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1895: A Novel of Love and War

Jorge Casariego. Jorge Casariego. $13.99 paper (326p), ISBN 979-89-87570-51-7; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSCL9693


This debut novel by a Cuban-born psychiatrist weaves a story of love and courage during the Cuban war of independence.

The Belonger: A Novel

Mary Kathleen Mehuron. SparkPress. $17.95 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-68463-206-0; $9.49 e-book, ASIN B0B8H62DL4

Island innkeeper Holly Walker’s life changes forever after she faces a monster hurricane stuck with player Lord Anthony Bascombe and wondering if she will ever see her family again.

A Case of Gravity

Sim Moy. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 paper (328p), ISBN 978-1-398-46708-8; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-46709-5


A hostage situation, an amateur sleuth, selected killings, multiple plot unravelings, subversion, and spies. The unlikely hero saves the day and finally gets the girl.

Chance of a Lifetime

Robert M. Tucker. Xlibris. $26.99 (476p), ISBN 978-1-4257-2531-0; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4257-2530-3


This novel taps into the heart of a contemporary American family that reluctantly trades a comfortable suburban existence for life in a mountain wilderness.

Coffee Time

Susanna Elliott-Newth. Austin Macauley Publishers. $20.95 paper (326p), ISBN 978-1-398-46355-4; $4.50 e-book, ASIN B0BRL6MV4J


These 32 sagas and poems are accounts of true events crafted as narrative.

Earl, Honey

D.S. Getson. Troubador Publishing. $19.40 (343p), ISBN 978-1-80313-169-6; $13.80 paper, ISBN 978-1-80313-167-2

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Everyone in the family will pay for their father’s crimes—no one more than Earl.

The Good Time Girls

K.T. Blakemore. Sycamore Creek Press. $18.95 paper (270p), ISBN 978-0-9905843-8-4; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSVRG479

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Two ex–dance hall girls take to the road to find an old enemy and kill him before he gets to them first in this novel of mishaps, blunders, con men, and the circling noose of the law.

Heaven & Earth

Joshua Senter. Roubidoux Press. $34 (262p), ISBN 978-1-73758-562-6; $11.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73758-563-3

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Ruth must decide whether to stay married or walk away from her closeted, philandering preacher husband. There is a third option, but choosing it may destroy her very soul.

Like Glass

Sylvia Wilde. Left Field Publishers. $22.99 paper (396p), ISBN 979-83-7918-853-5; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0BZN3WLPJ


After religious trauma and chronic abandonment, Trey struggles to find love. While hope might falter, the human spirit often finds a way. But it might not look like what most expect.

The Midnight Mannequins and Other Stories

Michael Daly. Austin Macauley Publishers. $23.95 (120p), ISBN 978-1-398-41040-4; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-41039-8


From humble rural Irish landscapes to the elegance of Claridge’s Hotel in London, the many characters in this diverse collection test the reader’s emotions.

Spirit of the Sabre

Darla Vasilas. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-66981-784-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66981-783-3


A traveling peddler discovers a deserted fort. No men, no horses, no supplies. What could be the mystery behind their disappearance?

The Viking Gael Saga, Book 1

J.T.T. Ryder. Old World Heroism. $13.99 paper (157p), ISBN 978-82-692-7918-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-82-692-7919-1

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Asgeir joins with Ulf’s crew of Vikings and intends to get his revenge, but he strikes an unlikely friendship with the old Viking.

Wild with All Regrets

E.L. Deards. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-64742-487-9; $9.95 e-book, ASIN B0B8H6H1P3

A decade after Lucas Connolly loses his best friend, Jamie, Lucas begins to see a specter who looks and acts exactly like his old friend, demanding answers about what happened to him.

The Willows

Kevin Beardsley. Austin Macauley Publishers. $13.95 paper (188p), ISBN 978-1-398-45898-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-45899-4


An early life of neglect doesn’t deter Jack from being determined to be accepted and then later to realize his endeavors. The journey is fraught with failures, dangers, and disappointments.

Zynab: The Inspirational Journey of an Afghan Girl Guided by Rumi’s Wisdom

Farid Mostamand. Farid Mostamand. $9.95 paper (384p), ISBN 979- 83-86001-22-3; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0BXK5MW5G


An ambitious Afghan girl seeks to fulfill her promise to her mother, fight for the right to education, and empower girls. Based on true events.


Crystal Reflection: Seasons of Inspiration That Which the Lord Hath Made

Belinda LaForce. Page Publishing. $19.95 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-6624-6229-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B09VHWDN2X

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A collection of poems expressing the toll life takes on our spirit, the importance of honesty, and the hope given by a creator.

Way Leads onto Way: Life in Verse

Estelle M. Deshon. Xlibris. $10.96 paper (154p), ISBN 978-1-66988-749-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-748-5


This poetic anthology is grounded in faith. It explores common human experiences of love, life, death, and hope. This may offer words of resilience and encouragement for readers.


AfterStrike: An Unforgettable Thriller

L.J. Sellers. Spellbinder Press. $13.99 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-73454-187-8; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BW3F2F8Y

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Can a lightning strike survivor save herself from a predator she can’t remember? Maybe—with a little help from undercover agent Dallas.

Cost of Deceit: A Jake Clearwater Legal Thriller

H. Mitchell Caldwell. Nine Innings Press. $29.95 (346p), ISBN 978-1-73751-234-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73751-235-6


An L.A. sheriff is on trial for killing his wife, but how does one try a murder without a body? Jake is brought in to lead the retrial, but can he overcome the many barriers and win a conviction?

The Discarded

Louis van Schalkwyk. National Library of South Africa. $12.99 paper (314p), ISBN 978-0-620-96445-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-620-96446-3


A man is wrongfully convicted of a heinous crime and is sent to a remote prison in the Arctic, where he must fight for his survival, sanity, and saving those he loves.

Drag Me Under

Louis van Schalkwyk. National Library of South Africa. $12.99 paper (368p), ISBN 978-0-639-73093-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-639-73094-3


A voyage on board a research vessel goes horribly wrong after the crew rescues a mysterious woman floating in a tattered lifeboat.

Fool Me Twice

Spencer Lane Adams. Phucket Publishing. $14.39 paper (361p), ISBN 979-89-85396-41-6; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B09V19QM9S


After 15 years in prison, Paddy is gambling his entire future on the perfect heist. He’s planned for everything that can go wrong. But the one thing he hasn’t planned for is Mac.

The Jackson Jinx

Vincent Armstrong. Magic Rainbow. $15.95 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-73531-107-4; $6.95 e-book, ASIN B0BN72BH8G

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A sensational murder galvanizes the entire country as a troubled, beleaguered family becomes the center of this major nationwide media scandal.

Man On the Run

Charles Salzberg. Down & Out Books. $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64396-307-5


An intricate cat-and-mouse chase commences between Francis Hoyt, expert burglar and fugitive on the run, and Dakota Richards, tenacious true crime podcaster desperate for an exclusive.

The School of Homer

Alexander Marriott. Vanguard Press. $18.99 paper (416p), ISBN 978-1-80016-420-8

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A mystery unfolds on the Greek island of Ithaca, where a retired American detective helps his new Greek friend solve the unexpected murder of a British tourist.

War Changes People (Astrid #1)

T.G. Trouper. Austin Macauley Publishers. $18.95 paper (284p), ISBN 978-1-398-47072-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-47073-6


A belligerent country starts a war; a young actress gets caught up in it. She becomes an assassin driven by revenge and is willing to do whatever it takes.

Widow’s Thrill

Jess Hicks. Jess Hicks. $22.99 (227p), ISBN 979-83-7743-351-4; $13.99 paper, ISBN 979-83-7682-315-6


Welcome to the mind of Ophelia Henry, a steadfastly single redhead from the South who inherits a new home and a few dead bodies.


Mark Lavine. Mark Lavine. $18.95 paper (320p), ISBN 979-82-18-11015-4; $7.95 e-book, ISBN 979-82-18-14593-4

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Sam Thibeau moves to Vermont and uncovers a dangerous mystery. He enlists a detective’s help to rescue his son from the Mexican cartel.


Brave New Mars: Commonwealth Against Corpocracy in 2084

Somerset Meece. KWest House. $25.02 (378p), ISBN 979-89-87065-51-8; $19.95 paper, ISBN 979-89-87065-50-1, Ingram

In this drama set on the Martian frontier in 2084, a megalomaniac runs the planet for pure profit until hackers alter his supercomputer’s operating system.


Jonathan Nolan. Jonathan Nolan. $69.99 paper (377p), ISBN 978-1-4477-8205-6; $19.95 e-book, ISBN 979-83-88280-83-1

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King Arthur, Camelot, and 100 detailed Knights of the Round Table in their fantasy world.

Death Goes to the Dogs

Anna Tambour, illus. by Mike Dubisch. Oddness. $29.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-73221-244-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73221-245-9

Tambour’s scathing fables blend Life and Death with advertising mascots, nursery rhyme refugees, and angels that cheat at golf. With over 70 illustrations by Mike Dubisch.

A Debt to the Stars

Kevin Hincker. Kevin Hincker. $16.97 paper (260p), ISBN 979-89-87630-12-9; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87630-10-5

Amazon, Ingram

Diana Roark didn’t begin life as the richest person in human history, but when aliens come for payment on Earth’s existential debt, she risks everything to buy the planet free.

ForeverChild: A Novel of the Future

Mark Lavine. Mark Lavine. $14.95 paper (306p), ISBN 979-82-18-13094-7; $7.95 e-book, ISBN 979-82-18-15347-2

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A novel set in a future when foreverchildren are threatened by Outsiders. Two youths on opposing sides accidentally trade places and become involved in this fierce struggle.

Heart 2046

Zoé Henriques. Zoé Henriques. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BYTF1GQZ

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A dystopian thriller set in a future where everyone lives their lives without human contact, closed inside individual apartment boxes.


Gino C.R. Marchetti II. Gino R. Marchetti II. $29.99 (276p), ISBN 979-89-86892-73-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BPL83GF5


Rune, a werewolf seeking to atone for his past sins, vows to protect a family of war refugees, but can he guard them from the darkness lurking in his own heart?

Shadow Storm

Jennifer Aitken. Jennifer Aitken. $8.49 paper (212p), ASIN B0BMSRJMVN; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BNGPZQJH

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Lucius Xavier is ripped from his life and thrown into a universal battle for control and power—exposing universal secrets that change his life forever.


Both Feet in the Grave: A Night Huntress Novel

Jeaniene Frost. NYLA. $16.99 paper (346p), ISBN 979-83-7686-059-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BHLGVLMF

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series comes a fresh, new perspective on the origin saga of Cat and Bones, this time in Bones’s own words.

Drop Dead

Danielle Bird. Danielle Bird. $12.99 paper (389p), ISBN 979-83-68019-54-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BS4WR7DV


When vampire hunter Ethan Jimenez and newly turned vampire Simon fall for each other, their lives get a lot more complicated. And bloody.

Freefalling: A Novel of Senior Romance

Eme McAnam. Autumn Stories Publishing. $17.99 paper (368p), ISBN 979-89-87121-70-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87121-71-9

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Charlotte put her work first. Through unforeseen obstacles, including dementia, Charlotte discovers the golden years of her life hold happiness.

German Girls

Steve Barber. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.95 paper (162p), ISBN 978-1-5289-7294-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5289-9736-2


Paul is totally smitten with the lovely Heidi during a holiday encounter. Will their summer romance become something much more serious when he sets out to see if his love for her blossoms in her home city?

A Long Way Home: A Sweet Contemporary Gay Romance (Coming Home #1)

Blake Allwood. Blake Allwood Publishing. $19.99 paper (319p), ISBN 978-1-956727-39-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BMF8J5D1

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This high-drama, sweet gay romance set in a small town launches the emotional Coming Home series. The men must conquer the past to save their love.

The Man from Alcatraz

Virginia Mae Brown. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 (186p), ISBN 978-1-64979-537-3; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64ISBN 979-536-6


Rex Armati is shunned by his Mafia family and placed within the confines of Alcatraz. He escapes and attempts to forge a life in Wyoming.

My Dream Lover

David Navarria. CCPC Organization. $12.95 paper (200p), ASIN B0BTQ7LC95, Amazon

Robert finds the passion of love, but things in his life change suddenly. He enters a world of betrayal, deceit, and treachery as he struggles to reunite with his one true love.

Ripples in the Waters by Lake Kawaguchi (The Tokyo Trilogy #1)

Jakob Halskov. Jakob Halskov. $8.49 paper (181p), ISBN 979-83-64725-96-7; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BMXK3B3B

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The novel traces the sexual road trip of a lonely and neglected Japanese housewife, a suicidal salaryman who has been made redundant, and a CEO’s young daughter kidnapped by the yakuza.

Secretly (Transformation #2)

Talya Blaine. Talya Blaine Books. $18.99 paper (234p), ISBN 978-1-959336-04-4; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-959336-01-3

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Unquenchable chemistry. The rare gift of a second chance. Choices that threaten to destroy Quinn and Jonathan’s future.


Angels from Heaven: My Miraculous Cure from Epilepsy

Jesse Fiedor. BookBaby. $15.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-66782-393-5; $7.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66782-394-2, Amazon,

This story shares a beautiful inspiration from a miracle-filled life journey of a man before and after he accepted Christ in his heart.

Believe: Prayers Are Miracle Possibilities

Michele Gayle. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-5246-9233-9


This book may help readers eradicate the routine, boredom, and frustration from their prayer time.

Born into Crisis: A Memoir

Kenneth Nixon Jr. Burning Soul Press. $10.99 e-book, ASIN B0BS7C57LT


The author shares his story of growing up with a mother with severe mental illness and a family stuck in an enduring cycle of trauma.

Brain Glue: How Selling Becomes Much Easier by Making Your Ideas “Sticky”

James I. Bond. U.S. Management. $28.99 (187p), ISBN 978-0-9988657-4-4

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This marketing book gives readers tips to boost the selling power of ads, emails, social media posts, and presentations.

Dad in a Cheer Bow

Patrick Riccards. Patrick Riccards. $9.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-956406-98-0


An in-depth look into the cheerleading world and a father-daughter relationship. Riccard offers lessons learned coaching a team of tween girls.

Dads, Kiss Your Sons

Mark Craven. Mark Craven. $14.99 paper (165p), ISBN 979-89-87769-20-1; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0BXQ35H6N

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The story of overcoming a broken past and finding the joy of fatherhood.

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


Families dealing with mental illness live in a different world because negative stigma surrounds “mental illness.” They live in a closet of secrecy, truly a different kind of closet.


Jonathan Nolan. Jonathan Nolan. $68.99 paper (397p), ISBN 978-1-4478-7044-9

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This volume is the guide for gamemasters and handbook for players alike who want to play FASERIP superhero games or any other kind of game using the FASERIP system.

A Flowing Through: A Series of Artistic Explorations that Flow from Simple Starting Points, Pass by Milestones and Finish with Polished Achievements

David Esling. Balboa Press. $86.95 paper (366p), ISBN 978-1-982295-01-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982295-02-8


Teachers may find this retired teacher’s plea inspirational to restore the relevance of the visual arts in education.

The Golden Book of Life: & the Plasma Soul Codes

Simone Renee Quinton. Balboa Press. $33.99 paper (598p), ISBN 978-1-982294-44-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982294-45-8


This self-improvement book encourages readers to converse with their limitless soul in plenty of practical means to enliven their lives.

The Human Mind: A Psychological View of Theological Concepts

Eric J. Kolb. AuthorHouseUK. $20.11 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-66559-807-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66559-806-4


The author compares the scientific understanding of the human mind with the teaching of the Bible.

The Joy of Drawing: A Beginner’s Manual

Caroline Mustard and Katy Lea. Caroline Mustard. $17.95 paper (80p), ISBN 979-88-88968-83-3


Learning to draw made easy with this step-by-step manual that includes video demos for each exercise and a free printable workbook.

Magical Mumbai Flavours: A Passionate Food Love Story

Seema Dalvi. Austin Macauley Publishers. $46.95 (244p), ISBN 978-1-398-46053-9; $31.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-46052-2


This book is a food love story. Readers may not only cook magical dishes, but they can cook dishes from different parts of India and beyond. With simple recipes, readers can cook with fresh ingredients.

Neville Chamberlain’s War: How Great Britain Opposed Hitler, 1939–1940

Frederic Seager. Frederic Seager. $22 paper (285p), ISBN 979-85-485-4879-5; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B09BQ2D67B


This book argues that Neville Chamberlain’s war was phony from the start and led to Hitler’s greatest triumph, the conquest of Western, democratic Europe.

Please I Can to the Toilet Go? The Memoirs of a Supply Teacher

Guy Newmountain. Austin Macauley. $20.86 (218p), ISBN 978-1-03-580799-4; $15.95 paper,
ISBN 978-1-03-580798-7

Austin Macauley

This book provides insight into supply teaching, covering the pros and cons of the vocation, and offers an honest and refreshing window into a largely hidden world.

Porter Brothers’ Tragedy: The Untold Story

Glenn and Steven Porter. Austin Macauley Publishers. $40.95 (474p), ISBN 978-1-68562-472-9; $25.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68562-471-2


A true-life wrecking story that would not happen again in a million years. Things get bad for the Porters. Turn a few pages. The story gets worse.

Praying Is (Not) Hard

Erica Barthalow. Erica Barthalow Press. $16.99 paper (238p), ISBN 978-0-9989953-5-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9989953-6-6

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Talking to God should be easy, right? And yet, sometimes it isn’t. This book suggests seven issues that are sabotaging readers’ prayers and how to finally overcome them.

Present in the Past: A Narrative

Delavar Khomarlou. Delavar Khomarlou. $12.95 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-77709-350-1

Amazon,, Indigo

The 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, a conflict mostly forgotten since, plays a central role and is the backdrop of the book.

The Return: When the Impossible Happens

Stephen Bennett. Xlibris. $20.44 paper (70p), ISBN 978-1-66988-716-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-717-1


This is a true story based on the 20-year journey of Stephen and Somjeen Bennett. This memoir is about hope amid darkness.

Searching for Charles: The Untold Legacy of an Immigrant’s American Adventure

Stephen Watts. Houndstooth Press. $21.99 paper (604p), ISBN 978-1-5445-3192-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5445-3193-9


The transcribed letters of a pioneer English immigrant are presented with their backstory, followed by details on the 55-year journey to discover their author’s final resting place.

Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Wisdom & Career Advice from Thought Leaders in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Privacy and More

Rafael Moscatel and Abby Moscatel. JIA Publishing. $17.95 paper (162p), ISBN 979-89-87906-12-5; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87906-10-1

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Readers may discover leadership secrets, career tips, and practical strategies used by today’s most innovative business minds and renowned brands across the globe.

Wall Street’s Financing of World War I: Liberty Loans and Financial Demonization

Kerry Segrave. Historical Press. $18.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-77703-708-6; $4.33 e-book, ISBN 978-1-77703-707-9

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People refusing to buy Liberty Loan bonds were demonized as “financial slackers.” Those who declined to purchase bonds were ruthlessly attacked by naming, shaming, force, and coercion.

You’re Driving Me Crazy! 101 Dangerous, Inappropriate, Discourteous, Illegal, and Just Plain Stupid Driving Habits!

John Reinhardt. John Reinhardt. $10 paper (114p), ISBN 979-89-87631-00-3


Recognize dangerous driving situations and how to avoid them. With these tools, readers may be able to enjoy many safe years of driving.


Ameluna Climate Detective Agency

Frederic Du Chau. Frederic Du Chau. $29.99 (280p), ISBN 979-89-86222-30-1; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86222-31-8

In this graphic novel, Luna and Amelie solve mysteries caused by climate change as they encounter frozen zombies and talking plants and figure out middle school problems.


Eric David Stanford. ABT Publishing. $15.99 paper (298p), ISBN 979-89-87478-30-1; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87478-31-8


A 16-year-old goes to a Caribbean island to get revenge on his neglectful father, only to become mixed up in a life-or-death conflict between his new girlfriend’s father and two others.

The Au Fae Detective Agency: The Sgian Salann

Peter Bryson. Austin Macauley Publishers. $15.95 paper (226p), ISBN 978-1-398-47325-6; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-47326-3


Finn runs the Au Fae Detective Agency. A knife is stolen from the Nymphs, and Finn and company are tasked with finding and revealing old foes of the Fae—Kelpies.

The Bridge to Magic

Alex Thornbury. Shadow Lore Publishing. $17.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-0-645-49700-7; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-645-49701-4

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This fantasy debut is set in the dying world where humanity is likened to weakness and the only path to salvation is the same path that might lead to death.

The Byways

Mary Pascual. SparkPress. $17.95 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-68463-190-2; $12.95 e-book, ASIN B0B8H6DP71

After landing herself in the byways, a mysterious and magical world, high school student CeeCee Harper must escape before she’s trapped for good and loses her loved ones forever.

The Carnelian Game

Mary Ann Hayes, illus. by Michael T. Stanton. Elite Authors. $13 paper (246p), ISBN 979-83-60021-56-8; $8 e-book, ASIN B0BSVR7H7P


A boy named Desmond and his magic carpet, Mariah, compete with 11 others in the Global Magic Carpet Games for the adventures of a lifetime.

The Chameleon Which Lost Its Colour

Hafdis Hafsteins. Austin Macauley Publishers. $28.95 (50p), ISBN 978-1-03-580744-4; $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-580743-7


Teasing others isn’t a nice thing to do, as Blaze the chameleon learns when his colors disappear and he needs the help of the other animals to find them again.

The Child and the Tree: A Tale for Better Times

Nohra Bernal, illus. by Rubén Rodriguez Ferreira. Arreboles. $25 (42p), ISBN 978-1-954548-08-4; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954548-07-7


In a desert, a child discovers a tree and grows a forest before leaving in search of a place to call home.

A Dance Between Light and Darkness

M.C. Ryder. M.E.C. Publishing. $19.99 paper (314p), ISBN 979-89-87074-62-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87074-63-3

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Vince mourns for the one he lost after the war. When bodies start piling up, he discovers someone from his past is still at large, along with an unknown threat of a sinister evil.

The Darkest Side of the Moon

M.C. Ryder. M.E.C. Publishing. $19.99 paper (332p), ISBN 979-89-87074-60-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87074-61-9

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Independent Nadine Drexel uncovers who mysterious new student Vinson Weber really is. Can she keep her best friend, Camille, from getting caught in the crossfire?

Escape from the Shades

Anthony Edwards. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.95 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-398-48007-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-48008-7


A tale of children’s victory over Victorian poverty and criminal justice. Living rough, Bobbie is attacked, and Tom, coming to her rescue, is arrested and tried at the Old Bailey.

The Garden of Second Chances

Mona Alvarado Frazier. SparkPress. $17.95 paper (376p), ISBN 978-1-68463-204-6; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0B8CMXWZ7

Juana, a 17-year-old mother, is imprisoned for murdering her husband. She claims she’s innocent, but no one believes her, and her undocumented status causes issues.

Hidden Words

Dannielle Taylor. Austin Macauley Publishers. $29.95 (250p), ISBN 978-1-398-47564-9; $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-45063-9


Christopher, like any normal boy, is merely trying to make it through his final days of school. However, not all is as simple as perceived when his mind is like a battlefield.

The Legend of the Worry Doll

TeriLee Greeff, illus. by Hayley Moore. IngramSpark. $17.99 (36p), ISBN 979-89-87493-50-2; $12.99 paper, ISBN 979-89-87493-51-9


This story from Guatemala is about tiny dolls wrapped in colorful fabric that can help children address their fears and anxiety.

Lost and Found

Derek Fisher, illus. by Heather Workman. Indie. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSSK1CVD

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In the third and final book in the Alicia Connected series, the friends learn how to stay safe on the internet and discover the importance of device responsibility.

Mr Naughty Nine Legs

Benjamin Thomas Stanley. Austin Macauley Publishers. $27.95 (42p), ISBN 978-1-398-46858-0; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-398-46857-3


A spider with nine legs gets into all sorts of trouble.

The Stone of Athelas

Peter D. Godman. Austin Macauley Publishers. $26.95 paper (480p), ISBN 978-1-398-46026-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-46027-0


A young magician, unsure how to use his magic, learns as he goes before the showdown with a powerful necromancer.

The Sunshine Rock: A Story About Empathy

Tahiya Cooper, illus. by Patricia Grannum. All Booked Publishing. $12.99 paper (28p), ASIN B0BW2MGT56, Amazon, Ingram

Alexis’s brother gives her a Sunshine Rock to use whenever she needs support. The rock is quickly put to the test as, full of nerves, Alexis navigates her first day at her new school.

The Swing on Ginny’s Porch

Brenda M. Jenkins. Author’s Tranquility Press. $9.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-959930-14-3


An old porch swing becomes a special place for a child and his grandmother, whom he calls “Ginny.” They experience life’s most simple and difficult moments in the comfort of the swing.

The Tickling Tale of Smoo

Louiza Kallona. Louiza Kallona. $8.99 paper (126p), ISBN 979-83-7006-653-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0BQFNF5C3

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When laughter mysteriously disappears from the world, Lucy and Ben McClafferty go on the search for Gabel Lylhu, aka Belly Laugh, one of the secret ticklers of the world.

Troublemakers’ Ball, Part 1

Jill Rebryna. Austin Macauley Publishers. $19.95 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-63829-149-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63829-150-3


A troublemaker who does the best he can with what he has is confronted with an angel who falls right in front of him.

The Wonderful World of You

Alan Portmann. Austin Macauley Publishers. $28.95 (102p), ISBN 978-1-63829-962-2; $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63829-963-9


This book helps teach ethical values and encourages vocabulary development with an evaluation activity for interactive dialogue on topics like bullying.

Words Carry Power

A.P. Wright, illus. by Ogbechie Triumph. Pristine Envisions. $12.75 paper (66p), ISBN 978-1-68489-938-8; $5.40 e-book, ASIN B09V2ZZLZB


Pineal learns that negative words make him feel bad and positive words build him up.