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Exact Editing is excited to announce new books and
other pieces from our hard-working authors.
It’s extremely satisfying to see the result of so much dedication come together and be launched. Here is an example of some of the latest projects which Exact Editing has been involved with, making their work shine!
This anthology presents the stories of eight incredible female entrepreneurs as they reveal insights on their lives, and how each pursue their business journey.
The authors share real-life stories of courage, business challenges, confronting situations and how, despite adversity, they have carved out success. These women show how with determination, persistence and a will to succeed you can not only create something amazing, you can have a wider impact on your local and national community.
Women’s Business Society was founded by Cazzandra Bell and the vision of this book is to inspire, motivate and share practical insights on what it takes to create a successful business.
This book is intended to give you valuable insights on different perspectives on business and how these authors impact both their families and the society around them.
A business anthology book with true stories from twelve women who have led extraordinary lives, faced and overcome major setbacks and challenges, and have gone on to achieve remarkable results by taking the road less travelled.
This book presents 12 remarkable tales of courage from various walks of life, ranging from an adventurer, a spiritual guru, a survivor of domestic violence, a victim of multiple sclerosis and sufferers of anxiety and depression, a female security guard in London and a nurse rescuing a child in Africa.
A business anthology book with 6 top authors contributing.
Six business owners share their stories and secrets on leadership, including Jim Penman of Jim’s Mowing, Diego London of Bluecorp Australia, Gunnar Habitz, Swiss expert on leadership, networking and sales excellence, Mihir Thaker, Business Builder and Mentor, Renee Giarusso, dynamic coach and Con Nichols, Real Estate empire builder.
A business anthology book with 10 authors contributing.
Change begins at the end of a powerful conversation!
These chapters were written by ten incredible humans who want to communicate their love, purpose and vision for greater impact. Intense, brave, funny and moving, these ten stories will inspire and encourage you.
Redemption of a Slave
Author: Laura Taylor
Erotica, male fantasy, fiction
An Omegaverse novel.
France in the 1800s is a pitiless time to be an omega. Kept as a slave for most of his life, Dante has suffered far too much brutality, and even he would admit that the harshness of life has turned him from a civilised, obedient omega into a broken man bent on violence and revenge.
However, an odd twist of fate leads to Dante being bought by Antoine, a wealthy alpha with a soft spot for brutalised omegas. He sees the potential in the suffering young man and takes him back to his estate, determined to help him recover from the cruelty of his past.
But winning Dante’s trust was never going to be an easy task, and even less so in a society that refuses to acknowledge that an omega could ever be anything other than a slave.
Shame Soup: Sex, Drugs, Art…and Reinventing Myself Through Radical Self-Awareness
Author: Phoenix Moonstar
A twenty-first birthday party at the Hilton Hotel, a bill she couldn’t pay, and a fateful decision that would change the course of her life forever.
Shame Soup is Phoenix Moonstar’s sharp-tongued and candid confession of self-hatred, sex work and sassy ambition. With both her parents departing this world by the time she was twenty-one, and a Fine Art Degree inextricably linked to self-worth and salvation, Phoenix tells her personal story of falling in love while working in a brothel, falling apart on the inside and finding out who she really was amongst the ashes of self-destruction.
Told in a unique conversational style that is brutally honest, painfully hilarious and brimming with raw hope, Shame Soup is a powerful tale of self-realization through the lessons of failure.
The Strength of a Confident Woman: The Body Confidence Blueprint
Author: Tina Horwood
Business Motivational Memoir non-fiction
A transformational journey to guide women on how to create a positive body image, to love the skin they are in and be empowered to live their life purpose. In this powerfully emotive story of adversity, heartache, lies and body bullying, Tina shares her own story on how, in the quest for acceptance and the perfect body, the extreme measures she went to and how she finally broke the negative cycle of dieting, weight loss and extreme exercise to create her own blueprint for body confidence success.
Through this powerfully emotive story, you will learn how, through loving YOURSELF and believing that you ARE worthy, you can achieve effortless weight loss success.
The Unlikely 7-Figure Entrepreneur: Change Yourself, Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life!
Author: Sarah Griffiths
Business Motivational Memoir non-fiction
Sarah Griffiths is a multi-award nominated, 7-figure serial entrepreneur, who uses her extensive experience in the area of peak performance, leading with emotional intelligence to help corporate executives and SME companies grow and scale their businesses. Following a stellar career in the corporate sector, she actively runs three profitable companies.
Change yourself, Change your Beliefs, Change your life!
Unscathed Beauty: Her darkest fight was her brightest light
Author: Kelly Humphries
As a survivor of childhood abuse, now an adult with a law enforcement background, through her story Kel will equip and empower you with strategies, ideas, insight, love and hope. Join with her as she unveils “Unscathed Beauty”.
An intensely personal story, of a simple childhood growing up in the country, shattered by the sexual abuse of a predator. A predator who hid in broad daylight, in her family, in the community. This is a true story, told with absolute honesty, and it answers questions many of us are too uncomfortable to ask.
How does such abuse happen? How can it go on for years without somebody knowing? Why didn’t the victim speak up? And also – if that happened to somebody I know, what should I do about it? What is the best way for me to respond?
Author: Laura Taylor
Western civilisation has collapsed. Bands of slave traders roam up and down Australia’s east coast. And three days ago, one particular tribe secured themselves a new captive: Dusk of the Two Swords.
After five long years evading the slavers in a post-apocalyptic wilderness, Dusk has honed her survival skills and her prowess in battle. So, captive or not, she has no intention of giving up now. But when she’s unexpectedly freed by a tribe of warriors, she finds herself facing an impossible decision: become the wife of the tribal leader, a man who speaks idle words of compassion while blood drips from his blade, or demand her freedom and risk starving to death alone in the wild.
Wolf’s Lie (Book Five in the House of Sirius series)
Author: Laura Taylor
Fantasy shapeshifting fiction
Alistair is a master of spinning lies, using his position as a freelance journalist to safeguard the secrets of the wolf shifters. With the Noturatii closing in on their estate, he must use every trick he knows to lead their enemies astray, making them see what isn’t there, and miss what is right under their noses.
Li Khuli is a predator at the top of her game. Trained since she was a child to be a brutal and heartless assassin, she has now finally located the estate the shifters call home and is preparing for an assault that will wipe out the pack forever.
Rowland, The Senator’s Son (Book One in the Forces at Play series)
Author: Marieke J Treloar
Romance / Erotica
One Man’s Destiny, One Woman’s Past.
An unconventional story of politics, sex and revenge.
Rowland Jeffers, District Attorney for the City of New York and the eldest of the six sons of the highly respected Senator Ryan-John Jeffers. He is powerful, intelligent, successful, handsome and wealthy in his own right. A man with a destiny, his life has been an open book.
Prior to the Senator’s passing, he elicits a promise from Rowland that he will look after a woman, an extremely special one. As a man of honour, of course his son agrees. At Ryan-John’s funeral a mysterious and elegant woman appears. Rowland is immediately drawn to her.
Alexia Kingstone, well known on the New York Art Scene as an eccentric Australian artist and philanthropist. Her studio Dark Angel Gallery is acclaimed and she is renowned for creating men’s jewellery for the rich and powerful. An intriguing woman with a shadowed past and always surrounded by successful men; what is her real story?
Can Rowland fulfil his promise and look after what his father thought so precious? Or will her past destroy them both?
Rowland, the Senator’s Son is the first Book in the “Forces at Play Series”.
Author: Christopher Hawkes
When their mother throws herself off the balcony of their flat, brothers Harry and Ethan have their lives fracture into two vastly different paths.
Years later, Harry moves to Canada to escape friendships and drug deals that have gone sour, and Ethan enrols in university, hoping to find answers to life’s biggest questions.
But when Ethan goes missing, Harry comes back to England. He traces Ethan to Sweden, and to Gretta. Gretta is the missing piece to Ethan’s mysterious connection to a doomsday cult, but will Harry find him before it’s too late?
With his debut novel, Christopher Hawkes follows two brothers into a precarious adulthood that is charged with wreckage, risk and volatility. This is a masterful tale of damage and the search for redemption.
Redefining Business Success: 7 Entrepreneurs Who Have Found Success in a Changing World
Authors: Debbie Zita, Vanessa Thomas, Donna Sulja, Greg Roworth, Charith Bandara, Phoebe Lay, John Di Natale
Business & Investing
Gain intimate access into the hearts and minds of seven successful business owners through a model of inquiry known as ‘The 6 Selves.’ Be captivated by a deep level of openness typically withheld in business settings, along with diversity across genders, industries, ages and business stages. This diversity is the heart of a new wave of business known as ‘The Heart Centred Way.’ Learn to access a new level of self-leadership via compassion, kindness, strength and resilience. The results of which are not only an increase in your financial profit, but an increase in enjoyment with all aspects of daily life.
Pilgrim to Piper
Ghostwritten by Karen Crombie, with Iain Townsley, SAS.
A brief memoir covering the real-life story of Iain Townsley, soldier, parachutist and piper. Iain served 25 years in Her Majesty’s Forces (British Army), 18 of those years with UKSF, accumulating 14 years of active service. On passing the arduous selection process of the 1970s he was assigned to The Air Troop of D Squadron 22 SAS; the Regiment. His story includes his early life as a soldier, the Borneo confrontation, the war in Dhofar, and operating on the streets of Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Iain also tells of his personal struggle on leaving the military, high-level security work on The Circuit and as a consultant on a movie, and finally reinventing himself as a piper, claiming his Scottish heritage.
The Anxiety Relief Handbook – Complementary therapies to let go of anxiety
Authors: Monika Polemicos, Donna Sulja Olivia Walford, Danielle Tooley, Amanda Dickie, Gamze Cassandra Evren, Gayle Dwyer, Amanda Kate, Elaina Mullery, Lauren Bell, and Debbie VanderWeyden
The condition of anxiety is increasing at alarming rates across the globe. People are feeling that their world, as they knew it, has been rocked and overturned. This rising uncertainty has contributed to the troubling exponential growth of stress and anxiety.
At the same time, people are seeking safe, natural solutions to life’s challenges as they question traditional treatment methodologies and ask what else is out there.
There is no one single solution for a condition such as anxiety and it is therefore truly heart-warming to welcome this much-needed collaboration from such a broad variety of complementary therapists, together in The Anxiety Relief Handbook.
This valuable guide has contributions from 11 wellness practitioners who have shared both their personal experiences and expert professional guidance in the fields of: Hypnotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Counselling, EFT Tapping, Coaching, Family Constellations, Access Consciousness, Functional Medicine, Burnout in Nurses and Frontline Workers
Children’s Anxiety, and Kinesiology.
Author: Shevonne Joyce
Self-help and Personal Development
Ask any entrepreneur or leader building a personal brand and they will have heard that clients buy from those they like. This means that aiming to be likeable is crucial to building an iconic brand, right? No. It seems counterintuitive, but when we chart the success of some of the world’s most iconic leaders, we see how positively stepping into and embracing their unlikeability was a significant catalyst to their timeless success.
This guide takes you on the journey of a woman who made it her mission to solve her unlikeability problem. What she discovered in the process blew her socks off. For Shevonne Joyce, embracing your unlikeability isn’t a pass to be mean¬spirited, to harm others, or to act however you like without consequence.
Quite the opposite, it’s about learning to celebrate and utilising the qualities that make you unique – even quirky. And that can be the kindest thing you do for yourself, and others. Shevonne shares the inner workings of what makes us likeable and unlikeable to another person, and the secrets of how to utilise your unlikeability to build the kind of iconic brand you’ve only ever dreamed of.
Warning: what you learn will change everything. Secure your socks before reading.
Defensive Tactics for Security Professionals
Author: Nick Wyborn
In this book Nick shares his unique experiences as a law enforcement and security trainer and provides both basic and advanced concepts and principles that when applied, can assist an officer to successfully de-escalate and resolve a conflict situation. It is designed to be used as both a practical guide and a valuable training resource and provides a rare insight into the realities of facing violence and attempts to break down some of the myths and stereotypes surrounding violence.
The physical techniques are easy to understand and have been specifically selected to suit the needs of the modern security professional. They are easy to learn, retain and apply under stress. Training applications range from law enforcement and security to the safety-conscious citizen. This book will serve as a valuable learning tool for all those working within the security industry. It has been designed to serve as a compass to guide them home safely at the end of every shift.
Author: Wayne Debernardi
Romantic Suspense Fiction
Does anybody truly have no regrets?
Des Jamieson, cunning businessman, wealthy empire builder and powerbroker, is dying. Did he really rise to the top through hard work alone? What secrets are still lurking in the back of a dying man’s mind?
Lauren’s job looking after patients in the final stage of their lives is challenging, and she is dedicated to helping them pass into the next life peacefully.
She has plenty of problems in her own life, but her new patient Des is stubborn and yet intriguing.
What is really important to him? Is it all just a game or are there complex mysteries that must be solved before the inevitable occurs?
In Business Together: Negotiating the intimate relationship and the business partnership
Author: Hannah Collins
In Business Together is the inside story about two women who met online and fell in love and then bought a pet business including dog walking, grooming, and pet sitting.
Despite having no previous small business experience, with determination and perseverance they turned it into the leading pet business for ten years in Sydney’s Inner West. At the height of their business, they employed five dog walkers and a pet carer.
Honest, funny and straightforward, this book is both a marvellous memoir and an insight into running a business with your partner.