Category Archives: New Book Releases

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Darlene Frances DeAngelo Brings Prohibition Era to Life in Debut Thriller

coverDeAngeloProhibition brings greed, corruption, murder and intrigue to a coal mining town nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania in this debut novel by author Darlene Frances DeAngelo.

Jeremy Sinclair thought prison was the worse place to be, until he’s released for good behavior and walks for days to his former hometown. Jeremy, locked up when he was 13 for running guns over the Canadian border, can’t believe his eyes when he sees the changes that have taken place in the last 22 years, and things go downhill from there in this action-filled story. Baxter City, an old coal mining town, has been booming, including business at a speakeasy that opens in this era of prohibition. Corruption, greed and violence – including murder – soon come to the rural Pennsylvania community.

 “Hamburger Man” features an unforgettable cast of characters, from the hard-working, feisty Ida Mae to a Mafia psychopath named Santos to a bully named Shorty who enjoys inflicting pain and taking advantage of those who have nowhere to turn. Jeremy finds himself at Shorty’s mercy once he discovers a long-buried treasure is out of reach. He starts as a dishwasher but quickly becomes tangled up with murder and intrigue every day. Can he survive long enough to make his escape? Rapid-fire dialogue and detailed descriptions of people and places help set the pace for this psychological thriller. The author’s deft storytelling provides a window into life during an era of fast-paced change and uncertain morality.

This is the first novel for author Darlene Frances DeAngelo, who grew up on Pittsburgh’s north side.  She earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a master’s degree in educational sociology from Wayne State University.

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For additional information, please visit www.franceskaye.net.

Hamburger Man

Darlene Frances DeAngelo

ISBN: 978-1-4750-1029-9                                    622 pages

Available at Amazon.com and www.createspace.com.

Artemus Newton Forges Unlikely Alliance in New Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller by Roger Blakely Jr.

A retired Army man finds the Cold War is not so cold after all when he and a friend run across some old enemies in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Artemus Newton finds himself embroiled in another unexpected adventure. This new thriller opens with a window into the past – a time when the Cold War was in full force and a young Central Intelligence Agency field officer named Bill Hennick is gathering information in 1948 in Soviet-occupied East Germany. He narrowly escapes with that top-secret information. Fast-forward 65 years, and Hennick’s possessions have gone to his new friend, Artemus Newton, including detailed memoirs of missions for the OSS and CIA and mention of an Operation SCOUNDREL. When a hired assassin who once tried to kill Artemus Newton is freed from prison, wheels are set in motion for another chance for Newton to serve his country.

“Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller,” the third novel featuring Artemus Newton, finds him still carrying a torch for the beautiful Alexis Lee, a clandestine field officer for the CIA who is practically engaged to her boss. Members of a secret organization seeking power have not forgotten that Newton and Alexis foiled their plans last year and still plan to seek revenge. Soon, Artemus finds himself battling hired killers, criminals and enemy agents, but he’s got some unexpected allies. The only thing that can save him and the country from the latest political plot are some of the very same people Hennick fought against during the Cold War. Will Artemus Newton and his allies be able to foil the plot or will the country fall to an organization intent on world domination?

Author Roger Blakely Jr. has spent more than 30 years in the military. Blakely is an Army chief warrant officer assigned to the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wis. He served six months at an Army airfield in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and received a Bronze Star recipient for his service in the desert. Blakely’s Army career includes service in Germany, Illinois, Kansas and Alabama. Blakely also wrote “The Night of the Plesiosaurs,” a thriller featuring adventure seeker Matt Chase. Artemus Newton also stars in the novels “Chief” and “Arena.”

Contact the author at rogerblakely@hotmail.com.

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For additional information, please visit www.TheArtemusNewtonThrillers.com.

Scoundrel: An Artemus Newton Thriller

Roger Blakely Jr.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2027-3                        256 pages                        $14.39 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

Small Town and its Secrets Offer Lessons in Life in New Book by Dale Glenn

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Purcell Station: A Novel” by Dale Glenn.

A boy comes of age in a small Indiana town that has its own way of doing things, sometimes outside the law, in a new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Twelve-year-old Garrett Gentry has no idea what he is about to find when he steps off a train to spend the summer in Purcell Station, Indiana.  In this coming-of-age story set in the Cold War summer of l952, Garrett discovers his family legacy in a town rich, not in material wealth, but in character and characters.  Then one day he stumbles onto something he wasn’t supposed to see.  That’s when he realizes Purcell Station has some secrets to share.

Staying with his grandparents, Garrett meets Jimmy, a seventeen-year-old neighbor who has a bootleg radio station in a shack in his back yard, and Skipper, a pretty, fifteen-year-old tomboy from the town’s most prominent family.  Together, they immerse Garrett into the rich, patriotic culture of Purcell Station, characterized by parades, trains, baseball games, swimming in the river, sodas at the drugstore, free shows on Saturday night, hard work in the melon fields, and the perpetual softball game on a vacant lot on Main Street.

Then things begin to happen. A dark side of the town appears. The town bully and his lawless cousins terrorize the town’s slow-witted whipping boy; a mysterious stranger keeps appearing and disappearing; and a kidnapping and tragic accident shock the town. When Garrett and Skipper stumble across a secret hideout, they can’t resist the temptation to find out more.  Is something sinister going on? The pursuit of the answer takes them on a frightening midnight search for clues.

Dale Glenn was born in Knox County, Indiana, where his family roots go back to the 1880s, and where this novel takes place.  A graduate of Indiana University, he began his career as an English teacher at Speedway High School in Indianapolis, then became assistant principal and basketball coach at Huntingburg High School.  Since then he has served as a middle school principal in Bloomington and as an adjunct professor at Indiana University. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Bloomington.

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For additional information, please visit www.PurcellStation.com.

Purcell Station: A Novel

Dale Glenn

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1968-0                 312 pages                $17.95 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

Joyce Purvis Reveals Her Painful Past in Newly Released Autobiography

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “My Soul Cries Out: The Journey of My Life” by Joyce Purvis.

A retired government employee shares the ups – but mostly downs – of her eventful life in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Simply writing this account allows her to find closure from and accept her authentic self.

Growing up in a low-income home in Norfolk, Va., during the era of segregation – and the child of alcoholic, abusive parents — left scars on author Joyce Purvis that remain to this day. Other problems began when she started working for the Department of Defense because it was uncommon for a black female to have top secret clearance at a prominent government post. This new book details the discrimination, racism and social stigmas she faced and her refusal to give up hope, keeping faith in God even as she struggled with mental illness, alcoholism, her sexuality and a developmental disorder.

“My Soul Cries Out: The Journey of My Life” shares the story of a girl whose family and neighbors were so poor they gave hand-grown vegetables instead of candy on Halloween, and they were happy to have it. Instead of supporting his family of five, her father spent money on new cars, expensive clothes and women, and he beat his wife until she bled. His wife also had affairs, and the resulting emotional turmoil affected Purvis in physical ways. Being molested by a white stranger at age 6 was just one indignity that affected her self-esteem. Discrimination continued first in her job as clerk typist at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and then as a mail and file clerk at Atlantic Fleet Intelligence Center. An unfairly denied promotion spurs alcoholic lunches and increased drinking but finally prompts Purvis to seek counseling and be diagnosed with manic depression.

Her hard work and college courses pay off in the Naval Reserves, performing overseas active duty training in London, Naples and St. Croix the Virgin Islands, as well as North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises. Family issues, however, continue as Purvis continually ends up caring for other family members, taking them into her home despite their failings. Trouble follows Purvis after retirement, and she learns her drinking has caused chronic pancreatitis. A series of financial disasters leads her to the brink of suicide. Living life as a closeted lesbian – fearing she will lose her government job – adds to Purvis’ stress and low self-esteem. A diagnosis at age 59 of Asperger’s Syndrome brings an odd sense of comfort, helping explain some of her behavior and relationships with colleagues and family.

A sampling of drawings by the author and poems she wrote adds poignancy to this honest memoir about one woman’s rollercoaster journey from humble beginnings to fully accepting herself. A haunting line from her poem “Absence of a Smile” shows the pain that still lingers today: “My soul endured the darkness of a life of despair/From the emotional journey my heart had to bear.”

Author Joyce Purvis, who worked for the Department of Defense as a civil servant for 25 years before retiring in 1996, served as a weekend drilling Naval Reservist for more than 20 years. After retiring, Purvis volunteered to go on active duty and received a presidential recall to work on a special project for the defense department. During that time, she earned a degree in computer information systems from Tidewater Community College and went on to major in criminology at St. Leo University. This book had its roots in an autobiography class and journals Purvis kept.

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For additional information, please visit www.joyceapurvis.com.

My Soul Cries Out: The Journey of My Life

Joyce Purvis

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1740-2                        108 pages                        $14.95 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

New Fiction Release Madcap Tale of Man’s Experience With an Unconventional Hitman

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Time Between Raindrops” by Nick Nicholls.

This new fiction release from Dog Ear Publishing is the story of Jim Billings, a man contemplating suicide after the dissolution of his marriage.   Depressed, despondent, and tired of living, Jim hires Ben, a hitman with an agenda of his own.  Jim’s day takes a turn that he doesn’t expect, and he starts to wonder if his life is as finished as he thought it was.

As this new book from author Nick Nicholls begins,  Jim Billings is attempting to figure out the best way to end his life.  He considers and dismisses the usual options, even trying to leap to his death from a high building.  Jim’s plummet to the ground is stopped by his friend Gary, who offers him “another option”.   This option comes in the form of Ben, a disheveled man who makes Jim an offer he can’t refuse:  Ben will assist Jim with his suicide.

After some discussion, Jim empties his savings account and puts his life into Ben’s hands.  Their adventure begins in Anchorage , Alaska, where they meet a pilot with a prop plane waiting to take them into the Alaskan bush.  As time passes, Jim finds himself more engaged with life than he’s been in years, and rather than looking forward to his death, he begins to second-guess his decision to hire Ben.  Will Jim be able to carry out his original plan, or will his old life come to an end in a manner different than he ever imagined?

Time Between Raindrops is a compelling story of a man’s decision to turn away from death to embrace life.  Jim’s metamorphasis from a man battling debilitating depression to a man with a thirst for living makes for a fascinating read.  Author Nick Nicholls is a Pacific Northwest native currently residing in Arizona, where he’s working on his next novel.

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For additional information, please visit TimeAuthor.com.

 

 Time Between Raindrops

Nick Nicholls

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-14575-1734-1                                    284 pages                        14.95 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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

New Book Sheds Light on Lawyers Turned Presidents; Albert Lebowitz Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Legal Mind and the Presidency” by Albert Lebowitz.

A novelist with a law degree explores the effects of legal minds on the presidency in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Everybody knows a lawyer joke or two, but what’s not as well known is the effect of the legal mind on the U.S. presidency. That’s a problem, author Albert Lebowitz points out in his new book, because 27 of the 44 presidents since the nation’s founding have been lawyers. For instance, although hundreds of books and articles have been written about Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, little emphasis has been placed on both of them earning degrees from Ivy League law schools, being constitutional law professors and having wives who also graduated from Ivy League law schools and practiced law.

“The Legal Mind and the Presidency” explores what Lebowitz calls a “deep, persistent, historical American hostility toward being governed by law and lawyers,” even as the American people revel in the fact that even the president is not above the law. Legal dramas like Watergate serve to highlight constitutional violations and threaten the people with those who have real power: lawyers. Lebowitz writes that the U.S. form of government requires an “enlightened and educated lawyer group to fuel its checks, to provide its balances.” He believes having someone with legal training as president can be a good thing, noting that non-lawyers rely more heavily on intuitive, simplistic decisions based on an elusive sense of right and wrong.

Lebowitz breaks down different types of lawyers who have occupied the White House, summarizing each type and providing an in-depth analysis and examples. The first section is lawyer rule-skepticism and includes presidencies of John and Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, James Polk and Richard Nixon. The second section is lawyer moralism in the presidency and its adherents including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The third section features lawyer formalism and the presidencies of men such as Martin Van Buren, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft Clinton and Obama. This book brings a fresh perspective on the legal minds who have held the nation’s highest office.

This is the fourth book for author Albert Lebowitz, whose collection of short stories, “A Matter of Days,” was published by the Louisiana State University Press. His other books, published by Random House, are the novels “Laban’s Will” and “The Man Who Wouldn’t Say No.” Lebowitz, who has a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, wrote an article on the Supreme Court for the Akron Law Review. He is already working on his next novel.

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For additional information, please visit www.allebworks.com.

The Legal Mind and the Presidency

Albert Lebowitz

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1798-3                        216 pages                        $15.95 US

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

Brandon Godbee Creates Unforgettable Tale of Angels and Demons in Debut Novel

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Angel Omega: Imprisonment” by Brandon Godbee.

Archangels interfere with fate when the angel in charge seeks to punish one of his own – setting off a chain of unexpected events — in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

A young couple’s dreams of having a big family seems a distant fantasy as they struggle to conceive a child. Sarah and Jason Wyatt finally learn they are expecting a healthy baby boy after months of trying. But as this new novel reveals, they have no idea that the baby growing in her womb is the banished soul of Omega, the youngest archangel of heaven, forced to spend one lifetime in the mortal realm as punishment for violating angelic law.

In “Angel Omega: Imprisonment,” archangel Gabriel swears to watch over the baby because he is the only one who knows why the archangel Omega would defy his oldest brother, archangel Michael, to bring the Antichrist before God. In committing this forbidden act – tampering with the Strings of Fate by creating new life – Michael has created consequences as far-reaching as changes in the fabric of time. When the baby’s birth occurs, Michael interferes in a new way that reveals even God cannot prevent disaster.

Tales of deadly battles and descriptions of the pits of hell intertwine with tender moments and humorous stories. Radiant archangels and imperfect humans intersect in this incredible flight of fancy that moves from the brightest light to the depths of darkness, putting an imaginative spin on traditional beliefs of creation, heaven and hell.

“Angel Omega” is the first book for author Brandon Godbee, who is working on the next book in the series: “Angel Ombega” Shattered Soul.” Godbee, who majored in music at college, lives in Houston with his family.

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For additional information, please visit www.angelomegaseries.com.

Angel Omega: Imprisonment

Brandon Godbee

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2012-9                        424 pages                        $24.99 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 dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

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