Vivid Publishing - Book Publishers Australia


Douglas Cooney

A Taste of Freedom

Ever wondered if there was more to life than the same old crap?
Ever dreamed of hittin’ the road and leavin’ it all behind ?
You’re not alone...
Join Dave, a young Aussie surfer, on a transformational road trip across the country that will leave you feeling anything’s possible.
Gather your courage, jump in the van and come along for the ride...

Makara – A taste of freedom is a fun fiction tale that offers a fresh perspective on life.
The story explores topics such as: letting go, slowing life down, health/detox, gratitude, self love, sacred sexuality, trust, freedom, conscious celebration and so much more.

This is all weaved into a light surf adventure that is guaranteed to inspire your socks off and help you to remember just how amazing you really are!
And YES... you read that correctly... YOU ARE AMAZING!

The book is aimed at young adults but has so far been well received by all age groups and the feedback has been fantastic.


Reader Reviews

“Just finished reading your book. WOW! So impressed. Such a well written and inspiring story filled with awesome messages, some that I know will stick with me for a long time.”
- Sam, Sydney.

"I finished reading your book. i just wanted to say a big thank you for the fun and joy in it, the travelling, the expansion of awareness... It reminded me to re-focus on all the things that bring joy to my life!"
- Andrea, Dunsborough

"Every man needs to read this book!"
- Darryl, Busselton


About the Author

Douglas Cooney - Author

Health nut, truth seeker and ocean lover Douglas Cooney is based in beautiful Margaret River, Western Australia. Originally from Sydney, he made the move almost 20 years ago and has never looked back. He lives a simple, creative, healthy lifestyle and is passionate about feeling clear minded and being 'as alive' as he can possibly be.

To find out more about Douglas and why he wrote this book, go to his past crowdfunding page where he successfully raised $4,500 to self publish:
or check out his Facebook page.

Thanks for buying a book! Have a great day...








Makara by Douglas Cooney

ISBN: 978-1-925209-08-2
Format: Paperback 203mm x 127mm
Extent: 244 pages
RRP: $24.95.
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Surfing--Fiction
Distribution: Currently out of print

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10% of all book profits go to the
Margaret River Surfrider Foundation