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Book: Boaters - Beware of Repair Bills - Learn How to Maintain Your Own Boat and Save Thousands of Dollars by Michael Bivona, CPA
Youre probably familiar with the difficulty of dealing with service departments when getting a vehicle repairedbut what happens when that vehicle is a boat? Those encounters are harrowingand even if youre only boating on a seasonal basis, they occur frequently. From general boat repairs, annual winterizing service, dry docking, and springtime tune-ups, it may seem like the bills never end. [...]
 
Book: A Boat Named This by R. Shangit
I was born in the North of England, where most of my youth was spent aboard inland waterway boats. This was rather foolish as I should have been at college studying for an OND in engineering, but I decided to learn some life skills with my friends. I took an apprenticeship instead, which would enable me to spend more time doing what I loved. This book, though fictional, is based upon these [...]
 
Book: Tango Boat Dancers by Charles Frankhauser
From the earliest of times, leaders encouraged groups of people to accomplish difficult tasks. Issues associated with maintaining high levels of morale were critical to the success of the tasks at hand. During the 1930's, an Admiral seeks advice from a psychologist in regard to maintaining high levels of morale among sailors serving long tours at sea. A male and two female naval officers lead a [...]
 
Book: Cruisers' AA - Cruisers' Accumulated Acumen by Jackie & Noel Parry
With over 1,800 tips, tricks, words of wisdom and ideas on cruising, interspersed with more than 100 short stories, Cruisers' AA provides all the advice you need to go cruising NOW and improve your life on board. With great ideas on voyage preparation, piracy, pets, kids, communication, health, boat handling, electrics, equipment, fun & games, maintenance & repairs and so much more, it will show [...]
 
Book: I Never Met A Boat I Didn't Love by Gustav Frank Bahruth
We've all heard of the old proverb, "Find a job you truly love and you will never have to go to work a day in your life". I feel like I was one of the lucky ones to be truly blessed. This book is a true story of the commercial shrimping industry, development, challenges, equipment and many of the adventures that went with it. It tells stories of growing up on Great South Bay, Long Island, New [...]
 
Book: Live Your Life, Forget the Diet, Find Your Zen by Kenny Glover
Is it possible to reach and maintain a goal weight by eating the same foods found in your daily life? Looking for the perfect diet; Find Your Zen instead. Discover where the balance for mind, body, and spirit can be found. Become a part of the natural world. Start up the trail to a Happy, Healthy Life by answering these questions: Figure out why you are eating? What time of day are you hungry? [...]
 
Book: A Fragment of Destiny (A Christopher Sheppard Adventure) by Richard Turner
In 1918, a German U-boat on a clandestine mission to the United States vanishes at sea. Ten years later, Christopher Sheppard finds himself thrust into a deadly race to find the truth about the missing submarine and why someone is willing to risk it all to stop him. From New York, to Europe, to Greenland, Sheppard must keep one step ahead of a man, blinded by grief, who will stop at nothing until [...]
 
Book: Gypsy's Quest by Nikki Broadwell
Outlander fans will LOVE this series! Just add Norse mythology and some fantasy. Gertrude is about to embark on the roller coaster ride of her life! Not only has her baby been kidnapped by a sorceress, but she's also falling in love with a sailor who disappears with alarming regularity. And his sailboat is magical and can find the way to Norse worlds she thought only existed in myth. Can she [...]
 
Book: Leap of Faith - Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat by Ed Robinson
They gave up everything and now they have it all - Follow them as they leave the working world behind and become carefree boat bums and beachcombers. Read how one couple got rid of all their belongings, quit their jobs, and moved onto a boat. This is a story of finding happiness in paradise through simplicity of life. It's tales from tropical adventures. It's a simple plan for financial freedom. [...]
 
Book: The Last Boat by John F. Hanley
The Last Boat is the second novel by author John Hanley, and the follow up to Against the Tide The book opens in the middle of the greatest naval disaster in British history when the Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the hastily converted Cunard liner, HMT Lancastria. In the ten minutes of bombing and strafing, over 5,000 troops and civilians are blown apart by the high explosive bombs. These losses [...]
 
Book: I Guess We Missed the Boat - A Travel Memoir by Barry Finlay
Seniors Reminisce About Travel! When eight intrepid Canadian seniors, brought together by marriage and with retirement in common, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and funny events start to spill out. Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a Minute Jim and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew comprising the author's contingent of six in-laws. Each, at one [...]
 
Book: Weight Loss Mastery - 5 Habits to Shed Belly Fat and Keep it Off for Good by SJ Scott
Tired of losing weight and then putting it back on? Want to make healthier food choices? Sick of fad diets and exercise routines? The truth is...fad diets do not work! They are short-term solutions to a long-term problem. Sure, you might lose weight for a few weeks (or months), but if you don't change your underlying habits, then you'll evantually put the weight back on. A better solution is to [...]
 
Book: Sower by Bea Cannon
Because of biological warfare thousands of years ago, Earth was nearly destroyed and its current inhabitants are struggling to survive. Unknown to them, they are being aided by outside forces whose aim is to repair the damage done to the planet and restore it to a viable state. One such restorer, bearing the title of Sower, is among those tasked with performing a necessary function that will [...]
 
Book: Fluff Puss and the Boat by Ian Mower
Fluff Puss is a cute, loveable cat. His friend is a goldfish called, Mabel. In this first book of the series, the two friends take to the water in their toy boat to avoid a flood. The book is ideal for early learners and primary age children learning to read and makes a great bedtime story with lots of colourful illustrations. The book is also due to be released in different languages soon.
 
Book: Hot Air by Geoff Nelder
Erica is a nine-to-five office temp with flaming red hair, emerald eyes, and black lipstick. The highlights of her day usually include coffee meetings and intoxicated fumblings. An adventurer at heart, she hires a hot-air balloon ride for she and her boyfriend, complete with a champagne lunch. While in the air, she witnesses an unsavory crime happening on the ground below. The perpetrators spot [...]
 
Book: The Cats of Savone (The Completely Abridged Series) by David-Michael Harding
"Most novels begin their lives as short stories. Writing, much like any gift, skill, habit, or hope, is strengthened through practice, training, and exercise. The short story is the stretching and dedication to a running regime long before the marathon. It is the repetition of scales on the piano, years before the recital." - David-Michael Harding - The Cats of Savone is an exemplary collection [...]
 
Book: Of Foreign Build - From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman by Jackie Parry
After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counsellor's advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband, and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats. Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with [...]
 
Book: The Oldest Woman in the World and Other Stories from Haiti by Kirk Colvin
I spent two years (1984-86) as the Coast Guard Attache to the U. S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Looking back all these years later, I realize that those two years were the the most intense, most moving, most heart-wrenching years of my life. I was your typical middle-class white American when I arrived in Haiti--I'd grown up in the comfortable suburbs of the San Francisco Peninsula. I'd [...]
 
Book: Atlantic City Nazi by Charles Frankhauser
Historical fiction set in the late 1930's captures the glitter of Atlantic City, New Jersey on the eve of WWII. U-Boats train for action along America's coastline. A showgirl uses her charms to entice a young man into espionage; petty crimes lead to major crimes including murder, bank fraud, kidnapping, and a tragedy of epic proportions.
 
Book: North Star of Herschel Island - The last Canadian Arctic fur trading ship by R. Bruce Macdonald
In 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, two Canadian Inuit fur trappers ordered the largest private sailing ship ever delivered to be used in transporting their annual catch of fur to Herschel Island on the MacKenzie Delta in exchange for the supplies that they needed to survive another winter hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle. Three times she did not make it into port in time [...]
 
Book: The Boat Builder's Bed (Wicked in Wellington) by Kris Pearson
A single mom and a billionaire. A beautiful house that needs her touch, and a beautiful man who needs her love even more. Superyacht tycoon Rafe Severino wants a woman. Desperately. Someone who can decorate his lonely new mansion with its million-dollar views over Wellington harbor and return his life to normality. Rafe yearns to marry again and start a better family than the one he came from. He [...]
 
Book: Boating Basics - The Boattalk Book of Boating Tips by Russell F. Moran
Boating Basics is a simple no-nonsense book for the beginner or boaters in need of refresher knowledge. It's published by the people at boattalk.com. The author covers everything from the basics of cleaning your boat, how to handle a high speed power boat, anchoring tips, shopping tips,and more. The most popular chapter is "How to dock a single screw boat like a pro," simple tips for a skill that [...]
 
Book: Dragons of China Picture Book - Dragon Pictures and an introduction to Chinese Dragons for children by Christina Huo
Dragons of China Picture Book, a children's book about dragons, is a fascinating window into the world of dragons in Chinese and other Asian cultures with beautiful images and insightful descriptions. Written by Christina Huo, "Dragons of China Picture Book" is the first in her "Chinese Culture for Kids" series for children of all ages. Christina Huo grew up in China and now lives with her [...]
 
Book: The Gift of a Lifetime by Barbara J. Peters
When was the last time you performed a little maintenance on your marriage? Once many couples say "I do" and return home from the honeymoon, they kick back and put their marriages on autopilot. Then when they hit those bumps in the road, they wonder why their unions are on shaky ground. Marriage maintenance really isn't any different from anything that needs routine attention. It's pretty [...]
 
Book: Stella the Stowaway Starfish by Al Marsiglia
Stella is a Starfish, but not an ordinary Starfish. Stella doesn't swim. Stella walks, skips rope, dances and does cartwheels! She is very different from all the other fish and because of this, Stella's family and friends make fun of her and call her names. This goes on day after day. After a long time of this ill-treatment, Stella can't take it any longer and one night decides to leave home. She [...]
 
Book: The Legend of Ron Anejo by Ed Teja
A boat bum for all seasons Ron Anejo loves his carefree lifestyle in the Caribbean, sailing his barely-seaworthy wooden boat from one dodgy job to the next. It's a life that requires lots of chutzpah and more than a little luck. Legal work for a boat bum can be hard to come by, even if you actually had a work permit. And Ron isn't big on formalities. Ron tries not to take life too seriously, and [...]
 
Book: Alligator Attack! by Walter Parks
We were watching old Tom show us his string of fish. When he threw them back in the water the alligator grabbed them. The boat rocked violently. Tom fell overboard. The Alligator got him. We ran for help. The Sheriff, his deputy, the game warden and my uncle brought me and my little brother back to the lake to search for old Tom and the alligator. I was 10 and my brother was 8 when it happened. [...]
 
Book: Just Deserts (Hetta Coffey Series - Book 4) by Jinx Schwartz
Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she's not afraid to use it! As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant for oddball (read: shady) projects, she has a way of attracting trouble. With her floating home dry-docked for repairs in Mexico, Hetta needs a place to live and a job to pay for boat repairs. Landing a project at a mining operation not far from her boat, she [...]
 
Book: THURSDAY'S ORCHID by Robert Mitchell
TEN WORDS HAD SEALED MY FATE. It wasn't until the waves had begun crashing into the stern of the ship, not until the salt spray was covering the decks and the hull was grinding and tearing itself upon the coral reef, not until the killing had started and terror had taken hold that I heard those ten words once more, flung at me by the wind. I cursed George for uttering them, and cursed Cheh Wah [...]
 
Book: Three Seasons - Three Stories of England in the Eighties by Mike Robbins
Three Seasons is a book of three novellas, unconnected with each other, but all set in the south of England in the 1980s. In Spring, a middle-aged Hull trawler skipper, his great days gone, has one last throw of the dice a South Coast port. In Summer, an ambitious young man makes his way in the booming Thames Valley property market, unconcerned with the damage he does to others. In Autumn, the [...]
 


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