Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 77 self-published titles below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit for more information.


The Distance to the End

Michael Casares. Serasac Press. $14.95 paper (156p), ISBN 978-0-692-66783-5

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Raoul and Nick have been invited for a weekend trip to Las Vegas, but Nick must deal with Raoul’s newfound love for drugs and excess while trying to control his own attraction to vice.

Dog Gone

Diane Moat. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7559-1, Amazon,

An animal rescuer turns to crime in her efforts to tackle those who harm and abuse animals, while never losing her focus of finding the man who killed the dog she found.

Featherless Wings

Ray Fraser. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (304p), ISBN 978-0-595-38571-3; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-82949-1


Sean Thomas and his associates were tasked with finding the murderer of a socialite’s daughter. As Sean searches for answers, the pursuit of truth will send him careening through time.

Full Circle: A Refugee’s Tale

Joe Vitovec. CreateSpace. $19.30 paper (516p), ISBN 978-0-692-59431-5


The story follows the protagonist through the labyrinth of refugee camps in Germany, France, and Italy, until he finally attains his dream, America, alas, at a price.

Murphy’s Path

Madeleyn Questman. Questman Tales Publishing. $14.95 paper (402p), ISBN 978-0-9973041-9-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9973041-3-8

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Patrick leads a safe, abstemious, dull life. He meets Hero, a student whose unconventional ideas lead him down a new, emotionally charged path. Can his heart and mind follow?

The Old Guy Goes

Keith Elkins. Outskirts Press. $16.95 paper (403p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6058-0, Amazon,

An older man fights a cognitive and physical decline.

Remembrance of Blue Roses

Yorker Keith. BookBaby. $11.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-4835-6219-3


An intricate relationship between a man and a married couple in New York City oscillates between friendship, love, love triangle, and even obsession.

Shattered Lies

S.J. Francis. Black Opal Books. $15.99 paper (400p), ISBN 978-1-62694-356-8; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B016H9HAXC

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What happens to a family when age-old lies and secrets are revealed? Kate Thayer wants to know the truth behind the lies her grandmother tells her, but some secrets are better left alone.

Sugar Mountain and the Descendants of a Man and a Woman Who Died Building a Wall

Yong Hon Loon. Partridge Singapore. $12.97 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-4828-6527-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01EXLXYPY, Amazon, Google Play

A nostalgic, erotic, and personal journey of a family of an enduring people witnessing inexorable historical events and changes that would tear it forever apart.

The Town and the Troublesome Strangers, 1880–1980

M.H. Neuendorffer. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (400p), ISBN 978-1-5144-1323-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-1321-0


A poignant tale of the recurring interaction between the permanent townspeople of the beloved small New England town of Northfield, Massachusetts, and their often troublesome excursionists.

The Virtuoso: Her Life Is Her Cadenza

Virginia Burges. Satin Paperbacks. $15.99 paper (460p), ISBN 978-0-9930777-1-5

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A world-renowned violin virtuoso struggles to recover in the aftermath of a career-ending tragedy at the hands of her jealous conductor husband.

Where the Love Light Gleams

Roberta Kennedy. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (458p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7316-0, Amazon,

This story of love, faith, loyalty, and deception follows 34-year-old divorcée Rowan Grace Brown as she takes a leap of faith and moves to her father’s native Scotland to begin a new life.


Carby’s Fate

Thomas J. Rice. Barrow River Press. $9.95 paper (217p), ISBN 978-0-9862216-1-3, Amazon

This family saga set in 1990s Kilkenny, Ireland, is a story about a family dispute over land ownership, with a dark secret at its core.

Cuban Exile

Sandy Mason. CreateSpace. $7.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-5330-5994-9


When Florida sailor Johnny Donohue is asked to deliver a 38-ft. sailboat to Cuba, he and his ex-cop buddy, Lonnie Turner, run straight into some unexpected problems.

Death on Canvas

Mary Ann Cherry. CreateSpace. $14.95 paper (418p), ISBN 978-1-5238-2911-8


Jessie O’Bourne searches for two lost masterpieces that connect the cold-case murder of her aunt and the present-day murder of a Native American grad student.

Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries, Book 1)

Ted Clifton. PurpleSage Books. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B019IZZO6M


Sheriff Ray Pacheco returns after his introduction in The Bootlegger’s Legacy to start a new chapter as a private investigator, along with his partners, Tyee Chino and Big Jack.

Edwin’s Reflection

Ray Deeg. Amazon. $12.68 paper (352p), ISBN 978-1-5238-1955-3


When a wealthy man kills himself starting a strange machine, a decades-old government cover-up starts to unravel, pushing a New York City tech CEO into a preordained course with destiny.

Faithless Elector

James McCrone. CreateSpace. $8.99 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-5301-1705-5

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December 2016: An idealistic young researcher uncovers a series of deaths among Electors, and must race against time and a secret, deadly conspiracy.

Hunting in the Zoo: A Detective Pete Nazareth Novel

R.H. Johnson. Hampton, Westbrook Publishing. $17.95 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-5323-0214-5; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01FURPHDM


The Republican presidential candidate finds himself in a serial killer’s crosshairs. This is book 3 in the NYPD Detective Pete Nazareth series.

Rise of the Iron Eagle: The Iron Eagle Series, Book 1

Roy A. Teel Jr. Narroway Press. $29.95 hardcover (385p), ISBN 978-0-9887025-0-9; $14.95 paper (358p), ISBN 978-0-9887025-1-6

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The Iron Eagle is a surprising antihero in the form of a vigilante killer. While the guilty beg his mercy, the Eagle extracts justice and himself becomes hunted, but should he be?

Veil of Deception

Michael Byars Lewis. Satcom Publishing. $15.99 paper (444p), ISBN 978-0-9914764-2-8; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01EEW0C02

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What if the company building America’s most expensive weapons program secretly belonged to one of our enemies?


Blood Lake

R.L. Herron. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-53312018-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01FETUWNQ

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A modern horror thriller based on an assassinated Cherokee prophet whose 1838 dying curse has followed one American family for eight generations with relentless, supernatural horror.


Almondie Shampine. NewAge Publishing. $12.49 paper (364p), ISBN 978-1-5330-2016-1; $3.49 e-book, ASIN B01D2CBGBY, Amazon

Aliyah’s power is love; the Light knight’s is his duty. Aliyah had crossed the Forbidden and set their eternal paths. Now she just wants to escape from being Hunted.


G.F. Smith. Confluential Press. $17 paper (495p), ISBN 978-0-9833612-3-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9833612-1-3

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Sarah Whiting joins a product market analysis team for the final evaluation of the believed technological breakthrough of the century.

Why Edward Morley Didn’t Win the Nobel Prize in Physics: A Fantasy About Science

Les Hardison. Archway Publishing. $12.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-4808-1217-8, Amazon

Even the great names in physics had doubts that have ceased to trouble their successors. Some are worth reexamining.


Feels Like Summertime

Tammy Falkner. Night Shift Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01BVU88IS

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Jake is a cop on forced leave when he gets a call from his dad to come home, where he runs into his first true love, Katie.


Holly S. Roberts. Four Carat Press. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0165WFX2Q

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Sometimes it takes a very bad man to fight true evil. Join Moon’s deadly world of crime, lust, and love.

Leaving Oxford

Janet W. Ferguson. Southern Sun Press. $13.95 paper (352p), ISBN 978-0-9974822-0-1

Amazon,, Ingram

A year after a tragic accident flipped her world upside down, a case of agoraphobia traps a Los Angeles advertising guru in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi.

Midnight Quest: A Men of Midnight Short Novel

Lisa Marie Rice. Lisa Marie Rice. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9962554-7-9

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Jacko’s relentless search for the truth of his past will unleash a deadly enemy hell-bent on destroying everything he loves most.

Song of the Blackbird: Albatross Prison Series, Book 1

D.B. Michaels. Dream Tower Publishing. $14.99 paper (331p), ISBN 978-0-9972798-1-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9972798-0-1

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Dr. Emma Edwards takes a job in prison to protect her inmate brother and falls in love with the warden in this Pride and Prejudice meets Orange Is the New Black tale.


The Great Creator, the Creation and His Creatures

Rony Michel Joseph. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (164p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3547-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3548-9


Joseph reveals to readers their way back to eternity through the message of fraternity.

Life: Efficacious Thoughts in Rhyme

R.J. Russell. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4772-6291-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4772-6289-4


Russell shares life experiences and testimony as he pens lyrical pieces that discuss his relationship with God above and the people around him.

Lifting the Veil: A Fairie Tale

Philip J. Grimm. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-5049-6461-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-6460-9


Grimm shows how the human soul is the forgotten piece of the puzzle about humanity. Not for children.

The Magical Guide to Bliss: Daily Keys to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit and Inner Bliss

Meg Nocero. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (460p), ISBN 978-1-5061-8368-8


A journey of discovery to help fully realize personal passions. Organized into 366 steps, daily quotes and reflections are paired with magical keys to help unlock the doors to bliss.

My Inner Child Must Be Heard: From Despair to Dancing on the Clouds

Corina Zalace. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (178p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3929-0; $19.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3930-6

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Life has not been easy, living with a body disabled by polio. Yet Corina has maintained a positive attitude through every situation. She has chosen to become better.


Been There, Done What! Romantic Escapades and Other Misadventures in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia

John Cameron Smith. Publish Green. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63505-142-1, Amazon, Apple iBooks,

Romance, travel, Internet dating... One man’s search for self-fulfillment in dangerous foreign places. What not to do and how to survive doing it. Just!

Boomer Tales: Hula Hoops, Hippies, Hemp, and Hijinks

LaRue Agresti. Amazon. $9.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-5170-8921-4; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B017M7RK06


With raw honesty and droll humor, Agresti tells of growing up in an eccentric Italian family with a mother with mental illness, hippie life, single parenting, and aging parents.

Covenant Betrayed: Revelations of the Sixties, the Best of Time; the Worst of Time, Book 2: Despair and Dessent

Mark Dahl. AuthorHouse. $28.95 paper (512p), ISBN 978-1-4208-0568-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4634-7252-8


This book charts the lives of different people navigating their way through the rapidly shifting landscape of the 1960s; offering intimate glimpse into one of the most fascinating U.S. eras.

Divorced and Scared No More! Book 1: Emotional Support for the Newly Divorced

Tasher. Xulon Press. $24.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-4984-6585-4; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01F4C19WQ,,,

The first in a three-part set aimed at helping readers in post-divorce-related matters.

Embracing Cancer—Embracing Life: The Guide for the Journey Beyond Diagnosis

Larry Martel. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-5049-5578-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-5579-9


This book provides the necessary tools for those who are undergoing their journey to go beyond anxiety and fear to peace, joy, and a life well-lived.

Final Days of Judgement

Beverley Buckley. Xlibris. $24.19 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5144-4292-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-4291-3


Buckley describes how information relating to the laws of universal creation, channeled from the Elohim, ascended masters responsible for Earth’s ascension, is relevant in today’s world.

Letters from a Soldier

Susan Mowry. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-4917-7863-0


Mowry shares her husband Jim’s touching and honest letters of love and longing, as their love for each other keeps them both brave.

Married for Five Minutes: Hope for Living Inside Real-Life Marriages

Shundria Riddick and Michelle Stimpson. M.L. Stimpson Enterprises. $9.99 print (210p), ISBN 978-1-943563-05-0

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A husband who won’t work. In-laws who let a child watch sexy movies. A wife who’s been dishonest in bed. Take a five-minute peek into these marriages and learn how they can still thrive.

A Matter of Survival: The Story of Frances

Arleen Patricia Mercorella. Springtime Press. $15 paper (370p), ISBN 978-0-615-99360-7, Amazon,

When do life’s troubles become too much to handle? For Frances, it started when her father abandoned her at age six and she had to spend the next 10 years in an orphanage with stern nuns.

Memoir of a Jaded Woman: Tainted Love

Emunah La-Paz. Ingram/HSP. $15 paper (211p), ISBN 978-0-9665400-9-3

Judie is a beautiful model who turns to social media after her husband has an affair with a strange woman.

The Memoirs of I

Yolanda De Iuliis. Lumphanan Press. $19.05 paper (388p), ISBN 978-0-9935971-0-7

Philosophical, thoughtful, and soulful with reflection on a daily basis. De Iuliis takes the reader through many questions and different concerns with life and this planet in which we all share.

More Civility, Please: Make Your Corner of the World a Better Place

Glenn Dromgoole. Texas Star Trading. $9.95 paper (82p), ISBN 978-0-9973706-0-7

This collection of short, upbeat inspirational pieces also applies to families, workplaces, churches, relationships—and, yes, politics.

Moving Beyond Duality: Enough for Us All, Vol. 3

Dorothy I. Riddle. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-4917-8274-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-8275-0


Dr. Riddle draws on research to expose the embedded habits that hold the harmful illusion of us/them duality in place and provides strategies for lasting change.

My Extraordinary Life

Monica Sucha Vickers. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4797-6047-3

A congenital triple amputee shares her ordinary, yet extraordinary, life. Vickers’s perspective is practical, honest, and inspirational. With the right attitude, nothing is impossible.

The Naive Woman and Mother: Love, Children, Money & the Incorporation

Tricia Rintoul. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-4568-1854-8; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4568-1856-2


Rintoul, a registered nurse, candidly tells her own story in a grateful way and emphasizes reality. She reveals the importance of trust and its effects without it.

Orchid Care: For the Beginner

Barb Schmidt. Barbara A. Schmidt. $18.95 paper (84p), ISBN 978-0-692-62711-2


With more than 30 photos, this book covers basic orchid care, including watering, nutrient requirements, light levels, instructions for repotting, and a useful troubleshooting guide.

Part of the Family: Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust, Vol. 1

Jason Hensley. CreateSpace. $19.99 paper (422p), ISBN 978-1-5327-4053-4


The Holocaust decimated families. And yet, in the midst of this terror, some Jewish children found safety in Great Britain in the homes of a small Christian group: Christadelphians.

The Rantings of an Uneducated Reactionary

Oscar J. Phillips. Outskirts Press. $16.95 paper (234p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6211-9, Amazon,

A thought-provoking analysis of sundry topical and philosophical issues that is far different from most conservative books.

Scars & Make-up

Shantay Williams. Outskirts Press. $20.95 paper (76p), ISBN 978-1-4787-4891-5, Amazon,

For those who have gone or are going through the struggle, do not let anything deter you from what you want in life and what you have been striving for.

Sing Every Morning: An Inspirational Guide to Take on Your Life’s Journey

Gwyneth Moss Bragdon. AuthorHouse. $22.99 paper (58p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7881-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7883-5


Bragdon’s explorations in words become transcendent as she expresses her joy with life and living, her quest for spiritual balance, love for people, and hope for the future.

Talk to Me: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education

Qasim Rashid. AyHa Publishing. $16.95 paper (366p), ISBN 978-0-9893977-4-2


A memoir on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and violence.

Undiagnosed, Unscrupulous and Unbeatable: The Paul Haber Story

Monty Nereim. BookBaby. $29.99 hardcover (198p), ISBN 978-0-9968916-0-8

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A quick-witted Jewish kid battles child abuse, manic depression, and alcohol to become one of history’s greatest and most controversial handball players.

Veterans’ Reflections: History Preserved

William R. Graser. iUniverse. $21.95 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-4917-7285-0


Prepare to walk in the combat boots of veterans in this collection of true stories. Step back in time to World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

What Tennis Pros Don’t Teach (WTPDT): Wisdom Tennis 101

Manuel S. Cervantes. Xlibris. $34.99 hardcover (562p), ISBN 978-1-5144-2092-8; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-2091-1


This book encompasses a world of information threading tennis and life at work. It talks about the forces of tennis under all different scenarios.

Who Is Hunter Thompson’s “Counselor”

W. Chenault Smith, illus. by Hunter Thompson. Cheryl Perez. $9.95 paper (111p), ISBN 978-1-5331-4101-9


An account of Smith’s friendship with Hunter Thompson. Smith reached out to Thompson with the love, grace, and mercy of Christ to bring a wandering sheep into the fold. Thompson came in and took Christ as his counselor.

WordPress Business Success: Interviews and Insight from Those Who’ve Done It

Karen Dimmick and Steve Dimmick. Freelancing Evolution. $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9894757-0-9


New clients, consistent income, or happy customers—this book will help you with a collection of 14 inspiring interviews with some of the most successful people in the WordPress space.

You Are Enough: Thirty Mini Mantras for Self-Transformation; Be Empowered, Enlightened, and Inspired

Zoe Summer. Balboa Press. $12.95 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-5043-3776-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-3777-9


A one-of-a-kind, innovative, fun, and easy method that unlocks the key to joy and success for accelerated results to love, health, happiness, and wealth.


The Dragon Whistler: Secrets of the Soul Treasures

Kimberly J. Smith. Lulu. $13.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-329-57986-6; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0167ASOFY

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Willow thinks dragons exist only in fairy tales, until she accidentally wakes one from hibernation with a magical pfife that may have greater powers than simply controlling dragons.

Elf Mastery

Bryant Reil. Bryant Reil. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01DUVV0MM


Kyla Nim’s attempt to navigate her first year away from home is disturbed when she runs afoul of Erebus, the god of darkness.

Emoji Adventures, Vol. 1: The Horse Party

P.T. Evans, illus. by Jake Tashjian. Montage Publishing. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01C398FFM


Obsessed with emojis? LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this new series. See what life behind the screen is really like for the kids of Emojiville.

H.A.L.F.: The Makers

Natalie Wright. Boadicea Press. $17.95 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-5238-2092-4; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01BLRM2HO


At the edge of the galaxy, the M’Uktah evolved from wolflike creatures into an advanced society of interstellar travelers. They’re sophisticated, technologically savvy, and hungry.

Have You Ever?

Laura Spearman. Trafford. $12.68 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-4907-4687-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-4686-9


A fearlessly imaginative child journeys through wild, witty, wondrous adventures in the world’s greatest “getaway” spot: the human mind.

Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale

Anita Iaco, illus. by Chiara Civati. Mascot Books. $14.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-63177-732-5, Amazon,

It’s Election Day, and Miss Jenn’s students have to vote for the official class fruit.

The Lie They Told: A Young Adult Novel

Jean S. Arbeiter. Full Court Press. $16 paper (219p), ISBN 978-1-938812-59-0

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In 1920s Chicago, 15-year-old Carola and her mother are involved in a sensational murder case. Can the shy Carola meet the demands of her mother, the public, and the boy she loves?

The Mouse in the House

Kathleen Ziska. Archway Publishing. $12.45 paper (22p), ISBN 978-1-4808-2029-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-2028-9


In this children’s poetry book, a tiny field mouse embraces his adventurous side, scurrying to find fun, food, and 40 winks inside a family’s warm home. With colorful hand-drawn illustrations.

My Brother Came Home with a Cone on His Head

Paul Warnke. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5307-4852-5


A leg injury and visit to the doctor leads to a scary time for one little dog, who just wants to play with his brother.


Erik Therme. Kindle Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01C3FFIYC


It was supposed to be an innocent scavenger hunt. They thought the building was abandoned. They were wrong.

Riven: My Myth Trilogy, Book 1

Jane Alvey Harris. Jane Alvey Harris. $12.99 paper (286p), ISBN 978-1-944244-16-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944243-71-5


Triggered by the return of her childhood abuser and unable to cope with reality, 17-year-old Emily slips into an elaborate fantasy world.

Search (Seek, Book 1)

Candie Leigh Campbell. Amazon. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01EKKTZT2


As a trained Seek hunter, 17-year-old Keira thinks she knows what’s going on in her world; the shadows called Khayal are real and they bite. But the truth is more complicated.

Vinyl: Book 1 of the Vinyl Trilogy

Sophia Elaine Hanson. Calida Lux Publishing. $12.95 paper (352p), ISBN 978-0-692-56983-2

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A gritty YA fiction of an unlikely rebel struggling to save her family and aid a revolution against a tyrannical government that uses hypnosis called the Music to repress its citizens.

When Mommy Is in Heaven

Wendy L. Hackey, illus. by Dan Drewes. Authorhouse. $25 hardcover (28p), ISBN 978-1-5049-8016-6, Amazon,

Micha’s school is having a Mother’s Day tea. He believes that because the party is for mothers and grandmothers he can ask God to allow his mommy to come.