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Autumn Winds over Okinawa, 1945
Pelham Kenneth Mead III. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-4691-3398-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4691-3400-0
This is a story of survival of Chief Petty Officer Ken Mead at the end of World War II on the island of Okinawa, where he was stranded during two typhoons.
Because It Was Raining
Skyler Worley. Kindle Direct Publishing. $6.49 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1977683717; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B075ZNPVDL
A young man, tormented by his past, descends into a world filled with drugs, sex, and violence in an attempt to find salvation and meaning in life.
The Believers in the Crucible Nauvoo
Alfred Woollacott III. Myfourleggedstool Publishers. $15.99 paper (345p), ISBN 978-0-9904423-5-6
Naamah Carter journeys to Nauvoo, where her newfound faith is tested and she endures loss of loved ones, disease, hostility, and must make a life-changing decision—whether to marry Brigham Young.
The Black Cassock
Gary Welsh. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5245-5690-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-5689-1
Brian Stevens is thrust into the center of a bewildering case of a priest he found lying dead at the altar. Now all evidence points to him as the murderer.
Andrew Burch. Dorrance Publishing. $22 paper (346p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1207-6
A group of influential people try to stop a murder investigation in an Old West town. The marshal, a minister, and three drifters must risk severe consequences to seek justice.
Walter Idlewild. Fårö. $15.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-0-9986226-0-6
What is the secret of imbuing art with life? Characters search for an answer in this modern adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s iconic novel of art and passion, The Unknown Masterpiece.
Gerald Everett Jones. LaPuerta Books and Media. $15.99 paper (254p), ISBN 978-0-9965438-4-2; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5378-4394-0
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Cynical personal injury attorney Eli Wolff rediscovers his idealism for simple justice when he sues the city for a wrongful death.
Duty, Honor, Money: Vol. II, Afghanistan
J.F. Cronin. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-947938-65-6
Armed with ideals of duty and honor, young Marines historically deploy to fight their country’s wars. In Afghanistan, they found things different.
Father, I’m Ready
David J. Lamson. Dorrance Publishing. $11 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-4809-4626-2
A retelling of the biblical story of Jephthah. When a father promises a sacrifice to the Lord, he is unprepared for what he must give up. God has a plan for everyone.
The Four Disciples
Gary Welsh. Xlibris US. $23.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-1-5434-1203-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-1205-5
Seventy-year-old Matthew Kern takes up residence in a home for the aged and learns from a resident and his four “disciples” that they suspect a murderer lives in the home.
The Great Lakes Plaza and Other Short Stories
Douglas Bosack. Book Publishers Network. $16.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-945271-70-0
Nineteen short stories—ranging from sci-fi to a view of hundreds of years ago—capture the everyday and zero in on the downtrodden.
Left Cross Right Cross
G. Chip Greene. Christian Faith Publishing. $15.95 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-68197-502-3
The story is of Jesus and friends Cris and Daani. As they mature, they also grow apart, only to be reunited at the hill called Golgotha, where each will occupy a cross.
Listening: A Story of a Therapist’s Zero Hour
Catherine Woodward Scott. Balboa Press. $13.99 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-5043-8012-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-8013-3
A Boulder, Colo., therapist learns from a magnificent horse, a Hopi truck driver, and a devastating client loss about the subtle spiritual power in listening.
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Short Stories
Fiza Pathan. Fiza Pathan Publishing. $38.99 hardcover (428p), ISBN 978-81-932906-4-4; $18.99 paper (428p), ISBN 978-81-932906-5-1
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A collection of 21 short stories, each centered on some aspect of the social, cultural, psychological, and emotional issues facing the LGBT community in the world today.
Maps: Mystery, Adventure, Poetry, Suspense
Carolyn Croop. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7333-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7332-1
A unique combination of mystery and adventure in poems and short stories.
Matter of Discretion
Donna Lee Davis. BookBaby. $14.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-5439-0149-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5439-0150-4
A Catholic Navy chaplain, a Marine lawyer, and an NIS agent unravel a murder mystery at Quantico in 1974. A story grounded in truth, lifted by faith.
Polyxena: A Story of Troy
H. Allenger. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (412p), ISBN 978-1-947938-62-5
Polyxena’s introspection leads her to a surprising conclusion about the life she has lived.
D.B. Borton. Boomerang Books. $12.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-0-692-83514-2
When two aliens walk into a bar in Indiana looking for help, Hank Jones finds himself riding shotgun on a mission to save Earth from destruction and bad Elvis imitations.
Sessions: Predator vs. Shrink; Who Will Win?
B.J. Thompson. BJT Publishing. $8.19 e-book, ASIN B075QC477C
Sessions delves into the minds of two women as they go head-to-head in seven therapy sessions.
Until the Iris Bloom
Tina Olton. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1237-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1238-9
A story of how elders may struggle to preserve dignity among the indignities and seek comfort among the discomforts of later life.
Vanquish of the Dragon Shroud: Murder, Intrigue, and the Hidden Wealth of the Red Nobility
Gregory E. Seller. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-947938-46-5
A celebratory evening on the company yacht, Copious, turns to horror as the yacht suddenly explodes and is engulfed in flames.
When We Were Young
Antony Smith. Toplink Publishing. $20.99 paper (719p), ISBN 978-1-947938-60-1
The story of the Mitchell family, beginning in England at the outbreak of World War II.
Seamus O’Connor. Seamus O’Connor. $11.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-5148-3731-3
The four O’Neill girls make radical choices after the death of their youngest sister. From anything-goes 1920s Paris to ambushing British troops, nothing is too radical.
Book of Verse: The Quieting of a Mind
Jaime A. Pineda. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5246-9415-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-9414-2
This book reflects a process in which the silence and quietness of the mind leads to insight and appreciation of the subtlety, meaningfulness, and depth of the lives we live.
I’m Much Better on Paper
Kristin Hunt. CreateSpace. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0773ZSJPP
In this collection—part life story, part poetry—Hunt probes delicate situations like racism, divorce, politics, and feminism in a humorous and unconventional way.
A Broken Instrument
Jason Brezinski. Thoth Productions. $7.50 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-5466-3861-2;
$3 e-book, ASIN B074HWX6C1
In this Elizabethan spy thriller, violence and paranoia reign in a world where no one can be trusted.
Albert Marsolais and Bettyanne Bethea Twigg. Albert Marsolais. $7.85 e-book, ASIN B0779L6JLW
In this medical thriller set in Scotland in 1705, Malcolm, a physician from Edinburgh, and Elspeth, a healer from the isle of Skye, find themselves entangled in murder, smuggling, and espionage.
Death by Autopsy: A Toni Day Mystery
Jane Bennett Munro. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4479-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4480-2
After a dead woman comes back to life on her autopsy table, pathologist Toni Day opens a decades-old investigation that could get her hunted and killed.
Land of Seekers
Triveen Nair. PartridgeSingapore. $18.83 paper (314p), ISBN 978-1-5437-4077-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5437-4078-3
A dodgy half-breed plans to kill three kings and plunder their gold bullion. This thriller casts its scheming net from Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
Mickey Maux Muddles a Murder: And Solves Adler’s Problem
Philip Emma. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (222p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2242-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2243-6
Mickey Maux’s case goes into a completely new domain, and he solves it like no other detective can, by framing the murderer.
Pages in the Wind
Sally Saylor De Smet. Greenly Publishing. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B015914TVA
After the brutal murder of her father, Emily Quinn is charged with the crime, which she cannot remember. With the help of a psychiatrist, Emily reaches inside herself to uncover how abuse and trauma dramatically affected her identity.
Return of the Lost Jitney
John T. Griffen. RoseDog Books. $15 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-4809-6833-2
After discovering the body of his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Brian Layne becomes a suspect. He must investigate to clear his name no matter the danger.
D.B. Borton. Boomerang Books. $12.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-0-9993527-0-0
M.J. Smith is asked to recover stolen paintings that she herself once stole from the Tehran art museum.
Hubert Crouch. CreateSpace. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B073ZNGPQF
Lawyers, lies, corruption, and murder. This story is an account of a legal process gone awry and the seemingly impossible odds of fixing it, inside or outside the courtroom.
The Bellringer: Vol. 1 of the Year of the Red Door
William Timothy Murray. Penflight Books. $19.99 paper (460p), ISBN 978-1-944320-35-5; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-944320-40-9
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An unknown young store clerk begins his quest to become king.
Piercing the Big Bang: Dark Matter Is the Only Chance for Survival
Steven Zecola. Steven Zecola. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B077NTMNQR
Before the big bang, intelligent life-forms throughout the universe tried to survive the coming collapse of their universe.
Salvage: A Ghost Story
Duncan Ralston. Shadow Work Publishing. $7.79 e-book, ASIN B01GF5GKTI
Struggling with the death of his sister, Owen Saddler becomes obsessed with the lake that claimed her life and the ghost town beneath the water.
The Singularity Prize
Earl Ernest Guile. Mayshouse Press. $9.98 paper (262p), ISBN 978-0-9993554-0-4
In 2030, Professor Julian Marshall tries to save humankind as he navigates the crisis-riddled, yet superintelligent world of the future.
Bette Jackman LoBue. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (318p), ISBN 978-1-5245-1100-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-1099-2
A diverse team must work together for the survival of all and the security of the national treasures entrusted to them for use in a mysterious project with NASA.
Veronica R. Tabares. Sun Break Publishing. $16.50 paper (456p), ISBN 978-1-60916-017-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B074BF1BD2
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When a woman wakes to a world drastically changed, she has no choice but to travel through time with her four daughters and fix the broken timeline.
Alien Mate Experiment
Zenobia Renquist. DZRB Books. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63475-058-5
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Abducted from her world and dropped onto his, she’s as alien to him as he is to her. That doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun with their differences.
Archie of Outlandish: The Man Who Lives Under Umbrellas
Lynnette Kraft, illus. by Abigail Kraft. New Wrinkle Publishing. $25.99 paper (343p), ISBN 978-0-9911109-2-6; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B01HCK3T80
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Born with an unusual phobia, Archie lives most of his life under umbrellas. On his 20th birthday, he meets Tallie and begins to wonder how love might fit into his odd world.
His Secret: The Secret Series
Gina A. Jones. Gina A. Jones. $14.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-0-9993893-0-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9993893-1-7
Sex, secrets, and lies are what a young nanny discovers when taking a position at a bizarre manor in the country.
Annalea Kristine. Annalea Kristine. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B077NNLSCV
Lily Evans, a 40-year-old divorced workaholic, receives life-changing news. What else could possibly alter her life?
Love Lust and Serendipity
Mimi Flowers. Windsurf Publishing. $15.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-936509-20-1
The beautiful Chantel Du Maurier comes to New York to make it in the beauty industry. With scenes in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Europe, Las Vegas, and Bermuda.
Cynthia Hoosier. Dorrance Publishing. $11 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3729-1
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A feisty young woman is determined to rebuild her heart as she sets out on her journey filled with splashes of humor and spiked with the heat of romance.
Tiny Tim and the Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge: The Sequel to A Christmas Carol
Norman Whaler. Beneath Another Sky Books. $12.95 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-948131-02-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-948131-01-8
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In this Christmas romance, Ebenezer Scrooge has died. Tiny Tim, who lost his sweetheart, Becky, battles anger and lost faith. Scrooge’s ghost returns to teach Tim a needed lesson.
Akashic Alphabet: Through a Looking Glass Lightly
Trenace Rose, illus. by Sergei Iourov. Dementi Milestone Publishing. $38.95 hardcover (72p), ISBN 978-0-9898812-5-8
This research-based spiritual-inspirational gift book contains 26 vignettes with illuminating paintings by a master artist, which are offered as healing paradigms of oneness for the new world.
Angel on the Wing
Joan M. Zeller. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (122p), ISBN 978-1-5320-1072-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-1073-6
Zeller, surviving flight attendant of American Airlines flight 320, narrates the February 1959 crash into New York’s East River, which took 65 lives.
Angels Among Us: Living Dream Series
Erwin Lazaro. AuthorHouse. $16.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0405-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0403-9
A genuine love story for family and life, this is one man’s introspective and physical journey that evokes a wide range of emotions through self-confrontation, revelations, and choices.
Especially for You: Finding a New Purpose After Unspeakable Loss
Ken Brack. Float Tide Publishing. $24 paper (624p), ISBN 978-0-9992113-0-4
Wrenching and ultimately uplifting stories of grieving families who grow through extraordinary trials by finding a new purpose.
Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks
Ravi Chandra. Pacific Heart Books. $30 hardcover (412p), ISBN 978-0-9909339-2-2
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A modern Asian-American immigrant memoir, a state-of-the-art exploration of psychological research about social media, and an introduction to Buddhism.
Fear of the Tide: The Untold Story of a Cuban Rebel
Analise M Oliver. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-5434-3729-4
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A Cuban rebel who joined covert operations to stop the Castro regime from taking over Cuba ended up running for his life.
For Country: My Little Bit Twenty-One Months of Service
Donald G. Bartling. Xlibris. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4653-7025-9
Many times its citizens have assured a future for this nation by rising to the occasion. This is especially true today as the burden is falling on entirely volunteer armed forces.
The Forgotten War: Fire and Death
Joseph F. Maraglino. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3415-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-3414-1
Firefighters are constantly fighting the red devil’s fire. This book enlightens the families of firefighters who fought the war in the 1960s and ’70s in the South Bronx.
From Fat to Fabulous: My 70 Year Struggle with Food Addiction
Betty Lou Sweeney. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-5434-2938-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-2937-4
Sweeney, who struggled with food addiction, tells how she overcame her weight problem and became fit and fabulous.
From Soul Singing to Opera Soup: Finding the Right Ingredients
Lori Brown Mirabal. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8941-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8942-1
Mirabal tells the inspirational story of how she became an award-winning opera singer and performed throughout the world. For the young and the young at heart.
Grace Has a Silent Voice
Nina M. Kelly. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-5043-2508-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-2509-7
In the face of horrific tragedy, humankind still rises to the occasion, looking for meaning and compassion in life. Based on true events, this book reveals the resilience of the human spirit.
The Greatest Blunders of World War II: How Errors Mistakes and Blunders Determined Victory or Defeat
Horace Edward Henderson. iUniverse. $38.95 paper (738p), ISBN 978-0-595-16267-3
This comprehensive analysis of the major political and military errors of World War II concentrates on what went wrong to prolong the war’s end and added needless suffering.
Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: Empowerment for Dog Owners
Laurie Kaplan. JanGen Press. $29.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-9754794-3-8
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In plain English, everything an owner of a dog with cancer needs to know to make the best decisions for the dog. It’s all about the dog’s quality of life.
Invisible Law of the Universe: The Beauty of Harmony
Kay Forgione. CreateSpace. $21.90 paper (201p), ISBN 978-1-5335-5784-1
If happiness is the aim of the individual, then the government’s aim is to ensure the happiness of every citizen of a nation by exercising civic virtue.
Letters from the Love Room: Mapping the Landscape of Loss
Corinne Martin. Made for Wonder Publishing. $17.99 paper (259p), ISBN 978-1-61339-907-1
After the death of her 102-year-old aunt, Martin rediscovers her intriguing family, learns more about her aunt, falls in love with the South again, and begins to heal.
Living Proof: Defined by the Ability, Not the Disability
Yvette Cabrera. Balboa Press. $11.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7921-2; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7922-9
A disability consultant and life coach, Cabrera shares how she came to recognize an issue of discrimination, resulting in the dissonance between the disabled and general populations, and proposes strategies to bridge the gap and build toward inclusion.
Manifesto for a Cancer Patient
Colleen Huber. Medical Choice Editions. $20 paper (280p), ISBN 978-0-692-98347-8
A manifesto for cancer patient rights and a manual through the cancer journey from a naturopathic medical doctor.
Miracle on Hammertown Road: One Man’s Fall and Salvation
Jim “Bubba” Bay, with Mic Ruzich. Hudson House Publishing. $17.95 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-58776-954-2
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After experiencing the death of two sons, the author survives his own near-death experience and emerges with his faith renewed and his eyes opened to everyday miracles.
My Unplanned Journey
Nicole F. Church. Kindle Direct Publishing. $9.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-5495-6733-9; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0752G5Y89
This firsthand account of a young woman’s journey in life highlights the impact small decisions can make for the rest of one’s life.
Not What I Expected
Bokara Legendre. Balboa Press. $17.99 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-5043-7339-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-7340-1
A life story of surprises and wisdom that bridges the privileged golden age to modern times. A tale of spirit, friendship, searching, and survival.
Parents As Talent Developers: Essential Parenting Tools of Exceptional Parents
James Reed Campbell and Brenda Williams Harewood. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5509-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5508-2
This book gives minority parents (African-American and Latino) the tools they need to help their children perform much better in school.
A Path Through
Janna Olsen Spratt. Book Venture Publishing. $8.31 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-64069-799-7
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Spratt shares her personal stories of triumph over tragedy.
Reenactment of a Killer and Serial Rapist: Cold-Eyed Mark Shirley
Helen Stockford. AuthorHouse. $19.76 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-5246-3669-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-3670-8
Stockford’s house was broken into, changing her life forever. She fought hard to survive. Today she campaigns and has made several changes for other victims.
Religion in Medicine, Vols. I and II
John B. Dawson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (211p), ISBN 978-1-4653-6830-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4653-6832-4
Dawson discusses situations in medical practice that are influenced by a patient’s religion. He provides examples of religious-medical situations and a bibliography of pertinent terms.
The Reluctant Caregiver: Missives from the Caregiving Minefields
Joy Johnston. Draft2Digital. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B075CJ6GWY
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Peppered with snarky humor, vivid observations, and poignant honesty, this caregiving essay collection will resonate with anyone drafted into a family health crisis.
Social Change Through Training and Education: Vol. III
E. Beverly Young. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8842-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8841-7
Young gives attention to the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional dimensions of humankind. She uses clothing metaphorically to describe more than something to cover body parts.
Sons of My Fathers
Michael A. Simpson. Story Merchant Books. $5.95 e-book, ASIN B01KYMBCDM
A timeless journey into a family’s personal history during two controversial wars.
Stupid Cupid: A Survivor’s Guide to Online Dating
Alison O’Donnell. Stillwater River Publications. $20 paper (297p), ISBN 978-1-946300-25-6
A stand-up comedian’s account of 100 really awful online dates. Each snippet includes useful advice for both men and women considering online dating. For any adult, single or not.
Taxi Driver—The Ill Fated Lad: From Heaven to Hell
Donny Churchill. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (434p), ISBN 978-1-5246-8658-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-8657-4
A story about the beauty of life for those with wonderful incomes.
Up, Up and Astray: Memoir of an Airline Bachelor During the Golden Age of Air Travel
Jim Spaeth. Wardwood Press. $24.95 paper (452p), ISBN 978-0-9990284-3-8; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9990284-3-8
This tell-all memoir chronicles Spaeth’s escapades as he navigates life, work, and love at 550 mph.
The View from Down Here: Photography by Sylvia Longmire
Sylvia Longmire. CreateSpace. $25 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-977860-83-5
Accessible-travel writer and explorer Longmire features wheelchair-friendly destinations in detail through photographs taken from the perspective of her electric scooter.
Where Have All the Sheep Gone? Sheep Herders and Ranchers in Arizona—A Disappearing Industry
Barbara G. Jaquay. Wheatmark. $20.95 paper (267p), ISBN 978-1-62787-458-8
The sheep industry in Arizona has a rich history starting in the 1500s. Many families herded sheep, and these are their stories.
The 21st Centuryon
Clay Moor. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (392p), ISBN 978-1-58721-955-9; $4.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5480-1
A satire set on planet K-Bull, where war games are played for the enjoyment of Planet-C inhabitants. A pawn in the games escapes and is tried in court for cutting off the deadly pastime.
Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1: From Frights to Flaws
Sunayna Prasad. FriesenPress. $11.55 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-4602-0701-7
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Alyssa must defeat dangerous creatures and an evil wizard in order to get home, but with sorcerers and magical technology getting in her way, she will find it hard to succeed.
Bill Gourgey. Jacked Arts. $14.95 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-5440-9718-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-370-22305-3
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Fearing deportation, a gifted high school student flees the ICE agent who took her parents and finds refuge in the Supreme Court, where she discovers a plot to bribe an associate justice.
Diary of a Snoopy Cat (Inca Book Series, 5)
R.F. Kristi. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book (141p), ASIN B076Z14QBV
Inca the wannabe world-famous cat detective decides to keep a record of her exploits.
Marjory Kaptanoglu. Marjory Kaptanoglu. $6.95 paper (253p), ISBN 978-0-9994492-1-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9994492-0-2
Seeking love, revenge, and a cure for death, a 16-year-old girl goes on a quest to restore her father to life by stealing the most prized magical artifact of the evil conjurer Fellstone.
Five Things Your Children Should Know About Money: A Cool Smart 4 Series (It Is Cool to Be Smart)
Nnenna Otum-Mba. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7160-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7159-4
A book to educate children early on how to manage money so that they will be able to make smart financial decisions as they grow into young adults.
Gregory and the Grimbockle
Melanie Schubert, illus. by Abigail Kraft. New Wrinkle Publishing. $14.99 paper (183p), ISBN 978-0-9911109-3-3
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Gregory finds out that the enormous mole beneath his nose hides a creature called the Grimbockle, who takes him on a magical adventure.
John, Robert and the Horseshoe Crab: Book II
John Repp, illus. by Ronie Pios. Xlibris. $17.49 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-5245-3763-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-4059-3
This is a true story about two friends who came across a helpless horseshoe crab that was wedged inside the beam of a wooden fence.
Oscar’s Book of Letters
Jane Elizabeth Earley. AuthorHouse. $21.35 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-5246-7615-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-7616-2
A floppy-eared rabbit will help children learn their ABCs through playful illustrations.
The Runaway Dandelion; Adventures in SustainAbility
Jill Regensburg, illus. by Leticia Plate. EarthWardProject. $10.99 paper (48p), ISBN 978-0-9984596-1-5
A contemporary fable about a sustainable small family farm through the eyes of a dandelion.
Sammi the Seahorse
Judith Shernock. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-4691-3293-8
Sammi the lonely seahorse meets the beautiful Yammi. They become a family and have children. Suddenly, Sammi disappears. Will Sir Wunderpus Octopus help find Sammi?
Some Place Better Than Here
Landen Wakil. FriesenPress. $19.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-1-5255-0610-9; $7.86 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5255-0611-6
Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, FriesenPress
Inspired by classic rock anthems and American teenage mythos, this book pulls together cherished emblems of nostalgia and repackages them in a telling new manner.
A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican: How a Friendship Came to Be
Kizzie Jones, illus. by Scott Ward. Tall Tales. $21.99 hardcover (50p), ISBN 978-0-9973641-6-3; $12.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-0-9973641-7-0
Will Goldie the dachshund and Pelican like each other? They learn that true friendship is not just about looking past differences. It’s about discovering and celebrating those differences.
Wilber’s Scary Day!
Collette Dahl Lorentzen. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-5424-8967-6
A happy puppy loves to play, but sometimes his nose gets him into trouble.