Randy Coates’s New Book Follows Couple Through Mexico, Cancer Diagnosis

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"The Monarchs" displays old fashioned love, love of culture, travel, and nature.

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The book shows that sexual relationships between two people, regardless of age, should not make anyone squirm.

Author Randy Coates draws on real events from his life in his new book “The Monarchs” (published by iUniverse). He combines a love of travel with the experiences of a friend to craft an engrossing, empathetic tale.

In “The Monarchs,” two retired school teachers who travel to Mexico regularly are mesmerized by the annual migration of the monarch butterflies, which brings them spiritual comfort. The couple finds that Mexico is a soothing remedy while the husband battles prostate cancer.

An excerpt from “The Monarchs”:

“‘It’s cancer,’ he said and when she did not speak, he shrugged his shoulders and raised his hands. No one said anything for a moment.
He shrugged his shoulders again. ‘Prostate, of course.’
‘Oh Robert…’
If not for the bad news, the sound of the swishing water as he adjusted himself would have been transfixing. It only added satire to the situation.”

“Not many books that I have read show the physical love between two 60-year-olds, including their love-making,” Coates says. “The book shows that sexual relationships between two people, regardless of age, should not make anyone squirm.”

The Monarchs
By Randy Coates
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781491708583
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781491708590
E-Book | 224 pages | ISBN 9781491708576
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Randy Coates graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor’s degree and attained his teaching certificate from the University of Western Ontario. He works as a supply teacher for the Toronto District School Board. He has also published a children’s fantasy novel, “More Precious Than Rubies: The Return of the Norse Gods.” More information is available at http://www.randycoates.com.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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