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Andrew Murray: Destined to Wait; A Biographical Novel
Olea Nel. Clairvaux House. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07PSGDRNL
After resuming his ministry in Bloemfontein, 28-year-old Andrew Murray finds himself in the midst of a series of grave situations in which he is called on to play a central role.
Daniel Vincent Pierce. Dorrance Publishing. $11 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-4809-2481-9
When three African-American teenagers find a new hangout for parties, they think only about fun. But their arrogance and bad decisions could destroy their lives.
Coin of the Realm: A Novel
Peyton Hooper Hodge. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5048-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5047-0
Attorney Pete Hodge discovers that his avaricious employer may be engaged in a deplorable violation of the profession’s ethics rules. From that point, it becomes a race to see which of them can get the other disbarred first.
Bob Holt. Outskirts Press. $18.95 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9871-2
When a cowboy meets a flower child, both their worlds are turned upside down. After she breaks his heart, he returns home and his family welcomes him.
A Dream Life: From the U.S. Army During the Berlin Crisis to the Spectacle of Hollywood and the Height of Broadway
Patrick J. Suraci. Archway Publishing. $33.95 hardcover (238p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7131-1; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07MZNZVKX
In 1961, homosexuality in the U.S. Army is a crime punishable by imprisonment. That doesn’t stop two soldiers from falling in love while serving in Germany during the Berlin crisis.
Everything Under the Sun: Can Love Survive in Such Dark Times, or Is It Fated to Die with Them?
Jessica Redmerski. Jessica Redmerski. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B074W372G6
Two strangers shed their fear of growing too close in order to help each other survive in a postapocalyptic society.
The Long Journey to the Fair
Radka Yakimov. iUniverse. $10.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4380-2
A collection of stories about the consequences of wars, totalitarian regimes, intolerance, prejudice, and the people whose lives have been impacted by these events and attitudes and their search for safety, peace, security.
The Mind of a Deviant Woman
Paula Paul. Outskirts Press. $15.95 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9882-8
After giving birth out of wedlock in the 1900s, Carrie Buck is institutionalized. Using authentic letters and documents, Paul provides a fictionalized account of Carrie’s life.
James W. Dean. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (233p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6917-0
A collection of stories set in the Appalachian Mountains.
Soyala: Daughter of the Desert
Cindy Burkart Maynard. BookBaby. $10.99 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6264-2
Societal turmoil and personal tragedy force a clan to abandon its homeland. Using the archaeological record, Maynard reimagines a mysterious event in the prehistory of the Southwest.
Stories from the Pews
G. Modele “Dale” Clarke. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-984531-15-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984531-14-8
A collection of narratives about peculiar people and traditions in the black church that make church membership and attendance such a fascinating experience.
They Called Him Yeshua: The Story of the Young Jesus; How Jesus’s Unrecorded Years Shaped His Ministry
Donald Brake, with Shelly Beach. Archway Publishing. $42.01 hardcover (458p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7296-7; $28.87 paper (458p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7298-1
This novel recounts possibilities of what Jesus was like and what he experienced during his life.
A Year Inside the Moon
Nathaniel Sewell. Standout Books. $7.99 paper (207p), ISBN 978-1-73373-672-5
Over a year, Rob rebuilds his life after a painful divorce, meeting a wacky array of the happy and sad patrons inside the Moon, a bar in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bohemienne: A Collection of Poetry
Monita Ford. Xlibris. $31.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3708-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3707-0
Through her poems, Ford describes falling in love and heartbreak.
The Driver, the Journey, the Fall
Lisa M. McDougald. Raven Shadow Press. $12 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-949268-00-3
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McDougald’s poems navigate her confessions and autobiography, and are divided into three natural moods or seasons.
Goats & Those Who Live by Them
Greg Bernhardt. Haybine Press. $14 paper (92p), ISBN 978-0-9983524-2-8
Written by a Vermont goat farmer, this is an homage to the special nexus between goats and humans. The poems speak with an ordinary tone, reflecting everyday moments of life.
On the Occasion of a Wedding: Eclectic Love Poems
Ollie Bowen. Ollie Bowen. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B07Q575LW1
From soulfully simple to humorously erotic and from deeply spiritual to painfully profound, Bowen’s poems celebrate love.
Poet Steals Headlines: Sentenced to Life
Tom Smith. Readersmagnet. $22.30 hardcover (82p), ISBN 978-1-948864-68-8; $7.10 paper (82p), ISBN 978-1-948864-67-1
Taking off from actual headlines from a variety of scandal sheets, tabloids, and even the New York Times, Smith has created poems with humor, irony, satire, whimsy, fantasy, and even some sensuality.
Secrets and Lies
Julie Anderson. Feminine Collective Media. $7.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-0-9979622-8-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9979622-8-4
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One woman’s journey from cult member to the height of fashion. This poetic memoir explores her tumultuous life and the things that should have broken her.
Snapshots: Say Cheese! The World Is Watching
Cara Cilento. Cara Cilento. $15.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-79091-951-2
Cilento’s poetry reflects on growing up in a suburb where there is significant pressure to fit in. What if you don’t? To what lengths does one go to be accepted into the fold?
The Soul of a Poet: Deeper Thoughts Run Through Their Minds, with a Percentage of God’s Enabling Sight to See the Beautiful Essence of Life!
James E. Walker. Outskirts Press. $15.95 paper (97p), ISBN 978-1-4787-2424-7
Poems concerning the spiritual and the natural.
Uniquely Peculiar: My Life Thru Poetry
Paulette Geddes. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (72p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4088-4
Geddes’s life and story are told through rhyming poetry. She touches on race, current events, and her faith.
Broken Monarch: MK-ULTRA Assassination Thriller
Tom Schneider. Tom Schneider. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B07PN2WHF4
In 1979, a chef has seven days to unravel his past in a secret mind-control program and save himself, his new love, and the first lady of the U.S.
The Consultant: A Supernatural Thriller
Sean Oliver. Sean Oliver. $16.95 paper (465p), ISBN 978-1-09-011747-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PHB6PL3
A young teacher has gone missing, and it seems her best friend, Deanna, is the only one who can get to the bottom of it. The teacher knows that her own school is responsible for unspeakable acts.
Darkness in Ronda
Paul S. Bradley. Paul Bradley. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984188-81-6
Detective Inspector Prado investigates the death of a bullfighter who was striving to make his sport more humane.
Death Can Delight: A Trio of Mysteries
Joseph Amiel. Lambent Publishing. $4.99 paper (65p), ISBN 978-1-73364-340-5
This collection includes tales about a silent violinist at Ireland’s Charlie Chaplin Film Fest, a lesbian mom marrying a hated man, and a billionaire divorcing his wife before their prenup expires.
The Death Sommelier
Frank Stephenson. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (304p), ISBN 978-1-5144-7609-3; $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5144-7611-6
Sent to the Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona, USGS geologist Dr. Fred Sager looks for contaminated groundwater that is supposedly causing Navajo people to die.
Kip Koelsch. HK Doodles. $11.99 paper (322p), ISBN 978-1-79279-360-8; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PHLCSHZ
Dr. Evan McMillon’s military project to communicate with dolphins through an advanced artificial intelligence goes rogue—with unexpected consequences for Japanese whalers and U.S. national security.
The Gilded Sanctum
Keith Veverka. Keith Veverka. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07P624HKY
Former FBI agent Ryan Walker must face his demons to find a missing student at a mysterious school.
Half of Faith: A Josh Morgan Novel
Rod Johnson. Josh Morgan Publishing. $12.95 paper (330p), ISBN 978-0-578-41400-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07KNZQ5D6
Fueled by religious fervor, personal revenge, and moral obligation, three men’s battle over a kidnapped former U.S. president will change the course of two nations and perhaps the world.
The Last Caliph
T.L. Williams. First Coast Publishers. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9884400-2-9
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CIA officer Logan Alexander takes on the most perilous foe in the war on terror—ISIS—which is recruiting jihadists to attack the homeland.
Anibal Rodriguez Lopez. Dorrance Publishing. $23 hardcover (186p), ISBN 978-1-4809-3390-3; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0796FK2D7
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In the search for her missing children, Jenny Mendez transforms from the ashes of submissive mediocrity to confront the forces of evil from within and without.
The Master Hacker
Steve Burkart. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (359p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8671-9
When SunHee Nham, a disaffected North Korean computer scientist working in China, decides to escape her conscription, she takes a few secrets with her.
The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection
Afshan Naheed Hashmi. Afshan Hashmi. $19.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-5356-1601-0; $10.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5356-1602-7
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In this SF mystery, a monstrous infection is spreading worldwide. The FBI and the CBI of India have to work together to investigate whether it’s bioterrorism or not.
Prodigal Avenger: A Story of the Secret War in Afghanistan
Tim Moynihan. Elk Lake Publishing. $12.99 paper (248p), ISBN 978-1-948888-78-3
Jake Drecker is a U.S. special operator on a covert mission to terminate a brutal terrorist who may be holding an American hostage whom the CIA is willing to kill alongside Drecker’s team.
The River Rat Murders
Frank L. Gertcher. Wind Grass Hill Books. $29.95 hardcover (264p), ISBN 978-0-9835754-4-3
In 1921, the murder of her friend Alec convinces Caroline Case to become an amateur but extremely resourceful detective.
Runed (Taylor Sinclair #3)
Wendy Hewlett. Wendy Hewlett. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07MXSYSQZ
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Toronto Police constable Taylor Sinclair works her first active case with Det. Sgt. Chris Cain in the elite sex crimes unit.
Saving Grace (Taylor Sinclair #1)
Wendy Hewlett. Wendy Hewlett. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00GV1KYMQ
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When serial rapist and murderer Ralph Morse escapes from prison, Taylor knows he’s going after the woman responsible for his conviction.
The Sky Tells No Lies
Don Derkach. Elf. $14.95 paper (398p), ISBN 978-0-615-80619-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00Q54PE4W
Recently retired investigative reporter Quentin Thomas tracks an astrologically inspired killer.
Thou Shall Not Kill
John Leifer. Earhart Publishing. $12.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-0-9995655-4-4
A rash of suicide bombings marks the beginning of a massive attack on Israel by Iranian, Russian, Syrian, and Hezbollah forces, fomenting an existential crisis for the Jewish state.
Steve Zell. Tales From Zell. $14.77 paper (240p), ISBN 978-0-9847468-6-6; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B07P8VH6W6
In the growth years of Phoenix, Ariz., a string of suspicious water-related deaths leads two women to investigate a supernatural murder mystery.
Unfinished Business (Taylor Sinclair #2)
Wendy Hewlett. Wendy Hewlett. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B00KVJJ3QM
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Someone wants Taylor or Cail dead. Is Cail the target after being involved in a major narcotics bust, or has someone from Taylor’s past decided to collect on unfinished business?
Blood of the Lamb (Vampire Christ #1)
Jay Wilburn. Jay Wilburn. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07PKN6Q6X
A faithless TV preacher discovers that the Bible is about vampires, and that they are trying to take over American politics.
Bulwark: A Bulwark Anthology
Brit Lunden. Chelshire. $8.99 paper (146p), ISBN 978-1-947188-91-4
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Sheriff Clay Finnes’s life is upended when his child is kidnapped and his marriage crumbles. Now his small, isolated town seems to be attracting all kinds of strange happenings.
jdgray1425. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-5320-5342-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-5341-2
Humanity has learned it shares the future with an emerging species of its own making, but only time will tell whether the two species can coexist peacefully long enough to succeed.
Footsteps in the Dark: Stories of the Bizarre and Unusual
Carlo Armenise. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8673-3
A collection of eight horror/supernatural short stories that highlight the eternal struggle between good and evil.
A Magnet to a Flame: A Collection of 28 Stories and 3 Poems
Shawn Patrick Cooke. Kindle Direct Publishing. $9.99 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-79337-813-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07P96V29Q
The subjects of this debut collection’s stories range from a time-traveling video store to a potluck at the end of the world, and shine a light on the core of human nature along the way.
The Seventh Guard: Destiny Expires
Francis Halpin. Halpin/Francis United States. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73245-040-0
Robert Lowden discovers a hidden code and reveals its meaning, setting him and his friends on a wild adventure that includes deadly encounters with the mysterious man in black.
A Step Too Far: A Dryden Universe Corporate Wars Novel
Daniel B. Hunt. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0997-6
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Propelled on a journey of murder and lies, Paul, an Enforcer for Syrch Corp, must decide whether he has what it takes or whether he should let his ethos lead him into an unknown future.
The Wrath of Isis: From the Chronicles of the Temporal Lens
Michael Zuniga. Michael Zuniga. $9.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-79298-400-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07MV1FBCH
A mysterious device sends Alister and Allison back to the past to meet the emperor Constantine. Mistaking them for gods, Constantine abandons the Christian religion, altering history.
Déjà Vu (The Persistence of Memory #1)
Karen Janowsky. Mill City Press. $14.49 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-5456-6212-0
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Daniel and Nina don’t remember their pasts. When evil creatures attack the world, humanity’s fate rests on their remembering that once, long ago, they were in love.
Jake’s Redemption: The Angel Eyes Series Prequel
Jamie Schulz. Jamie Schulz. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07K5L411H
A dystopian civilization has arisen after global war and destruction where women rule and men are owned. The characters must overcome enemies determined to tear apart their love.
The Knowing: JB Straton’s Story: A Bulwark Anthology
Brit Lunden. Chelshire. $8.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-947188-99-0
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Dirt-poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel a connection that is as intense and primal as the bloodred earth of Bulwark. Will the memories of their past lives help or hinder their love?
The Moon and Two Stars: A Story of Love, Tolerance and Humanity
Miriam Taurines. Metamorfose Editora. $2.50 paper (92p), ISBN 978-85-68175-74-3
An attack at a pizzeria in the city of Jerusalem in 2001 leaves Eva Levi, 79, in a coma. Her condition reminds her of her whole life story and how she came to the promised land.
Take My Heart: A Steamy Romantic Suspense Novel
J.J. Sorel. J.J. Sorel. $12.99 paper (297p), ISBN 978-1-79705-586-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07MFSZ6Z2
Jailed for a crime he didn’t commit, Bronson seeks revenge by seducing Ava. Not only does he fall for her, but he stumbles on secrets about his past hidden in the home of Ava’s wealthy boss.
Eve the Elf: Roe Vs. Eve
Jeffrey Adams, illus. by Jane Wen. Adam’s Bruised Apples Entertainment. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PJY5ZYR
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In a double origin story, a superhero learns her true nature, and an elf girl is born into a life of temptation and tragedy.
50 Years at Yuma: A History of Military Testing and Civilian Bureaucracy
J.L. Wymer. RoseDog Books. $55 hardcover (284p), ISBN 978-1-4809-7409-8
In this personal look at the Department of Defense and its test operations in Arizona, Wymer chronicles the development and testing of military materials from the crude 1950s to today’s technology.
The ABCs of Law School: Diary of a First Year Student
Teresa Power. Stafford House Books. $15.99 paper (360p), ISBN 978-0-9981070-7-3
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Power uses the ABCs to demystify entering law school in this read for incoming law students.
Adventures of a Rideshare Driver
Charles Campise. Outskirts Press. $9.95 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-4787-4320-0
This book is a collection of the author’s favorite experiences of driving passengers who use the ride-sharing mode of transportation.
All the Clocks Are Wrong!
Benno Kreuzmair. AuthorHouse. $13.66 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-5049-9305-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-9304-3
Kreuzmair describes how people have preoccupied themselves to an ever-greater but more irrelevant degree with time.
Are Your Kids Naked Online? How to Protect Your Tech-Savvy Kids from Online Self-Destruction
Chris Good and Lisa Good. BlueKai Media Group. $24.99 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-73288-471-7
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Cybersecurity experts and parents of four teens, the authors explain the ins and outs of technology, what actually works, and what your supersmart tech-savvy kids can easily bypass.
The Ark’s Cargo
William W. Buisch. Trafford. $31.55 hardcover (392p), ISBN 978-1-4669-7770-9; $11.97 paper (392p), ISBN 978-1-4669-7771-6
This memoir describes the challenges a young man faces in achieving his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Even a period of homelessness and limited resources does not interfere with his dream.
Neena Roumell. Edenearthwork. $13.95 paper (52p), ISBN 978-0-692-96061-5
A daddy-motivating guide to nurturant fathering from a child’s birth through infancy and its far-reaching benefits, which are central to developing happy, healthy children.
Common Sense and Reasonable Answers
Warren Luce. Seacoast Press. $12.99 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-7326291-8-9
Luce aims to provide answers to issues that plague America and the world.
The Daily Brew: A 365-Day Guided Journal
Maria Pita, Morgan DeSimone, and Gary Robinson. Outskirts Press. $17.95 paper (390p), ISBN 978-1-4327-9125-4
A 365-day template for writing about thoughts and feelings as well as a mix of active, hands-on exercises to keep it interesting and to help readers avoid journal fatigue.
Dark Secret: The Complete Story; The True Account of What Happened to Little Alex Suleski
Nyssa Corbin. CreateSpace. $24 paper (548p), ISBN 978-1-72587-794-8; $5.99 e-book, ASIN 07GL8WN4M
When a young girl goes missing in Kentucky, the search for her is immense. It’s only when the FBI becomes involved that her fate becomes clearer.
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
When a young girl falls in love with a broken WWII veteran, the unlikely pair must overcome struggles and hurdle life’s obstacles.
Everything Is Matter Moving Through Space
Joseph Palazzo. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5619-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5618-2
Palazzo presents ideas he hopes will sow the seeds for the revolution that is so desperately needed in physics.
The Fantastical Keys of Darius Newton Archibank: Zarqnon the Embarrassed Discovers He Is Autistic
Zarqnon the Embarrassed, illus. by Frank Louis Allen. Zarqnon the Embarrassed. $11.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-79783-829-8
The reader gets a front-seat ride inside the mind of an autistic person as Zarqnon describes his life from childhood to adulthood.
The Five-Year Marriage: Shifting the Marriage Paradigm
Annmarie Kelly. Optimal Living Press. $14.99 paper (241p), ISBN 978-0-9746037-2-8
Divorce, separation, and loneliness are just a few of the reasons why the traditional “’til death” marriage is dying. Kelly gives couples a better way to do “I do.”
Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times
Trans. by Isaac Bentwich. Harmonia Publications. $18.99 hardcover (246p), ISBN 978-965-7724-37-8; $11.99 paper (246p), ISBN 978-965-7724-38-5
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A modern translation of one of the most trusted guides for spiritual growth, and the only translation that recreates the meter and rhyme of the original Sanskrit, plus Yoga philosophy basics.
The Hypocrisy of America
James Ventry. James Ventry. $14.99 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-79443-905-4
Ventry uses humor and personal stories to provide his view of America.
Imaginative Communities: Admired Cities, Regions and Countries
Robert Govers. Reputo Press. $20 paper (158p), ISBN 978-90-828265-2-4; $10 e-book, ISBN 978-90-828265-1-7
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With lots of examples and informative case studies, Govers provides a broad overview of why some cities and countries receive global recognition while others are ignored.
Italy the Best Places to See by Rail: An Alternative to the Escorted Tour
Bob Kaufman. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-985276-80-2
Kaufman describes an alternative to the pricey and regimented tours of Italy, with over 20 itineraries detailed.
The Journey Continues: Finding Joy Amidst Life’s Struggles
Daniel J. Nicewonger. WestBow Press. $30.95 hardcover (338p), ISBN 978-1-973645-66-5; $19.95 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-973645-67-2
Nicewonger writes of his journey following a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. He speaks honestly of how one can find joy, peace, and comfort amid the storms of life.
Let’s Make a Contract: Getting Through Unhappy Romantic Relationships
Ann Schiebert. Andrew Benzie Books. $16.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-941713-75-4
Schiebert looks at why people find themselves in unhappy romantic relationships, why they stay, and how to get out with dignity and integrity.
Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy
Sheryl Ness. Tuscan Dreams. $19.95 paper (396p), ISBN 978-1-73201-941-6; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07B6TM74F
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In a real-life fairy tale, Ness shares how she fell in love with Vincenzo, a chef in a quaint Tuscan kitchen, over his decadent hot chocolate cake.
Management and Leadership: What Can MBA Do in My Workday?
Alex Stajković and Kayla Sergent. Research Paradigms Applied. $19.95 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-73382-750-8
Learn how to transform disengaged workers into motivated employees, shift doubt into confidence, and progress from transactional management to transformational leadership.
Martin’s Scribbles: Sort of a Memoir
Martin Holub, Radius Book Group. $23.95 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-63576-587-8
Holub provides an entertaining account of his life as an architect, an expat, and an intimate witness to world history.
Near-Death Experiences Are Real! But Only for Survivors!
William Pillow. William Pillow. $12.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-79214-126-3
This book offers possible, plausible reasons for near-death experiences.
Negro Students Locked Out of Public Schools for Five Years: September 1959–September 1964
Wally G. Vaughn. Outskirts Press. $31.95 paper (755p), ISBN 978-0-578-20160-3
The largest collection of accounts from individuals in the community of the oppressed that were locked out of the Prince Edward County, Va., public schools during the education crisis.
Never Stop Dreaming—Time to Change
Firas Faraj. Firas Faraj. $10 e-book, ISBN 978-9957-67-230-0
A motivational book that talks about the ways to reach dreams by self-energizing toward change and removing blockages, and provides tools and techniques based on self-experience.
Ninety-Year-Old Vet’s Journey Through Life
Al Monroe. Outskirts Press. $16.95 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-4787-6152-5
This is the first of many stories about the author, beginning when he was born and ending when he joins the Navy at age 17.
No Other Name
Ed and Loretta Williamson. Xulon Press. $14.49 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-5456-0201-0
An emotion-laden look at faith and modern medicine intertwined in a story of love as Williamson and his wife battle her cancer.
On Hallowed Ground: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Walter T. Hughes Jr. Outskirts Press. $26.95 paper (143p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9737-1
This book follows the history of a tiny plot of ground on which the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is located.
Resolute: My Quest for a New Heart
Lance J. Cunha. Outskirts Press. $15.95 paper (153p), ISBN 978-1-4787-7199-9
Cunha documents the difficult, emotional roller-coaster journey of waiting for, receiving, and then recovering from a heart transplant.
Smartphone Photography: Great Tips for Awesome Portraits
A.R. Knight. Best Seller Publishing. $18.85 paper (141p), ISBN 978-1-949647-01-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-949647-00-6
Knight’s beginner’s guide to photography will help you take better pictures without expensive, complicated equipment.
The Spiritual Gardener: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow
Andy Becker, illus. by Abigail Drapkin. Tree of the Field Publishing. $16.95 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-73366-980-1
In this guide, Pacific Northwest gardener Becker provides practical gardening tips coupled with insights from the Jewish tradition to help your garden grow.
Under the Shadow of the Swastika
Jan Makkreel. ReadersMagnet. $15.05 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-949981-11-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07N7S98MR
A memoir of life under Nazi occupation, in which a boy and his family learn to survive after German forces occupy Rotterdam.
The Wealth of Poverty: Capitalizing the Opportunities of Poverty for the Kingdom of God
Tina Carter and Mindy Johnson-Hicks. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (96p), ISBN 978-1-4787-2507-7
Through this book, readers are invited to develop mutual relationships with people of different economic groups to help foster a deeper understanding of poverty.
What Jesus Would Say to Same-Sex Couples: Ratzinger’s Disordered Thoughts on Human Sexuality + Nonviolent Resistance to the Christian Taliban
Aaron Milavec. Aaron Milavec. $16.95 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-72894-007-6; $6.95 e-book, ASIN B01846R9WI
This book brings together personal stories, heart-rending interviews, and five years of collaborative research to explore what Milavec believes Jesus would say to same-sex couples.
Women Can Find Shipwrecks Too
Margaret Brandeis. Margaret Brandeis. $18.95 paper (306p), ISBN 978-0-9700767-2-4
A 17-year true-life quest for sunken treasure transforms a young woman into a buccaneer.
Acid and Bribery
Jeanne Ann Off. LitFire Publishing. $26.57 hardcover (216p), ISBN 978-1-63524-259-1; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63524-255-3
Tomar El Oro, a stallion favored to win his race, unexpectedly loses miserably. Having overheard a conversation, Kelsey Kelley wonders if her best friend’s father was bribed to lose.
The Adventures of Belinda Buttercup: A Blossom Land Tale
B. De La Mater-Novak. Outskirts Press Press. $16.95 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-4327-1029-3
When Belinda Buttercup becomes trapped in a water lily, the swift-moving current carries her away. Belinda’s family and friends hurry to save the tiny Blossom child.
The Circle: Taken
Sage Sask. SBSK. $8.99 paper (442p), ISBN 978-1-73357-939-1
On a quest for the truth, Alexia learns her gift may be the answer. A secret unearthed and a shocking betrayal leaves Alexia with one choice. Will the decision determine her destiny?
Elsie’s Story: This Story Has No Hero
Michael Murphy, illus. by Carissa McDonald. Kindle Direct Publishing. $10.50 paper (40p), ISBN 978-0-692-17801-0
Elsie is tormented by the bullying behavior of her classmates. She needs a hero to stand up for her.
Grandma’s Magic Box
Nadine Thomas. Xlibris. $31.99 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-5434-7707-8; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B079JFPW9Q
With surprising endings, each story takes the reader to a different location and includes facts about that location.
Journey into Darkness: A Story in Four Parts (second ed.)
J. Arthur Moore. Omnibook. $28 hardcover (554p), ISBN 978-621-434-050-7; $18 paper (554p), ISBN 978-621-434-049-1
Duane Kinkade was 11 in 1862 when he went in search of his father, becoming a part of the war. He was 13 when he returned home, after two and a half years of army life and battlefield experience.
Meet Me at the Farmers Market
Lisa Pelto, illus. by Paula S. Wallace. Reading Is Key Publishing. $18.95 hardcover (32p),
ISBN 978-1-945505-41-6; $2.95 e-book, ASIN B07DTM1ZGY
Sophia loves going to the farmers market every week. There are lots of things to see and do.
Neverworld: The Other Side of the Map
E. Racine. E. Racine. $7.49 paper (286p), ISBN 978-1-79289-632-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B00CQCRAIK
Sixteen-year-old Samantha and her friend Charlie must sail the high seas,
battle monsters, and fight vampires to find her mother in a place called Neverworld.
Puffy Gets Angry
Rich Pfeiffer and Susie Post Roberts. Growth Publishing. $9.99 paper (22p), ISBN 978-1-893505-98-8; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07PGK5JDK
This book, in which Puffy the puffer fish gets angry, is designed to provide a guide for adults to help kids learn how to manage their anger.
Schotsi: Book 1
Tracy Bright. Kindle Direct Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07L393FVD
A brave story of the love and courage of a family and their dog while they survive alone in one of the last great wildernesses of Northern California.