When A Man Loves: A Lifestyle & Leadership Most Men Will Never Experience

Pete Kennedy knew as a child that he was not being served. Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, he was looking for a leader but couldn’t find one. A distant father, being low-income, surrounded by crime, all of these factors pushed Pete down a path he might not have traveled if he had better direction. Pete Kennedy chronicles his life choices based on what he never had: real leadership. When a Man Loves is a captivating story about a young Jamaican man navigating the world without much-needed guidance. This story is one man’s journey navigating masculinity and all the traps it sets. Pete Kennedy witnessed how men have failed in their culture, their families, and themselves without it. He saw it with his own eyes. Selling drugs, joining gangs, and endless affairs, Pete walks on the wild side. Until one day, he knew he had to stop. Part memoir, part self-development, When a Man Loves illustrates how men can learn how to be leaders and untangle themselves from society’s toxic expectations. Through travel and therapy, Pete discovers how to live an honest, connected life. Within these pages, Pete shows us how to become the leaders we all have inside of us and how to set ourselves up for success. We learn what the MUST, SHOULD, COULDs are of our lives, and how to live a life of love through leadership. Pete teaches us to apply leadership in every facet of our lives: our families, friendships, and careers.

The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome : How to Get Pain Free by Restoring Your Thoracic Outlet Spring Mechanism (Human Spring Book Series 4)

If you have headaches, neck pain, neck stiffness, back spasms, muscle pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and pain between the shoulder blades, numbness and tingling, you may have thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS).  

TOS is caused by compression of the neck, upper back, rib cage and the shoulder that squeeze the blood vessels and nerves that pass from the chest and neck through the thoracic tunnel into the arm.  

TOS is one of the most controversial conditions in medicine. For most patients there thoracic outlet syndrome is overlooked and misdiagnosed leaving them suffering needlessly in chronic pain for months and even years. Then one day, someone says, “Could it be thoracic outlet syndrome?”

Over the last 30 years, studies confirm that doctor’s knowledge of the basic anatomy has dipped below a safe and acceptable level. 

That is why their exams cant determine if you have TOS or one of these similar conditions:  

– a herniated disc? a bulged disc? a slipped disc?
– a pinched nerve in the neck? cervical radiculopathy? a brachial plexus injury? brachial neuritis?
– shoulder hyperabduction? a shoulder impingement? a rotator cuff syndrome?
– median nerve entrapment? cubital tunnel syndrome? carpal tunnel syndrome? 
– Raynaud’s phenomenon? a Pancoast’s lung tumor? a syringomyelia? 
– muscular sclerosis? muscular dystrophy?
– cervical ribs? an elevated first rib?

What if it is a combination of a few of these conditions? Oh no!

Confused, doctors order an MRI. You think they are getting down to business but sadly doctors know they can’t diagnose or determine the cause of TOS with an MRI. 

If you are misdiagnosed, their treatment approach wont work.

This book has an entire chapter on how to back-check your doctors diagnosis. 

There are more than 16 different treatment approaches doctors recommend to treat TOS. Some advocate painkillers, NSAIDS, scalene injections, Botox injections, stretching, traction, nerve gliding, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, dry needling, supports, ergonomic corrections, first rib and spinal adjustments, massage, stretches and exercises. Which one “by itself” removes all the compression that causes TOS and prevents it from returning? None of them!

When these conservative treatments fail, you are facing TOS surgery. There are 4 muscles that lift the first rib (tunnel floor) up into the outlet and 6 muscles that drag the shoulder (tunnel roof) down into the outlet. TOS surgery only removes the rib (floor) and 3 muscles and one of the 6 muscles that drag the shoulder (roof) down into the outlet.  

What if you just painkillers and live in chronic pain? The constant compression could cause a blood clot in the vein under the collarbone. If it releases as a pulmonary embolism it could cause a pulmonary infarct that may kill you.  

What is the human spring approach?

If you don’t know how the body works a doctor can tell you anything and you have to believe them. Knowing doctors this is not a good position to be in. His teachings will help you sharpen your judgment on what course to take in treatment & prevention. 

He teaches how the body uses springs systems to absorb collisions of walking and running, springs to recycle energy and spring engineering to maintain a strong wide open thoracic outlet and tunnel.  

The aha moment is when you learn the that most treatments are only effective at restoring your lever mechanisms. You cant restore the thoracic outlet, spring engineering with treatments designed for lever mechanisms only!

This book has photos of 30 self-massage and stretching exercises that you can do yourself to reduce your muscle and joint pain. He also provides photos of the approach he uses to restore your spring so you can show your doctor what to do. There are over 30 stretches & exercises that will lift the roof (shoulder) off the thoracic outlet to prevent TOS from recurring.  

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Out of a Dark Reflection

Murray’s most frightening case to date…
Letho, Fife, 1816: Murray and his guests all have good reasons for not attending Edinburgh’s winter season, even down to the new maid. But then an old woman is found dead in the village, and murmurings of witchcraft are abroad. Suddenly everyone seems to have the darkest of secrets – but who would kill to keep theirs?

Look out for A Dark Night at Midsummer – novella-length sequel to this novel.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho and Hippolyta Napier novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

Knowledge of Sins Past

Scotland at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scoggie Castle is cold and grim, but a refuge to the disinherited Charles Murray. Then a series of mysterious deaths shakes family and servants alike, and splits the local village in two. Murray is thrown once more into the midst of murder, but who has the answer in this dark rural landscape – the pig-lovers or the pig-haters? 

Knowledge of Sins Past is second in the Murray of Letho Series.


Meet Lexie Conyngham

Lexie Conyngham is a historian living in the shadow of the Highlands. Her Murray of Letho and Hippolyta Napier novels are born of a life amidst Scotland’s old cities, ancient universities and hidden-away aristocratic estates, but she has written since the day she found out that people were allowed to do such a thing. Beyond teaching and research, her days are spent with wool, wild allotments and a wee bit of whisky.

The Gift Counselor

Do all gifts come with strings attached? Find out in the award winning novel, The Gift Counselor. Set in Southern California in the late 1990s, the story narrates how a woman in search of peace, a man ready to love, and a boy longing for the truth all come together one December. A timeless mix of romance, drama, psychological and spiritual insights and humor, this story will warm your heart all year long. Book club recommended.


Meet Sheila M Cronin

The Gift Counselor, winner of the Beverly Hills Holiday Fiction Book Award, is the first in the Gift Counselor series. My stories have appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, The Golden Domer, Good Old Days Magazine and Spark. I won the 2018 Joy Short Story contest. My book of short stories, Heart Shaped II, was released in January, 2020. My stories also appear in Shades of Transition and Transformation Anthology (Write Volumes, 2020). Book club recommended. Best of All Gifts is the sequel. I am working on the third installment.

The Time Dancer

For fans of Doctor Who and Stranger Things. A Time Travel Mystery with a Hint of Horror.

Even though she’s been skipping her way into the future for as long as she can remember, Ellie Johnson has never seen anything quite as strange as the twisted pathways that are keeping her trapped on the top of a hill in the middle of the night.
Are they something to do with the bizarre plume of light that has landed in the middle of the forest? Or are they an effect of the Northern Lights that have come so far south they are distorting the world around them?
She’s determined to find out.
But when people start to disappear, she finds herself in a race against time. 
Trying to use her unique talent to escape the barrier that is closing in around them. Hoping that she can save her companions from the strange creatures that are lurking in the woods. And desperate to discover whether these terrifying creatures are somehow inextricably linked to her ability to dance through Time…..

Frightening and compelling in equal measure.


Meet Stevie McBride

Stevie McBride is a British author of adult and young-adult Science Fiction, living in Cheshire. The Time Dancer, his first novel, was published in the summer of 2020. Prior to that, Stevie worked for several years as a high-school teacher. He loves all forms of speculative fiction. He is also a fan of live music. He is a married parent of three young boys.

One for the Money

“Suspicion is second nature to any woman who’s raised three kids.”

Meet Cincinnati’s newest, oldest, funniest detective-in-training. After decades of marriage, motherhood, and grandmotherhood, Cat Caliban is looking for a new career. Detective work seems a logical choice. So, she sells her suburban house, buys an apartment building in a “transitional” neighborhood, and begins her training, only to discover a dead body in an upstairs apartment. What’s the connection between a murdered homeless woman and the Golden Age of Hollywood silent movies? Cat must discover it before the killer can strike again.

In this first book of the popular Cat Caliban series, Cat assembles her colorful cast of helpers and neighborhood hangers-on. This senior sleuth challenges stereotypical portrayals of older women generally and older women detectives in particular. This book is rated PG-13 for language.


Meet D. B. Borton

D. B. Borton
D. B. Borton is the author of two mystery series—the Cat Caliban series (Berkley, Hilliard and Harris) and the Gilda Liberty series (Fawcett)—as well as the recent novels Second Coming, Smoke, and Bayou City Burning (all from Boomerang Books). She is Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Wesleyan University.

A native Texan, Borton became an ardent admirer of Nancy Drew at a young age. At the age of fourteen, she acquired her own blue roadster, trained on the freeways of Houston and the broad stretches of oil-endowed Texas highway, and began her travels. She also began a lifetime of political activism, working only for political candidates who lost. She left Texas at about the time everyone else arrived.

In graduate school, Borton converted a lifetime of passionate reading and late-night movie-watching into a doctorate in English. She discovered that people would pay her to discuss literature and writing, although not much. But because she found young people interesting and entertaining and challenging, she became a college teacher, and survived many generations of college students. Later, during a career crisis, she discovered that people would pay her to tell stories, although even less than they would pay her to discuss stories written by someone else.

Borton has lived in the Southwest and Midwest, and on the West Coast, where she has planted roses and collected three degrees in English without relinquishing her affection for the ways in which actual speakers constantly reinvent the language to meet their needs. In her spare time, she gardens, practices aikido, studies languages other than English, and, of course, watches movies and reads.

Conversations With the Golf God

Every day around the world golfers wonder if the Golf God is real and how much he impacts the game. This book answers many age old questions. Yes, the Golf God is real! He appeared to local golfer Shanks one day, dancing on a bar at The Fleece Muni Golf Course and told Shanks he had been chosen to be his disciple. “Why have I been chosen?” Shanks asked, bewildered. “Because you are the worst putter I have ever seen and to continue to play the game you have to be filled with devotion,” answered the Golf God righteously. 
The Golf God also informed Shanks he had been assigned the task to write the Golf Gods’ legacy. In between beer, cigarettes, and pizza the Golf God told Shanks the real history of golf, explained the fine points of throwing a club, what golf terms really mean, why we play the game, and a few tips about putting, while Shanks shared several stories about real life golfers at the Golf God’s request – the kind who take your hard earned cash and lie about their handicaps. Grab a slice of pizza, have a beer, maybe a smoke, then sit back and feel like you are in the room enjoying the conversations between Shanks and the Golf God!


Meet Robert K. Swisher Jr.

Robert K. Swisher, Jr. has been writing contemporary fiction since 1967. During this time seven of his novels were published by SUNSTONE PRESS ranging from young adult, contemporary, to historical fiction. Seven of these books are still in print of which three have been converted to e-books. He has received raving reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Best Sellers, Midwest Book Review, and numerous others. Over the past several years OPEN TALON PRESS has released a highly acclaimed four book comedy mystery series about a Vietnam vet and his not so nice Guardian Angel, a hilarious golf book, an off center love story, two literary novels, a highly acclaimed reader participation novel and its sequel, and a tongue in cheek writing instructional book based on a course he taught that goes against the grain of what most creative writing instructors hold as dear. Swisher’s novels can be found on Amazon, your local bookstore, Author Central, Facebook, and Goodreads. He can be reached via his Facebook page. At the moment two fiction novels are being edited, he is working on a third, and a contemporary fiction novel,

A Cross of Crocuses

A story about ageing parents and the responses they receive from their children as life gets tougher and they ask for help. There are many surprises, and shocks too, as events steer them on an unpredictable course. They learn that their children are not the individuals they had imagined them to be; their perception of each changes and they suffer bitter disappointment. Is there any escape for either of them, and if there is, will their health allow it?


Meet Ken Ross

Ken Ross was born in 1953 at Westow in the East Riding of Yorkshire. As a child, he lived at Barmby Moor, Pocklington, and York, before his parents moved to Leeds in 1964. He attended Harehills County Secondary School until leaving in 1969. Married in 1971 he had an assortment of jobs while honing his writing skills. After his divorce in 1986, he brought up his 8 children alone and eventually succeeded in getting published. At first, he wrote articles for magazines but has gone on to write over fifty books, the first twenty-odd being solely for children. He is proud of his novels, ‘A Cross Of Crocuses’ and ‘Ann – irresistible spirit’. He currently lives in Osmondthorpe, Leeds.

Pieces & Stems

Lena Marshall’s history of abuse and abject poverty made her a likely person to become a highly regarded elementary school teacher, nurturing the eager minds of the young. Unable to gain protective care for an abused seven-year-old student, Lena kidnaps the tormented child, unaware the child has developed a multiple personality. Ten years later when Lena is stricken with a fatal illness, she leaves behind a diary to provide clues to help the child. The dead woman’s diary reveals a portrait of America that will keep you riveted to your seat.


Meet Jan Elton

It sounded like the raggamuffin looked like a ball of dirt. She shrank away every time the social worker tried to approach her. A life of terror had made her become unresponsive. The social worker wanted to avoid the proposed electric shock treatment. This is what I heard the social worker say on a Saturday television show. He described the need for funding mental health care for children. I didn’t know the proposed treatment was used on children, and I heard that adults who had it were often permanently damaged. I became obsessed with concern for this child. I wrote several leading magazines asking them to have more articles about abused children and the need for psychiatric care and funding. I never got a response. One year passed and every day I worried (obsessed) about this child and I daydreamed that I had saved her and made her healthy. I then decided that I could create more understanding of her predicament if I brought her to life and told her story. So, sit down, have a cup of coffee and meet “Catherine.”