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"Catch Us If You Can" Discounted in January

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

Start off 2015 with a great book! Until January 31, you can grab "Catch Us If you Can" by Marc Feinstein for 20% off the retail price! Simply enter "CatchUs20" in the coupon area at checkout!

To find out more about the book, click here.

Happy 2015 and website changes

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! Sorry it's taken a while to post this, but it has taken almost two weeks to catch up on everything!

As you've noticed, we now have a new logo and an entirely new website! We incorporated our bookstore into the full website and integrated more tightly with Facebook and Twitter. If you visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/virtualbookworm) you'll also notice that you can now buy books directly from there by simply clicking the "bookstore" link in the upper navigation bar.

Authors, please check any links you may have used for your books. We tried to forward everything, but if your link wasn't directly to your book, it might not be working correctly. While we worked to announce this as much in advance as possible, some authors did miss it. So to keep up with the latest news, please keep checking our blog, our Facebook page ... and our Twitter feed (twitter.com/vbworm).


 

 

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When Challenge Becomes Inspiration

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

What should you do when your home away from home is threatened? When loved ones around you feel helpless? You rise to the challenge and find a solution. Author Matt Shea is back in a new novel featuring Chase Mansfield in The Meadowdale Community Project.

Demolition crews continue to raze abandoned and condemned structures in the sleepy town of Meadowdale – a city hit hard by the sluggish economy. A once-cherished building is now the dilapidated Meadowdale Community Center (MCC), where the handicapped and mentally-challenged sort recyclable materials and create artwork from refuse that catches their eye. This prompts many to consider the MCC a burial ground for lost causes.

Things soon change when a mysterious stranger in a wheelchair arrives and befriends Chase Mansfield, an intellectually-challenged teen. When the Community Center is condemned and Chase realizes the squirrel he feeds is about to become homeless, he comes up with an ingenious idea that changes his future and the future of the community. Chase and his invention soon unite the entire city, breaking down barriers related to wealth, politics, age, mobility, and intellect.

In an age of fiction often based on witchcraft, libido, and immorality, The Meadowdale Community Project is a family-friendly story for all ages, tastes, and background.

Matt Shea is a developing author having published five books. He is greatly inspired by the writings of Andy Griffith and focuses on the common folk that comprise small towns. Matt appreciates all who take the time to read his stories, loves feedback, and offers his email address for any comments or suggestions readers have. Matt promises to do his very best to answer all who write him, since his goal is to reach out to his audience and improve as a writer and a person.  

The Meadowdale Community Project is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-604-0) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-606-4) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Shea’s official website for more information: www.mattsheabooks.com.

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Philosophical Essay on Soul’s Existence Beyond Physical Dimensions

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

If there is any debate that has continued through time, it centers on the existence of the soul. Richard Schain not only advocates for the existence of the soul in his book, Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul, but its existence within the confines of a different dimension of reality than the physical brain and body.

Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul defends the reality of the human soul. Schain analyzes these topics from historical viewpoints considering the nature of the soul, the spectrum of 'scientism,' consciousness and the brain, creativity, death, and the mutual interrelationships of God and soul. Schain defends that one's soul, considered to be the central feature of the human condition, exists within a different dimension of reality than does the physical brain with its millions of spiritless nerve cells. However, the influence of scientism has resulted in a denial of the reality of spiritual entities. Contemporary man has been losing his soul because contemporary monistic science will not recognize a metaphysical soul. This book considers the profound consequences of loss of belief in the reality of the human soul that have been occasioned by contemporary 'scientism.’

Richard Schain obtained B.A. (philosophy) and M.D. degrees from New York University. He trained in neurology at Yale University, later serving as professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCLA. All Schain's writings deal with the metaphysics and significance of the interior self (the soul). The writings of Friedrich Nietzche and Nicholas Berdyaev have been major influences upon the development of his thought. Currently, the philosopher divides his time between Alamos, Mexico, and Sonoita, Arizona, with his wife, Melanie Dreisbach.

Toward an Existential Philosophy of the Soul is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-599-9) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-600-2) 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, please refer to the author’s official site, schainbooks.com.

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Does Good or Evil Matter When a Family is Cursed?

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

The dividing line between good and evil is never as clear as people would hope. R.J. King’s novel, Deliverance Comes, reveals this through the story of Nathaniel Ross and the tragic ends that befall his family.

Set in North Carolina, the novel follows Nathaniel from the time he is a young boy stuck in a home with an abusive father to when he is an adult who has strayed from his morals. The readers will learn to sympathize with the young boy and his troubling home as it becomes more and more abusive. As an adult, Nathaniel appears to have made a better life for himself with a wife and job, but looks can be deceiving. Nathaniel feels trapped, yet again, inside his marriage with a wife he does not love and is considering a horrible act to rid her from his life. Though there are several horrendous acts of violence committed, there is never a clear and shallow line between those who are good and those who are evil. Some families are seemingly cursed, and the Ross family appears to be one of those.

R.J. King was born and raised in North Carolina where this novel takes place. He no longer lives in the state, but majored in English at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. King loves writing and telling stories, and one of his central goals is to one day have a successful career doing so.  

 

Deliverance Comes is available in softcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐331‐5) and eBook (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐358‐2) 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, please refer to the author’s official site, www.rjkingbooks.com.

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Eternal Dreams Trilogy Returns with Shocking Twists and Emotional Dangers

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

The Inseparable Six’s name is put to the test in both friendship and fortitude on the darkest of roads in Eternal Dreams: The Gift of Memories by Christopher Compton.

The second book in the trilogy finds Kail and his friends continuing their quest to escape from the darkest recesses of their imaginations. They grow stronger with every trial, but The Corrupted Queen, Malise, has a sinister plan of her own – one that will test more than mere ability. Delving deeper into Drephoria, the dream world they created, means going deeper into the past. The earliest beginnings of the fabled friendship will be revealed, but could this be their end? Told with higher stakes, more intense action and devastating emotion, this middle installment of the Eternal Dreams trilogy will push everything The Inseparable Six have to simply survive.

Christopher Compton, an aspiring young author, received the Most Imaginative Setting Award for Eternal Dreams. He's from Keswik, a small, Canadian town north of Toronto. He graduated from Western University with a major in English Language and Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. He hopes to settle in his favorite place of all, New York.

Eternal Dreams: The Gift of Memories is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-278-3) and eBook (978-1-62137-284-4) 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 refer to the official website of the series, eternaldreamstrilogy.com.

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Wanderlust Proves to be Troublesome in 19th Century Rural Arkansas

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Life on the farm is far too disenchanting for the two brothers eager to see the world, regardless of the risks, in J.F. Gennings’ new novel, For Bread and Pottage.

Clyde and Willie Boy Gintry live and work on their father’s farm in nineteenth century Arkansas, but long for adventure and escape from their father’s iron hand. Already spending most of their free time in saloons, they encounter an illustrious saloon woman named Rose Devereaux who lures them away from their safe keeping on the farm and to her hometown of New Orleans.

With the promise of adventure and newness on the horizon, the brothers jump at the chance to leave behind their family and farm life for New Orleans, setting a string of events into motion that will prove to be life-altering, dangerous, and impossible to stop.

J.F. Gennings is from a small, East Texas town of Atlanta, where he lives and writes joined by his wife of forty-three years, his son, daughter-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren. He is the third generation of post-Civil War Georgia pioneers, who were homesteaders in 1872. He loves the history of his native area, is passionate about his writing, and loves his family...especially those grandchildren. This story, although fictional, has strong ties to his own ancestry and has been eight years in the making.

 

For Bread and Pottage is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-590-6) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-591-3) 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.genningsbooks.com.

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