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Here is a list of all the books I have written to date.  I’ve provided you with a variety of links where you can buy them online. You can also purchase the PDF of books that are indie published directly from my Shop.

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Deepen your connection to the world around you, expand your consciousness, and grow spiritually by consciously engaging with the Earth’s energy. This groundbreaking book presents the various forms of Earth frequency and how working with this energy leads to amazing improvements in your happiness, self-confidence, and spirituality. Melissa Alvarez becomes your personal tour guide to power places and sacred sites all over the world, from Antelope Canyon in Arizona to Mount Olympus in Greece.

Earth Frequency lets you explore many unique and interesting locations that are overflowing with the positivity of the planet’s energy. You’ll learn to connect with Earth’s energy through visualizations and exercises designed to increase your intuition and open you to the transformational power of the space. This book is great for broadening your horizons and transforming your nature-based practice.

Praise: “For decades, I’ve combed books, tomes, and ancient manuscripts to guide me in my travels to power places and sacred sites. Melissa’s book has now replaced all other resources, for in one volume, she includes everything a seeker requires to connect with transformative earth energies. From a rousing discussion of energy to the specific descriptions of 250 sites, she can assure you of indescribable experiences. I’ve always been a pilgrim of this earth and now I’m even more excited about my next journeys. Bravo!”—Cyndi Dale, bestselling author of The Complete Book of Chakra Healing

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Obtain Your Heart’s Greatest Desires by Embracing Your Universal Power

The universe wants you to achieve everything you desire in life, and with this practical book’s guidance, you can. Believe and Receive is a powerful reference book that examines forty natural laws of the universe through a realistic approach. These natural laws can be used to help you see the opportunities in any situation and work with intention toward your goals.

Melissa Alvarez dedicates a chapter to each natural law, providing description and history, an associated affirmation, useful application tips, and try-it-now exercises. Believe and Receive makes it easy to work with the laws and understand how they connect you to the universe. Once you learn how to properly combine your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and expectations with positive energy, you’l grow spiritually and live a successful, abundant life.

Praise:
“An inspired book brimming with practical application. Universal, spiritual laws can work in our favor, or against us, and Melissa Alvarez shows us how to make them work for us, every time.”—Nathalie W. Herrman, author of The Art of Good Habits

“What distinguishes Believe and Receive from the many laws of attraction books is its spiritual underpinnings . . . It is a wonderful blend of Divine inspiration and down-to-earth, practical application.”—Susan Wisehart, MS, LMFT, psychotherapist and author of Soul Visioning

“Melissa Alvarez shows you how to integrate spiritual laws and principles into easy daily practice for immediate and long-term results. Stop struggling and start living!”—Rosemary Ellen Guiley, author of Guide to Psychic Power

“A comprehensive yet easy to understand guidebook . . . Align your life with these forty spiritual principles and watch as your life spins from ordinary to exceptional. Keep this easy to follow reference guide close at hand.”—Della Temple, award-winning author of Tame Your Inner Critic and Walking in Grace with Grief

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Explore the world of spirit animals and how they can guide you to live your best life. Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals is the perfect, pocket-sized tool to connect you to your spirit animals, whether they are lifelong companions or sent to deliver a single, specific message.

Spirit animals can help you feel more balanced, peaceful, and confident in everything that you do. This convenient, hardcover reference book features more than 200 entries for wild, domestic, and mythical animals, allowing you to understand what each one symbolizes, how it may appear to you, and how to best use its guidance and energy. You’ll also find tips throughout the book and information on color and element meanings for each animal.

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“Melissa has written a wonderful book on how to work with spirit aminals. She talks about domestic, mythical, and wild animals. I found that you can open to book to any page and find the appropriate message for you at that time. You may also notice that particular animal throughout the day in different mediums wherever you go. Her book is one more tool in your toolbox to guide you through everyday living with more awareness and ease. Listen to my interview with her on Get Over It! Podcast.” ~ Monique Chapman, Get Over It! Podcast.

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Connect with the Spiritual Energy of Coziness for More Joy, Contentment, and Satisfaction

Make cozy your way of life with this inspiring guide on connecting to the positive energy of simple, everyday moments. Known around the world as hygge (hoo-ga), lagom (lay-go-m), and other similar terms, cozy and balanced living helps you improve your health, happiness, and spirituality by understanding and feeling the frequency of people, animals, places, and situations.

The Simplicity of Cozy is a beginner’s guide to self-care that presents a variety of topics relating to and supporting cozy living, including mindfulness, simple ritual, home environment, relationship connections, and being in nature. Easy exercises and practical techniques are featured throughout, helping you make more soulful connections and find appreciation in all you are and all you experience.

 

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Discover the energetic power of animals and how to connect with their frequencies in order to grow spiritually. This easy-to-use, A to Z reference guide contains encyclopedic listings for nearly two hundred animals—wild, domestic, and mythical—and easy techniques and visualizations for building relationships with them, including energetically bonding with your pets. All animals possess a distinctive energy vibration that can connect with yours, allowing you to communicate with them and understand their role in your spiritual development.

Praise:

“In this reference manual, spirituality coach Alvarez explores the meanings and messages she believes can be found in relationships with animals. Providing encyclopedic information on almost 200 species, Alvarez encourages readers to pay attention to the animals that appear in their lives and lays out ways to better bond with their pets. The book also features guided meditations and visualizations.—Publishers Weekly

“When understanding subtle energy and its effects, we can bridge the gap between our reality and that of the animals. This is where we find the magic. Animal Frequency gives meaning to these experiences.”—Dr. Dennis W. Thomas, doctor of veterinary medicine, author of Whole-Pet Healing

Animal Frequency is an important book that you’ll read for pleasure, and will refer to for the rest of your life.”—Richard Webster, bestselling author of Spirit & Dream Animals

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First 250 decks are numbered and signed by the author.

Animal Frequency® Oracle Cards are now available. This is a Limited First Edition print run of 250 decks numbered and signed by the author. The cards come in a hinged tin with a window in the front and with a black organza carrying bag.

Shipping is with Priority Mail so it can be tracked. Within the US is a flat rate of $8.00. I can fit two decks in the box. If you’re ordering more than 2 decks or are ordering outside the USA, shipping will be calculated and invoiced to the buyer (minus the $8.00 the cart is charging) separately. Once paid, I’ll ship the decks. 

Decks 251 forward will not be signed by the author. All decks pre-ordered will be shipped on the card’s publication date of March 8, 2017. If you’re interested in a signed copy of the oracle deck don’t delay, when the signed copies are gone, they’re gone. The numbered decks will be sold in the order received so the first person to order gets deck #1, the 10th person to order gets deck #10 and so on.

My book Animal Frequency  is also available  from my publisher, Llewellyn Worldwide at this link or at Amazon.com.

I designed and developed this 44-card oracle deck as a divination tool to accompany my book, Animal Frequency, which is published by Llewellyn Worldwide. The Animal Frequency® Oracle Cards are published by my company, Adrema Press, and contain 24 wild animals, 10 domestic animals and 10 mythical animals – just a small sampling of the 181 animals included in the book, which is a reference guide chocked full of information and includes guided imagery sections to make it easier to connect with your Energy Animals. I’ve included a card about the book to help you find it easily online or you can take it with you to a local bookstore.

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The Animal Frequency® Oracle Cards are intended to help you do readings so you can connect with your Energy Animals on a regular basis. The talent and challenges sections of each card will help you recognize the talents and positive traits you share with the animal as well as the challenges you may face when the animal is encountered. When you select a card, that animal is guiding you in the situation or through that day. Allow your energy to attune with its frequency and receive its message. Listen to your intuition during the process and trust in what you sense and feel. Your intention when you start the reading is important. If you’re asking for your Energy Animal to show up then you share the frequency of that animal. If you’re asking for guidance, then any animal can show up to offer assistance and you can intuitively attune your frequency to the animal’s frequency.

I have also included a card within this deck that details each of the mystical animals. While you may be familiar with some of them, others may be less known, so a short version of their mythology is included to help with your frequency connection to them.

People have always looked to the animal kingdom for wisdom, inspiration, and assistance. Connecting to the frequency of animals, whether in person, through the Animal Frequency® Oracle Cards or Animal Frequency book is a wonderful way to ground yourself and find balance through the interconnectedness of nature. Our lives are often so busy that we forget we are part of the whole. Animals help us reconnect to Universal Energy through their messages.

Using this deck, you can discover the sheer joy and power that connecting to your Energy Animals can bring into your life. They can guide you, heal you, bring you messages, teach you, and open your mind and soul to the Universal Energy within them so you can make their energy your own. Ask them for help and guidance any time you’re ready to receive their assistance. You will find many benefits from the vast positivity of the animal kingdom and Energy Animals. You own the ability to connect with Animal Frequency through the cards and your own unique frequency.

It’s all in your hands. Enjoy the journey.

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Ever Wondered If You’re Psychic? Discover Your Intuitive Abilities Now!

Recognize and enhance your natural intuitive talents with this essential guide, which is specially designed to strengthen your psychic edge in daily life. With an easy, conversational tone, professional intuitive Melissa Alvarez helps you find where your skills and interests lie within the psychic and metaphysical worlds.

Your Psychic Selfis great for beginners or as an all-around reference. This valuable manual shows you the various ways psychic ability can manifest, and also teaches how you can work with these abilities. Inside this book you’ll discover:

  • How to identify signs of psychic intuition and experiences
  • How to protect yourself from negative influences
  • Practice exercises and techniques to develop your abilities in everyday life
  • Types of intuitive communication and spirit beings with whom you can connect

Praise for Your Psychic Self:

“This comprehensive reference book contains excellent information to help anyone—regardless of their degree of expertise—to recognize, enhance, harness, and clarify their intuitive abilities.”—Tess Whitehurst, author of The Good Energy Book and The Art of Bliss

“This book covers all aspects of intuitive abilities. Perfect for the inquisitive beginner.”—Elizabeth Owens, author of Spiritualism and Clairvoyance for Beginners

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(Russian Translation of Your Psychic Self)

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Companion Journal to Your Psychic Self by Melissa Alvarez (ISBN:978-0738731896)

Recording your daily intuitions and psychic experiences allows you to look back on your progress in the development of your abilities. It’s easy to forget your experiences if you don’t write them down.

This keepsake journal contains 365 pages with ample room to record all of the details of your experience. If you need more than one page just keep writing!

6″ wide x 9″ high; fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes.
365 lined journal pages.

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The soul’s vibrational rate, our spiritual frequency, has a huge impact on our lives. As it increases, so does our capacity to calm the mind, connect with angels and spirit guides, find joy and enlightenment, and achieve what we want in life.

This simple and inspiring guide makes it easy to elevate your spiritual frequency every day. Choose from a variety of ordinary activities, such as singing and cooking. Practice visualization exercises and techniques for reducing negativity, manifesting abundance, tapping into Universal Energy, and connecting with your higher self. Discover how generous actions and a positive attitude can make a difference. You’ll also find long-term projects and guidance for boosting your spiritual energy to new heights over a lifetime.

Connect with your core spiritual self and increase your vibrational rate with 365 easy ideas quick enough to enjoy every day. When you use this guide to raise your frequency, you empower yourself to turn positive energy into happiness and abundance.

Elevated spiritual energy attracts purpose and joy into your life. Use these inspiring daily entries to create positive intention as you discover:

  • How to identify your present frequency and build a foundation for growth
  • Simple exercises for letting go of the negative energy that lowers your frequency
  • Techniques for interpreting messages from your spirit guides
  • Creative ways to use crystals, stones, and colors to attract positive energy
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“365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency presents an eclectic and insightful perspective on the many ways we can connect to our core spiritual essence by raising ourvibration emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Some primary keys to success are to practice, trust and believe in your Inner Self!” ~ Dawn James,Author of Raise Your Vibration, Transform YourLife

“365 Ways To Raise Your Frequency is a must read for everyone who wants to move forward on the path of life. Melissa Alvarez has given us a daily road map for achieving happiness and success through simply shifting our vibrations. Not just another “how to” book, there are 365 engaging methods of doing so. Brilliant and highly recommended for all!”~Dyan Garris, author and New Age musician
“As a professional Tarot consultant, I am always on the lookout for other modalities that I can segue into my own work with Tarot. Melissa Alvarez has given me exactly what I need and 365 ways to do it. Deceptively simple, this book can help you on your own path.” ~Stephanie Arwen Lynch, President, American Tarot Association

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Companion journal to 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency: Simple Tools to Increase Your Spiritual Energy for Balance, Purpose, and Joy by Melissa Alvarez (ISBN: 978-0738727400)

Keep a daily record of your frequency journey over the course of a year. Write down your progress now and look back upon it in the future to remember where you’ve been and where you’re going in raising your frequency.

Include the exercises that you practice to eliminate negativity, attract positivity, and connect with your core spiritual self. Keep a record of your results and the new happiness and abundance you’ve brought into your life by raising your frequency.

This keepsake frequency journal has an easy to fill-in format with prompts including the date, the frequency exercise you practiced and thoughts about the results achieved. Includes lined writing pages for your inner reflections along your spiritual journey as you elevate your personal vibration (frequency).

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The Chakra Divination® system consists of three books  (the other two are listed below and sold separately). The other two books in the Chakra Divination® system are The Essential Guide to Chakra Divination®, which is the instruction book in a small size but a bigger font than the Activity Book so that you can carry it around with your deck, and The Chakra Divination® Ultimate Balance Journal, which you can use to log all of your readings and refer back to them to see your progress.Everything you need to do a reading is in the Chakra Divination® Cards & Charts Activity Book. This book was created to be torn apart. It contains all of the Chakra Divination® cards. You can personalize the cards by writing your name on them or something that has meaning to you, then laminate the entire page before trimming them out. By being part of the deck’s creation, you have a closer connection to it, and that is one of the reasons I purposefully brought the deck out in this manner. I know it’s unconventional, but it’s the connection to the chakra’s and the deck owner that I was thinking about when I made this book. There will be a conventional deck out sometime in the future, but this book will stay in print for those who want to be a participant in the creation of their deck.

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Chakra Divination®:Conduct Intuitive Energy Readings Using Chakra Cards & Charts to Balance Your Chakras. A new divination method to correct chakra imbalance. Chakras are the internal spinning wheels of energy that keep us harmonized and balanced. When these energy centers are off balance and out of alignment you may feel blocked and out of sorts. Chakras integrate our mind, body and spirit, allowing us to realize our fullest potential and oneness of being. Chakra Divination® is the first method specifically created to use cards and charts to do intuitive readings on your chakra energy. This concept is a unique and groundbreaking approach to chakra work. The secrets of your chakras lie hidden in the cards. With this innovative system, you will bring balance to your chakras. Designed as an activity book to have pages removed and cards cut out allowing you to take part in creating a deck that is personal to you. As you cut out the cards, you’ll fill them with your own intention and program them to bond to your energy. This allows a deeper spiritual connection when you read for yourself or for others. You can even write your name or other information on the backs of the cards. Yes, it’s a different and unorthodox approach, one that makes the cards more personal and truly “your” deck, a combined creative activity between you and the author.

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NOTE: This is a SHORT book. It details four of my true paranormal experiences as they happened to me. This is not fiction so I don’t embellish my experiences. They’re to the point and factual. If you’re looking for a longer read please check out my other nonfiction books listed on this page.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to help a ghost, visit a haunted house, meet your spirit guide or learn about a past life through the eyes of a child? In this collection the author shares four of her own experiences with you. In The Silver Haired Lady, the author helps a spirit resolve an issue and continue on her path to the Other Side. In Recognition of Spirit, she relives a trip to a haunted house, in A Child Remembers she recounts a story that a youngster told her about past lives that confirms reincarnation, and in How I Met My Spirit Guide, she tells you about two major events in meeting her primary spirit guide.

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As the original national paranormal examiner at Examiner.com, I created a huge list of paranormal investigative groups around the world to aid those who were looking for a group in their local area and who wanted to meet other like minded people as they traveled. The list was an enormous success so I decided to make it available again as an ebook.

I’ve expanded the original lists and as of this writing, the ebook contains more than 4100 listings. Not only have I included individual investigative group’s websites but I’ve also included Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn groups. While all of this information is available through online searches, I’ve done the work for you and scoured the web, reviewing thousands of websites in order to create this extended elink directory of paranormal investigative groups around the world.

You can also access each website’s information directly from your eReader device if it has internet access or via your computer. I originally included both the linked name of the group and the direct URL to the page for easier access, however, the file size was enormous. It was so large that I was unable to upload it to some retailers. So I removed the direct URL’s from the social media groups but left them in the listings by state. You will also notice that many people have used the exact same names for their groups, however, the URLs are different and they are different groups.

Because there are a large amount of groups around the world, with new teams starting all of the time, I have obviously omitted groups, but will gladly add yours to the next edition. While all listings are accurate at the time of publication, some listings may not be valid if the group closes after this book is released. Therefore, any invalid listings will be removed in the next edition.

If your team would like to be included in the second edition of The eLink Directory of Paranormal Investigative Groups Around The World I would love to include you. If you don’t see your group listed and would like to be included, if you find a broken link or know of a website change, or if a group is out of business or has moved to a different URL, please let me know by sending an email to “paranormal at melissaa dot com” and I’ll make all of the necessary additions and changes in the next update.

Happy Ghostigating!

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Color is an integral part of our lives. We use color in everything from the clothes that we wear to the way we decorate our living and work spaces. Have you ever thought about how color affects you? There are many ways to use color to enhance the way you live through décor, food and clothing. Do you know the color that should never be used in a bathroom? Which color added to your diet will help you when you re feeling out of balance? Should you wear red or blue to a specific social gathering? Your Color Power is a simple guide that will teach you how to use color to your advantage while enriching your life. You can use it to relieve stress, create beautiful spaces around you and to balance yourself on a spiritual level. This easy useful guide will help make color work for you.

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We are each distinctive individuals with unique styles of writing. Our handwriting is a tangible extension of our inner selves. Have you ever wondered what your handwriting says about you? With a basic understanding of handwriting analysis you can discover more about yourself and those around you. Graphology is the analysis of a handwriting sample. Graphologists can tell when someone is loyal, excitable or hiding something just from slight nuances in writing. Would you like to learn to do this too? Once you know the basics you will never look at handwriting in the same way again. With Analyze Your Handwriting, you can learn the fundamental skills necessary to determine if you will be compatible with another person, if someone is trustworthy and individual personality characteristics. It is an exciting, fun tool that you can use on a daily basis.

 

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This is the last diet and exercise journal you’ll ever need to buy! With large writing areas for daily journaling and spacious sections to log your aerobic and strength training exercises this book is the best on the market. Check off your daily food intake or write it down, it’s completely up to you! Track fat, carbs, fiber and calories with this well thought-out design. Need motivation? Ten chapters will keep you on track and inspire you as you lose weight while the daily affirmations will challenge you each day. Every time you open the book your entire day is laid out in front of you. You’ll never lose your place with the handy bookmark ribbon. Written from the point of view of someone who is on the weight loss path, you will be motivated, guided and inspired by Melissa’s humerous outlook and blunt approach to losing weight. She shows the reader how to face themselves and create their goals by detailing how she did it herself. Her story will touch those who are trying to lose weight, you may even see parts of yourself in her story, as she bears her soul for the world to see.

This is the most complete diet and exercise journal available and is not only for someone trying to lose weight but is ideal for those who may also need to track their exercise levels and food intake due to medical reasons.

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From Melissa Alvarez, co-owner of Top Hat Friesians (breeders of purebred Friesian horses and Barock Pinto horses) comes a new recipe book of over thirty treats that your horses are sure to love. Also included are fly spray recipes to keep those nasty bugs off of your animals and you! There are over thirty tips and tricks for horse owners. This book is packed with information that will save you time and money. Great for new horse owners, beginners and horse owners on a budget!

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Quotes to encourage and entertain you over the course of a year. Start each day by reading one quote. You can open the book at random to let the Universal Energies select the quote that you most need to hear during the day or you can start at the beginning and move through the book like a daily calendar. Although all of these quotes are of unknown origin, they are profound in thought if you’ll only take a moment to meditate on the quotes deeper meanings. Compiled by best selling author Melissa Alvarez.

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The holidays are a busy time of year. This first book in the Holiday How-To Guides is filled with recipes that are easy to make and fun to eat. From cakes to candies, these twenty-five yummy desserts will complement your Christmas dinner and have your family coming back for more. Also contains two chapters of Paradise Designs (ASIN: B004W48LG0) a Christmas paranormal romance by Melissa Alvarez writing as Ariana Dupre.

 

 

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Eggs, eggs, eggs!! They’re in almost every baking recipe and a staple in most homes. Eggs are one of the most versatile foods and are the main ingredient in the recipes in this book.

Growing up, I remember my Mom and Grandmother making egg salads to take to community functions, serving variations of egg salad dishes at our own backyard family picnics, dinners and parties. Egg salad has always been a traditional dish for me so I thought I’d share some of our versions with you.

 

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Do you love chicken salad, beef salads, pork or lamb salads? Then the Simply Splendid Meat Salad Cookbook is for you! Filled with 25 mouth watering recipes that are easy to make. Find your next Splendid lunch or dinner recipe within these pages!

 

 

 

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Salads are a great way to create a quick and easy healthy meal that you can enjoy at home or take with you on the go. Sure, you can drive though one of the fast food places and get a quick salad but it may not be as fresh as one you prepare yourself.

You might think that you just don’t have the time to put together a salad. Here’s a helpful hint: on your day off from work prepare small dishes of vegetables, sliced onions, ham and other salad ingredients and prepare one big dish of shredded lettuces. Then, all you have to do is take out the dishes – I like to use the plastic throwaway types with lids that you can get at your local grocery store – open the lids and grab from each dish, placing the ingredients in a bowl or larger portable plastic dish to take with you. It’s quick and easy!

Eating salads can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose weight so why not try out some of the Simply Splendid Salads today?

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25 Delicious Recipes!
Growing up in Southern Virginia, coleslaw was a dish that accompanied many of our meals. During the summer, when outdoor cookouts happened almost every weekend, you knew for a fact that there would be a coleslaw dish. As kids we’d guess which kind of coleslaw we’d have. Sometimes it was the standard Southern style variety and other times it was something new and unusual – depending on the cook. Within this book I’ve included 25 interesting and unusual coleslaw recipes including some of our family favorites. I hope you enjoy these recipes at your next family gathering as much as we’ve enjoyed them over the years.

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He appears to her every night, chasing her until she’s trapped at gunpoint. A stalker who wants her dead. Terror jolts her awake with vivid scenes of her death. The problem is that Angelina Benton’s prophetic dreams always come true.

The day Jared Maxwell walks into The Variety Vine, the nightmare becomes reality. Circumstances force Angie to work and live with Jared. If she refuses, she loses her home and business. If she agrees she may lose her life.

Love at first sight isn’t possible in Jared’s mind. When he meets Angelina his world turns upside down. He’s determined to gain her trust and win her love even though he has an ulterior motive for being in Dansburg, Virginia.

Strange events unfold that put Angie’s life in danger. Despite her fears, she realizes she’s falling in love with the rugged man from her dreams. Can she overcome her fears and suspicions to fulfill her destiny or will trusting Jared be the ultimate mistake?

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There was nowhere to hide.

Angie Benton watched the young woman running through the forest. As she fought the brush and bramble, her torn clothes ripped even more.

She tripped over a tree root and fell to the ground. Quickly, she struggled to her feet while leaves caught in her hair and briars slashed her arms, drawing blood.

Angie could feel the woman’s terror–like a knife slicing through her own heart.Just then a man appeared. Angie, watching from a high perch in the trees, trembled. What now?

Jaw clenched, eyes narrowed, the man opened and closed his fists repeatedly as he tramped toward the frightened woman. His shirt was unbuttoned, revealing the sweat glistening on his heaving chest. He looked so angry, so hostile. She could even hear the fury in his strong, deliberate footsteps.

The woman heard him, too and looked over her shoulder.

Angie gasped. The woman’s face was her own! Horrified, Angie watched the woman who could be her twin run into a clearing, then pause and look frantically around. She could feel her desperation and when the other woman sprinted across the meadow toward an old shack, Angie experienced a jolt of hope and a burst of energy as she mentally followed her twin.

Arriving breathless at the cabin, the woman jumped onto the porch, pushed through the broken door and ran into the first room on her left.

Angie spotted an exit at the back of the shack. She willed her twin to find it and escape that way. Instead, the woman ran wildly through the house in terror, searching for a place to hide.
Entering the kitchen at last, she didn’t run out the back door as Angie willed. Instead, she crouched in the corner behind an antique hutch.The old pine floors creaked as if under a heavy weight.

Angie screamed, “Run! Run!” But the twin didn’t move.The man’s footsteps moved methodically through the dilapidated old shack, searching, slowly, room-by-room.Still her twin waited motionless, until, at last, the footsteps left the house.

Tentatively, the young woman stood up and glanced around. Inching toward the back door, she looked through the screen and out the side windows, surveying the yard with wide, frightened eyes.

All clear.

Cautiously, she opened the door and slipped out. With her back to the yard, she quietly closed the door behind her, then spun around to make a run for it.

And crashed right into her pursuer.

A loud whistle pierced Angie’s hearing. What on earth was happening?Someone was pulling her from her perch. Someone had a grip on her biceps and searing stabs of pain were shooting through her arms.

She looked up and stared into the angriest blue eyes she had ever seen.

Eyes belonging to the man she’d just seen outside the cabin door.Her heart pounded. How had she become the woman she’d been watching?The man’s sandy brown hair hung over his face in wet strands, its blond highlights still noticeable. Sweat beaded across his brow. He clenched his jaw against chiseled cheeks and he tightened his grip by digging his fingers deeper into the soft flesh of her arms.Angie jerked her body violently, but could not break his hold. Wave after wave of terror crashed through her. She had to escape!

“Angie!” he growled.She snapped her head back to look up at his angry face.

A flash of light in her peripheral vision caught her attention and she turned to see someone, shadowed by trees, leveling a gun at them.

Angie froze. As if in slow motion, the muzzle of the gun moved until it was pointing straight at her. She heard a booming blast, so loud it hurt her ears. Oh God, I’m going to die, she thought in terror.The man with the sandy hair whirled her around, using his body to shield her from the oncoming bullet. Suddenly, his face contorted, his back arched and his grip on her arms loosened, then released, as he fell to the ground.

Angie watched him land in a crumpled heap at her feet. She’d barely had time to take this in before she felt something hard and cold jab into her back and an arm clench around her neck, forcing her to look skyward. She heard a deep, raspy, laugh behind her as a man dragged her backward, knocking her off her feet with a quick pull, his laughter intensifying.Angie struggled frantically with the gunman. She was so desperate, so frightened, that several seconds passed before she noticed that the man who had come between her and the bullet was no longer there.

Where had he gone?

The pressure increased against her throat.

Angie twisted and turned, trying to break free, trying to find the man who had saved her before.

But it was useless. He’d disappeared and the more she struggled, the more her assailant tightened his hold.Then the realization hit her. The sandy haired man was dragging her across the yard. Somehow, he’d captured her.A gunshot rang out.

Fire burned through her chest. The man pushed her and she sank to the ground, feeling her life ebbing away.

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Winner: Speculative Fiction Romance in the 2008 Dream Realm Awards
Finalist in the 2009 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
BOTB Semifinalist

Megan Cassidy, a world-renowned psychic, must fight a serial killer to save her six-year-old son Robbie. But she can’t do it alone. She needs help from the best tracker and ranger in West Virginia, her ex-fiancé Brody Phelps.

In a psychic vision Megan sees her own death during a battle with the murderer whom the police have dubbed the Mountain Mangler. She soon discovers that the Mangler is also psychic and is presenting a challenge the first six victims couldn’t meet.

While Brody and Megan search the mountains for the Mangler and Robbie, Megan is drawn to Talgor Ridge where a Talgorian Elder tells them an unbelievable story. They discover their destinies are intertwined with the immortal Talgorians and they must fulfill the first Talgorian Prophecy. Acceptance is the only way to save Robbie, and the Talgorians, from total destruction.

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Anger boiled in her stomach, mixing with the ever-present fear. Tears clouded her vision. She snatched up the keys. Her heart beat so furiously she thought a heart attack was imminent. She paused to take a deep breath while visualizing her heartbeat decreasing. Once the rapid pounding and her breathing slowed, she continued down the porch.

And stopped dead in her tracks a few feet away from the car.

Her gaze narrowed on the child-sized, blue baseball cap lying on the Mustang’s dashboard. The letters NY were stitched above the brim.

Oh God! Panic tore at her, catching her breath and shattering her. She ran to the driver’s side door and leaned into the car for a better look.Robbie, in capital letters, was embroidered in white above the adjustable clasp.

The killer’s here!

“Give me my son!” Megan screamed and spun around, looking for him. “Damn it, show yourself, coward! Give Robbie back to me!”

Fear rose along her spine. The Mangler had followed her to Flatrock Creek! It was too soon. This meant his MO had changed. He wasn’t waiting to come after her, which meant he could have already harmed Robbie.

Megan halted her frantic circling. Only a few feet separated the station from the trees. The Mangler must have disappeared into the forest.

She willed herself to slip into a semitrance and tapped into the psychic part of herself. She stood immobile, allowing her physical vision to go out of focus as she searched the woods behind the buildings across the street psychically, setting her mind free. In her third eye she moved quickly through the trees, watching them speed by in a colorful blur in her peripheral vision while she focused on the clear view directly in front of her. She searched everywhere for any trace of the killer’s darkness or the sight of him fleeing through the forest.

She dropped the invisible wall she kept around her own emotions, making her vulnerable to others’ feelings. She tried to connect with the killer’s emotions. Apprehension and uncertainty immediately enveloped her, jerking her back into the ranger station and Brody. She imagined a wall around him to keep his emotions at bay. She’d deal with him later.Megan traveled back into the forest, searching for any other negative emotions that might belong to the killer. If he were nearby, she’d be able to sense him.

Nothing! She turned and performed the same search in the forest behind the station. Projecting her mind forward again, she found an eagle feasting on a kill in a clearing, while a rabbit hid beneath a nearby bush–he’d narrowly escaped being the bird’s breakfast. A little farther away, a large black and gold iguana peered at her from the top of a boulder. Her mind sped past the animals but the feeling of being watched caused her to backtrack in her mind’s eye to the iguana’s rock. The odd-colored reptile had disappeared. How did an iguana get out of its natural tropical habitat and into the Allegheny Mountains anyway? It probably escaped from the pet owner’s cage. Megan scanned past the rock and further into the forest.
Megan’s frustration melded with fear in her mind. How had the killer disappeared without a trace? At every turn she hit a dead end. It was as if he’d somehow blocked her psychic attempts to find him. She’d sensed this before, from other psychics. She did it herself to keep other psychics from reading her. If the Mangler could block her that meant…

The mental connection severed. She slipped from the semitrance to full consciousness. Refocusing her vision she examined the cap.

She fought the deep knowing filled with unthinkable possibilities. Was the killer psychic too? Moisture beaded her forehead, her body started to shake. The taste of bile filled her mouth, her stomach pitched and rolled. She pushed the feelings back down. She wouldn’t throw up.
Megan slid down the side of the car and collapsed on the gravel beside the wheel. She covered her face with her hand. It was wet from tears. When did I cry?

The weight of the past hours–worrying about Robbie, arguing with the police and facing Brody had been tough. The Mangler had followed her, changing his MO. The possibility of a psychic killer–it was overwhelming. She grabbed her knees. She couldn’t take any more. What had she done to deserve such a horrible fate? Pain and loss took control of her emotions. Tears poured down her face. She couldn’t hold back anymore.

“My baby, my poor baby,” she cried, rocking her body like she rocked him to sleep. “Someone, please, anyone! Help me find my son!”

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In the war between the Monocaths and Talgorians, Drakar Holkinverg lost the love of his life to death. For two years he’s withdraw from his people, living as an outcast. When a Guardian senses Gwyn’s life force, Drakar immediately tracks her. Is it possible that she survived the one way that an immortal Talgorian could be killed? Once reunited, Drakar discovers they are both pawns in the Monocaths’ plan to destroy all Talgorians. Drakar will do anything to save Gwyn and his people from this fate. When the stakes are highest, will Gwyn find the courage to accept her heritage to protect their people or have two years with the Monocaths changed her?

 

 

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Tara Simms is determined to create a new beginning for herself this holiday season. She’s purchased a new condo on Miami Beach in the ultrachic Paradise Designs Resort and Spa where there is no chance of paranormal activity. She’s looking for a new man and thinks that David Blake, the lead realtor at the high-rise, is a good prospect.

When Tara sees the spirit of a murdered woman enter her condo she freaks out. David offers his protection and his apartment. Together Tara and David must solve the murder and help the spirit into the light.

 

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Paranormal Adventures: Two Short Stories & A Novella of Romantic Suspense by [Alvarez, Melissa, Dupre, Ariana]

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Two short stories and a novella! This short story collection by award winning author Melissa Alvarez (writing as Ariana Dupré) gives you three great reads for the unbelievably low price  for a limited time.

Are you ready for paranormal adventures? First, step back in time with Drakar Holkinverg in his fight to save his lost love Gwyn from the evil Monocaths. Then, go on a holiday vacation to sunny South Florida in Paradise Designs where Tara Simms must confront ghosts and her own psychic abilities. Next you’ll take a trip to Briar Mountain. Jessie Wheaton just wanted to get away from it all but then a mysterious woman appears out of nowhere.

Talgorian Dragon:
Historical Fantasy Serial Prequel to Talgorian Prophecy Series

In the war between the Monocaths and Talgorians, Drakar Holkinverg lost the love of his life to death. For two years he’s withdraw from his people, living as an outcast. When a Guardian senses Gwyn’s life force, Drakar immediately tracks her. Is it possible that she survived the one way that an immortal Talgorian could be killed? Once reunited, Drakar discovers they are both pawns in the Monocaths’ plan to destroy all Talgorians. Drakar will do anything to save Gwyn and his people from this fate. When the stakes are highest, will Gwyn find the courage to accept her heritage to protect their people or have two years with the Monocaths changed her?

Paradise Designs:
Paranormal Romantic Suspense Novella featuring Ghosts and Psychic Abilities

Tara Simms is determined to create a new beginning for herself this holiday season. She’s purchased a new condo on Miami Beach in the ultrachic Paradise Designs Resort and Spa where there is no chance of paranormal activity. She’s looking for a new man and thinks that David Blake, the lead realtor at the high-rise, is a good prospect.

When Tara sees the spirit of a murdered woman enter her condo she freaks out. David offers his protection and his apartment. Together Tara and David must solve the murder and help the spirit into the light.

Briar Mountain
Romantic Suspense Short Story

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. That’s what Jessie Wheaton plans when he leaves behind a stressful work week and heads for a weekend at his cabin on Briar Moutain. He’s got an important meeting Monday morning and plans to use the quiet time away to prepare.

Jessie never counted on dismal weather and the feeling that someone was watching him. When he finds a woman lying unconscious in his front yard, during the middle of a thunderstorm, he’s struck with the feeling that he knows her, is connected to her. But who is she? Is she the one who was watching him or is something more sinister lurking on Briar Mountain?

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**Short Story**

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. That’s what Jessie Wheaton plans when he leaves behind a stressful work week and heads for a weekend at his cabin on Briar Moutain. He’s got an important meeting Monday morning and plans to use the quiet time away to prepare.

Jessie never counted on dismal weather and the feeling that someone was watching him. When he finds a woman laying unconscious in his front yard, during the middle of a thunderstorm, he’s struck with the feeling that he knows her, is connected to her. But who is she? Is she the one who was watching him or is something more sinister lurking on Briar Mountain?

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