Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 150 self-published titles below. Each appears with a list of retailers that are selling the book and a description provided by its author. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have track records and followings and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
And the Fires We Talked About: Stories
James Ross Kelly. Lulu. $20 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-6780-0428-6
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Thirty-five short stories about soldiers, cowboys, Native Americans, tree planters, loggers, barmaids, strippers, and mystery writers that plunge into wildfire, mythos, and archetype.
James Bridgwater. Xlibris. $18.82 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9566-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9565-2
A cross-dressing vigilante seeks revenge on the world of pedophiles and that of corrupt celebrities and bankers.
Bluebirds in the Moonlight
R.L. Pape. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-5289-9062-2; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-9063-9
Pape’s novel spans several decades, including events of WWII, postwar life, and the social change of the 1960s, and explores how trauma affects people’s lives and the effects people’s actions have on others.
The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes (Burning Desire #1)
M.L. Stark. Xlibris. $20.17 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9359-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9358-0
Mary is dating Drake Lucifer Bates, a creepy sociopath who has swindled his way through life. Her life will never be the same, but she will learn from his evilness.
Raymond Avery Bartlett. Barrel Fire Press. $14.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-0-9889390-6-6
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An innocent voyage to Japan has life-changing consequences for young Neil Chase and the people he loves.
A Conversation with the King
D.M. Freedman. Skalater Press & Books. $16.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-0-578-75953-1
Freedman posits what would happen if Elvis Presley hadn’t died, that he only wanted to escape his life and asked a rabbi for help. But how he got there is something to be discovered within.
Day Return to Cocoa Yard: Anthology of Sixteen Novellas and Short Stories
Mark Bickerton. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (189p), ISBN 978-1-5289-9094-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-9095-0
This anthology of 16 novellas and short stories charts the journeys of underdogs, whether they’re children, adults, murderers, or tragic lovers.
The Fiddler in the Night
Christian Fennell. Firenze Books. $19.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-7772810-2-1
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A tragic love story of an orphaned teen who journeys through the darker recesses of rural America, trying to stay one step ahead of a soulless killer.
Holding On to Hope
Kelvin Chilvers. Xlibris. $34.76 paper (650p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9415-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9414-3
With the arrival of her prince and his dog, Rebecca has an opportunity to leave behind a past of being subjected to the worst abuse and torment imaginable, but the dark denizens of evil have an alternative agenda.
The Jester Prince: An Adventure in Life, Faith, and Love
Joseph M. Flansburg. Dorrance Publishing. $26 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8693-0; $21 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4809-8716-6
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A common jester is chosen to save the kingdom. Presented like a classic fairy tale, this is a story of love, hope, humor, and courage.
Love’s Labour’s Won: The Secret Life of William Shakespeare
William Gray. William Gray. $16.99 paper (524p), ISBN 978-1-7341890-0-1; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08BW8W4WX
Effectively exiled from Stratford and his family by nemesis Thomas Lucy, the recusant Shakespeare struggles to find artistic and business success in tumultuous Elizabethan London.
Miracle on Mall Drive
Paolina Milana. Madness To Magic. $17 paper (286p), ISBN 978-1-7354364-1-8
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When a group of strangers get stuck in a mall during a Christmas Eve snowstorm, they must face their demons and band together—despite their differences—in the face of crisis.
A Mother’s Love
Kathleen Koepfer. Rosedog Books. $19 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-64426-801-8; $14 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64426-824-7
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When difficulties arise in Karen’s marriage, her mother moves in to help. Koepfer tells the story of two women, mother and daughter, and the love that transcends generations.
Noble Chaos: A Novel
Brent Green. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (267p), ISBN 978-1-4502-1195-6; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B07FDYC5MC
At the University of Kansas in 1969, a firebomb demolishes the student center, inciting campus unrest and a deadly confrontation between protesters and authorities over the Vietnam War.
Pug Grumble. Studio Farlaine. $4 e-book, ASIN B08LN1X7H3
When Felicia gets sent to jail, Sylvester is forced to move back in with Socket in his electrified house. He also starts dating a klutz he met in the hospital.
A Rainbow Like You
Andréa Fehsenfeld. Free Form Productions. $15 paper (332p), ISBN 978-1-7752091-3-3
An iconic rock star with everything to prove. A determined teen runaway with nothing left to lose. When their fates intertwine, a most unexpected journey unfolds.
The Reluctant Hunter
Joel Levinson. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-4759-3898-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-3899-9
After a young Muslim man is snatched from his Bosnian home by Serbian soldiers, he embarks on a dangerous quest to save his mother from an uncertain fate.
Shadow of Black Within Grey
D.M. Francis. AuthorHouse. $17.23 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8698-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8697-3
The once grand Motor City of Detroit, in the grip of economic and existential crises, and Europe, lost in post-Hitler trauma, bear witness to an instance of human trafficking atrocities, as Ella and her young son suffer.
A Striving After Wind (Part II)
Sharon Traner. Outskirts Press. $23.95 paper (448p), ISBN 978-1-9772-1681-6
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This is the continuing saga of the Winston family, which has been uprooted from their affluent lifestyle in New York City and is now living on a farm in Iowa.
D.L. Kennedy. D.L. Kennedy. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B08JJDWLYG
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A woman’s search for God ends in a miraculous rescue mission inside the marijuana fields of the Devil’s Backbone.
L.K. Goza. Xlibris. $14.99 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-7960-9492-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-9491-6
Goza’s story collection takes readers on journeys of action, adventure, comedy, drama, mystery, and suspense.
Whole Lot of Hullabaloo: A Twenty-First Century Campus Phantasmagoria
Christopher Fried. Retro 85. $14.95 paper (293p), ISBN 978-1-7357113-1-7; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B08LBT4FB3
After a social blunder by his friend at a campus party, Troy Thomas navigates the fallout exacerbated by academia and outsiders alike to discover whether relationships will stand amid the division.
Love, Marriage, Divorce & Growth: A Poem Anthology
Shemique Blair. Tellwell Talent. $17.99 paper (43p), ISBN 978-0-2288-4138-8; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-2288-4139-5
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In this collection of poetic writings, readers may explore memories of first love, commitment, relationship building, heartbreak, forgiveness, and personal growth.
Poetic Confessions: Confessions of a Poet
Arilita Moore Joyner. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-4208-3511-3
Interweaving fiction and poetry, this book narrates a poignant tale of a young woman’s journey of survival in a harsh world.
Spirit Songs, Images and Uttered Nonsense
J.S.T. Botting. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (72p), ISBN 978-1-7283-5173-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-5172-8
In this compendium of pensive and motivational poems, Botting offers words that bring relief, greater understanding, and joy into lives.
Tom—the Cat: The Life and Work of Tom Cat in Sonnets
Elizabeth Reinach. Xlibris. $20.17 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9051-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9052-7
The life and dubious works of a large tabby tomcat who lives with the narrator, an indulgent and adoring finance director.
3 Boys and a Boat
Peggy W. Fellouris. AuthorHouse. $28.99 hardcover (250p), ISBN 978-1-4817-6056-0; $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4817-6055-3
Three boys mature into young men in this story about how camaraderie and lifelong friendships shape one’s life.
The Atropos Maker II: A New Order
N.J. Lujan. N.J. Lujan. $11.99 paper (231p), ISBN 978-1-7356246-1-7
Atropos, an American black ops agency, is on the hunt for a missing boy and quickly learns that someone they know is a part of a ghastly child trafficking ring.
Crime Beat Girl
Geri L. Dreiling. Geri Dreiling. $8.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-7350303-1-9; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B089KWDJR5
A girl is dead, and a boy is locked up. Can Debbie Bradley discover the truth before more lives are lost, maybe even her own?
Death in the Holler
John G. Bluck. John G. Bluck. $15 paper (394p), ISBN 979-8-64477984-0; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B088P8YLRV
Alcoholic game warden Luke Ryder may soon be fired, but when a man is shot dead on a farm, Sheriff Jim Pike asks Ryder to help solve the crime. If he does, Pike will hire him—if he cuts down on drinking.
David Temple. 82 Mercer Publishing. $4 e-book, ASIN B08DF9MLCL
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Chef Michael Rogan is on top of the world until someone from his past presents an odd request. He declines. Now he’s charged with murder and must face his worst nightmare.
Diminished Capacity: A Novel of Legal Suspense
Leighton Rockafellow. iUniverse. $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-595-50385-8; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-61484-4
Young lawyer Larry Ross takes almost any case that walks through his door.
The Man in the Black Cashmere Coat
Peggy W. Fellouris. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5049-1174-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-1175-7
Young Timmy must deal with the man in the black cashmere coat and try to figure out who he is or why the man appears.
Murder at Alpine Manor
Robert Archibald. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-5289-1020-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-5951-3
For Jack Thomas, Christmas at the luxury Alpine Manor becomes another investigation when a body is discovered. It’s soon apparent everyone there is trapped in the manor with a killer.
Online Dating, Social Media, and Cybercrimes Against Humanity: A Ukrainian Love Story
Antonio Chevalier. KDP. $8.99 paper (297p), ISBN 979-8-6736-3024-2
Based on true stories, this novel will reveal the risks and horrors of online dating, whether someone is searching for love in a hometown or thousands of miles away in a foreign land.
The Opinion Page
David Ackley. Rain and Breeze Books. $13.95 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-950631-10-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-950631-11-7
Police detective Galen Young is investigating the disappearance of a prominent Portland, Ore., newspaper editor, when a connection with a young girl’s kidnapping suddenly becomes apparent.
Scots Honor (A Sam McKay Novel)
K.M. Hardy. Picaty Press. $16.99 paper (284p), ISBN 978-0-578-75666-0
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Sampson Angus McKay’s life has completely fallen apart: he’s been divorced, deported, and disgraced. But despite everything, when he is needed, he will live up to a Scots honor.
The Shelton Mill: A Novel of Corporate Greed and Political Corruption
Elaine Gavigan. Elaine Gavigan. $6.99 e-book, ASIN B08L1BVC5K
Former reporter Ellen Larkin discovers that the Irish and Italian mobs have infiltrated Boston’s construction industry. Can she write her exposé, or will the crooks silence her first?
Shawn Scuefield. Newman Springs Publishing. $21.95 paper (440p), ISBN 978-1-64801-450-5
A trio of private detectives put their lives on the line attempting to solve a series of random murders that has left the police baffled.
Teed Up for Terror
Ted Mulcahey. Ted Mulcahey. $15.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-7354932-0-6
Jewel thieves, hero dogs, white separatists, and interior designers make for a tongue-in-cheek tale of murder and mayhem among the members of a not-so-exclusive country club.
Richard Roach. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8724-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8725-7
Two teenagers on a quest to realize their dreams must find a way to stay one step ahead of a racist intent on unfurling a dark plan.
Yes, It Happened: One Man Rises to Change History
Robert Maxwell. Robert Maxwell. $9.99 paper (182p), ISBN 978-0-578-77948-5
One man makes the choice to fight an international trifecta of autocrats to keep his family safe and America free.
2HVØRHVNØT: To Have or Have Not (A Dark Dystopian Superhero Fantasy)
Jared K. Chapman. Apotheosis Press. $16.95 paper (490p), ISBN 978-1-953366-00-9
Seven years ago, telepathic monks took Mario’s parents and left him to raise his kid sister. Now they think he’s a murderer. But if they can read minds, how can they think he’s a suspect?
Albetration 2394 AD
Brian Pinzon. Xlibris. $20.99 paper (111p), ISBN 978-1-4134-3453-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4535-0178-8
The captain of an interstellar cargo ship and his affable copilot must balance their home lives with their occupational duty to deliver supplies to newly discovered planets.
Assimilation (The Emily Smith Trilogy #2)
Tom Young. Outskirts Press. $18.95 paper (414p), ISBN 978-1-4787-9431-8
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Due to environmental concerns, the future of the Earth looked grim. The Andrians, who assimilated to Earth, must work together with humans to prevent the destruction of the planet.
End of Pride
L.J. Duncan. Duncan Press. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-6488501-2-0
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It’s 2059 and the air is toxic. In a search for freedom, two citizens push the boundaries of the law and learn there’s more at stake than what they bargained for.
Force Fields from Beyond
Naomi Semeniuk. Austin Macauley Publishers. $32.95 hardcover (365p), ISBN 978-1-78554-746-1; $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78554-745-4
A UFO thriller wherein extraterrestrials arrive on Earth and peacefully and determinedly create life-changing events.
The Fox Demon’s Kiss
Keri Moore. Tethys Night Sky Publishing. $12.99 paper (327p), ISBN 978-0-578-77020-8
Dana Jones goes on vacation to Japan, where she meets a demon that’s hungry for humans with a sacred heart—something Dana seems to possess.
I Am Sheffrou: An Alien Love Story
Cami Michaels. Cami Michaels. $3 e-book, ASIN B08D51Z8KN
A woman frustrated by her humdrum life longs for passion and adventure. She falls through a wormhole and lands on a desolate planet, where she meets an erotic alien.
Thomas Harper. Thomas Harper. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B00P87TIZI
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Immortals are reincarnated every time they die. Marcy has experienced not only all of human history but will experience all of humanity’s future.
A Journey to UltraDimensions: Time Is of No Essence in This Ultra Dimensions
Kourosh Naziri (Cyrus). ReadersMagnet. $6.69 paper (72p), ISBN 978-1-952896-25-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08KSKCR5Q
Naziri’s work touches on the concept of alternate dimensions (or ultra dimensions) and a plot to save the planet from an alien invasion.
Erasmo Acosta, narrated by Michael Gallagher. Erasmo Acosta. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9899987-9-6; $9.99 audio (11 hrs., 35 mins.), ISBN 978-0-9961544-8-2
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The colonization of Mars ends disastrously, and the future of humanity is at risk with the explosion of WWIII. One man begins the journey of conquering space.
David Ackley. Rain and Breeze Books. $14.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-950631-08-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-950631-09-4
Martin unearths a broken staff in Greece and suddenly perceives himself on Prospero’s desert island. Later at home, trapped by a Montana wildfire, his life echoes the play The Tempest.
Renegades: Where Angels Fear to Tread
Y.S. Pascal and Yolanda Reid. Amphitrite Publishing. $14.99 paper (307p), ISBN 978-1-7206-5924-2
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Shiloh Rush and Spud Escott star on sci-fi TV and lead double lives as intergalactic secret agents to find Shiloh’s brother and to prevent ET terrorists from destroying Earth.
The Sentient Shield
Helen Frindle. Austin Macauley Publishers. $27.95 hardcover (253p), ISBN 978-1-78878-628-7; $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78878-627-0
In the event called the Alignment, Earth plays a pivotal part in the evolution of the universe. The spiritual awareness of Earth’s population determines whether ascension can be achieved.
Simplicity: Book One
Lucas Lamoreaux. Rosedog Books. $25 paper (420p), ISBN 978-1-64702-405-5; $20 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64702-419-2
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The people of the States were numb to the rest of the world until stories of people doing extraordinary things throughout the world started to interrupt the mundane.
A Slow Parade in Penderyn (The Dryad’s Crown #1)
David Hopkins. KDP. $3 e-book, ASIN B08L27J46G
In this novel that is part fairy tale, part love story, and part epic adventure, Silbrey returns to the city she once escaped in order to atone for her crimes and to confront the guildmaster who raised her.
Brian Corley. Electric Fern. $15.99 paper (320p), ISBN 978-0-578-70595-8
Prince Parrtec learns of his parents’ mysterious deaths and decides to return home. However, his simple plan proves difficult once a relentless bounty hunter picks up his trail.
Who Will Hear Them Cry
Phyllis Staton Campbell. Goldtouch Press. $11.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-952155-75-8
After a horrific experience in which Kate loses her family and her sight, her PI partner asks for her help in investigating a series of fatal accidents at a home and school for disabled children.
A.J. Gallant. Albert Gallant. $3.79 e-book, ASIN B08DMHQPN7
The story of Adorok before he became a powerful wizard for the king. The exceptional warrior has survived the war but finds himself on the wrong side of an evil king.
Barbara Nolan. Barbara Nolan. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08CTJSQY5
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Python, sergeant at arms for the Serpents MC, and Virginia, a sassy reporter, find love in Sin City.
Dancing in the Rain
Peggy W. Fellouris. AuthorHouse. $14.99 paper (366p), ISBN 978-1-4567-3253-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4567-3251-6
Privileged Lily and working-class Michael fall in love despite coming from opposite sides of the tracks.
Desert Fire, Mountain Rain (Buffalo Springs #1)
Amy Schisler. Chesapeake Sunrise Publishing. $15.95 paper (355p), ISBN 978-1-7346907-1-2
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Andi’s fight to save her town puts her at odds with the man set on destroying it. Will the fight provide the life purpose Andi needs, and can she open Wade’s eyes and heart?
Foresthill: A New Beginning
M. Dutchy. M. Dutchy. $14.99 paper (264p), ISBN 979-8-6316-1077-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-90-825144-9-0
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Vicky Smithton is a young detective in a small city who is half witch, half vampire. A new partner and a serial killer open up a can of family secrets.
Love Is Forever
Ellen Carter. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-6632-0000-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6632-0001-3
A modern love story about two university teachers, who despite different backgrounds, race, and goals for their future, find love.
Six (A Demon Hunter Romance #1)
Carrie Thorne. Thorny Books. $12.99 paper (342p), ISBN 978-1-7342986-3-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-393-95081-3
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Ryan Hunt is a burned-out demon hunter assigned to a covert Coast Guard crew. When Quinn splashes into the Arctic off his bow, he knows exactly what she is and why he can’t trust her.
Within the Gray
Jenna Ashlyn. Atmosphere Press. $18.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-64921-886-5
Terra, a young widowed mother, is trapped in a series of dreams that mirror her psychological journey. As more traumatic events and rumors surrounding her husband’s death overwhelm her, she must find the strength to live and love again.
Angel in the Mirror: Road to Recovery
Lumi Winterson. Xlibris. $11.99 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-9845-0719-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-0718-1
In this memoir, Winterson shares an account of her life with schizophrenia, and recounts her own experience in the world of psychiatry.
Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It
Russell Kennedy. Awaken Village Press. $19.99 paper (366p), ISBN 978-1-7344265-4-0
A physician-neuroscientist’s new and unique formula for relieving chronic anxiety.
At War with the Big Dogs: How One Man in Need of a Job Started a Billion Dollar Industry
Chuck Masek. Charles A. Masek Jr. $23.99 hardcover (272p), ISBN 978-0-9998712-6-3; $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9998712-5-6
In this David versus Goliath story, Masek spotlights how a group of hardworking entrepreneurs fought with courage and enduring faith to forever change the medical device industry.
The Bible Is a Single Book
H. Doyle Smith. BookWhirl. $7.56 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-61856-511-2
This book argues that there is more to the Bible than just the history of God’s greatness. According to Smith, everything a reader needs to know about how to be saved is in the Bible.
Black Family Reunions: Finding the Rest of Me
Ione D. Vargus. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-6641-2175-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-2174-4
This book delves into the social and psychological benefits of having reunions. Vargus also provides advice and guidance for planning and holding a reunion.
Brothers in Arms: Remembering Brothers Buried Side by Side in American World War II Cemeteries
Kevin M. Callahan. Brothers in Arms Press. $35 hardcover (352p), ISBN 978-0-578-46885-3; $16.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-74189-5
With over 700 historic photos and artifacts, Callahan takes the reader on a visual and narrative journey of WWII and America through the stories of brave brothers.
Christmas Is All About Gifts
Kevin Lofton, illus. by Dan Drewes. AuthorHouse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-5328-5
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In this guide for Christian parents to teach their kids about Christmas, Lofton illustrates a parent teaching his inquisitive children about Christmas.
A Clown in Cobwebs
Walt Nelson. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2447-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2492-0
The true story of a boy born with physical differences. His father reacts to him with violence and shame, but the boy is determined to live victoriously.
The Crocodiles Will Arrive Later
Kathy McCoy. BookBaby. $17.99 paper (302p), ISBN 978-1-0983-2815-3
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A tale of growing up with the horror of parental mental illness, and how humor and hope led McCoy to a new and different life.
Crossroads: And the Choices We Make
Julia S. Dane. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (378p), ISBN 978-1-5434-6551-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-6550-1
Dane shares various real or imagined experiences in hopes of inspiring readers to make positive changes in their own lives.
H.B. Waldegrave. Xlibris. $20.69 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-7960-0461-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-0460-1
Waldegrave posthumously shares the story of the mining town of Mount Isa and its development from its beginning through the mid-1950s.[br cler]
Down from the Mountain: The Path of a Baby Boomer
Brian Vickery. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-1-9845-0653-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-0651-1
A glimpse into the life of Vickery as a man who unexpectedly finds himself drafted into an army that he had no interest in joining.
Effective Weapons to Stop Violence, Control Terrorism & Curb Conflict: Promises of Peace, National Security & Safety
Patience Okon-Ndekwe. Outskirts Press. $39.95 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-9772-2296-1
A commentary on the spiritual significance of peace offerings in the context of surging social issues and the chaotic state of modern society.
Facing the Environmental Crisis: Consequences for Scientific and Religious Communities
Hilmar Lorenz. Xlibris. $4.99 e-book (170p), ISBN 978-1-5144-1623-5
Lorenz asks what facing the environmental crisis means and discusses the conclusions scientific and religious communities having the most powerful influence need to draw from them.
Female Genital Mutilations: The Story of Kedra
Getu Tadesse Mindaye. Xlibris. $15.92 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-6641-1205-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-1204-9
This story details the short- and long-term effects of FGM and life as it is for the millions in countries where this procedure is performed.
From Covid-19 to Trumpvid-20: Corona... Corona... My Darling
Abdo Husseiny. Xlibris. $16.99 paper (124p), ISBN 978-1-6641-2675-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-2674-9
In this sociopolitical commentary, Husseiny shares his perspectives on the vast evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic into what the author refers to as the Trumpvid-20 pandemic.
From Hell to Redemption
Patricia Marten. AuthorHouse. $14.35 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-7283-5236-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-5235-0
In this personal narrative and testimony, Marten shares her life story and journey to faith, seeking to bring hope to those who have suffered at the hands of others.
From Us to Me: The Israeli Cinema Between Nationalism and Individualism, 1964–1994
Dror Izhar. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (384p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4899-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4900-2
Offering an in-depth exploration of the work of several filmmakers, this study considers the history and influence of Israeli cinema in the second half of the 20th century.
Chuck Cotton. iUniverse. $26.90 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-5320-6144-8
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Sixty years of Cotton’s notes and tips on everything from new possibilities, opportunities, dreams, families, athletics, coaching, and business.
A Hard Day at the Orifice: Reminiscences of an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
John M. Miller. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (378p), ISBN 978-1-7960-0973-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-0972-9
This very personal account provides unique insights into the training and life of a dedicated obstetrician and gynecologist, and fascinating stories relating the history of the profession.
I’ll Be Damned: Goa
Snopix. Xlibris. $15.92 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-6641-1227-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-1226-1
A young man’s journey to discovering his own creativity, taking him to places he could only dream of and defining his life in every way.
Lessons from Tales: What We Can Learn from Short Stories and Jokes
Eric Wei. Partridge Publishing. $28.92 hardcover (114p), ISBN 978-1-5437-5756-9; $13.27 paper, ISBN 978-1-5437-5757-6
A compilation of 180 meaningful short stories and jokes. Each one has an underlying lesson or insight into human nature or life truth.
Maximize the Season
Roslynn Bryant. ReadersMagnet. $18.74 hardcover (26p), ISBN 978-1-952896-03-3; $4.80 paper, ISBN 978-1-951775-81-0
This book offers biblical wisdom, practical guidance, and Bryant’s personal stories to make the most out of the present, whatever a person’s life presents.
Daniel Gavaghan. AuthorHouse. $15.79 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-7283-5226-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-5225-1
Gavaghan reflects on the spiritual path that Ireland has undergone over many thousands of years. The text also covers its geological history and flora and fauna.
Murder Times Six
Alan R. Warren. Alan R. Warren. $12.99 paper (308p), ISBN 979-8-6950-0178-5
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It was a crime unlike anything seen in British Columbia. The horror of the “Wells Gray Murders” was almost 40 years ago, but this was not an average mass murder. It was much worse, as Warren explains.
The [New] New Patriotism
Jennifer Blackburn. BookBaby. $15 paper (156p), ISBN 978-1-0983-3424-6; $10 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0983-3425-3
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Blackburn travels through American history, circumstance, and perspective to argue that 2020 provides context for an American culture that has required redirection for decades.
No More Dodging Bullets
Amy Herrig. Inspired Forever Books. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-948903-17-2
A harrowing legal battle is the basis for a story of perseverance, personal growth, and beating the odds. A candid look into the justice system and coping with life’s challenges.
Optimize Your Heart: A Practical Guide to Lowering Your Risk of a Heart Attack or Stroke
Andy Beal. Andy Beal. $12.99 paper (155p), ISBN 979-8-6765-9462-6
A guide to help reduce cardiovascular disease risks, eliminate unhealthy habits, improve nutrition, become more physically active, and optimize heart health.
Payments and Banking in Australia: From Coins to Cryptocurrency; How It Started, How It Works, and How It May Be Disrupted
Nikesh Lalchandani. Innovations Accelerated. $56.95 hardcover (508p), ISBN 978-0-6488824-1-1; $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-6488824-0-4
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For the first time in Australian financial history, Lalchandani explores the world of payments, money, and banking systems.
Pearls of Wisdom: Be Truly Set Free
Terry Sweeney. TM Publishing. $17.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-7359006-0-5; $6.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7359006-1-2
This book is about tools that a person might use to help overcome obstacles. Sweeney’s goal is help as many people as possible overcome where they fell short in something and build them back up,
Place Names: Their Origin and Meanings
Mark Emory Adams. Mark Emory Adams. $11.99 paper (196p), ISBN 979-8-6720-5020-1; $4.19 e-book, ASIN B08BKY3JYT
Adams compiles 1,100 entries of not only the origin of place names with their meanings but additional information of interest to travelers.
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.
Pony Ride to an Awakening: Journey of a Mystic
Hedin E. Daubenspeck. Balboa Press. $11.95 paper (140p), ISBN 978-1-9822-4335-7
Daubenspeck, a mystic, shaman, philosopher, and author, shares his encyclopedia of spiritual consciousness, or guidebook to spirituality, to help seekers craft their spiritual journey that can lead to self-realization.
Presidential Spirit: The True Story of an Airman Who Soared Above His Circumstances and the Woman Who Was the Wind Beneath His Wings
Gina S. Scheff. iUniverse. $15.99 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-5320-8670-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-8671-7
Scheff’s memoir describes a woman afraid to love again meeting a spirited airman who shows her that nothing can stop true love, not even death.
Random Acts of Traveling: A Collection of Journal Entries or One Day at a Time
Rebecca Holmes. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5931-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5929-9
A random sampling of the trips Holmes took over the years from the journal entries recorded at the time of the trips.
Paul Corson. BookLocker. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08HY4M7CH
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Corson reconciles faith and science in a manner both simple and deep, hoping to allow readers to perceive new means of understanding the rational and the miraculous.
Riding with Ghosts, Angels, and the Spirits of the Dead
John Russell. Outskirts Press. $14.95 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-9772-3328-8
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In this collection of accounts of paranormal adventures, John Russell, an internationally known professional psychic, journeys from ghost to ghost on his motorcycle.
Scriptural Trail from Eden
Howard Bastian. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (80p), ISBN 978-1-7283-3508-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-3507-0
Bastian excerpts specific scriptures to follow the redemption story from the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis to Revelation.
Gordon Griffin. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8920-6; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-8921-3
Griffin’s memoir tells how he went from being a fishmonger’s son to becoming the person who has recorded more audiobooks than anyone else in Europe.
Sub: Inside the Notorious School District of Philadelphia
Clayvon C. Harris. Angelwalk. $26.95 hardcover (467p), ISBN 978-0-9881797-3-8; $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9881797-2-1
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Harris, a sitcom writer turned substitute teacher, exposes the devastating truth as she sees it behind why Philly’s public schools keep failing.
Thriving While Black: The Act of Surviving and Thriving in the Same Space
Cori J. Williams. CKC Publishing House. $14.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-23686-5
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This book focuses on closing the Black-white equality gap in corporate America, a major obstacle to the upward mobility of Blacks in different organizations.
Unleash Your Inner Goddess: Start Living the Life You Deserve
Christine Rizzo. Ultimate World Publishing. $17 paper (180p), ISBN 978-1-922372-64-2
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Rizzo argues that if readers listen to their inner goddess (intuition), their lives will change, and they’ll start attracting everything they’ve always wanted into their lives.
Lara McKenzie. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 hardcover (164p), ISBN 978-1-5289-7661-9; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-7660-2
McKenzie’s memoir of her descent into mental illness and recovery is a story of overcoming the odds and setbacks to live a life of joy and happiness.
What’s in Your Box? Designing the Life You Want
Linda L. Singh. Archway Publishing. $14.99 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-4808-9384-9; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-9385-6
This self-improvement book uses the concept of a box as a way to reflect on how lives without purpose are like empty boxes.
Who Is Jesus Christ: The Complete Story
Abraham Howard. Lettra Press. $21.99 hardcover (654p), ISBN 978-1-951913-68-7; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-951913-45-8
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Howard presents the complete story of the Lord Jesus Christ as presented in the Holy Bible.
Woozie (aka Grandmother) Wisdom (About Life, Sex, Love)
Lynn Hubschman. iUniverse. $28.99 paper (498p), ISBN 978-1-5320-0801-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-0800-9
A compilation of blog posts penned by a licensed relationship therapist and sex educator. This book offers ways to look at life, sex, and love.
The You Beyond You: The Knowledge of the Willing
Ramzi Najjar. Ramzi Najjar. $10 e-book, ASIN B08K4WGLTX
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Najjar seeks to help readers go beyond themselves by helping them understand true reality.
Your Vitamins Are Obsolete: The Vitamer Revolution; A Program for Healthy Living and Healthy Longevity
Sheldon Zablow. Hybrid Global Publishing. $18.25 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-948181-86-0
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This book is about what is expected of vitamins and what they actually provide. Natural vitamins are stripped out of food, while synthetic ones are poorly made, absorbed, and utilized.
You’ve Got This: How to Continue Your Freelance Career When You Become a Mother
Dorota Pawlak. Dorota Pawlak. $12.99 paper (204p), ISBN 979-8-6825-7741-5; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B08HLKSW1Z
This book is for self-employed women who want to prepare for their role as a mother and business owner.
Achoo! Achoo! I’ve Got the Flu
Andie Michaels, illus. by Mark Hernandez. Mulberry Street Publishing. $17.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-7330663-0-3; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7330663-1-0
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A surprise birthday party for Lion goes awry when his large mammal friends come down with the flu one at a time, leaving the lion to care for his four sick and demanding friends.
The Amazing World of STEM
Nathaniel Turner and Naeem K. Turner-Bandele, illus. by Keva M. Richardson. Two Crabs and a Lion. $23.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-7352666-0-2
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Meet Stuart Tyson Elmo Morgan, an African American child engineer. STEM is determined to help his community and change the world.
Emilia Paredes. AuthorHouse. $18.73 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9596-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9595-1
In the outskirts of London, a mysterious nine-year-old girl is lured by an invisible girl’s voice deep into the forest to discover the mysteries of a river.
Cynthia Kumanchik. AuthorHouse. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-6325-7
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Val Tate, daughter of a prominent scientist, falls in love with robotic Dat against her parents’ objections in a dystopian world.
Awesome Team vs. CoronaVera
Anna Svetchnikov. Anna Svetchnikov. $14.99 paper (30p), ISBN 979-8-6811-3692-7
Three ordinary brothers go on an extraordinary adventure to defeat CoronaVera.
Bampa’s Bedtime Stories
Bampa, illus. by Katie Willis. Austin Macauley Publishers. $24.95 hardcover (28p), ISBN 978-1-5289-1453-6; $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5289-1452-9
In this collection of stories, the tales range from the strange and magical to the slightly creepy and the chuckle-out-loud funny, and they feature fairies, fearsome beasts, and a magical sweet tree.
The Birthday Gift
Kim Brack. Xlibris. $14.40 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-9845-9116-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-9115-9
Jenny and Michael are having a problem buying their father’s birthday present. It seems someone else wants it too.
DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers
Carol Lozier. IngramSpark. $29.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-0-9898815-3-1
This DBT workbook is for children with difficulty managing emotion and behavior. There are 70 handouts and worksheets to use online or in person, in individual or group therapy.
Forbidden Fairytale: The Complete Trilogy
Yanet Platt. Lulu. $49.99 hardcover (672p), ISBN 978-1-716-57942-4
A fairy and an elf struggle to keep the prophecy of uniting their kinds from failing as they attempt to prevent their immortality from being taken from them.
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
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As Prince Gianni and Dalia plan their wedding, one very mean woman, Tiwanna, sets out to ensure it never happens. Will Tiwanna’s evil plan work?
Golden Skull (Erm Trilogy #3)
Avril Flower and Shelkara. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-5289-9284-8; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-9285-5
The avatars of Earth realized the importance of ancient crystal skulls. There was one more to find, which would bind the power to complete the barrier around the planet: the Golden Skull.
House on Maxcy Street
Carolyn Sanders James, illus. by Garrett Myers. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5320-9687-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-9688-4
James examines how her mom and dad balanced work and family for the betterment of their children and their future success.
The King and Queen’s Magic Costume
Kathy Yunker. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3338-4; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6745-7
The king and queen are putting on their annual dress-up for the people. On the day of the party, the village designer forgets the king’s and queen’s costumes.
The Last Lumenian
S.G. Blaise, narrated by Tori Hitchcock. Lilac Grove Entertainment. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7347605-6-9; $24.95 audio (10 hrs., 36 mins.), ISBN 978-1-7347605-1-4
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The coming-of-age story of a young, not-your-average princess, who must learn to control her magic and defeat the indomitable dark god before he finds her.
Lemar and Her Magical Pets
Nesrine Sleiman, illus. by Pixel Ink Studio. Bowker. $11.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-7352937-1-4; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B08K3M9Z7H
Lemar found a gemstone in her backyard. At night, she falls asleep wishing the gemstone had magic so she can ask for a pet. In the morning, she wakes up thinking it was all a dream—however, the transformable gemstone does have magic.
Little Blue and the Kingdom in the Clouds
Kim Grom. Xlibris. $16.99 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-9845-8868-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-8867-8
A fantasy story that explores the topic of the hereafter in an adventure that a child can safely understand.
The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Eat Cheesecake
Christina Myers, illus. by Katherine Carver. Humble & Bold Press. $17.99 hardcover (34p), ISBN 978-1-7350192-2-2; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7350192-1-5
A story about a preconceived notion being challenged and overcome before it’s too late, with a comical twist at the end.
The Magic Rainbow
Roy Walters. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5289-3409-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-6773-0
The adventures of a chameleon called Marmalade who is unable to change color like the rest of his family. A story about how he changes this and finds success.
The News from Arkansas
Valerie Katz. Lettra Press. $9.99 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-951913-91-5
An account of the culture shock that can occur when somebody moves to a different state after living in the same place for decades.
The Old-Fashioned Way
Susan Conolly-Horne. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 hardcover (30p), ISBN 978-1-64750-178-5; $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64750-179-2
Emma is facing first grade in a new school. Life can be scary, but with the help of her trusted friend, things done differently can be the answer.
Phoebe Douse: Secret Society for Special Abilities and Artefacts
L. Samuels. Valued Educational Services. $15.99 hardcover (324p), ISBN 978-1-7322846-7-8; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7322846-6-1
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Phoebe Douse, a skeptical clairvoyant, meets seven students with special abilities at a new school. They’ll realize that the Murray School harbors secrets, some dangerous and many connected to Phoebe.
Scaredy the Scarecrow
Michael Stuart. AuthorHouse. $30.26 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9068-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9069-7
Follow a scarecrow having adventures around his farm. The book contains 20 stories to entertain children.
Marisa Mohdi. CreateSpace. $3.50 e-book, ASIN B01CRMRCXQ
Fifteen-year-old Gemma is trapped in a hidden realm in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Facing frightening events, crushing anxiety, and a sick uncle, will she make it out alive?
Prue McDonell, illus. by Fräntz Kantor. Balboa Press. $23.95 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-5043-2037-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5043-2038-2
McDonell spins a tale of a young Stargazer lily sprite called Star and her whimsical friends, who live in an enchanted garden.
The Story of Red Bay, East End
Charles H. Wheatley. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (40p), ISBN 978-1-5320-9476-7; $12.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-9477-4
Discover the Red Bay, East End, British Virgin Islands, in this book that captures the spirit of the place as it was decades ago. Picture what life was like at the bay.
The Tale of Ferdinand Frog
Mark Hughes, illus. by Mike Church. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 hardcover (57p), ISBN 978-1-78848-990-4; $26.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78848-989-8
Ferdinand Frog embarks on a magical quest to discover how to overcome adversity and the evil snake Samuel to find true love.
Too Cute to Spook
Diana Aleksandrova, illus. by Alicia Young. Dedoni. $17.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-953118-01-1; $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-953118-00-4
Lorry wants to be the scariest monster of all, but unlike the other monsters, he doesn’t look scary at all. Lorry is cute, and kids aren’t afraid of cute little monsters.
Towhead and the Paintbrush
Helen L. Merrell and Rita K. Fisher. AuthorHouse. $17.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-5049-3241-7
Towhead’s best friend and companion is his dog, Sammy. Towhead would be lost without Sammy. Their story shows the love that can exist between a boy and his dog.
Peter Bremer. KDP. $12.99 paper (436p), ISBN 979-8-6646-9477-2; $3.99 e-book, B08DDK61NQ
Jackie Ashmore must rescue her kid brother, who has been kidnapped and taken to another realm. Aided by extinct animals, she journeys toward a confrontation with a mysterious power.
Trine Rising (The Kinderra Saga #1)
C.K. Donnelly. Kibbe Creative Media. $23.95 hardcover (345p), ISBN 978-1-7350518-0-2; $8.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7350518-2-6
Young mage Mirana must fight a ruthless warlord who uses life to feed his own magic—and use her own destructive fate—to save her homeland, her family, and her beloved.
Twin Torn (Pangea Saga #1)
Stephan F. Rogers. Venerated Sage. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B08KGYRL9J
An amnesiac finds love, friendship, and an old enemy. While racing against the clock to save Earth, he struggles with a moral compass that may be broken. Is he a hero or a villain?
Charles G. Reid. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8406-5; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-8407-2
Outside forces threaten to destroy the delicate balance between the natural world and the supernatural. One young girl innocently crosses the line, ignorant of the consequences of her action.
An Unexpected Friend
Joyce M. Carpenter. AuthorHouse. $11.49 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4520-0758-8
Calvin, a field mouse, searches for a refuge and finds an unexpected friend in his new home.
The Wicked Wizard and the Worms
Judith M. Ackerman, illus. by Stefan Nikolic. BookBaby. $20 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-0-9980439-1-3
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An unhappy wizard travels throughout the land casting spells on everything beautiful, only to discover he has made a terrible