Category Archives: Non-fiction

Book Spotlight! ~ The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment by Rishikesh Upadhyay

What the Book is about

Plants experience stress due to environmental changes, either in biotic or abiotic form, during their life cycle. Non-heritable modifications in morphological, physiological or biochemical characteristics tend to reduce or decrease growth and productivity, and sometimes lead to death.

This book presents an exhaustive overview of the specific effects and modifications that could occur in this regards, and will serve to consolidate the ideas to promote standardization of plant adaptation to these changes in the environment. This book returns to the facts of both biotic and abiotic stress, detailing an essential aspect of plant life in the context of stress response.

The text is a comprehensive, current reference that effectively addresses issues and concerns related to plant stress in natural environments. Although many reference books about abiotic stress and other environmental stresses have been published, they all exist in relative isolation from one another, covering only one specific topic. This book is, rather, a comprehensive review of all aspects of the responses of plants to changes in the environment. 

The Life of Plants in a Changing Environment by Rishikesh Upadhyay

Book is available online at 

Amazon

https://amzn.to/3HaTLCp

Google Books 

https://www.google.co.in/books/edition/The_Life_of_Plants_in_a_Changing_Environ/9XNjEAAAQBAJ

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/The_Life_of_Plants_in_a_Changing_Environment?id=9XNjEAAAQBAJ&hl

Goodreads 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59863582-the-life-of-plants-in-a-changing-environment

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Rishikesh Upadhyay, also known as R K Upadhyay, was born and grew up in a small Nepalis’ hamlet, Bhanjung Basti via Mahadev Tilla, just a few kilometres of Haflong, the district headquarters of North Cachar Hills (now Dima Hasao district), India to Late Pitamber Upadhaya (father) and Nandakala (Bawni) Upadhaya (mother). His research and teaching works has focused largely on the environmental physiology, eco-physiology, stress biology and biochemistry of plants. He can also be reached online at –

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/RKUpadhy

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17275904.Rishikesh_Upadhyay

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Buried in the Cushions by Kristann Monaghan

Title: Buried in the Cushions
Series: The Running Experiment Book Two
Author: Kristann Monaghan
Genre: Humor, self-help
Release Date: August 16, 2018
From the hit blog The Fat Girl Running…
Buried in the Cushions is the continuation of my journey as The Fat Girl Running, taking on such subjects as Elvis, Comic-Con, Disneyland, family reunions and even the Big C…
Cancer.
My take-no-prisoners storytelling is brutally honest, dangerously funny, and absolutely authentic. In this collection of blogs, I don’t hesitate in putting my life out there. I continue to struggle with putting down the Skittles, body issues and getting buried in the cushions of my couch.
 
I am Kristann Monaghan.
I am The Fat Girl Running
And I didn’t die today.

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NEW RELEASE! ~ Ice by Lena Bourne

Title: Ice
Series: Devil’s Nightmare MC
Author: Lena Bourne
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2018

 

ICE is the fifth book in the bestselling Devil’s Nightmare MC series by Lena Bourne. It is a standalone story with a guaranteed HEA ending, no cliffhanger, and no cheating!
Ice
The fighting cage made me a monster, and that’s what came out when they freed me. She thinks I saved her from monsters, but she just fell into the hands of an even bigger one. She also thinks we’re falling in love. She’s wrong. I forgot how to do that. Besides, love’s not what I want from her.
She should’ve run away from me when I told her to do it. Because now it’s too late.
Barbie
What I didn’t give freely they just took anyway. Until there wasn’t much left to give. But he showed me different, so I’m giving what’s left to him. I’m not letting him toss me aside, I’m staying right where I am. In his arms, and in his bed, and on the back of his bike.
We’ll find the road together or get lost trying. Because Ice and me, we were made for each other.
Note: This is biker romance novel, which contains steamy sex scenes and deals with disturbing themes that may be uncomfortable for some readers. Intended for 18+ audiences.

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NEW RELEASE! ~ The Silent Scream by Nancy George

Title: The Silent Scream
Author: Nancy George
Genre: Non-Fiction Short Story
Release Date: April 11, 2018


Sitting in front of my computer at my desk attempting to write this factual story is incredibly difficult.

 


I’m used to writing romance novels about love. It’s all fiction, make-believe, and everything in the end always turns out well. A recipe for success—a happy ever after.

However, this story is my story—it’s real, and it’s raw.

I’m scared and afraid.

I know there are many other people out there like me who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.

Some of you are about to make the same journey I’ve been on.







Sitting in front of my computer at my desk attempting to write this factual story is incredibly difficult.
I’m used to writing romance novels about love. It’s all fiction, make-believe, and everything in the end always turns out well. A recipe for success—a happy ever after.
However, this story is my story—it’s real, and it’s raw. 
I’m scared and afraid. 
I know there are many other people out there like me who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness.
Some of you are about to make the same journey I’ve been on.

If you are about to read this book, then you’re about to travel on the same journey I’ve just been on, or perhaps you’ve already travelled this road.
I didn’t know what was in front of me when all of this began. 
If you’re in the same situation I was, I hope this book gives you an understanding of what you’re about to go through. I hope it gives you the strength to carry on. 
Your story won’t be exactly the same as mine—no one’s story is ever the same—but the fears, anguish, and emotions will be similar.
I hope you find comfort and strength in my journey, and I hope I can help make your journey a little easier. With knowledge comes power.

God bless you all.



 


Nancy George lives in Wanganui, New Zealand with her three cats, and her dog Rosie.

Apart from writing, Nancy is a volunteer for the SPCA, fostering kittens.

This is her third book. Her first one is a short story called “I’m Fifty and Not Out” and her second is “Maggie.”





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