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My Dark Decline: One woman's journey from oblivion to recovery (Sophie Brown novella Book 0)

A troubled relationship, a damaged past and a bottle of wine mixed together make a volatile cocktail for Sophie.

Her journal documents the destructive descent into the grips of alcohol addiction.

Sophie Brown likes to work hard and play hard. Trapped in a relationship she can't escape from, alcohol becomes her best friend. Unable to accept she has a problem, she becomes increasingly dependent on booze. Full of remorse and afraid of her own behaviour, Sophie finally agrees to accept help and enters rehab, where the road to recovery begins.

Sometimes harrowing, sometimes poignant, this funny yet sad novel shows you a real glimpse into what happens when the life of a promising, talented young woman spirals out of control.

A love story: Hamburg

This is not a love story about two people. It is about me and a city which I love.

I love myself ok?: A Berlin Trilogy

Young, angry and articulate, the narrator of Chloe Zeegen's Berlin Trilogy moves to Berlin (drugs, clubs, parks and politics), outs herself on Facebook and tests her luck. Fast-paced and in your face.

Chloe Zeegen's trilogy of short stories requires a genre all of its own. Social commentary? The Facebook generation's sexual awakening? Zeegen's spontaneous and conversational style reads like online chat intersected by passages of poetry. Her narrator experiences Berlin's parties and private views, meets random people, assembles her Ikea bed, paces through history and turns an intellectual eye to pop architecture. Kreuzberg and Neukolln feature, as does the 'Spati' - the trusty Berlin 7-11. An original and striking voice that you have certainly not heard the last of at mikrotext.

Outbloom: A collection of poetry

'Outbloom' - the book is an assortment of sentiments.

Explore! The aisle of poems, which surrounds different feelings and genres; describing the emotions relating love, sorrow, dreams, life and grieves.

Good Morning Rome

A short story by the Italian author Michele Ponte, Good Morning Rome will surprise you.They come to Rome by plane, boat, train, coach. They hitchhike or they come on foot. They come looking for success, hope, or God. They come for art, for Roman antiquity, for museums, exhibitions, History. They come to Rome because it's the Eternal City. They come looking for work. They come so they can study and then find work. They come. 'And it's a good thing they do come,' says the Ancient Roman soldier standing outside the Coliseum. 'Please! Just think about it, will you? If these people didn't come, how would anyone ever find the dough to keep this city afloat?'This is one guy who really does get it, one of the few guys of his age who gets it. Without all these people coming and churning the money around, we'd have nothing. Not a damn thing. Crumbling walls is all.They come to Rome to get close to power.They come to Rome to feel they're artists.They come to gamble or to deal drugs. But the main thing - you may as well admit it - is that they come. All of them.

Tuning the World: The Johann-Sebastian Bach-Novel (Excerpt)

The free excerpt of the first German novel about Johann Sebastian Bach contains the Content, and 4 of 48 chapters of the novel.

The Garden on Sunset: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 1)

HOLLYWOOD...as seen through the eyes of its most infamous garden.When Marcus Adler's father runs him out of Pennsylvania, he can think of only one place to go: 8152 Sunset Boulevard, the home of luminous silent screen star Alla Nazimova, who visited him on his sickbed when he was a child. But when Marcus gets to Hollywood, Madame Nazimova's home has been converted to a hotel. Marcus checks into The Garden of Allah and starts his new life. He soon finds friends in Kathryn Massey, who ran away from her overbearing stage mother to become a journalist, and Gwendolyn Brick, a hopeful actress from the Other Hollywood-Hollywood, Florida-who wants to try her luck in Glitter City. The three naive hopefuls band together to tread water against a tidal wave of threadbare casting couches, nervous bootleggers, human billboards, round-the-world zeppelins, sinking gambling boats, waiters in blackface, William Randolph Hearst, the Long Beach earthquake, starlets, harlots, Harlows and Garbos. But how will they get their feet inside Hollywood's golden door?THE GARDEN ON SUNSET is the first in a series of novels following Marcus, Kathryn and Gwendolyn as they leap and lurch, win and lose their way through Hollywood's golden years. If you love Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City books, you'll want to get lost in The Garden of Allah.

The Seduction of Monet Dawson

The Absconder

Topsy-Turvy

"Dear child, you are now married. Go to your husband's home and dwell with all the blessings and happiness in the world. Ever strive to make it a heaven for yourself and your husband, and your in-laws. But be certain of one thing! When you leave that house for good, it must be the day of your funeral. Your parents' house is no longer yours. It will welcome you when you visit it with your husband and in-laws. But if you part ways with them, you will find no sympathizers in this house. Protect your parents' honor. May The Creator bless you with strength and wisdom."