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Giveaway: HELP ME!

A novella about a boy named Mick and his struggles with life. His parent’s divorce and a friend’s suicide make his world unbearable. Each “cut” has a deeper meaning. A cry for help.

“I spin my dad’s Ruger SP101 revolver on the wood floor of my bedroom. Sometimes, just to see what it feels like, I place the tip of the gun against my temple, but I never once pull the trigger. NO!”

“I’m more into the slice of the blade against my skin and the blood running down my arm.”

“It relieves so much pressure.”

“And I can breathe again…”Once I slice, it relieves so much pressure, I can breathe again…

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Giveaway: Talk To Me

Crowded halls filled with noisy teenagers.

Teachers, homework, and never ending tests.

Hanging with friends, dating boys, gossip, and preparing for the future.

Isn’t that what high school is supposed to be all about?


Carly Boyles was once popular and dated the Captain of the football team. She wanted to be like any other fifteen-year-old teenage girl at Lakeport Central High School, but Taylor Ryans changed everything.

Two weeks after their break-up, Carly can’t find a reason to live after she finds her best friend Staci Garrison; hanging all over her ex-boyfriend Taylor Ryans. Carly decides to take matters into her own hands, but is it more than just the break-up that has her world falling apart?

The rules no longer apply between two best friends when a boy comes between their once forever-friendship since elementary school. One phone message changes everything and Carly’s world is shattered to pieces.

Will she find a reason to live? Will she tell the one secret that is killing her from the inside out?

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Giveaway: Hidden Secrets “Secrets and Second Chances,” Book 2

… Hidden Secrets will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew…



Carla Michaels’s life isn’t what she thought it was. She met her loving husband in college. She had a career as a teacher. All she ever wanted to complete her life was a baby. After five miscarriages, Carla had almost given up hope of ever becoming a mother.

Then a devastating tragedy strikes and everything she had ever loved is gone—now she’s left torn and shattered, wondering if she can go on with life.

Unexpectedly, she receives an envelope full of books. Journals that were kept hidden from her. A mystery starts to play out as secrets are revealed.

Will she get a second chance at life? Will the hidden secrets destroy her? Or will she find the strength to survive once she knows the truth?

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Giveaway: Why Your Pastor Left

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If our recent elections remind us of anything, it’s how painful division and fracturing of groups can be–especially when it involves opinions about leadership!

Feedback from readers:
“Every pastor and church leader needs to read this book”

“Schmitz interlaces Biblical Biblical scholarship, hard-hitting statistics, and gut-wrenching anecdotes seamlessly to create a can’t-put-it-down feeling.”

“I think it would be nearly impossible to read this book and not have a changed heart toward the functioning of our church bodies.”

(Also, it looks like there’s a paperback sale on it for Prime members who sill save about 10%–that’s Amazon’s doing since it just came out on paperbook via their competition over at Ingram).


Data, research, and stories about American pastoral decline.

Nine of ten ministers know three or more peers who’ve been forced out of pastoral positions; a third of all pastors serve congregations who either fired the previous minister or actively forced their resignation; and at any given time, 75% of pastors in America want to quit. American church decline has reached epidemic proportions and in the last century, church influence has waned nearly 60%. Pastoral attrition is either an indicator of that problem or a central part of it. Why Your Pastor Left is full of detailed statistics and identifies the top ten “Ministry Killers” that cause pastoral stress and eventual “burnout.”

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    Giveaway: Adversity. How To Overcome Your Challenge And Win!

    Often times when you are in the middle of adversity it is hard to get a clear picture of where you are and what you should do next – like being in a small boat on the ocean in the middle of a big storm. All you can see are big waves swamping you, dark clouds, high winds and driving rain. All you can do is hope to survive, but if you were able to fly straight up above the storm you might see clear skies in a certain direction.

    I have spent a large part of my life working with community service oriented organizations, and this has brought me into constant contact with people who are in the midst of adversity. This has also brought me into contact with many inspirational characters whose lives have been dedicated to serving and empowering those in need.  It is from meeting those in need and those who are helping that I have learned about the nature of adversity and how people overcome it.

    This is what the purpose of this book is – to help you see your adversity from a higher point of view so you can get an idea of what direction you should head in. So whatever the nature of your challenge is, please read on …

    Recent Amazon reviews: ‘Another great book by Charles Courtney. Whether you have some major challenges or obstacles or simply want to learn some ways to de-stress, this book is a great read and provides some wonderful insights.’ ‘An excellent book. Courtney combines what I like about textbooks (solid organization, easy activities at the end of each chapter to help cement knowledge, etc.) with an easy readability that I prefer about non-textbooks. I’ve read quite a bit about overcoming obstacles, and I like this one. There’s a lot of good information in the book, and it’s easily accessed. It’s also a well edited book, with clean language throughout.’

    This book is available right now for free on Amazon at

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      Giveaway: Addiction. How To Beat It And Win!

      Back in the 1930s scientists began researching addiction and defined it as a defect of character. Fast forward to today and addiction is viewed now as a chronic disease of the brain reward and motivation system.

      The next question to ask is: how does this disease state come about in an individual? The answer to this question is what this book is all about, for it seems that we humans are creatures with highly addictive natures and impulses. If we can uncover the primary causes then we can begin to address the potential ways for you to beat your addiction.


      There are some very exciting discoveries in recent years that give us new insight into the human brain and body chemistry – factors that play key roles in addictive behavior. Having this knowledge about ourselves is a key to understanding why we are prone to addiction, and having the understanding is the first step to beating addiction.

      Recent Amazon reviews: ‘This book will help you! As a long time person in recovery I very much appreciated this book. It is written intelligently and insightfully, siting many modern sources. If you are trying to get and stay sober, this will help you.’

      ‘Very instructional basic information and easy to understand. Can be used in a variety of settings. Not just for persons with addiction, useful for family and loved ones for a better understanding of addition. Reading time is quick and enjoyable. I highly recommend as a primer and for inspiration for recovery. Thank You Mr. Courtney this will be very helpful in my clinical work and I will recommend it to clients.’

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        Giveaway: Haeven

        After a chance encounter Emily gets swept into Herrik’s strange, preternatural world. Not everyone appreciates having her kind among them, though, and when she uncovers a deadly plot to overthrow the delicate balance that exists there between his kind and hers, Emily must find the one person who can help reclaim Haeven and restore the balance.

        Love, betrayal, intrigue and a slew of dynamic characters make Haeven a must-read for anyone who loves the mystical world of vampires.

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          Giveaway: The Millennium Malevolence: The Tine Spanning Revenge Endangerment

          Part one of a four part series. In the medieval times, there was an immortal that was the perceived scourge back then. Chorlisr, a protector from the Ktaldeik (Tal-DEEK) had to defend the village against the eternal. He had to use witchcraft in order to damage him.
          The immortal, Gavis, was just sitting by a fire with his eternal mate in a cottage outside the village when Chorlisr attacked them without provocation.
          Chorlisr attacked, and inadvertently killed his eternal mate, Renae,. As Gavis vowed revenge, Chorlisr used witchcraft once more to destroy Gavis. He was affected, but ran into the wood to a dark wizard so he could be healed. He took a potion, but slept in a mountain range for one thousand years.
          In the 24th century, Chorlisr was long since dead so Gavis had to find his descendants to wipe out Chorlisr’s lineage for good. He destroyed all but one.
          Adama Aruna was a history mentor, and also Chorlisr’s last descendant. She became Gavis’ target for his deadly malevolence, so he engaged her at a club to administer annihilation.
          Adama escaped the murderous deluge, and now has to learn magick to defeat the bitter eternal with a perpetual grudge. Can she do it in time? Get the kindle version at

 Grab the entire series there.