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Puck the Magic Penguin Sequel Delivers Magical Tale

Posted on November 03, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

The Continuing Adventures of Puck the Magic Penguin: The Adventure of the Pink Ruby is the enchanting sequel to Bill Moreland’s first story about the mischievous Puck. In his first adventure, The Adventures of Puck the Magic Penguin, Puck is abandoned by his first owner and makes a home for himself on the beach until being adopted by a young girl, Nef.

In The Adventure of the Pink Ruby, Puck demonstrates his power of Penguin Magic. When Nef’s dad gets into trouble, Puck seems to know before anyone else. Puck begins using his magic to help out Nef, even when she doesn’t ask. The resulting misadventures of Nef and Puck unpredictably cause more trouble than ever expected.

A Pittsburgh native, Bill Moreland graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1982. Now that geography separates the author from his children and grandchildren, he has decided to put the many bedtime stories he created for his family into print with the help of Puck.

The Continuing Adventures of Puck the Magic Penguin: The Adventure of the Pink Ruby is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-736-8) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-743-6) 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.puckthemagicpenguin.com

 

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Richard Steele Fights to Overcome Disaster in Thriller “Steele Away”

Posted on October 13, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

Richard Steele faces his most difficult challenge since getting involved with the OSI in Steele Away, the new novel by E.J. Robb. Following the story of the first installment in the series, Steele Trap, a simple assignment with the TSA turns deadly once Steele discovers four chemical devices that have been set to detonate—each with the ability to kill thousands.

Steele will have to kill those who are preparing the attack. This chaotic undertaking involves defeating radical groups, rogue agents, and the Devil’s Disciples motorcycle gang. Thousands of lives in Washington, D.C. hang in the balance of Steele and his team.

Steele Away is the second book in E. J. Robb’s Richard Steele Series. Robb’s career has taken him from the military to the FBI, giving him a unique perspective of the inner workings of the United States. Full of true-to-life experiences, the series delivers a thrilling feeling of authenticity.

Steele Away is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-673-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-674-3) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book series, please go to: www.ejrobbbooks.com.

Steele Away by E.J. Robb

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Matt Shea Writes of Courage and Strength in “The King of Coalman's Hill”

Posted on September 15, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

Caretaker Clayton Graves fights for his loved ones and community in Matt Shea’s new novel, The King of Coalman’s Hill. Clayton’s priorities consist of bringing food to the hungry, warmth to the cold and helpless, and caring for his beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth. Once tragedy strikes the legendary mountain man, his strength is tested as he struggles to ensure a bright future for Elizabeth and his dear friends in the mountain community.

The King of Coalman's Hill is a moving story filled with old-fashioned values, childhood nostalgia, and the challenges we all face in life. Focusing on the importance of love and family, the novel’s message resonates long after the final words are read.

The King of Coalman's Hill is the eighth book written by Matt Shea. He is greatly inspired by the writings of Andy Griffith and focuses on the common folk that comprise small towns. Matt credits the success of his first book, The Groundskeeper and Other Short Stories, to his family. The values that were instilled throughout his childhood gave him the strong sense of justice that is conveyed through his writings.

The King of Coalman's Hill is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-748-1) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-749-8) 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.sheasbooks.com.

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“From The Far Places” Explores Dramatic South Carolina History

Posted on September 15, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

South Carolina history and human drama combine in From the Far Places, the new novel by Dorothy K. Morris.

From the wilds of the Occaneechi Warriors' Path in the Carolina Piedmont, a lonely Monastery in far Northumbria, and a mansion in The Strand of London, a middle-aged man seeks his lost youth, a boy and girl help him find it, and a beautiful red stallion brings them all together. The combination of characters form a melting pot of cultures, class, languages, religions and personalities. In the historic South Carolina explored in this riveting novel, some of these differences blended while others created problems that could never be overcome.

From The Far Places is the seventh novel in the Mockingbird Series by Dorothy K. Morris. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, a city her ancestors helped establish. She grew up struggling with the pain that still lingered from the residue of slavery and the Civil War. Morris enjoys genealogy due to her extensive family history and is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who of American Women.

From The Far Places is available in softcover (ISBN 987-1-62137-751-1) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-752-8) 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 series, please go to www.dorothykmorrisbooks.com.

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"Divinely Silly Coloring Book" Consistent With Current Trend

Posted on August 18, 2015 by April Elkins | 0 Comments

If you believe coloring books are only for children, then you are quite mistaken. In fact, 2015 has been declared by many as the year of the adult coloring book. The trend gained momentum after British artist Johanna Basford published her coloring book “Secret Garden” in 2013. In recent months, her books along with many others have shot to the top of best-seller lists.

Why has this trend grown so much lately? Many cite coloring as an amazing stress reliever. Looking back at history, psychiatrist Carl Jung was noted to prescribe coloring to his patients to calm and center their minds. As a creative activity that requires focus, it’s easy to see how coloring can ease the mind. Similar to crossword puzzles, coloring is an activity that allows us to forget outside stressors in a moment of peace.

More than just therapy, coloring has recently turned into a social activity. Businesses such as ‘Painting with a Twist’ and ‘Pinot’s Palette’ have skyrocketed in recent years creating an environment for social coloring (or painting). Even bookstores such as Barnes & Noble have put together events for adults to meet up and color together. Since when do kids get to have all the fun?

Adding to the trend, Virtualbookworm has recently published the "Divinely Silly Coloring Book: For People of All Shapes and Sizes" by Radisha. The 126-page coloring book is uniquely designed for adults (although kids will love it as well). To experience what this trend is all about, you can purchase the book for $12.95 for our website. Remember, coloring books aren’t just for kids; they’re for the inner kid in all of us.

 

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Gary R. Hope Delivers Bittersweet Humor in “It’s Too Late To Die Young Now”

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Bobby Bernshausen | 1 Comment

George Kerry's quest for riches, love, and ultimately forgiveness are the focus of Gary Hope’s It’s Too Late To Die Young Now. Diagnosed with cancer at 73, George decides he must come clean and confess his sins. Can George ever find his answers and what he's searching for? Or will death prevent him from obtaining his ultimate goal?

Relive George’s entertaining life in this humorous novel. It's Too Late To Die Young Now is told with a mixture of greed, romance, lust, and a lot of comedy. If you like being entertained, this book is sure to please.

It’s Too Late To Die Young Now is the first novel written by Gary R. Hope, who previously penned four works of non-fiction. When asked why he switched to writing fiction, he replied, “because change gives me an opportunity to think, and lets my imagination take me anywhere I want to go."

It’s Too Late To Die Young Now is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-745-0) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-746-7) 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.garyhopebooks.com.

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“Eternal Dreams: The End of Memories” Finalizes Fantasy Trilogy

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to Christopher Compton’s mesmerizing Eternal Dreams series, The End of Memories, is not for the faint of heart, as broken dreams and unfulfilled hopes force perseverance in the face of crushing failure.

The Inseparable Six has been shattered and Drephoria is no longer the blissful world it once was. With seemingly no way out, the future of Kail and his friends hangs on the answer to an impossible question: What must be sacrificed to live one more day? For Kail, The Inseparable Six, and for readers, it’s time to wake up. This is the end of memories.

Christopher Compton is from Keswick, a small town north of Toronto. A gifted young author, he has received the ‘Most Imaginative Setting Award’ for Eternal Dreams. Mr. Compton graduated from Western University with a major in English Language and Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Eternal Dreams: The End of Memories is the third and final installment in the Eternal Dreams series consisting of The Curse of Memories and The Gift of Memories.

Eternal Dreams: The End of Memories is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-724-5) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-725-2) 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 series, please go to: www.eternaldreamstrilogy.com.

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