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Bad Intentions R Deliberate
Renee A. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5144-3116-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5144-3115-3
Readers follow Gretchen, who finds out that beauty doesn’t matter in love, and Brea, whose pain, rape, lies, and manipulation shatter her once-normal world, on their respective journeys.
Syntell Smith. Syntell Smith Publishing. $15.95 paper (357p), ISBN 978-0-578-44052-1; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-46500-5
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A workplace drama of a divided staff in a New York City library during 1994, where a new hire attempts to fit in without taking sides.
Crowning Glory: River’s Journey
Taylor Thompson. Bright Blacklight Publishing. $15 paper (315p), ISBN 978-0-9822400-4-5
River Thomas fights the 1950s racism of Hopewell, Tex., and tries to successfully navigate a maze of sexual, racial, gender, and work identities.
The Entity: 2147
David A. Collier. AuthorHouse. $18.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5872-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5871-1
With Earth ravaged by heat and flood, an entity arrives offering a solution. The promise of rescue is now within reach, but humanity must overcome its greatest obstacle: itself.
Farewell My Life: Buona Notte Vita Mia
Cynthia Sally Haggard. Cynthia Sally Haggard. $23.99 paper (585p), ISBN 978-1-09-273075-4
Containing not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s Berlin, this tale revolves around a young woman whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.
The Flute Player from Urumqi
Jeffrey Carnett. Partridge. $21.45 paper (350p), ISBN 978-1-5437-4562-7
Aye Altay, a Turkic Muslim woman living in far west China, has a problem. She is single and pregnant, and the father of her child wants only to destroy her and her people.
Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor
Rebecca Rosenberg. Lion Heart Publishing. $15.99 paper (318p), ISBN 978-0-578-42779-9
Baby Doe travels west for a gold mine. Abandoned and pregnant, she falls for an old, married prospector who strikes a massive silver vein, while scandal and ruin force her to make tough decisions.
The Haircut Who Would Be King: A Political Fable
Robert Trebor. Palindrome Press. $14.95 paper (184p), ISBN 978-0-578-47568-4; $8 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-47569-1
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This novel charts the rise of Donald D. Rump, from a dyspeptic nine-year-old to president of the United States. It alternates with the rise of Vladimir Poutine, who ascends to lead Russia.
The Invisible Moon
J. Robert DiFulgo.
iUniverse. $13.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-5320-3427-5; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07GRQ6V9Y
After suffering from PTSD for 20 years, Bryan, a Vietnam vet, tries to put the pieces of his past together.
The Irish Clans, Book Three: Rising
Stephen Finlay Archer. Manzanita Writers Press. $14.95 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-9986910-0-8
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Republicans fight for freedom against overwhelming odds in the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, while McCarthy and the O’Donnells continue to search for one another and their ancestors’ Clans Pact treasures.
Just Out of Curiosity
John D. King. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-984510-02-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984510-03-7
The misadventures of a scientific wizard whose deceit and curiosity lead him into a tangled web ameliorated for him only by a love affair.
Listen to the Wind (The Orphans of Tolosa #1)
Susanne Dunlap. Bellastoria Press. $17.95 paper (388p), ISBN 978-1-942209-58-4; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-
Two orphans flee for their lives during the last crusade of the French against the Cathar heretics in the Midi.
The Lost Song of Goliath
Ronald A. Lindsay. Nineteenth Street Publishers. $11.99 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-73373-380-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PG54FLN
It’s Goliath’s turn to be heard. Depicting the absurdity of territorial conquest in God’s name, this is the tale of David and Goliath retold.
Joseph Brisben. Toplink Publishing. $11.99 paper (120p), ISBN 978-1-949804-69-0
It’s a tale told by a dead woman who (when she was alive) wanted to kill her sadistic, greedy, gluttonous husband. When she was alive, she failed, but her spirit gets to see his comeuppance.
Matching Configurations: Quantum Roots III
Kyle Keyes. Kyle Keyes. $9.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-0-9864374-3-4
Each time Olan Chapman comes to life, his anti-quarks remain on the far side of the Time Wall. America’s hero vigilante who defends the weak and helpless victims of today’s society is back.
My Crazy (Sick) Love: A Delightful Laugh-Out-Loud Romantic Comedy
Drica Pinotti. Girls Can. $24.95 hardcover (226p), ISBN 978-0-578-46449-7; $12.95 paper (271p), ISBN 978-0-578-46073-4
Amanda has a stable job and great friends, and her life looks perfect—except she fights an uphill battle against her sick imagination while trying to keep her job and find love in N.Y.C.
Myscal Taylor’s Civil War: Arise from the Dust
Michol Polson. Kindle Direct Publishing. $11.25 paper (298p), ISBN 978-0-578-40581-0
In 1863, a Utah frontiersman steps off the train in Indiana. Fraudulently conscripted into the Union Army, he now must fight for a nation that despises him and his enigmatic faith.
The Naked Queen: A Tangential Arthurian Legend
Alan Hall. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-984545-49-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984545-48-0
Around 1120 CE in the Scandinavian realm of Tabithia, Syrenya learns a terrible secret—one that will take all her cunning and intelligence and the span of a quarter century to put right.
One Time Winner: The Empress Emeritus Zinabar
John R. Carden. Toplink Publishing. $15.99 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-970066-67-8
The empress of a gigantic interstellar monarchy chooses to leave her home planet and resettle on a planet far, far away from the empire. The planet she happens to choose is Earth.
Seeking Glory: A Novel About Relationships, Loss and Finding Your Way Home
Patricia Hamilton Shook. OutskirtsPress. $17.95 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9204-8
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Kate tries to solve the mystery of her young granddaughter’s origins.
The Serpent, the Puma, and the Condor: A Tale of Machu Picchu
Gayle Marie. Mnemosyne Books. $24.99 hardcover (356p), ISBN 978-1-73267-810-1; $16.99 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-73267-811-8
An Inca priestess risks Pizarro’s discovery and destruction of Machu Picchu when she agrees to take a dying Catholic priest to the sacred city where the cure must occur.
America Arise and Awake
Ramesh Sharma. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (358p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5151-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5149-1
A collection of poems that explore human beings’ intrinsic experiences such as pleasure and pain, agony and ecstasy, and life and death.
The Color of Love
Raymond Quattlebaum. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-5462-3117-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-3118-9
Quattlebaum’s poems follow the chapters of life.
Seth Masek. Seth Masek. $13.95 paper (214p), ISBN 978-0-9998712-4-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PGTHVQB
A collection of poetry that centers on love. Through verse, Masek moves from the longing for love to mature and deep reverence.
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Robert Service, illus. by Deran Wright. CreateSpace. $16 paper (58p), ISBN 978-1-983953-85-9
Service’s classic adventure poem of the far north comes to life in this illustrated edition.
George Friesen. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (318p), ISBN 978-1-984522-62-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984522-64-1
A thriller about a triple kidnapping in which a Turkish drug lord and two estranged American brothers become pawns in a struggle between Mexican and Turkish drug gangs.
And the Wall Came Down
D.F. Hart. Xlibris. $29.99 hardcover (226p), ISBN 978-1-984576-70-5; $19.99 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-984576-69-9
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Two men—a professor and Allied spy, and a Nazi zealot—clash in 1961 Berlin and again in America years later once the wall falls and a coded Nazi manifesto is recovered.
Nancy Jackson. Nancy Jackson. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-386-68440-4
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An intelligent and controlled killer leaves no trace for Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents Randy Jeffries and Carrie Border. This case will test them, while threads of their personal lives threaten to entangle and take them down first.
Bloodline and Wine
Kelly Jones. Ninth Avenue Press. $16 paper (346p), ISBN 978-0-9914468-2-7; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B07QCR33DC
While vacationing in Tuscany, American journalist Dana Pierson gets caught up in a mystery when millions of dollars of Brunello di Montalcino wine is destroyed.
D.F. Hart. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (246p), ISBN 978-1-79601-438-9
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An FBI profiler races to recapture the escaped murderer who is stalking his fiancée.
The Girl in the Mirror (A Sarah Greene Mystery #1)
Steven Ramirez. Glass Highway. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07PBQL4D8
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While renovating an old house, Sarah Greene finds a mirror holding a dead girl’s spirit. As she explores the house’s secrets, Sarah awakens dangerous dark forces that could harm her.
Kaylin McFarren. Creative Edge Publishing.
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Skylar has gone to dark extremes to subdue anxieties rooted in her past. Following an air show, her plane enters a time portal, forcing her to face the true cause of her father’s death.
The Mendelian Protocol
Raymond Finkle. Raymond Finkle. $5.90 paper (226p), ISBN 978-0-9983543-0-9; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B01MQ3MRR7
Two genetic researchers are brutally slain on a remote beach in the Bahamas. Dr. Natalie Franklin races to solve the forensic puzzle before she becomes a casualty herself.
Out of the Cold Dark Sea: A Seattle Waterfront Mystery
Jeffrey D. Briggs. Water’s End Press. $16 paper (370p), ISBN 978-1-73373-161-4; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07PV2CJFJ
Martha Whitaker attempts to clear her name after becoming a suspect in a friend’s disappearance. Joined by a crusading journalist, she gets drawn into a world of forgery, murder, and betrayal.
Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories
T.M. Brown. Palmetto Publishing Group. $16.95 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-64111-073-0; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0794PM2XH
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Theo Phillips, a newly retired publishing executive, and his wife move back to their small-town roots in Shiloh, Ga., but scandal and dark secrets threaten their retirement dreams.
Santa Fe Mojo (Vincent Malone #1)
Ted Clifton. Purple Sage Books. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07DNLR1QM
Starring a lone-wolf gritty PI at the end of his career who’s dealing with health issues and bad life decisions, this hard-boiled murder mystery involves the death of a famous sports agent.
Sweet Justice (Mike Zorich #4)
Ken Malovos. Kindle Direct Publishing. $13.95 paper (461p), ISBN 978-1-73291-730-9
Trial attorney Mike Zorich works to solve two murders, one of a retired judge and the other of a woman another judge was once accused of murdering.
Tumbling Down: A Detective Jericho Novel
Walter Marks. TopTierLit. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07H4Z9X8W
A homicide in the LGBTQ community of East Hampton puzzles Detective Jericho.
Clay Engle’s Arsenal Stories: Battle Zone Wilkes-Barre
Clay Engle. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4612-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4610-7
In this fantasy novel, a band of superhero citizens must do everything they can to stop terrorists from destroying their town and instigating a world war.
Evelyn’s Cross (deluxe ed.)
S.W. Frank. S.W. Frank. $5.99 e-book, ASIN B01EO8O5UE
The fate of the world depends on a visionary angel named Evelyn. But Evelyn has lost the gift of sight. Without her power, angel and humankind are damned.
The Gordon Place
Isaac Thorne. Lost Hollow Books. $14.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-938271-45-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07P5HV5GW
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Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in 20 years. Now he might never escape from the hateful spirit of his dead father.
Karda (Adalta #1)
Sherrill Nilson, illus. by Kurt Nilson. Green Canoe. $14.99 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-73227-290-3
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Marta, on the planet Adalta to gather trade data, is overwhelmed by strange powers, bonded to a flying horse, and caught in a power struggle complete with magic, murder, and romance.
Operation Ragnarok (The Gamers #1)
Kevin Coolidge. From My Shelf Books & Gifts. $9.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-0-692-76063-5
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A fantastical comedic adventure about a group of Dungeons & Dragons players who plan a campaign to steal a Viking longship from a museum and unleash Ragnarok.
The Screaming Skull (The Chronicles of Elberon #1)
Rick Ferguson. Phabulousity Press. $14.99 paper (475p), ISBN 978-1-73256-621-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73256-620-0
A self-aware, meta epic-fantasy tale of an elderly king reflecting on his life as a hero while the end of the world looms and old foes return.
Thelema: Mystic Will: Book 0—The Fool
Marushia Dark. Thelemic Arts. $11.99 paper (437p), ISBN 978-1-980432-43-2; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07B697Y7B
In a world where humans must wear mystical pendants to survive, justices of the peace bring law and order while fighting living corporations and searching for their twin flames.
All Those Tears We Can’t See
Gita Audhya. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-64182-193-3
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When a first-generation Indian-American girl falls in love with an American Christian, her mother believes that this will put an end to Bengali traditions for future generations.
Candice Franklynn. Franklynn. $14.99 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-73101-851-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07QCLTWCX
PR professional Delilah is hired to rein in the heirs to a hotel dynasty—namely, playboy Sam. When she and Sam first meet, each unaware of who the other is, romantic sparks that later become explosive fly.
Deborah L. Cannon. Deborah L. Cannon. $11 paper (291p), ISBN 978-1-79337-262-8
A museum illustrator is seduced by a billionaire archaeologist and his French bodyguard into solving the mystery of a Black Madonna stolen from the Roman town of Positano, Italy.
Once upon a Crossroad
R.M. Gibson. Booklocker.com. $17.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-1-63263-237-1
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During the 1970s, Erich Mauer deals with a career setback and the death of his fiancée, and tries to move on.
Twists of Fate: A Folk-Rock Odyssey
Robert Gilberg. Tamborrel Publishing. $14.95 paper (216p), ISBN 978-0-9990887-0-8
On a trip to California to search for the girl who left him in the 1960s, Tom meets a young woman in Kansas on her own quest. They have much more in common than they imagine.
8 Minutes a Day to Make an A! Quick Change Your ADHD Child Now!
Pamela L. Johnson. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4482-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4481-3
Johnson says that her techniques allow students to consistently achieve As and Bs in school within four to six weeks and to consistently follow routines at home without being reminded.
50 Years After Vietnam
Bill Lord. Bill Lord.
$7.95 e-book, ASIN B07H8R6G14
An irreverent war memoir light on blood and battles that charts the physical challenges and emotional swings of a youthful draftee in 1967 and 1968.
Atlantis: Insights from a Lost Civilization
Shirley Andrews. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-5462-2420-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-2421-1
Andrews claims to uncover the living legacy of Atlantis in this new look at the legendary civilization said to be situated on the Atlantic Ridge.
Barefoot to the Chin: The Fantastic Life of Sally Rand
Jim Lowe. Sentry Press. $39.95 hardcover (820p), ISBN 978-1-889574-45-5
A biography of Sally Rand, the famous fan dancer who saved the 1933 World’s Fair from financial ruin. This account of her 60-year career includes 100 rare images.
BYOB: Be Your Own Bank
Peri Scott. Perisco. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07Q87NWNK
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Scott offers a new way to think about money management. He describes how to use leverage to grow a family fortune and recommends ways to structure a personal fortune into a money machine.
A Classic in Clown Shoes: Love, Life and Money, a Hilarious Journey of Coming to Terms with a Brand New You
Becky Kueker. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-977209-99-3
After fighting fear, depression, and the realization that she would once again have to start over after a complicated surgery, Kueker shares her journey to her new beginning.
Crossing McDaniel Branch: A Personal Journey from a 19th Century Lifestyle to the Space Age
Hugh W. Denny. Dorrance Publishing. $45 hardcover (200p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8889-7
From a childhood in rural America during the Great Depression to military service during the Cuban Missile Crisis to working for NASA, Denny gives the reader a personal look at American history.
A Different Kind of Closet: The Struggles of Mental Illness
Roger L. Mohn. RND Publishing. $9.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-0-9961193-0-6
Too many people live with the shame that surrounds mental illness. This is one man’s journey and mission now to help others through his story.
Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra
Joseph McBride. Vervante. $32.50 paper (601p), ISBN 978-1-949950-47-2
While McBride was writing a biography of film director Frank Capra, he fought a Kafkaesque legal battle for years to tell the truth about this iconic American figure. This is the story of that fight.
Gabriel, or The Long Love Affair of the Virgin Mary
Micheline Laguilhomie. Thomson-Shore. $20 paper (359p), ISBN 978-0-692-97669-2
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Deeply influenced by the psychology of C.G. Jung, the author covers the rise of fascism in WWII-era France as well as in the U.S. and France in the 1960s.
The Gospel of the God of Existence
Althemus Joseph Delahoussaye III. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-5049-2790-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-2791-8
This book is about human beings: their existence and the purpose for which they were created. It aims to convince readers that seeking God is man’s purpose of being in this world.
Handbook of Practical Philosophy: 120 Tips for a Better Life
Panagiotis (Pete) Litsas. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-984535-12-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984535-13-9
Litsas shares suggestions and views of various philosophers on key issues about life, as well as how to help people live happily in this life.
A Hastiness of Cooks: A Practical Handbook for Use in Deciphering the Mysteries of Historic Recipes and Cookbooks, for Living-History Reenactors, Historians, Writers, Chefs, Archaeologists, and, of Course, Cooks
Cynthia D. Bertelsen, illus. by Courtney Nzeribe. Turquoise Moon Press. $14.95 paper (217p), ISBN 978-0-692-19557-4
Solving the mysteries of historic cookbooks—with their archaic language and often baffling recipes—becomes easier with the right knowledge, shared in detail in this book by a culinary historian who’s also an experienced cook.
If It Works, Use It
Toni Elizabeth Sar’h Petrinovich. BookBaby. $20 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6049-5
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In question-and-answer format, Petrinovich unveils the mystery of her enlightened state, from the time of her birth to her mastery as a master teacher of the divine “I am.”
Invent, Innovate, and Prosper: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Inventing
Michael G. Colburn. Inventing Pathways Publishing. $24.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-73377-080-4
A comprehensive guide aimed at helping readers create unique ideas and develop valuable inventions.
Iran from Crown to Turbans
Gail Rose Thompson. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-1-984551-10-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984551-11-5
This book depicts life in Iran from the time of the shah to the present.
Jakarta Journal: Confessions of a Software Road Warrior
B.B. Abraham. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (135p), ISBN 978-0-595-20457-1
With tales of the road across Indonesia, this is the story of an average American installing below-average software in a faraway place.
Junglenomics: Nature’s Solutions to the World Environment Crisis
Simon Lamb. Orator. $22 hardback (359p), ISBN 978-1-916482-30-2
Ecosystems provide a blueprint for reorganizing the economic domain to protect and benignly coexist with natural environments, halt species decline, and benefit the poorest.
My Random Death: A Memoir
Myra Mossman. Insight Institute Press. $17.95 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-73292-750-6
This true crime story with a mystical twist is about surviving a murder and how it empowered and transformed Mossman, and it reveals what she previously kept hidden from law enforcement.
Painting the Psalms
Cherie Burbach. Bonjour Publishing. $29.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-0-9972274-6-8
Artist Burbach shares original mixed-media paintings that contain a positive, faith-filled message.
Political Cocaine: How America Got Hooked on the Two Party System and How to Intervene
Art Rude. Book Baby. $12.95 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-5439-5087-8
Rude explains how America got stuck with a two-party system and how it can be fixed.
Powerful Choices, Powerful Life
Sharon Good. Good Life Press. $14.95 paper (120p), ISBN 978-0-9823172-5-9
A self-help book to help readers maximize the power of making conscious choices. It includes exercises to apply its lessons.
The Sagae Songdo Chibubeob for Practical Use and Self-Study: Double Entry Accounting in the Medieval Far East
Hyeon Byeong-ju, trans. by Byung T. Ro et al. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-984546-48-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984546-49-4
This book is about Kaeseong Bugi, a double-entry accounting method used in medieval Korea. Invented about 200 years earlier than Western double-entry, it is similar in fundamentals to Western accounting.
Shattered Dreams and Broken Hearts: Fentanyl the Killer
Sylvia Abolis Mennear. CreateSpace. $18.99 paper (149p), ISBN 978-1-71892-059-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07FMFVL7T
An eye-opening account of what drug addicts and their loved ones go through in their fight against drugs.
Shopping Brake: Proven Tips to Stop Shopping Wrong, and Start Shopping Right for a Wardrobe You Love
Lisa Deerwood. CreateSpace. $14 paper (332p), ISBN 978-1-973947-36-3; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B074858SLB
This guide aims to help readers learn how to shop for clothes so that everything they buy is the right choice for them.
A Surgeon’s Life with Bipolar Disorder
John A. Emery. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-984510-62-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984510-63-1
Emery aims to enhance readers’ knowledge of bipolar disorder and details how it has affected his life.
We Fly Away
J.V. Whittenburg. J.V. Whittenburg. $18.95 paper (436p), ISBN 978-0-9600877-0-9
Seven brothers take divergent paths from a Texas cotton farm. Tragedy, comedy, and intrigue define their story from the charm of early life to criminal trial for drug smuggling and beyond.
The Well-Balanced Family: Reduce Screen Time and Increase Family Fun, Fitness and Connectedness
Robert F. Myers. BookBaby. $14.95 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-5439-6104-1
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Myers provides parents with a family-centered approach to reducing screen time for kids and adults by replacing it with family fun, fitness, and creative play.
We Love You, but You’re Going to Hell: Christians and Homosexuality; Agree, Disagree, Take a Look
Kim O’Reilly. Elm Hill. $16 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-59555-780-3
A study of the conflict around the Bible and homosexuality. O’Reilly addresses the dichotomy of love and condemnation, sincerely expressed by Christians and painfully experienced by homosexuals.
Whose Back Was Stabbed? FDR’s Secret War on Japan
Koichi Mera. Hamilton Books. $44.99 hardcover (220p), ISBN 978-0-7618-6895-8
This fact-filled book is meant for anyone fascinated by the lead-up to the war in the Pacific in WWII.
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 female buccaneer as she unexpectedly discovers the secret to the physical universe.
Work Hard, and Don’t Give Up: An Autobiography
Ian Anttila. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4897-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4896-5
Anttila, who contracted blood poisoning in sixth grade, shares his inspirational story of working hard to get an education and succeed despite his medical problems.
You Can Choose Your Life: A Guide to Experiencing More Peace, Freedom, and Happiness Right Now
N.G. Abramson. Capucia Publsihing. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07PPWKC4K
This self-help book has a story and exercises for those feeling stuck in their lives and ready to turn their lives around.
The Adventures of Samba Rat and Friends in Sherman the Last Dragon
Steven and Mary Munsie. Page Publishing. $24.95 paper (125p), ISBN 978-1-64298-979-3
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Four woodland friends—Samba Rat; Peter Porcupine; Squirrely, a scout camp mascot; and Cindy, a ladybug—find a mysterious egg, which hatches into a baby dragon.
The Ballad of Uncle Morgan
Debra S. Carlisle Smith, illus. by Agassi Karl Saballa. Page Publishing. $12.95 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-63568-943-3; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07BDPCCXR
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Jesse and Annie and their dogs take a boat up the beautiful Muskegon River. Suddenly the boat bumps an underwater log, and overboard they go. Creative thinking from Jesse and Annie brings the dogs home.
The Bear, the Bull, and the Child of Light: A Prehistoric Novel
Mary Settegast, illus. by George Peters. Rosenberg Press. $16 paper (313p), ISBN 978-0-578-47008-5
In Turkey in 6350 BCE, a young hunter-forager boy is enslaved and taken to live among the obsidian masters of Catalhoyuk.
Coyote’s Christmas Tale
Andy Melenchek. AuthorHouse. $33.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0263-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0262-2
A mischievous coyote living in the Southwest interacts with other native animals, as well as Native Americans from the Navajo tribe. What exciting adventures await him?
Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
Peter Adam Salomon. PseudoPsalms Press. $9.99 paper (199p), ISBN 978-1-09-378067-3
Two people survived the end of the world. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn how the world ended.
Ann Anthony. Ann Anthony. $9.99 paper (199p), ISBN 978-1-5219-4030-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B073TSCHDB
Summer is here and Taylor has big plans. But when long-lost relatives appear, everything changes. By the end of the summer, Taylor has discovered much more than a new cousin.
Trina Casey, illus. by Mari Nkomo. This Real Life Books. $29.95 hardcover (116p), ISBN 978-0-692-16484-6; $24.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-71890-871-0
Galaxyswhale.com, Amazon, BN.com
Safiya, a rebellious princess of biracial ancestry, wants adventure. She gets that and more with Galaxy the unicorn.
Out of the Shadows (Broken Gears #1)
Dana Fraedrich. Goatsong Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01JHY3A6A
Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, Kobo
Lenore, a former thief, assumes a new identity to live with a wealthy but eccentric family. However, a dark figure is tracking her.
A Tale of Meegles and Teegles
Papa Fish. iUniverse. $10.99 paper (46p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4456-4; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4457-1
Every Teegle fears the Meegles. Even though they have never met, the Teegles believe the Meegles will invade their land, so the Teegles send someone to uncover the Meegles’ plans.
Walter and Mike Get Their Own Fun Park Pool to Play In
Kathleen Morrissey. Toplink Publishing. $12.99 paper (44p), ISBN 978-1-970066-25-8
Two little alligators want to join the kids playing in a fun pool at a resort in Florida.
Wow Cat’s Adventures with Adjectives
Allison Sutter, illus. by Darya Shchegoleva. Kindle Direct Publishing. $7.99 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-5403-5831-8
Wow Cat uses the power of “wow words” (adjectives) to enhance his writing. These special words might be ambitious for him to use but certainly make his work remarkable.