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The Acorn Stories

Duane Simolke. Duane Simolke. $13.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-595-28864-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0011E5LZ8


From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Simolke’s tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.

Bitter Root

Terri Watts. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (275p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8558-3, Amazon,

Rachel Spearman, a silver-spooned millionaire, finds solace in her prearranged fortune and built an agency from the ground up. What will it take to bring Rachel to her knees?

Cities of the Common Man

Ben Hasskamp. Amazon. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B071JZMZJ5


After the death of his father, once-renowned chef Billy MacPherson ventures down the coast, reconnecting with his past while fighting the terrible, yet inevitable prospect of turning 30.


Siegfried Finser. Book Venture Publishing. $16.93 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-946735-23-2

Amazon,, Book Venture

Twelve characters collide in this fast-paced drama about corporate takeover tactics and their impact on the characters’ personal lives.

A Day in Eternity

Kathryn Gabriel Loving. SoulJourn Books. $15.95 paper (282p), ISBN 978-0-9839838-2-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9839838-3-5

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

A near-death “lifemance” based in part on the life, letters, and poetry of John Gillespie Magee Jr., author of the famous sonnet “High Flight.”

Families, Friends, and Outcasts

Michael Alexander. Dorrance Publishing. $20 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3155-8

Life, love, and race relations in a small Southern town. Spinster Lucy keeps a sharp lookout for her family, friends, and the outcasts during the tumultuous early 20th century.

From a Golden Mirror to a Sparkling Chandelier: Thirty Short Stories from a Journey Through Life

Helmut Schwab. iUniverse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-2691-4


This collection of short stories shares Schwab’s great empathy, joy, and sorrow resulting from chance observations in daily life, nature, or human encounters.

A Game for Knowledge

Senir Wongsokerto. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7737-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7739-8


A group is working on a secret project to develop a new world to ease the Earth from its heavy load.

Guardian of Deceit

William H. Coles. $11.95 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-0-5, Amazon,, Smashwords

Darwin Hastings confronts the evil obstructions of his new celebrity football-star mentor on his journey to become a physician.

Hurry the Night

John J. Asher. John J. Asher. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07196KM4L


Grieving over the wife who left him, Parker must contend with a destitute single mom and a musician friend with agoraphobia while fending off a psychopath bent on his destruction.

Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000–2016

William H. Coles, illus. by Peter Healy, David Riley, Dilleen Marsh, Betty Harper, and Anna Sokolova. $24.95 paper (403p), ISBN 978-0-9976729-2-3

Amazon,, Smashwords

Thirty-three award-winning short stories, two graphic novels, and a novella, each unique and character based.

Iron String

Rudy Revak. Legacy. $29.50 hardcover (362p), ISBN 978-1-942545-70-5; $19.50 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-942545-71-2


A story of grit, love, synchronicity, and belief in God set in the tumultuous panorama of life in Europe circa World War II.

Lavenders Blue

Janet Tyers. Xlibris. $23.28 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4931-9389-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-9390-5


Jean and Jeanette, two women from different times, are caught in a whirlwind of mystery as they are brought together by secrets that haunt them both.

Mara, Marietta: A Love Story in 77 Bedrooms

Richard Jonathan. Pronoun. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-2-9559751-0-7

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

She is a theoretical physicist and a musician, he a poet and rock song lyricist. He asks her to break his heart. She agrees to do it. The lovers’ pact: freedom versus destiny. Who will win?

Mask by Mask

Tyler Kyle. Balboa Press. $16.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7132-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7133-9


A woman returns to Barcelona in search of a man from her past who may possess the key to everything that haunts her.


William Coles. $22.95 hardcover (348p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-4-3; $10.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-0-9961903-3-6

Amazon,, Smashwords

A highly successful but arrogant surgeon convicted of second degree murder escapes captivity to seek a new life as a hunted fugitive.

Of Captivity & Kings

E.Y. Laster. E.Y. Laster. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B071H7KJP2


Trading in slaves is a death sentence in Nabara. When a Roman ship wrecks off the coast, King Kashta must unite ruling families against the trade and corruption of everyone it touches.


John LaChance. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (532p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5394-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5393-4


Meet the Antichrist in his glory, including those others now shaping him as told in flashbacks and flash-forwards.


Charlotte Phoenix. Xlibris. $18.99 paper (440p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3115-7; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-3112-6


African-American women from five generations take readers on a journey through American history through their poignant personal stories and perspectives on events during their lifetimes with eye-opening revelations.


Craig B. Bass. Book Venture Publishing. $32.27 hardcover (252p), ISBN 978-1-946735-01-0; $15.44 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-946735-00-3

Amazon,, Book Venture

A scout master provides a young boy seeking answers and truths the opportunity of a lifetime for wonderful new experiences, but is there too big a price to pay?


Jill Wilson Brennan. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-4918-2354-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-2352-1


No one knows that Vern Webb, head of Midwest Industries, is harboring two secrets: his criminal past and an illicit drug-laundering operation hidden within his company.

Teachings of a Shaman

Corey Stultz. Halcyon Press. $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-692-88615-1


Abandoned by his group, a young man wakes up and finds himself alone in the desert. Although his demise seems inevitable, he’s rescued in the nick of time by a Navajo shaman.

Typo Squad

Stephen Lomer. Port Nine Publishing. $10.99 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-5464-0762-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B071NLWST2


In a world where typos are lethal, an elite team must protect the public from the errorist threats all around them.

Uninvited: Everyone Has Their Own Truth

Vanessa Kaye. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5036-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5035-3


Jacob embarks on a new journey with the love of his life. Could he really enjoy this day without his friend Dani? What would his Dani-less future look like?

Unsealed: An Unconventional Story of Love, Passion and Friendship

K.M. Langdon. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5011-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5010-0


Inspired by true events, this fairy-tale romance turns tumultuous as long-buried secrets struggle to stay suppressed. Readers are reminded that there are two sides to every story.

Where Innocence Ends

Shinetaha Saincila. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-5246-1416-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-1415-7


A child is taken from his home. He must escape from slavery, but he has to kill his master. Can he do it and free himself?

The ZBAD: Darkness Forever

Archalien Kessle. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6560-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6561-9


This is a philosophical journey for anyone who would like to experience something genius. The story itself goes far deeper into the Bible and religion than what is socially instructed.


Artwork on Mind’s Canvas

Shelley Ann Vrgleski. Zaimina Publishing. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-0-9952125-1-0; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9952125-2-7

Amazon, Blackwell’s,, Indigo

This is Vrgleski’s debut book of poems with hand-drawn illustrations. Each poem paints a journey into an artist’s mind with a brushstroke of words.

Into the Fire: Poems from Australia

Sean Kennedy. Xlibris. $16.12 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2006-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2005-2


An evocative lyrical take on life, sports, psychology, and the Arctic, fused with humor and life lessons.

Living with Reason

Kelcie D. Brunson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6770-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6769-9


Life is constantly changing, and over time it brings about a change in of each us. These poems epitomize this evolution of the spirit, which occurs simply by living.

Loners and Mothers

Allen Lee Ireland. Cherry Grove Collections. $19 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-62549-234-0


These poems explore the complicated psychology of loners, their obsession with family, and their many means of escape from what they perceive as a dark and frightening world.

The Meaning of Love

Kerry Arko. Dorrance Publishing. $9 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3745-1

Poems and short stories that bring a fresh perspective to love and tragedy. Be inspired to achieve and never give up.

Sonnets Walking the Great Divide

Cecil Welles. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7801-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7809-8


In a collection of 90 sonnets inspired by his deep desire for thought explanation, Welles presents eclectic verse that reflects on a variety of emotions.


Al-Kiama: “The Life After”

Moustafa F. Moukarim. AuthorHouse. $11.45 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4033-8830-8; $3.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4033-8829-2


Following the destruction of Islam’s holiest shrine, world leaders convene in Jordan to forestall a devastating global conflict. But the concluding banquet turns into a hostage crisis.

Beyond Terror: A Battered Wife on Trial for the Alleged Murder of Her Husband

Raoul D. Revord. iUniverse. $19.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4620-4864-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-4865-6


Attorney David Chartier’s client Jean Davis is suspected of murdering her husband. When she reveals years of abuse, David must find a way to convince a jury of her innocence.

Buried Secrets

S.D. Tooley. Full Moon Publishing. $26.95 hardcover (268p), ISBN 978-0-9846357-3-3

Amazon,, Ingram

The eighth book in the Sam Casey series involves voodoo, root curses, century-old secrets, and Civil War history.

Circled: Part of the Crime After Time Collection

Anne McAneny. Farrington Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B011SI6I2Q

Amazon, Audible

Arson, murder, lies, and gators. Resilient reporter Chloe Keyes uncovers the truth about her missing childhood friend in her not-so-homey hometown.

Death of a Debutante: A Riley Rochester Mystery

Wendy Soliman. Bookbaby. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06Y5PB84M

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd

Inspector Rochester has his loyalties called into question when a girl dies in a fellow aristocrat’s house.

A Hint of Silver: A Gordan Hudde Novel

Mark Hudson. Mark Hudson. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-310-80443-4

Amazon,, Kobo, Smashwords

Children are missing from the small Georgia town of Otter, Gordan Hudde’s adopted home. The sheriff needs help, and the FBI is not all that interested.

Intimate Encounter

Deren Icke. Onwuegbuna Ikechukwu. $16 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-9945740-7-7; $5 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9945740-6-0

Amazon, Ingram

Jeff, an ex-playboy and journalist, must set an imprisoned sex slave free. He risks everything and must fight terrifying ordeals and his own lusts.

The Karma Code

Daniel Davidsohn. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (338p), ISBN 978-85-922784-0-3


What if a person’s fate could be predicted? A murder in a remote Finnish village leads to an experiment capable of accessing a surviving consciousness.

Lady Beth

Caroline E. Farrell. CreateSpace. $7.50 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5336-9859-9

Amazon,, Book Depository

To find the truth of who is responsible for her son’s death, Beth goes back to her old life, a sordid past, and the man she tried so desperately to forget.

Panther 27

J. Curry Druz. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5245-6636-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-6635-7


A young wildlife biologist discovers the remains of one of the endangered Florida panthers. Determining its cause of death is met with frustration—until she meets a troubled engineer.

Pink Slips

Beth Aldrich. Restoring Essence Press. $14.99 paper (265p), ISBN 978-0-9988874-0-1

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

Betsy Ryan is confronted with threatening pink notes from an anonymous person.

Quantum: The Trilogy Begins

Dean De Servienti. iLab Visions. $18 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-9974899-2-7; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-0-9974899-0-3


The ruthless hunt for an object that hides a secret about life on Earth. A new vision about our origins.

Rabbit’s Redemption: Book 2, Truth Conspiracy Series

D.P. Vent. $10.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-5453-8728-3


After being saved by the TPA, Rabbit and Baby have been trained to hunt and kill would-be terrorists and mass shooters, but Jack Kendahl soon finds himself on their trail again.

The Streetlight

Matt Dever. CreateSpace. $15.95 paper (394p), ISBN 978-1-5397-1042-4


A mysterious presence has taken control of a 10-year-old boy and seeks street justice and vengeance.

The Unexpected Resolution: Jolie Gentil Mystery #10

Elaine Orr. Lifelong Dreams Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9863380-5-2

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Google Play, Kobo

A 911 call during their wedding forces Jolie and Scoobie to confront someone long out of his life—and decide whether to accept an interloper. The options mix humor and murder.

The Watson Girl: A Gripping Serial Killer Thriller

Leslie Wolfe. Italics Publishing. $9.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-945302-10-7; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01N6PUOSU


FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team frantically search for the prolific serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years but left an unknowing witness behind.


Demon Leap: An Urban Fantasy

Tricia Owens. Tricia Owens. $13.99 paper (307p), ISBN 978-1-5467-8735-8; $3.99 e-book,



Arrow has an impossible dream: overthrow the corrupt government. But to do so, she’ll need to align herself with the strangest, most dangerous magic criminals in the city: the Specials.

The Horror Writer

Jerry Jay Carroll. Swaggering Press. $11 paper (277p), ISBN 978-0-9898269-5-2


A horror writer and financial executive, naked in the jungle, must save the world.

Scarecrow: Book Three of the Vanir Trilogy

George R. Dasher.

iUniverse. $20.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5320-1929-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1928-9


Jarl Hawkins must travel into space to save one of the great, golden colonization ships and prevent the subjugation of the planet by the brutal and all-powerful empire.

They’re Among Us

M.L. Wilson. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-5302-5445-3, Amazon

This is the story of the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The Things That Grow with Us

Jordan Anderson. Jordan Anderson. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01MFGP2A6


UFOs, demented tree trunks, deep-space missions, and more set the foundation for horror and emotion in this debut collection of stories.


Chasing Shadows

Bernadette Marie. 5 Prince Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63112-196-8

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

Detective Lacy Pratt must find a killer before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims, marks her as a target.

Hot, Deadly Desire

Judy H. CreateSpace. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B071RMHKNZ

Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

An on-edge homicide detective. A mysterious, compelling stranger. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. A love affair that could quickly turn deadly.

Shelby: The Deadly Agendas

Katie Murphy. Waldorf Publishing. $16.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-68419-421-6

Amazon, Target

Tragedy drives a D.C. socialite to San Diego to hide from the media. Her grief heals as a lifeguard saving lives. But the accident was really murder. The media and enemies are now hunting for her.


Angelboy, Vol. 1

N.M. Beguesse. $15 paper (216p), ISBN 978-0-9898879-0-8


An ordinary student is resurrected as an angel in this debut story that resonates with anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider.


All I Want to Do Is Live: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction

Trace Ramsey. Pioneers Press. $16 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-939899-28-6


Ramsey examines family history, showing how darkness trickles through generations. In clean, deliberate prose, he relays stories that are brutal and achingly pretty.

Aphrodite: A Modern Day Goddess Love Story

Lily Rose. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-5245-4139-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4138-5


When Aphrodite breaks up with her fiancé, she is left without home, car, or work. It is during the quest to rebuild her life that she discovers true love and happiness.

Appraisals: Kiriti Sengupta; Breaking the Barriers

Various. Transcendent Zero Press. $15 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-946460-94-3


This is a collection of reviews, interviews, and articles about bestselling Indian author Kiriti Sengupta by colleagues, admiring fans, and literature enthusiasts all over the world.

Asheville Movies, Vol. I: The Silent Era

Frank Thompson. Men With Wings Press. $15.95 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-9987699-0-5

An illustrated history of films made in Asheville, N.C., 1900–1929, an unexplored chapter of cinema history. Featuring 136 images, most of them previously unpublished.

Blood on China Beach: My Story as a Brain Surgeon in Vietnam

Paul J. Pitlyk. iUniverse. $19.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-4759-5943-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-5944-4


Pitlyk, a neurosurgeon from the Mayo Clinic, tells how he learned his craft in a rudimentary hospital in Vietnam, 12,000 miles from home.

The Book of Steven

Steven T. Stevenson and Shah R. Azad. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-4917-5616-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-5615-7


A humorous tale in which Steven finds heaven to be insufferable without food, booze, sex, or the internet—leading Steven to question why he killed himself.

Bright Friends: The First Twenty-Five Years of Visitations Tucson, Arizona 1947–1972

Karen Kalliopi Papagapitos. BalboaPress. $17.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6871-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6927-5


In 1951, Papagapitos, then four years old, was visited by otherworldly beings. She breaks her silence and details the first 25 years of visitations by her Bright Friends.

A Child’s Voyage to New Life: Memoir of a Little Italian Girl

Rose Catalano. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1186-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1188-7


The life lessons shared in this book reflect Catalano’s belief that regardless of one’s nationality or heritage, there is always someone we can look up to, admire, or be inspired by.

Coincidence or Christ?

Dimitri Skopos. WestBow Press. $30.95 hardcover (160p), ISBN 978-1-5127-8810-5; $13.95 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5127-8809-9


A book of self–spiritual discovery. Coincidences and miracles are analyzed from a historical and personal perspective to develop our intimate eternal relationship with the Trinity.

Eccentricity: Society’s Secret Sauce; The Value of Being Eccentric

Brett Sinclair. Alpha Academic Press. $9.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-9975603-5-0


Where would the world be without eccentrics, people who changed the world? Go beyond the realm of psychological theory into the reality of the value of being eccentric.

Everything I Never Wanted: A Memoir of Excess

Barbara Santarelli. She Writes Press. $16.95 paper (336p), ISBN 978-1-63152-258-1

Amazon,, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Powell’s

This memoir addresses the importance of belonging and the impact of social isolation in childhood on self-esteem and choices.

Fountain of Change: How the Life and Ideas of Jesus Reshaped Our World

Oscar R. Nordstrom. North Stream Publishing. $26 hardcover (220p), ISBN 978-0-9983109-1-6


A secular and historical look at the life and ideas of Jesus and his beliefs about non-Christians, women’s rights, politics, and many other fascinating subjects.

The Fourth Wife of Aliyar Bey

Helene Zulgadar and Nandita Jhaveri-Menon. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-4969-9413-4


She was a model; he fled Azerbaijan and joined the Foreign Legion. They met in Paris and were married in Teheran. A story of two courageous lives.

Free to Fly: Life Is a Journey It Can Take You Anywhere You Choose to Go

Jean Bisbey. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6657-6; 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6658-3


A book for anyone who has ever wondered what life is about. Whether Christian or atheist, humanist or agnostic, the reader will discover one overriding factor that should never be ignored: we are all in this together.

From Antarctica to Zimbabwe: How I Hit the Reset Button on My Life

Dr. Quinta. Squinti Publishing. $24.99 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-947350-00-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-947350-01-4


This is the story of Quinta’s adventures around the world. For three months, she traveled to 23 countries on seven continents. She found herself and the courage to live as she really wanted.

Fronds and Anemones: Essays on Gardening and Nature

William Allan Plummer. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1449-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1450-5


Plummer presents a refreshing look at birds, ferns, wildflowers, and our native trees and shrubs, and shares his love of nature and gardening.

Grandpa and Andy: A Grandfathers’ Handbook

Richard B. Liposky. Green Ivy Publishing. $15.95 paper (223p), ISBN 978-1-946775-42-9,, Amazon,

A fun story about the relationship between a grandfather and his grandchildren. Grandparents will reminisce, parents will remember, and children will reflect.

Great Objectives

Robert Finch. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (532p), ISBN 978-1-5245-0072-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-0071-9


Finch discusses the methods of making plans and evaluating them with regard to the ethical and moral problems an individual or society might face at the present time.

Hana: A Photographic History of Hawaii’s Paradise

Bruce McAllister. Roundup Press. $40 paper (232p), ISBN 978-0-692-86620-7, Amazon

A photo history of Hawaii’s paradise, including its transformation into an exotic resort. With images of the Hana Highway, Hotel Hana-Maui, Hasegawa Store, Haleakala, and Charles Lindbergh.

Hello, My Sweetheart: A Life and Career on Three Continents

Sigrid Gassner-Roberts. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0193-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0192-5


Gassner-Roberts’s memoir evolves from her recollections of narrating her life story to her husband, who’s in a coma. She recalls their life and love starting from their first date.

Holy Hodgepodge! Have You Thought About Your Religion Lately?

Paul E. Sago. iUniverse. $12.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4502-9752-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4502-9754-7


Providing a refreshing view of God and religion, this book encourages you to think seriously about what you have so easily accepted as your beliefs about God and religion.

How to Change a Law: The Intelligent Consumer’s 7-Step Guide. Improve Your Community, Influence Your Country, Impact the World.

John Thibault. iLobby. $9.95 paper (139p), ISBN 978-0-692-67670-7; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01EKOU9E8


This book is a do-it-yourself manual for voters, small business owners, and policy advocates who want to take political action, influence leaders, and change laws.

Journey into Knowledge: Over 20 Years of Answers from My Spirit Guides

Katrina Blecher. Balboa Press. $8.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-5043-6071-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-6070-8


An easy-to-read guide that offers answers to life’s mysteries, channeled from Blecher’s spirit guides. The book provides instructions for self-healing, self-knowledge, and self-love.

The Joy of Gluten Free and Dairy Free Cooking

Meg Fish. AuthorHouse. $37.99 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-5246-4634-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-4635-6


Fish shares a compilation of easy and tasty recipes. She provides a variety of choices for those faced with the challenge of finding gluten-free and dairy-free foods.

Life as Seen in the Eyes of Tatiana

Monica Brosnan. Xlibris. $31.60 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9450-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9451-0


Brosnan relates life as seen in the eyes of Tatiana, her doughty, plucky, four-legged friend, who takes the bite out of living alone.

Life Is Hopeful for the Living

M.A. Monareng. Xlibris. $16.63 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-4990-8819-9; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-8820-5


Monareng argues that there are rays of hope even during the darkest hours of life, and that hope gives us zeal and courage to believe that things will be better.

The Little Green Wagon: A Book of Journeys

M.D. Carter. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-5408-0070-1


The story of Carter’s life on the open road as a drifter, and the many adventures he and his wife went through along the way.

Living in Peace While Living in Pieces: A Memoir

Michael J. Washington. iUniverse. $14.99 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0673-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0674-6


Washington shares what he’s learned about moving past mistakes to live a life in peace. He invites readers to join him as they seek their own place of fulfillment.

Living with Depression

Nick Weatherhogg. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6366-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6365-0


Weatherhogg, who has suffered from depression for years, explores battling depression and the causes and treatments for the world’s fastest-growing health problems, arguing that there is always hope.

Long Daze at Long Binh

Stephen Donovan. DCI Communications. $24.95 paper (380p), ISBN 978-0-9986159-0-5


A look at the Vietnam War focusing on the bizarre oddities of life in a combat zone where there were no front lines and no clear distinctions between friend and foe.

The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed: Gen. 3:15

Septimus Bacourt. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5246-2706-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-2705-8


Bacourt advises readers to clear their minds of religious teachings they’ve received and discover the mysteries concerning the house of (Jacob) scattered to the world’s four corners—something religious organizations today never preach about.

Origin & Insertion Charts for Massage Therapists

Thomas Vas-Don. Xlibris. $40.31 paper (96p), ISBN 978-1-5245-2154-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-2155-4


This book was written to make it easier to understand the principles of massage, anatomy, trigger points, and referral pain patterns.

Partition: Looking at the World Structured by Human Rights and Non-lethality

Michael Lapajenko. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5178-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5177-0


Lapajenko stresses that the world is a free world, a complete united holistic entity—not a collection of individual entities with different perspectives.

Prophets in Our Midst: Jung, Tolkien, Gebser, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

David T. Johnston. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0954-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0955-6


Students of Jung and Eastern spirituality will find Johnston’s comparative analysis of Jung, Sri Aurobindo, and the mother a provocative challenge.

Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer: The History of the Waning of a Once Progressive West African Country

Ezekiel Alfred Coker. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (324p), ISBN 978-1-4917-9102-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-9103-5


This memoir and living history discusses the social and political landscape of Sierra Leone before, during, and after its independence as it succumbs to civil war and political turmoil.

Revelation Through Science

James G. Martin. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (438p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3609-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3610-7


For those troubled by apparent conflicts between science and religion, this book describes organic structures that are profoundly vital for life, yet too complex for self-assembly without some guiding principle.

Sex: The Natural Way

Stephen Holt. AuthorHouse. $29.95 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-4678-7381-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4678-7380-2


Holt navigates a great deal of scientific work on the medical aspects of achieving and maintaining sexual health. He summarizes both the mental and physical components of sexual activity.

So This Is Where We Stand? How Western Thinking Has Changed over the Last Five Hundred Years

Giovanni Burrascano. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0229-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0230-4


Linking historical and contemporary facts of the last 500 years, this book provides a clear and concise picture of who we were and who we are today.

A Tragic Fate: Law and Ethics in the Battle over Nazi-Looted Art

Nicholas M. O’Donnell. Ankerwycke. $45 hardcover (400p), ISBN 978-1-63425-733-6

Amazon,, Powells

A comprehensive legal and ethical overview of disputes over art looted during the Nazi era.

Under the Apple Tree

Rebecca Clark Brockway. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-4620-0634-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-0635-9


Born in the late 1950s in a rural community, Brockway recalls a time when doctors made house calls, recycling and repurposing weren’t novel concepts but commonplace, and folks said what they meant.

When Did I Start Looking Like a Cop?

Joseph Belcastro. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0901-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0900-6


In his tell-all memoir, Belcastro describes his earliest encounters as a rookie cop and how he developed his unique crime-fighting strategies. He discusses his triumphs and disappointments along the way.

When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir

Glyn Haynie. Glyn Haynie. $15.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-0-9982095-1-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01MRVU9TN


The author shares his experiences about fighting an unpopular war while serving in an Army infantry unit in 1969 at the age of 19.

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States

Chris Wright. $16.95 paper (251p), ISBN 978-1-63263-432-0

Amazon,, Books-A-Million, IndieBound

This book analyzes the socially transformative potential of the solidarity economy from the perspective of Marxist theory, which it updates for the 21st century.


2400 (Level 4) & 7200 (Level 6) Chinese, English & French Words in Use

Hua Zhang. AuthorHouse. $33.50 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-5246-6768-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-6836-5


Designed for self-study, this book is for English speakers and French speakers to learn Chinese and for Chinese speakers to learn English and French vocabulary and classic Chinese ideograms.

The Amazing Tree House

Naomi Rogers, illus. by Travis Eberhard. Tru Publishing. $17.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-941420-30-0; $12.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-941420-29-4


While building a tree house, Dad and the kids mistake Mom’s worrisome direction for fun things to add on. Each page reveals a new misunderstanding, ending with one amazing tree house.

The Bug Boys

Stewart Hoffman. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0344-8; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01L4JBAO0

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Alex Adams and Ian Harris become part of an old alien research mission and become the superheroes their village didn’t need.

Bully Prevention Tips for Teens: 18 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself Through High School

Yvonne Brooks and Stephanie R. Bien. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0769-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0768-2


This guide provides teenagers and the adults around them with resources and advice to assist them in dealing with bullying.

A Cat that Travels—Camper Style, Book 1

Jack McClellan. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3673-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3672-5


Campy the cat travels in a camper with the family that adopted her. Campy sees famous places in France and Spain. Campy’s escapades continue in books two to six.

The Cloud

Jack A. Hancock. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (160p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0975-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0976-1


In the year 2110, something strange is happening on Earth. The color yellow has mysteriously disappeared—taking with it much of the sun’s warmth and leaving the planet in peril of freezing.

A Diamond in My Pocket (The Unaltered, Book 1)

Lorena Angell. Fantasy Books Publishing. $14.99 paper (286p), ISBN 978-0-9795248-7-5; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B005F7LQBA

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Though undesiring of superpowers, Calli is forced into a mystical challenge involving a magical diamond and a centuries-old mystery. If the power doesn’t kill her, dark forces might.

Dream Frequency

S.J. Lomas. 8N Publishing. $16.99 paper (494p), ISBN 978-0-692-69687-3


Christine is recruited into a secret government agency that monitors dreams. She must face corruption, conspiracy, and the complexities of love to succeed in her mission, or die trying.

The First Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends

Joyce Crawford. Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing. $15.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-0-9988595-0-7


Thelma learns that even though she is not beautiful or dainty, she is special because she is strong and brave.

Freddie Takes Daisy for a Walk

Diana S. Duncan. Partridge Singapore. $21.18 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4828-8045-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-8044-1


Daisy takes life very seriously—no time for fun and friends. One day, when she takes her dog, Freddie, for a walk, she learns an invaluable lesson about play.

Gogi & Mogi Go to the Garden

Golareh Safarian. CreateSpace. $11.85 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5468-1422-1


It’s Mogi’s birthday, and he’s having a costume party. What is Gogi going to wear? Gogi and Mogi search for inspiration in a colorful garden.

How Grandpa Tata Caught a Ginormous Fish Without a Hook

Dhan Reddy. iUniverse. $14.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0752-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0753-8


Dinesh and his grandpa go on a quest to catch the world’s biggest fish with nothing but a piglet.

How to Set the World On Fire

T.K. Riggins. Franchise Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9959002-1-9

Amazon, Ingram

A warrior, a wizard, and two scholars join together for the annual competition at the Academy known as the Quest Series.

Life After the Undead

Pembroke Sinclair. Pembroke Sinclair. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01GCZXZQW


Seventeen-year-old Krista must figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world.

Life Is Fine, When You Are Aligned!

T.E. Corner. Balboa Press. $13.95 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7492-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7493-4


Kylie is back in the third installment in Corner’s inspirational children’s book series. He aims to leave readers with messages that last a lifetime.

Life on the Line: Football, Rage, and Redemption

Frank McNair. Bagpiper Press. $14.99 paper (247p), ISBN 978-0-9988096-0-1


A sports story about two late-middle-school boys who struggle to understand themselves and the world around them.

Meet ClaraBelle Blue

Adiba Nelson, illus by Elvira Morando. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5428-9502-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B06XSVBZJD


This book provides visibility for children with special needs and shares the wonderful message of inclusion: “I’m ClaraBelle Blue and I’m just like YOU!”

My Large Wild Animal Book

Lori Schweigert. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8345-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8344-6


This is an educational book about the large wild animals of North America. It shows pictures of each animal as the adult male, adult female, and the baby animal.

Pete Goes to School

Diana S. Duncan. Partridge Singapore. $20.06 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4828-6691-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-6692-6


A dog follows his young master to boarding school and changes the lives of all those there—even the headmaster’s.

The Phantastic Zoo

Christopher Kaufman. Three Dashes Publications. $12.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-0-9862098-4-0, Amazon

The wizard Zitthoona ushers Mary and Tim into the Phantastic Zoo, where mythical beasts teach them to live with imagination. With audio album.

Running with Tigers

Edward Thompson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-5245-7491-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-7490-1


Thompson invites readers to delve into the WWII German Tiger tank history with this graphic illustration of the awe-inspiring Tiger tank.

The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends

Joyce Crawford, illus. by George B. Crawford. Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing. $15.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-0-9976072-7-7


Thelma Thistle and her two best friends, Beetle and Bunny, meet two new friends, Cory Crow and Adam Mouse. They play in the mud and have a frightening adventure in a cornfield.

Sinnet of Dragons: The Prequel to Murder of Crows

Athena. BlissQuest Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0711SRJ13


When the peaceful tree city of Barriette is razed to the ground, Fable witnesses Dragon Ryders stealing Aria’s most precious resource, Rhue.

Three Best Friends

Robbin Miller, illus. by Peipei. CreateSpace. $9.25 e-book, ASIN B073H9XMBF


A new playground opens up, but Sophia and Xavier’s best friend, Max, can’t push himself in his wheelchair across the wood chip flooring.

Time Gliders

Cobus Prinsloo. Galaxy Room. $14.95 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-5469-1949-0; $3.41 e-book, ISBN 978-0-620-75529-0

Amazon, Kobo

Science education made engaging for the 21st-century learner. This full-color graphic work takes the reader on a science fiction journey packed with fictitious hero-style action and real science.

The Toots Family

Scotty Williams. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-5144-2694-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-2693-7


This book narrates a child’s adventure. It is told by a grandfather who gives his grandchildren a background history of how it was growing up in the good old days.

Topaz and the Green Fairies

Pat Frayne. CreateSpace. $7.49 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-51862115-4


A story of courage, humor, and survival. A young green fairy faces life-threatening challenges when he sails upriver in search of help to rescue his folk from their eroding, storm-ravaged island.

Veronica and the Volcano

Geoffrey Cook, illus. by Gabrielle Shamsey. Violet Moon. $26.99 hardcover (320p), ISBN 978-0-692-89200-8

Amazon, Apple iBooks

Veronica is a perfectly ordinary girl, except for one very important thing—she lives on a volcano. A middle-grade adventure for girls 9–12 that supports STEM.

Wanted: A Forever Home

Janet Goodwin. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-5246-3302-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-3301-1


Senora, a toffee-nosed house cat, and 10 distinct and determined street cats’ lives are torn apart until they meet Gentleman George, a Portuguese mountain dog.

When Aunt Flo Visits

Carlene Wilcox, illus. by Phillip Davis. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1113-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1112-8


This book educates young girls about the changes their bodies will go through and what to expect when the menstrual cycle happens.

Zansky: The Case of a Letter

Juhis. CreateSpace. $13.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5432-4290-4


Consisting of occasionally absurd humor and lively plot twists, this adventure story will also penetrate deeper social themes by commenting on some current socioeconomic questions.