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Archive for February 3rd, 2015

Title: Costly Illusions

Author: Vesna Grudzinski Sutija

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 248

Genre: Literary Fiction

Format: Ebook

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Alexandra, daughter of her Croatian town’s favorite physicians, is hardly an obedient child. As a teenager, she lingers in the streets, lights forbidden cigarettes, and falls in love. But when she is seventeen, Alexandra is forced to leave everything behind when her family decides to immigrate to America. As the ship leaves the dock, Alexandra helplessly watches her hometown disappear in the distance as her tears transform the boat into a vessel of despair.

Alexandra struggles to adjust to life in a new country, nurturing her aspirations to become a journalist. Despite the perplexities of dating in America, Alexandra eventually meets an older businessman during her senior year in college. Lonely, insecure, and vulnerable, Alexandra marries Carlos and becomes pregnant almost immediately. Unprepared for marriage, motherhood, and the repercussions of living with a controlling partner, Alexandra seeks love and approval in the arms of her film teacher without any idea that what happens next will transform her identity as a woman, a mother, and a professional.

In this poignant tale, a woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she must resolve her past before she can achieve happiness in her future

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Vesna Grudzinski Sutija was born in the former Yugoslavia and has lived in Venezuela and Chile. A retired academic and scientist, Vesna now happily calls New York home. Th is is her first novel.

Vesna is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins February 2 and ends on February 13.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, February 16.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Mother of a MillionaireTitle: Mother of a Millionaire

Author: Raoji Patel

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 238

Genre: Biography/Autobiography

Format: Ebook/Paperback

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Children of Indian descent often move to the United States in search of a better life. Other Indian children, born in America, are often materially successful, but they lose touch with the values of traditional Indian culture, including a deep love and respect for parents and gratitude for the parents loving sacrifices to aid them on their life’s path.

In Mother of a Millionaire, author Raoji (Ray) M. Patel provides insight into the issues, both Indian children and their parents face, as they make their home in a new country with different customs and ways of living through eleven short stories. In some stories, a spouse’s selfishness creates a rift within the family. In a few cases, the sons rebel against the parents’ interfering ways, and they grow apart from their parents, or they simply banish the parents from their lives. In other stories, a father slips from his patriarchal responsibilities, creating family discord and a loss of respect.

This collection of short stories shows how Indian parents strongly believe forgiveness—one of the most difficult challenges to face—makes one happier and healthier and frees one from sin. But as an ancient Indian scripture says, forgiveness is “the greatness of the great” because it creates unprecedented greatness in the forgiver.

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Raoji (Ray) M. Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from MS University of Baroda, India, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Patel is a retired small businessman cum engineer, and lives in Northern California with his wife Sushila and two adult children.

Raoji is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash.
  • This giveaway begins January 266 and ends on February 6.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, February 9.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Title: Suburban Enterprise

Author: J.P. London

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Pages: 138

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Format: Paperback/Kindle

If You Like Breaking Bad or the Stieg Larsson Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Books, You Will Love J.P. London’s Suburban Enterprise.

Brian has it all as a championship high school athlete in the suburbs, until a devastating injury turns his life upside down in an instant. With his athletic career ruined, and all hopes for a college education gone with it, Brian loses all hope of ever getting out of town and out of poverty.

This town is where you either have money or you want money. Brian figures he will just continue being one of those that wants money. But, he wants it bad.

Then along comes a spider in the form of an old coach, who gives Brian a chance to turn everything around, if he’s willing to pay the price. He shows Brian how he can take the money he wants. Brian must choose on which side of the law he wants to operate. His life depends on it.

When everything starts to spiral out of control, Brian learns he can either lie down and die or come out fighting.

Does he have what it takes to survive?

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  • Suburban Enterprise is available at Amazon.

J.P. London a New Jersey born and raised fiction author. He writes fictional stories about the social issues that he sees in everyday life which include the spread of opiate addiction to the masses, the lack of opportunities to war veterans, and the crippling weight of student loan debt on recent grads. Most of his stories take place in New Jersey and include locations that can be seen today.  You can visit J.P. London at the author’s website http://jplondonauthor.wix.com/jplondon

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