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New book deals with topics about freedom from hindrances, developing personal relationship with God, others

Scharlotte Celestine believes God has done so much transformation within her that it is impossible to keep the testimonies of his goodness to herself. She feels an urgency to share her testimony with others. It led her to write “The Bride Set Free” (published by WestBow Press) which is based on her personal experience with God and what he has brought her through. The book is about preparing everyone for the return of Jesus. It deals with topics about freedom from hindrances and developing a relationship with God and others.  It is written to inspire readers to fulfill their God-given calling to share him with others.

The book begins with a vision of a heavenly proposal. In the vision, Jesus was standing before the ones he had come to save. His nail-scarred hands were spread open wide in invitation, and he asked, “Will you be mine? Will you let me into your heart to love and provide for you? Will you surrender to me and be my bride?” According to Celestine, she saw his beloved kneeling at his feet in complete surrender and asking him to be their king; and he said to them, “I must go away to make a place for you in my mansion, but I will return for my bride soon. I am not leaving you alone, but I give to you the Holy Spirit as a wedding planner to prepare my bride. He will wash you pure with my word, clothe you in robes of righteousness, and teach you the ways of my kingdom so you can come boldly before my throne on our wedding day.”

“My book is written from personal experience and revelation from God about freedom,” Celestine says. “It’s a testimony of how he has set me free and how others can experience the same freedom.”

Through the publication of “The Bride Set Free,” Celestine would like readers to be enlightened about the strategies of the enemy that will try to hold them back, how to be free from these hindrances and to have a deeper relationship with God.

“The Bride Set Free”

By Scharlotte Celestine

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781512780369

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781512780352

E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9781512780345

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Scharlotte Celestine grew up in Jacksonville. She is married to Jeffery and they have six children and four grandchildren. She is a member of Gateway Church in Southlake and has authored two other books titled “Kingdom Way” and “The Bride and The Sword.” She is a speaker for small town church events and Christian women’s events, sharing testimony of the goodness of God.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

 

Michelle Plummer announces release of ‘A Band of Bees’

Michelle Plummer knows of the fact that honey bees are dying at an unbelievable rate due to Colony Collapse Disorder. To address the issue by illustrating the effects of the disorder, Plummer decides to use her imagination and write a powerful book that would let every reader understand the situation.

In juvenile fiction book “A Band of Bees” (published by Xlibris), Plummer writes about two honeybee brothers. They discover a life outside their environment and found new friendships. However, Austin Lee thinks he and his troop have been poisoned by the flowers. Sean Michael is worried that his brother in trouble and he must find him alone. He meets a hornet that deserted his swarm. Austin Lee needs the hornet’s help and bonds a friendship more powerful than he imagined.

The author shares her inspiration in creating the book: “I was inspired to write about the honey bees and all of God’s creations. My children have been my biggest drive to create a story about two brothers who love each other so much they never stop trying to find their way back to one another!”

Plummer hopes that readers will enjoy her story and find the powerful message of never giving up on dreams and aspirations in life.

“A Band of Bees”

By Michelle Plummer

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781543416640

E-Book | 104 pages | ISBN 9781543416633

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Michelle Plummer has been raised in Texas her whole life. She has been so deeply affected by the huge concern for the honeybees due to the Colony Collapse Disorder, thus leading her down this path to write a story about two brothers that never give up on each other and never stop believing. She has written “A Band of Bees” in dedication to her children Heather Linn, Austin Lee and Sean Michael, and her grandson Dexter.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

 

Published by Henery Press, River City Dead is now available nationwide

River City Dead, the latest mystery by award-winning Texas novelist Nancy G. West, is now available wherever fine books are sold. Published by Henery Press, one of the country’s preeminent mystery publishers, River City Dead is available in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1635111330, 224 pages, $15.95) hardcover (ISBN: 978-1635111361, 224 pages, $31.95) and eBook ($2.99) editions.

San Antonio novelist Nancy G. West delivers a tantalizing tale about murder, mystery and mischief in River City Dead. Set against the backdrop of San Antonio’s vibrant Fiesta Week, River City Dead features an appropriately colorful protagonist, Aggie Mundeen. A newspaper advice columnist who pens the “Stay Young with Aggie” column, Aggie is single, pushing forty, and determined to postpone a precipitous descent into middle age.

But determination, one of the hallmarks of Aggie’s spirited personality, has a tendency to get Aggie in trouble, especially when it’s coupled with her penchant for playing amateur sleuth. Fortunately, Aggie has her mind on other things—namely, romance—having planned a River City rendezvous with the man she loves, SAPD Detective Sam Vanderhoven, at a hotel on the San Antonio River Walk. After all, it’s time for a vacation from crime, and past time for a reset on their tumultuous relationship. Plus, Aggie is ready for Sam to sweep her off her favorite Fiesta-worthy espadrilles in the middle of River City during Fiesta Week. What could possibly go wrong?

Turns out there’s nothing that puts a chill on hot romance quite like cold-blooded murder. When hotel guests are murdered, Aggie is determined—albeit against Sam’s wishes—to help solve the crime. As she seeks answers, Aggie is befriended by the Fabulous Femmes, a group of ladies holding a convention at the hotel. But Aggie soon discovers a dark side to these flamboyant new friends: seems some of the Femmes have questionable backgrounds. To further complicate matters, Aggie’s investigation causes big problems with Sam—and if she isn’t careful, Aggie might find herself alone in the Lone Star State. When her unexpected dancing debut in a Fiesta performance goes terribly awry, Aggie, Sam, the SAPD, the Femmes, and even Fiesta partygoers are in grave danger. Will this be Aggie’s final Fiesta?

Brimming with Texas-sized twists, turns and thrills, River City Dead is peppered with humor, wit, sizzle and just the right touch of romance. With its to-die-for plot, magical River City setting and fabulous Fiesta Week backdrop, River City Dead takes readers on a wild, witty and wonderful romp through splendid San Antonio with a tour guide like no other: the irrepressible Aggie Mundeen. In Nancy G. West’s capable hands, Aggie, the city of San Antonio, and Fiesta Week all spring to vivid, vibrant life. With its sensational setting, suspenseful storyline, and charming, wholly relatable protagonist, River City Dead is a fun, fresh, fast-paced mystery that will leave readers clamoring for more of the adventures (and misadventures) of Aggie Mundeen.

Nancy G. West is author of the award-winning Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series. She lives in San Antonio. For more information, visit: www.nancygwest.com

Henery Press is an award-winning publisher of mystery novels, with a special focus on cozy mysteries. www.henerypress.com

 

 

Author Tricia Kaye Exman launches marketing campaign for new ‘Twisted Truths’ resources

In 2013, WestBow Press announced Tricia Kaye Exman’s non-fiction, “Twisted Truths” (published by WestBow Press), aiming to take readers on an adventure to transform their lives. The book incorporates various multimedia sources to engage the reader beyond the book by having them encounter other types of medium for learning and contemplation, including Exman’s own 21-video EdenQuest series. Readers have declared it “offers a different perspective than any other self-help book on the market” and “one book that will take you further into your journey than you’ve ever dared to go.”

Exman’s work is the intersection of spirituality, social and emotional intelligence, and critical thinking, expressed in her own term, “Spiritual Psycholosophy.” “My best attempt at describing it,” says Exman,” is that it’s a bit like encountering C.S. Lewis, Brené Brown, and Dr. Caroline Leaf all together.”

Exman now releases the latest addition to her “Twisted Truths” portfolio: coach-led EdenQuest Groups. She does more than simply provide information, she supports the reader with resources to reinforce learning and immerse the reader in the transformation process. The book states, “Two very important support systems for this process are a journey mate (or more) and a mentor.” With the launch of coach-led EdenQuest Groups, readers can engage the “Twisted Truths” journey more intentionally with others, as intended.

Exman explains that architecting experiences is her signature. “It’s foundational to everything I do as an author and coach,” she states. “We think we know what transformation means, but the fact that history repeats itself in our personal lives and in our societies is an indication that we don’t really understand what it is or how to become transformed,” Exman states. “There is no observable, sustainable evidence that proves otherwise. This book exposes all the ways true transformation is prevented.”

“The clamoring for change is heard throughout the world,” Exman states. “It is everywhere. To answer that cry, we must transform.”

 

“Twisted Truths”

By Tricia Kaye Exman

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781449799731

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781449799717

E-Book | ISBN 9781449799724

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Tricia Exman is a transformation coach, author and speaker. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate roles that include vice president of global project management and operations director of small to mid-sized businesses, and as an organization and leadership development analyst with Lockheed Martin. Her credentials include certifications in coaching, emotional intelligence, and introductory training in right brain therapy. She is the president and founder of Presence Coaching and Tricia Exman Ministries. More information about her coaching and book is available at www.thepresencecoach.com/coaching-videos and www.womanofpresence.com respectively.

 

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

 

Dr. Davis E. Lindsay hopes to help readers get their life back on track

In “The Truth, The Way and The Life: The Truth about Why You Are a Slave to Sickness, the Way to Transform Your Health, and How to Live an Abundant Life” (published by WestBow Press), Dr. Davis E. Lindsay offers a practical guide for health based on the latest scientific research combined with Scripture.

“I believe God has great things planned for your life and using these principles will allow you to break free from fear, ignorance and bad habits,” says Lindsay. “Knowing the truth and following the way of health sets you free to live the abundant life that God has for you.”

Dismissing easy, quick-fix solutions for regaining a healthy body, Lindsay stresses that maintaining a suitable lifestyle takes work and individual effort. The book also dispels common fears and misconceptions about illness, such as how to prevent infections and cancer.

“Research shows that about only 10% of people in the developed world are truly healthy. … This is due to the fact that most people don’t truly understand health and instead of preventing illness or getting to the root of their health problems, treat their symptoms with drugs,” says Lindsay. “I want readers to take back their power over their own health.”

“The Truth, The Way and The Life”

By Dr. Davis E. Lindsay

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781512746990

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781512746983

E-Book | 170 pages | ISBN 9781512746976

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. Davis E. Lindsay began his search for wellness at 12, when he suddenly and mysteriously became ill. After conventional medicine failed to provide him with answers and relief, he started looking for the truth about health. Since then, not only has he continued to become healthier into his 40s, he has also helped hundreds of people regain their health naturally. More information is available at: www.spinefit.ca.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

 

Dr. John R. Mishock combines performance research, expertise as physical therapist in new book

In “The Rubber Arm: Using Science to Increase Pitch Control, Improve Velocity, and Prevent Elbow and Shoulder Injury” (published by Lulu), author Dr. John R. Mishock reveals how following proper pitching mechanics can enhance performance, boost velocity and prevent injuries for baseball players.

“From youth to professional leagues, there are more than 50,000 injuries per year,” says Mishock. “Most of the injuries in baseball involve a pitcher’s throwing arm, with nearly 50% of all pitchers experiencing significant shoulder or elbow pain which prevents participation in the sport at some point in their careers.”

Mishock draws upon performance research combined with his expertise as a physical therapist and chiropractor to offer readers strategies to optimize their performance while maintaining a healthy body. The book offers insights into pitching mechanics and strength training, as well as tips on how to recognize individual signs of fatigue and sensibly utilize of sports medicine.

“Whether you’re a coach, parent, health care professional, or baseball player serious about reaching the highest levels of pitching or throwing success, this book is an essential resource in enhancing ones baseball performance.”

“The Rubber Arm”

By Dr. John R. Mishock

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 222 pages | ISBN 9781483465074

E-Book | 222 pages | ISBN 9781483465067

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. John R. Mishock earned a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, a doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University and a doctorate in chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic. He is in private practice and owns six physical therapy clinics in the western Philadelphia suburbs. More information is available at: www.train2playsports.com.

Lulu empowers people of all ages to explore and express their interests, passions and expertise through books, photography and art. Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, Lulu has empowered creators in more than 225 countries and territories to produce nearly two million publications. Lulu Jr. allows children to become published authors, encouraging creativity, strengthening literacy and building self-esteem. Picture.com offers professional photography of collegiate and professional sports, memorable and historic events, fine art and home décor. For more information, please visit www.lulu.com.

 

Dr. Michael W. Cotie explains book of Revelation in ways that are easy to understand

As a pastor, Dr. Michael W. Cotie teaches about the study of Revelation in his church. With the desire to reach out, serve and witness to more believers, as well as the unbelievers of Jesus Christ, he broadens his audience and presents his teachings in the book, “Revelation: God’s Final Prophecy Summarized” (published by WestBow Press).

“Revelation: God’s Final Prophecy Summarized” covers the book of Revelation in a detailed study while being easy to understand by the everyday believer. It shows how the seven churches were real while being prophetic as to the phases the true church would experience through history. It culminates with the final great white throne judgment while showing those who believe on the Lord Jesus today will be spared the tribulation period.

“It helps them to understand that we are very close to end time prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes.  An exciting time for the Believer yet a time in which those who have not believed can see their need for Christ as Saviour,” Cotie says on the book’s relevance to today’s society.

Many people may have read the book of Revelation and feel totally mystified. Each section of this work provides simplified insight into the events occurring in the book of Revelation. While giving an in-depth study of the events seen, it is designed to show simply the events as they occur. It is a book given to motivate the believers to a greater service to God and to be a strong witness to all that they contact.

“Revelation: God’s Final Prophecy Summarized”

By Dr. Michael W. Cotie

Hardcover | 6x9in | 332 pages | ISBN 9781512781168

Softcover | 6x9in | 332 pages | ISBN 9781512781151

E-Book | 332 pages | ISBN 9781512781144

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr. Michael W. Cotie is the pastor of South Dayton Baptist Church in Dayton. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Baptist University, his masters of theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary as well as his doctor of theology. He has been a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ since 1963.  His life experiences help him to guide the members of his church through the book of Revelation and simply show the meaning of the messages to the church.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.

 

New self-help book, ‘Depths of Grace,’ released

Hubert White echoes the lessons and reminders of his personal journey towards achieving true peace and joy in his debut publication featuring “Depths of Grace” (published by Xlibris). Centering on the value of humility and gratitude, this self-help book dares readers to “look deeper than the shallows of your own understanding and learn the very depths of grace.”

“Depths of Grace” references the beauty of creation, life and elements in the ocean in particular, to assist in realizing how wonderful creation is and where human’s place is in it.  At its core, “Depths of Grace” reflects on the importance of a person’s limitations and how false perceptions of self-worth and self-control can affect one’s life.

Underwater photography taken by the author is used to captivate highlights and the importance and relevance of creation and to emphasize an individual’s desire to dominate and control, “only to find we lack any real control.”

“Take away from this writing that you are so very cherished and very important, but you are not made in your own image or any other that you have fashioned. You are great but you are not the center of all things. You are a powerful thing, but it is not your power that you will need most in your most desperate time,” White reminds readers.

This book looks into the methods and rationale people use to fight against the very basic understanding of who they are spiritually. “Depths of Grace” shares the lesson of finding joy in even in the harshest of lessons.

“Depths of Grace”

By Hubert White

Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781524550783

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781524550776

E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781524550769

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Hubert White was inspired to write this book and share the understanding he has been blessed with. For more updates from the author, readers can follow him at www.roghubertwhite.com.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

 

Author criticizes C. Odumegwu Ojukwu and some Igbo people in ‘Biafra Mark II: Nigeria’

Northampton, England – “Biafra Mark II: Nigeria: Kaduna Nzeogwu, Kano Nnamdi: Myopic Fantasists” (published by AuthorHouse UK) offers a satirical look into Biafra, a secessionist state in Eastern Nigeria that existed from 1967-1970. Author Dr Ngozi Funmi Okeke paints C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra, as a “myopic fool” whose leadership led to the foreseeable loss of millions of life, and destruction of infrastructures.

“Millions of children were brainlessly starved to death because comical, decorticate fools did not foresee food blockade. Stupid shepherds did not realize the overriding importance of food; they acquired and stored bullets, grenades, bombs and guns instead of grub,” Okeke explains.

“There is no sin except stupidity.” Oscar Wilde

In addition to lambasting Ojukwu and his comrades, the book also takes aim at Igbo people. Okeke, who is ‘Igboyo’ (her father was Igbo and her mother is Yoruba) suggests that too many Igbos seem “intellectually very coarse,” a characteristic she links to the current “agitation for a session in Nigeria by Igbos who are very efficient breeders, and are aggressively infiltrating other parts of Nigeria.”

“Biafra Mark II: Nigeria”

By Dr Ngozi Funmi Okeke

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781524680084

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781524680077

E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781524680060

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Dr Ngozi Funmi Okeke was born in Nigeria in 1960. She attended schools in Lagos, Nigeria, and Europe.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

 

Author Anna Beth Fore announces publication of new book

Anna Beth Fore was moved by her sister’s ovarian cancer diagnoses and death to write “A Voice for My Soul: Reflections on God’s Grace and Faithfulness” (published by WestBow Press), a collection of poetry, about the relationship she has with God.

With the theme of God’s omnipresence, Fore’s poetry expresses her feelings about God’s presence when his children need Him. Another focus of the book is the grace and faithfulness God shows in all circumstances. In addition, Fore says that the poetry can be used as prayers with which readers can praise God.

“There is much unrest and divisiveness in our country and in the world today,” Fore says. “Faith in God and obedience to Him is the answer to our relationships with other people in our families, our workplace, our country, and the world.

“A Voice for My Soul”

By Anna Beth Fore

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781512773576

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 188 pages | ISBN 9781512773569

E-Book | 188 pages | ISBN 9781512773552

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Anna Beth Fore is a retired teacher who lives in Texas. She taught for 34 years in public education. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a degree in education, and she obtained a master’s degree in educational supervision from the University of North Texas. Fore has enjoyed writing poetry since she was a child, and this is the second inspirational book of poetry she has written, the first being “Whispers in the Wind, Shouts in the Storm.” She has also written two activity books for teachers: “Holiday Brain Teasers” and “Geography Riddles and Puzzles.” More information is available at: www.annabethfore.com.

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  For more information, visit www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. For WestBow Press news, click “Like” at www.facebook.com/WestBowPress and follow @westbowpress on Twitter.