Well-known sports journalist and writer of the #1 tennis blog on the web, TennisWorld, Peter Bodo's newest eBook is devoted to the player who holds six Wimbledon titles and countless others, Olympic gold medalist Roger Federer. With his unique insights into The Mighty Fed’s playing style, greatest rivalries, stunning winning streak (and possible decline), and even his fashion choices, Bodo chronicles the golden middle period of Federer’s career, 2006-2009. Including interviews with Federer himself, this book provides a quick-paced, passionate look at tennis’s greatest superstar.
Lights! Cameras! Inaction!
New York writer Ricki Carstone knows it’s extremely unlikely a movie of her debut novel, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, will actually get made—the odds are like one in a hundred or something—but Moxie Bernard (hello! most famous teen on the planet!) has signed on to star. Plus, the producer is throwing her a super fabulous party in Hollywood (with Moxie!) to celebrate the relaunch of her book with a younger, sexier cover. Clearly, this is one movie option that’s going to make it all the way to the movie theater.
Ricky is so confident, she quits her dead-end paralegaling job and moves out to Los Angeles to keep an eye on the project. There, with the encouragement of Harry Skimpole, a handsome out-of-work actor who knows all the ins, outs, overs and arounds of moviemaking, she decides to try her hand at screenwriting. Churning out a script seems so much easier than a full-length novel. Thankfully, experienced screenwriter John Vholes is willing to teach her the ropes—for a small fee, of course. (Well, the fee starts small.)
The Reckoning is the story of a father’s love for his son – the story of Clay and Billy Underwood. Clay is a sinewy, lean, 40-ish redneck, a former rodeo wrangler who made a wreck of his life—thanks in no small part to his siren-like former wife, Billy’s mother. The book opens as Clay, freshly broken-out of an institution that might be jail—or a psychiatric ward—kidnaps Billy, bent on taking him on a backcountry elk hunt in the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
Clay is a decent but unlucky man driven by a profound desire to connect with the son he barely knows. He wants to share with Billy something of value—something beautiful—although this yearning is something he’s hard put to identify, much less articulate. In Clay’s roughneck world, and in his hardscrabble soul, that means hunting, for Clay is at his best and most competent, and he feels most in touch with his god, in the natural world.
But the hunt goes badly awry—and ultimately turns into a disaster. Clay and Billy become lost in the wilderness, ultimately stumbling onto a ranch property where they are mistaken for common poachers – and where Clay decides to make a stand that will ultimately leave his son alone, and lost in the Rockies.
READ an Exclusive Excerpt of 30 YEARS, 30 UNDENIABLE TRUTHS ABOUT BOXING, SPORTS, AND TV by Al Bernstein
For just over 30 years Al Bernstein has been one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in America. This book chronicles many of the amazing people and events he’s been a part of during those three decades. The stories and insights about sports and television are seasoned with plenty of humor, as Al travels back in time to deliver tales of funny, poignant, and bizarre events and people that helped shape sports television, ESPN, boxing, Las Vegas, and Showtime.
The cast of characters is eclectic to say the least. Every big name in boxing, from Marvin Hagler to Mike Tyson to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao make an appearance. Where the world of entertainment intersects with boxing, ESPN and Showtime, we meet a diverse group that includes Rodney Dangerfield, Sylvester Stallone, Russell Crowe, 50 Cent, Jerry Lewis, and Jack Nicholson, among others.
Genetics doctoral student and longevity researcher Ryan Abernathy receives a tip from a doctor about two elderly twin sisters, Cleona and Catherine Owen, who live on a remote island off the western coast of Ireland. Ryan volunteers to investigate, hoping to get DNA samples from the women in his ambitious effort to increase lifespan and fight age-related diseases and just possibly, cure death itself.
On the island, Ryan meets Cleona’s beautiful yet child-like great-granddaughter, Aisling, who cares for the elderly women but is able to offer Ryan no official age documentation for them. Aisling, lonely for companionship and exhausted from the care-taking of the sick women, draws Ryan into her world by telling him a story that she learned when she was young: that she and her relatives are the final known descendants of an old island clan that, through thousands of years of inbreeding and isolation, managed to achieve remarkable longevity. Ryan doesn’t believe Aisling, but by asking questions of the bar man at the local pub and by stumbling across a time-worn gravestone in the old cemetery, he becomes more curious about the unusual family. As his curiosity increases, so does that of sick Irish nun Sister Ignatius, who believes that she recognizes Catherine as a nun who disappeared from her convent sixty years ago. Both scientist and nun must grapple with their own deep-seated beliefs in order to determine the truth about the people, both past and present, of the Celtic island.
READ an Exclusive Excerpt of THE EAGLE AND THE SNAKE: A SEAL TEAM SIX INTERACTIVE THRILLER by W. Craig Reed
In The Eagle and the Snake, NCIS agent Jon Shay is the half-Chinese illegitimate son of a politician. He’s also a former Navy SEAL working with operators from Team Six to track down an Iraqi terrorist with a stolen bio-weapon. With the help of an alluring Russian bio-scientist, Jon and his team soon learn that an ancient sect is pulling the strings, and they plan to create a genetic weapon that could alter the course of human history.
The Eagle and the Snake is the first plot-interactive ebook to feature selectable chapters, alternate endings and information links. Included is an enhanced multimedia non-fiction Afterword that explores several topics introduced in the novel, such as Navy SEAL training and tactics, Soviet and Iraqi secret bio-weapons programs and the genetic science behind “hard-wired” personalities.
Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, available now only as an e-book. Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, he has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. Cuban tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.
"Satisfying as a Thanksgiving dinner at Mom's... Jenny Gardiner's heroine gives us a sarcastic but provocative look at our love-hate relationship with food. You'll eat this up in one sitting."
– AD HUDLER, bestselling author of
How can a girl figure out if she's choosing the right man to marry?
Can a craving for food be part of a clue that leads her to her truth?
Could the unhappy events and fears from her past be a “set up” for the ultimate surprise party?
What if pain was not the curse, but the course?