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Nunca Mates A Un Pibe

En Nunca Mates A Un Pibe, el autor Gonzalo Villarruel lleva a los lectores en un emocionante viaje a través del inframundo criminal de Buenos Aires y más allá. La historia cuenta sobre un asesino atormentado perseguido por el recuerdo de un niño que mató y la trágica muerte de sus padres durante la segunda presidencia de Juan Domingo Perón. A medida que se desarrollan los acontecimientos, una masacre sacude un pueblo tranquilo y se forma una alianza impensable entre dos asesinos y sus víctimas.

La narración magistral de Villarruel invita a los lectores a una peligrosa aventura con “El lobo”, el enigmático protagonista de la historia con un pasado complicado del que no puede escapar. El autor genera ingeniosamente tensión a medida que comienza la historia, manteniendo a los lectores en la oscuridad sobre las identidades de las cinco personas que hicieron un pacto para nunca hablar de su participación en un asesinato. A medida que avanza la historia y los cinco se vuelven a conectar, se revelan sus identidades, lo que hace que la historia sea aún más intrigante. Los personajes de Nunca Mates A Un Pibe están bien desarrollados y son multidimensionales, con sus alianzas y motivos cambiando constantemente a lo largo de la historia. El ritmo de la trama se ralentiza a medida que Villarruel ofrece a los lectores la historia de fondo de los cinco, mostrando cómo sus pasados están entrelazados entre sí. Disfruté especialmente las transiciones fluidas entre el pasado y el presente, y la acción vertiginosa que mantiene a los lectores expectantes. Si bien las descripciones del país de la Patagonia podrían haber sido más detalladas, esto no resta valor a la narrativa que es apasionante.

En general, Nunca Mates A Un Pibe es una lectura obligada para los fanáticos de las novelas policíacas y de suspenso. La hábil narración de historias de Villarruel y el intrigante elenco de personajes misteriosos hacen de este libro lleno de acción una lectura cautivadora.

Pages: 325 | ASIN : B0BLFM4RH2

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The Adventurers and the Underground River 

Bea and her brother Chris eagerly anticipate a castle tour of Portugal with their cousins, Tony and Daniel. The quartet, accompanied by their witty avian companion, Jack the Crow, set off on a guided exploration of fortresses, keeps, and monasteries. Alongside the primarily elderly tourists, Bea and her family soon discover that a particular pair of middle-aged women seem to harbor ill intentions toward the children. As their journey unfolds, the young Adventurers uncover a perilous scheme while investigating Portugal’s historic castles. Finally, at nightfall, the foursome finds themselves fighting for survival within the enigmatic stone halls of an ancient monastery.

The Adventurers and the Underground River by Isabel Ricardo is the second book in this mysterious and entertaining series. This exciting story can be read as a standalone book or after reading book 1 because the author provides ample backstory to familiarize readers with the main characters. The four cousins—spirited Bea, intellectual Chris, composed Tony, and witty Daniel—are instantly endearing, as is their loyal friend, Jack the Crow. The vivid portrayal of Portugal’s history, from battles and warriors to noble kings and sagacious monks, is thoroughly captivating. The tale of Queen Inez and King Pedro is particularly enchanting, demonstrating the author’s ability to weave engaging historical elements into an action-packed narrative. Echoing the timeless charm of Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins mysteries, this adventure is laden with exhilarating action and enlightening historical content. With mild language and the presence of firearms, the story is an ideal choice for readers aged 10 and up who appreciate intelligent, intrepid heroes collaborating to save the day. The thrilling conclusion leaves ample opportunity for future escapades in this world.

The Adventurers and the Underground River is a riveting young adult novel that takes middle-grade readers on an unforgettable adventure. This engaging tale is a valuable addition to any home library, perfect for those who cherish classic, lighthearted mysteries reminiscent of a bygone era.

Pages: 210 | ISBN : 1949868850

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Some Good Writ

Some Good Writ: Christmas, Cancer, Dad, Wine, Sex and Jeff is a poignant anthology of poems that intimately chronicles the salient moments in Jeffrey Bailey’s life. Through his verse, Bailey explores the importance of embracing freedom and acting with resolve as he underscores the fragility and value of life. The collection thoughtfully delves into themes of suffering, the quest for equilibrium between labor and reward, and the danger of losing sight of life’s ephemeral nature amidst work demands. Bailey candidly recounts his familial circumstances, unafraid to bare his flaws, vulnerabilities, and most trying experiences. Consequently, his poetry offers an unvarnished yet deeply resonant portrayal of the adversity he has faced.

Employing an exquisite poetic style, Bailey accentuates the necessity of exertion and the acceptance of life’s inescapable tribulations. His words resonate profoundly as he acknowledges that life often unfolds in unexpected ways. Embracing this reality can be challenging, but it is essential for personal growth and perseverance. By drawing upon his encounters, Bailey’s objective lens bolsters his ideas’ potency. One particularly moving subject Bailey addresses is the harrowing impact of a loved one’s battle with cancer. He poignantly conveys the heartache and helplessness accompanying this plight, articulating his anguish with striking clarity and emotional depth. Throughout the anthology, Bailey masterfully weaves his intricate narrative.

Bailey’s poetry in Some Good Writ: Christmas, Cancer, Dad, Wine, Sex and Jeff is compelling and evocative; at times, its allegorical nature allows readers to create their own interpretation. The collection will particularly resonate with those who have endured profound experiences, regardless of differing circumstances, as well as readers seeking to ruminate on family, love, and self-discovery. I commend Bailey’s courage in sharing his personal journey and highly recommend this work to seasoned poetry enthusiasts eager to contemplate themes of life, death, and the human experience.

Pages: 95 | ASIN : B0BRGKWGYJ

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Nobody’s Daughter

In Nobody’s Daughter, author Rica Ramos shares a deeply personal memoir that recounts a difficult childhood marked by an unsupportive mother and the lasting impact of those experiences. Ramos navigates the intersections of past and present, illuminating the constant presence of a mother who consistently failed to provide the care and protection her children needed. The narrative delves into the author’s experiences with abuse, exploring her feelings of resentment towards not only her abusive stepfather but also her mother for neglecting to shield her children from harm.

Ramos tackles a range of sensitive subjects. However, the memoir’s primary focus extends beyond the traumatic experiences that occupy a substantial portion of the narrative. The ultimate goal becomes evident in the concluding chapters, as the author applies the healing she has undergone through therapy to nurture the newest generation of her family—her grandchild. By reflecting on her mother’s actions and consciously choosing to treat her grandchild with gentleness and love, Ramos offers solace to her inner child.

While the book contains moderately detailed accounts of sexual abuse, making it unsuitable for readers who may find such topics distressing, it is an invaluable resource for those who have experienced similar emotional detachment from a parent. The author’s journey toward healing provides a cathartic and potentially helpful perspective for individuals grappling with comparable childhood traumas.

Nobody’s Daughter is a compelling memoir that I would recommend to many who have overcome abuse or who know someone who has suffered from abuse. It is also an insightful look at the mother and daughter relationship and shows readers that their own self-worth matters over the cultural stigma of honoring their mother. Through Rica’s story, other women will find validation and strength to stand up for themselves and know their voice matters.

Pages: 187 | ASIN : B0B8H4T8MQ

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A Successful Next Life

Alan Gill Author Interview

“What Is Life About? – Life Is About the Soul” takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and purpose, exploring various aspects of life from a refreshing and accessible perspective. Why was this an important book for you to write?

This was to be the central theme for a six book series that would help people to have a successful next life. People go through life and learn a great deal about many things that in the end do not matter. The things that matter are related to whatever helps them succeed. Nothing is more important than the basics and the most basic thing is that their existence continues past death. Thus life is about the soul since it is forever.

Can you share some insights into your approach to discussing God and how readers can establish a personal connection with the divine?

There is only one way to connect with God and it is His way. It cannot be my approach for what do I know about things outside our realm?

What are some practical steps readers can take to apply the lessons from your book in their daily lives?

The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God and following th The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God, living characteristically with these things:love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

Life is short and you need to get it right. God wants you to succeed but you need to overcome what you want from the world and live for Christ.

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This book provides God’s description of Himself, His character, and His purpose. This essential knowledge is not found in religion, but a hundred different variations are given in association with promotions for their particular religion. The book is simple to understand while being exhaustive in evidence. The goal of the book is very singular, and it is to help you have a successful life. Such a life ends sharing in the Divine Nature. The world and the “world of religion” is full of deceit and not helping you. There is nothing complicated that requires anything different than your serious consideration and a love of the truth. Of course, many people will have to overcome the things they currently believe, realizing they are not true. It will be easy if you are dedicated to having a successful end. Indeed, the truth can overwhelm a person because everything finally fits together about life and how God is going about achieving His purpose. The things from God’s realm are outside humankind’s capability to discern and only come from God and via the way He has chosen to communicate. The world should be fully aware of the true nature of God and life because that knowledge is available. Although doing what is necessary to succeed is relatively simple, it can be challenging to live as God requires. The benefits of living your life as required are exceedingly better than living how you please. Nonetheless, seeing beyond this life can be difficult, and over history, few have chosen to live as God requires. Even more devastating is how the “religions of the world” have changed the truth to their own benefit, often accommodating what people want while building their numbers. It is quite horrendous, considering the damage to people’s eternity. The reason many are without the truth is all the confusion brought by the world and the “world of religion.” Also, many people believe that living in the dark about what God requires could be an excuse. There are no excuses, and that is one of the things people unwittingly miss in thinking there is some relief in avoiding what might be required of them.

Certainly, science has dominated the thinking of much of the world. Typically, that means claiming directly or indirectly that God does not exist and that everything, including humanity, happened naturally. Their allies are the size of the universe and the age of everything. The “apparent” conclusion is God was not required. This is wrong on so many levels, and they will be discussed in their obviousness. It turns out the most significant ally of those who reject God, and particularly the God of the Bible is because they want no God, no rules. Thus we have a nice fit between what science teaches and the people who will not be aggressive in considering anything different. The science story is overwhelming with tremendous graphic displays, movies, grand discussions of DNA-related matters, tons of supposed evidence like the fossil record, and the dedication of thousands of careers devoted to nothing else. However, like all matters, you cannot build a conclusion any stronger than the weakest link. If you can accept the weak link as being true, then the story might seem to be true. As it turns out, the Theory of Organic Evolution and the Theory of The Big Bang has many foundational problems. Although those will be revealed, there is a more powerful way to debunk these theories by providing the truth about our existence, and there are no foundational problems.

The Ideal Location For My Love Story

Susan Rounds Author Interview

The Winds of Autumn follows a young woman newly married who accompanies her husband on the Oregon Trail while realizing her feelings for another man. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

During my childhood, I remember visiting the fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein, and watching the musical fantasy, Cinderella, on television. Both sparked my imagination and inspired the kind of dream world I would later write about. Jane Austen’s influence would too. The prince becomes the consummate gentleman. The castle becomes a grand mansion. But I also wanted to explore those idyllic notions during the difficult events in America’s past and see how love, like the characters, would find a way to survive the hardships. And, since the city of St. Louis was the starting point of America’s westward expansion, I felt it was the ideal location for my love story to begin.

What were some of the emotional and moral guidelines you followed when developing your characters?

My historical romance novel, The Winds of Autumn, takes place in the 19th century during a tumultuous period in America’s history. This setting allowed me to take readers on a narrative journey set against the backdrop of epic events during that time—the Trail of Tears, the War of the Rebellion (Civil War), and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. These external events were also important catalysts for creating emotional conflict in my novel and between the characters. So much of a fictional story relies on creating characters that feel real to the reader. I wanted to make that real connection by immersing myself into the mind of my characters so I could feel every emotion they felt and what might happen if they acted on those emotions. Pain is a key motivator that can morph into resentment, or hope and love. I asked myself, what did my protagonist, Mariah, feel when she lost her sister, or Mariah’s mother when she lost her daughter? Those feelings run deep, and my personal experience growing up played a part in developing those characters. My antagonist, Nathan Lawton, faces a moral decision, one he justifies from a traumatic moment in his childhood that fuels his resentment with far-reaching consequences. It was important to raise the emotional stakes by forcing the characters to make choices, right or wrong. But the marriage customs of the 19th century left Mariah no choice when she realizes, too late, that marrying Nathan was a mistake. She suddenly finds herself trapped in her marriage which made me wonder, how was it even possible for a woman to follow her heart? Mariah’s internal struggles propel the story forward, forcing her into unimaginable situations but ones that ultimately transform her into the woman she was meant to be.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The title of my novel, The Winds of Autumn, uses the word “winds” as a metaphor for change, the main theme throughout the storyline. That transformational change is most evident in Mariah’s character, a refined young lady abruptly turned pioneer woman enduring the harsh plains of the American West. The theme, the sins of the father, was important to convey in Nathan’s character, giving the reader a clear understanding of his motivations. I found this to be a powerful theme because of its consequences to carry over generation to generation. After I finished writing my manuscript, I realized how central the meaning of home was in my novel, and how even a relationship can feel like coming home. And since my novel is about happily ever after, I wanted to exploit the theme of forbidden love as much as the hope that readers yearn for with the possibility of second chances.

What is the next story that you’re writing and when will it be published?

I’m researching the Gilded Age, a fascinating period in America’s history. I like the idea of that setting for a love story.

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A captivating love story transcending the American West, where secrets hide unknown consequences and true love fights for a second chance.
At the end of the War of the Rebellion, Mariah Renwick is still haunted by the memory of her late sister as she tries to piece together the remnants of an innocent time lost. All she wants is to bring happiness home again. Then dashing Lieutenant Nathan Lawton rushes into her life and becomes her new husband. But Nathan’s dark and tormented past hides revenge and betrayal as he stakes his claim to the Renwick fortune and his future out West.
Railroad magnate, Julian Marquette, has just returned to St. Louis to secure another bank loan from Mariah’s father. A brilliant mastermind, Julian orchestrates the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, not for the sake of his own vanity but for the people of America. He’s a man borne of conviction for what he believes in, a passionate man who’s secretly been in love with Mariah since he first saw her two years ago. But now it’s too late . . . until an intimate moment together takes them by storm.
“It was there again, in that infinitesimal space between them, the subtle tremor of attraction, at once forbidden but about to collide.”
Torn between desire and duty, Mariah is caught in a crossfire as she faces unimaginable struggles on an epic westward journey that shows no mercy. Can Julian fight against impossible odds for the woman he loves, or is all hope lost?
Sweeping landscapes. Passionate characters. The consummate gentleman is back.

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It’s Not About Love: (at least not the way you think)

It’s Not About Love is a compelling self-help memoir penned by Jamie Murray, which delves into the complex topic of infidelity. The author takes the reader on a transformative journey, explaining that betrayal is not a result of insufficient love for one’s partner but rather a reflection of the unfaithful individual’s lack of self-love. Consequently, the act of betrayal is not the fault of the betrayed. This insightful book provides a fresh perspective on disloyalty, empowering readers to understand that their self-worth is independent of the actions of others.

The essence of It’s Not About Love lies in its potent and unique approach to addressing infidelity. As Jamie Murray candidly shares her personal experiences with betrayal, readers cannot help but forge a deep connection with her narrative. This comprehensive guide serves as a powerful reminder that betrayal is unrelated to love, absolving the betrayed of any blame.

Murray’s writing style is both authoritative and wry, and her book is remarkably impactful as it encourages readers to view unfaithfulness from an entirely new angle. By recognizing one’s lack of culpability in such situations, readers are guided towards a more focused and healthy life. The author emphasizes the importance of self-care and discourages allowing a partner’s actions to have a detrimental effect on one’s well-being. Murray’s firsthand experience with betrayal lends her a unique understanding of the challenges one may face in the aftermath.

This book casts a light on a subject that is often experienced in silence and isolation, and Jamie Murray’s courageous honesty in sharing her most vulnerable emotions is nothing short of admirable. Despite the arduous journey, her witty writing instills a sense of hope that brighter days lie ahead. It’s Not About Love provides an exceptional portrayal of the intricate relationship between infidelity and love.

Pages: 182 | ASIN : B0BTZ98H6W

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Book of Leprechauns

Leprechauns are not only magical beings, as people often believe. In fact, they are beings who gather knowledge. For them, art reflects the essence of things, which is why they are guardians of stories. Furthermore, they have had to learn to protect everything they consider valuable, which is why they are cunning and resourceful. However, their life is not so simple because they have serious responsibilities to fulfill. Book of Leprechauns: The Lore Gatherers follows Molly, a young leprechaun who has lost the gold she was entrusted with. Alongside her father, Shaun, and her friend Dorker, they embark on a thrilling journey to ancient Rome and the realm of Caesar. Through this adventure, Molly learns more about her family, the responsibilities of being a lore gatherer, and the true magic that lies within her.

Author Jonathan Uffelman demonstrates exceptional attention to detail, crafting charismatic and engaging characters. Molly is a relatable protagonist who strives to excel while her father, Shaun, grapples with striking the right balance between guidance and independence. I loved reading about Molly’s relationship with her father and found it heartwarming. The vivid descriptions of the settings, particularly ancient Rome, are enriched with historical details, immersing the reader in the adventure. The narrative is further enhanced by including short tales discovered throughout the journey. The detailed descriptions and footnotes throughout the story add remarkable depth and richness to the narrative. The creative footnotes provide an authentic touch, effortlessly immersing the reader in the enchanting world of leprechauns.

Book of Leprechauns: The Lore Gatherers is an entertaining, thrilling, and unique middle-grade fantasy story. This novel is filled with adventure, exciting myths, and folk tales. This is a must-read for fans of sword and sorcery stories.

Pages: 320 | ASIN : B0BLY73KV8

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