Run away with naive Eltie Gray as he flees an abusive home in Ohio and hitches a ride to “The Key” in Tropical Fruit, by Wanda Steele.
A fish out of water in the unusual town, Eltie’s landlady warns him to “beware the company you keep.” He ignores her advice and soon finds himself part of a motley group best described as “tropical fruit,” with conduct that is bawdy, hilarious, perverse, and occasionally charitable.
Follow the curious seventeen-year-old boy as he gets drawn into relationships with the close-knit group of unconventional people and secures passage into the “fruity” society. Live with him through the extraordinary events that rob him of his innocence and fashion his manhood and destiny.
Wanda Steele is the author of Tropical Fruit. This, her only novel, is not only warm and touching, but also unlike any coming-of-age story yet.
Tropical Fruit is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-710-8) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-711-5) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please go to www.tropicalfruitnovel.com.
Romance and suspense collide amidst an oncoming storm in Visions, the new novel by Kelle Greene-Soltis, which carries hopeless romantics away into the beauty and pain of love.
Set during the onset of Hurricane Ike in 2008, “certain death” is predicted for anyone who does not heed the warnings to leave Galveston, Texas. Samantha Somers is fighting the emotional demons of losing her mother and now must endure the mighty hurricane. Bobby Austin is all Texas Ranger: tough, disciplined, and strong. But in the midst of running from the storm, he realizes he must confront demons of his own. Bobby and Sam’s journey is a whirlwind of emotions, full of highs and lows. Visions is a must-read for romance enthusiasts who enjoy drama, suspense, humor, love, and — most of all — an immense, draw-you-in, feel-good, rollercoaster ride.
Kelle Greene-Soltis resides in College Station, Texas. She and her husband, Rick, have four children: Kristie, Brandee, Ricky, and Kala. She is the budget analyst for the City of Bryan, but her heart belongs to her writing.
Visions is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-679-8) and hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-645-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.kgsbooks.com.
The challenging, humorous or frustrating trials of life and the reality of needing God daily are covered in Real Life ... poems for everyday living, a new poetry collection by Tom McNabb.
Illustrated with full-color, breathtaking photography, Real Life ... poems for everyday living contains 47 poems that will make readers smile (“Where’s My Glasses” or “At the Checkout”), think (“What Christmas is All About”) and even ponder the inevitable (“The Door Called Death”). The compilation also contains poems Tom penned for others. One moving example is “Hannah’s Thoughts,” which was written for a non-verbal young woman with Angelman’s Syndrome.
Faith is a major theme of the collection, with poems such as “What is His Name,” “”Unseen Powers,” and “My Shepherd.” Australian Evangelist Bill Newman endorsed the compositions, saying “I know these poems will bless you so much. The only thing missing is to hear Tom reciting these in person. His beautiful Irish accent and charm will wing them into your heart. I know these poems will touch your heart as they do mine.”
Born in Northern Ireland, Tom McNabb wrote his first poem in 1958 to accompany a gift. A few years passed before he was inspired to write again, but he has since penned hundreds of poems based on experiences he or close friends have had in life. McNabb moved to Australia in 1983. He has three children and five grandchildren.
Real Life ... poems for everyday living is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-684-2) and hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-691-0) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.reallifepoetry.com.
How can Biblical symbols contain such power so many thousands of years after they were first written? How can they still capture our imaginations today? Janet Rudolph’s new book, ONE GODS: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible, examines these and many other questions in a shamanic exploration of the Bible’s great journeys, struggles, quests, heroes, and heroines.
Drawing on spiritual forensics, Rudolph traces the footsteps of legends such as Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob and Moses across cultures and time. The enigmas of healing serpents, burning bushes, heavenly ladders and more are traced from the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and MesoAmerica to the standing stones of the Celts and beyond. Unveiling new revelations from the Bible's earliest teachings, ONE GODS provides knowledge and inspiration along with concrete tools for readers to embark upon, add a touch of magic to, and deepen their own spiritual journeys.
Janet Rudolph has traveled throughout the world to study, experience and learn first-hand how the mysteries of life are expressed, blessed, honored and lived in differing lands and traditions. She has visited Israeli and Egyptian deserts, lush Incan and Mayan rainforests, windswept French castles, rain-drenched Orkney stone temples, wildly rushing Pacific Northwest mountain streams, and ancient Grecianoracular sites.
ONE GODS is Rudolph’s return to her Jewish ancestral roots, the people of Tanakh. ONE GODS brings together the cross-cultural richness of her global, spiritual studies to examine and reveal ancient teachings as they appear in the Bible.
ONE GODS: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-643-9)from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.onegods.com.
To get proper treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a patient needs to be a good “storyteller” and locate a doctor who is a “good listener.” COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide gives patients a good understanding of the disease and available treatments so they will know what questions to ask of a physician. Dr. Anthony Cosentino draws on his over half-century of medical experience to help patients understand COPD and how chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma all lead to the condition associated with airflow limitation.
In addition to a detailed explanation of the disease, Dr. Cosentino also explains the necessary Pulmonary Function Testing and the medical therapies and medications available. Dr. Cosentino graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1956,received further post graduate training in internal medicine under the supervision of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1956-1959, and subsequently received a National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship in cardio-pulmonary physiology. He was named a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF in 1982. Dr. Cosentino has served as a reviewer of scientific articles for the New England Journal of Medicine and for Chest, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. He also maintained a full-time practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-649-1) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, www.copd-guide.com.
Marriage equality is the new civil rights movement in America. While some view this as a powerful political weapon, others experience it as love, commitment, and the quest for equality. Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy has been a leader for years in this struggle for equality. His new book, McCoy, You’re Going Straight to Hell, reveals personal stories and opinions e?mailed to him from both those supporting same gender marriage as well as those bitterly opposing it.
The e-mails and letters are artifacts of a critical movement, since they bring to life stories of couples affected by the intolerance of laws that prevent them from legally expressing their love and commitment through marriage. Yet the correspondence also tells the stories of individuals who feel threatened by its legalization. Together, these stories put a face on the issue of marriage equality. Those struggling with their sexual orientation will be reminded they are not alone. The battle for equal rights, for marriage equality is not a done deal.
Matt McCoy is an Iowa State Senator and Iowa's highest ranking openly gay elected official. He has served in the Iowa Legislature for twenty-two years with key leadership roles in the Senate. Recognition and numerous awards have been given to McCoy for his commitment to courageous public service and social justice issues. As a spokesperson for marriage equality, he has taken the issue across the country. McCoy serves on various governmental, non profit, and civic boards. He is the founder of Resource Development Consultants. McCoy is a graduate of Briar Cliff University. He and his son Jack live in Des Moines, Iowa.
Co-author Jim Ferguson has served as a school administrator in Iowa, Texas, and Michigan. The school where he served as principal was among the first in the nation to be recognized as exemplary. His background includes teaching, school administration, college instruction, consultant with Resource Development Consultants and serving on several non?profit boards. He is the author of numerous state and national publications. Ferguson earned his doctorate at The University of Iowa. He and his wife Jill live in Clive, Iowa.
McCoy, You’re Going Straight to Hell is available in softcover (ISBN 978?1?62137?626?2) and eBook (ISBN 978?1?62137?627?9) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book, please go tomccoyyouregoingtohell.com.