By Jennifer Munro

As a small child growing up in rural Rhodesia,Poppet has become used to the mysterious scars on her body, a violent recurring dream of a house fire, strange relics in a hidden suitcase, and adult eyes that slide away from her direct gaze.She is aware that hers is a house of secrets.

Her search for the truth about her past builds towards a terrifying night when she is attacked while her morose, alcoholic father slumbers next door.

When Poppet suspects the dreadful secret of her true identity she flies to London, to the safe, tranquil life she was originally destined for. Murder, rape, terrorism, racism, fire, guns, crocodiles, secrets and snakes all seem far behind her until her hated father dies, and she is called to face all the old fears again; this time with the man who wants to marry her, but is oblivious to the terrible things she’s seen and done. Can she risk being exposed? Can she live with the guilt?

The writer’s passionate love for her doomed African homeland of Zimbabwe blazes through this novel, and lights up the lives of a small, rural community in the middle of a brutal bush war.

‘No Paradise is ever without its Serpent, nor any Eden its exiles’

REVIEWS:
Lennie Gooding, Senior Commissioning Editor, Virago Publishing, London:
‘I think this is wonderfully written and, I really liked the execution.
So.. if she doesn’t sell this to someone else (and I expect she will) I would be happy to see whatever she writes next.’

Sally Orson-Jones, Brighton:
‘This is a smashing book, moving, evocative and insightful. Africa leaps to life vividly on the page, the plot has some meaty twists and turns, and I loved the fact that my perceptions of certain characters were turned around as I read. There are no simple answers here, and no easy options, but it is a story that literally made me laugh and cry, and it will stay in my mind for a very long time to come. It’s also beautifully written. I strongly recommend it.’

Anonymous Agent, London:
`I’ve now read a fair chunk of
MOTOHUMA, THE FIREHEAD (Jennifer Munro) and you’re right that it’s good, and vividly and evocatively written. It’s the kind of book that could win prizes and be dramatised as a prestige film. Unfortunately it’s also the kind of book that I don’t think I’m good at representing. This may well be THE KITE RUNNER.’

Merryl Patterson:
‘This book takes us back to when Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia. Poppet is a white girl whose father owns a second-generation farm. The only mother she knows is Millie, her black nanny. There is change in the air, mixed with fear and hope. In the midst of all this, Poppet is growing up and discovering who she is. This is a well-told story from the heart, a story that should find a wide audience.’

Mr. Alan Wilson:
‘This work is a winner. It begins at a run and keeps on going. Backed’

Ophelia Purlin:
‘I LOVE the line “who smelled of nothing more than common sense.” Brilliant!
This is a very well-written piece and nothing, as far as I can tell, that needs improving. Keep posting those chapters’

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82088.

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By Jeani-Rose Atchison

Is your food making you ill?
Taking you through processes that eventually brings your meal to your plate, Jeani-Rose writes how most manufactured food is the core reason for poor health today. She also links how everything we eat, drink, place on our skin or hair and breathe has a direct impact on our health.
Inspiring and insightful, this informative book is written with two distinct sections. The first, as a well researched narrative on the environmental and nutritional effects of our diet. Besides covering how different food components work in the body there are also chapters on MSG, GMO, water and many more.
The second part has well over 200 simple, step by step whole food vegetarian recipes. From ferments and salads to milks and desserts, just about everything one needs to know about food and eating is in this wonderful book.
“They say knowledge is power but I believe acting on knowledge is more powerful. Jeani-Rose gives you the knowledge that is required to not only shift your own health but that of the planets.” -Cyndi O’meara best selling author of Changing Habits, Changing Lives
“This is just the type of book we need more of. Not only an inspiring account of why we need to return to natural whole foods as the mainstay of our diet, but most importantly, packed full of simple, step-by-step recipes to help you make it happen. A great addition to any kitchen or bookshelf.” – Mark Bunn author of Ancient Wisdom, Modern Health
Praise for Jeani-Rose’s writing;
“I thought I would write to tell you how much I love your book. I have a shelf full of about two dozen cookbooks, most of them vegan, and yours is the one I consider most reliable. I like the fact that you think more about nutrition than a typical cookbook author does, meaning that I can think about it less just by choosing your recipes.” – Tracye B.
“A friend loaned me your book. It was a huge inspiration to me, thank you for it.” – Gretchen H.
“Whenever I want to cook a good meal I always reach for your book. I have never been disappointed.” – Mindy C.
Internationally known author of ‘Healing with Whole Foods’, Paul Pitchford, wrote, “Jeani-Rose has created a book that is an essential stepping stone for anyone interested in obtaining or maintaining good health.”
This latest work is meant to be thought provoking yet practical in its approach to living a healthier and more balanced life. One person can make a difference and it can be achieved in the home by the choices an individual makes and the understanding of the consequences of those choices.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/85719.

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Sep 08

Dark Wood

By Tiffani Collins

Bitter and disillusioned, Nící, a member of a race of fox people known as Kitsüns, has been running from her bloody past and her sister’s ghost for almost twenty summers. In her travels through the Lochren Range with the Tenjic, a clan of fierce fighters and clever misfits, she thought she had seen it all. Every nightmare and horror story monster the Range threw at them, Nící and the Tenjic had faced down. Nící even had trade arrangements with a few of those monsters. But when a pack of rogue werewolves abducts Ruse, her brother and only remaining family, Nící learns that there is something far worse than water demons and trolls lurking in the Range. Nící will have to face her past if she stands any chance of saving her brother from an ancient threat that hasn’t been seen for generations.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/76298.

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By Michael Gurian

Males are struggling throughout our culture—experiencing trauma, violence, unemployment, school failure, under-motivation, and in many cases, destitution. Males are also underserved in the helping professions. Boys and men often feel that therapists and mental health professionals are not as well informed or educated in what males need as they could be.

When we sit back and think about this, the view of many males makes good sense. Our offices, clinics, and schools are often set up for sitting quietly in a chair, rather than for physical movement, hands-on learning, thematic therapy, and other male-healthy strategies. And to make matters more murky, our professional dialogue in workshops and trainings often veers away from what boys and men need for fear of focusing on males to the detriment of females.

Transformation in clinical practice comes from both new thinking and new “doing”. HOW DO I HELP HIM? helps transform theory and practice to include a deep understanding of male development in therapy, health care, and human services. The book is gender equal and female positive. It includes new logic models and practical tools and strategies that will transform your private practice, office, agency, residential treatment facility, or other mental health care environment. These new models and tools do not replace present psychological theories, but instead blend with prevailing psychological theories to help ensure their effectiveness with boys and men.

Throughout the book, readers also learn new ways to look at girls and women’s lives, couples’ communication, and marriage and family issues. The lives of boys and girls and women and men are inextricably linked, and ever more so as our culture evolves. To take better care of boys and men is to help girls and women flourish, as well.

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“In his insightful and practical new guide, HOW DO I HELP HIM?, Michael Gurian, explains why so many men and boys dislike traditional counseling. He argues persuasively that males may resist open-ended discussions of their “feelings,” but they are hungry for mentoring and eager to talk about their core issues of manhood and motivation. This guide is filled with many helpful examples for engaging the male brain. I recommend this book for any therapist who has ever been frustrated in their attempts to reach a men and boys—and that’s all of us!

— Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of “IT’S A BOY!: YOUR SON”S DEVELOPMENT FROM BIRTH TO EIGHTEEN, and writer/producer of the PBS special RAISING CAIN: PROTECTING THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF BOYS.

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In HOW DO I HELP HIM?, Michael Gurian captures eloquently why talk therapy is so often ineffective for males. Gurian’s understanding of boys and men and his wisdom regarding how to alter our approaches can, and hopefully will, change the therapy landscape exponentially in the direction of being meaningful and effective. I highly recommend this book to everyone in the helping professions.

— JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Author of GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS and HOW GIRLS THRIVE.

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“In HOW DO I HELP HIM?, Michael Gurian combines brain science, counseling theory, and case study into a readable and informative synthesis that is valuable for those seeking to address the needs of men and boys in therapeutic settings. Amidst all the rhetoric surrounding the “boys’ crisis” today, Gurian provides a clear voice of reason that clarifies the problems and offers plausible solutions. His writing style, as always, is crisp and compelling. This book makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing discourse surrounding the issues that he presents.”

— Frances R. Spielhagen, Ph.D., Director, Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87042.

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By Eric L. Prentis

“The Astute Speculator” is the most important book on stock market trading since Jesse Livermore’s “How to Trade in Stocks,” a national best seller. “The Astute Speculator” presents the collected wisdom from the greatest forty-five books and articles on speculating, making it the book to read.

Know the three speculative trading arts: 1) correct timing; 2) setting stop loss orders; and 3) finding a speculative strategy that works for you. Learn how to sell stock short, how best to sell or cover stock positions and about momentum speculating. Understand trading volume as a signal to turning points, speculative bylaws, money and risk management, and futures and options trading.

“The Astute Speculator” is the stock market book on trading that is broad in scope yet clear and detailed in its explanations. Successfully apply the best advice and techniques from the stock speculating experts.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84001.

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By Eric L. Prentis

“The Astute Investor, 2nd ed.,” is the most important book on stock market investing since Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor,” a national best seller. “The Astute Investor, 2nd ed.,” presents the collected wisdom from the greatest thirty-seven books and articles on investing, making it the book to read.

Know whether the stock market is under or overvalued, the market’s long-term trend, how to be a contrarian investor and to judge the government’s interest rate policy. Learn how to calculate a corporation’s intrinsic value and margin-of-safety multiple, like Warren Buffett. Understand how to interpret the news, technical analysis, trading psychology, about bond investing and retirement planning.

“The Astute Investor, 2nd ed.,” is the stock market book on investing that is broad in scope yet clear and detailed in its explanations. Successfully apply the best advice and techniques from the stock investing experts.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/83991.

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By Don Sabatini

Affiliate Marketing 101 – 2011 Edition is your 47 page all in one solution to getting started in Affiliate Marketing and generating a residual money stream online.

Since its inception, the Internet has opened up many revenue streams for many people, and Affiliate Marketing is one of them! Secret Entourage proudly presents how to make money online with Affiliate Marketing, a step-by-step guide to getting started in this arena of online marketing, with potential profits of over $1000 a day.

This guide goes into specific details on strategies to use for picking the right niche, how to choose your marketing (SEO) keywords, how to analyze the competition, and more – using a comprehensive real world example.

As with most business ventures, you will need focus, determination, and a plan, and it’s no different if you want to be successful at Affiliate Marketing. In this guide we cover the details needed for you to get started in this online money making venture. Also realize that Affiliate Marketing presents some unique benefits that include a low cost of entry into the marketplace and the residual nature of the revenue stream that can be generated, amongst other benefits.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84591.

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By Franceska Molnar

Reminiscent of Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes, this impressive literary debut is historic crime fiction at its absolute finest. An intriguing and evocative read, told with a third-person sweeping narrative that is both edgy and wise, The Brothers From Budapest by composer and award-winning writer Franceska Molnar delivers a powerful portrait of the Depression Era and the complicated landscapes of a life of crime and brotherhood. In equal measures heartbreaking, tender and sincere, this compelling narrative reveals the challenges of immigrants in the first half of the twentieth century and exposes how thin blood ties can be. While the old adage that crime never pays might not ring completely true, it is certain that all crime has its cost.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/68537.

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Sep 08

Avenge

By Richard Puz

Violence rages during the 1850s, as marauding men roam the lawless border of Missouri in the historical novel, Avenge. Bent on looting and killing, they raid Curtis Sommer’s farm, which sets the young man on a journey seeking justice while confronting brutal enemies and nature’s fury. One after another, the outlaws are brought to account.

Veeko, a cunning villain with missing fingers, is the last and most elusive. After he brutally takes the innocence of a young woman, the Sommer family is in turmoil, leading to startling twists of fortune an d an epic battle of wits between the farmer-turned-reaper and the outlaw.

Novelists Larry McMurtry and Louis L’Amour have used the American frontier as magnificent backdrops for their novels. In this tradition, the setting for Avenge spans across the untamed American frontier from Missouri to Texas to the pioneer trails crossing Nebraska Territory.

Extensive research has been conducted over the past twelve years, with historical events, locations, and individuals woven throughout this story. The novel joins others in the author’s Six Bulls series.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82421.

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By Michelle Nielsen

Creando a Matisse es la historia de cómo una madre, usando las leyes espirituales y cuánticas, manifestó la curación de su hijo de un severo retraso, daños neurológicos y problemas de vinculación. Se trata de un proceso simple y práctico que puedes usar para manifestar absolutamente cualquier visión de naturaleza material, emocional, espiritual o altruista, para ti mismo/a o para otros.

You can purchase the book online from Smashwords in multiple eBook formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/85818.

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