Monthly Archives: February 2010

Thriller Weaves Tale of Kidnapping, Murder and Missing Memory- book by Patricia Gayle

A young woman showering for her date is interrupted when he arrives early. Unable to contain his passion for her any longer, he won’t take no for an answer. In the struggle that ensues, the woman is killed. Thus begins Blow Dart: The Abduction by Dog Ear Publishing author Patricia Gayle. Flash to 10 years later, and the predator is preparing for his next attack. Patricia Dawson, wife of a police detective, has no idea her idyllic life is about to be shattered when she stops for groceries on her fifth anniversary. Her abduction in a supermarket parking lot is just the beginning of her troubles as she’s beaten and left for dead by her attacker.

Trish survives the attack but loses her memory in the process. Slowly she begins to build a new life for herself with the doctor who saved her life. But circumstances are about to put her in harm’s way again as her attacker continues his evil ways. When his actions threaten her new family, Trish takes charge to protect them in the only way she knows how – with courage and determination. Will the trauma of a second attack bring her memory – and her old life – back? Can she survive the challenge or will evil cost Trish her life? Readers will be swept along the tide of tension in this exciting thriller set in Colorado, Gayle’s debut novel.

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

Blowdart: The Abduction
Patricia Gayle
Dog Ear Publishing
Paperback: ISBN: 978-160844-314-7         222 pages         US
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-160844-325-3         222 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.

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Guide on How to Convert Fear and Anxiety into Hope and Serenity When Someone You Love is an Addict- book by Denise Krochta

Millions of people know the chaos that occurs in the daily lives of those who love addicts and alcoholics. When you love someone who has an addiction, fear, frustration, anxiety, distraction and depression take over and become a way of life. When author Denise Krochta discovered her youngest son was addicted to drugs, she began a long descent toward hopelessness and despair.

Krochta describes how on that first day, she went to her son’s dark apartment and held him in her arms in his bed while he shook, vomited and cried. Terrified, she clung to him, and as she did, she pictured holding her son as a newborn baby, then as a young child. But Sweat is not simply a memoir of how drugs changed her life, nor is it a book about how to cure an addict, even though that is where our priorities lie when we discover a loved one’s addiction. In fact, Sweat is not a book about addicts at all. Instead, it’s a book about you–one who loves an addict. Sweat is a guide to converting the fear and anxiety in your life to hope and serenity. It’s about not becoming addicted to your addict and losing every other focus in your life. It is a practical plan for how to live day to day and keep your life–and your heart–intact when someone you love is an addict.

Sweat, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is also a good handbook for those who need more answers about addiction but don’t know where to start. When she set off in search of answers to her questions about drugs and addiction, Krochta found it was a long and difficult process. In her book she includes those resources found on-line and elsewhere that she found most helpful. She includes testimonial to relate how her choices and techniques, her “recipe for sanity,” enabled her to live a fuller life during her son’s battle with addiction. Although we cannot always ensure our loved ones will make the best life choices, Krochta urges us to choose peace and hope over despair and misery and find ways to appreciate the beauty and serenity life has to offer. Sweat is truly a lifesaver, an indispensable read for anyone living with addiction.

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

Sweat: A Practical Plan for Keeping your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict
Denise Krochta
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-346-8         120 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!

Musician Finds the Perfect Girl but Suffers Severe Post-Traumatic Stress after a Disfiguring Accident. Can Their Love Survive?- book by Joy Miller

When Tyler Daltry meets Wendy Brady, he knows she is the girl he’s been waiting for. He immediately ends his relationship with a girlfriend so he can pursue Wendy, but before he gets the chance he is in a serious semi-truck accident and injures his face and leg. From the time of his accident, Tyler suffers post traumatic stress disorder and spends hours looking out the window in silence. When Tyler’s sister comes to visit, she brings Wendy along with her and Tyler and Wendy take up where they left off. It seems only Wendy knows how to reach Tyler when he becomes depressed.

Love on a Carousel by Dog Ear Publishing author and musician Joy Miller is a love story about two people who find the ultimate connection–one of the mind–and who find love while working through their own demons. Tyler becomes deeply afraid that he will lose Wendy, and his fear becomes an obsession. He also is unable to drive through intersections since his disfiguring accident. Wendy must come to terms with her own past bouts of sadness and depression. There is also the question of Tyler’s precarious relationship with his sister Tracey which involves past resentments and disappointments.

When Tracey’s ex husband escapes from prison and takes her hostage, they work with the police to track them down. Later, Wendy’s business partner Clarisse must escape from a stalker who is trying to find her. Throughout this crazy carousel of life, Tyler and Wendy marvel at the powers that brought them together. Love on a Carousel has a 12-song soundtrack CD available of music written and performed by Joy Miller.

For more information, visit joymillerbooks.com.
This title also has a 12-song Soundtrack CD available through the author’s web pages and can be downloaded from Digstation, Itunes, Napster, Rhapsody Amazon, and other online music sites.

Love on a Carousel
Joy Miller
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-367-3         312 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!

Interested in a Career in the Music Industry? New Release Shows Young People How to Get Started on the Right Path- book by Thomas W. Demerritte

Don’t be fooled by the tattoos, dreadlocks and baggy clothes you see on young people today. This new generation of kids has nothing to do with “Generation X”, which is why author and record producer Thomas W. Demerritte calls them “Generation Next.” There is no denying that hip hop and rock music play a very important role in the lives of Generation Next. That’s a Rap!, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is an inspiring and informative book written for young people, especially urban youth, who are interested in making a career in music.

In That’s a Rap!, Demerritte gives an insider’s view of the music industry, revealing some pretty eye-opening facts about how popular music is produced and stars are made. Did you know that most of the people in the music business can’t even sing a note? In an easy-to-read format, That’s a Rap! defines and explains the different elements that make the music industry function and encourages young people to consider the industry’s many constantly expanding career choices. Social responsibility in music is also emphasized. At the end of each chapter there is a brief test to measure the level of understanding of the topics. This book also encourages young readers to find schools, books, websites and courses to gain more knowledge about the music business.

Author Thomas W. Demerritte is a record producer and the founder of the non-profit group Alternative Directions Music Industry Training (ADMIT) Program (http://www.theadmitprogram.org/) which teaches kids about the music industry and trains them to write and record their own positive songs. His organization also emphasizes social responsibility, economic self-sufficiency, life skills and a commitment to public service.

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

You may contact the author at 786-287-1184, tdlite@aol.com, or through the book’s website at http://www.thatsarapbook.com.

That’s a Rap! A Music Industry Sourcebook for Generation Next
Thomas W. Demerritte
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-356-7         160 pages         US

Available at http://www.thatsarapbook.com/, 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.

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Learn How to Optimize Your Horse’s Nutrition for a Lifetime of Vibrant Health- book by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Did you know that horses are unlike any other animal in the way they process food? They eat hay, but not as efficiently as cows, so they need more to get the same level of nourishment. They can eat oats, but overfeed a horse with oats and you can damage his feet! Unlike humans and animals, horses do not do well eating several big meals, but need to graze throughout the day. In Feed Your Horse Like A Horse, author and equine nutritionist Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. asks us to consider the way horses lived in the wild, feasting on fresh grass, berries, flowers and other vegetation throughout the day. Of course we cannot give our domesticated horses the same diet and lifestyle their wild ancestors enjoyed, but we can provide them with a balanced diet and the nutrients they need for optimal health.

In Feed Your Horse Like A Horse, published by Dog Ear Publishing, Getty takes a holistic approach to equine nutrition by taking into account the environment, stress level and overall nutritional status of each horse. The chapters in her book are based on queries and concerns she has received from people over the years, ranging from basic questions about hay, commercial feeds, or which vitamin supplement is best, to serious concerns about colic, laminitis, ulcers, and joint problems. Sometimes the concern is about a pregnant mare or her growing foal, or an old horse that needs some support to gracefully grow even older. Sometimes a new horse owner simply needs to know where to start.

The book is divided into two main sections. Part I addresses the basic ground rules for feeding a horse. This is essential reading for anyone who takes care of horses, regardless of how long they have been doing it. It might teach you something new or at least reaffirm what you already know about equine nutrition. This section offers fundamentals of each nutrient classification, along with details on forages, concentrates, and even which treats are safe to feed. Part II of the book serves as a comprehensive reference guide and describes specific conditions and circumstances your horse may be experiencing. Getty offers insight into the causes, treatment, and prevention of diseases such as laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome, digestive problems such as ulcers and colic, weight management for both the overweight and underweight horse, and conditions such as arthritis, allergies, and much more.

Feed Your Horse Like A Horse is an excellent resource on equine nutrition that is must-have for anyone who takes care of horses. Contact the author, or view the book, excerpts and the entire Table of Contents at http://www.feedyourhorselikeahorse.com/

Feed Your Horse Like A Horse
Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-214-0         484 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!

New Release Delves into Boomer Expectations for Retirement- book by Mary Lou Parks

Baby Boomers, children born after their fathers came home from serving in World War II, have always wanted more, including better retirement than their parents. Author Mary Lou Parks relates tales of her grandparents, who didn’t expect to retire because they didn’t expect to live much past age 50. Her parents didn’t have high expectations of retirement either. But things have changed. Can Boomers’ expectations become a reality as the nation continues to struggle with the economic downturn and ever-increasing health-care costs?

Taking the “E” Ride through the Golden Years, published by Dog Ear Publishing, takes a look at these issues and aims to bring readers to a better understanding of the events and concerns in the world of aging. In 1900, the United States had 3 million people older than 65. By 2030, that number is expected to rise to 71 million – almost 20 percent of the population. Parks asks how we are going to sustain the “golden years” that are endless, with scientists predicting that Boomers and those who follow could live to be 125 to 140 years old? And should we even want to? In making her case, Parks weaves anecdotes from her personal life and professional knowledge as a registered nurse and gerontologist into events in our nation’s history, from the passing of the Social Security Act in 1935 to current discussion of health-care reform.

Parks compares retirement to an “E” ride, referring to a time when Disneyland’s admission tickets included coupons for rides. Everyone wanted to go on the “E” rides, and we still do – including the ride of retirement. She questions whether that’s the right thing for our nation and its residents. If we create more realistic expectations, will that result in greater happiness for everyone? Can our expectations be met or are we at the point of no return? If you’re caught up in the debate of health-care reform, are caring for an older relative or are facing retirement yourself, take a ride with Parks and learn about ways to cope when things aren’t so “golden” as you grow older.

This is the second books for Parks, who also wrote the novel “O Lord Have Mercy!: Finding Our Way as Student Nurses in the 1950s.”

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

Taking the “E” Ride through the Golden Years
Mary Lou Parks
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-293-5         134 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!

Thriller Starts Series of Adventure Mysteries Starring Quirky Heroine- book by Susan Ravagni

Amanda Buscemi says she’s “just a girl,” so why is this self-described model citizen stalking her stalkers, a pair of night-vision goggles slung around her neck? Or why is she galloping madly through the hills of Worcester County on a horse she fears is possessed or spying on her hunky surfer-dude co-worker? Follow the adventures of biochem lab worker Amanda and her best friend, Milagros, as they try to unravel the mystery behind a young hockey player’s untimely death.

Milagros finds an interesting test result during the autopsy and tells Amanda, only to have the evidence disappear. One mystery begins to follow another. As the pair continues sleuthing, they jump from one outlandish adventure to another, ending up as kidnapping victims by the ruthless mastermind of the operation. Will they be able to escape and live to tell the tale?

The thriller’s heroine charms readers with her quirks; she seems to have a soundtrack playing in her head, with songs related to the significant – and not so significant – events in her life. And although the neighborhood rumor-mill believes Amanda is a lesbian, this single mom hasn’t given up on romance. Readers will find themselves cheering for Amanda as she gets into one madcap adventure after another.

I’m Just a Girl, published by Dog Ear Publishing and written by Susan Ravagni, is the first in her mystery adventure series starring Amanda Buscemi.

For more information on this title, visit http://www.susanravagnibooks.com/
For information about upcoming releases, visit http://www.susanravagni.com/

I’m Just a Girl
Susan Ravagni
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-159-8         232 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!