Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look through the following listing of self-published books from authors either waiting to be discovered or with a track record and a following who are doing it on their own.
New Titles from Self-Publishers
Japan 365: A Drawing-A-Day Project
J. Muzacz. J. Muzacz. $30 paper (432p), ISBN 978-0-985312701
Artist and English teacher Muzacz traveled through Japan in 2011, creating a drawing for every day of the year he spent, including observations and anecdotes in both English and Japanese.
Biography & Autobiography
No End of the Bed
Lauren J. Barnhart. Knotted Tree Press. $14.99 paper (294p), ISBN 9780615776958; $8.99 e-book
A search for truth through differing perceptions of sex, with some surprising parallels between fundamentalist churches and the sex-positive movement.
Insanity on the Road to Glory
Estie Culler Bennington. Alabaster Book Publishing. $20 paper (420p), ISBN 9780984000418; $9.99 e-book
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Growing up in the 1950s, a 10-year-old girl learns her life is controlled by a madman: a schizophrenic father, a street preacher and self-proclaimed evangelist, who kidnaps her and her two younger siblings and hitchhikes across the country and back. Homeless and unschooled, the children meet occasional kindnesses and refuge with their grandmother.
Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss
Larry M. Edwards. Wigeon Publishing. $28.95 hardcover (312p), ISBN 9780985972820; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780985972868
Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of why his parents were killed.
Begotten: With Love: Every Family Has Its Story
Jo Ann V. Glim. Stemma Books, Ltd. $16 paper (312p), ISBN 9780988812901
American history over 150 years is related through the eyes of an immigrant family as members begin to assimilate into the fabric of our nation.
So Many Lovely Days: The Greenwich Village Years
Mara Kirk Hart. Kirk Press. $15 paper (144p), ISBN 9780989047807
George and Lucile Kirk owned the Chelsea Book Shop in Greenwich Village from 1927 to 1939; their story is told by their daughter.
What It Looks Like: An Awakening Through Love and Trauma, War and Music, Sports and History, Politics and Spirituality
Marta Maranda. Alchemadhi Publishing. $19.95 paper (448p), ISBN 9780985781408
In 2003 Maranda checked into an addiction treatment center a week after her ex-husband checked out, even though she didn’t have any addictions. In her search for answers, she learned that the tools and teachings of recovery are universal, not just for addicts.
3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White
Ron Miles. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (246p), ISBN 9781482093308; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301180233
A boy with autism comes alive when his family visits Disney World. They move from Seattle to Orlando to put his passion to practical use.
Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey
Shirley Press, M.D. Re-Spin Publishing. $7.99 paper (265p), ISBN 9780989406109; $1.99 e-book ISBN 9780989406123
In 2001, Press won $56 million ($17.5 million take home) in the Florida Lottery. In her memoir, she takes readers on a tour of her life and looks back on how the lottery windfall affected it.
Little Satchmo: Living in the Shadow of My Father Louis Daniel Armstrong
Sharon Preston-Folta, with Denene Millner. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (112p), ISBN 9781481228237; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301411184
The untold story of Louis Armstrong’s passionate affair with Lucille Preston, which produced his only child, Sharon.
Adventures in Filmmaking:
Peter Rowe. Pinewood Independent Publishing. $15.95 paper (273p), ISBN 9780991862504; $8.95 e-book ISBN 9780991862511
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A breezy, amusing memoir of a life filming rock stars, feature films, natural disasters, and wild animals from Antarctica to Timbuktu, over 40 years, from the underground scene of the ’60s to international adventure series today.
All The Wild Children: (a noir memoir)
Josh Stallings, intro. by Tad Williams. Snubnose Press. $15.99 paper (304p), ISBN 9781482601916; $2.99 e-book
In a brutally honest memoir, a child of the ’60s becomes a teen in the ’70s and a father in ’80s—experiencing guns, drugs, sex, and fatherhood.
Neither Here Nor There
John Suddath. Virtual Reflections. $7.19 paper (213p), ISBN 9781482618358; $4.99 e-book
In the author’s struggle against fear to accept himself as both gay and Christian, he gains insight into what it means to be fully human.
Split at the Root: A Memoir of Love and Lost Identity
Catana Tully. Completion Enterprises LLC. $14.39 paper (263p), ISBN 9781479114696; $2.99 e-book
In engaging, elegant prose, this memoir unveils the blessings and pitfalls of growing up among an ethnicity and a culture different from one’s own.
Business & Economics
Killing Ideas: You Can Kill an Idea, You Can’t Kill an Opportunity!
Pam Henderson. Pam Henderson. $17.95 paper (220p), ISBN 9780988984110
Ideas alone may promise growth, but often don’t deliver. Recognizing opportunity is where growth lies, and this book will enable everyone to find the creativity and insight inherent in all of us, waiting to be tapped and brought to life for extraordinary success.
Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society
John Horvat II. York Press. $21.95 hardcover (400p), ISBN 9780988214804
An analysis of what went wrong in the modern economy focuses on how frenzied markets have thrown our economy and society out of balance. It calls for a return to those natural institutions, principles, and values that keep markets free and prosperous.
Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals
Ron Leshnower. Hillocrian Creative. $19.99 paper (306p), ISBN 9780989291101
Protect your business, gain peace of mind, maintain good tenant relations, and avoid legal trouble by learning how to comply with housing discrimination laws.
Commitment: A Novel About Managing Project Risk
Olav Maassen and Chis Matts, illus. by Chris Geary. Hathaway te Brake Publications. $29.95 hardcover (224p), ISBN 9789082056907; $29.95 e-book ISBN 9789082056921
The first business graphic novel about managing project risk shows readers how to make better decisions.
The Money Anxiety Cure: A Path to Financial Wellness
Koorosh Ostowari. Waterfront. $14.95 hardcover (183p), ISBN 9781939116369; $7.95 e-book
As founder of Prosperity Today, the author has conducted workshops on mindfulness and money for several years. His book offers tools for helping others learn how to integrate their spiritual and material lives in order to attain prosperity in both.
China CMO: Best Practice in Marketing Effectiveness & Efficiency in the Middle Kingdom
Greg Paull and Goh ShuFen. Signal8. $27.95 hardcover (350p), ISBN 9789881554239
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A book about marketing in China from the voices of practicing marketing leaders.
Tiny Dynamo: How One of the World’s Smallest Countries Is Producing Some of Our Most Important Inventions
Marcella Rosen. Untold News. $14.95 paper (138p), ISBN 9780988797307; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780988797314
A fascinating collection of 21 stories detailing Israel’s inventions that benefit all of mankind, including drip irrigation, freezing breast tumors, and the flash drive.
Signs of the Tines: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook
Joan Porte. Soulsign. $24.95 paper (296p), ISBN 9780978853518
This cookbook combines personal astrology with a love for preparing and sharing delicious meals.
Family & Relationships
Get Your Child to the Top: Help Your Child Succeed at School and Life
Megan Lisa Jones, foreward by Richard J. Riordan. Laernn. $13.99 paper (276p), ISBN 9780615763347
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How do children succeed today? Interviews with CEOs, educators, venture capitalists, and children provide answers, and education and literacy are redefined for the future. Online resources at laernn.com supplement the book.
The Men of Match: Memoirs of a Cyber Dating Maven
Nancy Beckons. Nancy Beckons. $19.95 paper (300p), ISBN 9780615701509; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9781623098056
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Beckons takes us on a raucous ride through the crowded and colorful world of Match.com. The most surprising travails of her Match Men unfold through their live dialogue about love, women, and relationships.
The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook
Christina Brockett. Stella Maris Press. $14.95 paper (248p), ISBN 9780988937918; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780988937901
Presents stories and insights from a diverse group of parents on the taxing enterprise of child rearing.
Funeral in a Feminine Dress: Depravity Reborn as Virtue
MJ Burke, Sr. Michael Burke. $11.99 paper (267p), ISBN 9780989028714; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989028707
A father’s loss of “true love” created a corrupted courtship that produced 34 years of abuse, pain, and depravity in a family. A son’s discovery of “true love” saved his life and inspired a loving, happy, family that achieved virtue.
Kit and Kitty in Love: For When You Fall Head over Tails in Love
W.C. Fielstra. Krkoska Creations. $34.99 hardcover (64p), ISBN 9780989122429; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780989122412
Vividly imagined and hand-painted by the author, this ode to love is a picture book for adults illustrating romance and passion.
Wise Courtship: A Must Have Guide Before Marriage or Any Relationship
Toni Henderson-Mayers. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (130p), ISBN 9781481749756; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781481749732
Challenging singles to choose wisely, this collection of the trade secrets of courting illustrates what to look for in a potential spouse, utilizing the author’s three-step system that unveils the true character of any love interest.
Divinely Attuned: Using Brain Science, Psychology, and Spiritual Practice to Maximize Spirituality, Improve Intimacy, and Make Good Relationships Even Better
Jacqueline Richard. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (123p), ISBN 9781452559896; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781452559902
Richard integrates basic neuroscience principles with psychology and spiritual practice to help increase intimacy and enhance relationships. Twelve practice exercises for couples are included.
Man Laws Revealed: One Man’s Insight on Love, Self-Improvement, Dating, Marriage, and Parenting
Darrell Roberts. Full Spectrum Industries Publishing. $15.99 paper (204p), ISBN 9780989215800; $7.99 e-book ISBN 978098215817
Roberts helps to identify and avoid repeating relationship mistakes by utilizing self-improvement measures to hold oneself accountable for one’s own decisions, happiness, and successes, from a faith-based perspective.
The Laws of Attraction
Michael Ross. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (212p), ISBN 9781481738699; $5 e-book ISBN 9781481738675
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This manual for discovering one’s potential rests on the premise that what the eyes see the mind considers; what the mind considers the heart accepts; and what the heart accepts the body does.
Momma Love: How the Mother Half Lives
Ali Smith. Thunder Baby Press. $45 hardcover (160p), ISBN 9780988755109
Momma Love is a riveting look, through photographs and deeply personal stories, at the highs and lows of modern motherhood; winner of an Independent Publisher Book Award in Women’s Issues in 2013.
From Finland with Love
Ellie Alanko. Libra Publications. $10.99 paper (414p), ISBN 9780989427210; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989427241
A tragicomic tale of a lonely young Finnish-American woman seeking love and belonging, whose quiet life steams up like a sauna when a cousin appears from Finland with a buddy.
A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Their Little Houses
Susan Wittig Albert. Persevero Press. $14.99 paper (288p), ISBN 9780989203500
A fictionalized story of Rose Wilder Lane, who transformed her mother from an occasional writer into the world-famous author of the Little House books.
I Know You’re There
Susan Allison-Dean. Sea and Farm. $13.99 paper (234p), ISBN 9780578121413; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781626754522
Nurse Jill Bradley struggles to handle the trauma and betrayal of her life after her car accident kills two parents, and while recovering from her injuries learns secrets her parents have kept for years.
Illusions: Sometimes the Eyes See What the Heart Wants
Chantilly Chanel Austin. Basin St. Books. $12.99 paper (346p), ISBN 9780985586102
Beautiful, educated, and independent, Karyn finds her world spiraling out of control after she meets the love of her life, Thomas. In a relationship full of ups and downs, highs and lows, Karyn navigates through the illusion of the perfect life she’s created.
Three by Moonlight: A Collection of Werewolf Tales
J. Nelson Aviance. CreateSpace. $5.99 paper (68p), ISBN 9781484163375; $2.99 e-book
An exploration of the lives of three men struggling to find what it means to be themselves in an often hostile supernatural world.
Full Frontal: To Make a Long Story Short
Tom Baker. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (117p), ISBN 9781475958263; $3.39 e-book ISBN 9781475958287
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An intriguing glimpse into the life of a gay man, told through his eclectic relationships as he eventually discovers that true happiness is all about give and take.
The Nothing Place
Jesse Baker. Jesse A. Baker. $2.99 e-book (212p), ISBN 9780988875500
Kicked out of school, Max is shipped off to Los Angeles for rehab, but a night in West Hollywood may lead to his salvation.
Owen Banner. Owen Banner. $2.99 e-book (285p), ASIN B00DP7I2XC
Shirley is a man with a family history of violence, shame, and loss, trying to put his life back together after getting out of prison. When a simple delivery goes wrong, Shirley becomes a fugitive, in league with a man who has connections to his grandfather and the IRA.
Sebastian A. Barnes, illus. by Jordan Morris. CreateSpace. $17.63 paper (206p), ISBN 9781475245790
The Vagabond questions what has not been wondered. The Storyteller enlists him as his understudy. Together, they travel to find the Vagabond’s purpose in a fantastical land.
The Saeshell Book of Time, Part 1: The Death of Innocents
Rusty Biesele. Createspace. $14.99 paper (299p), ISBN 9781463726379
Magic is science you don’t understand. Stefan, Tova, and friends begin a journey to discover who they really are. Are wizards and fairies aliens?
Live at Five
Larry Brill. Black Tie Books. $12.95 paper (326p), ISBN 9780988864313; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780988864306
A washed-up network news correspondent goes to hilarious lengths to resurrect his career in a smalltown TV news room.
The Better Angel: A Climate of Betrayal
Daniel Callaghan. Indomir Press. $15 paper (346p), ISBN 9780957613010; $3.19 e-book ISBN 9780957613010
As the Lincolns enter the White House in 1861, Western and unrefined, their lives and conflicts, both personal and political, come to life in a novel of betrayal and loyalty, and a nation struggling to survive.
Bryan Cassiday. CreateSpace. $17.99 paper (356p), ISBN 9781482767759
The end of America is near. A plague with a 100% kill ratio devastates the country, forcing the government to take drastic action.
Tetterbaum’s Truth: Book One in the Just Call Me Angel series
S.R.Claridge. Vanilla Heart. $14.99 paper (232p), ISBN 9780615813844; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781452421582
Angel Martin finds herself in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she’s never known and a Mafia blackmail scandal that’s already left several dead. Racing to find answers, she discovers her entire life has been one carefully orchestrated lie.
K.E. Clark. Xlibris. $15.87 paper (338p), ISBN 9781479781195; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781479781218
A gripping suspense thriller that will draw readers into a complex web of deceit, blood, and passion as two couples are brought together by a fundamental human instinct—the desire for children—but find themselves embroiled in a dangerous scheme fueled by greed and avarice.
Dying to Love Amanda
Dolores Clay. Dolores Clay. $15 paper (233p), ISBN 9781466484740; $9.99 e-book
Based on a 1994 murder case in Akron, Ohio, this is the chilling story of Amanda Rivers, who falls in love with controlling Mike DeWitt, then leaves him for another man who promises to protect her, while yet a third man develops a dangerous crush on her.
Roger Croft. Cassio Books International. $12.99 paper (258p), ISBN 9781482311693; $4.99 e-book
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In pre–civil war Syria, former MI6 agent Michael Vaux comes in from the cold to help Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service persuade a dissident Syrian nuclear scientist to defect; a sequel to The Wayward Spy.
Castles in the Sand
Annie Daylon. McRac Books. $12.95 paper (247p), ISBN 9780986698019; $5.95 e-book
Can an alcoholic, homeless man desperate to win back his wife and little boy really trust the Good Samaritan who vows to help him?
The Boxed Angel
Robert DiGiacomo. CreateSpace. $14.39 paper (422p), ISBN 9781482508765; $2.99 e-book
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An ancient relic is stolen from Benjamin Franklin’s home in 1776 and reappears in a sofa found in a dumpster in the present day. The man who finds it may have to save the world from a dangerous weapon in this fast-paced thriller.
Ghosts of Royston
Eric G. Dove. Eric G. Dove. $14.99 paper (256p), ISBN 9781482043969; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00C77O4E2
A paranormal thriller about soul-shaking loss, unrelenting fatherly devotion, and a teenage girl’s fight to survive in a bizarre state of captivity.
The Common Cure
J.P. Farrell. Peppertree Press LLC. $22.95 paper (436p), ISBN 9781614931423; $5.99 e-book
A research scientist makes a profound decision to use an unproven experimental molecule on a young boy with a fatal cancer diagnosis.
Nu Logic: Rise of the Neos
Bill Gourgey. Jacked Arts. $19.95 paper (530p), ISBN 9780979743559
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Dr. Janot, an accomplished virologist, threatens the promising Glide era with his wildly popular augmented-reality game, Neology. Can genius inventor Captain Magigate stop him in time?
The Fisherman’s Stamp
Ian Greenham. Dog Ear Publishing. $10.99 paper (296p), ISBN 9781457515354; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781457517303
Based on real medical science, this novel speculates on how greed brings intrigue to the thrilling global race for a cure for radiation sickness.
John William Grisham. Aloha Lounge Press. $16.50 paper (408p), ISBN 9780988960404; $3.99 e-book
A four-year odyssey through undergraduate life in the Reagan era chronicles the antics of a tight-knit group of dormmates at an urban New England university headed by an ambitious, autocratic president on a quest for greatness.
Glass House 51
John Hampel. Bzff Books. $19.95 paper (432p), ISBN 9780962799228; $3.99 e-book
A hyperambitious marketing whiz at AlphaBanc is assigned to chat up brilliant Christin Darrow at the online NEXSX, in an attempt to trap the computer genius known as the Gnome, a former AlphaBanc employee and murder suspect. This combination of 1984 and Brave New World offers a preview of a world moving toward oblivion.
The Pepsi Signs
James Hansen. Inkwater Press. $22.95 paper (642p), ISBN 9781592999040; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00C32MC5O
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This urban thriller brings together a disparate collection of people—a young woman who’s uncovered a bank scam, real estate developers, a man who’s killed a teenage girl in Saudi Arabia, a Special Forces soldier, and an FBI agent—on a Queens, N.Y., street for moment of death and redemption.
The Six Train to Wisconsin
Kourtney Heintz. Createspace. $15.99 paper (433p), ISBN 9781481884570; $4.50 e-book ISBN 9780989132619
Oliver brings his telepathic wife to the hometown he abandoned, where he must confront the secrets of his past to save their future.
Libby Fischer Hellmann. The Red Herrings Press. $16.99 paper (300p), ISBN 9781938733383; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781938733390
A thriller spans three generations of a Mafia family and tracks the rise of a female Mafia head, in this tale largely set in Cuba.
Michael Hurley. Ragbagger Press. $14.99 paper (358p), ISBN 9781482694277; $2.99 e-book
In this allegorical tale set on Ocracoke Island, N.C., a disillusioned lawyer learns that his fate is tied to a mysterious schooner found adrift on the Outer Banks.
The Transhumanist Wager
Zoltan Istvan. Futurity Imagine Media LLC. $9.95 paper (298p), ISBN 9780988616110; $2.99 e-book
A “transhumanist,” in his quest for immortality through science and technology, establishes a new nation in a “seasteading” project, which triggers conflict from fanatical religious groups and economically depressed governments. The author is a philosopher, entrepreneur, and former correspondent for the National Geographic and New York Times.
Knightfall: Book 1 of the Chronicle of Benjamin Knight
R Jackson-Lawrence. $11.43 (£6.99) paper (311p), ISBN 9781909425163; $2.99 (£1.95) e-book ISBN 9781909425187
Lord of the Rings for the Call of Duty generation: a 15-year-old’s experiment is sabotaged. He finds himself in another world where uneasy peace exists, and he and his companions seek to prevent war.
Above and Beyond: A Novel of the Civil War
Jessica James. Patriot Press. $14.99 paper (205p), ISBN 9780979600098; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780979600081
A romantic tale of two people—Confederate spy Sarah Duvall and cavalry commander Douglas Benton—are thrown together by war and torn apart by destiny. The author has won the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award.
The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout
William E. Jefferson. Port Estillyen Productions. $18.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978095662127; $9.99 e-book ISBN 978098566234
Searching for peace and inspiration, Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze travel to the Isle of Estillyen—a distant harbor known for bringing ancient words of worth to the present—where their lives become unexpectedly and inseparably intertwined with the reclusive Oban Ironbout.
Norman John. CreateSpace. $26.95 paper (828p), ISBN 9781482561739; $9.95 e-book
In a spectacular and thrilling adventure on a space cruise ship to Saturn, characters are having the time of their lives until something goes terribly wrong.
Kooriime: Elves in the City
L.A. Jones. Abbott Press. $33.99 paper (541p), ISBN 9781458209238; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781458209214
When seven Elves are stolen from their homes and taken to New York City in this contemporary fantasy, they are set adrift in a world they don’t know. Despite their best efforts to fit in, they introduce an otherworldly quality to everyday life. The second book in the Kooriime series.
The Flames of Soyombo: Book One in the Daughters of the Sky Series
S.S. Jordan. Sheila S. Jordan. $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781938859144
A direct descendant of the Golden Family, teenager Autumn Murphy confronts her destiny and uses her newfound elemental powers to heal her community and herself.
The Rule of Ranging, Book One: Eclipse of the Midnight Sun
Timothy M. Kestrel. Timothy Kestrel Arts & Media Inc. $32.95 hardcover (315p), ISBN 9780988666009; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780988666016
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This historical novel follows young Finn from his Scandinavian homeland to the ranks of the Rangers in the new America.
Bill Larkin. William Larkin. $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780989400206
What if a scientist invented a 100% accurate lie detector, then somebody killed him and the technology disappeared?
Promises My Love
DL Larson. DogEar Publishing. $13.95 paper (206p), ISBN 9781457519413
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In this sequel to Promises to Keep, Francis struggles with family intimacies from his abusive childhood. His wife, Christine, shows him that trust and love can overcome anything. But when his family intervenes, Francis again aches for revenge.
Gem: The Season of Prophecy
Victoria Leeman. SBPRA. $16.95 paper (310p), ISBN 9781612049434
The 10th-century heroic fantasy tells of protector gods, the African Jaba tribes, and the vile armies of Hell in their epic battle for Earth.
Along the Watchtower
David Litwack. Double Dragon Publishing. $16.99 paper (214p), ISBN 9781771150972; $5.99 e-book
Lt. Freddie Williams plays World of Warcraft to escape family misfortunes and the war in Iraq. When an IED ends his real war, he faces battles on two levels: his dreams, in which he becomes Frederick, Prince of Stormwind, and the real world, where physical therapy helps him learn to walk again.
Come as You Aren’t
Linda London. Aeolus Ltd. $3.99 e-book (365p) ASIN B00CDZFH2Q
Framed for fraud by a money laundering co-worker, an airline executive races to prove her innocence, finding romance and fortune along the way.
A Fag for Her Fifties: A Fabulous Fairy Tale
B MacGregor. AnyWho Editions. $17.95 paper (262p), ISBN 9780983305828
Everyone has a closet and a time to come out of it. It’s time for Beulah Mae. Enter B and his fabulous fairy tale magic.
Rebecca Rogers Maher. Promised Land Books. $1.99 e-book (79p), ISBN 9781625390486
Henry and Christa meet as each is about to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Is it too late, or can they convince each other to live?
Geoffrey Mehl. Pennystone Books. $14.95 paper (332p), ISBN 9780615642796; $3.99 e-book
Snared in an elaborate trap, three imperfect, old-school, discarded spies must team up to solve a mystery, foil a conspiracy, and steal an illicit fortune.
A Skeptic’s Luck
A.D. Morel. Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative. $16.95 paper (289p), ISBN 9781938883385
Botanist and widow Maxine is having the worst summer of her life, five years after novelist Lewis was lost on 9/11. When daughter Eva sees Lewis at the airport, could he be alive?
Noah Murphy. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (280p), ISBN 9781483941615; $2.99 e-book
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A race of outlaw birds rebel against a city that denies them existence, and an elf and her eccentric colleagues stand in their way.
M.W. Muse. Penning Princess Publishing. $13.99 paper (360p), ISBN 9780988213043; $0.00 e-book ISBN 9780988213012
An average teen discovers she’s going to be a goddess, but the legacy she wants might not be the legacy she is destined to have.
Wrapped: The First Ever Musical Novel
Dennis A. Nehamen, music and lyrics by Craig M. Nehamen, music produced by Evan J. Beigel. Musical Novels Press. $14.95 paper (355p), ISBN 9780989057202; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780989057226
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After a devastating knockout blow, Benny Wright, family man and performer, concocts a noble but absurd plan to atone for a dream that’s crashed.
Spunk, a Fable
Helen O’Reilly. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (305p), ISBN 9781483979878; $ e-book ASIN B00CUPYIUQ
Amid a great forest that covers postapocalyptic New York City, a group of women survivors establishes a community dedicated to strictly Amazonian principles, turning any men who enter their domain into reproductive fodder—and when that’s done, dinner.
Marilyn Oser. Mill City Press. $14.95 paper (274p), ISBN 9781626520509
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Russia, 1917. Rivka Lefkovits, a bootmaker’s daughter, joins an all-female battalion and endures trials and mishaps that will take her thousands of miles from home; based on real events.
Joanie Pariera. AuthorHouse. $8.99 e-book (346p), ISBN 9781477295090
Set in India and the U.S., here is a sensual, tragic sexomedy concerning three young techies in one unusual love story.
Keep Your Enemies Closer
Richard Parker. CreateSpace. $15.50 paper (325p), ISBN 9781481154666; $5 e-book ISBN 9781623476526
A corporate thriller about Wall Street, the City of London, and Hollywood.
Martin Van Pelt. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (514p), ISBN 9781470098872; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781623458867
Amazon; independent bookstores
An adventure novel relates 72 years of two friends’ lives, from 1960 to 2032, as it also spans two continents, from Colombia to the Colorado high country.
The Case of the Golden Orchid
Rodney Christian Power. CreateSpace. $16.99 paper (335p), ISBN 9781478358046; $2.96 e-book
A rash of mystifying murders prompts NYPD detective Lt. Charlie Bannerman to join forces with orchid specialist Sam Bloom as they head off to Madagascar.
Captain Mullet and the Compass Rose
Joel Ratner. Indrio Press. 99¢ e-book ISBN 9781617925283
Captain Henry was quite content in his bridge house, pecking out his great American novel at a broken typewriter and trying to ignore the world around him. But along comes Eddie Eye as his new apprentice and Henry’s world is capsized.
Rusty Reeves. Reeves Publications. $TBA paper (TBAp), ISBN 9780989414012; $TBA e-book ISBN 9780989414005
A mordant satire of race and class relations, set in a Texas medical school.
Playing with Fire
Edited by Juliana Rew. Third Flatiron Publishing. $2.99 e-book (96p), ISBN 9781301460366
An anthology of science fiction and fantasy containing cautionary tales of fires and backfires, culture clashes, evil empires, meteors, capricious gods and vengeful spirits, voracious foodstuffs, zombie children, and man’s best friend.
My Summer on Haight Street
Robert Rice Jr. Fox Point Publishing. $14.99 paper (288p), ISBN 9780615767581
It’s 1967, the Summer of Love in San Francisco. With the Vietnam War raging, three Milwaukee high school graduates set off on different paths to seek their destinies.
Suzanne Richardson. CreateSpace. $12 paper (282p), ISBN 9781482050462; $9.70 e-book ISBN 9781630015527
Three humanitarian aid workers—a doctor and daughter of a Holocaust survivor; a missionary with a terrible secret; and a divorced steelworker—are each caught up in good intentions gone awry during the siege of Sarajevo.
Slouching Towards Kowloon
Alison Ripley. Alison Ripley. 99¢ e-book (220p), ASIN B00CLRA3QG
A cyberpunk dystopian thriller pictures Hong Kong in the grip of the Revelation virus, which kills within hours. Ruby is immune, but she must fight for survival against those who think her blood will be their cure.
Laura Kelly Robb. Mark House Publishing. $12.99 paper (262p), ISBN 9780988949607; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988949614
Pop’s disappearance at the height of the Depression leaves his oldest son, Augie, to feed the family and track down his connection to two corpses.
The Lemrow Mystery
Mary Jo Robertiello. Mary Jo Robertiello. $11.16 paper (396p), ISBN 9780988885011; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780900005004
Three murders are committed in five days at New York City’s most pretigious museum, and demoted Detective Kulchek is assigned to the case.
Shadows of Truth
Angie Robinson. Arro Press. $12.95 paper (262p), ISBN 9780989024303; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780989024310
Drea Hartman, suburban mom and Bible study teacher, is beset with long-suppressed memories that send her into a downward spiral of rage and revenge that wreaks havoc on her marriage, threatens her faith, and tests her inner strength as she struggles to overcome and surmount the burden of her past.
The Dudley Files: Sold Out Without the Holdout
Cary Robinson. Golden Hound Press. $15.95 paper (257p), ISBN 9780989060004; $7 e-book
A young man named Careless adopts an SPCA hound dog, Dudley. Along with a host of eclectic friends, they solve a mystery at a Houston rodeo.
Corr Syl the Warrior
Garry Rogers. CreateSpace. $14.95 paper (262p), ISBN 9781484989890; $3.99 e-book ASIN B00CYT082U
On an Earth on which intelligence evolved long before humans appeared, tensions are rising between humans and the ancient multispecies Tsaeb civilization.
Color of Lies
Abbe Rolnick. Sedro Publishing. $14.95 paper (248p), ISBN 9780984511914
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Near the Pacific Northwest wilderness, four victims of a toxic waste coverup must face their own “white lies” to stop the perpetrator.
Straight Out of Lewis Carroll’s Trash Can: A Jonathan Tollhausler Adventure
Michael J. Rumpf. Spielplatz Novelties. $14.99 paper (386p), ISBN 9780615398082
Five life-changing days in 1983 help Jonathan Tollhausler decide whether college, like sex, is really necessary.
Waiting on the Sidelines
Ginger Scott. Ginger Scott. $2.99 (335p) e-book ISBN 9780615788746
An emotional and character-driven coming-of-age romance follows Nolan, an awkward teen girl with a boy’s name, through high school as she struggles with bullies and falling in love with the flawed-yet-popular hometown quarterback.
Carrie Secor. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (278p), ISBN 9781480107519; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00BA2Z7O6
You might bluff or you might fold, but once the cards are dealt, everyone has a tell.
Trust: A New Beginning
Cristiane Serruya. CreateSpace. $17.99 paper (393p), ISBN 9781480236295; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781630023270
This first in a series introduces Sophia, Ethan, and Alistair. Strong-willed and successful, they have everything but love. In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths cross and clash. Who will win the prize of love?
Cristiane Serruya. CreateSpace. $17.99 paper (550p), ISBN 9781482586473; $9.99 e-book
The second installment of the Trust series journeys back into the past of Sophia, Ethan, and Alistair to reveal their secrets and dark deeds. They will have to overcome their guilt, fear, and pain and learn to see themselves through forgiving eyes.
Neworld Papers: Series 1: The Historian’s Tale
KB Shaw. iPulpFiction.com. $9.50 (312p), ISBN 978-1490515632; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780982809099
When young Fallon is torn from his sheltered life, he is drawn into a subversive group where he becomes a chronicler of discoveries that threaten to destroy the social fabric of his world.
Not For Profit
Glenn Shepard, M.D. Mystery House Publishing, Inc. $17.96 paper (248p), ISBN 9780615765525
A renowned plastic surgeon charged with murder must prove his innocence after two bodies are found at his surgery center.
A Warm Place to Call Home: A Demon’s Story
Michael Siemsen. Fantome Publishing. $14.95 paper (244p), ISBN 9780983446972; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780983446958
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Frederick is a demon who takes over other people’s lives. But when he takes over the life of Melanie’s boyfriend, he begins to evolve into a “human.”
In the Shadow of a Pale Horse
Mark Smith. CreateSpace. $15.95 paper (440p), ISBN 9781478399995; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9781623468033
In a small town, a vengeful necromancer sets in motion a series of events that will one day lead to the end of all mankind.
Andy Solomon. BookBaby. $8.99 e-book (334p), ISBN 9781626752962
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Artist Mark Hollander discovers lovely Holly McIvey stealing his morning newspaper. Larceny quickly blossoms into marriage and a baby that Mark will raise alone.
The Birr Elixir: Book 1 of the Legend of the Gamesmen
Jo Sparkes. Oscar Press. $8 paper (180p), ISBN 9780985331832; 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780985331818
A young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, and is suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman—and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.
Heirs & Spares
J.L. Spohr. Plum Street Press. $14.99 paper (262p), ISBN 9780989217316; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989217323
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In 16th-century Troixden, on the verge of civil war, William doesn’t want to be king, and Annelore doesn’t want to be his queen, yet duty and honor just might lead them to love and a path to peace.
Mary Stanik. Mary Stanik. $11.99 paper (222p), ISBN 9780988390003; $2.99 e-book ASIN B009XSYB3W
A Minneapolis medical center spokeswoman learns about family secrets—and herself—thanks to a psychic patient, her father, and a trip to an Icelandic volcano.
Reader: Daughter of Time: Book 1
Erec Stebbins. Twice Pi Press. $24.99 hardcover (312p), ISBN 9780989000444; 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780989000420
Seventeen-year-old Ambra Dawn is enslaved after her parents’ murder, turned into a monster, and becomes a messiah, leading a galactic rebellion; by author of The Ragnarok Conspiracy.
Sharon Sterling. Changing Lines Press LLC. $9.99 paper (230p), ISBN 9781481224505; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780615752594
Montezuma Well, an ancient Native American cliff dwelling in Arizona, provides the backdrop for murder in this present-day tale. Allie Davis is a troubled psychotherapist trapped between would-be executioners and an evil that threatens three lives.
Grayson J. Stevens. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (424p), ISBN 9781483930787
Theseus is a successful corporate securities lawyer in a prestigious law firm, but ancient themes of wealth, power, fate, and justice are exposed in a tale that lays bare the erosion of nobility and ethics in a profession increasingly measured by profit.
Ripper: A Love Story
Lance Taubold and Richard Devin. 13Thirty Books. $12.99 paper (290p), ISBN 9780615794112; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00CEN9O62
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Coren Butler has captured the heart of Prince Edward Albert Victor, in a perfect Cinderella story. Then on August 30, 1888, in Whitechapel, the most notorious murderer in history claims his first victim. Could the man Coren loves be Jack the Ripper?
Theo’s Tricks: And Other Greek Yarns
William E. Tudor. GrecoPress. $12.95 paper (163p), ISBN 9781481946162
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In this retelling of Greek myth, Cora is kidnapped, and her mother, Demi, accompanied by another daughter, Sophia, sets out to find Cora. Uncle Theo helps by leaving tricky and unexpected clues, but when they find Cora, she is not the same person.
Ironsides’ Peril: A Zach Colt Adventure
Michael D. Urban. IGTBA Enterprises. $18.99 paper (392p), ISBN 9780985359928; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780985359935
Ruthless Iran-backed terrorists have hijacked the U.S.S. Constitution. Now it’s time for Zach Colt to rescue “Old Ironsides” and save the city of Boston from destruction.
Running for Yellow
Christina Varrasso. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (292p), ISBN 9780615715841
In this coming-of-age novel, Chiara breaks a promise to her Italian immigrant father that she would complete her education before marrying. But her life is upended when she’s forced to question her new husband’s fidelity. Blending humor, drama, and suspense, this tale reveals the restoring nature of family, love, and faith.
The Roche Limit
Jonas Vesterberg. Exilio Press. $16.95 paper (244p), ISBN 9780615801452; $8.99 e-book ISBN 9780615831251
A bigoted intelligence operative deals with demons from his past and the end of white America as he tries to foil a terror plot.
Deceit: A Pete Thorsen Mystery
Robert Wangard. Ampersand Inc. $17.95 paper (312p), ISBN 9781467545235; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781467545242
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What do you do when a former lover turns up dead, and you discover everything she told you was a lie? That question burns in Pete Thorsen’s mind and as he searches for an answer, he finds himself caught up in a much wider and deadlier game.
Animeat’s End: A Future History of the End of Animal Meat
Wilson J. Warren. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (254p), ISBN 9781477279212; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781477279434
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In the 22d century, human dominion over animals has been eliminated. Eating animal meat—animeat—is a crime. What happens when one man challenges this moral order?
Vegas and the Mob: Forty Years of Frenzy
Al W. Moe. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (182p), ISBN 9781483955551; $4.95 e-book ASIN B00C7YDLIU
Las Vegas was the Mob’s greatest venture and most spectacular success. Through 40 years of frenzy, murder, deceit, scams, and skimming, the FBI watched, listened in on phone taps, and did little. The author has written two other books about Nevada’s casinos.
Mighty Men of Valor: With Charley Company on Hill 714, Vietnam, 1970
John G. Roberts. CreateSpace. $9.89 paper (270p), ISBN 9781477563939; $2.99 e-book
The author served as an infantry sergeant in the famous 101st Airborne Division in 1970 during the last big American-led battles of the Vietnam War.
Comes a Soldier’s Whisper: A Collection of Wartime Letters with Reflection and Hope for the Future
Jenny La Sala. Trafford. $15.90 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1466976863; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781466976870
This collection of wartime letters written by a 101st Airborne paratrooper during WWII reflects the sentiments of soldiers today, a must-read for every American.
House & Home
Dream Home: What You Need to Know Before You Buy
Anthony Alofsin. InnerformsLtd.com. $25.99 (150p), ISBN 9780982063033; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780982063040
The consumer’s guide that helps you through the process of buying a home and explains everything from the key players in the housing business to interior design choices and architectural styles.
Karen Avivi. Karen Avivi. $12.99 paper (307p), ISBN 9780991807932; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780991807901
Drop into the world of girls’ freestyle BMX (bicycle motocross stunt riding) for a summer road trip to qualifying competitions. A high-adrenaline read about rivalries, rejection, wipeouts, and girls who shred. Ages 12–up.
GreenBean: True Blue Family
Elizabeth Blake. Nisse Press LLC. $12.99 paper (50p), ISBN 9781938627002
GreenBean worries that she doesn’t belong to her family because she is different, but her blind brother assures her that appearances don’t affect the family bond. A story of differences and belonging. Ages 4–8.
The Dream Hiker
K. Chapa. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (274p), ISBN 9781482758801; $8.99 e-book ISBN 9780989082204
Seventeen-year-old Jack Treole discovers his dreams may be more real than he had thought. With two new friends, he is pulled into adventures in exotic places and a mysterious quest‚ which changes how he views reality, life, and the world. Ages 12–up.
Mary Baker and the Eye of the Tiger
D.M. Cherubim. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (230p), ISBN 9781482659696; $5.99 e-book
Mary Baker’s bullied by her mother, and her mother’s boyfriend is a redneck plumber. But a mysterious flock of birds follows her and she gets anonymous gifts in the mail. When she finds the stone called the Eye of the Tiger, she’s swept into a new life at a school for white magic. Ages 6–12.
Speeding Down the Spiral: An Artful Adventure
Deborah Goodman Davis, illus. by Sophy Naess. DGDFA. $15.95 hardcover (48p), ISBN 9780985556808
A rollicking tale set at the Guggenheim Museum, filled with beautiful art, colorful illustrations, and madcap adventure. Ages 3–6.
Keith Greenstein. CreateSpace. $4.99 (28p), ISBN 9781482609882
A fraternal twin turtle comes to understand what being a twin is really all about. Ages 3–6.
Keith Greenstein. CreateSpace. $9.72 paper (28p), ISBN 9781484851708
Kids will love this account of how to stay awake at bedtime, which secretly will have them yawning like a crazy yawner-type person in no time. Ages 3–6.
The Carnelian Legacy
Cheryl Koevoet. WestBow Press. $22.95 paper (320p), ISBN 9781449780890; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9781449780883
Marisa MacCallum, amost 18, finds herself hurled into another world after her father’s death. There, she faces an impossible choice: marry the enemy of the man she loves or betray them both and become the catalyst for a bloody war. Ages 12–up.
The Inner Light
Henry Porada, illus. by Lisa J. Michaels. Sleepytown Press. $12.99 paper (32p), ISBN 9781937260989
Jimmy grieves the loss of his grandfather. In searching for the meaning of the light, he discovers the nature of his grandfather’s life and his own role in a new generation. Ages 6–12.
A Medal for My Grandmother
Anne Stapleton, illus. by Dwain Esper. AuthorHouse. $19.99 paper (28p), ISBN 9781481710268
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Granny gets up early every morning to work. Her grandchildren admire her dedication, and one of them presents her with a gift. Ages 3–6.
The Surround Sounds of Music: The Musical Adventures of Professor Anacrusis, Book One
Chrissy Tetley, illus. by Theresa Burns. Music on the Bookshelf. $15. paper (52p), ISBN 9780987296818; $3.99 e-book
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Three Australian bush animals ponder what music is (“is it more than just noise?”) as they learn from Professor Anacrusis about classical musical instruments and the sounds all around us. Ages 5–12.
The Dragons of Pan Gu
Kevin White. Chimeric Press. $15.95 hardcover (40p), ISBN 9780984712267
In this retelling of a Chinese creation myth, opposites struggle to achieve balance, yet a wise grandfather discovers balance is a gift best given. Ages 3–6.
Avra Wing. Olinville Press. $8.99 (224p), ISBN 9780615669465; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9781630031275
Aaron Saturn, 16, learns that the true escape from grief over the loss of his little brother, Isaac, comes from letting love back in his life. Ages 12–up.
The Hissing Tree
A.M. Winter. CreateSpace. $12.98 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-4637-2797-0; $9.99 e-book
A coming-of-age tale in summer 1952 Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) chronicles the experiences of 11-year-old tomboy Nicole “Nick” Doughty, which can be innocent fun or traumatic, as she witnesses social injustice and confronts life and death. Ages 12–up.
Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel
Stephanie Sorkin, illus. by Tim Warren. Mascot Books. $14.95 hardcover (36p), ISBN 9781620861585
Nutley, an adorable squirrel, doesn’t let his nut allergy slow him down. Join him on his journey to stay healthy with help from friends. All proceeds will be donated to Food Allergy Research and Education. Ages 4–8.
The Amazing Adventures of Emerson the Colorful Caterpillar from A to Z
JoAnn Thomas, illus. by Jason Hilton. AuthorHouse. $16.24 paper (172p), ISBN 9781481749497; $3.49 e-book
Emerson goes on adventures through a set of red alphabet books as their characters come to life. Ages 6–12.
The Eternal Argument: A Framework for Understanding Western Literature and Culture
R. Robin Finley. Analytical Grammar Inc. $29.95 paper (286p), ISBN 9780984601103
With humor and examples from literature and history, this book makes reading great literature, and understanding history and culture, a much more meaningful endeavor.
Mind, Body & Spirit
Tending to Your Inner Garden: A Woman’s Journey Towards Wholeness
Catherine Maguire. McZine Publishing Ltd. $8.99 paper (336p), ISBN 9780957419803; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780957419827
The author is a soul reader, shaman, tantrica, and writer living in Ireland who has visited sacred sites around the world. Her stories and exercises will guide women of all ages and from all walks of life to empower themselves and embody their soul’s purpose.
Greek Alphabet: Unlock the Secrets
Catherine R. Proppe. Catherine R. Proppe. $12.95 paper (184p), ISBN 9781940274485
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This guide to the Greek alphabet vividly illustrates the symbolism in the Greek alphabet and how Greek letters create meaning.
Kiss and Tell: Secrets of Sexual Desire from Women 15 to 97
Anne Rodgers with Maureen Whelihan, M.D.. Soft Spot Press. $18.95 paper (363p), ISBN 9780988533103; $9.95 e-book
Based on 1,300 surveys and 100 personal interviews, this is a decade-by-decade look at how women’s sexual desire evolves throughout their lifetime.
An Angel Named Jake
Margaret Hentz. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (62p), ISBN 9781481864596; $4.99 e-book ASIN B00CWM4GFY
The true story of a Labrador retriever, Jake, and the positive, loving, and lasting impact he had on the lives he touched.
The ‘Mens Only’ Book of Toilet Trivia
Wally Zubric (Walter Stevens-Hofer). Xlibris. $15.99 paper (108p), ISBN 9781465301277; $3.99 e-book
A crass, unsophisticated, and thoroughly putrid book that is not for people of fragile sensibilities, which takes the reader on an irreverent journey to the far reaches of perversity and vulgarity.
Dawn Bryan. CreateSpace. $23 paper (312p), ISBN 9781479290987
This informative guide provides the reader with the social behaviors needed to communicate within various social and business cultures.
Wild Money: A Visual Journey to Financial Wisdom
Luna Jaffe. Fortunity Press. $25 paper (330p), ISBN 9781624074370
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An artist, therapist, and certified financial planner brings her skills together to offer a compassionate guide for exploring one’s relationship with money, taking readers on a financial journey that is creative, practical, and intuitive.
From Pain to Parenthood: A Journey Through Miscarriage to Adoption
Deanna Kahler. CreateSpace. $14.95 paper (212p), ISBN 9781481986656; $8.99 e-book
Follow one woman’s heartfelt journey from the pain of miscarriages to the joy of becoming a parent through adoption.
Religion, People, and God: An Unorthodox Vision of an Expatriate from the Former U.S.S.R.
Michael Kleenoff. Xlibris. $20.53 paper (528p), ISBN 9781483626079; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781483626093
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Religion is not evil, just childishly naïve. People are evil, yet it is not their well-thought-out desire either—at least, not all. Does that mean that our belief in God was (un)intentionally skewed?
Manhasset Stories: A Baby Boomer Looks Back
Suzanne McLain Rosenwasser. Manhasset Times Media Group. $8.99 paper (68p), ISBN 978-0-615-52311-8; $3.99 e-book
Tender stories about a well-loved, North Shore Long Island town that grew up alongside the baby boomers who roamed its streets.
Dogs with No Names: In Pursuit of Courage, Hope, and Purpose
Judith Samson-French, D.V.M. Meerkat Media. $24.95 paper (300p), ISBN 9780991724000
A look at the true nature of dogs living between two worlds.
In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics, and Human Action
L.K. Samuels. Cobden Press. $19.95 (411p), ISBN 9781935942054
This study of chaos theory and complexity science from a political and socioeconomic perspective breaks new ground over why structured order is subordinate to chaos.
The Year After
Ashley Warner. CreateSpace. $TBA paper (TBAp), ISBN 9781489557827; $TBA e-book ISBN TBA
An inspiring memoir that weaves a devastatingly intimate account of the aftermath of rape with reflections from early childhood and beyond in search of identity.
Zubulake’s e-Discovery: The Untold Story of My Quest for Justice
Laura A. Zubulake. Laura A. Zubulake. $25.95 paper (230p), ISBN 9780985064006; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780985064013
An inspirational account of a woman standing on principle, defending her rights, persevering against a formidable Wall Street opponent, and achieving vindication, accountability, and justice.
TimelessTruth: For the Sisters Who Came Before Us and Those Who Follow After
Amelia Kay Hamilton-Morris. AuthorHouse. $14.99 paper (100p), ISBN 9781468595123
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This collection of poems is about the experiences that shape our lives, before and after God’s redemptive work.
Hellfires of Grief: Love Poems
C. Eldon Taylor. CreateSpace. $16 paper (362p), ISBN 9780615814667
In this collection of poems written after “the disembodiment of my beloved,” a psychotherapist converts his grief into words as part of his healing and shares his work to help others heal.
Helmsman Ruler: China’s Pragmatic Version of Plato’s Ideal Political Succession System in ‘The Republic’
Keith K.C. Hui. Trafford Publishing Singapore. $20 paper (170p), ISBN 9781466935297; $4 e-book ISBN 9781466935310
China is institutionalizing Plato’s ideal rotational political succession system pragmatically and experimentally with purposively trained rulers, to establish an open-yet-authoritarian state in the 21st century.
The White Working Class Today: Who They Are, How They Think, and How Progressives Can Regain Their Support
Andrew Levison. Democratic Strategist Press. $12 paper (302p), ISBN 9780692019795
Challenges the many stereotypes about the white working class and provides a roadmap for Democrats and progressives seeking to win their support.
Middle Way: Freedom and Progressive Social Change Since World War II
Alan Rabinowitz. Quansoo Press. $18 paper (226p), ISBN 9781481944588; $9 e-book ISBN 978481944588
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The politics and economics of how America’s world was reshaped in the 1940s and how today’s ideological rifts emerged over the ensuing 70 years.
The Depth of Grace: Finding Hope at Rock Bottom
J. Bronson Haley. Westbow Press. $22.95 paper (287p), ISBN 978449710460; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781449710484
From street fighting and burglary to alcohol and drugs, Haley lived fast and hard. But God’s grace still reached him in his life of sin.
Footprints of God in Every Season
Merton Lee. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (138p), ISBN 9781475979725; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781475979732
An essential, ground-breaking handbook for Christians, pastors, and wisdom-seekers that answers such questions as “why does the world exist?” and “why do bad things happen to good people?.”
The Cup of the Harlot: The End Times We Were Never Taught
Bob Morley. CreateSpace. $19.98 paper (388p), ISBN 978148437658; $7.98 e-book ASIN B00CLC2VUM
John taught his student Polycarp what his Revelation images really meant. This teaching has now been brought to light, revealing our modern interpretations to be wrong.
The Best 10 Years of Your Life: But Let’s Plan on 20!
Scotty Bruer. The Best 10 Years Direct LLC. $29.95 hardcover (110p), ISBN 9780988253902
Bruer has turned his 20-year calendar and plan into a system for success and well-being that anyone can follow to utilize dreams, goals, and long-term planning to achieve one’s best.
Be a Critical Thinker: Hone Your Mind to Think Critically
Donald L. Karshner. Bullen Publishing Services. $8.99 paper (105p), ISBN 9780615783741; $2.99 e-book
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Offers a clear process for applying critical thinking skills in order to scrutinize ideas, facts, and interpretations and intelligently critique what you read and hear.
The Life Cycles Revolution: Travel Further—Learn More
Neil Killion. SBPRA. $22.97 paper (372p), ISBN 9781618971111
The biographies of famous people are examined to reveal the evidence for 12-year cycles in everyone’s life. Bridging science and the occult, this work will guide readers in every facet of their lives, including romance, relationships, and career.
IHood: Our GPS for Living
Dr. Jill Little. WestBow Press. $30.95 hardcover (182p), ISBN 9781449783082
An informative guide to pursuing a life complete with purpose, spirituality, and self-awareness.
The Ultimate Job-Seeker’s Guide
Robb Mulberger. Dog Ear Publishing. $14.95 paper (146p), ISBN 9781457517563; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781457518782
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An employment specialist with more than 40 years of experience gives job seekers a straightforward tool they can use.
Friend in Your Pockets: Conversations Session One
Qwana M. “BabyGirl” Reynolds-Frasier. Friend in Your Pocket Inc. $14.99 paper (271p), ISBN 9780989276917; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780989276900
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A New York social worker offers guidance on how to be one’s own “Friend in Your Pocket,” finding deeper personal connections and fulfillment in oneself; she calls herself “Your Spirit Lifter and Personal Trainer.”
Finding Peace in the Storms: A Wife’s Journey with Breast Cancer
Yinka Vidal. Lara Publications Inc. $8.99 e-book (393p), ISBN 9780964081857
The wife of a wealthy man in Chicago is afflicted with breast cancer. Here are her thoughts on conquering her fears through faith and love, the support she receives from her best friend, and her greatest gift to her husband.
Guatemala Journey Among the Ixil Maya
Susanna Badgley Place. Susanna Badgley Place. $24.95 paper (240p), ISBN 9780988487604
This unconventional and beautiful guidebook takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the magnificent mountain homelands, cultural traditions, and historic struggles and aspirations of Guatemala’s Ixil Maya.
Touched by China
Mary Coates Smith. Mary Coates Smith. $34.99 paper (100p), ISBN 9780615675930
Smith took more than 3,000 photos on her trip to China and presents many of them in full color to show Americans the beauty of the people and of the exquisite sites in China in order to dispel common misconceptions.