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.
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.
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.
Richard Steele, a former Marine sniper, tracks down and serves justice to criminals in Steele Trap by E.J. Robb. This original story follows Steele as he discovers his efforts may be funding an organization that will do more harm to the United States than all the men he has eliminated.
When Steele pops up on the Department of Homeland Security's radar, he is tracked and found by Agent Lewis Preston. Through a series unexpected events, Agent Preston and Richard Steele discover that their goals ultimately intersect. Each man's skill and determination will be tested as they protect the United States from those who wish to harm it.
Steele Trap is E. J. Robb’s first edition in the upcoming 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, Steele Trap delivers a thrilling feeling of authenticity.
Steele Trap is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-677-4) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-678-1) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on the author or the book series, please go to: www.ejrobbbooks.com.
Marissa, a gifted mind mapper, is sent on a mission to tame a war-torn planet in Interface, the new novel by J. P. Newcomer. Working in a team for the first time, Marissa must overcome her own demons while using mind mapping to alter the aggressive behavior of the planet’s inhabitants.
Myth, magic and mind-probing technology are combined in this exciting science-fiction tale of exploitation, redemption and romance. Join Marissa and her new team on their remarkable, non-stop adventure into another dimension!
Interface is J. P. Newcomer’s first novel. She is the author of several short stories, many of which have been published by the California Writer’s Club in Branch Anthologies as well as in their Literary Review. Recently, she published a compilation of poetry entitled Poems of my Father.
Interface is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-715-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-716-0) 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.interfacenovel.com.
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.