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Audio Release-Life Strategies for Teenagers by Bukky Ekine-Ogulana

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Title:    Life Strategies for Teenagers

Subtitle:   Positive Parenting Tips and Understanding Teens for Better Communication and a Happy Family

Author:    Bukky Ekine-Ogulana

Narrated:           N. Delgado

Genre: Non-Fiction/Parenting Teenagers/Education

Format: Audio 

Publisher: T.C.E.C Publishers United Kingdom

Time:   2 hours 8 minutes

Publication Date: June 1, 2019

Synopsis:

“Your teen is a child who is old enough to understand, but is still young enough to be pliable.” 

In Life Strategies for Teens, author Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana draws on 14 years of experience working with teenagers and their parents to offer proven methods for improving family communication skills, learning positive parenting and positive discipline methods and strategies for dealing with teen cell phone use and social media safety.

In this book, you will learn valuable teen communication tips:

  • How to understand teens – what teenage girls and boys really mean when they talk and interpreting non-verbal communication.
  • How to recognize teen depression and proven methods for dealing with it.
  • Parenting skills for dealing with disappointment and shortcomings.
  • Positive reinforcement practices for praising successes and encouraging growth.
  • How to monitor teenage cell phone, video game, and social media usage without causing a family meltdown.
  • How to curb nonchalance and defiant behavior with positive dialog and setting a good example.
  • How to raise a responsible, moral and purpose-driven teenager that you can be proud of.

Your children’s teenage years are when you should let them explore their growing teen independence, yet gently reel them in once in a while to make behavior adjustments as needed. Think of it as parental “product testing”. That means a lot of trial-and-error blanketed in love, before you proudly and confidently release your masterpiece into the world market!

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Audio Release-Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

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Title:  Lovely Little Things

Author:    Maureen Joyce Connolly

Narrated:           Elisabeth Rodgers

Genre: Fiction/ LGBT Fiction/Humorous Fiction

Format: Audio Plus kindle/paperback/

Publisher: Recorded Books

Time:   10 hours 14 minutes

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Synopsis:

“A shattering adventure.” ― Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

Prepare to be riveted.
It’s 1993, the first Saturday in September—impossibly hot—and Claire Rawlings is driving her two girls to the daycare at the University of Chicago Hospital where, as a resident, she is scheduled for rounds. Ignoring the troublesome signs of a sudden allergic reaction, Claire exits off the freeway to safety, only to pass out cold. When she wakes up, her daughters are gone.

Vanished.

Called a “A Shattering Adventure” by best-selling author, Jaquelyn Mitchard,
LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is a haunting exploration of how tragedy transforms lives. With page-turning momentum, Connolly ties together the threads of lives shattered, hope lost, and—finally—joy restored.

Perfect for readers of Watch Me Disappear and After Anna!

Additional Praise for Little Lovely Things:
“Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey.” ― Vivian Schilling, bestselling author of Quietus

“Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly’s debut sizzles. I finished Little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. Connolly takes risks that make the reader’s heart start anew. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates.” ― Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Wicked River

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Featured Audio Book: Catching a Miracle by Mark J. Spinicelli

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Title: Catching a Miracle

Author: Mark J. Spinicelli

Narrated by:  Michael Bower

Publisher:       Mark J. Spinicelli

Genre: Medical Fiction/Thriller

Format: Audio (also ebook and paperback)

Length:    6 hours 20 minutes

Publication Date: July 22, 2019

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old Shelly White is admitted to St. Theresa’s Hospital for Children for cancer treatment. In the meantime, she strikes a friendship with her fellow roommate Kristin, who is also undergoing her own battle with cancer. Dr. Gregory Wall manages the patient care for both children working tirelessly to pursue the treatment options that are available. He knows all too well that his best efforts may never be enough to save them. 

In a mystifying episode that later comes to be known as St. Theresa’s first official miracle, Shelly’s cancer seemingly disappears overnight to the utter amazement of Dr. Wall and the rest of the team at the hospital. Sadly, Kristen is not as fortunate. She eventually succumbs to her illness, even as Shelly makes her way out to leave the hospital as a fully cured and healthy little girl. 

Fast forward to 30 years later and Dr. Shelly White now works alongside Dr. Wall at the same hospital with a mission to save as many children as possible from cancer. She also starts the Kristen Foundation in honor and fond memory of her roommate who did not have the same privilege of coming out of her illness alive. 

At a fundraising event in aid of the foundation, Shelly meets advertising executive Nicholas Harris who, she soon realizes, is going to play a crucial role in changing her life and that of her patients through a cure for cancer. Nicholas and his father Salvatore have their own reasons for wanting to be part of the same journey. 

At this point, far from ending on a predictable note, Catching a Miracle soon enfolds into an unexpectedly fast-paced thrilling story involving the race to find a cure for cancer, the fight against corporate greed, and the involvement of powerful political entities who will stop at nothing to prevent the cure from being found. Listen to this book to find out:

  • The story behind Dr. Shelly White’s miraculous cancer recovery 
  • The surprising connection between Dr. White and Nick Harris at St. Theresa’s Hospital 
  • Whether Dr. White and friends will find a cure for cancer after all before the end of this book 
  • Whether the desire to save others and the indomitable spirit to find a cure will triumph over pure greed and profit 

While Catching a Miracle deals with the deeply profound theme of finding a cancer cure, it is far from a somber book. Moments of poignancy merge seamlessly with moments of humor to create a journey that’s both a testament to the faith of the human spirit as well as an inspiration to those that continue to be part of the search for a cure. A suspense-filled, action-packed, never-a-dull-moment book, part one of the three-part series, Catching a Miracle is a must-listen by first-time author Mark Spinicelli.

 

Buying Links:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Catching-a-Miracle-Audiobook/B07VDMKRBX

 

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New Release-Money Matters by Brian Finney

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Title:  Money Matters

Author:    Brian Finney

Genre: Fiction/ Mystery

Format: Kindle/Paperback/Audio

Pages:   248 pages

Publication Date: August 23, 2019

Synopsis:

At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug cartel in her search to uncover the truth. Jenny’s investigation takes her into the twilight world of undocumented immigrants, which leads her to seek the help of the handsome director of an immigrant rights organization to whom she is strongly attracted. But will the deadly enmity of the rich and powerful thwart her search and end her budding romance?

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Upcoming Release- Redemption Through Forgiveness: How God Used My Mental Illness to Save Me By Lisa Slaton

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Title:   Redemption Through Forgiveness: How God Used My Mental Illness to Save Me

Author:    Lisa Slaton

Genre: Fiction/ Christian Fiction/Trauma/Recovery

Format: Paperback & Kindle

Publisher:

Pages:   196 pages

Publication Date: August 30, 2019 (Pre-order Now)

Synopsis: Diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder and other mental illnesses, Lisa created personalities as a child to help her survive trauma and abuse. As an adult, she finally meets her alters and finds that they are Christian alters whom God will use to help her understand His great love and mercy toward her. It is when God gives Lisa one of the most difficult challenges of her life – forgiving the person she hates most in the world, her mother – that she learns how to accept God’s forgiveness and salvation.

 

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Featured YA eBook- Jack Wentworth: The Real Belt by Karen Ward-Wilder

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Title:   Jack Wentworth- The Real Belt

Author: Karen Ward-Wilder

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Fiction/Spiritual

Format: eBook

Publisher: Karen Ward-Wilder

Pages:  110 pages 

Publication Date: November, 2017

Synopsis:  Fourteen year-old-Jack Wentworth endures almost daily the pains and scars from the beatings of Ryan, the school bully. Jack’s life starts to change when he meets the mysterious homeless old man in the community library, and as he writes his own mystical story for his writing class at school. Known as being nerdy, Jack starts to discover who really he is, and he soon creates a story where teens on Tempko Island discover a time machine that looks like a gigantic computer. While traveling in the machine, the teens discover Belt Town, in which men, women, and children’s bodies are actually made into belts. Jack learns to survive by using his writing talent as a tool to cope, and as his real life intertwines with his story, his confidence begins to grow and he ultimately understands his truth. This inspiring YA fiction novel, Jack Wentworth (The Real Belt), is the first book of a six-book series designed to help teens boost their confidence and grow into their true purpose.

 

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New Release-Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

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Title:  Lovely Little Things

Author:    Maureen Joyce Connolly

Genre: Fiction/ LGBT Fiction/Humorous Fiction

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Pages:   304 pages

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Synopsis:

“A shattering adventure.” ― Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

A mother’s chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent’s worst nightmare

It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn’t have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car―and her daughters―are gone.

The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.

Perfect for readers of Watch Me Disappear and After Anna!

Additional Praise for Little Lovely Things:
“Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey.” ― Vivian Schilling, bestselling author of Quietus

“Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly’s debut sizzles. I finished Little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. Connolly takes risks that make the reader’s heart start anew. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates.” ― Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Wicked River

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