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Robert E. Bryant. AuthorHouse. $14.95 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-66556-864-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66556-863-0


In his third book, Bryant shares a collection of 11 short stories designed to appeal to readers of all ages.

Before the Adventure (Jade Cross Trilogy #2)

Harold Weist. Fulton Books. $19.95 paper (302p), ISBN 979-88-85052-93-1; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BKH1PFQD


Travis Tolbane has been enjoying his retirement from the Marines, not knowing he is about to embark on his most dangerous journey.

Edelweiss: The Choices We Make Now Will Change the Course of Our Lives Forever

J.L. Robison. Joan Robison. $20.66 paper (514p), ISBN 978-1-73583-823-6; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08KWNB4MK

Amazon,, Google Play, Kobo

Eva Abrams gets trapped in Europe during WWII. She struggles with love, loss, and loneliness, and learns that life is more complicated than she thought growing up in Utah.

The Marriage Box

Corie Adjmi. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-64742-079-6; $8.49 e-book, ASIN B09NNDZHPM

Amazon,,, IndieBound

Forced to return to her parents’ roots in the Orthodox Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn, Casey Cohen faces two opposing worlds as she explores the unfamiliar culture and finds love.

Scar Songs: Stories

W. Royce Adams. RJK Books. $17.95 paper (134p), ISBN 979-89-86488-52-3; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86488-53-0

Amazon,, IndieBound

Nine stories deal with male protagonists at various stages of life who experience events that leave either a psychological or physical scar.

The Space Between Dark and Light

Jan Krause Greene. Jaxon Meadows Publishing. $15.99 paper (254p), ISBN 979-82-15-15827-2; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BVLYBJJ3


A man vanishes. A century later, a child holds the key to his disappearance. Climate fiction with a twist.

This: A Simple, Complex Love Story

Naomi Rivers. TLK Graphic Solutions. $12.99 paper (262p), ISBN 979-8-9873297-1-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9873297-0-2


A portrait of love and life in Baltimore. The story of Jasmine, a pragmatic social worker, and Teresa, an elusive artist, is a dynamic study of vulnerability and expectations.

Tom Sawyer Returns

E.E. Burke. E.E. Burke. $15.99 paper (335p), ISBN 978-0-9985382-7-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9985382-6-6

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Baker & Taylor,, Kobo, Smashwords

Becky can’t trust her faithless first beau, Tom Sawyer, whose mysterious appearance sparks desire and deadly intrigue. But together they must find a traitor... before he finds them.

Trek for the Cross (Jade Cross Trilogy #1)

Harold Weist. Fulton Books. $16.95 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-63860-701-4; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B09X7F2MR9


The jade cross was to be an icon to unite Dai Viet and Annam. Troung Van Ba knew his trek would be long, difficult, and perilous.

Turfmen and the Prodigal: A Story of Old Mobile

John M. Cunningham Jr. Ashland Park Books. $12.99 paper (330p), ISBN 978-1-73224-884-7; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BFG89VQ1


Before he can find a racehorse’s killer and stop a possible suicide, backslid Christian Gideon Deshler must first get free from evil Elvira Sturgis’s spell.


Corvix: Poems of Love, Sex and Death

Valentin Per Lind. Per Lind Publishing. $29.99 (742p), ISBN 978-1-80541-041-6; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-80541-040-9


This is the definitive collection of Valentin Per Lind’s poetry, written between 1985 and 2022, complete with the original author’s notes that explore the central themes of the poems.


Blood Letters

Joshua Martin. Page Publishing. $11.95 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-64027-596-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B08NFN7X22


The novella takes place in the city of Greenville, where a heinous murder occurs.

Confessions of an Accidental Lawyer

Michael Stockham. Whistling Pigs Press. $14.99 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-73795-840-6; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0B5YDHHCC


A young lawyer fights for a fair trial as witnesses evaporate. Meanwhile, his wife struggles to get pregnant. The lawyer fights for justice and the lives of his client, wife, and baby.

Death in My Reflection: A Reese Clayton and Emerson Lake Novel

Barbara Fournier. Barbara Fournier. $18 paper (368p), ISBN 978-1-73661-094-7

Amazon, Northshire Bookstore

When the wrong prisoner is discovered on the execution table of a South Dakota state prison, detectives find themselves caught in the middle of the biggest cover-up in the state’s history.

The Girl in the Blue Blazer

Alretha Thomas. Diverse Arts Collective. $15.95 paper (298p), ASIN B0BSJM4BXS; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSL1NG8M


In 2019, Pam Carter wants to secure her dream job with businessman Andrew Clifford. In 1993, Liz Westlake believed he was her ticket to a book deal. Is Andrew a savior or a devil?

Keisha’s Killing

Delores Dudley. Dorrance Publishing. $10 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-4349-0911-4

Amazon,, Dorrance

Keisha’s unassuming life begins to unfold as she ventures outside of the little world she has always known, and a deceptively simple turn of events will challenge the ideas she has believed all her life.

Moon Mountain

Jess Porto. Jessica Porto. $27.99 (284p), ISBN 979-82-18-15665-7; $14.99 paper, ISBN 979-82-18-11425-1

Amazon, Better World Books,, Books-a-Million

In a quaint country town in North Carolina, a young college student faces haunting dreams of the forest, a murder mystery, a dashing detective, and a family with dark and nefarious secrets.

The Nine Lives of Felix the Tomcat (Felix the Tomcat #1)

Felix the Tomcat and M.P. Frank. Michael Chatterson. $9.99 paper (225p), ISBN 978-1-73881-651-4; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BR8PHYK9


Felix takes you on a rollicking ride through his journey from the cruel alleys of Pittsburg to his cushy life in the rich suburbs. This tomcat is blessed with high intelligence and a photographic memory.

Regardless of the Consequences

Larry Lauritzen. Larry Lauritzen. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B098RDVWHQ; $18.99 audio (10 hrs., 27 mins.), ASIN B09PMMN9G5

Amazon, Audible

Lance Tallbear, with FBI partner Brad Hanley, must solve the mystery of a plane wreck in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Failure will mean his death and the death of those he loves.

Vigilante Blood

Joshua Martin. Fulton Books. $18.10 paper (172p), ISBN 979-88-85059-85-5; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BFWDRL84


Welcome to the city of Greenville, where murder is never what it seems. In time, everything is revealed, but does the truth really set one free?

Who Okayed This?! The Riveting Life of Grant Davis

Philip E. Barrington. Palmetto Publishing. $8.86 paper (170p), 978-1-64990-931-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08VKSQT36

Amazon, Better World Books,, Books-a-Million

Grant wakes up one morning to discover his world turned upside down by his so-called friends who are dedicated to his demise.


Life Is in the Blood

Daniel Bautz. Anatolian Press. $14.99 paper (397p), 978-1-959396-05-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BTTRLBWV


Three strangers moving in different directions converge in a small town in a battle of good and evil. This is a macabre tale of longing for freedom and love and to be human.


Derrick McCartney. MindStir Media. $16.99 paper (432p), ISBN 979-89-85975-97-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B09Z7DH8YC, Amazon,

This is the first book in a trilogy that follows Ray Baker’s pursuit of life, love, and the truth, which is most definitely out there.

Season of the Dragon

Natalie Wright. Menaris Books. $22.95 paper (482p), ISBN 979-89-87491-21-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BRNW6715

Amazon,, IndieBound, Powell’s

When dragons rise from a thousand-year slumber, a young woman must unite her warring souls to save her loved ones.


Just a Fling: A Modern Second-Chance Romance

Katherine Grace. The Wild Rose Press. $18.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-5092-4585-7; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BRNSJC74

Amazon, Apple iBooks,

A law student’s steamy summer fling quickly turns serious until it ends abruptly. Now a chance encounter reignites the undeniable passion and reveals secrets from the past.

Tuscan Enchantment

Kate Zarrelli. Romaunce Books. $10 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-73911-731-3; $3.85 e-book, ASIN B0BRNG4S53

Amazon, Apple iBooks, OverDrive, Scribd

Antonia goes to Tuscany to rebuild her life. The last thing she wants to do is fall in love, least of all with rich, arrogant, aristocratic Lorenzo.

Wrapped in Sapphire: An Erotic Romance Novel

Nora S. Pattugalan. Nora S. Pattugalan. $1.99 e-book, ASIN B0BW1XL1P5


Edith Rosu is hooked onto Felix Radley as they work together at Brighton Tech Company. It’s tempting to keep their desires under wraps as coworkers have their suspicions.


Aftermath of Jennifer Kesse’s Abduction: An Uncle’s Quest for Understanding & Inspiring Life Lessons

Bill Gilmour. New Degree Press. $17.99 paper (264p), ISBN 979-88-85044-40-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-88-85044-63-9

Amazon, Ingram, Kobo

Gilmour shares that joy is possible through pain. Transformation emerges through suffering. Readers may find inspiration in personal stories of trials and testing that resulted in renewed hope.

Among Honest Communists: Yugoslavia and Slovenia 1973–1975

Daniel J. Basta. Dorrance Publishing. $19 paper (234p), ISBN 979-88-85273-85-5; $14 e-book, ISBN 979-88-85275-09-5

Amazon,, Dorrance

A true account of the Cold War, this book provides timely lessons directly relevant to the current events unfolding in the republics that were formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses

Alita H. Buzel. Alita Buzel. $17.99 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-08-792983-5; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0794RGKXY


This book connects the advances made in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues with Equine Experiential Psychotherapy.

Coming Full Circle: Healing Trauma Using Psychedelics

Shannon Duncan. Present Moment Press. $21.95 paper (256p), ISBN 978-1-959254-04-1; $19.95 audio, ISBN 978-1-959254-06-5


A detailed guide on using psychedelics to heal trauma, intertwined with a deeply personal memoir of the author’s own journey of healing.

God’s Sovereign Reign over His Creation

Dale Heil. Book Vine Press. $12.99 paper (166p), ISBN 978-1-954941-20-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08YR4Z858


This book argues that God is absolutely sovereign with evidence from Scripture and brings light to many unanswered questions.

Liberty, Science, and Wealth: The Evolution to Modern Society

Ralph L. Bayrer. XlibrisUS. $19.99 paper (398p), ISBN 978-1-5434-9973-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-9972-8


This book addresses how modern affluent societies came to be, and why poorer countries continue to find both freedom and prosperity so

Madame Ph.D.: Growing up Black in DC and Beating the Odds; Nettie’s DC Story of Perseverance, Hope, and Determination

Gwynette Ford Lacy. Archway Publishing. $42.95 (385p), ISBN 978-1-66571-374-0; $33.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66571-372-6

Amazon, Archway Publishing,

An intimate memoir of a Black woman’s journey from inner-city Washington, D.C., to earn a doctorate in her business field.

Murder Casebook, Vol. 1: 12 Shocking True Crime Cases

Prash Ganendran. Prash Ganendran. $11.99 paper (226p), ASIN B09TMZ3PZL; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B09TY1D64Y

Amazon, Audible,, Kobo

A collection of 12 shocking true crime cases from around the world, exploring some of humanity’s darkest moments from mass murderers and serial killers to poisoners and cannibals.

The Shaolin Temple Story: Explore Shaolin History, Culture, Kung Fu, and Chán Traditions of Shaolin

Shi Yongxin, trans. by James R. Martin. Real Deal Press/JR Martin Media. $35.59 paper (448p), ISBN 979-89-85528-77-0; $8.98 e-book, ISBN 979-89-85528-78-7

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Ingram

A tour of Shaolin Monastery by the abbot who has lived and studied there for 40 years. With full-color pictures.

Sport: A Stage for Life; How to Connect with the Touchstones of Elite Performance and Personal Fulfillment

Cristiana Pinciroli, with Pedro Pinciroli Júnior. iUniverse. $28.99 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-66323-367-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66323-366-0


Two elite athletes share experiences, insights, tips, and concepts to guide others on a journey toward personal growth, fulfillment, well-being, and happiness.

The Twenty: One Woman’s Trek Across Corsica on the GR20 Trail

Marianne C. Bohr. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-64742-432-9; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0B8CKL1X7

Amazon,,, Dolly’s Bookstore

The author does a rugged 124-mile trek across the stunning French island of Corsica, following the GR20, Europe’s toughest long-distance footpath, to challenge what it means to grow old.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop: Applications and Administration

Richard Petersen. Surfing Turtel Press. $45 paper (656p), ISBN 978-1-949857-25-2; $26 e-book, ISBN 978-1-949857-26-9

Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo

This book covers the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) release, focusing on applications and administrative tools.

Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing

Antonia Deignan. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (255p), ISBN 978-1-64742-422-0; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0B8H653CL

Amazon,,, IndieBound

Deignan shares her journey through childhood trauma and sexual abuse and how a bike accident led her to find healing through understanding love is all anyone truly wants.

What Grandpa Learned from His Honeybees: The Little Book to Be Smart with Your Money and Help the Environment

Henry J. and Mary J. Svec. The Publishing Shop. $20 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-989346-96-9; $9.95 e-book, ASIN B0BTF46BC4


Honeybees have 10 rules that they live by, and these rules, when applied to life, may help readers become smart with money and great investors.

Wisdom and Wit: 301 Gems to Grow and Grin

Shanti Rose. Turquoise River Publications. $12.95 paper (91p), ISBN 978-1-959965-00-8; $5.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-959965-01-5

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This book offers a higher perspective on life’s varied scenes. The writings come in a package of smiling wit.

Yes You Can: 5 Steps to Being a More Effective CEO of Your Life

Paul G.C. Hector. The Oualie Consulting Group. $34.99 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-77819-361-3


This self-help book shows individuals how to catalyze their success by using business principles and processes. The book provides a flexible step-by-step guide for personal growth.


I Love You More Than Cereal: Maeva and Dad Redefine Love

Justin Black and Alexis Black. Global Perspectives Publishing. $12.99 paper (34p), ISBN 979-89-86577-30-2


Can Maeva learn what it means to love her friends and family even more than she loves cereal? Join Maeva and her dad on their journey to explore the true meaning of love.

Ophelia the Californian Sea Otter

Tori Busto. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (30p), ISBN 979-88-85273-48-0; $11 e-book, ISBN 979-88-85274-74-6

Amazon,, Dorrance

Come along for the adventure of the Trio of Otters. This group of friends has a magical, fun-filled day, where they make new friends, go fishing, and see the ballet in San Francisco.

Robotastic! Sleep Mode

Sari Karplus. Double Secret Agency. $18.99 (32p), ISBN 979-89-86029-73-3; $12.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-86029-71-9


When it comes to bedtime, sleep is the last thing Hazel wants to do. But with the help of her friends and her best robot pal, Hazel’s nighttime routine gets a robotastic reimagining.

A White Elephant for Christmas

Ashley Edwards. Dorrance Publishing. $23 (18p), ISBN 978-1-63764-713-4; $9 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63764-753-0

Amazon,, Dorrance

Dego can’t wait for his family’s Christmas party, but he can’t go until he finds one thing: a white elephant. Follow along as Dego embarks on a journey to find his own white elephant for Christmas.