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2023: World War III

Carl Berryman. Authors’ Tranquility Press. $17.99 paper (624p), ISBN 978-1-959197-09-6


This book presents China’s political, social, and economic rationale, military preparations, and grand strategy for a disaster.

Aila’s Journal: A Tale of Reconstruction

Charles M. Clemmons. Wiltonwood Productions. $32.99 (308p), ISBN 979-89-87634-90-5; $18.99 paper (308p), ISBN 979-89-87634-91-2

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In 1863, a white indentured servant and a Black slave suffer hardship and abuse that spawn empathy and friendship as they struggle against the hateful era following the Civil War.

Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Alice McVeigh. Warleigh Hall Press. $14 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-916882-37-9; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0C96CN716


This book retells the story of Pride and Prejudice (mostly) from Darcy’s POV, with flashbacks including a soprano in Rome and an important subplot involving Mary Bennet’s character arc and feeling for new character Timothy Lucas.

Mushroom Cloud (First Strike #1)

Thomas Joseph Yeggy. Parallax Publishing. $14.99 paper (365p), ISBN 979-89-87888-40-7; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87888-41-4


Caleb Young, the chief scientist for the newly minted CIA, must convince the Soviets of the B-36’s ability to drop nuclear weapons deep into the heart of Russia.

No Entry Zone

Romuald Roman. Chestnut Hill Press. $22.99 (280p), ISBN 979-88-88550-03-8

This humorous satire of Communist Poland in the 1970s takes place in an imaginary hotel deep in the Tatra mountains.

The Private Misadventures of Nell Nobody

Jennifer Newbold. Luminare Press. $16.95 paper (420p), ISBN 978-1-64388-969-6; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0B4Y4FMY8

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A young woman in the British Army encounters naval legend Horatio Nelson, under whose mentorship she learns that a person is not defined by what others tell them about themselves.

Secrets & Truths: A Novel of Unexpected Consequences

Marlene Cheng. Marlene F. Cheng. $14.99 paper (318p), ISBN 979-83-67648-55-3; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0BSMXRXPF


Secrets & Truths is the emotional first book in the women’s fiction series Their Hearts’ Desires.

The Sum of All Parts

Sara Sheeran. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-398-48515-0; $3.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-48516-7

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This book explores the complexities of relationships, giving readers an intimate look into six female protagonists’ lives.


The Valley of Sorrows

Lief Ericson. Outskirts Press. $19.95 paper (98p), ISBN 978-1-9772-6263-9

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A war once fought in the hollows and glens has no end.


Against Her Will

Cynthia Kumanchik. BookBaby. $14.99 paper (296p), ISBN 979-83-509-0161-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0C8CBZMNN


All she wants is her life back. Bestselling author Mona Mason fights to escape from a resort where she’s been held captive, only to be kidnapped by a crazed fan.

The Axe

Linda Griffin. The Wild Rose Press. $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5092-5198-8

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Her assailants are dead, murdered with an axe, and her fingerprints are on it. She confesses—but is she really guilty? What really happened in the cabin?

Blood & Water

Linda Armstrong-Miller. Dorrance Publishing. $20 paper (266p), ISBN 979-88-86835-11-3; $15 e-book, ISBN 979-88-86835-99-1

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Lisa Rivers has a photographic memory and works for the Department of Defense. One fateful day, Lisa is kidnapped, raising the question: how was her identity discovered? And will she be rescued before it’s too late?

Down the Well

Joseph Blackhurst. Joseph Blackhurst. $9.99 paper (300p), ISBN 979-89-88484-31-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0C7PN8D55

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A lawyer sent to investigate a 2017 American genocide unearths madness.

The Loneliest Places

Keith Edward Vaughn. Blondie Street Publishing. $16.99 paper (280p), ISBN 979-89-86531-90-8; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-86531-91-5


To save his business, L.A. private investigator Ellis Dunaway searches for a missing smuggler. The case leads Ellis to confront his inner demons and secrets of his unresolved past.

Social Murder

Wayne Michael Dunwell. Austin Macauley Publishers. $12.99 (142p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8881-0; $7.99 paper (142p), ISBN 978-1-5289-8880-3

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A young law graduate must follow online clues to find what happened to her missing best friend, then undertake a dangerous chase across Metro Manila to save her from a terrible fate.


Dee Shaffer. Dee Shaffer. $21.99 (280p), ISBN 979-89-88280-23-1; $18.99 paper (280p), ISBN 979-89-88280-22-4

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A mother enters a horrific and beautiful realm after committing suicide. It is revealed that she ultimately fulfills her purpose despite falling into the evil trap set for her.


All Hope of Becoming Human

Lonnie Busch. Ubiq Press. $16.95 paper (394p), ISBN 979-89-87182-87-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-89-87182-88-8


Earthquakes reveal huge metal objects and vast subterranean graveyards, but this incredible discovery soon turns savage when creatures appear with only one goal: killing humans.


Patrick O’Connor. Blackbeard Independent Press. $19.99 paper (520p), ISBN 978-1-73911-361-2; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0C5RGN3R7

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Aliens are influencing world events. Mason Plater discovers this; helped by some odd allies, he must fight to thwart the aliens.

Find Them

Julia Ash. Julia Ash. $13.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-73487-136-4; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CC6TC7WF


A troubled spirit forces Nora to find clues to an unsolved mystery on Boulder Lake. Failing to find them will cost lives.

Jack the Ripper?

Philip Jones. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-398-48271-5; $5.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-48272-2

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Jack the Ripper? tells the story of a time-traveling detective who returns to 1888 in an attempt to prove his innocence after being wrongly identified as the Victorian serial killer.

The Tattoo

Hawraa Albahrani. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.99 paper (136p), ISBN 978-1-78878-656-0; $5.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-78878-885-4

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The book probes the human experience of discovering oneself amid hardship and misfortune.

The Team

Chris Morris. Tamara Blodgett. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0C8DYCK55


God sends Angel Mara out to hunt down and kill a Level 5 demon named Arual. This will not be easy. God gives Mara a team to help her complete the task.

A Thousand Li: The Third Cut

Tao Wong. Starlit Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-77855-095-9; $24.95 audio, ISBN 978-1-77855-138-3


As corruption seeps from the southern kingdom of Nanyue, Wu Ying sets out on a dangerous journey to uncover its source in the ninth book of this Asian-inspired epic fantasy series.


North to Home

Crissi McDonald. Lilith House Press. $17.99 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-73696-737-9; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73696-738-6

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Divorcée and Texas native Nolee Burnett moves to an island in the Pacific Northwest to begin anew. After meeting her mysterious neighbor Keet Noland, her life and her reality change.

Ruthless: The Legacy Continues (Death Dwellers MC Legacy Generation #2)

Kathryn C. Kelly. Makin Groceries Media. $20 paper (600p), ISBN 979-88-86306-16-3; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-88-86300-11-6


The next generation of the notorious Death Dwellers MC face their own trials and tribulations as they navigate their way through a world of violence and betrayal.

The Silent Woodsman

Cat Treadgold. Cat Treadgold. $15.99 paper (276p), ISBN 979-89-87736-30-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0C44GVDW3


Holed up in a remote cabin in the forest, a popular singer on vocal rest nurses a lost hiker back to health. Back in civilization, neither can forget those two magical days.


Gamers Guide to the Tidalwave Universe: Nomads of the Timestream

Jonathan Nolan. $14.95 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-4475-0218-0

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This wild and exciting guidebook contains TidalWave’s time-traveling heroes and villains.


The Apapa Six: West Africa from a 60s Perspective

John Berryman. BalboaPressUK. $35.08 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-982283-15-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982283-16-2


John Berryman juxtaposes the personal and intercommunal dynamics of the West African experience during the 1960s with an analysis of the challenges the new entities have faced.

Daughters of Dunn House 1953: Stories of Fisk Early Entrants

Hildred Roach. Dorrance Publishing. $18 paper (214p), ISBN 979-88-86836-39-4; $13 e-book, ISBN 979-88-86836-40-0

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Seven octogenarians reflect on their lives from 1953 to the present, including attending university without completing a high school education and the exciting careers that followed.

How We Go On: Self-Compassion, Courage, and Gratitude on the Path Forward

Ken Druck. DEI Druck Enterprises. $25.95 (214p), ISBN 979-89-88284-70-3

How We Go On aims to teach readers to become the stronger, better versions of themselves by making peace with life’s terms, paying the good forward, and leaving a legacy of love.

Life-Long Effects of Child Sexual Trauma

Viola B. Mecke. CreateSpace. $8.90 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-5153-3126-1; free e-book, ASIN B0161YV610


Seldom have the long-term effects of sexual or other trauma been traced throughout the life of a traumatized person. This article presents the drawings of a sexually abused child.

Meet Dave Lassam, the Man for the Job: My 39 Years Service in the Royal Australian Navy

Dave Lassam. XlibrisAU. $16.12 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-66988-906-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66988-907-6


Lieutenant Commander Dave Lassam shares memories of his 39 years of service as a medic and a medical administration officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Radical Reinvention: Reimagine, Reset, Reinvent in a Disruptive World

Maureen Lippe. Blue Moon Press. $16.99 paper (224p), ISBN 979-89-88496-80-9; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0C9SJSVWJ

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Former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Lippe introduces radical re-inventors and outlines eight steps to help readers reimagine, reset, and reinvent.

Sales Toolkit

J.A. Benedict. J.A. Benedict. $15.69 paper (268p), ISBN 979-83-945879-2-4; $13.08 audio, ASIN B0C9N2FFBC


Benedict presents tools, tricks, and strategies to close any deal.

Skating on Thin Ice: A Zen Path of Self-Realization

Ezra Bayda. Konstellation Press. $16 paper (298p), ISBN 979-89-86843-21-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CB78NQC1

Amazon, Konstellation Press

As we feel the vulnerability and uncertainty that we all share as human beings, how do we overcome the anxiety and confusion that results?

Solo Passage: 13 Quests, 13 Questions

Glenda Goodrich. She Writes Press. $17.95 paper (244p), ISBN 978-1-64742-551-7; $8.99 e-book, ASIN B0BQBQ268D


Glenda Goodrich chronicles her healing journey through Oregon, Washington, and California that connected her with nature and transformed her into a woman who forged her own path.

They Never Reigned: Heirs to the British Throne Who Never Became the Monarch

Blair Hoffman. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-398-41947-6; $3.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-41948-3

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Many heirs to the British throne failed to become the monarch due to quirks of fate, with profound consequences for subsequent British history.

Thomas’s America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Middle Passage Press. $12.95 paper (100p), ISBN 979-88-912-1173-5


Thomas’s America assesses Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s impact on law,
public policy, and race in America.

Trauma and Uprooting

Diana Miserez. Great Writers Media. $17.99 paper (486p), ISBN 978-1-960939-90-6

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Trauma and Uprooting explores the traumatic experiences of disaster victims and considers research into treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Writer’s Voice: Techniques for Tuning Your Tone and Style

Anne Janzer. Cuesta Park Consulting. $18.95 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-952284-10-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0C8BZZ3G3


The Writer’s Voice is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to this little-understood aspect of writing.


Denominationalism of God... or...of Man, Vol. 1

John F. Lugger. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66557-772-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66557-773-1


Does God approve of denominations? This book dares to challenge the validity of the first denomination to emerge following the establishment of Christ’s church in the first century.

A New Introduction to the Bible

Ken Hathaway. Austin Macauley Publishers. $18.99 (290p), ISBN 978-1-398-41943-8; $11.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-398-41942-1

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This book covers the narrative and the major themes of the whole Bible, all set in their context.


Beyond the Yellow Door

Jane E. Ruth. Jane’s Books. $10.95 paper (44p), ISBN 978-9962-17-591-9; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0C5MZ2H8H


Yihana visits relatives, and curiosity leads her to investigate creepy noises in a nearby empty farmhouse.

The Big Ranch in the Ozarks: A Journey of the Greatest Generation

Robin Bunton Morris. Robin Bunton Morris. $13.99 paper (230p), ISBN 979-8-3901-5551-6; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0CCJZW818


This memoir filled with adventure, history, and family stories from the Missouri Ozarks heartland delves into the Great Depression, WWII, and Robin’s memories of living on a ranch.

Bull and Bear Race at the Big Board

Craig A. Robinson, illus. by Carolina Buzio. Nolyne Publishing. $18.99 (30p), ISBN 978-0-578-38388-0, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Bull and Bear Race at the Big Board is a children’s picture book that follows the two main characters, Bull and Bear, who race at the stock exchange.

Cinderella Timkins

Sylvia Hawk’sbee. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.99 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-398-43423-3; $3.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-43424-0

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This version of the Cinderella story shows a more profound change: Arthur is not just better dressed and of higher status than he was before, but transformed mentally into a genius.

Dealing with a Head Injury at Nine Years Old

Henry More. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.99 (56p), ISBN 978-1-398-47668-4; $6.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-398-47667-7

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The author shares a first-person experience of transitioning through high school and university with a brain injury and learning disabilities.

Home, Casa

Janette Lart. Youcanprint. $31.05 paper (148p), ISBN 979-1-221-48592-9; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B0CB4GHCZ3

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This fantasy book is written in two languages: English and Italian. It is suggested for teens aged 10–14 who can read in their native language and learn a foreign one.

I Am Not an Owl or Am I? A Fluffy Fowl Quests for an Ideal Identity

Sherri Eri, illus. by Nuratiqah Sabrin. Picture the Book. $8.90 paper (42p), ISBN 979-83-975171-1-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 979-83-975171-1-9


Hoot the Owl goes on a quest to become someone else. He doesn’t get what he sets out to do, but what he does get are friends and something even better.

Jungle Party: A Read and Grow Book

Janine Ann Bower. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.99 (34p), ISBN 978-1-03-581182-3; $9.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-03-580096-4

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Jungle Party is the first in a series of books designed to make book sharing fun while targeting a child’s language, fine motor, and social development. Humor, rhythm, rhyme, and colorful illustrations are used to capture a child’s imagination and attention.

The Lighter Side

Susanna Elliott-Newth. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.99 paper (228p), ISBN 978-1-398-40437-3; $3.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-398-40438-0

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These 32 humorous sagas and poems give accounts of common experiences.

Night Highway

Allen Coskerie. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.99 (232p), ISBN 978-1-398-49767-2; $10.99 paper (232p), ISBN 978-1-398-49661-3

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In a remote part of the Australian bush, a disgraced doctor and his evil assistants are conducting surgical experiments. Victims are selected from the isolated road bordering the property.

Not My Fault

S.B. Frasca. Book Baby. $14.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-66789-677-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-66789-678-6

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Loser. Vandal. Hero. Who is Hy? You decide. Protest art, Hy’ssecret way of dealing with being bullied, becomes addictive, and Hy has to navigate new messy feelings about identity.

Our Future Selves

Graham Dix. Austin Macauley Publishers. $17.99 (250p), ISBN 978-1-398-48020-9; $10.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-398-48019-3

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Our Future Selves is the story of Zak and Sarah, connected across spacetime by a shared soul. The connection so strong that they swap bodies and become each other.

Rainbow Soup

Laura Hanks Stevens, illus. by Haley Grunloh. Von Hatten Publications. $25.99 (215p), ISBN 978-1-73453-860-1; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73453-861-8

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In this fantastical journey of love, friendship and self-discovery, rainbow fairies and various personifications of the elements of weather share important life lessons.

Tommy’s Special Present

Christine Triffitt. Christine Triffitt. $11.54 paper (54p), ISBN 979-88-508-8861-9


Tommy is chosen to sing in his school’s Christmas concert, but after the initial excitement of being chosen he starts feeling ill at the thought of performing in front of an audience.