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Tuesday, June 27, 2006


A Dysfunctional Family in 19th Century Russia

New Book Features Stunning Tale About Peasants and Complexities of Multiple Themes

WAYNE, Pa., June 27, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Crossing the bridge to the past has its treasures. The life and culture of the 19th century return in vibrant fashion as Xlibris proudly releases Kr (short for Karamazov Revisited), the compelling new psycho-drama novel from author Edward J. Murray.

Kr is an historical novel that takes place in Russia in the 1860s. It was a time there when the peasants were being liberated from the bondage of serfdom. The centerpiece of the novel is a dysfunctional family. Each member displays the extremes of several human emotions -- unbridled passions, immoderate spirituality, acute cynical intelligence, world-class corruption, and cast-in-stone bitterness. The reader will be quick to recognize that such emotions are very alive in twenty-first century America and the rest of the world. Although a good bit of the novel is dominated by the dark intemperate side of human emotions, the comical slips in with an appropriate dose as do the ordinary virtues -- prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. It ends as a champion of hope, light and goodness.


Silence is Golden -- New Book Features Author's Spiritual Journey and Manifestation of Life

TRACYS LANDING, Md., June 26, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Many people speak of spiritual experience in terms of Light. Author Sonia L. Linebaugh describes the power of Silence in bringing spiritual experience into the reality of everyday living. Linebaugh's compelling new book At the Feet of Mother Meera, comes to our attention just as her spiritual mother, Mother Meera, comes to the USA to give darshan, the blessing of her silent presence, in cities across the country.

At the Feet of Mother Meera documents the author's personal spiritual journey while she remains engaged in an active life in the world, giving the reader a rare glimpse into one person's devotion to Mother Meera whose lessons are imparted in silence. Linebaugh's experiences of Light, Silence and other phenomena are of interest, but it is Mother Meera who fascinates with her unwavering acceptance and focused attention on the individuals who come to her for the blessing known as "darshan."

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


Mastering Life is a Great Art

New Book Explores the Ups and Downs of Life Through Its Heroine

NEW YORK, June 27, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- There is nothing in the world that is more complicated and mysterious than life. Not even time itself. In our world, there are people who live the good life while some find their lives in disarray or in confusion. There are people who dream very big about their futures only to realize that reality is extremely problematic and complex. So what is ultimately the essence of life itself? Readers can find out by reading author Melvin Malina's deeply absorbing and highly intelligent book, Life Is Stranger Than Fiction.

Set in the time period of 1860-1941, Life Is Stranger Than Fiction tells the story of a beautiful and happy little girl named Lily, who deeply believes in the world of fiction and fantasy. Living in a time filled with strict morality, deep religion and strong family values, Lily has her selfish view of the future thinking that more happiness, comfort, and prosperity will soon fill her life. But nothing ever prepared her for the shocking turn of events in her later years as tragedy finally struck. Lily finds herself lost, sad, and fallen. Finding herself at a crossroad, Lily wonders: has she finally lost her grip on reality or does she still have a chance to reorganize and reinvigorate her life?

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An Inter-Generational Love Story Like No Other...

New Novel features fascinating story about a young man loving his former babysitter

Love relationships between a young man and an older woman are highly unusual and difficult to accept even in modern times. Recently however, such inter-generational relationships have gathered great attention through the media and are currently influencing more people as we speak, including showbiz personalities. The question remains however: is it really possible for a Generation X man and a Baby Boomer woman to have a real loving relationship in life? The answer is about to be revealed as Xlibris proudly releases Goddess X, the compelling new book from author Robert St. Clare.

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Monday, June 26, 2006


Xlibris Finalists in ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

In Biography:

Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return

By Saul Silas Fathi

Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return chronicles a
prominent Iraqi Jewish family’s escape from persecution, through the
journey of one family member, a young boy, who witnesses public
hangings and the 1941 Krystallnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad.

In Fiction Religious:

Beyond Heaven

By Sandra Carlotta Paige

Beyond Heaven is a story of faith, courage and sacred promises.

In Short Stories:

American Nights

By Diane Gross

Discover the magic of America that beckons from your own backyard.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Atheist Universe Secures Contract with Ulysses Press

Berkeley, California– David Mills secured a contract with Ulysses Press for Atheist Universe bound to be released August 2006. Having authored three successful books of the same genre, Mills received great reviews after successfully self-publishing the book’s 1st edition through Xlibris which eventually caught the interest of a traditional house, Ulysses Press, to produce its forthcoming 2nd edition.

Published April 2004, Atheist Universe revolves around the argument of God’s existence. This book brings to readers a profound understanding of the never-ending battle between science and religion. Told through the viewpoint of the author, it essentially answers why God didn’t have a thing to do with life.

Having been a best-seller, Atheist Universe, richly entertaining and delivered in simple terms, makes it easy for readers to comprehend the unfathomable denotation of atheism.

About the author:

David Mills has been an atheist for thirty years. David has also written best-selling psychology and self-help literature for the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and for psychotherapy clients worldwide. David worked as a journalist covering NASA’s Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center in the 1980’s.

Born in 1959, David lives in Huntington, West Virginia, and has one daughter, Sophia. For more information about the author, visit his personal website at

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Nursing Calculations Made Easy

New Book Reveals a Safe, One-touch Method of Nursing Calculations

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- As any nurse would testify, forgetting your nursing calculation formulae spells the end. But fret not. In the revolutionary new book, One Touch Nursing Calculations, Sam Djanie has just the right answer for you -- a method that, unlike the rest, does not subscribe to a formula but uses numbers in the question to come up with solutions to nursing calculations.

Sam stumbled upon this breakthrough method when, going to the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, he was given a surprise exam on nursing medication. Forgetting the standard formula, he struggled for an answer. After much desperation, frustration and head-scratching, it finally dawned on him -- a method altogether different from the boilerplate but just as effective or, in more ways than one, even better. Since 1995, Sam and his friends have been using it and not once has it ever let them down.

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The Hand of God -- A New Book from Xlibris

PLYMOUTH, Minn., June 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Faith is essential and no matter how hard or how hopeless life could be, you must never lose faith. Without faith, people would not have God and without God, life is meaningless. The meaning and power of faith is coming your way as Xlibris releases The Hand of God, the compelling new book featuring author M. Burleigh Holder's past in Liberia and his personal faith in God.

The Hand of God unfolds a remarkable demonstration of God's power in the life of the author. It will strengthen your faith, rebuild your confidence and replenish your joy. The story begins at his birth as the surviving infant of a triplet; it tells how God cradles and heals him as a cripple during childhood, rescues him from sudden, violent death as an adult and crowns him with manifold blessings throughout his entire life. Read about the saving grace of Almighty God as His Hand guides the life of a man of humble beginnings to reach unexpected heights in response to humility and trust. In addition to its religious content, this book features parts of the history of Liberia and its precious contributions to global democracy.

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Be Careful When Taking Your Car for Service or Repairs

This Book is Specially Written to Educate Car Owners About Maintaining Their Vehicles

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Taking care of your car is a difficult and costly thing to do; especially in today's highly industrialized and commercialized world. Many car owners today are often unaware about the current status of their vehicles and they often encounter problems when it comes to selecting the right repair shops for taking care of their cars. With the release of the new book "Car Care (What You Should Know)", author E.D. James presents to readers a highly informative look on maintaining automobiles and receiving the correct service and repairs at a fair cost.

"Car Care" is a book specially written to help car owners have a better understanding and appreciation of their automobile. This book explains the operation and importance of the different sections and parts, and points out how each component operate together. It also brings to readers an in-depth focus on the mechanical make-up of their cars and trucks of today and explains why it is essential to have someone that has been trained to work on or service their automobile. Lastly, this book explains clearly the importance of having general knowledge to keep service writers and technicians somewhat honest.

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Xlibris Releases a Fantastic New Book That Will Help You Go Beyond Normal Understanding About Life, People and God

CHICAGO, June 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Do you feel lost or confused about your existence? The road to greater understanding and a more meaningful life begins at last as Xlibris proudly releases Your Mind and Now, the compelling new book from author Wesley E. Whiteaker!

This book will take readers beyond their daily concerns into layman's understanding of current scientific studies being made to explain our lifelong energies. It explains how we can attract God's power not only through having relationships with one another but also to material things. Through simple language, it elaborates the theories and progress mankind has been making in morphogenic fields and touches upon how space, time and your thought processes can be combined and put to great use.

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Xlibris Releases a Daring Book That Exposes the Errors and Abuses Doctors Commit on Their Patients

PHILADELPHIA, June 21, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- It is time for everyone to open up their eyes to see what is really happening in the medical world and learn about other options. As such, people must never let their doctors, HMOs and pharmacies to hold the entire population hostage. There is also no doubt that everyone has the final decision on how to control their respective lives. These are the themes that will awake readers as Xlibris releases author Pearl Polto's brave new book Doctors Don't Lie They Bury Their Mistakes.

This book contains real-life stories of how many people survived without their doctors and how mistakes can be made and lead unfortunate victims to their graves. It looks closely at the errors doctors and medical professionals commit on their patients, and how they get hidden away from the public's view. Cases of medical malpractice, deliberate harassment, mistreatment and other forms of fraud are exposed throughout the book, which will give readers a clearer view of what really goes on between the doctors and their patients.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Xlibris Author Wins 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards

The 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards honors Xlibris author for Best Regional Fiction.

Washington D.C. – Bradley T. Platt, author of Deadstream, won an Honorable Mention Award for Great Lakes – Best Regional Fiction category. Platt, born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1971 and graduated from Central Michigan University in 1994, was formally recognized May 19, 2006 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts flanking with other victors of diverse categories. The purpose of the IPPY Awards is to help deserving books and their messages reach a wider audience and to get the attention they deserve.

Published November 2005, Deadstream, the first release of a trilogy, talks about a man’s struggle to get through life and how he deals with the muddled tension bubbling beneath the surface of a rural place he calls home. Set in the 1980’s, Deadstream conveys an intense picture about the profundity and boundaries of the human spirit.


Xlibris Releases a Dramatic and Enduring True Story About Life in the Insurance Industry

KEY LARGO, Fla., June 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- An astonishing story about family, career, hard work and the strength of the human spirit is coming to touch your heart as Xlibris releases The Daenzer Story, a compelling new true story from author Carolyn I. Furlong, CPCU, CLU.

The Daenzer Story is a love story, a war story, a tale of rags to riches, an epic saga of monumental inventions in an industry on which every aspect of our economy depends, and ultimately a tale of greed and chicanery that shook the foundation of a three hundred year old institution. Readers will be introduced to Bernard Daenzer, a man called by many as "A Man of Many Firsts." Daenzer is the first non-Briton underwriting member of Lloyd's of London and he invented the first homeowners package policy, the first pollution liability and cleanup policy and many others.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


Author tries to offer closure in Vietnam story

By Sara Pauff

WARNER ROBINS - The sinking of Navy Swift Boat PCF-19 off the coast of Vietnam and the death of the five sailors aboard, including a Warner Robins man, still occupies Jim Steffes' thoughts 37 years later.

While the government ruled the boat had gone down under friendly fire, Steffes, who was in another swift boat nearby, always doubted the findings.

"Swift Boat Down," a new book published by Xlibris, is the result of Steffes' own investigation into the sinking of this small but fast gunboat and uses official records and eyewitness accounts to rebut the friendly-fire conclusion.

Read the whole article at Macon Telegraph


The Unsinkable Lucy

New Children's Picture Book Features Moral Story About Living Up to Life's Challenges and Dealing With Your Emotions as You Grow Up

HILMAR, Calif., June 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Life is full of challenges and is sometimes confusing, and it is part of our nature to strive hard to move our lives forward. This is the theme that young readers and their families will discover as Xlibris proudly releases a compelling new children's picture story book written by author Judith Knox Peck Burnette, The Unsinkable Lucy: We Love Lucy.

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Xlibris Releases a Fascinating Sex Comedy Novel

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 14, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- To some people, virginity is a state of sacredness, discipline, and purity. But to others belonging in the modern world, virginity is considered a negative thing, implying that a person is unattractive, uncaring, and sexually immature. This brings to life the burning question: Does having sex really make the man or woman? The answer will be unveiled in the compelling new book, "What's So Great About Sex?" as author Terrance K. Gibson introduces to readers the protagonist Wilbur Klutzheimer, a very shy twenty-nine-year-old virgin who is about to enter a whole new world of lust and sexual magic.

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The Fascinating Story of Young Chimney Sweeps

CONVENT STATION, N.J., June 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The compelling tale of climbing boys in 19th century London comes alive in Stephen B. Hauge's Dark Against the Sky. The coming-of-age journey of this "band of brothers" anchors this poignant story of camaraderie and adventure.

Nine-year-old Tommy yearns to find his family as he faces the daily challenges of grim chimneys and callous master sweeps. Though his search is often darkened by his work and the period, it is brightened by the time he shares with his fellow climbers and his friendships with many street-folk.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


Lawyer Makes Case For Legalization of Drugs in New Novel

The ringleader of one of the nation's most notorious drug
cartels is a media celebrity as he stands trial for his
crimes - unaware there's a contract out on his head...
A junkie, suspected of aiding in the rape and murder of
her own daughter, all in exchange for a fix, is despised
and ridiculed in the media...
A Senator risks his political career fighting for a bill
that would legalize all drugs, believing that the key to
winning the drug war is the elimination of
illegal trafficking...
NEW YORK, June 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- These stories are presented as fiction in John Nicholas Iannuzzi's Condemned, but the issues they represent are a daily reality in the war against drugs. Iannuzzi's ripped-from-the-headlines style comes from his experience as one of New York City's most prominent criminal attorneys. With unflinching candor, Iannuzzi exposes the rampant corruption and unscrupulous behavior at every level of the drug trade - from street junkies to DEA agents - and reveals to readers the tangled web of interdependence illegal drug trafficking creates.

"We are repeating what Franklin Roosevelt called the Stupendous Blunder of Prohibition," says Iannuzzi. "Laws that were intended to regulate and eliminate allegedly evil substances have actually created an industry of corruption and violence."
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Xlibris Author’s Two-Legged Dog Appears on OPRAH, Montel and Inside Edition

The Stringfellows’ amazing journey through life with their biped dog, Faith, was featured on OPRAH May 19, 2006.

(PressZoom) - Chicago, Illinois – The Stringfellow siblings, Laura and Caity, and their two-legged dog, Faith, were on The Oprah Winfrey Show May 19, 2006. Faith’s amazing story can be traced back to when she was rescued by Stringfellow’s son, Reuben, on January 21, 2003, when his friend’s dog gave birth. Faith had 3 actual legs, but the left front leg was badly deformed causing it to be removed when she was 7 months old when it began to atrophy. This didn’t prevent the Stringfellows to love Faith more. They even taught her to walk with two legs. She now jumps, runs, skips and acts like any other normal dog.

This led Jude Stringfellow to write “With a Little Faith” having the sole purpose to inspire a lot of people across the world that true faith can manifest itself in so many ways – even in the form of a little dog.

With a Little Faith” is available at and Stringfellow’s publishing with Xlibris helped with her exposure and led to her dog’s appearance on Montel and OPRAH.

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75 Years of Witnessing History and Living Life to the Fullest

BATH, Pa., June 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- There is nothing like living your life very long and experiencing many things that others could not. By living over three quarters of a century, author Walter R. Bjorkman has great knowledge of what the 20th century was all about, what life meant and what the future holds. This is his life story and readers can discover more by reading his compelling new book 75 Years an Average Guy. An Average Life.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


Xlibris Releases a Fascinating New Novel About Nanotechnology

EUGENE, Ore., June 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- With the great advancement of technology affecting our lives today, people could only wonder what life would really be like a hundred years from now. An astonishing look at the future of mankind is coming to move your imagination as Xlibris proudly releases AD 2120: Life 100 Years From Now, the compelling new science fiction book from author David R. Earl.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


Xlibris Releases a Fascinating Book About an Upstate New York Town

CICERO, N.Y., June 9, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- In upstate New York, long lasting peace and stability embraced the town of Lysander and its people. It is a place where people can recover from the daily grind of city life and part of its culture includes saying hello to everyone and exchanging corn bread recipes daily. However something wrong happened and Lysander's tranquility was never the same again. This is the theme behind author Monte P. Kelly's new book Lysander.

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Xlibris Releases an Astonishing Book About Baseball's Unforgettable Celebrity

New Book Introduces Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen and Recalls His Countless Memorable Comments, Outbursts and Unique Personality

CLERMONT, Fla., June 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Great sports personalities come out every twenty or thirty years, and in every sport there is always someone whose contributions will always be felt and remembered by the fans. In baseball, Ozzie Guillen is considered by millions as a true gem of the sport thanks to his unique personality and highly unusual style of expression. Readers can discover more about him by reading A Passion for the Game, the compelling new book from author Jim Stamborski, released by Xlibris.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


A New Understanding of Fatherhood That Surprises, Heals and Inspires

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Fatherhood itself is a life of its own. It carries the great responsibility of raising children with the right values, giving them the best education and implementing a code of morality into their lives. In addition, the father himself must be dedicated to his moral duties for the rest of his life. These are some of the themes that readers will discover as Xlibris proudly releases author Bud Harris' critically-acclaimed book The Father Quest.

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A Bold Book That Dares Us to Revise How We Think of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy

ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Life is full of challenges and everyone is born to face them. These challenges come in many different forms, and along the way we experience emotional sufferings, work problems, family crisis, and the like. Most important of all, these challenges are all part of the quest for finding the meaning of our lives, and people must overcome them all with their hearts and minds intact. To learn more, readers are encouraged to read Like Gold Through Fire, the critically acclaimed book written by authors Massimilla Harris and Bud Harris.

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War on Terror Rhetoric 'Painfully Familiar'

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- To San Francisco author Bernard Botes Kruger, the current climate of rising nationalism, detention without trial, prisoner abuse and domestic spying is "painfully" reminiscent of his youth in South Africa, where he was held in solitary confinement in a Pretoria prison for refusal to perform compulsory military service in that country's "terrorist" war. These are some of the themes that readers will discover in his compelling new historical novel, A Battlement of Spears, released by Xlibris.

Read the whole article at PrimeZone


She finally gets published

John Alred
News staff writer

Linda Rainwater knows it’s hard to write. She also knows it is even harder to get published. But she never gave up and now it’s starting to pay off.

“I’ve had problems with the two agents I have had,” Rainwater said. “The first problem was that my first agent got sick and died. The second problem was that my second agent didn’t.”

After trying and trying to get published, Rainwater decided to go on her own. She went to Xlibris, a firm that will help self-publishing authors get their books on the street and into readers’ hands.

“You know, John Grisham did what I did,” she said. “He wrote A Time to Kill and sold the first copies out of the trunk of his car. I decided that was probably what I needed to do to validate myself as an author.

“I’ve been happy with the outcome. I know I closed a few doors when I did what I did. Some newspapers won’t review my book because it is self-published.”

The book Rainwater is talking about is The Second Milagro. The book has been described as a suspense tale of kidnapping, corporate espionage, and forgotten love that takes the reader from the red dirt roads of Alabama to the silver mines of Mexico.

Read the whole article at Jacksonville News


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