Booksellers, publishers, and agents are encouraged to take a look through the following listings 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.

Biography and Autobiography

Thinking Wild, Its Gifts of Insight
Theo Grutter. Turning Stone Press, $22.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-61852031-9; $22.95 e-book ISBN 978-1618520326
Thinking Wild offers a series of essays carved in Theo’s non-native and poetic English, written with deep insight by this fisher philosopher, seer, and seeker.

Life Minus 3½: A True Story Surrounding the Embezzlement of Eleven Million Dollars
Dennis Hart. Dennis Hart, $13.95 paper (398p), ISBN 978-0-98530101-9; $1.99 e-book
A habitual gambler recounts a life of bad decisions in sports books and corporate embezzlement, and the effect it had on his family.

I Work Better with an Audience: Thoughts on Life, Love, Food and Jiggly Bits
Jennifer Inglis. Jennifer Inglis, $11.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-61573000-4; $3.99 e-book
A hilarious collection of personal essays about one woman’s search to figure out life, food, love, relationships, and growing older.

Another Way
Ash Avi Khalili. Ash Avi Khalili, $26.99 paper (360p), ISBN 9789655555028
tel: 972-58-456-8456
A fascinating, emotional, and dynamic memoir of the author’s childhood in Iran—he was born in 1970—a country torn by uprising, war, and political and cultural upheaval.

Lucky George: The Unforgettable Adventures of a Free-lance Photographer
George Kufrin. American Studio Press, $15.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-48276496-3
Packed with history and rare photographs, George Kufrin’s autobiography chronicles the 50-year adventure that took him across America, photographing the movers and shakers of his time: presidents, movie stars, tycoons, and artists.

Making Lemonade with Ben:
The Audacity to Cope
Katherine Perreth. CreateSpace, $16.95 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-47766516-9; $7.99 e-book ISBN 978-1-30155274-0
This tale of triumph despite woes chronicles the effects on a family after seven-year-old Ben is found in a coma. Despite their struggles with disabilities and mental illness, love wins. Told with irrepressible humor, the story culminates when adult Ben, working at the Madison Children’s Museum, is chosen to go to Washington, D.C., when the museum is honored.

Lamby: A Mother’s Journey Through a Twisted Medical System to Save Her Son
Nikki Polidori. SMA Publications, $11.95 paper (158p), ISBN 9780578118659; $6.99 e-book
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Outskirts Press
How could a little boy struggle with such severe textbook symptoms and not be properly diagnosed? A mother’s intuition and medical background save her son from a deadly outcome.

Body, Mind & Spirit

Go Only as Fast as Your Slowest Part: Tales to Kindle Gentleness and Compassion for Our Exhausted Selves
Robyn L. Posin, Ph.D. Compassionate Ink, $17.95 paper (400p), ISBN 978-0-61571700-5
A psychologist shares emotionally uncensored teaching tales through which the reader can experience ways to move from hyper–self-reproach to self-nurturance and self-acceptance.

The Heart of Healing: Discovering the Secrets of Self-Care
Regina Rosenthal, P.T. Dimensions of Wellness Press, $16.95 paper (297p), ISBN 978-0-98852670-9; $6.99 e-book ISBN 978-0-98852671-6
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram
A heart-centered guide to conscious healing with simple self-care practices to help readers maximize healing potential and well-being during physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges.

Wounded World: Lyric Essays About Our Spiritual Disquiet
Terry Wolverton. Silverton Books, $35 paper (270p), ISBN 978-0-96295288-3
This collection of linked, lyric essays proposes that our social problems are really spiritual problems, and offers practices and perspectives in remedy.

Business & Economics

A Commonsense Guide to Fixing America
Jason C. Gallea. Jason C. Gallea, $19.90 paper (152p), ISBN 9780615691220; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9780615691220
Amazon; iTunes; Barnes & Noble
This book is not an idiot’s guide or a guide for dummies; it’s a commonsense guide. The book lays out the facts and provides simple, straightforward solutions to fixing America’s economic and political problems.

The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
Kevin D. Johnson. Johnson Media Inc., $16.95 paper (268p), ISBN 9780988479708
Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Johnson Media, shares the essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs, covering key lessons in strategy, education, people, finance, marketing and sales, leadership, and motivation.

Cut the Crap, Get a Job!: A New Job Search Process for a New Era
Dana Manciagli. Authority Publishing, $19.99 paper (188p), ISBN 9781935953470; $9.99 e-book
A revolutionary job search book that helps everyone from college graduates to senior executives make their next career move; a free download of tools with each book.

Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service
Kirt Manecke. Solid Press, LLC, $15.99 paper (116p), ISBN 9780985076238; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780985076207
A quick, easy-to-read customer service and sales guidebook helps employers and employees instantly delight customers and dramatically increase sales or donations. For teens as well.

The Underground Guide to Job Interviewing: A Quick and Irreverent Primer for the Working Professional
Todd Moster. CreateSpace, $16.95 paper (198p), ISBN 9781478335313
This survival guide for job seekers facing an increasingly cut-throat employment market mixes humor with practical advice for outshining competitors during the job interview.

Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider’s Guide to Marketing Online
Penny C. Sansevieri. CreateSpace, $15.95 paper (280p), ISBN 9781480224957; $7.99 e-book
In the rapidly changing world of Internet publicity, this book is up-to-the-minute on Facebook, G+, Twitter, Pinterest, and Klout. Listen to an expert who can show you how to get your Web site noticed, visited, and purchased from.

Blogging for Smarties: Blogging for Authors and Speakers
Yvonne Wu. The YP Publishing, $15 e-book (36p) ISBN 9780981302515
For authors and speakers, the Internet becomes a business channel to network, advertise products and services, and build a following on a global level. Learn how to create your first blog, effectively market your blog, and create podcasts.


The Persistent Observer’s Guide to Wine: How to Enjoy the Best and Skip the Rest
J.P. Bary. Neon Press, $19.95 paper (208p), ISBN 9780985840044; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780985840020
A guide that helps readers learn to make their own judgments about wine, so they can place the opinions of others in their proper context.


What Happens Next?: Celebrating Stories with Children
Michael Dennis Cassity. Michael Dennis Cassity, $11.95 paper (180p), ISBN 9781480081512
In 10 essays, the author shares the surprising ways children respond to literature, from 40 years of teaching.

Family & Relationships

A Place I Didn’t Belong: Hope for Adoptive Moms
Paula Freeman. Carpenter’s Son, $15.99 paper (208p), ISBN 9780988593169; $9.99 e-book
In this gracious invitation to spiritual renewal for adoptive moms, the author reassures: “We can be okay when our kids are not!”

A Journey to Heaven: A Daughter’s Short Life Gives A Family Lessons in Love and Miracles
Tammy Brodowski Mott and Bruce Brodowski. Carolinas Ecumenical Healing Ministries, $9.99 paper (162p), ISBN 9780982658130; $2.99 e-book
The doctors gave four-year-old Emmy eight weeks to live. God had other plans. Her story touched the hearts of thousands of people.

The Deep Confessions of Faithful Men: Opening The Minds of Women Through the Truth About Men
Rick Strickland and Chris Strickland. Rick Strickland and Chris Strickland, $11.99 paper (156p), ISBN 9781300142560; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781105723469
A book that finally allows men to tell the truth and express themselves like never before concerning marriage, relationships, and infidelity.


The Haunting of Willow Tree Court
Jennifer Adele. Synthesis 365, $15.99 paper (384p), ISBN 9780578116655; $5.99 e-book
A near fatal car crash left Sally Archer crippled and childless. Her husband moves her to Willow Tree Court, where their new house has a long and unusual history. The extraordinary begins to unravel in this dark, adult fairy tale.

Dreams from the Past
J.R. Albrecht. CreateSpace, $24.95 paper (723p), ISBN 9781477532102; $7.49 e-book
Jack Brandigan is researching historical documents and photographs, especially those associated with the Civil War, when his best friend stumbles on a discovery that starts a series of expeditions across time. Adventures blend Historical fact and fiction blend in this adventure and romance.

Dawn at Tepeyac
Dexter Allen. CreateSpace, $11.95 (148p), ISBN 9781468015805; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9781621126699
The crucial moments of stagnation and despair immediately following the Spanish conquest of Mexico are glimpsed through the eyes and minds of a humble Chichimec Indian and a Catholic bishop.

In Search of Shanker
Ashok Ambardekar. India Printing Works, $6.99 paper (206p), ISBN 9789350875032
tel: 301-830-1724
This chronicle of women in India demonstrates the evolution of a woman’s place in Indian society over the 20th century.

Dangerous Paradise
Debra Andrews. Elusive Star Press, $13.99 paper (302p), ISBN 9780988180512; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780988180505
After death threats, a woman escapes with her fiancé on a South Pacific cruise and becomes stranded with another man—a cynical English actor.

Ly de Angeles. FSP/CreateSpace, $15.95 paper (238p), ISBN 9781475040425; $5 e-book
A thousand years from now, massive environmental upheaval has dramatically changed the face of Earth and the way people. A time sorcerer begins the dawn of an epic prophecy, told through the journal entries of Paris Crow.

Dream Junkies
Alexandra Ares. CreateSpace, $13.95 paper (348p), ISBN 9781460994993; $3.99 e-book
Two free-spirited and artistic women embark on a rollicking romp from New York to Los Angeles that will turn into chaos yet revive their souls.

Steel’s Treasure
Nick Auclair. On the Fence Writers, $12.27 (372p), ISBN 978-0989173605; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780989173612
Air Force Capt. William Steel is hunting for a treasure worth billions in the Philippine jungle, but must face down F4 strafing runs, assassin attacks, a raging rebel army commander, and pygmy-led jungle death marches.

In Pursuit of Love, Spirituality & Happiness
Gita Audhya. iUniverse, $14.95 paper (240p), ISBN 9781440139895; $4.95 e-book ISBN 9781440139901
Amazon;; Google book; iUniverse
In this romantic love story, set in mainland U.S., Hawaii, and India, Jonathan is torn between his newfound love for Oliana and his loyalty to his mainland family.

She Didn’t Tell
Paula Baker. Paula Baker, $14.99 paper (390p), ISBN 9781482668599; $2.99 e-book
tel: 573-631-6942
BreeAnna suffers brutal child abuse throughout her childhood in the ’50s and ’60s, when outside help is unavailable and neighbors turn their heads away. Yet BreeAnna struggles to overcome, grasping at tiny bits of happiness.

The Book
Jessica Bell. Vine Leaves Press, $9.99 paper (154p), ISBN 9781481179300; $2.99 e-book
To five-year-old Bonnie, the Book is sadness. To her mother, Penny, the Book is liberation. To her father, John, the Book is forgiveness. To her stepfather, Ted, the Book is envy. But the Book in this book isn’t what it seems at all.

Ian Benjamin. Far Hills Press, $17.99 paper (284p), ISBN 9780988874800
Ingram, Amazon
An unfulfilled young man leaves big city life for a vineyard in rural South America. He must re-examine his ideals when continuing in his new life means raising the child of another man.

Be Careful What You Wish For: Book 1: Saga of the New Gods
Daniel Black. Smashwords, $2.49 e-book ISBN 9781458084019
The first book in a series about the end of the world, told from the perspective of the people who bring it about.

Cheryl’s Song
Kenneth Bossard. Writing in Motion, LLC, $11.99 paper (333p), ISBN 9780976897590; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780976897583
Cheryl and Mike’s romance and their Greek pledge system allegiance are challenged when a new pledge to Mike’s fraternity persuades Cheryl to become a Christian.

The Vitamin D Treatment
Julia Bramer. CreateSpace, $12.99 paper (274p), ISBN 9781484123669; $6.99 e-book
A sexual relationship between an unscrupulous playboy and an innocent young woman evolves into more after an innocuous therapy turns their lives upside down.

Dark Chatter
Andrew Branch. Grappling Book, $9.99 paper (186p), ISBN 9780985805708; $2.99 e-book
After college Peter, aka Quicklime, goes from underemployment to accidental porn stardom when he agrees to pen porno for the cop who just busted him to get his charges dropped.

The Holman Files: Not a Bit of Blarney
Lance Brandson. Lance Brandson, $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780615793153
A reluctant detective is hornswoggled by a band of the Folk into tracking down a dragon and persuading it to help him protect the world.

Mayor of Hollywood
MB Brophy. Mary-Beth Brophy, $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989338400
A Hollywood murder forces Lucy Cassidy to confront her child star past as old friends top the suspect list—until they start dying.

Lost in the Slipstream
James Cahill. Vook, $1.99 e-book ISBN 9781481034692
Tim Lewis moves to San Francisco to become a writer. There he meets Joy, an impossibly desirable, uninhibited woman, and discovers that if he conjures steamy tales, she gets hot, he gets to make love to her, and thus, she becomes his muse.

Billy Christ
Michael Cameron. The Other Publishing Company, $13.50 paper (441p), ISBN 9780957319127; $4.55 e-book ISBN 9780957319103
Set in the English countryside in the 1970s, this is a darkly humorous coming-of-age story and a psychological thriller with a fatal twist.

11 Stories
Chris Cander. Rubber Tree Press, $14 paper (234p), ISBN 9780988946507; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780988946514
A superintendent falls from the top of his 11-story building, recalling relationships with the tenants as he descends in a tale of loss, love, and yearning for human connection.

The Bastard: A Secret Never Told
Mark Canter. CreateSpace, $15.95 paper (450p), ISBN 9781481066280; $8.99 e-book ISBN
A thoroughly researched, action-packed, character-driven tale about the missing decades in the life of Jesus, presented as a historical epic, hero’s journey, and love story.

First Kiss: The Widow Darcy Journals, Book 1
R. Elizabeth Carpenter. The Golden Eagle Press, Inc., $12.99 paper (226p), ISBN 9780985287917
Journey with the widow Darcy McMahon to the faraway land of starting over, where she finds out about the widow’s first kiss.

Days of Love and Blood
R.S. Carter. R.S. Carter, $14.99 paper (250p), ISBN 9781482042054; $2.99 e-book
A postapocalyptic zombie book for women with something far worse than zombies is a genre mashup of horror, science fiction, and romance.

Broken Legacy: Book Two, Secret Lives Series
Colleen Connally. Smashwords, $13 paper (318p), ISBN 9781482699159; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301287826
Thrown into a terror few escape, Gerard and Eloise discover a connection that will bind their lives forever... love.

Wild Nights
Mary Ellen Courtney. Porter Chance Books, $15.95 paper (356p), ISBN 9780988953697; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780988953680
Grandma’s Emily Dickinson launches a frank, funny, Hannah Spring on a sexy and heart-wrenching journey through men, movie making, family trials, death, and cracking coconuts.

Una’ria: The Vanguard Echoes
Daniel Cruz. Daniel Cruz, $12.84 (638p), ISBN 978-0615784205; $8.99 e-book
In a far-off world, in a distant time, human beings no longer exist, but their descendants fight on.

Boarding Pass
Paul Cumbo. One Lane Bridge Publications, $18 paper (338p), ISBN 9780988208605; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780988208612
Former schoolmates reunite after one, a firefighter, unknowingly rescues his estranged father. They revisit the past to understand themselves, their families, and their futures.

The Brotherhood: The Brotherhood Trilogy, Vol. 1
Tejas Desai. The New Wei, $9.99 paper (252p), ISBN 9780988351929; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988351912
PI Niral Solanke seeks redemption from sin by probing murder for a Hindu religious organization. But his search for truth devolves into a fight for survival when he encounters blackmail and corruption. First book in an international trilogy.

The Pick Up
Fiona Donovan. Xlibris, $19.99 paper (185p), ISBN 9781479766147; $3.99 e-book
A contract killer for the CIA takes on an assignment that could well be his last, in a thriller that never lets up.

The Astral Imperative: Vol. I, The Dream
Robert Dresner. Virga Press, LLC, $15.99 paper (320p), ISBN 9780982227916; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780982227978
The first manned mission to Mars proposes to unify the world, but an unnerving string of events intervenes and alters the course of human evolution.

Neville D. Frankel. Makson House Press, $19.95 paper (488p), ISBN 9780984963201; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9781623477578
Inspired by the author’s childhood, an apartheid era novel explores the damage inflicted by history and the havoc wrought by lies.

Too Dark to Sleep
Dianne Gallagher. Brayer Publishing, $13.99 paper (390p), ISBN 9780985954109; $5.99 e-book
Former detective Maggie Quinn is obsessed with her last case. But is she targeting the right person or ruining the life of an innocent man?

When I Could Stop Time
Jeff Gillman. Henry Mags Publishing, $2.99 e-book
A story of friendship, loss, redemption, and revenge in the small Georgia town of Hancock.

The Young Graduate on a Student Visa
Pushpa Gowda. Kindle Direct Publishing, $2.99 e-book AISN B00CB9AI3M
In 1999, an Indian engineer arrives alone in America, is stranded in the airport in Mississippi, and hopes the LAPD will rescue her, just as it does in the TV show LAPD, cable TV having been her sole introduction to the U.S.

Vampire Vic
Harris Gray. Harris Gray, $8.99 paper (301p), ISBN 9780988895713; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780988895706
Becoming a vampire has made fat, balding middle-aged accountant Victor Thetherson’s lame life worse. Victor suffers insults at home and the office... until he finally bites someone.

On a Stony Place
Heidi Hackford. Heidi Hackford, $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780615981969
Secrets and passions are exposed when an outsider arrives to investigate the murder of a prosperous farmer in a remote New England town in 1664.

Country Summers
Bobbie Harrison. CreateSpace, $19.99 paper (555p), ISBN 9781470058074; $18.99 e-book
From an apartment on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1954, to summer vacations in Monroe, N.Y., Laurel Milton and her summer crowd of friends experiment with romance, try to understand their parents, wonder about religion, learn social etiquette, and solve a mystery involving the early history of the region, as Laurel goes from age 12 to 18.

Dawnflight: Second Edition
Kim Headlee. Lucky Bat Books, $19.95 paper (414p), ISBN 9781939051134; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781939051196
For two legendary lovers, Arthur and Gyanhumara (Guinevere), duty and politics wage war against desire across the misty lochs and glens of ancient Scotland.

Reichold Street
Ronald L. Herron. CreateSpace, $12.99 paper (280p), ISBN 9781475106237; $4.99 e-book
The new kid arrives in a 1960s working-class neighborhood having lost a father and gained an abusive stepfather. This coming-of-age tale about the Vietnam era won the 2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal.

The House of Kingsley Merrick
Deborah Hill. North Road Publishing Corp., $17.95 paper (371p), ISBN 9780984441440; $10.99 e-book ISBN 9780984441464
Amazon;; Ingram
During the clipper ship era and beyond, Kingsley Merrick makes a fortune running coaches to Australia. He returns to Waterford, on Cape Cod, intent on paying back the slights and ostracism he endured as a child.

Leaving Annalise
Pamela Fagan Hutchins. SkipJack Publishing, $16.95 paper (312p), ISBN 9781939889010; $3.99 e-book
tel: 713-721-4773
Katie, a Texas attorney turned island chanteuse, waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the love of her life, in this second of a series, following Saving Grace.

N.E. Julian. iUniverse, $19.95 paper (327p), ISBN 9781440133091; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781440133093
Amazon;; iUniverse; Baker & Taylor
A U.S. Army officer stationed as a peacekeeper in the former Yugoslavia and a young Balkan refugee try to build a real marriage on the foundation of their original sex-for-shelter bargain.

Between Two Worlds
C.E. Kaczmarek. Dorrance Publishing Co., $23 hardcover (302p), ISBN 9781434918376; $18 e-book ISBN 9781434917577
Mesmerizing tale of a young woman who finds herself stuck between the world of the humans and that of her parents, a vampire and a wizard.

Hazardous Material
Kurt Kamm. MCM Publishing, $14.95 paper (218p), ISBN 9780988888203; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9780988888210
In his latest novel, Kamm delivers another page-turner about the life of firefighters. This time a hazmat specialist is drawn into the gritty world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and meth labs in the heart of the Mojave Desert.

Morning Light
Holland Kane. Rumor House Books, $16.95 paper (428p), ISBN 9780985829339; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780985829346; book stores; Amazon
A love story that brilliantly explores one woman’s search for herself amid the mysteries of attraction and obsession, and defying convention.

The Fallen Snow
John J. Kelley. Stone Cabin Press, $15.95 paper (320p), ISBN 9780988414808; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988414815
A young WWI soldier returns to the expectations of his rural Virginia home after finding himself, and unspeakable love, in war-ravaged France.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
William Klaber. Greenleaf Book Group, $24.95 hardcover (307p), ISBN 9781608325627; $9.95 e-book ISBN 9781608325634
Amazon;; Hudson News (airports)
The fictional memoir of Lucy Lobdell, a woman who one day in 1855, cut her hair, changed clothes. and went off to live her life as a man; based on a true story.

Danuta: A Novel Based on the Life of Danuta Buczak
John Koenig. CreateSpace, $16.95 paper (354p), ISBN 9781481820059; $4.99 e-book
A 17-year-old girl in war-torn Poland is arrested by the Soviet secret police and sent with her infant son to a Siberian labor camp.

An Animal Life: The Beginning
Howard Krum. Fluid Design Foundation, $17.95 paper (312p), ISBN 9780988488502; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780988488519
tel: 802-674-3438
A medical mystery and quest for true love unfolds as newbie students battle to survive the gauntlet of veterinary school.

In the Grip
Myer Kutz. CreateSpace, $15 paper (388p), ISBN 9781478389699; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781623458591
Mordecai is a successful scientific editor and writer married to Patricia, an alluring and ambitious museum director. Then Mordecai falls under the spell of Sanford, a divorce lawyer fond of mind games, and murder complicates this psychological mystery.

The Etruscan
Linda Lappin. Frank/Wynkin de Worde, $22.68 (225p), ISBN 978-1904893004; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780615801681
A literary gothic tale set in Italy, where an American photographer meets a charismatic count in an Etruscan tomb.

Hidden Away
Michael Laser. Dana Books, $14.99 paper (321p), ISBN 9780615771601; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780615769776
A teenager disappears from his suburban home on the morning of the SAT. Did he run away, or did something happen to him?

Sunday Girl
Kalliope Lee. Kalliope Lee, $1.99 e-book ISBN 9780957632127
Amazon;; Smashwords
Victim of a brutal crime, beautiful, mentally troubled Jang-Mee dissociates from her body and becomes a channel for an ancestral ghost who hints at historical secrets.

There in the Darkness
Anthony Lee. Indie Books, $14.99 paper (271p), ISBN 9781940068008; $8.99 e-book ISBN 9781940068015
Major online retailers
In 1973 Tommy Kelly is released from prison. Young and ambitious, he tries to make a name for himself among the brutal gangsters of Hell’s Kitchen.

Jimmy Stu Lives!
Kent McDaniel. Penumbra Publishing, $10 paper (170p), ISBN 9781935563839; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781935563822
Apostate televangelist Jimmy Stu Sloan is cryogenically preserved, then reanimated in a future where to millions he is a prophet, and to some a menace.

Joseph McInerny. Tanglefinger Books, $12.50 paper (344p), ISBN 9780615650838; Amazon
In a working-class neighborhood in Minneapolis during the Depression, Horton Moon scrambles from one side of the law to the other. The he falls in love with a girl just in from the Dakota plains and his life falls off the edge.

Brian Meehl. Brian Meehl, $11 (125p), ISBN 97807867554113; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780786754120
tel: 203-664-1077
A mysterious baseball scout sends Joe Clark, an arrogant baseball star, back to the minor leagues of history: 1944, and a nation at war.

Hungry Ghost: Tales of the Pack, Book #2
Allison Moon. Lunatic Ink, $11.99 paper (298p), ISBN 9780983830931; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780983830948
The second installment of Allison Moon’s acclaimed series about radical lesbian werewolves starts with a breakup and ends with a war.

Come Hell or High Water, Part 3: Deluge
Stephen Morris. Stephen Morris, $13.95 paper (382p), ISBN 9780984773169; $3.95 e-book ISBN 9780984773152
In 1356, a witch burns, and Prague is cursed. In 2002, the curse threatens to destroy Prague with a mammoth flood. Can professors save the city?

The Leaving Coat
Margaret Mulvihill. Margaret Mulvihill, $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301378050
Amazon; Smashwords
New York, September 1895: newly arrived immigrant Norah Doolan is searching for her wild and wayward sister, who left Ireland before her and suddenly stopped writing home.

Forevermore: A Pat O’Malley Mystery
Jim Musgrave. English Majors, $7.95 paper (144p), ISBN 9781482063493; $2.99 e-book
A police detective living in Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage in the Bronx after the Civil War becomes convinced Poe did not die of alcoholism, but was murdered. In setting out to solve the crime he tangles with a ruthless killer..

Sparrow Migrations
Cari Noga. CreateSpace, $14.95 paper (341p), ISBN 9781480134430; $2.99 e-book AISN B00BUA5GGM
Robby Palmer, a 12-year-old autistic boy, witnesses the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane crash and finds his life intersecting with and transformed by other witnesses and survivors.

Earthstar: The Secret Under the Rainbow
R.J. Norman. RJN, $13.28 (248p), ISBN 9780615758886; $4.99 e-book
Young geniuses try to save three worlds from destruction.

The King of the Irish
Jack O’Malley. Newcastlewest Books, $15.99 paper (394p), ISBN 97809838819547
A British spy turns up dead in a Chicago sewer. Charged with murder, Daniel Coughlin will hang if his political clout fails him.

Fire and Ice
Victoria Paige. Victoria Paige, 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780989133708
In a fast-paced action thriller, Maia Pierce tries to avoid assassination by her enemies and meets the man who could keep her alive.

The Legacy Letters: His Wife, His Children, His Final Gift
Carew Papritz. King Northern, $21.95 hardcover (248p), ISBN 9780985708870; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780985708825; Amazon
The stories and memories of a dying father become the practical, moral, and spiritual guidebook for his children, while for his wife it’s a redemptive story of love.

Battleground State
Natasha Patel. CreateSpace, $12.99 paper (222p), ISBN 9781481234054
Follow Lily DeMarco from her parents’ basement in Paterson, N.J., to rural Georgia in the hope of electing the first black president.

Fleur Philips. Fleur Philips, $8.99 paper (167p), ISBN 9780988929906
Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She’s in love with David Brooks. But Sarah is white, and David is black. And Sarah’s not the only one keeping secrets.

The Restless Spirit
Alison Winfree Pickrell. Wolf Pup Publishing, $11 paper (331p), ISBN 9780989003506; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989003520
Each of us is born with a divine restlessness intended to send us on a search for the One Truth. Some fail, while others are victorious.

The Blood Doctrine
Ross Poore and Ryan Poore. Patterson Crossroads, $14 paper (278p), ISBN 9780985842109; $4 e-book ISBN 9780985842105
Believing he is following church teachings, a Mormon missionary murders a homosexual man in Salt Lake City.

For Power or Love: Book 1
R.D. Power. R.D. Power, $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780991798322
A woman must make an agonizing choice—power or love?—and a man must choose to protect the woman he loves by rejecting her.

R.D. Power. R.D. Power, $3.49 e-book ISBN 9780991798315
Inventing the world’s first viable quantum computer leads Kyle Summers to bankruptcy, betrayal, and a desperate flight for his life.

Taylor Made Owens
R.D. Power. R.D. Power, $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780991798308
A 14-year-old with great potential suddenly loses everyone he loves, and must survive in the foster care system.

The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares
E.K. Prescott. Five Star Publications, $12.95 paper (296p), ISBN 9781589852549; $ e-book ISBN 9781589852556
When Maize and her best friend Leslie find a skeleton buried on the beach with an amulet wrapped around its fingers, she and Richard set out to solve the mystery. The more they uncover, the deeper the mystery becomes.

The Cost of Living
M.L. Pressman. , $12.95 paper (240p), ISBN 9780988572010; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9780988572027
Spanning the course of 30 years, a mother-and-daughter relationship is put to the test due to the mother’s eccentric, compulsive hoarding habits.

The Girl from Summer and Other Stories
Joseph Raffetto. Noovella, $11.99 paper (298p), ISBN 9780615751436; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780615756318
Four novellas about obsessions, conquering personal demons, and maturing into epiphanies offer peeks at the most intense days of young lives, sure to appeal to fans of coming-of-age stories.#

Blue Suede Shoes
Deborah Reardon. River Grove Books, $16.95 paper (364p), ISBN 9781938416118; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781938416125
The sleepy town of Danfield is stricken by secrecy, gossip, and betrayal when four-year old Mary goes missing. Clare nearly unravels to get to the truth, dodging romance with the chief of police and fracturing life-long relationships.

Universe Horribilis
Edited by Juliana Rew. Third Flatiron Publishing, $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781301004249
Thirteen authors offer their speculative takes on the theme of a hostile or uncaring universe in this science fiction, fantasy, and horror short story anthology.

The Girl from Long Guyland
Lara Reznik. Violet Crown Publishers, $11.65 paper (348p), ISBN 9781938749032; $2.99 e-book ISBN 781938749049
Set against the backdrop of a 1969 psychedelic love-in, a mystery unravels through Laila Levin, when decades later, an unsolved murder pulls her reluctantly into her past.

He Belongs to Me
Theresa Rizzo. Theresa Rizzo, $14.95 paper (379p), ISBN 9780989045018; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780989045001
Catherine Boyd will do anything to regain custody of her young son... even reconcile with her husband, accused of killing their son’s twin.

The Seven Year Itch: A JJ McCall Novel, the FBI Espionage series
S.D. Skye. Frankie V Books, $15. paper (288p), ISBN 9780983920236; $2.99 e-book ASIN B00AM4HVT2
Agent McCall is drawn into a secret mole hunt when her Russian source vanishes and an internal probe threatens to make her suspect in his disappearance.

Ride a Bright and Shining Pony
Elisabeth Stevens. BrickHouse Books, $20 paper (189p), ISBN 9781938144103
Amazon;; Apple
For the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom comes a story of young lovers whose lives are irrevocably and tragically intertwined with the march.

Echoes of the Storm: A Galveston Hurricane Mystery
Amanda Albright Still. Gone Feral Publishing, $14.95 paper (321p), ISBN 9780615466897; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781452470580
In this historical mystery series with a touch of the paranormal, a body washes on shore after the 1900 hurricane in Texas, but this one was murdered.

Mason’s Daughter
Cynthia J. Stone. Violet Crown Publishers, $12.99 paper (314p), ISBN 9781938749025; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781938749018
Sally Mason’s teenage son, Colton, is headed for a major meltdown, and she’s desperate to avert another disaster by proving her husband’s recent death was an accident, not the suicide determined by the coroner.

Gabriel’s Mountain
Mickaël Taddeo. Friesen Press, $$22.99 paper (312p), ISBN 9781770979109; $3.88 e-book ISBN 9781770979116
The story of a homeless Montreal man, anguished by disturbing images, who realizes he’s a time travel fugitive hunted by the CIA for his link to pre-Christian writings.

And God Laughed
Roy A. Teel Jr. Narroway Press, $25.95 hardcover (200p), ISBN 9780976639251; $8.95 e-book ISBN 9780976639268
If you had the opportunity to speak to God, what questions would you ask Him?

Who Sings to the Dead
Max Tomlinson. Sendero Press, $14.95 (330p), ISBN 9781481933896; $2.99 e-book
Officer Nina Flores knows who sings to the dead in this edgy mystery set in modern-day Peru.

The Mormon Victorian Society
Johnny Townsend. BookLocker, $16.95 paper (258p), ISBN 9781626463417
Tales of gay Mormons, global warming, Hurricane Katrina, ex-Mormon gay politics, and reactions to the Prophet’s new revelation on homosexuality.

Murder at the Leopard: Book I of the Vespers trilogy
R.M. Vassari and Lucia Olivia Lampe. Vassari & Lampe, LLC, $14.99 paper (310p), ISBN 9781480189270; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781467535687
tel: 719-379-3169
Political tension and an old Crusader’s secret ignite this medieval murder mystery set in 13th-century Sicily. Amodeus de Rogerio, proud owner of the Leopard, a local tavern, is wrongfully accused of murder. Can his family save him from the hangman?

The Sucker
Kumar Vellal. Kumar Vellal, 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780615790046
A violent tale of a man who believes he is a savior comparable to Christ, set against the backdrop of the financial crisis that began in 2007.

Brian Willson. Three Islands Press, $15.99 paper (300p), ISBN 9780962299438; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9780962299421
A type designer living on his own in Maine falls in love with a farm wife from the 1820s after finding old letters she wrote to her illiterate, abusive husband. And then he meets her.

The Call of Agon: Book One of the Children of Telm
Dean F. Wilson. Dioscuri Press, $12.99 paper (384p), ISBN 9781909356009; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781909356016
With the blood of a dead god in his veins, Ifferon sets out to stop evil forces from freeing the Beast Agon from the Underworld.

Shanghai Love
Layne Wong. She Writes Press, $16.95 paper (334p), ISBN 9781938314186; $7.95 e-book ISBN 9781938314186
An unlikely love story develops between Peilin, a Chinese herbalist, and Henri, a Jewish refugee, in Shanghai during WWII.

Health & Fitness

For Bladder or Worse: How to Recognize It, Fight It, Live With It, and Keep Your Sense of Humor
Eugene Vasconi. High Hopes Publishing, $19.95 paper (124p), ISBN 9780970841766
A humorous look at the author’s experience after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. An inch-by-inch account, with interviews with health pros.


A Demand of Blood: The Cherokee War of 1776
Nadia Dean. Valley River Press, $34.95 hardcover (440p), ISBN 9780983113300
In 1776, as Southern colonists prepared to fight in the American Revolution, they engaged in guerrilla warfare against the Cherokee warrior Dragging Canoe, who was a British ally.

Juvenile Fiction

The ABC Field Guide to Faeries: Inspiring Reminders of Respect for Ourselves, Each Other and the Environment
Susanne Alexander-Heaton. Motivated by Nature, $19.99 paper (58p), ISBN 9780981304809; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9780981304816
This award-winning rhyming and lavishly illustrated book was designed to unlock children’s imagination, creativity, and awareness.

How I Won the RC Model Zeppelin War
Justin Ball. Justin Ball, 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780987547101
Friends in the playground wage a desperate war game after school using radio-controlled model zeppelins..

Mooseclumps and Other Poems
Ryan T. Bliss. Artsy Bee, $15.99 hardcover (50p), ISBN 9780615755212
A whimsical collection of poems and hand-drawn illustrations teaches little ones (and reminds their parents) how fun and painless poetry can be. Shel Silverstein fans will appreciate this. .

Grounded for Good
Dawn Daria. Flow Circus Press, $9.99 paper (223p), ISBN 9780985387808; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780985387815
Eighth-grader Derek Dawson learns growing up takes courage. Sticky situations, creative punishment, and new friends push him to discover talents in unexpected places.

Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone
Pat Frayne. CreateSpace, $7.99 paper (127p), ISBN 9781478303046; $2.99 e-book AISN B008VJH708
Topaz and his raccoon friend, Dooley, face life-threatening dangers when they try to save Otis, a great-horned owl, from a strange sickness.

The Photo Traveler
Arthur J. Gonzalez. Fahrenheit Publishing, LLC, $9.99 paper (418p), ISBN 9780988891647; 99¢ e-book ISBN 9780988891609
tel: 305-321-3776
Seventeen-year-old Gavin discovers an ability to time travel through photos. The decisions he makes in the past will directly affect his future.

Jack Templar Monster Hunter Academy: The Templar Chronicles: Book 2
Jeff Gunhus. Seven Guns Press, $12.95 paper (328p), ISBN 9780988425941; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780988425958; Amazon
Book 2 of this series finds Jack Templar on the run from the Creach horde. While the secrets about his Templar heritage are revealed, the Monster Hunter Academy has dangers of its own that will test Jack’s courage to its core.

The Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest
Joseph Gutiz. New Trends Press, $12.95 paper (232p), ISBN 9780988402522
tel: 951-552-0603
The author’s debut middle-grade novel highlights the popular sport of skateboarding, along with middle school friendships and adventures. Ages 8–13.

Meet Lisa Jo: First Day of School and Words Can Hurt
Lisa Hudson. Westbow Press, $17.45 paper (42p), ISBN 9781449784638; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781449784645; Amazon
First in a series about a little girl who asks questions about life and finds answers through her faith.

Horatio’s One Wish
Joshua Kriesberg. Blue Bog Press, $11.95 paper (214p), ISBN 9780988696709; $2.99 e-book AISN B00BF1YXS8
A coming-of-age adventure takes readers on a journey of magic and mystery, through a world of woodland creatures and strange beasts.
The Bubble Collector: Poems and Drawings by Vikram Madan

Vikram Madan. CreateSpace, $12.95 paper (148p), ISBN 9781482397611
Playful rhymes, lively drawings, tongue-in-cheek humor, and surprise twist-endings come together to hilarious effect in this fresh and inventive collection of original poetry.

Trolley Days
Robert T. McMaster. Unquomonk Press, $12.95 paper (316p), ISBN 9780985694401; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780985694418
Two teenage boys’ unlikely friendship and the ties that bind, then threaten to destroy, it in an American city a century ago.

The Great Carousel Race
Diane Myerson. Diane Myerson, $19.95 hardcover (33p), ISBN 978D985073442
tel: 760-862-2450
Beautifully drawn carousel animals are in a race, each telling why they will win as they go round and round.

Meet Saxony Grace
Tonia Roberts. BookLogix, $14.95 paper (32p), ISBN 9781610051484; Amazon; Booklogix
Saxony Grace has just turned five. Her parents try to teach her about patience, but Saxony Grace would rather skip that lesson. Will patience be her birthday present?

The Sultan’s Pillow
Bryan Rogers. Water Balloon Workshop, $24.95 paper (48p), ISBN 9780615738604; $ e-book ISBN
Sultan Kasib and his pillow were best friends, until one night, while the sultan was sleeping, his pillow rolled over on top of him.

Coyote Winds
Helen Sedwick. Ten Gallon Press, $9.99 paper (244p), ISBN 9780615692616; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9780988302105
The adventures of a boy and his coyote on the prairie in the years leading up to the Dust Bowl explore the American spirit that drew families to the wind-swept frontier and the consequences of that spirit, both good and bad.

Assured Destruction
Michael F. Stewart. Non Sequitur Press, $8.99 paper (185p), ISBN 9780981269948; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9780981269931
The real-world consequences of Janus’s online exploits threaten to bring down her mother’s computer recycling business.

Macaroni and Cheese: Vol. 1
Stacie Isabella Turk. Ribbonhead, $24.95 (116p), ISBN 9780578072128
An anthology of inspirational stories and songs for children and their parents designed to champion a child’s unique view of the world.

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend
B.C. Tweedt. CreateSpace, $11 paper (286p), ISBN 9781480236462
Daring 12-year-old Greyson Gray attends sports camp expecting a challenge, but he’ll have to risk everything to stop a deadly terrorist plot.

Magical Riddles, Book 1, Shaking Palace
Raju Vashishta. Raju Vashishta, $4.99 e-book ISBN
Four kids are chosen for a mission to solve magical riddles and fix the shaking palace. Ages 12–up.


Dry Bones
Deadria Farmer-Paellmann. CreateSpace, $17.95 paper (108p), ISBN 9781484147405
When an 18th-century cemetery is unearthed on Wall Street filled with the bones of enslaved Africans, a young woman is inspired to battle corporations for reparations.

Literary Criticism

AKA Shakespeare: A Scientific Approach to the Authorship Question
Peter A. Sturrock. Exoscience Publishing, $29.95 paper (344p), ISBN 9780984261413; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780984261437
This book, and its accompanying Web site, offers a do-it-yourself kit to solve the mystery of the identity of the author who was Shakespeare.


Geek to Guitar Hero
Alex Skolnick. Louder Education Press, $22.99 paper (388p), ISBN 9780988541900
Growing up in 1970s Berkeley, the author rejects his parents academic expectations and joins a hard metal band. Yet as he learns more about jazz and literature, he realizes that the scene in which he had sought freedom and self-identity is fraught with its own limitations, while the education he’d resisted can be invaluable when sought on his own terms.


At Maureen’s
Bernadette Mayer and Greg Masters. Crony Books, $16.99 paper (118p), ISBN 9780985926717; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780985926724
A double journal by two East Village poets who are dislocated more than usual while housesitting in Connecticut.

The Longest Trail: A True-Life Novel
Roni McFadden. The Biscuit Press, $15.99 paper (270p), ISBN 9781478235842; $7.99 e-book; Amazon;
Ride along with Roni as she discovers the lessons of the ancient spirits of mountains, deserts, and horses—a coming-of-age tale in a magnificent setting.


The Facebook Diet: 50 Funny Signs of Facebook Addiction and Ways to Unplug with a Digital Detox
Gemini Adams. Live Consciously Publishing, $9.99 paper (144p), ISBN 9780955465635; $5.99 e-book
Winner of the 2010 Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Adams takes a tongue-in-cheek look through cartoons at our love of social media, inspiring readers to examine the health of this high-tech habit.

Looking for Signs: Essays and Columns
Diane Cameron. Troy Bookmakers, $10 paper (217p), ISBN 9781614681250
Amazon; the Book House in Albany, N.Y.
A collection of essays by a newspaper columnist offers essays that are provocative, spiritual, humorous, and graceful.

Black Americans in the 21st Century: Integrating or Segregating
Doug Saint Carter. Heyday Publishing Inc., $19.95 paper (220p), ISBN 9780966942521; $4.95 e-book
One man’s efforts at and observations on how to improve race relations.

Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa
Julie R. Dargis. Indie House Press, $14.95 paper (258p), ISBN 9781477644751; $7.49 e-book ISBN 9781301784233
From Morocco to Serbia, Rwanda to Cote d’Ivoire, Congo to South Sudan, Dargis presents her experiences in the world of humanitarian relief.

Our Road to Hatred: How We Raise Our Bullies
Robert H. Feuerstein. Robert H. Feuerstein, $12.99 paper (348p), ISBN 9781480164765; $6.99 e-book ISBN 9781624888076
Feuerstein explains how and why hatred and bullying still persist, and offers simple but effective methods to help those victimized and prevent this disturbing behavior. Ages 13–up

Actor. Writer. Whatever: Essays on My Rise to the Top of the Bottom of the Entertainment Industry
Mellini Kantayya. Ako Dako Press, $11 paper (211p), ISBN 9780988466005; $5.50 e-book ISBN EPub 9780988466012; Kindle 9780988466029
Amazon (all formats); most e-book retailers
What happens when red carpet dreams collide with studio apartment reality? A Brooklyn actor and writer peels back the curtain on a D-list life.

Alex, the West Nile Horse: A Rescue Horse Story
Katie Klosterman. Inkwell Productions, $17 paper (224p) ISBN 9781939625397
Covering an 18-month period, this chronicles the true story of a horse’s recovery from severe brain encephalitis using unorthodox methods.

Hiding in Water: A Memoir Based Mostly in Reality
Katherine Lippa. Brain Trust Books, $14.95 paper (294p), ISBN 9780988788206; $5.99 e-book ISBN 9780988788213
The author’s father cofounded a group in which the participants believed they could levitate and move buildings with their minds. His parenting style was based on the premise that all people have a psychic nature and supernatural powers.

Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following Their Dreams, Making It Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown
Susan Marg. Cowgirl Jane Press, $14.95 paper (182p), ISBN 9780578118826
More than 500 quotes give an insider’s perspective of what it’s like to live and work where stars are born and movies are made.

Chaos to Cured: The True Story of Defeating Bipolar Disorder
Kirk Patrick Miller. iUniverse, $13.95 paper (119p), ISBN 9781475971316; $3.99 e-book AISN B00BIY8QQW
Amazon; Barnes & Noble; local bookstores
When a young man is diagnosed with a severe form of bipolar disorder, he embarks on a courageous and determined quest to find answers that eventually lead to his full recovery.

True North: The Shocking Truth About “Yours, Mine and Ours”
Tom North. True North Productions, LLC, $22.95 paper (356p), ISBN 9780615416373
North shares his journey of survival after growing up in the abusive real-life family made famous in the hit movie “Yours, Mine and Ours.”

Nursing Shoes
Brenda Condusta Pavill. Brenda Pavill, $14.95 (368p), ISBN 9780692019429
tel: 570-696-4224
As a pair of nursing shoes becomes tattered, one nurse stops, cleans off the scuff marks, and continues down the path of her nursing journey.

Marlon Brando: A Memoir
Nancy K. Peardon. The Falcon Press, $17.95 papper (320p), ISBN 9780988455719
The author lovingly humanizes the Hollywood legend with compelling anecdotes from their twenty-eight year relationship, casting light on the notoriously private face of Marlon Brando.

Self-esteem in the Workplace: The Key to Positive Employee Relations
Joseph L. Richardson. CreateSpace, $11.95 paper (166p), ISBN 9781453768747
Amazon; Barnes & Noble; author
A guide for managers and supervisors on how self-esteem is formed and how to work with others in ways that enhance rather than damage employee self-esteem.

The Last Victim
Christopher Rudy with George Davis. CreateSpace, $14.95 paper (154p), ISBN 9781468017601
From 1958 to 1988, William Edward Griffith Jr. raped women across six states. This is the true story of the man’s life, the hunt for him, and his arrest, by one of the police officers who tracked him down.

In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics, and Human Action
L.K. Samuels. Cobden Press, $19.95 (411p), ISBN 9781935942054
A study of chaos theory and complexity science from a political and socioeconomic perspective, this work breaks new ground over why structured order is subordinate to chaos.

After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey
Dan Sheehan. CreateSpace, $18.95 paper (352p), ISBN 9781480034068; $9.99 e-book; Amazon
A memoir that details the human costs of war in a chronicle of the author’s combat experiences in Iraq, his struggles afterward, and how he dealt with invisible wounds before they ruined his life.

Memoirs of an Unfinished Generation: From a Half Century of Wars and Whims
Edwin Spievack. EBSCO Limited/Edwin Spievack, $16.19 paper (499p), ISBN 9781477511978
Amazon; 214-387-3373
The tales of those who fought against the rising influence of ignorance in public life, the false premises behind the nation’s wars, and how the ’50s generation fought for the country’s heritage.

Pulling Taffy: A Year with Dementia and Other Adventures
Tinky Weisblat. Merry Lion Press, $17.95 paper (206p), ISBN 9780974274102; $9.99 e-book
bookstores; Amazon;
This touching, funny, and hopeful memoir of a mother and daughter living with Alzheimer’s disease argues that life with dementia can be an adventure.


Art of Mind III: The Evolution of a Trilogy
Original Clyde Aidoo. Real Print for Real People, $9.85 paper (258p), ISBN 9780615694344
To conclude his soul-mosaical trilogy, Aidoo presents a saga of perceptual growth in a welter of passion, struggle, and hope.

Love Poems for Cannibals
Raymond Keen. CreateSpace, $9.95 paper (166p), ISBN 9781470182687; $2.99 e-book ISBN 9781470182688
Amazon;; Goodreads
Expresses the thoughts, feelings, quandaries, and wonder of an American poet alive to the darkness and light of the 21st century.

Christian Poems: And Other Radical Explorations
Poet Ntwadumela. CreateSpace, $14.95 paper (102p), ISBN 9781475221268; $7.99 e-book ISBN 1475221266
Amazon;; book stores
Scathing, humorous, and poignant explorations of today’s Christian life reach the mind as well as the spirit. A must read for Christians, casual observers and skeptics.

Political Science

What’s Up with Catalonia?: The Causes Which Impel Them to the Separation
Edited by Liz Castro. Catalonia Press, $12 paper (224p), ISBN 9781611500325; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781611500332
Catalonia‚s capital, Barcelona‚ will hold a referendum on independence from Spain in 2014‚ This book explains why. With a prologue by the president of Catalonia.

The Holy Grail of Public Leadership: and The Never-Ending Quest for Measurable Impact
Adam Luecking. Fourth Quadrant Publishing, $14.95 paper (110p), ISBN 9780615792897; $9.99 e-book ISBN 9780615792897
This volume puts individuals, community groups, and social sector organizations on the path to achieve measurable impact.


Life Between the Tigers: Zen Wisdom in Everyday English
Peter Gerardo and Kris Neely. Zen Books Worldwide, $24.95 paper (408p), ISBN 9780988904811; $9.99 e-book ISBN 988904810
A new collection of Buddhist parables and Zen koans (paradoxes that challenge our perspective on life and reality) is adapted for modern American readers.

Proof of Divine: The Journey of a Common Man’s Search for the Fingerprint of God
Andrew Murtagh. Westbow Press, $11.99 paper (123p), ISBN 9781449771478; $3.99 e-book ISBN 9781449771485
Westbow Press; Amazon
A collection of personal stories and a five-year investigation into science, philosophy, and theology applied to the greatest story ever told.


Nobody Knows Evolution!: Bulldogs, Rottweilers and the Intelligent Designers
Nobody!. Smashwords, Inc., free e-book, ISBN 9781301273973
God is bacteria? (God is bac!) In just three words, science, mysticism, and religion are united in a way that is sure to irritate everybody.


Letters to the Brokenhearted: Woman-to-Woman Advice on Refocusing, Rebuilding, and Reloving
Pamela Antoinette. Tandem Light Press, $15.95 paper (290p), ISBN 97800985443719; $3.99 e-book
Speaks passionately to women in need of a strategy to heal, stay strong, and take their lives to the next level by refocusing on their strengths, rebuilding what has been damaged, and reloving with a new purpose.

How Did They Do That?: Career Highlights, Triumphs, and Challenges
Deborah Tompkins Johnson. Carpenter’s Son Publishing, $14.99 paper (160p), ISBN 9780988304352
What makes some people so successful? In their own words, 12 notable achievers map their road to success, and help you do the same.

From Poverty to Prosperity: A Ghetto Exit Strategy as a Rite of Passage
Charles J. Jones. Pendium Publishing House, $14.95 paper (280p), ISBN 9781936513567
The author acknowledges and highlights the enigmas continuously suppressing African-Americans in America, and reveals what he believes to be key solutions that will counter those enigmas.

From Dreaming to Becoming: 10 Essential Principles for Living the Life of Your Dreams
Phinehas Kinuthia. Xulon Press, $14.99 paper (176p), ISBN 9781625097453; $7.99 e-book ISBN 9781625097477
Offers 10 essential yet practical principles guaranteed to help readers pursue their dreams with great passion and live their best life now without limits.

Rise from the Ashes: The Spiritual Path to a Smoke-Free Life
Gary H. Peck. CreateSpace, $14.99 paper (284p), ISBN 9781482060843; $7.99 e-book ISBN 1482060841
Provides a spiritual guide for the person embarking upon the journey of breaking free from the habit of smoking and addiction to nicotine.

Breakup Cocktail: 5 Parts Laughter, 1 Part Healing and a Twist of Revenge
Barbara Kingsley Singer. CreateSpace, $12.99 paper (280p), ISBN 9781480037854
A hilarious series of 60 sometimes-scandalous relationship tales infused with humor and wit, and each is followed by a shot of appropriate tough-love advice.


A Summer in Ireland: Life and Golf on the Emerald Isle
Taba Dale. Clare House Publishing, $19.95 paper (171p), ISBN 9780985519315; $4.24 e-book ISBN 9780985519308
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, et al.
A collection of 60 short stories describes the beauty and exhilaration of living, golfing, and traveling in Ireland with a bit of historical information woven in.

One Year Lived
Adam Shepard. Scratch Beginnings Press, $15.95 paper (284p), ISBN 9780979692642; $6.99 e-book
Available at retail locations nationwide
At 29, Shepard visited 17 countries on four continents, spending $19,000 less than if he had stayed at home in the U.S. and having adventures that included bullfighting, volunteering, and analyzing the treatment of the Aborigines.

True Crime

CurbCheK—Reload: CurbCheK’s Darker Meaner Cousin
Zach Fortier. CreateSpace, $10.99 (272p), ISBN 9781475000139; $1.99 e-book AISN B007NPO7PY
Takes the reader on patrol with an inner-city cop, to experience the horror and the humor of the human experience.

Young Adult

Promise Ring: The Promise
Cynthia Thomas. Outskirt Press, $12.95 paper Back (84p), ISBN 9781478710080; $4.99 e-book ISBN 9781478710080
Cora’s promise to her father brings more challenges than expected. While she is determined to keep her promise, Cora’s boyfriend is determined she won’t.