Have you ever wondered what happened to the survivors and evacuees afterward? Truth is, many have become far removed from the pain, despair and horror of that day. For evacuee Jayda Cabbell, it is a day and time in her life she will never forget. She offers readers a first-hand account of her emotional roller coaster through the 'Storms' following the hurricane. After being knocked down and thrown off-balance, Jayda Cabbell tackled the storm's aftermath head-on with resilience. This is not another self-help book with a simple autobiographical twist. No, this book reads like an Oscar-nominated movie. Hurricane Katrina, jail, adultery and homelessness was no match to stop the favor and redemption on the author's life. Jayda Cabbell's storm did not come when the levee's broke; she's been fighting and defeating storms since her youth. Jayda is a Wife, Mother, Community Servant and founder of Divva.Biz. Jayda hopes to inspire readers to embrace their storm and know that a blessing shall soon come from the trials.
#1 bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with an explosive new novel about a woman at an emotional crossroads-and the men left in her wake. Isis Tatum knows firsthand the way love can mess up a person. After all, she saw her mother drive a truck through the home of her father's mistress before killing her dad. And ever since Isis was a teenager, her love life has been a series of disasters: Her first sweetheart was executed by the state of Virginia, and her next lover was sent to jail for murder. Now Isis is a successful jewelry designer, but she remains a failure with men. When she meets Logic, a Las Vegas high roller who treats her like a princess, Isis reckons she's finally struck gold-literally. Logic sees to it that her custom pieces of jewelry are seen on the hottest rap stars and pro athletes. But when this Mr. Right ends up in jail too, Isis starts to believe that she's cursed, that she's a true Black Widow. Always one to roll with the punches, she embraces her life and walks bravely down all its twisted paths, taking her business to unprecedented heights while letting the men who dare to get involved with her take their chances. 'Few writers working in the field today bring the drama quite as dramatically as Nikki Turner. . . . [She's] a master at weaving juicy, 'hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption.&#8221; -Vibe.com 'Turner [takes] street literature to the next level, further proving that she is indeed 'The Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction.' &#8221; -UrbanPublicity.com
Now you can go where no one has been before: deep inside a mind with high-functioning autism. In his roller coaster of a life, Dylan Volk (aka Dielawn) has lived all over the country, tried to fit in with many different crowds, and been in jail a few times. Now he has written a tell-all book to give you all the juicy details. Don't listen to this book before you go to sleep - you may be up all night! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Volk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152177/bk_acx0_152177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quirky Private Investigator Sage McGuire can't seem to stay out of trouble in Love Me. Badass Sergeant Carter Morgan of the Portland Police Department takes risks for a living - but he'd never risked his heart before. From the first flirty look Sage flashes, he is hooked, and it has been a roller-coaster ride ever since.With Carter's conniving ex-girlfriend, FBI Special Agent Mia Williams, in the looney bin, things finally seem to be settling back to normal, until Mr. Smithfield, Sage's old boss, appears in her dreams asking for help to avenge his death. Knowing full well it could lead to another trip to the emergency room, Sage agrees to help. Even with Carter trailing her every move, Sage solves Mr. Smithfield's murder and helps put her ex-boss' wicked bride in jail. With all the excitement, Sage forgets to buy Carter a Valentine's Day gift, unless you count the edible strawberry-flavored panties and banana-flavored massage gel. Carter, on the other hand, hits it out of the park with a cupcake topped with a very special sparkling surprise. Can Carter keep Sage safe and out of trouble long enough to get her down the aisle? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carly Kincaid. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146610/bk_acx0_146610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bowling for the Mob is the story of a man considered by many to be the greatest bowler that ever lived, yet his life became a struggle to conquer his inner demons. By age 12, Bob Purzycki was one of the best bowlers in the country. He was set to compete at the World's Fair in 1964 in Queens. Two days before, a neighborhood kid hit Bob in the face with a mallet and crushed the side of his head causing permanent loss of vision in his left eye. Despite everyone telling him to give up, Bob trained to bowl with one eye. By his 18th birthday, his game had improved to a 220 average - a score that was unheard of in 1970. He joined the Professional Bowlers Association at 19 and won Bowler of the Year in 1973 and 1974. Then Bob got involved with the underworld as the mob began making bets on his tournaments, which started a downhill spiral. After getting involved with the mafia, a viscous battle with drug abuse and doing jail time, he redeemed himself and went on to play in the Super Bowl High Roller in Vegas. He won the grand prize beating the best bowlers in the world and became champion at 47. An amazing story of one man's mistakes and accomplishments, Purzycki says it best "I was either going to kill somebody, kill myself or end up in an insane asylum." 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000248/bk_real_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.