A Stormful of Pickles (Bargain Read)

It’s a week before Christmas, and the worst storm in twenty years is about to descend upon Maidstone.

Fran, youthful dinner lady and regular churchgoer, feels a storm building inside her, too. To escape her overbearing father, she has foolishly married Mr Edward Dobbs, a dull and pious fellow, not a bit like the manly heroes of her beloved erotic historical novels. And now she’s trapped behind walls of her own making. She has accepted her life of grey domesticity with stoicism, the only buffer to the monotony of her existence being her weekly visits to a lavish hotel tearoom, where she can indulge her modest fantasies. 

But this is all about to change. Fran is about to embark on a roller-coaster of sexual frustration, desire and fulfilment. Not necessarily in that order. And she’s going to take the men in her life along with her.

As the storm hits, Fran huddles under a tree, waiting for a bus that doesn’t come. Enter not so Good Samaritan Peter Pearson, head of the school English department, with his warm dry car and his seductive Irish charm. While her dark-horse husband cavorts with a forbidden colleague on the other side of town, can Fran repel the charms of this broken teacher and chart a course back to the tranquil waters of her boring life? Does she even want to? 

This storm is about to throw all their lives up in the air. And where they will land is anybody’s guess.


Meet Elliott Fassbinder

Elliott Fassbinder’s professional life has revolved around finance, in some guise or other. But it was his battle with alcoholism and addiction ( recovered alcoholic, 15 years ) that gave him the ideas, and the fuel, to write this story. He believes his experiences in tackling his affliction and the subsequent search for meaning in his own life has given him a profound insight into the absurdity of the human condition. He lives in Hastings, England.

Athena in the Rathole (Bargain Read)

Athena is born at the wrong time, to the wrong parents, . Her parents are Greek immigrants trying to find their way in America. Athena bounces between two countries, two cultures, eating Greek eyeball stew and lamb’s brain on the one hand, and ice cream cones with sprinkles on the other. 

Humorously told, Athena must survive her vicious mother, a shaming nun, bullying classmates, and an abusive babysitter. Her mother blames Athena for the family’s troubles and Athena comforts herself by sneaking Greek delicacies. In Greek culture you’re supposed to be pretty and skinny, basically perfect. She is neither of these things. Things go from bad to worse and Athena is sent away to a school for disturbed kids. 

Athena’s only hope is to break free from her mother’s explosive volatility and smothering vice grip. She finds support along the way from an unlikely lot of total strangers, including a Portuguese family, an art teacher, a psychic granny, gang members, and a hooker. Without them Athena doesn’t stand a chance. But will she take the final leap and flee up north before her mother destroys her?


Meet Demi K

Demi K lives in Alaska and owns a restaurant in a small tourist town.

When A Man Loves: A Lifestyle & Leadership Most Men Will Never Experience

Pete Kennedy knew as a child that he was not being served. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, he was looking for a leader but couldn’t find one. A distant father, being low-income, surrounded by crime, all of these factors pushed Pete down a path he might not have traveled if he had better direction. Pete Kennedy chronicles his life choices based on what he never had: real leadership. When a Man Loves is a captivating story about a young Jamaican man navigating the world without much-needed guidance. This story is one man’s journey navigating masculinity and all the traps it sets. Pete Kennedy witnessed how men have failed in their culture, their families, and themselves without it. He saw it with his own eyes. Selling drugs, joining gangs, and endless affairs, Pete walks on the wild side. Until one day, he knew he had to stop. Part memoir, part self-development, When a Man Loves illustrates how men can learn how to be leaders and untangle themselves from society’s toxic expectations. Through travel and therapy, Pete discovers how to live an honest, connected life. Within these pages, Pete shows us how to become the leaders we all have inside of us and how to set ourselves up for success. We learn what the MUST, SHOULD, COULDs are of our lives, and how to live a life of love through leadership. Pete teaches us to apply leadership in every facet of our lives: our families, friendships, and careers.

Do you keep taking the poison, or do you decide you’ve had enough?

Alexander Pope said, “To err is human, to forgive, divine.” But what if you don’t know how to forgive? What if you want to forgive but feel too much has happened? How does one forgive him or herself?

How to Forgive Yourself answers these questions and helps you find the peace and freedom you’re looking for. From addressing the inner turmoil of human emotion to viewing real-life examples, this book will put you on the path to success.

Learning to forgive yourself will broaden your awareness of a world you never knew existed. In this world of healing, a new perspective will be born and you’ll be able to use it to move forward. Other key takeaways from this book will help you:

  • Understand the negative effects of guilt and blame, and learn how to overcome them
  • See that you are only human, that we all make mistakes, and how to give yourself the support you need
  • Recognize what your emotions are telling you, and how to use them to your advantage
  • See the lesson in every experience and realize its value
  • Create a new, amazing life from the inside out
  • Find peace

The journey to forgiving yourself will start the moment you pick up this book. Allow these lessons to penetrate your soul and bring you to an awareness of the you that wants a happy, meaningful life, free of past burdens. Scroll up and click the “add to cart” button to begin enjoying this book now!

In a world dominated by stress, worry, depression, and fear, what does it take to generate joy and reclaim the life you were created to live?

In this compelling and thought-provoking book, Talasi Guerra addresses the joy crisis facing our culture today. Having struggled to personally reconcile the difficult experience of her day-to-day life with the biblical mandate to choose joy, Talasi explores the critical connection between joy and suffering and offers a profound view of how intentional joy can revolutionize the gruelling journey up the mountain of life. She combines the raw experience of her personal mental health battles with rock-solid biblical teaching to reveal the secrets of life-changing joy in the heavenward journey.

Whether battling with depression, going through a slump, or simply navigating the mundane challenges of everyday life, Joy Like a Mountain will refresh your spirit through the power of the gospel and equip you with the tools you need to find freedom from bondage to circumstance-driven sadness and sorrow.

As you trek through the pages of this book, you will discover:

  • The Genesis – Where the journey of radical joy begins for all of us.
  • The Goal – Our aim as we navigate the mountain of life.
  • The Guarantee – How knowing the end of the story brings security here and now.
  • The Guide – Who leads you up the mountain.
  • The Gear – What equipment is needed to generate joy along the journey.
  • The Guts – How to cultivate courage throughout the climb.
  • The Grit – How choosing joy in suffering produces perseverance.
  • The Glory – Everlasting joy in the presence of God.

Joy Like a Mountain invites believers who sense an incongruence between the pain of their lived reality and the ecstasy of their promised salvation to discover the radical secrets of biblical joy on the journey of life. If you have ever found that choosing joy feels a little bit like climbing an impossible mountain, this book is for you. Don’t wait. It’s time to overcome the obstacles that hold you back and rise to new heights as you unleash revolutionary joy into the everyday moments of your life!

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This is the story of one Prince Tarantino Coleman. A young college Kid from Houston Texas and his escapades with his friends family and most importantly his relationships. However he has encountered a new face into his fold and that is…himself or also known as Solodolo. It’s an inside battle between the ego and the self within. The question is, will Prince keep running away or we learn to accept himself.

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Between The Words

Poems & Affirmations for times of hardship


“Beneath me lies a dormant sky, 

a place where truth and lovers fly. 

I lost it all but gained my light,

and now I serve the selfless fight.” – Matt Buonocore

Between The Words, Book 1 of The Divine Ties Collection is a self- help poetry book that takes the reader on a journey beyond the mind and into the way of the heart.

Between The Words is a book of poems and affirmations to awaken the soul. Each poem provides a new vibratory experience that guides the reader towards spiritual growth. This book is my journey from awakening to the present day. The book is meant as a catalyst for spiritual growth, the goal being to ignite the fire that lies dormant. We are all called to serve, to serve ourselves and then the world. Let this be a message to all that would choose the path of service, the true path. As each fear disintegrates we walk closer to the truth of our nature, and this is my truth.


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“A beautiful exploration of the self with what feels to me like a musical rhythmic flow.
Excellent words and a great read!”
Melody

“A Relevant messages through poems. A lost art of rhythm and rhyme deftly bringing life’s thoughts to fore. A nice break for the avid reader.”Judith Halfacre 

“I’ve been following Matt for quite a long time now, and I’ve witnessed his spirituality blossom first hand. In a world that has sadly become cynical, I have found this mans heart to be gold. His works come from the heart and although there are many books out there that have the same type of premise, this book resonated with my heart. It’s a great read as a whole, but could also be read as a page a day for a daily dose of positive vibes. Something many could use in a world that is full of stress.” – Jorge

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