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Army Officer’s Life Devastated by Aftermath of Serving in Cambodia; Ed Mooney Releases New Novel

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Tears for Cambodia” by Ed Mooney.

Author Ed Mooney paints a vivid portrait of a man troubled by nightmares of his time in 1970s Cambodia in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. Officer Max Donatello’s life is irreparably changed due to his inability to deal with his past.

Lt. Colonel Max Donatello left the military decades ago, but his experiences serving in Cambodia never left him. As the story in this new novel relays, his beloved wife, Emily, left him after years of marriage because he refused to share his pain or get professional help that might allow him to move beyond the trauma of his past.  Now Max and his children, Chris and Melissa, are grieving Emily’s untimely death, and Max finds himself reliving past mistakes and looking for a way to make his future (and his relationships with his children) better.

For years, Emily had urged Max to go back to Cambodia, to face the nightmares head on and possibly overcome them. Max resisted, but now he feels compelled to revisit the country that was nearly destroyed by the Khmer Rouge so many years ago. Max’s story is told in flashback, as he relives his former life while visiting the Cambodia of today. Max plans to spend nearly a month in Southeast Asia; will he be able to put the horrors that haunt his dreams to rest, or will they overcome him, destroying his foundering relationship with his family?

Tears for Cambodia is a sympathetic portrait of an officer helplessly following orders, even though he knows they will result in tragedy. Max’s pain and the courage with which he faces his demons are compelling, and readers will be rooting for Max and his redemption.

This is the first novel for author Ed Mooney, who drew upon his personal experience in Cambodia as well as the experiences of a number of other men. Max is created from a composite of these recollections, creating a fascinating first-hand view of a tour in 1970s Cambodia.

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

Tears for Cambodia

Ed Mooney

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2400-4                        292 pages                        $15.99 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.

New Fiction Release Finds Iraq War Vet Battling PTSD, Uncovering Political Corruption – Book by Ken Gorman

Drew Baxter is suspected of having PTSD when injured in Fallujah.  After many months of agonizing recovery at VA hospitals, he moves to Las Vegas, loses his money and becomes a vagrant. Drew’s life seems to be back on track, with the help of a psychiatrist, who diagnoses Drew’s compulsive disorder, while he lives alone in Lavallette on the Jersey shore.  A brief stint at a stuffy office ends badly, but he’s excited to land a job at the bustling political headquarters of Barnegat Junction, where he meets the alluring Angie.  However, everything isn’t quite as it seems in Mayor Jorgenson’s administration.

As Drew investigates the corruption in the mayor’s office, his romance with Angie becomes more serious.  Through research and with Angie’s support, Drew helps the FBI get to the bottom of the illegal happenings in the small new town, and eventually he moves on to become a paralegal with a large law firm. Through continuing therapy and with Angie’s love, he learns to cope with past tragedies and his compulsive disorder.   Just when his life settles down, the past revisits him in a most terrifying manner.  Will Drew be able to overcome the dangers that beset him?

COMPELLED, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a gripping story of a man who endures OCD and confrontations, and win the heart of his love.  Drew Baxter is a fascinating character, full of depth and, yes, demons, and readers will find themselves rooting for his success.  Author Ken Gorman served in the military in Germany from 1954-56, and retired as CEO of a New York insurance company in 1997.  Upon retirement, Gorman and his wife, Betty, moved from Morristown, New Jersey to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where they are visited by their four children and nine grandchildren.  This is Gorman’s fourth novel.  His website is: www.kengormanbooks.com

 

 

COMPELLED

Ken Gorman

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-755-8            240  pages          $15.95 US

 

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

Also on Kindle and Apple i-pad.

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!