through the lies and misinformation that companies produce as source data and convert all of that into good decisions. Every study on the topic tells us that individual investors are deluded idiots. And people who invest in managed mutual funds are only slightly better. (Okay, maybe worse.)

In the investment world, the person who understands that the available information is not credible is the smart one. That person plays the odds correctly and invests in an indexed mutual fund with low fees. Every study says that is the smart play.

Most of my readers already know that what I just said about investing is true. And unlike most topics, this one really does not have well-informed critics. All informed people hold the same view: Individuals should not do their own research and buy stocks based on that research.

But you still think smart people can research political policy options and come to reasonable and useful conclusions… even though you observe that half of the population disagrees with the other half no matter how much research anyone does.

Cognitive dissonance should be hitting some of you hard right now. If you feel unusually angry and determined to reply, that’s a tell. Or a false-positive. One can never be 100% sure.

The popular media is staffed mostly by writers and art majors and other people who tend to believe in magic. It is no surprise that they don’t see how absurd it is to expect citizens to have useful opinions based on the misinformation that that same media provides around the clock.

Seasoned investors, on the other hand, have learned to be more humble. They know there is no amount of research that can convert unreliable data into reliable decisions. My guess is that this group of professionals support Donald Trump in large numbers because they are smart enough to know the limits of their own reason when applied to inaccurate baseline assumptions and sketchy data.

My point is that if you find yourself mocking Trump supporters (or Republicans in general) because they have some distance from the issues, you are probably the dumb one in that conversation no matter how your education and IQ compares with your intended targets.

And if you believe you can make intelligent decisions on politics based on inaccurate information and lies, why aren’t you already rich from doing the same thing with stocks?

I’m a big fan of voting (when other people do it, not me) because it gives people a sense of ownership in the process. So please vote. But don’t confuse that with being psychic. 

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My book on systems versus goals will probably get more attention when people realize Trump is a systems thinker. He follows the odds without always having one specific goal in mind. Recently Trump made his brand so powerful that a lot of folks thought he should be their leader, just because, well, Trump. Under the “goal” view of the world, Trump failed three times to become president, so you assume he will fail again. But the “systems” view says Trump failed toward better odds each time, largely on purpose. And here we are.


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A Demonstration of Persuasion – Part of my Trump Series

Today, as a demonstration of persuasion, I am going to show you one way Donald Trump could convince you to support his immigration plan, even though I don’t support the plan myself. (But I also believe it is a negotiation anchor, not a real plan in its current form.)

Some of you already love Trump’s immigration plan as is. I’m not talking to you today. And I probably won’t be making my case the way you make yours, so assume I’m not on your side either.

Today I’m talking to the skeptics who believe it is impossible to seal the border for less than a trillion dollars (give or take) and that it would be inhumane to deport 11 million people. You folks have a strong, common-sense argument. But I’m going to show you that Trump could persuade you to support his immigration plan before it is all said and done. And it won’t be that hard.

I am not making a specific prediction on Trump’s immigration plan, or how he handles it going forward, because there are a million directions it could go. The point today is to imagine he could get you on board, and easily. So this is more of a brain exercise than a discussion of policy.

Assuming Trump is being consistent with 100% of his history, as well as his best-selling book on the topic of negotiating, his immigration plan is a first offer, and an anchor to make whatever deal he finally makes seem entirely reasonable. To believe Trump’s first offer is his final plan is to believe Trump changed his most fundamental belief about negotiating when it mattered most. Does that seem likely? (If you said yes, you probably have some cognitive dissonance that makes you believe he must be a racist.)

For the record, I do not know what is in the man’s mind. But what I see is a guy doing the same thing he always does and the public putting a new interpretation on it. This time, say the critics, he is abandoning his lifetime pattern of negotiating with an extreme opening offer just so he can be terrible to brown people. 

Well, maybe. Like I say, I don’t know what is in the man’s head. But when a duck walks and talks like a duck all of its life, I don’t know how this one time you say he must be a beaver unless cognitive dissonance is part of the answer.

You might say Trump is just trying to get the nomination with his hard line views on immigration. Then he will soften his stance in the general election, and perhaps again as president if he wins. That too would be consistent with a Trump that knows strategy and plays to win.

But in that view, you agree with my notion that his current plan is not the real plan and was never intended to be so.

Here’s where it gets interesting.

Follow me on this train of thought:

Let’s say Trump picks Mark Cuban as VP. (Already seems likely.)

Then let’s say Trump assigns the immigration issue to Cuban, with these instructions:

Bring me THREE plans, after you have your team of experts and economists study them thoroughly. The three plans should include:

1. The original Trump plan (with estimates of cost, human suffering, etc.)

2. A plan originated by the concerned Latino community that secures the borders (because countries need borders) and deals humanely with the 11 million Mexican citizens already living in this country.

3. A “Do nothing” plan that is whatever would happen if Trump had not brought up the issue. This too would include estimates of social costs.

Trump is the only potential president who could simply change his mind mid-stream because of new data or a better idea. No one else could survive a so-called flip-flop. Trump would be praised for it. And all he would be doing is business as usual. Business people generally want to see 2-3 plans with detailed cost estimates. Then they choose the best one. Trump can do that, even if it means departing from his original plan. No regular politician can do that.

And if Mark Cuban is behind the numbers on all three plans, do you trust him?

Probably. I mean, cost estimates are always iffy, but you know Cuban wouldn’t be trying to screw anyone intentionally. He doesn’t need to. He doesn’t even need the job.

And if Trump is fully transparent about his reasons for picking some modified (negotiated) immigration plan, how mad can you be, even if he picks the plan you didn’t love so much?

It is hard to hate a reasonable person who shows his work. And part of you only wants to live in a country that can do that sort of thing: Be smart, use data, change your plan when you need to. It feels like the future.

Realistically, the only way to solve the immigration problem is to talk extremely tough now, as Trump is doing, to keep the flow of new illegals under control. The incentive to immigrate is far lower if the odds of being shipped back are higher. That threat has to feel real, and Trump is selling it.

In other words, Trump has probably already slowed illegal immigration just by talking tough. There really is no alternative to tough talk about deportation if you are also talking about a wall. You don’t want to trigger a huge wave of new illegal aliens trying to get into the country before the wall is done.

Now let’s talk about that “wall” that is not a wall at all. Realistically, what we are talking about is sealing the border using whatever works for each area. Sometimes a fence will do it. Sometimes you need armed border guards. Sometimes you might need a bad-ass wall. So “wall” in this context just means sealing the borders somehow.

And one of those ways to seal a border might include a permanent force of drones and robots, at least for key spots along the border where a wall is either too expensive or not good enough. The drones and robots don’t need to stop everyone. If they catch most of the folks trying to cross the border, that should be enough to discourage all but the most motivated.

Once we test our drones and robots on our own borders, we will have the baseline technology for building a “digital fence” around ISIS someday that keeps the angry men in, allows the women and children to filter out if they want, and blocks all digital signals into the caliphate.

How long does ISIS last without women and without access to modern communications? 

Who cares? All we care about is allowing the women and children out if they ask. The long term Trump goal could be a country full of bearded, angry, masturbating men with no oil money and no modern technology. And we could toss any additional loose jihadists into the caliphate no matter what group they belonged to.

Experts say you can’t kill an idea with bombs. But you can sure kill an idea with a good wall. A wall, digital or otherwise, allows you to observe whether things are going better on one side or the other. Let the Caliphate full of bearded angry men build their perfect society. Then, in twenty years, compare it to Trump’s exclusive country club called America that is attracting all the top tech talent from everywhere. 

That’s how you kill an idea. You put a wall around it and let it play out. No argument needed. The idea kills itself.

So how does the United States pay for its border with Mexico? Trump says he will make Mexico pay for the wall. You laugh at that. Ha ha! Why would Mexico pay?

Now I will make you believe Mexico could pay for a wall. Or some of it.

Imagine Trump saying we will fast-track to citizenship any Mexican resident with tech skills or even top grades in school. Imagine Trump saying we want all of the top talent from Mexico. All they need to do is walk up to the border and show their high school or college transcripts with top grades. (And maybe take a 15-minute randomized test just to confirm.)

How does Mexico stop the brain drain then?

They build a wall.

And how does the United States pay for an army of drones and robots guarding our border (in spots) until Mexico builds their own wall? We don’t. We make the manufacturers of those technologies use it as a testing ground, in anticipation of getting big international contracts for sealing off ISIS and other borders elsewhere. Drones patrolling borders is going to be a big thing, everywhere. And we want American companies to own as much of that business as possible.

And what of the 11 million illegal residents? If we get the wall, we don’t need to worry so much about deportation because assimilation gets you to the same place over time. And I expect to see some sort of “pay for citizenship” deal that allows illegals to buy their way into the country in a variety of ways, assuming they have been law-abiding residents for years. American citizens would respect that. Fairness, after all, is the main issue. 

Oh, and about the racist thing. If Trump says he wants MORE Mexicans, not fewer – but only the top talent – how racist does that sound to you now?

Did I change any minds?

Scott

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The “Outsider” Explanation – Part of my Trump Persuasion Series

As I explained in an earlier post, when you see lots of different explanations for the same event, it probably means the public is in mass cognitive dissonance. Trump’s unexpected surge in the polls did just that.

And when an otherwise smart person offers an explanation that is clearly absurd, that is a tell for cognitive dissonance too. You will see a lot of smart people saying a lot of head-scratching things over the next year. More than usual.

I claim exemption from this particular trigger for cognitive dissonance because I predicted a Trump victory (by a large margin) in the general election before anyone else on the planet thought it possible he would even win the nomination. 

According to science, each of you who are “surprised” by Trump’s success so far (which makes you feel dumber than your self-image supports) should be in dissonance right now, searching for an explanation that makes sense while still maintaining your self-image of being smart. 

I have never seen a hypnotist take someone OUT of dissonance before. So I thought I would be fun to do that for you today. I will target only the most popular (and absurd) explanation for Trump’s rise in the polls and take you out of cognitive dissonance for that one explanation only.

This comic should do it.

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The “outsider” explanation for Trump’s run is a classic tell for cognitive dissonance. In order for that explanation to make sense, one must assume that Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina would have taken out Bush as effectively as Trump. Are you feeling that?

Now that all of you are out of cognitive dissonance on the “outsider” explanation, watch the comments for the people who just changed their minds about the outsider thing in the past minute. Should be a freaky experience for them.

You don’t need to remind me that I could be the deluded one here, having committed to one explanation of Trump’s rise over the others. The science says I would be somewhat blinded by that. So take this blog (and everything else I write) with a grain of salt. This is just for entertainment.

Update: I predict that the comic above will substantially reduce the number of pundits using the “outsider” explanation within two weeks. (A lot of press people read this blog.)

Look for stories that say some form of “More than just an outsider appeal.” That signals the change before “outsider” is dropped entirely.

I remind you that my predictions are just for fun. I make them so you can track the Master Wizard Hypothesis and see how well it predicts the future compared to whatever you believed before.

Scott

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Champion: The Sanctuary Series, Volume Three – Robert J. Crane

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Champion: The Sanctuary Series, Volume Three

Robert J. Crane

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: June 14, 2012

Publisher: Reikonos Press

Seller: Robert J. Crane


The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. As the war heats up in Arkaria, Vara is forced to flee after an ancient order of skilled assassins infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her. Cyrus Davidon accompanies her home to the elven city of Termina and the two of them become embroiled in a mystery that will shake the very foundations of the Elven Kingdom – and Arkaria.

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Then You Own the Bank (part of my Trump Persuasion Series)

There’s an old saying in business: If a bank gives you an average-sized loan, the bank owns you. But if you take out a gigantic loan, you own the bank. 

Trump only takes out gigantic loans. 

Why? 

Is it because he is an egotistical clown who goes big no matter what the situation deserves?

Maybe.

But consider that going big also has the advantage of being the smartest possible thing you can do at his level. And it works almost every time for an operator with his skill. 

Consider Trump’s relationship to Fox news. The other candidates took a small loan from Fox, and by that I mean they played by the rules. Trump took out a big, risky loan by going at them hard. Now he owns Fox.

Consider the Republican party. Trump’s challengers are trying to show how well their opinions fit the party platform. Trump says he will make the party platform fit Trump, much the way Reagan redefined the party in his time.

Let me give you a fresh example of how that absurd situation could happen. I am told Trump just promised he would not cut Social Security. That seems at odds with the Republican vibe of smaller government. Seems like a risky promise for a Republican candidate.

Here’s how Trump can get away with it, and no one else in the race can. And here is how he redefines the Republican party at the same time, while barely trying.

All Trump has to do is take the same approach he used with the Iran deal: “I’m a deal guy. Social Security is a deal with seniors. End of story.

That is a high ground maneuver of the highest order. He would be untouchable.

The party would have to circle around the platform concept of being deal-keepers. That seems to be the common thread in the Trump philosophy: Make the best deal you can, then keep it. Otherwise, who wants to deal with you next time?

Who runs against that idea and wins?

Note:  I remind new visitors that I am not smart enough to know who would do the best job of president. All of the candidates seem competent to me. My interests are in Trump’s persuasion and negotiation skills. 

[Update: This article in Slate,

by Jim Newell, about Trump’s strategic brilliance is a good read both for the writing and the content individually.]

Scott

P.S. Wait until I tell you how Trump will use hypnosis to solve ISIS. He already started. Experts say you can’t kill an idea. Experts are wrong. 


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Holt’s Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1) – Barbara Ankrum

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Holt’s Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1)

Barbara Ankrum

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: August 20, 2013

Publisher: EPublishing Works!

Seller: ABN Leadership Group Inc.


Kierin McKendry is indentured to J. Talbot, a ruthless saloon owner, until Clay Holt wins her in a rigged poker game. When Clay tries to collect his winnings, he's attacked by Talbot's men and badly injured. Clay never expected Keirin to take him to the wagon train on which he was due to leave, or that she would lie about being his wife and nurse him back to health while on the trail. But, Keirin isn't interested in a man consumed by avenging his wife's murder. She's pursuing her father, who sold her for a ticket to the California gold fields. However, posing as a married couple, spending night after night together, is fanning Keirin and Clay into a different kind of blinding passion that's blazing the way for Talbot, who will kill to have what's his. Previously Titled: Passion's Prize AWARDS: Best First Historical, Romantic Times REVIEWS: "…lively plot, believable characters and exciting adventures with a sensual love story." ~Marilyn Dickman, Romantic Times WILD WESTERN HEARTS, in series order Holt's Gamble Renegade Bride

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3D HIP-HOP ANIMATED SERIES “DA JAMMIES” HITS NETFLIX

3D HIP-HOP ANIMATED SERIES “DA JAMMIES” HITS NETFLIX… The Creators sit down for a Q&A with AllHipHop.Com DJ HUSTLE .

Friday, August 31, 2015 – Internet TV Giant NETFLIX announces the pick up of 3D Urban Family Animated Hip-Hop Series “Da Jammies ” created by Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton a.k.a. Emcee N.I.C.E. and William “Dolla” Chapman II a.k.a D.B.I. and developed by Ralph Farquhar -Real Husbands of Hollywood. Netflix has agreed with the creator’s company Toon Farm Animation, LLc. to showcase 5 episodes with all efforts pointing towards getting the next 8 episodes picked up. I hear that this show has some real heavyweights behind making it a success in Galen Walker Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Deb Pierson, and Blacktree TV the number one Digital Urban Channel.

DA JAMMIES also has a lot of your favorite urban stars in it, from Danielle Nicolet – TV One’s Born Again Virgin, Kel Mitchell, Alisa Reyes, Darius McCrary, Tiny Lister, James Avery, YoYo, Kurtis Blow, Little JJ and more… So I sat down with Emcee N.I.C.E. and D.B.I. to get the inside scoop on this hot new hip cartoon.

DJ Hustle: Hey what’s up fella’s? Thank y’all for coming out and chatting with me about Da Jammies, you guys must be excited?

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeah Man! Very! It’s a great time for Hip Hop

D.B.I.: Yeah I agree this moment couldn’t have come any sooner.

DJ Hustle: So tell me what is Da Jammies about?

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Da Jammies is about 5 kids from the suburbs who attend a performing arts school.

D.B.I.: Yeah, they aspire to be the next greats in Hip-Hop and R&B while dealing with everyday life as kids, you know, going through life’s lessons.

Emcee N.I.C.E.: That right, they also rap, sing and dance, we like to call the characters triple threats.

D.B.I.: And we’re not talking “kiddy” rap and or singing, they actually rap like your favorite Hip-Hop stars from Jay Z to 50 Cent to Redman to Fat Joe…

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeah, we tried to be as authentic as possible without going overboard making it seem like it was just a straight underground Hip-Hop cartoon.

DJ Hustle: That’s cool, in looking at the characters, they just pop off the screen with vibrant color and their hip look, I don’t think I have seen anything like this, what inspired you guys to create this?

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Well one day, while playing Madden, D.B.I. and I reflected upon the old cartoons our parents use to watch or would have let us watch.

D.B.I.: Yeah from Fat Albert, to the Alvin and The Chipmunks, or Scooby Doo. Emcee N.I.C.E.: Hahaha! Yeah and my moms tried hit me with The Partridge Family

and I was like what is a Partridge? Hahaha!

D.B.I.: Either way with all of the reality shows hitting the airwaves, we felt like the kids were missing out on the different life values and lessons that those cartoons had imbedded in them.

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeah there is a lot of mindless T.V. now-a-days especially, when you look the U.S. education rankings and see that we have not only fallen behind, but we are being lapped by the world, when we are the nation that sets the trends.

D.B.I.: Yeah what we’ve been able to learn, the kids today are missing out on. The shows today don’t really have substance, the animation everyone seems to be forced to gravitate to Anime, which doesn’t have real movement, like 2D and or 3D although the story lines are there.

Emcee N.I.C.E.: That’s right! So in creating Da Jammies, we wanted to make sure that it wasn’t preachy, that it was hip, trendy, musical, and brought in some of those old school values.

D.B.I.: Exactly! We touch on all of the things kids are going through now. Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeap! From Anti-Bullying to Homelessness to…
D.B.I.: to Self Awareness to Unity and doing it together! Unity
DJ Hustle: You guys seem to be in sync

D.B.I.: Yeah when you’ve been at this for more than 10 years that’s what happens, haha!

DJ Hustle: Are you guys just the creators or do you have any other roles on the show?

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeah we do, we serve as Executive Producers along side Ralph Farquhar whom is the Executive Producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood that created Moesha and The Parkers and was also a part of Disney’s The Proud Family.

D.B.I.: We are also the Music Supervisors, so any music in the show we had a hand in, to actually Co-Starring as the main characters, I play the voice of the character “Dolla.”

Emcee N.I.C.E.: and I’m the voice of the character “Novelist”, we are like the co- leaders of Da Jammies.

DJ Hustle: Who are the other stars in the show?

D.B.I.: For Da Jammies we have Danielle Nicolett who voices “LaLa” -The Singing Diva, Alisa Reyes who voices “MoMo” – The Earthy Poetess, and Anderson Johnson Jr. who voices “Seven” -The Asthmatic Soul Singer.

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Da Jammies nemesis is The Battlebrats, a couple of sneaky and jealous rich kids whose main goal in life is the see to it that Da Jammies will never be successful. Their leader “Mike Fresh”, is voiced by “Kel Mitchell” and “Timmy Smalls” is voiced by Shane Tsurugi

D.B.I.: Then you have “Principle Cransberry” (The Ultimate Opportunist) voiced by Darius McCrary. Then there’s Tiny Lister who voice “Big Horus” & Jamal “J.Naugh- T!” McCants who voices “Lil Horus” (The Bullies) Along with Buddy Lewis jr. who voices “Klondell” (School/Mall Cop), Marcus T. Paulk who voices “Shamus” from the S.U.B.’s

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Other stars include the Late Great James Avery, Kurtis Blow, Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker, James “Little JJ” Lewis, May May Ali and more…

DJ Hustle: Whewwww! Your cartoon is full of a lot of talent! I noticed the show has a distinctive look to it and with you guys having your hands in everything, are you responsible for that as well?

D.B.I.: No not entirely, when me and N.I.C.E. created the Jammies world as a 2D ten years ago, the coloring and multitude of things you could do today did not exists. We would travel back and forth to Nova Scotia, Canada to work with an animation company that didn’t even understand Hip-Hop or the movement but caught on quickly and helped us paint the foundation.

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Yeah it was when Ralph Farquhar came on board to help with the development of the show having worked on Disney’s “The Proud Family” that we were able to take Da Jammies to another level. He had access to top animation

directors Tyree Dillihay and Ron Myrick along with pretty much any urban star walking the planet given his proven success with “Moesha” and “The Parkers.”

D.B.I.: Yeah, Tyree was real instrumental as well by being an illustrator and a director that not only understood the world of Hip-Hop, but he too was a Hip-Hop head. So in knowing that, he could explain artistically the culture and movements that we wanted to convey.

DJ Hustle: That’s what’s up! You guys are doing it. One more thing before you go, no one really knows who you guys are even though you’ve done some recognizable things, so who are you?

Emcee N.I.C.E.: Me? Well I have been on over 25 records in the last 10 years co- producing 2 Pac and Nas’s “Thugz Mansion,” I was on 6 soundtracks as a lead vocalist/rapper of the group KansasCali which includes Oscar winning film “Crash”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (International), “Haven” and more… I also featured with the group on Aaron Hall’s “Adults Only” album and K-Ci Hailey’s “My Book.” Most recent I have hade a single “Tonight” ft. Suhana Machete land in the Top 15 of Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart and stayed there for 13 weeks from November 2014 to February 2015. I’ve just dropped my album “However U Want It” so cop that! Hahaha! But I also dropped a new book entitled 50 Shades of L.O.V.E.: Learning Our Various Emotions, which is also available as an e-book, audiobook and soundtrack. All have been submitted to the Grammys so we’ll see how it plays out.

D.B.I.: And me I spent the past 15 years as a performer and songwriter, working the likes of Nickelodeon Actor and Rapper Lil JJ, Legendary music producer GI (Tonie, Tonie, Tone, R. Kelly, DJ Quick and more) R & B icons Al B Sure, Ginuwine, Mario and female rap legend MC Lyte. I am also featured on Emcee N.I.C.E.’s 2015 debut album, “However U Want It” the song “My Cali Lean.” I’ve studied animation under the great Dave Masters at Rowland Animation Founder and Creator of ACME. I am currently preparing to drop my debut single in September. I am a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer, Life Style Coach, and own a fitness brand called “Focusfit”.

DJ Hustle: Well there it is there! I appreciate you guys stopping through. We at allhiphop.com will be pulling for your show and will push people to watch the show so that more doors can be opened for shows like yours.

Emcee N.I.C.E. and D.B.I.: Thanks!

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Archangel’s Enigma: Guild Hunter Series #8 (Unabridged) – Nalini Singh

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Archangel’s Enigma: Guild Hunter Series #8 (Unabridged)

Nalini Singh

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: September 1, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Tantor Audio

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The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Terry Brooks

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The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Terry Brooks

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 41.95

Publish Date: August 1, 2003

© ℗ © 2003 Books on Tape

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Hidden Sins (Luke Fletcher Series #1) – Karice Bolton

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Hidden Sins (Luke Fletcher Series #1)

Karice Bolton

Genre: Suspense

Publish Date: June 10, 2014

Publisher: Bulldog Press

Seller: K. Bolton


Luke Fletcher asks himself one simple question. Is she worth dying for? His answer is yes. When Hannah Walker rolls into her new town on fumes, she doesn't expect her past to catch up to her so quickly. But the moment her card is declined for a lousy cup of coffee, she realizes nowhere is safe, and her life on the run has just gotten more complex. Luke Fletcher has made it his mission in life to protect. When he meets Hannah Walker, she makes it clear that his services aren't needed and neither is he, but there's something in her eyes that tells another story. Once he begins investigating the woman with many names, he realizes one thing is clear. Whoever, she's running from won't stop until she's dead. Determined to gain Hannah's trust and break down her walls, Luke begins to share his own history, but where that leads could cost them more than their hearts as the sins of others threatens to destroy them both. *Can be read as a stand-alone novel*

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Crimson Midnight (Crimson Series Book 1) – Amos Cassidy

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Crimson Midnight (Crimson Series Book 1)

Amos Cassidy

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Amos Cassidy

Seller: Smashwords


They say London is the city that never sleeps. Man, you have no idea… A new job, a new life and a new home, Rose has left the pain of the past behind. But if she thinks she’s going to have it easy she’s in for a shock. There’s Roman for starters, a complication with a capital C. With the racing pulses and the x-rated thoughts, she can barely keep it together. And then he decides to drop a bombshell. It’s the domino effect alright, because hot on the heels of his revelation come a few unpleasant ones of her own. Rose discovers that there is a darker side to London, an ancient secret, a world that she belongs to and one that could get her killed. Question is, can she keep it together long enough to kick danger’s arse? A kick ass dark urban fantasy romance, filled with moon praising vampires, chic corporate werewolves, bar tending warlocks and much much more…

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Cursed (Cursed Magic Series, Book One) – Casey Odell

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Cursed (Cursed Magic Series, Book One)

Cursed Magic Series

Casey Odell

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: July 22, 2012

Publisher: Casey Odell

Seller: Smashwords


The night Claire Tanith’s small village is attacked, her mother sends her alone into the cursed forest, the one she’d been forbidden to enter all her life with these mysterious words: ‘They will protect you.’ On the run from her attackers, she soon finds the forest is not as abandoned as she’d once thought. Beautiful and elegant, the elves seem to be everything the legends said they would be. But legends sometimes forget the true history of things and Claire’s eyes are soon opened to a world she never knew. One that has been kept from her for most of her life. All Claire wants to do is return home and start looking for her mother, the only family she ever had. But the elves have different plans. The mysterious mark that appeared on her arm isn’t a curse, at least not to them anyway, and before she knows it, she is whisked away on a mission she never agreed to, unless they help her in return. Now she is stuck on an adventure with the perverted elf, Aeron, and one with an attitude, Farron. But there is more to this adventure than she’d ever hoped for.

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Shadows Strike: Immortal Guardians Series #6 (Unabridged) – Dianne Duvall

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Shadows Strike: Immortal Guardians Series #6 (Unabridged)

Dianne Duvall

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 23.95

Publish Date: August 25, 2015

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Chapter 1 – Body Betrays Itself

Recently, I met with photographer, Felipe Vasquez. He gave me a peek at his newest project, Soliloquy, and we discussed love, vulnerability and possession. A photograph from each chapter of Soliloquy is included throughout the interview, the other images can be found at his website.To see more of his work, check out his instragram account @amphibian06.

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Chapter 2 – Purification

Phillip M. Miner (PM): It’s called Soliloquy. A soliloquy is a conversation, what conversation were you having?

Felipe Vasquez (FV): Traditionally, a “soliloquy” is sort of like a monologue, only that it functions more as an inner conversation, rather than a speech to an audience. I titled it this because the project works to me almost as a play. It is staged into chapters; each as a buildup to a new scenario. I worked on every segment in a stream-of-consciousness manner and later grouped them into a more cohesive storyline.

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Chapter 3 – Ascent

The narrative explores the mental, physical and emotional effects of spirit possessions by creating a comparison to the act of falling in love; drawing upon a series of self-portraits that illustrate the notion of succumbing to the presence of another being, human or otherwise, to the point of absolute self-abandonment.

Soliloquy reflects my relationship experiences with men and how they’ve affected my life. But also, the more universal idea of commitment and how we can give in so selflessly and lose control over ourselves at such extremes.

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PM: I think possession is an appropriate way to think about love.

FV: It’s a nihilistic way of thinking about it. I was talking to a friend and he said, “It’s interesting that you see love in that way because to me, it’s not about giving in entirely and becoming taken. It’s more about giving and receiving.”

Love, obviously, as any other aspect of the human experience, has many sides to it. We all navigate through life differently and bring in and take away things from one another, but I also think that love, in particular, is a tumultuous experience that is universally encountered in extremes. It is something we can all relate to.

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PM: Looking at it, the narrative focuses on the darker side of love.

FV: It definitely derived from a dark backbone. When I began working on the series, I was in quite a harrowing mindset. I was full of anger and anxiety and the focus became figuring out a way to transfer all that negativity into a substantial body of work. The references that were coming to me came from media that explored the brutality and the agony but also the tenacity of humanity. As I was going through the process, however, I determined I didn’t want the series to be so one-sided and I needed to give it a broader range.

Eventually, the pace became more organic and I included segments that would work as breathing time from all the tension. “Purification,” for instance, represents the idea of water cleansing a moment of sudden inhibition. While “Ascent” carries on that sense of relief by expanding on the cool tonality of its imagery. These two chapters are placed in the beginning of the series, as I wanted to provide the narrative with a sense of irregularity — a path that doesn’t run linearly, but rather erratically, to then pick up on a very chaotic speed to its climax. The way human relationships often function.

Prior to Soliloquy, I was coming out of some poisonous relationships that felt like a cycle where one bad situation could only be fixed by a worse one. This is undoubtedly the most autobiographical project I have ever created.

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Chapter 6 – Seed

PM: You mentioned references. Who inspired you while you were creating this.

FV: Music is vital to me. It has always helped me solidify concepts and establish accurate emotive outputs within my creative process. With Soliloquy, I was inspired by the ferocious voice and compositions of Diamanda Galás and Margeret Chardiet’s gorgeous noise project, Pharmakon. But even more so, by the work of Austrian artist, Soap&Skin, whose emotionally charged music has served as a catharsis during some of the darkest periods I’ve endured.

I’m also very much influenced by film. I consider Lars Von Trier to be the greatest filmmaker of our time — a true storyteller unafraid to expose the vast spectrum of the human experience, and in this particular case, his film Antichrist was a big influence as was Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession.

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Chapter 6: Seed

I admire Matthew Barney and Marina Abramović because of their ability to use the corporeal to emote a large range of subjects. Barney’s take on sexuality, mythology, metamorphosis and the definition of gender, played a crucial role on the development of this series. While Abramović’ courageous and relentless use of her body as a form of expression, has consistently motivated me to challenge my own endurance and to eloquently channel that energy into art.

The most important aspect about the process of making Soliloquy was to pursue the idea of emotional transcendence through physical stimuli. Each time I entered the “stage,” I made it my ultimate objective to engage in situations where my body would be pushed to its limits. To access a place of exhaustion where the performance would deliver a moment of true emotional consumption.

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Chapter 7 – Penance

PM: Do you think being gay in a society that only recently accepted our relationships impacts our ability to have functional relationships?

I have experienced that in New York City things are enhanced and multiplied and more intense than they are in many places — I’m going to dare to say that. But I think in terms of relationships, you bring into this territory that is tricky as it is, every insecurity and fear that you have gathered in life. Most homosexuals grow up in an environment where it isn’t okay to be who you are. So you grow up with guilt and a burden that you now also have to balance with your partner’s. That, in addition to the baggage that society puts on us by telling us who to love and how to love them, becomes a very difficult dynamic.

This series is not exactly about identifying self-loathing or analysing my orientation, but my sexual-identity is as much a part of who I am as everything else. And though in my case this signifies being a homosexual, it is more so about general sexuality — the concept of carnal desire; the roles of dominance and submission; the heighten stages of euphoric romance, but also the voluminous depravities and the extents we can reach when we are overpowered by our feelings.

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Chapter 8 – Rite of Lechery and Succumbing – Part I

PM: It feels to me that there’s a lot of vulnerability with this series.

FV: I knew from the beginning that I was going to bare it all with this project. I’ve done a lot of self-portraiture in the past that involves costumes and elaborate settings made to disguise my identity. With Soliloquy, I wanted a black backdrop that would set everything in a limbo, undefined and deserted, and therefore, place the spotlight solely on the character. The nudity was important to represent vulnerability and to emphasize on the primitive aspects of the human body.

There is a piece called “Seed,” where I’m covered in black, coarse hair. It is a point in which I wanted to highlight this concept of the body acting against you and literally bringing you to your knees under the presence of a higher power. At the end of this sequence, the character is licking the ground — embodying a sort of “master and servant” ideology where the struggle is both something tortuous and enjoyable; love being a difficult endeavor, sometimes devastating, but one that we also long for even at its darkest. The most vulnerable place a human being can be in.

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Chapter 9 – Mutilation 3

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Inglath Cooper

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: April 10, 2015

Publisher: Fence Free Entertainment

Seller: Inglath Cooper


A New Adult Contemporary Romance Set in the Heart of Country Music. . .Nashville   Part One – Ready to Reach  Ever thought a dream might pass you by?  Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she'd inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.  Part Two – Hammer and a Song  CeCe McKenzie grew up dreaming of a life doing what she loves – singing in Nashville. When she and her Hound dog Hank Junior set out to make her dream come true, life takes some twists she hadn't counted on. Like falling for Holden Ashford, a songwriter with a gift. And also a girlfriend. Can a country music star's hunky son help her forget about Holden? Or is that even possible when her heart insists on writing the song?  Part Three – What We Feel  Hunky musicians Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin rescue Nashville bound CeCe MacKenzie and her Walker Hound Hank Junior from the side of the road when her car catches on fire. A less determined girl might have let her dreams go up in smoke as well, but not CeCe. She’s been singing all her life, and she just wants a chance to do the thing she loves in a place where music is part of the fabric of life. As it turns out, Holden and Thomas want the same thing, and it isn’t long before they’re all chasing after the dream together.  Falling in love hasn’t figured in to CeCe’s plans, but the moment she sets eyes on Holden, her heart is asking why not? Holden is drawn to her as well, but he already has someone in his life, Sarah who still lives in Atlanta, Sarah who loves him. Who he thought he loved back until CeCe makes him realize he hadn’t really known that love could turn him inside out.  But an unexpected visit from Sarah brings to light a terrible truth and Holden is faced with a choice between doing the right thing or permanently defining himself as a guy he never thought he would be.  It is only in letting each other go that both Holden and CeCe will come to understand that in life and love, the part that’s real is what we feel.  Part Four – Pleasure in the Rain  Just as Barefoot Outlook begins to hit the big time, tragedy strikes when a rage-filled Nashville musician who hasn’t found the success he’s hoped for crashes an after-concert party and begins shooting. Among the victims are band members CeCe MacKenzie, Holden Ashford, Thomas Franklin, Beck Phillips and his country music star dad, Case.  With each of them gravely injured, one will not survive, forever changing the lives of everyone involved. Will one man’s hatred and contempt demolish all of their dreams, or will they eventually reach a place where they can even take pleasure in the rain?

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Seventeen year old Jackie Crawford is a freak; at least that’s what she’s always thought about herself. She’s too strong, too fast and her senses are way too acute. Not knowing her real parents and passed around from family to family, she’s never fit into the mundane world she’s grown up in, making it impossible for her to put down real roots or form permanent friendships. So waking up in the forest in the middle of the night covered in blood and having no memory of how she got there, pisses her off and makes her even more confused. Who is this guy who’s kidnapped her and tells her that she's more than human and needs to be trained? And who’s the hot guy in the room next door who she’s supposed to train with? And why has Garrett, a compellingly seductive vampire, been her silent guardian for the last few years, saving her life when she was brutally attacked by thugs? As the days pass and Jackie is confronted with the strange truth of who and what she is, she begins to put the pieces of her splintered life back together, to feel whole for the very first time. Becoming acquainted with a world spinning with a mysterious energy and populated by shapeshifters, vampires, werewolves, and even the powerful fae, Jackie learns to pull strength from the magic, her new friendships and even love.

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Molly Maddison grew up in a funeral home that unfortunately backed up to the largest Insane Asylum in the state. Very few understand what happens after death, Molly does. While other children were playing in the park with their living friends, Molly was in the cemetery playing with the dead. To say she is troubled is an understatement. Now Molly has a new plan, to attempt to lead a normal life, and ban the contact with any of the dead. Realizing that she is madly in love with one of them was never part of that plan. However neither life or death ever go as planned and Molly is called upon to perform her role as the family Crypt Keeper…

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Forever in Love (Book Two in the Montana Brides Series)

Montana Brides, no. 2

Leeanna Morgan

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: July 15, 2014

Publisher: Leeanna Morgan

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Find happy-ever-after with "Forever in Love," the second book in Leeanna Morgan's Montana Brides series. A Baby. A man. And a secret. Amy Sullivan's life might have been lonely but it was safe, until she found a baby on her doorstep. With her alcoholic mother gone, and a five-month-old sister to look after, Amy has no choice but to give her sister what she never had – a family – and that means moving back to Montana and the only man she’s ever loved. Nathan Gray’s life has turned upside down and the last person he wants to see is Amy Sullivan. Nine years earlier she left him faster than a howling nor'wester and now, burnt and broken after a barn fire, he has even more reason to keep his distance. Only this time fate and a meddling family have other ideas and their lives are about to come crashing down. Right on top of each other. The Montana Brides series: Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent) Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan) Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam) Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake) Book 5: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex. Available August 2014)

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Genre: Romance

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Some would say The Caitlyn Jenner Show debuted last month, when her Vanity Fair cover all but broke Twitter. Indeed Jenner has sparked a massive moment for the transgender community, but there’s still plenty of work to be done: Eighty-nine percent of people in America say they don’t know a transgender person, according to one poll. Another survey found 24 percent aren’t sure what transgender means. That’s why America needs her new E! docu-series (the elegant way to say reality show), I Am Cait, premiering tonight, more than ever.

Now that Jenner is the face of the trans community to many, the bar for the premiere episode has been set sky-high (compared with, say, an episode of Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami.) And the scrutiny will be too.

Early criticism of Jenner’s coming out has largely focused on her bombshell appearance. Elinor Burkett’s controversial New York Times op-ed chided Jenner’s “idea of a woman” as a “cleavage-boosting corset, sultry poses, thick mascara, and the prospect of regular ‘girls’ nights’ of banter about hair and makeup.” Based on the previews, I Am Cait will do little to squash the idea that Jenner came out not only as a woman, but a “sex babe,” according to one reporter cited by the Times. Lip gloss and nail polish loom large in the first glimpses at I Am Cait.

But if you consider what it must be like to be a 65-year-old woman who has never been able to freely, outwardly express herself, including her clothes, hair, and makeup, the freedom to rock a fresh mani/pedi doesn’t seem so inconsequential. As Jenner says in one preview, the show is about “getting to be who you really are.” If part of who she really is is a “sex babe,” it’s her right to—finally—be herself.

Many are also jumping to harp on her show for not reflecting the issues common to most transgender women who, unlike Jenner, don’t have easy access to physical or mental health care, much less hormone therapy or facial-feminization surgery. Jenner lives quite safely on a bluff overlooking Malibu, while statistics say trans women are at a disproportionately higher risk of murder than others. (Jenner will try to touch on these issues on I Am Cait by meeting with the parents of Kyler Prescott, a transgender teen who committed suicide this year.)

Further, Jenner’s first four children refused to appear in the series, expressing concern that using the Keeping Up with the Kardashians production team and airing I Am Cait on E! will sensationalize Jenner’s message of trans acceptance. “You go on E!’s website . . . and you look at all the shows, every one of them is a circus,” Brandon Jenner told Vanity Fair

All that said, even if the reality show (excuse me, docu-series) stars the most #firstworld transgender woman in history, even if is a frothy E! production, it’s still an opportunity to show all of the ways that Jenner is a human woman like any other to the masses—someone who freaks out before her mom comes to visit, someone who has tense moments with her kids, someone who lies awake at night worrying about whether she’s making the right decisions. (Also, someone who laughs at herself when realizing she bought the same little black dress as her ex-wife Kris Jenner—not a universal human experience, but a really funny, endearing one.)

On E! or not, Kardashian circus or not, at times superficial or not, America needs this show now. It needs to know trans men and women and their struggles on a deeper level. Sometimes a TV show isn’t just a TV show—consider that, in 1997, it was shocking for Ellen DeGeneres’s character to say “I am gay” on her sitcom. Today, gay marriage is the law of the land. I Am Cait won’t singlehandedly overhaul ignorance and prejudice about the transgender community. But if it makes it a little harder for someone who has never met a transgender person to reduce them to an abstract idea instead of a human being, it’s a start.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Robert Schwentke

Genre: Action & Adventure

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Release Date: March 20, 2015


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New Queer Web Series Takes An Inside Look At Life In San Francisco

Web series about popular “queer meccas” seem to be all the rage these days, and now we have a promising new one set in San Francisco.

Called “This Town: San Francisco,” the  original series will comedically tackle issues currently related to the city, like gentrification and drought, along with commonly discussed issues among gay men, like body image and race.

“This Town: San Francisco” comes from the mind of Accidental Bear founder Mike Enders, a site which aims to “inform, and promote news, art, culture, music and a whole lot of sexy” as well as act as a platform for original videos.

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Critical Dawn: The Critical Series, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Darren Wearmouth, Colin F. Barnes

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Critical Dawn: The Critical Series, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Darren Wearmouth, Colin F. Barnes

Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy

Price: $ 21.95

Publish Date: July 17, 2015

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Consumed (The MMA Romance Series – Book #1) – Alycia Taylor

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Consumed (The MMA Romance Series – Book #1)

Alycia Taylor

Genre: Romance

Publish Date: June 4, 2014

Publisher: Alycia Taylor

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


I got a late start signing up for college and now all the dorms were filled. So I looked in the most logical spot for a place to stay, the newspaper. After finding an apartment with a guy that was supposedly an MMA fighter and only walking distance to the college, I send first month's rent payment. He seemed nice on the phone but when I show up and knock on the door I learn that I broke his number one rule, don't ever interrupt his "business". Will I be able to ignore the most popular guy on campus constantly hitting on me or will I give in and find that he's something more?

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Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series #1) – Stacey Marie Brown

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Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series #1)

Darkness Series

Stacey Marie Brown

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: February 14, 2013

Publisher: Stacey Marie Brown

Seller: Smashwords


Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo. Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her. When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible. Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

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The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975 (Live) – Miles Davis

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The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975 (Live)

Miles Davis

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 29.99

Release Date: July 17, 2015

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The Noru: Blue Rose (The Noru Series, Book 1) – Lola St.Vil

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The Noru: Blue Rose (The Noru Series, Book 1)

(The Noru Series, Book 1)

Lola St.Vil

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: July 5, 2014

Publisher: Lola StVil

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


The last thing I see before I close my eyes are his silver wings coming toward me. He lifts me up and takes me in his arms. While demons hurl fireballs at us from every direction, I study his face. I realize he doesn’t want me to live; he needs me to. It’s as if his whole existence depends on it… The Noru series in order: Book 1: Blue Rose Book 2: Last Akon Book 3: Fall Of The Chosen  

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Diet Coke Taps Jonathan Anderson as Part of Designer Series

DIET DESIGNS: Jonathan Anderson has become the latest designer to team with Diet Coke on the brand’s bottle, and will be putting his own spin on the iconic drink with inspiration from his fall-winter 2015 women’s rtw collection. He has also designed a notebook and two T-shirts for the brand’s Regret Nothing Campaign.
Anderson’s collaboration marks the first time Diet Coke has used photographs on its bottles, and his designs will be revealed at the end of July.
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“What I like and what inspires me is the idea of using photography,” Anderson says in a video he made for the collaboration. Anderson added that for the design he took inspiration from his collection, “making (the bottle) something that you wanted to touch. It’s the perfect form.” He said he used the medium of photography, “like a postcard,” and played with different types of color.
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Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 – Miles Davis

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Bloodline (Paranormal Romance, Dark & Twisted) Saving Demons Series Book 1 – Shannon K Brown

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Bloodline (Paranormal Romance, Dark & Twisted) Saving Demons Series Book 1

Saving Demons, no. 1

Shannon K Brown

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: March 23, 2013

Publisher: Shannon K Brown

Seller: Smashwords


WARNING: Because of the abuse Luna endures and the demonic behavior of Lucifer’s sons, BLOODLINE and the rest of the SAVING DEMONS SERIES may be disturbing to most readers. If you are looking for a warm, fluffy read, BLOODLINE is definitely not for you! **** What some people are saying about Bloodline: D.G. Colorado 5 Stars "A very captivating and mysterious read. I read alot of books on health, finances, etc. I find myself picking up Shannon’s book to read a little first and I never get to my other books as I am drawn right into the story with a hungry anticipation of what's going to happen next….my heart even races sometimes I get so involved. I stay up much too late as I have to force myself too lay it down. Love the way each chapter goes to the characters lives, makes you feel as if you are truly involved yourself! Shannon has such a marvelous imagination!!! A MUST read!!!!" P.M., Alabama 5 Stars "Oh wow! Took me to places I never imagined! I love the way the characters came alive with each new chapter. It was hard for me to put the book down. With anticipation waiting… waiting… to find out what's going to happen NEXT? A great read. 5 stars" S.W. ND, 5 Stars "I really like the story line. The way Shannon K Brown paints a picture by describing the sights, and feelings of the things happening to Luna is AMAZING!!!! I can really feel like I’m right there. I really like the struggle between Bane and Ashmodai for Luna’s soul. To me it really hits home with the struggle between good and evil that live in us all. I have really enjoyed reading Bloodline and cant wait to start book 2!!! Shannon K Brown is truly an AUTHOR!!!! 5 Stars" **** Sure I fell in love with Lucifer’s son, but so what? Worse things have happened, believe me! Like the time my demonic father nailed my palms to a cross, or the time I shoved a dagger into my breast, sacrificing myself for The Coven of Hallows in order to save my best friend. Yup, worse things have definitely happened. But I’m here to tell you, loving Bane, one of Lucifer’s four angelic sons is not easy! Especially since he and his brothers are bound to The Coven of Hallows and the only way they can escape them is if the Lanchester blood runs dry. I just so happen to be Luna Lanchester, the last of my bloodline. And this kind of puts me in a predicament. Four immortal demons want me dead. This puts Bane in a predicament too. He has a decision to make. He can deny his love for me, murder me and be free from The Coven, or he can protect me from his hellish brothers, be forever bound to the coven, and suffer his father’s wrath. Because of the blood-tie that enables Lucifer’s sons to have access to my mind, I am about to be attacked from within by some pretty malevolent forces. The entire Coven of Hallows wants my blood. Not to mention, Rune, Bane’s sadistic brother, has made a horrible fetish of biting me. But I am not afraid (insert mental eye-roll), for I am a warrior. A descendent of the most fearsome warriors this earth has ever seen. I will kick all their evil butts! At least, that’s my plan, anyway

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The Sanctuary Series, Books 1-3 – Robert J. Crane

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The Sanctuary Series, Books 1-3

Defender, Avenger and Champion

Robert J. Crane

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: May 27, 2015

Publisher: Midian Press

Seller: Robert J. Crane


This is a collection of the first three titles in the Sanctuary Series, which is about a warrior in the mythical world of Arkaria, facing great battles against magical and fantastical foes. (Approx. 357,000 words or 950 pages total.) The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary.  Books included: 1. Defender 2. Avenger 3. Champion Defender: Cyrus Davidon leads a small guild in the human capital of Reikonos. Caught in an untenable situation, facing death in the den of a dragon, they are saved by the brave fighters of Sanctuary who offer an invitation filled with the promise of greater adventure. Soon Cyrus is embroiled in a mystery – someone is stealing weapons of nearly unlimited power for an unknown purpose, and Sanctuary may be the only thing that stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction. Avenger: When a series of attacks on convoys draws suspicion that Sanctuary is involved, Cyrus Davidon must put aside his personal struggles and try to find the raiders. As the attacks worsen, Cyrus and his comrades find themselves abandoned by their allies, surrounded by enemies, facing the end of Sanctuary and a war that will consume their world. Champion: As the war heats up in Arkaria, Vara is forced to flee after an ancient order of skilled assassins infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her. Cyrus Davidon accompanies her home to the elven city of Termina and the two of them become embroiled in a mystery that will shake the very foundations of the Elven Kingdom – and Arkaria. Additional Books not included in set (in best reading order): Crusader (Sanctuary Series, Book 4) Sanctuary Tales (Short Story Collection) Thy Father's Shadow (Sanctuary Series, Book 4.5) Master (Sanctuary Series, Book 5) Fated in Darkness (Sanctuary Series, Book 5.5)* Warlord (Sanctuary Series, Book 6)* *Coming in 2015

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1) – Neal Martin

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1)

Neal Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: January 22, 2015

Publisher: Martin Publications

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Leia Swanson has always believed in monsters, especially after one killed her parents when she was seven years old. Now eighteen, Leia is being forced to confront those same monsters when they suddenly become part of her every day existence. Her life now turned upside down, she is drawn into a world of demons and the supernatural, where she must learn to fight for her life and the life of her brother, Josh. With help from an Uncle she never knew existed—one who harbours a dark secret concerning her mother—Leia must learn the ways of the Watcher’s, an underground group tasked with controlling the dark supernatural forces that threaten to destroy the world of humans. To become what she needs to be, Leia must put her life and very soul on the line, forever changing who and what she is. Hell is coming for Leia Swanson—and she must do more than just survive to keep her soul.

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1) – Neal Martin

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Hell Is Coming ( Watcher’s Series Book 1)

Neal Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Publish Date: January 22, 2015

Publisher: Martin Publications

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Leia Swanson has always believed in monsters, especially after one killed her parents when she was seven years old. Now eighteen, Leia is being forced to confront those same monsters when they suddenly become part of her every day existence. Her life now turned upside down, she is drawn into a world of demons and the supernatural, where she must learn to fight for her life and the life of her brother, Josh. With help from an Uncle she never knew existed—one who harbours a dark secret concerning her mother—Leia must learn the ways of the Watcher’s, an underground group tasked with controlling the dark supernatural forces that threaten to destroy the world of humans. To become what she needs to be, Leia must put her life and very soul on the line, forever changing who and what she is. Hell is coming for Leia Swanson—and she must do more than just survive to keep her soul.

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