A Golden Voice

A Golden Voice

Author: Ted Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101585634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 332

YouTube sensation Ted William's memoir of addiction, homelessness, and unlikely redemption, cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Bret Witter Ted Williams was panhandling in December 2010 when a passerby taped him and posted a clip of his gorgeous radio voice on YouTube. The video went viral, and overnight, launched him—the homeless man with a golden voice—into the hearts of millions. Since then, millions have heard pieces of his story: his successful radio career, his crack addiction, his multiple arrests, and his heartbreaking relationship with his ninety-year-old mother. But in A Golden Voice, Ted Williams finally puts all the pieces together to give an unforgettable, searingly honest account of life on the streets. Nothing is held back, as Williams takes the reader through prostitution, theft, crack houses, and homeless shelters in a search, ultimately, for redemption and hope. Along the way, we see his relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Kathy, grow into an unlikely and inspiring love story, and we hear the Golden Voice of God lead Ted from the selfishness of crime to the humility of the street corner—almost a year before he was “discovered” on that highway entrance ramp. But this memoir isn’t just an exploration of wrongs and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give homelessness a voice. It is a deeply American, from-the-heart comeback story about the power of hope, faith, and personal responsibility. With the innate charisma that has won him millions of fans, Ted Williams proves that no one, no matter how degraded, is too lost for a second chance.

TINY PRINTS

TINY PRINTS

Author: M.SANDHIYA DEVI

Publisher: BookSquirrel Publication

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 491

"Tiny prints" is a wonderful collection of poetry, quotes, and essays from our finest writers. The theme chosen for our anthology is loved by every person yet filled with so many lovely moments, emotions and captures the beauty of babies. Having a baby is a life changer and they are the definition of happiness and love. Here lies the pure talent in the ability to capture feelings towards babies and penning them down using mere words. Hope the words written in this book capture the precious moments of your life and make your reading worthwhile. Compiler:- M.Sandhiya devi

High Stakes

High Stakes

Author: Wild Cards Trust

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466824355

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 134

Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes (Wild Cards) delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror bu George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus "The Infamous Black Tongue" Morgan, and ace thief Mollie "Tesseract" Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally.... The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces--including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, and Ian Tregillis. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Assassin Code

The Assassin Code

Author: Richard Joseph Zazzi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450298025

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 543

Most grandfathers show their grandsons how to fish or play baseball, but not in the Castinetti family. Joseph Castinetti has no idea that growing up in a traditional Italian family means total loyalty to the family and doing exactly what you are told. So when his grandfather takes him target shooting, he never realizes that he is rehearsing to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The benefit of being born into a traditional Italian family means a secure future with all the trappings of life in Americaunless the family is the Mafia. As Joseph is unwillingly thrust into a life of crime, he must perform dirty deeds as his grandfathers pawn and bids to win favor at the highest levels of organized crime. As he becomes immersed deeper and deeper into the thick of the Mafias plans, it soon becomes apparent that they are grooming Joseph for something special. If its true that once in the Mafia one is always bound to the Omert, Joseph must find a way out before it is too late.

Rudi for President

Rudi for President

Author: David Kerr Chivers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469767252

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 351

Rudi Markovi is running for President - and he has the press clippings to prove it. Accompanied by his campaign manager, Slater Thompson, Rudi tours the country in his old, green van in search of votes and free publicity. But it's what he finds instead that makes life interesting. He finds Angela Cartwright, a cake froster who needs a life change. Joining a Presidential campaign is all the change she could hope for, especially since she's fallen in love with the candidate. He finds Phil Nixon, a talk radio DJ whose afternoon show is going down the tubes. Having Rudi on the air is a good way of killing time until the management kills his contract. He finds Leon Trotsky Butler, a would-be revolutionary who wants to change the world, if he could only get the world to pay attention. In Rudi, Leon sees someone he thinks could capture that attention - with the right plan. Politics, love, and revolutionary fervor prove an explosive mix as Rudi tries to change the world, and ends up changing a few lives instead. Political satire at its finest!

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Wild Cards: High Stakes

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473221994

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 521

Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror. Since an alien virus swept through New York City, the world has changed. Those who survived were divided. The lucky ones transformed into aces - heroes gifted with extraordinary powers. The rest became jokers, tragically mutated and cursed with terrifying abilities. These days, the hard-bitten police of Manhattan's notorious Fifth Precinct - 'Fort Freak' - specialise in a very particular kind of criminal . . . Officer Francis Black, vigilante joker Marcus 'The Infamous Black Tongue' Morgan and ace thief Mollie 'Tesseract' Steunenberg are stuck in Kazakhstan. The coldblooded Baba Yaga is forcing jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. And when the last line of defence against this world weakens, all hell will break loose - literally. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces - including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the most unlikely of heroes stands a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John J. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh and Ian Tregillis. Now in development for TV: rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

High-Risk Rescue

High-Risk Rescue

Author: Elizabeth Goddard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369716538

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 295

In the shadow of Mt. Rainier her life hangs in the balance. Surviving a shoot-out is not how Hannah Kahn planned to start her new job. But when her boss is killed, the shooters think she knows something and make her their next mark. She’ll have to rely on Ayden Honor—her boss’s bodyguard and her ex—to outrun the mysterious mercenaries now intent on chasing her. And the secret she’s kept from him must finally come to light… From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith. Honor Protection Specialists Book 1: High-Risk Rescue

The Zero Game

The Zero Game

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848947542

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 519

Come play the Zero Game - you can bet your life on it... Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are best friends who have plum jobs as senior staffers to well-respected congressmen. But after a decade in Washington, idealism has faded to disillusionment, and they're bored. Then one of them finds out about the clandestine Zero Game. It starts out as good fun - a simple wager between friends. But when someone close to them ends up dead, Harris and Matthew realise the game is far more sinister than they ever imagined - and that they're about to be the game's next victims. On the run, they turn to the only person they can trust: a sixteen-year-old Senate page who can move around the Capitol undetected. As a ruthless killer creeps closer, this idealistic page no only holds the key to saving their lives, but is also determined to redeem them in the process.

Tamed By Him - Book One

Tamed By Him - Book One

Author: Drew Sinclair

Publisher: Drew Sinclair

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 183

Clayton Hargrave is successful, wildly good-looking, super intelligent and will do anything to get what he wants. When he meets Katy Maldon she ticks all the boxes for exactly what he's looking for in a short term, intense relationship. The woman is strong willed, beautiful and most of all, she has the kind of intelligence that makes him weak at the knees but hard in all the right places. The problem is that Katy is a fugitive from justice who has turned living off grid into an art form. Romantic relationships, short term or otherwise do not enter into her secretive world. She cannot and will not reveal anything of her past to anyone, least of all this controlling, know-it-all billionaire with his massive sense of entitlement. Will this desperate woman be able to side-step the crazy world of the billionaire's secret desire and keep her precious anonymity? Or will she give in to her own desires and be brought to her knees by this achingly hot man?

Samson's Diary

Samson's Diary

Author: Bob Arnone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491741405

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 564

In an effort to protect her child from the harsh realities of her impending death, Mary pours her heart into a diary, her legacy to her challenged ten-year-old son, Samson. After her passing, the grief-stricken child writes longingly to his lost momma, in the hopes that his fervent words might reach her in the great beyond. Born with extraordinary powers found only in the primate world, he is a mystery to the medical world. His doctors know of a progressive tumor on his thyroid, but even that can't explain his gigantism. At ten, he is 6'9" and weighs 175 pounds. Nora, his devoted nanny, loves him as if he was her own flesh and blood, and she does her best to encourage the boy. When his mental abilities also begin to grow beyond expectations, only his father believes that it is the work of Mary, his dead wife. At sixteen, 7'6," and 275 pounds, he's on the verge of harnessing his true potential. Soon, he's on his way to glory in professional sports and folk-hero status, but there's a powerful emptiness to his life. Tragedy follows him everywhere. He continues to write to his momma, desperate to know why he keeps losing the ones he loves. At nineteen, undaunted by his doctor's fears that physical exertion will kill him, he experiences a mystical transformation, with his momma and a phalanx of angels to guide him. When his body betrays him, can they--or should they--save him?

The Greek Millionaire's Mistress

The Greek Millionaire's Mistress

Author: Catherine Spencer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426802867

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 889

Gina Hudson is in Athens to settle an oldscore, not fall into bed with her enemy'sright-hand man. But she's underestimated thepower of Mikos Christopoulos. No-strings sex is what Mikos expects. Butsoon his mission becomes more, and hewhisks Gina away to his island retreat. Hethinks she is a perfect part-time mistress—until he starts to want this woman for therest of his life—.