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Richard H. Smith. Twice Told Tales Press. $14.99 paper (315p), ISBN 978-0-578-69434-4


Jaws hits movie theaters in the summer of 1975, and theater manager Nate Burton, just out of high school, must face the lethal challenges linked to the movie’s arrival.

Death at the Edge of the Diamond

Paul H. Raymer. Salty Air Publishing. $16.89 paper (374p), ISBN 978-0-9906781-5-1, Amazon, Apple iBooks,, Kobo

In 1979, Jon Megquire is growing up, playing in the Cape Cod Baseball League, and working for a contractor accused of making a deadly construction mistake that turns out to be murder.

Eating the Forbidden Fruit

Roland Sato Page. Pearl Publishing. $20.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-0-578-62017-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B084KV657B

Amazon,, IndieBound

A gritty crime drama based on the rise and fall of an urban cop convicted of federal drug crimes. Page takes readers on a journey of sin behind the badge.

Escape from the Lower East Side

Richard Peres. KDP. $12.99 paper (211p), ISBN 979-8-6744-3423-8


A historical novel based on immigrant Harris Wolff’s half century in America, simultaneous marriages, Civil War service, and survival in New York City’s worst neighborhood.

Farewell: Fleeing Repatriation

Barbara Sorensen Fallick. Smashwords. $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-005-74254-6

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Two post-WWII Russians seek refuge in the U.S., but they are not welcome. The U.S. defines all Russians as Communist spies, and Russia mandates that they be repatriated.


Josh Conley. MJI Consulting. $15 paper (363p), ISBN 978-1-7351495-1-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08DYBHGDF


Seven Bradford lives a life plagued with loneliness, poverty, and abuse, but he is determined to end this vicious cycle.

Great Spirit of Yosemite: The Story of Chief Tenaya

Paul Edmondson. Atmosphere Press. $13.44 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-64764-727-8; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B087BG6QSH

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Conflict between Indigenous Americans and white settlers during the California gold rush leads to the Mariposa Indian War of 1851. This book weaves fiction with true historical events.

Life: Part-Time

Robert M. Gerson. Folio & Forest Publishers. $15.95 paper (282p), ISBN 978-1-7348773-0-4

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A young author-illustrator invents a nature-based currency while creating an ecology picture book. Overwhelmed by his currency’s potential, he abandons his idea, unleashing a life-disrupting force.

Ma Bayly of Newfoundland

Mary Bayly. Austin Macauley Publishers. $6.95 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5289-4654-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-7181-2


These stories follow a rural Newfoundland family and their struggles.

The Moguls of India

Satish Gupta. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 hardcover (431p), ISBN 978-1-78629-427-2; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78629-426-5


Writing with humor, Gupta tells a story of corruption in India and how it works.

Pages: A Dime a Dozen

Lydia King. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-7960-4592-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-4591-8


The trials and tribulations of a young girl working in a well-known library system. The lessons she learns help her navigate through life.

The Persephone Theory

Namir Rashid Thompson. Rosedog Books. $12 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8203-1

Persephone masquerades as an Earth dweller, and blood will be shed at the hands of the power-hungry queen of the underworld.

The Rez: An American Love Story

G. Michael Madison. Guy Michael Madison. 99¢ e-book, B07PBRRRVH


A coming-of-age saga following male and female characters from two generations and three races who struggle through civil unrest, racism, poverty, and Vietnam.


Aleksya Sokol. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-78878-908-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-5635-2


Shootik, in this story, is a being who lives fully in the present. He has the capacity of appearing in different forms and at different times. Shootik is never born and never dies.

The Spell

C.V. Shaw. Deletrea. $19.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-0-9972904-8-6


A royal family is torn apart when a curse makes its way into the castle and rules over the rulers themselves.

The Strickland File

Jeffrey H. Baer. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-9741-2883-9


A college graduate, not to mention future father and husband—in that order—realizes he can make a living or his living can make him.

The Woman Who Lost Her Love

Jo Lobato. Jo Lobato. $9.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-83809-121-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08BCVB25Z

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Abandoned by her husband en route to Australia, Diane is thrust into a new world alone. Will her new friends help her through? And what is the secret she’s hiding?


The Bible According to Eve: The Women of the Torah

Hadassah Alderson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (477p), ISBN 978-1-64378-512-7; $37.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-511-0


This collection retells the stories of the women of the Five Books of Moses in poetry form.

Child of Dawn Mother of Twilight

Theresa King. Yes International Publishers. $15.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-0-936663-58-6


King invites readers into the sanctuary of her heart. Her words beckon a broadening vision of life’s wonders.

The Colors of Me: A Collection of Poems

Maya and Jello. Xlibris. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07R7T7SMS


A collection of poems based on inspiration gained from the author’s life experiences.

Dust Yourself Off

Donna Gullikson. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3679-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3678-7


Gullikson hopes that this collection of poetic life experience will accompany and comfort readers during tough times.

Inspired by Gina

Regina Marie Blaylock. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-4809-4990-4; $8 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-4967-6


A collection of 50 poems focused on elements of Christianity that will encourage readers to look more deeply at their lives and their relationship with God.

Just Beyond the Hill

Diane E. Dockum. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-4363-6546-8; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4628-1664-4


Dockum shares a selection of poetry and short prose from her private journals spanning over 25 years.



Derek James Blan. Austin Macauley. $26.95 hardcover (219p), ISBN 978-1-64536-123-7; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64536-122-0


As Bruce Garner experiences walking nightmares, this book explores the possibility that sleep can actually provide the defense needed to remain human.

Comfort Zone: A Tale of Suspense

Stephen Bentley. Hendry Publishing. $10.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-621-96190-6-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B084GQ9XT9


Phil Mercer, a successful, respected London lawyer and decent man with a buried and dark secret from his military past, changes into a man with murder on his mind.

Dark Secret in London

Tom Toomey. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.88 hardcover (192p), ISBN 978-1-64378-488-5; $11.32 paper, ISBN 978-1-64378-487-8


When Alban discovers dastardly damning information regarding London’s high society and the capturing and killing of young boys, only he and his cunning instincts can provide justice.

Dead Ball: A Novel of Murder and Passion

GP Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Group. $14.95 paper (445p), ISBN 979-8-6650-6548-9


It’s 1912. In a meaningless late-season Big League ball game, one pitch goes awry. Can the young hurler overcome the guilt? Or will his popular opponent’s pals do him in regardless?

Deception: A Hollywood Mystery

Britt Lind. Bublish. $12.99 paper (253p), ISBN 978-1-64704-085-7

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Josh Sibley is a songwriter desperate for success. He is hired to teach an actress a song he has written for a movie. When her husband is murdered, Josh becomes the main suspect.

Murder at Melrose Court: A Country House Christmas Murder (Heathcliff Lennox #1)

Karen Baugh Menuhin. Little Dog Publishing. $14.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-9162947-0-7

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In this Christmas 1920 English country house murder mystery, WWI pilot Heathcliff Lennox goes to Melrose Court, home to his uncle. But then the murders begin, and it snows, and it all becomes very complicated.

Quick Read (Badger Thompson #3)

Bill Thesken. Koloa Publishing. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 978-1-7329689-2-9

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The theft of a hypnotic device from a research facility in Palo Alto, Calif., prompts the CIA to enlist Badger to help find it.

Seized: A Kieran Yeats Mystery

Linda J. Wright. Cats Paw Books. $16.95 paper (335p), ISBN 978-1-7323593-4-5

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Animal crimes investigator Kieran Yeats takes on the case of a decorated Iraq war hero’s stolen PTSD dog and finds herself facing jihadists with ties to ISIS.

Spider’s Web (Magdalena #3)

Shannon Condon. Rowanvale Books. $14.20 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-911569-90-9


Black ops assassin Maggie emerges from hiding, and her past is waiting. Separated from her team, she must navigate her new reality, trapped in the web of enemies she created.

When Carabella Went Missing

Tammy Nolan. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-64182-717-1; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64182-716-4


Fueled by jealousy over an imaginary affair, Tom Grant takes his revenge on Carabella. Injured and without her memory, she must summon all of her strength to escape in time.



Genevieve Morrissey. Genevieve Morrissey. $13.99 paper (430p), ISBN 978-1-7351096-0-2; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7351096-1-9


Men and Foresters fight against “Ants,” genetically modified workers who went feral long ago. A horrifying revelation about a rescued child may finally provide a means to defeat them.

Chaos: Worlds Beyond

C.W. Holcomb. CreateSpace. $27 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-5084-2620-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00U419IF8

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Amid the power struggle for a vast empire, a young boy is swept along with a tribe of fearless warriors on their quest to the mystical uncharted Crimson World.

The Devil’s Daughters

Frank Roselli. Xlibris. $26.99 paper (730p), ISBN 978-1-9845-5070-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-5069-9


Conjoined twins are secluded and kept in the attic by their coldhearted father. Will they ever escape?

Half Awakened Dreams (Carandir Saga #2)

David A. Wimsett. Cape Split Press. $17.99 paper (289p), ISBN 978-1-7770180-4-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7770180-5-4

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The second volume of an epic fantasy series set in a world of gender equality. While the monarchs hunt for the evil dragon, despotic nobles return from exile to oppress members of minorities.

Innocence Found Guilty

Carlos Arroyo Schmidt. Austin Macauley. $21.95 paper (418p), ISBN 978-1-5289-1516-8; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6113-4


The peaceful, cooperative Confederation must learn how to contend with boisterous, aggressive, violent humans’ inclusion into galactic society.

Memory Lost

Eric S. Hubbard. Eric S. Hubbard. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-6523-7503-4


Thirteen-year-old Tibbs, through the acquisition of new memories, learns about his parents and begins to understand himself.



LeTeisha Newton and Ginger Talbot. Beyond DEF Publishing Services. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07WGJW29M


In this dark reverse harem romance, Rani must choose between the life she once knew or five rich, devastatingly gorgeous men she loves to hate to love.

Mated to the Chaos

Georgette St. Clair and LeTeisha Newton. Beyond DEF Publishing Services. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0851CX2C1

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In this continuation of the Portal City Protectors series, alliances will form, familial ties will be put to the test, and true love will overcome—or will it?


On the Verge

Zane Martin, illus. by Taylor Anderson. Zane Martin. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7923-4763-4


A single-panel comic book in color, with each panel portraying a human situation that is absurd. The content reflects various situations and relationships.



Margaret Godsman. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3026-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6621-4


Godsman’s memoir captures her time at home in the 1960s, when she and her brother were 12 and 14, respectively, choosing to navigate life for themselves after their family splintered.

The 8th Sacrament: Our Cloned Body of Christ

Anonymous. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-4363-1490-9


This informational read will appeal to those who are aiming to gain a better understanding of how cloning interlocks with both faith and society.

124 Days of Hope and Healing

Tereasa Chatham. Balboa Press. $22.99 paper (366p), ISBN 978-1-5043-2127-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-2126-6


This is a story filled with tears, love, and laughter chronicling one woman’s emotional roller-coaster ride as she fights to keep her husband alive and achieve his eventual healing.

Bad Bitches and Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only!

Precious L. Williams. Pen Legacy Publishing. $20 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-7333964-2-4, Amazon,

This step-by-step guide by Williams attempts to teach readers how to win at the entrepreneurial game of life.

The Biggest Theft in World History

Marc Yocom. Dorrance Publishing. $23 hardcover (196p), ISBN 978-1-64426-199-6; $18 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64426-335-8


Yocum’s self-help work describes how overcoming adversity is deeper than how much change is in a pocket—it’s how much change a person is willing to make to heal their spirit and mind.

Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades

Loren C. Steffy with Stan Marek. Stoney Creek Publishing Group. $29.95 hardcover (226p), ISBN 978-1-7340822-2-7

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A look at the economic issues and policy failures around illegal immigration through the eyes of a man who has watched the immigration crisis unfold over 40 years.

Dr. Sebi Speaks of Dembali: Crossing Over from Dis-Ease to Ease in Matters of Health, Race, Family, and Culture

Beverly Oliver. JBDavid Communications. $20.95 paper (212p), ISBN 978-0-578-69948-6


Part memoir, part social commentary, this book focuses on the views of alkaline herbal medicine specialist Dr. Sebi.

The Furnace of Affliction: How God Uses Our Pain and Suffering for His Purpose

Horace Williams Jr. Black Lillie Press. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B08F4PS8P9


Williams seeks to explain to readers that there is a divine purpose for suffering, and hopes to help those struggling with the “why” of pain to find hope.

Inventing Lincoln: Approaches to His Rhetoric

D. Leigh Henson. CreateSpace. $19.95 paper (373p), ISBN 978-1-5407-4564-4


In this resource for Lincoln students, find critical analysis of treatments of his speeches and other writings in 21 biographies and 36 book chapters or essays in peer-reviewed journals.

Plotting to Stop the British Slave Trade: James Bruce and His Secret Mission to Africa

Jane Aptekar Reeve. AuthorHouse. $33.09 paper (708p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9624-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9626-2


This biography of James Bruce reveals that the adventurous, game-changing traveler who went to Africa during the West’s Enlightenment period was not what he seemed to be.

The Secret to Everything: How to Live More and Suffer Less

Neel Burton. Acheron Press. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B084DCY3D6


Each of this book’s chapters exposes a particular aspect and practical application of the “secret” while also keeping it under wraps. The reader is challenged to find the common thread.

Secure in God

Rita Malsch. Outskirts Press. $24.95 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-9772-2002-8


Malsch’s personal experiences and sharing in the form of poems and encouragement lead her to speak to God.

A Spiritual Hypothesis: An Inquiry into Abnormal and Paranormal Behavior

Daniel Punzak. AuthorHouse. $31.95 paper (966p), ISBN 978-1-5246-5237-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5236-4


Punzak chronicles numerous modern psychological findings that support the notion that humans have more than one spiritual aspect, and he emphasizes the importance of the interaction of the soul and spirit.

Stockton’s Path to Bankruptcy

Dennis Cochran. Dorrance Publishing. $20 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9629-8; $15 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-9012-8


Built on gold, Stockton, Calif., went from thriving to diving into bankruptcy. A story of how local government and a newspaper’s abuse of power misled citizens.

Supreme Realization: A Journey into the Depths of Conscious Energy

Anthony Nayagan. Anthony Nayagan. $26.95 hardcover (298p), ISBN 978-1-0878-8915-3; $18.95 paper, ISBN ISBN 979-8-6500-6182-3

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The journal of a Catholic, an ordinary sinful man who searched for truth in all religions.

The Uninformed Voter

Robert Levine. Outskirts Press. $21.95 paper (375p), ISBN 978-1-9772-2446-0


Levine posits that an abundance of uninformed voters has led to corruption, inefficiency, and partisanship, leaving Democracy in trouble, and offers potential solutions.

You Can Never Tell

Philip Zeid. CMD. $8.99 paper (144p), ISBN 978-1-7343022-2-6


Zeid recounts his life experiences, from the bombing of England by the Germans at the beginning of WWII to other unusual incidents in different places.


4th Grade Graduation

Donte’ R Christopher. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-7960-3912-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-3911-5


Sahara challenges Crystal in the summer bike race and outscores her on their final exams. The two push themselves to meet the challenges of being independent girls.

Ancestors, the Reunion

Christal Lynn Arthur. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8271-0; $14 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-8246-8


Sarah is set on the adventure of a lifetime after being struck by lightning and sent back in time to meet her ancestors. Will knowledge of the past mend her family’s broken relationship?

The Bandit Kings of Nowhere Park

Jonas Samuelle. Amazon. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08F19QKW3


Not all bad kids have lost their way; some have found their calling. When two young friends sneak out to explore the Phoenix summer nights, they discover more than they’d ever imagined.

Banished: Blood Dipped Wings

L.M. Feldt. L.M. Feldt. $9.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-7353131-5-3

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Exiled, Keira and her friends must survive a world 300 years after the DNA Wars. A story of segregated society, mutated DNA, magical powers, the struggle to survive, and friendship.

The Christmas War

Mark Richardson. CreateSpace. $6.99 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-65328-292-0


Follow the Christmas War at Richardson Elementary School as the Santa Babies try to prove to the No Santas that Santa Claus is real.

Connie Gets More than Her Backyard

Patti Whitehead-Gill. Xlibris. $26.99 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-7960-8638-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-8637-9


Six-year-old Connie has recently moved to a town from the city. She learns she’s adopted, meets her best friend, and falls in love with an orphaned puppy.

Cooper B. and the Scavenger Hunt

Michael Shane Leighton. vii Publishing. $14.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-7354559-0-7


An 11-year-old orphan never realized just how special he was, until he travels to a distant world and discovers he possesses an extraordinary ability known as the Guild.

CrocoBoy and the Ducklings

Aanya Savi and Vineeta Sri. Xlibris. $11.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-7960-0943-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-0942-2


A young crocodile brought up by a duck family saves his duckling siblings from a vicious crocodile and vows to save other innocent little animals as well.

Do You Think She’s a Witch?

Judith M. Ackerman, illus. by Kieu Diem. BookBaby. $17.99 hardcover (28p), ISBN 978-0-9980439-4-4


When the children suspect a little old lady with a mole on her nose and a bump on her back is a witch, they follow her to the city and back, curious about the magic she could be carrying in her tattered old sack.

Does the Sun Have His Pyjamas On?

Pamela A. Brown. Austin Macauley Publishers. $25.95 hardcover (30p), ISBN 978-1-78629-742-6; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78629-741-9


This rhyming book is about a boy getting ready for bed who wonders what the sun is doing and what the animals do in their homes at bedtime.

Eight Pound Cows

Barbara ten Brink. Dorrance Publishing. $23 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64530-043-4, Amazon,

Cows are huge animals that weigh between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds. Wouldn’t it be fun if cows weighed the same as dogs and cats? Wouldn’t it be fun if cows were also fur babies?

Esther Eagle Can’t Soar: A Zoo Me In Picture Book

P.G. Shriver. Gean Penny Books. $30 hardcover (38p), ISBN 978-1-952726-07-1,

Esther the eagle dreams of soaring high, but she realizes it’s difficult in her habitat. After a beak to boulder tumble, Esther’s father finds a way to help her achieve her dream.


Adega. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (122p), ISBN 978-1-64530-595-8; $8 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64530-613-9


Leading a mundane life, Edrick finds his world turned upside down when he suddenly becomes a fugitive. As more truths are uncovered, his survival isn’t guaranteed.

The Frog Prince from the Glades

D.K. Ray. Dorrance Publishing. $17 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-4809-5244-7; $12 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-5266-9


As Prince Gianni and Dalia plan their wedding, one very mean woman, Tiwanna, sets out to ensure the wedding never happens. Will Tiwanna’s evil plan work?

Gifts for the Heart

Carol J. Cooper. Archway Publishing. $12.95 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4808-9034-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-9036-7


A little girl makes an amazing realization through her experiences with nature, a beloved friend, and the love of her family.

Grandmother’s Tin Box

Judith M. Ackerman, illus. by Olivia Mantra. BookBaby. $24.95 hardcover (38p), ISBN 978-0-9980439-2-0


In this story within a story, Ackerman tells of the relationship between herself and her granddaughter, while also spinning a magical fairy tale, which connects the two stories.

Hit Girlz

Darryl Hughes, illus. by Monique MacNaughton. Brand X Books. $12.98 paper (124p), ISBN 978-0-9903936-8-9

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High school and social media are a nightmare. So BFFs Bella and MaryBeth balance their unbalanced teenage lives with their unusual after-school jobs—being hired assassins for the mob.

John George’s Island and the Vamcreepers Curse

Catherine Marie Howard. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 hardcover (154p), ISBN 978-1-78823-913-4; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78823-912-7


JG and his loyal friends save the day, save Earth, and rid the planet of the evil doomsday mind-crushing alien Orbotron. The City Library holds the key to the start of this adventure.

Murdeth: Varseth’s Fate

M. El. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-6632-0218-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6632-0219-2

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A tale of a young man’s quest to overcome his inner demons, and how he relinquishes fear to reclaim his homeland.

Not Alone

Frederic Martin. Nth Sense Books. $15.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-7340240-0-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7340240-1-2

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A contemporary tale of two Vermont teens, Blue and Will, with a shared special ability that leads them into a life-threatening showdown with an unusually resourceful drug dealer.

Paradise Rising: A Teen Superhero Thriller

P.G. Shriver. Gean Penny Books. $34 paper (318p), ISBN 978-0-9963778-2-9


A powerful young girl living rough. A smart boy turned to crime. They’re both drawn to find the place in the fairy tale. But will a dark enemy consume them first?

The Pirate Princess

Alva Sachs, illus. by Patricia Krebs. Three Wishes Publishing Company. $14.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9796380-5-3


Land ho! Be a part of the pirate crew on the high seas and follow the map in search of the buried treasure.

Reign of Ashes

Mary E. Jung. Dorrance Publishing. $25 paper (498p), ISBN 978-1-64426-897-1; $20 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6442-9879-7


Presumed dead, Queen Mèabh of Rävènna hopes to find salvation for the five kingdoms, but her powers and secrets are locked. King Ràidhen of Èyre unravels her mystery—changing the kingdom forever.

Storybook, Inc.

Parker Pace. Parker Pace. $12.99 paper (350p), ISBN 979-8-6751-3571-4


Mica’s entry into the Program—a secretive boarding school for at-risk youth—sets in motion a bizarre series of events that puts Mica at the center of an elaborate con game.

Tales from the Dark Side of the Mind

Anthony DiBruno. Dorrance Publishing. $12 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-64426-360-0; $7 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64426-998-5


Expect the unexpected in this collection of short horror and sci-fi stories.

Three Purple Frogs

Renée Mancini, illus. by Jaime Ortega. Austin Macauley Publishers. $22.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-64536-337-8; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64536-338-5


A happy, colorful rhyming adventure of a child and a puppy in search of three purple frogs on Grandma’s farm. Along the way they hop, skip, run, and laugh.

Tompkin’s School: For the Extraordinarily Talented (Supernatural Academy Trilogy #1)

Tabi Slick. SWC Indie Press. $17.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-7345568-0-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01EJZKAX8


Sent to a boarding school with a deadly secret, Izara discovers she’s a demon. What could go wrong?