Collateral by Callie Hart

>> Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Zeth & Sloane fight together one last time to overcome the dangers that threaten their blossoming relationship, along with all those they love.



The final instalment of Zeth & Sloane's story is here!



With Lacey missing and everything falling apart, Sloane and Zeth will do everything they can to get her back. If that includes facing off against Charlie Holsan, the DEA, and anyone else who gets in their way, then so be it.



Faced with heartbreak, danger, and the increasing need to protect the ones he loves, Zeth Mayfair is finally realizing what it means to have a family. With her fears coming full circle, Sloane must learn that forgiveness is the only way to move forward.








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Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook – Volumes 1-4 (Introduction, Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, Planets in Aspect) by Gargatholil

>> Monday, October 20, 2014


The complete set of Gargatholil's 4-volume work, Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook--the first comprehensive handbook interpreting the astrological symbol set using the psycho-transformative depth astrology approach. For the novice or professional, this work is an introduction to depth astrology and explores the meanings of planets in signs, houses and aspect. Sample individual volumes.



This is the complete set of Gargatholil's 4-volume work, Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook--the first comprehensive handbook interpreting the astrological symbol set in the tradition of such pioneers as Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene and Stephen Arroyo. In the Introduction, Gargatholil explains the theory and philosophy behind his approach to depth astrology. The Introduction also is a basic astrological primer, providing essential meanings from a depth astrology viewpoint for the astrological symbol set--planets, signs, houses, aspects, elements and modalities. In Planets in Signs, planetary placements in each of the 12 zodiacal signs are interpreted using the psycho-transformative depth astrology approach. In Planets in Houses, planetary placements in each of the 12 astrological houses are interpreted. In Planets in Aspect, each of the six major astrological aspects--conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition and, for most planetary combinations, the quincunx) are interpreted for each binary planetary aspect occurring in the twentieth century and in the twenty-first century through 2013. "Planets" include the 10 traditional astrological planets, the Ascendant and Midheaven, the Moon's Nodes and the Part of Fortune, except that the Ascendant and Midheaven are not contained in Planets in Houses. Each interpretation contains: an explanation of the essential meaning and potential manifestations of the planet in its placement, based on the interaction between the planetary and other zodiacal symbols; the transcendent potential of the planetary placement; and manifestations of the planetary placement from a place of insecurity. Planets in Signs also includes common meanings of the planetary placement on a positive-to-negative continuum and the "influence" of the planet when aspecting or aspected by another planet. Planets in Houses includes an interpretation of the focus of the psychological function symbolized by each planet. The handbook is searchable using the Table of Contents, with links back to the Table of Contents for ease of multiple look-ups.



Depth Astrology: An Astrological Handbook is a valuable tool for the novice just entering the field of depth astrology, for the professional astrologer desiring a look-up of planetary interpretations that provide guidance to the unfolding potentialities of planetary placements, or for anyone seeking to use the astrological symbol-set as a tool for self-discovery and growth.



To sample Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses, or Planets in Aspect, please go to those individual volumes.






About Gargatholil


Gargatholil's interest in astrology began more than 40 years ago with his discovery of the works of Dane Rudhyar and Alan Leo. In the 1980s, Gargatholil;s knowledge of astrology was further informed by the writing of Donna Cunningham, Stephen Arroyo and Liz Greene. Gargatholil has always appreciated astrology as a tool for self-knowledge and personal growth. He believes, while transits may be valuable for understanding the "astrol weather" one is experiencing, it is the natal chart that holds the key to interpreting the drives and motivations, qualities, internal conflicts and challenges, and potential of the personality resident in this lifetime. Gargatholil has long rejected using astrology to attempt to predict the future on both practical and spiritual grounds.



Gargatholil has a Libra Sun and Taurus Ascendant (both ruled by Venus), with Moon in Capricorn in the tenth house (both ruled by Saturn) cusp Aquarius (ruled by Uranus). The primary rulers of Gargatholil's chart, Venus and Saturn, are conjunct in Virgo, while the Moon forms the point of a Yod to Saturn and Uranus. Understandably, Gargatholil has a straight gig and does not wish his identity to be revealed. He also is grateful to have been blessed with the capacity to bring the content of the Higher Mind to a more concrete and structured level.



Gargatholil has eclectic taste in music. His criteria for considering something worthwhile listening to boils down to "as long as she's been doin' it right."






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How I Did It by Michael Rich

>> Sunday, October 19, 2014


The future has arrived, but history has come to a hard stop. A well-meaning industrialist named Jasper Jennings has spent several decades creating a highly functional dystopia. Many years after his death, the Jennings family discovers a manuscript that seems to provide a roadmap of how he came to control the world and how humankind may some day chart a new horizon.



The future has arrived, but history has come to a hard stop. A well-meaning industrialist has spent several decades creating a highly functional dystopia. The nations of the world have been subsumed by a centralized, quasi-governmental, corporate arrangement, tightly controlled by the Jennings family. The family patriarch, Jasper Jennings, has long since died and the arrangement is now managed by his son, Jasper Jennings, Junior, and Junior’s counselor, Dannika Weber.

The Jennings family has recently discovered a manuscript that they believe may have been written by the late Jasper Jennings. The manuscript appears to provide a roadmap describing how Jasper Jennings came to control the world, and a formulation explaining how humankind might one day reclaim control, both as individuals and as separate nations, to reset history and chart a new horizon.

As a serialized version of the manuscript is released, chapter-by-chapter, the story uses multiple perspectives to explore the relationship between the subjective reality experienced by the characters, the subjective reality offered by Jasper Jennings, and the analysis of perceived reality offered by regular media “news” reports and commentary. The story explores the confusion, anxiety, and alienation of our times, and is meant to encourage debate within the mind of the reader on practical and philosophical questions of right and wrong, public policy, and how humankind should move forward to benefit the general welfare.






About Michael Rich


Hi,



I'm Michael Rich. I was born in Glendale, California in 1962. I've lived in California my entire life and currently reside in Northern California with my daughter. I'm a single parent; my wife passed away in 2011. I have always enjoyed writing and I studied creative writing in college. So far I have published one novel, but more are on the way. I'm currently working on the second novel, which has a working title of "The Preserve." I am also going to publish a series of short stories that are already completed, but need editing and formatting. If you like this first novel, "How I Did It," you can look for the short story collection in early 2015. I also enjoy writing songs (I play guitar and sing), golf, and alpine snow skiing.



My writing is inspired primarily by four writers, in alphabetical order: Albert Camus, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley and Jack London. I am not as talented as any of those writers, but their writing inspires me, informs my writing in subtle ways, and sets a standard of quality that I aspire to.



If you buy "How I Did It" and you like it, I would welcome a posted review. Thanks for checking out my Smashwords profile.






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Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon


When a gay marriage case arrives at the US Supreme Court, two women find themselves at the center of the fight for marriage equality. Closeted Justice Victoria Willoughby must sway a conservative colleague and attorney Genevieve Fornier must craft compelling arguments to win five votes. Complicating matters, despite their shared history, the law forbids the two from talking to each other.



It’s an open secret that the newest justice on the Supreme Court is a lesbian. So when the Court decides to hear a case about gay marriage, Justice Victoria Willoughby must navigate the press, sway at least one of her conservative colleagues, and confront her own fraught feelings about coming out. ­­



Just when she decides she’s up to the challenge,­­ she learns that the very brilliant, very out Genevieve Fornier will be lead counsel on the case.



Genevieve isn’t sure which is causing her more sleepless nights: the prospect of losing the case, or the thought of who will be sitting on the bench when she argues it.






About Blythe Rippon


Blythe Rippon holds a PhD in the humanities and currently teaches writing to undergraduates. Until now, her publishing has been of the academic variety. When not grading papers or imagining plots for future novels, she is usually holding forth about the political injustice of the day, hiking, or experimenting in the kitchen. She has lived all over the United States and at present can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her wife and children.






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La désintoxication douce – Programme de détoxification naturelle by Dr. Eleonore Blaurock-Busch PhD

>> Saturday, October 18, 2014


L’accumulation progressive des toxines peut provoquer une grande variété d’effets négatifs sur la santé.

Des nutriments comme les antioxydants et les acides aminés ont la capacité de détoxifier un système surchargé.



Les syndromes liés aux métaux toxiques ont été identifiés au cours des dernières décennies. Une surexposition chronique au plomb, au mercure et à d’autres métaux potentiellement toxiques peuvent affecter le corps et le cerveau et provoquer de nombreuses maladies, dont des problèmes de peau et de cœur, contribuer à la maladie d’Alzheimer, le cancer et la dépression. La recherche internationale a accumulé de très nombreuses preuves reliant les maladies chroniques aux problèmes environnementaux ; certaines d’entre elles sont listées ici. Aujourd’hui, les médecins comme les patients sont sensibilisés au diagnostic et au traitement de l’exposition chronique aux métaux ; avec ce livret, nous les aidons à travers la jungle d’informations. Nous expliquons en quoi les tests de diagnostic sont utiles, pourquoi et comment la génétique individuelle prédispose les gens à accumuler des métaux, et où les toxines se cachent.

La médecine utilise des agents synthétiques pour détoxifier les intoxications aiguës et chroniques dues aux métaux. Cependant, un tel traitement chimique peut ne pas convenir à des patients sensibles, comme les très jeunes enfants ou les personnes âgées. La nature nous a dotés d’éléments nutritifs également capables de « chélater » les métaux ; ce livre explique non seulement la toxicité des métaux, les symptômes qu’ils peuvent causer ou les systèmes organiques qu’ils affectent, mais aussi comment la nature offre des alternatives nutritionnelles à la chélation synthétique. Nous expliquons comment les agents de détoxification naturels fonctionnent et fournissons des protocoles d’auto-traitement nutritionnels.






About Dr. Eleonore Blaurock-Busch PhD


E.Blaurock-Busch PhD is research director of Micro Trace Minerals Analytical Laboratory Germany and Trace Mineral International Laboratory of Boulder, Colorado and was Assistant Laboratory Director at King James Medical Laboratory, Cleveland, OH. Her specialty is metal toxicology and human nutrition.



She is a founding member and co-chairman of the International Association of Trace Element Research and Cancer, and organizer of the first East-West World Congress on Trace Element and Cancer, held in Beijing, China in 1996. As scientific advisor to the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (IBCMT) she lectured worldwide at medical meetings and universities. As scientific advisor to the German Medical Association for Clinical Metal Toxicology (Deutsche Ärztegesellschaft für Klinische Metalltoxilogie – KMT), she continues to be involved in teaching toxicology to German physicians.



She is instrumental in environmental and laboratory research projects in metal toxicology, including epidemiological studies that evaluated the toxic burden of people of various countries, including India and Saudi Arabia. In 2005, she received the IBCMT (International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology) Award for Outstanding Service.



She was a guest speaker at radio and TV shows in the US, Germany and elsewhere.

She published several books in German and English at reputable publishers including Prentice Hall (later Simon and Schuster) and Hugendubel. Her many articles were published in various languages in medical and lay journals around the world.



She is a member of the European Academy for Environmental Medicine and the British Society for Ecological Medicine. She continues independent studies at Exeter College, Oxford University, UK.






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Full Throttle by John Deakin


Full Throttle is an entertaining account of an amazing man’s life in aviation that is sure to leave the reader laughing and head-shaking as the pages turn quickly. It is a compilation of short stories told by John Deakin over the years on Compuserve's AVSIG Forum. Some of Deakin’s stories are funny, some are sad, and a few are shocking for the amount of trouble Deakin managed to get himself into.



Full Throttle is an entertaining account of an amazing man’s life in aviation that is sure to leave the reader laughing and head-shaking as the pages turn quickly during this enjoyable read. It is a compilation of short stories told by John Deakin over the years on Compuserve's AVSIG Forum, the oldest aviation forum in the world. Some of Deakin’s stories are funny, some are sad, and a few are shocking for the amount of trouble Deakin managed to get himself into and (barely) out of over the years. His professional career consisted of flying an assortment of airplanes for Air America in Vietnam and as an airline pilot for Japan Airlines. Non-professionally and for fun Deakin flew a wide assortment of WWII fighters and bombers.



Young Deakin started as a line boy in his teens before working as a freighter pilot (B-25 captain at 19), corporate pilot, spending five years with Air America, the CIA airline, and 32 years as a captain for Japan Airlines. His last 29 years with JAL were spent Captaining the 747; the last five years of which, John was #1 in seniority system-wide.



The first half of the book tells of Deakin’s training as a budding pilot and the experiences which formed the skills he later needed to survive the rigors of flying in a combat zone. A few of these experiences could easily have been fatal, but through them all, the young aviator maintains his sense of humor about how he got himself into such a mess! There were more than a few “messes” on various continents as he learned to survive.



Deakin’s intense experiences while flying for Air America in Vietnam are always colored with the morbid humor that accompanies stressful situations. His part ownership of the Kontiki Lounge in Gia Dinh, Vietnam, presents its own special view of life “in country.” After his Air America experience, he expounds upon his experiences as an airline captain, which range from hysterically funny to the high-stress situations that accompany weather and diversion decisions as well as dealing with unruly passengers.



The later chapters of the book are first-hand accounts and detailed descriptions of what it’s like to fly some of the World’s most interesting and rare airplanes. For those who are likely to never get the chance to do so, Deakin gives them a first-hand glimpse into the details known only to those who’ve flown such aircraft as the Constellation, Bearcat, Japanese Zero, C-46, B-24, and B-29.






About John Deakin


John always said “Get a job doing something you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” After a few attempts at actually working, mostly imposed by his father in his early teens, John eased into flying airplanes, and sure enough, found the saying to be true. He started out as a line boy in Sarasota, Florida, and began collecting money for his flying addiction by age seventeen and never looked back. He blew all of his money on aviation ratings and restaurant food, and, as a result never learned to cook beyond frozen meals and the occasional peanut butter and jelly sandwich.



John hated high school, and by his own assessment, barely made it through. He never darkened the door of college, being convinced that he’d learn more at the airport. He applied for the airlines early on, but they all wanted applicants with college diplomas and high grades at that. John railed against this at the time, but finally decided the airlines were not for him, since he’s never appreciated the union mentality. He banged around in odd jobs as a budding pilot, until he landed a job overseas for which he lusted greatly, being young, adventurous, and naive. The young lady he’d been dating for a year or so apparently had other plans for him, and was quite upset at his sudden overseas departure. John was greatly relieved, and smugly pleased to be out of that situation!



The dream job turned out to be with Air America, which John later discovered was a CIA Proprietary Airline. He spent about five years with Air America in various “garden spots” of Asia and the Pacific, had many adventures, cut a wide path through the fleshpots, and thoroughly enjoyed the massive amount of flying time in wonderful airplanes. As many Air America pilots did, John learned to do strange and amazing things with those airplanes. John has often said that that was the happiest time of his life. In 1968, Air America was failing, and the lure of jets was strong. John had an opportunity to join Japan Airlines as “Christmas Help” as a 727 captain, figuring he’d build experience for three to five years, and move on. To his surprise, his advancement to DC-8 captain, then 747 captain was very rapid. JAL was growing monstrously, and there were not enough Japanese pilots available to fill the slots. John spent the next 32 years with JAL, for the most part very happy ones, acquiring a wife and two fine sons who live and work in Seattle today. Amazingly, he only married the once, when everyone he knows has been divorced—some multiple times.



When age forced John to retire from JAL, he became a Gulfstream captain. He loved the airplane, but other issues somewhat “reduced his enjoyment.” The stress and being slightly overweight forced his blood pressure up and he suffered a stroke in 2008 at the age of 69. The after-effects of the stroke were minor, and much to his surprise he happily enjoyed being retired and now admits that he wishes he’d retired sooner. John now lives fairly reclusively with his wife in Southern California and spends his time on the business aspects of Advanced Pilot Seminars, handles a steady flow of email, and is thoroughly enjoying life, as he always has.



The Prologue mentions that he refused to write this book. "Refused" is accurate, but "too lazy" is more descriptive, and he’s amazed that Walter took the time to compile some of his stories. John hope you enjoy them, but if you don’t blame Walter, not him!






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On A Wing And A Prayer by Karen D. Badger


Airline pilot Cassidy Conway has closed her heart to love. Content with the occasional physical encounter, she's happy in her solitude. Roxanne Ward is an award-winning science fiction writer. Caught in an abusive relationship. When Cass sees Rox's portrait on a book cover and decided to send her an email, the friendship that ensues sets off a chain of events, rife with suspense and danger.



Airline pilot Cassidy Conway, haunted by memories of her lover's death, has closed her heart to love. Content with the occasional physical encounter, she's happy in her solitude.



Roxanne Ward is an award-winning science fiction writer. Caught between her own needs and those of her family, she is unable to break free of an abusive relationship.



When Cass sees Rox's portrait on a book cover and decided to send her an email, the friendship that forms between the two women sets off a tumultuous chain of events, rife with danger and suspense.






About Karen D. Badger


Karen D. Badger is the author of On A Wing And A Prayer, Yesterday Once More (a 2009 Golden Crown Literary Award winner for Speculative Fiction), In A Family Way, Unchained Memories, and Happy Campers: Books I-III of the

Commitment Series, and her current novel, The Blue Feather, all published by Badger Bliss Books.



Born and raised in Vermont, Karen is the second of five children raised by a fiercely independent mother, who remains one of her best friends to this day. Karen earned her B.A. in 1978 in Theater and in Elementary Education, and in 1994, earned a B.S. in Mathematics. In addition to her novels, Karen is the author of many technical papers on photomask manufacturing, which she has presented at numerous semiconductor industry conferences, and is the holder if several technical patents. Karen is currently in her 36th year as an Advisory Engineer with the IBM Corporation in Vermont.



Karen and her wife, Barb (a retired Lt. Co. in the US Air Force) live in the beautiful state of Vermont-home of Ben and Jerry's and civil unions. They spend their spare time with family: sons Heath and Dane, their respective ladies, Kacie and Daisy, and their three grandchildren, Kyren, Ariana and Ellie, as well as doing home improvement projects on both their homes in Vermont and New Mexico. They also enjoy camping, kayaking, motorcycling and singing Karaoke.






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