Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sex, Love and Temptation in New York City- book by Walter Vickerie

Meet Omar Goode, a jaded salesman from New York who enjoys hopping from one bed to the next and avoids even the idea of a committed relationship. All that changes when Omar meets the attractive and optimistic Vaughn on New Years Eve. Omar and Vaughn seem to be the ideal match for one another, and despite his misgivings about having an actual boyfriend, Omar finds himself in a genuine long-distance relationship. But when an old flame comes back to tempt Omar, his love for Vaughn will be tested. As the new bond flourishes and the old one reignites, issues related to the Goode family’s past surface, forcing Omar to confront old and new personal demons. Omar must re evaluate the person he is and ultimately the person he wants to become. Fortunately his lifelong friends are there to offer their support and tough love but will it be enough to keep Omar on the right path?

Swordfight, written by Walter Vickerie and published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a poignant novel about love and relationships. Written in the form of a journal, readers will accompany Omar and experience first-hand his eye-opening journey of self-discovery.

For more information, visit http://www.sfx730.com/.

Swordfight
Walter Vickerie
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-215-7         228 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self publishing process. Self publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self publishing that actually makes sense!

Learn the Ugly Truth about Mold and Find Out if Its Hiding in Your Home!- book by Guy Sylvester

If you have ever experienced unexplained respiratory problems, sinus issues or headaches, there is a possibility that you have mold contamination in your home or workplace. In his business as a mold inspector and environmental expert, Dog Ear Publishing author Guy Sylvester has become witness to this growing health epidemic. Surprisingly the information available to the general public regarding mold is incomplete, contradictory, and controversial. Many medical professionals are not prepared to diagnose their patients with mold-related illnesses and landlords are not held accountable for mold problems on their property. For those people who suffer from unexplained health problems, mold is a monster! And for many lawyers, landlords and medical professionals, mold is a myth.

In Mold, Myth or Monster, Sylvester uses simple terminology and clear examples to show you how to determine if there is mold growing in your home, where it might be hiding and how to stop it from spreading.

He includes real case studies from his experience to illustrate how mold can affect your health. Read about the woman who suffered from major breathing problems until Sylvester discovered a wall of mold hidden directly behind the headboard in her bedroom. There is also the family with young children who had been suffering from serious allergy symptoms, even pneumonia, since moving into their new house. When Sylvester inspected their home he found the brand new refinished basement where they spent most of their time was hiding a thick layer of toxic black mold! Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous “mold companies” out there that will charge you a lot of money and won’t solve your problem. Don’t become yet another victim of this unregulated and misunderstood industry! Arm yourself by reading Mold, Myth or Monster and get valuable advice, information, and resources on how to protect your family from mold contamination. This book is a must have for any home owner!

Go to http://www.moldmythormonster.com/ to purchase. The book is also available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

Mold, Myth or Monster?
Guy Sylvester
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-231-7         72 pages          US

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self publishing process. Self publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self publishing that actually makes sense!

Collection of Essays and Speeches Offers Praise for the United States of America- book by Albert F. Chestone

The Author States: “It is my belief that this book is a timely “wake-up-call” for All Americans and is designed to help them realign their “compasses of life” with the pillars of democracy and freedom—and to be forever mindful that we are one nation under God.” Albert F. Chestone

What does it mean to be an American citizen? Why is it important to keep God in the Pledge of Allegiance? Are there anti-Americans living among us who want to change our form of government?
Author Albert F. Chestone, a retired FBI agent and proud American Patriot, addresses these questions and many more in the Dog Ear Publishing title What America Means to Me. Drawing from the voices of many authors, historians and political figures, Chestone has produced a comprehensive anthology of essays and speeches about the uniqueness of America and the American experience.
What America Means to Me contains a wide range of articles written by Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, Eli Wiesel, Dinesh D’Souza, Honorable Lee Hamilton, Senator Tom McClintock, Dr. James Dobson, and Joy Hakim, to name a few. People will enjoy reading what these important figures have to say including the author’s moving articles about such topics as American history, immigration, God, and the challenge of freedom.
What America Means to Me is an eclectic mix of prose held together by the common thread of praise for our great nation. This is the perfect book for anyone who feels proud to be an American.

What America Means to Me
Albert F. Chestone
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-159858-895-8

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

Siblings Gather Together at Their Father’s Deathbed and Revisit Memories of a Difficult Childhood- book by Drew Carpenter and Lark Pogue

As Duane Coulter lies unconscious and dying, one by one his grown children arrive at the hospital to contemplate the passing of this man who made their childhoods so miserable. The first to arrive is Scott, whose fear of failing his loved ones causes him to put up barriers between him and his family. Next is Leal whose smooth exterior belies the feeling of impending doom and despair within. Finally there is the youngest sister Carol, who suffers from addiction and is estranged from her only child. Missing is their brother Greg, who died years before in a strange car accident. During the next 24 hours, the secrets, the shame and the mistakes they have made as adults will come to the surface. Together they will comfort each other and their aging mother, Rose, who did her best to provide love and stability while they were growing up.

Missing Ingredients, by Dog Ear Publishing authors Drew Carpenter and Lark Pogue, is a novel about surviving a dysfunctional childhood and overcoming depression and addiction. Carpenter and Pogue, who are brother and sister, have based this novel loosely on their own experiences. Will the Coulter children be able to break the cycle of abuse and curb their own self-destructive behavior? And will their father’s death bring them any peace? Readers will find themselves rooting for these functioning but bruised individuals as they struggle with their demons.

For mor information, visit http://www.missingingredientsthebook.com/.

Missing Ingredients
Drew Carpenter and Lark Pogue
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-207-2          272 pages          US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self publishing process. Self publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self publishing that actually makes sense!

Poetry Book Reveals a Woman’s Private Thoughts Through Verse- book by Kay Salady

Poetry fans have a new reason to go to the bookstore – Kay Salady’s debut work, A Teardrop Fell. In this work, the Dog Ear Publishing author chronicles a series of circumstances and feelings from July 24, 2006, to Sept. 30, 2008, revealing the private thoughts of a woman through poetic verse. She leads readers on a life’s journey, seeking the greatest gift of all, which leads to wisdom.

In A Teardrop Fell, the author flexes her literary muscles, writing poetry that ranges from prose to couplets, rhyming selections and free-form verse. An index organized alphabetically by title provides a quick reference for those searching for a particular poem.

Poems include the emotional “Hopelessly Unkind,” “River of Pain” and “If I Could Hold You,” as well as the inspiring “Angels All Around,” “To See My Soul” and “Sacred Love.” Romance seekers will sigh over poems such as “Love Amid the Clover” and “A Teardrop Fell,” the title poem. The opening lines in “We Stopped Time” delight the ear: “We shared a moment; we stopped time. So clear and cool and crisp and fine. Stepped far beyond reality. I looked at you, you looked at me.”

This is the first book for Salady, who began her academic career studying English literature and stenography. She worked in real estate and civil engineering before becoming a poet. Salady is at work on her second book.

For more information visit http://www.ateardropfell.com/.

A Teardrop Fell
Kay Salady
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-008-5         274 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Poetry Work Describes the Joy of Family, Wonder of Life and Depth of God’s Love- book by Florida Vigil

The poems in this Dog Ear Publishing title will inspire your heart and soul, as the author explores beauty, life, love, family and prayer. Author Florida Vigil believes that prayer grants us peace. When we open our hearts to the Lord, hope and faith can move mountains. She also urges us to take time to see the beauty that life offers by spending time with family and holding loved ones close to our heart.

Embracing Life: Poems that Inspire the Heart and Soul, also touches on love that comes from the heart and its many expressions: being there for a friend or loved one, sharing a tender touch or hug or holding someone’s hand. Vigil’s work inspires poetry fans to live each day as if it was their last: Make a difference in someone’s life, be compassionate and considerate, and reach out to someone in need.

This extraordinary book of poems includes black and white photos for each of its chapters. Readers will find sections on beauty, life, love, family and prayer. In “Embrace Me,” the author makes a heartfelt request: “Lord, grant me the strength to know right from wrong and to live my life the very best that I can. Lord, I feel your hand guiding me toward the right path.” In the poem “My Love,” the author shows her tender side: “You showed your love for me in so many ways. You have touched my heart, my soul, and my whole being. I treasure your love.”

Vigil, a native of Colorado, lives in Denver with her husband, George, and beagle, Sadie. She attended nursing school in Westminster, Colorado. Writing poetry inspires Vigil and fuels her imagination because she writes what she feels in her heart. Her work explores not only her own dreams and experiences, but also her impressions of other people’s experiences in their lives and relationships.

For more information visit embracinglifepoems.com.

Embracing Life: Poems that Inspire the Heart and Soul
Florida Vigil
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-126-6         140 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Decision to Donate Brings Physical, Emotional Pain to Real-life ER Doctor- book by Mark Stefanelli, M.D.

It starts with a phone call during a doctor’s busy day working in the Emergency Room in the rural Pacific Northwest – his mother has been diagnosed with end-stage liver disease and needs a transplant to survive. Over the next few months, it becomes clear a family donor is the only solution, but who will step up to the challenge?

In the Dog Ear Publishing title Pink Iguanas and Broken Promises, author Mark Stefanelli, M.D., describes his journey dealing with medical, emotional and family issues related to donating his liver to his mother and his battle to heal. He turns to Oriental medicine, confronting both its attributes and limitations, after realizing Western medicine has lost its purpose and turned into a “high value industry.”

In this true story, which reads like a novel with its cast of characters and messages, Stefanelli tells of his struggles with the medical system and how his knowledge of it was both a blessing and a curse. The story comes full circle when the physician returns – this time as a patient – to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as a Critical Care Fellow 15 years earlier.

Stefanelli is an Internal Medicine Physician who practices in rural emergency rooms in the coastal area of the Northwest. He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and two children, but his experience has put his professional life in a different perspective.

For more information visit Pinkiguanas.net.

Pink Iguanas and Broken Promises
Mark Stefanelli, M.D.
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-198-3         302 pages         US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!