Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 86 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 publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy; The Magic of Youth
James Philip Head. North Loop Books. $23 hardcover (292p), ISBN 978-1-63413-882-6; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01GW71V48
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Art, fashion, and scandal collide in this biographical novel about Howard Chandler Christy, a popular painter of the Jazz Age.
Alone and on My Knees
John DeCoste. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (456p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7504-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7471-4
A story of growth in relationships, in love, hope, trust, and faith, and the great need for a deep, loving presence in one’s life.
Flower God Ogre Wolf
Marshall Street. Alan Wilson. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-646-94981-9
Deep within something stirred. Something primal. A wolf’s hunger bayed, ever and always. Not for blood—it was for money he hungered. But he was a wolf. And for wolves, blood is currency.
For King and Country (Battle Scars, Vol. 2)
Charlene Newcomb. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (578p), ISBN 978-1-5306-7436-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01EX5VB78
England, 1193: Civil war threatens as battle-scarred knight Henry de Grey returns from serving King Richard the Lionheart in the Crusades.
A Giant Squid in Nylon
Siafu. Dorrance Publishing. $25 paper (440p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2657-8
A spicy adventure of marriage and revenge. An indomitable socialite, a proctology convention, rich neighbors, a rescued child: what could possibly go right?
I’m Just the Keyboard Guy
JoAnn L. Hill. Wheatmark. $13.95 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-62787-202-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B00TU47C5S
As a boy growing up in Montana, Reg Mathews is thought to inherit the family ranch when he comes of age, but he falls in love with his piano instead.
The Last Director of Shoreditch
Huw Jones. Huw Jones. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01G0JL314
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A darkly comic twin tale of London’s Shoreditch neighborhood today, with its bearded hipsters from high-tech companies, and in the 1950s, when mobs ruled the streets.
The Lost Codex of the Christian Heretics
Kyla Merwin. KMC Media. $19.95 paper (462p), ISBN 978-0-9910689-2-0; $9.95 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9910689-3-7
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Three daring friends search the mysterious landscapes of 1947 Egypt—unveiling the most controversial archeological discovery in 2,000 years.
Memory Lane: Living in East New York
Rasheem Youmans. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5144-5442-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-5441-1
This novel lays bare the harsh reality of a little boy lured by the power of money, sex, and drugs into the belly of the beast of East New York.
Nanjing Never Cries
Hong Zheng. Killian Press. $29.95 hardcover (376p), ISBN 978-1-944347-00-0
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Four friends are caught in the invasion of the city of Nanjing during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). The novel captures the emotions that are at the heart of war.
JimLinsa. iUniverse. $18.99 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9538-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9539-2
The erotic tale of a writer’s journey of sexual discovery, guided by his nubile muse, through a hallucinatory universe populated by other libidinous spirits, both beautiful and terrifying.
Poet of the Wrong Generation: A Fable of Stardom’s Rewards
Lonnie Ostrow. Harmony River Press. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9974042-1-0
A lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall, and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation.
Sense of Touch: Love and Duty at Anne of Brittany’s Court
Rozsa Gaston. Renaissance Editions. $11.95 paper (324p), ISBN 978-0-9847906-2-3; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9847906-3-0
In the court of Anne of Brittany, two young lovers meet, only to be parted by duty and honor. A queen’s promise offers their only hope of happiness.
The Silver Baron’s Wife
Donna Baier Stein. Serving House Books. $14.95 paper (224p), ISBN 978-0-9971010-6-5
Lizzie “Baby Doe” Tabor was a woman ahead of her time who bucked social expectations, lived under extremes of both poverty and wealth, and followed a unique spiritual path.
Unrest: A Coming-of-Age Story Beneath the Alborz Mountains
Sandra Ann Heath. Sandra Ann Heath. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B01AZHVBJG
American 17-year-old Annie Patterson is traveling to join her lieutenant colonel father in Tehran. It’s the late 1970s, and Iran is on the verge of phenomenal and unprecedented change.
The Whispering of the Willows
Tonya Jewel Blessing. Capture Books. $18.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-0-9971625-4-7; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B01C6HMDUE
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In West Virginia in the late 1920s, Emerald Ashby learns hard lessons when a deeply disturbed man is thrust into her life by uncaring parents.
World War A: Book 1—Chinese Trojan
Clarence Xon. Faith Publishing. $14.95 paper (417p), ISBN 978-981-09-9775-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-981-09-9537-9
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In 2030, the U.S. economy is about to collapse, and China is ready to step in and take over. Kaden becomes entangled in a political conspiracy that will force him to embrace his destiny.
Yet Another Fallen Star
JoAnn L. Hill. Wheatmark. $17.95 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-60494-754-0; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B007W4NUBI
In 1874, tiny Emily makes her appearance in the world. She is the foundation of the Roberts family and often the breadwinner.
Youth in the City: Various Small Fictions
Chris Jalufka, illus. by Thomas Danthony. Evil Tender. $20 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5323-1353-0
A series of narrators wanders the city, in part imagined future, part internal monologue. A voyeuristic look inside the lives of lonely drifters trying to make the city their home.
Eric Haggman. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (313p), ISBN 978-0-9973137-0-3
An ex-marine returns to modern-day Vietnam to shoot tourism videos of the now prosperous country when he falls for a beautiful woman with a dark secret that could destroy the country.
Back Door Down
John Rester Zodrow. Solstice Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01JGQHW2W
When gangsters brutally murder her husband, Sally Bolt must rescue her young daughter as a terrorist’s weapon of mass destruction sails to wipe out an American city.
The Devil’s Analyst
Dennis Frahmann. Loon Town Books. $16 paper (329p), ISBN 978-0-692-71057-9
Danny Lahti thinks he has it all. But then a hacker attacks his company, a prowler attempts to break in, and a friend goes missing. Are these the first feints by a crazed admirer?
Dropped Dead in Kona: A Margie’s Murder Mystery
Gerry Stimmler. Eleanor Avenue Press. $16.99 paper (313p), ISBN 978-1-4563-4796-3
What happens when a bunch of amateurs try to solve a murder? They could get killed. It’s a cozy—mystery, that is. Who says murder can’t be fun?
Robert Gallant. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (200p), ISBN 978-0-595-40880-1
The leader of a clandestine government team kills a former Russian KGB officer smuggling two nuclear bombs into the United States. But one bomb has already been delivered. Where is it?
Leigh Goodison. Sheffield Publications. $13.99 paper (238p), ISBN 978-0-69274600-4
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Psychiatrist Rand Morrissey, still haunted by his sister’s death, must overcome his childhood demons to save the lives of half sisters, inextricably tethered between life and death.
Love Has No Ending
M. RéShor. Different Shades of Writers. $9.50 paper (242p), ISBN 978-0-692-24767-9
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After leaving a special ops career, Troy Norton returns home, devoted to his family. But an unimaginable obsession creates a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder.
Mosh Pit (The Rose Garden Arena Incident, Book 1)
Michael Hiebert. Dangerbooks. $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-927600-09-2
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Six shots ring out as country/pop superstar Dakota Shane takes the stage. People run. People die. But ultimately, this seven-part serial thriller is about courage, love, and redemption.
A Reservation for Murder: A Lieutenant Morales Mystery
A.J. Basinski. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01IYGQNWK
Lieutenant Mario Morales is looking for love on a beautiful Florida island. Instead he finds himself caught up in two murder investigations and almost loses the love of his life.
Robert Gallant. iUniverse. $14.95 paper (210p), ISBN 978-0-595-40467-4
Chesney Barrett, a environmental graduate student, helps a clandestine government team search for an illicit drug operation in the Louisiana swamps.
Sunset & Vine: Loose Lips
Per Hampton. Global Press. $9.95 paper (260p), ISBN 978-0-9972725-0-5
Love + lust+ glamour + greed+ money+ power = Hollywood. The face you step on while clawing your way out of an ordinary life may be the last one you see in the end.
Triple Six: The Lightkeepers #2
Erica Spindler. Double Shot Press. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944323-04-2
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A string of home invasions rock New Orleans. Detectives Micki Dare and Zach Harris race to unearth the crimes’ connection to the Lightkeepers and to stop the dark forces responsible.
Wolf: A Jessica James Mystery
Kelly Oliver. Kaos Press. $15.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-692-68535-8
Three kickass girls, two dead men, and one killer story.
Awaken Online: Catharsis
Travis Bagwell. Travis Bagwell. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01J0E8Z8A
Frustrated with his life, Jason begins playing a first-of-its-kind virtual reality game and quickly finds himself on the path to becoming the game’s villain.
Jack of Thorns (Inheritance, Book 1)
Amelia Faulkner. LoveLight Press. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01FG70NCQ
Two inexperienced psychics with underdeveloped talents must work together to master their own skills if they are to survive the anger of a Celtic god.
Mind vs. Matter: The World Is Running Out of Time
Konrad Koenigsmann. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (213p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6598-1; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B01DWRZ2RS
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The year is 2067. When a mysterious man named Karl von Liebnitz makes plans to take over the planet, there is nothing the empires can do to stop him—until a new force emerges.
Redfall: Fight for Survival
Jay J. Falconer. BookBreeze. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01A951JCI
Red storm clouds appear and begin to spread their potentially toxic rain across the planet, grounding all travelers, knocking out communications, and threatening to take down the grid.
Enchanted: Dottie’s Story
Linda Heavner Gerald. Lime Pie Publishers. $14.13 paper (399p), ISBN 978-1-5334-4790-6
The young woman waited alone by a marble column inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fearfully, she realized that she did not possess a memory.
Her Man in Ireland
Ann M. Streetman. Ann M. Streetman. $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-370-48323-5
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Ellen, an American engineer, wanders into the Dublin pub where Tomas is playing. He is an engineer by day, a musician some nights, and an officer in the Irish Army Defense Reserve.
Pretty Broken Girl: An Unconventional Love Story
Jeana E. Mann. Ishkadiddle Publishing. Free e-book, ASIN B014UDQ72W
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Ten years ago, Dakota and Sam divorced for all the wrong reasons. Now he’s back in her life, he’s still angry, and he’s her new boss.
Ties That Bind
Elizabeth Blair. VPK Publishing. $14.99 paper (336p), ISBN 978-0-692-66861-0
Decades of straddling the line between working undercover and remaining loyal to the families of his birth have destroyed Mitch’s allegiance to either side. When the two worlds begin to collide, he is forced to choose between his past and his future.
Be Not Weary in Well-Doing
Sarah Bell. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-5144-1920-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-1919-9
Raising children alone is no easy task. For Bell, it meant her whole life and all her love. She shares her parenting experiences.
Breathing Poison: Smoking, Pollution and the Haze
Anthony Rebuck. Partridge Singapore. $17.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-4828-9807-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-9809-5
There is a triple threat in the Asian air to human health and well-being. This book shows how there will be an increase in tobacco-attributable deaths as more and more people smoke.
Conquistador Voices, Vol. 1: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants
Kevin H. Siepel. Spruce Tree Press. $23.95 paper (340p), ISBN 978-0-9786466-2-2; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9786466-6-0
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The first volume of a two-volume set that makes heavy use of eyewitness and participant accounts, set into narrative, presents the four voyages of Christopher Columbus and the conquest of Mexico by Hernàn Cortés.
The Early Years
Rachel G. Carrington. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6567-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6568-5
A young girl forgoes college when she falls in love with a WWII veteran. This memoir details the couple’s struggles and triumphs.
The Grand Gypsy
Ottavio Canestrelli, with Ottavio Gesmundo. Lulu. $22.98 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-4834-4894-7
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A memoir that weaves together historical events through the extraordinary life of decorated WWI veteran and circus superstar Ottavio Canestrelli. With 170 vintage photographs.
Letters from the Pacific: 49 Days on a Cargo Ship
Sandra Shaw Homer. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-4944-7531-4
Forty-nine days is a long time, but in this journal about the ship, people, ports, and endless sea, the interior journey begins. An exploration of why we go, and come home.
Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Robert L. Wilkins. Proud Legacy Publishing. $26.99 hardcover (144p), ISBN 978-0-9979104-0-7
Wilkins’s curiosity about why there wasn’t a national museum dedicated to African American history became an obsession, eventually leading him to quit his job and make it his mission to help the museum become a reality.
Mister B.: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist
A. Lynn Byk. Capture Books. $34.99 hardcover (420p), ISBN 978-0-9971625-6-1; $22.99 paper (352p), ISBN 978-0-9971625-0-9
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An instructive and comedic memoir. When a chauffeur-cook on the verge of financial ruin decides to help a 98-year-old rocket scientist, she is taught a few lessons by him.
MoneyRx: Your Prescription for Financial Success
Joseph C. Newtz. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5346-3164-9
Apply the strategies that an accomplished financial adviser uses with his multimillion-dollar clients.
My Corner of the Sky: Though I Never Expected Life to Be Quite Like This!
Kerri Dyer-Keen. iUniverse. $25.95 paper (408p), ISBN 978-1-4502-2664-6; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4502-2665-3
Dyer-Keen reveals the grief she felt at losing the ability to sing, as she learns to deal with her new, chaotic life.
The Pokéconomy: Over 50 Ways to Make Money from Pokémon Go
Aaron Mosley. Levels. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01JAW1CG4
Mosley presents more than 50 ways to make money from Pokémon Go.
The Priest and the Cardinal: Race and Rebellion in 1960s Los Angeles
William H. DuBay. CreateSpace. $12.45 paper (330p), ISBN 978-1-5192-5871-7; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01LZTTF8J
A young Catholic priest asks Pope Paul VI to oust James Francis McIntyre from office as archbishop of Los Angeles because of the cardinal’s opposition to the civil rights movement.
A Return to Chelm: My Journey to Uncover the Destruction of Two Jewish Families in the Holocaust
Arlene Blaier Burrows. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9279-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9280-3
Burrows discovers her Jewish family’s 18th-century roots, learns of their fates in the Holocaust, finds survivors, and reunites with descendants around the world.
Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace
David L. Winters. Daviwin. $15 paper (212p), ISBN 978-0-9977747-0-2
The author humorously explores the pressures of modern life, decides to take a sabbatical, and eventually conquers his anxiety issues. Ride along for this uplifting take on life.
The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: A Memoir
Michael H. Ward. Querelle Press. $19.99 paper (189p), ISBN 978-0-9967103-3-6
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Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, chronicling in candid detail his partner Mark’s decline and eventual death, and opening a vital window onto the past.
Kent Madsen. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (204p), ISBN 978-1-5245-0031-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-0030-6
Based on a 2004 USA Today article, this book follows one family as they seek 220,000 shares of Oracle stock.
Talking Back to the Bible: A Historian’s Approach to Bible Study
Edward G. Simmons. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2709-4
A collection of conversations with the Bible from the perspective of a historian and Christian. They are a new twist to Bible study that are insightful, inspirational, and confessional.
Teachings on Being: The Holy Book of Religious Leaders, Followers, and Non-Believers
Codrin Stefan Tapu. Lulu. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-304-05194-3
In this original “modern sacred text” styled like a blog, Tapu proposes a view of deity that even encompasses atheism, and offers a provocative lifestyle view for people of all beliefs.
Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Ericka Harris. Alephshin. $7.99 paper (73p), ISBN 978-0-578-07239-5
A memoir about Harris’s personal relationship with God and how he showed her that she must learn how to trust him when she is out of her comfort zone.
Two Sons Too Many: To Live, Love & Lose
Aidan McNally. CreateSpace. $21.15 paper (496p), ISBN 978-1-5334-5058-6
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A life that is emotionally addictive while causing the deepest of thought. Life’s harshest lessons continue and bring the most raw reality imaginable or perhaps the most feared.
Ugly Is Only Skin-Deep: The Story of the Ads That Changed the World
Dominik Imseng. Matador. $18 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-78589-317-9
Created in 1959, the ad campaign for the Volkswagen Beetle didn’t only fundamentally change the ethos of advertising, it also helped trigger the cultural revolution of the 1960s.
Vibes from the Screen: Getting Greater Enjoyment from Films
Bob Moss. MCP Books. $22.95 paper (281p), ISBN 978-1-63505-065-3
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An introduction to elements of film, filmmakers’ techniques, and finding the meanings portrayed. Moss provides an understanding of how filmmakers think about craft. The result is greater film enjoyment.
The Way Is Love: How to Walk in Love and Forgiveness
Errington D. Cumberbatch. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (204p), ISBN 978-1-4917-8885-1
God’s word and his creative power are the answers to healing and transforming your life. By faith, you can change your circumstances and health.
Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story
Jacqueline A. Eubany. CreateSpace. $17 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-5349-0984-7
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Learn how to reduce the risk of heart attack by up to 80% by following simple rules outlined in this book.
The Adventures of Kate the Cat
Nicole Nageli. N3 Cartoons. $9.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5353-7934-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01IJK1HHW
In this graphic novel, Kate and her friend Sam are kidnapped from their home. Kate finds herself trapped, with Sam nowhere to be seen. She meets Buck, a dog with a plan. They try to find their way home but are instead confronted with the most unlikely challenge any animal could face.
Adventures of the Precious Knights
Valerie Crowe. Archway Publishing. $12.45 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-4808-2958-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-2957-2
A trio of knights, sworn to protect their mystical land from scary creatures, adopt a baby dragon who helps educate them about his reptilian traits.
Rebecca Taylor. Ophelia House. $14.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-0-9797353-3-2
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An 18-year-old valedictorian hopeful has her life knocked off course when she falls in love for the first time with a guy from the other side of the tracks.
The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman: A Novel
Brady Stefani. Sparkpress. $9.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-940716-34-3; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-940716-35-0
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Something frightening is happening to Courtney: she’s being visited at night by aliens. And imaginary or not, they’re not only out to recruit her, they’re taking over her mind.
Angel and Adam
David G. Bickler. Outskirts Press. $13.95 paper (76p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7453-2
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A story and a spiritual guide showing how love and peace can reign on Earth, if we are willing to be transformed by the light of God’s grace in his eternal plan.
Ryan Galloway. Ryan Galloway. $10 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9978558-0-7
When cadet Lizzy Engram of Mars Colony One wakes with a head full of stolen memories, she has six days to uncover what the doctors are hiding—or be erased from existence.
The Cats Who Crossed Over from Paris
R.F. Kristi. BookBaby. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01ISAITA6
The adventures of Inca, a Siberian puss, and her furry family.
Flicker: The Flicker Effect, Book 1
Melanie Hooyenga. Left-Handed Mitten Publications. $13.99 paper (391p), ISBN 978-1-4802-0084-5
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Biz is a perfectly normal teenager except for one minor detail: she uses sunlight to jump back to yesterday. But will she learn to use her ability to help more than just herself?
Francis Goes to Europe
Sonia B. McNulty. Zeus Publications. $24.15 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-922229-61-8
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The sequel to Francis The Horse That Is. Francis and his friends travel to Europe for more fun and frolic, causing mayhem again.
Francis Goes to South America
Sonia B. McNulty. Zeus Publications. $20.90 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-922229-80-9
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The sequel to Francis Goes to Europe. Francis and his annoying, humorous friends travel through South America, causing more mayhem.
Francis the Horse That Is
Sonia B. McNulty. Zeus Publications. $22.75 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-922229-12-0
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Francis is a horse born with a serious abnormality and sadly abandoned—until he meets some wacky, annoying, humorous Australian creatures along the way.
The Girl Who Stole a Planet (Amy Armstrong, Book 1)
Stephen Colegrove. Amazon. $11.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-5354-2226-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01JML6IM6
A teenage thief is flung across the galaxy into a massive robbery that crosses space and time.
Grandpa Larry’s Not-So-Ordinary Dairy
Lacey Lexvold, illus. by Shelly Mullani-Bales. Tru Publishing. $9.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-941420-21-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01I93VPPI
Grandpa Larry’s dairy is no ordinary farm. Once their chores are done, his cows slip through a magical portal where they have fun all day. For kids ages 2 to 8.
The Ice Crystal Palace
Willy Paul. Dorrance Publishing. $38 hardcover (104p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2626-4
The Ice Crystal Palace in the North Pole is in the most beautiful kingdom in the whole wide world. An adventure to bring snowy magic into every day of the year.
It’s Just So...
Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. Notable Kids Publishing. $16.95 hardcover (40p), ISBN 978-0-9970851-0-5
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For children in transitional phases. It’s the first day of school. At first, things feel just so scary and just so hard, but in the end, they’re just so fantastical.
Months from Now: Our Imminent Future
Tom Schneider. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (150p), ASIN B01GKJDATW
After an event takes down the power grid, a teen and his sisters struggle to stay alive, stay together, and discover the truth.
Oh! Mighty Tree! The Unknown Epic of Unk! The House of Ivy
Rebecca Ann Ivy. CreateSpace. $14.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-5370-7928-8
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A little sprout, swept away by a storm, grows up on the wrong side of the fence, made fun of and nicknamed “Unk.” Follow his destiny to become Oh! Mighty Tree!
Opaque (revised edition)
Ca¯lix Leigh-Reign. Nnylluc Book Group. $14.99 paper (256p), ISBN 978-0-9979239-8-8
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A SF novel involving mutated limbal rings, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry, and a romance that revolves around 16-year-old misanthropic Adam Caspian.
Lacole Butler, illus. by Dwain Esper. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (18p), ISBN 978-1-5049-7889-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-7886-6
A story that captures the heartfelt love between child and parent, issues families commonly face, and the importance of familial values.
Sometimes, Dreams Come True
Patricia Imbelloni. RoseDog Books. $17 paper (162p), ISBN 978-0-8059-8777-5
A young woman’s coming-of-age story. Sometimes dreams don’t come true, but sometimes, with faith and love, they do.
SuperNova: Heroes of Arcania
Liz Long. Blue Fire Media. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01FKR0FPM
The Heroes of Arcania series is intended to appeal to comic book readers and romance fans. Its gifted teen superheroes attempt to save their city from impending demise.
Winter Flames: Knights of the Dragon; Champions of Arcana, Book 1
H.S Harper. Hong Soon Goh. $12 e-book, ASIN B01G5XNCF0
The first novel of the Knights of the Dragon: Champions of Arcana series. A sword-and-sorcery epic of magic, warfare, love, and heroism.