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Book Excerpt! TS Rhodes’ ‘Pirates of the Golden Age’

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For a sneak peek of TS Rhodes‘ Pirates of the Golden Age: Revealing the True History of Pirates And Their World (CreateSpace, 2016), check out the excerpt below! Christopher Columbus discovered the New World for Spain in 1492, and he brought back news that the natives had gold. Only 14 years later, 45 ships had sailed to the Caribbean. By 1550, Spain had colonized lands ten times the size of Spain itself. Many of the expeditions were funded and led by Spanish nobles. Basically, they got permission from the Spanish king to start colonies, then went in with soldiers, horses and guns, and carved out their own small empires. They wanted the gold and silver found in the New World. Hernando…

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Book Excerpt! Mark Jaffe’s ‘Suitcase of Happyness’

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For a sneak peek of Mark Jaffe‘s Suitcase of Happyness: A Roadmap to Achieve and Enjoy Your Happiest Life (Cool Breeze Press, June 22, 2016), check out the excerpt below! PATHWAY 2: The Power of Passion My friend Tracy wound up making an unexpected choice during a recent vacation. For part of the trip, she stayed with another woman she found through her college alumni directory who showed her around the countryside. After a couple of fun days of sightseeing in the crisp autumn air, the woman encouraged Tracy to join her on a rafting trip down the rapids of one of the local rivers. The morning of the rafting trip dawned cold and wet. The skies were dark gray and the…

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Book Excerpt! Marc Rainer’s ‘A Winter of Wolves’

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For a sneak peek of Marc Rainer’s A Winter of Wolves: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama (CreateSpace, September 30, 2016), check out the excerpt below! Jackie Turner began the circle around the Lincoln Memorial, switching her gaze from the road to the huge marble structure from time to time just to make sure nothing was going on. So far, it had been a routine patrol on the graveyard shift. Christmas was only a few days away, and the crowds on the National Mall had dwindled to the usual trickle. The tourists were at home for the season. Whatever they could scrape together in a tight economy was going for gifts to put under their trees. She looked up again at the Doric columns…

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