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Dire Straits

Embrace Failure, Ignite Success: Unveiling the 9 Greatest Pathways

Welcome to a journey that transcends success mantras and personal development clichés. In a world obsessed with triumph, there lies an untouched realm – the power of failure. Dive into my story of resilience and triumph over the 9 greatest mistakes that led me to the streets. This is not just a tale of falling; it's a guide on how to rise.

About the Book:

In a society inundated with success stories, my book stands out as a beacon of authenticity. Learn from my pitfalls and discover the 9 greatest pathways to success that emerged from the ashes of failure. This is not just a book; it's a roadmap for those navigating the challenging terrain of life.

Key Highlights:

Real-Life Lessons: Uncover the raw, unfiltered truth about the mistakes that shaped my journey.

Resilience Building: Explore strategies on how to face failures head-on and bounce back stronger.

9 Pathways to Success:

Gain insights into the principles that transformed my life and can revolutionize yours too.

1. Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm - Winston S. Churchill

2. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall - Confucius

3. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently - Henry Ford

Why This Book:

In a world fixated on success, we often neglect the invaluable lessons hidden within our failures. This book is a tribute to resilience, a guide for those who seek wisdom in setbacks, and a testament to the belief that failure is not the end but a stepping stone towards greatness.

Transforming Setbacks into Fuel:

Discover the alchemical process of turning failures into fuel for future success. This book unveils the art of harnessing the energy of setbacks to propel yourself forward, ensuring each stumble becomes a stepping stone toward your goals.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset:

Learn how to nurture a growth mindset that sees challenges as opportunities for growth. Understand the power of a positive perspective and how it can reshape your journey, transforming obstacles into chances for personal and professional development.

Building Lasting Resilience:

Explore strategies for building lasting resilience, not just to weather the storms of life but to thrive in their midst. This book provides practical insights on cultivating mental toughness, emotional strength, and the endurance needed to navigate the complexities of your path.

The Power of Self-Reflection:

Uncover the transformative power of self-reflection. Delve into the importance of introspection in understanding your failures, learning from them, and using that knowledge to carve a more purposeful and successful future.

Fostering Healthy Relationships:

Discover how meaningful connections with others contribute to your resilience and success. Learn the art of building a support network that can lift you up during challenging times and celebrate your victories.

Embracing Change as a Constant:

Understand the inevitability of change and how embracing it can lead to personal and professional growth. This book provides insights on navigating the ever-evolving landscape of life with adaptability and grace.

Benevolent Skies

This is a book of poems that reflects on humanity, this is a book of poems that is based on humanity and the ways human being emotions evolve through out life and living life itself.

DIssonance Volume I: Reality

Plug your ears. Don't look.
The war for humanity has begun.

Cameron "Jet" Shipley was there when they arrived in 2026. He, and everyone else, lived through the next decade and a half, learning to hide. Learning to never make a sound. Learning the most important rule of all:

You just...don't...look.

The year is now 2042, and humanity is eking out an existence in the shadows. Cameron and his team are sent out on a recon mission in Clarksville Tennessee, with events and developments that may alter the trajectory of Earth's fate...and his own.

Joined by newcomers Bassett and Trudy, Cameron and his brother Rut will have to contend with a powerful force that has laid waste to the planet and annihilated over eighty-five percent of civilization.

Will Jet's expeditions lead him on a slippery slope of discovery that demands accountability and answers?

Or will it plunge the earth, and everything in it, into further dissonance?

"Aliens" meets "A Quiet Place" in this dystopian sci-fi thriller series.

CLOUDLESS LOVE ... in the time of Artificial Intelligence

In 2035 in Sydney’s new city of Bradfield, two women set up a nightclub called Cloudless, where people leave their AI enabled devices and robots at the door. A singer-songwriter from Far North Queensland completes the love triangle. Then the world’s dominant AI platform pulls the plug without warning.

This is the story of three Australians travelling north at the end of the world as they’ve known it, who find love triumphs in complex and unpredictable ways.

Self-Improvement and Self-Love One Day Workbook for Women


Would you like to transform your life quickly?

Discover the essential solutions to improve your relationship with yourself and others.

Kat Murdock shares with you the secrets to creating long-lasting healthy boundaries.

You will learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, understand your emotions, and create unstoppable self-esteem.

You will master all the crucial habits of self-care that lead to incredible confidence and self-love for life.

Learn the proven solutions to rediscover and reclaim the incredible you!

Discover the carefully crafted personal development exercises.

This workbook offers practical, effective, and proven techniques that will help you declutter your mind, resolve past life lessons and unleash your full potential.

Fast-track solutions to a new you.

Inside, you’ll discover life-changing tips and advice for:

breaking free from anxieties, guilt, and past traumas

owning your strengths and inner beauty

managing your emotions with empathy and awareness

building unshakeable self-esteem with good micro habits

manifesting your passions and interests into reality 

• creating real long-lasting relationships with others

Building unstoppable motivation.

And lot’s more! 

Perfect Pairing

Life appears peaceful in Sienna’s new hometown in Tennessee.

After successfully solving a mysterious blackmail case, a relaxing summer is right around the corner, until…

A rash of carbon monoxide poisonings begins by nearly taking the life of a sweet friend & widow, Aurelia Simpson, while celebrating Pierre Delacroix’s bakery’s 5 year anniversary.

Not convinced her dear old friend was an intended target, and bewildered that Pierre’s bakery might be threatened, again, Sienna is determined more than ever to solve this bizarre mystery.

Against the Machine: Evolution

Earth, 2212: The novel, third in the Against The Machine trilogy, yet free standing on its own, tells of a dystopian society in the midst of catastrophic climate change. Billions have died. The minority of people remaining inhabit the MEGs, former cities transformed by technology into huge protective domes. Outside is the MASS living by subsistence. All seems well for those in the CORPORATE. It is not. With worsening climate, the MASS increasingly restive and their AI Silicons becoming sentient, those at the top have concocted a final solution: to leave Earth for Alpha Centauri, destroying the planet in their wake. Four protagonists, each from separate segments of this world, come together to attempt to prevent the plan. By the end they have managed to alter the human/machine interface, so changing human evolution.

Origin (Book 4 of Disrupted Equlibrium)

Carly navigates the sadistic machinations of her sociopathic captor while decay and turmoil tear away the last vestiges of civility. Colonel Sebridge relies on his hybrid pet Ramirez to sow unease amongst the small group of prisoners. Marik's disgust of Ramirez goes too far as he finds himself made an example of when Ramirez feeds on him to show the consequences of disobeying the Colonel's rules of conduct. As the infected grow more resilient and intelligent, Sebridge must abandon his stronghold when advanced mutants lay waste to the military base under his command. He secures the artifact in his flight from danger, dragging Carly and Ramirez along for the ride. Sebridge makes himself, and those around him targets for another devastating attack when he brings the artifact and the pseudo-artifact together in one location.

The artifact calls to all infected beings, promising its limitless power to any creature able to reach it. The pseudo-artifact, a quantum computer infused with knowledge gained by analyzing data from the artifact, becomes a nexus of chaotic potency yet to mature. Both objects will shift the course of reality for all time.

Cowboy faces an opponent he can't defeat. With no memory of the battle afterward, Cowboy finds himself alive thanks to his physiological enhancements. Cormac, an old friend from Cowboy's distant past, shows up in his life to teach Cowboy how to hunt and kill the Wyrtevore. Together they track the one that stole Cowboy's memory, finding themselves outside the gates of a veritable fortress holding the artifact and the pseudo-artifact.

Luke and Gavin fall prey to a sadistic gang of vigilantes who force them to fight scramblers to the death for sport. Taking a desperate gamble to escape with only their lives, Luke and his best friend encounter Jacob. Jacob leads a crew of glorified bandits, fancying themselves protectors of justice in a lawless world. Working their way out of Jacob's debt, the two hapless wanderers find refuge in the well-protected township of Hampton Flats. Things are going well for Luke and Gavin in their new home. They live content and find their purpose in joining the Search & Clear team. Tragedy strikes hard when on a routine S&C shift, their old captor shows up out of the blue. Luke suffers yet another devastating loss, wounding him to the core.

Genevieve and Chloe arrive at The Mountain. To her surprise, she finds an old colleague occupying her fortress of solitude with his daughter. An uneasy truce comes out of their initial conflict. When Conrad and his brother show up to claim The Mountain for themselves, Genevieve and Sal Bernardi's precarious agreement goes awry.

Read the tumultuous prologue to End Game in this fourth installment of Disrupted Equilibrium.

Third Wheel

Las Vegas, 1982. Brady Wilks, a teenage transplant from the Midwest, navigates life in the dusty suburban outskirts of an aberrant 24-hour town built by the Mob. Outcast as a newcomer, Brady forges a brotherly bond with an older teenage neighbor, Mick, and his friend, Brett. But when Brett unexpectedly moves away, Mick invites a new kid into their pack, squeezing out the last remnants of their childhood in favor of a new world laced with cartel-supplied drugs and the deal of a lifetime.

Third Wheel is a powerful novel about belonging, betrayal, and breaking away from paths laid out by others, even when it means grasping at an uncertain future. It is the story of a boy trying to find his identity without the benefit of a role model by taking chances on random and fragile relationships forged in the predawn hours of a future boomtown.

Desolate and gritty, Third Wheel is a triumphant debut novel, and Brady Wilks is remarkable as a transformative protagonist. Four-time award-winning author Richard R. Becker once again shares his unique insight into the human condition.


Colour. Synopsis of plot. Spoiler alert.
Ed works in a photographic shop in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in 1970. For many months he’s been having a strong relationship with Gail on the phone, but he’s never met her or seen her. Not so much as a photo.
He’s reached the point that he believes himself in love with her and arranges to meet in person. She doesn’t seem too willing. No wonder! When he arrives at her home at last, he finds out she’s a Coloured. (A separate race in SA, not Black) He’s shattered, this is 1970, at the height of Apartheid. Such relationships were illegal.
After the initial shock, Ed finds he simply cannot ignore Gail, and that he has fallen in love with her to the point that he can’t live without her. He feels he could still take her out, an opinion Gail does not share, but she goes along with it. There are several dating attempts, but they all fail.
After the villain, Sgt. Van Greuning of the South African Police vice squad appears things get tense. 

In Death As In Life

Sitting in Kansas Café, Judy Vernon witnesses a man have a heart attack. With his final breath, Frank Farrington gives her the look of someone wanting her to do something, but knowing he has no right to ask.
His presence lingers in the café, sitting across the table from Judy, and his pleading eyes appear in her mind when she is away from the café. Judy, a freelance journalist, is driven by Frank to investigate his life as she attempts to answer two questions:
Who was he?
What does he want from me?
As she learns about Frank, she becomes entwined in his life, being adopted by his family, accepting responsibility for his alcoholic former partner Billy, and befriending Frank’s morally dubious ex-wife, Miriam.
Her life is further complicated when bisexual loner Judy falls in love with both forensic accountant and businessman Myron Myerson and Frank’s brother’s wife, Alison Farrington.
Perhaps the most important question for Judy is whether doing what Frank wants her to do will enable her to return to her stable, carefully crafted routine life, or if her unlikely friendship with the deceased Frank has changed her life forever?

Heather: Tu’u Maia Lou Lima (Give Me Your Hand)

A heart-wrenching and yet a heartwarming story of a young Sāmoan-Scottish girl and how she endured and survived 60 years of abuse. She shares her story and hopes more women and children will be spared from mental and physical abuse.

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