THE MUSE – a novel about Seduction and Renaissance Art

THE MUSE – a novel about Seduction and Renaissance Art

December 2014 – Effertrux Publishing proudly announces:

THE MUSE by Sylvia Gilbertson

 

Buy From: Amazon

Buy From: Amazon

 

Bold and talented but capricious, portrait artist Ada Sutter has escaped an unpromising background to hone her craft in Florence, Italy. Bewitched by the beauty of Renaissance art, she labors to replicate the work of the Italian masters. She can duplicate any technique, but what she really seeks–the source, the wellspring of genuine inspiration–remains elusive. What’s worse, an expert tells her that her work is banal and derivative.She’s ready to trade it all in for Italian babies and sex on the beach.

And then the Muse himself appears. Indifferent, androgynous, seductive, he draws everyone–even his own mother—into an erotic vortex of creative power. Grappling with him in a fever of artistic and sexual ferment, Ada’s own voice is finally released, upending her life and her work. Paul Gauguin once said that art is either plagiarism or revolution. Ada chooses revolution.

FACE OF OUR FATHER

Effertrux Publishing proudly announces:
FACE OF OUR FATHER by G. Egore Pitir
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Don’t quit until you’re dead is the guiding truth of airline Captain Stuart Pierce’s life. But if his wife doesn’t quit, she will die. Former prosecutor Angela Pierce sees things a little differently. Sala, the raping murderer who escaped justice, has returned. Angie’s guiding truth? Don’t quit until he’s dead.

  • Effertrux Publishing proudly announces:
    CLEAN TO THE BONE by Jan Levine Thal

    Available May 2014
    Available May 2014           

    Calinda Franklin’s new teaching job at an upstate New York private secondary school for worthy scholarship students seems idyllic, relieving her dire financial straits and burying her violent past. Yet dormant mysteries threaten the students’ safety and the future of the school.

    Callie’s complex journey to the truth puts her in the cross-hairs of a sociopath, but even that proves less arduous than healing old emotional scars and opening herself to love. 

     CLEAN TO THE BONE by Jan Levine Thal is Book One of The Cooper School Series.

Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Beckman for winning the 2014 “Adult Book of the Year” EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) award from the Institute for Financial Literacy for POCKET CHANGE.

POCKET CHANGE

Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits

Pocket Change Text
Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to save more, spend less, or otherwise become savvier about their financial habits. And every year, most of these resolutions end in failure.
Getting better with money and achieving your financial goals do not happen through passive waiting, wishing for life to be different, or gimmicky quick-fixes that promise you instant wealth. Living a healthy financial life requires real personal change (or a pocket change, you might say!) Thankfully, behavioral scientists have uncovered the secrets of habit modification which have the power to convert your resolutions into action.
The basic ingredients of healthy money behavior include motivation, persistence, and impulse control as well as a basic knowledge of personal finance. Most of us have the basic knowledge about money, but we are at a loss when it comes to strengthening our focus and motivation.
In this book, Dr. Heidi Beckman teaches readers how to use well-tested techniques from the field of psychology to build and sustain positive money habits. She covers topics that range from goal-setting and self-monitoring to personal efficacy and discipline. She also suggests how to design the social, psychological, and environmental context in which good habits will thrive. In this way, Dr. Beckman gives readers renewed energy for healthy money management well into the future.

DWARF AND DRAGON

Effertrux Publishing proudly announces:
DWARF AND DRAGON by D. L. Burnett

Dragon blood transforms Thorne from a farm girl into a Warrior Goddess. But she and her small band cannot defeat the Dwarf warriors when they return to reclaim their ancient realm. Thorne must save her home and people, along with an orphaned baby Dragon she vowed to protect.

On the battlefield, Thorne’s mystique and courage captivate their leader. The Dwarf Lord defeats her. But he agrees to spare her people and the baby Dragon if she weds him. Thorne wants neither marriage nor children, but must either marry the Dwarf Lord or betray her followers, lose her home, and watch him kill the baby Dragon.

In this sequel to IN THE KINGDOM OF DRAGONS: ROSE AND THORNE, Thorne must face her greatest fears: surrendering her independence, dying in childbirth, and losing her humanity to Dragon blood.

Pocket Change: Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits

July 2013 -Effertrux Publishing proudly announces:

Pocket Change: Using the Science of Personal Change to Improve Financial Habits by Heidi T. Beckman PH.D.

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to save more, spend less, or otherwise become savvier about their financial habits. And every year, most of these resolutions end in failure.Getting better with money and achieving your financial goals do not happen through passive waiting, wishing for life to be different, or gimmicky quick-fixes that promise you instant wealth. Living a healthy financial life requires real personal change (or a pocket change, you might say!) Thankfully, behavioral scientists have uncovered the secrets of habit modification which have the power to convert your resolutions into action.

The basic ingredients of healthy money behavior include motivation, persistence, and impulse control as well as a basic knowledge of personal finance. Most of us have the basic knowledge about money, but we are at a loss when it comes to strengthening our focus and motivation.

In this book, Dr. Heidi Beckman teaches readers how to use well-tested techniques from the field of psychology to build and sustain positive money habits. She covers topics that range from goal-setting and self-monitoring to personal efficacy and discipline. She also suggests how to design the social, psychological, and environmental context in which good habits will thrive. In this way, Dr. Beckman gives readers renewed energy for healthy money management well into the future.