Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Bob Manuele

We take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Bob Manuele, who has published four action-packed titles with Outskirts Press.

Manuele’s action and adventure series offers readers exciting plots with plenty of twists and intrigue to keep them interested from the first in the series to the most recent fourth book. Learn more about Bob through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

About the Author:

After writing a well-received fan fiction story, Bob Manuele’s friends and coworkers pushed him to write an original story. The Joshua Steele series is the result of that push, which now features four books.  Bob lives in the desert southwest and works for a major airline.

cover (7)Joshua Steele: A New Reality

The first in Manuele’s action-packed series, James Steele: A New Reality introduces readers to the twice orphaned 16-year-old Joshua Steele. Joshua’s uncle is appointed his legal guardian, and suddenly his life is turned upside down and sideways.  He is told that his natural parents are alive and being held prisoner by an evil entity on another plane of existence.  However, before he can save his parents, Josh must find his siblings, about whom he knew nothing, and who live on other planes with their own adoptive families.  Josh must find and reunite his family before they are able to confront and destroy the evil infecting the universe.  The last piece of information nearly sends Josh over the edge.  The first sibling he must find is his twin brother!

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 367 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 13, 2012)
ISBN10: 1432785079
ISBN13: 9781432785079
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (8)Joshua Steele: A Shadow In St. Paul 

Jushua Steele: A Shadow in St. Paul follows the recently reunited twins as they refocus their attention on the search for their other missing siblings. Since the next two brothers are located on separate planes, Josh and Nick decide to split up in order to save time. Josh and Alan set off to Pedrusa and find that Glenn and the Valzor have already been hard at work turning this new plane into a maroon nightmare. Conditions on Pedrusa continue to deteriorate as Josh tries to convince a stubborn Tony to move home, to Eothes. Dusolba has poisoned the surface water and people are being ‘embedded’ into inanimate objects. Small creatures called the Minorga assist the boys. The plane experiences a storm of epic proportions as Josh’s powers escalate. The battle for Pedrusa rages. And Glenn has no intention of losing this plane like he did Lenucott. Nick and Kyle nervously head to Stolano where they enter a wondrous underground version of Minneapolis. Zack is a young genius who lives by logic and has difficulty relating with his peers. Nothing short of a miracle will convince him of his true identity. Instead of Glenn, they also must deal with Lawrence and his shadow creatures. People are being deflated and incarcerated in a unique shadow prison. Becoming desperate, Nick seeks help from the Kormish and from a most unlikely ally. Timing is of the essence as Nick’s powers continue to increase and his plan is set in place.

Product details..
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 539 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 24, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478706783
ISBN13: 9781478706786
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / General

cover (9)Joshua Steele: Stardust and the Wonder Lights  

The third book keeps readers on edge and engaged as the ever growing Steele family and their friends are surprised by the news that the family is going to grow by three — and two of the triplets are girls, finally! The Steele’s and their friends find themselves in a race against time as they attempt to find the triplets and bring them home. Quantar has ordered his minions to stop the reunification before the siblings have the chance to join together in order to find their parents and face him on Tortenqua. The three planes of existence where the triplets reside have additional intrigues that must be settled before they can be rescued. The first plane finds Minneapolis to be a tropical paradise subject to periodic attacks by giant insects and reptiles. The second plane finds Minneapolis to be a rustic town with distant mountains where most of the population is imprisoned, powers of the gifted have been blocked and two boys are charged with growing enough food for the entire region. The third version of Minneapolis is akin to the Renaissance era on Eothes where a deadly plague is ravaging the population. Tensions and manipulations culminate in a gifted duel in a long forgotten cavern that harbors incomprehensible powers and horrors.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 699 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 16, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478732008
ISBN13: 9781478732006
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (10)Joshua Steele: White Fire 

The joy shared by the reunited Steele siblings is short-lived in Joshua Steele: White Fire. The filters protecting Eothes are breaking down as seemingly natural disasters begin to plague the unsuspecting residents of the planet compelling the Steeles and their friends into action. A shocking loss drives one member of the family to the brink of self-destruction. Reeling from the recent tragic events on Eothes, the Steeles and their friends journey to Tortenqua in order to find their parents…and Sir Quantar. Upon their arrival on Tortenqua the portal seals itself, trapping the family and their friends on the hellish plane that Quantar calls home. The foreboding landscape is only a preview to unspeakable dangers and astounding revelations. Their determination is periodically tested by horrors, fears and self-doubts. In order to survive, they will need to depend on each other as well as their individual skills and gifts. The long-awaited confrontation between Joshua Steele and Sir Quantar is finally at hand.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 599 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 26, 2015)
ISBN10: 1478753234
ISBN13: 9781478753230
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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