5 Minute Business
Build Your DREAM Business
FREE Dec. 12-13
You spend the 9-5 building someone else’s dream. Now spend 5 minutes on your own.
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Mark Middo is a Growth Hacker and renowned Freedom & Lifestyle Advocate. Mark has over 10 years experience boosting the online revenues for some of the largest companies in the world like Formula 1, MotoGP and McDonalds.
Christmas Dessert Recipes
from Around the World
Free Dec. 12-13
No matter where you live, you can give your Christmas an international flair!
Create delectable, traditional desserts from all over the world. Impress your holiday guests and share learning experiences with your family.
Every family has holiday dessert traditions no matter what part of the world they live in. Christmas is a magical time of year in every country.
This book of recipes includes some of the best recipes from everywhere – sweets to make your holiday merry and bright. As you read the recipes, you’ll get a sense of the food traditions of the country the dessert comes from. What a wonderful way to celebrate this festive season!
˃˃˃ Just some of the countries represented in this book are…
France, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Antarctica, and of course the USA. You’ll find a wonderful recipe from every continent on the globe.
˃˃˃ Celebrate this joyous season like others around the world celebrate
The Christmas season is filled with joy and wonder. A huge part of how we all celebrate is with food. One of the favorite food “groups” of the holidays is desserts and sweets. Don’t worry about the calories – you can do that in the new year!
A sweet, contemporary romance ~ recovery from trauma
Handle With Care
by Emily Porterfield
“It’s normal to feel that way.”
One phrase – six small words – destroys therapist Abigail Miles’ life. She is running from a past that haunts her, and from the person that she used to be. Made a pariah by both the media and her colleagues, Abby seeks refuge in a sleepy town in Oregon, hoping to find peace in solitude. Tormented by her past, she shies away from everyone, terrified people will discover who she is. Abby no longer trusts her own perceptions, doubting everything and everyone – most of all, herself. All she wants is some time and space – to be left alone.
But the gentle patience of widower Craig Port and his enchanting young daughter, throws what Abby knows into doubt. Her profession is to know people, yet she is a total stranger to herself. She believes she doesn’t deserve the kindness of others, let alone their mercy or their love.
When something blossoms between the two of them, Abby is overcomed by the demons in her self-imposed torture chamber. Can Abby trust Craig’s insights enough to risk what he has to offer? Or will she keep on running… from herself?
Handle with Care is a sweet contemporary romance, a journey of forgiveness and ownership, and recovery from trauma.
About The Author: Emily Porterfield
Emily Porterfield has been a writer for most of her life. She started writing in her early teens, primarily prose, poetry, lyrics, and nonfiction. She was first published in college – publishing multiple pieces every year. Emily is a composer, explorer, nature photographer and amateur filmmaker. You’ll usually find her living off the beaten path enjoying many a Norman Rockwell moments. She loves roaring fires, quiet moments at home, and Bonaire Riesling. When she isn’t stargazing, hanging out at the farmer’s market, hugging trees or mastering a Rachmaninov piece, you’ll find her writing romantic comedies, romantic suspense and dramas, in bite-sized novella and cozy novels.
Connect with Emily:
~ order: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H51R1I6/
~ author website: http://www.EmilyPorterfield.com
~ on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/emilyporterfieldbooks
~ on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/EmmyPorterfield
One Extraordinary Time
Historical Fiction during 9/11
During August of 2001, life is carefree for Freddy Will. His life changed after 840 million dollars came his way, courtesy of an enormous bank error, along with witnessing the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. This historical fiction takes us through those turbulent events that changed Freddy’s life, and those close to him, forever!
How to Think Clearly:
A Guide to Critical Thinking
by Doug Erlandson
How to Think Clearly: A Guide to Critical Thinking is an easy-to-understand, lively, and at times lighthearted introduction to the serious issues of learning how to think clearly and how to spot the difference between good and bad reasoning in the spoken and printed word. Dr. Doug Erlandson has written a book that is clear and straightforward enough that those who are interested in learning how to think clearly can read and understand it on their own. At the same time the book possesses the content and intellectual rigor that one expects in a text appropriate for an introductory college-level course in critical thinking.
Drawing on many concrete examples of good and bad reasoning from the political and social realm as well as from day-to-day life, Erlandson explains the difference between an argument, an explanation, and a description, and then discusses the characteristics of good and bad deductive and inductive arguments. He follows this with three chapters devoted to spotting and avoiding various fallacies, including such common ones as ad hominem attacks, straw man arguments, red herrings, false cause arguments, equivocations, and the like.
In addition to the chapters on arguments and fallacies, How to Think Clearly devotes a chapter to explanations, in which Erlandson discusses the criteria for distinguishing between adequate and inadequate explanations. The chapter on probability, in addition to discussing the topic in general, emphasizes the relationship between probability and rational decision making in real life, an issue seldom discussed in books on critical thinking. The chapter entitled “Fun With Numbers” shows how easy it is to misinform and even lie with numbers, thereby providing the reader with tools to question claims that have an aura of objectivity because of the presence of quantified data.
The final chapter discusses ways in which loaded words and slanted descriptions can be used to create positive or negative attitudes toward individuals, institutions, and practices. The book closes with a plea for fairness and civility in discourse and challenges the reader to put the quest for truth above the desire to see one’s position triumph at all costs.
How to Think Clearly is based on Doug Erlandson’s nearly twenty years of teaching courses in logic and critical thinking as well as his observations of good and bad reasoning in many areas of life. This book will provide readers with the tools they need to critically assess the claims and counterclaims with which they are bombarded by politicians, pundits, commentators, and editors, as well as coworkers, friends and family. Finally, it will aid readers in developing skills to present their own views in ways that are clear, coherent, sensible, and persuasive….
Doug’s blog is located at http://dougerlandson.com/
Year of the Chick
by Romi Moondi
NOTE: THIS IS BOOK ONE IN A SERIES. THE SEQUEL PICKS UP FROM THE SAME STORYLINE, AND ADDRESSES ANY QUESTIONS THIS BOOK ENDS WITH. THANK YOU!
An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.
A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.
The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.
And that’s just the first two chapters.
In “Year of the Chick,” Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband.
But this is North America, not Calcutta! Who lets their parents choose their husbands?!
Easy to say, less easy to live through, as this book takes you deep inside “awkward Indian living in the West.”
To escape her fate, Romi wades through the waters of secret-dating, where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and experience at an all-time low. It’s the sort of thing that would turn almost anyone into a man-crazy freak with romance tunnel-vision, and that’s exactly what happens to her. All the while, a lack of inspiration in her corporate job leads Romi to her love of writing, in what quickly becomes a man-quest play-by-play.
From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time.
And that’s when she meets a fellow writer.
On the Internet.
So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that’s not as creepy as “To Catch a Predator”?
Time will tell in the “year of the chick,” a twelve-month quest to find love.
by Gracie O’Neil
A Paranormal Romantic Thriller
Winner of the Romance Writers of New Zealand Clendon Readers’ Choice Award 2007
Winner of the Mainstream with Romantic Elements Category NTRW Great Expectations Competition 2007
Art expert and psychic Megan Alistair had two things beaten into her early—her gift was valuable, and she was worth nothing. Now she hides both her gift and her heart, and plays a dangerous double game with the art underworld. Her quest? To find the painting whose whispers and shadows have haunted her since childhood.
Rumor tells multi-millionaire Dominic Stone that Megan Alistair is an immoral, money-focused schemer. So when he goes to her with a business proposition to find a missing family heirloom he expects her to bump up the price and then jump at it—and probably jump him as well. He doesn’t expect her categorical refusal. He certainly doesn’t expect to find her attractive. Or courageous. Or vulnerable. Or humorous. And he sure as hell doesn’t expect this infuriating enigma of a woman to become as important to him as the mystery he needs her help to solve.
Suddenly, for both Megan and Stone there is more at stake than lost heirlooms. The passion and desire unleashed could be more dangerous than learning those secrets whispered in shadows. If they don’t trust each other—and dare to love—their past could ruin them, their present could kill them, and any future together might well destroy them both.
Touching Shadows is a full length (90,000 word) Contemporary Romantic Thriller with paranormal elements.
Meet the Author: Gracie O’Neil
Gracie O’Neil was born in London, and raised and educated in New Zealand. She lives in a state of cheerful chaos with her husband and pets; an old German Shepherd who snores like a buzz saw, a young German Shepherd who doesn’t have an “off-switch”, and a cat who ignores birds but steals their bread.
She first began writing in earnest in 1998, holed up in an apartment in Marietta, GA, while her husband, a field engineer, traveled the United States for fifteen days a month. She started her second manuscript in a hotel in San Diego, where she discovered the joys of room service—something she fully intends to exploit again one day.
She has worked as an elementary school teacher, counselor, office manager, technical help-desk operator, editor of a local newspaper, and technical documentation writer in the electronics industry.
A former VP of RWNZ, she also spent a year as part of the editorial team responsible for Romance Writers of New Zealand’s monthly magazine, Heart To Heart.
Her work has won the Romance Writers of New Zealand Clendon Readers’ Choice Award, and the Mainstream with Romantic Elements Category NTRW Great Expectations Competition.
Connect with Gracie: Author Website: http://www.gracieoneil.com
by Kellen Burden
Free Dec. 9 thru 11
Sebastian Parks is drowning in a flood of his own creation. Dishonorably discharged from the Army, he’s wracked with night terrors and an anger that he can’t abate. Unemployable and uninterested in anything resembling a normal job, Parks makes his living in fugitive apprehension, finding wanted felons on Facebook and thumping them into custody with his ex-military buddies John Harkin and Eric “Etch” Echevarria. When the body of a teenage Muslim boy is found in front of a downtown Denver nightclub Parks, Harkin and Etch are called on to do what they do best: Find bad men and make them pay.
First-time author Kellen Burden serves up edgy humor, brutal action and characters you can’t get enough of. Flash Bang will keep you turning pages until the end.
Love Beyond Time
A Scottish, Time-Travel Romance
by Bethany Claire
Amazon and Barnes&Noble
It began nearly four hundred years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic…
Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
Meet the Author: Bethany Claire
Bethany’s love of storytelling has been a life-long passion. Even in her toddler years, she would sit down with anybody that would listen as she theatrically told them fairytales as if she was sharing life-saving information.
As she grew, she began creating stories of her own, but convinced it would serve her best to follow a “conventional” career path, she tucked them away and went off to college.
Fast forward four years and about six major changes later, she realized the stories simply were not going to stay tucked away. Six months away from graduating with a degree in Elementary Education, and growing more miserable with every day that brought her closer to a career she truly didn’t want, she finally realized writing was the only career that was going to make her happy.
So, one day in the middle of a summer education course, she got up in the middle of class and walked to the Registrar’s office and withdrew from the university on the spot. Since then, she has devoted herself to writing full-time and is following her dreams.
Bethany is the author of the Scottish, time-travel romance novels Morna’s Legacy Series, which includes the novels, Love Beyond Hope, Love Beyond Reason, and her debut novel, Love Beyond Time. She lives in the Texas Panhandle with her two loyal and perfect dogs.
Read more about Bethany at www.bethanyclaire.com