An Epic Odyssey of Madness and Mayhem is the perfect way to describe 2020 — and the fitting title of a new essay collection by Carla Bastos.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, the tragic to the absurd, An Epic Odyssey of Madness and Mayhem shows how we learned to see ourselves differently while finding new ways to do life during the pandemic. Rather than just another treatise about living through COVID-19, the book also includes whimsical and incongruous escapes such as the author's disdain for the number nine, as well as observations from her life such as "Peeing on My Mom," a funny, yet heart-wrenching telling of an incident that occurred when the writer was four.
Carla Bastos is a freelance journalist and former newspaper editor. Known for her thorough research and honest observation, her many years of world travels and humanitarian work continue to inform thoughtful, wise and humorous commentary. Her other books include A (Cosmic, Comical, Complicated) Life Alone and The Walk.
An Epic Odyssey of Madness and Mayhem is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-951985-73-8) and eBook format (ISBN 978-1-951985-74-5) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website, carla-bastos.com.
Experience the journey of a level-headed building contractor who suddenly realizes he is destined for adventure and was meant for much more than an ordinary life in The Girl from Tir-na-nOg, the new novel by Gary Hope.
Reeling from the divorce from his manipulative ex-wife, Paul Alfred decides to uproot his life in North Carolina and disappear to the hills of Ireland. His relocation sparks the beginning of his journey to not only realize the inherent magic of Ireland, but also the power and wonder within his soul.
Although his new life begins in disaster, Paul soon begins to settle down and enjoy building a life with the colorful citizens of Dungloe. Excitement, friendships, and possibly even romance lay in store for Paul, who will have to define for himself just how far he will go for the one he cares about.
After seven trips to Ireland, the author, Gary Hope, has experienced the magic and enchantment that is captured in this book. This is his third novel, the first two being It's Too Late To Die Young Now and Abbey. Home is in the Northlands of Carolina, where he has lived for over three hundred years, but which seems like only three weeks.
The Girl from Tir-na-nOg is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-939-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-6213-940-9) 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 to www.garyhopebooks.com.
A small Florida town is turned upside down when a retired Boston police homicide detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy. After two hit men make an attempt on his life, protagonist Liam O’Connor becomes the focus of a homicide investigation and embarks in a race against time to find out who is after him.
Struggling with the ghosts of his past, Liam must traverse the details of his old cases to find clues as to who, and why, someone would want him dead. Daunting facts begin to emerge as O’Connor realizes the attempted hit is connected to the recent murder of a former Boston police captain and his own deceased father.
O’Connor must form new allies if he is to survive the investigation, so he befriends the local police detective, Officer John Tibedoe, and starts to fall for the beautiful Officer Tina Youngblood. Will those closest to him be his salvation, or will Liam find himself trusting the wrong people in The Key To Betrayal?
Born and raised in California, author John Matthew Lee is a third-generation law enforcement officer with fifteen years spent as a homicide detective, sergeant, and detective commander. His extensive career with the Sheriff’s Department helped formulate his unique storytelling perspective. Being a husband, father, decorated officer and longtime high school football coach has provided him with the background and desire to write The Key To Betrayal.
The Key To Betrayal is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-843-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-862-4) from Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom.
Culture Clash: Evolution of An Expat by Benjamin Long is a story of hope, survival, and the human capacity to go beyond the boundaries of deep‐rooted cultural conditioning and self‐imposed limitations. The author’s insightful account explores the mechanics of what makes the American culture unique from any other in the world.
"Cultural differences matter: How profoundly they differ and how powerful these differences can be," recounts the author in his riveting first‐hand account of his sometimes hilarious and moving struggle to comprehend and adapt to life in a foreign land. Culture Clash provides a simplified way of grasping an otherwise complex subject. Long draws from his personal experiences to show real life examples of the problems that can develop when cultural differences are ignored or underestimated.
Benjamin Long is a graduate of Redlands University and has lived in and traveled to North America, Europe, Middle East, and South East Asia. He grew up in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in his teen years. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Culture Clash is available in hardcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐763‐2), softcover (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐763‐4) and eBook (ISBN 978‐1‐62137‐764‐1) 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.benjaminlongbooks.com
If your group of adult friends has grown tired of traditional board games, you'll want to get a copy of The Wine Games to play in a decathlon of unique, wine-themed activities. The Wine Games contains more than thirty easy-to-stage, interactive challenges everyone can enjoy.
Participants will balance wine glasses, throw bean bags at wine bottles, spit and bounce corks, catch crackers, roll grapes, and, of course, drink lots of wine. This compilation contains both instructions and illustrations to ensure every game is easy to follow.
The Wine Games is Brent Runzel’s first published work. Brent and his wife Karin regularly visit different wineries and vineyards, having followed wine trails in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Napa Valley. They prefer white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and unoaked Chardonnay. They often gather with their friends to play Wine Games. Brent is also an avid runner and professional sports fan.
The Wine Games is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-792-4) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-6213-793-1) 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, please go to www.TheWineGames.com
Following the story of Finding Cornbread Mesa, Janna Gustaffeson's adventures continue in Morning Star Journey by author Judy McGrath. The future of their ranch land is threatened, a stalker appears on Janna's tail, and her sketching partner vanishes on an extended mission for the DEA.
Amidst requests from a local police officer to prevent the murder of an old acquaintance, Janna balances chaos at home with her children and relatives against looming mystery. As a creative woman artist who doesn't like to be bullied by criminals, Janna discovers surprisingly practical ways to deal with criminals amid the hectic standards of daily life.
Morning Star Journey is the second novel written by author Judy McGrath. Trained in art, design, and writing, she has taught at public and private schools, gained experience in security, and dabbled in the intricacies of retail. In addition to writing, Judy is a wife, mother, and grandmother, living in the mountains of San Diego County, California.
Morning Star Journey is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-756-6), softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-757-3), and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-758-0) 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 series, please go to: www.judithmcgrath.com.
Author Lu Crews reveals simple techniques to achieve vibrant health, delves into environmental toxins causing health problems, and exposes lies perpetrated by food and drug industry in 7 Steps to Nutritional Balance. The book provides the reader an easy to navigate guideline to the choices available in the market place. Readers will be empowered to break through old habits to take ownership of their life.
Join Lu Crew’s revolution to discover how the body, mind and spirit work together for exceptional health. Start making a change today through informed choices outlined in 7 Steps to Nutritional Balance. From purified water to herb qualities, this health guide is essential to consumers looking for answers.
Author and holistic activist Lu Crews shares her amazing story of how she pioneered the maze of health from an early age. She has been on a quest for many years, educating herself and all who will listen, to help others live an informed and healthy lifestyle.
7 Steps to Nutritional Balance is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-780-1) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-6213-778-1-8) 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.StepsToNutritionalBalance.com