Carrie Lacey's happy upbringing is seemingly immune from the pressures of growing up Black in rural South Carolina during the Great Depression. But life changes when her mother and six siblings are forced from their Anderson home, leaving Carrie and her father, Hallie.
While working for White businessman Tommy Joe Butler-a bootleg liquor dealer-Carrie becomes aware of the depth of her father's campaign to change the lives of African Americans. He is using some of the strategies of the Underground Railroad, the nonviolent system of freeing slaves in pre-Civil War America to achieve his mission. Her childhood friend, Nappy Eddie, attempts to keep the truth from Carrie, but to no avail. When Butler and Hallie continue to disagree over property ownership, the seventeen-year old departs Anderson in frustration.
During her travels, Carrie encounters her alter ego, Dicie Caughman, commencing an odyssey that spans nearly eighty years and numerous locales, including life-enriching stops in Jacksonville, Florida and Newark, New Jersey. Carrie, in the form of Dicie, lives a good life as a nationally respected media mogul, though it is marked with deep-rooted secrets from her past life in South Carolina.
The Bootlegger's Mistress embodies the essence of The Great Migration-the decades-long movement of six million African Americans from the racially oppressive South to the purportedly economic opportunity-laden North during much of the twentieth century.
A medieval story about kings and queens and the harsh laws that governed their village of Borick.
A queen is faced with a life or death decision when she gives birth to triplets.
her midwife and personal guard help her to find a solution avoiding the rules about how many children a family can have.
a great adventure and intriguing story of the journeys trials and tribulations.
this story will keep you on your seat all the way to the end.
In the best selling book, I Am Boss, author Lenah Abraham draws on years of experience as a successful entrepreneur along with her passion for motivating others to offer you POWERFUL KEYS to unlock your ultimate SUCCESS and allow you to MANIFEST the life that you DESIRE. Lenah shares the secrets that have been passed down only to the elite and chosen ones. The fact that you found this book… you are chosen and are meant to discover these SECRETS – please handle with care.
CAUTION: Do not abuse the POWER and KNOWLEDGE that you will receive.
In this revolutionary self-motivation book, you will learn proven and powerful methods for manifesting MONEY, HEALTH, WEALTH, LOVE, SUCCESS and HAPPINESS:
• First, you will learn how to delete the old ‘you’, and eliminate obstacles, fear, anxiety, self-doubt, low self-esteem, negativity and bad habits; replacing them with power, strength and confidence - creating the best version of you
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Use the Keys of Success very carefully – these are the secrets of Billionaires, Kings, and Queens. Only a few notorieties were given these hidden tools. Some were passed down, and some were hidden in writings. You are receiving these life-changing secrets so that YOU can prosper. When we go through trials, it’s simply because we need to re-direct our paths and follow the tools God has given us. If we obey these methods and prescriptions, we can have what we desire - a Beautiful Life!
Dog Walk Talk: while I’m walking, God’s talking is a collection of anecdotes about a variety of real-life issues written from a Christian perspective. In each, the author presents the issue, sometimes using humor, shares his life examples, and then engages the reader with directed questions about the topic to provide an opportunity for introspection. Each is followed by appropriate biblical citations to provide the reader with further study should they choose to do so.
“MAFIA TIES – THE GREEK SYNDICATES”
by Nick Christophers
For past generations, we’ve been intrigued and mesmerized by the hidden roots of the “Cosa Nostra”. While the infamous life of the Italian Mafia, has been the forefront of these stories, there is a hidden gem of an untold organization of world domination crime, "Mafia Ties – The Greek Syndicates", organized criminal groups well-entrenched in the largest Greek urban centers.
The silent partners of the mob world, have operated internationally for decades, and have been instrumental in many ways. Yet only known of behind the closed doors with the traditional mafia. The ice-breaking thriller, "Mafia Ties – The Greek Syndicates", takes you behind those closed doors on a historical and terrifying journey, of this crime syndicate.
The names of Spiro Velentzas, Willie Kazonis, and Harry Peetros, traditionally are not the household names that come to mind, when we think “Mafia.” The front-page legacies of John Gotti, Jimmy Coonan, Tony Accardo, Angelo Bruno, and Jerry Angulio, have had mobster fans captivated for generations and all have worked with the Greek crime element. But behind the veil of Mafia secrecy lies an old-world culture of Mafia, the untold story of the other godfather’s, from Philadelphia to Athens.
Within the pages of, "Mafia Ties – The Greek Syndicates", is a raw and captivating look in the window of their organizations that stems from Greece across the oceans to Australia and into Canada. A shadowy crime element that has remained an unpublished tale, until now.
Within the pages of this book are personalized accounts and stories from leaders, and mobsters, who’ve worked with the "Mafia Ties – The Greek Syndicates", including FBI recordings that depict brutal imagery into their operations, and connections to various Italian and Irish Mafia families.
Mild-mannered Xenoarcheologist Dr. Alec Coimhead and his best friend, Dr. Clemy Armistead, are certain that they have just found the ancient location of an apocryphal battle between demons and angels. Whisked away on a rollicking adventure, Alec finds himself under the watchful eye of Rafe, a taciturn mountain of a man with a mysterious past.
Working with the enigmatic Praesidium, which claims to have protected humanity for generations, Alec clashes with his ethereally handsome bodyguard. As the New Watchers pursue the rambunctious pair across the globe, Alec and Rafe will have to battle ancient terrors and mythical creatures come to life. Racing to the ancient tomb of a fallen angel, Alec and Rafe may lose it all - and each other - to save the world. The Watchers: In The Valleys Of The Earth is the first book in an MM Action Adventure paranormal romance series. The only thing more dangerous than their chemistry...is their enemies!
Bell Casper is running a stealthy game in the Blue Parrot, a swanky bar in Manhattan catering to wealthy pleasure seekers. The game seems shady, and maybe it is. Leticia pretends to be his assistant. She's twenty-four and Bell's twenty-seven. Their relationship isn’t clear. Gigi is a pretty blonde, twenty-five years old. She also works out of the bar, running her own racket. She's attracted to Bell, but she can't understand why Bell and Leticia are together, or what his game is all about. She's determined to unravel both mysteries.
Lizzie, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, is investigating her former best friend, Rahul's company for worker's abuse. She feels conflicted and guilty she has to do a hit piece on her friend. Her investigation would surely ruin her friend's reputation and business. After a terrible day at work, she gets a chance encounter with her former high school classmate, handsome yet humble Christopher, who is now a big Hollywood movie star.
They go to dinner to catch up with their lives. Lizzie realizes that Christopher could be the love of her life and Christopher realizes the same thing. In the heat of the moment, they share a memorable kiss.
The only thing is, they are both engaged to other people.
Lizzie regrets her lost opportunity with Christopher. She also regrets the dark path that her friend, Rahul has taken.
Suddenly, an opportunity is presented to her through a wish-granting fortune cookie.
Lizzie makes a wish to turn back time so she can somehow change her past-- save her friend Rahul from turning into a bad guy and also to tell Christopher how she truly feels about him.
She was only given one chance to change her future. Will she succeed?
Follow Lizzie as she goes back in time to high school 1999 in this entertaining, charming time travel, standalone romance. Meet Lizzie's quirky yet adorable friends as she tries to navigate high school all over again. Follow her as she deals with bullying at school.
Reminisce about the time before cellphones were popular, mixed tapes, scrunchies, malls, The Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears.
The events and management insights described in Leading in Chaos are more relevant than ever. Managers from the front line to the boardroom may be dealing with fellow employees and colleagues in the grips of opioid addiction on a regular basis. Partisan politics has permeated every part of our lives, including the work place and navigating the political waters as a manager today truly takes conviction and fortitude. Through true stories, Leading in Chaos covers opioid addiction, extreme bullying, political assassination and much more.
A quick and entertaining read, Leading in Chaos will make you realize that the mundane employee problems are manageable!
O.T. Babalola debut novel from the emptiness is a fantasy tale between multiple dimensions where the world of two different existences faces adversaries that challenge their continued future. The book tells the story ‘From the Emptiness’ starting from the time when Zeus and Hades existed together as brother and the power that turned them away from each other. Also told is the story of ‘The Austere Time of the Crystal’ where the lives of young mortals are rattled and attacked by a greater power.